Kenshi Walkthrough First Steps

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 4 minutes

This Kenshi walkthrough is divided into 5 total pages.

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First Steps

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 27

The absolute first thing you need to do is to find some darn bandits. They travel in pack and should be relatively easy to see.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 28

Travelling is the biggest time-sink in Kenshi. Speed it up by clicking the arrows on the bottom right.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 29

Eventually, however, you should find some bandits. Make them follow you by running close and haul ass back to town ASAP.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 30

Navigate carefully or get lost and waste huge amounts of time.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 31

Be also careful about speeding up. Sometimes the game saves, sometimes it freezes, sometimes it hangs up a bit and all can end up with you dying.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 32

In this case, on my way back to town, I found an injured wandering city guard. Usually, the city guards will obliverate the bandits but 10 to 1 the city guards gets K.O'ed.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 33

And when the city guard gets K.O'ed..

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 34

You get to loot him!

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 35

In this case, I got my hands on one of the best armors in the game, although shoddy in grade, It fetches a very nice price on all markets and doesn't have any huge deductable minuses like being the armor of a faction. Merchants don't like that and will cut back on the price significantly.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 36

"Armors in Kenshi are also rather complicated, as one can see from just glancing at the armor info. Coverage is how much of a chance the armor will have to cover a certain area of the body. 40% is about half the time, 100% is always.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 37

Weapons are complex too. Some are good for defending, some for offense, some for both. Some do a lot of "Blood" damage to cause enemies to fall into a bloodloss shock and some just maim limbs & bodypart until foes die. Katanas are more of the bloodloss types.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 38

As I stop looting however, I unfortunately fail to get away and get smacked in the legs.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 39

This prevents me from running away with the already heavy encumberance I got from hauling all this gear.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 40

Eventually, the blood loss becomes too great..

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 41

And I lose conciousness.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 42

At this state, there is absolutely nothing you can do If you don't have any concious, controllable characters around besides your one that is lying down.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 43

"The medical system in Kenshi is also quite complicated. But the jist of it is If your blood, head, chest or stomach gets under 0, you pass out.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 44

In this case, only my leg got severely injured and I was able to wake up in time to stop myself from bleeding to death.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 45

Right-clicking on yourself or your avatar will pop up the prompt to "First Aid" if you have a bandage close at hand or other first aid kits.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 46

As my character is a newbie at almost everything, bandaging all my injuries took a very long time.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 47

It also consumed tons of medkit "Charges".

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 48

And when I was done first-aiding, an entire medkit was consumed + some more. Good thing I found one on that guard.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 49

But even moreso unfortunately, due to my severe left leg limb damage, the already slow travelling speed of my character was hamstered further, leaving the 3x speed-up timer to be nothing but a drip in the ocean as I crawled back to town.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 50

It took almost an entire day to simply go around a small mountain which makes It invaluable to have, say, a partner that can carry you when your legs fail.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 51

Alas, I did not have enough money to afford one so crawling it is.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 52

"Green on youjr "health bars" means that much is fine. Yellow means It's damage that is bandaged. Red means it's maimed, AKA, heavily damaged that needs medical attention.

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Kenshi Walkthrough - Kenshi 53

Splinted status means you can continue using your limbs even though they are yellow. A very useful thing.

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