Best Tips & Tricks for Beginners in No Rest For The Wicked

12 Awesome tips to get you started!

Best Tips & Tricks for Beginners in No Rest For The Wicked

In the ARPG game, No Rest For The Wicked, you take the role of a Cerim, which is a member of a group of holy warriors sworn to defeat the Pestilence. If you’re eager to progress into the game’s storyline and eventually complete your role as a Cerim, I’m here to help you out. In this guide, I’ll show you 12 tips, so that you can easily understand the important mechanics of the game, as well as knowledge to get you started!

Best Tips & Tricks for Beginners

If you’re just starting out in No Rest For The Wicked, here are 12 Tips to let you rocket-boost your gameplay and get you up to speed in a couple minutes. I’ll share mechanics and in-game knowledge that you should know as a beginner. Feel free to use the Table of Contents below to easily navigate the guide!

1. Upcoming Co-op multiplayer in the first update

Exciting news–the Co-op multiplayer is on the horizon with the next update! While it’s not available yet, the game is constantly evolving, and multiplayer is set to utilize the Realms system for shared adventures with your friends.

2. Getting Bounties & Challenges

Are you looking for a steady source of rewards and loot? Well, I have good news for you. As you play the game, you can find Captain Randolph in Sacrament who offers bounties and challenges to keep you busy. I recommend that you make sure to complete his tasks for gold, items, and other valuable rewards!

As mentioned above, there are Quests, Bounties & Challenges – which are divided into daily and weekly. What’s awesome is that you can have them active all at once, which lets you complete all of them in one go!

Captain Randolph location to get Bounties & Challenges in No Rest For The Wicked.

3. Using Map Markers to remember locked doors & other important things

Up next, exploration is key in this game, but with so much to uncover, it’s easy to lose track of your progress and location. That said, I recommend that you use map markers to remember important locations like locked doors or valuable loot spots. It’s a simple trick that can save you loads of time!

Using map markers in in No Rest For The Wicked.

4. Fog & Respawned enemies

Also, don’t be surprised if previously explored areas become shrouded in fog upon revisiting. Not only that, but enemies respawn, which then offers fresh challenges and opportunities for EXP and resources.

5. Chest Loot is randomized & they respawn

Yep, Chest loot is randomized and respawns over time, so keep revisiting areas to replenish your supplies and discover new treasures. This goes hand-in-hand with Tip #4!

SIDE NOTE: Additionally, make sure to check out our dedicated guide on the best way to farm EXP and loot in No Rest For The Wicked as well!

6. Showing Damage Numbers

Also, make sure to head to your settings and under the gameplay tab, go to the “Show Enemy Poise Bars” and toggle on “Show Damage Numbers” for real-time feedback on your attacks. Now, these tweaks can really enhance your combat experience and lets you gauge your attacks better, so you don’t end up wasting resources!

Turning on Show Damage Numbers in No Rest For The Wicked.

7. Learning to Parry often

Now, mastering the art of parrying can turn the tide of battle in your favor. Timing is everything, and a well-executed parry opens up valuable windows for counterattacks. It’s a skill worth honing early on.

On the controller, you can Parry by pressing the Left Trigger right before an enemy attack hits you, letting you counterstrike to your advantage. For keyboard, make sure to check your settings for the hotkey.

8. Learning new Food Recipes

Also, keep an eye out for food recipes scattered throughout your playthrough. The recipes can be learned from scrolls found in your inventory,

9. Repairing & Upgrading

As you progress the game, make sure that you visit Fillmore, the Blacksmith in Sacrament to repair and upgrade your gear. Why? It’s because upgrading weapons and armor can significantly boost your effectiveness in combat! You wouldn’t want to fight with a dull sword and a broken shield, right?

Now, to further explain upgrading, it basically increases the damage or durability of your equipment. However, you’ll be required to have certain requirements besides Gold. These are materials like Wolf Claw, Copper Ingot and more, which you can get by killing certain enemies in the game. Keep in mind that the requirements do become higher, the better your weapons get!

Make sure to check out our guide to gear upgrades in No Rest For The Wicked as well!

Fillmore Location Blacksmith for Repair and Upgrade in No Rest For The Wicked.

10. Enchanting Items (Increase rarity but with negatives)

Just in the upper left from Filmore’s location, you’ll see Eleanore nearby. She offers advanced gear customization such as enchanting items. However, keep in mind that enchanting items come at a price, which is that you get more bonuses/buffs & increased rarity, but you also get a debuff of some sort.

For more details, you can check out our dedicated guide about the Enchant, Rune & Fuse NPC location too!

11. Infusing gems into your gear

Alternatively, from Eleanore, you can also infuse gems into your gear at the cost of gold. This will let your equipment get different effects like bonus resistance, damage reflect and more! Keep in mind that you can only infuse a limited number of gems on certain equipment because of the slots mechanic.

Eleanore Location for Gem Infuse, Runes and Enchant in No Rest For The Wicked.

12. Extracting or adding Rune attacks

Lastly, from Eleanor as well, we have extraction & addition of Rune attacks, which basically makes your equipment much stronger. Now, some weapons already have Runes attached to them when you pick them up.

Basically, the Runes are the spells/attacks that you can use when you use Focus (orange bar under your Health Bar), from buttons X, Y and more. If a rune has the “Extractable” labeled on it, that means you can extract it for future use, and then re-attach it to a different weapon of your choice.

Feel free to play around the Runes mechanic to build the best weapon to fit your playstyle!

Summing things up

And there you have it! 12 awesome tips to get you started in No Rest For The Wicked, as promised. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Up next, why not check our complete beginner’s guide for No Rest For The Wicked as well?


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