Strike of Kings Game Guide

The Strike of Kings Game Guide gives a detailed breakdown of every element of this popular MOBA. You can find a complete description of the game menu, info on game modes or an explanation of the principles of the shop. You can also find a list of all talents, general advice concerning the gameplay or more detailed info about the heroes that you should consider choosing at the beginning. A separate chapter is devoted to free skins and free heroes that you can get.

The Strike of Kings game guide contains:

  1. Description of the game menu and of the settings;
  2. Info on available currencies and the shop;
  3. A list of all available talents;
  4. General advice concerning the gameplay;
  5. A list of heroes recommended for the beginning and tips on playing with them;
  6. A chapter on obtaining free skins and free heroes.

Michal “kwisc” Chwistek (www.gamepressure.com)

About Strike of Kings Game Guide

Author : Michal “kwisc” Chwistek for gamepressure.com

Translator : Jakub “Yossarian” Nowak

last update : June 20, 2017

Guide contains :
8 pages, 13 images.

Use the comments below to submit your updates and corrections to this guide.

Strike of Kings Video Game

Strike of Kings

  • genre: Action

  • developer: Tencent
  • publisher: Tencent
  • platform: AND, iOS

Strike of Kings is a new popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) from Tencent. This is a game in which players fight fierce duels 5v5 and trying to destroy the towers of other players.

Strike of Kings looks very nice for mobile game and has very extensive and interesting gameplay. The game was released on iOS and Android platforms.

More About Strike of Kings

Here you can find info about Game Menu in Strike of Kings:

  • Main menu
  • Player info

Main menu

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1. Player profile and their level.

2. Shop.

3. Lost of heroes.

4. Arcana – these are items that support our hero throughout whole matches. They can be bought only for the gold obtained in the game. They’re divided into three categories – according to the type of enhancement, and three levels – according to its power. The level determines the price. The arcana of level one cost 10 gold, level two – 200, and level 3 – 2000. If you’re interested in playing the game more seriously, you should only invest in level 3 arcana. You only get two pages for arcana sets. Each page more will require a payment in vouchers.

5. Talents.

6. Armory – here you can choose recommended equipment for each hero. You can create a set of recommended items alone, or just choose one of the most popular sets (Pro Builds). Check this place in order to keep track of all the items the game offers.

7. Guild

8. Chat

9. Events and announcements – here you can find information about special sales and get some rewards for logging in regularly.

10. Game Guide – useful advice on the game itself as well as on everyday activities.

11. Backpack – your items are here. All the arcana, chests and XP boost cards will be here. You should come here often to see whether you’ve got any unopened chests.

12. Achievements – a very significant tab. Here you can obtain awards for completing achievements. There are all sorts of these: you account level, a number of games won, or getting the MVP status. Check this place often to get them awards – chests and red gems.

13. Mail – messages from other players and game devs.

14. Friends – you can see your friendlist here. You can add new friends or look for people from your neighborhood.

15. Rankings – here you can find rankings of other players and your friends, according to different stats; victories, victory streaks, owned skins or heroes.

16. Gold, gems and vouchers

17. Game settings

18. Network status

Player info

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Here you can find details of your account and outcome of matches.

1. Changing the account’s name.

2. Online rank.

3. Game Score – sort of a reputation score. By default it’s 100. You can lose points for different, reprehensible behavior, such as:

  1. 2-5 points for being AFK;
  2. 3 points if a player reports you, and the system decides it was a justified report;
  3. 5 if a couple players report you;
  4. 1 point for not confirming joining a game (plus a temporary ban for joining the queue).

These points can, fortunately, be reclaimed by:

  1. 1 for losing or wining a game with other players;
  2. 1 for winning a game with bots;
  3. 5 points for finishing a game without getting any penalties.

The punishment for low Game Score is locking quick or ranked games. Ranked games are blocked below 70 points.

There’s a system of stars that divide players into 3 categories:

  1. 3 stars: 100 points;
  2. 2 stars: 60-99 points;
  3. 1 star: 0-59 points.

4. Remaining stats:

  1. Victories and awards;
  2. Most frequent heroes;
  3. Match history.

Here you can find info about game modes in the Strike of Kings:

  • Grand Battle
  • Abyssal Clash
  • Valley Skirmish
  • Solo Battle
  • Death Match
  • Hook Wars

Grand Battle

The Grand Battle gameplay is based on identical premises as the Summoners Rift in League of Legends.

  1. Two five-palyer teams fight on a map divided into three alleys.
  2. The goal is to destroy all the turrets within one of the alleys, and then the enemy’s base.
  3. Minions of both teams are in the alleys, offering some aid in combat.
  4. Destroying the turret in the enemy’s base buffs the minions, who will always defeat enemy minions if the latter aren’t aided by heroes.
  5. In-between the alleys, there’s the Wild, where you can find neutral creatures to kill. Some of them provide temporary buffs to the player that kills it. Killing the biggest one buffs up the whole team.

Grand Battle mode is the default mode for all team matches.

Abyssal Clash

In the Abyssal Clash game mode, two five-player teams fight each other in one straight alley. The following rules apply.

  1. Each player gets a random hero at the beginning.
  2. The drawing can be repeated with the Reroll skill. The first reroll is free; after that, you have to pay in red gems.
  3. There’s no recall option here, and staying in your base doesn’t replenish health.
  4. You can only heal yourself by picking up the first aid kits that spawn on the map.
  5. Similarly to other modes, the goal is to destroy the turrets and enemy base.
  6. Items in this mode can only be bought after your hero dies.

Valley Skirmish

The rules in the Valley Skirmish are similar to the rules of Grand Battle, with some exceptions:

  1. Teams are made up from three heroes.
  2. The map has only one alley with the Wild on the top and bottom.
  3. In the wild, right below the alley, there’s a speed buff, and further below that – a big neutral best buffing the whole team.
  4. The goal is to destroy the turret and the enemy base.
  5. HP is replenished in the base.

Solo Battle

In Solo Battle two players face each other:

  • No recall.
  • HP is replenished in the base.
  • One first aid kit is available in the very center of the map – try to control it.
  • Goal: destroy the turret and the enemy base.

Death Match

The Death Match mode is much different from other modes:

  1. Can be played in 2v2, 3v3 and 5v5.
  2. Held on a special map without turrets, AI minions or the wild.
  3. All players begin with heroes on top experience levels and with items chosen beforehand.
  4. The goal is to kill everyone.
  5. Killed heroes aren’t automatically respawned
  6. The game ends after the last player from a team is killed.

This mode isn’t available yet.

Hook Wars

One of the special modes, only available during weekends. The rules are as follows:

  1. Each player gets a random hero.
  2. The drawing can be repeated with the Reroll skill. The first reroll is free; after that, you have to pay in red gems.
  3. In the middle of the map, there’s a square area, separated by a precipice.
  4. The goal is to control that point by having more units there.
  5. After getting this point, the team starts to gain points – they’re shown in the top of the screen. The team that reaches 100 points wins.
  6. To kill enemies, the players have to use the special hook ability, which draws the target towards the player. You have to be careful in order not to get hooked yourself.
  7. There’s no recall and HP replenishment in the base, but you can use first aid kits (2 small ones and one bigger on each side of the map).
  8. Additionally, every now and then a chest will appear at the precipice – the team that deals the last blow to it will get a buff.
  9. Along the edge, some buffs can also stroll sometimes. They can also be reached with the hook. They include additional gold or additional fire damage to your hook.
  10. Items in this mode can only be bought after your hero dies.

The shop in Strike of Kings is quite complicated. You can pay here with three different currencies – each of them gives you access to different items.

  • Currencies
  • Shop menu

Currencies

1. Gold is the basic currency. You can purchase heroes and Arcana. Among others, you can get it for:

  1. Each game played;
  2. Playing a number of games throughout a day;
  3. For a couple log-ins in a row;
  4. For logging in during the weekend.

Currently, the only heroes that can’t be bought with gold are:

  1. Batman – 1799 vouchers
  2. Lumburr – 749 vouchers
  3. Maloch – sometimes available in the Lucky Draw roulette.

2. Gems – Red gems are special stones that allow purchasing items in a separate tab of the store. You will find there cards that improve gatherind XP and gold, three heroes and a Lucky Draw lottery. Red gems at the beginning can be obtained rather quickly, but then their growth falls significantly. You get red gems for:

  1. For a couple log-ins in a row;
  2. For logging in during the weekend;
  3. For different Achievements (achievement tab).

3. Vouchers – the only way of obtaining vouchers is buying them in the store for real money. For vouchers, you can buy:

  1. Heroes;
  2. Skins;
  3. Cards that boost growth of XP and gold;
  4. Cards for changing the name of the account/guild;
  5. Lucky Draw lottery ticket;
  6. An additional page for Arcana sets.

Shop menu

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1. Recommended items;

2. Heroes – the heroes can be bought for gold and vouchers. The exception are three characters: Lumburr, Batman (only obtainable for vouchers) and Maloch (sometimes available via Lucky Draw).

3. Skins – Nearly every skin is available only for vouchers. Some of them can be obtained for free, by doing some simple things. More about that in the “Free heroes and skins” chapter.

4. Arcana – arcana are items that buff your hero for the whole game, and they can be only bought for the gold you make in the game. They’re divided into three categories – according to type of the enhancement, and then into three levels, according to the power. The power determines the price. The arcana of level one cost 10 gold, level two – 200, and level 3 – 2000. If you’re interested in playing the game more seriously, you should only invest in level 3 arcana.

5. Voucher Shop – different items are available here. All of them only obtainable with vouchers:

  1. Discounted sets of heroes – they’re much more affordable in sets.
  2. Cards for changing the name of the account/guild.
  3. XP boost cards.
  4. Gold boost cards.
  5. Magic Crystal – a ticket for Lucky Draw.

6. Gem Shop – here are items obtinable only with red gems:

  1. Azzen’Ka Value Pack – chest with hero: Azzen’Ka
  2. Omega Value Pack – chest with hero: Omega
  3. Gildur Value Pack – pack with hero: Gildurem
  4. XP and Gold boost cards

Apart from that, there’s also the “Daily” tab, where items with daily limit can be found.

  1. Magic Crystal – ticket for Lucky Draw.
  2. Lvl 2 Arcana Pack – a random level 2 arcana is inside.

7. Lucky Draw – it’s a lottery, where you can win different items. In order to take part in it, you have to buy a magic crystal for 100 vouchers or 250 gems. You can win, among others:

  1. Gold
  2. Arcana level two and three
  3. Red gems
  4. Skins
  5. Heroes
  6. Techno Templar Skin for Valhein – the chances of getting it are remote at best, but there’s no other way.

The talents are special attributes that help during matches. They are common for every hero, but during a match, you can only use one, chosen beforehand. In this chapter, you’ll find a full list of talents as well as their description and level requirements

Name

Icon

Unlock level

Description

Sprint


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1 lvl

Cooldown:100s

Effects: Increase speed by 20% for 10 seconds.

Execute


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3 lvl

Cooldown: 90s

Effects: Deals damage to everyone around, equal to 16% of their lost health points.

Punish


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5 lvl

Cooldown: 30s

Effects: Deals 800 true damage and stuns enemies for 1s. Doesn’t work against heroes.

Roar


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7 lvl

Cooldown: 60s

Effects: Increases attack speed by 60% and attack power by 10% for 5 seconds.

Heal


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9 lvl

Cooldown: 120s

Effects: Automatically replenishes 15% HP. Works for you and the allies around. Increases helth regen by 15% for 2 seconds.

Disrupt


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11 lvl

Cooldown: 60s

Effects: For 5s blocks a building’s attacks.

Daze


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13 lvl

Cooldown: 90s

Effects: For 0,5s stuns nearby enemies and slows them down for 1s.

Purify


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15 lvl

Cooldown: 120s

Effects: Cancels all debuffs and stuns plus provides immunity for them for 1,5s.

Endure


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17 lvl

Cooldown: 120s

Effects: Stops your hero for 1.5s, but makes them immune for all attacks.

Flicker


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19 lvl

Cooldown: 120s

Effects: Teleports your hero over a short distance.

There are numerous hero characters available in Strike of Kings and even more skins for them to use. Although many require a sufficient amount of gold or vouchers to unlock, there are some, which may be acquired for free, just by completing certain activities. This chapter will feature a complete list of free heroes and skins, along with the information on how to get them.

  • Heroes
  • Skins

Heroes

Name

Get them for:

Valhein

Completing the game tutorial.

Zanis

Finishing your first 5v5 match.

Veera

Loggin-in to the game for 3 days in row.

Toro

Loggin-in to the game for 7 days in row.

Zephys

Buying your first 100 vouchers.

Thane

Finishing three 5v5 matches.

Violet

Finishing a ranked match.

  

Skins

Name

Get it for:

Nethra skin for Valhein

Loggin-on to the game for 2 days in row.

Chief Knight skin for Thane

Given at the end of a ranking season.

Techno Templar skin for Valhein

You can win it at Lucky Draw. Technically it’s not free, as you need 100 vouchers to take part in the lottery and lots of luck to get the skin itself.

In this chapter you’ll find useful tips that will help you win more matches and become more useful for your team.

1. When choosing a character, always try to adjust to the rest of the team. There can be various team compositions, but usually a melee fighter, a ranged fighter, and support are a must. There should also be an ADC (attack damage carry), who will guarantee great damage later in the game.

2. Gameplay in Strike of Kings is very fast, and building have low durability and high importance. When playing on the lane, first and foremost try not to die. If you get killed, chances are that the enemy will destroy your tower. Surviving and farming – this is vital. Killing enemies is a valuable, but secondary objective.

3. Towers and inhibitors in Strike of Kings are of greater importance than in classic MOBA games. This is mostly because inhibitors don’t respawn, so once they are destroyed, a given lane will be constantly under attack from stronger enemy minions. What’s more, Nexus without cover can be easily and quickly destroyed, even if it’s protected by other players. Protecting your inhibitors and destroying enemy inhibitors should be your main objective. If you lose even one inhibitor, then someone will have to protect a weakened lane until the end of the match.

4. In Strike of Kings there are no vision totems, so good communication is of great importance. Always try to ping your allies or write to them if you notice an enemy or an enemy disappears from your lane.

5. When choosing a ranged character try to learn so-called orb walking as fast as possible. It consists in dealing as much damage as possible while moving. Your task is to move towards the enemy (chase) or away from them (runaway) in every free second between subsequent auto-attacks.

In Strike of Kings it’s much easier than on mouse and keyboard. To perform orb walking, you must constantly tilt the movement stick while keeping the attack button pressed. Sometimes it’s a good idea to perform orb walking interchangeably in two directions perpendicular to the enemy. This way we can avoid skillshots.

6.When playing a character who doesn’t have skills that require aiming, you should focus on good skill rotation. At the beginning of a fight, think how long it will last. If you attack a fragile hero, the fight will probably be very short, whereas fighting against a tank will probably take some time. Short fights should begin with skills with short cooldown. Chances are that you will be able to use it again before the outcome is determined. Single seconds can be really important. In longer fights the order in which you use skills is not that important, but the right use of CC skills is vital. If you’re not sure that you’ll win, better keep CC for later in case you realize that you’re losing and must run.

This glossary includes terms and acronyms used in this guide and in the game itself. Learning them will make it easier and quicker for you to communicate with team members. There’s not always enough time to build regular sentences when a fight is on, so acronyms really come in handy. The glossary is presented in alphabetical order.

  1. AA (Auto Attack) – Automatic attack performed when hero clicks RMB on the target.
  2. AD (Attack Damage) – Physical damage our hero deals using normal attack.
  3. AFK (Away From Keyboard) – The term used when you have to interrupt your game for a while. It can take on a negative meaning if a player simply abandons a match.
  4. AoE (Area of Effect) – A skill that has effect on a given area (e.g. Malphite’s Unstoppable Force, Riven’s Ki Burst).
  5. AP (Ability Power) – damage dealt by magical skills. Usually Mages use AP.
  6. AR (Armor)
  7. AS (Attak Speed)
  8. BD (Backdoor) – Okreslenie, kt�re oznacza niezauwazone przeslizgniecie (lub przeteleportowanie) sie jednego (lub wielu) z bohater�w za plecami wroga i zdobycie jakiegos celu w ich bazie: zniszczenie wiezy, inhibitora, a nawet Nexusa.
  9. BG (Bad Game) – Skr�tu BG uzywa sie przewaznie po skonczonej rozgrywce, aby wyrazic swoje niezadowolenie z wyniku, np. przez to, ze kt�rys z sojusznik�w odlaczyl sie od rozgrywki i cala druzyna zmuszona byla grac 4 na 5.
  10. Bot – Nazwa dolnej alejki na mapie.
  11. BRB (Be Right Back) – Zaraz wracam.
  12. Brush – Zarosla, kt�re rozmieszczone sa w r�znych miejscach mapy.
  13. Buff – Bonus zmieniajacy statystyki naszej postaci i utrzymujacy sie przez pewien czas, np. Niebieski Buff od Golema.
  14. Build – Okreslone zestawienie umiejetnosci dla danego bohatera
  15. Burst – Zadanie ogromnej ilosci obrazen w jak najkr�tszym czasie
  16. CC (Crowd Control) – Okreslenie to oznacza wszystkie efekty, kt�re ograniczaja kontrole nad postacia, jak np. strach, ogluszenie, spowolnienie, podrzucenie itd.
  17. CD (Cooldown) – Czas schlodzenia (odnowienia sie) danej umiejetnosci.
  18. Champion – Bohater.
  19. Creep – Minion, czyli neutralny stw�r maszerujacy wzdluz kazdej z alejek.
  20. DC (Disconnect) – Odlaczenie sie z gracza z rozgrywki.
  21. DMG (Damage) – Skr�t, kt�ry oznacza zadawane obrazenia.
  22. DoT (Damage Over Time) – obrazenia zadawane przez pewien okres czasu
  23. Feeder – Okreslenie dla gracza, kt�ry feeduje (“karmi”) przeciwny team poprzez ciagle giniecie na ich korzysc. Laczy sie z tym pojecie “Fed”, czyli “Nakarmiony”, kt�re okresla gracza, kt�ry ma na koncie duza ilosc zab�jstw
  24. Gank – Okreslenie na pomoc teamu w zabiciu przeciwnika. Jesli piszemy do kogos zeby zaatakowal wroga na naszej linii to wtedy prosimy o gank.
  25. Gate – Brama
  26. GG (Good Game) – Skr�tu GG uzywa sie przewaznie po skonczonej rozgrywce, aby podziekowac przeciwnikom i sojusznikom za gre.
  27. GJ (Good Job) – Jesli kt�rys z sojusznik�w dobrze spisal sie w kt�rejs akcji, warto nagrodzic go kr�tkim GJ – Dobra Robota!
  28. GL (Good Luck) – Skr�t, kt�rego uzywa sie na poczatku rozgrywki, aby zyczyc przeciwnikom i sojusznikom szczescia w grze.
  29. HF (Have Fun) – HF uzywa sie na poczatku rozgrywki, przewaznie razem z GL, aby wszyscy wyrazic nadzieje, ze wszyscy beda czerpac przyjemnosc z gry.
  30. Kite’owanie – Kite’owac, oznacza utrzymywac przeciwnika na dystans w taki spos�b, aby nie m�gl zblizyc sie na tyle do naszej postaci, aby skutecznie prowadzic wymiane.
  31. Leaver – Okreslenie dla gracza, kt�ry opuscil trwajaca rozgrywke i juz do niej nie wr�cil.
  32. Harass – Konsekwentne nekanie przeciwnika atakami, kt�re maja na celu zburzenie jego morale i obnizenie paska zdrowia.
  33. Lane – Linia, alejka, kt�rych na mapie znajduja sie trzy.
  34. MIA (Miss in Action) – Oznacza, ze kogos aktualnie nie ma na danej linii.
  35. MID – Nazwa dla srodkowej alejki na mapie.
  36. MOUNT – Czyli kon lub inny zwierzak/pojazd na kt�rym mozna poruszac sie po mapie.
  37. MS (Movement Speed) – Oznacza szybkosc poruszania sie.
  38. Noob – Niezbyt mile i naduzywane okreslenie w stosunku do graczy, kt�ry nie potrafia zachowac sie w czasie gry i celowo utrudniaja zycie innym. Czesto mylone z pojeciem Newbie.
  39. Newbie – Okreslenie na gracza, kt�ry dopiero rozpoczyna swoja przygode z dana gra.
  40. OOM (Out Of Mana) – Gracze w ten spos�b informuja druzyne, ze nie posiadaja many, aby dalej m�c korzystac z umiejetnosci.
  41. OP (Overpowered) – Okreslenie stosowane wzgledem postaci, kt�re aktualnie sa znacznie silniejsze od innych i wymagaja zbalansowania.
  42. Passive – Pasywna umiejetnosc postaci.
  43. RE (Return) – Okreslenie uzywane w przypadku, gdy po zgubieniu przeciwnika z pola widzenia, wr�cil on na swoja pozycje.
  44. Root – Negatywny efekt, kt�ry uniemozliwia poruszanie sie bohaterowi
  45. Silence – Negatywny efekt, kt�ry uniemozliwia korzystanie z jakiejkolwiek umiejetnosci, ucisza dany cel (np. Natchnienie u Soraki).
  46. Skillshot – Umiejetnosc, kt�ra wymaga pewnej zrecznosci i recznego nacelowania, aby trafic w przeciwnika.
  47. Skin – Oznacza dodatkowa sk�rke dla naszej postaci, kt�ra mozna kupic za prawdziwe pieniadze.
  48. SS – Skr�t od “Miss”, kt�ry oznacza to samo co MIA.
  49. Stun – Ogluszenie, kt�re obezwladnia przeciwnika i uniemozliwia podjecie jakiejkolwiek akcji.
  50. Support – Okreslenie na bohater�w wspomagajacych druzyne dodatkowymi efektami: aurami, leczeniem itd.
  51. Trinket – Talizman, kt�ry mozna nabyc za darmo w sklepie i uzyc, aby np. postawic Warda.
  52. Tank – Postac, kt�rej zadaniem jest skupienie na sobie atak�w wroga i przyjmowanie obrazen, jak i rozpraszanie przeciwnik�w, aby druzyna mogla atakowac.
  53. TBH (To Be Honest) – Bedac szczerym. Skr�tu uzywa sie do wyrazenia szczerej opinii na dany temat.
  54. TOP – Nazwa dla g�rnej alejki na mapie.
  55. TP – Teleport.
  56. Taunt (Kpina, Prowokacja) – Negatywny efekt, kt�ry prowokuje cel do atakowania postaci, kt�ra uzyla takiej umiejetnosci. Sprowokowany bohater traci kontrole nad postacia na czas trwania taunta.
  57. Ult – Ultimate, czyli ostania z umiejetnosci postaci, zazwyczaj pod przyciskiem “R”.

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