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Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

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The Cross



Your first time joining a server you will be given a choice of gender along with customization for your character.

Female on cross

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Male on cross

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Water pouch and audible lore

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Don't forget to grab your water pouch since it will contain water and will allow you to fill it at water sources, also dont forget the the letter if your interested in the lore.

  • P is to change prespective .
  • E to interact.
  • Number Keys for tool bar.
  • T to talk.
  • I Inventory.
  • L-CTRL crouch.
  • Space - jump. 

Potential starting area

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Water, Food, and Starting Out



Starting Out

Right from the get go you will need water or it will be the death of you. Just run up to the nearest body of water and take sip by pressing E or which ever key bind you are using to interact with the world. once you are good on water look around for a nest containing eggs steals these and run like hell! the mothers not gonna be very happy.

Food / Water

The hunger and thirst in this game is a lot more dangerous then most other games since being thirsty early game can lead to your death in matter or minutes or seconds depending on your health.

Being thirsty makes you lose 4 hp a second and after a few more seconds it makes you lose 8hp then back to 4hp. Should look something like this 4hp.....4hp.....4hp....8hp....4hp.....4hp.....4h....8hp and continues this until you are either dead or find water.

Keeping your food and water maxed out is normally ideal since it will slow the loss of them making it so you don't need to eat and drink as much, (Putting points into survival helps with this as well)

Egg's are a good meal for a starving exile

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Egg's give okay food and thirst, it will save you long enough to find more food and water, but I wouldn't bet my life on them unless you got tons of them.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Another good source of food when startng is baby turtles, normally found around the nests. they are easy kills, meaning they can be killed with 1-2 punches and looted for: hide,flesh(cook to make roast) and bones.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

After snacking on your eggs by using them in your inventory its time to build some tools. Do this by gathering branches, rocks, and planet fiber. All located in bushes, and items on the ground.

Branch

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Stone

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Bushes for plant fiber

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Bushes and other plants can contain Handful of insects or fat grub which can also be eaten.

Character Progression (Levels)



Level Up screen

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

As you can see there are 7 main attributes, depending on your play style some of these will become very important.

  • Strength: Determines the damage that you do in melee.
  • Agility: The ability to move when wearing different clothing types. It has a direct effect on armor.
  • Vitality: Determines the amount of health you have. (12hp per level)
  • Accuracy: Determines the damage done with ranged weapons.
  • Grit: Determines the amount of stamina. (3 extra stamina per point)
  • Ecumbrance: Effects how much carry weight your character has.
  • Survival: This is your ability to live in harsh conditions also affects how easily you metabolize food.

Depending on the attributes you are using will also affect the amount of points needed to level those attributes.

Example: 1-5 strength needs 1 point to level up, and 5+ needs 2 points and so on (have not gotten any attributes above 5 yet so we will put those values in when we get there or we hear about it).

Understanding Icons

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Click on the image above to inhance and take note of the icons at the left corner of the screen. These indicate Vitaity, Grit, thirst, hunger, gathered experience and weight. Take notice to the meat and water symbol being blue in color this means you are healthy and this stat will have an extened lifespan. You can acomplish this by eating as much food and drinking as much water as possible.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

In this screenshot you will notice they are simple white. Try to avoid this as you use more food keeping your hunger and thirst in the white.

Wild Life and Non Friendly NPC



Through out the world you will find groups of hostile wild lifes looking for a meal. I would suggest staying near the water at the start of the game. This tends to be the safest area untill you are grouped and armed.

Rabbits

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Rabbits can be found just about everywhere, they are passive and easily killed with one punch.

Rabbit drops:

  • Hide.
  • Bones.
  • Feral Flesh (can be cooked into shredded roast). 

Antelopes

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Antelopes tend to ignore the player until they are harmed, which causes them to run away from the player. They don't run very far away before stopping, so catching them and killing them is simple.

Antelope drops:

  • Anetelope head (not a guaranteed drop).
  • Hide.
  • Bones.
  • Savoury flesh (can be cooked into steaks).

Crocodile

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

These can be found near bodies of water, they are very agressive and tend to follow you for awhile until they lose interest. They do a good amount of damage to fresh spawns, so keep your eyes open for these.

Crocodile drops:

  • Thick Hide.
  • Bones.
  • Savoury Flesh (can be cooked into steaks).

Hyena

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

These guys hunt in packs around level 10 you can take them no probelm although more then 4 may present issues ending in you losing your gear.

Hyena drops:

  • Hide.
  • Bones,
  • Savoury Flesh (can be cooked into steaks).

Purple Spider

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Our purple friend here is no joke his poison stacks at 10 stacks you can expect your health to drain fast. Shield blocking works against their ranged attacks that also cause and stack poision. Best method so far for killing them seems to be making sure their backs are pointed torwards a rock or something that will prevent them from backing away from your attacks giving you the chance to stop their kiting.

Purple spiders drop:

  • Ichor.
  • Gossamer.
  • Feral Flesh (can be cooked into shredded roast).

Shaleback

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players
Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

These guys look tough but don't be discouraged around level 5 with basic armors and weapons you can take em. Side note, they don't enjoy you taking their eggs.

Shaleback drops:

  • Hide.
  • Bones.
  • Feral Flesh (can be cooked into shredded roast).

NPC

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

These people are not your friends, they can be found all over the map in various locations, near bonfires, inside encampments and caves. You must be aware of what types of these exiles are around you, cause a group of archers can easily kill you when you are trying to get to them, yes they are decent shots.

NPC Exiles drop:

  • Hide.
  • Bones.
  • Human Flesh.
  • Various materials if you hit (e) on their corpse. 

Ostrich

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

This is no Dodo, be wary of these exiles. These will not attack you unless you get close to them, they can be extremely dangerous since they can attack fast and even sometimes with a large rapid combo that deals a lot of damage.

Ostrich drop:

  • Hide.
  • Bones.
  • Feral Flesh (can be cooked into shredded roast).

Rhino

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players
Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Rhinos are aggressive if you get too close, other then that, they will leave you alone. fighting them 1v1 early game might be a challenge since they do moderate damage, so attacking in groups early game will lead to easy kills. There are indicators that there are 4 different rhinos (not sure what they all are at the moment).

Rhino drops:

  • Rhino head. (Not a guaranteed drop)
  • Bones.
  • Thick Hide.
  • Exotic Flesh.

Basic Crafting, and Inventory Management, with Explanation to Charcater Menu



Welcome to the screen you will be using the whole time your hoofing it through the wild lands.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

To the left you see your inventory, Name, level ,and weight limit (keep in mind going over this impairs your walking).

To the right you'll notice your crafting screen/recipe menu using this will be how you make it in this world (Keep in mind all recipes are not located here and need a work bench refer to advanced crafting).

Stone Pickaxe



Right off the back you can make the stone Pickaxe (primarily a tool).

Stone Pickaxe is made with: 5 branch + 5 stone.

Gets 3-4 stone on normal rocks per swing.
Gets 1-2 ironstone on blueish rocks per swing.
Deals 19 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has 80 Durability and weighs 1.54.
Repairs with stone, amount of stone needed to fully repair depends on the durability.

Stone Hatchet



At level 2 you can unlock Apprentice Craftsman which cost 1 knowledge point. Allows the creation of Stone Hatchet (primarily a tool).

Stone Hatchet is made with: 5 branch + 20 stone.

Gets 3-4 wood on trees per swing.
Gets 1-2 branches occasionally.
Deals 19 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has 80 Durability and weighs 1.54.
Repairs with stone, amount of stone needed to fully repair depends on the durability.

Stone Sword



At level 3 you can unlock Mercenary which cost 1 knowledge point. Allows the creation of stone sword (primarily a weapon).

Stone Sword is made with: 5 branch + 10 twine + 20 stone.

Deals 30 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has 100 Durability and weighs 1.93.
Repairs with stone, amount of stone needed to fully repair depends on the durability.

Stone Club / Stone Maul



At level 5 you can unlock Brute which cost 2 knowledge point. Allows the creation of stone club/stone maul (primarily weapons).

Stone Club is made with: 5 branch + 20 stone.

Deals 36 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has 100 Durability and weighs 1.93.
Repairs with stone, amount of stone needed to fully repair depends on the durability.

Stone Maul is made with: 8 branch + 30 stone.

Deals 43 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has 140 Durability and weighs 2.89.
Repairs with stone, amount of stone needed to fully repair depends on the durability.

Hunting Bow and Flinthead Arrows



At level 5 you can unlock Archer which cost 2 knowledge point. Allows the creation of the hunting bow and flinthead arrows (primarily a ranged weapon).

Hunting Bow is made with: 7 branch + 13 hide + 13 twine.

Deals 22 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has 100 Durability and weighs 1.93.
Repairs with hide, amount of hide needed to fully repair depends on the durability.

Arrows is made with: 10 branch + 50 stone (makes 10 arrows).

Deals 16 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has no Durability and weighs 0.25 per arrow.

Javelin



At level 15 you can unlock Javelin which cost 4 knowledge point. Allows the creation of Javelin (mainly a weapon). Has two functions. Stabbing and throwing. Can be thrown by holding RMB and clicking LMB (can not pick up Javelin once thrown).

Javelin is made with: 8 branch + 30 stone + 15 twine (makes one Javelin)

Deals 43 health damage and 0 stamina damage.
Has 280 Durability and weighs 2.12.
Repairs with stone and twine, the amount of stone, twine needed to fully repair depends on the durability.

Advanced Crafting / Materials



Coal

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Coal is used as a fuel for furnaces a to smelt your ores. Can be found in these dark colored ore's.

Ironstone

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Iron is used it many recipes such as weapons,armor and tools and so on.

Using a stone pickaxe will have to do to start with until you get a iron pickaxe. (i highly recommend getting a iron pickaxe asap) Why? Cause you can go from 1-2 ironstones per swing to 6-7.

It is a good idea to throw large quantities of iron stone inside the furnace along with coal, this way you can leave and collect other materials while the ironstone is turned into iron bars. Also you can never have enough.

Iron Bar

Iron bars are refined inside a furnace using 3 ironstones. These will be one of your main components in making your weapons,armor and tools and so on.

If you made more ironbars then you need, be sure to save them, they will be used to repair and maintain your stuff.

Reminder the amount needed to repair fully all depends on the durability of the item used. example:

If you durability is 90/100 you might need 1-2 iron bars to fully repair it.
If your durability is 10/100 you might need 10-15 iron bars to fully repair it.
All depends on the item.

Brimstone

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

"You can get brimstone from Majority of caves (although lots of harmful poisons that lower stamina and Hp) or from the weird golem looking monsters roaming around further north you go."- Miyu

Miyu was spot on, if you refer to the map section you can find the entrance to the cave and inside the cave it large amounts brimstone, but be careful for this cave, there is a lot of NPC exiles.

P.S. See Conan Exiles map for some locations.

Leather

Leather is made by putting bark and hide into the tannery. 3 hide makes 1 leather.

Thick leather

Thick leather is made by putting bark and thick hide into the tannery. 1 thick hide makes 1 thick leather.

Tar

Tar is a byproduct of making leather.

Steel bars

Steel bars are made in a two part process.

STEELFIRE

You need to put brimstone and tar along with fuel into a Firebowl Cauldron to make steelfire. 2 tar and one brimstone will get you 1 steelfire.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

FURNACE

You put iron bars and steelfire along with fuel into the furnace. 5 ironbars and one steelfire will make you 1 steel bar.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Here is the tannery screen. This is required for higher grade armor and buildings/tools. In this screen, you use bark and hide to create leather.

Blacksmithing

Here we will talk about making weapons from Iron to steel.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Here is the tannery screen. This is required for higher grade armor and buildings/tools. In this screen you use bark and hide to create leather.

Advanced Tools / Weapons



Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

The broad sword a achivement granted to those who have learned the arts of smith. This does 45 base damage and has a longer life span before breaking.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

The Iron pickaxe is a big step up giving you 6 to 7 stone per hit vs the 3 the stone pickaxe does. on top of that it's lifespan is increased!!!

Base Building



Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Building a base for yourself or clan is the a huge step in the right direction of surving in the harsh exiled lands. To do this you will need to make foundation of standstone for starters then walls and cellings. Don't forget to make a doorway and door to go into the doorway

All door and chest are locked and unuseable by non clan members on placement.

Apprentice Crastman

At level 2 this can be unlocked to create tools and a temp bed, which will cost 1 knowledge point. These are all hand crafted which means they can be made in the inventory menu. (I)

Allows the creation of the following:

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Materials needed:

  • Stone Hatchet: 5 branch, 20 stone
  • Fiber Bedroll: 3 twine, 2 branch,6 plant fiber
  • Twine: 3 plant fiber

Apprentice Stonemason

At level 3 you can start building bases by unlocking this set of recipes, cost 1 knowledge point These are all hand crafted which means they can be made in the inventory menu. (I)

Allows the creation of the following:

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Materials needed:

  • Sandstone Foundation: 50 stones, 5 wood
  • Sandstone Wall: 25 stones, 3 wood
  • Sandstone Ceiling: 30 stones, 3 wood
  • Sandstone Doorway: 25 stones, 3 wood
  • Simple Wooden Door: 50 wood, 10 twine
  • Repair Hammer: 40 wood, 10 twine

Thralls



Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

The first step to tamming a thrall is to build you a well of PAIN!!!! as seen here. This is were you will drag you thralls once they are knocked unconcious and break their will.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

The truncheon is used to incapacitate NPC's and drag them back to camp in order to slap them on the weel of PAIN!!!

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Craft this simple tool to bring the thrall back to base.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players
Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Faith System



Religions

There are currently 3 shrines in the game. Yog, Mitra,Set. Depending on what religion you pick during character customization will determine the shrine you can build right away.

You can learn to make the shrines of the other religions by finding certain friendly npc's.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

The shrine of Set is one of the starting faith choices in which you give a human heart in return for gifts of set.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Weapon used on a deceased human cutting the heart out of his or her cheast to sacrifice. Gaining favor with the serpent god.

Shrine Of Mitra

This is the shrine of mitra one of the faiths currently ingame.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Shrine of Mitra allows you to craft 3 items.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Materials needed:

  • Mitraen Ankh : 5 branch, 20 stone
  • Ambrosia : Lingering Essence
  • Offering to Mitra : Lingering Essence

You need to make Mitraen Ankh in order to get Lingering Essence (which so far is gotten off dead exiles. Npc's or player bodies).

Nunu The Cannibal 

Nunu is an NPC who will help you learn the religion of yog, or better yet, Acolyte of Yog. This will allow you to make the Pit of Yog. (Refer to the map section for the location of Nunu).

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

The pit of yog. (Jumping into the pit yourself will kill you. TESTED).

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

How to Make a Clans



Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Making a clan is simple, go to the menu via the Escape button and click clan name it and your set.

Conan Exiles - Gameplay Tips and Tricks for New and Advanced Players

Now hold (e) on a fellow player and invite away. Inviting members to your clan gives the permission to use your items. You can edit their rank in the clan window.

Written by Special Agent John Fogget.

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