people will probably kill me for saying so, but I've found this a
surprisingly easy battle. Everyone bar the goblin king himself goes down in
virtually one sneak attack or a decent blast of magic, and the king can be
dealt with by targiting his noggin, ---- that's failing fun things such as
chalming him of course! Maybe it's because I tend to concentrate on getting
fewer skills up higher. thus, for a fighter I'll always concentrate on duel
wield and short swords (sinse I can guarantee on getting a good pare of
those if nothing else), and with those at 5 the gk goes down like a tonne of
For thieves or assassins I make sneak attack or crytical hit a priority, for
mages shrink, and for necros ice blast. Harm or firebalt I'll use if it's
the best offense that character combo has, ---- though iceblast and
lightning I've found to be more effective, and I'll always go for moves to
screw up the opponent such as chalm or some of the bard skills.
Thus, when I fight the king I can guarantee that my two characters at level
6 will have either one skill of five and one of three, or two at four.
Occasially I'll go for three skills at three, but only when the skill
combination is especially complimentary, such as archery multishort and
crytical hits, or duel wield, a weapon skill (usually short swords), and
crytical hits (as you can guess, the assassin job with the critical hits
skill in the full version is a favourite complement of mine to melee
For jobs with more unique abilities like mages I tend to just pick a
favourite couple and work on those, --- on this basis even my level 4 or 5
character will probably have at least one good skill, ---- possibly two.
usually, skills don't become useful until their at least level three, thus
in entombed it really does pay to have specialized characters for specific
functions, ---- one reason the game effectively gives you six sets of skills
to play with.
This is of course, just the stratogy I use, and there may be other ways,
sinse the game is a complex one, ---- but where as normally I'd try and be
even handed with skills in an rpg game, in entombed I've found it really
doesn't pay, and specialization is the key to winning.
Beware the grue!
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