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How the Battle and Progression System Works in Chained Echoes

Learn how to battle and progress your character in Chained Echoes.

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How the Battle and Progression System Works in Chained Echoes

In Chained Echoes, you can utilize your weapon, magic, or even control a mech to fight against enemies. This game has a unique battle system where you can use a gauge to boost your strikes, grant elemental debuffs, and more.

Additionally, it lacks the conventional progression system in which you level up your characters and earn experience points. To assist you in understanding how the battle and progression system functions, we created this guide.

Overdrive System

Overdrive System

Source: Backlog Battle

The Battle System will be discussed initially. The Overdrive System is the first one; it’s in the top left corner of your screen. A bar with yellow, green, and red will be present. Additionally, you’ll see a white pointer that moves in response to your actions.

You must remain in the Overdrive green zone as much as you can. This is because you will use half as much TP on skills, deal more damage, and suffer less damage overall.

You will be in the Overheat when you enter the red area. You will sustain 125% greater damage as a result of this.

Overdrive System 2

Source: Backlog Battle

You will see a smaller cursor indicating where and how far you will go in the bar before performing an action.

The cursor can advance by doing these actions.

  • Attack
  • Skills
  • Enemy action

While these actions cause the cursor to advance backward.

  • Defend
  • Switch
  • Ultra Move
  • Some skills at the cost of TP
  • Some items
  • Skill icons found on the leftmost part of the bar

A skill icon can advance the cursor backward in the far left corner of the bar. You’ll also see a countdown, so make the most of it now while it’s still active.

Let’s say you need assistance finding the appropriate skill in your characters. The text will then be highlighted in yellow to make it easier to see in that situation.

Sky Armor

Sky Armor

Source: Backlog Battle

Chain Echoes is a fantastic game for you if you like mechs and robots. They have machines known as Sky Armors. Additionally, you also have an Overdrive system while in Sky Armor.

However, you will only see two areas: a yellow area positioned between two red areas. It also differs significantly from the standard Overdrive method, in which the cursor is moved using skills.

Sky Armor 2

Source: Backlog Battle

The Gear of the Sky Armor will instead impact the cursor. The gear that your Sky Armor has offers both advantages and disadvantages.

 DirectionAllow the usage of SkillsDamage (dealt/received)TP CostTP Generation
Gear 0NoneNoNormalNormalIncreased
Gear 1RightYesNormalNormalNormal
Gear 2LeftYesIncreasedIncreasedNormal

Source: Backlog Battle

In the Sky Armor mode, the best setup is to have your party members in Gear 2 and then switch them to either Gear 1 or Gear 0. This is because enemy attacks will move the cursor to the right.

Elemental Debuffs

Elemental Debuffs

Source: Backlog Battle

The game’s enemies will all have elemental weaknesses, much like in every other JRPG. It can be challenging to destroy enemies without an element, so be prepared for that.

Do not worry; certain debuffs can weaken them to a particular element, and these include:

  • Dry will make enemies weak to Water
  • Heavy will make enemies weak to Earth
  • Oil will make enemies weak to Fire
  • Wet will make enemies weak to Wind

Battles

Battles

You won’t need to use any resources in battles because your characters’ health and TP will be restored after each combat. Your Ultra Moves will also carry over every battle. This implies that you can charge it up before a big fight to do much damage at the start.

Battles 1

You have the option to retry battles if you lose. You can alter your party, gear, skills, and other things on the main menu by doing this.

If the enemy is not a boss, you can flee from them if you cannot defeat them. You can also change the difficulty level to make it easier for you.

Difficulties

Difficulties

In the Accessibility Options you can adjust the difficulty.

  • Overdrive Area Size makes it either easier or harder to activate “Overdrive” by making the size larger or smaller.
  • Adjusting the Enemy Stats will make it either harder or easier to defeat them.
  • Aggressiveness is how the enemy will attack you. For example, if one of your party members has a low health, increasing the Aggressiveness will make the enemies target that party member first.

Progression

Progression

A unique method is used in Chained Echoes’ Progressions System. After every combat, you get Loot and SP rather than XP to level up your characters.

When Loot is dropped, it can be sold to the store for extra cash. The variety of deals you can purchase expands as you sell more loot.

Progression 1

You can level up active or passive skills to strengthen your character with SP. Each SP you acquire will also be added to your character’s SP pool.

It also increases the SP of all the skills each character has equipped. However, the SP you get from each combat is really low.

Equipment

Equipment

Having better gear is another way to strengthen your character. Purchase as many new armor pieces and weapons as you can. Upgrade your current equipment to boost its stats if you cannot purchase a new one.

Depending on your equipment’s slots, you can add a crystal to it. The slots can be increased by upgrading your gear.

Grimoire Shards

Grimoire Shards

Unlocking active skills, passive skills, and stat enhancements requires Grimoire Shards. These shards are available on the Reward Board and after beating bosses.

Classes

Classes

The Heroes of Leonar statues can be found all throughout the Valandis continent. At the expense of Sacred Water and victory in a battle, these statues can grant your characters a class.

Classes 1

The benefits in having a class will allow you to equip two active, two passive skills, and boost your stats. You can now equip an active or passive skill without equipping the class if you master it.

Stats

Stats

The last thing we are going to talk about is the attributes or stats.

  • Atk stands for Physical Damage
  • Def stands for Physical Defense
  • Mag stands for Magical Damage
  • Mnd affects both Magical Defense and Healing strength
  • Agi influences your turn order
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