I really need help. I read that some of you guys actually make it through the game on PotD solo, and I just don't understand how.
Ok so I've beat the game over and over and decided I wanted to try the PotD solo adventure.
I'll save triple crown to after I manage to make my way through the normal save/load trial and error.
But, after spending perhaps 30 hours trying most things, I can not get past the temple level 2 (yes, just in the beginning).
When I say I have tried most things, I mean most things.
I've tried Barbarian, Fighter, Paladin, Rogue, Cipher and Wizard. I've scouted every area for loot/enemies that I can handle. Basically my run looks the same every time I try a new class now, as I can't find anything else to boost my character with.
I've read the various topics on the subject so I got a few starting pointers and the results are like this when I reach the shadows of the temple:
Fine 2-handed weapon, Fine 1 handed weapon, Fine bow
Large door shield from Smith quest.
Double rings, tried both deflection + protection and double deflection.
The DR belt from smith
Cloak from starting area OR sometimes the game is nice to me and gives me Rymrgand's Mantle. Despite trying various rest / order things which does affect the loot I get from the box, sometimes the game won't budge and insist on giving me a ring, which I don't need cause I can find 2 others.
Crafted potions + Fan of flame scrolls intending to use them on the perma freeze shadow. Using all kinds of food to get boost.
I'm usually around lvl 3.7 when I get to the temple. The best success I've had was with Fighter and Barb, both reached the room just before the Flail which is why I am there in the first place, but cannot win versus the perma stun shadow guy. I've tried using the ooze present to body block the shadow to cast my 2 scrolls of fire but, unless I reload 99 times just for that purpose, I'm never successful. "Graze, miss, graze, hit, miss" etc. Even two hits with it is not enough to kill it most of the time!
How do you actually progress further in the game? Can you get to level 4 before the temple? The one quest I can't really finish on neither of my characters that could help is the Compass place. The champion + scirmisher perma stun is too much.
Sometimes I can barely get passed the spiders in the room before the bells, which really puts me off.