Welcome to Wayfinder!
Here, we will introduce you to Wayfinder's tutorial. On the login screen you will have news available and a link to the Wayfinder Discord channel.
After an introductory cinematic into the lore of the game, you will get to choose the character that you will be using during the tutorial. You will have three options to choose from: Silo, Wingrave and Niss.
After selecting the character you will be using in the tutorial you will get a cinematic of lore specific to the character you have chosen.
Through the tutorial you will learn the basics of movement and combat in the game. Make sure you read the information provided to learn how to play and to get familiar with the UI in the game. If you missed some of them you can walk back and they will show up again or take a look below as they are included in this guide.
Use left click to perform light attacks, these attacks are fast attacks that do not do much damage, but build up your combo.
Use the E key to perform heavy attacks, these attacks are slower, but hit for higher damage and break the enemies guard. Enemies with a broken guard take more damage and are staggered with every hit.
Use the Left shift key to sprint.
Use the left control key to dodge.
Press the spacebar to jump and while in the air press Left control to perform an Air Dash.
Use the right click at the correct time to parry enemy attacks. This will stagger the enemy and prevent you from taking damage.
Make sure to always keep an eye on your stamina, as running out of it can highly limit your movement.
Don’t forget to use the 5 key for your Healing flask. This holds up to 6 charges and can be refilled at any healing chalice outside of dungeons or in towns.
There will be marked ledges (the type of marks can vary) in the game. This marks are to hit that you can perform a double jump to climb it.
This is where combining your light attacks and heavy attacks start dealing more damage. Furthermore, you get to start filling your weapon ability meter.
Once filled, you can use your weapon ability by pressing Q.
Wayfinders have 3 basic abilities which you unlock as you level up, and later also acquire the 4th ability which is your ultimate ability.
The 4th skill is your Ultimate Ability, this ability is charged by doing/taking damage. Take care when using it as it can turn the tide of a battle.
With the F1 key, you can open your character status menu, where you can check your character buffs/debuffs, passives, Mutators and details about your abilities.
At the end of the tutorial, you can choose to continue with the character you selected previously or try a different one. Character choice is permanent past this point but you will be able to craft other characters later in the game.
After the tutorial you will arrive in Skylight. The first city you will be able to explore and your main hub for the upcoming adventure. There are multiple NPCs you will interact with here, but the ones located in Markets Row are the ones that will assist you with your gear/potions, while Omen is where you will be able to acquire new Wayfinders.
The Engineer for crafting relics, Arsenal for buying and crafting weapons and Venge for buying accessories and crafting consumables.
Located in town, but also in the wilderness you can find signal fires, which are the method to fast travel in Wayfinder.
In the world of Wayfinder you will go on expeditions into the Lost Zones. You can access them through the Gloom Gate which is a special type of portal found in Skylight. This gate has a very strong connection to the Gloomsphere, which allows Wayfinders to travel to any discovered Lost Zone. Once a location has been selected, you can use your Gloom Dagger to pierce into the gate and travel beyond.
When exploring away from Skylight, you will encounter standalone Gloom Walls that can only be used to travel to specific discovered Lost Zones. Once you have discovered a new location at a Gloom Wall, it will be added to the Gloomsphere and accessible from Skylight’s Gate.
Inside the Lost Zones, you will find waypoints. These waypoints work like signal fires inside the lost zones
The rewards of the expeditions consist of killing enemies, completing events and gathering Arclight to increase the rewards when completing the expedition. Beware that every two deaths your Arclight will be drained and this will lock you out of additional potential rewards.
When fighting creatures in the Lost Zone and out, make sure to manage your Resilience and be aware of your enemy's resilience as well. When Resilience is depleted, Wayfinders or creatures alike can get Guard Broken, which makes them vulnerable to damage and staggers.
Furthermore, be on the lookout for ambushes, defeating these enemies will open a path at the cost of making the remaining enemies stronger.
You can unlock new difficulties in a Lost Zone destination by completing an Expedition or Hunt with max Arclight. Each difficulty completed with a max Arclight will unlock the next difficulty.
Enemy threats will be increased but so will the rewards earned. Be sure to use the Power Rating and Party Size recommendations to ensure a successful mission.
Another modifier to expeditions are the Imbuements. Imbuements are consumable items that can be used when traveling to Lost Zones. Imbuements will cause a Mutator to become active while on that Expedition or Hunt.
Different combinations of Imbuements will result in a wide variety of unique Mutators, which can greatly affect the events, mechanics and rewards of the Lost Zones you travel to. Try different combinations and learn what Mutators work best for your current goals and objectives.
These are some basic tips and information that should help you get started as you start your adventure on this new world Wayfinder.