If you are a beginner and kind of got lost in Black Skylands, this guide will try to help you get back on track. There are lot’s of basic questions answered in this guide below, let’s check it out.
Look at the lower left corner of the game’s interface, you’ll see white hearts just above your green health bar. The white hearts indicate remaining moth energy.
No, it appears your moth only needs energy to revive your fallen character and deposit her back at your skyship. It does not appear to need energy to Fast Travel you back to your skyship or the Father Ship, or to move crates back to your skyship.
At the risk of spoilers, you must complete the southern mission where you free several groups of moths to help clear an area. Once you’ve completed this, including a boss battle, your moths will gain additional abilities, including ability to transport resource crates to your ship; and the ability to transport your character back to your skyship.
This appears to be a BUG, which many players have reported on Discord. So for now, do NOT use your moth to transfer Mod Chests to your skyship. Only use the moths to transfer resource crates back to your skyship.
If you’ve docked your ship at the docks on the northern or western side of the Father Ship, you only need (on kb/mouse) to press and HOLD ‘E’ to “enter” your dock. This then pulls up the ship upgrades screen on your tablet. imho, they should highlight that explanation in a different color text, or circle it or something – it’s easy to miss it.
When you purchase repair kits and/or ship ammo crates, they are transferred to the Father Ship “hold.” You must transfer your repair kits and ship ammo crates into your OWN skyship’s hold before you can use them.
This may seem “duh,” but I didn’t understand this and bought about 20 repair kits before I realized my mistake. 🙂
Ship Shields are ACTIVE abilities, NOT passive abilities.
On keyboard/mouse, use SHIFT key to ACTIVATE your ship’s shield just before enemy cannon fire is about to hit it. My understanding is the shield will then absorb the enemy’s projectile(s).
No, you can’t place a rifle, SMG, etc. in the pistol slot, you can only equip them in the other two weapon slots.
It means that every time your character rolls on the ground, the weapon (if selected) will add a couple bullets to its magazine. Do note that it will do so up to the point the magazine or clip is fully reloaded ONCE, not beyond that capacity.
So for example, if your rifle has a 20-round magazine or a 6-round clip, and it’s emptied, you can then repeatedly roll your character on the ground, adding a couple bullets each roll, until the magazine or clip is full. This can be invaluable. esp. in areas where you don’t find other easy ways to gain more ammo.
Whlie in some situations, you may be able to use your ship’s cannons to demolish the boulders – if they’re in range of the ship – in most cases you’ll need grenades to blow up the boulders and reach the loot. If you don’t have the grenades ability (weapon?) yet, you might jot a note to remember to return to the area later on when you do.
If you see a small bundle of dynamite sticks by a pile of boulders, it’s meant more as an explanatory icon as to how to get past the boulders — you have to blow up the boulders. The dynamite image is not “really” a bundle of dynamite sticks that you can interact with. 🙂 This could probably be made more obvious to the player.
On keyboard, press G; for controller press down the control stick and the right. On basically the stick called R3.
[thanks to EDSB on Discord]
Yes, you can fast travel to any fuel station. Follow these steps:
- On the Father Ship, just speak to the shop attendant on the north side of the ship, east of your ship’s docking area, and choose the ‘I want you to take me somewhere’ text dialogue.
- This will pull up the map view on your tablet.
- Align the crosshairs on the distant fuel station you’d like to travel to. These are marked by a white fuel can icon with an X on it. This is explained in the map legend in the upper right corner, but honestly, I never noticed that. 🙂
- On keyboard/mouse, press Spacebar to be prompted to travel to the fuel station for a small fee. Press spacebar a second time to confirm the fast travel to that gas station.
That’s all we are sharing today in Black Skylands Basic Guide for Beginners (Questions Answered), if you have anything to add, please feel free to leave a comment below, you can also read the original article here, all the credits goes to the original author BlackjackGT