Grim Soul: Dark Fantasy Adventure is one of the best crafting and survival games to play on Android. Developed by Kefir! this game’s dark setting will send chills down your spine.
Surviving off the dangerous zombie-infested lands is not easy and you must craft and equip the right items to protect your character and kill enemies. Just like you, there will other players exploring territories and since the resources will be scarce at some point of time, there’s no option but to fight them.
Lands cursed by the “Great Decay” can be too risky to explore at night, but with the right survival skills, you can defeat enemies, find and collect valuable resources and strengthen your character.
But before that, you should survive the first few nights building and crafting the right stuff so that your character won’t die too early. If you have just started playing, then you must check out these tips and tricks if you want to fend off enemies and gather resources quickly:
1. Run along Fog-Covered Areas to Pick Resources
When you die on territories marked by skulls, you lose all your belongings and resources that you have gathered so far. You will have to start from scratch and collect resources to craft basic tools, such as an axe or a pickaxe to cut trees and break lime stones. Also, you will have to pick up food such as berries and other resources, such as grass to craft other items.
Things won’t be easy if you have run out of wood, stones and other resources in your stronghold. At one point of time, you won’t find anything in your stronghold as you have chopped down all trees, smashed all rocks and picked up materials which were scattered all over the place.
You will have to travel to nearby territories in search of food and materials if you want to stay alive. This can be dangerous as you are not armed and areas marked by skulls are full of hostile enemies.
When you enter a new territory, start picking up small things, such as logs, tiny rocks and small plants close to the fog-covered area, which usually is pretty safe as enemies are usually found in the middle of the territory guarding loot and key resources. Run along this area and pick whatever you find.
If you spot a stronger enemy approaching your character, just run towards the fog and exit that area. You can then “enter” territory again (don’t move to another territory) to continue where you left off.
If you are being attacked while moving towards the fog, then reentering the territory would be of no use as your enemy will continue attacking your character. Once you have collected enough logs and stones, you can craft an axe and a pickaxe and then cut trees and break limestones that are close to the fog.
2. Use Auto-Play to Collect Resources Faster
If you have just started playing, then it would be a wise decision to use auto-play when you are in your stronghold.
Activating auto-play will let you gather all resources faster as your character will automatically run towards the closest tree, limestone and plant to gather logs, stones and food.
You may tap the attack button and start attacking an enemy manually if he confronts one. With auto-play turned on, you will save a lot of time hunting for resources in your territory.
3. Construct Your Base and Build a Peasant Chest
Once you have gathered enough resources, quickly construct a small 2 x 2 house. It will protect you against the night guest, a scary entity that’s pretty tough to eliminate and hiding inside a house is one of the ways to avoid direct confrontation with it.
Once you have built a small base, craft a chest as soon as possible. A peasant’s chest will let you store resources and other items inside it. This is one way to increase storage space.
Your chest will safely house all items and you can move items from your inventory to the chest and vice-versa anytime by moving closer to the chest and tapping the pick icon (hand).
Building a house with a door is a no-brainer, but just make sure that you place the peasant’s chest inside your home so that visitors don’t loot it.
Players visiting your territory won’t be able to enter your house and take your belongings. If you have extra resources, such as wood or stones, you can safely put them inside the chest.
4. Craft More than One Chest and Store all Weapons Inside
If you want to survive the treacherous world of Grim Soul for a longer time, then you must craft at least 2 chests and store all weapons and other items, such as armor. You will come across quite a few important items in the beginning, especially in the very first event, where you will find lots of loot.
You will also come across several enemies and killing them will let you search their pockets to find items. You should store all of them in chests. If you don’t store key items inside chests, then all items stored in your rucksack will be destroyed in case you die in a new territory.
However, your character’s death won’t affect the state of your house, the chests and the items inside it. When your character has been revived, you can head straight to a chest in your stronghold. You will find that all items that have stored in it are still safely inside the chest.
5. Keep an Eye on the Mini-Map to Spot Enemies Before They Attack You
The mini-map can be very helpful in spotting trees, rocks, shrubs, bushes and enemies. While moving around, pay attention to the mini-map and don’t get close to areas where it shows arrows (enemies).
You can also locate fallen enemies, loot and chests with the help of the map. As you keep playing, you will become familiar with map icons (arrows, grass, tied bags, chests etc.) and it will be easy for you to spot them.
6. Make a Ragged Sack to Increase Storage Space
You can increase your storage space much earlier than you think. All you have to do is learn and craft a ragged sack. It requires 2 ropes, which you can get from dead enemies and 4 flax fiber, which are available in plenty in every territory.
Once you have gathered all required materials, you must “learn” to craft the sack and then craft it. After crafting the sack, 5 extra sots will be available in your inventory.
If you make another, you will get more storage space. The sack unlocks before your character reaches level five, so make sure you create it as soon as possible.
7. Use Auto-Play to Check if Resources are Available or Not
You must be thinking how can the “auto” button be used to keep a check on available resources? Well, if you have picked up all rocks, twigs and other small items in your territory, just tap the auto-play button. Your character will stop picking objects and will cut trees and break limestones.
If you don’t have the tools, such as the axe, the game will tell you to build one, clearly indicating that there’s nothing to pick. If you have felled all trees and smashed all limestones, you will see a “nothing to gather” flashing on your screen when you tap the auto-play button. You can try this trick if you don’t want to wander around in search for resources and save time.
8. Arm Your Character before Entering Special Territories
Time after time, the game will inform you if there’s a special event available close to your stronghold. Such events usually let you gather valuable items and loot and are available for a limited period of time. In such events, a murder of crows will appear over a territory. You should head straight to such special territories and gather loot before anyone else does.
You may also stumble upon other players who will attack you, so make sure you equip the best weapon to your character. If you have just begun playing then the first event will be fairly easy to complete. Try to gather as many items as possible and store them in peasant’s chest. You will have to make more than one chest to store all items.
9. Craft a Weapon ASAP When Exploring Your Stronghold
To survive Grim Soul’s dark and dangerous world, you will need to equip a weapon to your character as soon as you begin exploring a territory. You can craft the most basic weapon, such as the Club that needs very few materials. You will have to collect 5 logs of wood to craft one. You can also craft an axe and a pickaxe. They can be used as makeshift weapons.
When you start exploring a territory, you can pick stones and logs to make an axe/pickaxe. You can then use them to cut trees/break stones or attack enemies. Once you have enough logs, make a club and equip it to your character.
Do remember that each equippable item will break after using it for some time. You can see the vertical bar just beside your weapon’s icon on your inventory. When the bar goes down and disappears, your weapon will break and you will have to create a new one.
10. Don’t Let Hunger and Thirst Levels Hit Zero Value
You can see your character’s hunger and thirst levels on your inventory screen. When any one level reaches zero, you will automatically lose health.
Your health bar will keep decreasing little by little unless you don’t drink or eat something. Before this happens, your character will give signs that he/she is hungry or thirsty, this is a warning signal and you must immediately find something before it’s too late.
You can collect and snack on berries if you want to quench thirst and minimize hunger to some extent. You can hunt animals for meat. Best – you can build a garden bed and sow seeds to make food. To hunt animals like the deer, tap the sneak button (it is located on the lower-right corner of the screen) and then hunt them.
You will also get a barrel of honey and flask of water occasionally. Tap the pouch icon on the bottom of the screen. This icon appears when you enter a territory. Next, tap “Storage”, which will display numbers above it indicating that food and drink has arrived. Collect them and store them in your chest.
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