Anthem Starter Guide

Practice using your Javelin in freeplay. You can fly through a waterfall or (briefly) dive underwater to cool your jets and keep going.

During whatever you are doing, harvest nodes around you, open chests and dismantle loot you don’t need.

When starting out, Anthem offers Easy, Medium and Hard difficulties. Mechanics don’t change between categories. Play the highest difficulty you can manage and change when needed. (Grandmaster difficulties unlock at level 30)

Damage types
Physical:
Impact: -50% armor damage -25% shield damage
Affects single target skills, weapons and melee.
Acid: +50% armor damage -50% shield damage
Affects acid skills, reduces target resistances.

Elemental:
Thunder: -50% armor damage +50% shield damage
Can jump between targets.
Ice: -25% armor damage +25% shield damage
Can freeze targets.
Fire: +25% armor damage -25% shield damage
Can burn targets causing damage over time.

Other:
Blast: area of effect damage, explosive damage modifier.