If you’re playing Sands of Salzaar and looking for a walkthrough to help you through the main quests, here’s the intro and first quest, Ifrit Ghoul. If you have any questions regarding this quest or others, feel free to ask in the comments below the article. As more guides are made for each main quest, we’ll continue adding and linking them over time.
When you first start Sands of Salzaar, the game recommends picking the Spiritmancer as they’re an easier character for your first time. This will lead to an intro cutscene with Zeynep before you get control of your character. Zeynep is a companion character that will help you in fights and also sets you on your class’s storyline. But for now, we’ll follow the primary quests going forward.
Once you finish talking to Zeynep if you chose the Spiritmancer class, you may notice a random NPC nearby named the Traveler. For a good source of information about the Sands of Salzaar world, you can ask the Traveler questions filling you in. If you don’t care about the current state of the world, you can skip past them.
Moving past the Traveler and up to the right will lead you toward the Caravan Leader. This is your way out of this area so you can travel to a new region and get things rolling. Before you can hitch a ride with the Caravan Leader, you’ll run into a group of “humanoid monsters” chasing an old man and woman. This is your first chance at a battle where you’ll have to kill an Ifrit to continue on. Afterward, the old man will introduce himself as Malak alongside the lady, Isra.
Ifrit Ghoul (Main Quest) Walkthrough
Once you’ve finished helping Malak and Isra by killing the ifrit, your first main quest will begin. Ifrit Ghoul has a simple objective to reach level 5, but it won’t take that long for you to reach the next quest afterward. To leave the starting area, you’ll need to talk to the Caravan Leader and decide where you want to travel to. The game recommends Redstone Valley first due to its easier difficulty and continuing the main questline here.
Reaching Level 5
Upon entering Redstone Valley, you won’t have much direction on what to do. This is where the Sands of Salzaar world starts to open up and you have the freedom to do whatever you like. If you’re looking for advice on how to level quickly, here are some quick tips for our walkthrough.
- Start fighting red named enemies called Bandits and Desert Brotherhood bandits as well. They’re easier enemies that are good for farming experience. When you’re first starting out, always hover over their name to see how many squads are in their group. This isn’t how many individual units they have, but rather each squad has a set amount of units.
- Wolf Packs are rare, but they’re also a good opportunity for some experience too.
- Try doing quests at nearby outposts spread through the Redstone Valley region.
- Complete expeditions by going to camps or buildings with shimmering gold specs floating around them. When you interact with a building or tent like this, it will tell you the recommended level. Try not to do it if the level is above you or in red. As you become more comfortable with Sands of Salzaar, you’ll gain a better idea of your strength.
If you find yourself struggling against the Bandits or Desert Brotherhood, try recruiting some units from an outpost. For a full guide on how to recruit units, head over here. In short, talk to the Village Elder at an outpost and spend some money to get a group of farmers. But, the more farmers you get, the more shared your experience is.
Malak Appears With a New Quest
Malak will eventually reach out to you around level 3 asking for help dealing with the Ifrit. He’ll mention that they’ve begun grouping up and attacking humans in the nearby area. In order to deal with them, he asks that you follow him to the Pahoehoe Lava Void where the Ifrit base is. Without an option to accept or decline, this starts a new quest, the Ifrit Ghoul Lair main quest.
Sands of Salzaar released for PC via Steam Early Access on January 2, 2020, with the Chinese language first. It received an English translation update on September 22, 2020. The Chinese translation of the game’s name is 部落与弯刀.
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