Noita Beginners Guide
Ok some basic things you need to know are:
- You can identify materials near your character by mousing over them. The material type appears next to your items on the UI:
- You can empty a flask by having it out and holding left mouse button. (right mouse button is throw)
- You can then fill the flask with any liquid by having it out and submerging the flask in a liquid, and you can fill it with any mixture of liquids.
- Scrolling to the flask tells you what’s inside, and when you have it out, a flask symbol will appear in the top right area of the screen showing you how much is inside.
- You generally want to have a flask of water on you at all times to use against toxic sludge or when you’re on fire, by either using left click to shower yourself with water or by throwing the flask under you in an emergency. (Blood and slime are good alternatives)
- If you’re on fire, you can also put it out by submerging yourself in almost any liquid including OIL, which you specifically need to be FULLY submerged in.
- How soaked or stained you are in a liquid will show up as a percentage and icon on the right side of the screen, and the more soaked you are in a liquid like water, blood, or especially slime, the harder it is for you to catch on fire. If you’re soaked in a flammable liquid such as oil though, you’ll catch on fire instantly.
- You can also mouse over these icons and other status effects to get more information:
- ‘F’ allows you to kick objects, and you can aim where you kick with your mouse. This will allow you to kick objects into enemies, and move explosives where you need them or out of the way.
- There are portals at the bottom of every area that will take you to a safe zone where you recharge your health and spells, and can freely move spells around b/w your wands. Wand and spell stats are self explanatory.
- If you weren’t able to find any good wands in the 1st area, you can put the basic spell from your blue starting wand into your 2nd starting wand, which usually shoots secondary spells like bombs, in order to create a faster shooting wand. Now depending on the spell, it might work well or eat through mana too quickly, so look at their stats to understand how this works. Though in general, common starting low-mana spells like Spark Bolt and Spitter Bolt work well with this secondary wand.
- The game has no time limit so you can explore as much as you want and go wherever you want.
And that’s all I can think of for now, but that should be enough to get you going. I mean these were the basics I knew when I 1st beat the game, with everything else coming from experience and experimentation, and that’s really the core of the game. It just offers so much to explore and so much stuff that it’s all begging for experimentation. I mean who knows what secret area or crazy combination you’ll find?