STATS I RECOMMEND FOR BLUE PATH: Power Definitely power. The more this stat is raised, the stronger your heals are and you will be able to last longer in fights no matter how little of damage you do.
Dodge This stat will help you weaken your enemy through Instant Dodge. It is very strong against enemies with high attack speed.
Mana This is a stat that is good for Siponing strike. You can also have more mana to tap into to do instant burst as well. It's good but it should be the last stat to raise.
ELEMENTAL DAMAGE: "Elemental damage is very easy to math out. Any EDmg you have in your stats will be added together and tacked on separately to your attack, I'm unsure if EDmg benefits from crit. Any Elemental defense reduces Edmg straight up, meaning if you have 25 fire damage and attack a mob which has 23 fire defense you will add 2 fire damage to your attack." -Druzl
ALTERNATIVE GUIDES FOR SKILL PATHING: https://www.reddit.com/r/thegreedycave/comments/4bjtp8/complete_guide_for_the_greedy_cave/d1dyu61
THING TO LOOK OUT FOR: Chests Regular chests that carry subpar gears that don't merit anything. You should still open these as you go because occasionally you can find gold gears
Golden Chests These chests are very good in finding items with stats or even golden equipment. Your character should consistently build upon golden chests or good finds from chests. During the later levels of the even numbers (21, 41, 61) You can even find orange bolded items. Those are very rare.
Skull Pile They are enchant ingredients.
Pots These contain pots, pick axe, and useful scrolls. When you're out exploring, you should go out of your way to find them.
pickaxe- just wanted to add that pickaxe helps you break down walls, you can even occasionally find pot and skull pile items from them.
Golden Angel This girl can transform your regular items to gold. So just click and drag the item to turn it into gold.
Green table This is where you can do your enchants. Once you achieve a particular stat from the enchant. It will stay, upgrading your equipment does not raise the enchanted stat. It uses up your mana pool to do the enchant so do not worry for the cost of the enchant. If you are looking for a particular enchant, I suggest buying it at the mall before entering the level as the enchant could potentially be hard to come by
A tip I recommend to everyone is to not mix in your enchants together. Despite the tool tip telling you that you can increase your chances if you mix 3 of the same element to get 60% vs 3 20%, it is always better to try to enchant the item 3 times with 20%.
Also another thing I want to add is that your stats, are your bread and butter to your usefulness in the game. The rarity of an item unless it's orange bordered, doesn't merit much unless it has the stats you are looking for.
For example: if you are fighting a monster who is weak from water, it is generally better to use a weaker weapon that is tapped with water damage vs a stronger weapon with more attack damage. Always follow the stats when you are making your character.
Golden Monsters They are 3x stronger than the typical monster and do 3x more damage. But they will drop higher tier items that I recommend people try to kill. Make sure to stock up potions and a escape scroll.
Runes They are stats that boosts your stats up by percentage, so if it says +1 of something it's +1%. I was wrong about this stat, so I am correcting it here that it does stay permanent so it is grindable to just have runes alone to finish your next boss.
Special stars in the wall Its an invisible wall that hides good treasure, if you walk through you'll able to find a furniture room. Inside should have 1 pot, 1 golden chest, 1 crystal chest.
The crystal chest cost crystals go use so be careful when opening it because the crystals you spend won't be refunded if you died or return to title. I lost 200 crystals experimenting this.
This is my guide for now I will update it as time passes but I laid out a basic tutorial for people who are getting into the game.
Tips and Tricks
At its heart, The Greedy Cave is a dungeon crawler RPG. If you have not heard of or bought this game, please read my review here [spoiler alert: I really like it]. The controls might be simple but the exploration requires some strategy. If you find yourself stuck and unable to beat a boss or progress further because the monsters are kicking your ass, then hopefully this guide will provide you with some fundamental tips and tricks to help you.
First of all, for beginners, always remember to check every chest and pouch in the first 5 levels from where you entered to find the Escape Scroll. I did NOT know this in the beginning and I kept going in and coming out with NOTHING. When I finally found out about it, that was when I really made progress.
Avoid unnecessary damage
More often than not, there are a few routes around that lead to the same point. Pick the one with less or weaker enemies. Staying alive and healthy is vital during the early stages until you find the Escape Scroll. Even after that, it is a waste if you lose health fighting 3 enemies to reach a chest when you can use another route with only 1 enemy. The extra health will allow you to move further to find more chests, the angel statue or the enchanting table.
The only exception to this rule is if you are grinding for XP to level up.
Pouches contain potions and scrolls. Potions and scrolls keep you alive and fighting. Find them. Enough said.
Gold & Enchanting
If you have already found the Escape Scroll, you can relax and do whatever you want. At the top of your list should be finding better gear and making them gold, and enchanting your existing gold items. What is the point of getting better items if you can’t bring them out of the cave? And what is the point of collecting so many enchanting materials if you don’t use them to enchant your gold items?
Upgrade your items in town
Progress in this game is very gear dependent, so do not hesitate to upgrade your items from the blacksmith in town. You might think that there is no point upgrading because you are going to get better gear, but in order to get better gear, you have to improve and get through the monsters guarding it.
Having said that, do not throw away or sell your old items when you find better ones. Keep them so that you can sacrifice them for future upgrades.
When you can reach the boss stage comfortably with at least 75% health and mana, and a good amount of potions, then you are ready to take it on. Do not underestimate them as they have much higher HP and hit for considerable damage. I would suggest doing a dry run first to analyse the boss’s stats and abilities, and to develop a strategy.
Then, when you are ready, buy potions from the vendor, and top off your health and mana right before the fight.