- If you’re new to action-RPGS, get used to kiting as soon as possible. This means getting as much of your assault in as possible, then getting distance from the enemy so as to avoid their counter-attacks, while you ready yourself for the next assault. This is especially important against larger elite enemies.
- In addition to the above, pay very close attention to the combat animations of the creatures you’ll face off against. Very often you’ll be given a warning of the type of damage (area-of-effect or local) that’s about to land, and what you’ll need to do to avoid it. These warnings can be essential in the trickiest battles.
For bosses, use a different strategy. Slow down, run around and avoid their attacks but watch out for their patterns. Usually, the best time to attack is right after they try to attack you. Swing once or twice at this point (or use your active skills to do high amounts of damage), and then run off, and repeat until you defeat them.
Don’t just follow the map. Be on the lookout for treasure chests in random little corners of the map, because many of them hold better weapons, armor and other pieces of equipment, which can increase your health, your attack power and your defense, thereby allowing you to overcome hard stages much more easily.
If you’ve plumped for one of the melee classes, you have to be aggressive. Saying that, you don’t want to get surrounded.
Both melee classes have a very useful dash attack (the first one you earn at the beginning of the game) that simultaneously causes damage and acts as an evasive move. So, use it to avoid being mobbed.