Tales of Berseria is an action-oriented RPG that will put plenty of enemies in your path throughout the adventure, and being well-prepared for those enemies is crucial in overcoming them. One of the best ways to be prepared for them is to be at a level that is equal to or higher than the enemies you’re facing, which is done by old fashioned level grinding. This guide will give you some pointers on making sure that you increase in level at a steady pace, and hopefully result in you not having to halt progress to grind for an hour to get past a tricky part.
First of all, you gain experience points that go towards leveling up your characters by completing enemy encounters. Enemies will show up on the field as you traverse areas, and if you come into contact with them it will initiate a battle. Defeating all of the enemies will get you experience points, and the tougher the enemy is compared to your party the more experience points you’ll get. Also, if you increase the game’s difficulty in the options menu that will also impact how much experience points you gain, with higher difficulties making leveling up more difficult.
As a rule of thumb, you’ll want to make sure that you’re regularly encountering enemies as you make your way through the game’s many dungeons. You don’t have to take down every single one you see, but you don’t want to completely ignore all of them when you get to a new area, either. This is because you can quickly find yourself being under-leveled by the time the inevitable boss fight comes around, and if you’re too under-leveled then you’re going to have to go back and level grind. Just make sure that you initiate the battles rather than the enemies and try to initiate battles from behind them, as that will put you in an advantageous position for the battle.
You’ll find that you get lots of experience points from beating bosses, though there are also strong enemies linked to sidequests that will appear on your map as a large red circle that give big experience point rewards. It’s also advised that you try and take these enemies down when you come across them, as if you follow the previous tips then you should be able to deal with them easily enough by the time you find them. Just make sure that you go into battle with plenty of healing items before you do so.
It’s also worth noting that the character that lands the killing blow to conclude the enemy encounter will be granted bonus experience points, so if you have one character in particular that you want to level up then try and put them in a position to finish battles.
That’s really all there is to leveling up in Tales of Berseria, as there’s only a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure that you’re leveling up at the highest-possible pace throughout the journey.