Across the Obelisk: Ultimate Boon Guide (Tips & Tricks)

Tips and tricks to find even the most elusive boon cards.

 

Introduction
In any deck-building game, consistency is key. The ability to get the cards you need when you need them is typically even more important than the power of the individual cards themselves.

In Across the Obelisk, there is no greater consistency-enabler than boon cards. Not only does each boon effectively reduce your max deck size, it does so using a trigger that still allows you to have a full hand of cards before applying effects that reduce card cost. Each boon is guaranteed to grant you an additional card and to provide some other bonus to the character.

That said, it makes sense for us to have a guide for obtaining these powerful cards. Please note that this guide is a work in progress. Eventually, all sections of the guide should look similar to the Arena Champion section, but I wanted to get this information out to the players even if I did not have all of the aesthetics perfect quite yet.

Arena Champion
Location: Red Zone, Coliseum Node (Northwest corner of the map), The Coliseum (grey book icon)

Availability: Always available.

Choice 1: [Combat] Participate in the Arena.

Choice 2: [Combat] Fight “The Fang Gang.” -OR- [Combat] Fight “The Blazing Brothers.”

Choice 3: [Combat] You are ready to fight.

Reward: All four members of the party receive the Arena Champion boon.

Catharsis
Overview: Starting Zone, Morning at the Lake Quest, follow the clues to eventually open the Jade Chest on the central island through the final portal.

Child of the Storm
Location 1: Green Zone, Eastern Village (slightly Southeast of the starting point), An Empty Village (grey book icon)

Availability: Always available.

Choice: [Look] Look for anything interesting but don’t steal anything.

Location 2: Green Zone, Naga Mural (slightly Southwest of the top middle of the map), The Lightning Runes (grey book icon)

Choice: [Read] Decipher the mural using the nagas notes.

Reward: All four members of the party receive the Child of the Storm boon.

Custodian
Overview: Fix the broken altar in the starting zone using a skill roll or Wilbur’s special option.

Dark Miasma
Overview: In the starting zone, obtain the rope from an honest day’s work. Then use the rope on the cultist in the hatch. Then throw the cultist into the pit.

Enlightened
Location: Final Zone (up the staircase), Garden Node (Top middle of the map), The Sacred Garden (grey book icon)

Availability: Always available.

Choice: One of the four “I will eat the apple.” choices.

Reward: The character you chose to eat the apple will receive the Enlightened boon.

Friendly Tadpole
Location: Not applicable.

Availability: When Nezglekt is in the party and reaches Level 5.

Choice: Select Incubation for Nezglekt’s Level 5 upgrade.

Reward: All four members of the party receive the Friendly Tadpole boon.

Heat Surge
Overview: In the starting zone, enter the hatch. Then enter the secret passage via the imp statue. The character who drinks the potion gains the Heat Surge boon.

Honorable
Location: Any location that completes a character unlock quest.

Availability: Always available.

Guide: Please see one of the Character Unlock guides on Steam for details of unlocking this boon.

Reward: All four members of the party receive the Honorable boon.

Special Note: It is possible to receive this boon multiple times in a single adventure.

Merciful
Overview: In the green zone, kill the people trapped within the spider cocoons.

Merciless
Overview: In the green zone, kill the naga refugees in the central purple node.

Take Cover
Overview: In the starting zone, purchase this battle technique from the trainer for 200g for a single character or 1000g for the whole party.

Trustworthy
Overview: In the starting zone, save the baker’s son from an attack by Trunkies.

Well Fed
Overview: In the starting zone, there may be a purple book node, The Goblin Feast shortly before the boss of the zone. Additionally, Thrul can specifically obtain this boon by eating an egg in the spider cavern in the green zone.

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