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Gemcraft CS - Fastest Shadow Core Farming?

Posted Apr 18, '14 at 10:48pm

markkrosky

markkrosky

14 posts

What's the fastest way to grind shadow cores? I mean most shadow cores per minute played, and not most shadow cores per level.

Naive approach, keep doing the first level, call all the waves immediately, you get 2-3 shadow cores quickly. What is better?

What's best for low level (

 

Posted Apr 18, '14 at 11:04pm

ThomasSpeedrunner

ThomasSpeedrunner

162 posts

I simply replay F1 over and over. Another good way is to replay levels where there are scripted apparitions, specters, or shadows. Not sure about spires since I have not encountered them yet.

 

Posted Apr 18, '14 at 11:59pm

ajranney

ajranney

1 post

@markkrosky Your approach is the way i did it until i beat the game. For high level runs the cores at the end pay for your costs in the begining.
Has anyone else noticed that playing the first level gets more shadow cores when you are higher level? I played F1 until i got my amulet filled up and remember getting 2-3 cores but now (level 400) i get over 10 cores each run.

 

Posted Apr 19, '14 at 12:23am

shadownebula

shadownebula

17 posts

if you look at the v1.0.2 change log, there is a line which says something about shadow core bonus from wizard level capped to level 500, which implies you will gradually get more core as you level up

 

Posted Apr 19, '14 at 10:51am

zzxxzz3

zzxxzz3

78 posts

Farming F1 no longer really works, because Chasing Shadows has been hard nerfed.

Chasing Shadows used to guarantee 7 shadows (when maxed) would appear in a level. F1 has 10 waves with maxed Chasing Shadows...used to just call all 10 waves, 7 shadows appear, kill them, get ~650-700 cores in under a minute. No longer works that way...now it guarantees 7 additional shadows over the full 999 waves...

 

Posted Apr 19, '14 at 11:04am

ThomasSpeedrunner

ThomasSpeedrunner

162 posts

call all 10 waves, 7 shadows appear, kill them, get ~650-700 cores in under a minute


I wouldn't be surprised if this was the exact reason Chasing Shadows was nerfed. It broke the game.
 

Posted Apr 19, '14 at 11:10am

SugarBaby756

SugarBaby756

27 posts

It broke the game


Which is exactly why I submitted it as an exploitable feature.
 

Posted Apr 19, '14 at 4:26pm

DarkAmon

DarkAmon

2 posts

I don't suppose anyone would have a list of which levels have scripted apparition / specter / shadow encounters, along with which ones are the best to replay?

 

Posted Apr 19, '14 at 4:47pm

Cirno

Cirno

32 posts

Where do you find the changelog? I've been hunting around with no luck.

 

Posted Apr 19, '14 at 4:54pm

Gremlion

Gremlion

497 posts

@Cirno
down-right corner in main menu, use mouse wheel or pg up/down

 
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