Getting a card from a card pack is not enough to have it in your deck – you’ll first have to craft it using vials. But there doesn’t seem like anything in the game rewards you with vials, so how can you get them?
How to Get Vials in Shadowverse
The only way to get Vials in Shadowverse is to liquify the cards you already have. The amount of vials you’ll receive depends on the card’s rarity.
Of course, you’ll first have to own a card you want to craft, and when you’re only starting out, that pretty much means anything that drops from a card pack. But card packs will also sometimes drop cards you already have – these are designed to be liquefied, so if you don’t want to use up your collection, wait for a duplicate of one of your cards to drop.
Better Decks, More Vials
One thing you should know straight away is that liquifying duplicates will only take you so far. Most competitive decks take 30000 – 60000 vials to craft, and these amounts can only be obtained at a reasonable pace by sacrificing rare cards.
If you’re planning on building a deck like that, you’ll have to choose which cards you absolutely need for your playstyle (you can star them, to avoid liquefying any of them incidentally) and which ones look cool and seem kind of useful, are not going to make it to your deck either way.
Early Game Strategy to Get More Vials
But if you’re still starting out and have no idea how to get enough to even craft your first personal deck, you’ll need to implement a specific strategy. Use your default deck to do these few things to get some good early-game rewards that can be spent on cards to liquify:
– Finish 20 private matches
– Defeat the “elite” AI bots
– Finish chapters 7-8 of the story with all classes
– Do as many daily solo missions as you can
– Try to participate in multiplayer daily missions, once you’ll have a decent deck
Of course, the game is designed in a way so that you’d want to speed up this process by buying crystals with real money. That’s fine if you can afford it, but it might not be necessary – after about a week or two, you should have all the vials you’ll need, and you should gain a lot of knowledge about the game’s systems.
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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.