Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

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Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby Psycho Savager on Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:27 am

I've completed Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair with most classes and gotten most of the badges. I just need advice on how to complete both dungeons with the following classes: Monk, Vampire and Goatperson.

Also, which class(es) would you recommend for the Vicious token on both dungeons?
Easy & Medium Badges: 210/210 Hard Badges: 450/450 Vicious Badges: 172/180 Triple Quests: 2/3
Explorer's Guild Puzzles: 56/56 Bronze/Silver/Gold Challenges: 45/45 Achievements: 34/35 Overall: 99.0%
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby sitnaltax on Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:24 pm

I believe that for both Monk victories on those dungeons, I prepped Binlor. Both the extra knockback damage and magic resistance help a LOT. On Namtar, prep Quest Items because the soul orb/viper ward are great, and save your reflex/quicksilver/WHUPAZ for the second form. VS is a matter of luck with getting a tolerable monster mix and good items, but I don't recall anything being terribly tricky.

I don't recall how I managed Namtar with a Vampire (probably Dragon Shield I assume) but I remember that Vampire + VS was the very last of the Vicious dungeon combos I finished (VT and goat excepted). It's brutal. I prepped Zot, and this was back in the area where Zot + WHUPAZ had the powerful combination--although I finished with some resources left, so who knows, I might have managed. The monster loadout for that dungeon is just so hostile. You'll probably need to try many times to get a tolerable monster mix. Prep Quest Items because the Balanced Dagger and Platemail are both great.

I have not finished any Vicious dungeon with a goat, so good luck there!

I did VT VS with a Sorcerer I believe, and then later (because I got it confused with Dragon Isles) I did it with an Orc Wizard as well. Once again, Binlor is awesome for this dungeon. You don't have to do anything fancy or weird; just play carefully and with some luck and it's manageable.
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby Psycho Savager on Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:37 pm

Any recommendations on what races for the Monk? I usually do Orc to make up for his weak attack but I'm thinking Halfling or Gnome may help with going the distance.
Easy & Medium Badges: 210/210 Hard Badges: 450/450 Vicious Badges: 172/180 Triple Quests: 2/3
Explorer's Guild Puzzles: 56/56 Bronze/Silver/Gold Challenges: 45/45 Achievements: 34/35 Overall: 99.0%
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby Blovski on Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:36 pm

Orc or human is what I'd do. The higher damage really improves how early you can regen fight things, which makes a big difference.

Also, get yourself a smuggler's den for bonus blackspace and breakable walls.
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby sitnaltax on Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:55 am

I agree with Blovski that orc or human is the way to go. I'd probably pick orc because it happens to work nicely with Binlor and helps a bit more at the tricky lower levels.
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby The Avatar on Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:53 pm

Monk should basically be binlor shenanigans. Tons of magic res, knock back, and orcs to complement knock back and make up for their awful starting damage.

Vampire and goatperson I haven't played in the longest time, so I'm not the one to ask.

For VT on both I like berserker. Their inherent magic res and boosted damage is very powerful. Paladin is also a great choice.
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby Psycho Savager on Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:33 pm

Monk on Namtar's Lair is done! As is Goatperson - not as difficult as I was expecting actually. I was lucky to get Taurog, Tikki-Tooki and Pactmaker.

Next request - what preps to people recommend for getting Feeling Parched?
Easy & Medium Badges: 210/210 Hard Badges: 450/450 Vicious Badges: 172/180 Triple Quests: 2/3
Explorer's Guild Puzzles: 56/56 Bronze/Silver/Gold Challenges: 45/45 Achievements: 34/35 Overall: 99.0%
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby booooooze on Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:24 am

Been a long time, and I'm just running through the game again (for, like, the 5th time) because I love the game almost as much as The Avatar (just kidding; not possible).

Anyway, I remember struggling with the vampire on VHoS. Dug up this thread; has some tips. Don't know if they're still relevant, as I haven't gotten that far in my current playthrouh.

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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby Psycho Savager on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:47 am

Feeling Parched and Vampire are done. Just one badge left in Namtar's Lair, Vicious Token. And I am really struggling.
Easy & Medium Badges: 210/210 Hard Badges: 450/450 Vicious Badges: 172/180 Triple Quests: 2/3
Explorer's Guild Puzzles: 56/56 Bronze/Silver/Gold Challenges: 45/45 Achievements: 34/35 Overall: 99.0%
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Re: Getting 100% on Vicious Steel and Namtar's Lair

Postby Nurator on Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:35 pm

then its time to update your signature :)
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