Questions tagged [slay-the-spire]

Slay the spire is a deckbuilding rogue-like game released in 2017 after a period of 2 years in public beta status. The player guides one of four characters "The Ironclad", "The Silent", "The Defect", and a later addition "The Watcher", trying to climb to the top of the tower known as "The Spire", defeating the enemies within.

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When should consume(+) not be played?

Assume you are playing the defect, and have some defined amount of 'focus' currently. There are also some number of frost orbs and powers active, filling out the open orb slots. One of the defect's ...
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Does the sequence of enemies chosen impact your rare card chance?

While watching this overexplained replay, the player commented on how he chose a particular path with the belief that 'spreading out' elite fights in betwixt your normal enemies would increase the ...
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Is 'snecko eye' a bad choice without 2-cost cards?

A lot of players seem to believe that in order to make Snecko eye a good choice of boss relic, the deck should contain high-cost cards. They are hesitant to pick this relic up. The thought is that ...
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Why are some of potions in the shop sparkling?

Some of the potions that can be bought from the shop now have a kind of sparkling, glittering animation to them. For example, see the two leftmost potions in this picture: I read the release notes of ...
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How is your score calculated in a climb?

I am enjoying the daily climbs in Slay The Spire and would like to get on the first page of the leaderboard. Some of the scoring is obvious (points per enemy, elite & boss), but other scores are ...
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How large is the Meteor Snecko combo?

Suppose the board consists of the following cards and relics: 1x Meteor Strike+ 2x Coolheaded+ 1x Snecko Eye 1x Philosopher's Stone 1x Callipers (other relics less relevant) While this seems like ...
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When activating X-Cost cards with Echo Form, is the value of X preserved?

I can never keep straight in my head all the situations when an X value is and isn't preserved in Slay the Spire. One such situation is when a card with an X-Cost Reinforced Body triggers Echo Form. ...
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How do cards with “X” work?

I couldn't find any explanation inside the game. Maybe it's the number of the turns passed since the beginning of the current combat?
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If i reject a relic, can i get it offered again in the same run?

For some tactical reasons it could be wise to reject a relic offered as reward (e.g. Dead branch, bottled relics,...). I wonder, if i get offered the relic and reject it after a elite fight, is there ...
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Does the distribution of cards change every run?

I've noticed that on some runs, I never see certain cards; on other runs, they seem to be all over the place. This was particularly bad in a recent run, where I picked up three Limit Breaks but no ...
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Can you increase your energy above maximum?

If I have a card that gives me additional energy like Ironclads Seeing Red, can I use it while already at maximum energy?