Crafting has always been a part of A Plague Tale, and it is no different in A Plague Tale Requiem, where the system is virtually identical to the one that came in the previous game. But, if you are new to the franchise or want a brief overview of the new Tar ammo type, which can really save your skin in a rat-infested scenario, then this guide will give you that rundown. Below, you can find an overview of how A Plague Tale Requiem’s crafting and ammo types work in combat and stealth.
A Plague Tale Requiem crafting explained
Crafting in A Plague Tale Requiem is almost identical to the first game, with you having to find one of five materials in the environment to craft ammo types and coatings for your weapons. Those five crafting materials are, Sulphur, Alcohol, Saltpeter, Fabric, and Resin.
All of the materials can be found scattered around the levels in the game, either on barrels or in the corner of the environment. But, the majority of them are hidden in chests or in one of the secret chest locations, which offer large amounts of rewards. Crafting is a pretty easy system to get down in A Plague Tale Requiem and as you progress throughout the game you should have more than enough materials to make what you need.
A Plague Tale Requiem ammo types
Using the materials above, you can then craft the following ammo types for your sling, crossbow, hand throw, or pot. These ammo types in A Plague Tale Requiem are:
- Ignifer: Light embers, tar surfaces, and tall grass
- Extinguis: Extinguish fires, generates vision-blocking clouds
- Odoris: Attract rats on a targeted point
- Tar: Ignite with fire, slow down enemies and amplify a fire source stunning enemies around
All of these ammo types have their place in the game and can be used in various scenarios to help clear out enemies, create paths for yourself, and open up new secrets, or collectibles. Ignifier and Extinguis are going to be the two ammo types you use the most, with the Odoris not being as useful in this game due to Hugo’s ability to control the rats.
However, despite that, A Plague Tale Requiem’s crafting and ammo types will all help you get through the game’s chapter list and tackle some of the combat encounters in the game in more flexible ways. The more open maps with enemies, allows you to use some of these crafting items to take out enemies in new and unique ways and work towards earning and unlocking skills in one of the three skill trees. For more tips like these, check out our A Plague Tale Requiem walkthrough.