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Just got all badges. For those who want to complete it quicker - start by getting all training modules. Then complete about ten missions in each skill, and fill your points as I outline below. Upgrade weapons and armor before the training section, and finally the bank if you're willing to wait for money. Play all stages until you are beaten, then complete ten more missions each. When your hero levels up, put everything in dodge, then when dodge caps at 40% fill block until 50% cap, then crit until 30% cap, and finally health. Ignore attack and ranged. For skills, fill Shield Bash, Heal and Omnisoul. Then fill Double Slash and Poison and Armor last. For talents, fill Impatient first, then Vampiric, Brutal, Deadly and Treacherous. Feel free to fill Blessed and Alchemist, but using this method you can survive to stage 20 of survival without potions, and complete the final boss using only one health potion. If this helped, please + to help others.
Note: The experience system in Gemcraft works based on your HIGHEST score in each mode of each level. For example, let's say your high scores in a level are currently 400k in Normal, 500k in Heroic, and 600k in Arcane. If you redid all these modes and got 600k on all of them, you would only get 200k exp on Normal, because your new score is only 200k above your last high score. Likewise, you would get 100k exp for Heroic, and no exp for Arcane because you didn't beat your high score. In other words, it is almost always better to complete new modes and levels than to redo old ones for better scores.
Expert tips: 1) DMG = ATK - DEF, give or take 20%. This is useful when considering restarting a turn. 2) In melee, hit % is increased by attacking from the sides or back (10% and 20% respectively), or from higher ground. 3) Enemies will always face the direction of an attack. So if you can alternate between the directions of melee attacks, I suggest you do so. 4) Quick saving before attacks helps, especially when you might miss. You'll get that Limb Breaker on Father Otis... eventually. 5) Get two units to stand diagonally of an enemy, and a corpse will almost always land in front of one unit. You can effectively "corpse" an enemy to death this way, dealing an amazing 50-60 damage for just 5 throws. 6) Shoving. Use it to line up your units for a double attack, or simply shove enemies off stairways. 7) Block stairways with 2 corpses, and your enemies can't use them. 8) Keep an eye out! Some levels have elevators, fire fountains and falling chandeliers, and may even hide additional loot.
For the hard badge, buy Sword when you start a run. After that, use Armor to heal yourself when you get low (~1k health, ~2k as game progresses). Buy Soul if life goes ve tried. Good luck! Less than a third of people who got the medium badge stayed for hard, so if you found this useful, + so others can see