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Monster Train


Monster Train Cheats & Tips

Monster Train is a stategic roguelike deckbuilding dungeon crawler that is often compared to Slay the Spire but despite the obvious similarities both games have completely different mechanics. Monster Train takes place on a moving train and your job is to get the last remaining fragment of the pyre back to hell to reignite it. As you battle your way back to hell you will have opportunities to improve your deck as you constantly asses your priorities, and figure out where to spend your resources. Check out our Monster Train cheats and tips to get help in the game.

Cheats, Tips and Strategy

Below is a collection of hints and tips that will help you to progress in the game. These include why you should be dumping cards and what order you should be collecting the rewards and why. As well as these hints and tips we also have a mini-guide here which goes into more details on some of the tips we have below:

Choose Challenges Carefully

Before each battle in Monster Train you will be given a choice, you can either fight the enemies at 'Normal' difficulty or accept a a more difficult challenge that will give better rewards. The rewards are often, but not always, worth the risk. Check out our The Rings of Hell guide to find out about the different areas in the game.

Dump Cards

Make sure that at every opportunity you are removing your starter cards from your deck. By the end of a run, most of them will just be taking up space, and drawing a Train Steward when you really want to draw a powerful card can be devestating. Aside from casting these starter cards into the void when you come across it, you may also need to spend some of your cash at the Merchants in order to get rid of them. Check out our Clan Champions Tier List to find out which ones are the best based on the power level each has as a Primary Clan.

Take your Time

Unless your are playing multiplayer there is no need to rush. Make sure you check each card in your hand before you make your decision, and plan your whole turn out before you start playing anything. Also think through how you want to take advantage of your between-battle rewards. You will find that Monster Train rewards planning and clever decision-making.

Collecting Rewards

Listed below is the order which you should typically collect rewards.

- Pyre Remnants and Void (to heal your Pyre and dump unwanted cards).
- Herzal's Hoards, to collect an artifact (which might impact how you upgrade cards later).
- Unit Drafts (in case you pick up a card you want to upgrade).
- Frozen Caverns (as above, in case you pick up a card you want to upgrade).
- Merchants (to upgrade your units and spells).

There may be instances where a Frozen Cavern might be best after you have upgraded cards, in case it gives you the chance to multiply something valuable. Check out our Artifacts Guide to find out about the different Artifacts in Monster Train and their effects.

Don't Underestimate Enemies

It is important that you pay attention to keywords and don't underestimate any of the enemies. Keep a close eye on those that enter the fray which have keywords such as 'Stealth' and 'Haste' as these cards can become tricky to deal with if you allow them to linger. Check out our Keywords and Effects Guide to find out how the keywords in Monster Train affect a card.

Upgrade your Train Stewards

Consider spending some of your cash on increasing your Train Stewards' health and damage in order for them to not just be cannon fodder, but units which can hold their own on a floor.

We hope these tips help you out in the game, but for further help, try our beginners guide, we also have some FAQs for Monster Train, you can also submit your own questions there for other players to answer.

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