Bookworm achievement in Bard's Gold

Bookworm

Find All Skill books

Bookworm0
3 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCollectable

How to unlock the Bookworm achievement

  • Foamy036Foamy036537,729
    03 Jul 2016 05 Jul 2016 28 Jul 2016
    50 0 5
    This guide is not 100% complete, but not far from it. Any help on what I'm not sure of would be appreciated.
    There are 12 Skills, but you start off with 1 meaning you’ll need to find 11 skill books throughout the game.
    Here’s a list of each skill, their in game description, what they do, and how to obtain them.
    Row 1
    Maximum Life – I will survive!
    Increases Maximum Life by 1 (5 ranks)
    Start with one extra life per rank
    - Unlocked by default.

    Extra Gem – oooOoo Shiny!
    10% increased chance per upgrade to get an extra gem drop on monster kill (5 Ranks)
    Better chance of additional gems from defeated enemies.
    - Defeat a Blood Ghost (found by discovering all the secrets on either world 1-2 or 1-5, they both have one) and loot the spawned purple chest for the first time.

    Extra Time – Time is running out!
    Increased time by 20 seconds per upgrade (3 Ranks)
    Increases the timer before fire and brimstone rains down upon you.
    - Get to the top of the Tower of Patience on world 1-4 and loot the purple chest
    - This is a little tricky, but don’t worry the timer is paused whilst you’re here, no fire falls even if the timer has reached zero and the orbs that fly about don’t harm you, merely aggravate you by pushing you about, and there is no fall damage, so there is no way to die here, after enough patience and persistence, you’ll get there. Also, the right analogue stick can move the camera up and down if you need to see what’s above or below you.

    Range up – Distance doesn’t matter
    Increase Attack range (7 Ranks)
    All weapons will travel further before disappearing.
    - Defeat the first boss for the first time and you will be rewarded with this.

    Row 2
    Fire Rate – One Hand quicken!
    Increases Attack Speed (7 Ranks)
    This affects the throwing knife’s fire rate, and becomes insanely fast giving it an incredible DPS at higher ranks
    - Defeat the secret mini-boss One Eye on world 2-2 and loot the spawned purple chest.
    - To make One Eye spawn you must reach 2-2 with a weapon from the shop and not die before 2-2, this can be done by starting on 2-1.
    - One Eye is a giant bat type enemy that will try to swoop at you. Once spawned he will not despawn if you lose a life.

    Huge Gem – My PRECIOUS..
    Adds Huge Gems to the game (1 Rank)
    No joke, HUGE, worth 50 gems on Normal, 60 on Retro, a chance to be found in chests and dropped if the prize from the roulette
    - Collect all the map pieces to any world and loot the purple chest in the treasure room that’s revealed.

    Sharpening Stone – This won’t hurt a bit
    Increase effectiveness of Weapon modifier (2 Ranks)
    Increases rate of bleeding damage when you get the bleeding upgrade from defeating a Blood Ghost and looting its purple chest or randomly from other purple chests. (Thanks to Daeryoon for confirmation on this effect.)
    - Defeat the Shadow Reptile (on world 2-4) and loot the spawned purple chest for the first time.

    Contract of Reaper – That is not a good idea…
    Unlocks Contract of Reaper in the shop (1 Rank)
    Gives you a new item in the shop
    - Defeat the final boss for the first time and you will be rewarded with this.

    Row 3
    Twin Axes – Spinnin’ around..
    Unlocks the Twin Axes in the shop (1 Rank)
    Gives you a new weapon in the shop. Essentially acts as an upgrade to the Axe, throwing 2 at different set angles.
    - Defeat the third boss for the first time and you will be rewarded with this.

    Shield – Feeling safe..
    Start the Game with the Shield equipped (1 Rank)
    Self-explanatory, surely?
    - Defeat the second boss for the first time and you will be rewarded with this.

    Magic Glasses – I see shiny shinies..
    Start the Game with Magic glasses equipped (1 Rank)
    Still self-explanatory. Useful when starting from worlds 2, 3 or 4.
    - Found on World 3-4 after revealing a hidden platform.
    - The hidden platform will be in either the bottom left or top right corner of the map, depending on which map you're given.

    Power up – Workout is all done!
    Start the game with +1 Power (1 Rank)
    Still need me to explain?
    - This seems to be luck based requiring the correct map to be chosen for either world 4-2 or 4-3. The Skill book can be found after revealing a hidden platform.
    - On world 4-2 The hidden platform being in the top left corner of the map, your starting position being the top right corner of the map.
    - On world 4-3 The hidden platform being in the top right corner (Credit to amenazamenor JF)

    Guide not helping? View 2 more guides for this achievement.

    Showing most recent comments. View all comments.
    ArnaldoDKHelp-me a lot, thanks!!!
    Posted by ArnaldoDK on 13 Jul 16 at 03:16
    cheers lads for the help on the last two books
    Posted on 15 Jul 16 at 21:09
    amenazamenor JFI found Power Up in level 4-3, when the layout has three square blocks located to the right of the starting point.

    https://screenshotscontent-t5001.xboxlive.com/000900000....PNG

    Shoot from the highest of the three blocks and you'll reveal the book.
    Posted by amenazamenor JF on 21 Jul 16 at 22:08
  • Have you got any tips or tricks to unlock this achievement?
    Add a guide to share them with the community.

    Sign in and add a guide
  • FNSUITE GHOSTFNSUITE GHOST1,218,769
    08 Oct 2016 02 Nov 2016 02 Nov 2016
    14 0 0
    BOOKWORM ACHIEVEMENT SOLUTION

    This is the collectible achievement for Bard’s Gold. There are 12 total.
    At the end is a youtube video outlining them. These are in ORDER of APPEARANCE. All progress carries over across multiple playthroughs. Be sure to get a game over screen to save progress of new found Skill Books.

    VIDEO GUIDE FOUND AT BOTTOM

    01. Maximum Life
    DEFAULT - This one you start the game with.

    02. Extra Gem
    1-2 MINI BOSS (BLOOD GHOST)
    This one is found by killing the Blood Ghost MINI BOSS in either World 1-2 or 1-5. He appears in all variants on NORMAL and RETRO difficulty only once Bard has uncovered / found all hidden objects on the level. In order for him to spawn Bard must locate ALL hidden items on the current level including the map. Once the final item is located the Blood Ghost will spawn.

    MINI BOSS
    GLOOD GHOST

    GLOOD GHOST



    03. Extra Time
    1-4 (TOWER)
    This one is found by climbing to the top of a Tower of Patience. There are two towers. The One in World 1 has the Purple Treasure Chest & Skill Book. It appears on all variants of World 1 - 4. The Tower is located in a hidden door marked on the map as *DOOR. You have to attack the location of the door as you would a hidden gem until it appears then you can enter. At the very top of a Tower of Patience is a Purple Treasure Chest.


    04. Huge Gem
    COLLECT FULL MAP
    This one is found by collecting all 6 pieces of a treasure map in any World. Each level of a World has 1 piece of the treasure map. You can not go back to previous levels so make sure you have the piece before exiting level. There are 3 variations of each level. In spoiler tags are all variations of World 1 Maps to guide you to finding the map pieces.


    05. Range Up
    WORLD 1 BOSS
    This one is found by killing the World 1 BOSS for the first time.
    WORLD 1 BOSS
    1-7 BOSS FIGHT

    KING GOO

    KING GOO


    06. Fire Rate
    2-2 MINI BOSS (ONE EYE)
    This one is found by killing the World 2 -2 MINI BOSS. In order for him to spawn you have to survive World 2-1 without dying and also purchase a weapon from the World 2-1 Reaper Shop. Having a weapon left over from World 1 will not count, and you will need to purchase a NEW weapon.
    MINI BOSS
    ONE EYE

    ONE EYE


    07. Sharpening Stone
    2-4 MINI BOSS (SHADOW REPTILE)
    This one is found by killing the World 2-4 MINI BOSS. He spawns in all variants and does not have any specific spawning requirement.
    MINI BOSS
    SHADOW REPTILE

    SHADOW REPTILE



    08. Shield
    WORLD 2 BOSS
    This one is found by killing the World 2 BOSS for the first time.
    WORLD 2 BOSS 
    MECH BOSS FRONT

    MECH BOSS BACK


    09. Magic Glasses
    3-4 HIDDEN PLATFORM
    This one is found located on a hidden ledge in one of 3 various World 3-4 levels. You attack the location of the ledge 5-10 times and it will appear. Jump onto ledge to grab the book.


    10. Twin Axes
    WORLD 3 BOSS
    This one is found by killing the World 3 BOSS for the first time.
    WORLD 3 BOSS
    MECH CRAB FRONT

    MECH CRAB BACK


    11. Power Up
    4-2 OR 4-3 HIDDEN PLATFORM
    This one is found located on a hidden ledge in one of 3 various World 4 levels. 4-2 CHARLIE, & 4-3 ALPHA / CHARLIE. You attack the location of the ledge 5-10 times and it will appear. Jump onto ledge to grab the book.


    12. Contract of Reaper
    WORLD 4 BOSS
    This one is found by killing the World 4 BOSS for the first time.
    WORLD 4 BOSS
    BOSS SPIRIT

    BOSS SPIRIT



  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9380,635 380,635 GamerScore
    18 Oct 2016 18 Oct 2016 18 Oct 2016
    5 0 1
    How to get ALL Skill Books in Bard's Gold for the "Bookworm" Achievement



    Timeline Markers:
    Skill Book 2: Extra Gem - 0:21
    Skill Book 3: Extra Time - 2:27
    Skill Book 4: Range Up - 4:15
    Skill Book 5: Fire Rate - 4:51
    Skill Book 6: Huge Gem - 6:54
    Skill Book 7: Sharpening Stone - 8:36
    Skill Book 8: Contract of Reaper - 9:24
    Skill Book 9: Twin Axes - 10:50
    Skill Book 10: Shield - 12:11
    Skill Book 11: Magic Glasses - 13:18
    Skill Book 12: Power Up - 14:21

    I hope this was helpful! rock
    Showing only comment.
    JesterOnStiltsGreat video thanks for all the help! 👍
    Posted by JesterOnStilts on 26 Oct 16 at 23:11
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Bard's Gold Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies