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Crypt of the Serpent King Walkthrough Discussion

  • Posted on 24 December 16 at 10:10Permalink
    Please use this thread to discuss the Crypt of the Serpent King walkthrough
  • DaeryoonDaeryoon416,368
    Posted on 14 February 17 at 03:42Permalink
    It is worth noting that the player can jump onto the middle platform over the traps and still hit enemies. The enemies will not attack you, and it is very useful when you get double teamed. They follow you to the edge and you can nudge forward until the reticle turns red and hit them freely. They will move in a small circle and usually return in range to be struck again. This is highly useful on hardcore and the most useful on level 7 to kill the quick serpents without risk of being hit yourself.

    N.B. This strategy will not work on level two, since there are no central platforms, but fire traps instead

    This could be good info to include in the WT tips section.
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  • Removed Gamer

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    Posted on 15 February 17 at 01:44, Edited on 15 February 17 at 01:45 by Permalink
    I used the instructions from this walktrhough to breeze through this game.

    I didn't bother fighting enemies from normal onward. I just collected as much gold as I could, got the sword and only fought the bosses. The other enemies can easily be avoided and ran past without taking any damage.

    I didn't have any trouble with any of the jumping sections.

    Due to the annoying doors in level 7, the serpents were troublesome at first. Then I just got them to follow me to the opposite side of the room from the door I want to use. I'd jump to the middle platform and then across to the other side. They will just patiently sit there and no longer follow you. After I figured that out, level 7 on hard was a cakewalk.

    Edit: For the bosses (an any enemies) I found just circling around them and repeatedly attacking is the best plan. Most of them can't even touch you and you win flawlessly every time. I had the most/only trouble with the rat looking boss in the stone room on hard.
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  • Pedle ZelnipPedle Zelnip742,246
    Posted on 21 December 19 at 07:31, Edited on 21 December 19 at 07:31 by Pedle ZelnipPermalink
    I'm finding the boss on level 7 (hard) to be damn near impossible with only 5 agility. And I'm not convinced endurance is worth putting anything into, let alone 10 points.
  • thanatos8285thanatos8285395,542
    Posted on 15 January 20 at 17:09Permalink
    Pedle Zelnip said:
    I'm finding the boss on level 7 (hard) to be damn near impossible with only 5 agility. And I'm not convinced endurance is worth putting anything into, let alone 10 points.
    It's a numbers game. Let's say a hit does 20 damage. That means 5 hits and you're dead (5 x 20 = 100). If upping your endurance by a point makes those hits do 19 damage instead of 20, it now takes 6 hits to kill you (5 x 19 = 95). Get it down to 16 damage and you can take 7 hits, etc.

    I would say for hard though, the strategy should be altered a bit. Level 2 was by far the hardest one for me to get through. Fucking goblins... Here's what I did: One point in endurance lets you take 6 hits instead of 5 before you die, and buying the mace chops the goblins down one hit faster. So going into level 2, I put one point into endurance and the rest into agility, and I bought the mace. Since there's no food, it's ALL gold, which means you have plenty of gold to spare. I did the math and I got the sword on the same level I would have whether or not I bought the mace on level 2, so it just meant that in the meantime, I had a stronger weapon that took care of enemies one hit sooner. From there, I maxed out agility, then endurance, and put whatever I could into strength after that. Going into either level 6, I bought the bow, because screw it, why not. Once you have the sword, what other use do you have for gold? And that let me sit on the center island and shoot enemies when I got bored with hacking and slashing. I ultimately beat the Serpent King by just kiting him around the room and shooting him with arrows. Took a LONG time but it was much safer because the margin of error is so small with melee attacks on him since he's so fast.

    Just a thought though. I don't think there's anything wrong with the strategy you have posted. What I said just happened to work a bit better for me.
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