Wartales – Useful Tips & Tricks for New Players

This guide will showing some tips and tricks to make mercenary life more easy.

Beginners Tips and Tricks

Here is a list of usefull tips & tricks to hopefully make your journey last a little bit longer:

  • When starting a new game, be sure to check out all of your companions and see if they have good starting skills and traits. These are randomly generated so everytime you start a new game, you have new dudes with different skills and traits. For instance, if you have a Swordsman who you want to be a tank, make sure he has the taunt skill so he can actually act like a tank.
  • Don’t forget about profession bonuses. Initially you start with only the tinkerer profession which every dude in your company can learn and earn a +2% crit chance. Later you will find more professions, each with their own bonus and you can always swap out professions but do mind that when unlearning an profession, you will lose all it’s progress.
  • Only spend valour points on difficult battles so for instance, when fighting a boss or big group of enemies. You can gain valour points by resting or when a Merc is level 2, you can choose a Valour-generating skill.
  • When entering a local area, like a house or cave, press Alt to highlight any cases of interest like chests of people to talk with.
  • Keep you folks happy and well fed. Always have some beer and food in your inventory so you won’t have angry people in your company who could actually leave if they are unhappy for too long.
  • Use your workbench in your camp! You can craft all kinds of stuff with it which can improve camping life or craft lockpicks which you can use to rob this whole world blind.
  • Valour point may be gain in temporary fashion with early perk for each class. Keeping in mind which character got which valour gain may give you TONS of disposable points to diminish armor loss. Plus the captain may give a single low-to-high valour gain once per battle. Free of charge. These are to be used as much as possible. [Credit: RahKiel]
  • Smithing is key or really strong at worst. Loot is scarce, and not often very balanced (never looted a good dagger so far). It’ll need knowledge point, but as long as you success the minigame, you can craft good quality gears. [Credit: RahKiel]
  • A good tip is, when going to big towns always buy the trade goods from the market and sell them at the first wandering merchant you can so you can make a quick buck, I haven”t tested whether you get more for selling in different provinces though. [Credit: Chiken]
  • Be sure to learn knowledge skill ‘Run’ as soon as possible. This is quite a life saver and allows you to move faster from place to place.
  • Check your camp occasionally, you can assign party members to various structures for extra bonuses like when assigning a cook to a cooking pot, you will consume less food each time you rest.
  • Don’t forget to make use of Pitons. They can come in very handy and you could use them to make huge shortcuts! You can craft them yourself (tinkerer) by using some iron and ropes (which you can buy from the local jailer):

Tips & Tricks [Making Money – Contracts]

Contracts!: As a mercenary group, your core business is doing wet work for people who don’t have the muscle to get things done. Check out the bounty board in the inn of the town and see if you’re up for the task.

If you reach level 2 in the Trade and Wealth path, you are able to negotiate better prices for bounty’s at the cost of influence points. Spending more influence points increases the chance for a successful haggle:

You can net the highest possible reward if you make 3 successful haggles. Should you fail any 3 of them, you cannot attempt any more and the price will be fixed.

Tips & Tricks [Making Money – Prisoners]

A very good way to make some money quickly is taking prisoners. First you will need some shackles in order to actually take a prisoner. You can buy them from your local jailer:

Second, you need to hunt down some outlaws. This can be a group of bandits or deserters, as long as their didn’t play their rightful part in terms of the law. When in combat, soften a bandit up until they have less then 50% of their health and he is engaged with one of your bro’s. Now when you have another bro who didn’t use their default attack skill yet, move him up against the engaged bandit and you can use ‘knock out’ in order to stun and shackle him:

When successful he/she will be captured and join the troop after the battle. Having prisoners can also come in handy. You can use them as a pack mule or meatshield and some companion traits benefit from having prisoners as well. Note that you will have to feed and pay him/her, otherwise he or she will be a shackled corpse in no-time:

Should you decide to turn them in, bring them to the local jail to net some coins, for level 1 prisoners you get 100 bucks and the higher the level of your prisoner, you more gold you will get:

Besides getting some money, you will also lose suspension! It’s also a nice way to get rid of the local guards. Note that the prison only has space for 3 prisoners per day so don’t start collecting prisoners like pokémon since the upkeep can give you some troubles.

Tips & Tricks [Making Money – Trading]

Every town with a market area has a ‘special’ merchant who sells trade goods. For instance Strommkap sells Woollen cloth and Pottery:

The trick is, to buy these trade goods and sell them in another town to make a profit! You can also sell them to any wandering merchant but the farther away you sell those goods from its origin, the more profit you will make.

Also note that you have a Trade Goods Ledger! Here you can see all the trade goods you bought and sold and see what profit you made:

Tips & Tricks [Making Money – Being Naughty]

Another way of becoming rich is simply by stealing stuff what isn’t yours! This way your suspicion level will rise and if too high, you’ll get the guards chasing after you in no time. Most items aren’t worth the trouble but what actually is worth the trouble is facing the guards since they have fancy pancy weapons and armor! If you’re confident and strong enough, take on the guards and they usually loot quite some nice items including quite some gold!

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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.

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