Dungeon Siege : Legends of Aranna
Unofficial Strategy Guide and FAQ
by Kasey Chang
released January 7, 2004
This section is for "what the FAQ is about" and things like
that. Feel free to skip this section.
If you like the FAQ, please send me a dollar. :-) See [0.3]
This FAQ is primarily about the single player game, though
it has some references to the multiplayer game.
0.1 A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR
I already wrote a FAQ for Dungeon Siege, and I started
playing Legends of Aranna, so I decided to write a FAQ for
LOA as well.
This is a FAQ, NOT a manual. You probably will not be able
to learn how to play the game with this document.
This USG only covers the PC version since that's the only
version that I have (and existed).
Some of you may recognize my name as the editor for the XCOM
and XCOM2: TFTD FAQ's, among others.
0.2 TERMS OF DISTRIBUTION
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For the record, out of ALL the FAQs I wrote (37 at last
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So I'm NOT making any money off these guides, folks.
0.4 HOW AND WHEN TO CONTACT ME
PLEASE let me know if there's a confusing or missing remark,
mistakes, and thereof... If you find a question about this
game that is not covered in the USG, e-mail it to me at the
address specified below. I'll try to answer it and include
it in the next update.
Please do NOT write me for technical support. That is the
job of the publisher.
Please do NOT ask me to send you a list of controls, the
manual, etc. If you borrowed the game without borrowing the
manual, blame your own stupidity. If you bought the game
without a manual, blame your own stupidity. If you copied
the game without copying the manual, you're not only scum,
but STUPID scum. If you downloaded the game off the Internet
(warez, abandoneware, or P2P networks), you're DESPICABLE
Please do NOT ask me to answer questions that have already
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I will NOT answer stupid questions like the ones above
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0.5 THE AUTHOR
I am just a game player who decided to write my own FAQs
when the ones I find don't cover what I want to see. Lots
of people like what I did, so I kept doing it.
Previously, I've written Unofficial Strategy Guides (USGs)
for XCOM, XCOM2:TFTD, Wing Commander, Wing Commander 2, Wing
Commander 3, Wing Commander 4, Privateer, Spycraft, 688(I)
Hunter/Killer. Mechwarrior 3, MW3 Expansion Pack,
Mechwarrior 4, Mechwarrior 4: Black Knight, Need for Speed:
Porsche Unleashed, The Sting!, Terranova, Fallout Tactics,
Starfleet Command Volume II, DS9: The Fallen, DS9: Dominion
War, Driver, Warlords: Battlecry, Monopoly Tycoon, and a few
To contact me, see 0.4 above.
0.6 DISCLAIMER / COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
Gas Powered Games (http://www.gaspoweredgames.com/) created
Mad Doc Software (http://www.maddocsoftware.com/) created
Legends of Aranna
Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com) published Dungeon Siege
This USG is not endorsed or authorized by ANY of the
companies mentioned above.
The information compiled in this USG has been gathered
independently through the author's efforts except where
This document is primarily aimed at the single-player game.
However, the tactics discussed applies to all game modes.
Official site is at
01-JAN-2004 Initial release
1 Dungeon Siege General Info
1.1 THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Can you send me the game (or portions thereof)?
Q: Can you send me the manual (or portions thereof)?
A: It's on the CD, you *****!
Q: Can you tell me what keys to use?
A: You can look in the game, can't you? It's also listed on
the official website, and on the back of the manual.
Q: Can you tell me how to play the game?
A: Read the manual.
Q: Can you help me get the game working?
A: That's the publisher's job. Go to the official site for
Q: How about a patch?
A: Don't need one yet. Installing it patches DS to V1.5.
Q: How about a discussion board?
A: They're all over the place. Try the official website
(http://www.dungeonsiege.com) for a list of them. Click on
the "community link", and you'll see a LOT of them.
Q: How many CD's are there in the package?
A: Three. This also includes the original Dungeon Siege.
Q: Can I buy Legends of Aranna alone as I already own
A: Unfortunately, no.
Q: Can I import my characters from Dungeon Siege into
Legends of Aranna?
A: Only your multiplayer characters can be imported into
multiplayer. You MUST start a new character to play the
single player campaign.
NOTE: There has been reports of people loading a saved game
from their regular DS into LOA. However, it's NOT guaranteed
to work, and thus should NOT be relied upon.
Q: How about a sequel?
A: The trailer for Dungeon Siege II is on the first CD. It's
due sometime in 2004.
Q: How do I disband a member?
A: Select the member, hit disband button. Confirm the
Q: My guy(s) have fallen over! What do I do?
A: If the character's portrait is "red", that means the
character is unconscious, and he'll wake up in a little
while, albeit with very low hitpoints. The red over the
portrait will steadily decrease. When the red is gone, the
character will wake up (hopefully not still in the midst of
Q: My character's portrait has a tombstone over it! And his
stuff is scattered all over the ground! What happened?
A: "He's dead, Jim." He probably was knocked unconscious
too many times, or hit a big cache of explosives, or someone
keep beating on his unconscious body and killed him. If
there's someone left in your party with resurrect scroll or
spell (or revive), cast it and bring him back to life. Then
he can be healed and regain his stuff. Else, you need to
load a saved game. (Same with the pack animal)
If you're in MP, you'll come alive as a ghost. Look for a
resurrection shrine to revive yourself.
Q: Why can't I join any multiplayer games?
A: If it says "Game no longer exists", keep trying.
Sometimes if you try multiple times (like 5 times or so)
it'll let you in. If it won't let you in after 10 times, try
a different one. This happens especially on Zonematch.
Q: I get this message about 5 different dsres files are
different and I can't join any MP games. Why?
A: You have a mod that's active. Usually, it's Circle of
Lorent, which is both a siegelet and a mod. Disable the mod
portion with some sort of Mod/Siegelet Manager and you
should be okay.
Q: How do I start in the game?
A: Try reading the manual, then the "Beginner's Guide" below
Q: What should I start as?
A: Same answer. :-)
Q: I have a router sharing my broadband and I can't join MP
games. Any ideas?
A: DirectPlay, the DirectX connection protocol, doesn't
support NAT unless you do port forwarding. Try DXPort from
Puffinsoft.com to help you with that. Please note that you
also need a router that supports port forwarding properly.
See Puffinsoft.com for details.
1.2 DUNGEON SIEGE HISTORY
Dungeon Siege is the game Chris Taylor set out to make after
Cavedog went under. It was mainly designed as Diablo-
killer... It has full 3D, seamless world, no poison, no
ammunition, weapons don't break, self-healing, and things
If you don't know what Diablo is... Diablo is a 2D isometric
view dungeon game where you play a single character fighting
and casting spells. You can choose three classes to play:
fighter, rogue, or mage. You are fighting to rid the town of
an evil that has infested the land, corrupted the local king
and his knights, and threaten to unleash the ultimate
evil... Diablo himself. You must go down there, confront all
the minions in your way, and locate Diablo himself...
Diablo itself was inspired by the old dungeon games in text
such as DND, Moria, and Rogue, where the Dungeon is
generated randomly every time you play.
Diablo was a major hit. It simplified and streamlined.a lot
of the conventions of computer role-playing game. Fighting
is real-time so satisfaction is instantaneous. There is both
ranged and melee combat, in addition to spellcasting, with
then impressive special effects (albeit in 2D). The
prefix/suffix system was introduced to create nearly
infinite number of items. You can also play online where up
to 3 other people can join you in the dungeon.
Diablo also introduced battle.net, an online player matching
service. The service is free, as it merely matches the
player and provides some chatrooms for the players. It was
also an instant hit and quickly emulated by other companies.
Diablo followed with an expansion pack Hellfire, produced by
a different company under license from Blizzard. Hellfire
introduced several new classes you can play with, as well as
more items and a new shorter quest.
Diablo has a sequel, Diablo II, where the levels are bigger,
the spells are larger, and more. Diablo II has an expansion
pack called "Lord of Destruction".
Dungeon Siege basically was created to eliminate all the
things Diablo (and Diablo II) has failed to do or is
extremely annoying to new players. Poison has been
eliminated altogether. Character self-heals over time.
Multiple party members will follow you to fight and support
as needed. You can even hire packmules to carry things for
you. Items do not break in Dungeon Siege (they do in Diablo
and must be periodically repaired).
By now, everybody has a free playmatching service. Microsoft
uses ZoneMatch at Zone.com.
After Dungeon Siege was launched, initial reactions were
quite good, though a lot of people claimed that they aren't
really "playing", but rather just click and look at figures
fight. People lauded the nice aspects of Dungeon Siege, but
say it doesn't really have "legs", due to simplified damage
model and such.
Still, the open-ended toolkit that allows total conversions
(called Siegelets) as well as minor modifications (called
Mods) are possible, and the community responded with some
truly impressive content. Some of the better known are
"Circle of Lorent", "Land of Hyperborea", "Hopeless Quest",
and "Steel's World".
GPG contracted Mad Doc Software to create an official
expansion pack for Dungeon Siege while GPG work on Dungeon
Siege II. The result was Legends of Aranna.
1.3 DUNGEON SIEGE HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Excerpt from the official website, recommended specs are:
Windows XP, 2000, Me, 98 PC with 333 MHz equivalent or
higher processor 128 MB of system RAM 1 GB available hard
disk space 8 MB 3D graphics card DirectX 8.0 compatible
sound card with speakers/headphones Multiplayer: 56 kbps for
1-4 players, broadband or LAN for 5+ players
It takes 1.1 gigs of space to install properly, and maybe
another 1.1 gig to patch it (as the patch backs up
The Expansion Pack alone needs about 550 megs of space. So
if you are installing from scratch, you need about 1.6 gigs
1.4 HOW DOES THE GAME PLAY?
From the official website:
Dungeon Siege is an action Fantasy Role-Playing Game (FRPG)
that takes place in a continuous and gigantic fully 3D
world. The design philosophy is to combine the immersive
qualities of a FRPG model with over-the-top combat and non-
stop action. Starting with a single character, the player
adventures throughout the world, adding as many as 7
additional characters to their party along the journey and
developing their skills in any way they see fit.
In multiplayer, the player controls a single character,
making it very much like Diablo.
Download the demo from the official website and see for
yourself, or from the 3dGamers.com mirror at
1.5 BUGS AND FIXES
For list of improvements, see [1.7] below
The full list of fixes is in the README file of LOA.
1.6 EXPANSION PACKS? SEQUELS? RELATED TITLES?
This is the expansion pack.
Sequel is coming soon (2004)
1.7 WHAT'S ARE THE NEW FEATURES IN THE EXPANSION?
From the official website
Combat & Adventuring
Improved Control Groups
Increase the effectiveness of your party (mages in
particular) by using the improved control groups. In
addition to switching among ten different slot combinations
for your party, you can now use the control groups to switch
instantly among ten different spells, even if the spells
Avoid accidentally running into the clutches of a horrid
beast by holding down the SHIFT key when you attack. This
causes your characters to target the monster closest to the
area where you click (a localized attack). When no monsters
are around, holding down the SHIFT key will order your
characters to break open the nearest treasure chests.
Experience improved group gameplay. Now each time you exit a
multiplayer game, the journal state of your character will
be saved. Play through with friends and complete all the
Fully appreciate the epic scale of your adventures with the
new Overhead Map. As you travel through the world, quests,
locations and region names appear on the map.
Off-Screen Attack Warning
Remain alert to the status of fellow party members through
the new off-screen attack warning. If a party member is
under attack out of your view, their Character Portrait will
flash orange, alerting you to rally to their aid.
Watch properly equipped party members rush to each other's
aid. Characters you have not ordered to hold their ground
will run to help if their fellow party members come under
Change your magic users into powerful melee combatants with
new Transformation spells. Experience the earthshaking power
of playing as a Rock Beast, or try playing with the deadly
sting of a scorpion.
Unsummon and Untransform Buttons
Cancel Combat spells for better control. If you are about to
head into battle and your Summon or Transformation spell is
getting close to expiring, use the Unsummon Monster or
Untransform buttons, located in the Field Commands, to
negate the spell. Recast the spell and enter battle at full
Cast new Orb spells, which create powerful magical orbs that
revolve around you and automatically target nearby enemies,
thereby leaving your hands free for melee combat, ranged
combat, or additional spell casting.
Experience the satisfaction of killing monsters with the new
Glyph spells. Place five to ten Glyphs on the ground to
create a lethal trap, and then lure monsters to their doom.
Discover pieces of rare "item sets." Composed of three to
five pieces of weapons, armor, or other equipment, each of
these related magical items is powerful in its own right,
but when combined, they are endowed with additional bonuses.
Utilize the tragg, a new pack animal that delivers powerful
attacks and can carry almost as much loot as a packmule.
Traggs rapidly become attached to their owners and will rush
into battle to gore any monster that threatens the party.
And unlike packmules, you can order traggs to attack
Click the Redistribute Potions button at the bottom left of
the screen, or press the R key, to give all party members
their fair share of the party's potions. Mages get all of
the mana potions and melee warriors get more health potions.
Keep an eye open for "imbued" items, armor, and weapons.
These special objects buff party members and significantly
increase their prowess in battle.
Increase the load each character can carry by using new
backpacks. Each character is limited to one backpack. Right
click your backpack to open it. You can also drop an item
directly onto a closed backpack to stash the item away. If
your main Inventory has no room, items you pick up off the
ground will automatically go into the backpack, if there is
Quickly convert all unequipped loot to gold with the new
Sell All button.
1.8 HOW ABOUT A DEMO?
Try here: http://www.3dgamers.com/games/dungeonsiege/
Beware, it's a HUGE file (almost 250 megs) at the very
1.9 NOTES ON ORGANIZATION
The basic game mechanics are already covered quite well in
the manual. This will primarily serve as the beginner's
guide, party composition, character list, quest list,
walkthru, and other misc. reference items.
2 Beginner's Guide
If you are just starting in Dungeon Siege, you should read
This part is NOT changed from the original FAQ.
2.1 WHAT DO I START AS?
If you are playing for the first time, you will probably
start as a melee fighter, as you will find shovels and such
available as weapons. You can branch into combat mage or
nature mage later when you find some spells around.
Once you've beaten the game, you can try again as a ranged
fighter, a hybrid ranged / melee fighter, or other
For the ultimate challenge, try "solo" the adventure, by not
hiring anybody! Just hire packmules to carry your stuff.
Once you've done that, try the different maps, pump up the
difficulty level and/or the map challenge level (if any).
If you start as mage, you can hire melee fighters, summon
beasts, and so on to supplement your party. There are many
ways to play the game.
If you start as a ranged fighter, you can learn some lower-
level spells and/or branch into melee.
It does NOT matter how you start. You can finish the game as
ANY of the professions. You can hire other party members to
help you in areas that you're weak in.
2.2 HOW DO I ENHANCE SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES?
The easiest way is to wear items that give magic bonus for
that attribute, like "Add 3 to Strength" or "Add 2 to
Dexterity". Of course, you have to find them.
You can "grow" STR by wielding heavy equipment and/or
weapons, as close to your actual STR as possible, and by
using such equipment and weapons in combat. The more tough
opponents you kill (the more damage you do), the more likely
your STR will go up.
You enhance DEX by using ranged weapons a lot, and I mean a
LOT. Ranged weapons are already weak and this doesn't help
You enhance INT by casting spells a lot. (Using a staff in
combat does NOT enhance INT, as far as I know)
The increase also seems to depend on the enemies fought. If
you fought wimpy enemies, you gain less than if you fought
more serious enemies.
2.3 HOW DO I FIGHT?
How you fight depends on your specialty. Are you a melee
fighter, range fighter, or mage (combat or nature)?
2.3.1 Melee Fighter
Run in there and start bashing, that's the melee fighter
Try to "tease" a few enemies so they move to attack you
instead of you fighting the entire group at once (i.e.
2.3.2 Range Fighter
Basically, you're the sharpshooter, going for distance
You would probably want to keep the weapon with the longest
range (13 to 15 meters is good) so you can get in more
arrows when possible. Fast firing rate is good, which means
crossbows. However, the more damage you do, the more of it
penetrates. Crossbows do less damage than regular bows, so
this evens out in the end.
NOTE: In reality, crossbows fire SLOWER than regular bows,
but the shots are straighter and have more armor piercing
capabilities. DS is exact opposite of real-life.
Fight as few enemies as possible at one time, divide and
You may also want to keep a melee weapon around, just in
case. You would want to level up your STR a little to get
2.3.3 Mage (Nature or Combat)
Again, divide and conquer is best way, fight one at a time.
Fireshot or Zap is pretty decent early on, even if you're a
Later, you can summon beasts to do the combat for you. If
you have melee fighters and ranged fighters in the party,
you can cast "buff" spells to pump up their stats, so they
fight better. You can also heal your party to keep them in
2.4 HOW DO I STAY ALIVE?
RUN AWAY when you can't handle the enemy. Most enemies will
not chase you very far from their initial location. Heal
yourself, then try again. By this, I mean RUN into areas
you've cleared before of any enemies. Running into new area
means you'll find MORE enemies, not less.
Use a lot of healing potions (RED ONE!), and the "healing
hands" spell, which you can cast on yourself. As it's a
level 0 spell, everybody can use it. Save the potions for
the heavy battles.
Try to tease away one enemy at a time, so you don't get
mobbed. If you get mobbed, run away (and I mean BACK, as
running into new territory will likely trigger MORE
Get better armor and better weapons ASAP. Dump the wimpy
When you get a party, it gets easier, as others can fight
and/or cast heal.
2.5 HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO KEEP?
Initially, grab EVERYTHING. Look for item you can use that
does the most damage, or best protection, or most enhancing
2.5.1 Keep the sets
If you can accumulate a set, you'll gain LOTS of bonuses
from ALL the items in the set. Arhok's set is the first one
you'll get. By mid chapter 2 you should have 3 out of 4
pieces, and there are better stuff to come.
2.5.2 What armor to keep
You need STR to wear better armor. Look for items that
enhance STR or any other attributes you need enhanced.
Lighter chainmail with good protection are a bit hard to
You want items that maximize BLOCKING. Large Kite Shields
(many varieties) can block 35% of melee and 35% of ranged
attacks when using single-handed weapons, NOT counting any
magical bonuses. There are also ones that reduce damage.
Enhance your armor reading. Go for items that have better
If you see two shields, one with higher armor but lower
blocking, and the other with lower armor but higher
blocking, pick the one with higher blocking.
2.5.3 What weapons to keep
If you need more damage, look for items that enhance melee
or ranged damage, or higher STR or DEX, or just do more
damage overall. Check if it's one or two-handed weapon
though. Two-handed weapons do more damage in exchange for
giving up protection of the shield.
If you need better spells, look for items that add + nature
magic or + combat magic, or more INT.
2.5.4 What to do with things you don't want
Dump the items you don't need on the ground or the packmule
or traag (if you got one).
Later, when you get transmute spells, you can transmute the
items you don't want into potions, gold, etc.
2.6 HOW DO I GET MORE GOLD?
You get more gold by killing lots of bad guys. Bad guys
(including monsters) will occasionally drop gold when you
kill them. Near the end, you get thousands of gold pieces,
maybe over ten thousand from the dead guys, whereas
initially you get only tens and twenties.
You also can grab a LOT of loot. You may not be able to
personally carry them all, so you'll have to pick and
choose. Some of the best items can be sold for a lot of
One of the best ways to make money is by selling spells.
Give spellbooks to all your characters, even if you don't
plan to use them as mages. Spellbooks are cheap (only 15
gold). When you get "extra" spells, (those your mage already
has, or found better ones), dump them into the spellbooks of
the "holders". It doesn't matter what level the spells are,
you aren't going to use them any way. Spell books are
extremely compact, and the first spellbook takes up NO
inventory space, unlike individual spells! When you reach a
shop, SELL the entire spellbook for BIG BUCKS. Then just buy
one to replace it.
NOTE: Remember to keep the spells you want before selling
the whole book!
This is especially true for LOA players, as you would find
MANY more spells than you could EVER use, esp. if you get
into the habit of smashing every urn/container/crate/etc. in
Sell the spells that you can't use in the near future. If
you're level 10, for example, sell the spells that are level
13 or higher. Mage progress is much slower than melee
Another way to get more gold is have your mages (or you)
cast "transmute" on the discarded items. It's a level 1
spell so just about any one can do it. You won't make as
much gold as you would have if you had sold the item, but at
least you're getting SOMETHING, whereas if you left the
items behind you won't get anything.
Your party can hold up to 10 million gold pieces (9,999,999
to be exact), in the SP campaign. Some siegelets have
expanded this limit, with possibility of overflow (i.e. you
may end up with NOTHING if you go over).
2.7 HOW DO I GET MORE MANA?
You should be able to find plenty of mana potions around.
The combat mage spell "burn body" seems to replenish your
mana as well, as would similar spells.
Or just sit still and wait for the mana to regenerate.
2.8 WHO DO I RECRUIT?
See  for a full list of recruitable characters and where
to find them, and if they cost anything.
As you can have up to 8 members in your party (which
includes the packmule/traag), you probably end up with 7
members, that's 2 melee, 2 melee/ranged, 1 ranged or 1
ranged / nature, 1 combat mage, and 1 nature mage, and the
packmule of course. You can vary the ratio to fit your
personal playing style.
2.9 WHAT SPELLS DO I USE?
There are basically four "groups" of spells: healing, buff,
direct damage, and summons.
Healing spells: heal a specific member, or the entire party.
Healing hand is the first one you get, and it's quite
usable, even on yourself. Healing wind, which increases
healing rate, works for the entire party. Resurrect spells
technically belongs in this group as well.
Remember to use healing spells, or you'll end up using a LOT
of healing potions, which eats up inventory space that could
better to used to carry loot. Mana regenerates faster.
Buff spells: spells that raise attributes, like "lightfoot"
raises DEX, "ironfirst" raises STR, "stoneskin" raises
armor, and so on. Special attack spells like "triple strike"
would count here as well, as do spells like "mana shield",
which takes damage out of mana instead of hit points. Useful
when heading into a big battle. Just beware of limited
duration. The higher level the caster, the longer the spell
Direct damage spells: spells that do damage directly. Combat
mage get most of these, like pillars of fire, and such.
Lightning, bomb, and firewall are other examples. They can
affect a single enemy, or an entire group.
Summon spells: spells that summon big nasty critters, from
skeleton and hellboars to "mountain giant" or "forest klaw".
They can add to your attack power significantly, or at least
soak up more enemy damage. However, you can ONLY summon ONE
creature at a time. Summon them just before battle and they
will help a lot.
If you are solo-ing as mages, summon will be most of your
combat power, as you can't afford to melee with anyone, even
with your staff doing a ton of damage (if it hits at all).
Higher level the caster, the longer the creatures last
(assuming they aren't destroyed).
New to LOA: Glyph spells -- basically "trap spells", cast
them on the ground and lure monsters over them. Haven't
tried them, but should help with mage solo'ing a bit.
New to LOA: Orb spells -- basically "mini-helper", an orb
that stays with you automatically casting spells like heal,
lightning, acid, fire, and such, for limited duration, while
you keep on casting other spells. Sort of useful as
2.10 HOW DO I GAIN LEVELS?
In general, if you want to gain levels faster, fight tough
enemies. The more damage you do, and the more you fight, the
more you level. Of course, the tough enemies hit back harder
As mages, cast spells that affect multiple enemies. Damage
spells that hurt multiple monsters do more damage (and gives
more experience) than damage spells that hurt a single
3 Single Player Hint Guide
This is a list of questions often asked about the specific
"Legends of Aranna" single-player campaign, divided by
3.1 CHAPTER 1 : SHADOWS OF THE PAST
Q: What do I do after the guy comes and inform me?
A: That's your first quest. As he said, circle around your
house, open the basement, and grab everything that can be
grabbed. Then move to center of town, near the well. Talk to
the mayor for your first quest.
Q: Anything else I should do before I go?
A: Explore the town for the other quest.
Q: Can you tell me where is the other quest?
A: *sigh* Kron the trapper wants you to kill the bear to
north. He's between the mage guild and the west gate.
Q: What do I do next?
A: Go through the north gate, and fight your way to the
"Cold Storage" cave. Fight your way inside and slay the
giant. Take the displacer back into town.
Q: Where is the bear?
A: Look for an alternate path as you head north. The bear
"Yellow Eye" is somewhere down there.
Q: Where is Jondar?
A: Just ahead of you.
Q: I killed the ice giant and I'm back in town. Now what?
A: Talk to the mayor again, then look for the other quest.
Q: Can you tell me where IS that other quest in Arhok?
A: Look on top of the western towers. (Yes, you can go up
Q: Where is Lyssa?
A: At the entrance of Halls of the Lost.
Q: Where is the secret room in Halls of the Lost?
A: Well, if I tell you it wouldn't be a secret. However,
look for levers on the walls...
Q: How do I kill the Lost Queen?
A: Kill the tails to stop the spiders from spawning, THEN
kill the head.
Q: What happens after the queen? I don't see the staff.
A: The staff is NOT here. Go beyond her for displacers.
3.2 CHAPTER 2: ISLAND OF LEGENDS
Q: I'm at the "island way station". Now what?
A: Well, go find some sunlight, and keep going.
Q: Where is Najj the half-Giant?
A: Just ahead on the beach.
Q: So where is his fellow half-giants?
A: Long ways away (not until chapter 3) so don't worry about
Q: I see somebody on the beach. How do I reach him?
A: Facing the cave entrance, turn left into the ravine, then
head out to the beach.
Q: Where is Ilorn's amulet?
A: The "boss" slinger has it. Go RIGHT facing the cave
entrance and fight your way to the beach.
3.5 THE COUNTDOWN...
Q: Is there really a clock I must beat?
A: No. Take as long as you want.
Q: How do I defeat the Shadowjumper? His lieutenants just
kill me! How many are there any way?
A: Unlimited number of lieutenants. They're generated by the
dark generators. There should be two of them around the
clock, destroy the dark generators, THEN hit the lieutenants
4 Classes and how they affect your play style
Note: This section is unchanged from the original Dungeon
Melee fighters are the ones who head in a bash enemies with
their hand-to-hand weapons. In Everquest terminology, they
are the "tanks".
4.1.1 Pros and Cons
Pro: Melee characters do the most damage, in general, and
gets a lot of kills. Thus they level up faster as well. With
fast weapons, they can do a LOT of damage. They gain a lot
of STR thus can wear the best armor. Early on, they do a lot
Con: Does not deal with ranged threats effectively, also
takes most of the damage (and the risks of dying). Melee
tops out at about 800 or so base damage, due to lack of
advanced weapons. Therefore when the level gets REALLY high
(say, 80-100+) magic is more powerful.
4.1.2 How to be effective
Melee guys are simple, give them the hefty weapons. The
"tank" should be one-handed weapon only, with a good shield.
Alternatively, you can also make a "basher", who has the
hefty two-handed weapon and no shield, though the basher is
more effective when you have a guy WITH the shield to soak
up more damage and attract attention.
Give them plenty of potions, and back them up with buffs and
4.1.3 How to Improve
Melee characters should use Melee whenever possible, and
wear things as close to their STR requirement as possible.
That helps them "grow" in STR. Give them STR enhancing
jewelry as they need the STR to wield the heaviest weapons.
4.1.4 How to equip
Give them the healing potions, the best armor (and shields,
if applicable), and the most damaging weapons.
4.1.5 How to Support
Melee characters need ranged support to deal with ranged
attackers. Range support can be in form of ranged combat or
ranged attack spells.
If there are no ranged support available, it may be best to
make your melee character a dual-role melee/ranged character
They will also need healing support if possible. Solo-ing
requires a lot of potions. When you run out, it's time to
4.1.6 Ultimate Melee Fighter
The ultimate melee fighter would have strength at roughly
80, which is enough to wear the best armor (the "black"
battle plate STR 77) and wield the heaviest weapon (axe of
kill kill carnage STR 78). After that, choose equipment
depending on what type of resistance you are seeking: melee,
ranged, or magic.
Ranged combat specialists concentrate on the ranged skill,
bows and crossbows (and launchers of one sort or another).
4.2.1 Pros and Cons
Pro: Does damage at longer ranges (up to 15 meters), which
is beyond vision distance of some enemies. This may mean you
can shoot without fear of retaliation. You can always run
away, and avoid enemy shots.
Con: Ranged fighters must use both hands, which means they
are more vulnerable to damage, requiring them to wear
heavier armor unless there are "tanks" around to soak up the
attack. Lack of STR means they can't wear heavy armor.
Ranged damage is usually quite a bit less (tops out at about
350 max base damage), which can be seriously reduced by
4.2.2 How to be effective
Range fighters are pretty much self-maintained. They will
move to engage (if you turned "engage" or "attack freely"
on). Though in general you will want to keep them in
formation, behind the melee guys.
4.2.3 How to Improve
The only way is by using those bows a LOT. The more you
shoot, the more you gain. Bows and crossbows closest to your
stats may help you gain EXP faster.
4.2.4 How to equip
Ranged specialists need a good set of armor as they can't
use shields. (You can still equip one for the magical
bonuses, but it won't block any shots) Melee weapon is
optional as they are able to do a LOT of damage at any range
with their weapon. They need a few heal potions for
emergencies, but otherwise they don't need much potions at
all if your melee "tanks" are doing their jobs.
Also give them any items that improves DEX and/or ranged
Sometimes, it is necessary to give them STR enhancing items
so they can wear better armor. Or let them do a little melee
to get their STR up.
4.2.5 How to support
Ranged specialists need someone up front (the tanks) to soak
up enemy attention, to prevent enemies from getting into
their melee range. They also need healing support if
4.2.6 Super Ranged Fighter
Ranged fighters don't do that much damage overall, when
compared to magic or even melee. The ultimate ranged fighter
would probably be armed with a very good crossbow (the
second highest punisher crossbow is DEX 59). He or she will
need pretty high STR (say, over 40) to wear some of the best
4.3 COMBAT MAGE
Combat mage, who deals mainly in pyromancy, has a LOT of
attack spells of various ranges. Combat mage's spells tend
to be more of direct damage and summon, with a small
percentage of buff and heal.
4.3.1 Pros and Cons
Pros: combat mage has a lot of "group damage" spells, with
ability to damage a large number of enemies. They can also
do more damage in late game than melee with their magic
attacks. Dragon Fire and Cyclones of Fire are some of the
best spells in the game, doing THOUSANDS of points of
Cons: Magery requires mana, which aren't that easy to come
by, esp. larger sized bottles. They are usually very weak in
STR and thus cannot wear heavier armor, and have LOUSY melee
skills (so those staves are nearly worthless). Requires high
intelligence for large mana reserves.
4.3.2 How to be effective
Combat mage need to know when to use which spells, and even
when to use melee and ranged attack (just to increase in STR
In general, buff the party up and summon critters before
going into a battle. Once in a battle, use pause to give you
more time to issue additional buffs, heals, and so on.
Summon only the toughest critter you got, as you can only
have one summon active at a time. Trolls are good as those
self-heal (up to a point).
Remember there are FOUR types of spells: heal, buff, damage,
summon. You can cast all four types before and during the
battle to help the battle along. Direct-Damage is NOT the
only way to help your party. You can buff up the party or
summon creatures before the battle. During the battle you
can heal your party and do some damage to enemies.
4.3.3 How to Improve
Mages need to cast a LOT of spells, as high level as
The more damage the spells do, the faster you will gain
experience. For example, flame ring, burning six different
enemies, makes 6 times as much XP as when burning only one
As there are four types of spells, cast some or all of them.
Direct-combat is NOT the only way. Use up those mana potions
4.3.4 How to equip
Mages need a few heal potions for emergencies, and a LOT of
Mages need a good set of armor. Thin mail and such are fine
for mages if you can get their STR up to 12 or even 16. If
you stay at STR 10, you can only wear robes and such, and
those have armor value well below 100 unless you find some
really special robes.
Look for items that improve combat magic ability, their INT,
and so on. Any mana-increasing rings and amulets and weapons
are good as well.
Needless to say, give your combat mage your combat spells.
Be ready with both a long-distance and a short-distance
spell. Also assign spells in terms of distance.
4.3.5 How to support
Combat mage need someone in front to soak up enemy damage,
even if it means summoning some critters to serve as bait.
4.4 NATURE MAGE
Nature mage has control over forces of nature. Nature mage
deals with more healing and buff spells in general.
4.4.1 Pros and Cons
Pros: their healing spells are indispensable, such as
healing wind. You can't live without them. Nature mages
also gets more summon spells and buff spells.
Cons: Nature mage does not deal out that much damage in
general, and requires a lot of help. They also level up much
slower than combat mages as they do less damage over all.
4.4.2 How to be effective
You may need two of them in a party. One of them to do more
damage spells to level up, while the other do heal spells
(left on "auto") so he'll heal the party when appropriate.
Then swap the two as needed to keep them growing equally.
4.4.3 How to Improve
Cast a LOT of spells, enough said. Healing spells are slower
than combat spells, so nature mages have a tough time
leveling up. Keep them busy with buff spells and such.
4.4.4 How to equip
Mages need a bit of STR to wear better armor, so if the
enemies are weak, you MAY want to let them fight melee
and/or ranged a little so they can gain a bit of STR.
Otherwise, give them the best armor, staff, and so on.
4.4.5 How to support
Don't let them fight directly. Let the "tanks" be up front,
followed by ranged fighters and combat mages. Nature mages
go in the back (or if there is no "back", in the middle).
4.5 MULTI-ROLE PLAYERS
Being a single class is actually somewhat discouraged in
Dungeon Siege, and you can branch out of as many disciplines
as you want. Just beware that progression will be slower if
you spread out. Still, here are some helpful combinations
4.5.1 Melee / Ranged
If you specialize in both, you can deal out a LOT of damage
at ANY range. If enemy is closer, switch to melee. If enemy
chooses to stay back, use ranged attack. The only problem
with this combo is you can't "heal" yourself much. You may
want to keep "healing hands" spell around, and see if you
can get your nature magic up to level 9, so you can use
healing wind (on yourself, after you run away from a big
4.5.2 Melee / Nature Mage
This may be a decent combo as you can use a bit of ranged
attack like zap, as well as heal yourself, and fight
4.5.3 Combat Mage / Nature Mage
By being both, you get the best of both worlds... Ability to
do a LOT of damage, as well as heal your party members. Of
course, you have to constantly run away as you can't fight
the enemies head-on.
On the other hand, with spells like "conversion" (which
turns you into the other type of mage temporarily) this
combination is not that useful any more. Of course, that's a
high level spell...
5 Interface Tips
This section is virtually unchanged from the original
Dungeon Siege FAQ, but with some more tips added at the end.
5.1 USE RIGHT-CLICK TO ATTACK
It's better to right-click to designate a target instead of
left-click. Right-click ONLY designates a target, whereas
left-click, if you miss the target, means you will RUN to
You can MOVE with left-click, and attack with right-click.
It's the optimal way.
WARNING: if you right-click on enemy when you have selected
melee weapons, your character will RUN toward the target and
attack it point-blank! Make sure you have the right weapons
selected before you attack!
5.2 SET THE 4 "QUICK SLOTS" PROPERLY
In general, you would have melee in 1, ranged in 2, active
spell 1 in 3, and active spell 2 in 4. Use the 1,2,3, and 4
keys to quickly select them instead of clicking one at a
5.3 SET THE PARTY "QUICK SETUPS"
When you get a larger party, you can use the number keys to
set different "modes" for your party. For example, in
"layered mode", you would set...
Character 1 to "melee"
Character 2 to "melee"
Character 3 to "ranged"
Character 4 to "healing wind" (magic slot 2)
Or "maximum firepower mode"
Character 1 to "melee"
Character 2 to "melee"
Character 3 to "melee"
Character 4 to "fire rain" (magic slot 1)
Or "heal mode"
Character 1 to "healing hands" (magic slot 1)
Character 2 to "healing hands" (magic slot 1)
Character 3 to "healing hands" (magic slot 1)
Character 4 to "healing wind" (magic slot 2)
The limit is only your imagination.
NOTE: LOA allows you to set up to ten different combinations
that you can switch in an instant.
5.4 LEARN THE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS
The function keys F1 to F8 can be used to select the 8 party
members. S will stop the members in their tracks, and so on.
You can map the F1 to F8 keys to select specific subgroups
of your party, like F1 to all melee, F2 to all ranged, F3 is
everybody except the packmule, F4 is mages, and so on.
Remap the controls to make them more familiar to you.
5.5 QUICKER SHOPPING
You can BUY items with CTRL-CLICK on the vendor inventory
instead of drag and drop.
You can SELL items with CTRL-CLICK on your inventory instead
of drag and drop.
Sure saves dragging and dropping dozens of items and wear
and tear on your wrist and mouse.
5.6 SLOW THE GAME DOWN
If you think the game is too fast, slow the game with Ctrl -
5.7 USE THE PAUSE KEY!
Space bar, which pauses the game, is very useful. It gives
you time to consider your options and issue some orders.
5.8 SAVE OFTEN!
This is a "save anywhere" game, so use them! Don't rely on
auto-save, as that only saves total of eight times the
entire SP campaign. Use quicksave or regular save as you
You can't really save in MP.
6 Tactical Tips
6.1 AMBUSH, AMBUSH, AMBUSH!
The creatures in DS are quite dumb. Lure them into your
party's ambush and you can vanquish them one at a time.
Rushing into their midst is a BAD idea.
A typical ambush is like this. You set your team in a
corridor, 2-wide, front row with melee, back row with ranged
and magic. Send your archer out (turn FOLLOW off) with the
longest ranged weapons, or a combat mage with "exploding
powder" or "bomb" spell, and send them forward a little to
tease the creatures back one at a time. Everybody else,
STAND GROUND to maintain the formation. Once the creature
responds, have the guy run back to the party, and WHAMMO!
Repeat as necessary to clean out the room.
NOTE: In LOA, the AI is somewhat improved, Sometimes, the
entire local pack will follow the initial creature that move
out against you. At other times the rest of the pack are
hidden in trees and such.
6.2 USE FORMATIONS (WHEN YOU GET A PARTY)
Select all members, then select a formation, and move them,
and they'll stay in that formation as much as possible. This
makes combat that much easier, as you can put the melee
people up front and the range fighters (and mages) in the
back. Try the different formations, as each has its uses.
6.3 USE THE ALTARS AND FOUNTAINS
If you see altars, fight on/near it as much as possible.
Life altar recharges your life, and mana altar give you more
mana for your mages to cast those mana-heavy spells,
including mana shield, or ability to recast the "buff"
spells for a VERY long duration.
6.4 SET THE "POSTURES" PROPERLY
Know when NOT to set "attack freely". Sometimes "defend" or
"stand ground" may be a better choice tactically, esp. in
Similarly, don't ALWAYS set follow on. Sometimes, like when
you set the formation and need to "tease" some enemies back
to your ambush, turn follow off!
One place NOT to use "move freely" is when you just got down
or up the elevator. If you move off the elevator, you can't
make it go back up again without you on it! And remember, a
ghost cannot use elevators!
6.5 OVERRIDE DEFAULT TARGETTING WHEN NECESSARY
Auto-targeting has only three choices: strongest, weakest,
closest. It does NOT have the setting you actually need:
The most dangerous enemy is the one doing you the most
damage, not the one with the coolest sound and visual
effects or closest to you. Take him out first, then the next
one down, and so on.
Melee usually do more damage than ranged, but when you have
one melee guy with a lots of HP vs. 6-8 different ranged
shooters shooting you full of holes, which one do you go
after? The ranged shooters are easier to kill, and you cut
down on number of hits sooner.
Here's another example. In the crypts and dungeons, you
usually end up with Wraith Piercers (bowmen) and a few
zombies (dungeon crawlers). The crawlers don't do much
damage if you have good armor, but those bowmen WILL shoot
you full of holes. Yet the zombie has like 600+ hps, so it
will take you a WHILE to kill them, while bowmen shoot you.
Therefore, go after the piercers (making sure you don't run
into a bunch of wraith mages!) first, then take care of the
zombies. They're so slow any way you can outrun them.
When a boss creature show up, you MAY want to go after it
with "target strongest".
6.6 USE THE RIGHT WEAPONS
In general, you should use melee for melee enemies, and use
range attack on ranged attack enemies (both shooters and
You can also RUN after the ranged attack enemies, but that
MAY trigger more enemies. Consider the terrain before
6.7 BOUNCING SPELLS
Some spells, like "explosive powder" and "bomb", can
"bounce" on the ground, giving them even LONGER range than
those "advertised". This can be used to tease enemies to
attack you once at a time instead of activating them all at
Use "force cast" to pop the spell, which will fly out like a
grenade and bounce around until it detonates.
If you need to shoot around corners, these projectiles can
also bounce around corners.
6.8 USE THE FULL RANGE OF YOUR RANGED WEAPONS
A lot of bows and crossbows have range 15 m, which means you
can hit enemies before they can hit back. With a good range
weapon, you can inflict a LOT of damage on enemies before
they can close their distance, esp. on slower-moving enemies
like Braak, Zombies, and so on.
If you hit an enemy, that enemy will attack you, but not its
neighbors (unless one of your stray shots hit them as well).
So attack one, tease it to you, then kill it. Repeat for the
next one, and so on.
Note: some enemies may follow other fellow creatures. So if
one creature comes to attack you, others may follow it.
6.9 USE THOSE BUFF SPELLS!
"Buff" spells, like stoneskin, eagle eye, and so on are VERY
useful in battles, as they can make your party stronger,
take less damage, and so on.
Many newbies NEVER use buff spells, figure that the effects
are limited and not worth the trouble. That is simply not
true. While some buff spells are weak, the higher level ones
are quite good.
Triple strike is crucial when fighting a mob. It also pumps
up your exp quickly as you are getting 3 times the
experience while the spell is active.
6.10 USE THOSE DOORS AND CORNERS!
In places like Hiroth Castle, where you have doors, use
them! Tease enemies into the room, then close the door.
Enemy creatures don't open doors, allowing you to divide and
conquer. Kill those that moved inside, kill them, heal
yourself, then repeat.
If there are no doors, retreat just around the corner. Once
enemy comes around the corner, charge in with melee weapons.
Not only do you take less hits, you also divide up the
enemies to be taken out individually.
6.11 LOA: USE THOSE ORB AND GLYPH SPELLS!
The orb spells and glyph spells are there to supplement the
firepower of mages, which are needed to help them level up
faster. Nature mages are notoriously slow to level as they
don't do much damage, and these two categories of spells
changes all that.
7 Solo'ing Tips
These tips apply to the players who wish to go through the
game with just a single character, not hiring any body.
7.1 LOTS OF POTIONS
You will need several large health potions, in addition to
any mana potions (depending on if you use a lot of magic). I
suggest at least 10 large health potions, maybe even 20. If
you can get super potions, do so.
NOTE: Potions are available in UNLIMITED quantities. Just
switch to spells screen, then back to potions, and more will
be available for sale.
7.2 GET YOUR NATURE MAGIC SKILL UP TO HEALING WIND
You need at least "healing wind" if you don't want to end up
filling your inventory with health potions. Retreat and get
some room to heal yourself, then get back into the fight!
Battle healing just doesn't heal enough points to be that
useful, but it'll make do.
A tactical retreat is better than dying. Retreat the way you
came from, so you don't run into any more enemies. If
enemies chase you, this will spread them out, giving you
chance to pick them off one by one.
Think of it as the one-man version of the ambush tactic.
7.4 BUST EVERY CHEST, CRATE, AND BARREL
You need those potions and gold, if any. Get into the habit
even if you don't need the gold and such. You may need them
NOTE: In LOA, hit SHIFT-LEFTCLICK will attack the area,
which means it will hit the nearest chest, crate, barrel,
container, and whatnot.
7.5 TRY TO GET COMBAT MAGIC UP TO EXPLODING POWDER
You can use the "exploding powder" spell to help lure single
enemies to you to kill.
7.6 FIGHT THE TOUGHEST ENEMIES
To level up, you need to fight only the toughest enemies.
This means either bump up the game difficulty, or turn up
the challenge level of the map (if available).
For example, the Utrean Peninsula map has regular, veteran
and elite challenge levels. The enemies on veteran are MUCH
harder, and drop more stuff. The shops also offer a lot
better merchandise on higher levels. Of course, you need to
be very high level to get into those levels.
7.7 USE TRIPLE STRIKE AND SUCH TO CLEAR MOBS
Triple Strike is great against groups of archers and melee
fighters. With a good weapon, it also helps you gain lots of
experience during those 20 seconds. Combine with mana
potions, you can clear out crowds easily.
Fire Ring is great against hordes of animals that melee with
you. This is a great way for you to gain experience in
combat magic as it does damage continuously (for those few
If you need slightly more range, try pillars of fire or
cyclones of fire, but those are extremely high level (level
90 or so).
7.8 LOA: USE THOSE NEW ORB AND GLYPH SPELLS
Those spells are there to make mage's life easier and level
up faster. Use them!
8 Item Guide
In DS, each character is allowed to equip up to the
armor -- one set of body armor, one set of gloves, one piece
of headgear, one set of footgear, and one shield
weapon -- one melee weapon and one ranged weapon
jewelry -- one amulet, and up to four rings
spellbook -- one open spellbook (you can keep more that is
closed in inventory)
Each of the items can be plain or magically enhanced.
There are nearly infinite number of items in Dungeon Siege,
due to the prefix/suffix system (sort of like Diablo's
system). Some prefix and suffix are rare or unique, making
them even more precious due to a LOT of modifiers.
LOA just added more items, but did not change the system.
8.1 PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES, AND THE COLOR CODE
In DS, items may have prefixes and suffixes, thus allowing
one to create almost infinite number of items out of the few
In case you're wondering what do all the different
background colors and the color title mean for the item...
WHITE items are just "normal" items. No bonuses or
enchantments have been added to them. EX: Steel
BLUE items are magical items with some bonuses, from +1
melee to +10 armor to +5 ice damage and so on. The
possibilities are endless. They usually provide only 1
bonus, sometimes 2, but there may be exceptions. They
usually have one set of suffix applied to them. EX: Steel of
BROWN items are "trade-off" items. While some bonus
modifiers are positive, there are also some negative
modifiers as well. For example, the blade may be +15 life,
but also -12 mana, or +1 STR with -1 DEX, and so on. EX:
Grounded Steel of Hardiness.
PURPLE items have single RARE prefix. They have at least 4
bonus modifiers, sometimes 5. It has only a prefix. Some
claim they've seen rare item with suffix. This has NOT been
confirmed. EX: Exalted Steel
YELLOW items are very rare and are very difficult to come
upon, and usually contain 6 different bonus modifiers. They
have both prefix AND suffix. Usually, they also have unique
artwork that makes them even LOOK different from the normal
types. EX: Illustrious Slaughter Steel of the Seasons.
For a full list of the prefixes and suffixes, see
It really is pretty pointless to list all of them, so I
won't. Just note that the chances of you finding something
is simply affected by a dice roll.
LOA adds two more types
PURPLE BACKGROUND items are "imbued", which basically means
they grant the holder a "permanent spell". In practice, they
have cool visuals, but otherwise the modifiers aren't that
exciting. For example, Ogre's Might spell increases target's
STR. So something "of Ogre's Might" will grant STR +2, for
AQUA BACKGROUND items are parts of "treasure set". If you
own multiple pieces of the set, each of the pieces will give
you a bonus. The more pieces you own, the more bonus you
get. So even a wimpy leather armor may become quite powerful
when reunited with helmet, bow, and shield. In practice,
the first set, Arhok's Lot, turns out to be quite
underwhelming, as it's quite weak overall, even with all the
8.2 MELEE WEAPONS
Melee weapons are for hand-to-hand combat. They come in two
varieties: one-handed, and two-handed.
NOTE: LOA added a "damage over 10 seconds" rating for all
weapons, which helps in judging which weapons to keep.
Remember though, that's assuming all hits, and you may
Still, keep in mind that sometimes, the
STUN/FREEZE/FLEE/ACID weapons are more useful than their
damage value would indicate. If the enemy is stunned, other
party members can hit on it as well, etc.
One-handed weapons allow the use of a shield, giving you the
blocking bonus and armor rating, as well as the bonus
modifiers (if any). They also strike faster (usually speed
rating of fast or faster) However, they also do less damage,
and thus does less "armor penetration".
One-handed weapons include
Blade, dagger, sword, long sword, steel, axe, scythe,
gladius, falchion, Mace, spiked mace, winged mace, flanged
mace, hammer, club, branch, cudgel, scepter, mincemeat, etc.
The best is "dragon wing" sword. It can do 3500 damage in 10
secs, based on LOA measurements.
Two-handed weapons require both hands. A shield can be
equipped, but you only get the bonus modifiers (if any), not
the blocking bonus nor the armor rating. They also swing
slower (usually speed rating of slow or slower).
Great steel, great sword, gut splitter, assault axe,
cleaver, impaler, mallet, wound mallet, ram, squasher,
The best axe is axe kill kill of carnage and leg cleaver
Staff is basically a very fancy stick, and requires high
intelligence to use.
Staff is always a two-handed weapon and usually can block
10% melee damage. It may also have other bonus modifiers.
Some can be bladed. Staff, at high INT ratings, can be a
very powerful weapon.
Staff can also go by other names, like leg-breaker, bladed
staff, hooked staff, bent staff, destroyer, etc.
The best staff is "wing staff".
8.3 RANGED WEAPONS
All ranged weapons in DS are two-handed weapons.
There are plenty of bows, from simple peasant bow to
advanced long-backed bow. In general, bow fires in "slow",
"slower", or "slowest" speed, and requires high DEX to use,
though some heavier bows may also need STR.
The higher the DEX requirement, the more damage the bow will
do. A bow with DEX requirement in the 50's can do 200+ pts
of damage per hit.
Later you start running into crossbows. The best crossbows
does about 80-90% of a bow's damage, but can fire about 20-
40% faster (fast speed). Crossbows, like bows, require DEX
and some STR. They come in long, medium, and short
varieties. There are also unique crossbows.
8.3.3 Other (guns, launchers, etc.)
When you fight the goblins, you will gain some of the more
unusual weapons, such as lightning gun, grenade launcher,
flamethrower, and the dragon minigun. They do use ammo.
however, ammo is magically self-replenishing, given some
There may be other launchers as well, you'll just have to
They have their own DEX and STR requirements.
DS has armor in five different areas on the character's body
Headgear ranges from simple hats to heavy helmets. Most of
these have STR requirements. Mage's headgear has INT
They don't protect much, so you mainly wear them for the
modifiers, like dodge/block melee damage, reduce damage,
increase STR / DEX / INT, and so on.
8.4.2 Body Armor
Body armor ranges from rags all the way up to battle plate,
and everything in between. In general, the best armor has
tremendously high STR requirements (highest so far: "black"
battle plate STR 77).
Some of the special cloaks, garments, and so on may have
high INT requirements instead.
LOA: There are some newer armor that requires high DEX
Consider giving your mages some STR enhancing jewelry and
items so they can wear better armor. If you can get them up
to STR of 12 or so, they can wear thin chainmail, which has
protection of around 100. Some better chainmail, at STR 16
or so, have protection up to 200. Dark Scale, at STR 20, can
go up to armor of 300.
Gloves and gauntlets protect the hands. Most have high STR
requirements. You mainly wear them for the modifiers, and
that depends on the specific items.
The best gauntlet is "full plate gauntlet", with STR 77.
Shields are only used with one-handed weapons. In general,
the larger the shield, the more attack it blocks.
In general, you want shields that block better instead of
chasing for purely higher armor value.
The best shield is Savior Shield (unique), with STR 75.
Footgear is your basic boots, greaves, and such that protect
the feet. Usually they have STR requirements, esp. the
Best ones are those with good modifiers, as they don't add
that much protection overall.
The best footgear is "full plate greaves" STR 77.
Amulets are worn around the neck. Each character can wear
only one. So pick the right one.
The character can wear up to four different rings. The
effects are cumulative with any other items the character
may be wearing. Some special rings may be rare or unique,
providing multiple bonus modifiers.
A character is allowed to OWN more than one spellbook, but
can only be equipped with one spellbook at a time.
To add spells to the spellbook, drag the spells from your
inventory list onto the spellbook's slots. Remember, only
two spells can be active at the same time.
You can add spells to inactive spellbooks by dragging the
spell ONTO the inactive spellbook. If the spell is not
already in the book, it will be added.
Consider giving spellbooks to non-spellcasters. They can
help you store the extra spells for sale later.
More expensive spellbooks can have bonuses, like blocking
magic damage, increase dexterity, and so on.
LOA added books that can give you discount or enhancement on
spells. Such as decreased mana requirement for fire spells,
increased damage for cold spells, etc.
8.7 NOTES ON ITEMS
Only "equipped" items (i.e. those IN the slots on the "paper
doll" screen) apply their bonus to the character. Items in
inventory do NOT apply their bonus to the character (at
least not in regular DS. )
NOTE: Some siegelets may allow inventory items to affect the
A shield's bonus modifiers STILL apply even if you are using
a two-handed weapon, as long as the shield is still
"equipped". However, blocking is NOT applied.
It is better to pick items that add to your ATTRIBUTES (i.e.
STR, DEX, INT) than the SKILLS (melee, ranged, nature,
8.8 TIPS ON ORGANIZATION
Give each character a set of armor and weapons and such that
they will "soon" be able to use. For example, if the
character's STR is 24, give him/her some stuff that requires
STR 25 or 26. That way, the character can upgrade as soon as
their attributes improve.
Any stuff that you can't use in the near future (i.e. stuff
that requires too much STR or DEX or INT) should be dumped
on the packmule to be sold for lots of gold. Revise the
packmule inventory as your character grows. Get the good
stuff out, put the better stuff in, and so on.
Any stuff that is WORSE than what you can use should
probably be transmuted into gold (if possible) and you're
running out of room to carry them all.
When you get to a shop, sell the stuff you have on the mule,
and sell the spare spellbooks (with the extra spells). Then
buy stuff for your characters so you maintain a full set of
things you can use (if possible). Pass down the items from
one character to next to make sure everybody has the best
8.9 SPECIAL SETS
LOA added "treasure sets". If you collect the pieces of a
set, you'll gain extra benefits greater than the sum of
their individual powers.
Here is the list of known sets in SP. There are more sets in
MP, but I don't list those as I haven't seen them yet.
Note: the bonus for each item is written as a list of the
bonus you'll get when you get enough pieces. For example,
say for Arhok's Leather. If you only have that one piece,
the bonus is just +1 armor. However, if you have 3 of the
pieces in Arhok's Lot, you get +32 armor as well as the +5%
8.9.1 Arhok's Lot
This set is composed of four pieces: leather armor, short
bow, shield, and sword. This, being the first set, is
relatively weak and quite useless near the end.
188.8.131.52 Arhok's Leather
This can be found in the basement where your character
starts out. (A1 R1)
Bonus1: adds 1, 16, 32, 48 armor
Bonus2: adds 0, 0, 5%, 10% chance of casting fireshot upon
184.108.40.206 Arhok's Short Bow
This is found in "caves of the lost", (A1 R5), guarded by
the spider boss
Bonus1: adds 5, 10, 20, 40 to health
Bonus2: adds 0, 4, 12, 20 to Ranged Damage Max and Min
220.127.116.11 Arhok's Shield
Arhok's Shield is a relatively normal Defense 8 shield. It's
quite weak for a shield, but at least it has no STR
It can be found in Tidal Caves (A2 R4)
Bonus 1: 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% of blocking melee damage
Bonus 2: 0, 0, +2, +6 armor
18.104.22.168 Arhok's Long Sword
Arhok's Long Sword will not be found until the Dig site (A3
R3). It's a one-handed sword that does decent damage.
Bonus1: adds 1, 2, 5, 10 health per hit
8.9.2 Air of Illicor
Air of Illicor is for mages. It is comprised of a Ring, an
Amulet, a Beaded Hauberk, a Staff, and a Spellbook.
22.214.171.124 Illicor's Ring
This ring requires INT 12. It can be found in Halls of the
Lost. (specifically, after that huge room, go through the
door to your right and look for levers on the wall).
Bonus 1: Adds 10, 17, 31, 59, 115 to mana
Bonus 2: Adds 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 to armor
126.96.36.199 Illicor's Amulet
This amulet requires INT15. It's found in the Dark Jungle
(after Illicor) on top of one of the temples, AFTER you pass
Bonus 1: Adds 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 to Max Nature Magic Damage
188.8.131.52 Illicor's Beaded Hauberk
This item requires INT18, and can be found in Mountain of
the Dead (A4, R2). It's in a little "side trip" area.
Bonus 1: 4%, 6%, 9%, 14%, 20% of casting zap upon damage
Bonus 2: add 5, 10, 20, 35, 55 to armor
184.108.40.206 Illicor's Staff
This staff requires INT20, which can be difficult. It has
the typical staff functions, like 2-handed, 10% block melee,
etc. It can be found in Jherkal's Crown (A5 R3) in one of
Bonus 1: Adds 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 to Nature Magic Skill
220.127.116.11 Illicor's Spellbook
This spellbook requires INT24, and can be found in Kmethket
Tower (A6 R6)
Bonus 1: Adds 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, 5% to Nature Magic Damage
8.9.3 Kit of Kajj
Kit of Kajj is for melee fighters. It has 3 pieces of armor
and a set of claws as melee weapon.
18.104.22.168 Kajj's Breastplate
A decent piece of armor, it gives a LOT of STR bonus. You
can find it in "dungeons of the dead", before you get to
Requires STR 18, defense of 50 natively.
Bonus 1: Adds 1, 2, 3, 4 to STR
Bonus 2: Adds 5, 10, 25, 50 to armor
Bonus 3: Adds 0, 2, 4, 6% to dodge melee attacks
22.214.171.124 Kajj's Gauntlets
This can be found in Jherkal's Crown, in the Zaurask
Requires STR 18
Bonus 1: Adds 5, 10, 15, 20 to armor
126.96.36.199 Kajj's Helm
This can be found in Demlock's Ravine, a bit out of the way.
Requires STR 20
Bonus 1: Adds 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 to melee skill
188.8.131.52 Kajj's Claw
Kajj's Claw can be found near the Cliff City Gates. Go up
the ramp and kill scorpions to find it.
Requires STR 22
Bonus 1: Steals 2, 4, 7, 12 health per hit
8.9.4 Patents of the Inventor
A mage set, this one has 3 pieces.
184.108.40.206 Solov's Ward
This shield can be found around Walls of Jherkal's Crown
Req INT 20
Bonus 1: 5%, 10%, 20% change of casting fireball on damage
Bonus 2: adds 1, 2.5, 4 to INT
220.127.116.11 Solov's Spellbook
This can be found in Jherkal's Crown Prison (Zuarask
Req INT 20
Bonus 1: Reduce cost of fire spells in spellbook by 10%,
18.104.22.168 Solov's Bow
This can be found in Demlock's Cut (underground part)
Req INT 20
Bonus 1: Adds 4, 6, 8, to combat magic max damage
8.9.5 Demlock's Compendium
Another mage set, this one has three pieces as well.
22.214.171.124 Demlock's Spellbook
Demlock's Spellbook is given by Lhuk Torath when you
complete the quest and kill all the Runemaster and minions
Req INT 23
Bonus 1: Increases Combat Magic Spell Damage by 1%, 2%, 3%.
126.96.36.199 Demlock's Amulet
Demlock's Amulet is in Xot's Badlands.
Req INT 24
Bonus 1: Adds 1, 2, 3 to Combat magic skill
188.8.131.52 Demlock's Ring
Demlock's Ring can be found in the stronghold tunnel / caves
leading into the stronghold.
Req INT 22
Bonus 1: Adds 1, 2, 3, to INT
Bonus 2: Adds 0, 30, 65 to health
8.9.6 Clockwork Posture
Clockwork Posture is a set of staff, armor, and crossbow
useful for archers.
184.108.40.206 Clockwork Boots
The boots is near the healing well, near two large crystals,
under the "temple" roof.
Req DEX 24.
Bonus 1: Adds 1, 2, 3, 4 to DEX
220.127.116.11 Clockwork Amulet
The amulet is in a room near the mainpath in the Zuarask
Req DEX 25
Bonus 1: Adds 15, 20, 30, 50 to health
18.104.22.168 Clockwork Staff
The staff is right next to the displacer going to Mount
Kreth / Clock Wastelands
Req DEX 24, does nice amount of damage
Bonsu 1: Adds 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 to ranged skill.
22.214.171.124 Clockwork Crossbow
The crossbow is under one of the walkways that is very close
to the entrance to the Great Clock.
Req Dex 22, very nice damage bonuses
Bonus 1: Adds 5, 10, 15, 20 to range min damage
Bonus 2: Adds 5, 10, 15, 20 to range max damage
Bonus 3: Steals 0, 2, 4, 6 health per hit
9 SP Campaign Recruitable Characters
Here is a list of all the recruitable characters in the
single player campaign in Legends of Aranna:
The stats present are as when you encounter them at first.
Obviously stats will change if you recruit them and fight
Where: Snowy canyon, north of town
Stats: STR 10, DEX 10, INT 10, Melee 0, Ranged 0, Nature 1,
What to do: Jondar is a friar with some ability in nature
magic. Keep him as your nature mage until you find someone
Where: Frozen lake, west of town, near the cave entrance
Stats: STR 10, DEX 13, INT 10, Melee 0, Ranged 2, Nature 0,
What to do: she's an archer, keep her that way. By the end
she'll deal out a LOT of damage, esp. with the Clockwork
Where: Main island beach (chapter 2). Just get out of the
way station, straight out, and he's at the beach.
Stats: STR 13, DEX 11, INT 10, Melee 5, Ranged 0, Nature 0,
What to do: Najj is a tank, enough said.
Where: Inside Illicor, the Utrean city, he stays at one of
Stats: STR 11, DEX 12, INT 15, Melee 0, Ranged 3, Nature 0,
What to do: Nardulo will be your combat mage, and he's quite
decent... Until you meet up with Konus. Then Nardulo is
9.5 KRAAL YELLOWTALON
Where: In the Dark Jungle (chapter 2, after Illicor). You'll
find him fighting a few Hassat.
Stats: STR 15, DEX 12, INT 10, Melee 9, Ranged 0, Nature 0,
What to do: Kraal is a decent tank as well, good as your
9.6 ALGHER MHANKUR
Where: In the dig site, lower levels. He's at the altar-like
Stats: STR 15, DEX 14, INT 11, Melee 8, Ranged 8, Nature 0,
What to do: Algher is a combination melee/archer.
Where: In the Half-Giants Trader camp, after you made it out
of the dig site
Stats: STR 12, DEX 16, INT 11, Melee 0, Ranged 11, Nature 0,
What to do: She's a very decent archer. If your archer
(Lyssa) haven't quite developed as far or you have room for
another archer, then have her join up.
Where: Just at the entrance to the "Mountain of the Dead".
Stats: STR 13, DEX 12, INT 16, Melee 4, Ranged 0, Nature 0,
What to do: He's your best combat mage so far. Nardulo is
probably not too advanced so replace Nardulo with Konus.
Where: Entrance to Jherkal's Crown (the underground
Stats: STR 11, DEX 12, INT 20, Melee 0, Ranged 0, Nature 14,
What to do: Jharmaya is an excellent nature mage, and is
worth replacing Jondar with if Jondar haven't developed
10 SP Campaign Outposts and Shops
Here is a full list of outposts and shops in the single
10.1 ARHOK / LHARNOB
There's a smithy in Arhok, just southwest of the town
center. As this is the beginning, most of the stuff is not
that good. Still, he's the only smithy in town. He sells
only armor, weapon, and shields.
10.2 ARHOK / KIIRA
Kiira is in the Mage's Guild, near the center of town, north
side, next to the mayor.
She sells only potions, spells, and misc items.
Illorn is on the beach at "the Bluffs" in chapter 2.
Note: you must complete "Ilorn's Amulet" quest before he'll
sell you anything.
To reach him, you must reach the bluffs by going through the
"tunnel" cave, and find the cave entrance guarded by the
Zuarask (with flags at the entrance). Then facing the cave,
turn left, go down into the ravine, and head out to the
Ilorn's amulet is held by the slinger boss. You can get
there by heading RIGHT from the cave entrance, go up the
slopes, then down to the other beach. Kill the slinger boss
and you get his amulet back.
10.4 ILLICOR PACKMULE DEALER
Note: you must complete "Clear Illicor of Zuarask" before
he'll sell you anything.
He sells packmules at the central plaza.
10.5 ILLICOR TRAAG DEALER
Note: you must complete "Clear Illicor of Zuarask" before
he'll sell you anything.
He sells Traags at the central plaza.
10.6 ILLICOR BLACKSMITH
Note: you must complete "Clear Illicor of Zuarask" before
he'll sell you anything.
Blacksmith is in one of the one-story rectangular buildings
off to one side of the city. Go north, then east.
10.7 ILLICOR SEER
Note: you must complete "Clear Illicor of Zuarask" before
she'll sell you anything.
The potion seller is in the two "two-story" houses in
Illicor. Go west and north. She's on the first floor.
10.8 DIG SITE TRADER
One of Professor Therg's students is a bit of entrepreneur.
You can trade with him a bit before you descend into the
underground city's upper level.
10.9 TRADER CAMP BLACKSMITH
The half-giant smithy has some goods. Armor / Weapon /
10.10 TRADER CAMP MEDIC
The half-giant healer has some goods as well. Potion /
Spells / Misc only.
10.11 AUTOMATED TRADING POST
In Jherkal's Crown (transport center), in a room with three
doors. This trading post sells everything.
10.12 LHUK TORATH
NOTE: You must defeat the Runemaster then talk to Luhk to be
able to trade.
This father/son team is at Demlock's Cut near the
Runemaster. Only the son is the trader.
10.13 XULPHAE COVE MERCHANT
There is one merchant in Xulphae's Cove selling everything.
She's in the cave opposite from Ghage's cave. Go through her
cave on the other side to exit the cave and get back into
the canyon to kill more Zaurask.
10.14 NEENER'S TRADING POST
Neener the goblin is willing to trade for items. He's fairly
fully equipped. He's in the Zuarask Stronghold, almost near
the end. There's a sign that points to his outpost. Kill a
couple Shadow Minions, and you're in.
10.15 AUTOMATED TRADER (GOBLINIZED)
There is an automated trading machine inside the Goblin
level, before you take the elevator up to the Shadowjumper
11 SP Campaign Full Quest List
It is NOT necessary to find and fulfill all quests. In fact,
I missed about 1/3rd of them during my first attempt to
solve the campaign. However, that's the fun part about
Dungeon Siege... You can go back and try again!
Some quests are marked CRITICAL. Those are MUST-DO quests.
11.1 CHAPTER 1 : SHADOWS OF THE PAST
11.1.1 First Trial
What to do: Find and slay the monsters who ambushed the
caravans and threaten the town
How to get: Talk to the mayor Hardison Dhon near the well
How to solve: fight your way through the north gate into the
caves, and kill the boss monster at the end. Take the
displacer back into town.
Reward: (Talk to Mayor again to get it) Helm of Khar, Orb of
Fire spell, Backpack with 7 health potions, 3 mana potions,
5 resurrect scrolls
11.1.2 The Trapper
What to do: Kill the Bear outside Arhok
How to get: Talk to Kron the old hunter. He's in the hut
between the mage guild and the west gate.
How to solve: The bear is just beyond the bridge after you
go out the north gate, in a section deeper down.
Reward: go back to town to talk to the hunter. He'll give
you 90 gold.
11.1.3 Family Bow (Q2)
NOTE: This quest is Single-Player only.
What to do: Find Lyssa and give her the family bow
How to get: Find and talk to Reynard, who's on the north
tower at the west gate. He'll only give you the quest after
you finish Q1 though.
How to solve: Lyssa is in front of the Caves of the Lost.
You can't miss her.
Reward: You get to use the bow later.
11.1.4 The Staff of Stars (Q3)
What to do: Seek the Staff of Stars
How to get: Talk to the Mayor in town, after completing Q1
How to solve: This is an ongoing quest.
11.2 ISLAND OF LEGENDS
11.2.1 A Giant Task
What to do: Find Najj's Kinsmen (Given by Najj) CRITICAL
How to get: Najj the half-giant will offer to join your
party. Accept him to get the quest.
How to solve: keep going, you'll run into the Half-giants
after Illicor and Dark Jungle
Reward: nothing in particular
11.2.2 Recover Ilorn's Amulet
What to do: Find and slay the monsters that stole Ilorn's
Amulet, recover the amulet and give back to Illorn
How to get: Ilorn is the guy on the beach
How to solve: Back track a bit and fight a boss monster.
He'll drop the amulet.
Reward: ability to trade with Ilorn. .
11.2.3 The Wizard City
What to do: Clear Illicor of Zuarask raiders
How to get: Get into the Illicor's "central plaza" with the
packmule and traag dealers, and talk to the Elder Quadydhar
(who's standing alone).
How to solve: explore the city of Illicor a bit. As you
travel over each bridge it will light up, thus letting you
know if you've been through or not. Clear each little island
until the quest is complete. Use the opportunity to map the
city so you can get back to the blacksmith and the potion
Reward: you get access to all the merchants in the city. The
Elder also tell you to seek Therg, who will help you on your
11.2.4 Therg's Apprentice
What to do: Find and rescue Algher Mhankur
How to get: You'll find Therg at the dig site
How to solve: Keep going, you'll find Mhankur after a bit of
Reward: you can recruit him
11.2.5 The Stone of Lhoac
What to do: Find Stone of Lhoac
How to get: Talk to Mhankur when you find him
How to solve: Keep going, it's quite a while later when you
get to it
Reward: the stone itself, gives bonuses.
11.2.6 The Dark Acolytes
What to do: Destroy the Dark Acolytes
How to get: Talk to Kirr the half-giant in the trader camp
How to solve: Keep going, the Dark Acolytes are on the other
side of the swamp, around the sarcophagus that lights up.
Kill as many as you can until the objective says complete.
11.2.7 Scourge or Cicatrix
What to do: Destroy Cicatrix the undead centaur
How to get: Talk to Konus, at the beginning of the level.
How to solve: Kill Cicatrix, the undead centaur
Reward: Nothing except a few goodies
11.3 THE CROWN AND THE CUT
Your journey takes you to Jherkal's Crown and Demlock's Cut,
both named after great wizards...
11.3.1 The Sacred Guardian
What to do: Rescue the displacer from the Zuarask and
How to get: Talk to the dying Guardian
How to solve: Keep fighting through. Near the end, when you
see the displacer, destroy the dark generator connected to
11.3.2 Special Delivery
What to do: Deliver a letter to Jaff at Xulphae's Cove
How to get: Talk to Nirrt, who's in one of the rooms near
the exit from Jherkal's Crown underground.
How to solve: keep going, Jaff's deep in chapter 4
11.3.3 Horror of the Runemaster
Defeat Runemaster and his minions (given by the Toraths)
How to get: Talk to the father Bran Torath
How to solve: kill all the baddies nearby, including
Reward: You get to trade with Luhk Torath. You also get the
Demlock's Spellbook as a reward from Luhk Torath.
11.3.4 The Sunken Tower
Search for alternate exit to the Sunken Tower of Demlock's
Cut (given by Therg the Historian) CRITICAL
How to get: Therg is there, talk to him at the entrance
How to solve: keep going, kill all the baddies, and you'll
eventually make it out
11.4 PILGRIMAGE OF REDEMPTION
11.4.1 Healing well
Destroy the Zaurask polluting the Healing Well (given by
How to get: Talk to Eradi just past Xulphae's Cove
How to solve: Kill all the Zaurask around the Healing Well
should do it
Rescue Umberteen being held prisoner by the Droc!
How to get: Keep exploring and you'll run into Uelda at the
entrance to Droc territory next to a tower.
How to solve: Keep going and you'll find Umberteen in a cave
with water held by Droc. Kill the Drocs and he's free.
Destroy the cage he's in , then talk to him.
Reward: You get his "Book of Trickery", a pretty good
Umberteen want you to locate his brother Ghage in Xulphae's
How to get: Save Umberteen, then talk to him
How to solve: Ghage is on the far edge of Xulphae's Cove.
Xulphae's Cove is the city near the beach that has those
11.4.4 Nossirom's fall
Kill Nossirom, the Zaurask King (Given by Ghage)
How to get: Talk to Ghage, Umberteen's brother, at Xulphae's
How to solve: explore the "palace", and you'll see this
large double-door in a room with blue light (all the other
rooms have orange light). On the other side is Nossirom.
Beware, he's a big and nasty guy... And he has a lot of
11.4.5 crystal guardians
Defeat the 4 Crystal Guardians (given by goblin trader
How to get: Talk to Neener at his trading post
How to solve: These guardians are in your way when you wind
your way through the caves into the Clock Tower region. Just
kill them all and move through.
11.5 CHAPTER 5
No quests for the final part, just the standing quest to get
back Staff of Stars and defeat Shadowjumper.
12 Town Layout
Town of Ahrok is pretty small and not that hard to locate
things. All references are given from the "center" of town,
which is assumed to be the statue and the well.
Smithy: Just south-southwest of center
Mage Guild: Just northwest of center
Displacer Station: Just southeast of center
Kron the Trapper: Just west of the mage guild
North gate: north, of course, leads to canyons, then storage
West Gate: west, of course
Illicor is composed of various islands. All referneces are
given based on the "central plaza" where the Elder and the
two pack animal dealers are.
Smithy: north, then east
Potion Seller west
Entrance from Bluffs: south
Exit to Dark Forest: north, north
Displacers: Don't know of any
12.3 XULPHAE'S COVE
Only two rooms worth mentioning: Ghage's cave, and the
13 The enemies
This section is not complete.
13.1 CHAPTER 1
13.1.1 Ice Grub, Varg, Snow Wolf, etc.
Just some wild critters in your way, nothing too serious.
These have few hitpoints (usually in single digits), so
should be pretty easy to kill. They usually move pretty
slowly too esp. ice grub. Shoot them from a distance would
be good. Don't get mobbed though.
13.1.2 Ice Moth
The only one using projectile attack, the shots can be
dodged. Attack, dodge, attack, dodge. Doesn't do that much
damage, but along with several other nasties biting your
ankles you CAN be overwhelmed. Open up the distance and use
13.1.3 Yellow eye the bear
This is the bear you need to take out for Kron the trapper.
It's not really that tough at all, but he has quite a few
hitpoints. Think of him as practice for your first boss
13.1.4 yeti / ice golem
These guys are a little tougher, and can do a bit more
damage. They have hitpoints in the teens and 20's.
13.1.5 Ice giant
Your first "boss", this guy has hp of about 50. He's not
that tough, really. Though you'll need some potions. Try to
lure away his golem minions, bash them first, THEN take on
the giant himself.
13.1.6 Frostnid / Frostnid spitter / Ice Flies
These ice spiders either melee or spit ice against you, but
generally pretty weak. Ice flies appear singly but not that
hard to kill.
13.1.7 Spider / Emerald Spider / Spitter / etc.
The little ones are no danger but shows up in mobs. Other
spiders can do some damage so be ready to heal up.
13.1.8 Mucosa / Mucosa Spitter
Mucosas are like super-spiders... Results of horrific Utrean
experiments, they are left to roam the land preying on the
13.1.9 Twisted Mucosa / Twisted Mucosa Brute
Twisted Mucosa has two heads... Doesn't make them any more
Brute is the miniboss (red highlight) you may encounter in
the dungeon, usually accompanied by several other mucosas.
13.1.10 Spider Boss
This extra large spider sits off a tunnel branch on the way
to Halls of the Lost. She guards the treasure set piece
"Ahrok's Bow" (see [126.96.36.199])
13.1.11 Lost Queen
This is the final "boss". Defeat her and you're done. Kill
the tail first or you'll run out of potions fighting her
lieutenants, those purple twisted mucosas.
Once the queen's tail is done, shooter her from the side
with your arrows. She has two primary attacks: the spit
(which does QUITE a bit of damage), and the "stomp", which
generates a purple energy wave that will do you serious
damage as well.
13.2 CHAPTER 2
13.2.1 Hogs / Bees / Popups / Killer Vines / Amphib Fish
These are just regular critters, not that hard to kill
13.2.2 Shooter / Shooter boss
Now these guys are annoying, and they can be dangerous in
Mini-gorillas, can punch pretty hard, beware.
The Utreans created this reptilian race as slave labor. They
rebelled. They have three types: fighter, archer, and mage.
13.2.5 Klaws / etc.
More jungle creatures to keep you company... and for you to
Hassat comes in five types: Claw (fighter), archer, mage,
commander (miniboss), and panther. In large groups they can
be a problem.
These appear underground. The regular is black, while the
minibosses are orange. Not that tough actually, at least for
guys on normal level.
13.2.8 Weathered Automatons
The Automatons are Utrean automatic defenses. They've been
worn down a bit by time so they only have like 300 or so
13.2.9 Shadowjumper minions
You'll see a few at the end of Underground City (the Dig)
These guys are pretty tough, and they have this weird
13.2.10 Mantrap / Bark Runner/ Swamp Creatures
These are 200+ hp, but you're more powerful now. There
aren't hard to kill, just tedious.
13.2.11 Fleshrenders, Zombies, Spirits, etc.
The undead haunts the graves and such as you may your way up
Mountain of the Dead to confront Cicatrix.
13.2.12 Dark Acoloytes and Battlewraiths
Black wraiths... Pretty hard to kill. and do pretty
impressive damage. Battle wraiths are lesser versions of
13.2.13 Skeletons and Dark Knights
Dark Knights wear black leather armor, but otherwise is
similar to a skeleton. They have slow movement speed so you
can peck them to death from a distance if you keep backing
up. Their melee is pretty good, and they can use weapons.
Combination of huge hermit crab with cockroach... These can
be difficult as they come in 2 types and 2 sizes. The small
ones just melee, but big ones comes in spewing and normal.
13.3 CHAPTER 3
Cute looking birds with sharp claws, comes in two sizes,
Skitterclaw, and Skitterling.
As mentioned before, Hassat has several types.
Combination of huge hermit crab with cockroach... These can
be difficult as they come in 2 types and 2 sizes. The small
ones just melee, but big ones comes in spewing and normal.
Zaurask has several types as well, and new types includes
Slavemaster (miniboss) and Adept (magic caster).
13.3.5 Rune master / rune minions
The "witches" and rune fiends patrol the area for Rune
Master. The witches will summon more rune fiends so kill the
13.3.7 Goblins / Gobbots / Goblin Blackguard
The goblins received some upgrades since the Ehb attacks.
There's mutated goblin guard, many upgraded weapons such as
gas gun, flameblaster, napalm gun, and mini-grenade
launcher, and the old favorites like those tanks and
Goblins were able to reprogram many of the Utrean defense
automatons and you'll need to destroy them as well.
13.4 CHAPTER 5
You'll see air, water, fire, and earth elementals near the
"final fight". They have quite a few hitpoints.
13.4.2 Shadowjumper and Elite Minions
Shadowjumper himself has 3300+ hps (at normal difficulty)
His lieutenants have about 1100+ hps (at normal difficulty).
All are hard to kill. However, the dark generators create
the lieutenants, so take out the dark generators first (only
600 or so hps each)
14 Single Player Walkthru
14.1 CHAPTER 1: SHADOWS OF THE PAST
14.1.1 Arhok (A1 R1)
You start as a farmer, when you got summoned to defend the
town. (Quest 11.1.1)
Go around to the side of your house against the cliff and
you'll see the door to basement. Open the door, then enter
the basement to get your existing equipment. Check the armor
stand and weapon stand and bookshelf and more. Grab Arhok's
Leather, the special body armor (treasure set 188.8.131.52)
When ready, exit the basement, then follow the path north
and head into the middle of town to talk to the mayor,
Hardison Dhon. He's standing in front of mages guild. He'll
give you your first quest. (Quest 11.1.1) to take out the
attackers that destroyed the caravan.
Explore the town to locate the other quest. The old hunter
Kron will tell you to kill the bear (Quest 11.1.2). He's in
the house between the mage guild and west gate.
How out the north gate when you're ready.
14.1.2 Snowy Canyon (A1 R2)
Go through the north gate and get started in the canyons.
You'll find mainly critters to kill. Follow the only path
and take it slow. You're still a bit weak. Try different
combat spells and bows and weapons and see which one you
You'll come to a bridge. Cross it and you'll find Jondar
(9.1). Recruit him for a bit of assistance. He's a fair
nature mage at this point. Have him use zap to help you
fight and healing hands so you use less potions.
To find the bear "Yellow Eye" that Kron wanted... He's right
below you at the bridge. To get to him, head north from the
bridge (the path goes east), go down, and you'll find the
bear. Kill the bear, then resume course east. (11.1.2
complete). Follow the path, which will take you to the
14.1.3 Storage Cave (A1 R4)
You'll get to cold storage cave. There's a sign outside that
says "Cold Storage".
Continue into the cave, kill critters, mainly yetis and
frost golems. You'll find the easy boss at the end, the ice
giant. Kill the ice giant boss and first quest is done
(11.1.1 complete), and take the displacer back into town.
14.1.4 Back to Ahrok (A1 R1)
Talk to the mayor to claim the reward: Helm of Khar, Orb of
Fire spell, Backpack with 7 health potions, 3 mana potions,
and 5 resurrect scrolls (11.1.1 reward)
The mayor is not happy. While he's pleased that the
creatures that attacked the convoy are gone, Staff of Stars
is too dangerous in the wrong hands! You must go out and
search for it. (Quest 11.1.4) This time, go through the
Go up the towers, locate Reynard, and talk to Reynard. He
has a quest for you... deliver his bow to Lyssa. (11.1.3)
Go back to Kron to get your 90 gold reward. (11.1.2 reward)
Refit your character(s), then head out through west gate.
14.1.5 Frozen Lake (A1 R3)
Exit through the west gate. You can go either left (south)
or right (north). It doesn't matter, since you'll end up on
the same path. I'd go south just to kill more monsters.
The southern path takes you down a slope and basically keep
killing frostnids and ice flies until you make it to the
house next to a dead displacer. Go up the slopes, and you
end up where you started: the west gate.
Go across the long bridge, follow the path, and kill more
Eventually you'll run into Lyssa (9.2) just outside the cave
entrance into Halls of the Lost. An emerald spider will come
out. Kill it. Talk to Lyssa to finish the quest (11.1.3
complete) Give the bow to her as you probably can't use it
yet. Recruit her if you wish. You can use the firepower.
When ready, enter the cave...
14.1.6 Caves of the Lost (A1 R5)
The cave is full of little spiders, medium spiders, emerald
spiders, and later, mucosas and such nasties. Some spit,
while others are just melee.
Keep going down the tunnels and explore every branch. You'll
start encountering some skeletons along with mucosas and
later, vile / twisted mucosas (with 2 heads). Just keep
going. Soon, you'll find real walls as you walk into a
corridor... You're almost at the Halls of the Lost...
14.1.7 Halls of the Lost (A1 R6)
Continue deep into the dungeon known as "Halls of the Lost".
You'll start running into spiders, and Mucosas and such.
Keep going deeper and deeper into the place. Explore every
room. It's not that hard to find your way through. You'll
find notes about horrible Utrean experiments on "criminals"
and lesser creatures, and those experiments have come back
to haunt them...
NOTE: There's a room with two levers on the wall, which
opens a secret room that gives you Illicor's Ring (184.108.40.206).
You'll eventually run into the Lost Queen, who keeps
The Lost Queen has two parts: head, and tail. If you kill
the head, the tail dies with it. However, the tail
periodically hatches 2 nasty spiders or mucosas. You have to
decide what to do, as it will take you a while to kill
either part. Go for the quick kill by sending everybody at
the head, or take out the tail and the hatchlings first,
heal up, THEN go after the head.
You'll find Ahrok's Bow here in a special chest. (see
220.127.116.11) Open all the other chests for more goodies.
NOTE: the Staff of Stars cannot be found until the very end,
and thus you should NOT worry about it.
Keep going past her, and you'll find the 2 displacers. Take
the one going back to Arhok and report to the mayor.
14.1.8 Back to Arhok (A1 R1)
The mayor is pleased that you've defeated the evil here, but
he's concerned about the bad guy with Staff of Stars. He
orders you to use the other displacer and head to the
After outfitting your party, head back to displacer, use it,
use the other displacer, and you're in the next chapter...
14.1.9 The Way Station (A2 R0)
You're in the way station under the main island. Fight your
way through a couple giant rats to the surface...
14.2 CHAPTER 2: THE ISLAND OF LEGENDS
14.2.1 Island Beach (A2 R0)
You're at the beach. Continue straight ahead to find Najj,
the half-giant (9.3). He wishes to join his kinfolks (Quest
11.2.1) and is willing to join your party. Recruit him if
you wish. Continue down the path. There are just some
critters in your way, nothing too serious. Najj makes a good
tank for additional melee power.
14.2.2 Tidal Caves(A2 R1)
Follow the only path available. You'll go through a bit of a
jungle and little bit of a beach and a cave or two...
Watch for a cave entrance off to the side. Watch out for
cave that contains Ahrok's Shield (see 18.104.22.168), along with
a miniboss inside.
14.2.3 Seacave Tunnel (A2 R2)
You''ll have to make your way through one of the caves,
which is actually a tunnel. Fight a few more critters here
and there. Get through to another jungle.
14.2.4 Tidal Caves (A2 R4a)
You'll continue to a long tunnel. Stop at the final exit, as
you'll get a cutscene. You get to see the Shadowjumper...
Enjoy the cutscene, and get ready to fight the Zaurask as
you come out the cave. Zaurask can be tough, so you may
want to save here before charging out.
When ready, go out and kill the Zuarask. Retreat and heal
inside the cave if you must.
14.2.5 Bluffs (A2 R3)
Go through another cave and explore a bit more of the hills.
Zaurask are pretty tough, so don't be surprised if you lose
one or two party members here. That's that those
resurrection scrolls are for.
Head to your left and explore. You'll find the cave with
Zaurask flags in front. Do NOT enter the cave yet.
Explore to your left, fight your way to the beach, and
you'll run into Ilorn on the beach. He has a quest for
you... Find his amulet (11.2.2) to trade with him.
Return to the cave entrance. This time, turn RIGHT, go up
slope, then down to the beach. His amulet is on the slinger
boss. Kill the boss to get it. Once you get that, go back
and trade with Ilorn. (11.2.2 complete)
When ready, head through the tunnel.
14.2.6 Seacave / Tunnel (A2 R4b)
Fight more critters and you'll emerge into the hills.
14.2.7 The Hills (A2 R5)
Fight your way through the hills. When you see a short
"plaza" with a statue floating in mid-air above a base
you're very close to Illicor, the Wizard City. Go across the
bridge and you're there.
14.2.8 Illicor (A2 R6)
You come to the central plaza with Elder Quayhdar,
accompanied by packmule and traag dealers. However, they
won't sell anything until you clear Illicor of Zaurask.
Illicor is composed of a series of small islands. Just move
to each one and kill Zuarask until you've been to all of
them. The paths are lighted so you know whether you've been
here before or not.
On one of the islands you'll find Nardulo (9.4). He lusts
for revenge against the Zaurask. Feel free to hire him as
your combat mage for now, but Konus not too far later is
better. Still, you could use the help now...
Once you cleaned up the city, Elder Quayhdar is pleased. Go
back to talk to him, and he will tell you to go find Therg
the Historian through the Dark Jungle. (11.2.3 complete).
Run around the city a bit to locate the two merchants, then
exit into the Dark Jungle to continue your journey.
14.2.9 Dark Jungle (A3 R1)
Follow the only path north, then west.
As the path turns south onto a set of stairs, keep going
west instead. You'll find a path to the north, and a small
cave entrance to a "hidden" area. Inside this area you'll
find a special chest containing "Illicor's amulet". (see
Come back out and go up those stairs. You'll make your way
to the dig site.
14.2.10 Dig Site (A3 R2)
Keep fighting Hassat and various critters until you break
through. You find lots of shrines and what not as you go
down the path.
You'll see a set of stairs heading up, and up. That's the
telescope. It's more of a sidetrip, nothing really important
up there. But feel free to kill more Hassat and critters.
Continue to the dig site as you locate even more shrines.
14.2.11 Entrance to Underground City (A3 R3)
You'll get into the dig site where Therg's students are
finding more stuff.
You'll run into Ezmera, one of the apprentices of Therg. She
said Algher Mhankur and Jhermaya went off to locate Stone of
Lhoac, a powerful artifact. If you can find Mhankur you may
know more. (11.2.4)
You can also do a bit of trading here. When ready, head into
the underground city.
14.2.12 Underground City (A3 R3a)
Get into the ruins and kill some Hassat. You'll find
professor Tharg at the level with elevator going down into
the "lower levels".
Talk with the professor. He'll tell you that he's looking
for the Stone of Lhaoc, which will help defeat Shadowjumper.
(11.2.5) Don't bother looking for the stone, as it's WAY in
the future (Chapter 4). His assistant, Algher, is down there
somewhere. So go find Algher for more answers, he said.
Summon the lift, and let's head down there...
14.2.13 Underground City (A3 R3b) lower levels.
Once you get down there, you're in Hassat territory. Fight
your way through Hassat (a couple Hassat commanders as
minibosses), scorpions, and such.
You'll find Ahrok's Long Sword (see 22.214.171.124) in the
meditation room in the lower level. The meditation room has
blue light, very unique.
You'll find Algher, but he's on the other side of the rocks,
and he'll get beaten up by the Hassat. You'll have to go all
the way AROUND to get to him.
So follow the path and eventually you will find Algher
Mhankur (9.6). Feel free to recruit him as well.
NOTE: some people have reported that Algher does NOT get up
when you get there. Some have tried to resurrect him, which
works. Other people simply do NOT have such luck at all. You
may need to reload an earlier saved game if that happens.
Continue make your way through the underground city.
Shadowjumper will taunt you and his minions will be near the
end of the city to give you a hard time.
Eventually, you find the stairs up, and you're out...
14.2.14 Trader Camp (A4 R1)
Continue up the path and you'll run into the Half-Giant
trader camp. You've found Najj's people! (11.2.1 complete)
when you talk to Kirr
Kirr tells you that Cicatrix, the undead Centaur, and its
minions, the Dark Acolytes, are causing trouble nearby, and
can you PLEASE destroy the Dark Acolytes for them. (11.2.6)
One of the two human twin sisters, Mheagan (9.7), is willing
to join your party as an archer. Your party should be full
now, so you'll need to consider who to let go.
Trade your stuff and prepare your team. When ready, head
through the swamp.
The swamp is full of mantraps, barkrunners, and
fleshrenders, plus some nasty fishies in the water. The
baddies aren't that tough though. Just do them slow, one at
Make your way through the swamp onto solid land on the other
side, and you're going up Death Mountain...
14.2.15 Mountain of the Dead (A4 R2)
Continue to follow the path, kill zombies and such. You'll
start to run into more fleshrenders, death knights and
skeletons. Even a few spirits will be popping up among the
Continue and you'll find Kraal Yellowtalon (9.5) fighting a
couple Hassats. Help him kill the hostiles, then recruit him
if you wish.
Make your way up the mountain slowly. Eventually you'll get
to a huge skull near the top. That's the entrance to
Cicatrix's lair... Defeat his door guardians (2 death
knights), and gain entrance to his lair...
14.2.16 Death Mountain Interior (A4 R3)
As you head down the stairs, you'll find Konus (9.8), who
implores you to defeat Cicatrix. (11.2.7) He also wishes to
Konus is a pretty good Combat Mage, so feel free to let
Nardulo go and get Konus in there. Grab all of Nardulo's
stuff first, of course.
14.2.17 Dungeons of the Dead
You have to go through a series of "dungeons", most of which
are infested with the undead. Keep going, and going, and
going... Then you get to the lava lakes...
14.2.18 Cicatrix's Lair (A4 R4)
The lair itself is basically volcanic rocks and lava pools
all over the place, some of those flying specks of light,
and even more death knights and zombies and corpses and
Follow the only path available, and you'll come to a "plaza"
where Cicatrix will make his "final stand". He has several
death knights, and he can summon more skeletons. Have your
party cast those orb spells and be ready to charge.
I recommend going after Cicatrix first, to avoid being
overwhelmed by the skeletons. He drops quite a few goodies,
and those boxes all around the plaza have a lot of goodies
You will also find Kajj's Breastplate here (see 126.96.36.199).
When ready, explore the rest of the plaza, then head o the
opposite side, which has a small stairs up, then follow the
You'll find a displacer. Use it to go back to the trading
camp to unload the loot. Go back and continue up the path.
Fight your way past some drakes, and you'll be out in fresh
air in no time...
14.2.19 Mountain of the Dead 2
You get to play outside a little bit, then you get to go
Near the exit Death Mountain you should see one of those
special chests, containing Illicor's beaded Hauberk (see
You're almost at Jherkal's Crown, the ruined city. Follow
the path and explore the ruins. You'll find Nirr, an old
Utrean. He had a big fight with his son Jaff, and Jaff left
to plead peace with Nossirom, the Zaurask king (boy, is that
dumb...). Nirr wants you to deliver a letter to Jaff to say
they should reconcile. Jaff is all the way at Xulphae's
Keep going and you'll be almost at Jherkal's Crown...
14.3 CHAPTER 3: THE CROWN AND THE CUT
14.3.1 Jherkal's Crown / Ruined City
You arrived at Jherkal's Crown... You run into the Guardian,
who was just defeated by the Shadowjumper. Shadowjumper will
use the displacers to charge his Staff of Stars, and use
that to destroy the Utreans and the world! The Guardian
wishes you to clear the Zuarask around the displacers, then
he died. (11.3.1)
Clear the Zurausk from the various ruined temples and ruined
city as much as you can. Follow the path and defeat the
various critters including giant stingers, cobble man,
skitterskagg, and lots of different Zaurask.
On one of the side temples you'll find Illicor's Staff (see
Continue down the path. If you see a body of water, explore
it. You should find "Solov's Ward" (188.8.131.52) in a special
chest. You'll have to fight some nasty spiders, but by now
they should not be that hard for you.
Eventually you'll come to find Jhermaya (9.9), another one
of Therg's apprentices. She's at the entrance to the
By this time Jondar proves to be a very disappointing nature
mage, so you should probably strip Jondar and disband him,
and have Jhermaya to join your party.
Continue into the underground part of Jherkal's Crown
14.3.2 Underground City
Clear out the sunken city. If you keep to your left, you'll
come to Zaurask Trainer's Area, It's now a prison. Go
14.3.3 Underground Prison
The lift goes down to a "pit" of a couple rooms with Zuarask
and other stuff to kill. Clear it out. In one of the "jails"
you will find a dead body. You can use resurrect / revive on
him, and talk to him. He's the last of the fallen warriors
trying to protect the displacer from the Zuarask horde.
You'll find Solov's spellbook (184.108.40.206) in one of the other
Come back up, then explore the rest of the rooms.
14.3.4 Underground City Continued
Clear out each and every room.
Eventually, you'll get the to displacer room. A "dark
generator" has been patched into the displacer. Kill all the
Zuarask in the room (there's quite a few), then attack the
dark generator itself. It'll short out after a couple
strikes, then the displacer will be usable. As you can see
from the sign, it goes to Demlock's Cut, and that is where
you must go...
14.3.5 Demlock's Cut (A6 R1)
After the displacer ride, you're now in Demlock's Cut...
green lush terrain, filled with killer Hassat and cute-
looking but deadly Skitterklaws and Skitterlings. Follow the
only path available and clear out Hassat as you go.
You'll start running into Rune Fiends (wear cow's skull
mask). Kill them and those "witches" that summon them.
Keep going until you get to the long bridge and Bran Torath.
He will tell you that his son is beyond the bridge, please
"save" him (by clearing most of the enemy around). If you
can kill the Runemaster and his minions, and you'll get his
Scythe of Angk, which is a staff that can bring down a
lightning strike for additional damage (11.3.3). Then you
can trade with his son.
Just to right of Bran Torath is the waterfall. Cross the
bridge and turn right, and you can walk BEHIND the
waterfall. Under the waterfall is a special barrell
containing Solov's Bow (220.127.116.11).
Continue through the bridge, and kill Rune Fiends and
witches as you go. You'll soon get a cutscene about this
extra-large rune fiend with the scythe... Just fight them
normally with your mages doing support. You'll take them
down and see another bridge up ahead.
Continue past the bridge, and you'll find the other Torath,
who'll be happy to trade with you. If he is still not
willing to trade, you may have missed a few rune fiends. Go
back and search for them.
Also note the displacer nearby. You're expected to make a
return trip here to clear out your inventory before
continuing your mission.
Just keep fighting your way on the path, and you'll get to
14.3.6 Demlock's Ravine (A6 R3)
When you find a path that goes south, one heads up a small
hill and deadends, while the other goes to a bridge that
goes east, there's a hidden area beyond it (go south, then
west). You'll find Kajj's Helm (18.104.22.168) there.
Continue down the path, fight some more rune fiends, climb
the stairs, down the ramp, and you'll see Therg at the
entrance to Tower of Kmethket. He wishes you to clear the
place of the dopplegangers (who copies the first party
member they see). (11.3.4)
When ready, head down into the sunken city.
14.3.7 Tower of Kmethkhet (A6 R5) (also towers and
Head down into the dungeon, and fight your way through the
dopplegangers and spitters and those lightning bugs and
You'll find Illicor's spellbook (22.214.171.124) in one of the
rooms you come across in one of those special chests.
Eventually, you'll come to a room with a displacer, 1
doppleganger boss, and 4 other dopplegangers. It'll be tough
so cast all your orb spells now. Then get in there and start
bashing. Consider letting your weakest guy open the door and
get cloned, then send in the rest of your team.
When the room's cleared out, take the displacer back to
Torath for better equipment. Then displace back to resume
the journey into the caves.
Continue out a bit and you'll see the exit... And you'll be
in Xot's Pass
14.4 CHAPTER 4: PILGRIMAGE OF REDEMPTION
14.4.1 Xot's Pass (A7 R1)
As you come out, explore the beach a little bit, kill more
Hassat before following the path. Also note there's a small
path leading up to a plaza that has more Hassat, one of them
has the Stone of Lhoac. Kill them all to reclaim the stone.
Continue down the path and you'll run into some more rune
fiends. Kill them. You'll come to a ruined tower where
you'll find Uelda. She'll ask you to rescue her husband
Umberteen from the Droc (11.4.3).
Continue down the path and kill more Droc, and you'll be in
14.4.2 Xot's Badlands (A7 R2)
Xot's badlands have a path, but also a lot of territory
that's NOT covered by the path. There are quite a few side
When you see the river, explore its banks carefully. You'll
find Demlock's Amulet (126.96.36.199) in a chest next to the
river, where you see lots of scorpions.
Continue down the path and around, kill more scorpions, then
it's mostly Droc, and lots of them.
Explore the side caves, as it gives you more kills. However,
always return to the main path for a clean sweep.
You'll come to a big lake, inside is a giant krakbone and
several lesser krakbones. Kill those first, THEN worry about
the Droc on land. The giant krakbone drops a unique scepter
that's pretty good.
Continue head east along the path and you'll see a cave to
your left. Inside is another small lake, and Umberteen on
the little island. Kill all the Droc around him, then
destroy the cage to free him. (11.4.3 continued).
Umberteen was grateful and gives you his spellbook as a
reward (Req INT 12, +2 STR +2 DEX). He asks you to get to
his brother Ghage in Xulphae's Cove and give him the good
news that they're fine. (11.4.3 continued).
Continue down the path and kill more Drocs. Then you go
through this "mountain pass". When you see Zaurask, you're
in Cliff City, i.e. Xulphae's Cove.
14.4.3 Cliff City
Climb up the stairs, clear out the Zaurask and scorpions and
such in your way. Go between the two poles into the city
itself. However, before you get into the city, go up the
ramp at the entrance, and follow the sign to the "bridge
out" to locate Kajj's Klaw (188.8.131.52) to complete your Kajj
Cliff City only has two rooms: if you are facing the
"entrance", to right is Ghage, the person you need to find.
To left is Ohna, the merchant.
Talk to Ghage first. That'll finish the quest from
Umberteen. (11.4.3 complete). Ghage then implore you to find
a way to stop Nossirom, the Zaurask king. (11.4.4) You can
then visit Ohna to stock up on the stuff.
Remember that letter you got to be delivered to Jaff? Jaff
has left with the delegation to see if they can deal with
Nossirom. You have to go find them too.
When you're done with your preparations, head up the ramp
inside Ohna's room, continue down the path a bit (kill more
Zaurask) and you'll run into Eradi next to a tower. She asks
you to eradicate the Zaurask from the healing well. (11.4.1)
Follow the path, kill Zaurask, and more Zaurask... That will
take you eventually to the caves
In the caves, you get skicks and Zaurask after you. As long
as they don't mob you should be fine. Go across lots of
bridges and take out lots of Skicks and such.
Eventually you'll get to the healing well. It's a sickly
purple color. Just kill all the Zuarask in the area should
clean it up. You'll be blessed for about 300 seconds.
Search near the pool and you'll find the first piece of
Clockwork posture: the clockwork boots. It's under a temple
Fight your way through the caves and you'll reach the
exterior of the stronghold, known as the Ramparts.
Climb up a long set of stairs, and fight a few bees... And
you're at the Ramparts. However, the bridge is down. Fight
your way through the canyon and you'll find a way around the
Once you got to lower level, you see enemies beyond the
wall, but you can't get to them. Instead, look for a cave
entrance, where you find the negotiating team from Xulphae's
Cove... all dead except Jaff. Talk to him to finish the
quest (11.3.2). He begs you to kill Nossirom (11.4.4
Go through the prison cave, fight lots of rock man and such.
You'll also fight a Fury. Just keep going. Lots of stuff to
Eventually you'll reach a door, which will take you into the
Keep exploring the dark dungeons and clearing it room by
Eventually you will get into a room with BLUE lights (all
other rooms have yellow lights) and has a huge double-door
on the far wall. Beyond are Nossirom and his minions (lots
of Zaurask fighters). Have your orbs cast first, then get in
there and give them hell. Kill Nossirom. (11.4.4 Complete).
After killing Nossirom, get back into the "castle" and keep
exploring in the direction you haven't been before. You'll
find a large room with a sign in the corner that points to
the trading post by the Goblin Trader Neener. Trade there.
He also wishes you to clear the 4 Crystal Guardians from the
caves ahead if you get into the badlands...(11.4.5).
After you restock, come out to the room with the sign and
head to the door on the far side. Go through and destroy the
dark generator(s). Keep going and destroy more dark
generators to left and right. Then head through that
depression in the middle of the room into the caves.
Continue down the path, and you'll run into the 4 "boss"
crystals one at a time. Kill them and any one stand in your
way. Eventually you'll kill all 4. (Q??? complete). On the
way, you'll find Zaurask and Gobbots. The Gobbots are
wielding new weaponry such as napalm gun and mini-grenade
launcher and such. .
If you can't see where to go, look for torches or flags
nearby. That will lead you to a path.
You'll make it to a displacer guarded by Zuarask and Shadow
Minions. Next to the displacer is a chest containing
clockwork staff (184.108.40.206) for the archer. Clear the area of
all nasties. Grab all the treasures you want.
Take the displacer and you'll hit the next chapter...
14.5 CHAPTER 5: THE COUNTDOWN
14.5.1 Clock Wastelands
You emerge at "Great Clock" region, center of the island.
You found Ghage there again (huh?) He finally confesses that
in addition of being the Utrean historian, he's also the
guardian. You must destroy Shadowjumper and reclaim Staff of
Continue down the path and kill the baddies as you go. This
region is mainly Gobbots, Mutated Goblin Guards, Goblin
Blackguards, and more. This part is still "outdoor". Random
lightning, and a couple "gates" that light up as you go
past... and lots of boxes and such to whack.
Keep moving as you need to make your way to the top section.
Find the ramp going up, go across some bridges, and you'll
see a cave that leads into the goblin's lair.
Goblin's lair has the usual goblins, gobbots (all sorts of
new weaponry though), and automatons (blade and mech types).
If you explore a little to your "right" as you enter the
tunnels, you'll find a set of doors that cannot be opened.
That's the "secret area". Come back after you defeat the
Shadowjumper and you'll get some special items here. It's
You'll find an automat for a big of trading as you go.
You'll also find the clockwork bow near the end as well.
Some of the paths here are like a maze, but just be patient
and try to track where you need to go backwards until you
can get there.
You should be able to find Clockwork Crossbow here, which is
a very good bow (about 1200+ damage).
Once you've gone ALL the way into the lair (and some parts
are pretty confusing) you'll reach an elevator guarded by 2
Clock Tower Automatons. Destroy the guards and take the
elevator to get into the Great Clock itself.
14.5.3 Halls of The Great Clock
Once you're in, you need to defeat the four elements
itself... Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. In between, you need
to take out some shadow minions (archer and slasher). Though
each platform has two chests full of various potions. Grab
them all, as you will need them.
The elementals are not that tough, and each room yields
some nice treasures. There are spellbooks, rings and
amulets, armor, weapons, and so on. Distribute them as you
When ready, head down the stairs to the final showdown...
14.5.4 The Great Clock
The Shadowjumper lieutenants have like 1100 hp's each, and
they are generated by the dark generators as long as
Shadowjumper is alive. Destroy the dark generators first
(three (?) of them), then most of you hit Shadowjumper while
a few deal with the lieutenants.
Shadowjumper himself has like 3300 hps, so it'll take a
while to whittle him down. Have a LOT of heal and potions
standing by. You should have a good collection going around
the 4 elementals room.
Once you defeat Shadowjumper, you get to watch a cool in-
game cutscene. Grab the staff stars, and you get a story
voiceover... then you get to continue playing, or import the
save into MP.
If you continue playing, the remaining door that was locked
is now open, and you can continue to the final displacer,
which will take you to a displacer just outside Arhok's west
Or you can backtrack and try to locate that secret "disco",
or any treasures and areas you did not previously explore.
15.1 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MP AND SP
In MP mode, you control a single character, not a whole
party. You also can't buy any packmules, or hire any one.
Other than that, the game is the same.
The party dynamics are quite different, as different people
do different things. Instead of ordering YOUR mage to do
healing, you have to rely on someone else do healing on you,
or you do healing on others.
You can issue the "guard" order, which means you just follow
the other character around and protect him/her depending on
the current weapon/spell selection. That cuts down on the
If you are playing solo, things can get interesting, as
being mobbed can be a serious problem, esp. if you're
playing on tougher difficulty levels.
The enemies are "scaled" to the size of your party, so if
you're playing solo, the enemies are significantly weaker
than if you're playing with a full party of 8. Everything is
In some maps and siegelets, you can hire AI players to
follow you around.
In LOA, many of the special "treasure sets" such as
armor/shield/weapon/bow sets are found ONLY in multiplayer.
15.2 NOTE FOR MP BEHIND A NAT ROUTER
DirectPlay, the DirectX connection protocol, doesn't support
NAT unless you do port forwarding. Try DXPort from
Puffinsoft.com to help you with that. Please note that you
also need a router that supports port forwarding properly.
See Puffinsoft.com for details.
I don't use a router so please do NOT ask me on how to set
15.3 DIFFICULTY LEVELS
The game itself has three difficulty levels: easy, normal,
The map itself may offer multiple challenge levels, like
normal, veteran, and elite. In general, veteran is for level
50 and up, and elite is for level 100 and up. The enemies
are scaled up accordingly, but they're also more likely to
drop better items. The merchants will also offer better
items as well.
Beware that not all merchants offer the same variety of
items. Some merchants have a larger selection, esp. the
merchants in a town. Other merchants would have worse
selection, esp. the ones between towns.
Should these difficulty levels be insufficient, you can
download and install mods that add even more challenge
15.4 COMMAND-LINE PARAMETERS
There are command-line parameters for Dungeon Siege that
makes the game behave differently. There obviously are more,
but I'm not going to list them all. Try reading the README
file for more information.
To add a command-line parameter, create a shortcut to the
main EXE file. (or make a copy of the existing shortcut).
Then right-click the shortcut, and edit the "Target" box.
The target box will probably say something like:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Dungeon
Yes, it has quotes around it. Add the command-line parameter
AFTER the quotes, with a space in between.
For example, say you want to try the hi-res 1600 x 1200
mode. The parameters are:
So your target box should say:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Dungeon
Siege\DungeonSiege.exe" width=1600 height=1200
Then you run the game from the new shortcut
15.4.1 High Resolution Mode
To force Dungeon Siege to run in undocumented video modes
(to show off, mainly), use the following parameters
where X and Y are valid resolutions for your video card and
monitor. Usually, people try 1600 and 1200, respectively.
BEWARE! Using the wrong resolution can severely damage your
15.4.2 Windows Mode
If you want to run Dungeon Siege in a window (sharing the
desktop with other programs), use this parameter
15.4.3 Skip the Intro Movies
If you want to skip the Microsoft and Gas-Powered Games
intro movies, add this parameter
To use a cheat code, hit ENTER (as if to chat), then enter
these codes. + to turn on the effect, - to turn it off.
The cheat codes are as follows:
+zool "I am invincible!"
+chunky Always real chunky.
+superchunky Even more chunkier than chunky.
+version Displays game version.
+drdeath All stats go to 150.
+shootall Make it even easier, no more bothersome
+sixdemonbag Six powerful summons.
+loefervision Turns off the Fog of War.
+xrayvision Removes all textures (wireframe mode)
+minjooky Tiny characters.
+maxjooky Real big characters, watch out...
+checksinthemail adds 999,999 gold.
+sniper Increases range on all bows to 100 meters.
(including enemy weapons!)
+mouse Enable cursor.
-rings Disable selection rings. (on by default,
so you may want to turn it off for those "beauty shots")
+movie Record a movie. (Warning: HUGE file sizes,
as it saves BMPs!
+faertehbadgar gives you full set of Badger items. FAER
(NOTE: This may not work in LOA)
+potionaholic gives you 3 Super Health Potions and 3
Super Mana Potions.
+resizelabels Multiplayer only, makes your label larger
-gui Turns GUI off. (all the onscreen menus,
turn off for clean screenshot)
+ Turns cheats on
- Turns cheats off
15.6 SCENARIO EDITING
Please check the official website about "Siege University",
the articles put out by GPG explaining the process of
creating siegelets, or "mods" for Dungeon Siege, as well as
links to other fan sites.
There are also websites that explain the process of
scripting the dungeon such as ScriptFu and more.
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