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bloodswan
05-24-2012, 11:04 AM
First of all I'm not complaining just making my own observation after playing for a few hours. The game seems pretty tough and I'm getting my ass handed to me by standard brigands. I got my health taken down from 660 to 200 in about 2 hits from some bandits. I'm only level 8 and have yet to fully master the combat system the game has to offer so I assume with a little patience the game will get easier. I'm wondering if it is worth investing in a few minor armour upgrades now (haven't bought any yet) or save for some better ones down the track? I'm playing as a warrior with my pawn being a strider class and then 2 mages.

Zim
05-24-2012, 11:22 AM
Generally speaking it's not worth upgrading your armour beyond just the first star during the early stages of the game. The first enhancement is usually super cheap (like 100g or so).

I would just say don't get ahead of yourself and wander off into unknown areas. Early on you basically just stick to the paths between Gran Soren and your home town.

Also I would say in regards to your pawn that you should change the class as soon as you can. In my experience there are some classes that are better suited to pawns and some better suited to humans. The strider and ranger class seem pretty worthless when used by pawns. As a fighter/warrior and mage/sorceror respectively will handle every situation better. A strider is really more a human class with the high stamina and stealth aspects.

A pawn team of 2mages + 1 fighter is a very good team for starting out. Mages providing magic power and healing. While the fighter can tank.

*very mild spoilers for your home town*
I would say be careful of going down into the well in your home town. The enemies down there are VERY tough if you are still a low level. Probably best to be at least level 10 or have a ton of healing items.

bloodswan
05-24-2012, 11:33 AM
*very mild spoilers for your home town*
I would say be careful of going down into the well in your home town. The enemies down there are VERY tough if you are still a low level. Probably best to be at least level 10 or have a ton of healing items.

Yeh I found that out on my own. Got destroyed down there. I'll focus on building my characters up. Is it even worth having a ranger class character if I'm not going to be one? I'll experiment with 2 warriors and 2 mages. Cheers

Zim
05-24-2012, 11:47 AM
Yeh I found that out on my own. Got destroyed down there. I'll focus on building my characters up. Is it even worth having a ranger class character if I'm not going to be one? I'll experiment with 2 warriors and 2 mages. Cheers

Maybe someone will disagree with me but I don't really think so. I found that the point of being a ranger is to be stealthy, use the terrain to your advantage etc etc and that pawns don't really do that. I just think a sorcerer is going to have better damage. While a mage has good damage, can give boons to your weapons and can heal. Well except to enemies that are resistant to magic but I don't remember any early game.

Also when you say warrior do you mean fighter? Warriors use two handed weapons, fighters use sword and a shield. Two warriors and two mages would leave you down on defence.

A magick archer would perhaps be better than a standard ranger. I haven't used one of those yet.

bloodswan
05-24-2012, 04:06 PM
Yeh, I meant fighter. I decided to try mystic knight out with a sorceror, mage and fighter. Went ok until I ran into a stupid tentacle creature which seems to never run out of tentacles and after a good 10 minutes of fighting has decided to one hit me 3 times at level 14. I need to do a few minor quests to buy some better equipment I think.

edit - #MINOR SPOILER# I'm glad I was tired because had I not been I'd have fought them tentacles for a few more hours before realising I was meant to run away. I guess the game is all about trial and error til you find out what set suits you right but it certainly is unforgiving if you go out unprepared like I have been.

Cinderkin
05-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Maybe you guys can help me.

I am a Strider character and so is my main pawn. I have a Mage and a Warrior. Rook was very good buffing me with fire and healing everyone, and then I switched him for another mage that had a higher level, but only used lightning attacks and doesn't heal. Why is that? Is there a way set skills of my pawns or not?

I like the game, but am just getting destroyed right now as I have no way of healing the team other than resting.

BBowles
05-24-2012, 04:57 PM
When you hire pawns, you need to check their main/sub skills. The one you hired is designed by its creator to be a lightning mage. You can not change your hired pawns skills (as far as I'm aware), so make sure to check their skills closely before hiring. Make sure the mage has Anodyne as a primary (or high anodyne if possible).

I found a good level 14 mage named Yuna yesterday (probably higher level now) that had Anodyne, the "cure poison, etc" spell, and 4 spells to enhance our weapons will elementals. Look for something like that if you want a purely support mage.

Edit: By the way, I also went with a strider main and pawn.

@ Zim - While I can't really compare an AI strider to a offensive magic user (only hired mages designed to cure/buff), I can't really complain about my main pawn being a strider. I've mainly focused on giving her area attacks for her bow and ignoring daggers. Having 2 people with the upgraded version of Cloudburst Arrow (I think that's the name, shoot arrows into the air and have them rain down) has been a great way to start fights.

It's very possible that a fighter/mage class would work better as an AI partner, but for roleplaying sake I find the strider to do fine as a main pawn. Of course, I'm only like level 16, so that may change. Plus I'm building her as a AOE archer for people to hire.

Fang Foom
05-25-2012, 04:14 PM
This game is tough.
Ive found myself in the middle of nowhere at night (silly mistake I know) trying to escort some guy to a far off marker. Im in a wood but every step I take theres a giant or Chimera with lots of bandits and wolves who just destroy me. Not really sure what I can do as I need to progress to the point or ruins but just get raped!

FLIPADELPHIIA
05-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Maybe you guys can help me.

I am a Strider character and so is my main pawn. I have a Mage and a Warrior. Rook was very good buffing me with fire and healing everyone, and then I switched him for another mage that had a higher level, but only used lightning attacks and doesn't heal. Why is that? Is there a way set skills of my pawns or not?

I like the game, but am just getting destroyed right now as I have no way of healing the team other than resting.
Look for mages with anodyne or high anodyne. Thats what the healing is called