Athenion: Tactical CCG is a hefty beast. While it’s easy to pick up and play, you’re going to need to master a lot of mechanics if you want to make sure you’re coming out on top in the various battles you’re going to be fighting.

That’s where this guide comes in. It features the hints, tips and tricks that you need to become the strongest card general on the battlefield. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned player, there’s going to be something here to help you out.

You can download Athenion: Tactical CCG from the App Store and Google Play Store right now. And we reckon it’s well worth it. Now let’s get on with our guide to Athenion: Tactical CCG.

Soul Soldiers

Your soul power is the key to victory. It represents the damage you can do to your foe. It’s the cumulative power of the cards you’ve got on the board and it shows you how much they cost to play as well. You’ll attack your opponent with your soul power at the start of your turn.

The same goes for the other player, so check out the best ways to reduce the damage they’re going to do to you during your turn. Don’t just focus on throwing out the units with the highest soul power onto the board, think strategically about how you can keep units on the board for longer.

Balancing the soul value of your deck is essential too, so don’t build it around too many 2 souls-units – as you can only use 3 souls in each turn.

Combo String

Combining cards together can turn weak units into super powerful killing machines. You need to learn which of your units work well with others, and try and get them onto the board at the same time. It’s important to know the special skills of your faction as well and how they work.

Read the texts on all of the cards in your deck and figure out how they can work together for victory. Don’t just focus on specific combinations, think about how multiple different units can work together and use that information to your advantage.

Arrow-ing Behaviour

The arrows on your cards show you the directions they can attack in. It’s important to use that information otherwise you’re going to be throwing down cards that won’t do anything but take a beating. Don’t just think about attack either, think about defense as well.

Positional play is the key to winning battles, so take your time and think about every card you’re putting onto the board. Using the corners of the board can give you some cover, but can also block your attacks. Look at where your opponent has put their cards and try and react accordingly.

Deck Yourself Out

Building your own decks is the best way to really get a feel for the cards you’re going to be taking into battle with you. Don’t just use the auto-deck option, you’ll want to really get your hands dirty so that you can understand the ins-and-outs of the units at your disposal.

Make sure you’re striking the right balance between strong and weak units, and remember to check out the combo possibilities of all of the cards in your deck. You can even tailor multiple different decks and experiment to see which of them work best. It might take a while, but experimentation is the best way to go.

Make use off the card filter and search systems too, namely by allowing you to build your deck around the combos you wish to make use of – this can be done by searching for specific terms like “bezerk” for instance.

Try out these strategies for yourself by downloading Athenion: Tactical CCG on the App Store (and Google Play).