Combat is one of the key components of gameplay in Shardhunters.
Battles in Shardhunters take place on a 9x7 grid battlefield, where the two opposing players control a team of four heroes each. All heroes have a vast number of skills available, of which players can select 6 per hero to aid them in battle. Each hero comes with a different set of skills, strengthening their unique identity. Assembling a team of 4 heroes from the initially available 18 hero variations also brings an extra tactical layer because of the synergies between the character’s skills.
If a player gathers 10 Bloodshards from the battlefield or eliminates all units of the opposing player, the battle ends.