After so many years, the devs of Dragon Nest has figured out how to cram its action RPG into the mobile space. And it’s pretty fun!

Gone are the days of repetitive dungeon-crawling and gender-locked classes: now you have a (kinda) open-world setting to deal with, alongside dual-wielding, male and female roles, and a new fifth class just for this game. But the one major change that the game takes from other online titles these days is a number system that determines your power level: Combat Power.

Before we dive down that proverbial mutant duck hole, some bonus tips for this mobile RPG!

  • Farm in Main Quests and Dungeons whenever you can, so you can get the skill points, exp., and extra gold.
  • Participate in Nests so you can get rare loot.

We done? Let’s get to the meat of this guide…

What The Heck Is Combat Power?

CP for short, this value is basically your power level that determines how strong your character is. It also is a prerequisite for dungeons; if you have a good amount of CP, you can tackle certain areas just fine.

So how do you bump up this number and eventually get better at the game? You have a number of ways to do so.

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#1. Level Up

This is the most basic way to increase your CP. You just need to level up to increase your Combat Power. There are multiple ways to increase your experience and level up. These include finishing the main quests, and side quests. Currently, the main source of EXP for leveling is going inside the special EXP dungeon.

#2. Equip Better Gear

Equipment or gears is one of the most essential items needed in the game and one of the main sources of your Combat Power. You can obtain gears by crafting them, finishing quests, buying them from the market, and participating in nests where they randomly drop from time to time.

#3. Craft Higher-Tier Gear

You can craft higher tier gears in the production menu. Gears with higher rarity give higher Combat Points so be sure to take your time to gather the necessary materials to craft them. As you level up and finish crafting gears, higher tier equipment will be unlocked which will give you more CP.

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#4. Bump Up Your Skill Level

Leveling up your skills not only increases your CP, but it also boosts the skill effects whether it be more damage, faster cooldown, and so on. As you level up, a more powerful set of skills will be unlocked. They are separated into 3 types; active, chain, and ultimate. Each weapon has a set of these 3 types, all of which you can level up.

#5. Complete Missions In Your Quests

There is a special Missions tab in the game where you can complete a set of tasks. This can range from doing basic actions like dodging, to advanced player skills like countering and combo counts. Once you finish a mission, they’ll give you rewards that usually increase your character stats, and this, in turn, increases your CP.

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#6. Get A Mount

Mounts have their own CP boosting properties. You need to equip your desired mount first for the stat bonuses to take effect. The higher the level and the tier of the mount is, the more CP boost it gives. Giving them mount food will increase their level. Mounts can be evolved after reaching their maximum level. You can also get new mounts by purchasing them in the premium shop.

#7. Get To Smelting

Smelting is split into 4 options, the basic is Power where you can use unwanted gears and crystals to increase your stats and thus increasing your CP. Crystals give a higher success rate than gears. You can obtain them by doing missions, progress the storyline, participating in dungeons, and finishing nests.

The Enhance Gear is basically just that, increasing the level of your gear.

#8. Shove Dragon Jade Into Your Gear

Dragon Jades can be compared to gems that you embed in your gears. There are three types of Dragon Jade: Weapon, Armor, and Accessory Jades. Inserting a jade to its corresponding gear will increase your CP. You can further increase it by upgrading your Jade and awakening them.

Awakening a Jade will grant you bonus stats and increased CP. You can acquire them in Nest Hell in the dungeon menu.

#9. Bring Along A Pet

Pets are your loyal companions throughout the game. Not only will they give you bonus stats when they accompany you, but they also boost the cuteness factor of your overall aesthetics as well. Additionally, pets can be “bred” with other player’s pets to grant them additional bonus stats and effects.

#10. Equip A Fancy Title

You can receive special titles by accomplishing certain tasks divided into normal, colosseum, the garden of time, and production titles. Each title gives a certain bonus effect but when equipped but not all of them increase your CP. An example of this is the production titles where instead of increasing your Cap, they give bonus effects when you craft something, like faster crafting time, fewer materials to use, and so on.

Normal titles give you stats boosts and can be used in PvE including dungeons and Nests, Colosseum titles give bonuses when you are participating in PvP modes, Garden of Time titles gives bonuses when you’re inside the garden, and production titles give you extra effects when crafting.

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#11. Buy A Costume

And here lies one of the few methods World of Dragon Nest earns its real money: costumes. These outfits not only add more CP to your number, but also makes you stand out from your online peers. Keep in mind that you need diamonds to buy these exclusive items, and diamonds cost you actual real-person money.

You’re not forced to buy them; in fact, you can farm enough diamonds from your previous activities (ala Missions) to buy at least one you like. But if you want more CP, this one option’s open for you.

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