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A Survivor must become the Divine without dying !
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This is the first "title" that arise in my mind. Just saying like this: if my hero got killed, Game Over! This rule is clearly a Hardcore rule. I've write down more rules. If you want to know them, ask. Certainly I play on "hard" difficulty !
Although I've played many times DD already and many more have "started", yet this new kind of style will become a rewarding experience, I'm already sure! smile

I find "a Survivor" quite an appropriate kind of type to play Hardcore style! I should really try to "survive" till the end! I realize now that this will require patience and perseverance and, above all important action plans in advance (instead of post-thinking!)!
All very good deliberation and care that I do not have any nasty surprises! But unfortunally I have met already a nearby death experience ... (read about this below).

I will start with this overview:
Name hero : (still)nameless female hero.
Race : Survivor. Basic skills are Sneak, Lockpick and Identify.
Level : 3 (but wet behind her ears)
Skills learned : Meteorestrike L1 and one free skillpoint.
Some of my Stats (later more!) : still three unused statspoints ...
HP (80) and Mana (79) > two boosts, one from my gloves and one from cuirass I found in George's shop
Resistance: all zero . Reputation : zero.
Equipment : later more. I have now a Helmet, a Cuirass, Gloves, Leggings, Sandals, a Rope.
Nearby death experiences : me first one !
Reason: an Orc Warrior suprised me in the infested woods around Aleroth.
Weapon : only a worn dagger ... and one brand new learned spell, but ....
Game Over : Zero


Chapter One

Everything went well after killing two Orcs and I wanted to return to rest, but was surprised by an Orc Warrior and I don't know where that Orc so suddenly came from!
Worst was that I try the use Meteorestrike and nothing happened anymore ... my Mana force was empty!
Fortunately it was only 1 Orc because I noticed to my amazement that I have no bottle Mana Force with me!! How stupid !
Well, I had honey and chicken leg with me, but I had just eaten a piece of meat...
Also, I remembered nothing about the healing effects of food. This I certainly must investigate later on ...
And in the meantime I ran in circles around a tree to avoid the axe of the Orc Warrior ... I did not even wearing a cuirass on that moment and a worn dagger was the best weapon I had ... So then, the radical approach : going to attack the orc with my dagger ! I felt the life energy drains quickly ... Luckily I had enough healingpotions with me!!

This was my first nearby-death experience! I'm glad I still breathing!

The 'nameless' female survivor.
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This play style is not possible :P
Because...
To become the divine one you have to die
right??

Just kidding, but seriously... If i die in the waistlands, do i have to start all over again?
But it's a fun idea for players who is tired of the game maybe...


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I am doing the same right now on Hard difficulty. Should be very doable.

My focus will be on spears, elemental magic and talents (lore).

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Hi,

@singo:
Hahaha .... :hihi: ... you're right, to become the Divine ... and yes, my hero goes death, but this is an "ingame ritual" because I can play further in the Wastelands after the ritual without reloading the game ... so it is NOT a Game Over biggrin

And one of the HC rules I make for myself is:
First explain this: each play session = "loading my previous save, play and save only when I stop playing"!
If my hero got killed during a play session it is "Game Over" and I MUST start over again the last (current) play session !
BUT: if I die twice on a same LEVEL, I must start all over again and make me a new character!!
For example: I start my play session and I'm level 4. Playing and become level 6 ... die on level 6. Then I can play again from level 4, UNLESS I haven't die yet at level 4!
So I can die only ONE time at a level, next time it is TOTAL GAME OVER biggrin

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But it's a fun idea for players who is tired of the game maybe...

Tired of this game? Does that exist? :hihi:
Not for me and I'm also sure this kind of play style give a whole new experience !! wink Now I'm only level 3 and have already lots of fun, adventure ... reading all the books over again, each word ...

@SacredPath:
It makes me happy I'm not the only one play DD on this way smile ...I wish you good luck !
I will focus on Survivor Skills and Bow expertise. Further on Mage Skills and I love the Skills Alchemie, Know Creature, Freeze, Poison Weapon (mostly with a bow), Lockpick ... and will try also Pickpocket (in combination with Know Creature it is handy). Hope I find (buy) also weapons with Freeze, Lightning, Stun etc damage ... fun!

How long I must play this style before I reach the end isn't important at all !!
If I have FUN, I play further on or I must start all over again, it doesn't matter ...

FUN is all I wish ! smile




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Damn it, practically wasted a day on this :P (only practically wasted as it was fun).

Hard mode is really unforgiving if you allow no reloading. Ranged combat is mandatory in the early levels as melee will only get you killed. I had really good results with a mage using Element magic and Matter magic and finishing off hurt enemies with a mace + shield. She died at level 15 after taking two hits from an elite Orc. And that's pretty good already, a lot of enemies will kill you in one shot if you just happen to not run away quickly enough.


Right now I'm running a female Barbarian warrior, trying to use Hellfire Spikes + crossbow to take out enemies from afar.

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Yesterday my female hero remember back her name.... the unconsciousness after attacked by some Orcs have doing a bad thing with her mind ... Now she remember her name : Sueliana, or name her also 'Sue'.

In my Overview by gear wearing /using I only write down the one that give Sue some extra's (boosts).

Overview:
Name hero : Sue or Sueliana
NDE ** : 1 (at level 2) - - - Game Over : 0

Level : 4
New Skills learned & points left : No new & 2 points left.
Statistics :
* HP(Vitality) 95 - MP(Mana) 87
* Strength 12 ; Agility 16 ; Intelligence 17 ; Constitution 15
* Offense 10 ; Defense 15 ; Armor 37 (with Shield 54)
* Resistance : lightning 5, rest still zero
Weapons (most used now) :
* Sword : dam 13 - 21 , 11 to HP, 8 to MP, 2 to Agility, 2 to Intell.
* Bow : dam 2 - 25 , 2 to Agility
$ Spell $ : Meteorstrike (level 1)
Equipment :
* Cuirass + 20 to Vitality, 2 to Defense and have 5 charmslots
* Gloves + 19 to Magic
* Ring right-hand + 5 to Resistance Lightning


Continue ...

... After reading through many books and manuscripts, I could feel confident to bed. Joram told me when I woke up that I had slept very long....
Hmmm, why I'm wasting my time with lying in a bed ? ! ? ! ?
But hey, it helps me to remember forgotten old memories, like my own name !
when I go shopping by George I had the luck he had a nice sword and bow in stock ! Immediately I try these weapons to slaughter some Orcs and some Skeltons beneath Aleroth! And the cuirass that George identify for me is also very good. George didn't know I stole this in his own shop ! :hihi:

Greetings,
Sue ... Sueli ... think ... Sueliana ... yes, that's my full name, so hard to remember ! ouch.


** NDE : nearby-death experience




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I said it earlier somewhere on this forum : I find it great to play it hardcore. I try to survive, always, that's my wish and I GO for it! It's realy an amazing thrilling experience playing Divine Divinity on this way ! woehoe
So going death is a big shame ... but cheating is a greater shame !! :hihi:

Notes:
* statpoints are without wearing weapons or shield.


Overview:
Name hero : Sueliana.
Level : 6
New Skills learned & points left : Freeze, Bow Expertise & Alchemy + 2 skillpoints left

Statistics :
* HP 95 - MP 87
* Strength 15 ; Agility 18 ; Intelligence 17 ; Constitution 15
* Offense 12 ; Defense 16 ; Armor 37 (with Shield //54)
* Resistance : Lightning 5, Fire 4
weapons :
* Rogue's Short Sword : dam 13 - 21 , 11 to HP, 8 to MP, 2 to Agility, 2 to Intell.
* Fire Worm's Wooden Buckler : 60 Armor & 4 to Fire Resist.
* Guard's Dirk : dam 5 - 16, 11 to Vitality
* Rogue's Short Bow : dam 2 - 25 , 2 to Agility
* Guard's Storm Scythe of Swiftness : dam 6 - 24, 16 to Vitality, Speed 2
* Cudgel of Poison : with Poison(2) damage
$ Spells $ : Meteorestrike (L1), Freeze (L1)
Equipment :
* Cuirass : 20 to Vitality, 2 to Defense and 5 charmslots
* Gloves : 19 to Magic
* Ring right-hand : 5 to Resistance Lightning
* Fire Worm's Priest Rope : 5 to Fire Resist.



Continue ....
Hmm .... I wonder what that did ... pulling levers in a catacomb is more save than putting some flowers on a grave !! Zombie Jake wasn't friendly at all !! And open a door in a cellar isn't always save I experienced yesterday .... it was Zombie Jake, yes he, again !! Lucky I have now learned a little bit of Alchemy ...
But I feel the catacombs have dark secrets ... many dangerous moments awaits me I'm afraid ! But I still Hope I find the Magical Slasher an big Orc is waiting for ...

Using a bow goes already a little bit better so I can shoot faster.
Freezing an Orc is so an amazing powerful spell that I can use it and simply walk back a few steps and attack a frozen Orc with Meteorestrike or my bow ... The Orc is death before he notice he's an ice cube hahaha

Regards,
Sueliana, a survivor without fear (still).


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Originally Posted by SacredPath
Damn it, practically wasted a day on this :P (only practically wasted as it was fun).

Hard mode is really unforgiving if you allow no reloading. Ranged combat is mandatory in the early levels as melee will only get you killed. I had really good results with a mage using Element magic and Matter magic and finishing off hurt enemies with a mace + shield. She died at level 15 after taking two hits from an elite Orc. And that's pretty good already, a lot of enemies will kill you in one shot if you just happen to not run away quickly enough.


Right now I'm running a female Barbarian warrior, trying to use Hellfire Spikes + crossbow to take out enemies from afar.


Hi,

I now running a female survivor, but my second one on hardcore :hihi: ... because .....


Overview:
Name hero : Sueliana.
Level : L 7
Game Over : 1 (at L 7) by an Heavy Orc !
TOTAL Game Over : because a second time at L 7 !
Reason : ...

First Game Over AND now total Game Over !! ....
... talking to some skeletons with my sword is fun, but in my total concentration of the melee with those skeletons I wasn't keeping attention to other things ... and so happens:
a BIG shadow came over me ... a big Axe slashed me with fast speed and before I can do a step backwards, the smash of the Axe hit me flat on the ground ... I just can reach an unknown Axe, but this one I can't even lift ... my strength flowing fast away after a second meeting of the Axe with my body ...
... And I was warned already to take more time, have more patient and care with some stronger Orcs, but all help of a healing potion was toooo late !! Die at level 7 ! O no, this can be true ! silly

And so it goes ... Sueliana's Body and Soul dissolve into nothingness and then resurrect again in a new adventure : "Sueliana's second coming" :hihi:

From a book of the "Rivellon Historian".




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So are you starting all over again now, or do you load a game from before she got killed by the orc? rpg003


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If he respects his own rules (I don't doubt it), he's going to start all over again smile



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A Survivor's second coming ...

Originally Posted by Macbeth
So are you starting all over again now, or do you load a game from before she got killed by the orc? rpg003


Yes Macbeth, yesterday I start all over again because of twice going death on level 7 !! My last save (only) is from level 6. I start a new save now and store my Game Over save to remember myself on that first play :hihi:

This game have SOO a wonderfull addictive beginning that I wasn't enough afraid for going death oops ... and I take too much risk biggrin
But now I finally have level 8, I go for it ! And I've luck that I reach level 8, because on level 7 I may not been killed again (= total game over, still!)
+ I may not killed again by a Heavy Orc or Skeleton Guardian (new hardcore rule!). Otherwise it's again TGO **

So, here Sueliana tell you her characterbuild & adventures ... :

Overview:
Name hero : Sueliana. - - - Race : Survivor.
Level : 8
New Skills learned (since level 1) :
$ Mage : Meteorestrike & Freeze
$ Survivor: Alchemy, Know Creature, Poison Weapon
$ Warrior: Enchant Weapon
Skillpoints left: 2 (will go for Know Creature L 2 and/or Bow Expertise but first wait & see)

Last NDE * : at level 6
Reason NDE *: some creature in the catacombs, forgot his name.
Game Over & TOTAL GO : 2
Reason : twice killed at level 7 (Heavy Orc + Skeleton Guardian)

Statistics :
* HP 150 - MP 96
* Strength 15 ; Agility 25 ; Intelligence 11 ; Constitution 30
* Offense 17 ; Defense 20 ; Armor 41
* Resistance : lightning: 5 ; fire: 5 ; poison: 0 ; spirit: 0
weapons (most used) :
* Dagger: Poison(2), dam 5 - 16 (and have a 2e dagger with + 2 to Constitution)
* Sword : dam max 21, nothing special
* Bow : only more damage (max 67) is very good for skill Poison Weapon
* Axe: + dam max 19; 13 to Vitality
* Staff : dam max 24, + 12 to Vitality

$ Spells (most used) $ : Freeze (L1); Meteorestrike (L1); Poison Weapon (L1), but just learn it from Smiruk, a friendly Orc hahaha

Equipment :
* Sturdy Wooden Buckler: armor 40; + 2 to Defense
* Helmet: armor 70, noth spec.
* Monk's Medal : + 12 to Mana
* Chain Armor : armor 40; Charmquality 4, 1 in use with + 40 to Mana; Resist lightn 5, fire 5 ; + 1 to sight
* Well Made Ornamented Gloves: armor 35, +1 to Intelligence
* Ring right-hand: +1 to hearing
* Belt: armor 80, noth spec.* Leggings armor 80, noth spec.
* Boots armor 70, noth spec.



Part I

This time Sueliana ponder over her characterbuild a little more before she begin on her brand new second adventure ! She strengthen her constitution first, then Strength for using better melee weapons and then Agility for using a better bow ... later on more Intelligence and Strength ...

And so far so good, reaching level 8 I'm happy I can finally learn the Skill to poison weapons ! And I also have the luck to find a Skillbook "Restoration". That must spare me some nearby-death experiences !
I bought by George a fine dagger that can do poison damage, great ! And yesterday an Orc lost a Charm when I kill him hmmm ... learning to enchant a weapon and the charm do his job: 40 points to my manapool, fantastic !
And I wonder when I can learn more about making potions from herbs in the wood so I can hopefully find a way to make myself more flasks with poison etc .... because I only find 2 flasks of poison yet ... and I'm also looking for lockpicks .
Will be continued ...

Greetings,
Sueliana

* NDE : nearby-death experience
** TGO: Total Game Over = must start from te beginning!







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So how's the second try going? Does Sue still live? rpg002


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Lol reading through this It sounds fun I shall try something similar with my D2 play through, also
You also die by the dragon rider just outside the first town, but techially your ressurected so it doesn't count by your rules lol or does it? but the comment on the divine death, it's technically a ritual and your also ressurected as a new so it's like a new person but not..... complicated stuff and so on and so forth


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A funny joke that made me chuckle inside but it's only valid if sue survives the next coming lol
Dear Journal,
I was just getting busy saving the world and then next thing I know I'm actually helping out that bastard Damien! then I met realized I was incased in some kind of crystal with not escape for eternaty and this person, called the divine sueliana, told me that I'm trapped with her and she's not dead! man if she hadn't saved that damn baby Everything would be fine and I would be on the farm with my father and life would be peacefull!

yours sexly and truely, michelle

Just something I hope you'd find funny Joram laugh


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Sueliana is still alive

Yes delight , Sue is still alive biggrin
I haven't played much the days before today ... just a little bit so Sue becomes level 9.
But playing DD on this way is for me a fantastic experience !! smile

The Dragon Rider south of Aleroth that "killing" the Hero is a STORYLINE event like the Blessing Ritual, so this event is NOT the same as "Game Over" (maybe only a nearby death exp. :hihi: )! Otherwise nobody can't ever play DD on Hardcore to the final end !!! eek

@Lord Pin-apple : reading "Your Journal" I laughed, it's a funny thing ! biggrin

In the first place I started playing D 2 on hardcore ! But then I prefer first to play DD and in october (or a little bit later) I can buy the complete set, the Dragon Knight Saga, and play through the whole story from Farglow to the whole exploration of Aleroth ... ON Hardcore !
Just the question: how long will I play that before finishing it? And how long to go to the Demon of Lies in DD ? hahaha


Overview:
Name hero : Sueliana, Survivor.
Level : 9 - - - Still 5 statpoints left !
New Skills learned & points left : Alchemy L2 & 2 skillpoints left
Last NDE : at level 6
Game Over : 1 at level 7
TOTAL Game Over : 1 at level 7

Statistics :
* HP 171 - MP 93
* Strength 15 ; Agility 25 ; Intelligence 10 ; Constitution 30
* Offense 17 ; Defense 22 ; Armor 35
* Resistance : lightning: 9 ; fire: 5 ; poison: 5 ; spirit: 0
Weapons (most used now : bows) :
* Tutor's Dagger : dam 7 - 23, + 4 to Intelligence; + 1 Charmslot
* Short Sword of the Parasite : dam 13 - 21, + Mana Drain (2)
* Hand Axe of the Bloodsucker : dam 10 - 19, + Life Drain (2)
* Bows : I have in total 5 bows, just the 3 best are ...
>> New Composite Bow of the Artillerist : dam 20 - 81, + Skill Elven Sight
>> Razor Sharp Composite Bow : dam 24 - 85, + 2 to Offense
>> Well Made Composite Bow : dam 16 - 77, + 1 to Sight
$ Spells $ (used in battle) : Meteorestrike and Freeze + Poison Weapon!
Equipment :
* Bright Wooden Shield : armor 60; + 5 to Resist Lightning
* Mole's Leather Helmet : armor 40; + 1 to Hearing
* Monk's Medal : + 12 to Mana
* Chain Armor : armor 40; Charmquality 4, 1 in use with + 40 to Mana; Resist lightn 5, fire 5 ; + 1 to sight
* Guard's Plated Sash : armor 80; + 10 to Vitality; + 5 to Resist Lightning
* Worn Leather Leggings : armor 80
* Spider Shoes : armor 70; + 11 to Vitality; + 5 to Resist Poison
* Sturdy Ornamented Gloves: armor 35; +1 to Mana; + 2 to Defense
* Mole's Iron Ring : + 1 to hearing



Part II

My life becomes a little bit more easier since I know my ability to provide poison weapons. Also find several powerful bows is a most welcome gift! Recently I go deeper into alchemy so I can now make potions from herbs and mushrooms !
Going deeper in the dungeons beneath Aleroth isn't a save travel ! Just killed my first War Drummer with a bow full of poison and use Freeze ... fantastic combination to fast killing Orcs too !! evil

Regards,Sue

** NDE : nearby-death experience



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Yesterday, Sueliana is RIP ! cry

She wasn't sufficiently awake that day and it wasn't totally NOT her happy lucky day !! :hihi:

..... Two Giant Spiders take fast her last breath away from her dying body because she was tooo slow to react the right moment !!! The Giant Spiders and Sue ... it was not the right "man" on the right place hahaha

And her Soul flows away ... she may Rest In Peace ... I hope so ...


My next hardcore character will be a man, a Warrior type.
Jurden shall his name be.
He change also the "hardcore rule" number one:
he may never die !! If he dies, GAME OVER and he must start ALL over again at level 1, no exceptions! ( or just having a gamebreaking "bug" in the game? But I never had such a bug in DD so far ).

And I, Joram, hope I find a solution for the ingame beautiful music that for example didn't work (change) if I go in the Blue Boar Inn (and that is so a happy funny song, I desire that soooo much!! )



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Poor Sue! eek

And now you'll have to get up close with a warrior. Never dying won't be easy! rpg001rpg008

A good hardcore character might be an archer/summoner. Send in your creatures and stand back to give support! (It works, I know. kitty)


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Hi all,

thanks for reading my adventures delight

I read today this topic and I think I can survive, not easely, but possible :
Archery as a warrior - my thoughts (from member:lego)

I have tried before Summon Vermin and summon Skeleton, but I didn't find it satifying ...

I go for bow Expertise AND Sword Expertise in case of emergency and by close combat. Love to use a bow, a sword or Axe. And sometimes staffs or spears are also fun.
I forget Know Creature (since I can see in "Throphees" the most of all kind of enemies their "stats" except their resistances, Known Creature L 5!).

I don't bother about money, so I did not spend a point in repair or identify. If I find a gear with a skillpoint in those skills, I keep them, for sure, but otherwise ... I love to "trade" with NPC's delight ... AND IF I let George repair and identify items, his reputation goes fast to 100 and his prices are lowered . smile

In my previous (Sue) play I find many good bows and I hope in my next I find at least 2 or 3 good bows from the time I have 25 in Agility. But first 4 levels I only put points in Constitution so my Vitality is min 150 HP ! After that putting points in Intelligence and from the time I'm level 8 (Poison Weapon avaible) my Agility grow to 25 (at level 8 or 9).

I make a plan for putting my stat -and skillpoints in .... curious I can survive hahaha

Three Simple Hardcore Rules are from now on:
1. Death? Game Over and starting a New Game !
2. Any kind of cheating is forbidden: reloading for better stuff: modding the game, cheatings like making more money or whatever with unfair tricks, ...
3. Naturally set the difficulty on "Hard" biggrin

Will be continued ...
... still Jurden isn't awake after his most special adventure right before his unconsciousness ...
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I changed the title a little bit :hihi: ... but yeah, also a warrior must try to "survive", of course !

Now Jurden eat some meat, drink a bottle of wine and rest awhile. Handy to find a dagger to drain mana from enemies since my mana pool isn't big ! And have three equipments with a boost in Defense! And two of my wearing goods have some charmquality, great. George is a friendly guy with always new stuff to buy, I really love that ! Poor Mardaneus, I must try to heal him from that evil curse that is Thelyron!! And poor Verlat and Simon too! Tomorrow I give both a healing gem. Maybe Otto isn't no more so short of words after that?
Finding "Slasher" for a big orc can't be so difficult ... I hope !


Used abbreviations:
B = Boost(s)
R = Resistance(s)
R L = R Lightning
R F = R Fire
R P = R Poison
R S = R Spirit
* all points are inclusive the boost.


Status:
Level : 6 Warrior Jurden
Exp : 74478 / 112000
Statpoints left : 5
Skills : points left 3
Meteorestrike L 1
Alchemy L1
Enchant Weapon L1

Vitality 150 - Mana 45 * (B + 9)
Strength 16 (B + 1)
Agility 15 (B + 2)
Intell. 12
Constit. 25
Damage (with a Dagger): 13 - 28
Offense 12
Defense 17 (B + 7)
Armor 33
R L + 5
R P + 5


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Originally Posted by Joram
I have tried before Summon Vermin and summon Skeleton, but I didn't find it satifying ...


I agree, on Hard, summons really have a tough time. Poor scorpions get slaughtered very fast too (I'm playing the download version where they have been nerfed).

I had two mages killed at ~lvl 15, twice they got one-shotted by Giant Heavy Orcs mad
But up to there they had been really easy, ranged attacks are the way to go in the beginning, and harvesting corpses/zombies and orcs for XP and items. I just don't feel like starting over another mage, I think I'm going with a Warrior and maces/ body+spirit magic or a spear-thrower.

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So how's Jurden doing? Has he skewered many orcs by now? rpg001 smile


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Jurden is still alive, level 11.


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omfg, you guys are good. Im doing the same cept with a male warrior. Hard mode sucks. I struggled through until i could learn skeleton wall, then i went into the orc camp and killed all the heavys, no elites (yet). Starting on them in bout two hours. Current level-

level-19
strength-45
agility-30
intel-20
con-40

weapon-Brightblade (yes i killed him on hard mode. bows and three hours go a long way)

preferred stategy- summon some hardened skeletons and let them kick as much crap out of the enemy as possible, then move in for the kill. or run like hell, whichever.

near death experiences- five with Seth, seven more, one to ONE hp. (not the vampire, i dont count him cuzz thats gonna happen anyway.)

im thinkin bout the skill for steel scorpians. good choice or not?

where are the dragon armor parts?

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Seth can be easily killed by casting Poison Cloud repeatedly near him, but not directly targeting him (so he doesn't turn hostile and attack). Of course there isn't much point to playing on hardcore if you are going to use exploits like that.

In the disk version of the game scorpions are fairly over powered. That was fixed in the download version, but I'm not sure how effective they are there.


There are 5 pieces of dragon armour: a shield (Rivertown), belt (Verdistis), Gloves (Dark Forest), Breastplate (Verdistis) and Helm (Dark Forest). The last two can only be gotten after you have completed the dwarven council member quest; the first 3 can be found whenever you reach the area they are located.

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I'm back after a vacation in Greece, 28°C every day smile ...
Now I'm freezing death in Belgium :hihi:

My male warrior 'Jurden' is now level 15.
Some stats (with boosts from gear!):
Strength : 45 - Agility 35 - Intelligence 22 - Constitution 30
HP: about 300 and MP about 250.
Have done many many trading with first George (now he's killed because of rescue Mardaneus from Thelyron :hihi: ) and now on Rivertown market with Kistandalius (he admire me, rep 100!) and the weapon smith and the other guys too ...
Have many good equipment-items found and bought !
Some of my Skills are now: (3 skillpoints left)
Enchant Weapon level 3
Poison Weapon l 2 (great skill!)
Splitting Arrows l 1 (great in comb with Poison Weapon, esp. by killing (a group of) Orcs!)
Meteeorestrike l 2 (one skillbook found near the Dwarven village)
Lightning l 2 (+ one skillbook bought by Kistandalius for to use later)
Know Creature l 1 (from gear)
Hell Spikes l 1 (from gear)
Survivor Instinct l 1 (from gear)
Alchemy l 2
Lockpick l 1
Augment Defense l 1 (boost 'Armor' value)
Freeze l 2 (always a good skill by most enemies)
Sometimes I use the Warrior skill if many enemies surrounded me! Great skill, but don't forget to have potions of STAMINA with you!!! hahaha )

For me most dangerous moments are the final battle at level -5 catacombs beneath Aleroth, but I survive! And also all the moments many (different) enemies attacked me by surprise, but to be honest, most of that kind of "surprise" was coming up if I was a little bit unpatient and do stupid movements (to fast moving in unexplored areas for instance!) :hihi:

My Telporter Stones have also saved me a killing blow from a Great Giant Orc :hihi: !
I'm happy I still breathing smile

@GPDA : wecome to the hardcore challenge thread smile

I don't care about Scorpions Traps. Never used them in DD.
I try to have the best "boosts" in Vitality and Constitution and all the rest are "extra" to come in handy! I use all the charms some Orcs leave behind and have already 3 Strength charms in use (3 X + 4 to Strength !!) + 1 Dexerity charm ...

Have 4 good bows + 2 good swords + 1 great dagger and 1 great axe ! So I let Seth live with his Brightblade.
Later I write down here the specifications of my gear wink

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A warrior who can not die

Overview:
Name hero : Jurden.
Race : Warrior.
Level : 16
Unused Statpoints : 5
Unused Skillpoints : 4
Skills of Jurden :
  • Warrior's Skills Sword Expertise(2), Augment Damage(2), Augment Defense(1), Enchant Weapon(3), Splitting Arrows(1), Stun(1 from dagger)
  • Mage's Skills Freeze(2), Meteorstrike(2), Lightning(2), Telekinesis(1), Hell Spikes(1 from gloves)
  • Survivor's Skills Alchemy(2), Poison Weapon(2), Lockpick(1), Know Creature(1 from belt ), Survivor's Instinct(1 from leggings)


Statistics :
Note: first numbers are without any gear, second numbers are with gear, included a shield but not a weapon. ( naked / with gear )
* HP 198 / 334 - MP 54 / 229
* Strength 37 / 45 ; Agility 27 / 35 ; Intelligence 18 / 20 ; Constitution 33 / 39
* Offense 21 / 28 ; Defense 18 / 31 ; Armor 0 / 107
* Resistance : lightning: 0 / 10; fire: 0 ; poison: 0 ; spirit: 0 / 16
* Reputation : 4

Some of Jurden's best Weapons :
* Dagger : dam 27-43, with Life Drain(2), Fire dam(2), Spiritual dam(2), Deathblow(2), Stun + 1; 2 to Strength and 2 to Intelligence
* Bastard Sword of the Brain : dam 27-65, Life Drain(3), Mana Drain(3), Poison dam(2), Frost(2)
* Owl's Long Bow of Reflexes : dam 23-114, Speed 4, 1 to Offense and 1 to sight
* Vicious Long Bow : dam 37-128, 2 to Offense
* Well Made Battle Axe of the Cold : dam 25-45, Frost(2), 5 to HP, 32 to MP, 3 to Constitution

Equipment :
* Soldier's Round Shield : 33 to HP, 4 to Agility, 100 Armor
* Wise Man's Dwarven Helmet : 25 to HP, Resist Spirit 1, 130 Armor
* Amulet of Glory : 5 Charmslots; 20 to HP, 6 to Const., 2 to Defense, Resist Spirit 5
* Chain Armor : 2 Charmslots; 4 to Strength, 4 to Agility, 2 to Defense, Resist Lightn 5, 40 Armor, 1 to sight
* Metal Belt : 3 Charmslots; 40 to MP, 3 to Defense, 270 Armor, 1 to sight, Know Creature + 1
* Leather Leggings of Regeneration : 80 Armor, Survivor's Instinct + 1
* Minion's Heavy Leather Boots : 2 Charmslots; 12 to HP, 40 to MP, 4 to Strength, 2 to sight, 70 Armor
* Golden Chain Gloves : 2 Charmslots; 20 to HP, 40 to MP, 140 Armor, Hell Spikes + 1
* Ruby Ring : 2 Charmslots; 2 to Intell., Resist Spirit 10 and Lightn 5, 3 to hearing
* Mage's Ruby Ring : + 49 to MP

Note:
** damage values by weapons are just the decription by each weapon! With Strength 45 and wearing the Owl's Long Bow of Reflexes, that gives a damage value of 43 - 138 .


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So what's Jurden up to? Been to the orc camp yet? Or the Cursed Abbey?


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Hmmm, let's think think ...
I go first to General Alix and arrange an escort for the healers.
Second Jurden go to the church and around the Cursed Abbey ... Or make a walk to Verdistis ...

So far Aleroth is completly finished at the moment and Jurden has already solved a few quests for Marcus. Now Jurden must only find a "nearby depot(of the black market)" ...

Have steel the Dwarven Scroll :hihi: and go to find the other scrolls as soon as possible and for sure before I ever go to Stormfist Castle ...

Jurden wink




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Hi all,

at the moment I'm become a level 17 warrior.
Have had some dangerous moments around the place where I can find the Elvenlord and he give me also the scroll for the Elven Teleporterplaces .
But some or two Troll Kings makes my live a sort moment very very dangerous! Lucky I have the Restoration spell and the Lightning spell too! Plus a good bow I poisoned, really great altogether!! But I always must try to be fast enough, so the Troll King can't do a spell on me!! If that happens, I must spam restoration (potions) and hope I'm faster that the Troll King to poison him and use my Lightning spell before he attack me with his strong warhammer!!!
Yes, be honest, I met a new nearby death experience the first time I meet such a Troll King !! silly

I have going to General Alix and finish the escort for the healers. Do some trading and kill Trolls and Thugs and Boars, Wolves, Spiders, etc ...

The follow thing I wish to do is to go to the Church and maybe have a "look" by the Cursed Abbey too ...

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Yesterday I go to the church. O what a nightmare it coudl be if I discovered not soon enough there was also a Lich !! The Gosts aren't a problem to defeat at all, but the Lich !! So almost again a nearby death experience :hihi:
This was okay, I had everything under control ... until I go to the Cursed Abbey!! The Zombies aren't a problem, but the Steel Archers all the more !!!
That event was really a nearby death experience of great fromat !! biggrin
Lucky I had the clever idea to simply use the Restorationspell after take 2 restoration potions to be "save" !
I take to many risks already, so no more risks for now hahaha ! ouch

I become now a level 19 warrior and have learned the skill Magic Bariere. Rest : 4 unused skillpoints and 10 unused statpoints on this moment.

Finding new good bows and other great gear in the meanwhile .... later I write it all down here, but I'm tired of fighting now.

I go to bed and tomorrow a new day rise up ....


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Name hero : Jurden.
Race : Warrior.
Level : 26 (just reatched this level)
Reputation : 21
Quests : 55 solved / 17 open
Unused Statpoints : 27
Unused Skillpoints : 11
Skills of Jurden :

  • Warrior's Skills Sword Expertise(2), Bow Expertise(1), Augment Damage(2), Augment Defense(1), Enchant Weapon(4), Splitting Arrows(1), Stun(1 from dagger)
  • Mage's Skills Freeze(2), Meteorstrike(2), Restoration(1 from quest), Lightning(3 + 1 from Boots), Telekinesis(2), Hell Spikes(1 from gear if wearing)
  • Survivor's Skills Alchemy(2 + 2 from gear if wearing)), Poison Weapon(2), Lockpick(2 + 1 from gear if wearing)), Know Creature(1 from belt ), Pick Pocked(1), Identify(1 + 1 from gear if wearing), Embrace Shadows(1 from leggings), Magic Bariere(2).


Statistics :
( naked / with gear )
* HP 276 / 685 - MP 54 / 216
* Strength 48 / 60 ; Agility 36 / 50 ; Intelligence 18 / 26 ; Constitution 46 / 60
* Offense 29 / 40 ; Defense 24 / 43 ; Armor 0 / 158
* Resistance : lightning: 10 / 51 ; fire: 10 / 10 ; poison: 10 / 10 ; spirit: 10 / 35
(with Skill Magic Bariere(2) )

Some of Jurden's best Weapons :
* Dagger : dam 27-43, with Life Drain(2), Fire dam(2), Spiritual dam(2), Deathblow(2), Stun + 1; 2 to Strength and 2 to Intelligence
* Bastard Sword of the Brain : dam 27-65, Life Drain(3), Mana Drain(3), Poison dam(2), Frost(2)
* And more good Swords ....
* Owl's Long Bow of Reflexes : dam 23-114, Speed 4, 1 to Offense and 1 to sight
* Vicious Long Bow : dam 37-128, 2 to Offense
* Sharp Hazor Long Bow : dam 25-116, 4 to Offense
* And more good bows ....
* Well Made Battle Axe of the Cold : dam 25-45, Frost(2), 5 to HP, 32 to MP, 3 to Constitution

Equipment :
* Extra Fine Shield : 63 to HP, 270 Armor
* Hermit's Helm : 31 to HP, 18 to MP, 4 to Strength, 110 Armor, Resist Lightn 2 & Spirit 5,
* Amulet of Glory : 5 Charmslots; 20 to HP, 6 to Const., 2 to Defense, Resist Spirit 5
* Chain Armor : 2 Charmslots; 4 to Strength, 4 to Agility, 2 to Defense, Resist Lightn 5, 40 Armor, 1 to sight
* Metal Belt : 3 Charmslots; 40 to MP, 4 to Strength, 3 to Defense, 270 Armor, 1 to sight, Know Creature + 1
* Minion's Leather Leggings of Hiding : 2 Charmslots, 80 Armor, Embrace Shadows + 1
* Boots of the Vampire : 5 Charmslots; 120 to HP, 80 to MP, 4 to Agility, 6 to Intell, 70 Armor, Resist Lightn 5, Skill Lightning + 1
* Electrifying Chain Gloves of the Herbalist : 31 to HP, 120 Armor, 2 to Defense, Resist Lightn +9, Alchemy + 1
* Ruby Ring : 2 Charmslots; 2 to Intell, 4 to Constit, Resist Spirit 10 & Lightn 5, 3 to hearing
* Sapphire Ring : 1 Charmslot, 60 to HP, 6 to Agility, 4 to Constit, Resist Lightn 15 & Spirit 5


I've done the outside of the Curshed Abbey so far. Go into the Nericon's Garden and spoke the wrong answers by the statue .... shame ...
I've rpg001 all the Orcs in there campements and collect all the gear and the scroll of the Orcs. rpg008

After that I go for the first time into the Dark Forest! Just following the path to the south and come by the Elven Village. Have a date with the lovely Elf, but already forgot here name ! ....

I collect gear, especially the one with a skill on or a few charmslots that could come in handy later on. Collect also some Charms for if I need more resistance or other stats ... dropped by Orcs or buy it by chopkeepers ....

Rest me to find the scroll of the Imps, Elves and Lizards ... If that's done, I wish to have an appointment with the new Rules, Janus ! In the meanwhile going to Verdistis and talk to people, solve quests ....

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Now I'm level 28. Have experienced 2 or 3 nearby death's again, so I decided to be even more careful in the future!!

The Cursed Abbey I have cleared up, that wasn't a problem anymore after I reached level 26 (or 27) !
The skill Elemental Arrows is great to kill insane skeletons and many more kind of enemies smile Put 2 points in this skill now.

I only need to activate two teleporterplaces (Sewers of Verdistis and the Imps Castle in the Dark Forest) and of course Zandalor activate for me the Council of Seven Hall teleporter later on wink
After that, I go to Stormfist Castle. O, but first clean up the Sewers of Verdistis/rivertown first laugh

O what is that Dark Forest an amazing big area ! I was forgotten how big it was! biggrin ....

Will be continued ...

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Level 29 now. Boy it would suck if your character died after all this time!

Make sure you have enough potions during boss battles! rpg001


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Hello again smile !

After a long time Jurden wake up again and keep going further on his adventure biggrin

Yes Macbeth, having enough Restoration potions is a very good thing smile ! And I have much of them (more than 100!).

More than one "nearby death experience" have passed !! eek
Especially "Lizard Archmages" are very dangerous !!! Also Steel Guardians and a Wraith, but the last one wasn't a big problem since I, Jurden, was already level 36.
Many Quests I've done before I go the Stormfist Castle. Iona's Dungeon I've cleared out of "al that is evil" ...

My HP is now a little more than 1000 and my Mana I think around 500 points.
My Strength ca 70, Agilty ca 65 (with Magical lockpicks of Finnigan with me!), Intelligence around 50 and constitution more than 100 (I think 115).

But without gear MUCH much lesser stats!! I have buy/find great gear and charms!
Now I sell as much as I can for making big sum of money biggrin ... on this moment I have more than a half million goldcoints delight !
Now I can buy all the best charms I wish to use, especially charms that boost my HP, Mana, Vitality, Intelligence ...

I have buy/find 3 different equipment items that give a point in the skills Identify AND Repair !
Almost all the gear that give me "a Skill" I keep them ! smile

Now I have my Teleporterstones back from Zixzax, kill the Succubus without any problems. Elemental Arrows is a great skill ! but to say I have search always for the best bows and ther're great ones!

on this moment I gather the Council of Seven ... and have done 4 of them now: Mardaneus, Anxz (Imps), Orc (forgot his name) and naturally the Wizard Zandalor ...


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Name hero : Jurden.
Race : Warrior.
Level : 45
Unused Statpoints : 20
Unused Skillpoints : 11
Skills of Jurden : many! Active Skills I most used are: Elemental Arrows, Freeze, Lightning, Meteore Strike, Poison Weapon, Elemental Hail, ... and making use of Alchemy, Repair and Identify (last to I have skillpoints via swithing gear).


Statistics :
Note: first number is without any gear, second number is with gear, included a shield, so without using a two-handed weapon.
* HP 432 / 1100 - MP 168 / 832
* Strength 77 / 111 ; Agility 45 / 65 ; Intelligence 56 / 84 ; Constitution 72 / 120
* Offense 36 / 54 ; Defense 31 / 65 ; Armor 0 / 347
* Resistance : lightning: 25 / 75 ; fire: 25 / 100 ; poison: 25 / 90 ; spirit: 25 / 175 (with Skill Magic Barriere 5/5!)
* Reputation : 44

Jurden's Holy Sword - from the Quest "Finding the Holy Weapon":
  • Nobleman's Sword : (current)
    max dam 50 (on the sword, with current strength-status higher!)
    Charm quality 1, 1 free slot now .
    Stun(5), fire damge(2), Speed 14 !
    + 2 to Offense, + 6 to Strength, + 80 to Mana, + 100 to HP
  • Bow of Hilfin :
    damage(on weapon) : max 139, + 4 to speed and 3 to sight
    Charm quality 2, 1 free slot .
    + 2 to Offense, + 10 to Agility (charm!)

Equipment :

  • All the pieces of the Dragon Armor wearing (+ 1 point "Elemental Strike")
  • Dragon Armor :
    • Breastplate of the Dragonheart : 440 armor, Skill Aura of Command, 5 hear, 5 sight, Charmq 2 (1 free slot), 10 Strength (charm), 100 MP, 80 HP, Resist L* 5, P 5, S 5 .
    • Shield of the Dragon : 230 armor, 2 Skills: Summon Demonic Aide + aura of Guarding, Charmq 2 (2 free slots), 3 Defense, 4 Const, 80 MP, Resist L 10, S 10 .
    • Helmet of the Dragon : 200 armor, Skill Freeze, 1 hear, 3 sight, Charmq 2 (1 free slot), 5 Defense, 6 Agility, 10 Const (charm), 60 MP, Resist F 15, P 5, S 10 .
    • Gloves of the Dragon : 20 armor, 2 Skills: Blind + Know Creature, Charmq 3, 4 Defense, 16 Const (2 charms), 2 Agility, 40 MP (charm)
    • Belt of the Dragon : 100 armor, 2 Skills: Summon Skeleton + Curse, Charmq 1 (1 free slot), 2 Agility, 4 Intell, 4 const, 60 MP, Resist L 10, F 10, P 10 .
  • Amulet of Glory : 2 Defense, charmq 5 (1 free slot), 8 Intell, 6 const, 20 HP, Resist F 40, P 40, S 5 ***
  • Boots of the Vampire : 70 armor, Skill Lightning, Charmq 5, 18 Strength, 4 Agility, 6 Const, 80 MP, 120 HP, Resist L 5 .***
  • Nice Plate Leggings of the General : armor 200, 2 Skills: Alchemy + Aura of Command, 3 sight, 5 Defense, Charmq 4 (1 free slot), 8 Intell, 80 MP, Resist S 55 . ***
  • Ruby Ring : 3 hear, Charmq 2, 2 Intell, 4 Const, Resist L 5, S 10 . ***
  • Sapphire Ring : Charmq 1 (1 free slot), 6 Agility, 4 Const, 60 HP, Resist L 15, S 5 .

* Resistances: L = Lightning, F = Fire, P = Poison, S = Spirit

*** not sure for which stats the "charms" are from .

Continue ....
Finally I become "The real Divine One" ! Seven Council Members give me a Ritual Blessing !
So now I'm in the Wastelands ... and have already had a nearby death exerpience with a Imp Chieftain !!

Orc Kroxy is my favorite shopkeeper.
I met Zandalor with Arhu the white cat resently and make my "home" nearby the shop. Find the second Telporter Piramide, but not find the "Dragon" yet ...

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Finally I'm defeating the five Black Ring Members, finally !
Now I'm level 48. I think I gonna reach level 49 when I go to defeat the Lord of Chaos. Never make use of the Wisdom skill or put a gear on with wisdom. And also missed 1 (important) questreward in Rivertown ... but no reason to begin cry

Have had a thrilling time defeating 6 (or more) Sand Devils at the entree of the Blakc Ring Hall ! More than one almost nearby death experience I had !!
First try the slow way: using the Bow of Hilfin + Deathly Discs spell. but it goes faster with the Sword of the Gods (Freeze on it) and using the special Warrior skill & switching between Restoration spell and Deathly Discs. Two Sand Devils the time was more than enough ! If a third comes, I go run away! The ghosts aren't any problem because I think my Spiritual resistance is more than high enough( ca 150 à 175), only there where soo many that I can't see clearly if a Sand Devil comes with them ! Never used so many restoration spell or potions in the Wastelands than at that critical moment! One Sand Devil is not a big problem, but six of them? O no ! My only hope: Run for your life!!
But I can't run far!! Too dangerous around the entree! Or I must take my spell to become a Ghost again? No, I wish to make short, but careful(!), work of all that is "D-evil" hahahaha ...

And now it's kind of peace of cake defeating Iona and especially Demona! Iona I can't Freeze her with that spell, but Demona .. simply Freeze her (or with my Sword!) and then with Elemental Arrows (level 5) Demona was in less than 10 seconds defeated !! biggrin
But with bow expertice 4 and Sword exp 4 it's a fast attack ! delight

Only a Inferial (or something) Zombie was also a nearby death experience, I think it was in Iona's Fortress. But so far the other enemies can't stay for long :hihi:

My HP is now around 1300 and also my Mana ! I buy all charms I can because I've the money now (starting with more than 1 milloin in the beginning of the Wastelands and now I have around a half million, but many charms spend in gear! )
Lucky I don't sell stuff in Rivellon that has 5 charmslots, but bring it with me to the Wastelands smile ! Now that comes in handy. Kroxy have not so often a charmed gear I can buy. Sometimes with 3 charmslots ... and I going trade many times with Kroxy !



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So,
after eight months of playing this real mastepiece Divine div yesterday I finished of the last of the five Black Ring members & the Demon of Lies ! After killing the last Black Ring Member, Cornelius, I reached Level 50 !

Josephina was the most dangerous one !!
But I have found a funny/handy trick to defeat her:
After she see me and before she will begin to attack me with the "Blind"-spell + Hell Spikes, I pause the game and select "Embrance Shadow" (just 1 skillpoint from an Amulet, the Strange Amulet of Mardec) and use it! Then I draw my Sword of the Gods with extra poison charges on it (50!) via Poison Weapon skill and begin to attact her! The Sword of the Gods have also Frost(4) on it, so that works fine for her and the Deathknights she already had summoned! Especially the poison is very deatly for the Deathknights, but also Josephina is a little bit confused when my sword poisoned her!! biggrin
I'm happy I finally find a way to kill this evil Black Ring member faster than ever before and without many restoration potions (like I must have taken many before!!).

Without ANY reloads for better loot, but with many many trading and much patient my stats are great! MY HP was above 1500 and my Mana more than 1400 ! But I put in many high quality charms (buying many from Kroxy! - almost all my money goes to charms!). What is worth Jurden's money at the final battle? Nothing more than "metal" :hihi:

And now I'm waiting for the Xbox patch of the DKS to begin playing Divinity II on "Nightmare Difficulty Mode" ! AND also my style of playing: no reloads for better loot + hero got killed = total Game Over! wink ...
I'm afraid if the patch don't coming out soon I begin a brand new hero in DD :hihi: (luckely I go on hollyday during the last week of january 2011 !)
Next time I wish to try a Mage type, a heroïn.

I'm curious how long, how many months, I will be playing Divnity II to the final end of Flames of Vengeance (I only ones tested the beginning of the add-on at the Studios of Larian) ... .


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But I warn you that playing Divinity II on nightmare difficulty in hardcore mode will be almost impossible! rpg008


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Thanks for the kind words Scala and Macbeth wink

It was a real pleasure to do such a really great adventure !! But yeah, a Masterpiece like DD was even better playing like I did !! I feel more involved in the world of Rivellon !!
and the moments my first and second hero died ... it was something like ... "Oooooo my God ... " or "I had to know this, played this game already for so much hours before - I wasn't careful enough !!"

Hmmm ... you say almost ... so I have Hope it IS posible, but indeed very sure an adventure of great danger!! :hihi:

When will come the patch for the Xbox so I can begin on Nightmare mode ? ? ?



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Originally Posted by Joram
Hmmm ... you say almost ... so I have Hope it IS posible, but indeed very sure an adventure of great danger!! :hihi:

I guess you can play DKS on hard in hardcore mode, but nightmare? I'd fiddle around with it a bit first before deciding to play it hardcore! smile

Just a for instance: Amdusias? You will die! evil


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Only Amdusias?
I remember I have more problems with killing some Black Rings (after the conversation with Patriarch the Dragon) and the Finale Battle!

Thanks for the advice Macbeth !

If I have back more time I start my DKS adventure first on "Hard" or I wait untill the nightmare mode is reality (When???) to try it ...

I read on your website the American Xbox version will come in the stores on April 12 of 2011. will the nightmare difficulty mode for the European Xbox version also come the same time (April 12e) or earlier ?



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At least a week ago they were planning on finishing up the Xbox DKS patch last Friday and submitting it to MS, which will then take another couple of weeks to be certified and released.

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Originally Posted by Joram
Only Amdusias?

Oh, no. No, no, no. devil

But the good thing is that you can try to start nightmare mode and switch to hard if hardcore mode really becomes impossible to play. No shame in that! smile


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As a mage or archer it should be possible to finish Divinity II on nightmare withotu dying... but as a warrior? Impossible!

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I go for a Ranger Mage, anyway wink
I never play in a RPG a pure warrior. I love magic spells and the use of a Bow smile

I gonna start probably next month (if nightmare is reality?) or start on "hard".
But in the meantime I started back a new hero in DD (can you imagine DD can't boring me after all years of playing it?), this time a Mage (Heroïn), Lana is her name. I shall write down in a new topic about her soon. She's already level 9/almost 10. The first 4 levels go very quickly since I know the trick to kill Zombie Jack twice (with Meteorestrike) ! biggrin

I know I haven't the time to wait untill LAna successful end DD ... so I gonna play DD again, but in the meantime I also gonna start with my DKS because I'm sure I gonna love that game more if playing it hardcore style smile ! And I'm very curious "how" FoV will end and "what" is all changed in Ego Draconis since I play last the original version ! I test my own patient now for months ! :hihi:

Probably my first hero's should have not a long trip to their gravetomb,
but that's the game of "one kill no save" (and NO reloads for better random stuff etc!) :
May they all ...
R.I.P.


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Can someone tell me how I can fix a bug? After the council ritual I appear in the black zone north from the council hall. Unable to move or do anything.. Not wastelands, for sure.
Please, tell me what I can do.. I would like to finish the game somehow and all..


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Put the Play CD/DVD in an optical drive, reload your save from before starting the blessing ceremony and hit the gong again. Neither the no-CD hack or the configuration file edit to skip the intro videos will eliminate the need for the disk for the cutscene videos played after the ceremony and after the last fight of the game.

There is a 'New Topic' button at the top left of the index page for each forum, above the list of sticky and regular topics, below the main text menu for the forum (which is just below the Divinity Original Sin banner).

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Back started a few weeks ago with a new hero, a female Mage (difficulty: normal).

One important rule is to NOT buy any GEAR at all ! So wearing only gear my hero find or it's a quest reward or something.
It's nice because it gives me another kind of "feeling" ! The feeling each time I find an equipment it's everytime an exciting moment : "Would it be a better item or not?"
Now it's more difficult to make an overpowered hero. All the times I've played before I search for equipment by trader's (a lot) and buy many items with big boosts and as much as free charms slots to fill up, etc etc ...
This time I've to live with what I can find !

I may buy everthing else if I've the money, but not gear. So Charms, Spell books, potions, ...
I do not invest any skillpoint in Identify, Repair, Trader's Tongue & Alchemy just 1 point to mix potions. Another point I can get later from an Alchemist in the Dark Forest.

Today my female Mage is level 12 .
Invested points in the following Skills: (6 p. left)
Meteorestrike 2/5 (1 p from start a mage)
Bless 2/5 (+1 from Leggings & 1 p. from start a mage)
Restoration 1/5 (after cure both sick soldiers in Aleroth)
Lock Pick 2/5
Enchant Weapon 2/5
Alchemy 1/5
Survivor's Instinct 1/5

Equipment I'm wearing now :
* Spear(with poison dam(1)) & Shield(Monk's Metal Buckler MP+19, 1 charmslot)
And a second Spear with Life Leech(3) in case I need to recover more HP wink
* Helmet: Imp's Scull Cap with 1 filled charmslot(Intelligence +4) & MP+7
* Armor: Chain Armor (after George's is killed) with 2 charmslots, 1 filled now with MP+80, give total MP+120 smile
* Belt : Polished Cotton Sash of Skeletons (Summon Skeleton +1) with Resist to Lightning +4
* Leggings: Owl's Light Leggings of Blessing (Bless +1)
* Shoes of the Scorpion, 1 charmslot, Constitution +2 & Resist to Spirit +10
* Gloves : Worn Leather Gloves, nothing special, but gives a little bit more armor value.
* Amulet of Glory, 3 charmslots, Constitution +2, Vitality +20, Resit to Fire +5¨
* Ring 1 : Bull's Thin Gold Ring with Constitution +1
* Ring 2: Bright Crystal Ring with Resist to Lightning +3

That's it.
O yes, before I forget her stats (naked):
Strength 20
Agility 13
Intelligence 44
Constitution 23

Till next time wave


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Hey, long time I wrote here a word, but it will not mean I'm not in Rivellon anymore (in my mind) !

I never thought this would be ever happen again :
yesterday my mind controls the mouse of my pc, clicking the Icon on my desktop for starting an adventure in Divine Divinity ! It was half past nine ... loading a save game ... it was half past one hour .. after midnight when I press ESCAPE ... grin

...but it happen, AGAIN !

O, something more I wish to share : I really played DD many many hours ... mostly only on a few styles of gameplay (builds, skills, etc) ...
Yesterday I try focus on something I never did before: Summon Skeleton from the beginning on (level 3 1/5), level 7(2/5 = 2 Skeletons of level 8 is already great!)

Great strategy is to summon a skeleton and shoot arrows with the best bow you can get ... but I like to discover more with the summoning skills in DD ...

Hmmm .. this sounds somewhat familiar to me ... think ...


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Hi all,

my first character using Summons is at level 23 or 24, but I start again a new hero, this time also a kind of Priest build, but with other (strict) rules:
1) I may buy goods from shops, but not pieces of strong gear with boosts (I may buy a better piece of equipment when I'm tired of let it repair because it's durability is only 1/1 or also very low)
2) I never reload for better loot: just take it like it comes, I really like this rule !
3) I don't invest in skills like Repair, Identify, Poison Weapon .
4) I don't steal goods with that trick = with a chest in my inventory, or do other kind of cheating
5) Pickpocket isn't forbidden, but it's always a risk & I take the consequences of that.
6) As a mage it's not the purpose to invest many points in Strength for the wish to wear bigger/stronger gear or use a big Sword or Axe ... Magic is all I need in first place !

I start a female mage, Primellina is the name.
At the moment she's level 11, just cured Mardaneus mad mind.

The catacombs beneath Aleroth (and some other areas) give Primellina this outfit now :
1HW : Bat of Striking : Fire dam(2), Const +4 & Charmqty 5 !
SHD: Monk's Wooden Shield : MP +18, HP +20, 60 armor
HMT: Well Crafted Skull Cap : 70 armor
ARM/CRS: Chain Armor (after George is murdered!): defense +3, Resis L +5, 90 armor, Charmqty 2
BLT: Rogue's Plated Sash : Agi +2, 90 armor
LGG: Leather Leggings : 80 armor
SHS : Shoes of the Scorpion : Agi +4(from a charm!), Resist P +10, armor 50, Charmqty 3
GLS: Guard's Ornamented Leather Gloves : Str +4 (from a charm!), HP + 20, Charmqty 1
AMT: Amulet of Glory : Str +4, offense +3, sight +1, Charmqty 4
RNG R: Electrifying Thing Gold Ring : Resist L +6
RNG L: Fire Worm's Thin Gold Ring : Resist F +3

Skillpoints left : 3
Passive Skills : Alchemy(2), Enchant Weapon(1), Master Summoner(1)
Active Skills : Bless(1, a starting skill!), Meteorestrike(1, a starting skill!), Freeze(1), Lockpick(1), Restoration(1) & Summon Skeleton(3)

Nice things with Summon Skeletons :
they are immuum for poison, so sending them to (giant) spiders is a very good thing ! I watch from a distance and if necessary I can restore a skeleton's HP a bit with my Restoration skill ! But mostly summon again a new skeleton is easier (imo).
Funny is to Freeze a Orc and my summons do the rest (plus freeze damage). At the time I can invest in Aura of Command (level 16) I do. The fight against all demonic monsters deep beneath Aleroth to cure Mardaneus was noticeable easier playing on Hard difficulty !
Since the Skeletons do melee (physical) damage I'm wondering if it's necessary to take Hell Spikes ... think

Now I'm thinking which skill to invest in to help the summons killing monsters without using a bow or other melee weapon ? ... Curse ? Elemental Bolt ? Energy Case ? Life Leech ? Charm ?

Till next time !

Primellina the Mage Priest .


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Again a long time ago posting something here !

I've played for many many hours, yes again(!!), Divine div !!!
I've tried many different characters starting a brand new game (I really love the start of DD!!) and finally(maybe?) I love the Survivor most and use many time the Special move (sneek)!

Not sneeking for stealing or pickpocked NPC's, but just in battles! Some enemies don't see you coming and my blows are more powerful in some way! Great special move.

I follow some own maked rules like:
1) do not buy any equipment, just use the weapons I find till it's broken (durability zero) AND
2) REPAIR by trader's or invest points in Repair skill is forbidden ! ONLY ... the Dwarven Smith 'can' repair my equipment (if I really wish to use a broken item again!)
3) No magic spells to attack enemies ! If I find an item with, let's say Meteorestrike, I may use it 1 time only and then sell it ! Defensive magical spells is allowed.
4) Try to solve the main quest & other quests as fast as possible !
5) For weapons: I never store/use more than 2 of the same kind (2 daggers, 2 swords, etc), more I find I must decided which one to sell !
6) For equipment: maximum of 3 items !
7) ALL items my hero have used and are "broken"(durability zero!) I store in a barrel :hihi: ...

So far my hero is level 10 and it's most fun for me this way ! Great game ever played (so far) ... I really hope Divinity Original Sin can take over DD's place in my Mind ... for a looooong looong gameplay time full of wonders and pleasures ... hehe

O, my hero in DD, his name is (male or female) : "The Fearless" ;-)


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Recently I discovered that the skill "Skeleton Wall" is great and I find this skill more rewarding than "Summon Skeleton" !
Reading over DD and writing about DD my lust to play DD is present ! laugh

What will be my next hero his or her playstyle ?
I wonder if it's possible in DD (and DKS also!!) to invest mostly in passive skills and just 2 or 3 active skills ? think


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Originally Posted by Lord Pin-apple
Lol reading through this It sounds fun I shall try something similar with my D2 play through, also
You also die by the dragon rider just outside the first town, but techially your ressurected so it doesn't count by your rules lol or does it? but the comment on the divine death, it's technically a ritual and your also ressurected as a new so it's like a new person but not..... complicated stuff and so on and so forth


I see that as you being just unconcious and Zandalor just healed you. If Zandalor resurrected you, wouldn't he do the same with the other dead Marked Ones later? Why would he be so taken by their deaths and put all hope in the LAST Marked One (means your character)? Also the remark of your character "that was close" translating to "I thought I would die here, if it wasn't for you, magical old guy". XD

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