Only four heroes remain to protect Ehb. Our Dungeon Siege 3 Walkthrough provides you with details about how to build your heroes, info on the story campaign, and secrets to unlock.
Heroes and Abilities
From the start of the game you will have to select from four heroes: Lucas is a frontline heavy warrior equipped with swords and shields. Anjali is a master of heat, using it to enhance her flaming spear and blast fireballs. Reinhart is a powerful mage that controls lightning and spell traps. And last Katarina is expert markswoman with both rifles and pistols. Choose wisely, as player one cannot take control of any other hero during the main campaign.
During the course of the story you will encounter the other three heroes. They will offer to join your party and aid you in the fight. Your party members can be raised and trained just as the main character; they will earn experience points even if they aren't in the active party. The AI normally controls your ally, a second player can also jump in. This can be further exploited, as the second player can freely select from the three heroes, even if they have not been met during the campaign. Additionally, when the second player drops out of the game, the character they played as will remain by the first player's side. This cheat may allow you to gain all party members right from the start of the game.
You first need to understand how your character fights and how to train them. Each character has two offensive stances and one defensive stance. The main offensive stance may be more powerful or hit more enemies, but requires getting in close. As you land normal attacks, you'll build up Focus to use special abilities. You will also gain Power which is needed to use your defensive abilities. Your defensive stance will allow you to block, dodge, and use Power to cast buffs.
As you level up you'll gain access to nine different abilities: Recruit, Legionnaire, and Master skills for your three stances. After gaining one of these nine abilities you will need to customize it with Proficiencies. There are always two options of how to build up your skills, but you can only spend five points total in either. Decide what works best for you: For example do you want Lucas' Shield Pummel to deal double damage, a guaranteed chance to knock down, or a medium combination of the two? In general you will want to focus on your favored attack stance and a defensive stance that heals. Once you have extra points to spend, go for buffs that improve your damage and Focus, followed by increasing your secondary offense.
The final section of leveling is Talents: passive traits that improve abilities, increase raw stats, or provide unique bonuses. It's best to follow your own play style, but a good backup is to first improve on damage, Hit Points, and Armor. Afterwards use any remaining points to reinforce Focus and Health generation.
Here are a few examples of level 11 builds we used (Note that skipping over earlier abilities is only possible for party members that join later in the game):
|Character and Build||Abilities Purchased||Ability 1 Proficiencies||Ability 2 Proficiencies||Ability 3 Proficiencies||Ability 4 Proficiencies||Ability 5 Proficiencies||Talents|
|One-handed Lucas||Shield Pummel (Recruit One-handed, required), Blade Dash (Recruit Two-handed, required), Graceful Repose (Recruit Defensive), Heroic Charge (Legionnaire One-handed), Shield Wall (Legionnaire Defensive)||Impetuous Slam x 5||None||Live by the Sword x 1||Willful Charge x 5||None||Force of Will x 5, Wrathful Might x 5, Focused Strikes x 1|
|Human Form Anjali||Spinning Kick (Recruit Human Form, required), Aura of Immolation (Recruit Fire Form, required), Inner Warmth (Recruit Defensive), Hurl Spear (Legionnaire Human Form), Fall From the Heavens (Master Human Form)||Fire Dance x 3||None||Rejuvenating Spark x 2||Blinding Strike x 3||Heaven's Fury x 3||Grace of Flame x 1, Spiritual Devastation x 2, Phoenix's Warmth x 5, Fury of Fire x 3|
|Defensive Reinhart||Lightning Strike (Recruit Dynamic, required), Clockwork Trap (Recruit Entropy, required), Circle of Healing (Recruit Defensive), Barrier Field (Legionnaire Defensive), Electrocute (Master Dynamic)||None||None||Vector Dampening x 5||Equal and Opposite Reaction x 2, Angle of Incidence x 2||Arc Mage x 2||Genius x 5, Quick Thinking x 1, Eureka Moment x 5|
|Dual-wielding Katarina||Heartseeking Shot (Recruit Rifle, required), Caress of Suffering (Recruit Dual-wielding, required), Charm of Eternal Life (Recruit Defensive), Warding Ritual (Legionnaire Dual-wielding), Call of the Hunt (Legionnaire Defensive)||None||Schadenfreude x 3||Soul Thief x 1, Zone of Sanctity x 1||Painful Rebuke x 1, Chilling Gale x 4||Perfect Shot x 1||Steady Aim x 5, Call Your Shots x 2, Rites of Restoration x 3, critical Precision x 1|
Gear tips- Don't rely on value of item to chose best gear. - Look at stats that compliment your favorite skills, is no point in having high will if you a tank and no intention of using magic. - Vampire and stagger are priceless - If you have desert expansion boost gear not weapons and it will boost both stances
I must be a moron if this is dumbed down controls, with the 21 combat options I am constantly screwing up :) my only issue with game was camera angle and controlling camera especially with ranged character. These whiners who say no playability have me dumbfounded, the skill tree makes it replayable
Have more then 1 save thought , cause they lock the gate on you once you get to Upper Ravins Rills. To the town Hall to fight Rajani. I didn't and now I'm stuck here and cannot level up anymore or leave for more equipement.
is this a skyrim type of game or do you HAVE to vs spiders that massive spider cause im afraid of spiders and im 12
I don"t hate this game if you shelled out 60.00 bucks i could see how that wold suck but how good did you really expect it to be i mean obsidian made it was well worth the $18.00 i payed and co-op is a blast
you can buy at Amazon or Steam. I got for 5 dollars form Amazon and you have to make an account on Steam to play. or they have a PS3 version you can get also. On the PC you can use the XBox 360 controler for the game. I used the keyboard for part of the game then I picked up the controller at Best Buy for 25 dollars, and it works great with this game.
@wikkiwild1: I got him with Lucas on the second try, with Katarina as the other party member. Concentrate on destroying the spawning chambers, not on the automatons themselves, maybe lead them away a bit so that you can destroy the chambers without being attacked. Heal from time to time and you should be okay. @derek_brown: Actually, the game is much too easy for a DS game and very simplified, so I can't possibly comprehend what you don't understand.
@wikkiwild1 It took me a while but i finally got the Dapper Old Gent, i got myself ( Anjali ) to lvl 24 and used reinheart in my party and i got him.... but it wasnt easy
I've been stuck at the Dapper Old Gent for quite some time now. All other bosses I defeated easily enough but this guy is challenging. I agree with some about leveling up. It should be easier and not so many choices.
@JJames3dCG I totally agree with your statement. You can honestly say this about QUITE a FEW games out there. Developers and such are willing to spend more money on advertisements on these mediocre games and put that cost to the consumers. There is so many things wrong about how the companies and developers work to put out these games and expect us to continue to buy them at such a high price.
I think the bottom line comes down to this. For a full fledged Disc-Based game at \$60.00 the game is too short and does not include enough content to warrant a buy. It's a definite rent, as playing through everything and searching everywhere as a "completionist" type play through, the game will only take around 10-15 hours max! That is the big down side. The argument can be made that there's 4 characters each with their own play through, but the slight story variations aren't enough to make multiple playthroughs as diff characters worth while. May be fun to tinker around with a 2nd or 3rd character type, but not an entire playthrough. If the game were released on PSN/XBLA for \$9.99 it would have received better scores and been WELL worth the money. I could even be persuaded to spend \$19.99 on it. Was a fun game. But at \$60.00 and disc-based....no way it's worth the purchase. Seems like it was either rushed out the developmental doors, short the other half of the game.....or more likely, the money grubbing companies wanted to release \$7.99 dungeon packs once or twice a month for the next few months to make MORE MONEY, and that's where the other half the game went to. ie: other 10-15 hours of game play (making the would be total hour game play a more respectable 20-30hrs)
Damn. Theres a whole lot of haters on this comment board. While the game isn't a brilliant masterpiece, its definately not Brink bad. Also, it's a good filler untill Skyrim comes out, if you ask me.
Games to hard i dont understand the level up system.......and the level up system is stupid....hey did anyone find any glitch or cheats.............
Play it with an xbox controller on PC and it's a completely different game. I was pleasantly surprised how much of my hate melted away when i plugged in a controller.
Dc universe is another example of the 'dumbing down' of games released on multi platforms. There was once a time when games would utilise the controller to fully enhance gameplay on each and every platform. Unfortunately it seems that in our present financial global climate, software houses have chosen to save development costs and maximise profit margins. Simply by 'porting' from the now more popular console market to the pc. If u wanted to play with a controller u still had the option in most pc titles to do so. But come on it's a fundamental HUI flaw by altering simple things such as; [left click to walk to and open chest] & replace it with [use keys to walk to chest then press action button to open it] there is no basic utilisation of pc controllers. 1 pad vs 1 keyboard and mouse for a dungeon crawler? Which has more freedom to apply keybinds? Pffft I now sold the pc version and rock the ps3 one instead
If a game is made so that it can easily support a controller, it's almost certainly dumbed down control-wise. I'm not going to debate whether or not simpler controls are a good or bad thing since I haven't played this game beyond the demo, but generally speaking, my experience with PC games that are forced intro controller-complex schemes hasn't been good. After all, this game might not be balanced for lean either.
Dumbed down for consoles? I have to disagree harshly on that point. If anything, it is made so that you can use a controller for the game (my preferred method for gaming today, PC or not) without much trouble or need for configuration. That is why they left a lot of things out that were in the prior Dungeon Siege games, to make it easier on people like myself who prefer the ease of the console.
My Wife loves the original DS so we got this and loaded it on her computer. Right away it is obvious that it is dumed down for consoles. The first clue is that you have to use the pre chosen names instead of your own character name. You cannot save at any point just at predetermined points. The graphics are fair but after all they have to be supported by ancient console technology. The controls are clearly dumed down. It is a fair game and I think the rating of 6 is about right.
Added Version 1.1 of the guide. Placed in a few sidequests I missed around Raven's Rill. Also the story is now at the start of Stonebridge.
@issizots: question buddy, did you even play dragon age series. first of all they don't even fit in the same category to be compared, just because both called RPG, doesn't mean they are the same. This is supposed to be a classic hack and slash dungeon crawler.... Dragon age is an action rpg with pause base combat system. The story in these 2 is not even comparable. Dragon age`s story is engaging, entertaining and the characters are far more interesting. You actually grow to care about every single of them. That was an 80 hours game... this game... lets just say length wise puts COD series to shame. Dragon age is what a PC game should be... This is even shameful for a console game. Eve DA2 is a far better game than this.
@issizots Are you kidding? Dragon Age: Origins was much better, longer, and more story-driven than this. Dragon Age 2 on the other hand was about as good as DS3 just longer.
personally i don't get it, this and dragon age 1 and even DA 2 look just alike, but this ATLEAST KEPT BIRDEYE VIEW IN CONSOLES AKA DS3!!! BUT how can it get such a low score when dragon age 1 and 2 weren't that great NEITHER and they bumped up to 8's and in some cases 9s in review scores from critics.... maybe they would find the game better IF they only played the whole game... some games suck at the beginning like i didn't like final fantasy VII much at the beginning til i got out of freaking Midgar to explore and get cool stuff and lvl up!!
Frankly, this game looks and plays like it should have come out about 5 years ago. The visuals are blocky and dated, and the controls are only passable on for the PC. It is, in many senses, the worst of the series. Sure, you can get used to the clunky scheme, but it definitely shows that corners were cut to meet a ship date rather than focus on quality.
You can get the PC demo from Steam. A number of people are complaining about the controls being too 'console' oriented, and while I would agree with that, I'm still enjoying the game and the keyboard/mouse controls aren't really a problem after you play for a while.
The first version of the Dungeon Siege 3 guide is up. I'll be updating the walkthrough in the next few days, so stay tuned, toons.