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Character FAQ by essentialism

Updated: 12/17/04

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 Diablo character FAQ
 By Leonard Cheong (essentialism)


1.Introduction (#1)

2.Copywrite and contact information (#2)

3.Past revision (#3)

4.Who is the Warrior (#4)

5.The Warrior's attributes (#5)

6.Why use the warrior (#6)

7.How to use the Warrior (#7)

8.Who is the Rogue (#8)

9.The Rogue's attributes (#9)

10.Why use the Rogue (#10)

11.How to use the Rogue (#11)

12.Who is the Sorceror (#12)

13.The Sorceror's attributes (#13)

14.Why use the Soceror (#14)

15.How to use the Soceror (#15)

16.Closing (#16)






This FAQ teaches you how to use the 3 charaters of Diablo. Each character 
possess different abilities and have different strengths. For example, a 
Warrior is a master in hand to hand combat, while a Rogue is godly when a bow 
is in her hands, and a Sorceror is execellent in magic. These abilities if 
fufilled to their potential can be extremely deadly. This FAQ will teach you 




 Copywrite and contact Infomation


This guide solely belongs to me essentialism. I do not mind you copying it for 
your own personal use,or sending it to a friend. However, if u want to post 
any part of this faq into your own website or any other one, please e-mail me 
for permission. My e-mail address is yew_keong@hotmail.com, If you do not have
my permission, and went on to post a part of this faq on your website, legal 
action will be taken against the webmaster. And please do not use this faq for
any money transaction as it is illegal. SELL OR COPY THIS FAQ, AND YOUR GAME 




 Past Revision


v1.00 Initial Release




 Who is the Warrior


The Warrior is the strongest and toughest among the 3 characters. This allows 
him to use extremely heavy axes and armour which a rogue and sorceror cannot.
He also has a high vitality which allows him to engange in hand to hand combat. 
Due to these strengths, the warrior has the highest chance of completing the 
game than the other 2. I recommed all players who just started this game to 
play the warrior, just for the experience before attempting other classes.



 The Warrior's attributes


The Warrior strength is actually - strength. His strength allows him to tear 
apart enemies with the greatest of ease. Vitality is also important. A warrior
with a high vitality and strength is indestructible. Magic and dexterity is 
almost obselute simply because the warrior's maximum dexterity and magic is 
not high enough to be of any use. Take a look at the Warrior's maximum 


                      Stats                      Maximum

                      Strength                     250

                      Magic                        50

                      Dexterity                    60

                      Vitality                     100

Look, the magic has only a maximum of 50. With a magic stat of 50, there are 
little spells that a warrior will be able to learn. There are 2 choices, 
either you max out his magic stat and get an item that add to his magic or 
just lift his magic stat to 35. With a magic stat of 35, the warrior will be 
able to learn 2 spells thst will help his cause. Bone spirit and Flash. These 
2 spells can be learned with a magic stat of 34, and 33 respectively. But you 
can only learn the first level of these spells which will become pretty 
useless in the later levels. Thus, if you seriously want a Warrior that can 
cast spells, I would recommend maxing the magic stat, if not don't toch it at 




 Why use the Warrior


Because I'm lazy, and for the sake of easy reading, I am going to state 
everything in point form.

-The warrior can utilize heavy axes, strong armour, massive clubs, and gigan  
swords which most rogues and sorcerors cannot.

-The warrior has the highest vitality among the 3, which make him hard to  
kill. Add that with a strong armour and he would be basically invulnerable.

-The warrior has the fastest attacks in all weapons except bow.

-The warrior gets double bonuses for items with the suffixes "of life" and 
"of  vitality".

-He also get double negatives though for items that increase mana.

-The warrior has a repair skill that enables him to repair items. Although   
the durability of the items drops when he finishes his repairing.

-When the warrior levels up, he gains 2 hit points and 1 point of vitality.

-The Warrior also has a critical strike ability allowing him to do double the
damage. The chance of this critical strike is half the warrior's level.
eg. A level 20 Warrior has a 10% chance of executing critical strike.



 How to use the Warrior


There is not much secret in using the Warrior. All you need to do is to crank 
up his strength and vitality. It depends on what you want your warrior to be 
like. If you want your Warrior to be a total babarian, raise his vitality in 
the lower levels and strength once you reach a vitality of 90+. With a good 
armour class you should be able to rip your opponents apart. If you want your 
warrior to be able to use all weapons with some standard, you can raise his 
dexterity along with his strength and vitality. This is quite useful if you 
have the butcher's quest. A warrior with a high dexterity in the early 
dungeons leads to a dead butcher. Or if you want a Warrior that can cast bone 
spirit to make your life easier just raisr your magic stat to 50 and hope for 
an item that gives you a bonus to your magic stat. Common sense. If however 
you do not want to raise magic, scrolls are very important. Remember to check 
out Adria's inventory list!!



 Who is the Rogue


The Rogue is the only female among the three characters. She has the highest 
dexternity potential among the 3. A master in range combat and speed, the 
Rouge can shoot an arrow with such ferocity it could kill a pack of demons 
within a minute. A Rogue with a high dexterity stat and a mean bow = total 
destruction. Remember that.




 The Rogue's attributes


A Rogue can kill at a distance meaning she can kill the toughest adversaries 
without getting injured. While the warrior is losing his health fighting it 
out, and a soceror is burning away mana, the Rogue can shoot from a distance 
losing nothing but arrows and gold (to repair). Having said that, she also 
has very decent and quite balanced stats. Take a look at the Rogue maximum 

                  Stats                      Maximum
                  Strength                     55
                  Magic                        70

                  Dexterity                    250

                  Vitality                     80

Now, don't those stats look as pretty as her. Just joking. Her strength is 
only there to meet the requirements of her weapon and armour and its easy to 
max, thus a Rouge's strength should be at least 45. Her magic is stronger than
a warrior's and she can cast faster than a warrior. She can do some pretty 
decent magic if you are the type that loves to learn spells. Just max out her 
magic stats and with a little bit of magic bonus from her weapons, she can 
even learn the bone spirit which really compliments her bow skills. Dexterity,
the Rouge's specialized stat. Don't need to elaborate too much on this, just 
crank up her dexterity to the best you possibly can. You can't go wrong with 
that. Her dexterity allows her to use the best bows and inflict the most pain 
at the greatest distance swiftly and accurately. Her vitality is not so 
important if you are an accomplised Rogue user. Just stay out of the damage 
and fire arrows. You only need to reach around 60 for this stat.



 Why use the Rogue 


Because I'm lazy, and for the sake of easy reading, I am going to state 
everything in point form.

-The Rogue can cast spells faster than a Warrior and deal more physical damage  
than a soceror.

-She can deal damage from a distance without burnind health or mana.

-With a high dexterity stat, she never misses.

-She has a level up bonus of one hit point and 1 mana. This means that   
everytime she levels up, she gains 1 hit point and 1 mana.

-She can dodge and counter attacks quickly.

-She saves the most gold if you use her well.

-She can fire through gates and doors.

-She has the ability to spot and disarm traps before they get her.




 How to use a Rogue


In the first few dungeon levels, raise her strength and dexternity in the 
ratio of 2:3. Hope and prey that you get a decent bow cause it's gonna help 
you alot. If you get the butcher's quest, count yourself lucky as its so easy 
to slay him. Just find a room with grills and fire through them. Just takes a 
bit of time for him to drop. Never leave a bow out of your hands. A Rogue's 
best bet is a bow. Take the time to practise dodging attacks. When an enemy is
preparing to hit you, move a few squares away to dodge. Then hold down the 
shift key and start clicking on the enemy. When he returns fire repeat the 
process. The dungeons is a perfect place to master this. 

In the catacombs, stop raising your strength unless its necessery to require 
fufilments of a weapon. Start raising your magic and read every book that 
comes your way. Books of telekinesis, wall of fire, mana shield, chain 
lightning, and bone spirit should be read. These spells compliment your range 
ability. Use telekinesis to open doors from a distance. If you have it,cast 
wall or fire at the entrance of the room. Then fire through the door. If its 
an unusually packed room do the above until there are few survivors and use 
chain lightning to finish them off. Against an extremely tough enemy who has 
an insane amount of endurance, cast bone spirit to weaken their hp by a third.
Cast it a few times and a few arrows should do the trick. If you find yourself
in need of health, just cast the mana shield and make your exit. These tactics
could take you through the next few levels. If you have stone curse, it'd be 
even easier. Just cast it on any tough hood and fire till it drops. 

In the caves, you should really start raising your dexterity to the best you 
can. Buy any good bow from Griswold if you see one. Also don't forget to visit
Adria regularly and purchase any spell book mentioned above. Don't be afraid 
to part with your money. Buy slightly more mana potions than health potions. 
Learn each monster's resistance and immunity. DO NOT use a spell that the 
monster is resistant or immune to. It could be a fatal mistake.

Hell is a dangerous place to be in. I hope you did a good job on collecting 
bows and increasing her dexterity. You would really be needing that now. If 
you have an armour with a mean fire resistance and a high armour class, nows 
the time to use it. Keep your distance between you and your enemies. Stone 
curse and bone spirit should be hotkeyed. With any luck, you should be able 
to shoot your way through Hell and destroy Diablo. 




 Who is the Sorceror


The Sorceror is a master in magic. Duh! In my opinion, it is the hardest to 
complete this game with the Sorceror. He has low strength, meaning he can't 
do much damage with weapons. And his only strength is Magic, if an oponent is 
resistant or immune to magic, it makes it very hard for a sorceror to survive.
That's why you have this FAQ. 



 The sorceror's attributes


As the warrior has 250 for strength as a maximum, and a rogue has 250 for a 
maximum for dexterity, so does the sorceror has 250 for magic. These are the 
Sorceror's stats.

                  Stats                      Maximum
                  Strength                     45

                  Magic                        250
                  Dexterity                    85

                  Vitality                     80

Maxing a Sorceror's strength is a must. Wondering why? For the sake of 
equipping armour of course. Dexterity is quite useful as you will be using 
bows as a Sorceror to kill Diablo. Vitality is only useful in the first few 
levels' until you get mana shield. So don't go crazy and start clicking on the
vitality stat as thinking it is essential. Magic is the wisest stat to raise. 
You should have at least 200 Magic points when facing Diablo including stat 
bonuses. Magic is the life of a Sorceror.




 Why use the Sorceror


Because I'm lazy, and for the sake of easy reading, I am going to state 
everything in point form.

-A sorceror well versed in all the elements of magic is almost invincible in  
the caves and hell.

-The sorceror can recharge staves, although the amount of charges grudually  

-Once a Sorceror gets mana shield, he only needs to get mana potions.

-As the level of your mana shield spell increases, the damage you taked is   

-He gets double bonuses for magical enhancements, although he also get double 
negatives for vitality.

-A sorceror gains two points of mana and 1 point of magic for every level  



 How to use the Sorceror


When in the early dungeons, raise you strength and vitality, until they are 
nearly the same as your magic. Then alternate between magic, strength and 
vitality. Stop raising vitality once you get a few scrolls of mana shield or a
book. Then start maxing out oyur strength. Pery that you don't get the 
butcher's quest. It's extremly tedious to kill a butcher with a Sorceror. 
So if you get the butcher's quest, RESTART. Of course if you want a challenge,
you are welcomed to try.

Once in the catacombs, you should have nearly finished maxing with your 
strength. Now, just start raising your magic and dexterity. Remember to visit 
Adria often and buy any high level spell book. Watch out for any of these 
books: Flame wave, Guardian, elemental, Chain lightning, Stone curse, Mana 
shield, Golem. You could puchase bone spirit or blood star but they don't 
really come into handy. Also watch out for scrolls of Apocalypse. They will 
come in handy when you reach hell. Use flame waves to clear large rooms, 
chain lightning on crowds, Stone curse on tough bosses and golems to help you.
The stone curse-golem combination is probably the most realistic combination 
to take out Diablo's hell minions.

Same in the caves, continue to raise magic and maybe a bit of dexterity. Buy 
lots of mana potions and scroll of town portals. You might need to travel to 
town fast in case of an emergency. Look out for good bows and highly resitant 
to fire armours. They are the best way to kill Diablo.

In hell, use the stone curse-golem combination. If you have done a good job on
collecting apocalypse scrolls, nows the time to use it. Fight your way through
hell and with luck, come face to face with Diablo. Now is a total change in 
tactics. Magic is pretty useless as Diablo is probably resistant to most of 
them. Instead get an armour with high durability and fire resistance and of 
course a mean bow. Cast mana shield and start firing at diablo from a distance.
Try to end the battle as quick as possible as Diablo's attacks are painful and
they affect your armour's durability. There's only so much punishment you can 
take before Diablo clobbers you. Remember to hotkey your mana potions. With 
luck you should be able to kill Diablo.






The skills mentioned above may take a bit of time and luck. Please do not feel
discouraged if you can't seem to defeat a particular boss. Sit down, and 
analyze the situation calmly and perhaps you would find a solution. And 
remember always have a plan B. Do not stick to plan A with your life as it 
would cost you your life. I sincerely hope you benefitted from this FAQ. If 
you feel you have a tip you wanna share, please feel free to email me. My 
email is yew_keong@hotmail.com. This is all for the character FAQ. Hope you 
enjoyed it.



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