Dark Messiah: Might and Magic Elements achievements

Dark Messiah: Might and Magic Elements

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Difficult Mode in Dark Messiah: Might and Magic Elements

Difficult Mode159 (40)

Complete the game in difficult mode

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WebDevil 666
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WebDevil 666
Achievement won on 29 Apr 18
TA Score for this game: 3,435
Posted on 29 April 18 at 21:34, Edited on 30 April 18 at 09:50
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It's astonishing to think that a game 10 years old still doesn't have a guide for competing on its most difficult setting. So I'm going to give my 2 pence.

The only part of the entire, underrated, single player campaign that gave me any hassle was the final boss fight with Arantir. So, if you're passing by this guide for the dusty old relic of a game, here's what you need to do to beat him as the warrior class.

As far as loadout I'd concerned, I began using the dragon claw sword, which does 45 damage to enemies and double to undead. That worked a treat on the swarms of ghouls that attack you relentlessly, but on Arantir himself I found that this sword was unable to deliver the goods. At about one third health, Arantir begins spamming healing spells on himself an can take himself back up to three quarters health. Very frustrating if your sword isn't dealing more damage than than the healing spells are restoring. Instead, I opted for Rubby's axe which did 50 damage, reduces an enemy's strength by 5 on power strike, coupled with the fire shield, ring of regeneration and the best amour available, Arantir won't be able to do much damage to you.

My first attempt at this boss in fact resulted in a 2 hour frustration fest. I didn't die once, but then neither did Arantir. Everytime his health dropps below a certain point, the health spell spam would begin, and I frantically slashed at him with my sword and he'd always end up with more health than I could take from him. 2 hours later, I gave up.

In order to beat him, you have to make sure you never use your standard slash, only ever use your power strike. This way, you deal a bit of damage to him, but more importantly, you keep your stamina up. Once you're able to to go into adrenaline mode, cn_X, do so, and use your jumping power strike on him repeatedly until it wares off. Go back to using only your power strike, building up you stamina as you go. Rinse, repeat and get ready for the (checkpoint here) final final boss. He's easy though, just avoid his lunges, slash upwards at him when you get the opportunity, and heal appropriately. Basically, the exact opposite of what you did for Arintir.

Hopefully this guide will help someone with a potentially frustrating boss battle.
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