fighting something more powerful than you, do not be afraid to
run away. This was learned the hard way.
Whether you're a Warrior, or Thief dump points into Dexter
most useful weapon in the game thus far, is the Bow.
It deals decent damage, and because it is a ranged weapon, it
keeps you from getting hit as much.
Keep upgrading your armor. The higher it's
AR rating, the more damage it can take. And if you hear
a "clang" in battle, that means your armor absorbed
the hit, thereby saving you some damage.
Take along a Fighter-type as your second character, but don't
get too attached to him/her. They serve a purpose: to keep
your main character alive. Set him/her in reserve, and they'll
guard your back, and take most of the damage). Keep some
scrolls of RESURRECTION handy for when, not if), this guy dies.
SAVE OFTEN, SAVE
SMART. You all know this after
Diablo, Daggerfall, etc. Save your game right after a quest,
before going into a dungeon, etc. You might mess up a
part of the quest (like accidentally drinking the poison you
need to get a piece of the crystal), and have to start over
again, (learned the HARD way).
the biggest threat first. At endgame, I played around thinking
I could take out the Wyverns, then go after Draak. It didn't
work out. After about the 3rd RELOAD, I got smart. Take out
Draak, and the little ones disappear.
useful Spell: MAGIC DOOR. Most useless Spell:
STORM. (haven't found a use for it yet) Skill to
Learn: Assassin-DEFUSE (trapped chests and such
hurt....bad.) Warrior-MASTER AT ARMS (more attacks, more
speed = more dead stuff)
is not listed in the manual but can be very useful. By
using the left/right and up/down arrows, you can control the
zoom and the x-axis. Did you know you can also control
the y-axis? Just hold down <Ctrl> while you press
up/down. Happy adventuring.
fighters when using two-handed weapons have added attack modes
that makes him very deadly, so don't discriminate against the
lack of a shield, since you can parry with a weapon
the game you cannot heal other people with spells, thus unless
you have a Monk/Priestess you should have each member of your
party know Antidote and Heal. Or have items that cast
them for you.
Quick save often, just hit Q.
hesitate to upgrade your weapons when u have a chance.
Some weapons are ridiculously high Durability, and it is a
good idea to upgrade them. Right now my fighter is using a
upgraded Magical Master Sword, with a durability of 40, and
like 50 or 60 points of damage.
you step on any activation plates that are next to the wall be
sure to cast reflect so the fireball will be bounced
Bomb spell can be cast into areas that you haven't have access
to. Since sometimes the walls become transparent and you can
see the enemy, just cast Magic Bomb on them and kill them
before you even enter the room. This also works
for certain quests in which you know there will be enemies
popping up, you can "mine the field" first.
computer AI will not cast spells, (At least I can't figure out
how) so it is usually a good idea to have the wizard as human
class can use every weapon as long as you meet the
requirement, I usually have my wizard armed with a bow so he
doesn't have to get rough and dirty... while the hack and
slash Warrior cleans up the front line.
are magical elixirs in the game that increase your stats (just
like Diablo) and just like Diablo it cost you a entire block
of Gold (5000 in Diablo) 10,000 in
is usually a good idea to clean out a entire dungeon once you
get in, utilizing the Blood Pools and the Mana pools you
should be able to do it with no problems. That way when
the people come to you to give you quests you can immediately
finish it up, instead of having to remember who asked you to
Be sure to pick
up each item and check if they are magical or not. I
almost missed a lot of good items, like that Armored Leather
armor with AC of 50, +15 to all Stats, and +18% AC.
Almost missed it. I personally think Detect
ability of the wizard is far better than the Werewolf ability
of the Sorceress.
Money is pretty
easy in the game, so don't be afraid to spent them. Bank
is also very important, you should deposit there as often as
possible, since their total is included when u want to buy
things. If you have 20,000 in the bank, and 2000 with
you, the shops will show 22,000 when u want to buy stuff.
like giant spiders can't fit through doorways, so you can
either kill them with spells or ranged weapons from the safety
of the other side of the doorway.
upgrade past level 1 Magic Missile. It goes up 1 damage
min/max and 1 point of mana. Don't upgrade your town
portal spell as it makes the cost go up.
reflectivity spell when fighting anything ranged. Not
only will it make you totally impervious to all damage, but
you'll even do damage to them without trying.
not leave your game on overnight. You will get like 20
years older and die of hunger.
If you want your AI controlled
character to cast spells simply click on their mana bar and
you will get a white line indicating how much mana they will
expend before they stop casting spells, I find this extremely
useful with the heal spell, as it cuts down on having to
constantly monitor the health of both characters. But be careful it is very easy to
accidentally leave the AI character with a very mana intensive
spell selected and he/she can run out of mana by casting 10
magic bombs on a pack of rats.
Gunther and Elmeric have for sale changes
every time you go into a new dungeon level so if you see an
item that you really really want and are short, don't go down
to the next level! Also always go back to town shortly after
entering a new dungeon level to see what nifty new items have
popped up. It also makes the items available a notch
better (Better equipment appears) every time you go
down. On Level 13 of Expert I see the same things as
just starting out in Master.
Touch enchantment doesn't seem to work properly and it's
expensive as all get out (156,000 gold for a 12-21 Halberd
with it), so I recommend saving your money.
very sweet. It does feed you the hit points and works on
all monsters except undead (skeletons, ghosts, etc.) And it
still does it's full damage potential.
Max's out at 96%...do this ASAP for
it will save you a ton of damage.
If you buy an elemental
weapon (Fire elemental, magic missile, poisoned) Be sure to
carry another ordinary weapon too as you can get to fight
creatures immune to this element and be screwed up because you
do 1 damage each hit.
repair your stuff that you are keeping with the repair skill,
if you want to lose durability then upgrade.
Each time you
go back to town be sure to rest at the inn. It costs only 100
and gets the 3 bars up to the top.