Jade Empire

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  • Dragonfly mini-game

    Always select "Attack" between each chapters and complete the Dragonfly missions to unlock the Dragonfly mini-game at the main menu.

  • Alternate title screen

    Successfully complete the game for a Dirge-themed title screen.

  • Bonus dialog

    Successfully complete the game and allow the credits to continue until the end to hear extra dialog from various characters.

  • Regain health

    If you are running low on health in battle, hold B (block) and hold White (heal) to heal yourself without receiving damage from enemies. Note: This drains Chi energy.

    Use all of your sprit and focus and have low heath, then unequip all gems giving a stat bonus and re-equip them. This should refill them a little each time. Repeat as this as much as necessary to get unlimited spirit health and focus.

  • Get all endings easily

    Save near the end of the game. You can then choose to complete the game as desired and view each of the three different endings.

  • Easy money

    After talking to Master Li, go into the other room. You will find a chest that has three small statues in it; take them. Then, go to the large statue of a lion. Approach the altar, and whatever color his palm glows, place the corresponding statue there. After you have placed all three statues you will receive one silver coin. You can do this until you receive 17 silver coins, and you will keep the small statues. If you decide to destroy the alter, you will be given 24 silver coins and will lose the small statues. Additionally, to get silver and a item at the start of the game, after you talk to Master Li there is a statue in the room next to the one where you and Li had a discussion. In the room with the statue is a chest with colored lions. Put the lions one by one on the wooden frame corresponding to the color of the sphere the statue lion holds. For example, blue sphere, blue lion, etc. You can do this seventeen times and get silver coins. With those silver coins, go out in the back of the school (not where smoky mountain is, but on the other side). There is a path that leads up to a spot where two students are training. Defeat them for easy experience. Then, keep exploring that area. You will see a bridge with a burial memorial. Deposit the silver coins and you will get the headstone. Take that head stone to the lion statue and put it in place. Three more colors will appear on the sphere. Choose the correct combinations of the lions to get a lion statue that helps with your health and something else. Note: Do not break the table because you will only get twenty silver coins and it is not worth it. If you break table you will not be able to do this trick.

    Instead of foisting your essence gems off on the Magical Abacus or random merchants, save them until you reach the Imperial City. Make your way to the Arena and fight through the ranks until Lucky Cho and Sweet Poison Lyn make their "offer." After either refusing or accepting, sell your gems to the poisoner. She will pay twice the amount for the gems that the Abacus will pay. This is an extremely useful tactic to make a lot of money.

    Instead of getting the maximum number of coins from the altar, get a coin, then explore the tomb of the old master of the school. Put a coin in the bowl. You will then get the symbol from the tomb. Go back to the lion altar, place the symbol in the lion's mouth, and the test will change. Complete the new test (yellow + blue = green, yellow + red = orange, and red + blue = purple), and you will receive the Gaze of the Lion, which will give you a few bonuses.

  • Easy bounty

    When you get to the Imperial City, you will encounter an officer who is offering bounties. Go to the Scholars Garden to find Scholar Kongyu. If you have Sky with you he will ask a question and confuse Kongyu. He then reveals his plight to you. He claims the bounty is unjust. If you decide to help him leave the city, you will see just how much a fool he is.

  • Upgrades

    You can find enhanced weapons when playing as Dawn Star, Silk Fox, or Whirlwind. They appear in chests in their respective levels. For the girls, run down to the fountain in that area and a chest will appear on the far side when you get close enough. Whirlwind's weapon is near a wall. These upgrades significantly increase your deadliness in those scenarios.

  • Damage Shield

    In the Imperial City, at the Black Leopard school, you can choose to side with one of the two masters, each following a way. You will be confronted by each of them. They will both tell you to kill the opposite. Either way, you will get a gem labeled "Damage Shield". This surrounds you in a shield that reduces damage significantly.

  • Imperial Arena reward

    While fighting in the Imperial Arena choose not to poison Crimson Khana. If you manage to defeat her fairly, she will reward you with a powerful weapon.

  • The Gaze Of The Lion

    Instead of destroying the altar in Li's house, take the coin you get from it. Go around back to the old master's tomb. Put the coin in the bowl and get the Lion Medallion. Take the token back around to the statue and place it in the lion's mouth. Then, use the statues to make the color combinations. You will receive "The Gaze Of The Lion" Free Mantra.

  • Gambling accident

    When at the arena, talk to the gambler and play a game. If you manage to win twenty times in a row, he will explode. Also, if you win more than 5,000 silver, he will stop gambling with you and say that you are bad for business.

  • Shadow creature

    Play with any character following the Path Of The Closed Fist. Stand still for awhile and watch your shadow; it will grow tentacles.

  • Lotus Assassins

    When trying to become part of the Lotus Assassins, you can be tough as needed while trying to get in. If you are following the Path Of The Open Palm, it will not count against you.

  • Ghost

    When you are at Tien's Landing and are about to close the dam, there is an orphanage in one of the corners before you enter the quarry. When you get the old caretaker from the tavern to go back and the bury the bones of the children, there will be a ghost in the background as he is speaking. It will be by the back wall. When he finishes speaking, he will disappear. It looks like he is making funny faces and such. Note: This was done while being a follower of the Open Palm Road.

  • Deal greater damage quickly with any martial style

    Use the following trick to increase the damage you deal for a short period of time. Go into focus mode then power up your martial skills with Chi. The focus will make it harder for your opponents to dodge your attacks and the Chi power up will make you deal greater damage.

  • Technique from Sweet Poison Ivy

    When you enter the Imperial Arena fights, do not lose any matches before becoming champion to gain a strong technique.

  • Ice Shard style

    When training to be a Lotus Assassin, talk to the woman that you replaced to be a trainer. See what she has for sale. In her wares, she has the Ice Shard style. Buy it and you can control fire and ice; or if you start with ice then you will get fire from her.

  • Paralyzing Palm support style

    When you visit the Black Leopard School at the Imperial City, you will fight four students. Defeat them and you will talk to the first brother. Agree to join the school and support the Open Palm Master. You will end up fighting the Closed Fist Master. Afterwards, the Open Palm Master will teach you Paralyzing Palm and give you the items that the Closed Fist Master promised you.

  • Move while standing

    While in Chapter 3, take the side quest from the gravedigger. Kill the elder Fong and talk to his son. After that he starts to walk away. Quickly talk to him before he leaves and keep pressing A. Instead of walking, you will just stand there when you move around.

  • Defeating blocking enemies

    For enemies who continue to block after every time you break their shield, simply jump behind them and use a normal combo at their back: press A(3). This will send them falling forward. They will start attacking again, but eventually will start blocking. Repeat this as many times as needed.

  • Defeating Sun Li

    Before fighting the final battle with the Glorious Strategist on your second trip to the Imperial Palace, check in with the Magical Abacus. He will have three books for sale. One will add +50 Health, another +50 Chi, and the final one will add +50 Focus. Each book costs 50,000 silver, but can provide that extra edge to defeat Sun Li. Additionally, towards the end of the game, you will obtain a power called Jade Golem. It is very strong but uses a lot of Chi. Work up Spirit evenly throughout the game, and when you get the Jade Golem, get the stat on it that makes it not us as much Chi. Then, max it out. After that you will go to Dirge and then back to the palace. When you face Sun Li, freeze him if you started out with Ice Shard or bought it from the Lotus trainer. Use your X attack because being hit does not stop it unless he is using Paralyzing Palm. He will probably lose about a quarter to half his health, depending on if you have Chi Strike on or not. Do this two to four times and he should be dead. If not, just hit him with the regular A attack until he dies.

    Use a maximum upgraded Summon spell to defeat Sun Li easily. Use Spirit Thief when you run out. This also works on Master Li. They will not be hard to defeat as long as your Summon spell is upgraded to the maximum, and your Spirit Thief is also close to it.

  • Defeating The Ravenger

    Block in front of him by holding B. When you see him turn blue and hold his axes up, quickly roll beside him and attack him with a combo. Then, switch to block and repeat. He should not do the three step combo he has, because every time he sees the shield, he should go for his strong attack which will give you time to perform a combo. He may also try and perform an area attack, which you can block and fit a few hits in before blocking again.

  • Configuration of the Dragon

      Location: Chapter 3, Market District. Enter the tunnel just past the entrance to the Heart of the Empire Tavern, follow it to the end and open the container.

      Fuel: A Vial of Sulfurous Water

      Fuel Location(s): Buy from Zin Bu; receive from Kang after flying his first mission after you reach Ch.

      Contraptions: Whirling Cogs, Cranking Cauldron

      Button: Tiger

      Reward: Technique, A Mountain Within (+5 to Body)

  • Configuration of the Goat

      Location: Given by Kang after completing his third flying mission, the Spirit Journey. Ask him afterward if he knows any further configurations.

      Fuel: Eyes of the Void

      Fuel Location(s): Given by Kang after completing his third flying mission, the Spirit Journey. Ask him afterward if he knows any further configurations.

      Contraptions: Whirling Cogs, Conductor, Water Wheel

      Button: Tiger

      Reward: Technique, Harmony of Balance (+3 to Body, Spirit and Mind)

  • Configuration of the Horse

      Location: Chapter 2, Pirate Workshop building, northeast corner scrollstand; Chapter 3, Golden Way, Ministry Hostel chest

      Fuel: Cow Bezoar

      Fuel Location(s): Buy from Zin Bu; Lord Lao's Furnace, southern container; Chapter 2, Tien's Landing, Merchant Shipeng after closing the Dam; Chapter 3, Necropolis, after freeing Merchant Bai.

      Contraptions: Cranking Cauldron, Conductor, Clapper Chimney, Water Wheel

      Button: Tiger

      Reward: Technique, Song of the Spirit (+5 to Spirit)

  • Configuration of the Ox

      Location: Lord Lao's Furnace, southern container.

      Fuel: A Vial of Sulfurous Water

      Fuel Location(s): Buy from Zin Bu; receive from Kang after flying his first mission after you reach Chapter 3.

      Contraptions: Clapper Chimney, Water Wheel

      Button: Dragon

      Reward: Gem, Spirit of the Master (+25% to magic style damage)

  • Configuration of the Rabbit

      Location: Chapter 3, scrollstand in the Lotus Assassin Fortress.

      Fuel: Cow Bezoar

      Fuel Location(s): Buy from Zin Bu; Lord Lao's Furnace, southern container; Chapter 2, Tien's Landing, Merchant Shipeng after closing the Dam; Chapter 3, Necropolis, after freeing Merchant Bai.

      Contraptions: Whirling Cogs, Conductor, Clapper Chimney

      Button: Dragon

      Reward: Gem, Heaven's Blessing Gem (Open Palm Only, surrounds you in a wind barrier that damages all opponents who attack you as long as it is equipped)

  • Configuration of the Rat

      Location: Given by Kang after completing his third flying mission, the Spirit Journey. Ask him afterward if he knows any further configurations.

      Fuel: Eyes of the Void

      Fuel Location(s): Given by Kang after completing his third flying mission, the Spirit Journey. Ask him afterward if he knows any further configurations.

      Contraptions: Cranking Cauldron, Whirling Cogs, Clapper Chimney, Water Wheel

      Button: Dragon

      Reward: Gem, Strength of the Bull (+25% to martial style damage)

  • Configuration of the Snake

      Location: Chapter 3, Scholar's Garden, scrollstand in the first northern room coming from The Golden Way.

      Fuel: A Bar of Nickeled Iron

      Fuel Location(s): 1) Ch. 2, Tien's Landing, container just west of the Tea House; Chapter 3, Market District, Blacksmith's shop on the southern end.

      Contraptions: Cranking Cauldron, Conductor, Clapper Chimney

      Button: Tiger

      Reward: Technique, Calm as the Morning Breeze (+5 to Mind)

  • Configuration of the Tiger

      Location: Chapter 3, Market District, accept Jinlin's quest on the north side after receiving the Lotus Assassin invitation, then complete her quest in the Necropolis.

      Fuel: A Bar of Nickeled Iron

      Fuel Location(s): Chapter 2, Tien's Landing, container just west of the Tea House; Chapter 3, Market District, Blacksmith's shop on the southern end.

      Contraptions: Whirling Cogs, Conductor

      Button: Dragon

      Reward: Technique, The Quieted Mind (+30 to Focus)


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