Dota Underlords is an Auto Chess game, and much like any other Auto Chess game, it'll be easy when you start out, but get difficult fast.

Even if you've read through our tips to win, you might be struggling a bit. I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to mislead you, the game is actually just really hard.

Grasping the mechanics of the game is fine, but your opponents might just get good RNG with their shop and units, or perhaps the right items appear during loot rounds. Losing can come down to anything, but with the following tips in mind, you will be much more powerful in Dota Underlords - and all of the other Auto Chess games, really.

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Dota Underlords

When you start getting further in the rounds and higher in the ranks in Dota Underlords, you will have to think much more about how to execute your strategies. All of the basic tips relating to positioning, items, looting, become much more important and impactful.

Your positioning of your units will be the first important point, but it's hardly the only. Ensuring the items you loot complement your team and strategy is just as important as equipping them in the first place. A good item on a useless unit is still going to make a useless unit.

It's at this point you also need to pay closer attention to alliances, ascending beyond level 2, and more.

The items can also impact your strategy more than you intend. For example, some items will allow your unit to launch behind enemy lines. Good for enemies that attempt a wide, picket-line style strategy, but awful against enemies that use blocky, solid formations.

Your decisions in these moments will impact things greatly, and can feel incredibly random, so you need to try and adapt your team for any eventuality - until you only have one or two enemies left, that is.