[Quest] Halflings, ho!

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[Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby jcandli on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:03 pm

This quest asks me to defeat the Grimm's Grotto (normal difficulty) dungeon with the 3 Mages classes (Wizard, Sorcerer, Bloodmage).
I never won this dungeon with any of these classes.
Indeed, i have no clue on how to win this. Most of the time, my Wizard will run out of tiles to regen to reach lvl 8. And if i was lucky enough, how could i win against Bleaty ? Bosses will One Shot me most of the time, and my 6 Fireballs will hardly remove 50% life.
I presume i am very bad, cause it is a normal difficulty dungeon.
I want to improve my skills, so any tips is welcomed.
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Re: [Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby Gorgon on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:23 pm

Bleaty is an unbalanced boss. It can only be defeated using CYDSTEPP (unless you use the gnome + Jehora Jeheyu combo, but I'll assume you haven't unlocked Jehora yet).

Here's some advice:

Try a physical approach. Use a halfling with the tri-sword and try to find the CYDSTEPP glyph (or HALPMEH, if you're a wizard).

Do not convert your glyphs right away, only when you need health potions (unless you are worshipping Taurog).

Save exploration space. If you kill a high level enemy, you get an experience bonus, so you won't need to waste your exploration on same-level enemies...

Bosses will One Shot me most of the time


The only bosses I remember having trouble with at the beginning are Aequitas and Bleaty, and they can be defeated using CYDSTEPP because of their low HP.
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Re: [Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby jcandli on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:37 pm

Thanks for your tips, Gorgon !
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Re: [Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby jcandli on Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:53 pm

I managed to win it with a Wizard + Tri-Sword ; i then found Whurrgarbl and APHEELSIK.
Thanks again for advice, Gorgon.
It seems the only way to win with Mages is the melee way ; weird, but true.
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Re: [Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby Gorgon on Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:05 pm

You're welcome ;)

Yeah, halflings were not made to be used as mages...
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Re: [Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby jcandli on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Btw, DD is one the best game i've ever played.
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Re: [Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby Gorgon on Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:36 pm

That's true. By the way, have you finished the quest?
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Re: [Quest] Halflings, ho!

Postby jcandli on Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:20 pm

Yes ! Thanks to you !
Moreover, i've learned to level up while i was fighting a high level mob ; that helps :D

Cheers.
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