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Bookworm in Bard's Gold

Bookworm392 (200)

This is a rare achievementFind All Skill books

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Achievement Guide for Bookworm

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Foamy036
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Achievement won on 03 Jul 16
TA Score for this game: 1,679
Posted on 05 July 16 at 07:25, Edited on 28 July 16 at 05:38
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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)
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