Getting to 17 Talents
Getting to 17 Talents is important because it gives the talent MULTIPLIER GROWTH, which is likely needed to win (I haven’t tried without it).
Other guides have builds that might gain prestige faster in the early game, so I’d refer to them (or better yet, just play the game for yourself at this point).
Strategy Outline & Talent Selection
1. Gnorp Propulsion Lap (GLP): Bombers to deal damage and Timeshift
2. Timeshift helps collect faster and GEET shards for rockets
3. Rockets deal damage
Multipliers, Modifiers, and Extras
1. Maintain fire for Bombers
2. Maintain freeze and acid for damage
3. Pocket Rocket damage
4. Having 3 Zygnorps give inspiration to Bombers
5. Gnorpcalibur’s extra damage
This is a simple build and it should be easy to understand the logic
We will also try to save on Gnorp usage during the early game stuff to ensure you have enough of them to win in the late game.
With the above strategy in mind, these are the Talents used.
I beat the game with many redundant/unused talents, which are marked by the red line.
I did not hire any Mountaineers and Drones were useless.
Given the strategy, these Talents are mostly self-explanatory.
FUTURE TO THE BACK is only used to get frost arrows onto the guns.
Not sure if NOTES were really needed or not.
Since I did not use 4 Talents, it might be possible to win without reaching Talent 17, but MULTIPLIER GROWTH seems to be pretty strong, so it might not be worth attempting Compression 10 without reaching Talent 17.
Click and recruit Runners, as usual.
DO NOT RECRUIT ANY SLAMMERS FROM SLAM CLUB
Get Archery Range, fire and Ice arrows
Get GLP and recruit Bombers
Get Gun v. Rock, recruit 3 Riflegnorp with ice arrows over the course of the game
Once you have 2 or 3 Riflenorps, switch the Archers back to fire arrows
This should get you constant fire and ice (4 sec cooldown) debuffs on the rock.
At this point, you are done with anything related to the Guns and Arrows.
YES THIS BUILD DOES NOT USE ZYBE ARROWS!!! IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THIS GUIDE IS THAT THEY SUCK AND ARE NOT WORTH THE ZYBELLIUMS. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST. IF ANOTHER GUIDE IS TELLING YOU TO BUY ZYBE ARROWS YOU KNOW THAT THEY ARE LYING! LISTEN TO ME! YOU TRUST ME, RIGHT!?
Get Coca Cafe only to give the Runners a break before a compression.
Remember to get the Zybellium Agitator, sometime around Compression 3, and quickly compress thereafter.
Continue to build Bombers and Runners.
Spend 1 Zybellium in GLP. End the game with at least two Zybelliums in GLP.
Get GEET in The Express, and build YX1-AB. Use a Zybellium for Vulnerability when available.
Get the additional housing upgrade with Zybellium sometime here.
Get the Garden and use only Green. After you upgrade leaves with Zybellium you can add Blue.
Get Shrine and upgrade all.
Get Academy and get 3 Zygnorps throughout the game, then select the new Inspiration for the Bombers
Get Pocket Rockets in GLP when you can.
Near the end get the Reclamation Nullifier
Once you reach Compression 10 you might have to make the Runners take a break if they are collecting too quickly.
Refer to the above for estimates of what your damage and collection figures should be (after turning off collection, as my Runners were too fast to form a pile)
Runners: 50 (this was too many at compression 10, had to give them breaks, try maybe 40)
Bombers: 50 (or as many as possible)
Additional Housing: 1
GLP: 2 Timeshift, 1 Pocket Rocket
Rock: 1 Reclaimation Nullifer
Rocket: 1 Vulnerability
If you have any extra Zybellium add all in Timeshift.
- (the) Gnorp Apologue: Build for Beating Compression 10
- (the) Gnorp Apologue: 21 Talent Points Build (4.8G/min Collection Rate)
- (the) Gnorp Apologue: High Collection Build