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Icarus: How To Level Up Fast

Leveling up in the survival game Icarus is a crucial element. Each level grants the player one talent point and three blueprint points.




As with most survival games, the start of Icarus can be somewhat brutal. You will want to level up as quick as possible so that you can obtain talents and blueprints to enhance your survivability.

How To Level Up Fast in Icarus

Obtaining experience in Icarus is a fairly simple and straightforward affair. Everything you do gives you experience points. Be it hunting, crafting or gathering. Every action matters when it comes to accumulating levels. That said, certain things can certainly get you experience early way faster.


One very fast method is to just chop tree downs. All this requires is a stone axe, some food and an area with a lot of trees. Chop trees until they start to fall. When they start to fall, just move on to the next tree without stopping to split the logs. This should get you a lot of experience fairly fast early on.

Alternatively, you can kill two birds with one stone if you do stop to chop down the logs and obtain wood. When your stamina runs out, you can stop to craft wood walls with the wood you’ve collected. This gives you something to do while you wait for your stamina to regenerate, but also prepares you for setting up your base later.

Crafting and Breaking Down

This is a bit of a silly method, but it can help get some experience quickly. It can even be done in combination with the previous method. Simply find an easy to craft recipe and craft as many as you can. Arrows and walls are good examples of easy recipes. Then break them all down, which gives you half of your resources back to craft more. You can get into this loop of crafting and dismantling until you run out of materials. It’s an easy way to get some experience.


Mining is another simple method. It’s not quite as fast, but it does require the least effort and attention. Simply obtain a stone pickaxe and start hitting rocks with it. It’s as simple as that, making it one of the easiest ways to get experience early on.



Later on when you have more resources at your disposal, you’ll want to start hunting. Animals give a lot of experience, specially predators. This is, of course, much riskier than the other methods. But once you can get the hang of hunting down predators, you’ll be getting lots of experience very fast. Transition zones that are between biomes tend to have animals in larger numbers, so they’re your best bet if you’re feeling confident.

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Genshin Impact: Sandglass Dendroculus Puzzle Guide

Get rewarded for clearing this new exploration-based mechanic.





Primal Sandglasses are a new mechanic for exploration that you’ll find in the Ruins of King Deshret. Flipping one will start a timed challenge where you’ll need to flip other Primal Sandglasses. Doing so within the time will grant you a reward.

In this guide we’ll teach you how to beat one of these challenges.

The Sandglass Location

To find the Primal Sandglass that rewards you with a Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest you’ll want to go west of The Mausoleum of King Deshret.

Get to the red-circled area – there’s a Four-Leaf Sigil around to make the travel faster. You’ll end in an area with one of the squared-floor panels that you can activate by interacting with the book front of it. This will create an updraft that will get you to a Dendroculus waiting on top, plus a Forged Primal Light.

From that position you can look at the second area, the one we encircled in a blue circle in the first image. Take the Forged Primal Light to the panel there to create a Primal Sandglass.

The Sandglass Time Trial Challenge

Once you flip the Primal Sandglass you’ll have29 seconds to flip the other two. It may look simple, but there’s invisible walls that’ll make tricky getting to the others.

First you’ll want to do a straight-line run towards where the red arrow points: the part where you can see stone steps rather than sand.

From here turn to the right and keep going forward until you crash against the invisible wall. Then employ some wall-hugging: move while sticking close to the wall so that at the moment it stops being there, your character will get past it to the other side.

When you ‘see’ the door get past it and turn back in direction to the hourglass. This time the wall will be to the right-side of your character. Make your way to the Sandglass normally, and we’re on to the last one.

From that sandglass you’ll run straight to the second batch of stone-floor.

At that point, turn 90° degrees to the right until you see another invisible wall flare up blue. You’ll turn 90° degrees to your right again. Make sure to wall-hug a little so that you can see where the wall ends.

After you’ve cleared the wall do a full turn around, leaving it to left-side of your body and run in a straight line like you were trying to get the torch close to the last Sandglass. You’ll be clear off the wall in a matter of seconds and you can make a beeline for the last Sandglass. Flip it.

Now just walk forward in the direction of the Four-Leaf Sigil, but don’t use it. If you look down you’ll be able to see the Dendroculus and an Exquisite Chest to its right.

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