Hatchling Cockatrice Randomizer Posted November 28, 2008 Share Posted November 28, 2008 The warrior or guardian is a fighting tank. Plenty of strength for heavy armor to protect him and endurance so you can wait on healing. This allows you to rely less on spells to even up the odds in a fight. There are three versions. The first is the melee fighter that closes with the enemy and hacks until dead. Stength, melee weapon, and quick action skills are primary, but get some missle weapon skill to pick off the stray target on the edge of a swarm so you don't have to chase after missle type creations like artilas. The second is a missle fighter that emphasizes dexterity and missle weapon skills. You do less damage, but you don't have to chase down your targets. The last is the squadron fighter that directs creations to assist in the fights. This requires more intelligence and some shaping skills in one class to make powerful helpers. Parry is not that useful anymore at 2% per level in melee and 1% per level versus missle attacks. It's better to put the skill points towards more health with endurance or armor/resistance with luck. When fighting groups of foes it helps to have either a favorable position where only a few can attack you or use mental magic to daze and/or control your foes. Terror wands are nice near the start of the game, but you spend time chasing after foes running in different directions and it will wear off before you get them all. Now planting yourself in a doorway or corner and toss a bile-infused crystal or later lightning crystal at a swarm weakens them while you deal with those nearest you. Be sure to upgrade your weapon. The stunning blade in Whitespires Pass, the flaming blade in Kratoa Stoneworks, the oozing blade in Lerman's Pass, or the frozen blade in the Foundry Repository are all steps on the way to the puresteel blade at 25-125 base damage. Similarly javelins, steel javelins, venom baton, acid baton, submission baton are steps towards the reaper baton. Don't worry there are plenty of turrets to harvest more in reaper thorns even if it makes the shaper there hostile. You can get spell training in Harai-Kel from Quothe and it gets cheaper after doing his quest to visit Gorash-Kel. That gives you two levels and you can craft smoking gauntlets for 3 more levels. Firesteel gauntlets at the end are +5 so you can cast most spells without investing skill points in them. This will let you do acid shower and other spells to weaken foes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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