elee Combat Strategies:

  • There are two main methods for avoiding incoming melee damage: running away or dodging. Running away is easier, but it also moves you out of melee range, thus preventing your attacks as well. Therefore, it is important to master the dodge ability as quickly as possible.
  • Observe your opponents for any discernable attack patterns. You need to develop a sense of timing, and learn your opponent's rhythm in order to dodge their attacks, while counter-attacking in between dodges.
  • When facing difficult opponents, make use of all of your character's melee ability trinkets as quickly and as often as possible. These abilities can greatly enchance the player character's damage potential, greatly increasing your chracter's chance of surving the encounter.
  • Always keep your health as close to maximum as possible. Melee characters tend to recieve more physical and environmental damage than casters, so it's always a good idea to watch your health meter whenever you're recieving significant damage, and to heal yourself (with spells or consumables) when your health is low.

pell Combat Strategies:

  • The spell casting play style allows the player to attack from afar. This is known as a "ranged" attack. The goal is to take down your opponent before your opponent reaches melee range and forces you to engage in melee combat.
  • Distance is a spell caster's best friend, because all melee attacks can slow down or completely interrupt a spell casting attempt.
  • If your opponent is about to reach you, and the spell you are casting is nowhere near complete, you can cancel the spell and retreat by simply moving away from your opponent. After increasing the distance between you and your opponent, you can start casting the spell again.
  • When fighting other spell casters you can dodge or jump over their incoming spell projectiles to avoid taking damage.

eneral Combat Strategies:

  • To gauge the difficulty of a combat encounter, check your current level relative to the level of your opponent. If the difference is less than 3 levels, then you can expect a more or less even fight. However, look out for characters with a dragon border around their portraits. These are elite characters, designed to be difficult to take down even when you are in the appropriate level range.
  • Running away from a fight is always an option. This is especially useful if you are outnumbered. When you run far enough, your opponents will often disengage from combat and scatter off so that you can go back and try to pick them off or "pull" them one by one.
  • When you engage a boss or elite character, avoid moving toward the edge or transition area of a zone. Zoning out resets all combat encounters. Conversely, when you accidentally incite the wrath of bosses or other important characters, you can move out of the zone to escape.

tem Management Strategies:

  • Stock up on consumables such as bread, water, fruits and potions, and bind them to the shortcut bar by dragging the item onto the bar. Once the item is bound to the bar, you can use the shortcut (by either clicking it with your mouse, or by pressing the corresponding number) to activate the consumable item to recover your health or mana.
  • Prepare your shortcut bar to include only those ability trinkets or consumables that you frequently use. You can remove a shorcut by dragging its icon out of the shortcut bar area.
  • Beware that time based abilities by default do not stack with each other. For example, consuming multiple pieces of bread would still only recover 80 additional health over 12 seconds within the 12 second period. There are exceptions, however: the Poisoned Stab ability, for example, states that it can stack up to 3 times, allowing for up to 3 applications of the poison to run simultaneously over the 15 second period.
  • When considering which item to keep for an equipment slot when two or more items are available, remember that the strength stat improves melee ability, and intelligence improves spell casting ability. Stamina and spirit are generally useful to all character types.
  • Rare equipment - uncommon (green), rare (blue), or epic (purple) items - are superior to their common counterparts. Equipment that requires higher character levels to equip are also generally better than those that require a lower character levels to equip.

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