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This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for Mists of Noyah. While there is very little information available at this time, we urge you to check back often, as new information is being added all the time! Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.

Starting a New Game[edit | edit source]

When you first start the game you'll be presented with the option to create a new world. Click on the new world button and give your world a name. After it loads, you will presented with the character selection screen.

Choosing your Character[edit | edit source]

There are currently 5 characters in the game to pick from, each with their own abilities and play styles, and each one deals with the challenges you will face in a slightly different way.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Vylat[edit | edit source]

Vylat uses a sword and blood magic to deal with enemies. He is a primarily melee focused build that is primarily focused on damage but has a couple decent support abilities as well. He is a good all around character.

Ninn[edit | edit source]

Ninn is a magic user that uses water as her primary form of attack. She has relatively low damage and health compared to the other characters, but makes up for with a vast array of abilities to strengthen and support herself and her allies. While Ninn herself is more fragile than other characters, the abilities she brings to battle can make her very good at dealing with many enemies at a time.

Allure[edit | edit source]

Allure uses fire to destroy his opponents. He is primarily about dealing a lot of damage to his opponents, however this comes at the cost that he has very little support or sustain abilities. He is primarily melee focused, but has no ability to heal himself outside of items. He is a high risk/high reward character and probably requires the most mechanical skill to play well.

Lance[edit | edit source]

Lance is an arcane ranger that primarily uses a bow to strike down his enemies. Lance is unique in the fact that his primary fire has three levels of charge to it. The longer you hold the attack button down, the stronger his charge will be until it caps out, releasing a very powerful strike. Like Allure, he is primarily damage focused and has no ability to heal himself, though the fact that he can keep enemies at range makes him slightly easier to handle than Allure. His magical enhancements primarily focus on electrical damage and the ability to confuse the enemy.

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Rhys[edit | edit source]

Rhys is by far the tankiest character and probably the best character to play for beginners. His abilities are strong, he has the highest base HP and Armor in the game so he can take a lot of hits and he is the most forgiving. He also has two ways of healing himself and his allies, as well as giving him a temporary HP boost. He is, however the slowest character in the game as far as movement and attack speed and also lacks any ranged attacks so that is something to take into consideration when choosing to play Rhys.

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Entering the world[edit | edit source]

When you first enter the game, you will be standing in your fort, in front of the Crystal.

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Health and mana window[edit | edit source]

At the top left of the screen you will see your character, health and mana:

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Inventory and status window[edit | edit source]

If you press TAB you will see your inventory and status window:


Equipment window[edit | edit source]

Inside this window you will see your inventory on the right and your stats on the left next to your equipment and character portrait. The three slots below your character portrait indicate what weapon, armor and helmet you are currently wearing. Below that is your Accessories. A player can equip any combination of 8 accessories they find or craft in the game to customize their character and better fit their own play style, you can equip your equipment by right clicking the mouse.

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Statistics Window[edit | edit source]

Each stat your character has is indicated by an icon. The meanings of the icons are as follows:


Each of these influence a different aspect of your character's abilities, anywhere from how much damage they do, their crit rate, to their ability to catch fish and harvest materials. Most of these are self explanatory in what they do and how they function. Health total, mana total, attack speed and so forth.

Controls[edit | edit source]

Basic Movement There are many abilities that allow you to move freely in the world. You can use these abilities to traverse terrain or to avoid being hit in combat.


By pressing SHIFT you will dash forward a short distance, allowing you to move faster. You are also invulnerable while dashing, which is a good way of dodging enemy attacks and positioning yourself in a more favorable situation in combat. It will also allow you to pass through enemies without taking damage. You can also use dashing in the air to jump over large gaps.


Double Jump

All of the characters have the ability to perform a secondary jump after the first. Use this to gain extra height to either vault over enemies or to get to higher ground.

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Wall Jump

You can cling to walls and jump off of them to climb to higher areas, or to slow your decent if you are worried about dropping blindly into areas that you can't see. You can combine the wall jump with double jumping and dashing in order to traverse the world a bit easier.

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Getting items[edit | edit source]

Harvesting[edit | edit source]

To create new items and to help defend your fort and crystal, you will need to harvest materials. All of the characters have the innate ability to harvest trees, mineral deposits,and plants without any special equipment. However, there is equipment in the game that you can make that will increase your harvesting power to make these tasks easier. To harvest materials from the world, stand next to them until you see the harvesting icon appear, then press E repeatedly to harvest the resource. The amount of hits it takes to harvest a resource depends on your harvesting power and what kind of resource it is.


Fishing[edit | edit source]

Fishing can only be done at specific spots on the map. A fishing pole is not required to be in your inventory to fish at these spots. The fishing pole equipment only provides bonus fishing skill. To fish, you want to find a place that looks like a small dock over a body of water, you mainly find these in underground caverns, but there is also one in the sea biome. If you stand on this dock you will see a fishing icon appear. Press E to cast your line and wait, when the character starts to pull on the line, press E again to reel in your catch.


Treasures[edit | edit source]

As you explore the dark caverns of the world, you may come across different types of treasures buried in the game. The two most common types are Chests and Obelisks.

Chests[edit | edit source]

You will find chests scattered around each biome you explore, and most will contain loot related to that biome. Chests are a good source of crafting materials. There are also special pieces of equipment that can only be found in chests. To open a chest, just walk up to it and attack it, then collect your reward.


Obelisks[edit | edit source]

Obelisks can be found randomly in caverns you explore as well, like chests you can break them to collect what is inside. Unlike chests, Obelisks drop tokens you can use to temporarily buff yourself in different ways, such as extra damage or magic resistance.


NPC's[edit | edit source]

You will find NPC's locked in cages as you explore the world. To free them, walk up to their cage and press E. You will hear a noise and see a green home icon above their head. They will now be at your Fort. NPC's help defend your fort during an attack and some NPC's have special abilities, such as acting as shop keepers. These are your only allies in this harsh world.

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Portals[edit | edit source]

Portals appear in the world in various different ways. Portals will open every 7th night, which allow hordes of monsters (demons) to attack your fort. Portals can also be beneficial to you as well though. The frog merchant will sell you portal scrolls which you can use to help you navigate the world.


Scroll of Escape[edit | edit source]

The scroll of Escape is not a portal spell itself, it instead simply transports the user back to the fort immediately from where they are. You can use this to safely get back to the base if you have no need to return to where you are.

Scroll of Portal[edit | edit source]

The Scroll of Portal opens a portal that will allow you to travel back to the fort to drop off equipment, heal and craft items, while keeping a portal open to where you were so you can return without having to walk all the way back. It's quite handy to use if you need to drop off or sell extra items or equipment to free up inventory space. The portal will stay open for 2 minutes, so you do have time to get some things done, but don't take too long!

Risky Portal[edit | edit source]

The Risky Portal spell is cheap, but there's a reason for that. It's not quite as stable as the regular portal scroll, and because of that it can have some strange side effects when using it. Use at your own risk.

Crafting stations[edit | edit source]

Equipment plays a major role in Mists of Noyah, and you will need every advantage you can get. Even something as simple as a wooden shield or ring can make the difference between victory or defeat, so you should try to craft as much as possible based on the needs of your character.

To start out, you should craft a full set of wooden equipment. Ring, Armor, Shield, Amulet, everything. You will find that your adventure will become much easier and more rewarding as you craft and find new and more powerful equipment.

You will need to go through the fort to find all the crafting stations, there are multiple crafting stations where you can make different things.

Once you have selected something to craft, you will see it's progress bar below. When it is done, simply right click the item to move it to your inventory. Once you have enough materials to craft an item, it works the same way as smelting. Select the item to craft, wait for it to finish and then collect the item. You do not have to stay at the crafting station while things smelt or craft. You can command it to smelt or craft as much as you want (Provided you have materials) and it will continue to make them while you are off doing other things. Just don't forget to collect your finished goods before you save and quit, because anything left in the smelter or the crafting table will be lost if you do not collect it before you save and exit!

I repeat! Anything left in the crafting tables will be lost if you do not collect it before you save and exit!

The furnace and anvil[edit | edit source]

To craft most equipment you will need to go to the furnace and anvil located in your fort, just to the left of the crystal. Here you will find two different crafting menus, one for smelting down ores and other things you find, and one for crafting materials. To smelt ore, you will need coal, and to get coal you can burn wood in the furnace. Coal is used in a LOT of crafting materials so it's always good to stockpile it when you can.


The Alchemy table[edit | edit source]

There is also the Alchemy Table on the second floor of your fort. Here you can make potions, buffs, or flasks.

Potions are used to regenerate health quickly meanwhile buffs and flasks are used to buff your character. the ingredients for these items are scattered through out the map so it's better to stockpile some of the ingredients if you plan to make some.

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The Enchantment table[edit | edit source]

Next is the Enchantment table, here enchant your items. Enchantment table's located on the third floor of your <link> fort <link>. The enchantment table consists of two tabs, one to disenchant and one to enchant. You disenchant some worse gear to get the crystals (green, blue, or purple) then you go to the enchant section to try your luck. The higher the item's enchantment level, the less likely you increase the item's enchantment level. You need 2 silver per enchant your item.

There are many other stations around your fort that allow you to craft such things as food. Look around a bit to see what's available to you!

Health and Mana[edit | edit source]

Managing your health and mana are incredibly important. All of the characters have very slight mana regeneration, but you are going to want more! How do you do that? Potions and food!

Food Food will often give you passive buffs to help you out through the game. The most common and important is the Well Fed bonus. Most basic food items such as cooked meat and apples will provide you with this bonus, so they are good to have with you. A good adventurer does not adventure on an empty stomach! Make sure you are well fed when you go adventuring to keep your health and mana pools topped off. Apples in particular are easy to find from chopped down trees and make a good snack.

Potions Potions are quick fixes in case of emergencies. They are harder to craft and obtain than food but they are often more potent. If you can't get a hold of potions right away, don't panic, they are luxury items you will make use of as the game progresses. Use food to keep yourself going in the meantime.

Healing Food will give you slight health regeneration but it won't keep you alive in heavy combat. For this you are going to want to use potions or spells. Many of the characters have ways of healing themselves, with Ninn being the best at it. As you play and learn your character you will discover the best way to keep yourself healthy and alive, as some methods are better than others depending on who you are playing as. Just remember, don't ignore food! Even if the health bonuses are not the best, you will need the mana being well fed generates to cast those healing spells!

Playing the Game[edit | edit source]

Now that you know all about movement, survival, crafting and general staying alive, it's time to explore. There are many places to explore, each with their own treasures and dangers. Just remember, if you die you will respawn at the crystal in your fort.

Dying[edit | edit source]

If you die, don't panic. It happens a lot. You do not drop anything when you die, but you do lose 15% of the money you are carrying, you get a minor debuff called Death Sickness as well that lingers for about a minute after you are resurrected. In this state your defenses and attack power are weaker, so it's best to do some things around the fort until this wears off. You can still explore with the debuff, but just be careful. Death is part of the learning process in Mists of Noyah, so if you die, do not be discouraged.

Exploring[edit | edit source]

There are many biomes to explore in the world as well as the caves below each of them. You may run across dangerous and nasty critters. If you find one that is particularly difficult to deal with, try exploring somewhere else until you can get better equipment to face the challenges that lie deep below the surface.

Day & Night Cycle[edit | edit source]

Days pass just like they do in real life, and as night falls the world gets darker and more dangerous. You will fight many different enemies during the night that you will not fight in the day, so it's best to be prepared if you are going to venture out at night.
Keep in mind, as the days pass the dark forces grow stronger and on day 7 the first of many assaults on your fort will begin. Every 7 days your fort will face another siege. Use your time wisely to gather resources, craft equipment and rescue allies to help you fend off the forces of darkness for as long as you can! Just remember to protect your crystal.

Go forth and survive![edit | edit source]

You are now armed with enough information to face the challenges ahead. How you proceed from here is up to you. Good luck!

Frequently Asked Questions[edit | edit source]

Q: "I built a gate and now I can't get through it. How do I open it?"

A: The gates to the fort can be operated by pressing up. If you are using a keyboard, this would be the W key. You press up both to open and close the gate.

Q: "I can't connect with my friends online! Help?!"

A: There are various things that can be causing this problem. First and foremost make sure that you have port 7777 open, as that is the port the game runs on. Certain countries have problems building a connection via Steam's matchmaking service, so try both the Steam connection and the Direct IP connection. If neither of those work, try third party connection software such as Hamachi. That solves most of the issues related to connecting to friends.

Q: "How many friends can I play with at once?"

A: There are two answers to this. The technical answer is that the game can support up to 20 players on a single server, however if you want a game and not a slide-show full of rubber bands, it is suggested you keep your player count to 5 or less.

Q: "I think something broke. How do I report it?"

A: The best way to report issues is to join the Discord server linked in the main Discussions page. The staff are very active there and very responsive to feedback and bug reports. Bug reports are the main way bugs get fixed, so reporting bugs is definitely encouraged!