- Developer: Overborder Studio
- Publisher: Team17
- Genre: Role-Playing Action RPG
- Release: Aug 18, 2022
- Platform: Playstation 5
- ESRB: Not Set
In order to get the key to the underground laboratory, you must first reach the second throne of souls , where you can increase your character level, for example. Then follow the path until you reach a large, open area where you will be confronted by a mini-boss with two one-handed swords.
To defeat him, we recommend you to act defensively. Your opponent is able to launch multiple attacks in direct succession. Successful parries can reduce his life bar. Use claw attacks in the gaps between his attack chains and knock him down to get the key to the greenhouse upstairs .
This opponent carries the key to the greenhouse upstairs.
After that, you can use the Soul Throne to refill your potions. Defeated mini-bosses will not respawn after using the throne . You will find a garden gate near his former location, which you can open using the Greenhouse Upstairs Key. Run up the stairs and hit your way through the book gallery.
Another mini-boss awaits you here, reminiscent of a ghost with a cape and hood and not least because of his floating state. Try to eliminate all other opponents in the area before you blindly go into duel with him. The mini-boss has a lot on the box.
You will receive the key to the library elevator , which is essential for further progress. On a table you will find the next useful item: the key to the greenhouse elevator. Defeat the ground gunner and take the elevator behind him to unlock a shortcut with the newly acquired item.
Take the library elevator near the starting point.
Now return to the starting point near the first throne of souls. Here you will find the elevator to the library not far from the first opponents you will face in the side mission. Two more mini-bosses await you here. The latter has the key to the underground laboratory . Now all you have to do is open the gate to the laboratory, which is very close to the second throne of souls.
Defeating enemies will give you so-called Memory Shards . If you carry a certain number of them with you, you can use them with a soul throne to improve your attributes (strength, vitality, disease), which is equivalent to a level up. With each level up, the number of memory fragments required for a further level up increases.
If you have increased an attribute, you automatically unlock a talent point up to a maximum of 24 talents . Talents can give you both passive and active advantages in combat - although some of them are more useful than others depending on the situation. For example, certain talents are worthwhile in boss fights that you can otherwise do without - and vice versa. Luckily, you can always reset talents in the Throne of Souls at no cost and activate other talents instead.
The best talents for (almost) every situation.
Aside from boss fights, you can rely on other talents.
Of course, when choosing talents, it is not only a matter of your personal taste, but above all of your preferred fighting style. For example, if you are good at dodging, but often fail when using parries, you will not know what to do with the following talents in the 'Parades' category.
In the following table we have summarized the most useful talents for you, which pay off especially in the fight against standard opponents:
Dodge and Slash Lv.2
Required Talents: Lvl.1 saber attacks
Required Talents: Lvl.2 saber attacks
Required Talents: Lvl.1 dodging and slashing
Increases saber and slash attack damage.
Salvational Execution Lv.2
Required Talents: Execution
Required Talents: Wholesome Execution Lv.1
Increases the amount of energy regenerated after a successful execution.
Sharpen weapons Lv.2
Required Talents: Sharpen weapons Lv.1
Further increases damage dealt by saber attacks.
Daring Parade Lv. 2
Required Talents: Parry Lv.1
Required Talents: Parry Lv.2
Required Talents: Daring Parry Lv.1
Parry duration is further increased, but parry damage is reduced.
Rapid regeneration Lv.1
Required Talents: No
Get back on your feet quickly.
Short claw Lv.1
Required Talents: Lane Claw St.1
Performs a series of claw attacks of up to 3 slashes.
Energized Claws Lv.2
Required Talents: Energized Claws Lv.1
Claw attacks that deal damage regenerate a larger amount of energy.
Required Talents: Luck Lv.1
Required Talents: Luck Lv.2
The drop rate of items is significantly increased.
Here's why these talents are so useful:
- Dodge and Slash Lv.2 significantly increases your melee damage and expands your attack chain to a 5-hit combo.
- With Wholesome Execution Lv.2 you regenerate health and energy after each execution. Since each opponent can only be eliminated via an execution, you will regenerate some life every time and have to resort to your potions less often.
- Sharpen Weapons Lv.2 increases your melee damage even further, allowing enemies to be eliminated even faster.
- Reckless Parry Lv.2 increases the parry window and is therefore of great use to all those who rarely or only rarely succeed in parrying in their standard form.
- Rapid Recovery Lv.1: Heavy attacks stagger Corvus, making him vulnerable in this state. Rapid regeneration allows you to quickly dodge follow-up attacks.
- Short claw level 1: The alternative long claw requires a lot of time for its use, which you often lack in combat. With the short claw you can land three quick hits and are not at the mercy of attacks for so long.
- Energized Claws Lv.2 provide the necessary energy regeneration so that you can use plague weapons more frequently. Since you have to use claw attacks in every fight to bring down the opponent, they increase your energy along the way. Alternatively, the "Energized Weapon Level 2" talent can also be recommended.
- Gluck Lv.3: If you want to increase your chances of getting new plague weapons and ingredients, you shouldn't ignore this talent.
The best talents for boss fights
Many bosses try to hit you with critical attacks.
When dealing with a boss in Thymesia, you can keep many standard enemy talents while replacing others with more appropriate ones due to their useless perks.
For example, you no longer need Healing Execution Lv.2 for boss fights because you only execute the boss at the end of the fight (the exception is two fight phases), which means that there is no health or energy regeneration anyway. Lvl3 Luck is another example . The talent only pays off when you defeat many opponents in quick succession. Save the three talent points for the following more appropriate talents:
Step jump St.1
Required Talents: No
Step jump to interrupt critical attacks.
Sliding claw St.3
Required Talents: Sliding jaw St.1
Required Talents: Sliding claw St.2
When hit, gain a stack of Offense and Defense buffs.
Lv.1 interceptor wing
Required Talents: Feather arrow St.1
Required Talents: Feather arrow St.2
Instead of throwing feathers, you perform a melee attack that can interrupt critical hits.
Here's why these talents are so useful:
- Step Leap Lv.1 not only grants you the ability to use the dodge button to interrupt critical hits, but also to initiate a counterstrike. Since critical attacks cannot be blocked and some of them are almost impossible to avoid by dodging, this talent is extremely important in boss fights.
- The gliding claw level 3 gives you the possibility to inflict big wounds guaranteed with the step jump. The subsequent "Offensive" and "Defensive" buff can't hurt either.
- Lvl.1 Intercept Wing serves as an alternative to the Step Jump and Glide Claw . The attack is performed less complicated, but also does no damage.
All you need to unlock the conditions for all possible endings in Thymesia is the hearts of all the bosses . You can easily get these hearts by defeating the bosses in battle. This means that you not only have to successfully complete the main missions, but also all side quests.
Two bad endings, a neutral ending, and a good ending can be unlocked in Thymesia. However, you will not experience the effects of your decisions via video sequence - instead, only short text passages tell how the Hermes answer you have brewed will affect the future.
The hearts of the bosses
SPOILER WARNING: If you want to reach the end of Thymesia without spoilers, you should read no further. Below we go into more detail about the bosses and give you the solutions for each ending.
If you complete the main quests in Thymesia without exception, you only unlock four of the eight hearts. The other four will come into your possession if you also complete the side quests. The Hermes Answer requires you to combine two hearts to unlock an ending. To figure out which hearts should be matched, you first need to know their type:
sea of trees
Sea of trees - god of fools
sound of hell
Royal Garden - Underground Laboratory
Sea of Trees - Mutated Odur
The hanging queen
Fortress of Hermes - side quest 1
If you have Hearts in your possession, you can speak to Aisemy on Philosopher's Hill or Emerald (hidden in various areas). They tell you more about the hearts. This will give you the information you need to brew the Hermes Answer.
Unlock all endings
Thymesia has four different endings ready for you.
After the final boss fight, Aisemy is certain that Corvus has regained all forgotten memories, so he should know the recipe for Hermes' answer. Your last task is to choose two hearts that you want to combine - the order doesn't matter. You can see which combinations have which effects in the following table:
Pure Heart + Merged or Black Heart
A chaotic force is eating away at the entire land, turning some organisms into monsters while healing other monsters.
Bad ending (2)
Two Black Hearts
The spread of the plague is stopped, but the people are transformed into something unrecognizable grotesque.
Two Pure Hearts
The pain and suffering fade away as the creatures of the land perish. However, the power-seekers are growing in number and want control of the alchemical science. Corvus and Aisemy leave the country.
Two fused hearts
All those who gained powers from alchemy lose them again and the land is full of ordinary people again. Though Hermes is safe for now, the threat of the plague still looms, so Aisemy resumes her research.
If you want to reach all the endings, you can continue the game after completing Thymesia and defeat the final boss again. You can then choose a new recipe.
To unlock the following Trophies, complete the following tasks:
|Unlockable:||How to Unlock:|
|Alchemist (Bronze Trophy)||Fully upgrade a potion.|
|Completed Memory (Silver Trophy)||Finish all levels.|
|Darkness!!! (Bronze Trophy)||Finish tutorial level.|
|Good Listener (Silver Trophy)||Collect all lores.|
|Herb Gatherer (Silver Trophy)||Collect all potion ingredients.|
|Hermes Fortress (Bronze Trophy)||Finish "Hermes Fortress" level.|
|Is this Alchemy? (Bronze Trophy)||Craft a potion recipe for the first time|
|It's mine now! (Bronze Trophy)||Unlock a plague weapon for the first time.|
|Lord of Plague (Silver Trophy)||Unlock all plague weapons.|
|Memory Interrupted (Bronze Trophy)||Dead for the first time.|
|Memory Seeker (Gold Trophy)||Reach all endings.|
|Memory Weaver (Silver Trophy)||Collect all story bits.|
|Peak Performance (Silver Trophy)||Reach max level.|
|Piece of Cake (Silver Trophy)||Defeat any boss without using potion.|
|Plague Doctor (Silver Trophy)||Collect all potion recipes.|
|Royal Garden (Bronze Trophy)||Finish "Royal Garden" level.|
|Sea of Trees (Bronze Trophy)||Finish "Sea of Trees" level.|
|Start Recalling (Bronze Trophy)||Start recalling for the first time.|
|Take a break (Bronze Trophy)||Rest at the beacon for the first time.|
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To unlock the following Secret Trophies, complete the following tasks:
|Unlockable:||How to Unlock:|
|Blessing of Pure Blood (Silver Trophy)||Reach "Blessing of Pure Blood" ending.|
|Chaotic Power (Silver Trophy)||Reach "Chaotic Power" ending.|
|Corvus (Silver Trophy)||Defeat Corvus.|
|God of the Fools (Silver Trophy)||Defeat God of the Fools.|
|Harmonized Force (Silver Trophy)||Reach "Harmonized Force" ending.|
|Mutated Odur (Silver Trophy)||Defeat Mutated Odur.|
|Odur (Silver Trophy)||Defeat Odur.|
|Power of Cleansing (Silver Trophy)||Reach the "Power of Cleasing" ending.|
|Power of Vile Blood (Silver Trophy)||Reach "Power of Vile Blood" ending.|
|Rolling Required Ahead (Bronze Trophy)||Break 1000 barrels.|
|Sound of the Abyss (Silver Trophy)||Defeat Sound of the Abyss.|
|The Hanged Queen (Silver Trophy)||Defeat The Hanged Queen.|
|Urd (Silver Trophy)||Defeat Urd.|
|Varg (Silver Trophy)||Defeat Varg.|
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