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Posted By: kurgun2000 The imp castle - 09/11/03 05:23 AM
Ok lemme get this straight, I've been rising my level and going up quite well, up to lvl 32 warrior, and have been doing 5 strength gains for the past 5 levels, apparently strenght means nothing in this game. I get to the end of imp castle and fight a Dragon whatever it's called, and now 1 hit kills me? Wow, really sweet, and to top all of that off the dragon thing that kills me with 1 blow has 5 other lizard or dragon dudes to help him? What were they thinking when they did this part, to make this part totally impossible to beat? Its times like these that people normally want to cheat, I'm at the end of the game, I can't fight anything more to make my level go up, now would be a nice time to be able to get past this annoying part. I'm sick of doing this over and over just to be killed easily, anyone have any solutions, since there doesen't seem to be any cheats that exist. Thanks. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Zandalor Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 05:34 AM
Hi Kurgun Try to turn him into a frog or rabbit, I cant kill him anyother way eather. I dont see it as cheating but some do. I hope this helps. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Raze Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 07:17 AM
Those 25 strength points give you a damage bonus of 15. How is your offense/defense (ie chance to hit / be hit)? A high agility helps a lot.
differences between classes (secondary stat calculations)

If you approach slowly, you can draw off the lizards first, then go in and fight the dragon rider alone.

If you drink a shadow potion and use your spin attack near (but not directly on) a creature, you will hit it without turning visible.

Aura of Guarding or Spellshield would help a little, and mage spell books can be bought (check with Kistandalius or Blake in Ars Magicana and Corinna or Mpenzak in Verdistis).
If you quick save before running your mouse over an item/chest/merchant or hitting the alt key, you can identify the item or trade with the merchant, then quick load to get different stats or inventory. This can be done repeatedly to get the best stats or specific bonuses on an item (save after finding good candidates) or looking for specific items (such as spell books or charms) from merchants. Don't waste too much time with this, though, it really isn't necessary to get the best possible equipment.

As for the 1 hit kill, check your resistances. If they are negative (a bug with removing an item with a Magic Barrier skill bonus if you did not otherwise have any points in it), install the latest patch.

There are all kinds of ways to cheat;

iZakaroN's SaveEditor (experience, stat and skill points)

DAD's item editor

To copy an item; quick save the game, then drag an item out of your inventory, but not somewhere there is a red X. Without dropping first, quick load the game, then release the mouse button when it starts to load. This will produce a copy of the item on the ground, with the original still in your inventory.

There is a much easier method for items which can be stacked;
Drag a stack out of (or into) your inventory (or container) and hold down the control key before dropping. This will bring up the split stack pane; type in a negative number and hit enter (the checkmark will be greyed out). This can also be done in the trade window.

Welcome to the forum. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: bundy Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 10:27 AM
Kurgun, the game is very easy, you just haven't learnt yet how to play it very well. That dragon dude (I think it's called Rak Sheen?) is not that hard, just keep him frozen (with the "Freeze" skill, if you don't have it that's your problem), and go after the lizards first. After you get rid of the lizards, you just whack the dragon dude on the head with a blunt object until he falls, just make sure to refreeze him quickly each time he gets unfrozen. Polymorph works too, I just personally prefer Freeze.

You shouldn't die in 1 hit at your level, you either have too little life or too poor resistances (or a mix of both). Try to get items with as much of those 2 attributes as possible. Use the Enchant Weapon skill to get as much vitality and resistances in your items. In the last half of the game, my characters typically get 100+ to all resistances, thus becoming pretty much immune to magic. I fight 3 dragons at once and take NO damage from them. So relax, the game is not hard at all, you'll realize that once you get to know it better.

And finally, you're quite far from the end <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: Carrie Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 03:33 PM
Welcome to the forum. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

As a mage, i used life leech - worked perfectly! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: kurgun2000 Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 08:37 PM
I killed it finally, had the axe that has freeze imbued into the blade, it was actually not that hard, just had to get behind him so he couldnt hit me. hacked him from behind and he never touched me, got stuck on the wall lol. Now the question is, where is the imp teleporter scroll? havent seen it in any faqs, i guess noone ever got this?
Posted By: bundy Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 08:47 PM
You should have found the imp scroll on your way to the dragon guy, it's in a room somewhere in the northern part of the dungeon (I don't remember exactly). It just says "Scroll" so it's not hard to miss, watch out for it.
Posted By: kiya Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 08:58 PM

Kurgun take this pic and then the next one (click on "next")
Posted By: bundy Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 09:18 PM

Holy crap, you should call that "Kia's DD Encyclopedia" <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" />
*adds to favorites*
Posted By: kiya Re: The imp castle - 09/11/03 09:29 PM
Yes, please do it, Bundy and I invite all others to do so, if they wish. It's not completely ready yet, but may make helping quicker - as a lot of pics are from me originally, it's always the same provider.

When I took pics from others, I named the ones (Jolie and his books e.g. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> )- or Dragon and his large maps. I had to make them smaller and divide them, but I think they load quicker.

Only the Farmlands are a mess until now, need more time to reorganise and add Dragon's maps/quests.

A 3rd main page will follow with all important tech posts, the wonderful ones Raze made.

My page was meant for helpers <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> - and I'd appreciate suggestions via PM or probs with browsers, so I can modify. Correct me, if I'm wrong, but I think helping is possible then without spoiling? (I'm writing this, cause I'm really a great spoiler and don't want to spoil the fun for others)
Posted By: kurgun2000 Re: The imp castle - 10/11/03 02:23 AM
Ok thanks for those helpful pictures, i know where you mean now. Now another question. How do I get on the cliffy parts? You know the rocky cliffs, the only stairway up there that I can find is the one that goes to the imp castle. There is some brush that blocks me from going any further. I hate not being able to discover every area, just gets on my nerves for some reason, also the swamps can't be walked into, what do I do there? Also the grassy cliffs around the dark forest also, I can't find any steps there either, really wanna know what's up there. Any help is appreciated.
Posted By: Raze Re: The imp castle - 10/11/03 02:42 AM
There is nothing significant in the areas you can not reach. The only readily accessible places on the mountains are the imp castle and the warrior's guild.

To clear as much fog-of-war as possible, try a combination of;
  • Max Elven Sight (much more effective) and Ranger Sight (if you have the skill points to spare and really want to maximize your sight range).
  • Keep any equipment you find with sight bonuses, to use when exploring.
  • Toss a teleporter stone onto/into inaccessible regions and move around by repeatedly tossing one stone and teleporting to it (you are not suppose to be up on most mountains, across the river in the south east corner of the dark forest, etc, and will not be able to walk there).
  • Cast Wizard's Sight twice in the same location (cast it a second time before the fog-of-war fills in again from the first, and it will remain clear). Hold the shift key down to move the screen focus away from your character and towards the area you want to clear.
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