Salt and Sacrifice: Top 10 Beginner Tips & Tricks

Check out the Top 10 Beginner Tips & Tricks in Salt and Sacrifice!

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As you progress in Salt and Sacrifice, the game might become very tough. We have some tips and tricks that you should know in order to complete your playthrough with maximum efficiency. Many things are important to focus on even in the beginning like resource management, crafting, and knowing how to unlock and use runic arts. Like any other game, Salt and Sacrifice has a huge emphasis on combat, using the correct equipment, and managing your resources is key in order to keep up with exploration.

In this guide, we will show you the Top 10 Beginner Tips & Tricks in Salt and Sacrifice!

Salt and Sacrifice: Top 10 Beginner Tips & Tricks

Hunter Tools

Hunter tools are special consumable items that you can craft while exploring the map. These include hearth and flask, healing potions, haze decoction, mana potions, ammunition, and a variety of offensive potions that you can throw at enemies to inflict elemental damage.

Hunter Tools can be unlocked by bringing new materials that you find to Trista. You can find her standing next to the hunter tool upgrade table east of town. The upgrade table allows you to increase the maximum amount of hundreds tools that you can carry at a time.

In order to craft, you’ll need to collect their respective materials which can be acquired from different sources.

Skill Tree

Each time you level up, you’ll be awarded one black star stone, and every five levels you’ll acquire one grey star stone. Black star stones can be used to unlock nodes on your skill tree while grey star stones allow you to recover black star stones by unlearning a note.

You are not forced to spend your star stones when you level up, so feel free to save them for later if you are not sure what type of equipment you want to use next.

While the skill tree can be overwhelming at first glance, it’s actually very simple to understand. There are two types of main nodes, stat nodes and class nodes.

Weapons and armor don’t have requirements other than unlocking their respective skill tree node. You can use any weapon or armor even without unlocking its node, but you’ll suffer from several stat penalties if you do.

Runic Arts

Runic arts are one of the most important features in the game and depending on your starting class they might pass unnoticed at first. As an inquisitor, you won’t be able to use magic but you can acquire skills from weapons.

When hovering over a weapon you can browse over the different tabs to check what runic art it provides. These skills are fixed for each weapon and cannot be swapped.

In order to use a Runic art, you’ll first need to unlock its corresponding tree node. While hovering over a runic art, you’ll be able to check the type of glyphs it possesses and its class. If you don’t meet the requirements you won’t be able to use that runic art, but it won’t affect the stats of the weapon in any other way.

Crafting New Equipment

Each mage you fight provides the materials to craft a different type of set. When defeating mages and their respective minions, you notice that they drop crafting materials. As soon as you pick up one of these materials, you’ll be able to see the complete crafting related to that boss by visiting the crafting table, located west of town.

The list is always comprised of a full set of armor that can be either light or heavy, one amulet, one ring, one dagger, and a variety of weapons.

Upgrading Equipment

Enemies and mages will often drop upgrade materials which are called Ash Pyres. There are five different ash pyres elements and they’re all compromised of level 1 to 5. You can spend Ash Pyres to upgrade your weapons and armor on the enhanced table located right on the east part of town.

Both weapons and armors share the same types of ash pyres and each piece of equipment requires a different combination of elements and levels. These stones can only be acquired as loot and are hard to come by, so make sure to only upgrade equipment that you know you’ll be using in the long run.

Try New Equipment

It could be a good idea to try out different weapons and constantly tinker your builds with new amulets, rings, daggers, and artifacts. It’s easy to get a tunnel vision with your current build setup, but trying out different things as you get more experience might provide you with different options.

You can also have two different weapons equipped at the same time and you can quickly switch between them during combat.

Spend your Silver and Salt

You’ll gather both salt and silver while you’re out exploring the map, but you won’t be able to spend it until you return to town. With exploration being the focus of the game, you’ll often play for a long period of time without even thinking about returning to town.

At some point, you’ll face a boss or enemy that you can’t defeat, and by dying two consecutive times you’ll lose all of your currency. For this reason, it’s important to know when to return home to level up your character and spend your silver.

Re-visit Old Areas

While exploring the different locations, you’ll be often limited to what you can or can’t reach based on the inquisitor tools that you have available. Inquisitor tools are key items that allow you to interact with the environment to reach new levels or areas. The grappling hook, for example, allows you to hook onto anchors to swing into upper platforms.

Because most of these are unlocked during the end game, it’s important to re-visit starter locations to reach areas that you previously couldn’t. This will allow you to find many useful items as well as some hidden missions and NPCs.

Boss Fighting Tips

Boss fights are the most challenging aspect of salt and sacrifice, and you might get frustrated when being defeated over and over by the same boss, so we have some tips that might help you overcome a difficult fight.

  1. Build Rage – If you’re using rage runic arts, make sure to build up rage before jumping into the fight. This will allow you to spam your skills as soon as the fight starts giving you a tremendous edge over the enemy.
  • Use other enemies – Mages are hostile to all creatures except their own minions. This includes regular enemies and even other mages. If regular enemies spawn near your boss fight, you can lure them in and use them as a distraction or even deal damage to the mage.
  • Staggering Bosses – While throwing potions don’t deal that much damage to bosses, they are still very effective at staggering them. Throw potions into the mage until you see its head start flashing white. Once this happens, jump into the air and press the grappling hook button to perform a critical strike.
  • Block and Roll – All bosses have a wide array of attacks and they often spam them constantly, leaving a very little window to strike back. If you’re a veteran salt player, you’ll most likely try to roll away from every situation, but in some cases, blocking is a better alternative.
  • Guiltless Shards – These consumable items allow you to remove the spell mark effect from your body allowing you to access your maximum HP. It’s highly advisable to save the shards for boss encounters as having more HP will greatly increase your survival chances.

Daily Quests

Each main location has a hidden tome that you can deliver to the rune reader Didella, next to the portal in town to unlock faded hunts. These missions act as daily quests that you can complete to farm salt, silver, crafting materials, and upgrade materials.

Completing these daily quests is highly advisable as they not only allowed you to improve your character but will often allow you to notice areas that you previously missed as you were hunting for the boss.

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