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The Inevitability of Rust

The Inevitability of Rust is the third episode for the Inventor.

Title Double Rubble
Character Inventor
Episode Number 3
Description In a damp and grimy dungeon, some of your equipment is bound to break eventually. It's lucky you're so good at improvisation!
Rules Don't create gadgets after each fight. All equipment is reuseable. All equipment breaks after 4 uses. Broken equipment immediately becomes a gadget.
Unlock Requirements Unlock episodes by playing a game with five different characters

Basic Details

In this episode, the Inventor's pieces of equipment are only usable four times through the whole battle, with the uses left indicated by the dice on the top right. Equipment can be repaired through means like Grindstone, however.

On the other hand, equipment can be used multiple times in a turn, since it only breaks once it's out of uses. Once a piece of equipment breaks, it turns into the gadget it's meant to scrap to, and the gadget is re-enabled.

Similarly, the gadget also only has four uses before it becomes a Broken Gadget. However, it only has one use per turn, so ending your turn is required both to replenish your dice and to re-use the gadget.

Upgrading a piece of equipment will reset its uses back to 4 if the equipment upgraded has less than 4 uses remaining. Copying equipment will retain its number of uses.

The Inventor starts with the gadget Focus, which does the same thing as her Limit Break, Focus.

Leveling Up

Level Max HP Dice Limit Break Apple Recovery EXP to Level Up Additional Level Up Reward
1 24 2 8 health 4 2 Extra Dice
2 28 3 9 health 5 4 Grindstone OR Doppeldice
3 32 3 10 health 6 7 Extra Dice
4 36 4 12 health 7 14 Upgrade Equipment, Hammer, OR Copy Equipment
5 40 4 13 health 8 18 Extra Dice
6 44 5 14 health 8 Max Level N/A

Available Items

All items list the available equipment and the gadget that it becomes after each fight.

Initial Equipment:

Level 3 Rewards:

Level 5 Rewards:

Equipment Gadget
Hammer Jackhammer

Floor 1

Floor 1 has three chests. One will contain either one of these items:

Equipment Gadget
Crossbow Plasma Gun
Staff Blowtorch

The other will always have this item:

Equipment Gadget
Sword Plasma Gun

The last chest will contain this sword:

Equipment Gadget
Short Sword Plasma Gun

Floor 2

There are two apples as well as two chests and one shop on this floor.

Two of these items show up in the two chests on floor 2:

The shop in floor 2 will sell these options for costs of 2, 3, and 4 gold, shuffled randomly.

Floor 3

This floor contains one apple, three chests, and two shops.

One chest contains this equipment:

Equipment Gadget
Staff Blowtorch

The other chest contains one of these items:

The last chest contains one of these three items:

The first shop contains these items for 1, 2, and 2 gold, shuffled randomly:

The second shop contains these items:

Floor 4

There are two apples and three chests on this floor.

One will always contain this item:

Equipment Gadget
Short Sword Plasma Gun

One always contains this item:

Equipment Gadget
Staff Blowtorch

The last chest contains one of these three items:

Floor 5

There are two apples, two chests, one shop, and an upgrade anvil on this floor.

The chest will contain one of these items:

The other chest contains the last of these three items:

The shop sells these options:

Equipment Gadget
One apple that heals 10 health
Two of these shop items:
Boomerang Fury
Healing Crystal Regenerate
Shovel Burrower
Spanner Battle Wrench
Staff Blowtorch
Whip Blowtorch

Floor 6

If the last boss is Drake, this equipment will appear:

Equipment Gadget
Wooden Stake Heat Ray

Enemies

This episode actually contains the most enemy exclusions in the main 36 episodes, likely because stealing multi-use equipment through the Steal gadget didn't work out well in this episode.

The Level 1 enemy Robobot, Level 2 enemies Baby Squid and Mimic, Level 3 enemy Keymaster, Level 4 enemies Aurora, Crystalina, Kraken, the Level 5 enemies Bounty Hunter, Cornelius, Gargoyle, and Paper Knight, and the bosses Aoife, Audrey, Buster, and Madison are not available in this episode.


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