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Ascend: Hand of Kul – XBLAFans’ Complete Guide
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Ascend: Hand of Kul – XBLAFans’ Complete Guide

Ascend: Hand of Kul was developed by Signal Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. It was released into public beta on September 25, 2013, free of charge. XBLAFans awarded the game a deserved Buy It! rating in our review.

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Welcome to our Ascend: Hand of Kul guide! This guide aims to provide information on the many unique features in Ascend. In addition to the core mechanics, you’ll find tips on making use of Ascend‘s varied equipment, items and spells. You’ll find comprehensive lists of each area in the larger world, the many dungeons that populate it, the achievements you’ll earn for progressing through it and the game’s “collectibles” in the form Lore Stones hidden throughout it.

As Ascend: Hand of Kul is ongoing and new content is being planned and added, we can’t guarantee our guide will cover all aspects of the title in the future. But for those looking to get a foothold in the game and learn how to make the most of their time spent hacking, slashing, looting and learning, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve yet to check out Ascend: Hand of Kul, you can find our impressions in the official review.

Many sections of this guide contain information that pertains to Ascend‘s story progression. Consider this a general blanket warning – this is spoiler country! Click on each image to visit that section of the guide.

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Ascend: Hand of Kul – Spells Guide
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Ascend: Hand of Kul – Spells Guide

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Spells are a crucial part of Ascend: Hand of Kul, empowering each Caos with the magical wrath of the Gods they serve. While spells might not be as front-and-center as bone-crushing melee attacks, their potential and power can’t be disputed, lending themselves to a variety of situations with devastating effects.

Each God currently has four core spells which they gift to those serving them for completing milestones during the campaign. When that milestone – like completing the tutorial – has been fulfilled you’ll be awarded the corresponding spell for free depending on which God you’re serving. However that’s not the extent of your Caos’ magical prowess; by changing alignments through Ascension, you’ll be able to purchase the spells from other alignments, allowing you to build an entire arsenal from each dominion.

All spells can be upgraded by spending souls in order to enhance many different aspects, like: spell damage, spell duration, spell recharge rate and number of charges. Note that while spells do carry over through Ascension, they do not carry over when Transcending. Below is a list of all current spells and their corresponding alignments, along with their cost and any other requirements to purchase, in case you weren’t aligned when the spell became available.

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Ascend: Hand of Kul – Achievements Guide
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Ascend: Hand of Kul – Achievements Guide

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Ascend: Hand of Kul contains 30 achievements for a total possible 400 Gamerscore. Fortunately, the vast majority of Ascend‘s achievements are attainable through intended gameplay, and should be unlocked gradually as you progress through the game’s story. While there are a few that require a deliberate effort to unlock, above and beyond natural gameplay, we’ve compiled every achievement below in alphabetical order with tips to help you along the way.

Please note that in some cases players’ achievement lists will be displayed slightly different as the “Dungeon Master” achievement was removed and replaced with the “Transcend” achievement after the initial closed beta.

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Magic 2014 – XBLA Fans Challenges Guide

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Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers was developed by Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast and published by Microsoft Studios. It retails for 800 MSP and was released on June 26, 2013. XBLA Fans awarded Magic 2014 a coveted Buy It! award in our recent review.

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Magic 2014 features a smaller, more focussed challenge mode than previous years, although it is still fun and can get tricky later on! Our guide provides step by step details for completing each of the challenges by name.

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Magic 2014: XBLA Fans Campaign Guide

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Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers was developed by Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast and published by Microsoft Studios. It retails for 800 MSP and was released on June 26, 2013. XBLA Fans awarded Magic 2014 a coveted Buy It! award in our recent review.

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In this years edition of Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers (known herein as Magic 2014) the campaign mode has been revamped to provide a story driven twist to accompany the usual spell slinging shenanigans. In this guide, we’ll be walking you through the campaign mode to ensure that you can assist Chandra in catching her man.

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Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers – XBLA Fans Sealed Play Guide

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Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers was developed by Stainless Games and Wizards of the Coast and published by Microsoft Studios. It retails for 800 MSP and was released on June 26, 2013. XBLA Fans awarded Magic 2014 a coveted Buy It! award in our recent review

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Sealed play (which is perhaps the most exciting addition to this year’s Duels of the Planeswalkers title) is a real life Magic: The Gathering (MTG) staple that attracts casual, serious and professional players time and time again. The format is challenging because it relies upon each player’s ability to produce the best possible deck from a fixed pool of cards, but at the same time it is extremely rewarding to watch that handmade deck pull off a big victory or combo.

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Terraria – XBLA Fans Startup Guide

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Welcome to the XBLA Fans Terraria Startup Guide. To begin with, we’ve had to make a few assumptions about what you’ve already managed to achieve within the world of Terraria. We’re going to help you build that first structure and do some crafting and exploring, but before you can do so you’ll need to create your own character (please refer to ‘choose the right difficulty level’ below when you do) and generate a world, then spend a little time familiarising yourself with the Terraria controls. Once you feel confident that you can move and jump around, dig holes, fight basic enemies etc, then feel free to read on!

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Terraria – XBLA Fans Boss Guide

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In our Terraria Startup Guide, we explained that it was always a good thing to experiment with crafting and combining ingredients to make as many things as possible. Well… That’s not actually always true, because sometimes combining ingredients can result in some terrible. Something awful. Or at least, a terribly, awfully tough boss encounter. In this part of our guide then, we’re going to explain how to summon (or avoid summoning) each of Terraria’s bosses, as well as how to defeat them if you do.

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Terraria – XBLA Fans Guide

Terraria was released on Xbox Live at the end of March 2013 and features action, platform, light RPG and world building mechanics in a similar style to Minecraft. XBLA Fans …
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Skulls of the Shogun – XBLA Fans Guide – Region Five

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Hello and welcome to the XBLA Fans guide to the fifth and final region of Skulls of the Shogun. On this page, you’ll find a walkthrough to each of the levels in this region, as well as how to win all of the Gold Skulls for the area. Enjoy!

Please note that to get the most achievement points possible from Skulls, you’ll need to play on normal difficulty, which is the default anyway.

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