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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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What happens if you play Alchemize while your Potion Slots are full?

The description of the Alchemize card states "Obtain a random potion". What happens if you use the Alchemize card when your Potion Slots are already full? Will you get the option to replace ...
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Does The Boot override Intangible?

The effect of The Boot relic states "Whenever you would deal 4 or less unblocked Attack damage, increase it to 5". The Intangible buff, which can be used by the Nemesis boss, states "...
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Does Echo Form stack with itself?

The description for the Power card Echo Form states The first card you play each turn is played twice What happens if you play Echo Form multiple times in a battle? Does the first card played in a ...
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Why did Lagavullian get an extra 4 Metalicize?

Normally when I fight a Lagavullian it has 8 Metalicize. However, on my recent run it started the fight with an extra 4 Metalicize for a total of 12. This happened on floor 6 and my only relics were ...
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Does defeating minions reward extra gold?

When fighting an Elite Enemy, they can sometimes summon minions to assist them in the fight. Defeating the Elite causes any surviving minions to run away. Will defeating the minions before defeating ...
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Will stealing from a Pleading Vagrant give you the same relic as paying him?

When I meet a Pleading Vagrant I'm given two options: Offer Gold and receive a Relic, or rob him and receive both a Relic and a Curse. If I decide to rob him, will I get the same relic I would have ...
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How much deadlier are enemies when Ascension is active?

The descriptions for Ascension levels 2, 3, and 4 say they make different types of enemies deadlier. (normal enemies, Elites, and Bosses respectively). The Slay the Spire Wiki says this means enemy ...
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What happens if you play an attack card twice but the targeted enemy dies after it's played once?

Let's say I'm facing a group of two enemies. I play Double Tap which makes it so my next attack is played twice. I then play Anger which does 6 damage and target an enemy that only has 6hp. What ...
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Can you die from an Unknown Location?

I encountered an Unknown Location (aka a ? room) with an option to upgrade 2 cards but would make me lose 16 HP. I encountered this room while I only had 1 hp. If I had taken the upgrade, would the ...
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Can Mummified Hand's effect be wasted on a card that already costs 0 energy?

The description for Mummified Hand says Whenever you play a Power, a random card in your hand costs 0 for the turn. Is it possible for Mummified Hand's effect to be wasted by targeting a card that ...
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Does transforming an upgraded card keep the upgrade?

If I transform an upgraded card into a different card, will the newly transformed card still be upgraded?
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Does Duplication Potion count towards the Velvet Choker's card limit?

The Velvet Choker relic effect states "You cannot play more than 6 cards per turn". The Duplication Potion's description says "This turn, your next two cards are played twice". If ...
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What does Dualcast do if my Orb Slots are empty?

The description for the Dualcast card says it will "Evoke your next orb twice". Normally this would evoke your rightmost Orb immediately. What does Dualcast do if your Orb Slots are empty? ...
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What happens if you buy a potion after getting Sozu?

The Sozu relic's description says you can no longer obtain potions. However, I see that I can still buy potions from the shopkeeper. What happens if you buy a potion from the shop after getting the ...
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Why didn't I get the My Lucky Day (daily climb) achievement?

I'm playing Slay the Spire on Steam, with some mods. I launch the game, which shows the mod selection list, and I have the "enable achievements" mod enabled. I completed three daily climbs: ...
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How many perfect pandora seeds exist?

I've been looking at Gamerpuppy's Pandora's Box seeds. This user generated, using a program that quickly tries the output of Java's random number generator with a given 64-bit seed, and tries to find ...
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How many endings are in Slay the Spire?

There are currently 4 characters to play. How many endings are there for each of them? How many endings are there in total?
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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?
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