Epic War 3

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Epic War 3 Instructions

Cards are played using the mouse and the left mouse button. Scroll the game screen to the right or left using the left or right arrow keys or by moving your mouse to the left of right edges of the screen. Cancel action by hitting 'esc'. Select all of your units by hitting '0' (zero). Retreat using 'z'. Move forward using 'x'.

Epic War 3 Walkthrough

The third game in the Epic War series has taken the formidable foundation put in place by the first game and build upon it, making Epic War 3 not only a great addition to the series but a great addition to the online war game genre in general. Instead of sticking with the tried and true formula that worked so well with the first two games in the series, the makers of Epic War 3 took a gamble and tried something different and it worked. While more series keep the same format the whole way through, this one is the exception and in taking that risk, they've ensured this game doesn't just feel like more of the game. It's an incredible engrossing, addictive and entertaining turn based card war game that will keep you playing battle after battle.

With six different characters to choose from at the start of the game, Epic War 3 is all about offering you choice. It is important though, that you choose a character that plays to your strengths and your weaknesses or you could easily find yourself doomed from the start. For beginners, I would recommend choosing the first character, Viegraff the Red. The starter deck that you'll be playing with is a great all around deck and most of the cards are fairly strong. Look over all of the characters though and view the stats for each card. Make your decision based on that. More experienced players who have been playing this sort of war game and have a bit more skill will also likely have a better idea of what areas they are weakest in so choosing a character can be a little more complex. Look at all of the cards you'll have in your starter deck and make your decision from there.

It is important for all players to read the tutorials offered in Epic War 3. They contain valuable information you'll need to make it through the game. Don't just assume you know how to play or know what you should be doing in any given level. This game is fairly complicated and it will take a little getting used to, even for those who have played the first two games in the series. The tutorials really help. They might not tell you how to come up with the best strategy but they can help you get the hang of the basics. The tutorials also help you understand the game screen a little better which is definitely a big benefit.

After choosing your character, you'll be taken to the main map in Epic War 3. This map is marked with flags, each flag representing a specific battle. Before you start a battle though, you need to equip your deck. If you don't, you'll have absolutely no chance of winning the battle as you'll have no cards to play with. In other words - don't forget to equip your deck! Once you've equipped your deck, you're ready to head into battle. Click on one of the flags to start. Once the battle is complete you have the option of fighting another enemy or ending the phase for your enemy to attack.

Epic War 3 isn't your typical war game. Your units are your cards. For that reason, battles in this game are much different than what you're used to if you're not familiar with turn based war games. While it might take a little while to pick up how the game is played, stick with it. It's a great game and you'll be glad you gave it a shot. Basically, battles start when you play one of your cards. Choose your cards wisely. Look at what you have available and try to imagine what your opponent may have. Sometimes choosing your strongest card to lead with isn't your best strategy, especially in later battles, so keep that in mind. Once you've played your cards and are ready to see your opponent's counter move, hit the 'end phase' button at the bottom left of the screen. This will signal the start of your enemy's turn. It's a good idea to upgrade your cards before you end your turn so you're prepared to withstand your enemy's attack.

Experience points and gold are handed out differently in Epic War 3 than in the other games in the Epic War series. You are awarded experience points and gold for each battle. Experience points are given for leveling up your character during battle while gold is given for leveling up your cards. Although that might sound a bit confusing it will make a lot more sense once you've started playing and you can actually see the experience and gold awarding system in action. In addition to earning experience for leveling up your character, you'll also be rewarded with a new card once you raise the level of your character by an entire point. For example, you'll get a new card when your character reaches level two and then another new card when your character reaches level three and so on.

There are two types of cards in Epic War 3 - unit cards and skill cards. To play a card in either category, you will need mana. Keep this in mind when you're equipping your deck before battle. Often times, stronger cards will need more mana. In tougher battles, it may be better to substitute those stronger, more expensive cards with less expensive options. This is really for later in the game when you have a few more cards to play around with, but it's important and shouldn't be over looked. Having the strongest possible hand obviously has its benefits but only if it's useful. If you have the strongest cards in your deck in your hand when you start but only have enough mana to play one card, you're not going to get very far in your battle. Wise card selection is vital for that reason.

For newcomers to turn based war games, the equip screen in Epic War 3 is going to look a little complicated at first, but it's actually pretty simple. You have space in your hand for seven unit cards and seven skill cards. Your allowed mana is shown at the top of the screen. The fourteen cards you equip cannot exceed that allowed mana limit. At the start of the game, you don't really need to worry about this, but as your deck grows, you'll need to pay attention to that. Luckily, by that time, you should really be starting to get the hang of how things work.

What really sets Epic War 3 apart from most of the other turn based war games online and what also helps it stay true to the games before it in the series is the fact that you are able to control your units after they've been deployed. You can either control units individually or select all of your units on the screen and control them as one unit. You have the option of moving them forward, moving them to a specific location on the screen or have them retreat and return to the castle. It is important to pay attention to what's happening on the screen. Use your units to their fullest potential and do everything in your power to take out your enemy. If you fail to win the battle, you won't be rewarded with any gold and you'll need gold to upgrade your cards. If you fail to upgrade your cards you have little chance of surviving later battles.

Overall, Epic War 3 is a complicated, difficult but wildly engrossing game that will keep you playing battle after battle. Card selection, upgrades and controlling your units are all vital if you want to beat the game. If you're struggling in the beginning, as many will be, stick with it. Learn from the mistakes you make and don't repeat them in future battles. If you have to start over then start over. It's worth the effort. Make sure you read the tutorials. In this one, the tutorials are definitely your friend. Make sure you treat them as such!