One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 is the latest entry in a lengthy line of fairly incredible action-heavy video games. Musou, in fact, is a style recognized to the lots primarily because of collection like Dynasty Warriors. In it, there’s a staggering quantity of characters to play as (although not many from the Straw Hat Grand Fleet). Every one in all them can clear mobs and missions with ease given a sure period of time to be taught their mechanics.
A few of them require extra work than others, and to assist cowl our bases, we will go over the most important ideas we may consider that will help you make that character you’re keen on a lot from the collection able to beating even the New World Emperors.
Up to date February 22nd, 2021 by Jacob Buchalter: One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 has truly been going fairly robust since its preliminary launch. It is smart, contemplating the manga simply just lately handed its monumental 1000th chapter. Because the day it dropped, Bandai Namco has launched three completely different Character DLC Packs, one introducing characters from the Worst Technology, one bringing in Large Mother Crew Members from the Complete Cake Island arc, and a ultimate one dropping Wano legends into the combo. Why not introduce one which has characters from the very best One Piece motion pictures too? Anyway, tier lists have modified, ways have been up to date, and the strategies by which to make a personality overpowered on this sport are completely different now.
15 Max Out That Starting Map ASAP
At first, the Starting Map is a talent “tree” shared by each character. The stats which might be leveled up on this map are then leveled up for each new character you unlock. It is a incredible approach of circumventing the issue the place folks would unlock characters in earlier video games and both pay in-game foreign money to auto-level them or grind them up on the early missions.
That outdated methodology made utilizing new characters both boring till they leveled up, or pressured you to spend most of your foreign money on getting everybody as much as par. Neither of those was enjoyable to do, however now folks can soar proper in with their new character immediately.
14 Make Positive Your Primary Character Is Robust By Default
Sadly, so far as Musou video games go, the ability hole between characters may be absurdly large. In combating and/or aggressive shooters, builders attempt to micro-manage every new character in order that all of them really feel equally highly effective in their very own methods. However, in Musou video games, of which there are numerous, some characters are simply unequivocally stronger than others.
If a most well-liked character is terrible by default, they’ll nonetheless get robust with a ton of labor, however they will by no means attain “overpowered” standing. Choose a number of favorites from the collection, after which closely spend money on the one which appears the strongest by default. Some examples of characters which might be innately damaged are Katakuri, Large Mother, Kaido, Shanks, Whitebeard, Oden, Smoothie, and a Reiju.
13 Stage Up Each Ability & Combo Island
Even when the Starting Map is unlocked, it does not come really useful to hop right into a troublesome mission with a newly acquired character. First, save up a little bit of Beri and unlock all their Motion Progress and Ability Slot islands. Mainly, these are their particular person expertise and their combos. Gamers can acknowledge these islands simply since Motion Progress Islands have a purple arrow pointing up and Ability Slot islands are marked by a small blue diamond. They do not price an excessive amount of to max out, and it actually opens every character up playstyle-wise.
Seize a number of of their specials as effectively, however think about that gamers do not actually get that many expendable assets till about midway by Dramatic Log, so doing that ranges from individual to individual. With out these maxed out, characters really feel like a shallow model of themselves, so ensure that to prioritize them if potential.
12 Grind Out The Gold Cash Related To Your Favourite Character
Maintain an eye fixed out for sure Gold Cash. The Treasure Log is the place the place many of the lesser-known characters will unlock their latter Progress Map Expertise as every mission rewards a Gold Coin of a distinct kind upon completion. Understanding the supply materials is definitely useful right here as Islands that solely have a query mark often want Gold Cash that have not been found however are related to the character themselves.
Like with Bartolomeo, plenty of his late Progress Map islands want Gold Cash associated to Luffy, so grinding the maps that give Straw Hat Gold Cash early truly prepares you for the longer term.
11 Determine Out Every Particular A Character Has & Its Versatility
A number of the Specials are both deceptively good or surprisingly dangerous. Take Bartolomeo’s ball-throwing Particular for instance. Sadly, Bartolomeo is without doubt one of the worst characters within the sport, but when this ball manages to hit an Elite NPC, it will nonetheless take out chunk or straight up all of their well being. However, if he throws it right into a crowd, that are plentiful in a lot of these video games, it will be a waste.
Now, for comparability, take Kidd’s Pillar Particular, on the floor, it simply builds a bizarre tower of metallic that blocks enemy line-of-sight. However, in case you use his “Repel” Particular wherever close to it, it launches metallic in each path and provides an enormous chunk of harm to his repelled metallic fists. Testing all of the Particular Strikes a personality has will rapidly let you know in the event that they’re value your time or not.
10 Play Round To Discover Character-Particular Exploits
Whereas OPPW4 could be essentially the most complicated the franchise has ever been by way of system mechanics, that does not imply it is essentially the most polished. There are nonetheless loads of exploits and different methods through which gamers can abuse the sport with the intention to make their favourite character OP. For instance, plenty of characters have particular combos or specials that may be sprint canceled out of earlier than the animation finishes, however the injury and impact from the transfer nonetheless triggers.
Loads of characters have stun-lock combos, strikes that clear crowds by partitions, or methods to get across the map absurdly quick as effectively. That is all to say gamers ought to mess around a bit with a popular character. Or, on the very least, do a little bit of analysis and see what different gamers have discovered.
9 S-Ranks Aren’t Dependant On Well being Anymore
In contrast to in earlier Pirate Warriors video games, OPPW4 does not decide Clear Rank utilizing the participant’s remaining well being. Gamers used to should keep away from getting hit as a lot as potential to get S-Ranks, particularly because the restoration animation for lots of characters wasted treasured seconds. However, in Pirate Warriors 4, the variety of enemies defeated and the time-to-clear is all that issues.
How does this assist construct an overpowered character? Properly, the best way gamers play a sport once they’re apprehensive about getting hit and the best way they play once they’re going all out is fairly completely different, proper? So, naturally, figuring out that getting hit is not an enormous deal means they will play in a much less careworn state-of-mind, which is able to make their character really feel stronger than they felt beforehand. Plus, particularly with huge characters, attempting to dam or evade assaults on a regular basis wasted plenty of time too.
8 Prioritize Harm & Protection
Equip all the abilities that buff total protection and assault energy. Specifically, expertise like Herculean Power, Cheat Demise, or Full Power Enhancement are superb. Cheat Demise buffs the quantity of harm dealt relying on the participant’s remaining HP, which already sounds good, however, the stat enhance is insane.
Using this Ability accurately can let gamers virtually one-shot Elite enemies, making it twice as simple to clear maps rapidly. It is a One Piece sport, in spite of everything, so having a “going all-out” way of thinking kind of matches the tone of the IP.
7 Analysis Your Character, Particularly If They’re A Technical Sort
One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 introduces an entire new Sort of Character: the Sky Sort. Character’s of this type-classification fly across the map and have a ton of air combos. For these unfamiliar with any of the opposite Pirate Warriors video games, there’s additionally the Energy, Pace, and Technical kind characters as effectively.
Understanding which sort a participant’s major character is, and the way their particular mechanics work, is tantamount to creating them overpowered. For instance, Reiju is a Sky-type character, however her Poison-eating mechanic looks like one thing a Technical character would have. If gamers did not learn up on her Poison Mechanic in her Character Abstract, they’d assume she’s fairly the underpowered character. There are many assets, each in-game and out, to find out about how sure characters work, so put the time in and recall it.
6 Grind Out Crew Ranges
Aside from the Starting Map, all the opposite islands unlocked within the Progress Maps are particular to that one character. It is what makes Beris all of the extra fascinating on this sport, reasonably than simply serving as level-up gas in PW3. One different factor that does get shared between all of them are the Expertise. Specials are the strikes that every particular character can unleash, whereas Expertise are equippable bonuses that every one characters profit from. These are the islands on their maps which have a “solar” icon on them, for reference. Fortunately, the vast majority of the characters solely have one, and it is all the time on their Stage 1 Map.
To unlock all their different Progress Maps, gamers have to rank up that particular characters Crew Stage. To do that, gamers have to make use of them as an ally in missions and beat a bunch of enemies, which could be a little bit of a grind. For many maps, the allies it provides are random, so gamers could be restarting lots. For some missions, nevertheless, the allies are assured. Ensure to have Crew Stage buffing Expertise like Brothers’ Sake Cups geared up, but additionally do a little bit of analysis and see if there are any missions the place a most well-liked character is a assured ally.
5 Adapt To The Character’s Specialization
Pirate Warriors has all the time had a specialization or “class” system of types. Mainly, characters can be categorized into completely different archetypes, very similar to a combating sport, primarily based on how they fought or carried out within the precise One Piece supply materials. Usopp fights from afar and crops traps, so he is a Technical character. Carrot is a rabbit Mink recognized for her velocity, so she’s clearly a Pace kind. Doflamingo often flies round together with his strings, so he is sky kind. Lastly, Luffy brute forces his approach by like a Energy Sort. The important thing to creating any character overpowered is adjusting the playstyle to that “class”.
Every Sort has a totally completely different playstyle, so do not attempt to play Usopp the identical approach Luffy is performed. It simply will not work.
4 Use Transformations & Extremely Specials Usually
One draw back to Pirate Warriors 4 is the overdependence on Extremely Specials. These are the Particular Strikes that do an enormous chunk of harm in a variety and often have a cinematic related to them. In earlier video games, they had been known as Final Assaults, and most characters had a Stage 1 and Stage 2 model of them. Now, gamers can equip 4 if they need. It is one in all the numerous new issues this sequel provides to the system.
Why is not this factor? Properly, it kind of provides gamers far too some ways to hit everybody round whereas invincible. That stated, over-using these Extremely Specials is strictly find out how to make a personality overpowered, so gamers may as effectively embrace it. Moreover, Kind Adjustments now exist with Soul-Possessed Large Mother, Large Smoothie, Boundman Luffy, and extra.
3 See If Your Character Has A Counter Particular
Do not sleep on counter-based Specials. Numerous characters have them, and most of them are absurdly robust. With out Bartolomeo’s counter, the man can be even farther down on the tier record than he already is. Fireplace Tank Captain Capone Bege has one which does a surprising quantity of harm, Jiimbe’s permits him to make up for his gradual assault velocity, and Basil Hawkins may even heal from his.
Most of those do not activate till a sure “threshold” of harm in a single transfer has been handed. The riff-raff mobs will hardly ever set them off. Utilizing them whereas combating towards Captains or Elite Enemies is a simple technique to instantly flip the tide.
2 Be taught To Juggle Enemies & Lure Them In Infinite Combos
Sprint Canceling is fairly essential in PW4. In earlier video games, gamers may sprint in the midst of a combo string, then end it with an ender after stated sprint. This allowed gamers to re-adust their enders so they would not miss if an Elite NPC occurred to maneuver. In PW4, that is now not an choice, however Energy Dashes now rely as “hitting” the opponent and are fast sufficient to maintain a combo going. Plus, there is not any cooldown for these Energy Dashes, making infinite combos all the better to drag off. With the brand new Guard meter that Bosses and Elites have, having the ability to hold them up within the air so long as potential is obligatory if gamers need to break their Guard earlier than they counterattack.
1 Play By means of As A lot Dramatic Log As Attainable
This may appear odd, however taking part in by many of the Dramatic Log, which is the Story Mode, is fairly essential for lots of issues. One, it unlocks a ton of Gold Cash which might be vital for robust Particular Assaults and expertise. Two, it unlocks many of the solid. And three, it rakes within the Beri! Gamers want lots of upon lots of of the luggage of Beris to unlock the Ability slots and Combo Additions for all of the solid, and a accomplished Dramatic Log is one of the best ways to do it.
With the Free Log and Treasure Log, there’s nonetheless tons of content material to expertise after the primary story. It is uncommon for a narrative mode in a Musou sport to be so excessive finances, although Persona 5 Strikers will seemingly do it too.