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Realm Grinder Beginner’s Guide

Tips and to-dos for this surprisingly deep fantasy idle sim. You’ll be earning billions of gems in no time

Realm Grinder Is much more than a throwaway clicker or idle game. Perhaps it started that way when it first published as a Flash game, but it’s grown into something much, much deeper. With so many systems, currencies, and watermarks for development, only getting started could be overwhelming, and the short in-game tutorial hardly scratches the surface. This manual picks up following that tutorial, which introduces you to the match’s first mechanisms.

Read on for tips to orient you during your first runs As a principle, as well as an overview of the systems you will encounter as you progress deeper to Realm Grinder.

Slang primer

As a basic guide, we’ve tried To maintain the acronyms to a minimum. Nevertheless, these are a few of the most frequent terms you’ll see used everywhere information on Realm Grinder is shared.

Run: Refers to every ruler you take on. Abdicating starts a new streak.
Faction: The group you choose to align with during a run (fairies, elves, angels, goblins, undead, demons, etc)
R[#]: Reincarnation is your second soft reset accessible (abdicating being the first). R0 describes a first time playing this game. R1 is after you’ve reincarnated for the very first time.
FC: Faction Coins
RE: Royal Exchange
M/S: Mana per second
RP: Research Point
RS: Research Slot

Sample every faction

You will find Several guides explaining the optimal way to start Realm Grinder by gaining trophies and gems at the most efficient rate. I made the decision to put off that degree of micro-management until doing a complete reset of my match. Playing something for the first time is usually more enjoyable if you figure things out with a few gentle nudges in the right direction. In the spirit of experimentation, try every faction once.

The Tooltips for each faction treaty give you an notion about exactly what each one excels at, but it’s easiest to tell that which you prefer by enjoying them all once.

Choose the right faction for the Work

After You have sampled the vanilla flavors (the six starter factions are referred to as the”vanilla” factions) begin considering the best tool for the job at hand. If you are about to spend eight hours off from the PC, setting up an Undead faction run will reunite much better production the longer you are offline.

In Case You Have 30 or more Moments to spend sitting in front of your display, the Elf faction rewards you for spending some time clicking. Even later in the game, certain factions are better for clearing different hurdles. In the event you forget what every faction specializes in, a brief summary sits in the tooltip for each treaty. Check it before deciding what to go with for the run.

Head your faction coins

Faction Coins are found during your typical gold creation, possibly by assistants in your passive production or while clicking. Every one of the six vanilla factions have their own coins. In each run, you’ll utilize faction coins for your favorite alignment to unlock all the three tiers of upgrades specific to the faction and the Heritage bonus for each. The growth factions you unlock later require a combination of multiple vanilla factions’ coins to unlock updates and heritages. The Titan faction, for example, uses faction coins from Fairies and Goblins to unlock its updates and heritage.

You’ll also use Faction Coins for Royal Exchanges. Each faction’s coins could be traded in the Royal Exchange menu to get increased gold production. Be sure not to shell out too many Faction Coins for trades prior to getting the three faction updates and, ideally, every one of the heritages you’ve unlocked. By default, the game warns you when you’re going to spend your preferred faction’s coins to get an exchange. It is possible to switch off the warnings from the settings menu, however, be careful!
Abdicate frequently (enough)

Abdicating Is the first method of soft-reset that you’ll encounter. By abdicating, you give up all buildings and updates you have purchased in the present run with your gold. What you get by abdicating are jewels, the next type of money in the game. Every gem you have raises your entire gold production by three percent.

It’s a small bonus when you have just abdicated for the first time, but Grows exponentially with each abdication, as does your own golden production in every run. You’ll retain gems even after abdicating, meaning that your gold production will increase proportionate to the gems you’ve amassed. Although it can be hard to sign on your property and assets the very first time, every one gets easier when you understand you are investing in the next run.

There’s No best time to abdicate. It mostly depends on what your objectives are and what faction you are playing. My personal rule of thumb was to abdicate when the reward for doing this was twice the number of stone I already owned. If I had 20 million jewels, I’d expect to abdicate once the payoff hit 40 million. Don’t shy away from abdicating if you are not thrilled with the conduct you’re on or in case your gold production seems to have stagnated despite purchasing more buildings and updates.

It is worth Throwing in the towel in some situations, also. By way of example, if you’re 20 minutes off turning off your PC at night, you can abdicate and set up an Evil faction run, knowing that their offline bonuses are far better.

Look for secret decorations

Trophies Are among those few earned items that persist across both sorts of reset. They become more important later in the match once the number you’ve collected affects other updates, but there are lots of you can snag early. Building trophies are earned at every hundred of every kind of construction you manage to purchase. You’ll find a trophy for building 100 farms, 200, etc.incrementally by passing hundreds of every kind of building in every run. The Magic and Miscellaneous classes are likewise transparent. You’ll get them all in time.

The Secret decorations tend to be less obvious but more interesting. Some you will get without actively attempting to. The”Leet” trophy is awarded for having 1337 coins at any given time, meaning it’s going to fall into your lap during your first run. Others, like”Building Hater,” which takes you to make 100,000 coins without creating anything, have a little more planning. Most all of these provide an upgrade that may be bought throughout all runs. The secret trophies all have a name at the tooltip but don’t list their requirements. If you’re looking for a cheat sheet, this post on the Kongregate forums is a great resource.

Enjoy automatic casting

After You generate a total of 60,000 and (across all abdications) you’ll unlock Automatic Casting. The first tier of auto-casting permits you to set 1 spell to cast every time you regenerate enough mana to use it. It’s extremely helpful if you’re planning to allow your game run in the background while doing other things rather than babysitting your realm.

Do not Forget, having a spell set to auto-cast will halve your mana generated each second and spells won’t be cast as you are offline. At higher tiers of total mana generated you will unlock more advanced automatic casting updates that reduce the mana regen penalties and allow you to prioritize which spells to cast and set contingencies.

Excavating

Later Earning one billion (1B) stone, you will unlock the capacity to send excavation expeditions (say that five times quickly ) at increasingly expensive gold rates. Excavations can unearth faction coins, and, if you’re lucky, artifacts and rubies, the third game currency. Such as buildings, excavations cost more each time you get them. Do not hesitate and get enticed into purchasing them often hoping to locate artifacts.

There Are guaranteed artifact benefits at different excavation efforts up to number 30. After that point, the next is at 200 excavations. Rather, save excavating for times once you really need a faction coin increase. Use them because their costs can only be reset by Reincarnating or by spending precious rubies.

Reincarnating

Reincarnation Is the 2nd soft reset available in Realm Grinder? It becomes available once you hit one octillion (1Oc) gems. Yes, gems, not coins. It sounds insurmountable when you first start, but gets more viable as the gold and stone creation both grow exponentially. Reincarnating will convert your stone, gems, and excavations. You’ll keep your trophies, unlocked updates, heritages, rubies, and artifacts. You’ll also be given an upgrade called Reincarnation Power, that has various bonuses depending on the total number of times you’ve reincarnated. As you advance, the quantity of time it requires you to move on to another Reincarnation will shorten, just like the time between abdications.

Challenge yourself

Challenges Are unlocked following reincarnating twice (R2). Just like how secret Trophies function, challenges include a name and clue listed in each tooltip But the exact requirements for finishing them aren’t given. The Realm Grinder wiki has a handy list Of challenge requirements listed by faction or grade. Completing challenges, rewards perks whenever you play with a run tasked with the related faction.

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