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Talismans are special tools that last for a certain time period. Some talismans can be used to increase the rewards from successful investigation of pictures or puzzles. Other types  accelerate energy recovery, increase rewards from visiting Friends, add time to investigate pictures and puzzles, reduce the number of Special Items needed to investigate pictures, and more. Some types of talismans have similar functions, but different levels of strength or duration.

Talismans are found in your inventory and can be activated at any time from the Talisman tab.

The Talismans tab of Inventory also contains Artefacts and Magic Crystal talismans.

Finding TalismansEdit

Talismans can be won for successful investigation of pictures or by combining certain collections. Talismans can also be bought for crystals or coins in the shop.

The Scroll, Money Bag, Fortune Talisman, and Winged Lightning talismans are in the pool of "Gratitude from a friend" (Thank You) gifts.

Timed Challenge Events often have a special Event Talisman which can be won by completing part of the Timed Challenge. These look similar to many Artefacts, and their strength and duration is usually similar to some Artefacts.

Using TalismansEdit

To use a talisman, press the Inventory icon on your home desktop. The Talisman Tab is the first tab in the inventory, and is usually open by default.

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Scroll through your available talismans and press on the one you want to use. This will bring up a box describing the talisman, what it does, and where it can be found. Press the green "Use" button to activate the talisman or the brown "Cancel" button to go back to the list of talismans.

When you activate a talisman, its effective time starts immediately. You can see the remaining time under the image of the talisman on the right side of the desktop. This is real time and cannot be extended by pausing while investigating, or by leaving the game.

You can use one of each type of talisman (or artefact) at the same time, so you can potentially have 12 talismans and artefacts running at the same time. However, only one talisman of each type can be used at a time, and a talisman cannot be used at the same time as an artefact with the same function. For example you can use an Ancient Scroll and a Money Bag at the same time, but you cannot use an Ancient Scroll at the same time as a Scroll or a Money Bag at the same time as a Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold.

Experience TalismansEdit

Experience Talismans increase the amount of experience points you earn for investigating pictures or puzzles by a certain percentage for set period of time.

  • Scroll: The Scroll increases experience points earned from investigating pictures by 15% for 30 minutes. Scrolls can be found by successfully investigating the Mayan Temple and Amusement Park. They are rewards for achieving award levels of "Professor" and "Code-Cracker". Scrolls can also be won by combining certain collections or purchased for coins in the Shop. 
  • Ancient Scroll: The Ancient Scroll increases experience points earned from exploring pictures by 20% for 90 minutes. Ancient Scrolls are rewards achieving award levels of "Mathematician", "Brainiac", and "Detective (Level 2)". Ancient Scrolls can also be won by combining certain collections or purchased for crystals in the shop.
  • Scroll of wisdom: The Scroll of Wisdom increases experience earned for studying a photo by 100% for 2 hours. They can be won by combining certain collections or purchased for crystals in the shop.


For information in a downloadable format, please see: All Amulets and Talismans Categorized.pdf The following tables do not include Event Talismans or Artefacts.

Talisman Icon Function Duration Price in Shop
Scroll
Scroll
Increases experience points from investigating pictures by 15% 30 minutes 4000 coins
Ancient Scroll
Ancient scroll
Increases experience points from exploring pictures by 20% 90 minutes 16 crystals
Scroll of Wisdom
Talismans portal
Increases experience for studying a photo by 100% 120 minutes 80 crystals

Money TalismansEdit

Money Talismans increase the amount of coins you earn for successfully investigating pictures or puzzles by a certain percentage for a set period of time.

  • Money Bag: The Money Bag increases the number of coins earned from exploring pictures by 20% for 30 minutes. Money Bags can be found by successfully investigating Joy Café and Bungalow. They are rewards for achieving award levels "Instructor" and "Leprechaun". Money Bags can also be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for crystals in the shop.
  • Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold: The Pot o' Gold increases the number of coins from exploring pictures by 25% for 90 minutes. They are rewards for achieving award levels "Professor" and "Gold-Digger". Pot o' Golds can also be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for crystals in the shop.
  • Treasure map: The Treasure map increases the number of coins earned for studying a photo by 100% for 2 hours. They can be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for crystals in the shop.
Talisman Icon Function Duration Price in Shop
Money Bag
Money bag
Increases coins from exploring pictures by 20% 30 minutes 6 crystals
Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold
Pot o gold
Increases coins from exploring pictures by 25% 90 minutes 16 crystals
Treasure map
Treasure map
Increases the number of coins for studying a photo by 100% Two hours 70 crystals

Luck TalismansEdit

Luck Talismans increase the odds for winning objects for successfully investigating pictures by a certain percentage for a set period of time. Luck Talismans do not help you find hidden objects within pictures. Luck Talismans also do not increase the odds of winning a particular item (such as a quest item), they simply increase the odds of receiving ANY items for investigating pictures. Typically using a Luck Talisman will increase the number of collection items and elements to combine collections you win after successfully completing a picture. Since the number of items you win is bigger, the odds of you winning the item you need are increased. However, the items you win are still randomly generated so there is no guarantee you will win a specific item you are looking for.

  • Fortune Talisman: The Fortune Talisman increases the chances of finding objects inside pictures by 10% for 30 minutes*. Fortune Talismans can be found by successfully investigating Crashed Plane and Misty Shed.  They are rewards for achieving award levels "Assistant Professor"; "Happy Birthday"; "Good Gesture", and "Trainee (Level 2)". Fortune Talismans can also be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for coins in the shop.
  • Fortune Amulet: The Fortune Amulet increases the chances of finding objects inside pictures by 30% for 90 minutes. They are rewards for achieving award levels "Lucky"; "Brainiac"; "Santa's Elf"; "Expert (Level 2)". Fortune Amulets can also be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for crystals in the shop.
  • Diamond horseshoe: The Diamond horseshoe increases the chances of finding objects in the photo by 90% for 2 hours. They can be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for crystals in the shop.
Talisman Icon Function Duration Price in Shop
Fortune Talisman
Fortune talisman
Increases chances of finding objects inside pictures by 10% 30 minutes 4000 coins
Fortune Amulet
Fortune amulet
Increases chances of finding objects inside pictures by 30% 90 minutes 18 crystals
Diamond horseshoe
Diamond horseshoe
Increases chances of finding objects inside pictures by 90% Two hours 90 crystals

Note: the Fortune Talisman originally increased the chances of finding objects inside pictures by 25%, but the Treasure Island update reduced the amount to 10% to bring it more in line with the other talismans of equal value.

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Energy TalismansEdit

Energy Talismans increase the rate of renewal of energy points (needed to investigate pictures/puzzles) by a certain rate for a set period of time. Typically, energy restores at a rate of 1 energy point for every 3 minutes. Using Energy Talismans speeds up the 3-minute count down for a new energy point to be created. Energy Talismans do not speed up the renewal of strength points (needed to charge a friend's pictures/puzzles/awards when visiting them). When an Energy Talisman is activated energy renewal is faster than 1 point every 3 minutes, but strength renewal remains at 1 point for every 3 minutes (unless a Friendship Talisman is also active).

  • Winged Lightning: Winged Lightning triples energy restoration speed for 30 minutes (you gain 1 energy point every minute for 30 minutes). Winged Lightning can be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for crystals in the shop.
  • Super Winged Lightning: Super Winged Lightning increases energy restoration by 5 times for 90 minutes (you gain 1 energy point every 36 seconds for 90 minutes). Super Winged Lightning are rewards for achieving award levels "Specialist"; "The professional of photos"; "The owner of the photos"; "The Lord of the Photos"; "The adept of photos"; "The master of the photo" and "Superfast". Super Winged Lightening can also be won by combining certain collections or purchased for crystals in the shop. The Super Winged Lightning can be used when the game is in standby (overnight) but it will not continue past the 90 minutes.
  • Angel wings: Angel wings increase energy restoration up to 10 times for 2 hours (you gain 1 energy point every 18 seconds for 2 hours). Angel wings can be won by combining certain collections or they can be purchased for crystals in the shop.
Talisman Icon Function Duration Price in Shop
Winged Lightning
Winged lightning
Triples energy restoration speed 30 minutes 7 crystals
Super Winged Lightning
Super winged lightning
Increases energy restoration by 5 times 90 minutes 18 crystals
Angel wings
Angel wings
Increases energy recovery up to ten times Two hours 100 crystals

Friendship Talismans Edit

Friendship talismans were introduced to the game during the Treasure Island Update. The talismans can be earned as rewards during special events, or obtained by buying them in the shop using crystals. Friendship Talismans help with friend interactions in the game, such as strength renewal and rewards for visiting friends.

The Bronze Weight Disk accelerates power recovery (strength needed to charge friends' desktops) by 3 times for 30 minutes. The Golden Weight Disk accelerates power recovery by 5 times for 90 minutes. Typically, power restores at a rate of 1 strength point for every 3 minutes. Using the weight disks speeds up the 3 minutes count down for a new strength point to be created. Weight disks do not speed up the renewal of energy points (needed to investigate pictures/puzzles). When a weight disk is activated, strength renewal is faster than 1 point every 3 minutes, but energy renewal remains at 1 point for every 3 minutes (unless an Energy Talisman is also active).

The Friends talismans increase the awards size from visiting friends by a certain percentage when activated. They increase the coins and experience points earned from daily bonuses for friends you receive daily bonuses from while visiting, and they increase the coins and experience points earned from charging your friends' desktops. They do not increase the special items earned as part of the daily bonuses and they do not increase the number of random collection items that drop while charging your friends' desktops.

Talisman Icon Function Duration Price in Shop
Bronze weight disk
Bronze weight disc
Accelerates power recovery by 3 times 30 minutes 7 crystals
Golden weight disk
Golden weight disk
Accelerates power recovery by 5 times 90 minutes 18 crystals
Friend's support
Friends support
Increases the award size by 20% for visiting and helping your friends 30 minutes 7 crystals
Strong friendship
Strong friendship
Increases the award size by 30% for visiting and helping your friends 90 minutes 16 crystals

The Magic CrystalEdit

Magic crystal

The Magic Crystal Talisman

The Magic Crystal increases the odds of finding an object (as a reward) by 12% and adds 12% to coins received from investigating pictures and puzzles for 10 days.

The Magic Crystal is a reward for entering the game every day. It takes 25 days to make a Magic Crystal.  There are 5 components to the Magic Crystal.  You must enter the game for 5 consecutive days to complete each component of the Magic Crystal.  For each component, if you miss a day, you will be given the option to start the 5-day period over, or to recover your progress by paying with crystals.

When you complete each component, it will automatically go into your Inventory, in the Different section.  You might see none, or up to 4, of the components in your Inventory.  You cannot have more than 1 of each.  When you complete the fifth component, the Magic Crystal is automatically created.  You will be asked if you want to use it now.  If you say No, the Magic Crystal will go into the Talisman section of your Inventory.  Whether you say Yes or No, the component inventory will be removed from the Different section.

You can use a Magic Crystal in addition to another talisman that increases Coins; you will receive additive benefits. You can also use a Magic Crystal in addition to another talisman that increases Luck.  For example, if you are using a Magic Crystal and then activate a Fortune Amulet and Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold, for the following 90 minutes your chances of winning items for successfully investigating pictures and puzzles will be increased by a total of 42% and the amount of coins you win for successfully investigating pictures and puzzles will be increased by a total of 37%. 

Note: Using a Diamond Horseshoe which increases Luck by 90% plus the Magic Crystal which increases Luck by 12% means you will increase your odds by 102%.  This does not mean you have are guaranteed to receive any object; it means that you have approximately doubled the chance you will win it as compared to using no luck talisman.

Historical Note:  Between Christmas 2014 and the Social Events Update in 2015, you could not use the Magic Crystal talisman at the same time as other Luck or Money talismans.

ArtefactsEdit

Artefacts are types of Talismans.  They are created by combining 5 completed Collections. See the Artefacts tab in the Collections Section. Most Artefact Talismans have a duration of 24 to 48 hours. Artefacts are displayed in the Talisman Inventory section.  

Many Artefacts include "Amulet" in their name. This term has no special significance.

See the Artefacts page for more information on Artefacts, and the List of Artefacts pages for details of what items are required to create each Artefact.

Useful HintsEdit

If you are a beginning player, as soon as you can play for about 30 minutes in one session, use a Scroll, Money Bag, and Fortune Talisman each time you play. 

The Lucky Dog's chest contains 3 Fortune Amulets, 3 Scrolls, and 3 Money Bags.  It is the reward for combining the Photographer's Things collection, which consists of items found while investigating pictures in Anagram (Curse) mode.

Use the List of Collections page to sort Collections by their rewards in order to find the collections that reward the Talisman you want. You can also use the List of Collection Items (or same list with pictures) to find out what items are needed to create those collections or the List of Collection Item Locations to find out where to get the items needed for those collections (to help choose the most economical collection to use to win the Talisman). If you cannot find a collection item in a Picture that should reward it, use the Picture Level - Resources and Demands to check what Picture level that Picture needs to be in for a chance of winning that collection item.

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