10 June 2012 at 8:48pm
I have always liked playing the Fighting Fantasy and Fabled Lands books, so when I saw this book and the reviews it was getting I had to pick it up. I think it's a great book and has lots of interesting and great features such as the paths, careers and quests on the map. It's reminds me of playing Diablo II, one of my favourite PC games .
I'm having problems getting through it though with any character I seem to make. First character I tried was a Rogue with high speed, high brawn and little armour but found I just couldn't get past 'The Sunken City' Quest, as when I took damage I had little armour to soak it up and so died. I got tired of dying all the time so created a Warrior with lower speed but high brawn and Armour. This time I still died a lot of the time but basically from not being able to hit anything in the higher Act 2 quests and losing to piercing and passive abilities. I gor tired with that again so tried another rogue. I got further this time by going all out on speed and managed to become and Assasin and get into Act 3 where I found everything in the early quests seemed to be immune to bleed and venom, negating much of the damage I could inflict and causing me to die a lot from lack of armour.
I've given up again at them moment after this battle caused me to die all the time -(my character 12s 11b 6a savagery,haste,bleed,vanish,rust, stun, dominate and charm x2) par 768 Necromancers 14s 12m 12a Skeletons 13s 12m 12a. It took me 8 rounds to kill the Necromancers so you can imagine how much health the skeletons had!. I only managed to get this far into act 3 by changing my career to a Shadowstalker and taking the Velocifero sword.
I love the whole concept of Destiny Quest but starting to lose hope that I can find a character build that can get me through all 3 acts. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong or give me some hints on how to make a better character. I'm going to try a mage as I like the idea of a pyromancer but don't know if this will get me through all 3 acts, here's hoping.