So… you may be wondering, what in the heck is tack imbuement?
Well, it’s the way you can add special crystals to your tack so it now gives bonuses!
The bonuses are added in levels. Level 1 takes 1 crystal and 1500 gold dust. Level 2 takes 3 crystals, level 3 takes 6 crystals, level 4 takes 16 crystals, and you can have up to 7 levels.
So, each time you raise a stat a level, it takes more crystals, but each time it also costs more gold dust. You can choose to raise one stat several levels, or spread it around in multiple stats. The main limitation is how much money you want to spend and how many crystals you have.
Each stat has its own color, and you can Imbue not only the saddle but also the bridle and saddle pad, and the bonuses stack!
Your saddle pad, if Imbued, will get a nice little crystal symbol on it, and there is also a subtle edge glow on the saddle that corresponds to the color of your crystals.
Blue is Agility,
Green is Endurance,
Purple is Intelligence,
Yellow is Speed,
Red is Strength.
Where’s that Imbuer place again?
It’s a building that appears in clubs that have built one. TigerTon has one but I know quite a few other clubs do too. It looks like this:
Great! Now, how do I get crystals?
Right now there are basically three ways to get them. Well, four, but the fourth way is to buy them from other players.
They are sold for 1,000 gold dust each at an Import Store, if it has been set up to sell them. (TigerTon has all five varieties of crystals, of course.) An Import Store looks like this:
You can also get them by using a Wishing Coin at a Fountain, if you are very lucky. I wouldn’t count on that though, it’s only happened to me once. When it DID happen, though, it gave me six crystals!
The third way to get crystals, which is also my favorite, is to go out into a swamp and find Pitcher Plants. They give all kinds of crazy random items, including crystals. The ones with the “lids” open are ready to be gathered. If you are lucky enough to get a crystal, you can get one to three at a shot.
Now, here’s what a saddle and saddle pad look like with some Imbuement done to them. The effect is somewhat subtle. This saddle is one of the new Monotone Saddles, dyed my favorite color.
Imbuement does give bonuses to a horse’s stats, but those effects are somewhat subtle. Unless you put a fair amount of money and time into Imbuement, you aren’t going to create any Monster Horses, which is kind of a good thing. As with the rest of Horse Isle 3, the creators set things up so you need to earn the bonuses you get, but at the same time, once you make something great, you can be proud of it!
I hope this guide was useful and if there are questions, please ask in the comments or drop me a line in-game. I’m SandTiger.
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