Crypt of the Serpent King Walkthrough

2. General hints and tips

As previously stated in the overview, this game is extremely simplistic, so there aren't many hints and tips, but here are a few for those that don't want to use the walkthrough.

First off, don't buy ranged weapons. They have limited ammo, and if you have a ranged weapon, then when you open chests, you will get ammo roughly 1/3 of the time. If you don't have a ranged weapon, then there are no arrows in chests, which means more food and more money. This is very helpful for hard mode.

Speaking of swords, the sword is, hands-down, the best weapon in the game. It will dispatch most creatures with only 2 hits until you hit the higher difficulty runs on the last few stages where it will take up to 4 if you built your stats right.

As far as stats are concerning., I'd suggest taking the stat which makes you run faster. Being able to get away from enemies and then separate them from each other by using edges of pits or bends in the halls is the best!

Attack patterns never change on the creatures on the different difficulties. You just take more damage and don't hit as hard, so be sure to practice how to fight each creature. It's possible to kill them without ever being hit, which you will need to nearly master for hard mode.

Stage four jumps are the worst! They get easier after that. The best tip here is to look downward at about a 45 degree angle to better time your jump and always jump from a flat surface. On stage four, if you wait to jump at the bottom of the little steps, you will most likely not manage the jump due to "falling" at the edge of each step, and you will drop into the pit. Instead, jump from the steps to the flat surface of the platform, and you will make the jump even if it doesn't look like you can. Also, make sure you realize that the jump cannot be made from 2 of the 4 sides. Look at the jump before you try to jump. You want to jump to the pointed side, not the flat side.

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