Credits to Rob Vink
Unoffical Guide for new Players
Chronicles of Blood can be a hard game when you just start playing. Unlike other browser games where you steamroll through the first 10 levels, you actually have to think about what you are doing and plan ahead.
This guide will cover levels 1-20. After level 20 you will probably have a pretty good idea what you are doing.
When creating your character you can choose between 3 starting powers and servants.
If you want to start out strong it is advisable to choose the setup where you get a hellfire hound and the vampiric power Immolation. The reason you want to go for damage at the start is the fact that it will give you an edge over other players from lvl 1-10 and help you alot when you go to the second region from lvl 11-20.
Immolation is one of the strongest vampiric powers to have so getting it for free right at the start is mighty nice. Another benefit of choosing offence instead of defence is the extra loot and experience you get when you deathblow a person or monster. Deathblowing is reducing the enemies health to 0 hp.
Choosing the healing setup isn?t bad but you will probably not deathblow a single monster until you have outgrown them.
Crows Hill (1-10):
This is the first area where you can battle against monsters. It is designed for players from 1-10. In Crows Hill you can encounter various monsters which can give you a hard time the first few levels. These monsters can drop 5 types of items. Bait, crafting materials, magical items, boss summoning items and gear
After doing the tutorial you ofcourse know what bait is. Crafting materials are used to craft weapons, armour, accessories and mounts. Magical items are items that unlock trainers, merchants and new areas. Boss summoning items are used to summon bosses. Gear is used to improve the strength of your vampire.
In Crows Hill the following items are important to get.
Mausoleum key (unlocks merchant): sometimes dropped by Ghoul, Hell Knight, Skeleton or Undertaker
Runes (unlocks trainer): sometimes dropped by Hell knight
Strange tracks (unlocks the next area): sometimes dropped by Waste Ghoul
Desecrated earth (boss summoning item): sometimes dropped by Waste Ghoul and Dreadmane
Unholy essence: This crafting material is bound. What this means is that you can?t buy it from other players and have to find it yourself. It is extremely rare and only drops from necromancers and lords of undead. Try to deathblow these creatures with your vampiric nuking powers like incinerate and grave touch.
The rest of the crafting materials needed to craft the items in Crows Hill Cemetary are all buyable from other players.
PvP or PvE:
The best thing to do early on is pvp. Try to gather alot of Victory points (3-6 for every time you win) so you can get a mount as soon as possible. You will need 2500 points for the mount. Getting this many points will probably take you 9-10 levels maybe even more. It might be a bit boring for a pve player to be forced to do this much pvp but in the end its definately worth it.
The pvp set is a pretty potent set and very usable in pve as well. The 6 setpieces become available at different levels so you can?t buy the complete set right at the start. You can however get all the points you need for them and then take a break from pvp. This plus the fact that most new players are pretty clueless with pvp in the start makes farming victory points early in your career a smart choice.
Another good thing about not bothering with pve at the start is being safe from strong monsters. The monsters you meet are random so every now and then you will run into creatures that are quite a few levels highers then you. Running into a lvl 6 waste ghoul or lvl 7 specter when your only lvl 1-3 is not fun.
If you are really into PvP, then check LoRD_KYRaN?s PvP Guide on the forums.
If you have followed my advice you will have your first offensive vampiric power already, Immolation a good power to use with it is Grave Touch. In the 2nd area the Dark Forest (lvl 11-20) there are alot of bestial creatures. Grave Touch has a proc that is called Wildbane. Wildbane always increases ALL damage inflicted on bestial creatures. Next to that there are a few monsters in the Forest that are vulnerable to firedamage. Good thing you have brought your Immolation + Hellcore Hound right?
Vampiric powers are increased by reading scrolls and capped by your level. What this means is that you have to reach certain levels before you can raise your power to the next level.
You need to be lvl 11 to increase your powers to lvl 2. To do that you need to have read 10 scrolls of that power. (So 10 scrolls of Immolation to get Immolation 2)
You need to be lvl 21 to increase your powers to lvl 3. To do that you need to have read 25 scrolls of that power. (So read 15 more scrolls of Immolation to go from Immolation 2 to Immolation 3)
You need to be lvl 31 to increase your powers to lvl 4. To do that you need to have read 50 scrolls of that power. (So read 25 more scrolls of Immolation to go from Immolation 3 to Immolation 4)
You need to be lvl 41 to get the maximum power: lvl 5. To do that you need to have read 150 scrolls of that power. (So read 100 more scrolls of Immolation to go from Immolation 4 to Immolation 5)
If you want to read more about powers go read Chan Yoong Hay?s ?Equipment and Power Guide?
If you want to do some quests here, then try to do ?The Flow of Blood?. In this quest you need to kill 10 Hell Knights. Activating the quest gives an increased chance to encounter Hell Knights. Hell Knights have a chance to drop incinerate scrolls which will increase your vampiric power: Incinerate. The reward for the quest is a scroll of Grave touch. Grave touch is one of the best powers to use in the next area so these scrolls are great to get.
The quest ?Liberating Crows Hill? is good to do sometime as well but only if you have crafted ?the lifestealer? or plan to hardcore pvp. The reward is an accessorie which increases your chance to gain a lifeleech proc. You have to have a weapon or armor that has a lifeleech proc on it to benefit from it however.
If you find an ?Unholy essence? then craft ?the Lifestealer? (buy the missing crafting materials on the market if needed). A good second is Devil?s Tongue it is a rare drop from Dreadmane and Lord of the Undead it works very well when using Immolation as a vampiric power since they both have the incinerate proc. If your not that lucky, then ?the Frost dagger? is awesome to have.
Armor wise you should craft ?the Necromancers Cloak?
Chan Yoong Hay gives the following recommendations in his great ?Equipment and Power Guide?:
Q: Devil?s Tongue or Frost Dagger?
A: Either is fine. If you want a very specific answer:
If you have Immolation + Hellcore Hound, USE Devil?s Tongue
Frost Dagger otherwise.
? You are not buying Goldfinger in the Dark Forest
? You have made Necromancer?s Cloak already
? You DO NOT HAVE Devil?s Tongue OR Frost Dagger
Craft Embrace of Darkness if:
? You have Devil?s Tongue OR Frost Dagger
? You DO NOT HAVE Necromancer?s Cloak
At the start of the game you get your first servant. Servants can dish out some nice additional damage for a few points of bloodlust but most of them also come with a special power. When you unlock the trainer in an area you will be able to trade Words of Command (which dead creatures sometimes leave behind) for a servant. In the first area you can get ?Undertaker?(15% more experience from monsters and bosses), ?Zombie servant? (+20 bloodlust) and ?Vampiric Bat? (+10% extra chance to proc ?shadowcurse?, this word of command only drops from bosses and is bound). Try to get the ?Undertaker? and ?Zombie servant? if possible.
Assisting on Bosses:
Bosses in Chronicles of Blood are quite a special experience. Before you can start killing bosses you need a boss summoning item. When you finally get one and summon a boss you have 3 days to kill it. However before you can start bashing away, 20 people have to click on your monsterlink (which you have to post on your facebookwall). The boss starts the fight with a shield and the 20 clicks are needed to remove that shield so you can damage the boss.
Assisting bosses (clicking the bosslink someone posted) can be very beneficial. Chronicles of Blood gives a random chance on free items when you click a bosslink. The chance is fairly small but since you can click an unlimited amount of bosslinks every day, you will get a few items every day. The items you get are mostly crafting materials but you can also get some vampiric power scrolls. One of the scrolls you can get is the scroll of Immolation which is really hard to get since it can?t be traded with other players (it is bound just like ?the Unholy essence?)
If you are looking for a place that has alot of bosslinks check here:
here or here.
(The above 2 groups are good places to find friends to add to your coven as well.)
If you have the time for it it is highly recommendable to assist on a few bosses every day. It will earn you some nice cash and increase your powers.
Dark Forest 11-20:
This is the second area where you can battle against monsters. It is designed for players from 11-20 but you will probably find yourself staying longer in this area. The reason for this is the fact that the Dark Forest has really nice itemdrops and extremely profitable quests. Monsters drop scrolls of Frenzy (sell for 40-43 BD), scrolls of Purge (9-12 BD), disenchantable Cloaks (8-10 BD), Word of Command: Raven (5-8 BD) etc. Some monsters even drop manuals which you can use to buy a Raptor Mount!
Tons of nice stuff to be found and a good place to earn some cash even as a higher level player. Try to open up the trainer and merchant as quickly as you can.
In the Dark Forest the following items are important to get.
Woodcutter (unlocks merchant): sometimes dropped by Hyena
Verdant Roots (unlocks trainer): sometimes dropped by Living Tree
Sewer Blueprints (unlocks the next area): sometimes dropped by Werewolf
Werewolf Whistle (boss summoning item): sometimes dropped by Sabretooth Tiger and Velociraptor
Blooming Life: This crafting material is bound. What this means is that you can?t buy it from other players and have to find it yourself. It is pretty rare and only drops from The Critters and Swamplords. Try to deathblow these creatures with your vampiric nuking powers like Incinerate and Grave Touch
The rest of the crafting materials needed to craft the items in The Dark Forest are all buyable from other players.
PvP or PvE:
The best thing to do the first few levels in the forest is trying to unlock the trainer and the merchant. Use your Vampiric Nuking Powers if needed anything that improves your chances is fair game. After that you want to activate the quest ?Hungry like the wolf? and try to complete it every time as soon as it comes up to get yourself some lovely scrolls of Frenzy. You should also try to buy a few Words of Command: Raven. The raven servant improves your chances to find magical items by 2%. This servant is a must have when killing monsters.
When you are around lvl 16 and have acquired the Raven it might be a good idea to try and use your Vampiric Nuking Powers to hunt some Velociraptors and get the Lucky Gun: Ace of Spades. This gun does nice damage and has 2% magic find to help you get even more stuff. Alternately if you are a donator you can also buy Lucky Gun: Goldfinger which does alot more damage and has 3% magic find. It is pretty expensive though 999BD. I?ll leave it to you whether you think it?s worth the prize when Lucky Gun:Ace of Spades can be gotten for free.
When you have done all these things you can choose to do some PvP as well. Just remember to keep doing the wolf quests for your Frenzy scrolls. Frenzy is the most used power in PvP and is quite decent in PvE as well. And if you don?t want to use Frenzy the scrolls sell really nicely.
Remember, if you are really into PvP, then check LoRD_KYRaN?s PvP Guide on the forums.
Always do ?Hungry like the wolf? for your Frenzy Scrolls. ?Forsaken Spirits? is pretty easy as well and might be a good idea to do when you are waiting for your other quest to become available again.
If you are into PvP you should also do ?Purging the Dark Forest? for a nice Accessory that improves your chances to proc Necrosis.
If you find some ?Blooming Life? then try to craft ?the Ancients Set? set-pieces (buy the missing crafting materials on the market if needed). First do the chest, then the helm and last the accessory.
Chan Yoong Hay gives the following recommendations in his great ?Equipment and Power Guide?:
Q: BD Gear?
A: Goldfinger. Pricey, but worth every diamond. There is a reason why it is the ONLY 999 BD item.
Q: Oak Staff or (insert R1 weapon here)
A: No big difference. Knock yourself out.
Q: Battle Axe? Throatslashers?
A: Lucky Gun Ace of Spades will last the ENTIRE Forest. Skip both. If you are hardcore PvP, get the Axe.
Q:Blooming Life to craft what?
A: Bark of the Ancients, then Crown of the Ancients, then Vitalizing Pendant. One of the two Lucky Guns handles the weapon slot. (I?ll bet someone will say otherwise)
Get the Raven as soon as you can. And maybe get the Wolf as well for PvP. You get tons of Words of Command: Wolf anyways.
I will advise you to skip Region 3 and just farm another 10 levels in the forest or do some pvp and then go straight for Region 4. Region 3: The Sewers can be quite an annoying area with lots of strong monsters and the drops aren?t that spectacular as well as the crafted items. They are all a bit meh.
When you have followed this guide for the first 20 levels you have mastered (more then) the basics. I would be surprised if you would still have trouble understanding how this game works after that period of time. So it is time for you to start your own adventure without me guiding your every step. I hope this guide has been informative to you, however if you still have questions you can always ask me. Next to that if you have any suggestions on how I could improve the guide please send me a private message or make a post below.