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Sipher Vessels are bodies imbued with extraordinary powers and potential. Players, which are known as Siphers, can take the form of different vessels in Sipher Odyssey. There are various Vessel Races that comprise their roster, such as the INU, NEKO, and BURU. Each has four distinct Sub-Races with unique looks and abilities.
When starting the game, players can choose one of three vessels: INU Canis, NEKO Felis, or BURU Tribal.
New vessels can be created through Generisium with the required resources, or purchased from other players via the P2P Marketplace. Once created, each vessel will have a default equipment loadout tailored to their Race and Sub-race. The augmentations and stats of newly created vessels will be randomized based on pre-determined augmentation pools and stat ranges for each Race and Sub-race. The stats of a vessel include max health, speed, strength, defense, precision, and evasion.
Sipher vessels can be completely customized, with options to alter their appearance, abilities, stats, and augmentation deck. Additionally, they have individual progression paths through the leveling and awakening systems.
Vessel Races — Roster
There are various playable races, each with unique traits and playstyles. As of now, only much is known about the INU and NEKO races.
Each vessel race has four distinct sub-races, each with unique physical attributes and special abilities. Modified sub-races such as the INU Cyborg, BioZ, Cosmic, or NEKO Synthetic, Phasewalker, and Crystalis are less common than others and as such are more difficult to acquire.
The customization system offers players the opportunity to create unique and personalized vessels. Players can customize their vessels with Equipment, which alters their appearance and playstyle.
A vessel’s equipment consists of a helmet, top, bottom, gloves, shoes, and two weapons (one ranged and one melee), adding depth to the customization process. Each piece of equipment has its own set of randomly generated augmentations that contribute to the Augmentation Deck.
In addition, each equipment piece has a different rarity and power score that affects the vessel’s overall strength. For example, a rare piece of equipment may have a higher power score, making the vessel more powerful in battle. Players can choose to acquire high-powered equipment to increase their strength, or they can opt for a more balanced setup, allowing them to tackle a variety of challenges.
Players have endless opportunities to create unique and powerful vessels that truly represent their playstyle and individuality.
As an action RPG with rogue-lite mechanics, vessel progression is an essential component of Sipher Odyssey. The rogue-lite nature of dungeons results in players having to start over in a given dungeon after they exit or die. As such, the vessel’s level and abilities provide a measure of progress and give a sense of accomplishment, helping them tackle levels they were previously unable to complete.
Leveling and awakening vessels allow players to increase their stats, unlock new skills, and become powerful enough to tackle challenging dungeons and bosses.
The player must use their vessel to defeat enemies and complete dungeon runs, accumulating XP to upgrade to the next level.
Once the required XP has been gathered, players can level up their vessel.
The amount of XP required to level up increases with each level. Despite this, it is beneficial to level up vessels, as it increases their base stats and allows players to progress further in their Odyssey.
- Max Health: Determines the amount of damage you can take before it dies. The higher the Max Health, the more punishment you can withstand.
- Speed: This stat determines how quickly you can move. A high speed allows you to dodge enemy attacks more effectively.
- Strength: This stat affects the damage you deal with melee attacks. The higher your Strength, the more powerful your strikes will be.
- Defense: This stat determines how much damage you can reduce from incoming melee attacks. A high Defense means you receive less melee damage and can absorb more hits.
- Precision: This stat affects the damage you deal with ranged attacks. The higher your Precision, the more accurate and damaging your shots will be.
- Evasion: This stat determines how often you can dodge incoming ranged attacks. A high Evasion means you take less damage from enemy projectiles.
Players will reach a level cap as they level up their vessels. These can only be unlocked through Awakening, which is a process performed via Generisium. The Awakening process provides an increase to the vessel’s max level cap and unlocks or improves skills and augmentations.
Awakening Levels are represented by stars (*), with each star indicating an increased level of awakening. As of now, all vessels start at one star (1*) and can be awakened up to a maximum Awakening Level of 5 stars (5*).
To awaken a vessel, players must sacrifice a certain number of vessels of the same sub-race and with the same awakening level.
Illustration — Awakening Vessels
Let’s assume a player wants to upgrade a 3* NEKO Crystalis after reaching its max level cap, they must use (sacrifice) two more 3* NEKO Crystalis as materials to awaken the source NEKO Crystalis to 4*. This newly awakened 4* NEKO Crystalis will now have more levels added to the max level cap, and improved skills and augmentations.
Note: The numbers in the example above are only for illustration purposes and do not necessarily represent the final number of vessels needed for the awakening process. Additionally, Genesis vessels cannot be used as materials to awaken other vessels.
Players can create new vessels or perform shard extraction via Generisium.
Creating New Vessels
The vessel creation process begins with EM Shards.
First, players must collect the respective EM shards of their desired vessel. There are different variations of these Shards, one for each of the vessel Sub-races. For instance, to create a Canis INU, players need Canis INU shards.
Shards from Modified Sub-races have lower acquisition rates, with rare sub-races being more difficult to obtain. For example, there are fewer probabilities of acquiring a Cyborg INU shard as compared to a BioZ INU shard, and even fewer probabilities of acquiring a Cosmic INU.
After collecting enough EM Shards, these can be converted into one EM Core.
EM Cores can be used to create new vessels. The number of Cores required may depend on the Sub-race of the desired vessel.
Note: The figures above are only examples and do not represent the actual number of shards or cores required to create cores and vessels, respectively.
When creating a new Sipher vessel, their Augmentations are randomly generated from a pre-existing augmentation pool. Their base stats are also randomly generated from minimum and maximum stat ranges. Both the augmentation pool and stat ranges are determined by the vessel’s race and sub-race. There are also general augmentation pools that can be applied to any vessel, regardless of their race or sub-race.
Each newly created vessel is also equipped with a default equipment loadout depending on the vessel’s race and sub-race.
For instance, if a player currently has one Canis INU with poor stats and augmentations, they can attempt to get another one with better stats & augmentations. If they were to acquire a second Canis INU with undesirable results, they can use it as awakening material to improve their original Canis INU.
One of the methods to obtain EM Shards is the Shard Extraction process. This process allows players to insert an existing vessel and an EM Shard into an Extraction slot for a certain amount of time, to acquire one EM Shard.
Unlike vibrant EM Shards, Vessel Shards are lifeless resources required for the Shard Extraction process. These can be obtained through various in-game activities.
The conversion rate from Vessel Shard to EM Shard is 1:1, meaning that players can only create EM Shards up to the number of Vessel Shards they possess.
The amount of time required to extract can vary and depends on the rarity of the shards and the number of shards desired.
Born in the blockchain, Genesis Siphers are the first 10,000 vessels of each race (i.e. INU, NEKO). These vessels have unique in-game features such as improved starter equipment (account-bound), increased shard extraction rate, and other exclusive perks as noted on the Genesis benefits page.