Hero shooter fans looking for a change of pace will appreciate the depth that Paladins: Champions of the Realm offers. In this sci-fi fantasy movie of the hero shooter genre, players will take on the role of Paladins: magical warriors who unite the Kingdom. Due to the potential of the Crystals imbued with magic, the champions split into various factions with competing principles.
All champions in Paladins: Champions Of The Realm possess the ability to attack regardless of their Class. Even Support and Frontline champions can win, as long as they know how to use their offensive abilities. Players need to combine their offensive abilities with Alt-Fire skills to maximize their killing ability.
For example, Front Line Ash uses Shoulder Bash (S3) to lunge at enemies and knock them down. This is a perfect melee pick to use after using her Siege Shield (S2) while advancing. Likewise, Support Jenos has a Void Grip (S2) that damages enemies while lifting them into the air – perfect for disrupting enemy lines.
AOE Damage – Paladins: Champions of the Realm
Players who want to maximize their damage should not hesitate to unleash their AOE damage to start a gunfight. This ensures that players take the proper load time to aim their AOE. Likewise, this further increases the chance of damaging the opponent before finishing them off with a more direct attack.
Some champions have skills that deal great AOE damage. For example, Front Line Ruckus has a messy Alt-Fire with a Rocket Launcher (S1) that can force enemies in the party to scatter. Support Pip with Explosive Pot (S1) deals less damage like AOE but compensates for its slow effect. Attacking with these also gives party members time to load their own skills and destroy them while the enemy remains distracted.
Compulsive Reloaders – Paladins: Champions of the Realm
Anyone who’s ever played a shooter knows how exciting it is to pop out a reloadable weapon in the middle of a gunfight. However, anyone who has died in a shooter knows that loading at the wrong time can be fatal. The player must always run fast to find a hiding place and reload only there. This reduces the chance of being left open without anything to shoot.
Players should watch out for forced reloaders because they are easy to kill. Chances are, some enemies feel confident enough to reload in the middle of a shootout. When the player detects a tick of no movement, aim for that enemy as they are likely about to reload. Timing is critical, as it can take the entire enemy to reload sequence to take them down.
The Deck Loadout
Unlike other hero shooters, Paladins: Champions of the Realm has a unique Deck System. Each Champion can equip a set number of Cards with special perks, these include stat increases, CD reduction, or DPS improvement. As such, a team can have more than one of the same Champion with a different loadout. To maximize performance, players should focus on maximizing weapon performance and damage output.
For Damage like Viktor, Cards like Predator (Lifesteal while using Iron Sights) and Compensator (Reduced Recoil while using Iron Sights) improve his combat performance. Meanwhile, the Support Seris could boost her overall DPS with Dark Sight (Soul Charge detonations generate Ammo) and Wickedness (Reduce CD of Rend Soul).