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Lilith

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  1. Resistances increase according to a formula based on enemy level, with some enemies having extra resistance to specific damage types on top of that. Physical resistance increases a bit faster with level than resistance to other types of damage. The result is that in the late game, when you're facing high-level enemies, they'll all be taking greatly reduced damage from whatever you throw at them.
  2. Oh, for sure. It's most important on Torment, since that's where you're taking the most damage. You can get melee or pole up to 8 with skill points, train it up to 10 at a trainer, get Hardiness up to 10 with skill points, and train it up to 12. It's worth the investment. Once you have Hardiness, you can start getting Parry, too, if you feel the need for it. Magical Efficiency is pretty much junk and not worth taking. It doesn't help that much with energy conservation in the first place, and the game gives you enough potions to get by.
  3. Homeland progress report

    Yeah, I could be wrong, but I think At the Gallows and Adventurer's Club 3 were the only scenarios that actually used the workaround for the 100-town bug once it was discovered.
  4. To Steam or Not To Steam....

    If you purchase the Steam version it should be able to run in offline mode, but if you've already purchased the game, you shouldn't need to buy it again: email support@spiderwebsoftware.com with details of your purchase (the name and email address you originally bought it under is usually enough) and I'm sure they'll be able to help you out.
  5. The Orb of Thralni can be reused infinitely, so there's no need to worry about that.
  6. What have you been eating recently?

    i made stuffing for the family christmas dinner but i went a little overboard and it turned into more of a stuffing-themed pilaf i started with this recipe but used black rice, replaced the pears with almonds and dried berries, and adjusted some of the cooking times and ingredient proportions a little anyway there was nothing obviously wrong with the end product and it tasted like food so i'll count that as a success
  7. Joining the Darkside Loyalists?

    Possibly, yeah. I don't remember exactly what the cutoff is, but there are a few key actions you can take that will make the Darkside Loyalists like you either more or less, and you need them to like you a certain amount in order to have the option to join. You can't "officially" join them until quite close to the end of the game, but there are a few opportunities to work with them before that.
  8. Yeah, I believe the forums still don't allow file uploads for regular users, so if you still need help you'll have to upload the image somewhere like imgur and then link to it here.
  9. I thought skill points were every 5 levels and you stopped getting traits entirely. But yeah, it's kind of a moot point, since level 35 is about the highest you're likely to reach in the course of an ordinary playthrough.
  10. Dual wielding is almost always stronger than using a shield for a character who's going to be attacking in melee. Think about it this way: would you rather take a little bit less damage, or inflict nearly twice as much? However, keep in mind that dual wielding also carries a hit penalty, so you'll still need ways to mitigate that (Dual Wielding skill helps). That strength:endurance ratio sounds a bit low to me, too. I usually added 3 points of strength for every 1 point of endurance. Hardiness and Parry are generally more effective at keeping you alive than Endurance. If you've maxed both of those out already, the other way to reduce the damage you take is to reduce the number of enemies as quickly as possible.
  11. I believe Strong Back only improves your weight limit, not your hit rate. The best way to improve your hit rate for melee fighters is just to invest more points into Strength, and think carefully about what armour is really worth wearing in the early game. Eventually you can get to a point where you can just wear everything and still hit almost all the time, but until then, sacrificing 5% hit rate to take 2% less damage often isn't a good tradeoff. It's been a while, but I don't think there's actually a way for you to get into that room.
  12. Avadon map editor? (for educational purposes)

    I don't know what the response will be, but if you want to ask, the best way to contact Jeff Vogel is to email support@spiderwebsoftware.com
  13. Avernum 1 Location/Date font

    If nobody here has an answer for you, there are websites like WhatTheFont that can identify fonts from an uploaded image. If it doesn't get exactly the one that was used, it'll probably at least be close.
  14. Start late or leave early?

    i have a job where i can set my own hours, but i generally end up doing most of my work in the evening, so i guess i've answered the question for myself already
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