3 January 2014 at 2:05pm
New to these forums and loving Destiny Quest so far!
However, I've hit a brick wall in Act 3 and can't seem to get past it. I'm hoping for advice here.
The sticking point is the battle against the Necromancers and Skeleton Horde on Winter's Hill. I cannot beat this encounter at all or come anywhere close!
I've completed 'The Warning' and 'Waking the Dead' and I have 37 GC to my name (as I've been buying potions from Lansbury constantly in an effort to get past the Necro encounter). So I don't really have anywhere else to go unless I risk skipping ahead to the blue quest.
Here's my current set up:
Mage - Alchemist
Speed: 11, Brawn: 4, Magic: 22, Armour: 2, Health: 50
Mantle of Spirit (Curse)
Crown of Command (Command)
Rune Clothed Gloves (Charm)
Illumanti Rod (Overload)
Funeral Gown (Charm)
Chains of Binding (Shackle)
Tiger's Heart (Cat's Speed)
Velvet Slippers (Haste)
Silver Cross (Heal)
Wrath of Ages (Rust)
Traveller's Band (Charm)
I have 'Good Taste' and 'Midas Touch' as my Alchemist abilities, neither of which help me here.
I have four Elixirs of Speed (+4SP for one round) and 1 Oil Flask (2 uses of 2 dice damage ignoring armour in lieu of a standard damage roll).
Despite trying everything, I am being trounced. By the time I've wiped the Necros I'm usually low on Health and facing Skeletons with 130+ Health and most of my abilities/potions have been used. I obviously have no further options available for getting any more potions or gear with money.
Oh - the rod that is set up here is the Rod of Enfeeblement (-2 Magic to the enemies).
Any pointers would be appreciated but to me this battle seems way too powerful for an orange quest - I've not had any issues with any other fights until this point.
Thanks in advance!
PS. Since posting this, I had a go at tackling each of the legendary monsters for Act 3 (Chillblain, The Blob, Gorgis, Malcontent and Flay) - I was soundly defeated by each of them (unsurprisingly). So I have just two options left - either keep trying to defeat the Necros and Skeleton Horde or move on to the blue quest and hope for the best. I think I'll try the latter and see how that goes.
PPS. OK - so now I'm really stuck. I can't tackle the blue quest ('Against all Odds') until I've completed 'Winter's Hill' - so it looks like I'm done for.
This doesn't seem right to me - the Necro/Skeleton Horde battle appears to be way too difficult for an orange quest, particularly as I breezed through the other orange quest and particularly as I've had no real problems with any enemies previous to this. Is there an error with the stats for this encounter or am I just doing something wrong?