Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning presents a vast open-world filled with tasks, questlines, dungeons, and so much more to find and discover. It’s all a bit daunting at first, but sticking to the main story without experiencing everything around it would have you missing much of what makes it stand out. Luckily, we have you covered with these Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning tips and tricks you should know in both the short and long term.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Tips and Tricks
It’s easy to find missions pretty much everywhere you go, as well as different enemies and an endless list of skills, Destinies, and crafting systems. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning invites you to take upon its world as you see fit, but there are some things you should keep in mind before going full throttle. As a bit of general advice, always look for the nooks and crannies, and you shall be rewarded.
Loot your personal stash as soon as possible
This remaster brings not only updated visuals and both previous expansions, but also the Weapons and Armor DLC. You can access all of this shortly after starting the game, just keep progressing through the main story until the map opens and you’re tasked with visiting a town nearby. Once you arrive, keep an eye on your minimap and look for the sack icon.
You will see a chest filled with equipment, including full armour sets and unique weapons. Regardless of which skill tree you want to invest points into, there’s something for each three of the categories, as well as some interesting additions that got lost in time, such as an armour set inspired on Mass Effect’s Shepard and the Omniblades, which were only obtainable if you had previously played Mass Effect 3’s demo back in the day. As an additional tip, yes, you can sell everything for a couple of hundred gold, but I highly recommend saving some sets for the early levels, since they’re really helpful.
Reckoning mode is key for survival
During your first steps in the outside world, you’ll be introduced to Fate energy, which is an additional meter just in between your health and mana. This allows you to unleash Reckoning mode, which slows down time and allows you to attack big groups of enemies or even bosses with sheer strength. Once you have lowered all of their health, a button prompt will appear followed by a button smashing sequence – the more you can fill up the bar, the more additional experience you will gain, and everyone else will also die after the execution.
It’s a great way of dealing with challenging folks, but it’s easy to fall into the trap of holding onto the “best moment” in order to use it. I’ve spent entire dungeons with my Fate bar full just because I was waiting for the final boss, but in reality, I could have used it at least twice before getting to them and still have enough room for a third recharge. It will depend on a case by case basis, of course, but don’t be afraid of using it often – it can easily turn the tides of combat. And it lasts for a surprisingly long time, too.
There’s experience to be earned in exploration
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning accepts the fact that its map is huge by adding some cool rewards if you feel keen on exploring it. Each new location you visit will grant you experience points, and the same applies to Lorestones, which are these flashy interactive items scattered throughout the world. You will learn more about the civilizations and stories behind it, too, so it’s a win-win scenario.
Experiment with Destinies
There’s no such thing as a bad decision in terms of character progression, and the game is definitely at its best when you embrace its uniqueness when it comes to Destinies. There’s a lot of these classes that you can unlock, and (almost all of them) are available to look at from the get-go, so you can plan ahead when it comes to levelling up and spending skill points in any of the skill trees. Whether you’d like a rather traditional experience or to exit your comfort zone, there’s a class for everyone, and you should definitely switch between them during your playthrough. If anything, you can pay an NPC a small fee to reset your skill points, and start anew.
Drink your potions
Seriously, there’s more to find out there than just health and mana potions. They are admittedly my go-to as well, but Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning has some really interesting potions. Some will grant you an experience boost for a limited time, which should always be in your inventory if you’re planning on taking down a boss or exploring a dungeon for the first time. Others will boost specific attacks and elemental distances, add health or mana regeneration temporarily, and even increase skills like Persuasion or Blacksmithing for a period of time, in case you needed a little pick me up. Alchemy can be a really powerful tool, so loot as many herbs and minerals as possible to experiment with them later on.
Diego is a freelance journalist from Argentina and a frustrated bassist. He learned English thanks to video games and is probably listening to music right now, or procrastinating on Twitter.