The Wild At Heart Cheats and Tips
Basics To Spritelings
The first Spriteling you meet is a Twigling. These are wood-type Spritelings. There are up to five different types you can find throughout the game. Each Spriteling type has specific powers and attributes, so it’s important to have them all and know when to use them.
You’ll need different types of Spritelings to reach new areas. For instance, you’ll find objects or areas blocked behind tumbleweed bushes. These need five Emberlings to unblock it.
Spritelings are your main line of defense against enemies. You will have to throw them at enemies and the Deep Woods. To defeat enemies, you need Spritelings as your hands and feet simply won’t do.
Types of Spritelings:
- Twigling – nature
- Emberling – fire
- Shiverling – ice
- Barbling – thorns
- Lunaling – corruption
You have to throw Spritelings at things for them to get to work. In the photo above, the Twiglings were thrown into the pile of sticks, which made them automatically pick them up and build the bridge. Any object that needs Spritelings to build or carry will highlight how many Spritelings are needed when you get close to it. The color of the highlighted number will also represent the type of Spriteling needed.
Getting More Spritelings
You will inevitably lose Spritelings. Whether that is because you abandoned them in the dark, lost them, or they were killed by an enemy. Regardless of what happens, it’s completely normal and there’s an easy way to get more. There will be blue or purple heart-shaped plants growing around every map. By throwing a Spriteling at these plants, they will break and drop Spriteling eggs. The type of Spriteling egg you get depends on what type of Spriteling broke the plant. With this egg, you can hatch more Spritelings at a Spirit Well.
Spirit Wells are found at campsites and at The Grove. It looks like a tree stump with a blue glow inside of it. Here, you can hatch more Spritelings, recruit or withdraw them, and dismiss any lost Spritelings you couldn’t find in the wild. Later in the game, you’ll be able to start upgrading how many Spritelings you can bring with you. The maximum amount of Spritelings you can carry is 60.
Carrying More Spritelings
To carry more Spritelings, you need to find an item that’s hidden on the map. The Grove has missing shops that will provide many services, one of them being to buy and upgrade Spritelings. You have to find the objects that will be turned into shops for The Grove. The object needed for upgrading Spritelings is the Soul Shell.
To get the Soul Shell, you need to have at least 15 Twiglings on you.
- Exiting The Grove into the Central Deep Woods, walk left until you find large toads.
- There will be a green plant at the edge of the river above them that needs five Twiglings to activate.
- Once activated, the plant creates a lilypad bridge.
- Go up the bridge and directly to your left will be a stone wall that 15 Spritelings can push.
- Once pushed, it will reveal the Soul Shell on the other side.
- Further to the left is a hidden area with a chest and another item.
TIP: Your Twiglings will only be able to activate lilypad bridges after you speak to Grey Coat in the Catafalque.
Basics To The Gustbuster
The Gustbuster is Wake’s only weapon besides his trusty boot. Early on, Scrap Heap will upgrade it for you so that you can do use it at both a lower and higher power. The higher power will suck up heavier objects like loot, Spritelings, and log bridges.
It’s important to remember this and use the higher power whenever you can. This can be an efficient technique in battle because you can instantly suck up the Spritelings.
Scrap Heap’s free upgrade isn’t all there is, though. Once you get every shop object The Grove needs, you’ll be able to continue upgrading the Gustbuster. Doing so allows it to last longer when using the higher power.
Though you can find campsites and sleeping tents everywhere on the map and use those for comfort and safety, The Grove is your home base. In The Grove, you’ll be able to access side quests and upgrades. Once you unlock every NPC and shop, you can do a whirlwind of things.
- Upgrade health
- Upgrade Spritelings
- Hand in side quests
- Sell items for money
- Buy items for crafting
The Grove is the main hub. You’ll have to go back every now and again to beef up Wake and the Spritelings and touch base with the NPCs about quests.
There’s also a fast travel station here. The blue circle of rocks on the ground can be found in other places in the Deep Woods. When you press the interact button while on it, it opens the map like normal. The only difference is now you can fast travel by holding down the interact button at the location you want. You’ll want to utilize this in the end game.