Healing for dummies: What exactly does food do?
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To Understand Healing You Must Understand Damage!
So, here you are, trying to figure this out, because seriously.. its hard to figure out! so here.... we.. go..
There are not 3 types of combat, there are actually 6 types of combat in Thea 2. Yep, no one told us.
Here are the six types:
- Physical (Red Card) with weapons.
- Physical without weapons (Red border No fill) (non permanent damage).
- Mental (Yellow) with weapons.
- Mental without weapons (Yellow border No Fill) (again not permanent).
- Mystical (Purple Card) with weapons.
- Mystical with unicorns.. no not for real come on, you believe everything you read?.. Mystical without weapons (Purple Border No Fill) (yea.. still not permanent).
Ok lets discuss these combat types.
1) In Physical with weapons: your warriors with weapons are going to shine. All damage is permanent therefore, if someone dies here, you got a good chance you are going to lose them. This game seems to go along DnD lines where a -10 health means gone, with exceptions.
2) Physical without weapons: is so much funner, you still get your warriors, (and you hope they have attack skills that do not involve their weapons), but, none of this damage is permanent. You can Win, Lose, surrender, it doesn't matter to the battle.... The event on the other hand.. may have some punishments for you if you lose/surrender.
3) Mental: omg.. get a zerca! no seriously get one.. anyway mental is best handeld by your zerca's shamans and actually crafters (usually) because most mental attacks are based on wisdom. Mental is your yellow bar, and it is a nasty lady that you really want to understand before you give her cuddles, please refer to the Mental Healing Chapter.
4) Mental without weapons: Ok you still want a shaman/zerca or both but.. if you fail here, there are no permanent consequenses from the battle. There may still be consequenses from the quest itself for failing the combat.
5) Mystical with weapons: did i mention a need for shamans/zercas? yea.. same here. Your purple bar is in jeapordy here.. Unless you start with a shaman or a zerca with a mystical attack you really wanna steer clear of these combats.
6) Mystical w/o weapons: same as above but usually not as harsh when you lose (yes i didn't say if).
In ALL of these combats, it is much better to surrender on any stage of turn 1 once you finally figure out you are going to lose. (Try it, you'll see why).
I Need a Doctor: Healing Physical Damage
Ok you just completed (win or lose its cool man) a physical challenge, or surrendered in a mental/mystical challenge that's consequences involved physical damage. It's cool bro, unless someone is below -10 (and sometimes even then) you got this.
Healing Physical damage is easy. As long as you have firewood, food, and camp at the end of turn all of your characters will heal physical damage.
See? Easy Peasy Lemon Sq... nevermind, Mental is next....
Mental Damage: Why Food Matters
So, you just lost your first mental challenge..
Don't panic.. you may survive.. well honestly you probably won't but whatever, you'll learn so you don't die next time.
Ok so. Mental HP is actually 2 fold. You have Mental Health, and Morale.
Morale will continually rise by 1 every turn for every character until it reaches 10 times the amount of types of food you have available to eat. Did you get a food recipee that only gives you 2 food types? Leave Yellow alone!!!!
When your Mental Health is below max, your morale will be used to heal that Mental Health.
Lets discuss this.
If a character has 85 max Mental Health and 40 Morale (4 food types) and that character dies (lets say for calculation purposes it was an exact hit, taking the character to exactly 0) in Mental Combat (full yellow card) , During the next 2-4 turns (I do not know the exact numbers on this during this writing) all 40 Morale will turn into Mental Health. Now that character has around 43-44 Mental Health (remember it took a few turns), and 0-1 Morale.
Here is where it really stinks (I actually sent a bug report before I understood this, thinking that my Morale wasn't coming back)
Now every turn if you are at 0 Morale you will gain 1 Morale (trying to get back to your max 10x your food types), if you are at 1 Morale, you will lose 1 morale, and gain 1 mental health.
This means If you have 85 max mental health 40 morale, and die (absolute 0), it will take around 60-80 turns to finally be back to full mental health and full morale.
Now you may see why I say, If you think you might lose, just surrender.
Mystical Damage: I'll take Rituals for 300 Alex
Just like all of the other damages Mystical Damage has a special way to be healed.
Rituals, are the only way to heal Mystical damage.
Rituals take very specific ingredients that you can find by going to camp, clicking the ritual (candle) icon, and clicking new task.
The only real issue here is it doesn't really say how much damage is healed, because I can tell you it isn't 100 for the first one even though thats what it looks like its supposed to be.