We've exhaustively covered Knights Chronicle, Netmarble's surprisingly fun gacha rpg, but at this point, it's a bit of an old hat. Netmarble is already back at it again with a new release, Destiny Knights, and we're here to give you the low-down on what makes this game tick.
For gacha game fans, parts of Destiny Knights will seem very familiar, but there are some unique aspects to this game that might not be obvious when booting into the game for the first time. See below for some tips on how to start your run with Destiny Knights off on the right foot.
Rock, paper, scissors, shoot
The first thing you want to know about Destiny Knights is that it's an action rpg with a literal rock, paper, scissors combat system. Each hero can come in various forms, and these forms are denoted as rock, paper, and scissors.
The performance of these heroes is pretty easy to intuit based on this system. Rock heroes deal extra damage to scissors foes, scissor-type heroes are good against paper characters, and paper units can counter rocks. It's a really simple system, but it can be confusing if you're looking up tier lists or other guides and see notations like Adonis (P)–which would be referring to the paper version of the hero Adonis.
To re-roll, or not to re-roll
As a gacha game, Destiny Knights randomly grants you heroes to use in a team to fight baddies. All of there heroes are competent in their own, special ways, but some are just flat-out better than others. Because this game gives you some premium currency to summon these heroes for free at the start of the game, you may be tempted to keep starting your game over and over again to get the best heroes, though that may be more annoying than just sticking with who you have.
As of this writing, it seems like the major units you want to look out for if you're re-rolling are Adonis (P), Benito (R), Julian (R), Carlota (S), or Kur (P). If you don't immediately start with these units, fear not. There are plenty of other good units (Adonis (R), Jun (R), and Elke (R), for example), and if you get a mix of 2-3 units that are good enough from your first pull, you should be ok too. Check out this nifty tier list if you want to look at your team and want to assess its long-term viability.
What to focus on
Now that you've settled on your units and want to progress in Destiny Knights, you'll want to know what you should be focusing on. There's a lot of stuff to do in the game, but not all of it is something you want to tackle if you want to optimize your rewards on a daily basis.
Generally speaking, the best way to start Destiny Knights is to get through the Adventure Mode. This mode gives you the most rewards at first and will let you grind out more currency for summons and other upgrades. In addition to this, you'll want to try and and get as far as possible in the Tower of Promises, Arena, and Guild Conquest modes on a daily basis. These modes are all time-limited, so going through them as your first priority at all times can maximize your potential rewards before the reset.