Help Necro Combat, Newbie Guide
Continued from 'help necro quickstart'
Time to go test your skills in combat. Use the teleport stone you have
to get back to buju by typing 'summon'. Once back at Buju, you can enter
the Newbie killing fields by typing 'portal'. At the portal, there is a
machine that will provide you with basic equipment, type 'read plate' to
see what it says and grab the equipment. After this, type 'equip' to
start using them.
Type 'enter' to enter the killing fields. Within these rooms should be a
few very simple monsters such as frogs and small polar bears. Wander
around a bit and get your bearings so that you can be ready to run if
things go wrong.
To prepare yourself for combat, type 'sc on'. This will report your
health and spell points during battle. You can also type 'sc' at any
time to see them. Set your 'wimpy' to 30 or any other number you feel
comfortable with. Lastly, set looting on automaticly by typing 'set
To begin a battle, simply cast your spell at a helpless frog (or any
other animal). You will need to target the animal by typing this: 'cast
magic missile at frog try very slow'
The 'try very slow' bit will boost your chances at the spell's success
on the first cast. As you probably assumed, this slows down the speed of
the spell drastically.
A battle will now begin. To continue using your skill, simply type 'cast
magic missile' or 'cast magic missile try <slow/very slow>' without a
target. This ensures that you will not begin battle with the next
monster in the room.
Hopefully all goes well and your poor frog is now living in mud heaven,
but you're not quite finished with him yet. In order to enslave this
minion into your horde, you need to have full spell points. The servant
we are going to create will be a monk. It is the most feasible option
for a newbie. To raise your servant, type 'cast raise dead at corpse
make monk try very slow'.
And then you wait... and wait... it's a long spell, so sit back and
cross your fingers. Once you manage this, you won't have to do it again
untill your next login, and by then you'll be a more adept necro, and
things will go easier.
Did it work? Great! (If not, have no fear, simply regenerate back your
spell points and try again.) Look at your servant and you should see the
command 'scom'. Typing 'scom' will give you a list of commands you may
issue to your servant. As a one time setup, be sure to type there key
commands: 'scom follow', 'scom combatskill fast blow', 'scom report'
Now your servant will do the battling for you. Just type 'scom kill
frog' (or any other poor beast in that area) and the battle will begin.
Servant's kill well, and far faster than your average newbie could, but
they also leech a portion of your exp away. This exp is not wasted
however, but goes to your servant which also gains levels, power and new
skills and spells just like a normal character ! You can also have your
servant carry items for you, and make it wear equipment (altough monks
prefer to use only the monk knuckles a weapons).
Don't forget to give the other corpses you leave around a proper burial.
To do this, type: 'dg' Type 'score' or 'exp' to see how much you have
Scamper around in this area killing critters untill you have gathered a
nice sum of experience and cash, then head back to the Necromancer guild
to up your spell percents.
--- GOING FURTHER ---
Good spells to study when you can are...
Summon Servant: Summon your servant if you lose it.
Cure Undead: Will heal an undead minion, should it become hurt.
Good skills to train when you can are...
Essence eye: Allows you to see exactly when a spell will be cast.
Quick Chant: Increases the speed of your casting.
Once you find the Newbie killing fields too easy, read 'help newbie
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