Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Cheats
Aggression is rewarded
Wo Long’s spirit system greatly rewards your aggression–at least when that aggression is doled out appropriately. Your standard attacks and well-timed deflects raise your spirit (stamina), which you can then spend on Martial Arts or heavy attacks for significant damage to your enemy’s HP and spirit. If you spend too much time blocking or dodging and not enough time dishing out those standard attacks, you’ll quickly find that your own spirit gets broken, leaving you stunned and vulnerable as a result. In short, make sure you’re maintaining your spirit by staying on top of foes with attacks and deflecting their swings when possible.
There aren’t many barriers to experimentation early on
Wo Long is one of the genre’s least punishing games in terms of experimentation, especially in the opening hours. After completing the first handful of missions in the game, you gain access to an NPC in the village hub that allows you to respec your character’s stats at no cost anytime you’d like. Meanwhile, you won’t necessarily need to invest heavily in weapon and armor upgrades until much later in the game.
Due to this design choice, you have the freedom to try different builds, weapons, and more without worrying about being sucked dry of resources. That being said, once you get further in the game and decide on a few weapons you really like, though, it’s probably best to start being a little more conservative with materials and narrowing your focus just to save yourself from needless grinding.
You can be nimble or you can be tough–but you can’t be both
Every piece of armor you equip has a weight value attached to it, and as with many other games in the genre, you’ll start to lose some mobility the heavier your equip load gets. So, if you want to wear heavy armor and be able to take a few extra blows, you’ll forfeit maneuverability and use more spirit when evading enemy attacks. Meanwhile, using lighter armor means you won’t be able to withstand much of a beating, but you’ll be able to dodge those attacks much easier and use less spirit doing so. Generally speaking, you’ll want to pair large, slow weapons with heavier armor, while quicker, smaller weapons will pair better with light armor.
Absorb Vitality pairs wonderfully with your fatal strikes
After putting 3 points in the Wood Phase wizardry spells tree, you’ll be able to buy a spell called Absorb Vitality. Casting this spell before performing standard attacks typically won’t produce significant returns in health, but proper timing can ensure that you make the most of its effects. Once you’ve dwindled down the spirit of a large enemy or boss, you’ll be able to perform a fatal strike (critical blow) to deal massive damage to their health. The moment you see this opportunity arise, cast Absorb Vitality and then quickly perform the fatal strike to absorb a huge chunk of health from the attack. It’s positively vampiric!