Most RPGs put you in the shoes of dashing warriors that are on some epic quest to save the world, but where do they get all their armor and weapons from? While they’re not picking them off the bodies of their slain enemies they’re visiting the local shops and dropping a few coins there for some well-crafting swords and armors. Well, that’s the job you’ve been placed in — the guy that sells the brave heroes their gear. While the set up may not seem as exciting as bashing in the skulls of dragons and absorbing their souls, Swords and Potions 2, as its predecessor is a fun shop-management game that’ll keep you hooked, and that is expansive enough (from crafting items for the local guards, building and enchanting powerful staffs, all the way to sending some of your adventurer customers out on quests for you) to appeal to just about anyone that has dabbled in RPGs.

Possibly, the most terrifyingly exciting part of this game is if you don’t play your cards right and your shop falls to economic ruin. For example, if you find yourself in the middle of a drought of customers you may not be able to support your shop for long. Luckily, there are some tips that’ll keep you on your toes and make sure that your shop is the most successful in the land. Since the game has only recently come out of a closed-beta of sorts (requiring a premium account on Kongregate), my list of tips isn’t entirely complete, but will be expanding as I play the game more and find more suggestion from players. If you’re interested in submitting your own tips, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page and I’ll be sure to add it!

Table of Contents

Shop Fame

Shop Fame Rewards

Shop Appeal

Shop Appeal Rewards

Shop Improvements

Resource Bins

Item Chests

Sale Counters

Toolboxes

Equipment Racks

Shop Workers

Worker List

Crafting Recipes

Blacksmith Recipes

Carpenter Recipes

Druid Recipes

Tailor Recipes

Armorer Recipes

Leather Worker Recipes

Bowyer Recipes

Sorceress Recipes

Tinkerer Recipes

Jeweler Recipes

Luthier Recipes

Enchanter Recipes

Resource Building Improvements

Resource Building Improvement List

Customer Building Improvements

Customer Building Improvement List

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Shop Fame

One of the most important aspects of your shop is its fame. Accumulating fame is like leveling up in any RPG, although, the bonuses are a little different of course. As your shop becomes more and more famous you will be able to unlock new workers to aid your in your enterprise, gain access to new and more dangerous dungeons which grant gold and unique item rewards, unlock new quests to gain sweet rewards for completing (and additionally help level up your adventurers that’ll in turn be even better suited for more challenging quests), furniture to decorate your shop and other items. Basically, shop fame is the life-line of your business and you can never have too much fame. Here are the rewards you’ll collect on your way from a small store to a roaring enterprise.

Full List of Shop Fame Rewards.

Shop Appeal

While adventurers are drawn to a life of danger, beasts and fighting, they like their shops to look pretty. Shop appeal is gained by decorating your shop with such items as plants, rugs and torches. Adorning your shop with such items is critical to increasing the amount of people that visit your shop every day, so by making your place feel a little more like home you can significantly increase your revenue. Shop appeal is made up of ten different levels and with each one extra customer will visit your shop every day, but you won’t be reaching your shop’s appeal potential without leveling up the items a bit beforehand. Like just about everything in this game, even your decorations can be upgraded to make them even more appealing. Most of the items that’ll affect your score have three to five levels that add a bit to your Shop Appeal. Additionally, you can add a limited multiple number of every item, for example, you can place ten ferns, but only three carpets. The final thing to keep in mind is that each item takes up space. Make sure to save a bit of room is your store for these essential items!

Full List of Shop Appeal Items.

Shop Improvements

Besides Shop Fame and Shop Appeal there are also several other improvements that you can make including increasing the storage capacity for resource bins, buying and upgrading item chests to hold your crafted items, increasing the appeal of your shop counter, adding decorations (mentioned in Shop Appeal), adding equipment racks, and adding and upgrading work stations. Each of these will significantly improve your shop, allow you to gain more gold and experience, as well as boost your Shop Appeal. Be sure to upgrade your shop often to keep up with the customer requests.

Resource Bins: The improvement of your resource bins will allow you to have more resources each day. Each of your bins allow you to carry more resources on-hand and increasing by one space with each upgrade. Of course, as you proceed through the game, the same-old resources won’t be enough and you’ll have to move on to higher tier resource bins that can hold more rare resources. The higher the tier of resource bin, the higher the initial and upgrade pricing, but this is proportional to the amount of money you should be making as your shop grows. Tier One bins will include Wood, Iron, Leather, Fabrics and Herbs, Tier Two bins increase the space you have for Powder Dye, Elfwood and Glass. By Tier Three the bins hold Oil, Steel and Ironwood and finally, at Tier Four, the bins hold Crystals, Gems and Mithril Lumps.

Item Chests: Every time you craft an item, you character that crafted the item will bring it to an item chest for it to be held until a customer purchases it. Obviously, if you overproduce an item or craft too many items, you’ll want to have a place to store it until someone buys it off of you. This is where your item chests come in. Item Chests don’t have a capacity on them, seemingly, but they do grant extra crafting experience each time you drop off an item. Even better, the more item chests that you craft, the more crafting experience you will gain (the effect stacks). With some quick math I can determine that with five maxed out item chests (the cap amount that you can have in your shop), you can get an extra 676% of crafting experience (that is if the effect stacks and I’m not forgetting anything), which is pretty impressive. I’m not entirely sure how useful these will be, or if they are more of a “once you have everything set-up, then invest” kind of deal.

Sales Counter: Next, you can also upgrade your sales counter. The main attraction to enhancing your sales counter is to boost your Shop Appeal and gain a bonus of extra gold and sales experience for every sale. While the increases of bonus gold and experience is minimal between levels, it is quite apparent that in the long run, upgrading your counter is an awesome deal. In an example provided by the Edgebee Wiki, a White Great Sword sold for 3000 gold pieces with a Counter 4, level five, you would gain an extra 265 gold pieces! Sales Counter Chart.

Toolbox: One of the more unique items in the game is the toolbox. The toolbox allows for the chance for an item to be duplicated instantanously when you craft an item. This is a pretty sweet deal, especially later in the game. You won’t see it in action too much, but when it works its black magic its a nice treat. Unlike a few of the other items, there can only be one toolbox in the shop at a time and the highest the chance of duplication rises to is six percent. Since the chance is pretty low (although this can be improved upon with the combination of other items’ bonuses), you probably shouldn’t rely on the toolbox for much and simply appreciate it when it gives you the bonus item.

Equipment Rack: Finally, equipment racks allow you to once again gain bonus gold for an item sold to a customer. Unlike the Sales Counter that gives you bonus gold in an unbiased manner, equipment racks will only give you a bonus if the item sold corresponds to the type of rack that you have in your shop. For example, selling a piece of light armor will grant you bonus experience if you have a light armor rack, but will grant nothing if you do not have the rack. To meet with all of the different items, there are nine different racks that will grant you gold and each can grant you 140 gold pieces, plus five percent of the item price at their highest level.

Shop Workers

Of course, one of the most important aspects of running a shop are the workers you have. Your own shopkeeper can make a lot of the items, but later on in the game you’ll need some help to make a lot of items in rapid succession as more and more customers will come as you increase your Shop Appeal. While there are twelve classes to choose from to fill your ranks, you can only have four other people working at the shop at a time (not counting yourself) and you have to fulfill fame requirements if you want the most elite workers, such as the Enchanter. You should also know that workers can be removed for a time while another fills its slot and can later be re-added for free. This allows you to explore different classes and quickly revert back to an old worker if it doesn’t work out too well. While new workers may be inticing, you’ll need their specific workbenches to actually use them, so make sure you have a cooresponding one before adding a new worker to your team.

Workers List:

Worker Name Hiring Fee / Starry Coupon Workplace Shop Fame Requirement
Blacksmith 100 Gold / 1 SC Anvil 2 Fame
Carpenter 100 Gold / 1 SC Sawbench 2 Fame
Druid 100 Gold / 1 SC Cauldron 2 Fame
Tailor 100 Gold / 1 SC Cutting Table 7 Fame
Armorer 10,000 Gold / 3 SC Anvil 10 Fame
Leather Worker 10,000 Gold / 3 SC Cutting Table 10 Fame
Bowyer 10,000 Gold / 3 SC Sawbench 14 Fame
Sorceress 25,000 Gold / 5 SC Cauldron 15 Fame
Tinkerer 125,000 Gold / 10 SC Worktable / Anvil / Cauldron 16 Fame
Jeweler 125,000 Gold / 10 SC Worktable / Anvil 17 Fame
Luthier 125,000 Gold / 10 SC Sawbench 18 Fame
Enchanter 450,000 Gold / 25 SC Worktable / Sawbench 40 Fame

Crafting Recipes

Blacksmith Recipes: (IN PROGRESS)

Name Price Resources Unlocks Unlocked By
Plain Sword 35 Gold 2 Iron Ores Short Sword (20) None
Short Sword 90 Gold 3 Iron Ores Rapier (20) None
Rapier 5 Iron Ores

1 Raw Leathers

None
Longsword 7 Iron Ores

2 Raw Leathers

None
Claymore 8 Iron Ores

4 Raw Leathers

None
Highlander 2 Steel Rods

5 Iron Ores

2 Raw Leathers

None
Soldier’s Sword 3 Steel Rods

5 Iron Ores

None
Wakizashi 4 Steel Rods None
Zhanmadao 4 Steel Rods

6 Iron Ores
3 Raw Leathers
None
White Great Sword 2 Mithril Lumps

3 Steel Rods

6 Iron Ores

None
Murasame 2 Mithril Lumps

5 Steel Rods

3 Oils

5 Leathers

None
Demonsbane 2 Mithril Lumps

6 Steel Rods

6 Oils

None
Paladin Sword 1 Templar Blade

3 Steel Rods

3 Oils

2 Mithril Lumps

None
The One Sword 25,000 Gold 2 White Great Sword

6 Mithril Lumps

4 Crystals

None
Lonewolf 1 Mithril Lump

5 Steel Rods

1 Roaring Powder

5 Long Swords

None
Dagger 2 Iron Ores None
Main-Gauche 3 Iron Ores None
Bandit’s Dagger 4 Iron Ores

1 Wood

None
Cutter 5 Iron Ores

2 Raw Leather

None
Fire Sword 2 Short Swords

1 Volcanic Rock

None
Ice Brand 2 Frost Protectors

5 Steel Rods

1 External Ice

None
Steel Blade 3 Steel Rods None
Purse Opener 1 Steel Blade

1 Bandit’s Dagger

None
Mail Breaker 5 Steel Rods None
Kris 4 Steel Rods

1 Crystal

None
Survival Knife 1 Knife

4 Steel Rods

1 Crystal

None
Sacrifical Blade 5 Steel Rods

3 Crystals

None
Crimson Heart ??? ??? ???
??? None
??? None
??? None
??? None
Poison Blade 3 Iron Ore

1 Acid

None
Fire Dagger None
Toxic Blade None
Hand Axe None
Small Axe None
Broad Axe None
Great Broad Axe None
Halberd None
Assault Axe None
Pirate Axe None
Stone Axe None
Pole-Axe None
Steel Battle-Axe None
Sturdy Pole-Axe None
Frost Axe None
War Labrys None
Enchanted Labrys None
Vicious Chopper None
Brier Axe None
??? None
??? None
??? None
??? None

Carpenter Recipes (IN PROGRESS):

Name Price Resources Unlocks Unlocked By
Crushing Bludgeon 60 Gold 2 Wood (12) Iron Spear

(20) Hammer

Iron Spear 50 Gold 2 Wood

1 Iron Ore

(20) Slicer

(20) Leather Shield

Hammer 150 Gold 3 Wood

1 Iron Ore

(32) Sledgehammer
Slicer 130 Gold 4 Wood

2 Iron

(32) Trident
Leather Shield 150 Gold 3 Raw Leather

3 Wood

(32) Hard Wood Buckler
Hard Wood Buckler 470 Gold 5 Wood

2 Elfwood Sticks

2 Iron Ore

(48) Dolphin Buckler
Sledgehammer 190 Gold 5 Wood

2 Iron Ore

(15) Post Maul

(32) Soldier’s Mace

Post Maul 1600 Gold 3 Wood

3 Iron Ore

Nothing.
Trident 225 Gold 6 Wood

2 Iron Ore

(20) Corrosive Trident

(40) Ranseur

Corrosive Trident 1800 Gold 6 Wood

3 Iron Ore

Nothing.
Soldier’s Mace 290 Gold 7 Wood

2 Iron Ore

(48) Thorn Mace
Ranseur 360 Gold 8 Wood

3 Iron Ore

(60) Seeking Tip
Dolphin Buckler 790 Gold 4 Elfwood Sticks

3 Iron Ore

2 Wood

(60) Bone Shield
Thorn Mace 415 Gold 5 Wood

2 Elfwood Sticks

1 Iron Ore

(60) Flail
Seeking Tip 520 Gold 10 Wood

4 Iron Ore

(60) Flying Partisan
Flail 790 Gold 8 Wood

3 Elfwood Sticks

2 Iron Ore

(32) Crushing Sledgehammer

(68) Steel Mace

Crushing Sledgehammer 6000 Gold 4 Elfwood Sticks

1 Sledgehammer

1 Volcanic Rock

Nothing.
Flying Partisan 990 Gold 5 Elfwood Sticks

1 Steel Rods

(68) Voulge
Steel Mace 1200 Gold 4 Wood

3 Elfwood Sticks

2 Steel Rods

(60) Orange Hammer
Voulge 1100 Gold 5 Elfwood Sticks

1 Steel Rod

(68) Gladiator’s Trident
Bone Shield 2500 Gold 5 Dyes

3 Elfwood Sticks

2 Ironwood

(60) Spider Shield

(128) Medusa Shield

Gladiator’s Trident 1600 Gold 4 Elfwood Sticks

2 Steel Rods

1 Trident

(68) Floating Lance
Orange Hammer 1900 Gold 6 Wood

5 Elfwood Sticks

2 Steel Rod

(60) Skull Crusher
Skull Crusher 2800 Gold 6 Wood

5 Elfwood Sticks

2 Steel Rods

2 Oil

(68) Dark Paladin Hammer
Floating Lance 1800 Gold 6 Wood

6 Elfwood Sticks

2 Iron Ore

1 Steel Rod

(30) Moon Lance

(72) Knight’s Ranseur

Moon Lance 45000 Gold

4 Wood

4 Elfwood Sticks

2 Steel Rods

1 Moon Stone

Nothing.
Dark Paladin Hammer 4000 Gold

8 Wood

6 Elfwood Sticks

3 Steel Rods

2 Oil

(68) Crushing Fist
Knight’s Ranseur 2900 Gold 12 Wood

4 Iron Ore

2 Steel Rods

(72) Fine Lance of the Wolf
Spider Shield 42000 Gold 1 Bone Shield

1 Demon Horn

Nothing.
Crushing Fist 5100 Gold 10 Wood

10 Elfwood Sticks

3 Iron Ore

3 Steel Rods

(52) Biomace

(Echanter Recipe)

(60) War Priest’s Mace

Fine Lance of the Wolf 3600 Gold

6 Wood

4 Elfwood Sticks

4 Steel Rods

1 Mithril Lump

(72) Fiery Partisan
Medusa Shield 10000 Gold ??? Ironwood

??? Gems

??? Mithril Lumps

???
Transmundane Pike 4000 Gold 1 Floating Lance

2 Mithril Lumps

(80) Posidean

Resource Building Improvements

After your long day at the shop, you can spend some time in the city and work with your community to buy new upgrades for the buildings and even construct new ones through your City Hall. While several buildings can be unlocked by upgrading your city hall, many of the buildings that will grant you new resources are available through donating to the currently standing buildings and unlocked their higher tiers. Investing money into these buildings will not only provide you a resource to craft new and exciting items that your customers will want to get their hands on, but will also increase the resource regeneration. If you noticed, many of your resources are created at eighty pieces per hour, but this recharge number can be bumped by purchasing the upgrades, with your community.

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Customer Building Improvements

Much like how you can upgrade the various resource buildings in your city, you can also unlock and improve customer buildings that’ll grant you new customers that will visit your store. The new buildings, such as the Archery Range and the Training Grounds will attract new adventurers to your town and give you a bit more business at your store. These new customers are gained mainly by upgrading your City Hall, which will additionally allow you to access even more buildings with several more characters waiting to be unlocked!

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