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Old 11-17-2001, 10:44 PM   #11
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Talk to them! Not just about the obvious, but click on the available options in your choice of topics...you can learn a lot when they are willing to give the information away...or sell it.
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Old 11-18-2001, 01:01 PM   #12
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k, i'm posting this here as Sazerac suggested...
it's off the official wiz 8 boards, but i'm posting it here cuz these boards are better ; ) and you all might find it useful.


"I don't think this is exactly a spoiler, but if you'd rather not know, then stop reading, NOW! I'm not out to give away all the secrets, just trying to ease the confusion about this.
To become eligible to learn new higher level spells for your class, you have to meet 2 requirements: 1) minimum level in *THAT* class (not overall), and 2) minimum skill, for *THAT* spell's spellbook & realm.

1) Minimum Level requirement:

Pure Caster Classes: Mage, Priest, Psionic, Alchemist, Bishop
Hybrid Caster Classes: Monk, Ninja, Ranger, Samurai, Lord, Valkyrie

Spell Level .... Min. Class Level
................. PURE .. HYBRID
1 ................ 1 ....... 5
2 ................ 3 ....... 7
3 ................ 5 ....... 9
4 ................ 8 ...... 12
5 ............... 11 ...... 15
6 ............... 14 ...... 18
7 ............... 18 ...... 22


2) Minimum Skill Requirement

To calculate your effective skill level for a given spell:
* Take your highest spellbook skill (Wizardry, Divinity, Psionics, Alchemy) that the spell in question appears in. Important for bishops or class-changed characters, since many spells appear in multiple books.
* Add 10% of your *natural* skill in that spell's realm. This doesn't include temporary skill bonuses such as those from iems.

Spell Level ..... Min. Effective Skill Level
1 .................. 0
2 .................. 15
3 .................. 30
4 .................. 45
5 .................. 60
6 .................. 75
7 .................. 90

It's not as complicated as it sounds. Example: A mage, a pure caster, must be level 5 AND have an effective skill of 30 to learn Fireball, a third level Fire realm Mage spell. If he has 30+ skill in Wizardry, he's all set. He could also qualify if he has, say 28 in Wizardry and 20+ in Fire skill (10% rule).

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Old 11-18-2001, 03:07 PM   #13
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Increasing various magic skills

If you have a spell such as KNOCK KNOCK or DEVINE TRAP - cast it in the appropriate place - such as at a lock - at the lowest level possible and then exit the special screen. The spell won't work, but you should get an increase in that particular magic.

REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT
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Old 11-19-2001, 08:40 AM   #14
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7th Bough rooms in Trynton

When you get into this complex you will notice 4 trees in the center of the room with 4 floating braziers nearby.
Buy incense from Fuzzfas and use one incense in each of the braziers and you will have no more encounters in the main room.

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Old 11-20-2001, 11:17 AM   #15
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You don't need to create a rogue in your party. When you get to Arnika, which you will do early in the game, the first NPC you meet is a rogue and he will join you. There are only a few locked or trapped items in the Monastery, and they can be forced open with minor damage to the forcer.
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Old 11-22-2001, 12:24 PM   #16
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Which Spells to Try on Monsters


When you come upon monsters that you have not fought before right click on them to learn something about them . This will tell you what resistances they have so choose spells that are of other types.

No point trying WEB if they have a high Earth resistance - it isn't going to work!

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Old 11-22-2001, 12:52 PM   #17
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For those just beginning (or even imports), get a bard! They make all the difference in the beginning of the game.

You can do without a rogue with a bard: they can learn lockpicking early on (not as fast as the rogue, but still...), level up very quickly, and they are invaluable to use the many instruments you come across in the game. In particular, the Piercing Pipes (found just west of the Monastery on the Arnika Road; casts unlimited Shrill Sound spells) and the Siren's Horn (found in the Graveyard Crypt just east of Trynton, casts unlimited Insanity) make the bard one of the most powerful PC's in the game. The impressive thing is that instruments always cast the spell at the highest level possible! [img]smile.gif[/img]

Bards are also very good at ranged weapons (bow and sling), which is a great must in this game.

Just to let you know, upon checking the stats of my characters, my mage and my bard have the greatest number of kills, with the fighter coming in a very close third behind the bard. So don't think a bard is useless like in Wizards & Warriors. I can assure you they aren't.

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Old 11-23-2001, 11:42 AM   #18
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I don't know whether it is a tip, but you can get some nice items early in the game through pickpocketing (not shoplifting).
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Old 11-23-2001, 01:22 PM   #19
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Unless you're looking to fight as many battles as possible, don't camp too casually after every encounter.

While you rest, monsters are still walking about, and new ones enter the region (i.e. they 'spawn')...

When and where you camp is very strategic in this game.
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Old 11-23-2001, 01:45 PM   #20
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To add to what Ian said: there's also no reason to camp the full 8 hours. Watch your character's stats...as soon as they're up to full level, click the screen and "wake them up." Sometimes a 1-2 hour catnap (especially for the felpurrs [img]graemlins/hehe.gif[/img] ) is all your characters need.

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