How to get Sparks in Enshrouded

Enshrouded player wearing suit of armour with buildings in background
Credit: Keen Games

Enshrouded player wearing suit of armour with buildings in background
Credit: Keen Games

Want to know how to get Sparks in Enshrouded? Sparks play a crucial role in expanding your base of operations in Enshrouded, particularly for upgrading the Flame Altar.

Enshrouded boasts a remarkable voxel-based building system, which enables players to create structures with premade shapes, such as the Flame Altar. In this guide, we'll take you through how to get Sparks in Enshrouded, so that you can upgrade your Flame Altar.

Before we dive in, feel free to take a look at our guide on how to get Resin in Enshrouded. Also, find out whether Enshrouded has the cross-platform feature.

Where to find Sparks in Enshrouded

Sparks are a vital resource in Enshrouded, boosting the power of your Flame Altar. This structure is key to improving the duration you can spend within the dangerous Shroud and at fast travel points. Plus, you get a boost to your character's power through bonus stats.

So, it's important to find Sparks and upgrade your Flame Altar. You can place only two of these structures in the early game, but as you progress and upgrade your Flame Altar, you'll be able to build more of them.

Sparks are found in two locations, which are the Flame Shrines and Flame Scantums. Flame Shrines are smaller shrines scattered throughout the open world, while Flame Scantums are larger shrines that require more world exploration. You'll need to enter the structure and interact with the device inside. In the current early access version of Enshrouded, farming Sparks is limited to these two shrine structures.

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To obtain Sparks, locate Flame Shrine buildings across the Enshrouded map. If you have the Glider, you can glide around and look for these locations from above. There are quite a few spread out around the initial spawn area.

Each Flame Shrine can be looted for a Spark only once, so keep track of the ones you've already acquired. When the game resets, you can collect the Sparks again. Simply press the E key to interact with the Flame Shrine and collect your Spark.

Both Flame Shrines and Scantums have distinctive flame icons on the world map, which helps you identify them easily. Here are two Flame Scantum locations in the starting area to help you get a head start:

  • South of the Ancient Vault, near the Blacksmith
  • South of Peaceful Acres

Here's a trick to farm sparks quickly in Enshrouded. After collecting a Spark from a Flame Shrine or Scantum, reload your game. You'll be able to collect it again, as the Spark respawns within the shrine. You can circle around the map, visiting each shrine location to get all the Sparks. It's a good idea to gather enough Sparks to get your Flame Altar's flame to Level 3 early in the game, so you can reap the benefits.

That's the end of our guide on how to get Sparks in Enshrouded. For more guides on this game, make sure to check out how to get Metal Scraps and Salt in Enshrouded.

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