Tips and Tricks – Naraka: Bladepoint Wiki Guide


Learn some handy tips for Naraka: Bladepoint newbies – and some refreshers for veterans – to better navigate 24 Entertainment’s unique battle royale. It includes some of the basics, such as using practice mode and chaining combos, as well as more advanced tips to give you an edge over other newbies and returning players.

Complete the Naraka Bladepoint tutorial and training


You might be tempted to skip the tutorial, but it’s almost essential for Naraka, given its unorthodox mix of adventure, fast-paced melee combat, and character skill. The tutorial gives you a crash course in the basics of Naraka’s movement and combat, which are essential for surviving after your first few matches against practice bots.

Speaking of practice, it’s also a good idea to use practice mode and familiarize yourself with the game before jumping into real matches against human players. It’s a safe space to practice combos, get used to handling weapons, and experiment with movement, including grappling

Use the grappling hook often

The grappling hook is great for getting you to tricky spots quickly, as you’d expect, but you can also use the aiming reticle to find other players. The reticle turns red each time it lands on an opponent, and you can either plan your attack from there or use the hook to pull yourself towards your enemy and surprise them.

If you jump and then use the grappling hook, you can position yourself on top of enemies and use downward strikes to potentially knock them down.

Learn Naraka’s Hierarchy of Attacks

Naraka Bladepoint has an unofficial hierarchy of moves that you should pick up as soon as possible. The three types of attacks are:


  • normal attack
  • Focused attack (blue)
  • Parry

Parry stops targeted attacks, but cannot stop normal attacks. Targeted attacks replace normal attacks.

It’s a simple system on the surface, but once you start to get deeper into the game, it’s essential to take advantage of it to get the upper hand and outsmart your opponents by predicting and interrupting their attacks.

Vary your combos

You can be assured that other players will anticipate your attacks as well, so try to make it difficult for them. For example, the basic three-hit combo using two normal attacks and one focused attack is a popular choice, but it’s also a predictable choice. Using it too frequently exposes you to parry attacks from your enemies, as they know exactly when your focus attack is going to land.

You can introduce a number of alternate attacks into your combo chains, including aerial attacks, uppercuts or even scaling attacks – executed by attacking on a wall or tree – to throw your enemy off balance and protect yourself .

If you think your opponent is about to parry your attack, you can cancel it by dashing or crouching, then using a normal attack to surprise them. Alternatively, you can just keep charging the attack until their parry ends and land it anyway.

Use your items (except when you shouldn’t)


It’s easy to forget about your consumables in the heat of battle, but a well-timed healing item can make all the difference in a heartbeat. If you shoot (press Shift) after using it, you can still continue moving while consuming the item.

Outside of battle, be sure to take advantage of the items in the environment. Prickly Pears recover your health, while Salek restores armor, and Dandelions create stealth effects for the next minute. It’s a convenient way to conserve your consumables and restore your health.

Use more than one weapon

You’ll naturally gravitate towards one or two specific weapons that complement your style, but it’s good to add at least one different type to your arsenal. A ranged weapon is great if you normally play melee, and vice versa if you primarily use range. In tag team matches, be sure to coordinate with your teammates to cover any eventuality and avoid weapon duplication.

Use your Souljades

Souljades provide passive buffs such as health boosts or increased damage resistance, so it’s crucial to find and use them whenever you can. The best place to find Souljades is in a loot pile with a green tint, as they are (usually) guaranteed to be there.

Be flexible


Naraka rewards players who adapt their style on the fly to take advantage of any situation. For example, if you see another group of players stopping to heal or pick up loot, that’s a good time to step in and attack while they’re vulnerable. Alternatively, if two opponents are fighting, wait until the battle is over before joining, so you can choose the winner while they are still injured.

At the start of a match, however, it’s often worth playing aggressively. If you win your encounters, you get a better chance of getting high-quality loot. If you lose, you can still come back, but with lower quality gear, and have an extra chance to win as a ghost.

keep moving

When 24 Entertainment says Naraka Bladefist is all about movement, they’re not kidding. Staying on the move during combat is key once you start taking on higher level opponents. The last thing you want to do is stand still to attack.

Rushing between strikes or fending off enemies with small jumps or aerial attacks is a solid strategy for staying out of their reach, bypassing their defenses, and keeping them guessing your next move.

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