Clash of the Dragons: cardsUse one card per turn. Damage makes enemies mill cards from their decks. Defense prevents damage....
Clash of the Dragons: healHeal cards let you shuffle cards from your discard pile back into the deck....
Clash of the Dragons: unlockAs you play Clash of the Dragons, you may unlock new classes to play....
Clash of the Dragons is a free to play browser game fantasy MMORPG available on the hugely popular Kongregate gaming portal. Kongregate allows independent developers to create innovative MMORPG games and then publish them, with players having the option of donating to the developers or purchasing extra features within the game. Clash of the Dragons is one of over 55,000 unique games on Kongregate, played by over 100,000 people every day.
Clash of the Dragons combines a variety of MMORPG and TCG (Tactical Card Game) mechanics to offer players a unique online experience. You begin your journey in unexplored lands, with nothing but your deck of cards and trusty sword. As you venture forward you will encounter a number of vicious enemies, from orcs and trolls to evil wizards and assassins. Each enemy has access to a different variety of cards, creating distinct strategy-based combat unique to each enemy type. The cards available to the player depend on the class they've chosen. Unlike other MMORPG games, classes aren't chosen at character creation, instead they're unlocked as players progress through the game.
The combat is one of the most exciting aspects of Clash of the Dragons. Players take it in turns to draw and activate cards, selecting from a huge variety available in their deck. Cards come in various forms such as Melee Attacks, Spells, Buffs and Healing Cards. Each card costs a certain amount of mana to use and each has an associated effect that is activated when the card is played. In order to survive the grueling and intense battles in Clash of the Dragons, players will need to carefully balance the use of each card to ensure they have enough mana and health points to defeat their enemies.
Missions play a large role in Clash of the Dragons. Once players have completed the introduction map, they're free to explore the rest of the game world. Each area increases in difficulty. featuring higher level monsters with more dangerous cards. Players can choose to play it safe and stick with low level areas, or truly test their skills and abilities by exploring the more dangerous areas on offer.
Graphics are not the strongest suit of Clash of the Dragons, the card battle browser mmo from 5th Planet Games. The art style is definitely old school, the kind that would have been in vogue a couple of console generations back. But the game has a high level of visual detail and polish, especially when it comes to the card drawings, which makes the game easy on the eyes.
The character creation system is severely limited. Your character only has a handful of choices when it comes to hair, face and skin color. Thankfully, the game veers away from the current trend in mmorpg games of locking down your initial character choice only to charge you down the road for appearance changing items. In Clash of the Dragons, you can makeover your character anytime for free.
Card art is action oriented and easily discernible from one another, so that sometimes you don’t even have to read the card title to know which card you will play next. Card art tends to be gritty and serious rather than the cutesy, and depict medieval knights wearing heavy armor and swinging aura-blessed maces, rogues slinging arrows and knives, and mages casting light and dark magic spells. The setting is your typical might-and-magic universe and all the tropes that come with it.
Clash of the Dragons serenades you with hero campaign music, with a lot of horns and violins. The soundtrack is pleasing to the ear, and even uplifting if you're the sort of fellow who gets pumped up on fantasy quest fanfare.
You play the descendant of a line of heroes long exiled from their homeland of West Kruna due to political sabotage. Clash of the Dragons narrates your return along with tales of valor as you save innocent townsfolk from the dangers of bandits, kobolds and other nefarious aggressors.
If you’re a story aficionado, make sure to read the chapter narration flashed before you enter a region. These texts are well-written and immersive, fleshing out your character background and setting up the mood before you fight. The first mission text, for example, has you stumbling into Marsonne, a peaceful town that has been overrun with kobolds and beast men, which compels your noble heart to try and save the day.
Clash of the Dragons doesn’t take a lot of brain power to figure out. As a free mmo, its card battle mechanics are intentionally straightforward, easy to learn, and requires minimal strategy planning. You can easily master the basics of the game in less than an hour, even shorter for card battle veterans.
Basically, combat consists of players dealing damage to each other using cards. Victory is usually achieved when you burst down your opponent with higher attack damage cards while also playing defensively with some defense cards to prevent the opponent from dealing lethal damage.
Each card provides attack and defense bonuses, as well as special effects such as healing and chance for critical strikes. There are no life bars in Clash of the Dragons. Instead, when an opponent suffers damage from a card, he or she will need to discard the corresponding number of cards. The number of cards in your deck effectively serves as your life points. The first player to run out of cards loses.
How much you deal damage or receive damage will depend on two things – the power level of your cards and the kind of class you are playing. Most starter cards provide 1 or 2 additional attack or defense. But rarer cards start to scale up the damage and defense meter. The best strategy for beginners is to save up their Gold – earned from successful battles – and spend them on 5,000 Gold rare packs which have a chance of dropping these combat-defining power cards. Obtaining even just a handful of these power rares will greatly boost your chances of winning against the harder PvE enemies. Avoid spending your Gold on the common packs, at least until you unlock the option to include multiples of cards in your deck.
See, in Clash of the Dragons, you do not start off with absolute freedom in deck building.
You will have to unlock specific deck building options as you grow in level. For example, you start off with 20 cards maximum and can spend Skill points to increase it to 21, 22, and so on. Obviously, the more cards you can pack in a battle, the stronger your survivability and the more power cards you can dish out. Other deck building choices include increasing the duplicates, talismans, NPCs and other special card options. Focus on increasing your card maximum first since this delivers the most bang for your Skill points.
You choice of class, meanwhile, will determine what kind of equipment you can wear.
Sentinels give the highest defensive stats boosts and also wear the sword and board and plated armor kit. The Assassin is more damage-oriented and wears stealthy gear. The Pyrelord is a magic specialist that can burst down enemies with spell combos. Each class can wear specific equipment obtained either through missions or bought from the cash shop will give you attribute boosts that improve your attack, defense and magic stats.
Crafting is confusing and cumbersome unless you seek out an external guide or consult with a Clash of the Dragons veteran willing to share some tips. You won’t likely figure out any recipes on your own unless you have titanic patience (or a masochistic streak).
Multiplayer is fun, but is mainly directed for high-level players. Consider grinding in PvE first, building a solid and consistently damaging deck before challenging other players in Duels or other PvP modes.
Beginners would do well to join a Clan from the get-go or even form their own with friends. Clans diversify your play experience in Clash of the Dragons and prevent you from burning yourself out in the PvE grind, which can easily feel repetitive due to the simplistic card mechanics and lack of diversity in enemy AI decks.
Unique Fun Factor
Among the card battle Browser Games in the market, Clash of the Dragons stands apart as one of the least demanding of your time. For free players, you can literally deplete your Energy allowance for the day in ten minutes tops – which means you can easily play this game even under the tightest of time schedules. Treat it less as a full-on strategy game and more of a daily card battle habit – while checking emails or eating lunch at the office – and you’ll find enough satisfaction in this simplistic card mmo.
- Card battles finish quickly due to fast game speed option
- Puts effort in building up the world and your hero story through compelling mission narration
- Easy to earn Gold to spend on card packs.
- Can easily feel repetitive prior to unlocking other classes
- Occasional bugs that hinder you from playing cards
- Takes time to open up deck building options
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