Solomon the Scholar is one of the shells/armor sets you can find in Mortal Shell. You’re going to love those enhanced ripostes and weapon skills thanks to its high resolve. Here’s our guide to help you out.
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Mortal Shell: Solomon the Scholar guide
Location: From Fallgrim Tower, head inside Grisha’s Cavern. You can destroy the beast or ignore it — totally up to you. Don’t forget to pick up the upgrade material for the Hallowed Sword, though.
In any case, you need to head to the pathway that slopes downward. There’s a tunnel here that’ll take you to a small chamber with a Gollum-like monster.
Kill it and claim Solomon the Scholar.
Stats: Solomon the Scholar has decent durability and stamina. However, you’ll know it shines brightest thanks to that resolve stat.
Skills and perks:
|Upgrade||Effect||Tar Cost||Glimpse Cost|
|Accretion of Endurance||Increased chance to heal when you kill an enemy with a weapon ability||500||2|
|Accretion of Foresight||Become familiar with items more quickly; gain glimpse when reading lore (inscriptions) for the first time||1100||8|
|Accretion of Ascent||Killing an enemy with an empowered riposte has a chance to restore all resolve||3000||20|
|Accretion of Yearning||When talking to an NPC, gain a segment of resolve||500||2|
|Accretion of Dominance||The duration of time enemies remain hardened (stunned) when you are separated from the Solomon shell is increased||1000||6|
|Accretion of Inheritance||Increased chance to gain a small amount of resolve when struck||1100||8|
|Accretion of Resolve||When holding a Sacred Gland, gain +25 max HP; when not holding a Sacred Gland, gain +1 resolve segment||2500||15|
|Recollection of Strength||Put enemies off-balance with a powerful kick||1000||6|
|Recollection of Knowledge||Use Harden in the air to create an AoE smash once you land; gain resolve if you hit enemies.||2500||15|
|Recollection of Death||Regain “last chance” after defeating enough enemies||4000||25|
Thanks to Solomon the Scholar’s high resolve, you can quickly regenerate the resource and blast your opponents over and over with weapon skills or enhanced ripostes.
My tip, though, is to grab Accretion of Endurance and use it as an additional healing mechanic (by killing hostiles using weapon skills). Additionally, if you’re using the Hammer and Chisel weapon, you can activate your equipment’s abilities frequently thanks to the fast attack speed and multi-hit barrage.
Note: Recollection of Knowledge is useless since it requires you to fall off a ledge, harden your shell, and (hopefully) hit someone. The additional effect (gaining resolve) isn’t even something you’d need compared to the other perks Solomon the Scholar already has.