Marvel Puzzle Quest Dark Reign Walkthrouh Guide
Welcome to quickgamer’s Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign walkthrough guide for beginners. We have separate guides for Missions, list of Hero Covers, Powers and more.
BATTLE UI – MECHANICS.
Create three in a row to perform a basic attack. After you swap tiles, your enemy takes a turn
Tap a glowing tile to activate a hero’s power. Next, tap on the tile icon for the Special Skill that is flashing ready.
POWERS. Destroying tiles of the same type earns Action Points (AP) and charge up your hero’s superpowers. See how much AP you have saved by tapping on the icon Mind you, powers have a charging limit and won’t keep charging after that and also have a minimum tile requirement in order to be activated, tap on any tile in the screen to see how many you need to launch it. Keep checking the AP in order to select the ones with the highest charge. You can always launch these attacks, not only when they are blinking.
Choose Your Target. The enemy in front takes the damage you dish out. Tap on an enemy in the back to make them your new target.
Teamwork. Icons on tiles tell you who attacks when you match them. The hero who attacks first is vulnerable to enemy attacks this turn
TILE INFO. Tap on any tile for essential information. Villains and minions also have special attacks. If you don’t destroy the marked tile within a certain amount of turns, the enemy’s special attack will be deployed.
DAMAGE. The numbers by the colored tiles show you how much damage characters do per tile they destroy. The number by the Critical tile shows you the damage multiplier that applies when this character makes a match using a Critical tile.
Only super-villains can swap tiles. Minions ready their attacks a bit each turn.
ENVIRONMENT TILES. These special tiles charge special powers, use them to your advantage. These tiles need have a certain requirement of tiles until the special attack can be used. Tap on any given special tile to see how many you need to launch the attack.
HEALING YOUR HERO. Tap the heal button to restore your hero’s health, you will spend 1 health point. You will notice different colors depending on how much health is left in the character. You can also revive the Hero by spending 1 health point.
If you have two heroes, and both of them use the same type of tile to launch their attacks, the one with the higher level will be the one going to the front
Missions are the main way to make progress through the game and level up. Sometimes, a random hero will join your team even if it’s not part of your current collection.
REWARDS. At the end of each Level/Mission, you will get a reward. Sometimes it’s a card
Each mission intro displays the possible items you can see drop when you complete the level.
Level icons. Red Ticked icon means you already got all rewards for that level. Reload icon means you can still get a reward from that level. Each level has a different amount of rewards available.
The “Prologue”, or PvE campaign, contains several chapters, the first one being H.A.M.M.E.R. Other episodes are unlocked only when you complete the hardest or final level of the previous episode. Juggernaut, Venom, Dark Avengers are other episodes available in the game.
Once you fully complete an episode, you will have the chance of doing it again, but in Heroic Mode, where the drops are certainly better.
There are weekly versus tournaments available. The tournament runs all week long. Compete against other players and move up the leaderboard to earn special rewards, new characters and prestige.
By tapping on Train you enter the main menu that allows you to train Powers for your heroes. This is how you unlock the power, but first you have to obtain it from another Hero Cover of the same kind, which usually drops from PvE levels.
To train powers that are greyed out, you first need to find the respective Cover that has the power in it.
Once you find another Hero Cover that has the power and unlock it, you can then keep upgrading the same power, but using ISO-8.
ENHANCING -RAISING LEVELS.
Heroes are not leveled up by playing battles, but instead through a separate process that needs both covers/cards of the same type and also Iso-8.
Once you level up a character, your hero will do more damage with matches and powers, and can withstand more enemy attacks. Keep training powers to raise your hero’s level cap, then use Iso-8 to raise their level.
Iso-8 can be used to raise your character’s level, increasing their health and damage. Tap train to get started.
Your hero will reach a level cap if you do not meet the power requirements first
- STARTER HEROES: By spending 50 Gold Coins, you can buy a starter hero (1 star). The current offers are Black Widow and Hawkeye.
- NEW HEROES: by selecting the second screen. You have two buying options. Standard recruits, which can yield a regular hero like Wolverine, Doctor Doom, Black Widow, etc. This costs 500 ISO-8. The second and most expensive option is Heroic. you can get a two star or better hero by spending 150 gold coins.
- Selling Cards. how do you sell a card?. Go to Train >> select the card >> tap on raise level >> tap on the “tag” icon located on the bottom left corner of the screen.
- In order to have 3 heroes in your attack team, you need to increase your storage. Tap on collection, then purcahse the extra slot with Iso-8
- When dong PvP Challenges, skip opponents until you find one that you can actually defeat. The system is not calibrated and there re big imbalances.
- Why the “Preview Edition” tag on the game welcomes screen. Simply because they keep on adding new content in future updates, not because this is a beta version.
- Hero Points. you will eventually need hero points to add more storage. Once that happens, you will need to rank up better in the Versus and Shield versus. Also, you can get hero coins after the boss of each episode. Do not use hero points to purchase cards
- How do you get free Iso-8 or Crystals?. Once you are done with the HAMMER episode, you will find out that you can obtain a lot of crystals as rewards from levels in higher episodes.