Dragalia Lost is finally out in the UK and EU after a long period being available pretty much everywhere else. If you're just getting started, you've come to the right place.
Dragalia Lost's combat is simple but with nuance, and here you'll learn all the nuance you need to become a master quickly.
Just read our advice below and you'll be clearing missions without breaking a sweat.
Dodging and danger zones
If you want to win, you'll want to not die. Wow, amazing logic, huh? Well for a bit more detail, there's no block function in Dragalia Lost, so dodging will be your main way of avoiding damage.
To dodge you simply flick your character on the touch screen, and they roll in the direction your flick quite neatly. Of course, holding your finger on the screen will just affect the movement.
Projectiles are the most obvious attacks to dodge — just make sure not to get hit by them. Obviously. You'll find that enemies that launch projectiles will move away from you and attack at range, so you'll be able to pick out which enemies to watch for.
The bigger attacks will be highlighted with red danger zones on the ground. Cone shapes for spreading range attacks, long rectangles for charge attacks, and circles for landing projectile explosives or AoE attacks.
You'll be able to tell when a danger zone attack is ready because the danger zone will go from a translucent red, to an opaque red which spreads from the centre. Once the opaque red fills the danger zone, the attack will activate.
Of course, that's the time when you dodge. It can get overwhelming fast to keep track of multiple danger zones, so just try not to get stuck in an attack combo when the danger zones are on you, and dodge out as quickly as possible.