Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When donating to the giants, what is taken into account when determining the amount of favour I get for a donation? Is it anything other than monetary value of the items donated?

share|improve this question
up vote 8 down vote accepted

The amount of favor you obtain when donating is equivalent to its value listed on the item's info page divided by ten. The value seems to be rounded to the nearest whole number (.1-.4 will be rounded down, .5-.9 rounded up). This applies to all items you throw into shrine - all giants treat all items equally.

The only exception to this rule, as far as I know, is elements - even though they have no listed value, when donated they give a small amount of favor. One thousand red element for instance seem to yield 20 favor.

Using Shrine Powder will increase the value of your next donation. Fairly Hallowed Shrine Powder will double the value, while Extremely Hallowed Shrine Powder will triple the value. To farm favor efficiently, you should gather up a large number of one type of item and donate them all under the influence of Extremely Hallowed Shrine Powder.

share|improve this answer
divided by ten - rounded up or down? If I have 10 items worth €16, should I donate them individually, all together, or does it make no difference? – fredley Oct 26 '11 at 11:50
@fredley It seems like there is rounding going on (I just dumped some butterfly milk to check), though doing this would probably be too tedious to obtain a significant advantage. – Private Pansy Oct 26 '11 at 12:04

The best resource on this topic is Zu's forum thread about giant donations, favor, and skill time reduction:

You may also want to check out my FavorSaver, which is an API app that helps you maximize your shrine donations.

It can read your inventory and let you sort through the items you have for donation, apply shrine powders, and view exact amounts of favor generated per item.

To answer your question directly, the amount of favor generated is equal to the currant (Glitch currancy) value of the item divided by 10.

You also gain XP for donations, which I am tracking and determining the formula here:

Although I bet Zu's post will be updated when we have some hard answers.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.