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Gem crafting and item upgrading is essential for moving through your game. You'll want to have strong gems that fit your playstyle and provide strong boosts as well. As a matter of fact, when you are able, purchase the Obscure Map in the Supplies area. The result from this gives you a map that will gain you a Rare Darkfire Gem, which is essentially the most powerful elemental attack gem you can get in the game, and to my knowledge, you can earn two of them. One from the map, and the other from defeating the second dragon you first encounter in the Dark Citadel (Soulless Ausar questline).
Defeating the dragons are a long process, but the rewards they earn you (Rare Fire Gem and Rare Darkfire Gem) are worth the effort.
Use the training golem to practice up on the special combos for your weapons. Some of them have pretty confusing setups for them, and it helps to have somewhere to train for that.
Isa is the best person to have Dual Stab gems on her dual weapons, because her stabs are far faster and far more numerous than Siris'.
Use armor for both that has a high amount of dodge counts on dual weapons. You'll know what they are as the blade with the spiral around it in the armor stats description. These armors allow you to have high numbers of dodges in order to prevent you from tiring out and damaging yourself from exhaustion.
Learn to parry over dodging at times. It'll save you dodge counters, also provide a longer stun time. Always dodge when you need to, but parry when you can.
Never underestimate the power of star gem slots. Once you upgrade items to a certain level, specifically on most armor items and some weapons, you gain a star gem slot on them, which can be fitted with any non-weapon specific gem. This essentially means that if you need a strong elemental gem, but don't have a square gem slot on any of your given loadout, the star gem will help you there.
Keep an eye on the perks when leveling. These perks will give you a huge advantage in some areas, especially Isa's Free Gem Removal, Lock Pick, and Master Looter skills as well as the quicker, more potent, and discounted gem-cutter, blacksmith, and merchant perks. However, focus on your stats first and foremost. You'll unlock things slowly, but you'll get there eventually.
Utilize the Explore option on areas you've completed already. This gives you another run at the level without the ending boss fight, giving you more chances for loot, gold, and xp.
Don't be afraid to craft potions. Try combinations with the materials you collect for them. Remember that Rare Bulbs will boost the effectiveness, but Rare Roots will seriously boost their effectiveness, hence their rarity. There are several recipes to find online if you look.
Use Clashmobs. They are a quick source of gold, battle chips, and items if you have the equipment for them.
Battlechips are rare. You can usually only gain them through accomplishing battle challenges and Clashmobs, so use them sparingly.