Wild Hearts is an action-adventure RPG developed by Omega Force and published by EA.
The game features the fantasy world of Azuma which is filled with massive monsters that you are supposed to take down.
There are various weapons with their own unique animations and abilities that would help you eliminate these monsters.
Even though the game is an RPG, it is somewhat in between open-world and linear. This means that the game is not completely open world but there is an option to explore as the levels areas are pretty large.
If you are confused about which weapon to start this game with, then you have come to the right place. This guide will help you understand which weapon is best suited for your playstyle.
Wild Hearts- Best Weapon to Start With
The weapons in the game are very different from each other. Some of them are harder to use while some could be very user-friendly.
This guide is not about discussing the combos and details of every weapon. It is only to give you an insight into the weapons so you could pick one easily. Also, we are not talking about which is the strongest weapon, as every weapon has its own pros and cons.
There are 5 out of 8 weapon types that you can start the game with and the rest you unlock later on in the game.
The Katana is everyone’s favorite sword no doubt about that. The best thing about this weapon is that it hits really fast and can easily build up the blue gauge.
Once it does, you get a chain wrapped around the Katana making it into a longer chain sword. You get more range and damage and on top of that, you can hit the enemies multiple times to get a tremendous amount of damage.
I also love the flashy combos that come with this weapon and it is pretty easy to use.
Basically a huge giant sword with a very slow attack speed but hits hard. The damage is much greater than the katana but the speed is that much slower.
There is also a charging feature with this blade that builds up your gauge. The more you charge, the higher the damage. You need to focus on using springs to keep building charge as you move.
The weapon is a little difficult to use as you would always have to maintain your charge.
The Maul is a giant hammer and deals blunt damage to enemies. It can also stun enemies which makes it easier for you to finish them off. Even though this weapon is heavy and slow but it hits like a truck.
The Maul has a pretty unique ability but it is extremely difficult to pull it off consistently. When you attack with the weapon you would see an orange flash or a spark around it.
This is the moment you press RT or R2 to extend the handle of the weapon. This makes the hammer longer and it also deals more damage. However, it requires very precise timing which could make it difficult to pull off in an intense fight.
There is also a spinning attack very good for crowd control but it drains out your stamina pretty quickly.
This is one of the two ranged weapons in the game. The other one is the Cannon that you unlock later on.
The Bow has vertical and horizontal stances that come with unique attacks. The horizontal stance would stick the arrows in the enemy’s skin and then you could use the vertical stance to blast those arrows dealing a tremendous amount of damage.
There are also projectile arrows that come in handy when you are fighting more than one enemy. The bow has some of the most damaging combos. We are not going to talk about the combos here but if you are good with ranged combat and aiming, then this should be the weapon of your choice.
Ever thought of an Umbrella having blades all around it making it a deadly weapon? Well, the Bladed Wagasa is exactly that. It is an umbrella that could easily finish off enemies with the blades attached all around it.
This weapon’s special ability is parrying. You can launch devastating combos from parrying enemy attacks. You can parry mid-air as well. But, it depends on perfect timing. Parrying can also be used to extend combos. The more you parry the more you build up your gauge giving you access to new move-sets.
You can try this weapon out. However, if the parry timing is becoming difficult for you to cope with then maybe it is not the one for you.
Apart from all these weapons you would get the Cannon, the Karakuri Staff, and the Claw Blade later on in the game.
Which is the Best Starting Wepaon in Wild Hearts?
The best weapon for you would obviously depend on your playstyle. If you are a beginner and you love mashing your buttons then the Katana is perhaps the weapon for you.
If you are good with timing and the Maul or the Bladed Wagasa could be your best weapon.
The Nodachi could be a difficult weapon to use but if you could manage your weapon charge with springs as it restores some of your stamina, then no other weapon could deal more damage.
Finally, if you are good at aiming and good at keeping your distance from enemies then the bow should be your choice. But remember, the bow combos require quite a bit of execution, and it definitely not for absolute beginners.
If you ask me I will go for the Karakuri Katana. The reason is that it is fast and I love weapons that are quick. Heavy weapons are not my thing and I don’t find long ranged weapons fun.
The flashy animations get me hyped up and the fact that it gets longer when the bar gets full gives you a fast weapon with decent range and damage. It looks cool and it is so satisfying to use the chain blade on enemies.
This is just my personal opinion and I am not saying it is the best weapon in the game. That could obviously be a debatable topic.
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