Spirit Stones? Communion? We've got all the help you need.
Zenonia 5 is out now on the iOS and Android app stores, and we gave the game a 4 out of 5 star score in today's review. We had plenty of fun with this mobile RPG, but there's not much in the way of a tutorial for those new to the series, and so we've put together our top hints and tips so you can make the best possible start in the game.
How does the Communion system work in Zenonia 5?
As you level up and do combat with your fairy, the Communion bar will increase. Once it's filled up you can make use of the Extract function to create a Skill Stone for her. Results are random, and you can only equip so many stones at a time. To create a stone, tap on your character portrait then navigate across to Fairy.
How do I equip a Spirit Stone in Zenonia 5?
Once you've created a Spirit Stone, you can slot it into place by tapping the cube icon just to the right of the fairy's head. This will open up a menu at the top of the screen, where you can select the desired stone, then tap on one of the skill boxes next to the first icon to activate it. Note that the number of stones you can have at any one time is limited to your fairy's level.
How does PVP work in Zenonia 5?
If you want to take part in Zenonia 5's PVP (Player-Versus-Player) content, you need to tap on your hero's portrait and look at the Status section of the menu. To fight another player, select the icon marked P vs P on the right of the screen, and you'll be queued up for a random fight. The first to destroy the other player wins.
How do I win at PVP in Zenonia 5?
It depends very much on the class you play, but ranged opponents will want to do everything they can to maintain their distance from melee fighters, while warriors will want to quickly close up as much of that gap as possible. Take a shot at your opponent whenever it's safe to do so, and remember to use the special abilities you've unlocked to turn the tide of battle in your favor.
How does the Abyss work in Zenonia 5?
Once a day you'll receive a one-off free entry to the Abyss for the chance to win great loot in a timed event. If you want to take part in the event more than once in a single day, you'll need to spend Zen Points on additional tickets.
Why can't I use one of my skills in Zenonia 5?
The game uses an energy system which limits how often you can use your powerful abilities. You'll always be able to carry on using your basic attack, but make sure you check your energy levels before heading into a tricky battle. The meter recharges slowly over time, and also refills completely whenever you level up.
How do I gain new spells and abilities in Zenonia 5?
As you level up in the game, you'll acquire Skill Points which can be invested in your character. Head to the Skill section of the character menu, and choose which skills you want to invest in. Active skills are displayed by default, while your Passive options can be viewed by hitting the button at the right of the screen.
What's the difference between Active and Passive skills in Zenonia 5?
Passive skills are powerful upgrades that are permanently enabled, while Active skills (as the name suggests) need to be activated from the combat "wheel" that surrounds your basic attack button. These use up precious energy, so use them cautiously and always have a move or two available for a surprise encounter.
How do I get more Skill Points in Zenonia 5?
You'll receive a handful of Skill Points each time you level up, but there is a way to get hold of more. You'll have to go to the in-game cash shop and pick up the game's currency which is known as Zen Points. You can convert these into Skill Points in the Skill section of the interface, but be careful as this can get very expensive, very quickly.
How do I equip a new item in Zenonia 5?
From the character profile screen, select Inventory, then tap on an item. Among other options, you'll now see an icon that will automatically equip the gear directly onto your character. You can view all of the equipment you're using at present by clicking on Equip at the top of the character screen.
How do I buy and equip a new avatar in Zenonia 5?
If you want a character that doesn't just look great, but also gets a keen edge on the battlefield, you can go into the Avatar Shop and choose a new one. Note that these cost a large number of Zen Points, and will require a cash purchase.