Battles in Helheim
When exploring the Catacombs of Helheim, you will probably encounter dangerous creatures that you will have to fight. This guide will tell you how to tackle these foes!
There are two types of evil beings:
Warriors of Gloom – common warriors in Hel's army
Creatures of Gloom – powerful dungeon bosses
You can easily identify which of these you are dealing with by looking at the background and character's color. Green is used for common Warriors of Gloom, while blue means that you need to prepare to battle a Creature of Gloom.
Be careful and always pay attention to the enemy's level – the higher the level, the stronger the opponent in front of you.
The level is displayed on the bar next to the health bar. Low-level Warriors of Gloom are marked with a gray bar. Mid-level Warriors are marked with a green bar, while high-level Warriors are marked with a blue bar. As for Creatures of Gloom, their level bars are always red.
How battles play out
If you encounter an enemy on your journey, the battle starts instantly. During the fight, the Champion and their opponent take turns selecting which zone to attack and which to defend.
The battle can take place in two modes:
- Manual – you select the attack and defense zones yourself
- Auto battle – the zones are selected automatically and randomly
There are a total of five zones to attack and defend: head, chest, arms, stomach, and legs. By default, in one turn, you can attack and defend one zone only, but you can increase this number by using bonuses and Champion's equipment.
Be careful! In manual mode, a certain amount of time is allotted for selecting the zones to attack and defend. If you don't select the zones or don't hit the "Battle" button before this time expires, the Champion will miss a turn. The enemy won't remain idle though!
If during the battle you lose your connection, the game will automatically try to restore it and reconnect. Battle progress is saved, and when you return to the node, the fight will continue from the moment it was interrupted.
So what are the possible outcomes of an encounter with Gloom? There are three possibilities.
Defeat. If the enemy turns out to be stronger and reduces the Champion's health points to zero, you leave the Catacombs and all your previous progress exploring the node is lost.
Retreat. If you decide that the enemy is too strong for you, or you just don't want to fight, you can retreat at any moment. This action is counted as a defeat for the Champion, so you leave the Catacombs in this case too, and also lose your node exploration progress.
Victory. If the Champion defeats their enemy and reduces its health points to zero, then congratulations are in order! You receive your well-deserved trophies and are free to proceed to explore the Catacombs further. You can get Champion's experience and various items as a reward for victory.