My Solo Experience

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My Solo Experience

Postby Maximus » Fri Mar 23, 2001 10:27 pm

Decided to solo as a mage, you seem to do a lot of running and summoning but is quite a experience. Traps are a pain though.
One thing I found out do not attack monsters that follow you around the Orges in Ulmar Hills as they instantly go hostile (bug maybe).



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Postby Mishik » Fri Mar 23, 2001 10:33 pm

Traps should not be a big problem if you go along the wall. With a party of one it should not be a problem to do. In fact it became my only way of moving after some time with my wizard slayer.

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Postby Bruce Lee » Fri Mar 23, 2001 11:27 pm

The bad thing with soloing is that your summons can't come with you to new areas, stupid really.

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Postby Kovi » Sat Mar 24, 2001 2:48 am

The mage could use mirror image to protect himself from traps (it gives a good chance to avoid damage even when the saving throw failed).

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Postby Maximus » Sun Mar 25, 2001 12:38 am

Casting all imunity spells and changing into a Troll has worked best for me so far. Man had some tuff battles the hardest been the Lich in the City Gates area. A work up towards that big n nasty one.

My spiders got him in the end after I kill a pit fiend.

Mind you I gave up trying to kill a Demon in the planet sphere any ideas or clues how to even hurt one with a mage?

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Postby Kovi » Sun Mar 25, 2001 1:12 am

You need higher level summons: Elementals. And you can also use the almighty magic missile. Just keep away from the first gaze attacks and use a Vocalise spell/sroll if silenced.

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Postby Savarius » Sun Mar 25, 2001 10:17 am

With my solo mage, the demon in the Planar Sphere was an extreme challenge. What I eventually did was use the Wand of Monster Summoning to distract it, cast Lower Resistance at least once, and Skull Trap twice. I hate those Death Gaze's, don't you? Anyway, that strategy works well in a number of situations.
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Postby Maximus » Sun Mar 25, 2001 3:36 pm

Well I kept getting my butt kicked, teach me for not learning lower resistance. So I got on my cell phone and called in a demon killer whom sliced him all up for me. I guess I should have done the sphere latter on. Oh but I did kill a golem with my throwing dagger all by myself :-)

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