So this is your first battle eh? Are you ready? Let’s have a quick huddle and go over your checklist
1. Got a Weapon?
Got a weapon? If not, better go buy a weapon. Or you can craft a weapon.
Once you have a weapon, you’re ready to fight.
2. Got Something to heal you?
Got some bread, a potion, a healing ring? If not, you can buy some bread. Or you can craft a healing spell.
Once you have something to heal you, you’re almost done.
Learn how to heal
When the battle screen starts out, you see the monster (a Giant Bat for this example). You can see its stats
Health:35; Fatigue: 35; Strength: 12; Mind: 8; Luck: 2
My stats are about the same, so I think I’ll do ok. If I have a healing item (I have some moldy bread… it’ll do) so atleast I can heal during battle.
How to Battle
Click the ‘Attack’ link in the battle screen. Watch the stats and messages that show up each time you click it. Also pay attention to your stats in your Character window.
As I’m fighting my health and fatigue are being affected. I see my health is getting low, so I click on my Moldy Bread item to eat a piece of it (yuck! but least it heals me a bit – wish I had a better healing item)
The battle will continue, and if you win, you’ll receive XP, maybe some gold, and maybe a reward item that is ‘dropped’ from the Giant Bat.
If you lose, meaning one of your stats reaches 0 (zero) or below zero (very rare), the battle will be over, and you’ll have to take the ‘walk of shame’ back to a Tavern to heal.