Hello everyone, I’m really hooked with this game! I have some questions though.
1] Nether stuff. I’m currently doing the castle quest for the first nether creature. I’m doing a stronghold since they gave me a blue egg. Should I go full defense gems, or split some health gems in? Should I even bother with any other type of gem? Also, other than only using level 10 gems, and not doing more than 3 same type activations, should I be aware of some other caveat/wait for something else first? Also, should I be keeping random egg drops from creatures I would never consider of creating a nether form, or is it safe to trade them for power?
2] Artifacts. I’m not sure if I should even be bothering with anything else other than swords and armour. Everything else seems to split it’s primary stats which sounds bad but I might be missing something. Also, I’m trying to make a high attack sword for my Brim smith, but the attack it gets from whetstones is fairly randomised… Is there any way of boosting that or is it always random? First try it got something like 60-70 attack, second more like 20…
3] Realm types. Is there any way to reliably farm a specific type of realm? Say I find a particular level realm I want to farm, is there any way to clear it, reset it, and clear it again? If I portal out, save and exit and re-enter it seems to get randomised, same when I save and exit inside the realm then reenter…
4] Does provoke last one turn only, so you have to use it every turn?
5] I find myself constantly running out of resources, specially power, granite and essence. I cannot even make use of the extra ritual slots I got due to resource shortages. And I cannot get that creature that gives bonus to resources because I can’t survive higher realm levels to find the vendor… Anything other I can do, or I just suck it up and keep buggering on?
6] Consumables. Should I be hoarding, using very conservatively, spamming? I especially use resource boost consumables pretty much as I get them due to 5 above. I do keep 2-3 for treasure golem encounters later though.
7] Cores. Is there any reason I should be getting cores of a creature after I got 6 of it already? I grab a minimum of 6 from every creature, and 9 of important ones, but should I be constantly extracting if I can? (lower realm levels only)
8] Currently all my loyalty points are going in spoils of war (15/20) and duty upgrades (5/10), with a small investment in rituals, extra spell slots and pill drop chance. Am i missing something i should be doing instead?
Finally some advice needed.
So currently I’m mage level 40something, and I simply cannot survive anything above level 3, and even level 3 often gives me trouble. My current party is admiteddly a rag-tag of low tier creatures, namely a brim smith, a slime, a stronghold, a blood hound, a servant hunter and a twisted devil. I recently unlocked tier 5 creatures.
The problem I have is that often half my party is dead before the stronghold even gets a turn. (Also I am a death mage so none of that life skill) On realm tier 3-4 I often find that even my brim smith is dead before he gets a turn, and he is much faster than the stronghold. All my creatures are around the same level (40) btw.
So am I just not supposed to go on tier 4 realms until I have a powerful and synergistic team online?
Thanks in advance and sorry for the huge wall of text. (this was also posted on the steam forums to increase the chances of getting replies btw)