Essence is required to unlock new Skills in Darkwood.
Oven Efficiency Edit
The hideout in each Biome features an oven with a unique efficiency rating. This rating affects the amount of essence retrieved when cooking by multiplying a hallucinogen's base essence amount: for example, a hallucinogen with 20ml of base essence, when cooked at an oven with an efficiency of 4, yields 80ml of essence.
As of Alpha 7.1, only hallucinogens can be cooked to yield essence.
|Odd Meat||12 or 15|
|Odd Mushroom (Night)||20|
The dose required for each skill tier increases per tier.
As of Alpha 7.1, tier 8 is the final skill tier, with tier 9's immense dosage requirement serving as a soft cap during the game's Alpha stage.
- Before Alpha 8.0, the first dosage would require 40mL, while Odd mushrooms would yield only 8mL each. Similarily, all other dosage tiers would require smaller amounts of Essence in order to be obtained, with the exception of the 9th (which is presumably a placeholder value).