Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection plays pretty much like the original arcade game with improved graphics but the modernization process did not just stop at the visuals. The new version of the classic by Capcom features a new skill tree called Umbral Tree that lets players new abilities and spells that can make quite a bit of difference.
So, how does the Umbral Tree work exactly in Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection? Here’s everything you need to know about the new gameplay mechanic.
What Is The Umbral Tree In Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection?
The Umbral Tree is a skill tree featuring 25 different skills that can be learned by spending Umbral Bees. It can be accessed only when in the level select screen: all you need to do while on this screen is press the X button to get the Umbral Tree screen. Here, you will see 25 different orbs that represent a certain skill. Highlighting any of the orbs will reveal all the details on the skill and the number of Umbral Bees required to unlock the skill.
Being a proper skill tree, you cannot unlock any skill you desire from the start, as abilities higher on the tree will only unlock once you have learned the previous ones. Starting from the bottom and rising to the top, literally.
Best Skills To Unlock
The Umbral Trees skills all have their uses, but some are definitely more useful than others. The Kitted Out skills are probably among the most useful, as they let you carry multiple weapons and switch them on the fly, expanding your combat options and potentially making some boss battles easier.
Spells have a variety of uses, and they are mostly all useful against regular enemies. If you like using spells a lot, you’d better get the Quick Cast skill that decreases the time needed to charge any spell. The most powerful of the spells available in the game is Thunderstorm III, as it deals tons of damage to bosses as well.
Speaking of late skills, both Resurrection II and Armormend are extremely good for survivability, as they can bring Arthur back to life and restore his armor respectively. To unlock them, however, you will need tons of Umbral Bees and to have made some good progress in the Umbral Tree, so there’s a good chance you may not need them at all. So late in the game, you’ll probably have no real need of them.