Post by afghanhound on Oct 12, 2006 15:26:20 GMT -5
Hi all. i'm a novice cepter from england (any1 else in england play this game???). these game r not normally my cup 'o' tea but i got a copy a few days ago and its great! anyway, pls help
i've got to selena after easily beating ryvern then zagol but am still learning the game. haven't even tried to take on selena yet cuz of my infreior deck so i went back to dunnan for practice and to get more cards.after beating goligan easily i took on zagol who i had destroyed first time round and he whupped me!!! biggest problem was losing battles and running out of g. any1 else experience this?? my book seems well balanced but i seemed to do better b4 i edited it.
"Ballenced" decks have never been very strong for me Afghan, (athough, a good deck, with an even distibution of no restriction monsters is what i use against Goligan, which i called beginers luck no less haha). While there are a number of good sold decks that will bring you through a number of games (see the decks constructed in the Deck listing part of the forrum), I personally got through story mode, one deck at a time. Essentialy, building a new deck for each battle. I'd play them once or twice to get a feel for there deck and try to build one to beat it.
If you keep running out of mana too fast, look at the cards your using, each has a mana cost written right on it. Goblins might seem useless at first glance, untill you realize it takes no mana to summon them. A few things to think about. Zagol doesn't use spells, so cards that protect aginst spells wont do you any good. He also likes to invade regardless of his chance to win, so cards that cost you money in battle like cheron, or cards like Ba=al, should be used sparingly unless you have a basalt idol down, or can place them on high enough lvl territory to be worth the cost. He also only uses fire and wind monsters (a few with first attack), so, anything which does more damage to wind or fire is good here, like the dark elf card. Also, that means that an all earth, all water, or an earth water combo creature deck, would alow you to help your self, without also helping him.
Thats all i can think of off the top of my head, but a number of the folks here are a lot better at this game then me -). Good luck, and happy ceptering.
Post by afghanhound on Oct 13, 2006 20:09:09 GMT -5
thx unspoken, sounds like some excellent advice. i'm on night shift at the mo so i'll take on zagol when i get home and use ur pointers! i'm starting to get more familiar with the rules now. still struggle with creature summon restrictions (i.e. banshee). there's a decent guide on gamespot tho thats good for quick reference. it lists all cards and their attributes and explains game rules etc.
sure wish culdcept saga was comin out for ps2. an online pc version would suffice!!!
thx again unspoken, i'm already formulating a plan of attack at work!!!
Welcome to the group my friend, I got this game a couple of years ago on my birthday and have played it since. I have finished the game, and started again.
One of my favorite people to bully up on is Zagol. This guy is a pure bully, and in that creates his weakness which is his lack of magic.
For me to beat him, even at the beginning, I had to remember to keep defenses as often as I can. Granted this is easier after finishing the game because I have tons of stuff to use, but early in the game it is critical to protect yourself at all times. Zagol will attack at a higher percentage than any other character. This also includes if he has a property next to you.
I might suggest having counter amulets, but if you are new you may not have any, and even if you did, it would be pretty expensive at 100G.
In truth it is very hard to give anyone a direct line to defeat these people, because the cards you get can be different from what I might get if I play. So to me, when I first played, I had to go back to the old cane and beat him up and get more cards. It is the fastest game, one you can win in about a half hour, maybe less. This gives you ammunition to play Zagol, and in my opinion, get more defenses since that is what he does most (attack).
To beat Selena, think Christmas. Selena likes the red and the green, but be careful when you attack, Selena often is quite protective of her cards. If you have cards that do damage to red or green creatures, you stand a good chance to beat her. If not, then the evil blast and other spells should help. Trust me, it was kinda tricky for me too, but as you get more cards, and learn more about your opponent, you will do fine.
Post by xknight2099 on Jan 22, 2007 19:07:27 GMT -5
I found that I have a 4 element deck which is my main that I use when first fighting new opponents in story mode, then if I have trouble I make a deck to exploit the CPUs weaknesses which usually means throwing in color houseres like those spells that damage all of a specific color.
some of those early battles are hard because you dont have a good selection of cards.
I personaly made a dummy character to beat up on in VS mode to get more cards in the begining ( I did not realize at the time you could go back and fight Goligan.)