This is my first playthrough, 150 hours in. Recently, the fights became a bit too easy, so I turned the difficulty up, from “normal” to “challenging”. Everything was fine. Until I entered Vordakai’s Tomb.
I can easily deal with a bunch of cyclops. I got a lucky critical hit on that astradaemon that dealt more than 80 damage. But deeper into the tomb, the cyclops get bigger. I’m starting to use up my most precious items and scrolls. Those first soul eaters kept me busy for 15 minutes, and then just more appear. I stand no chance. I don’t even want to know what waits for me after one has dealt with them.
This is my party, all level 10:
- Valerie, with a +3 will save helmet (great against “hold person”)
- Amiri with that crazy +6 weapon against undead giants
- Main character (ranger) plus dog with 31 strength
While Linzi still does a good job at buffing the party, my main character is close to useless. Valerie and Amiri do all the work while Tristian is busy keeping everyone alive.
My main problem is that the more dangerous the fights become, the more I have to make use of my precious magic scrolls and potions. I have tens of thousands of gold, but nothing I can spend it on. The scrolls vendor in my town just has cheap level 1-2 scrolls. I was already on my last leg before the soul eaters, and I have a feeling the worst has still to come.
My biggest mistake was forgetting rations. I was only able to camp once, and I probably did it much too soon.
Does anyone have some advice?