Aldor is an unforgiving place. While there isn’t one single perfect strategy to master the wonderful world of Stoneshard, this tips and tricks guide that can help beginners.
Stoneshard Beginners Guide
Since every player that steps into the world of Aldor has his or her specific playstyle and thought-process on how to approach the game, it’s hard to dictate how to play the game.
However, there are some lesser-known tips and tricks that will benefit a majority of you. In this Stoneshard guide, we go over all of them. If you’ve any more to add to the guide, be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Classes and Weapons
There are a total of 4 classes in the game: Jonna, Jorgrim, Dirwin, and Arna. Each of these classes has its own Unique Traits that make the game’s combat system very versatile. You can check out our Classes Guide for more information on it.
As a general rule of thumb, you should try to play around with different classes before finalizing your decision. Weapons and magic work in a similar way. Each of them has strengths and weaknesses that you should keep in mind. A few of these, courtesy of Semicolon, include:
- Daggers: High damaging single-target abilities
- Staff: High critical hit chances and bolster magic damage
- Geomancy: Spells that provide you with various buffs and other effects
- Swords: High damage, skills can target multiple enemies at the same time
- Pyromancy: Long-ranged spells that can deal damage to multiple enemies at the same time
Once you’re done with the tutorial section of the game, it’s highly recommended to level up at least one before jumping into your first mission. You can do so by farming wolves in the starting area. You won’t only get massive amounts of XP but will also be able to earn money from selling their skin.
Energy in Stoneshard is arguably one of the most important resources. With energy, you’ll be able to use your skills as well as cast spells. When we talk about energy, it’s directly tied to the type of equipment you’re donning in the game.
There are some items such as Magistrate Mail (a common chestpiece) that reduce your energy restoration by -1% and reduces your overall energy by -15.
Keeping this in mind, you’ll need to manage your equipment in such a way that you don’t lose out on something substantial.
Combat in Stoneshard is unforgiving. And whether you like it or not, you’ll have to fight – on multiple occasions.
Use everything in your arsenal smartly to turn the odds in your favor and make sure not to move forward without healing first. You should also try to save as much as you can. And don’t forget to check out our Combat guide for more help on the subject.
Important Controls and Keybindings
While you can always find all of your keybindings from the “settings” menu, there are some that are more important than the others. I’ve detailed some of these in the list below:
- W: Switch between different available weapons in the game.
- Space/Numpad-5: Allows you to skip your turn by 1.
- 0-9: Skills/Spells.
- Alt: Display the name of all your loot items.
- Ctrl: Attack.
- F1: Rest.
- I: Open inventory.
- C: Character info. panel.
Helpful Tips and Tricks
- Use purses to hold 2,000 gold coins.
- Hover your mouse to an icon to check what it means.
- Use the Detect Traps skills whenever you can in dungeons.
- Make sure you’re always stocked up on food from merchants.
- Don’t forget to use Rest Mode by pressing F1 after every battle.
- Double-check the difficulty of Guild Missions before attempting them.
- You can also check a character’s HP by right-clicking and inspecting them.
- You can only save the game by sleeping at an inn. Make a habit of doing so whenever you leave town.
- Remember that equipped items don’t take up inventory slots so make sure to use it to bring more items to town.
- Always keep your waterskin filled with water. You should be able to do so from a range of wells in different areas.
- Activating an altar in the Undead Dungeons will give you a temporary buff and destroying it will increase your sanity.
This is all we’ve got in our Stoneshard beginners guide. For more on the game, be sure to check out our Stoneshard guides page.