Siralim 3 features a new method of progression called “Knowledge”.
To put it simply: you can expand your knowledge about a particular type of creature by killing more and more of them. As your knowledge about a certain creature increases, you and your creatures will be better-suited to fight them in battle.
The amount of knowledge you have about a certain creature is depicted by a “rank”, ranging from Rank F all the way to Rank A, with the ultimate rank being Rank S.
Let’s assume we want to acquire knowledge about Iron Golems. If I kill one Iron Golem, my knowledge of Iron Golems will be at Rank F. Then, if I kill 10 Iron Golems, my knowledge will be promoted to Rank E. At 50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 kills, I’ll reach Ranks D, C, B, A, and S, respectively. The exception to this rule is with Itherian Creatures: you only need to kill one of them to immediately obtain Rank S knowledge about them since they’re so incredibly rare anyway.
Each rank unlocks a new bonus for that particular creature. Let’s continue with the Iron Golem example:
At Rank F, I’ll be able to read the lore about Iron Golems; a few flavorful sentences for you to read in order to get a better understanding of the Iron Golem’s origins.
At Rank E, I’ll be able to see a health bar and mana bar for Iron Golems when I fight against them. This won’t display actual numbers, but you’ll be able to see how close they are to death, whether or not they’re out of mana, and things like that.
At Rank D, my creatures will cause 30% more damage to Iron Golems.
At Rank C, my creatures will take 30% less damage from Iron Golems.
At Rank B, my creatures will gain 50% more experience points from Iron Golems.
At Rank A, I’ll gain 50% more resources from killing Iron Golems in battle.
At Rank S, I’ll have a small chance to find Iron Golem cores, as well as some of the artifacts and spell gems the Iron Golem had equipped in battle when I kill them.
Furthermore, certain ranks allow you to extract cores from that creature as long as you’ve already obtained that creature through other means. For example, the only way to obtain a Diabolic Rebel is by breeding one. But after I breed one, and if I obtain Rank A knowledge about Diabolic Rebels, I’ll also be able to extract cores from them when I encounter them in battle.
Lastly, each knowledge rank you gain for a creature increases your chance to find its respective Card (an item that benefits your creatures just by having it in your inventory) after battle.
That’s a lot of information to keep track of, so the in-game Creature Bestiary has been expanded to include all the benefits you’ve unlocked through the knowledge system. This is also where you’ll read about each creature’s lore.