As I have been seeing a lot of confusion about how to grow your kinsect, I'll try to sumarize the explanation I have given in another topic in this board.

**KINSECT STATS**Kinsects have 3 main stats:

Power

Stamina

Speed

And elemental stats below these.

The three main stats start at a base of 60. While elemental stats start at 0.

Now on to nectars...

**NECTARS**Sweet, sweet nectars, the juice that fuels our kinsect.

There are several types of nectars.

Power+, Stamina+ and Speed+ Nectars are the main ones you want.

You can get these exchanging them for points from Wycoon,

Then you have the elemental variants, that add elemental stats and main stats as well. Which in my opinion, are totally useless, since your weapon will be the one doing all the elemental damage you need.

Each nectar adds and substracts certain points, and in order to evolve your kinsect you have to reach certain thresholds on certain stats. I'm sure you guys will have heard about the Extender Kinsect, right? I'll talk about him later, basicly you can only obtain him if you use nectars in a very specific order, because of how they work.

If you use nectars recklessly, you can fall short of those minimun required points, rendering your kinsect impossible to be upgraded fully, and basicly scrweing up your Insect glaive

NOTE: Kinsects and Glaives are ONE, if you screw up your kinsect, you will have to remake your IG from scratch!

The leveling system for a kinsect is a funny one. Every time you feed your kinsect a nectar, you are adding GROWTH points, these points make the experience bar of thekinsect go up. To level up the kinsect, you will need a certain amount of GROWTH points.

Let's settle this right here and right now. GROWTH points are NOT equal to STAT points. When you use a Power+ nectar, for example, you are adding 2 growth points to power, these 2 growth points alone, will NOT raise the stat.

Stats raise once you have used enough growth points, and they rise in bulk, never 1 by 1.

Lets break down the important nectars that you need and what they raise and lower, for times sake, I'm just going to use the main stat nectars without elemental changes, so you understand the growth system and can then experiment on your own.

Power+: Power +2 Speed -1/Fire -1

Stamina+: Stamina +2 Power -1/Water -1

Speed+: Speed +2 Stamina -1/Thunder -1

Power++: Power +5 All elements -1

Stamina++: Stamina +5 All elements -1

Speed++: Speed +5 All elements -1

Remember, these numbers are GROWTH points. Not STAT points.

Each nectar fills up a certain amount of growth points., So you can actually use a lot of contrary nectars, end up with crap stats, and have used enough growth points to be able to level up your kinsect, but because you did not meet the minimum stats necessary for the kinsect to evolve, you won't be able to evolve it to the next form, so it will stay the same even if you level it up.

That is why recipes use nectars in a very specific order, so you do not lower an important stat required for unlocking the evolution you desire for your kinsect.

Once you EVOLVE your kinsect, having reached the minimum threshold required, that stat will never lower. So, for example, you use Power nectar to get to 96, which is a required stat for the second power kinsect evolution. Once you evolve it, 96 will be the new minimum, so when you use stamina nectar, the power stat will never go under 96.

You want bugs go play Lost Planet. This is war boy, no bugs or liberals allowed.

-Nick_GF