Ni No Kuni 2 introduces an exciting army-vs-army Skirmish mode that is both in-depth and rewarding. This Ni No Kuni 2 Skirmish Guide will cover every aspect of a Skirmish battle so you can ensure your forces emerge victorious and reap the rewards that come with victory.
As you progress through the Ni No Kuni 2 story you will eventually be introduced to Skirmish battles. While these are sporadic at first, they become much more frequent and accessible once you unlock the further aspects of Kingdom Building. When you participate in a Skirmish battle there are four initial options to begin with.
Ni No Kuni 2 Skirmish Guide – Options
This isn’t available until you have progressed far enough through the story to unlock Influence. You can spend Influence points to buff the units in your army. While not worth the wasted points on low level Skirmishes, it can really turn the tide of battle against a very powerful foe.
Inspect Forces is a vital aspect of Skirmish battles as it lets you view intelligence on enemy units. This allows you to see the total enemy strength, Military Might, as well as the different types of units the enemy will use. This is a great way of choosing your forces to take advantage of enemy weaknesses, which we’ll get to here in a moment.
The Muster Forces option allows you to select up to four groups of units to bring with you into combat. Each unit has a leader and several accompanying units. Special abilities are also available for each unit. Initially you will only have access to two different army units, but you can unlock more as you progress.
This confirms all of your current choices and begins the Skirmish battle.
Ni No Kuni 2 Skirmish Guide – How To Win Battles
First and foremost, ensure that the Skirmish you are attempting to complete is not outside your level range. Secondly, check the Inspect Forces tab to ensure you have units that counter the strengths and weaknesses of the enemy units, using the chart above. Bring units close to, or above, the Skirmish recommended level range. Then off to battle.
The fighting aspect is very simple. You can rotate your army with the R1 and L1 buttons, use this to ensure the units that encounter the enemy first are strong against that type. This is also a good way to maximize the effectiveness of your archers. When you encounter an enemy squad they will only chase you a certain range before retreating. Using your archers with some clever retreat tactics means you can slowly damage enemy forces without taking any damage yourself.
If you suffer losses you can hold O to replenish your units, although this costs Might. You can also use your army abilities. These are expensive but can really turn the tide of battle. Try to save them until you really need them. There’s also a burst ability that you can use with Triangle. This special skill is like a limit break, it increases your armies abilities for a short period. Use this if you enter a battle where your forces are vastly outnumbered.
You can also use Square and X to change between two stances. Square increases the damage your forces does while X increases movement speed. Square works best when attacking, especially when combined with the Triangle ability and X works best retreating using the aforementioned archer technique.
As you progress through the Skirmish missions in story you will also have the ability to rebuild enemy structures. Always rebuild the large tents as they replenish your Might. Anything else is situational.
That wraps up our Ni No Kuni 2 Skirmish Guide. If you need any help, post a comment down below.