Tips and tricks for The DioField Chronicle

We offer some useful advice on how to get started in the all-new strategy RPG!
By Square Enix Team

Hey everyone! We're excited to welcome you to the world of The DioField Chronicle - available to play now!

This all-new strategy RPG takes place on a war-torn continent. You play as Andrias, one of the leaders of a mercenary group known as the Blue Foxes. You’ll command this elite group of warriors in tactical battles where you’ll defeat enemies, escort allies, and capture strategic locations.

These strategic encounters allow for free directional movement and use the new Real-Time Tactical Battle (RTTB) System. Unlike many other strategy RPGs, in The DioField Chronicle, all the action plays out in real time - which means you’ll have to carefully assess the battlefield and issue decisive orders to defeat your foes.

You must master a variety of skills, classes, and equipment to complete missions and define whether Blue Fox’s name will signify hope or tragedy. Fortunately, we’re here to help!

Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started in the game.

Skill up!

As you start your story in The DioField Chronicle you’ll be welcomed to Elm Camp Headquarters. Here is where you can find side missions, information, as well as other characters that will assist you. You’ll also be able to find the Institute who will unlock the Skill Tree for you.

The Skill Tree allows you to upgrade skills using SP (Skill Points). Increase the Skill Tree’s rank to unlock new, stronger skills. SP are acquired as bonus rewards on missions or as unit rank rewards! So be sure to look out for them and use them to improve your team.

And don’t worry if you decide to change tactics later though – there are options to reset all enhancements in game!


Attacks from behind in The DioField Chronicle deal greater damage than normal attacks. So, try and find ways to orchestrate your pincer movements , and ambush your enemies to boost damage.

Of course, this works both ways, so be sure to plan a strategy that avoids boosted attacks from enemies too!

Stun ‘em!

Sometimes you will be targeted by dangerous enemies with high attack stats, so make sure you don’t sleep on support abilities!

Some characters can debilitate your opponents - for example, you can use skills like Izelair’s Shield Bash to stun your foes. Stun prevents enemy skills and attacks from being performed, giving you the upper hand for attacks.

Tactical Checkpoints!

If things are going badly, don't despair - you can reattempt tricky situations through the Battle Log.

This lets you check the status of a battle from overhead and reattempt the skirmish from any point at which an objective was completed.

This can come in handy if one of your units is incapacitated or you want to try a completely different approach.

Challenge yourself!

Finally, make sure you challenge yourself appropriately! The game’s difficulty can be changed from the Options menu when back at base, so try adjusting if you hit a wall.

Or if you’re a seasoned RPG veteran, we recommend you choose hard mode. You can always test the level of challenge with a side mission, and you have freedom to adjust it whenever you wish.

With luck, these tips help you on your journey, and we can’t wait to hear how you’re getting on!

The DioField Chronicle officially launches for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Switch today ( September 22, 2022)! We hope you enjoy your experience and journey on DioField Island.

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