Let's not beat around the bush here, Warhammer Quest 2 is pretty damn good. It's also pretty damn massive, and it can be a little bit daunting taking your first steps into the dank and miserable fantasy world that the game throws at you.
But don't you worry, because that's what we're here for. In this guide we're going to walk you through some of the hints and tips that you're going to need to become the scourge of the beastmen and return some sort of order to the dungeons and castles you find yourself stumbling through.
Know your team
One of the keys to success in Warhammer Quest 2 is making sure that you know the strenghts and weaknesses of the team of heroes you're taking into battle. If you're charging in with your mage to a fist fight, then things are going to end very badly.
It's important to consider positioning. The make up of your team, at least early on in the game, will see you playing with two ranged specialists and two melee specialists. You want to lead with your axe and sword wielders, and keep your squishier characters to the back where they can be more effective.
Most ranged characters have melee options, but using them should always be a last resort. You also need to thing about lines of sight before you move. While your melee characters need to be adjacent to their targets to strike, pieces of scenery can get in the way of a ranged shot and ruin your plans.
A good idea is to get used to looking at the battlefield from different angles. Use the pinch to zoom and swiping controls to get a good idea of the lay of the land, and then use that information to your advantage.
The damage types
It's important to understand the kind of damage you're dealing, and the kind of damage that the enemies you're fighting are weakest against. Figuring this out is actually pretty simple once you know how.
The damage type that your weapon does is displayed on the icon of the weapon you're using in the bottom left of the screen. To find out the damage that your enemies are weakest against, tap on their character models and you'll see some stats.
Bear in mind that you can have more than one weapon equipped for each character, and that swapping between them doesn't take up an action point. Adapt ot the situations the battle throws at you and you're far more likely to succeed.
One of the worst things you can do in the game is die. When one of your character's hit points gets down to zero, they'll pass out. You need to rev ive a passed out character within one turn otherwise they're taken off the board and you can't use them again.
To that end it's smart to have a couple of characters with the ability to heal, one ranged and one melee. And don't wait until one of your characters has hit the floor to try and revive them. Stay as healthy as you can and you're in with a much better shot of getting everyone out of the dungeon alive.
Coins and XP
The loot that you gain from playing from the game can be spent on a number of things. You can buy new shiny gear, or you can spend some money levelling them up. Levelling up gets you more hit points and tweaks other stats that the game uses to work out the success or otherwise of your attacks.
It's a good idea to try and keep all of the characters in your party at a similar level. And when you get new characters make sure you're not just buying items that they've already got equipped. It's tempting to save up to buy new adventurers, but they're pretty expensive, and focusing on the ones you've already got is more time and cost effective.