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Limbus Company tips and tricks

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Limbus Company is the latest occultic RPG by Project Moon. It serves as a sequel (taking place in the same universe) to classic hits Lobotomy Corporation and Library of Ruina. Both of those games have a strong showing on Steam, scoring 9/10. Based on Project Moon’s impressive resume of games, these developers know how to deliver a gruesomely dark story with a high degree of mechanical complexity. So Limbus Company becomes a welcomed title as the first Project Moon to arrive on Android, which no doubt slinks itself to be a banger of a game on Android.


Of course, due to the deep and complex game mechanics in Limbus Company, we’ve created a handy guide to help players get a handle on the gameplay, so anyone picking up this title on their trusty Android gaming phone can play without struggle.


How to play Limbus Company

The story unfolds in stages, and entering/clearing each stage consumes Enkephalin, which recharges over time and increases with manager levels.

Tap Drive to select the stage; each chapter has a set of stages that include narrative, battles, and sometimes dungeons. Completing these nets rewards like Lunacy, the currency needed for acquiring more Sinners.

mapped stages with bus icon on 1-9

Acquiring and deploying Sinners

The Sinners are units that fight in battle. Leveling these units makes them more potent, while uptying (upgrading the tier) adds stronger skills and abilities. You can review every Sinner’s skill effects, passives, attack types (slash, pierce, or blunt), and amount of skill copies by tapping and holding the Sinner’s portrait in the Sinners menu. Portraits outline the Sinner’s typing or affinity with one of the seven sins (wrath, envy, pride, etc.).

Tap on Extract and choose a limited-run banner or standard extraction (permanent banner) to begin the gacha.

limbus orientation welcome extraction banner

You need Lunacy to extract or extract ten times with a ticket. Please note this game has gacha, but the gacha system is much more forgiving since Limbus Company is primarily a story-driven experience.

How to battle in Limbus Company

The best analogy for how the overall battle system works is that it plays like a card game. You choose your hand, the starting Sinners for every battle, and these units all have a typing that adds to your resource meter, and building up the meter grants the E.G.O, the ultimate ability. But just like a deck of cards, each will have values determining offensive power, defensive power, and special effects that can turn the tides of the battle.

four selected sinners with red rectangle outline over battle resource meter before battle

Chaining skills and activating resonance

Matching 3 of the same color (skills) causes absolute resonance, where the total damage of that skill increases. Dealing damage reduces the enemy’s HP causing them to stagger; staggered enemies will have their physical resistance reduced to enable fatal blows. Finally, remember that three attack types, slash, pierce, and blunt, work like a rock-paper-scissors system for how strong or weak your attacks/enemy attacks will become.

Guarding, evading, and sanity explained

Outside of attacking, you can guard (take less damage based on shield value), counterattack (unopposed attacks generating affinity resources), and evade (avoid attacks if the evade value is higher than the enemy’s attack — could still take the full strike if lower). These defensive abilities may save you from a lethal blow against unfavorable matchups.

red rectangle over sinner icon and action at the bottom of the battle screen

Be aware that actions in battle may deplete the sanity meter, which means the affected Sinner may go berserk and not follow command inputs.

Unleashing E.G.O and gathering resources

E.G.Os deal devastating blows but may require consecutive turns to build up to; each unit has its own set of E.G.Os and needs resources to unlock. You gain affinity resources by attacking with skills corresponding to that affinity type. So by turns 3 and 4, a Sinner’s portrait will highlight when they’ve acquired sufficient resources to unleash an E.G.O.

For example, to activate the E.G.O Crow’s Eye View requires 1 point of wrath and 3 points of sloth. You need to use Sinners with wrath (red) and sloth (yellow) skills to acquire these points; before each battle, plan the affinities by checking the numbers listed by the sin symbols.

ego insufficient resources message with element symbol and number

Use E.G.Os to win clashes quickly and to close the fight decisively. Each clash builds up power for the winning side; the more coins the winning side has, the higher the probability they can build up to even more powerful attacks.

But the reverse is also true: the longer a clash takes, the more coins one side loses compared to the other, which puts you at a disadvantage for your overall resource meter. But, knowing that your first skill is typically the weakest, you can spam these skills early to acquire extra resources. It’s similar to a deck of cards; you burn the worst cards in your deck faster so you can pick up more powerful skills and E.G.Os. So when in doubt, hold onto your best cards and only play them when you’re at a disadvantage.

Targeting

During stages 1-11, a tutorial teaches you how to target specific Abnormalities (enemies). Selecting favorable and dominating matchups is the best way to deal damage; eventually, you’ll encounter bosses that require destroying body parts that all have unique affinities and power levels.

chain on a select target showing arrows between sinners and opponents

Managing sanity and influencing the coin flip

Coin flips (heads or tails) become weighted on Limbus Company’s sanity system. The higher the sanity number (up to 45), the odds of winning increase in your favor, and the same become applied to lower sanity (up to negative 45), which may slip your chances of winning the coin flip. Conversely, winning clashes increases the sanity points (and some units have sanity modifiers as part of their kit). So keep that in mind when setting up clashes that require favorable coin flips while deploying your best skills against non-dominant matchups.

Identities vs E.G.Os: What to roll for?

As previously mentioned in this guide, the E.G.O determines your ultimate attack, the most powerful card in your deck. Building up to the E.G.O may seem like a daunting task, but it is well worth it to decisively win out a clash. The E.G.O is treated like a weapon (for regular gacha purposes) for a specific archetype (the Sinners); it is also considered your trump card while fighting in battle.

Identity page on summary tab for W Corp. L3 Cleanup Agent

You can think of the Identities as a form for the units you select in battle. The Identities will have core synergies with other Identities. Still, most importantly, your Identities need to be built around the equipped E.G.O (Identities can equip up to five E.G.Os at once). Higher rarity Identities will come with more powerful abilities along with a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Every Sinner (unit) will have a set of Identities.

EGO tab previewing Crow's Eye View

Both Identities and E.G.O can receive upgrades and growth. Luckily in Limbus Company, you do not need to acquire copies from the gacha banner to improve Identities and E.G.Os. Instead, you will receive points to purchase the Identity or E.G.O (note that the same E.G.Os you’ve obtained will get exempt from the current gacha pool) you aim for.

For new players looking to spend Lunacy early, we recommend first acquiring Identities. E.G.Os can only be used when the conditions are met, but Identities determine your overall combat prowess. We also recommend spending sparingly so you have enough to splurge on limited event banners.

Spending Thread for Uptie

Uptie is the primary system for upgrading Identities and E.G.Os. It requires collecting Thread from the battle pass or through the direct conversion of Egoshards (acquired from collecting dupes on the gacha, battle pass, and as Mirror Dungeons rewards in Chapter 2).

Since Threads are a precious expense, it may not be worth it to upgrade all identities and E.G.Os right off the bat. Instead, start with identities and upgrade to Tier 2 and Tier 3 to gain new passives and skills boosts. Afterward, focus on a few E.G.Os at a time (the ones you build your team around); some great E.G.Os include Don Telepole, Legerdemain, Faust Fluid Sac, and Ryoshu Match Flame. Remember that E.G.Os are already powerful, so you don’t have to push them to full power immediately.

Limbus Company is an exhilarating experience on Android

Limbus Company prides itself on being a narrative-driven, mechanically focused game. It has a unique story that channels dark themes like death and morality. So, if you’re already a fan of occult horror themes on Android and can stomach some grotesque imagery, you won’t be disappointed with what Limbus Company offers. And the best part is that playing Lobotomy Corporation and Library of Ruina is not required to understand the story.

Unfortunately, Limbus Company has had a bit of a shaky start at launch (due to technical problems). Still, since then, Project Moon has continually rolled out performance fixes — which is why we’ve given it the green light by including the download below.

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