The Marvel Ultimate Alliance franchise, among many others, stood out in their unique approach to the dungeon crawler genre where players select unique characters to complete their quest with. Guild of Guardians comes into web3 gaming offering a multiplayer, fantasy, action RPG where players build their dream team of Guardians and compete in a guild to earn epic rewards.
Players will get to select their four best warriors to represent their team going into battle. During the selection process, you can’t simply choose your strongest characters without taking into consideration composition and synergies. Guild of Guardians puts a lot of emphasis on Factional, Class, and Elemental synergies. All of which give you a range of buffs to your own characters or debuffs your enemies.
On top of these synergies, Guild of Guardians adopts the classic RPG roles as well; Tank, Healer, DPS, and Support. The balance between them is important to keep your team alive throughout their dungeon quests. Once confronted with enemies, the time you spent in carefully theorizing the synergies and role balance in your team pays off when you are able to juggle a high combo.
Speaking of combos, Guild of Guardians features a combo attack system which allows for skilled players who dodge and time attacks correctly to rack up incredible damage numbers. This high damage output enables you to clear dungeons faster, and thus earning resources, currency, and equipment. These can be spent later on to upgrade your team’s equipment, skills, or even purchase new more powerful characters to add to your roster.
There are multiple ways to buff up or regen your team going into dungeons, mainly Pets and Energy Boosters. The latter is simply to keep your heroes topped up going into several dungeons per day. Your team has an energy system which refills over time, and is depleted whenever you enter a dungeon. Therefore, you will need an Energy Booster NFT, which provide a permanent boost to energy.
On the other hand, pets act as companions in any other game. Their main role is to simply give your roster a passive buff, ranging from increased attacking stats to increased loot drop rewards. All of these pets are NFTs as well, available for purchase by players even prior to jumping into Guild of Guardians.
The main earning mechanism in Guild of Guardians are:
- Trading the items earned through your dungeon quests
- Crafting valuable NFTs from the resources you collect
- Exclusive heroes obtained through merging multiple lower tiered versions
- Rewards for completing daily challenges
- Leaderboard prizes
Future modes include Guild Raids and Guild PvP, which will definitely have their own dedicated rewards as well.
How to Get Started
Guild of Guardians hosted their Pre-Alpha Demo recently, and garnered over 11,000 hours played. The pre-registration for the second round of testing is already underway through the website. The full mainnet release is scheduled for the second half of 2023.
If you wish to buy Guild of Guardians Heroes, Pets, Avatars, and other NFTs, you can go to the currently available collections on Immutable X.
Guild of Guardians excels at ease of access through prioritizing mobile gamers first, giving the title a huge playerbase to tap into from day one. Add on top of that, a complex team building mechanism with tons of elements and aspects to consider when deploying your heroes. Guild of Guardians offers a very addictive and time consuming experience with a deep and engaging combat system that takes everything you did prior to diving into the dungeon into account.
The drawbacks, for now, are the limited number of diverse enemy types, the relative lack of lore when the game is set up to be a story magnet, minor differences between certain heroes that make it not worth the switch, and occasional glitches especially during combat and chaotic moments.
- Chain: Immutable X
- Game Currency: $GOG
- Game Platforms: Android and iOS
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