So, you’ve just landed on the Golden Isle. Your brother and all your crewmates have been turned to stone and you need to defeat a big, red demon bloke called Typhon to get everyone back to normal. Immortals Fenyx Rising certainly chucks you in at the deep end.
That might sound like a tall order but, luckily, you've got a whole host of weapons and abilities to bring to bear against the forces of evil. To upgrade your equipment, abilities and even your own attributes, there's a similarly huge shopping list of resources you're going to need.
Now, you probably don't have much idea what all these resources are or where to get them because Immortals Fenyx Rising doesn't do a great job of explaining it. That's where I come in. I trudged through this game blindly so you don't have to.
This guide will take you through each resource step-by-step, explaining what it is, what it does, and where you can get it.
Immortals Fenyx Rising - Ambrosia Explained
Ambrosia, food of the Gods, is one of the most important resources in Immortals Fenyx Rising. In Greek mythology, Ambrosia conferred longevity to the Gods and was delivered to them on Mount Olympus by doves. It has a similar effect in the game but you're gonna have to fetch it yourself.
Ambrosia can be deposited at the Kylix of Athena, within the Hall of the Gods, in exchange for a permanent increase to your health bar. Once you've collected enough—six pieces at first but more as you go along—you'll be prompted to return there to make the exchange.
You can find this precious material dotted around the map at various points. It's usually located in lofty or precipitous spots on mountains or cliffs. If you're regularly using your Far Sight to scout points of interest on the map, and I heartily recommend that you do. You should see plenty of Ambrosia to pick up. Then just head out and track it down with your compass.
Ambrosia is also occasionally dished out as a reward for completing quests, but you shouldn't rely on this if you want a beefy health bar. And let's face it, who doesn't.
Immortals Fenyx Rising - Zeus' Lightning Explained
Zeus, one half of Immortals Fenyx Rising's dynamic narration duo, has left bolts of his mighty lightning scattered throughout the Golden Isle. I guess nobody had the guts to tell the ruler of the Gods to clean up after himself.
Anyway, Zeus' loss is your gain, as you can use his bolts of lightning to permanently increase your stamina bar. Once you collect enough bolts—five to start with but more as you go along—the game will prompt you to return to the Hall of the Gods. Just interact with the weightlifting bench to make the exchange (and enjoy the Rocky-esque training montage). The more stamina you have in Immortals Fenyx Rising, the higher you can climb, the further you can fly and the more abilities you can use in battle.
Zeus' Lightning is acquired on completion of a Vault of Tartaros. Like Ambrosia, you can scout the Vaults using your Far Sight and track them down. You also get given Zeus' Lightning for completing certain quests but, again, it's best not to rely on this if you want to race around the island to your heart's content with a huge stamina bar.
Immortals Fenyx Rising - Coins of Charon Explained
Charon was the boatman who ferried the souls of the dead across the river Styx to the Underworld. The Ancient Greeks would often put coins in the mouths of the dead as Charon's payment. In Immortals Fenyx Rising, you can collect these coins and use them as payment to unlock and upgrade Godly Powers and skills.
These abilities are crucial to progressing in Immortals Fenyx Rising, unless you're playing on the easiest setting, so having plenty of Coins of Charon burning a hole in your back pocket is no bad thing. Like other resources, you can use these at the Hall of the Gods by activating the River Styx Cistern. The amount you need to upgrade thing varies so make sure you check the upgrade path before you save up for something in particular.
You mostly acquire these coins through myth challenges. These challenges are dotted around the map and, again, I'd recommend revealing them with Fenyx's Far Sight so you can track them down on your journey. The number of coins you get depends on how difficult or lengthy the challenge in question is. There's a lot of symbols to remember so, if you get stuck, remember to check the Key on your World Map. Here's an explanation of each of Immortals Fenyx Rising's myth challenges:
This challenge requires you to memorize a series of notes played by a Small Lyre and replicate them with your bow on a Big Lyre. From what I can tell, there's a Big Lyre in every major area on the Golden Isle and several Small Lyres dotted around them to memorize. Once you've heard a Small Lyre's tune, try to think of a way to remember it and then fast travel to the Big Lyre. Otherwise you'll just forget.
Frescos require you to solve a small puzzle where you have to move blocks around to get parts of a picture in the correct order. If you're stuck, try focusing on getting one block in the right place at a time.
Constellation puzzles tend to be a bit more long-winded and involve finding a number of spheres to place on a platform in a specified order. Each sphere will require you to complete some kind of puzzle or feat to unlock it.
These challenges are basically a foot race from A to B. You start on a circle and have to make your way to a golden pillar of light before the timer runs out.
My personal favorite, Odysseus Challenges involve using your slo-mo archery skills to fire an arrow through a series of small hoops.
Immortals Fenyx Rising - Golden Amber (and Potion Ingredients) Explained
Golden Amber is found in chests and by cutting down glowing tree stumps. It's used to upgrade the effects of your various potions at a Cauldron of Circe. There's a Cauldron of Circe in the Hall of the Gods but you can also find them scattered across the Golden Isle if you want to brew a couple of potions on the fly.
"But how do I make potions?" I hear you cry. Well, in addition to the other resources, you can gather potion ingredients in the wild. They tend to be easier to find and more plentiful than other resources. Here's a list of ingredients:
- Pomegranates - Pomegranates replenish your health bar and can be found in trees or the baskets around shrines and statues.
- Blue Mushrooms - Blue mushrooms replenish your stamina and can be found in rocky areas like caves or mountains.
- Olympian Figs - Olympian Figs are used to concoct a potion that increases your attack power and can be found near houses and temples.
- Flower Nectar - Flower Nectar is used to concoct a potion that increases your defense and can be found near water.
Immortals Fenyx Rising - Adamantine Shards Explained
In classical mythology, Adamant is the equivalent of diamond. Your weapons and armor are all made from this glamorous substance, so you'll have to gather plenty of Adamantine Shards in order to upgrade it. Fenyx is going to need top-tier gear in their fight against Typhon, after all.
The Forge of Hephaistos allows you to upgrade your weapons, armor, and carrying capacity for potions and arrows. Like everything else useful in Immortals Fenyx Rising, you can find the Forge at, you guessed it, the Hall of the Gods. Each color upgrades different equipment, and the methods for acquiring them are slightly different. You can find all of them in the Golden Isle in the form of Shard Clusters. These clumps of shards can be hit with your sword to get a modest amount of that resource. You also occasionally get shards for completing quests or daily challenges.
- Yellow Adamantine Shards - Found in chests and Yellow Shard Clusters. Used to increase your potion and arrow carrying capacity.
- Blue Adamantine Shards - Found by defeating enemies and hitting Blue Shard Clusters. Used to upgrade swords, axes, bows, and armor.
- Red Adamantine Shards - Found by defeating tough enemies, opening guarded chests and hitting Red Shard Clusters. Used to upgrade swords, axes, and bows.
- Purple Adamantine Shards - Found in epic chests and Purple Shard Clusters. Used to upgrade Fenyx's armor.
Epic chests are symbolized on the map by a chest with a suit of golden armor next to it. They'll be particularly tricky to access, usually requiring you to overcome a group of enemies AND figure out a puzzle before opening. You can scan for these using your Far Sight if you need purple shards.
So, that's all the resources. You better get hunting if you're gonna get Fenyx kitted out in your fight against Typhon!
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