Indivisible is finally available, and it brings with it some fairly complex game mechanics. If you’d like to get a quick idea of what you’ll need to know or just get some tips for making faster headway in the game, check these out.
No need to grind
Indivisible may be an RPG, but there’s absolutely no reason to grind for experience. It’s a fairly easy game combat-wise, so it’s unlikely that you’ll ever be under-leveled. Unless, of course, you do your best to stay out of conflict. There’s no way to escape from battle once it starts, however, so even this could be tricky to pull off.
Upgrade attack over defense
You’ll come across a lot of red stones called Ringsels while exploring the map. Once you have enough of these, you’ll be able to spend them to upgrade your attack or defense in your inner world. While it’s understandable to think that you’ll want to keep the two balanced, it’s better to focus on attack.
Pulling off a perfect block will already erase any damage taken, and the enemies can be spongy. Each time you upgrade your attack, you get an additional button press, meaning that each of the characters in your party gets one additional attack at a time. This is a substantial damage increase and will make the enemies go down a lot faster.
Use faster characters and gang up
Indivisible wants you to learn each character’s strengths and weaknesses and figure out how to maximize the amount of damage a character can do with their attacks. This is certainly a fun way to play the game, but it can make the fights drag on for what feels like a long time. If you’d rather get through the fights quickly, there’s a much faster way to handle things.
Simply have faster characters in your party. Certain characters, such as Razmi and Kushi, take a much longer time before they’re ready to attack again, which will drastically affect how much damage you can do. So you’ll want characters who all recover faster. On top of that, you’re also going to want characters whose default attacks deal a good amount of damage. Some characters have strong up or down attacks and weaker standard ones, so these will automatically be out.
Once you have the right kind of party setup, simply hit all four combat buttons at once when you’re able to attack. This will see all four characters rush the targeted foe and hit them all at the same time. This is by far the fastest way to take an enemy down.
When enemies have a blue circle underneath them, that means that they can block. Enemies that block have to have their guard broken before you can do good damage. Doing this is pretty easy, but if you’re not paying attention you can end up wasting your attacks on them.
All you need to do to break their guard is hit them with an up attack followed by a down attack or vice versa. This will leave them vulnerable and will allow you to attack like normal. Their guard stays down a while after they’re broken too, although they do eventually recover.
Think outside the boss
Indivisible‘s boss battles don’t follow the same rules as regular fights. Whereas regular fights are purely team battles, boss fights will often have you moving like normal. These can be more like puzzles than fights and you’ll need to figure out the trick in order to get the boss open to regular combat again.
Talk to everyone
When you get to populated areas, there will be a lot of NPCs whom you can interact with. Some of these will join you on your quest if you talk to them. The thing is that they don’t necessarily stand out any more than the others, as NPCs who only say single lines can have strangely elaborate character designs. You’re not going to want to miss out on content, so seeing what they all have to say is a good idea.
Don’t worry about finding Ringsels ASAP
It’s tempting to try and get all the Ringsels as soon as you can, but many of them will only be obtainable with abilities you get in the future. As the game goes on, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to return to places you’ve been, and it’ll only get easier to reach places with each additional ability.
Slow down enemies with Razmi
If you’re playing the game normally and not bum-rushing your foes, Razmi’s down attack can be very helpful. Once an enemy is hit with this, a stack of slow gets applied to them. Razmi can stack three of these on each enemy.
Heal if you need to
There are a few ways to heal in Indivisible. The easiest way requires Razmi. All you need is one bar of Iddhi and she’ll heal the entire party. While you can’t spam this as much as Ginseng’s heal, it heals a lot more. Plus, Razmi is a much more useful character all around.
Early on in the game when your Iddhi bar is lower, all you need to do is hit the two bumpers when the bar is full and Ajna will heal the entire party and resuscitate anyone who’s down for the count. However, this gets less useful as your bar expands, since you need to be at maximum capacity to use it.
Don’t spam your group block
Pressing the left bumper will make all four of your party members block at the same time, which is invaluable when you’re fighting enemies with AoE capabilities. Some attacks can hit all four of your characters at once, so you’ll want to use the group block button to protect them. But this, naturally, uses up a lot more Iddhi than the normal block. Spamming the button can greatly reduce your Iddhi and make it so that you can’t use certain abilities when you want to.
That’s it for our tips, but stay tuned for some more specific guides on Indivisible soon. It certainly isn’t a hard game, but it’s got a lot of features. As always, if you’ve got any questions or want to share some tips of your own, comment below.