How do you use a weapon? (in New players)

GoddessJasmine April 16 2009 5:32 PM EDT

Ive been trying to make a warrior or a tank but can't figure out which skillz are required for weapons.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 16 2009 5:33 PM EDT

just equip it

GoddessJasmine April 16 2009 5:35 PM EDT

I did... but they still use magic...

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 16 2009 5:37 PM EDT

You can't have DD spells and weapons at the same time....also you can have 1 ranged and 1 melee weapons on 1 minion

GoddessJasmine April 16 2009 5:40 PM EDT

Ok, gotcha. Im gonna try that

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 16 2009 5:43 PM EDT

Good luck hey you want a free weapon and ranged i got a cpl that are maybe better

QBOddBird April 16 2009 5:44 PM EDT

Keep in mind that it isn't actually better to train something into every skill or spell slot; specializing in one skill is better than being weak in many.

and welcome to CB :)

GoddessJasmine April 16 2009 7:02 PM EDT

Thanks. Ill keep that in mind ^^

GoddessJasmine April 16 2009 7:24 PM EDT

Admin, sure but how do I get the weapons?

QBOddBird April 16 2009 7:29 PM EDT

AK, don't send her anything too big for her to handle yet. :P Keep ENC in mind

Demigod April 16 2009 7:30 PM EDT

On the left side of your screen, you'll see "Quick Links" with Businesses underneath it. In there, you may purchase weapons.

Once you buy a weapon, you'll need to click on "Equip" at the top left and select the minion to give the weapon to, then hit "Apply."

Remember that if you have both a weapon and a damaging spell, the minion will use the spell instead.

GoddessJasmine April 17 2009 4:16 AM EDT

Thanks so much guys ^^

QBOddBird April 17 2009 4:20 AM EDT

no problem, don't hesitate to ask about anything else :)

GoddessJasmine April 17 2009 4:38 AM EDT

Ok, well then. Now I have a weapon and it attacks properly. Except, it NEVER hits... Is it kinda pointless or something?

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] April 17 2009 4:46 AM EDT

Well 1st it will only attack in melee. And then your dex has to be higher than theirs or lots of + to hit which your lower weapon wouldn't have. And since your a 4 minion team, any tanks you come across will usually have higher dex than you and you will miss. Mages will probably just kill your guy before melee round.

AdminShade April 17 2009 5:06 AM EDT

You only have melee weapons equipped and most likely your battles don't even get into the melee phase.

I've looked at your battle log and there are plenty of fights going into melee though, chances are that your DX (dexterity) is too low for them to hit, or that the + to hit on the weapons is a bit too low still.

GoddessJasmine April 17 2009 5:06 AM EDT

Nope, my guy survives... usually. But thanks, i'll try adding more dex.

GoddessJasmine April 17 2009 5:35 PM EDT

Ok, so I'm well set now, but I have one more question. What protects your minions from the fireball's recoil.

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] April 17 2009 5:40 PM EDT

nothing use Magic Missile

AdminShade April 17 2009 5:42 PM EDT

ending the fight in ranged rounds does, or not using fireball ;)

QBOddBird April 17 2009 7:22 PM EDT

Also the Rune of Balrog Flame.

GoddessJasmine April 17 2009 7:36 PM EDT

What does that rune do? And where do I get it?

Demigod April 17 2009 9:05 PM EDT

The rune is a special item that only one person in the entire team can use... and it's also expensive and rare. In other words, you can't get it just yet unless, but you can save up for it. It can sometimes be found in "Auctions - Rare Items."

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 17 2009 9:12 PM EDT

Read up on tattoos

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 18 2009 7:31 AM EDT

Lol, she can get one in a day. NUBs ftw!

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 18 2009 7:45 AM EDT

nice to see a new face
good luck

GoddessJasmine April 18 2009 10:09 AM EDT

Ok, but can i get an idea of how much it is?

Demigod April 18 2009 10:42 AM EDT

Odd, the Balrog's Wiki page doesn't link to recent auction prices. Hopefully someone more comfortable editing the Wiki can add that.

GoddessJasmine April 18 2009 5:05 PM EDT

Yet another question, when making an archer, How should I spend my xp?

QBOddBird April 18 2009 5:11 PM EDT

Archery has to be trained to 1/5, or 20%, of your STR in order to work at 100% effectiveness.

GoddessJasmine April 18 2009 5:21 PM EDT

How about for a tank that uses VA and bloodlust

QBOddBird April 18 2009 5:24 PM EDT

Bloodlust has to be trained to 1/4, or 25%, of STR to reach its maximum effect (increasing damage by 75%); Vampiric Aura leeches 40% of the damage done when it is the size of or larger than the blow being dealt by your tank.

GoddessJasmine April 18 2009 6:44 PM EDT

Whats the best combo for mages

Demigod April 18 2009 7:11 PM EDT

It looks like you're going for:
Enchanter, Tank, Mage with Ice Familiar, Tank

The only thing that's missing from all of your traits is either Anti-Magic Field or Dispel Magic. Both provide ways of getting back at your opponents. AMF lets you send back some magic damage, while DM suppresses their magic boosts. I'd hate to tell you to add on another skill, though, since I don't want you to spread yourself too thin.

There are plenty of strategists here in CB who can give you better advice, but just remember that it's usually better to have a few huge traits for each minion rather than many small ones. Also, your Mage is already looking pretty well decked-out with gear. Good job.

GoddessJasmine April 18 2009 7:21 PM EDT

Thanks, Im just going to go all out mage for now. Imma wait for NUB to go out before trying to get tanks in there

GoddessJasmine April 18 2009 8:42 PM EDT

Is my mage/enchanter strategy good. If not, how can I improve it?
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