Starting Over with light weapon warrior...

Renothian

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Ok, got registered... I have been playing and starting over a few times trying different things, specifically last time a 2 handed warrior and highest level 11... I'm still fairly new and about to restart a light weapon warrior with shield, or maybe offhand weapon... but I have a question... First, my main play style is warrior with Hilge the cleric (name may be spelt wrong) as my companion. There is still a lot to learn, but I'm working on it...

If I am a warrior (no guild oath) can I still get into the thieves guild and for example, buy the agility belt as I am going with light weapon warrior? I know the quests but can a warrior still eventually get them and get access to thieves guild?

And is there any tips for a light weapon warrior? (mainly with cleric companion)

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Renothian":cccejzxg said:
Ok, got registered... I have been playing and starting over a few times trying different things, specifically last time a 2 handed warrior and highest level 11... I'm still fairly new and about to restart a light weapon warrior with shield, or maybe offhand weapon... but I have a question... First, my main play style is warrior with Hilge the cleric (name may be spelt wrong) as my companion. There is still a lot to learn, but I'm working on it...

If I am a warrior (no guild oath) can I still get into the thieves guild and for example, buy the agility belt as I am going with light weapon warrior? I know the quests but can a warrior still eventually get them and get access to thieves guild?

And is there any tips for a light weapon warrior? (mainly with cleric companion)

Renothian

The access to non members in guilds is limited. And joining a guild is something that's not possible to undo. But there are other merchants selling belts along Varannar... including in one of the warrior's guilds.
My tip about Hirge is, dont spend skill points in other active skills other than Healing, or she will spent her mana to use Arbeno's Might against a lv5 wolf.
 

Renothian

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Yes, I noticed that too, no points for Hirge in anything that uses mana other than healing... and thanks for the guild info, that is one point my searches couldn't answer... Unless I am a m3mber of the thieves guild, I can't buy that agi belt, but I do remember one in a northwest town that does, thanks.

If anything I have said yet is spoiler content, sorry, don't know how to make a spoiler link yet :-O
 

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First, and this is going to help you with most, if not all, your basic questions, including equipment stuff, here's the link to the wiki: http://www.exiledkingdoms.com/wiki/

Second, I caution against joining the Thieves guild just to get the +2 AGL belt. If you have other reasons for joining, than it might make sense to join but the belt, by itself is not the best reason to join. The belt is nice, but not that nice.

Note, that every 2 points of STR gives +1 damage with light weapons. Every 2 points of STR also gives a hp bonus. So the +2 STR belt is --mostly-- comparable to the agility belts, both the +1 and the +2 versions. Mostly but not fully.

Note, that the one of the draw backs of a light weapon warrior is the inability to use Infantry Training. That stun immunity skill requires 1-hand weapons. Battle Rage becomes a highly recommend skill. As a light weapon user, you won't get same high attack bonus from the skill so I suggest only Battle Rage I. Skill points invested in Duel, Flurry and Heavy Handed might serve you better.

Duel will pay dividends against high armor enemies and bosses. Flurry is the single largest increase in raw attack of any skill. Heavy Handed gives a decent per-attack damage boost but requires STR 4, which may interfere with your ability to get the AGL 6 requirement for Flurry. On that note, let's talk about trait points.

If you want a well balanced build that can complete the "best" ending of the main quest, you'll need to top off mental traits (INT, AWA, PERS) at 4 or so with equipment giving the extra edge to complete the required level 5 trait checks. However, if you do that, you'll be short trait points to invest heavily in both AGL and STR, a requirement to have both Heavy Handed and Flurry, unless you do some serious grinding before knocking out end-of-game quests.

In contrast, if you just want to beat things up and not worry about trait checks in quests, getting STR 4 and AGL 6 to get Heavy Handed and Flurry will help your combat stuff greatly.

Early game, Shield Expert is a great help. By mid-game, your total armor starts to make the defense bonus from Shield Expert less notable (what's a few points at Armour 30 or so?). And since Infantry Training is a no-go with light weapons, you don't "need" Shield Expert III. It helps, but not required.

As for Companions, healing build Hirge is helpful (and gives you a use for mana potions), but I prefer Grissenda. Does more damage, takes a beating. Player and Companion with Cleave makes short works of mobs.
 

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And on the note of equipment, the Icicle can be gotten relatively early in the game and will be a good go-to-weapon for much of the game. It's a light ice-elemental weapon that can only be gotten from saving the lost actor in the quest The World is a Stage. See link: http://www.exiledkingdoms.com/wiki/inde ... is_a_Stage

Given the difficulty of the island and the need to keep the actor alive in the fight, I strongly suggest waiting till at least Level 9 and having completed the Fort Assault quest. The island boss isn't too bad, but keeping the actor alive may require some effort (or keeping moving your character between him and the beast).

The Primal Icicle is a rare drop that's slightly stronger but it's unlikely you'll get one till mid-game or later. Rare-drops being rare after all.
 

Renothian

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All very good info, thanks. I'm reconsidering my companion now too, and putting some more thought into traits. I won't be joining thieves guild just for the belt, I know where another 2 agi belt is sold if I want it, but thinking about str now too. I have been to the island once or twice as well. I have been researching on wiki and posts here almost more than I have been playing the game... almost. I just wanted individual opinions, and I thank you for all the info :)

EDIT: I just read your post again and, I got time with this new light weapon warrior, but will have to consider carefully what skills I want first too, like heavy handed and flurry and maybe worry about end game trait checks later... Lots to think about, thank you :)
 

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Agreed, but on a final note, it never dawned on me... What's better than a warrior? TWO, as a light weapon warrior, I got Grissenda as the 2-handed warrior companion and I love it :lol:
 

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Renothian":38u2ldx0 said:
I got Grissenda as the 2-handed warrior companion and I love it
Gris can go both ways pretty well. The stun effect of Two Handed Expert make 2-H Griss a solid companion. Esp if you give her the perma-frost great axe. Gris as a 1-H/Light weapon user makes her pretty durable for longer fights. Cleave is just bonus either way.

Bash has merits, and gives an longer stun with a shield. Sometimes Gris can Bash an enemy that the player is attacking, knocking the enemy back and resetting the Duel count, or knocking a fire enemy into a fire pit to regenerate. So Bash has some AI issues.

Gris with a bow is... well... she's really good with a sword. We'll leave it at that.
 

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