There are a lot of different shards to equip in this game, to the extent that I probably haven't tried even half of the ones that I currently have. So, I just wanted to get a feel for what people are liking in case there's something awesome that I haven't been paying any attention to.
Here's some of my favorites so far:
- Riga Storaema - Very powerful against ground based enemies. Once you increase the rank on this spell a few times, it will fill the entire screen with columns of fire and hit anything in front of you multiple times.
- Riga Dohin - Solid directional attack that similar to Riga Storaema will stay in place long enough to get multiple hits. Also, this is one of several shards that seem to only be craftable and can't be collected from an enemy - it took me a while to even notice Johannes had shards he could craft.
- True Arrow - This is the directional attack I was using up until I got Riga Dohin, and I may actually go back to it. It's basically just an arrow shotgun that can do enough damage to take out most flying enemies pretty quickly.
- Familiar: Silver Knight - You get Silver Knight from collectibles around the castle rather than getting it from an enemy. None of the other familiars that I've tried has even come close to being as good. Attacks often and does decent damage and will occasionally deflect attacks.