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Across the Obelisk: Deckbuilding Guide/ Tips and Tricks

There is no way of creating THE BEST Deck in any card-based games. All cards are useful as long as you know how and when to use them.




Deck building can either be the most daunting, or most exciting part of any card-based game. It all depends on how you look at it.

If you are starting Across the Obelisk or any game with deck building mechanics, you would often than not, stick to the default build deck and do minor tweaks on it as you go along.

There is nothing wrong with doing this but at higher levels, you might find yourself at a disadvantage as battles become tougher and enemies get less damage from certain types of cards or even at times, nullifying these damages completely.

Today, we are going to guide you on understanding the basics of deck building and how to create an effective deck for each of your character classes.

Tips and Tricks for Deckbuilding in Across the Obelisk

The first and most important tip we can give is to enable your expanded tooltip option. You can access it on the game settings option. This is for you to have a better understanding of each card’s effects that you would need to understand as you play through the game.

Speed equals turn order

Monster and hero turns rely on speed stats. This sets the turn order for each character on the field. At encounters, the first character that has the highest speed usually sets the tone of the battle so it’s best to use this advantage when creating your deck.

Use cards that slow down opponents, examples for this are Piercing Howl or Rupture for your fighters. These would slow down enemies while your scouts or mages wait for their turns to unleash damage or soften enemies with damage buffs or status effects.

You should also prioritize cards that speed such as haste to speed up your turns.

In between rounds, the energy required to cast cards is retained so it’s best to store up your energy to when you can chain your damage or weaken enemies up and launch a series of attacks.

Keep track of your deck cards and their turn sequence. That way, you would have a better idea of when to deal damage or when to block attacks.

Always check the resistance or immunities of the enemy. If you use a card on an enemy that has high resistance to your attack, you would have ended up just wasting your energy on it. Examples of these are fireballs on fire imps or bleed damage cards on trunkies.

When building a deck for a particular character, check their default deck. That should give you an idea of what their strengths are before you start adding or taking from their deck.

When starting, you might have the urge to fill up all your deck space with cards. This happens often especially if you receive reward cards that are good but not necessarily essential to your deck.

Keep your deck as thin as possible

You shouldn’t do that since having too many cards reduces the chance of your good combination card appearing. Having an idea of what you want your character’s role to be should be your priority and focusing on one or two roles for them and building your deck on that.

So that’s the basic things you need for building up your deck. As you do your first few playthroughs you acquire more characters and cards.

If you keep these simple tips at heart, you would be able to create for yourself a good deck.

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Genshin Impact: Sandglass Dendroculus Puzzle Guide

Get rewarded for clearing this new exploration-based mechanic.





Primal Sandglasses are a new mechanic for exploration that you’ll find in the Ruins of King Deshret. Flipping one will start a timed challenge where you’ll need to flip other Primal Sandglasses. Doing so within the time will grant you a reward.

In this guide we’ll teach you how to beat one of these challenges.

The Sandglass Location

To find the Primal Sandglass that rewards you with a Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest you’ll want to go west of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.

Get to the red-circled area – there’s a Four-Leaf Sigil around to make the travel faster. You’ll end in an area with one of the squared-floor panels that you can activate by interacting with the book front of it. This will create an updraft that will get you to a Dendroculus waiting on top, plus a Forged Primal Light.

From that position you can look at the second area, the one we encircled in a blue circle in the first image. Take the Forged Primal Light to the panel there to create a Primal Sandglass.

The Sandglass Time Trial Challenge

Once you flip the Primal Sandglass you’ll have29 seconds to flip the other two. It may look simple, but there’s invisible walls that’ll make tricky getting to the others.

First you’ll want to do a straight-line run towards where the red arrow points: the part where you can see stone steps rather than sand.

From here turn to the right and keep going forward until you crash against the invisible wall. Then employ some wall-hugging: move while sticking close to the wall so that at the moment it stops being there, your character will get past it to the other side.

When you ‘see’ the door get past it and turn back in direction to the hourglass. This time the wall will be to the right-side of your character. Make your way to the Sandglass normally, and we’re on to the last one.

From that sandglass you’ll run straight to the second batch of stone-floor.

At that point, turn 90° degrees to the right until you see another invisible wall flare up blue. You’ll turn 90° degrees to your right again. Make sure to wall-hug a little so that you can see where the wall ends.

After you’ve cleared the wall do a full turn around, leaving it to left-side of your body and run in a straight line like you were trying to get the torch close to the last Sandglass. You’ll be clear off the wall in a matter of seconds and you can make a beeline for the last Sandglass. Flip it.

Now just walk forward in the direction of the Four-Leaf Sigil, but don’t use it. If you look down you’ll be able to see the Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest to its right.

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