RtK Cursed Spoiler
Here are some tips to help you fight through
all the combat events and prevail:
ENCUMBRANCE LOW ! In a Cursed game your party will need to
avoid as many succesful enemy strikes as possible due to the double-damage
effect. Low encumbrance gives them the greatest chance to dodge melee
ATTACK STYLE TO "CONSERVATIVE" to help compensate for the effects
of the cursed equipment. Switch to "Aggressive" only for mobbing.
FIGHT SOLO ! Unless James is extremely lucky, he won't survive
long without Jazhara at his side. Only attempt the locket sidequest
on Easy/Mage setting or you will asking for BIG trouble and endless replays.
SCROLLS ! Especially in early chapters, a mage's quick-casting
will not be very reliable so the scrolls can bail out some sticky situations.
POTIONS & ALCHEMY ! Ironskin Potions make a big difference
to get your members leveled up as soon as possible in early development.
Brewing some rare potions may be necessary to overcome some adversaries.
Use Solon, William and/or
James to BLOCK adversaries from getting to the magi.
Solon's life casting power to "recharge" the entire party to full
health during battle.
each hero's best skills in early development
James, in early skill development:
Initiative, Defense, Bladed. When these 3 skills are about 75, start
adding points to Bow. (James will need bow skill and poison to control
the Lich later on.) After James has maxed out those 4 attributes,
pick whatever you like.
Jazhara, in early skill development:
Initiative, Defense, Path of Fire. After Path of Fire is 90 (to cast
Birthing Sun) the best investment is in Path of Change. Don't
waste points on alchemy, analyze or other "handy" skills... there's just
no time in this kind of game.
William, in early skill development:
Initiative, Defense, Two-Handed. Nothing else matters :)
Kendaric, in early skill
development: Initiative, Defense, Path of Storms. After Path
of Storms is 100 (to cast Chaos Storm), Path of Mind is a good bet.
Kendaric will not level up very much by the end of the game, most will
come too late to help critical combat events (eg. vampires in the tomb).
Solon, in early skill development:
Initiative, Defense, Path of Life.