How To Play Solo In Spellbreak
Last Updated: November 23, 2020
How to play solos in Spellbreak for 2020? The game now supports solo play, as well as duos and squads. If you’re looking to strike out on your own as a solo battlemage in Spellbreak, this is the guide for you.
Spellbreak is a free-to-play, magic-based battle royale-style game developed by Proletariat. The game is available on PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Spellbreak has garnered quite a lot of attention from gamers, owing to its unique style of gameplay, in addition to being a free-to-play title.
The game also supports cross-platform play, which means you can play Spellbreak with anyone on any platform. Dunk on your console friends while you play with your mouse and keyboard!
Can You Play Solos in Spellbreak?
Spellbreak launched with Solo and Duo modes locked. The developers posted a FAQ on Reddit explaining the reason behind the unplayability of the game. In it, they describe the situation of their servers and how, at its current state, the mode is unstable and causes a lot of issues.
They have since unlocked the mode and is currently selectable through the Game Mode screen.
How to Play Solo in Spellbreak
To play solo in Spellbreak, all you need to do is head to the lobby, select the Game Mode menu, and specify if you want to play Solo, Duo, or Squads. You also have the option of playing with your friends.
If you want to play squads but only have one or two friends with you, the game will fill the missing slot for you automatically with a random solo player looking to play squads as well.
Solo Strategies for Spellbreak
Spellbreak is not the traditional battle royale experience that has shooting or building mechanics. What it does have is a deep and rich combat system based on magic, with each type uniquely interacting with everything else.
Fights in Spellbreak get a little crazy, as things do when people are throwing magical fireballs and flying boulders at each other. Add the fact that Gauntlets make spells combine all over the place, and you have yourself what many gamers call, a “flustercuck.”
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t “git gud” at it.
Movement for Combat in Spellbreak
There aren’t a lot of options when it comes to defense in Spellbreak, so we can’t just build a character that can take a fireball straight to the face multiple times. Mostly, the only option you have for defense is not getting hit in the first place.
Movement plays a major role in Spellbreak. Players who stay on the move, constantly reposition, and available cover intelligently are rewarded in this game. Movement may even be more important than making two spells cancel out.
Runes like Blink or Teleportation may make dodging spells and repositioning easier, even more so when combined with good equipment that reduces cooldown time and adds extra charges.
Otherwise, always make sure that you’re running in the right direction – towards cover, to high ground – and that you utilize your jump as much as possible to avoid getting hit.
Positioning for Combat in Spellbreak
Positioning is key to winning Spellbreak fights, even more so than your aim and tracking. Learning how to utilize cover effectively is a key skill that you should learn early on.
The locations where you fight will always matter. Always remember three things: flanking, cover and high ground.
Flanking means “to be on each or one side of” something. In the case of Spellbreak, that usually means the enemy battlemage. Your main goal during fights is to get to the side of your enemy without them knowing it. Being on their flank opens up a window where you can fire all your spells into the enemy, with them not having a chance to fight back.
Cover is anything that blocks an opponent’s view of you. It also defends you from enemy attacks. Being behind cover can stunt an opponent’s attempts at a full-on attack. You can also use cover to go around them for a flanking maneuver. Be careful, however – many players will find a way to flush you out of there. Once you’re behind cover, use the time to get out of their line of sight.
The high ground is always good to have, as Obi-Wan once taught Anakin. Even more so in Spellbreak as high ground lets you snipe your enemies with precision spells from afar. This gives them less time to make a counterattack, as they need to get into cover first to keep them from being exposed, especially in open fields. Try to get to high ground as much as possible during fights.
Here’s how you play solo in Spellbreak:
- Go to the Game Lobby.
- Select “Game Mode.”
- Select “Solo.”
We hope your solo gameplay goes well! Keep in mind the things you learned in this article and you might get a chance to get that sweet solo win!