A Beginner’s Guide To Vainglory

Keep your eye on the prize without getting frustrated

The toughest part of a new game is starting it. There’s the chance of going up against much stronger players and it’s almost inevitable from the get-go that you’re going to lose. But with the right mindset and a few tricks up your sleeve, this process doesn’t have to be so painful.

Experiment until you find your footing

Pick a hero and just see how it feels. Read up on the character if that will help you decide, but just have an open mind. When you’re done choosing, use them in battle and see how your instincts match up with their skills. If it’s a good partnership, you’ve found your hero. If not, there is an entire library of other characters to explore.

Free shopping

At the start of the game, you’re going to be given some gold to spend. Don’t be stingy and try on different builds with the money provided. Buy some items and see how it affects your gameplay and your chosen character, and you might be pleasantly surprised.

Learn how to stay alive

When you start to get used to the game and you can hit turrets and take minions yourself, it’s time to figure out how to keep your character alive. Take caution when you chase after an enemy so you can learn your boundaries. You can also try a hidden offense, which is when you hide behind a bush and surprise an enemy with a deadly hit.

Also try to strike that balance between upgrading your hero and earning gold. It’s a give and take that you’ll need to master eventually.

Get your signals down

In order to communicate with your teammates efficiently, you’ll need to play around with Signaling. Keep your head cool and learn as you go. If they give you bad advice, then just chalk it up to human error. Either way, you’ll need signaling for those times you need help taking down a mine or just letting them know where to go.

Enjoy yourself

Losing will push you to the point of frustration, but there’s no way up but to get through them. Just keep a stronger you in mind and soon you’ll be dominating the game, too. Besides, it’s all about how you played the game, no matter what the result.

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