Press Alt+F to see the Formation window (shown in the image on the right).
Enemies, whether other players or monsters, fight in the same type of formation.
Creating Formations Edit
Formations are highly customizable. A typical low level formation is composed of melee, ranged/stunners, and healers. There is, however nothing stopping a player from creating a mass melee or mass ranged team. Since there are now over 70 mercenaries in Atlantica, you are able to experiment and create unique teams.
Adding Mercenaries Edit
Removing Mercenaries Edit
As stated above, you can swap mercenaries in and out of your formation when you are of combat.
Players can also fire unwanted mercenary to make room for new or better fitting merc in their formation. Be aware that by firing, you lose this mercenary and any investment you have in that mercenary (e.g. growth vials, experience gained, skills learned). If possible, you may be better off storing or employing the merc instead, if possible, to retain your investment.
Character Slots EditThe portraits at the bottom toward the right side of the screen shows a portrait for each character currently in your formation. The current character is shown larger than the rest. This is the character for which information will be displayed in the Character Information windows if you open it using Space or I. Press 1 - 9 to select another character in your formation).
You can assign any character in your formation a different slot number by selecting the character, holding down the Ctrl key and pressing a number between 1 and 9.
Formations in Combat Edit
You can swap out mercenaries during combat from an open merc room (PvE only).
Dungeon Formations Edit
Some dungeons require you to play with less than a complete set of characters in your formation. Most often, this means using only your main + 5 mercenaries, for a total of 6 characters (e.g. Trials individual dungeons). Some dungeons restrict you even more (e.g. the nation dungeon Perils of Avalon only allows your main + 4 mercenaries, for a total of 5 characters.
Enabling and Disabling Mercenaries Edit
You can enable Auto-Battle for individual mercenaries or your full formation from the formation window.
Click the Auto-Battle checkbox to enable Auto-Battle. Auto-Battle applies to your Main Character and any enabled mercenaries in your formation.
Mercenary Auto-Battle Edit
Formation Back Row Edit
Formations have a back row that cannot be used by standard characters (main or mercenaries). This row, like other rows, has 3 columns, which can be filled by:
- Search Robots: these robots can search for you or even attack enemies
- Inventor mercenary summons: the inventor can summon a catapult or ballista to fight for you