Spiral Knights is a free-to-play Action-MMORPG developed by Three Rings Design and published by Sega.

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What exactly does upgrading the “Venom” augment of Caustic Quills do?

I want to start spending skill points on my Maskeraith, but I don't quite understand my options. Focus: Reduces skill cooldown. Venom: Increases potency of the poison inflicted. Bristle: Increases ...
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Where do I find Alchemy Orbs and Fire Crystals?

I'm finding plenty of Eternal Orbs of alchemy and Radiant Fire Crystals in FSC, which is great for upgrading 4* gear to 5*, but I'm running out of 4* gear to upgrade. Where do I find the other orbs ...
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Are there more Battle Sprites?

Are there more battle sprites to discover/buy? I've searched around but all I've found are posts saying something like, "There are currently three starter sprites to choose from, (list)". I'm not sure ...
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Forge Prize Box contents and drop rates?

Forge Prize Boxes are a new feature as of the July 30 patch and I'm having a hard time finding documentation on what exactly they contain. The wiki page isn't very helpful: Forge Prize Box ...
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How do I level up my items now?

So as of July 30th, some new updates were added, which means levelling has to go through the forge, with something about fire crystals I don't get. I don't understand what exactly I'm supposed to do. ...
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Has the rate at which items are heated changed with the July 30 patch?

I am curious if the recent changes to how items are heated has influenced the rate at which they heat in the Clockworks. I understand that you have to take items to a forge now to level them up, ...
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Are mission rewards added in the July 30, 2013 patch rewarded to players that have completed the associated missions?

Per the title, I want to know if the new items available from July 30 onwards will be retroactively rewarded to veteran players that have completed these older missions. I scanned the patch notes and ...
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Can I change Battle Sprites?

Is there anyway for me to re-change the Battle Sprite I picked? I originally started out with the fire based one, but now I regret it because I solo the Clockworks most of the time.
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What are the “Rare” Monsters found throughout the Clockworks?

As you can see from the picture above, on the tip panel, it reads: Rare Monsters Rare monsters offering unique items roam the Clockworks. Have you discovered any yet? What are these ...
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How can I transfer items between knights?

Is there any way to do this? I've heard of people switching equipment from one character to another, with little to no effort whatsoever.
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What do tiers represent in Spiral Knights?

I've been playing Spiral Knights for a while, but one thing I'm still confused about is the idea of tiers. There are supposedly 3 tiers in the game, T1, T2, and T3. What separates the tiers from ...
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Is there any way to reset your default armor?

Is there any way to change your starting armor? For example, I started with a Spiral Sallet with Mecha Wings, and a regular Spiral Armor. Can I change these to something else? Or are they stuck like ...
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What are the purpose of Energy Wells?

In Spiral Knights, in a recent patch, customizable Guild Halls were introduced, and one feature introduced was the energy Well. I'm not sure how to explain it. Apparently you can give CE to the ...
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What determines which player gets materials?

While venturing in the clockworks, especially in a party, sometimes monsters drop materials. That said, sometimes I will kill a monster all on my own. But when I go to collect the material dropped, ...
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Does the bonus from a shield have any affect in lockdown?

Specifically, I'm interested in the damage bonus from the Bristling Buckler line. Since shields aren't used in lockdown, do you get the bonus if you equip it?
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What affects how long it takes me to respawn?

While playing lockdown, I've noticed that sometimes I respawn in 5 or so seconds, and sometimes it takes me upwards of 20. Why is that? Is it related to how well I'm doing? It seems to go up when I ...
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What exactly do Iron Lockboxes contain?

I received an Iron Lockbox today through the prize wheel. I've checked the wiki, however, and it makes no mention of what items can be found inside the Iron Lockboxes. What exactly can one find in ...
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Are the contents of Iron Lockboxes pre-determined?

In the game Spiral Knights, are the contents of Iron Lockboxes pre-determined? Or is it determined when you open it?
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How can I expand my guild?

When I first started playing Spiral Knights, I met a really nice guy who invited me into his guild. We played often with an assortment of around 5 other guild members, and me and one other worked our ...
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Is it possible to craft items with > 100 energy without paying?

In SK, some items (three-star and more) require 100+ energy (I have one now for 200 energy). I'm not looking to spend real-world dollars on this; is there a way to actually craft these items? ...
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Obtaining an extra boss token

Now, in Spiral Knights, fighting your way through a set of boss levels will normally give you three boss tokens as a reward for your hard work. However, occasionally the system will decide to be ...
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How do I know if I've unlocked a prestige badge?

Prestige badges were added to Spiral Knights today, given out at various prestige milestones. The first badge is awarded at 5,000 prestige. However, I'm already over 5,000 prestige and mousing over ...
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What to do with non-tradeable recipes

I have bought jelly recipes in Hall of Heroes to sell it later, but after I got back to baazar I saw that it is not tradeable. Should I leave this mess in my pack?
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How much damage do mecha knights do?

I've noticed that whenever I activate a mecha knight, it doesn't seem to do much besides distraction, though it makes a big show of performing a spinning sword attack. Enemies they attack never seem ...
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What does this button in the Firestorm Citadel do?

I've been doing the Firestorm Citadel quite a lot now, practicing taking out Lord Vanaduke before I attempt a Shadow Lair run. I see this button hidden under a few boxes: Unfortunately, I forget ...
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How do the mineral achievements work?

In Spiral Knights, there are a number of achievements like this: Deposit X minerals into a gate Does it have to be the same gate, or does it count them all? I.e. if I deposit 2000 into one ...
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getting disconnected in the middle of a mission

When it jumped out of the game while fighting in the middle of a mission, why doesn't it continue when I start again? And do I lose everything I earned when this happens?
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What are the benefits of alchemers?

Alchemer guns have a small clip, short range, slow bullet speed, and (it seems like) slow reload time. What are the pros to them?
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What benefits do I get from replaying missions?

Spiral Knights recently added missions, an award system tied to the missions you complete, and an arbitrary "prestige" value that certain missions award you that may or may not (i.e. some does, some ...
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Why is it that some gates cost to start at a lower tier and some don't?

I've noticed that some gates charge you 200 crowns to start on tier 2, and 500 crowns to start on tier 3, and that some gates don't charge you to start on tier 3 at all (I think there are some that ...
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How often does Basil change his selection?

I am in quest of a certain 5-star recipe for which Basil is the only vendor (yes, I know I could just get it at the Auction House, but Basil is a lot cheaper). Since he's only found in the ...
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How to I talk in trade chat?

Every time I try to say /trade <message> It tells me You're not in that channel. I also tried /2 <message> and /trade 1 <message>. /help trade was no help. How do I talk in ...
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Cobalt Armor Series

For my knight, I want to have at least one piece of my attire to be high in normal and piercing protection (or at least high in one and higher than medium in the other.) I was thinking of staying with ...
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Why can't I play Spiral Knights?

I have tried to play Spiral Knights for a while now, and all that comes up on the screen when I play is "Heading into town..." in an endless loop. Can someone please explain why I can't get off the ...
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Can I change my name?

I've been told that "John the Green" sounds better than "John The Green Guy", and I'm inclined to agree. But, I've already made my knight, and I named him "Johnthegreenguy" (no spaces allowed. :( ) ...
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What plug-in do I need to play Spiral Knights?

Basically, the internet provider for the hotel I'm staying won't let me run Steam, so I can't play Spiral Knights through there. I've been trying to run it through Kongregate, but every time I try to ...
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What does “vana” mean?

In Spiral Knights, someone just bailed out of my party because he couldn't "make it to vana". I also heard someone in the arcade say "guess we're back to vana running for today". What's vana?
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How do I unbind something?

I've finally convinced someone to play Spiral Knights with me. Naturally, I want to help them along, so I want to give them a 2-star gun I have. I'm currently using a 3-star gun so no loss to me, ...
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Why do people glow sometimes?

Sometimes, I see people glow for a few seconds: What is that, what does it mean and how can I do it?
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Is the cycling of the Clockworks tied to any unit of real time?

Since the snowball achievement during the Steam Gift Pile, I've been playing Spiral Knights. One thing I've noticed is that I seem to be getting the same levels a lot, despite several things/people ...
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Is it too late for Son of a Nutcracker?

Whenever my tier 2 character tries to join a lockdown game, it seemingly will take place on Reactor. While kind of fun, it has no snowballs. Is it too late to get that achievement? Is my tier too ...
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How long is this guy going to be on my tab?

So as I was spelunking, me and my party finished a level, then one guy says he lacks the energy to keep going. Being the nice guy I am, I put him on my elevator tab. I noticed two tabs I could put ...
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How do I hit someone with a snowball for the “Son of a Nutcracker!” achievement?

Son of a Nutcracker! is one of the achievements that will earn you a contest entry, or perhaps a free game, in the Holiday Steam Sale. For this, I have to go to "Lockdown" and "throw a snowball." ...
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Starting at a different Tier in Spiral Knights

I have recently gained Tier 2 clearance. I have heard that it is possible to simply pay a tax and start at Tier 2. I'd be interested in doing this, but I don't know how. Can somebody please point me ...
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Maximizing gameplay time in Spiral Knights

With a nod towards @mrrgl's answer, I have a question. As a person not intending to spend real-world money on Spiral Knights (nor do I typically carry enough crowns to buy crystal energy), I find ...
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What is there to do in Spiral Knights?

Ok, so I've made it to the first level of the Clockworks where the merchant hangs out, and that makes me wonder what else there is to do. Is there anything else going on other than hack and slashing ...
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Spiral Knights will not start

I've recently gotten a new laptop, and am attempting to play Spiral Knights on it, however the game simply will not load. Every time I attempt to start it, I get a "This game is currently unavailable, ...
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Is there no market feedback?

I posted some energy/crown trade offers in the markets a few days ago, and now they just disappeared without any feedback. I've read on the wiki that the offer expires in 10 days, and I've posted it ...
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What happens to the item level/heat when used to craft a new item?

The wiki does not address that problem. I know some items require an item "of level X or above", but beside that, the level is just lost, or a % is transferred to the new item, or something like ...
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How do I unlock the Mission Accomplished Achievement?

I'm trying to get the super neato hat for TF2 that can be unlocked simply by going through the first level of the Clockwork in Spiral Knights. The method of unlocking it is as follows: Reach the ...