New Player Help for Salt and Sacrifice covers various information that will help a player understand the basics of the game's mechanics as well as recommended things to do before starting the game. The purpose of this page is to help both new and veteran players to further understand the game and to know what it has to offer.

Helpful Links:

  • Walkthrough: A detailed guide of the game's main story.
  • Skills: Learn about the various weapon skills that can be unlocked for your character.
  • Controls: Covers the details of the basic layout of the controller for all platforms. (PC and Playstation)
  • Combat: Provides information on the basic and advanced combat system for Salt and Sacrifice.
  • Equipment & Magic: Lists all available gear players can find throughout the world, as well as craftable gear.


Salt and Sacrifice New Player Help


Getting Started

See our About page on Salt and Sacrifice to get a general idea about the concept and mechanics of the game. You can then visit Character Creation to view the game's customization process. On the Classes page, you'll see the list of available classes to choose from. Currently, there are 8 classes and choosing a class usually determines the starting equipment of the player's character such as Weapons, Armor, Accessories, as well as starting Skills.

Movement and Actions

You can control your character by moving the left analog stick on your controller, and the WASD keys on your PC. You can visit the Controls page to get a full overview of controls and configuration.

What is the Best Class?

Unfortunately, there is no single best class in the game, every class has its strengths and weaknesses. And as of this writing, there are currently only 8 classes available. There are 3 classes that are recommended as the easiest and beginner-friendly classes in the game so far. These are:

  • Cleric - use blunt force and can heal themselves.
  • Fighter - strong and determined warriors with heavy armor and weapons.
  • Ranger - versatile fighters that will take advantage of polearms or ranged weapons at will.

You can visit the Classes page to learn more about the different types of classes in Salt and Sacrifice.


When players die, their salt would be absorbed by the nearest enemy. Dead players will be resurrected, and you would need to track down the last enemy you encountered and defeat them in order for the salt to be reimbursed. You can find them at the same spot where you died in order to recover the salt lost.



Salt and Sacrifice features combat similar to the Souls games, where you need to time your attacks, blocks, and dodges correctly. Mistiming any of these can mean certain death. Combat revolves around blocking, dodging, and attacking. These 3 are tied into your stamina, so you would have to use them wisely when trying to best an enemy. You can visit the Combat Guide page to view relevant information regarding basic tips and tricks for the combat system of the game. Players can find information on both basic and advanced tips that can help both new and veteran players to better understand the combat mechanic as well as various actions and moves that can be executed.

Leveling Up

To level up, players will need to gather enough Salt from fallen enemies and locate the hub or altar to allocate points into a sprawling skill tree. Leveling up will also increase your max HP and grant you a “Black Starstone” for unlocking skill nodes in the tree.

Game Progress

Salt and Sacrifice is much like its predecessor, Salt and Sanctuary. Players will find situations where progress isn't obvious, so you would need to go through every nook and cranny of an area to make sure you haven't missed anything. We also recommend checking out our Walkthrough or the Game Progress Route for ideas on how to proceed if you find yourself lost or stuck in an area of the game.

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