It’s been a week since Infinity Blade II came out. By now all of you should have freed Worker and uncovered the truth behind the dastardly betrayal. If not, wth are you waiting for?! Stuck on something? Here’s some tips, tricks, and guides that I wish I knew when I started this game as suggested by me - someone that already beat this game multiple times.
There’s some spoilers below. Read with cautious awareness.
Money makes the world go round. Just like in the first Infinity Blade, you’re going to be hurting on money especially towards the later Rebirths. Chair made it easier this time to earn money, but there’s also more things to spend money on and you can’t sell weapons/armor this time (unless you have more than one). If you’re reading this and you’re a Saudi Prince, I suggest buying the “rich bastard” package of 2.5M gold for $50 on Rebirth 1. Then use that money on keys and prize wheels. That’s because the cost of these keys inflate drastically with each Rebirth. The rare prize wheels are the only way to unlock high-end stuff (the items that are mysteriously black-out). Getting these powerful items early makes the game ridiculously easy.
However, if you’re like me, not a rich bastard, then just buy the small/medium keys. Leave at least 50k in your balance to buy weapons armor. It’s almost always worth the investment cost. But try to wait till the higher rebirth levels to use them because you get better stuff then.
Sell all gems you get except for +drop gems, +attack gems, and +gold gems. The rest just aren’t that useful when money is the more important trade-off. Titan break gems seem nice, but not really necessary if you are a somewhat decent gamer. +exp gems just accelerate your need for money so sell those. Defense gems are mostly useless. Combat damage/health gems really don’t do much for me. Although the +dmg / parry gem is ok.
Once you get to about 50k+ for each new weapon/armor, start saving for the big stuff. You especially want to buy: (clockwise starting at lower left side) Thistle (LW), Gelder (DW), Richochet (DW), Imperial (HW), Infinite Blade (LW), and Halfstar (HW). These things unlock more free stuff in the King’s Tomb room (the one that’s after the Archivist, see photo above). There’s 8 things to unlock there, each is unlocked by holding a specific weapon in your hand and tapping on the respective weapon.
Money isn’t the only thing found on the ground! Keys randomly appear too! It’s pretty rare, but I’ve gotten a dozen or so small keys where money bags are normally found. One place that always seem to have a key is during a cut-scene while talking to the Archivist - the second boss. You only have about 2-3 seconds to tap it, so watch for it. Of course health potions are found on the ground too. It’s super important to have as much of them as possible since they increase in cost with each Rebirth and you can’t always have heal rings on if you want to gain levels.
Duel Wield weapons are by far the best. While not completely obvious, they do the most damage while giving you the most defense. It’s actually a bit unbalanced how strong DW is compared to Heavy Weapons and Light Weapons. Sure HW have the large numbers and is fun as hell to swing, but it provides practically no defense. LW hits for like next to nothing and it’s probably the hardest to chain combos - not that combos are all that hard to chain. As it is right now, you can spam combos on DW since once you reach combo status, every hit after that is a combo. That’s just wrong for the Titans, but so right for us. Plus, the middle dodge button on DW is pretty godly, dodging all attacks from the left and right. Don’t bother using HW against beast-type Titans. You can’t parry anything except their bite attacks.
Blocks are pretty useless, learn to parry. Not all attacks are blockable and who wants to put skill points into shields? (All the more reason why DW is the superior weapon choice.) Chair made parrying so much easier in IB2. The key to parrying: sword attacks come from 4 directions - up, down, left, and right. If you see an attacking coming from the left, swipe left to right. That’s it. Ok there’s more to it, but that more than covers the basics.
In IB1, you could just spam dodge without issues. Chair added dodge exhaust in IB2 which is kinda annoying but definitely adds a challenge. You can increase the amount of dodges you get before exhaust by using a better body armor or use DW which has twice as many dodges as LW. If you get exhausted, it’s like taking a hit, so that’s why parrying well is so important. Mix in lots of parrys with your dodges. If you’re using HW and you can’t parry, then well, good luck.
Don’t be in a rush to rebirth yourself. In IB1, the sweet Rebirth spot is about 13-16 where you get the most money for the relatively easiest amount of work. It seems to be the same case in IB2. If you want, instead of causing a rebirth on these levels, you can just die at the last Titan and just hit restart rebirth instead of reload last save point. You don’t lose anything if you do this, just restart at the beginning of the map.
Don’t waste skill points on magic and shield. In IB1, you can cheese the game with high magic. With IB2, magic other than heal is pretty useless. High level heals > magic points. Try to get the Atomic Loop ring soon. It’s Heal 4 +26 magic points. That ring will heal about 4.5k hit points with no points in magic. Plus unlike heal rings, it doesn’t have secondary spells which you can sometimes trigger by accident because your finger spazzed and you drew some other symbol. Nothing like expecting a heal only to do 300 dmg to a Titan. Since blocking is useless, shield points are useless, in the same way that points are useless on Who’s Line is it Anyways.
Slow your roll and try to get hit combos. It’s natural that once you get a Titan break you just wanna go swipe crazy. You’re first instinct is probably, “OMFG, I getz to hit him0rz!! This dude is going down!” However, it’s important to go Right-Left, Left-Right and repeat. For HW, it’s even more important to slow down. Right-Left, wait for the animation to finish, Right-Left, look for the swipe arrow, repeat in the direction given. You can kill off a Titan if you’re lucky with just one combo.
Perfect breaks sometimes are treated like Special Attacks. If say for example, you get a perfect parry which also happens to be a break, it sometimes starts Special Attack sequence. That’s all kinds of awesomesauce. In that situation, first of all, control yourself and recognize what just happened. Don’t swipe spam. If you’re using DW and your Titan is a smallish guy, tap his center mass quickly to get a bunch of stabs. If you’re using HW, you need to follow the slash arrows. It won’t let you have 3 free perfect slashes otherwise.
In case you can’t figure out who the bosses are:
1. Thane (very top of the tower)
2. Archivist (go right from the staircase that takes you to the top of the tower)
3. Stone Demon (take the first left you see)
4. Mx-Goliath (go north in the hallway next to the Zen garden)
5. Thane (kill him twice, watch cutscene, kill everything after that)
You don’t have to kill them in this order, but that’s the order of difficulty.
Money exploit trick. Unlock all the Tomb weapons, reset to Rebirth 1 (which allows you to keep all your weapons), unlock the weapons again, sell the second set for about 500k, buy rare prize wheels.
Hope this helps!