Rogue Legacy 2 is finally here. Well, sort of. It’s out in Early Access and even in this primordial form still shines as a shamelessly brutal roguelike that’ll have you dying every couple of minutes if you’re not careful.
Actually, it’ll fairly regularly kill you off even if you are being cautious, so there’s very little wriggle room here. Thankfully for you, we’ve got some Rogue Legacy 2 tips and tricks for you to dive into.
Rogue Legacy 2 tips and tricks
Rogue Legacy 2 is already shaping up to be an excellent sequel to an already great game. However, even if you loved the original, the chances are that it’s been a while since you dove into it properly. Well, that’s where we come in, so strap in and prepare to learn some quickfire lessons.
You’re going to die so much
Seriously, roguelikes are well-known for their desire to kill you off constantly, but Rogue Legacy 2 takes it to an entirely new level. The first dozen runs or so will likely last under a couple of minutes. It can be frustrating, but the best way to look at it is that each one should lead you to a few more upgrades, and that’ll help later on.
Pay attention to your children
You’ll get a choice of three characters whenever you die. Each of these will have an array of abilities, classes, and traits. Pay attention to all of these to make sure you pick the one that suits you best. Sometimes the difference between two warriors is that one has absurd strength, and the other one can’t see very well.
Pick new traits
On the subject of traits, it’s a good idea to just choose any you haven’t seen yet. Knowledge is power, and while the vast majority of the characteristics will end up harming your runs, it’s still a great idea to know what you’re going to be dealing with. Plus, it lets you know how hard the next run will be, and thanks to the whole socialism thing the game has going on, can lead to the next of our Rogue Legacy 2 tips.
Sometimes hunting for gold is the best you can do
Gold is important in Rogue Legacy 2. You need it to upgrade your castle, you need it to create new equipment for yourself, and you could always do with more of it. The best way to get a lot of money fast is to pick a character with a lot of negative traits; these tend to give you a huge boost to your gold, which makes them perfect for a quick run to grab a lot of cash.
You don’t always have to fight
Finally, apart from bosses and a couple of challenges, you can actually just run past most enemies. In fact, it’ll fairly regularly keep you alive a lot longer. Sure, sometimes enemies drop gold when they die, but most don’t. That means you’re better off learning to dodge attacks to the best of your ability. Both the Wind Shield and the Barbarian’s Shout can help with projectiles too, so they’re great if you can’t be bothered to fight anymore.