Slay the Spire is one of my favorite indie games of the last decade. The game was first released in early access for PC, Mac, and Linux machines in late 2017 before its official release in 2019. Today the game is available on pretty much anything including mobile devices. It was released for PlayStation 4 in May 2019, for Nintendo Switch in June 2019, and for Xbox One in August 2019. An iOS version was released in June 2020, with an Android version released in February 2021. Slay The Spire has been very well received and it was nominated for many awards in 2021. The game currently sits at 89 on Metacritic.
The Premise Of Slay The Spire
Slay The Spire is a roguelike deck-building card game. In Slay the Spire, the player, through one of four characters, attempts to ascend a spire of multiple floors, created through procedural generation, battling through enemies and bosses. The game’s combat happens through a collectible card game system. You’re able to gain new cards as rewards from combat as well as finding them in chests. The goal is to work through several levels of a spire with each level potentially having enemies or non-combative NPCs.
The Main Characters Of Slay The Spire
- The Ironclad – The Ironclad is the default character that you will have to use when starting your first run of the game.
- The Silent – The Silent is the second playable character in the game and is unlocked by completing a run with The Ironclad.
- The Defect – The Defect is unlocked by finishing a run with Silent.
- The Watcher – The Watcher is the final character you will unlock during your time with Slay the Spire.
Other Titles In The Series
Slay the Spire is the sole game in its series however, it directly spawned many games of a similar style. Here is a list of a few, if you’re looking for more games in this style.
- Inscryption – Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror.
- Roguebook – Roguebook is a roguelike deck-building game developed by the developers of Faeria and Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering™.
- Monster Train – Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck-building set on a train to hell.
Slay The Spire Cheat Codes
Slay The Spire doesn’t have traditional cheat codes which makes sense for the type of game it is. However, there is a way to activate cheats using third-party software. The downside is that third-party software usually only works on Steam, Windows, and Epic Games versions of a game. This software is called trainers and they work by altering a game’s code directly. Trainers are not supported by the official developers and come with risks. Be sure to exercise caution.
WeMod allows you 2 options for cheats in Slay The Spire.
To use Slay The Spire cheat commands you have to enable the debug console by editing a setting in your game files. Once you’re in the main menu, press F1 and listen closely for “Trainer Activated”. After, press a number on the numpad to activate your code.
- Press Numpad 1 to set your Health.
- Press Numpad 2 to set your gold amount.
- Press Numpad 3 to set the number of cards you can play.
- Press Numpad 4 to Get Unlimited Energy.
The CheatHappens Trainer only works with the STEAM version of Slay The Spire. With it you can activate 5 codes.
- Set Health
- Set Gold
- Set Cards Can Play
- Unlimited Energy
- No Cheating Detected Flag
The Plitch Trainer offers 7 codes however most of them are locked behind a paywall.
These cheats are free and available for everyone.
|Activate This Cheat First
These cheats are only available for premium users.
Save Scumming Method
In Slay The Spire, you can copy save files to a different folder to save a better state of a run for reuse later. Depending on who you ask, this probably isn’t a cheat but I think it’s useful for Spire Slayers on computers.
To Save Your Current Progress:
Start playing Slay the Spire.
Go to your \Steam\steamapps\common\SlayTheSpire\saves folder.
Copy the IRONCLAD.autosave (or SILENT.autosave or ???.autosave) file to a folder location of your choice.
To Load Your Saved Progress:
Quit Slay the Spire.
Go to the folder location where you copied the IRONCLAD.autosave file to.
Copy the IRONCLAD.autosave (or SILENT.autosave or ???.autosave) file to your \Steam\steamapps\common\SlayTheSpire\saves folder.
Restart Slay the Spire and click on “continue”.
|How To Unlock
|Complete Ascension Level 20.
|Beat the game with a deck containing no uncommons or rares.
|Who Needs Relics?
|Beat the game with a single relic.
|Have 25 or more Focus during combat.
|Channel 9 Plasma in a single turn.
|Complete the Ending with the Ironclad, Silent, and Defect.
|Beat the game with a 5-card deck or smaller.
|Complete the Ending with the Defect.
|Complete the Ending with the Silent.
|Complete the Ending with the Ironclad.
|Defeat the Transient before it fades away.
|Beat the game in under 20 minutes.
|Finish Donu with a Feed.
|Complete Ascension Level 10.
|You Are Nothing
|Defeat a boss on turn 1.
|Have 999 Block during combat.
|Play 10 Shivs in a single turn.
|Play 25 cards in a single turn.
|Have 50 or more Strength during combat.
|My Lucky Day
|Win a Daily Climb.
|Have 3 or fewer cards in hand, draw, and discard pile combined.
|Have 10 or more buffs during combat.
|Beat the game with the Defect.
|Have 99 or more Block during combat.
|Apply 99 or more Poison on a single enemy.
|Come At Me
|Win a combat without playing an Attack.
|Beat the game with the Silent.
|The Time Eater
|Defeated the Time Eater.
|Defeated the Awakened One.
|Defeated Donu & Deca.
|Defeat a boss without taking any damage.
|Beat the game with the Ironclad.
|Unlock Ascension mode.
|Have 9 Energy during a single turn of combat.
|Exhaust 20 cards in a single combat.
|Defeat 3 enemies with Poison in a single combat.
|Shrug It Off
|Win a battle with 1 HP remaining.
|Defeated the Collector.
|Defeated the Bronze Automaton.
|Defeated the Champ.
|Defeated the Slime Boss.
|Defeated the Guardian.
|Obtain all other Achievements
|Beat the game with the Watcher
|Complete the Ending with the Watcher
Slay The Spire Cheat Code FAQ
Is there a way to beat Slay the Spire? To truly “beat” the game, players need first get to the heart of the spire with the Ironclad, Silent, and Defect.
How many hours does it take to beat Slay the Spire? When focusing on the main objectives, Slay the Spire is about 12 Hours in length. If you’re a gamer who strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 193 Hours to obtain 100% completion.
Who is the best character in Slay The Spire? The Watcher. It might take a very long time to get to a decent level playing as the Watcher, but once you master her, she easily becomes the best character in Slay the Spire.