8 Tips for Surviving the Everwar in Immortals of Aveum

8 Tips for Surviving the Everwar in Immortals of Aveum

The debut title from Ascendant Studios, Immortals of Aveum, has arrived in all of its beautiful glory. Telling the tale of the Triarch, Jak, Immortals of Aveum sets players on a quest to protect Aveum itself from the growing threat of the Everwar at the hands of Sandrakk.

A first-person linear magic shooter, Immortals of Aveum takes inspiration from some truly phenomenal and noteworthy games; Destiny 2, DOOM, Bioshock, and even Metroid Prime. It can be easy to get caught up in such a breathtaking and exhilarating experience, but there is more going on with Immortals of Aveum than you might think. This isn’t just another shooter, and we have eight beginner tips to help you get the most out of your Immortals of Aveum experience.

#8. Don’t Upgrade Gear Too Early

A short time into Immortals of Aveum, players will have access to Jak’s full loadout. This includes one of each of the three colored sigils, one of each totem, two rings, and a bracer. You’ll find a variety of these items out in the world, as well as new ones for purchase and upgrade at any forge. Immortals of Aveum doesn’t flood you with gear but offers them just steadily enough that there is no point in spending resources to upgrade them early on. The gear you find as you progress is often on par or better than your current gear. Save that gold and essence for later on when you find Epic loot or items that synergize with your play style.

#7. Do Upgrade Your Pouches

The most expensive gear in the game is also the most valuable. As you explore Aveum you will discover Health and Mana Crystals to keep Jak in top shape. By default, Jak can carry three of each, and in some encounters, this is not enough. With a high price tag comes the opportunity to carry even more of these life-saving items which will undoubtedly make progress significantly easier, as even one more Health Crystal can mean the difference between life and death. Saving up the 50,000+ gold per upgrade, however, is no simple task.

#6. Try Each Sigil Type

As a Triach, Jak can wield Blue, Red, and Green magic. These represent Control (precision) Violence (explosive) and Entropic (chaotic) weaponry. Each colored sigil comes in three variations, meaning you have nine possible weapon types (Arclight, Shrikebolt, Javelin, Fragfire, Burstfire, Breachfire, Stormshard, Maelstrom, and Seekershards) at your disposal. Given that Immortals of Aveum offers unlimited ammo and lightning-quick weapon swapping, there is no reason not to try each sigil out and see how they fare for your play style. Having a loadout for any given situation is crucial to survival in Aveum.

#5. Combo Your Skills

Jak is not only equipped with sigils, but a host of other spells you’ll unlock along the way. Comboing them together makes for far greater control of the battle and is an essential key to survival. Even something as simple as using the Lash to pull an enemy towards you only to blast them out of the air with a red Breachfire sigil is highly effective. Later abilities will let you shatter shields with stone spikes, fire a volley of seeking missiles, or even stop charging enemies in their tracks. Don’t rely on just one tactic in battle, use your full arsenal to turn the tide and dominate the forces of Rasharn.

#4. Keep Moving

Much like the recent DOOM games, Immortals of Aveum requires players to think on their feet and keep moving. Archers, swordsmen, casters, and all manner of foul beasts will attack you in tandem, and it is up to you to fend them off. Slinging spells and shields, floating through the air, and blink dodging will keep you alive as long as you keep on your toes. Never stand in place for too long, and use the environment to your advantage in battle.

#3. If It Glows, Shoot It

Every object in Immortals of Aveum with a hint of magic is going to emit some form of colored light. Sometimes it’s a crystal that can only be shattered by a particular totem. Perhaps it is a color-specific button required to unlock a door. Of course, sometimes it’s a jar with bright yellow gems letting you know it’s full of precious currency. In most cases, anything worth interacting with in this world is going to radiate brilliant light. If it doesn’t react to your spells, you simply don’t have the right one yet. Be sure to come back!

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#2. Remember The Puzzles

Immortals of Aveum is full of puzzles, both combination and traversal. You’ll need to unlock specific skills and spells to complete them, so it can be frustrating to see the solution but can’t quite complete it. Much like a Metroidvania, Immortals of Aveum wants players to backtrack through previous areas and discover hidden treasures throughout the world. Try to keep track of anchor points for the Grapple skill and other unique features you can’t yet interact with. My gear was all level nine, but upon following a newly accessible route I uncovered a blue sigil at power level 20. This leads to the final and most important tip for Immortals of Aveum.

#1. Explore Every Nook and Cranny

Aveum is a large place. While the game may be linear, every path is dotted with something hidden just out of sight. Sometimes it’s a shielded path or a mysterious button to a greater puzzle. It could be hiding gold or other loot. Running from point to point in Immortals of Aveum will progress the story but leave players missing out on so much more. Hidden paths and clever puzzles abound around every corner, and the game is so beautiful it really is worth it to stop and smell the roses.

Immortals of Aveul is available now on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. For more information, check out the game’s official website.