New Player Help for King Arthur: Knight's Tale covers various information that will help a player understand the basics of the game's mechanics as well as recommended things to do before starting the game. The purpose of this page is to help both new and veteran players of Turn-Based Tactical, RPG to further understand the game and to know what it has to offer.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale Beginner Guide 2022



Helpful Links:

  • Walkthrough: A detailed guide of the game's main story.
  • Controls: Covers the details of the basic layout of the controller for all platforms.
  • Skills: Learn about the various weapon skills that can be unlocked for the Heroes.
  • Combat: Provides information on the basic and advanced combat system of King Arthur: Knight's Tale.
  • Equipment & Magic: Lists all available gear players can find throughout the world, as well as craftable gear.
  • Classes: Covers the six playable classes in the game and what each class can do in combat.


King Arthur: Knight's Tale New Player Help


King Arthur: Knight's Tale Beginner's Guide

General Tips

  • Having a Main Tank and secondary Tank may help in trying to distribute Aggro between characters and possible adjustment if the Situation Demands it.
  • Area of Effect attacks, actions and spells are a priority in trying to be able to win fights in King Arthur. Whether through magic focused or otherwise, cultivating these kind of capabilities is a must.
  • Importance of Backline harassment is paramount, Specialised harassment roles are paramount for that much needed surgical attacks.
  • Optional Battles are a great source resources and experiences.
  • Overwatch can be a game changer in winning some battles. Consider saving some Action points to allow the option to be open.
  • Always utilise Potion Slots
  • Loyalty synergy has extremely good buffs for each other. This will definitely influence Party loadout as the differences between Moralities and Religion provide interesting combination but at the same time may provide debuffs if not manage correctly.
  • Notifications about unoppened chests would only pop in if the Unoppened chest are encountered. 
  • The Perception stat is used to be able to find chests and Traps
  • Campfires and Shrines have limited usage per map. Use them wisely. High Spellcraft is a skill that can be used to be able to identify Shrine properties.
  • Continously exploit and Cultivate elemental affinities.



Choose Wisely

In King Arthur: Knight's Tale, there are more than 50 unique missions and you can also choose from more than 30 heroes of 5 different classes. You can gather your own Knights of the Round Table and meet all the famous Arthurian knights and heroes. You can settle disputes and also grant favors to convince your heroes to remain loyal to you. You must be careful as there are cases where they can leave the Round Table or even turn against you depending on the choices you make in the game. In battle, your heroes could be injured or even be killed permanently so it is important to pay attention to your enemies' strengths and weaknesses and make use of your team's skills and abilities to attack accordingly, make use of the terrain and traps within the combat area to your advantage.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Planning ahead of time before missions is crucial, as the composition of your group can change the outcome of the encounters you will face. Make sure you double check your hero composition as well as the skills, traits, and gear before moving forward on a mission.

It is also recommended to create a team that has a diverse class instead of focusing on one class. For example a Defender would maybe need a Champion for some DPS assistance or even a Marksman for some ranged cover. You can also include a Sage that can buff your team, it all depends on the skills you have set and the enemies you'll be facing, remember that teamwork is essential.


There are a total of six available classes in King Arthur: Knight's Tale:

  • Defender - Tank hero that specializes in one-handed blades and wears heavy armor.
  • Champion - Main DPS dealer that specializes in two-handed weapons and wears heavy armor.
  • Marksman - Ranged hero, heavily relies on bows and light armor. They are the most agile ones but can be easily killed and ineffective in melee combat.
  • Vanguard - Stealth class specializing in melee burst damage and trap deployment. Uses one-handed weapons and wears medium armor.
  • Arcanist - A glass cannon Spellcaster that deals damage at range using a Staff weapon. Can cast spells that control and debuff enemies. Wears light armor.
  • Sage - A spellcaster specializing in frost-based magic and provides excellent utility for the team, be it casting extra armor, HP, or even mental resistance in the team. 

All heroes have different skill sets and a hero's class determines their base stats and their ability to wear certain types of items.

Camelot, your Main Hub

King Arthur: Knight's Tale also incorporates base management elements within the game to provide an extra layer of gameplay besides from the adventures and turn-based tactical combat. Camelot is well known as the mythical castle from the Arthurian legend, and this will serve as your main base of operations. You'll be able to manage your heroes and the economy, collect gold and building resources to manage things in Camelot. Be careful how you spend your gold and resources as gold can be a costly adventure and resources are scarce.

Starting from scratch, you will have to rebuild the whole castle and its main buildings first, and it will cost gold and resources, including the upgrades. Carefully plan out what you should upgrade and rebuild first, rebuilding the castle should be a slow and thoughtful process.


Hero Stats

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Every Hero has a Loyalty Chart which represents their commitment to their leader, Sir Mordred. If Sir Mordred's (Morality) alignment is similar to a hero's alignment, then the hero will receive bonuses, if not, the hero will suffer penalties. If Mordred becomes the very thing the Hero stands against, they will leave your service forever.


Your Heroes receive two Skill Points each time they level up. You can spend your SP on Masteries to enhance your existing abilities or new passive Skills. You can gain additional Active skills by unlocking higher skill Tiers.

Character Stats

  • Vitality: Determines the actual health of a Hero or Enemy. The damage you can take before dying.
  • Hit Points: Secondary health where a hero can take damage before taking Vitality damage.
  • Armour: Armour decreases the damage received. This determines how much damage you can lessen before receiving the true amount of damage from an attack.
  • Action Points: This determines the number of actions you can execute per turn.

Combat Stats

  • Base Damage: The damage dealt by basic attacks. This value is determined by the weapon equipped by the hero.
  • Block: Protection against frontal damage. This stat is only applicable to the Defender class. The value determines the amount of damage that can be blocked when they use their shield to occasionally block attacks.
  • Physical Resistance: Additional protection against physical attacks from enemies. The value is determined depending on the equipped Armour or Trinkets, as well as unlocked Skills and Masteries.
  • Mental Resistance: Additional protection against magical attacks from enemies. The value is determined depending on the equipped Armour or Trinkets, as well as unlocked Skills and Masteries.
  • Injury Counter: Determines how many physical injuries can be negated by a hero.
  • Curse Counter: Determines how many curses can be negated by a hero.


Morality Chart

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Morality Overview

During your journey, you'll have to make tough choices that will affect the outcome of the story and your allied Heroes' loyalty.

Morality Events

On the left-hand side of the chart, you can see your previous Morality Event choices. It gives you an overview of which alignment or decision you chose during triggered events.

Morality Chart Tree

On the right-hand side of the chart, you'll find a tree that represents the alignment you are going for and the different features that you can unlock along the way. You can discover morality abilities, and Heroes that are unique to that alignment.

As you begin the game, Sir Mordred starts off with a Neutral alignment. On the vertical axis, your alignment can go from being a Rightful ruler to a reckless Tyrant, while on the horizontal axis, you can become a devout Christian to being the follower of the Old Faith. The choice is yours in King Arthur: Knight's Tale.

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