Lootun – Starters Guide

This guide will give you a basic understanding of the game and how to gear and spec your characters.

How to Start

Introduction

This guide is meant to give you a decent start at the game, as well as give you some tips for the endgame. It will not contain a lot of specifics, as the best way to learn is to figure out things for yourself.

Make sure you look in the ingame Glossary, because a lot of useful information is already written there and it can answer most of your questions easily. But feel free to jump on the Discord and ask for help, should it be needed.

Keep in mind that the game is in Early Access and things can, and most likely will, change at any time.

Class Selection

First thing you want to do is create a character. Without that, nothing good will come from playing this game. You will quite literally be staring at a screen, doing nothing. That’s no fun!

You are given the choice between a Warrior, Ranger and Mage and here the first question arises: Which is the best to start with? Answer is, all three of them are equally good at first. For the first 75 (of currently 150) levels, it won’t matter much, so pick whatever you feel like. More character slots become available reasonably fast and I suggest you pick one of each class, simply to get a feel for what they can do and how they play out.

Warriors can fill the typical Melee DPS fantasy, but they do have the option to become Ranged if that is what you want to do. They also make for great Tanks. Warriors do not benefit from using Magic weapons but can use all Melee and Ranged weapons.

Rangers are the typical highly mobile damage dealers, with a preference for using Ranged attacks, but they can become Melee and have lots of fun too. Similar to Warriors, they can use both Ranged and Melee weapons, but do not benefit from Magic weapons.

Mages are exactly as you would expect. Mages deal damage using the various elements we all know and love, like Fire, Cold, Lightning or Arcane. Yes, that means Fireballs and who doesn’t love a good fireball? Mages can use Magic and Melee weapons, but do not benefit from Ranged.

Keep in mind that all classes can more or less do the same thing, just in different ways, including acting as a Support class for limited healing/survivability through buffs. Each class will also get to pick an Ascended Class at level 100 which changes how that class plays from 100-150 due to an extra ability and piece of gear. However, this is one of the things that is likely to change very soon (at time of writing), so don’t focus too much on it for now. I will skip it entirely.

Equipment

While all classes can wear all armor types and use almost all weapons (and have passives to match), they do benefit more from using their “own” armor. It is entirely possible to mix and match as you see fit, but as an example, Mages have a good passive bonus to Barrier which the other classes do not. The Barrier bonus on Light armor means it is better for them. Rangers have Evasion passives and Warriors have Armor bonus. See where this is going?

Most of the Heavy armors have lots of armor and either strong defensive stats or a Melee damage bonus, perfect for a Warrior. Medium armors have a fair amount of armor and a lot of Evasion to avoid being hit, while focusing on mostly Ranged damage, so best in slot for a Ranger. Light armor fits the name, but to make up for it, it usually comes with a great amount of Barrier, an energy shield that gets depleted before taking health damage. The same Barrier that Mages can boost. Take the hint, use the proper armor for maximum performance!

When it comes to weapon setup, you have two choices. Either a Two-handed weapon (in which case the right side weaponslot will be empty), or a dualwielding combination of either 2 One-handed weapons or 1 Mainhand weapon and 1 Offhand item. The tooltip will tell you what type each item is, as well as which Damage type they deal (only useful for Melee and Magic weapons, as all Ranged are…. Well, Ranged). Generally speaking, any combo is fine, especially while you are not yet at max level. But when you get up to the endgame, certain items begin to stand out as being slightly better than the other similar items and you may find a preference for one thing or another. For example, a Mage focused on throwing Fireballs may benefit more from a Spellblade with Fire Penetration than a Spell Tome with a bonus to Barrier.

Besides armor and weapons, there’s also accessories. They consist of Amulets, Trinkets and Rings. You can have 2 rings and one each of the others. The difference being which passive bonus they provide and how they benefit your characters.

All pieces of gear come in various rarities and each tier up adds one more possible stat slot to the selection as well as start with a higher base value. Example with made up numbers, an item of low quality with Health Points may start out at 100 HP, while a higher quality of the same item at the same level may have 150 HP.

Attributes

So, you have all this gear with all these stats on them. What do they do? In short: They help you perform. Which stats are good for your character depends on the skills you pick and the passives within the skills. As a Ranger, your very first Default Attack is Quick Draw. According to the tooltip it does Ranged damage and Physical damage. So, with that in mind, try to look for gear that has either of those stats on. They will improve your damage. Now, as you level up, you can select passives for each skill that change how they behave. More on that later, but for now, know that Quick Draw can be changed to do Cold damage. If you select that Passive, it will no longer benefit from Physical Damage. As it is still a Ranged attack, Ranged damage will still buff it. Similar for the Warrior and Mage classes, you can change some of their skills and spells to other damage types with passives, so if you do, make sure you change your stats on gear as well.

There are three types of attributes on gear. Offensives, like the above-mentioned Damage types. Defensives, like the previously mentioned Barrier and Health Points, and Utilities with stats that do not belong in the other two categories. Each piece of gear can roll with a combination of the stat types, example 3 offensives, 2 defensives and 1 utility. A low-quality item that can have 3 total stat types, may roll with 3 offensives or 1 offensive, 1 defensive and 1 utility, or any other possible combination. A high-quality item may roll with all 6 stats, making them more powerful and more desirable.

Passives

I’ve mentioned passives a few times now, so let’s get to it. What are they, what do they do?

As you level up either your character or your chosen skills, you get points to distribute among the passives they have. Passives on an ability can drastically change how that ability performs. Example, the basic Default Attack for a Warrior is Quick Slash. By itself, it doesn’t do a lot of damage, but you can buff that through passives. What you can also do, is turn it into an Execute ability. With the passive Execute (yeah, good name!) you can make it instantly kill a non-boss target that is below 15% HP. That is awesome! But wait, there’s more! You can also change it from doing Physical damage to doing Lightning or Fire damage. If you choose Lighting, you cannot choose Fire, as those passives are mutually exclusive, but the tooltip will tell you that. Other abilities may have several mutually exclusive choices, but this one only have these two. Should you choose Lightning, you can make it cast a debuff on the target which makes the target take more damage from everyone for a little while. With Fire, you can leave a burning Damage Over Time effect on the target. That’s something entirely different from the original Quick Slash that was weak as hell!

Passives on a Character are much more simple, straightforward, no need to be a master theorycrafter to figure out if a passive is good or not. Most of the passives are identical for all classes, but 2 are class specific and another 2 changes depending on class. I will not go through all of them here, but some do need to be mentioned. In the class descriptions I wrote that each class could use two damage types. They get a level-scaling passive damage bonus for those types, so it’s Melee and Ranged for Warrior and Ranger, and Melee and Magic for Mage. The class specifics are a static percentage buff to either Armor, Evasion or Barrier, as well as a level-scaling amount of those same stats for their respective classes

Which passives you pick is up to you, but for early game survival I will recommend you pick the first three on the first row, for more health points and health regeneration. In the second row, the damage buffs are very good as well. Later on, you unlock resistances that makes you take less damage and some utility buffs to damage, survival and rewards.

Reinforcement, Blessings and Imbuements

Very basic guide for understanding what Reinforcement, Blessings and Imbuements are.

Reinforcement

Reinforcement takes the baseline stats of an item and adds 10% value per level, for a 100% bonus at 10/10. Armor, Evasion and Barrier for armor, Damage for weapons.

Blessings

Blessings takes the baseline bonus of an item and adds 25% value per level, for a 100% bonus at 4/4. Divine items cannot be blessed.

Imbuement

Imbuement transfers the modifiable attributes of an item to another similar item, while preserving the baseline stats and bonus of the destination item.

Damage Reduction

Armour Damage Reduction at level 150:

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Resistance Damage Reduction at Level 150:

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Final Notes

General rule, if you read about something in the game, on Discord, or in another guide, and you don’t know what or where it is, assume it is unlocked later in the game than your current stage. Everything unlocks at some point, and many quality of life improvements happen as you progress. If you think “I wish there was a way to do this”, do not worry, there probably is a way later on, but not initially. Play the game, level up, and you will notice many of the things you want are actually in the game. If you are looking for how to get certain materials, level up, and you will get them. You will essentially never be stuck if you keep playing. However, keep in mind that this is an idle game, and you are not supposed to finish it in a week. Some things take time, a long time.

If you need information, always look in the Glossary first. The Glossary is really all you need to figure out most of this game. The people on Discord might help you quickly, but if you read the Glossary, you can help yourself faster.

There is one thing to address specifically to help you level up much easier. Remember the mention about the first 75 levels earlier? Here’s what that meant. Your Mage characters can cast the ability called Meteor. It is the final Default Attack unlocked for them. At first, it does not seem special, just a fancy improved Fireball. But at character level 75, you unlock the most important passive in the game right now, for any class: Maelstrom.

This passive makes your Meteor do much more damage. Earlier, it was mentioned that if you changed from one damage type to another, the ability would not benefit from both types. With Maelstrom, Meteor benefits from your Magic, Fire, Cold, Lightning, Arcane, and Elemental damage at the same time. If you include the Elemental Strength passive, you can benefit up to 20% more from each stat.

All the stats are additive, so if you have 100% Magic, 120% Fire, and 270% Elemental, you would do 490% damage with Meteor. But that’s not all! Maelstrom also makes Meteor automatically pick the lowest elemental resistance of your target and turns all 490% damage into that type. So, if the lowest resistance is Arcane, Meteor with Maelstrom will deal 490% Arcane damage, even if you have 0% Arcane damage stats. This makes Meteor the strongest attack in the game right now, and any Mage not using Meteor at level 75 and above is holding back the team and your progression.

Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

7 Comments

  1. is there a way to auto scrap items that get put in a sack … I see an auto scrap option but nothing happens

    • You can set multiple autoscrap settings. Keep in mind that Default Items (Glossary states item drops from all mobs level x-y) is not the same as Special Items (item has special name, Glossary states item only drops from specific enemy), so if you want to make sure you filter everything correctly, you have to set all filters. There are many settings to play with, including one that auto opens boss bags/chests.

    • Fortune = Droprate
      Luck = Drop Quality (green, blue, purple etc)
      Wealth = Gold Coins
      Fate = Experience (both normal and Ascendancy)

      Resistances makes you…… resistant….. to the various forms of damage 😉

    • Killing Lvl 101+ Bosses

      Hint: You can hover over all of the resources (Gold, Rubies, Soul Orbs, etc) by hovering over them in the Resource bar. The pop-up will tell you how to obtain them at the bottom. HUGE help.

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