In Ori and the Will of the Wisps there are many Spirit Shards to choose from. Each provides unique effects to Ori to help you throughout the game. But which of these Spirit Shards are the best to use? I will help you answer that questions! Here are the top 8 Spirit Shards to use to destroy enemies and bosses – and do it fast.
This Spirit Shard increases Ori’s damage output by 35% but also increases the damage he takes by 35% at max rank. While you may be hesitant at first, this Spirit Shard will help kill enemies much faster. You will have to be much more cautious of enemy attacks when using this. But I think the trade off is worth the damage boost.
If you find that you are having trouble, you can always add on the Resilience Spirit Shard which makes Ori take 30% less damage.
Being able to use Reckless will depend on your skill at the game. The more skilled you are, the more you can take advantage of this Skill Shard. Combining it with other damaging Spirit Shards will make Ori’s abilities shred enemies.
Getting Reckless is easy, as you can find this Spirit Shard in Inkwater Marsh. Once you find the Reckless Spirit Shard you can then upgrade it by talking to Twillen. This powerful Spirit Shard is cheap to upgrade: the first upgrade costs 400 Spirit Light, and the final upgrade costs 800.
This Spirit Shard gives Ori a 20% chance to deal 50% bonus damage at its final level and can be purchased from Twillen in Wellspring Glades for 200 Spirit Light. Finesse has more rng to it, but the potential for bonus damage is so high that it makes it worth equipping. You can also buy the upgrade for Finesse from Twillen for 500 Spirit Light. This is thankfully the only upgrade for Finesse.
3. Spirit Surge
Spirit Surge makes Spirit Light grant bonus damage and caps at 6,000 Spirit Light at max rank. This means if you have Spirit Surge equipped, Ori will do more damage the more Spirit Light he has collected. Spirit Light is the currency in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, so at times you may be low on it. However, if you can manage to maintain at least 6,000 Spirit Light on Ori at all times, then you can get a permanent boost to damage.
Spirit Surge can be found in Mouldwood Depths. It has only one upgrade, which you can buy from Twilin for 600 Spirit Light.
Lifeforce makes Ori deal 30% bonus damage when above half life at max rank, and can be found in Baur’s Reach. You can buy the second upgrade from Twillen for 400 Spirit Light and the final upgrade for 800 Spirit Light.
Lifeforce is another skill-based Skill Shard since its effect is only in play as long as Ori is above half health. Ideally you will be taking little to no damage during fights so you can maintain this bonus damage.
Resilience makes Ori take 30% less damage at max rank and is found in Inkwater Marsh. Twillen will sell you the first upgrade for 200 Spirit Light, the second for 600 Spirit Light, and the final upgrade for 800 Spirit Light.
Resilience pairs extremely well with Lifeforce and Reckless as it can counteract their downsides. Plus it helps increase your survivability, and allows you some breathing room if you make a mistake.
Splinter makes Spirit Arc shots split into 5 short-range shots, dealing 50% damage each at max rank. Splinter can be found in Kwolok’s Hollow to the right of the entrance of Mouldwood Depths. You can go to Twillen to get the Splinter upgrades, the first one for 400 Spirit Light, and the final upgrade costing you a massive 1,000 Spirit Light.
Splinter is definitely worth the price though, as it gives you more coverage and damage potential from Spirit Arc. This Shard is devastatingly effective if you shoot an enemy point blank so they get hit by all 5 arrows.
Quickshot can be found in Kwolok’s Hollow and makes Spirit Arc fire 25% faster. Being able to fire Spirit Arc faster means you can deal more damage in a short amount of time. However, the strongest part about Quickshot is combining it with the Splinter Spirit Shard. Being able to quickly fire 5 arrows combined with all the damage increasing Spirit Shards you already have equipped makes Spirit Arc an incredibly deadly ability.
This Spirit Shard has no upgrades so once you get it you are good to go.
Vitality gives Ori 3 additional Life Cells at max rank and can be bought from Twillen for 200 Spirit Light. The first upgrade costs 400 Spirit Light and the last costs 600 Spirit Light.
Vitality is another Spirit Shard that can give you an advantage in a fight by increasing your maximum health. Plus it can make up for the increased damage you take from Resilience and keep you above half health for Lifeforce.
Those are my top 8 Spirit Shards to use in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. With this build you will be consistently dealing massive damage to your enemies. Not only that, but you can also use these Spirit Shards for the timed boss battles, allowing you to try for the fastest kill time possible for each boss.
I hope this helps you out! Stay tuned for more Ori and the Will of the Wisps guides.