Arcane Lineage - Complete Beginner's Guide (2024)

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Everything you would want to know!

byAlexis Ongsansoy

You either know everything there is to know when playing new games like Roblox’s Arcane Lineage right at the start, or you’re completely stumped given how the game doesn’t enjoy holding your hand as much. If you’re the latter then it’s to be expected, most RPGs are like that after all.

But don’t worry, your hands are safe with us! We’ll guide you through the basics of the game until you’re able to play around on your own. Now let’s take a tour of the town you’ll be starting at once you load in.

  • Complete Beginner’s Guide
    • Getting Started
    • Meditation
    • Classes
    • Bounty Board
    • Combat

Complete Beginner’s Guide

At the start of the game, you’ll spawn in Caldera. Think of this as the central hub of the game as this is where you’ll manage your armor, choose classes for your character, quests, and weapons. There’s a teleporter in the middle of the town so you won’t have any difficulty finding the various shops and services lying around as long as you use that as a landmark.

Getting Started

You won’t see much on your screen at the start aside from your character’s name on the lower left side of your screen. The other things you can see is the amount of health that you have along with your gold and essence. Essence is marked by the blue flame icon underneath your health bar. You can get more gold and essence by going to the bounty board in front of the weapons shop.

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When you’re done choosing a weapon for the class you want to play as, head to the front of the weapons shop again and stand on the red carpet to meditate. After you get enough essence, press “M” on the carpet.

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This will take you to the Spirit Domain, a place where you can turn your essence in for Strength, Arcane, Endurance, Speed, or Luck. Here’s a quick description of each stat if you’re aiming for a specific build:

  • Strength – Increases your damage output.
  • Arcane – Increases the range and damage of attacks that uses magic.
  • Endurance – Increases the amount of health you have.
  • Speed – Increases your movement speed and lets you move ahead of everyone else.
  • Luck – Increases your crit chance along with loot drops.
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Now run to the opposite side of the room when you get your class for the first time along with soul points. You get soul points from defeating bosses. Interact with the floating eye to get access to three paths. These paths will consist of Destruction, Empowerment, and Sundry.

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Investing into Destruction will further increase your damage output. Empowerment will give you more bonuses to your health. We recommend starting with Sundry first as the first few branches will give significant bonuses to your gold and essence gain.

This is great because what you invest in these paths will carry on to your next character if you ever make one. Which means you’ll spend less time grinding the further you progress through the tree.

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Classes in the game will be further divided into subclasses as you get stronger. But to start with the basics, head over to the weapons shop again to choose your first weapon. Each weapon will lead you down to a subclass, here’s what you can expect from each weapon:

  • Sword – Berseker / Paladin
  • Dagger – Assassin / Rogue
  • Spear – Impaler / Saint
  • Staff – Necromancer / Elementalist
  • Your Fists – Dark Wraith / Monk

For the super classes, you’ll need to go to certain trainers you can find on different locations in the game. For reference, you can check our Arcane Lineage – Super Class Guide.

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Bounty Board

The Bounty Board will be your bread and butter for the most part of the beginning of the game. It’s easy to find as its right in front of the weapons shop, which is also just to the left of the meditation carpet. The bounties you take will get you more gold and essence as you progress. The quests will range from fetching items to defeating a certain number of mobs.

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Think of the combat as if it were Pokémon or Final Fantasy. Why? Because the gameplay relies on turns, whenever you encounter an enemy party you will have at least five options to choose from for your actions. These would be Attack, Item, Guard, Meditate, and Escape. Choose one action and then the game will make you choose your target next. Here’s what each action can do for you:

  • Attack – Attacks your enemy, if you have other skills besides the basic strike attack more options will pop up.
  • Item – Use items that can help you during battle, such as health potions.
  • Meditate – Receive one energy at the cost of giving yourself a debuff.
  • Guard – Blocks an incoming attack.
  • Escape – Attempt to escape from battle. You have a 20% base chance to do so. If you fail the fight will continue.
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And that will do for the complete beginner’s guide for Arcane Lineage. Keep taking in quests around Caldera and you’ll get to the Desert in no time! We also have a mage guide if you happen to favor magic over everything else.

ALSO READ: Arcane Lineage: Darkwraith Trainer Location

Arcane Lineage - Complete Beginner's Guide (2024)


Is Arcane Lineage permadeath? ›

Arcane Lineage is a punishing turn based combat hardcore permadeath rpg styled after Rogue Lineage and based on a game called Platform Battles.

How to get essence fast in Arcane Lineage? ›

How to gain Essence? You gain essence by killing monsters or finishing quests the essence gotten from them is dependant on The type of quest , the type of Mob you defeated and the Difficulty your in.

What does the weird accessory do in Arcane Lineage? ›

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Weird AccesoryHeadWearing causes you to take 1.5x~ more incoming damage. You can get this from Kuur; be warned as he takes all the gold you've got on you. When worn, your character is shown to have 2 cat ears.
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Is there a way to get more lives in Arcane Lineage? ›

Lives can be restored with a Phoenix Tear for players on normal and hard mode. Players on legendary mode can be revived in battle with a Light of Grace. Once you lose all your lives, your character is permanently deleted, and you must start a new one.

What does Cursed Sky do in Arcane Lineage? ›

Game passes & In app purchases
Race RerollAllows you to reroll your current save slot's race.
Character SlotUnlocks another character slot.
Cursed SkyCorrupts the sky and turns it purple also Makes enemies stronger and drop better loot.
ReviveRestores Lives to your current save slot.
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What is the best stat in arcane lineage? ›

The Luck stat is a great stat to invest your points in because it increases drop rates from mobs and bosses, as well as increasing your crit rate, which is the chance to get a critical hit on a enemy. It's heavily recommend investing into Luck when using Assassin and Darkwraith because of their crit damage.

What does luck do in Arcane Lineage? ›

Luck. Increases the chance you have for loot to drop from encounters as well as critical chance, crit damage and essence gain. Due to its overall usefulness, this is an incredibly good stat to increase, regardless of build.

How to obtain a super class in Arcane Lineage? ›

If you have any Alignment then you cannot get any of them. However, Neutral Super Classes cost more than Orderly and Chaotic. You must be Level 15 to obtain them, however to fully upgrade them you must be minimum level 23.

What does pinpoint do in Arcane Lineage? ›

Pinpoint: Higher flat increase to Crit Chance. Precision: Higher flat increase to Crit Damage. Vitality: Adds on a percentage of your Health stat.

How to get Phoenix Tear Arcane lineage? ›

Can be obtained as a boss drop from the dragon, Yar'Thul.

What does the mysterious man sell in Arcane Lineage? ›

Mysterious Man Items

Several important items are sold by this merchant, most of which can only be obtained through them. Items like the Corealloy Manablade and Jade Prayerstaff are necessities for mid leveled players. You can also obtain one-time use Artifacts through the Mysterious Man.

Where does mysterious merchant spawn in Arcane Lineage? ›

Description. ???, Mysterious Merchant is a merchant that can be found in Caldera Town. He spawns for the first 10 minutes every server hour.

How to get soul points in Arcane Lineage? ›

Below is a list of how to get soul points.
  1. Obtaining a Super Class - 1 Point (Repeatable)
  2. Obtaining an Ultra Class - 1 Point (Repeatable)
  3. Obtaining your first Enchantment - 1 Point.
  4. Obtaining your first Base Class - 1 Point.
  5. Obtaining your first Super Class - 2 Points.
  6. Killing your first boss - 3 Points.

What does meditating do in Arcane Lineage? ›

You can level up by meditating on mats by pressing M. You can find these mats in each of the cities in the game. After meditating you will be sent to the spirit domain where you must locate the white orb named "Aretim". Interact with him to level up.

How do you heal in arcane lineage? ›

The doctor is located in Caldera Town, Westwood Heart, Old Ruins and the Blade of the World Covenant, and is one of the main forms of healing. Talking to him will let you fully heal yourself. On normal mode, healing is free, but it goes up by 25 gold each difficulty level, and another 25 gold if you are chaotic.

What does corruption of the skies do in Arcane Lineage? ›

Overview. Corrupted sky is a featured that happens whenever an hour passes on real time and lasts 10 minutes, after a while the environment will turn into a purple palette and you will notice how enemies now have different properties, which are the following: All bosses and monsters gain 50% more hp.

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