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Overmortal Beginner’s Guide: Tips, Tricks & Strategies to Get Stronger and Crush Your Enemies

These are the days of ancient fables. The Chinese landscape is rife with chaos, monsters, and corrupted men whose hearts have been consumed by their personal lust for power. While the weak are trampled upon, the resilient remain upright and those that wish to quell the chaos do so by seeking enlightenment and immortality.

These are the tales of the Taoists and their quest for Cultivation — a way of life that ensures mental, spiritual, as well as physical fortitude. You are one of these mighty Taoists. Will you make your way through these chaotic times or use your might to subjugate those beneath you? Your wuxia story begins here. This is Overmortal.

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LTGAMES GLOBAL, the developer behind titles such as Elona Mobile, EZ Knight, and Shop Heroes Legends: Idle RPG, grace the mobile market with an idle RPG title with an interesting ink-washed art style: Overmortal. Plunge into a mystical Chinese fantasy world where warriors are as deadly as they are graceful and monsters and demons seek to make mankind their personal refrigerator.

Only you, a Taoist under the tutelage of your shifu (that’s Chinese for “master”, sometimes romanized as “sifu”), can strive to quell the chaos and destruction plaguing the land. Your quest is to become immortal and oversee that order will not be tainted by the enemies of man. To do this, you will undergo a practice called Cultivation which we explained earlier as a means to become stronger (and healthier) in all aspects of your being.

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In the beginning of the game, it would be quite easy to be lost in its tutorial since the game itself is full of terms that you may need to familiarize yourself with. Don’t worry, we have a mini glossary prepared for you before the actual guide below. You may refer to this every now and then. Either way, due to the game’s admittedly roundabout nature in the beginning, we will show you how you can bring your own Taoist closer to enlightenment.

Have you just started your journey through Cultivation? Are you seeking to master your own technique through training? Are you the Chosen One with a tongue that has a face and can speak French (this is a movie reference)? If you are any of those that we’ve previously mentioned, read our Overmortal beginner’s guide below and prepare to embark on a journey for the ages!

Wuxia? Say What?

overmortal ah sheng
The name Ah Sheng is a reference to a wuxia movie in itself.

Wuxia is one of the oldest genres in Chinese literature. If you aren’t familiar with the term, then perhaps you might’ve watched a few wuxia-themed movies. Some examples of these movies are Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Reign of Assassins, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, and Fearless.

Examples of other intellectual properties that may have been inspired by (or parody) the wuxia theme are The Matrix (especially the first movie), the Kill Bill series, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, Kung Fu Panda, Dragon Ball, Fist of the North Star, and believe it or not, the Star Wars franchise.

Most of the mentioned intellectual properties each share similar tropes:

  • Lots of fighting using a martial art or Kung Fu in traditional wuxia
  • Spectacular battles, particularly duels
  • A hero (or heroes) on a quest with the motivation being vengeance, justice, or peace
  • An opposing faction sharing techniques similar to that which the protagonist knows
  • A variety of weapons being swung at impressive speeds

There are many more similarities that we have not listed, but we have included this section to ease you in on the nature of Overmortal’s themes. In fact, the themes here may be closer to what is called xianxia, a subgenre of wuxia, where the heroes fight otherworldly beings like demons and monsters apart from strengthening themselves through Cultivation or questing for immortality.

With all this said, prepare to make your mark in the martial world!

Overmortal in a Nutshell

overmortal adventure
Now, you, too, can punch evil in the face!

Overmortal is classified as an idle MMORPG where players go on quests, fight monsters, or perform certain tasks to attain higher challenges. What players would basically do is roam around town, accept quests from various NPCs, kill some monsters, claim rewards, and make themselves stronger through Cultivation.

Cultivation in itself plays a very important part in the game. This is essentially what makes a player rise through the ranks and become more powerful, so much so that they can take on said higher challenges. That said, a Taoist (what player characters are called here) that does not Cultivate will remain weak and unprepared. They could end up being defeated at almost anything they do and the defeated earn nothing in their conquests.

But as they say, defeat is the perfect teacher. If you feel like you might have some weaknesses that need covering, review them and come back stronger. Checking back on the things that you need to improve will get you back on your feet and trying other ways to make your Taoist stronger will inch you forward little by little.

Your quest for power will be long and grueling, but you should always be open to finding ways to better yourself be it through equipping different items, learning new skills, focusing on improving a specific Curio, and so on. Either way, overcoming a bottleneck is difficult, but the game grants you a greater chance each time you fail to reach a breakthrough.

It’s also apparent that Overmortal in itself has a lot of terms that could throw any new player off-guard. Don’t let this get you down — we’re here to help you out!

Overmortal Mini-Glossary

This game has a lot of terms that Taoists need to keep in mind. Learning these isn’t as difficult as learning a new language, but this isn’t as easy as memorizing your favorite quotable meme either.

Below is a list of terms that you may come across several times in the game:

  • Ability — Active skills in general. These are skills that your Taoist performs in combat. They may range from powerful attacks to buffs or debuffs.
  • Abode — Your Taoist’s residence. This is where they can craft things, grow plants at the farm, tend to their pets, and most importantly perform Cultivation.
  • Abode Aura — This is a special feature that increases the speed at which your Taoist Cultivates. It can be increased by some Curios or Techniques, but mostly by upgrading the Energy Array in the Abode.
  • Alchemy — This is the act of crafting pills that will aid your Taoist in Cultivation as well as improving some of their stats.
  • Ascension — This is a set of middle-term goals that aid in improving your Taoist. Reaching certain Ascension requirements grant you special rewards.
  • Breakthrough — This term refers to your success in surpassing a bottleneck.
  • Bottleneck — A bottleneck is an impasse in various forms of strengthening. Most of the time, players will notice this term during Cultivation as at some point, their rank graduation will reach a Bottleneck. In Cultivation, failing a Bottleneck will increase the chance of a Breakthrough but at the cost of the player having to wait some hours before they may try again.
  • Character — This is a part of the game’s interface where you can upgrade or change your character’s equipment, upgrade Curios, techniques, and abilities.
  • Citrine — A currency used in buying items from your Sect Library. This can be earned by performing Sect tasks.
  • Contribution — Another currency earned from performing Sect tasks. Like Citrines, this can be spent in the Sect Library. It bears an icon similar to Ethereal Jades.
  • Corporia — One of the two Cultivation paths in the game. Corporia Taoists focus plenty on survival and defense.
  • Crafting — This refers to the act of putting something together be it through raw material, shards, or anything that requires multiple items to be fully created.
  • Cultivation — Cultivation is the main focus of the game. In a real-world sense, it refers to living a healthy, active lifestyle involving martial arts training, meditation, alchemy, and the like wherein one would get closer to the universe. In-game, this means bringing your Taoist up a rank in power.
  • Curio — Curios are powerful artifacts that can be found by going on Treasure Hunts. They may also be rewarded to players who complete certain quests. Unlike weapons, armor, and relics, most Curios are unequippable but they lend the Taoist their strength once obtained. Some of the equippable Curios serve as relics that the Taoist can bring with them to battle. One example of this is the Heavenly Flame Seal.
  • Destium — A rather rare currency that can be exchanged for Fateum or used in the game’s Auction House to buy items with.
  • Ethereal Jade — A currency that can be used in the Skin Shop. This can be earned by completing in-game achievements among other things.
  • Fateum — The game’s “freemium” currency. Fateum can be used to buy a lot of things but is primarily used in the Fateum Shop. That shop sells rare items, so check back every now and then.
  • Forge Room — This is a section of your Abode where you create equippable items like weapons, armor, and relics.
  • Jadeslip — These are items required to open the four chest types in the Treasure Trove which can be found in the Treasure Hunt. Jadeslips can be earned as rewards.
  • Pill — These items can be used in a variety of situations. While some can be used in battle to recover your Taoist’s health, others can be used to permanently increase their stats. These can be taken by going through the Backpack menu (e.g. Windride Pill, etc.) or in the Abode via Cultivation.
  • Rank — This is an indicator of an item’s overall power, represented by an R(x) where the (x) is a number. For example, R1 items are inferior to R2 items, R2 items are inferior to R3 items, and so on.
  • Rarity — The overall quality of an item. Common is gray, Rare is blue, Epic is purple, and Legendary is yellow.
  • Realm — This is the place where your Taoist is sent to fight monsters. Each and every realm has different drops, so farm for what you need by keeping your Taoist there. When your Taoist reaches the Nascent Soul rank in Cultivation, you may send out a Clone to farm in another realm other than the one your Taoist is currently fighting in.
  • Revealstone — A special currency that can be used to buy items in the Seeker Shop at the Treasure Hunt. These can buy Curio shards among other things.
  • Sect — A guild. Taoists in a Sect can help each other by giving each other Destium Pouches or perform Sect tasks which earn Taoists Citrines for the Sect shop.
  • Spiritium — The general currency of the game.
  • Technique — Passive skills that increase a Taoist’s many raw stats.
  • Technique Point — These are special items that are used in increasing the levels of a Taoist’s Techniques.

With all of these terms clarified, it’s now time to proceed with the main guide of the game. Get ready to make your Taoist a cut above the rest!

General Tips and Tricks

Everything is going on everywhere all at once (see what we did there?) and you might just be lost in the flow. This is the part of the guide where you learn how to climb through the power levels and stop demons from invading your part of the town. Let’s get learning!

1. Follow the Main Quest

overmortal town
This is where everything begins.

As they would say: a person will get tired fastest by standing still. The best way to keep going forward and keep progressing in Overmortal is to follow the Main Quest.

The Main Quest is akin to most RPGs made. Quests exist to give players purpose; they are the things that also give each player a semblance of narrative detailing the world around them. Ergo, it gives their player character a life within a world, something that they have to do to survive. In this case, you start out as a fledgling Taoist under the tutelage of your Shifu, who keeps you in the know of the realm around you.

Surely enough, you will be facing all means of monsters, rogue Taoists, Taoists from dark Sects, and the like. Sometimes, you might even have to fend off hordes of beasts from what is called a Beastwave (the game will explain what that is in its story) or be on protection duty for the mysterious Lady Ann. The world of Overmortal is rife with lore and if you’re a sucker for it, make the Main Quest your priority.

Above all this, the Main Quest grants you a ton of rewards that will help boost you forward in progress. These include EXP or Pills for your Cultivation, better equipment (from time to time), crafting material, and many others.

In other words, the Main Quest of Overmortal is one of the fastest ways to keep getting stronger every time. Get out there and live out your Taoist’s life — they are destined for great things. The road can be long, but you’ll find many who will help you along the way!

Now, let us address the elephant in the room. While we’ve already defined it up there, we’re sure you’re still wondering: what is Cultivation exactly?

2. Cultivate for Massive Power Gains

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The power within…

Cultivation — a way of life that aims to refine an overall state of self; stillness in mind, strength in body, and liveliness in soul.

There are many ways one can Cultivate but it all starts with their martial training. In Overmortal, anyway, the game offers two paths of Cultivation for the player:

  • Corporia — A Cultivation Path which focuses on the bodily aspects of the Taoist, increasing and prioritizing HP.
  • Magicka — A Cultivation Path which focuses on the aspects of the mind of the Taoist, putting improvements to MP above all else.

Players that enter the path of Corporia are bound to have Taoists that shrug off enemy attacks like they’re nothing while players that send their Taoist down the Magicka path can expect their enemies not to live too long. Taking any path in the beginning has no penalty, because when you reach the Virtuoso level of Cultivation, you’ll be able to learn skills from the path you did not pick, making your Taoist even more powerful.

Cultivation can be done by visiting your Abode. While you are in the Cultivation part of the Abode, you can choose to perform a Breakthrough by tapping your Taoist, or you can have them take Pills or drink Elixirs. Pills, while these won’t exactly make your Taoist surpass their Bottleneck (if they’re at one), will make them stronger than before. You will remain in your current Cultivation level, but you will gain a steady increase in power. Elixirs increase your Taoist’s experience needed to attempt a Breakthrough.

overmortal bottleneck breakthrough
Ready to get tested?

When attempting a Breakthrough, you will be given the option to add a Pill that may increase the success rating of your attempt. These can be crafted through Alchemy with blueprints that can be purchased with Citrines in the Sect Library (mostly).

Be warned that even if the Breakthrough fails, you will still end up consuming the Pill you used. Each Cultivation stage has a series of phases (Early, Middle, Late) and levels, so don’t be too bogged down if you feel like you’ll be stuck in your stage forever. Do know that many features of the game are gradually unlocked as you continue to raise your Cultivation stage.

Reaching the Virtuoso stage and attempting to Breakthrough every level henceforth will introduce you to a different kind of test, so you will put your Taoist’s overall being to its limit. We won’t spoil the surprise because the lore behind it is quite interesting. Good luck!

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Wisps of wisdom.

At the same time, while you are in the Cultivation screen, you are given a chance to use what is called Respira. These are little flames of enlightenment that pop up around your meditating Taoist while you’re on this particular screen. Activating the Respira is capped at a daily limit but tapping the flames that pop up will give you Spiritium and Technique Points as rewards. Consuming your Respira per day will help inch your Taoist’s power forward since Spiritium is used almost everywhere in the game.

Once you feel like you’d like to test your might, it’s time to fight the war against human’s enemies.

3. Fight in Realms for Crafting Materials

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These are the fields of battle.

What evils lurk out in the darkness beyond? Are you brave enough to explore?

Welcome to the Realm section where Taoists keep monsters at bay. This is where you hop on in and have your Taoist grind or slay hordes of monsters even overnight! Yes, it’s quite simple, really. What you need to do is:

  • Choose a realm. You can unlock harder ones with different material later or if the Main Quest dictates it.
  • Choose a location to spawn at. It’s advisable to spawn near fellow Taoists if the realm is too difficult for you.
  • Leave your Taoist to fight!
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You can access this by tapping the Settings button on the middle-left side of the screen next to Teleport and Map.

Be warned that your Taoist may need some Rejuvenation Pills (of the appropriate rank!) just so that they don’t end up dying, so craft some before you deploy them into a realm, especially if the realm is new or difficult. Your Taoist will continuously grind here while you perform more important things like questing, crafting, or participating in events that give you freebies.

Upon entering any realm, you may grant your Taoist the ability to run faster through the plains by pressing the Haste button. For a short time, they will track monsters down more quickly. While in-battle, you may also assist your Taoist by tapping the Sword button on the right.

This will allow them to score some extra attacks on the enemy, albeit not as powerful as their currently equipped Skills or their basic attacks. This may all be done manually, of course, by tapping the Auto button to the left of the screen. Careful: sometimes fighting manually in any Realm can be particularly dangerous!

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Oooh, ominous, isn’t it?

In some realms, you will find special in-Realm events like wandering NPCs or Cultivation Ruins. Speaking to them will allow you to undergo a special quest where you can get great rewards.

The catch here is that these quests will usually push your Taoist to the limit. Be sure that they’re prepared for the worst. We cannot guarantee your success, but we’ll hope that you’re strong enough to see these quests through.

If you are in need of a particular material, you may choose to buy it at the market at the cost of some Fateum (seriously, you’ll need to refresh the shop) or you will have to fight in the realm that has it.

For instance, the item Ape Tear can only be found in Apevale. Once Apevale is unlocked and you’re strong enough to fight in there (without spending too many Rejuvenation Pills, we hope), you’ll be able to farm Ape Tears with little trouble. Your Taoist should be able to farm for loot for a total of thirteen (13) hours.

However, any Spiritium or EXP gained from the farm won’t reach capacity. You’ll be able to claim the fruits of your labor every time you log into the game by tapping any of the brown buttons that show up in the middle of the Town screen.

But is the Realm the only true way to fight? There’s also the Demon Spire if you’re up for a challenge.

4. Challenge the Demon Spire for Rewards

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Get ready for a real challenge.

Dungeons in any RPG is where the big, scary monsters are usually locked away. That’s what the Demon Spire of Overmortal might just be: a dungeon.

The Demon Spire is a place where only powerful monsters are sealed and Taoists that enter here often fight to better themselves by combating these beasts. Preparation is key when entering the Demon Spire, so be sure you’ve got your best duds on you (we’ll talk about that in the next bullet).

The Demon Spire has a set of floors. Each time you defeat a demon within it, you go up a floor. This will continue up until your Taoist fails to defeat the demon on the current floor they’re on. Each time you defeat a demon, you gain what is called Ability Knowledge as well as Spiritium. Ability Knowledge is a material you use to make your Skills more powerful.

The reason as to why you are rewarded a lot each time is because as you increase the skill in level and the more you keep playing, your skills will demand a hefty amount of these among other materials. Another way you can earn great amounts of Ability Knowledge is by letting the game idle.

The next time you come back, you will see a stack of Ability Knowledge upon entering the Demon Spire but the amount of Ability Knowledge you gain is relative to the number of floors you’ve bested. If you’re stuck on a floor, you are given the option to Blitz the floors you’ve gone past. This will instantaneously grant you a decent bundle of Ability Knowledge if you need it.

After defeating Floor 50, you will be able to Auto Fight your way through the Spire. Doing this while you’re working on something else in real life should get you through a number of floors. Though, this will entirely depend on how powerful your Taoist is since you will leave them to fight on their own. Manually fighting your enemies here can be done but we advise against it.

So we’ve mentioned earlier that you’ll need to deck yourself out with your best duds. If you’re wondering how you can do that exactly, read on!

5. Improve Yourself

Overmortal is an MMORPG, so how interesting would an MMO be without its collection of gear, Skills, and other neat stuff?

Sometimes, it’s the armor that makes the knight, but there are other factors that contribute to your Taoist being more than a martial arts powerhouse. Apart from their Cultivation level which we discussed earlier, consider these possible ways to make them even more powerful:

  • Equipment
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Check out these duds!

Weapons, armor, accessories, doodads, gear, what have you — it’s mostly what the MMO enthusiast plays for. Sometimes it’s fun competing with your friends to see who has the rarest gear. Each piece of gear you can own has their own Rank and Rarity but these two factors aside, they can also be upgraded individually using Souldust and Forgestones for when they reach certain levels.

If you happen to have a piece of equipment that might be better than your previous one, the game will allow your next piece of gear to inherit the strength of the previous one for a small price of Fateum. Take our advice here: just tap Auto-Equip and let the magic happen.

  • Technique
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All in the technique, baby.

The long and short of this: Techniques are Passive Skills! Techniques are a set of bonuses that can be upgraded using Technique Points. Increasing these tiny but numerous additions to your Taoist’s stats will push them further and make them feel as though they are stages ahead in Cultivation.

Hitting certain tiers of your Technique upgrades will activate certain bonuses. For instance, some of them will certainly increase your Abode Aura. Keep training in your Techniques and your Taoist’s stats will soar generously.

  • Curios
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Gotta find ‘em all!

Curios are powerful artifacts that your Taoist has collected. The mere act of having ownership over them will already activate their passive effects. However, some of them require certain conditions to be activated, so be sure to read their descriptions first.

To illustrate, the Curio called the Wolf Halberd causes your Taoist to gain a set amount of Physical Attack for every 1 Common Gear crafted. It has a capacity that can be reached but the bonus is enough to help your Taoist out. Consider these little activation notes tiny quests that your Taoist has to undertake.

Much like gear, Curios can be upgraded through regular means or by Starring them up. Curios and Curio shards can be gained by unlocking chests from the Treasure Trove using Jadeslips or by exploring in the Treasure Hunt.

curio found in overmortal
Don’t you wanna know where this came from?

Conversely, if you get yourself an extremely rare Curio, you may opt to share your find on social media for a small Fateum sum. This might also get your friends curious (get it?) as to what you might be playing and join on in the fun.

  • Ability
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My Kung Fu is strong.

If Techniques are Passive Skills, Abilities are Active Skills. Each Cultivation path has a different set of Abilities and both can be upgraded using Ability Knowledge gained from the Demon Spire. As we’ve said earlier, upon reaching the Virtuoso stage in Cultivation, you can unlock the other Cultivation path that you did not take.

This means that if you’ve started on Corporia, you may also learn Magicka when you reach Virtuoso. This also means that you will be able to learn the Abilities of the other path and mix them into your order of Abilities. The order of which your Taoist casts their abilities can be changed at any time under the Settings Tab while you are in this menu. We strongly recommend casting your Buffs first before the damaging Abilities since these will give your Taoist a huge edge in battle.

We’re done talking about the “self aspect” of Overmortal. Let’s now talk about how you can get your Taoist to interact with the world around them!

6. Buy Blueprints, Recipes, and Seeds for Better Items

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May these swords be as strong as the will of the one who forged them.

This is where one of the more fun aspects of the game comes in: crafting!

In many RPGs, crafting is essentially a neat and fun little feature that allows players to get creative. There are tons of combinations here and there and sometimes the items you find out in the wild vary in degrees of usefulness (at least in the beginning, when you’ve first discovered the items). Such mechanics are popular in games like RuneScape, Monster Hunter, Terraria, and Minecraft. This game is no slouch either when it comes to giving players that opportunity to make things out of very little.

overmortal annihilation bell blueprint
Let’s start making these.

Most craftable items will require blueprints. Blueprints can be gained from quests rewards but most of them are found in the Market. You will need to be in Town to purchase these. Buying blueprints will allow you to make better gear but do note that you can’t make Curios from blueprints. You can only craft them by collecting Curio shards. There are also recipes for pills and powder for your Cultivation progress.

Buying recipes for pills and powder may greatly improve your Taoist’s performance. Simply having them take the pill you’ve crafted from the Backpack menu will permanently increase their stats. Additionally, the powder you can craft can be made for when you need extra success rates during a Breakthrough attempt. Keep in mind that you will need to make plenty of these if your success rate is in the pits.

overmortal garden
Going green!

Occasionally, you will need to harvest plants for certain recipes. These plants have to be grown from seeds which you can also buy from the market. Some of these plants can be found by fighting in Realms but if your Taoist is preoccupied in a realm that doesn’t drop the plants you need, growing them in the farm at your Abode will save time. The harvest might also be more bountiful in a shorter span of time.

Making these is fine and all, but how about getting in touch with nature? How about befriending animals?

7. Train Your Pet

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Adorable little critters, aren’t they?

Sometimes, a fearless wuxia warrior will need animal companions to help them on their journey. This is where your pets come in.

identifying pet in overmortal
These aren’t eggs, are they?

Pets are essentially party members that exclusively operate under the command of your Taoist. They each have their own stats and their own skills. They can be obtained by identifying Pet Stones. In battle (specifically the Demon Spire or PvP), they will be deployed alongside your Taoist and depending on how you use them could determine the outcome of any battle. You may have up to a total of three pets which can be positioned in the following places:

  • Front
  • Left
  • Right

While placement is entirely up to the player’s prerogative, it’s ideal that the tankiest pet is placed in the front position while the pets that specialize in DPS and support should be put on the sides. That way, the tanky pet will soak up all the incoming damage while the rest fight off the monsters’ attacks with your Taoist’s powers laying waste to other forms of resistance.

overmortal skill
It’s like Pokemon, but with Chinese mythology!

They will also use their own skills to aid you in battle. Much like your Abilities, pet skills can also be upgraded! Be warned that while pets are powerful in their own right, they have their own health bars. This means that they can be eliminated in battle and they won’t return until your next round.

To prevent them from falling so easily, you may craft pills that you can feed to them to grant them EXP and a better combat rating. If these aren’t pills you aren’t willing to use because they’re of your current rank, try using some leftover pills that you had before when you were a few ranks lower.

These, while they won’t provide your Taoist much bonuses during Cultivation, will instead be dedicated to empowering your pets. It’ll be especially handy while they’re in their infancy. Again, these can be crafted with lesser crafting costs and at quicker rates. Doing so will make your little monsters valuable assets to your team.

overmortal pet essence
They’d do backflips for a kibble… and save you when you’re in trouble!

Upgrading their Talents requires Pet Essences to be used. Just like the pets themselves, these can be obtained from identifying Pet Stones and checking your Menagerie every now and then. Investing in these will certainly help them overall — much like you and your Techniques, these bring out the best in your pet’s raw stats.

Hold up, you say. Pills that have been leftover? Let’s give your backpack a little dig, shall we?

8. Manage Your Inventory

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Tidying things up at the press of a button.

There goes a saying that a busy Taoist has the messiest bag.

Nah, we’re just kidding — there’s no such saying. But really! With all the rewards that you claim, all the refunds you get from gear inheritance, leftover pills like we discussed earlier, your bag should be a cluttered mess by now, right? Not to worry, this is where organizing your bag will come in handy. That is until you decide to use Voidite to expand the space in your bag.

Voidite comes in clutch when you really need that extra bag space, but if you’re in a bind and can’t afford to craft the elusive material, try selling things that you don’t exactly need anymore. You can use the auto-sell feature that you can find in your Backpack menu when need be. Using this will allow you to sort through the specific items that you’d like sold. We recommend selling the following items:

  • Low-ranked gear
  • Low-ranked crafting material

These are most of what would accumulate in your bag. Selling these will not only grant you some extra vacant slots in your backpack, but a small sum of Spiritium as well. If you have all this extra space now, it’s time to go back to claiming all those juicy rewards sitting in your mailbox. As for the things that you’ve sold, don’t worry about them — they’re low-ranked items so gaining them shouldn’t be too much of a problem!

Speaking of rewards, did you know that joining a Sect is a pretty good idea? We’ll tell you why!

9. Join a Sect for Bonus Rewards

overmortal sect
It may or may not come with a glorious leader.

Behind an able man, there are always other able men. As this Chinese proverb goes, it means that no person is successful without the assistance of others. This is very true for any Taoist in this game.

A Sect, in all its fundamentality, is a guild. As it works in many an MMORPG today, guilds are groups of people who strive together toward a common goal. By being in a Sect, you may perform and complete a variety of Sect tasks.

Such tasks complete themselves after a set amount of time and upon doing so rewards your Taoist with Citrines and Contribution — currencies that can be spent at the Sect Library. This is normally where you can buy Ability Manuals for some skills that you’d like to upgrade, recipes for certain items, and many more. Thus, there’s no reason to not join a Sect.

overmortal demonbend abyss
It’s huge!

If you feel like you’d like to test your might, you may attempt fighting demons in the Demonbend Abyss. This is basically where the guild boss is fought. Naturally, Sect members who score higher than their peers get better rewards, so if you’re feeling tough, give it a go.

Wanting more Contribution but can’t get enough from Sect tasks? Try feeding the Sect Beast. This monster grants you its almighty blessings the more Beast Food it’s been given. Beast Food can be earned from the Demonbend Abyss but it can otherwise be purchased by using Fateum.

Upon feeding the Sect Beast and it reaches a new level, it bestows powerful bonuses on you and your fellow Sect members… Oh, and you get Contribution from doing this as well. Think of this beast as a giant pet that you all take care of together.

After all is said and done, there’s still plenty more for you to do everywhere in Overmortal. But what happens if you feel like you’ve run out of things to do for the day?

10. Come Back to the Game After a While

overmortal realm exploration
Was your Taoist sleep-killing or sleep-meditating?

Did we mention that Overmortal is an idle MMORPG?

That’s right, it’s an idle game. This means that the game will play itself even after you’ve left it alone. Your Taoist will continue to meditate and fight after you’ve logged off, but this is all capped after a certain amount of hours has passed. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should just let the game play by itself all the time, you get rewards for participating in it, as well. It’s just that after coming back from a break, you may find that your Taoist has drastically increased in power.

Consider coming back to the game after a long day at school or work, after cooking yourself a good meal, after reading a chapter of your favorite book, after some chores, etc. There’s nothing more rewarding than to play a game that also gives you rewards for coming back to it. There will always be something new for you to do when you get back, especially with your newfound power.

Think of it this way, your Taoist trains on their own and the next time you get back, they’re ready for the next challenge — you’ve got yourself reason enough to keep coming back. Who knows which monsters you’ll slay next or which Curios you’ll gain this time? Only one way to find out!

In summary, Overmortal can get a bit overwhelming as a game, but if you keep in mind the terms of the game and where your path of Cultivation should take you next, then perhaps you’ll figure it out. Especially if you’re a beginner, just remember what you’ve learned thus far from reading this very article:

  • The Main Quest should be your guide for almost everything in the game.
  • Cultivate, Cultivate, Cultivate if you want your Taoist built like an ancient Chinese superhero.
  • Realms are where you fight beasts and gain materials.
  • Fight in the Demon Spire to upgrade your Abilities.
  • Constantly improve your Taoist overall and work on your gear and Curios.
  • Buy recipes, blueprints, and more. Craft stuff for more power.
  • Your pet(s) is (are) your best friend(s). Train them, feed them, keep them strong.
  • Always have space in your Backpack. You’ll never know what you’ll pick up next.
  • Join a Sect! Lots of bonuses if you play while being a member of one versus not being a member of any at all.
  • Let the game idle and come back after a while. You’ll be swimming in rewards.

And that’s that for our Overmortal beginner’s guide! Now that you’ve learned the basics of the game, it’s time for you to depart and make your mark in the ancient martial world. If you seek other allies in your quest, be sure to drop by the Official Overmortal Discord! Spare the demons no mercy, hone your fighting technique, be one with yourself and the nature around you — the universe will be held within the palms of your hands. Good luck!

Are you a shifu? Have you reached enlightenment? Do you wish to impart powerful techniques on would-be Taoists? If you have your own tips, tricks, and strategy, be sure to leave them in the comment section below this article!