Help Ranger Combat, Newbie Guide
Continued from 'help ranger 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
Try to summon your Ranger Pet. This tiny beast will help you fight and
gain exp. As a Ranger, it's understandable if your skill in spellcraft
is limited, so do not despair if your spell fails, you can always try
again when you have enough spell points regenerated. To cast the summon
spell, type 'cast summon wild cat at mewl try very slow'
You may change 'mewl' to any name you desire, as this will become the
name of your pet cat. Be patient, this spell is slow. You may wish to
grab a cup of coffee.
If you've managed to summon your pet, use your 'beast speech' skill to
talk to your pet. Type 'use beast speech at help me' to use the skill.
Keep trying the skill untill you have success. This will show all
available commands you have to guide your pet. To make your pet follow
you, type 'use beast speech at follow me'
It will now follow you and aid you in battle. Be sure to keep it happy
by petting and well fed by typing: 'use beast speech at eat corpse' when
you have a fresh kill on the ground.
Now it's time to attack. To kill your first mob, type: 'use kick at
frog' (or any other hapless beast in that room)
A battle will now begin. To continue using your skill, simply type 'use
kick' 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.
You will now want to give it a proper burial. To do this, type 'dg' (or
'use beast speech at eat corpse') Type 'score' or 'exp' to see how much
you have gained.
Scamper around in this area killing critters untill you have gathered a
nice sum of experience and cash, then head back to the Ranger guild to
up your skill percents.
Also in Rangers, you have the opportunity to begin working on true
Masteries, an aspect of the guild which is permanent to your character.
Each time you play a ranger Ranger, your mastery will still be there to
make your character stronger. Go to the guild hall and type 'path help'
and choose your own path wisely.
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Good spells to study when you can are...
- Darkness/Light: Should your race be in need of them.
Good skills to train when you can are...
- Camping: Allows you to sleep in the wilderness, and regain hp/sp.
- Beast Speech: Higher percentage lets you communicate more easily with your pet.
- Foraging: Need a hp boost? Forage in the wilds for magical berries with this skill.
- Attack: Boosts the damage and success rate of each hit you make.
- Weapon skill 1h sword(or any other): Choose your weapon skill to match your weaponry.
- Bladed Fury: The next attack skill to learn after kick.
Once you find the Newbie killing fields too easy, read 'help newbie
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