Expanding on Steinaar’s excellent beginner guide
If you’re stuck at a tough spot, use a couple of these tips to progress further!
I think that it really depends on how many hits you can take from the enemy. If you can only take 2 hits and are depending on block then set the slider higher.
If you can take a ton of hits and are confident that you won’t die quickly, set the slider lower or to nothing for a higher chance of a win.
There is also a cap on elements as well at 95%.
Health: No cap
Armor: Caps out at 95%
Damage: No cap
Block: Caps at 95%
Dodge: Caps at 95%
Armor Pen: Caps at 95%
Crit Chance: No cap?
Crit Damage: No cap
Attack Speed: Caps at 200%
All elements cap at 95%
Every item has a GearScore and when you dismantle it for the first time at the world tree (top right for dismantler) it will be available for crafting.
If any of these items had already been learned but had a higher level when dismantling it would say I can now craft that new item level.
The crafting menu will show you what you have learned and in brackets it shows you what Item Level you can craft.
V = Blue
VI = Purple
VII = Yellow?
VIII = Yellow?
IX = Pinkish
X = Red
The Higher the tier, the harder the monster inside but the better the loot on all the cards.
Good tip obviously is scavenge high tier tiles and not fight the monster card if you can’t defeat it.
Skull Tiles are immediate forced encounter tiles. Once you step on one you MUST fight whatever waits for you.
Be Careful! A skull tile can spawn a single monster of the tile tier (T6 in this pic) or it can spawn any number of monsters and tiers to equal that tile’s tier.
So in this picture, I encountered a T6 forest skull tile and encountered 2 x T2 and 2 x T1s = T6
FYI: Chests and Seeds both have a chance to spawn in a tile’s Gathering card as well as a monsters card. To maximize your chance of finding seeds/chests, mouse over both of these cards to scan for items you want!
Chests are very important at progressing in this game.
You can take a couple steps into a higher level bracket (1-11, 12-22, etc), find the lowest level monster of that bracket and kill it, then open a couple chests for randomized loot of that higher tier because that is your “Highscore” now.
Seeds are used to change your world to another element alone. Using a frost seed will change your world to only a frost zone, etc.
They are also needed to jump to a place someone else linked that is in an elemental zone.
NOTE: If you click to fast travel to a place that needs a seed, it will consume the seed first so if you cancel the travel, the seed will be gone.