Fame Bonuses

Fame Bonuses are only applied after a character dies and are added to their base fame to determine the total fame received from the character.

Achievement Bonus Description
Ancestor +10%,
+20 Fame
First death of any of your characters (one per account).
Legacy Builder +10%,
+10 Fame
Only earned once per class. Beat previous best level for this class.
Pacifist +25% Fame Never shot a bullet which hit an enemy. It doesn’t matter if non-zero damage was dealt or not. Ability damage does count only for abilities that shoot projectiles: quivers, spells, shields and stars.
Thirsty +25% Fame Never drank a potion from inventory (this includes tinctures). You may drink any potion as long as it is from the ground or your vault. Stat potions are okay as well, as long as from the ground or vault only. Health and Magic Potions drank from their inventory store also do not count against this fame bonus.
Mundane +25% Fame Never used an ability.
Boots on the Ground +25% Fame Never teleported - either via ability, or to another player.
Tunnel Rat +10% Fame Granted upon completing certain dungeons. Only requires dungeons which are opened by realm portal drops, and you must exit the dungeon via the “Realm Portal” for it to count as completed. Returning to the Nexus either via hotkey or the Nexus button, after the dungeon boss is defeated, will not count as a completion. To get Tunnel Rat is necessary to complete: Aside from the above list, no other dungeons are necessary. A full list of dungeons and whether they are required for Tunnel Rat is found here.
Enemy of the Gods +10% Fame More than 10% of kills are gods.
Slayer of the gods +10% Fame More than 50% of kills are gods.
Oryx Slayer +10% Fame Dealt the killing blow to Oryx - either Oryx 1 or Oryx 2.
Accurate (*) +10% Fame Accuracy of better than 25%.
Sharpshooter (*) +10% Fame Accuracy of better than 50%.
Sniper (*) +10% Fame Accuracy of better than 75%.
Explorer +5% Fame More than 1,000,000 tiles uncovered.
Cartographer +5% Fame More than 4,000,000 tiles uncovered.
Team Player (**) +10% Fame More than 100 party member level ups.
Leader of Men (**) +10% Fame More than 1,000 party member level ups.
Doer of Deeds +10% Fame More than 1,000 quests completed.
Friend of the Cubes +10% Fame Never killed a cube.
Well Equipped Varies By wearing powerful items, you also get additional fame. The % is shown on the equipment, and is additive.
First born +10% Fame Best total fame (not necessarily base fame) of any of your previous incarnations.

(*) Notes about accuracy
Accuracy = hits/shots. An effective way to increase your accuracy is to fire at stationary, invulnerable enemies, such as the Mysterious Crystal (when alone, or in small groups), or any of the three Tomb bosses before they activate. The easiest and most efficient way is to attack the turrets in the tutorial.

By using piercing weapons, it is possible to achieve over 100% accuracy. This is because one shot can count for more than one hit.

(**) Note about Level up Assists
Credit for this is given when your shot kills a monster and someone else gains a level because of the XP from that monster dying. It is not simply having people level up near you.

The Formula
Total fame is recalculated with each additional achievement. All bonuses stack as they are listed (i.e. ‘Explorer’ calculates only after ‘Sniper’ calculation). Each bonus is rounded down.

Example: If a character gained 100 base fame and Pacifist (25% bonus), Accurate (10% bonus) and Friend of the cubes (10% bonus) achievements, the process of calculation will look like:

100 base fame
100 fame * 0.25 = 25 fame (Pacifist bonus)
(100 + 25) fame * 0.1 = 12 fame (Accurate bonus rounded down)
(100 + 25 + 12) fame * 0.1 = 13 fame (Friend of the cubes bonus rounded down)

Result: 100 + 25 + 12 + 13 = 150 fame

Fame Bonuses stacking

To chose which bonuses to get is up to you, but if you do not want to play some classes - and want to quickly get all 5 quest stars, there are some types you can choose. (‘First born’ and ‘Well Equipped’ not included)

Average Joe - 40% Boost

  • Tunnel Rat
  • Enemy of the Gods
  • Explorer
  • Cartographer
  • Team Player

Challenging Pete - 50% Boost

  • Tunnel Rat
  • Enemy of the Gods
  • Explorer
  • Cartographer
  • Team Player
  • Friend of the Cubes

Grinding Smith - 80% Boost

  • Thirsty
  • Mundane
  • Tunnel Rat
  • Enemy of the Gods
  • Explorer
  • Cartographer
  • Team Player
  • Friend of the Cubes

Hardcore Max - 130% Boost

  • Thirsty
  • Mundane
  • Oryx Slayer
  • Tunnel Rat
  • Enemy of the Gods
  • Slayer of the Gods
  • Explorer
  • Cartographer
  • Team Player
  • Leader of Men
  • Friend of the Cubes

Impossible Insaneman - 165% Boost

  • Thirsty
  • Mundane
  • Boots on the Ground
  • Oryx Slayer
  • Tunnel Rat
  • Enemy of the Gods
  • Slayer of the Gods
  • Explorer
  • Cartographer
  • Team Player
  • Leader of Men
  • Doer of Deeds
  • Friend of the Cubes

Example of 335% fame gain due to a 130% fame boost.

Example death screen with fame bonuses