Dragalia Lost guide - How to progress efficiently

Posted by Campbell Bird on October 4th, 2018
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The more you dig into Dragalia Lost, the more stuff you find you need to do. There’s leveling your heroes, tending to your dragons, crafting weapons, and—of course—questing. Since the game is still relatively new though, it can be confusing to know what you should be focusing on, even if you’ve already sunk a lot of time into the game.

Of course, the real answer to what you should focus on is whatever you feel is most important to you at any given time. But, we have been pretty much playing Dragalia Lost nonstop since its release and are prepared to share with you a few progression tips that let you make smart, long-term investments into getting further in the game faster.

It’s elementary

The most important thing to make sure you’re always keeping on top of in Dragalia Lost is your elemental altars. Upgrading these altars gives passive boosts to all of your characters of a specific element, plus it increases your Facility Level, which is perhaps the biggest progression gate to overcome in the game.

To upgrade your altars, you’ll need plenty of elemental orbs, which you can get from running the elemental ruin events that change each day. Make sure you do these as often as possible, both to strengthen your heroes and keep yourself from hitting pinch points around the game’s Castle Grounds system.

Build, build, build

As mentioned, your Facility Level is a huge barrier to progression in Dragalia Lost, and the only way to overcome it quickly is by trying to keep building and upgrading items on your Castle Grounds as much as possible. Upping your Facility Level lets you level up your Halidom which in turn lets you level up your Smithy.

Why is all of this important? Well, your Smithy lets you craft incredibly powerful weapons once its fully leveled up, to the point that all the weapons that came before feel completely useless. If you focus on building to get your Smithy to max level faster, you’ll spend less time investing in weapons you’ll inevitably be replacing. Simple, right?

Focus on four

Have you been dumping all of your resources into that one lucky five star pull you got? That’s not the worst idea, but it won’t get you as far as you might by building out a nice balanced team of four heroes. Having four quality heroes is particularly important to have for Dragalia Lost’s upcoming raids, which give four players using teams of four heroes each a chance to take down a really powerful boss.

On the flip side of this, you want to make sure you’re not spreading your resources too thinly across a bunch of units. You’ll simply be holding yourself back from higher level content that will get you resources more quickly. It’s best to make one really powerful team and use that to then let the rest of your units play catch up.

Some smart investments

In order to do all of the things listed above, there are a few things you can also do to help make sure you can stay on top of them. First and foremost is buying a few more builders for your castle grounds. They may cost you quite a few precious Wyrmites, but they’re ultimately worth is, especially as build times in extend to be hours long.

Also, don’t forget about upgrading your mines. Rubies are a really valuable resource in Dragalia Lost, and you want to make sure you can sustain a healthy balance to be able to afford all of your upgrades. At the start of the game, Rubies may seem like an infinite resource, but if you don’t keep a steady stream coming in through your mines, you’ll quickly find yourself in a bind.

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