Dead Cells Beginners Tips On Survival, Unlocks, Items And Enemies

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Dead Cells looks like an old-school pixilated fun game, where you have to jump, fight and kill enemies. Gameplay videos make it look like a simple game, but it has hidden tough challenges. This can make your win next to impossible. For overcoming these challenges especially for beginners you can go through our Dead Cells Beginners Tips and Tricks guide, where you can find a lot of helpful tips that will help you to progress with ease.

Dead Cells Beginners Tips

Beginners Tips & Tricks

As you begin playing the game you might die pretty often, but after some practice, you can control the player much more easily. The game has runes and these will offer you special abilities that will help you to explore new areas. Dead Cells progression system consists of improvements and blueprints. This is locked and you will need cells to unlock them. You can spend them at the end of every level and unlock new things. Cells are the white things that will pop out of enemies in the game. If you die you will lose everything. So once you have enough Cells you can spend them to unlock things.

What To Unlock First?

You will find a lot of things to buy in the game by spending Cells on them. It is necessary to understand what to get first, as you get your first blueprint in the game. You have to spend more on general improvements in Dead Cells. These upgrades will help you to get extra in healing potions, you can earn bonus gold and even find ability like recycle where you can scrap-out useless weapons. You can begin with some gears, these are weapon essentials that can be used on swords, bows, and traps. These gears will appear randomly in the battle. It is necessary to read about the gear before buying it, you can find the details in the description. Not all gears are good, so you can focus on some of them like Infantry Bow that will grant you critical hit on enemies in close range. Blood Sword is another good gear that offers you bleeding damage, etc.

Another thing you can unlock is Mutations once you get blueprints. Once you unlock them you can pick them from vendor between different levels. Depending on your play style you can prefer to go with mutations like unlocking one that can reduce cooldowns.

How To Survive?

Some bosses and enemies are tough, so you have to go slow. Avoid rushing into a fight, the first thing you need to do is understand their attack pattern. That will help you to figure out how to take them down. Look for the doors with time limit they will lock automatically after sometime, so you have to be accurate in your attacks. Once you play a few levels repeatedly it will save your time.

One of the best way to increase your speed is customizing the controls the way you want. You can also practice on the default ones, but if you focus on using the custom one then it will be more timesaver. Some movements are life saver like dodging. It is a key movement to dodge incoming attacks and you will be pressing this a lot. Roll is another thing that will help you a lot to escape incoming attacks. Practice it a lot.

Use Traps & Turrets whenever needed, take benefit from them as it works. You can find various traps in the game like Double Crossb-o-wmatic, Flamethrower Turret, Cleaver, Wolf Trap, Sinew Slicer, etc. These will save some of your time and you can place them in a gap of a few seconds. Because once used it will take time to cool-down. Below are the list of traps you can use.

Double Crossb-o-matic – Fires at 2 nearby enemies, each shot inflicts x damage/s.

  • Blueprint Location – Dropped by Zombie (0.4% chance)
  • Base Damage/s – 40
  • Base Cooldown Time – 20 seconds
  • Scaling – Tactics

Barnacle – Fires rapidly on enemies passing below. Stay close to make this work.

  • Blueprint Location – Dropped by Thorny (1.7% chance)
  • Base Damage/s – 52
  • Base Cooldown Time – 10 seconds
  • Scaling – Tactics

Heavy Turret – Fires on all nearby enemies. Your own damage is increased by 15% if you are close to the turret.

  • Blueprint Location – Dropped by Slasher (0.4% chance)
  • Base Damage/s – 60
  • Base Cooldown Time – 10 seconds
  • Scaling – Tactics

Flamethrower Turret – Burns nearby enemies for 2 seconds

  • Blueprint Location – Dropped by Shocker (0.4% chance)
  • Base Damage/s – 10
  • Base Cooldown Time – 12 seconds
  • Scaling – Brutality/Tactics

Cleaver – Inflicts damage and bleeding to enemies walking on it.

  • Blueprint Location – Dropped by Runner (1.7% chance)
  • Base Damage/s – 35 damage/s & 6 bleeding damage/s
  • Base Cooldown Time – 10 seconds
  • Scaling – Brutality/Tactics

Explosive Decoy – You disappear for 2.5 seconds and leave a lure in your place which attracts all nearby enemies. Explodes after 2.5 seconds.

  • Blueprint Location – Dropped by Protector (0.4% chance)
  • Base Damage/s – 110 damage
  • Base Cooldown Time – 20 seconds
  • Scaling – Tactics

Crusher – Violently crushes enemies in its area of effect.

  • Blueprint Location – Dropped by Lacerator (0.4% chance)
  • Base Damage/s – 200 damage
  • Base Cooldown Time – 14 seconds
  • Scaling – Tactics/Survival

Sinew Slicer – Fires saws on nearby enemies, inflicting damage plus bleeding damage.

  • Base Damage/s – 200 damage
  • Base Cooldown Time – 20 damage/s + 6 bleeding damage
  • Base Cooldown Time – 10 seconds
  • Scaling – Tactics

Wolf Trap – Launches 2 traps which immobilize enemies for 6.5 seconds. Increases all damage taken by trapped enemies.

  • Base Damage/s – 40 damage/s
  • Base Cooldown Time – 14 seconds
  • Scaling – Tactics/Survival

All traps require power, you have to stay close to them to make them work. If you are far from the trap you will see a electric spark on the top of trap you have to go near to it to make it work. The range is not very high, but you can try standing in some corners to avoid enemy attacks.

Don’t Ignore The Item Descriptions:

There are many items in the game, it is necessary to understand the description. There you will find what the item will offer you. So carefully read it and then pick a gear or weapon you need. You can also check the rank and the strength with passive abilities. Go through the menu and check the description closely to get max info on what you are getting. There are some big things you can buy, you can unlock weapons and upgrade them to get the best. Also, items like Health Flask are necessary to upgrade them on max will help you a lot. But this will cost a lot of cells.

Ignoring Some Enemies

To progress it is not necessary you fight with every enemy standing in your path. You can skip some and run towards the door. This will help you to preserve your health. Many times you might face tougher enemies at that time also you can plan to run away instead of staying in the fight. It will help you to avoid dying and once you are good enough after refilling your power you can be back on your track. Some enemies will chase you and they can attack you from behind.

The above tips will help beginner level players to understand the game tactics and slowly with practice you will be able to fight with tougher enemies. If you are able to reach to the last level to face the final boss then you can read our guide – How To Defeat Hands Of The King Boss.