[Odin Quest] Get to know your game Guide!

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Hey guys. For every game that I care about I like to write a little something on the forum. Odin Quest is so immersive that we hardly get to watch the Kong chat or even read the forums.

I started playing it after a couple of days from it being available I’d guess. As a veteran I got to discover much of it together with friends that were just as eager to learn. A few weeks or maybe a month later, my character has evolved quite a bit:

But Odin Quest is complex. For as much as I’ve learned, I’m sure much more was left to discover still.

We play, we learn, and we sometimes leave. That’s why I also started a new character on Server 2, but after a week of it couldn’t stand to continue to play it alongside my Server 1 character. The game events coincide and I lose interest in them, not to mention that what’s sweet at the beginning like the class quests become more of a burden with the latter levels. I made level 61 on Server 2 in a short time span, and luck was on my side to get good gear for it. Trust me.

My guide will consist of an assortment of topics of interest that I still remember or care about. You could also add some of your own stuff to the thread.

 
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Placeholder for Topics.

1. Stats
1.1 Attack
1.2 Defense

2. Skills

3. Character movement

4. Exp

5. Gold

6. Level 50 Purple Set

7. Talsarah Dungeon

8. SoulBlade

9. Elfhame

10. Enhancement Transfer

11. Alliance Dungeon

12. PetCom

13. Game Goals

14. Switching lines

 
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1. Stats

Stats are acquired thru equipments, accessories, by leveling up, by stats loot/items, by enhancing said equipments and accessories, constallation upgrades, SoulBlade and SB upgrades, runes…

The color of the equipment gives a hint to the quality of said equipment or accessory. Purple is better than blue. Blue is better than green. And green is better than white. Enhancing purple equipments may also give a little bit more stats per upgrade level than enhancing lesser quality (blue, green) versions.

Sometimes just enhancing equipments may unlock bonus stats available for the equipment. Blue equipments for example, like Helmet and Boots, may give some more defense bonus once enhanced 3 times.

1.1 Attack

The greater the difference of your attack to the target’s defense, the greater the damage you’ll do. The attack stat is the starting base of the damage, which gets reduced by the defense of the target. Say your attack is about 800. Against a very low defense target, that could give you nearly 800 damage for every hit. If you go against a higher level with much higher defense target, that damage would go down by a lot.

Weapon, accessories, equipment enhancement bonuses, constallation upgrades, levelling up (about 5 more attack per level I think), enhancements, SoulBlade and SB upgrades… All contribute to your attack.

Skills also give attack bonuses. So the more you invest into them and into using them, the more attack you’ll be able to do. You can choose which skills the auto play of the SoulBlade will use. Uncheck the ones that don’t help with attack that much. If later on you get much better attacking skills, you could even stop using your first level attack skill. To be able to use skills more efficiently, use the keyboard shortcuts keys 1 to 8 and appropriately distribute them thru the skill panel.

Don’t just wait for auto play to choose the skills at the right time. It often does not. You need to hit the skills yourself for more Damage per Second and control. If you do not, you may not make the countdown time of the dungeon or beat other players in World Boss competition.

1.2 Defense

Like attack, you get it in many ways. Noteworthy is that the only accessory that seems to give defense bonus is the amulet. Make sure you’re using the best amulet you can for defense as it nicely complements the defense given by the equipments. Also enhance that amulet for more defense stats!

When monsters are killing you too easily, raise your defenses up! Don’t wait for the game to give you better defense. Work for it. Upgrade your constallation upgrade that gives defense.

If you get the level 50 purple armor chest, as it lasts for a while, enhancing it to +6 is also a great boost for defense.

A better defense helps to cut on the usage of HP pots. You’re doing good when the mob is hitting you for just 1 damage!

 
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2. Skills

In general aim for damage per second skills. Defense we get thru other means. HP we also get thru other means.

Noteworthy skills are the Area of Effect (AoE) skills. That help a bunch. When farming for gold in the Abandoned Mine. When fighting mob that’s surrounding you. And the more you upgrade them, the more they can help with Damage per Second making them useful when trying to beat the other guy in competitions.

Passive skills are good. As are the active ones. We get some skills from Constallation upgrades, Warbear and Character from Ophiuchi come to mind. Both do good damage. The Feast skill from Cygnus gives Cheesecakes that provide HP and MP in one pack easy for consumption every 4 hours. One more reason not to delay those Constallation upgrades!

The SoulBlade also comes with a skill. Different SoulBlades coming with different skills.

 
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3. Character movement

The character walks when not mounted. Which is snail pace when we get used to running around mounted. And running around mounted is snail pace when people can just use Littlewings to get where they need to at the moment. VIP members get to use “Littlewings” all day long, it’s free for them. We get a try at a VIP card at the daily fortune wheel. A nice way to get us addicted to it. :-)

An alternative is to use the Transfer NPC. This way we can jump thru different maps without having to walk past intermediate maps.

Better mounts also increase our movement speed when running around. That still matters because some maps are very intricate full of bridges making our character to walk and run longer to reach their many quest destinations. That 1M mount for class contributions also helps wonders by giving us 50% more movement speed.

Coincidentally, I just about now, this very moment after writing the above, won a VIP card at the fortune wheel. So good, right? :-)

Like a friend, I always use Littlewings to go to the Talsarah for the Notice Board quests that give Defender Badges rewards. And go back to town using Town Portal scroll. You could also just use Littlewings.

 
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4. Exp

A lot of the exp comes from the quest rewards. Those exp points are also great for the pet, as 30% of the exp of quest rewards also goes to the pet.

Mob exp is not that great, except when you’re doing the Dragon Lair dungeon. That’s indeed a good place to have the 1.4x exp card enabled. A good thing of mob exp is that half of it goes to the pet.

You can also meditate to gain great exp rate while sitting at some corner. That though does not go to the pet.

Participate in events as much as you can. Get 120 Activeness every day. Not only are you getting more exp. But you’re also getting the 1.4x exp card you could use on the next day’s Dragon Lair.

Running Valkyria Tests on Line 2 allows for exp competition. When you occupy one of the reward floors, 10, 20, 30, 40… you get exp from the occupation, even if you’ve left the Valkyria Tests already.

A little discussed source of exp is the Daily Quest Book quests when you make them either purple or orange by refreshing (and paying gold for the refreshes.) As it’s an expensive way to get exp, it’s up to you whether to try to get purple and orange or not. The good thing about it is that some of the exp goes to the pet as quest exp rewards do.

Pets get exp thru feeding them rough to eat equipments. Green, Blue and Purple equipments you don’t have use for make for great pet food. Buying inexpensive items from the Auction House to feed the pet with is also a way to speed up the leveling of the pets. Prefer blue ones as they give many times the exp of the green ones. The higher the level, the more exp it gives.

PetCom fights also give exp. More noticeable on earlier levels as the exp makes more of a difference for leveling up then. Fight in the PetCom for fame, fortune and exp!

 
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5. Gold

The usual currency of the game. To get more gold, do well during the Abandoned Mine. Run successful escorts. Sell materials you get from looting monsters. Sell items to other players, either directly or thru the Auction House. And if you have Green Leaf (the more serious currency of the game usually paid for with real money), you could also try to exchange GL for gold using the game’s own Exchange feature. (EX button.)

The Abandoned Mine is a thing of wonder. 10 minutes that are both painful and glorious. You want to loot as much gold as possible during those 10 minutes. How to do it? You can’t just auto play it into record amounts of gold. You need to move your character around yourself. Use AoE skills when possible on groups of 5-8 mob. Get the Combo to 20 or 50 and then hit the Boss. Repeat the Combo and hit the Boss again. Maybe bring a few mob to hit with AoE while you’re hitting the boss. And hope luck is on your side when the gold stacks come. The most I’ve made so far in one run was 120g. I heard someone tell me that he did 170g. The higher the level, the more gold per stack though. Hit the space bar to collect the loot while running around. Good luck.

Materials are tricky. Alliances need materials to level up. And you could use some extra gold to buy stuff you don’t need that much, or maybe you do! So the choice is whether to donate all the material or not to the alliance. Make sure you’re donating all the Undead Bird Hearts to the alliance, as those help more that way.

To run successful escorts is also tricky. I’d recommend to always run green ones at least. But don’t do it on Line 1. And maybe don’t always do it during the Escort period, when robbers are more alert to steal the goods from you with their 3 intercepts a day. If you have enemies that always steal your stuff, try to run it when they aren’t online. Set super pots for HP healing to the max. And run, baby run! You can try a trick. Start the escort on one line, and switch to another line right away. That could trick robbers to look for you on the wrong line. Once engaged in a battle, switching lines may not be possible any longer. Also, VIP3 users can tell where you are on the map. You can’t hide from them. Which is a big bummer for the hide and seek, cat and mouse play.

With more levels the character also increases the rate of gold gains from nearly everything that’s available, whether quest rewards, abandoned mine rate or more costly materials.

 
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6. Level 50 Purple Set

Helmet, Chest, Boots and perhaps in an odd chance, Weapon.

It’s an excellent set that carries a character from the 50s to the 70s in levels. Each piece comes with 3 rune slots. And each piece also comes with stat bonuses when enhanced several times. Not to mention that enhancing purple equips gives more stats per upgrade than blue ones.

The armor pieces, Helmet, Chest and Boots are easy to get. One week is all it gets. The weapon though is much harder. The mob of the Weapon fragments are tougher and the loot comes with frags for weapons of other classes that you need to try to exchange for your own. The bound frags can only be exchanged at the Church NPC 10 to 1. So 10 of the wrong class frags for 1 of the correct one. My best rate was around 18-19 weapon frags for my class a day after exchanging the wrong ones. And I was lucky to get the level 62 blue weapon that was good enough to replace the purple one so I saved a few more hours of hunting for the frags I still needed. And that was with my high level character.

So, the blue weapons for level 62 and 72 are much stronger than the purple weapon of level 52. The one thing the purple weapon gives is more defense because once the purple set is complete with 4 pieces, you get +92 defense bonus. For more offense, the higher level blue ones are fine.

With the 3 armor pieces you get +92 attack bonus. If you enhance the head piece to +5 you get some more attack bonus about 45 depending on class I guess.

For more defense, enhancing the Chest piece to +6 gives defense to last for a while. You just need a bit of luck to get there. By level 74 we get to wear a new blue set that could replace the purple one. The purple set always comes with 3 rune slots each piece. The blue set depends on luck. So yes, the purple set lasts a while. Worth to get it as early as you can. The quest you need is the Sneak On from the Notice Board for 10x more loot. Good luck.

 
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7. Talsarah Dungeon

After level 40 you can run the Talsarah Dungeon. It’s a daily quest. You get two tries a day. It’s not necessary to beat it. But the NPC is inside for the quest reward.

Lay traps, form a team or try solo, and deal with the mob as fast as you can, because the more they surround you, the worse it gets.

There are rewards the further you go in the Talsarah Dungeon as the waves progress.

For Talsarah Easy, at wave 10 you get the Vampire boss. At wave 15 you get prize Coffee Calves if you get them before they run past you. Save meteor for them. Meteor is an attack from the sky you get after fury from killing the mob reaches 100. It gets replenished when you kill enough mob again. The stronger the mob, the more fury they give.

Then by wave 25 comes a 2nd boss. And by wave 30 another wave of prize mob with the Pandas. Save a meteor for them too.

Then it gets much harder. In all we can have 4 boss and 4 prize mob waves. After the 3rd boss the prize chests are blue and get noticed on world chat.

If you can deal with the prize mobs with AoE, you can save the Meteor for the boss cutting their HP in half. It’s a good way to ensure you get some more chest when you’re striving to beat a boss.

Bring more team mates with you so someone gets the Summon Scrolls for more traps. Then find a trap layout that works for you. I for example put the catapult traps way behind so they defend but don’t mess up with my targets.

The loot gives runes, star stones and the much valued and rare Defender Badges used to exchange for better star stones at the right NPC by the Storehouse.

Talsarah Normal is much harder, but the runes and star stones are higher level starting at 2. Better left for when your guys are around level 70.

 
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8. SoulBlade

We start with the Drippage SoulBlade. Some other SoulBlades are available for gold. One is available for Green Leaf at the shop. And there are a couple of purple ones available for free if you manage to loot their many necessary fragments later in the game.

They differ in the stats they give and in the main skill they come with. Also SoulBlades can be improved making them better perhaps, as some of it is based on luck. You use SB Crystal to try to improve. With improvement the SB skill also does better, but it depends on luck. Some of the improvement is random.

Drippage comes with a more defensive skill.

Available at the SoulBlade NPC shop in Town, you get to choose from a few others.

The Fighter improves the offense with the Collapse skill. It increases your offense while decreasing the defense of the target.

The Torture is a bit more defensive. It steals some MP from the target.

And the Focus is also a bit more defensive. It regenerates some of your HP.

I think they all come with some more attack and HP stat points than the Drippage.

The Ashbringer available for Green Leaf seems to be more offensive with better stats than the ones above.

Then later on at the Shrine Church from the Ancient Gulf map you can farm the 250 needed fragments for the purple SoulBlades. Grayshield (more defensive) and Silverstar (more offensive.) The only problem is that the mob is very strong making them harder to die if they don’t just kill you. So you loot those fragments very slowly. The purple SBs seem to have even better stats than the ones listed before.

One way to make good use of the SB is by Soul Scoop. Whenever the SB skill is used, you gain one SB point. When you have enough points, I’d prefer to save up 500+ before Scoop, you can hit the Scoop button and try for nice HP rewards that will increase your character HP a great deal. Daily we get to buy 1000+ SB points for 2.5g. if your character is a tank type, those extra HP could help a lot.

Finally by upgrading the SB the stats it gives also increase. One upgrade every 5 character levels.

 
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9. Elfhame

Elfhame is the place to go for the good equipments level 60s, 70s and 80s. Easy, Normal and Hard. Lots of great accessories.

After level 50 you can join in the fun. With a good character and enough gear, you can try to solo Elfhame Easy’s first couple of bosses for much needed accessories. Rings, amulet, relic and perhaps a lucky weapon could come your way.

To beat the 3rd boss of Elfhame, the first two bosses need to be dealt with in the given time. It’s a race against the clock. After that, 6 portals also need to go down before the new allocated time. And after those, the 3rd boss with better loot can also be dealt with in the given time.

To beat the first couple of bosses, help from the trees, good luck and your knowhow is all that’s needed. To get to the 3rd boss and beat him, maybe bring one or two more team mates with you. Use super potions when needed.

Aim for blue equipments whenever possible as those make their enhancements to pay off more.

 
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10. Enhancement Transfer

When switching to a new equipment, the enhancements to the now obsolete one can help to get the new one up in no time.

Transferring enhancements to a new equipment may lose some upgrades. If you transfer between equipments, the loss may be of 1 upgrade. If you transfer between accessories, the loss may be of 2 upgrades.

To avoid losing, Transfer Token may be bought. In Town, find the World Boss NPC as he sells those tokens. They vary in price. For equipments with up to 5 upgrades, the token may cost about 60g. And for accessories of up to 5 upgrades, the token costs about 80g.

Without the token, the transfer is a lossy one. With the token you lose nothing but for gold. It helps because collecting the upgrade stones all over again takes a while.

Before switching to a new gear, first transfer whatever you can to the new one. Remove even the runes from the old one if possible.

 
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11. Alliance Dungeon

The alliance dungeon is a good time to share the company of other alliance members. A good loot to help to level the alliance is also available. And some much needed exp for the remainder of the dungeon once it has been beaten.

To beat the dungeon, keep the mob from hitting the big tree. Those who are just beating the mob can even auto play it. One or two folks need to collect the water drops from the little plants that spawn around the big tree to water the big tree with.

A minimum of 3 people is recommended.

 
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12. PetCom

Fighting in the Pet Competition gets you some exp and if you are top 30 some good prizes. Noteworthy are the Luck Token prizes and the Beast Master a skin that gives you a good boost for one week.

The Luck Token prizes can help to give you 100% certainty when enhancing and save you some enhancement stones. And the 25% Senior Luck Token for the top 3 can help wonders when trying to enhance to +7 by at least helping to improve your odds to about 50%.

Other prizes can help to make your pet better. Pearls and Talent Stones.

To win you need the best pets. One way to have a good pet is to level it up a lot. Because the more a pet levels up, the greater the rate of stats gain for the pet. Another way is to improve the pet by giving it pearls and refreshing with the Talent Stones. Those are good when the pet is good enough.

To make your pet good enough, you need to pick better pets and to prepare the pet for the stat growth that will ensue by making sure the stat growth are as close to the max as possible. The max stat growth for a pet is 30 points. 9 for the main skill. 6 for the sub skill. 3 for the normal skills. All of them can be improved by fusing with the pets that give better stat growths for the same skill type. Main for main. Sub for sub. Normal for normal. Get them as near the max as possible. Sometimes it’s difficult because attacking pets are made rare by the odds the game developers chose. Getting one pet with main or sub attack skill is rare. Getting more so you can fuse them is even more difficult.

Using Secret Patterns item found in the Green Leaf shop you can try for a different main and sub skills. It’s a random change which will most likely fail many times in a row until you get something good out of it.

Fusing pets also changes the talent of the main pet a little. Oftentimes for the worse by removing some of the talent. Fusing is better done before the pet is developed. Watch out not to lose your main pet while fusing by placing it as the sub pet in the operation. Always put your main pet first.

I heard that fusing is best done with same or lower level pet because this gives the pet more chance to acquire stats when leveling up. If you fuse with higher level pet, then you may lose some of that stat growth you may have tried hard for. Not sure though as I don’t have experience of fusing with higher level pets.

Also a blue pet is better than a green one. And a green one is better than a white one. Luck has it that the attack pet may end up being a green or white one. You can always improve it a lot to make up for the loss of it not starting out as the best pet possible. Pearls, talent changes, more levels, all make a pet better.

In general make your pet the best possible at level 1, only then start leveling it up. Then if the pet is a keeper, get it as high level as you care to. Good luck.

 
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13. Game Goals

All of the 10 game goals are easy to get once you have the right amount of experience. On Server 2 I was able to complete them on the first day of they becoming available. But when I first played on Server 1 I thought a couple of them were tough.

Once you start on a new server, get saving 16 enhancement stones for the Purple Weapon quest. You give Noah the stone that needs to be unbound, hence you need to make sure you have only merged unbound stones to make the level 3 one. Click on the MB button to merge them. Put any other you don’t want messing with the process in the Storehouse. You get unbound enhancement stones from running the Pirates Fortress up to 6 times a day. 4 standard and 2 more with rare Pirate Ship Logs people sometimes sell when you don’t have the luck to get when running Pirates yourself.

Another source of unbound stones is the Valkyria Tests occupation. Only the person lasting to the end of the test every 3 hours gets the prizes though.

Solving the Forging quest will unlock another one that calls for the enhancement +4 of an equip. Each time you complete one of those special quests, you get a stone back to help you to continue until you get a +5 equipment needed for the game goal of the 5th day. Always try for 100% certainty when enhancing, or you might risk a week’s worth of collecting stones. Fuse lower level stones into higher level ones by clicking on the MB button.

Beating Valkyria Tests also has handy prizes to get you going like Enhancement stones and Luck Tokens.

Another game goal that seemed hard was the get a pet 3 stars. By using Common Generic Pearls you can work on that goal very easily. Some early prizes give back some Common Generic Pearls already. Use all of the ones you get to increase a single stat until you get the 3 stars pet. Increasing the attack stat some could be a good idea for example. Click on Pet > Stars.

Another source of Common Generic Pearls is to exchange coupons for them at the last tab of the Shop (green button at the bottom right corner.) And to get coupons get more Activeness. Each Activeness goal gives back some coupons. Get 120 Activeness a day and you also get 45 coupons a day.

 
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14. Switching lines

Lines are like parallel worlds. There are 6 lines to choose from. The standard one is line 1. Everyone gets put on it since the beginning and after some events. Then you can switch to other lines to avoid the crowded area of line 1 or to pick a spot with no one around to bother with. Another reason is to try to avoid having your escort cargo stolen from you.

In general avoid running escort cargos on line 1. Because that’s where people practice stealing one another’s cargo. And it’s the line most player killing happens at.

Sometimes people can track you when you switch lines. VIP3 users can. And also people who have added you as friend might. Even with a high level of paranoia, sometimes you can’t hide from enemies.

To switch lines, look to the top right of screen, where the L1 is selected from a listbox. Click on it to select to a different line. Some content such as world boss or Shrine Church can only be found on line 1. Otherwise, much of the world is available in multiple versions of the multiple lines.

 
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wew, , nice one !!!, estava

 
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Really nice guide for beginning players!!!

I wish there was a source for more details and like a wiki for OQ…
But official wiki was announced on August 17th, 2012 on youjoy forum to “coming out soon” and we still wait for it…

 
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Well done, good to see you enjoy the game so much :)