How Exactly Does Turn Order Work?

I always found that for some reason, enemies seem to go first, I assumed it would jsut be because of gene strength.

But I’ve started a new game, and even with enemies at zero gene strength, where I have nearly double their level, the majoriry of the enemies still seem to go before my creatures. Evne if it’s 2 monsters of the same species and gene strength, and mine is a higher level…the enemy creature will still end up going first.

It’s all about speed, from my understanding. Boost your creatures’ speed in their artifacts and with deity points.