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Starting out in BABYLON’S FALL

NEW PLAYER GUIDE Starting out in BABYLON’S FALL

07/26/2022 02:00

This article will introduce the fundamentals of playing the game for those who are about to start playing BABYLON’S FALL.

STEP 1: Create a character!

First up, let’s create a character to act as your avatar in the world of BABYLON’S FALL.

Select the faction that appeals to you

There are no restrictions on what weapons or equipment the different factions can use, but they each employ different gutwork abilities and evasive motions. The capabilities of the Gideon Coffin fixed to the character’s back also differs depending on his or her faction, making each of them best suited to a particular role.

What is gutwork?

These abilities are unlocked as you play through the campaign described later on. They use a special cord extruded from the Gideon Coffin to perform all kinds of different maneuvers, such as rapidly closing the distance with the enemy or granting enhancements to your allies. Use the B button to connect a cord to the target and hold down the B button to break the connection.

Huysians

Citizens of the Huysian Republic.
A mercantile people, with fully two thirds of the population involved in trade. Many Huysians are filled with a lust for adventure and have a preference for extravagant attire.

Specialist role

  • Short to medium ranged melee or missile fighters

Gutwork abilities available

  • Soul Vault
    Pierce an enemy with the Gideon Gut and rapidly close the distance to attack them.
  • Soul Share
    Join your Gideon Gut with that of another player to enhance them or receive enhancements back.

Agavians

The people of the Kingdom of Agafheim value knowledge and honor.
They have established royal academies and gladiatorial arenas across the land.

Specialist role

  • Close quarters tank

Gutwork abilities available

  • Soul Corrupt
    Snag an enemy using the Gideon Gut and apply various debilitating effects.
  • Soul Snatch
    Pierce an enemy with the Gideon Gut while it is knocked down or at the moment of its death to steal HP and SP.
  • Soul Share
    Join your Gideon Gut with that of another player to enhance them or receive enhancements back.

Geleilions

A nomadic people who live on the islands to the west of Neo Babylon.
Known for their ferocity, the Geleilions tattoo bonded animal totems on their flesh as a coming-of-age rite.

Specialist role

  • Short to medium range support character or missile combatant

Gutwork abilities available

  • Soul Vault
    Pierce an enemy with the Gideon Gut and rapidly close the distance to attack them.
  • Soul Corrupt
    Snag an enemy using the Gideon Gut and apply various debilitating effects.
  • Soul Share
    Join your Gideon Gut with that of another player to enhance them or receive enhancements back.

Molzamites

A tribe of hunters who live on the new continent and worship natural disasters.
Since they rebelled in the face of recent Imperial expansions, some Molzamite prisoners have been conscripted into the Sentinel Force.

Specialist role

  • Heavy hitting tank or melee fighter

Gutwork abilities available

  • Soul Snatch
    Pierce an enemy with the Gideon Gut while it is knocked down or at the moment of its death to steal HP and SP.
  • Soul Share
    Join your Gideon Gut with that of another player to enhance them or receive enhancements back.

Kuftaali

An ethnic group formed from devotees to the Kuftaali religion who live amongst the peoples of other lands.
They have been commanded by their cult masters to volunteer for the Sentinel Force.

Specialist role

  • Long ranged healer or powerful ranged damage dealer

Gutwork abilities available

  • Soul Share
    Join your Gideon Gut with that of another player to enhance them or receive enhancements back.

Choose your preferred body type

Select from the stockier Type A or the slenderer Type B.
*After selecting faction and body type, they cannot be changed.

Type A

Type B

Decide on your character’s appearance and name

Select a name, voice face type, hairstyle, body paint designs for your character and push the confirm button to complete character creation.
*These choices can be changed during play.

STEP 2: Progress through the campaign!

The “campaign” refers to the quests linked to the main story. By progressing through these quests, you can unlock new areas and different content types.
Search for the objective icon shown in the picture, talk to the NPC and take on a quest!

A point of advice
By completing quests, you can also achieve missions, such as defeating a set number of enemies etc. Remember to claim the rewards for these missions from the mission section of the rewards page in the main menu.

STEP 3: Change your gear and become more powerful!

Each piece of equipment has a “power” value to indicate how effective it is. The higher the power value, the better the equipment will be.

Each quest has a recommended power level and if your character’s power level (calculated based on the power level of your equipment) is greater than the recommended value then the quest should be easier to complete.
You can obtain new equipment from treasure chests in a quest or as rewards for completing them, so try to equip the most powerful weapons and armor that you can find.

When you obtain relics as rewards for missions and other tasks, take them to Pygmalion’s exchange for appraising and find out what equipment they were hiding.

STEP 4: Enhance your Gideon Coffin!

The capabilities of your Gideon Coffin device are governed by “Booster Crystals” available at Pygmalion’s shop. The specific crystals that can be equipped depend on your character’s faction and each one offers different gutwork abilities and other powers.

After you progress a way through the campaign, the forge will be unlocked, allowing you to further customize Booster Crystals and enhance your Gideon Coffin. The more you level up, the more points you will have available to assign to upgrades.

STEP5: Skillfully combine enchantments on your gear!

The enchantments found on equipment include those that are fixed for that piece of equipment and those that are generated randomly, so try to put together effective combinations across all your gear. You can check all the currently active enhancements and detrimental effects by pushing down on the D-pad during battle. Combine the right abilities to create your very own custom character, such as a fighter who specializes in delivering single powerful blows or a lightning-fast swordsman who wins through rapid flurries of attacks.

You can even perform these kinds of incredible dynamic attacks by pairing together enchantments that mutually affect each other.

Example of equipment for a “repeated attacks” character build

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