27 January 2014 at 10:39am
Mr Ward - you are stealing my time away with these addictive books - and for that I am very grateful!
I finished my second run through of HoF recently with a Rogue and thought I'd take a break from DQ for a while. But no - I was lured back to LoS to have a run through with a Warrior!
I thought I'd post this hero early and update him as I proceed. Here is his current state:
Career: Ranger (former Gladiator)
Stats: 10sp; 12br; 0ma; 10ar Health: 45
Head: Ramrod Helm 1sp; 2ar; (Haste)
Cloak: Cobwebbed Drape 2sp; 2br; (Webbed)
Gloves: Molten Gauntlets 2br; 1ar; (Fire Aura)
Chest: Breastplate of the Bull 3br; 2ar; (Charge)
Feet: Barkskin Greaves 1sp; 2ar; (Steadfast)
Main hand: Frenzy - Axe 2sp; 4br; (Cleave)
Left hand: Stone Crescent - Shield 2sp; 2ar; (Slam)
Talisman: Demon's Heart 1sp; (Trickster)
Necklace: Pendant of Foresight 1sp; (Evade)
Ring: Serpent's Coil 1br; (Immobilise)
Ring: Cutter's Cornelian 1ar; (Piercing)
Other Abilities: (Lay of the Land/Nature's Revenge/Beep! Beep!)
Notes: This hero currently has 223 GC and in his backpack he has: Lorinwold's Guide, Compendium of Dwarven Lore and a Gold Detector
He has now completed all of the quests in Act 2 except for the Boss quest and he still has Nasareim, King Louis and Shara Khana left to fight in the Arena. He also still has the Hydra and Snapjaw left to encounter if he chooses to do so.
I'm still finding this an enjoyable character to play but I'm starting to grow concerned over his low Speed. It's really tough finding good Warrior gear with decent Speed (unless I'm just unlucky!). I'm hoping that the combination of my Speed and Combat abilities along with 'Trickster' (and the ongoing 'Fire Aura' damage) can keep me alive long enough to find some Speed boosting gear (without drastically altering my Brawn and/or Armour). Time will tell!
I found the Gladiator career a bit too weak - the Ranger career is good though. As I am playing a high Armour Warrior with a shield, I'm tempted to switch to Cavalier later - but who knows what the future holds!
PS: In case anyone forgets, I hate Cinders!!!