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Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« on: October 11, 2009, 12:06:27 AM »
I'm kinda new to this game, and in my best game so far I reached dungeon level 25 with an Angel Elementalist (I was lucky, I got Holy magic and started with Crusade, Summon spirit of light, Spirit Wraith @ level 3 and soon got Crusade regeneration and stuff; stupid death btw).

My general strategy is to start with at least one good attack spell (possibly one that doesn't need a good aim) at level 2 or more, and a summon spell (three brute force pets are often - if not always - a great help; and they make you gain xp).
My goal is to get a minimal level/regeneration/storage to those spells:
- Haste spell (must have)
- Evaporate wall (for tactics and speeding up dungeoning)
- Raise wall (for tactics)
- Watcher (for invisible enemies)
- a high level/regeneration/storage for a good circle 4 attack spell
- a high level for a good circle 4 summoning

I always kill all the enemies in every dungeon and never pick up spells not included in my goal list.

For the moment my fav characters are:
- Angel Geomancer -> Angels are great; they move fast and they fly for a little malus in hp and damage. Geomancer is a really cool class because it starts with Evaporate Walls (tactic), Summon boar (summoning), Stoning (missile). Slow also comes in handy with bosses.
- Gnome + any class with the Haste spell -> Gnomes' +1 level to every spell is something great, their only big disadvantage is their low speed, but this can be fixed with a permanent haste spell.
- random spells classes (Elementalist, Wild mage, Sorcerer), because sometime they get great combinations.
- Ice Mage and Sun Mage are also cool

What's your strategy? What are your favourite race-class combinations?



PS- do you know if you can sell equipment in shops?
PPS- is there a way to deactivate traps?
« Last Edit: October 11, 2009, 12:26:51 AM by Skeletor »
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 12:25:21 AM »
I've still got the latest generation of it on my backlog...but oh how sweet it shall be when tended to.

Anywho, for me, my classic was to ALWAYS have a sprig into Steam and Geyser....the latter for the cool effect, but both for the ability to kill through walls and a few other nifty tricks.  Also, to make sure something is capable of killing flying enemies in the arsenal---as they are vicious most times.  Evaporate walls is awesome but perhaps the ultimate "you better be able to fully pay attention to playing this game else you'd best be doing something else" spell.
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 01:14:44 AM »
I tried a Druid.. wow, Vaporize and Geyser are great spells.
Is there a class with one of them auto levelling up?

Why sometimes when drinking potions I receive a message like "potion efficacy decreased"?
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 01:23:49 AM »
Could be under a negative status effect that messes with healing abilities of all kinds---not uncommon as otherwise people would just heal/regen spam their way to total victory.
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 03:46:55 PM »
I had the impression that the more potions you consume, the less they become powerful. Is that true?
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 07:35:24 PM »
Not that I recall....might just be a matter of timing for them to work versus how much damage there actually is.  Like many things, the more you play the better a feel you get for it.
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 08:01:59 AM »
Last question: do you know if there is a way to deactivate traps or sell weapons in shops?
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 12:43:57 PM »
I think something might've been done with shops and selling in recent patching..not sure on selling in particular though, but I am rather sure there is a Trap Manipulation spell of some sort---think it even saw an update in this version or the last.
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Re: Triangle Wizard: what's your strategy?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2009, 12:28:25 PM »
Device Manipulation is really nice, thanks.

I changed my strategy.. now I go for those 8 spells:
1- Vaporize or a circle 4 attack spell
2- Circle 4 summoning
3- Evaporate Wall or Fireball or Teleport
4- Raise Wall
5- Healing Water
and, not shortkeyed:
a- Turn Undead
b- Dispel Magic
c- Manipulate Device
(d- Haste if I'm not playing a fast movement race.. but I usually pick the angel)
« Last Edit: October 17, 2009, 04:30:48 PM by Skeletor »
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