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    Hi everyone.

    Anyone know of a good method to get my barb dwarf through the cursed crypt without killing all the Silver Flame agents? They're really pesky. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElrondElfKing View Post
    Hi everyone.

    Anyone know of a good method to get my barb dwarf through the cursed crypt without killing all the Silver Flame agents? They're really pesky. Thanks.
    I'm assuming you're doing it at level? You could grab a bow or thrower with precision and just run around the room for a while. Your arrows will hit the intended target with no chance of nailing the silver flame by mistake.

    You could try a more precise weapon. Maybe even go sword and board for those areas aim carefully and swing at the thing directly in front of you. If you think they can survive a hit, you can try tripping them. Gets them out of the way for a few seconds.

    I think it all depends on what difficulty you're running it on and what level your character is. If you're level 25 and just farming it on norm for loot, then your options are much different than if you're soloing for bravery bonus xp at level.
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    For finding the key - First step I recommend starting at the far side after clearing the large area and open the doors while not being in front of them, and peer in. Main goal is to avoid agro of a Silver Flame.

    Barring that, Trip and Stun and move on.

    For the Vampire Visage pulls - Invisibility potions - You only need to sneak close enough for the Vampire Visage to see you and then backup to the other side. Preferably fight him on the otherside to avoid agro of the Silver flame.

    Final fight is a bit tougher, but again use of invisibility potions, sneak and feather fall you should be able to pull him to a corner far away.

    Next, while not popular consider a single handed weapon and avoid splash damage. Hitting only a single target is one of the advantages of S&B that is overlooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElrondElfKing View Post
    Hi everyone.

    Anyone know of a good method to get my barb dwarf through the cursed crypt without killing all the Silver Flame agents? They're really pesky. Thanks.
    http://ddowiki.com/page/Glancing_blow

    ur only enemy in that quest, autoattack also may work against u, so deactivate it(right click to target, left click to smash)

    and follow enoach's instructions

    ofc don't use cleave if there's a silver flame guy near...xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoach View Post

    Next, while not popular consider a single handed weapon and avoid splash damage. Hitting only a single target is one of the advantages of S&B that is overlooked.
    Why S&B and not TWF? As a barb, I'm guessing his BAB is enough to overcome the penalty, and even with no TWF feats, its 20% extra DPS from the off hand...grab a scim and a kukri, I'm guessing you have IC:Slashing so 30% crit chance. Or just double up on D.axe, since you're Dwarf...no glancing blows from D.axe when dual-wielded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElrondElfKing View Post
    Hi everyone.

    Anyone know of a good method to get my barb dwarf through the cursed crypt without killing all the Silver Flame agents? They're really pesky. Thanks.
    If you have sufficient umd, flesh to stone scrolls are handy.

    For the vamp fights, use invis to pull the vamp away from the flame guys, he has TS, they don't.

    The hard part will be getting through the unavoidable force (or is it sonic?) traps and healing before the archers take you out
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    Why S&B and not TWF? As a barb, I'm guessing his BAB is enough to overcome the penalty, and even with no TWF feats, its 20% extra DPS from the off hand...grab a scim and a kukri, I'm guessing you have IC:Slashing so 30% crit chance. Or just double up on D.axe, since you're Dwarf...no glancing blows from D.axe when dual-wielded.
    The reason is because of the extra 20% DPS from the off hand that will at not so convenient times land on the "Next" target, which could be a Silver Flame.

    Again the advantage of S&B is that you can more easily control where the blow lands and avoid damaging the Other mobs.

    This is also useful in Sleeping Dust.

    I also like the Precision Bow/Throwing weapon idea posted by someone else. good way to avoid hitting the wrong mob.

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    I'm a level 15, no magical ability, just a strong broadaxe and some good movement. I take a cleric along for healing. I put her on passive, but she often gets killed by the SF sorcs. I can avoid the agents for the most part, but the little devils keep following us around while i'm exploring rooms and harass my hireling. I wish i could just knock them out with a club lol. I tried bringing along a wizard with stone to flesh ability, but while working with him, my cleric on passive gets killed. Maybe I could just park her down the hall and run to her for healing, then use the wizard for flesh to stone???

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    Quote Originally Posted by PermaBanned View Post
    If you have sufficient umd, flesh to stone scrolls are handy.

    For the vamp fights, use invis to pull the vamp away from the flame guys, he has TS, they don't.

    The hard part will be getting through the unavoidable force (or is it sonic?) traps and healing before the archers take you out
    And then dodging past the collapsing floors and hoping his sprint boost is enough to get him to pull two levers to get into one of the altars. Jump, haste and FF will help dodge the force traps. The greasy ramp you can just wait till the grease is gone. Have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElrondElfKing View Post
    I'm a level 15, no magical ability, just a strong broadaxe and some good movement. I take a cleric along for healing. I put her on passive, but she often gets killed by the SF sorcs. I can avoid the agents for the most part, but the little devils keep following us around while i'm exploring rooms and harass my hireling. I wish i could just knock them out with a club lol. I tried bringing along a wizard with stone to flesh ability, but while working with him, my cleric on passive gets killed. Maybe I could just park her down the hall and run to her for healing, then use the wizard for flesh to stone???
    If you're having problems with the silver flame people while getting the key, Mikayl the Pious can ddoor you out of harms way with the key, or back to the start to quickly get to the other side if it's not in the first side you check.

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    thanks guys. i'll give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElrondElfKing View Post
    thanks guys. i'll give it a try.
    a fearsome armour can be useful when your trying to find the key

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