While working your way through the main story in Elex II, you’ll notice that some of the decisions you make affect something called Destruction, but you’re never explicitly told what this means. This guide explains what Destruction is and why you should care about it.
Destruction is moral
When you gain or lose Destruction, it changes Jax’s position on the Destruction and Creation meter. You can track this in your inventory. Basically, the higher your Destroy rating, the worse your reputation. You can raise your Kill rating by killing NPCs that won’t attack you or making certain dialogue choices that make you seem inhuman or needy. You can lower your Kill rating through random acts of kindness like giving people cigarettes, drinks, money, and making positive dialogue choices.
This system is different from the Hot and Cold System in Elex because using Elex and Elexit does not lower your rating. The only way your morality changes is through your actions. If you have a low Kill rating, people are more likely to react positively to you and help you. If you have a high Kill rating, many people will probably try to dodge or ignore you.
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