Here are the top 10 tips/tricks/cheats you need to know for Flame vs. Blaze.
1. Use Your Free “Novice’s Scratch-Off Ticket” After the Tutorial
• After completing the tutorial, you’ll receive a “Novice’s Scratch-Off Ticket” which contains equipment cards that you can equip to your “agent” character before a match. Simply go to the Home screen and tap the “Scratch-Off Tickets” button on the left to start scratching. You’ll earn a Scratch-Off Ticket after every battle, so keep battling to earn more cards.
2. Create Your First Deck With Cards
• Before you jump into your first battle, you’ll want to create your first Deck using the cards you just got from the Novice’s Scratch-off Ticket. From the Home screen, tap “Cards” and then “Edit Decks.” On this screen, drag and drop your cards to the three spaces on the right. The slots determine what level that card’s effects will become active during a match. For example, the card in the left slot will become active at level one, whereas the card in the right slot will become active at level seven. You can also find out what each card does by tapping and holding on it.
• Finally there’s “Augmenting,” which is how you’ll upgrade your cards. When you get duplicates of a card from Scratch-Off Tickets, it builds up the card’s EXP bar. Once the bar is filled you can augment it to give a small boost in stats. You can do this by going to the Home screen and tapping “Cards” followed by “Augment/Sell.”
3. Complete Missions for Premium Currency and More
• Flame vs. Blaze has a Missions system that rewards you for fulfilling certain conditions both in and out of battle. These missions reward you with premium Topaz currency, decorative nameplates and titles, and even equipment cards. You can check your missions by going to the Home screen followed by the “Missions” button in the bottom left.
4. Play Ranked Battles for Better Rewards
• Every day from 7am to 9am and 8pm to 10pm (PST), Ranked Battles will be open. These give out better rewards than the unranked Normal Battles, so you’ll want to participate in this competitive mode to get currency and cards faster. There are also entry periods every 30-minutes throughout the day in case you can’t play during the 2-hour blocks.
• And more importantly, there are semimonthly tournaments that reward you based on your final ranking during that period. These tournaments reward you with awesome rewards like limited-time nameplates and titles as well as Special Scratch-Off Tickets, which can contain rarer equipment cards.
5. Get and Use Energy to Improve Everyone’s Battle Rewards
• Before a match, all six players are able to contribute Energy into a betting pool. Unlike traditional betting, rewards are not determined by your individual contribution, but rather by the combined contributions of all players. In other words, the combined total Energy affects everyone’s rewards. You aren’t required to bet Energy to play, but if nobody bets then everyone gets the worst rewards! Don’t be stingy.
• When you need more Energy, you can watch short ads throughout the day by tapping on the “+” button near the green Energy icon on the top left of the Home screen. Watching ads will also reward you with premium Topaz currency if you watch 10 ads in a day.
6. Claim Victory by Defeating the Enemy Team’s Giant “Reactor” Boss
• The main objective of Flame vs. Blaze is to defeat the enemy team’s giant boss, called a “Reactor.” There’s one small catch: They’re asleep for the first half of the match, so your job is to gather “Mana” to level them up before they wake up. You can get Mana in three ways:
1. Defeat enemy agents
2. Destroy enemy towers (called “Manaplants”)
3. Collect “Mana Clusters” (These appear in the bottom of the map at set times during the match)
• After the Reactors wake up they’ll begin fighting at the top of the map. You can fight alongside them, but watch out for their giant area attacks.
7. Create an Army of Monsters to Fight With You
• To aid you in your quest for Mana and the final battle with the Reactors, you’ll want to get monster allies to assist you. By defeating monsters with white HP bars, they’ll immediately join you and fight alongside your team. Some monsters will follow you around, while others will either attack the enemy team’s structures or defend friendly structures.
• When you first start a match, head down and fight the small white-colored “Kobol” monsters. They’re weak on their own, but if you tame three they’ll transform into a stronger and tankier Kobol King. Kobol Kings are useful when fighting stronger monsters or Manaplants since they’ll take aggro away from you, letting you attack without worry. Once you have a Kobol King or two, you should take out the “Buffleyak” monsters so they can rush the enemy team’s Manaplants.
8. Destroy the Enemy Team’s Manaplants, but Don’t Forget to Protect Yours
• While you’re gathering Mana from defeating enemy agents or from Mana Clusters, each team’s three Manaplants will be generating Mana for their Reactor. You’ll want to destroy the enemy Manaplants to slow down their production of Mana. You shouldn’t simply walk up to a Manaplant to attack it since it will debuff you and knock you back, leaving you vulnerable to the enemy.
• Instead, you’ll want Kobol Kings and Buffleyak to take the heat off of you while you wail on the Manaplants! Or, you can simply tame Buffleyak from anywhere on the map while they go to work on the Manaplant on their own. When you destroy a Manaplant, it will also lower the enemy Reactor’s starting HP in the second half of the match, so it’s important to keep your own Manaplants alive before the giant Reactor battle.
9. When in a Pinch, Use “Return to Base” to Quickly Escape and Recover HP
• When low on HP, you’ll want to return to the starting point to quickly restore HP. “But it’s too far!,” you might say. Fortunately, you can quickly teleport there by tapping the green “Return to Base” button in the top right of the screen. You’ll have to stand completely still and not get attacked while casting the teleport however, so be careful.
10. Utilize “Mode Shift” to Change Your Playstyle Mid-Match to Suit the Situation; Use the Brush for Sneak Attacks or to Hide From Enemies
• If you feel like your team isn’t dealing enough damage or needs more control, you can utilize the special “Mode Shift” system to change your character’s moveset and stats. For most agents from level three, you can switch to an agent’s alternate “Mode” by going back to base and tapping the yellow “Mode Shift” button in the bottom right of the screen. Take Dahlia for example: In her default Mode, she is more supportive with a team heal and can grant a big buff to her allies. But in her alternate mode, she exchanges those skills to inflict poison over an area and otherwise cripple the enemy team with powerful area attacks.
• These agents can switch back and forth whenever they want from base. But there are also agents that can transform anywhere on the field for a limited time, so you’ll want to explore each agent for their varying playstyles.
• You’ll find patches of tall grass (known as “brush”) throughout the battlefield. When you’re inside a patch of brush, you’ll become invisible to the enemy team. Brush is great when you want to plan a sneak attack, or if you want to hide or escape from the enemy. But be warned: The enemy will discover you if they enter the brush that you’re in.