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  • Sorry if there is already a section with posted but I haven't found any around the levelling process. Things such as gold you can carry, what shield you can carry without flaring Cerberus and such. I usually play fighting monster 1.5 to 2 times my level once I hit 150 and have grabbed a decent shield however I am finding Cerberus seems to be targeting me a lot faster than what I remember in previous versions. As an example I can barely hold a 900k shield at level 500 and Cerberus wants to chomp through my charms for fun. It's all good fun but being Cerbed three times within an hour on a level 500 char also becomes tedious because I am a little limited to how I can play a strategy if I can't hold onto a shield. I tried purchasing over 2000 charms that didn't really help as he just ate his way through them after several encounters. Even let a Titan bash my shield down to what was what I considered my minimum safe level but Cerby still wanted me. Is it just my strategy? Do I level too high? Have there been any changes to prevent this strategy? I am loving the challenge at the moment but I guess my thoughts go to the players who may be new to Phantasia as I once was and there is little guidance available. I appreciate Phantasia has always had a steep learning curve but I am sure we want a few more guys in here to build the community going forward also.
  • I have not played RoW enough to truly comment on this, but i can offer you a bit of advice per my Vanilla strategy. Forcefield. A shield is something that should save your life, not something that you should be counting on to soak damage. The following spell cycle is usually what i use for melee fighting: FF > Paralyze > 3xMight > Paralyze > 5-10xMelee(depending on speed) > Paralyze > 5-10xMelee > Paralyze ... etc. Seems like a lot of mana, but imagine what you would be using on a Manabolt as a fighting class. Also i would recommend sinking money in to a bigger sword, in spite of the increased cost. In terms of guides, i wouldn't expect someone else to do the work for you. Take notes, monsters sizes relative to your level and shield size. You'll notice patterns emerging sooner than later. Hope this helps.
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  • I think you have misunderstood a little mate. I was asking on behalf of new players... I had a 5k sword at level 500... again that made Cerb go nuts. I know the ins and outs of my strategy and tbh I can tweak around the value of the max shield accordingly myself but I am somebody who has played Phantasia since near enough its conception. I guess I am curious is Phantasia being brought into the realm of lets increase the community and player base to grow the game...especially the clone versions or is it going to remain a nostalgic experience and be as harsh as ever for newcomers with very little guidance other than learn as you go...
  • As an example I could write up my personal strategy but I think it would take away from a lot of the learning of the game as my latest char as an example is level 595 in roughly three and a half hours play...that is with most of the time wasted sat on low level co-ords resting for quest actions which never came lol as well as being Cerbed three times and having to drop right back down in size...
  • [quote='Imperious','http://phorums.phantasia5.com/index.php?thread/114-player-guides/&postID=331#post331'][i]As an example I can barely hold a 900k shield at level 500 and Cerberus wants to chomp through my charms for fun. It's all good fun but being Cerbed three times within an hour on a level 500 char also becomes tedious because I am a little limited to how I can play a strategy if I can't hold onto a shield.[/i] [i]I tried purchasing over 2000 charms that didn't really help as he just ate his way through them after several encounters. Even let a Titan bash my shield down to what was what I considered my minimum safe level but Cerby still wanted me.[/i] [i]Is it just my strategy? Do I level too high? Have there been any changes to prevent this strategy?[/i] [/quote]Seemed as though you were asking for yourself, sorry if my response was not helpful. If you feel like you have a strategy that others could benefit from i would love to read it! I think the more we have for new players the better.
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