[Wondering if revisiting Goku and Co. is worth it? Have a look at our Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle review.]
Being the world’s greatest fighter is no easy task. Especially when the bar keeps getting raised with each new “impossible to defeat” foe. Fortunately it’s nothing a little training can’t fix. Or in this case, a few beginner’s tips.
- Don’t focus on one attack type - There are five different attack types (Str, Agl, Teq, Int, and Phy), and each one is strong/weak against another. Try to have one of each type of fighter in your roster; otherwise you might find yourself getting creamed by an enemy of an opposing type.
- Train your fighters whenever you can - You’ll probably end up replacing your Normal-rarity fighters with stronger ones in the future, but there’s no sense in hobbling yourself by neglecting their training in the meantime. And once they’re no longer needed you can always use them to help train their stronger replacements.
- Use training items - In addition to sacrificing characters to use in training, you can also add special items to further boost experience gains.
- Match colors for a bigger experience boost - If you’re training a blue (Agl) fighter, try to use other blue fighters (and items!) when you train. This will give you a bit more experience than if you used another type, and it’ll save you money in the long run.
- Awaken your characters to make them even stronger - You can use special Awakening Medals (found as item drops in various levels) to increase a fighter’s stats, regardless of their current level. It can be particularly useful if your fighter is at their level maximum and can’t get any stronger otherwise.
- Summon whenever you can - Aside from simply getting a bunch of characters at once, there’s no real benefit to performing a single summon over a multi-summon. If you’ve got the Friend Points (or Dragon Stones for a rare summon) to do it, then you might as well do it. Who knows? You could even end up with a much stronger replacement fighter.
- Make sure to select support items before you leave - You can find and earn support items by completing levels, but you won’t actually be able to use any of them unless you bring them along when you start a level. Don’t forget!
- Use the numbers as a guide - Whenever you want to move in a level you’ll have to choose from one of three different numbers (i.e. the number of steps you take). If you’re unsure of where you’ll end up, just drag a finger along the screen to change your view and take a look ahead - the game will show you which numbers will drop you off where.
- Unless a space says “Stop” you can move right through it - Moving through a space will completely avoid whatever is in it (enemy, item, etc). If you don’t want to fight someone, or if you want to skip around those pesky Enemy Attack spaces (the ones that look like targets), keep this in mind. You might have to skip over some beneficial spaces though, depending on how the numbers fall.
- Plan ahead - You can easily see where you’ll end up in one move, but consider the other numbers you have and where you might be able to move to on the following turn. Sometimes it might be work taking a hit if it means grabbing a Dragon Ball.
- Replay levels on higher difficulties - Each level can be completed on one of three difficulty settings (Normal, Hard, and Z-Hard). Each one is a much tougher challenge, but they also provide better rewards and experience gains.
- Check out the events - Events are a great way of earning some extra cash, items, or even rare fighters. Make sure to take a look at what’s available by tapping on the Events button towards the top of the quest map.
- Match fighters with the appropriate color whenever you can - Each fighter uses a specific kind of attack skill, and each corresponds to a color (as mentioned previously). If you match them with the right Ki orbs you’ll both do extra damage and heal a little bit, depending on the amount of defense that fighter has. you don’t need to match them up every single time, but definitely do so when you have a big combo available.
- Shift your fighters around - Each round of combat will give you three different fighters to attack with. Don’t be afraid to shuffle them around if it means taking advantage of a big color combo, getting character bonuses, or any other beneficial stuff.
- Make use of an enemy’s weaknesses - You can see a simple guide to which types of attacks trump what in the top-right corner of the screen whenever you’re in combat. If you can, try to capitalize on attacks that your target is weakest against by selecting the right color of Ki orbs.
- You can change targets - If you want to prioritize one enemy over another for any reason, you can switch focus to someone else by tapping on the appropriate enemy portrait in the top-left corner of the screen.
- Tap on the numbers during a Dokkan attack - Chances are you’ll trigger a Dokkan attack before the game tells you about them, in which case it’s very simple to pull off. Just tap the appropriate number as the target icon passes over it. The more you manage to hit properly, the more damage you’ll do.
- If you run into a metaphorical wall, go back and replay more levels - Sometimes all you really need is a bit more experience. So if you come up against a particularly tough challenge you should go back to an earlier level and play through it again. Not only will your fighters gain more experience, you’ll probably also nab more helpful items.