Fandom

xkcd Time Wiki

Castle Tools

1,340pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments7 Share

This page provides more detailed information about Castle Tools in the game Sandcastle Builder.

IntroductionEdit

Castle Tools are items which can be purchased (by spending castles) to produce castles automatically. They provide these castles once per ONG. These castles are made independent of the process of turning sand into castles. This means they do not affect, or are effected by, the rising sand costs. Thus Castle Tools will soon produce the majority of a player's castles, with Sand Tools producing a smaller amount and mostly being used as a source of sand itself.

Most Castle Tools only build castles if they can first destroy some smaller number of castles. This effect can be mitigated by various boosts.

You can buy as many of each kind of Castle Tool as you like, but keep in mind that the price of the next Castle Tool of a particular type will be equal to the sum of the prices of the previous two tools of that type that you bought. For example, if you buy a NewPixBot for 2 castles and then another NewPixBot for 3 castles, the next will cost 5 castles. (Discounts in previous sales are not taken into consideration for the base prices of subsequent sales.)

Castle Tool DataEdit

 
Tool Gain Rate [1] Destruction Rate Cost Unlocks
Newpixbot dark icon
NewPixBot
1 c/NP


  • +1 (Robot Efficiency)
  • +Redundakitties clicked/9 (HAL-0 Kitty) [2]
  • *2 (Carrybot)
  • *2 (Stickbot)
  • *2 (Standardbot)
  • *2 (Climbbot)
  • *2 (Luggagebot)
  • *2 (Recursivebot)
  • *2 (Flingbot)
  • *2 (Propbot)
  • *2 (Surfbot)
  • *2 (Smallbot)
  • *GlassCeilingMult (Glass Ceiling 1)
  • *0.001 (active NewPixBot Navigation Code)
  • *10210[3] (Frenchbot)



2 chips/NP [4]

  • *3 (Bottle Battle)
  • *10 (Bacon)
  • *1010 [5] (Fireproof)
0 c/NP 1 castle [6]

2000 glass chips [7]

  • 1: Trebuchet (Castle Tool)
  • 3: Busy Bot
  • 8: Robot Efficiency
  • 14: Recursivebot
  • 17: HAL-0 Kitty
  • 22: Factory Automation
  • 5000 (DORD): Production Control
  • 7500 (w/ Automata Assemble & variable Logicat level [8], via Logicat): Automata Control
  • 10000 (w/ Logicat level 150, via Logicat): Bottle Battle
Trebuchet dark icon
Trebuchet
4 c/NP


  • +1 (Spring Fling)
  • +1 for every Castle Tool with 2 or more owned (Varied Ammo)
  • +amount of Buckets and Flags owned (Throw Your Toys)
  • *4 (Flingbot)
  • *NewPixBots owned (Minigun)
  • *10 (Flying Buckets)
  • *10 (Human Cannonball)
  • *10 (Fly the Flag)
  • *10 (Up Up and Away)
  • *50 (Air Drop)
  • *GlassCeilingMult (Glass Ceiling 3)



7 chips/NP [4]

  • *Glass Ceilings owned (Stained Glass Launcher)
-2 c/NP


  • +1 (War Banner)



-1 chip/NP [9]

14 castles

4000 glass chips [7]

  • 1: Spring Fling
  • 2: Trebuchet Pong, Scaffold (Castle Tool)
  • 5: Varied Ammo
  • 14: Flingbot
  • 20: Throw Your Toys
  • 50: Flying Buckets, Human Cannonball, Fly the Flag, Up Up and Away, Air Drop
  • 4000 (/w Logicat level 160, via Logicat): Stained Glass Launcher
Scaffold dark icon
Scaffold
22 c/NP


  • *4 (Propbot)
  • *NewPixBots owned (Stacked)
  • *1.05Flags owned (Balancing Act)
  • *GlassCeilingMult (Glass Ceiling 5)



21 chips/NP [4]

  • *8 (Leggy)
  • *Ladders owned/104 [10] (Space Elevator)
-6 c/NP


  • *1.05Flags owned (Balancing Act)
  • +0.5*Ladders owned (Precise Placement) [2]



-6 chips/NP [9]

160 castles

6000 glass chips [7]

  • 2: Precise Placement
  • 4: Level Up!, Wave (Castle Tool)
  • 14: Propbot
  • 20: Balancing Act
  • 5000 (/w Logicat level 180, via Logicat): Leggy
Wave dark icon
Wave
111 c/NP


  • +19 (Swell)
  • *4 (Surfbot)
  • *NewPixBots owned (Big Splash)
  • *1.06Flags owned on even-numbered NewPix (Swim Between the Flags)
  • *GlassCeilingMult (Glass Ceiling 7)



55 chips/NP [4]

  • *10 (Clear Wash)
-24 c/NP


  • *1.06Flags owned on odd-numbered NewPix (Swim Between the Flags)
  • +0.2*Castles destroyed by Waves (Erosion)
  • +2*Rivers owned (Erosion)



-19 chips/NP [9]

380 castles

8000 glass chips [7]

  • 2: Swell
  • 8: River (Castle Tool)
  • 14: Surfbot
  • 30: Swim Between the Flags
  • 500 castles destroyed: Wipeout (Badge)
  • 2000 castles destroyed: Erosion
  • 5000 (w/ Logicat level 200, via Logicat): Clear Wash
River dark icon
River
690 c/NP


  • *1.05Bags owned (Sandbag)
  • *4 (Smallbot)
  • *NewPixBots owned (Irregular Rivers)
  • *GlassCeilingMult (Glass Ceiling 9)



134 chips/NP [4]

  • *12 (Crystal Streams)
-160 c/NP


  • +log(Clicks)2 (Riverish)
  • *1.05Bags owned (Sandbag)



-52 chips/NP [9]

3320 castles

10000 glass chips [7]

  • 1: Sandbag (with 1 Bag)
  • 14: Smallbot
  • 1000: Beanie Builder (Castle Tool)
  • 6000 (w/ Logicat level 220, via Logicat): Crystal Streams
Beanie Builder 10211 c/NP [11]
  • *GlassCeilingMult (Glass Ceiling 11)



281 chips/NP [4]

  • *15 (Super Visor)
  • *5 (Crystal Helm)
  • *Bags owned/106 [12] (Knitted Beanies)
-10210 c/NP [13]

-115 chips/NP [8]

10212 castles [14]

12000 glass chips [7]

6000 (w/ Logicat level 240, via Logicat): Super Visor

12000 (w/ Logicat level 300, via Logicat): Crystal Helm

[1] All Castle Tools are multiplied by 1.5Logicat level with the Logicastle Boost, as well as the Flux Turbine multiplier.

[2] Rounded down.

[3] 1 Quita

[4] Requires the Castles to Glass boost, Infinite castles and the tool costing Infinity castles to produce Glass Chips.

[5] 10 Giga

[6] Castle Tools increase using Fibonacchi numbers; that is, the price of a Castle Tool is equal to the sum of the prices of the tool last purchase, and the one before (pricen = pricen-1 + pricen-2). The cost shown is for the first tool purchased.

[7] Manufacturing Tools with Glass Chips requires the Tool Factory boost with the given amount of Chips in the buffer, the tool cost to be Infinite and the Glass Ceiling for that Tool to be owned. Unlike Castle cost, the tool cost does not increase.

[8] Need a Logicat level of 440*(50000/NewPixBots owned)

[9] Only uses Glass Chips if producing Glass Chips (see footnote [4])

[10] 10 Kilo

[11] 10 Quita c/NP

[12] 1 Mega

[13] -1 Quita c/NP

[14] 100 Quita Castles

Order of OperationsEdit

The exact order of operations for Castle Tools is fairly precise so some examples are provided to help explain how they work. The short version is that all the castle destruction happens first, from largest item to smallest item (i.e. right to left in the shop list), then all the castle building happens for all the active tools (though the order of that doesn't matter)

Example 1Edit

Suppose you have 5 castles, a newpixbot, 3 trebuchets (no boosts)

At the moment of the ONG, the first trebuchet will destroy 2 castles and become active. The second will destroy 2 castles and become active. The third will destroy 1 castle, and NOT become active. Since 1 castle is wasted, this is internally recorded in the total number of castles wasted by trebuchets.

Next, your newpixbot will become active.

Then the first and second active trebuchets will build 4 castles each. The third is inactive so will do nothing. Now you have 8 castles.

Then the price of castles will reset and you'll probably get a bunch more from sand.

That all happens within the same 'tick'.

Later, the active newpixbot will (unless you ninjad it by clicking for more sand) activate and give you 1 more castle. (any new newpixbots purchased won't be active yet so they do nothing)


Example 2Edit

suppose you have 47 castles, 2 waves, 3 trebuchets, and a dozen newpixbots.

At the moment of the ONG, the first wave will destroy 24 castles and become active. The second will destroy 23 castles and NOT become active. (these 23 are added to the total castles wasted by waves).

Then, the trebuchets will do nothing because there's nothing left to destroy.

Then the dozen newpixbots become active.

Then the single active wave gives you 111 castles.

Then the castle price resets and you probably get a bunch more castles from your sand.

Later the dozen newpixbots give you a castle each, unless ninja'd.damnaaan

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.