I have been playing Gods Unchained a little over a week now and all I can say is that I love this game! As I have mentioned in my first impression on Gods Unchained, even if this is not a free play-to-earn game, I will still play this game because it’s engaging, challenging, stimulating, and very fun to play with. If you haven’t played this game yet, I suggest that you give it a try and see for yourself. And also, I’d like to share some of my learning on my first few weeks of playing this game. And also, I’d like to share some God’s Unchained tips with my fellow newbies.
Let’s start, shall we?
Here are some of the things that I’ve learned during the time I’ve played Gods Unchained. I hope that these tips will help my fellow newbies win more battles 🙂
Use a PC or Laptop with High Specs
I’m using a Macbook Air (Early 2015 model) with only 4GB of RAM and a 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor and although I can play the game fine, it does slow down sometimes and the laptop also easily heats up.
If you have a laptop or desktop with better specs then you can easily play the game with no issues at all.
I can’t find the recommended system requirement from the official God’s Unchained website but I will link it here as soon as they post their recommended system requirement.
Have a Fast and Stable Internet Connection
I have the most basic internet connection package which means that it’s a bit slow. And sometimes, I do get disconnected from the game. Luckily, the game itself is programmed to wait for you for a bit of time and it reconnects itself once your internet is available (within a certain timeframe).
However, if you can’t reconnect back during the specified timeframe and if you lost your connection during the battle, then you will lose the game.
So to avoid losing a battle due to internet connection issues, better get a good internet connection subscription package.
Read and Watch the Tutorials Before You Start Playing
I have lost so many games because I started playing the game even without reading the How-Tos and other available tutorials online.
I would have won more and have easily progressed more in the game if only I read the How-Tos.
Here’s the official webpage of God’s Unchained for their How-Tos.
You can also watch Youtube and Twitch if you want to see how the game is played. Some players upload their battles online and they are available on those websites.
Utilize Your Time Carefully
I have missed so many opportunities to score a point or to defend myself properly just because I didn’t utilize the allotted time for my turn.
During the battle, you can see how much time you have left by looking at the graphics that look like liquid. It should be located on the middle left side of your board.
Once the liquid (blue) runs out it will start to crawl and flicker from left to right on the middle gold bard on the board. This is technically the countdown to switch the turn automatically from one player to another.
I’d like to emphasize a few things regarding maximizing the time allotted to you:
1. Make sure that you make all your moves before the time runs out. As I have said earlier, I have missed a lot of opportunities to score because my time ran out while I was still deciding which card to use.
2. Don’t be in a hurry to switch the turn (gold arrowhead on the right) to your opponent. Sometimes to save time, I always switch it to give the turn to my opponent only to realize later on that I didn’t make some available moves.
3. If you know that you have already done all the available moves and if you’re done strategizing, you can switch the arrow to give your opponent his chance to make the move. You can do this even if you still have plenty of time. Doing so will help save time for both of you so you can finish the battle early and move on to your next battle.
More battle means, more chances to gain experience, gain Flux (token for forging) and Stars (token for buying on the Star Store), and also card packs (if you reach another level).
Understand How Your Chosen Cards Work
During your battles, understand how cards work (yours and the opponent). Sometimes, I learned how certain cards work by watching how my opponent uses them.
Sometimes, I have used some of my cards to my disadvantage just because I didn’t understand properly how they work.
Once you understand the cards’ special features, then you can make combo moves that can increase your chance of winning a battle.
Always Update Your Deck
Every time you reach another level, you will be given a free pack to add to your ever-growing cards. Once you have opened the pack/s, always review your deck and make necessary changes to include new cards that could potentially help you more in winning your next battles.
Use Your Resources Well
Aside from the time, you should also be cautious in using your ‘mana’ and ‘favor’ well.
Mana is the triangular gem that you earn every turn. You could either have one spare mana if you are the first player to make the move or three spare mana if you are the second player.
Every turn, the mana increase in the mana counter. For example, on your first turn, there will be one mana for you to use (aside from the spare). On your second turn, there will be two mana and so on and so forth.
You need mana in order to put the card from your hand to the board. And each card has its corresponding mana requirement.
Favor is what you need to gain in order to get pre-selected cards on the sanctum that you can use on your battles. These cards do not belong to your deck but any of you can use them if you have enough favors.
Here’s an example:
On the lower right-hand side of the screenshot, you can see that I have 17 favors (tree symbol), which means I can get the card that requires 17 favors or less in the ‘Sanctum’ box.
The mana counter means I have one mana (blue gem) available left to use on this turn. On my next turn, my mana will be replenished.
The Game is Only Over Once it’s Really Over
I was already celebrating when the life points of my opponent were already down to two. However, during his turn, I was obliterated.
We were at the last stage of the game which means, both of us have access to a lot of mana and can use the strong cards.
So, don’t celebrate early.
To Concede or Not to Concede
There is an option to concede for both players anytime during the battle. As of the time of writing, you can find this button in the settings.
Sometimes, even if my life points are really really low, if I think I still have chances of turning things around then I don’t concede.
There were also times that even if I still have a lot of life points but if I’m sure that I will be killed on his next turn then I concede.
I do this so I can move on to the next battle. I don’t see any point in staying if I will be killed on the next turn.
Participate in the Weekend Ranked Tournament
Every week (as of the time of writing), God’s Unchained runs a weekly event every Friday 5am PDT/4am PST – Monday 5am PDT/4am PST.
During this timeframe, all players are eligible to earn additional free packs. The type and number of packs will depend on your number of wins on your first 25 plays within the allotted timeframe and also, your level.
You can read more about it here.
God’s Unchained website mentioned that you can check GUDecks.com to see the scoreboard. And in Reddit, they are also suggesting that you use GUDecks to take a peek at the deck of your opponent during battle.
I haven’t used this website that much yet but will definitely do so in the future.
Make a Spreadsheet/ Track Your Cards
Personally, I only track my Legendary and Epic cards using a spreadsheet. I track the number of pieces for each of those cards and I also check Token Trove for the current selling price.
Forging (or minting) the cards is not available yet as of the time of writing though.
This is the part that gives you an opportunity to earn. Once a card is forged, then you can sell it online on websites such as Token Trove to earn money.
The most expensive cards of course are the ‘Legendary’ cards.
Play, Play, and Play
During my spare time in the past few days, I used my time playing God’s Unchained to learn the game and at the same time to increase my chances of getting ‘Legendary’ cards that I can hopefully sell in the future.
Playing more often will also improve your skills and increase your chances of leveling up much faster and also earning more Flux and card packs.
Image Credits: Screenshot from God’s Unchained Battle
If you have any additional tips and recommendations, feel free to leave a comment down below.
Do you think you’ll upgrade your MacBook soon? I have a Mid 2012 Macbook and I have no clue if I should switch it out or not, ha.
I think I will get a Windows laptop and keep my old Macbook for blogging 🙂
Nooooo!!! Stay in the side of light!! Macbooks are amazing!!
Understanding the card mechanics is also important (frontline, regen, roar etc.)
Thanks for the additional tip!