Dust: An Elysian Tail

Dust: An Elysian Tail

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orangebish Sep 13, 2013 @ 12:36pm
Tips for Hardcore
Doing my Hardcore playthrough and damn this is hard . I'm at The Sorrowing Meadow now and pretty much everything just onehits me or takes at least 75% of my healthbar. Granted, I've spent almost all my upgrades on Attack and Fidget, with one or two gems in HP and Def. Should I have spent more gems on health or it doesn't make that much of a difference anyway? Or maybe I should buy better gear (have been using mostly basic stuff)? Any advice is appreciated.
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Dust Sep 13, 2013 @ 1:26pm 
Well, if you are right, and I think you are; it is a big difficulty jump around Sorrowing Meadows. If you buy better gear that's sure to complement. However, the levelling up will have to be from there. So yeah, it doesn't exactly make a difference anyway! :P And go ahead with side quests, they give levels + moneys. Try to farm for blueprints and mats, as well as levels.
orangebish Sep 15, 2013 @ 1:32am 
Well, I guess it's grinding time then. I kinda hoped I could do without.
Rafael Sep 15, 2013 @ 12:05pm 
im almost at the end with my hardcore playthrough, almost max hp and defence for my lvl and i got hitkill almost always, so i think u should keep investing into attck and fidget and just dodge all u can
Lunacy Sep 18, 2013 @ 4:35am 
Your defense won't matter I had even a x2 defense pendant equipped late game in Hardcore, normals hit me for about 5-700 and Gaius for 2000ish. (prolly glad i had it on anyways)

But if you're running hardcore you shoud already know how to play the game without taking damage. Any time you do take damage is either clumsiness, an accident, or something you just couldn't avoid and it will cost you TONS of cash to make up for the damage (which is why i love regen). I died 3 times to icicles which cost me a about 24k gold. And lightning spells will make sure any unpredictable enemies won't be able to hit you right away.
PBSaffran Sep 18, 2013 @ 7:13am 
Nah, it's just a matter of either levelling or equipment.
Get yourself 2 Master of Vigilance rings (item drop x3) and do side quests. You will rake up plans and materials in no time.
You can also equip a ring of wealth (or any low level equivalent) to boost the money you receive and try the red rooms. (those with enemies anyway, number 1 is a good candidate).
Don't bother with red cristals, they don't matter.
Gem upgrades always went Fridget -> defense -> HP -> Fridget -> defense -> HP etc. and Offense only when no other choice.
When you know you'll get into a tricky part or face spikes or overkill enemies, use a soup (defense x4 for 30s) and just force your way through.
Hardcore is really not that hard - gets a lot easier when you have the x4 defense soup items though. (wedding ring doesn't hurt either ;) )
theonlyocs Sep 25, 2013 @ 8:20pm 
I agree wholeheartedly with the above statements but I'd like to give a tip myself.
Fidgets lightning is one of the most broken parts of the game if used right.
Lots of bosses and enemies alike are easy to deal with if stunlocked then attacked. I started releasing this while fighting the mutant in the sorrowing meadows and it realy works if you just know how to combine your attacks and avoiding well. Also if you have vigilance rings, grind on the smaller lava rock imps at the end of the game, they sometimes drop wedding ring blueprints, you can then go back and farm the items needed and you'll easily get a few levels from that alone.
Last edited by theonlyocs; Sep 25, 2013 @ 8:22pm
Booger Mac Sep 26, 2013 @ 8:18am 
Don't waste your gem upgrades on defense. Galius can take you out with two or three hits regardless. When I beat the game on hardcore, I had Fidget and attack at full strength. To beat Galius, I had spam the crap out of Fidget while countering all Galius' moves.

Also, make sure you save up and get at least one revival stone. On the last section, I had to use it because I burned to death :(.
EX DrQuint Sep 29, 2013 @ 3:42pm 
Well I just jumped on hardcore first because why the ♥♥♥♥ not, I played games on the genre known for being way more unforgiving than this one according to other people, and I'm a really fan of "if you're being hit you're already ♥♥♥♥ing up" mentality.

And now I'm underground and there's these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t liquid spewing fungi that poison. can deal with dancing around enemies but this is leading me to tears. Welp. Oh well I'll still get through bruteforce regardless.
Dust Sep 29, 2013 @ 8:01pm 
Yeah, it's a really dissident part of the game for most. However, for either that part "fungi that poison" and the Sorrowing Meadows, theres a big quantum leap in how hard it is. I hope you find the challenge in Blackmoor and Everdawn (Nothing spoiled..) Stimulating rather than disencouraging.

And hardcore is normalcore for me. Nothing is worth it without a good bit of self-development. ;D
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