Inotia 4 Useful Tips and Guide
The Inotia series has always been one of my favorite action-JRPGs on the Android platform. Lately I’ve been playing as an assassin in Inotia 4 and I realized that the free-to-play game does a lot of things right.
First off, item drops aren’t rare and you don’t need to purchase high-spec items to actually be good. With the right strategy and a little bit of grinding, you and your party can get through the whole game without having to resort to buying any item with real world money. With that said, the game isn’t for the faint of heart.
I’ve listed down some Inotia 4 Useful Tips to guide you as you play through the game as Kiyan.
Choosing a Class in Inotia
The most important part of the game is choosing your class. You have 6 classes to choose from, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and skills. Ideally, the game is supposed to be pretty balanced but there I’ve found that there are certain classes that are more efficient to use.
In my case, I chose to start with an assassin because of its high DPS (damage per second) output. This class also has a stealth ability which grants increased damage as well as invisibility even against most bosses.
If you’re after raw power output, you might want to get a warrior instead. It’s essentially the recommended starter class due to its above average combination of strength, defense, and vitality.
Black Knights on the other hand are similar to warriors but with a focus on dealing damage through their magic. Like warriors they generally act as the tanks of the party.
Priests are harder to level up due to the fact that their skills are party-based. This means you’ll have to stock up on lots of mercenary emblems and summon party members to be somewhat effective.
Warlock & Ranger
The warlock and ranger classes are long range damage dealers with different focuses. Warlocks rely on magic while rangers rely on weapon damaged aided by their dexterity. Both these classes also have summons which can be pretty handy when fighting against multiple mobs as well as bosses.
Leveling Up and Grinding
Once you’ve chosen a class, the next thing you’ll need to worry about is how to level up. The ranged classes are generally great for leveling up as well as for parties. However, if you want to solo the game (which isn’t recommended) then your best bet would be the assassin or warrior.
Starting with the Level 12 Queen Spider, bosses have longer life bars and thus become spongier. You’ll need to invest in dealing damage as well as staying alive long enough. For dexterity dependent classes like the Ranger and Assassin, you’ll want to allocate stat points to their dexterity and vitality attributes.
It would also be advisable that you grind a couple of levels before facing off against a boss or be in a party of 4-5 to effectively take them on. If you choose the latter option you might want to level up your party members as well.
Use Fusion Machines
If you need weapons and other equipment, then you’ll need to know how to use Fusion Machines.
The weapons you get here are more reliable than any monster drops you’ll ever encounter (at least during the first half of the game). For my assassin, I was able to unlock the Impassivity Blade (Dagger Level 13) and Durandal (Long Sword Level 10) from the Fusion Machine found at the Level 3 Shadow Hall.
With these two weapons, I could effectively dish out (more or less) 60 hp damage per hit against mobs which also scales as my level goes higher. This weapon set will be especially useful against the Level 12 Queen Spider that you’ll be fighting in the Spider’s Lair (main quest).
Another good thing about Fusion Machines is that in order to unlock the weapons, you’ll need to finish side-quests that will also help in raising your level. This is great for people who don’t like pointless grinding in their RPGs.
Is it advisable to buy Gems?
I would normally say to avoid buying gems or any other items with real world money but I actually bought an infinity bag for myself. This is pretty useful for accumulating equipment and materials for fusion. Remember, it’s not just you who’ll need the equipment. Later on, you can use these equipment/items on your own party to increase your overall damage output.
An Infinity Bag (good for 16 slots) and 10 gems pack also cost $0.99 so it’s not as if you’ll have to hock an arm and a leg for it. If spending money on anything is a no-go, then it’s possible that there’s a recipe for the Infinity Bag once you’ve completed the game (post game quests).
I haven’t verified this though so I might be wrong. Either way, you can always be more pro-active with micro-managing equipment by assigning them to party members the moment they’re dropped by mobs.
Have you played Inotia 4: Assassin of Berkel yet? Share your useful tips with us on the comments!