We've gotten into writing guides in a big way this year, and while we can offer up some good advice from a player's perspective, it's really awesome to get tips straight from the people who made the game and knows all of its nuances from the inside out. Like the Temple Run 2 developer tips, some of these might seem obvious to veteran players, but, if you've already beaten the game three times over do you really need tips?

Either way, here's ten tips for Infinity Blade III [$6.99], straight from Chair. Personally, I found the hints on how to swipe to be particularly useful, and I've played the game a ton:

  • Conserve motion on your swipes, you don’t need to draw a line across the screen for it to pick up what you’re doing - Swiping further than you need to moves your fingers away from your dodge and block buttons.
  • Center blocking or dodging can be canceled into other defensive moves, so if you start defending center, and realize it’s the wrong defense in time, you can switch to the correct side defense.
  • With heavy weapons, wait to start your combo. If you do two hits and a slash, that usually ends your attack window. You can get in up to 3 more hits if you alternate directions instead of starting the combo right away.
  • Don’t be too greedy! Sometimes the Titan will block you on that last hit you try to squeeze into your combo. Avoiding this can help you in two ways: 1. The Titan will wait longer to attack giving you more time to prepare your defense. 2. Because the Titan is waiting longer to attack, your magic meter can also fill more between each Titan attack sequence.

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  • If you get a gem you don’t want, fuse it! A fused gem might turn out to be something more useful, and if not, it is worth more than the value of the gems put into it. Selling fused gems can be a good way to make money.
  • The forge is a great value! Upgrading items at the forge is often a better value than buying new ones. For example, upgrading a level 1 weapon to level 2 is usually cheaper than buying a new level 2 weapon.
  • Start collecting elemental defense gems as soon as you can. Only 2 out of 8 are available each Awakening. If you miss one, it might not be available for a while, and you will need them when the Titans start using elemental attacks!
  • Bonus combos that end with the same direction they start with can overlap, so the last hit of one bonus combo counts as the first hit of your second. The right bonus combo can make it possible to fit in 2 or 3 bonus hits in a row!
  • Don’t use magic or super attacks on the fight before you face one of the Deathless. That way you’ll have a full super move and magic meter ready to go from the start of your fight with the big Titans!
  • Save up all your “Chips” for a Large key or a Rare prize wheel, you can get some really great gear from those to help you take down those tough Titans!

Also, if you've got any of your own tips, feel free to leave 'em in the comments. Additionally, if you want to get caught up on the Infinity Blade series storyline, check out our plot guide. Oh, and in case you missed it, we've got a five star review of the game as well.

  • VirtualBoyFreak

    Tip 11: go into the gem fusion chamber, put the gem into the fusion slots and THEN sell it. You will get the money, and when you get out of the fusion chamber, you will get your gem back into your bag. And if you have 300k gems, you can gain a lot of money with them in a few minutes :)

    • Sylars

      You can make gems from the potion mixer. Best way to get a 300k worth gem is by mixing the following 4 ingredients but you NEED two potion mixing slots. 2 blue berries and then 2 blue butterflies.
      Then start another potion where you put random ingredients that have to need MORE time to be produced that the first potion.
      Now try to start another potion but it will tell you that you have to finish one potion(the one with the shortest time to get finished) by using some battle chips. Press finisch and the first potion will be finished. Now you have a Gem worth 300k in your gem inventory instead of the potion that had to be produced. ^^

    • Mauiwoweee

      Gee thanks alot man!!:)
      You just told us a glitch for infinity blade 3

    • Luiz Carlos Silva

      man.. thank you a lot

  • AngryBaby

    Tip 12: Don't use any of the exploits you find in this thread, it will ruin the game. (it did for me)

    • Sylars

      It's obvious that this kind of glitch if used to often will ruin the game replayability.
      I only would recommend it for those who finished the game again and again and again. This way you can buy all the gems you want and start experimenting. ^^
      "Dosis sola venenum facit"-Paracelsus

      • D Man

        I dunno...I don't see that happening for me. Personally, with IB 1 and 2 I always hit a brick wall financially. The weapons and armor just got so damn expensive that I found myself grinding for gold and getting little to no experience because I had mastered everything I could afford up to that point. Then I finally am able to buy ONE piece of equipment and start all over again.

        As long as I make myself progress through equipment in order of strength, I feel like having infinite gold will take away a lot of that tedium I found in the first two games without diminishing the fun I'm having. I guess I'll take that risk.

      • ramberk

        Totally agree. Gold grinding is the bad part. With that out of the way, you can enjoy just upgrading items and experimenting with gems. The battle chip system slows you down too but it's not as bad as it was in the earlier games. I woulda quit replaying the game if not for this gold glitch.

      • VirtualBoyFreak

        Me too. Grinding for gold in IB3 is much worse than in previous games: you get less gold and things cost more. I had stopped playing until I read about the gold glitch. Now I continue playing because I'm able to concentrate on upgrading items and combining gems. If this was a freemium title, I'd understand the grinding that there is, but being a fully paid title, there's a bit too much grinding for gold in here...