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      Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      This is the Mercenaries101 guide to Castle Darkmoor, the first dungeon in Darkmoor.
      For our guide on the second dungeon, Upper Halls, click here.
      For our guide on the third and final dungeon, The Graveyard, click here.


      In order to accept Malistaire's challenge, you must first fight your way through Castle Darkmoor in order to meet him! Your journey in the castle begins as you are introduced to its heir and erstwhile owner, Shane von Shane. He's passed the castle into Malistaire's hands in exchange for power, and he intends to protect his investment! He's set many obstacles in your way.... and by obstacles, we mean cheat bosses.

      Howling Chaney

      Howling Chaney is the first of these cheat bosses. Formerly a wizard, he's been forced to turn into a werewolf, and he's not happy about it!



      Cheats:


      • At the beginning of every other round beginning on round 2, Chaney will interrupt to cast a life spear on himself.
      • At the beginning of every third round beginning on round 3, Chaney will cast a life fuel on a random player.
      • Immediately following every heal (including pet and non-life school heals such as healing current, sacrifice, and availing hands), Chaney will interrupt to cast a gnomes on the player who cast the heal. Note that these life dispels will stack with dispels from a regular gnomes.


      Strategy:
      Treat Chaney as a normal boss and set up one player for a one hit kill on the boss and minions. Have your healer go second or third in your battle order and if healing is necessary, have the first or second player place a life dispel on the boss immediately before the heal is cast. Alternatively, you can use balance, death, or storm heals as necessary. While they will still get your healer hit with gnomes, their future heals will not be dispelled.

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      After defeating Chaney, head on up through the doors to the lower halls for the battle of the Blackwater!


      Sir Blackwater

      Sir Blackwater is not amused at your defeat of Chaney and he intends to make sure you don't get any further... and of course, collect his due reward.




      Sir Blackwater nominally resists life, death, and storm.

      Cheats:


      • Sir Blackwater has inate 20% pierce.
      • All blades (including pet blades) and bubbles will trigger a disarm on the person who cast the blade.
      • From rounds 1-4, Blackwater will interrupt at the end of every round to cast a sacrifice on himself. (This will use up any universal or death traps on him at the time). At the beginning of round 5, Blackwater will interrupt to cast a death damage bubble, aura, blade, and Call of Khrulu.
      • From rounds 5-9, Blackwater will interrupt to cast an absorb on any enemy at the end of each round. At the beginning of round 10, he will interrupt to cast sanctuary, guiding light, and rebirth on all enemies.
      • From rounds 10-14, Blackwater will interrupt to cast healing current on himself at the end of each round. At the beginning of round 15, he will interrupt to cast darwind, storm blade, aura, and Glowbug Squall (which will remove all blades).


      Strategy:
      Begin by using school-specific traps on the boss and blading your hammer. The hammer can trap the boss and use auras in order to avoid triggering the disarm on themselves. If you are ready to hit before round 5, feint the boss the same turn as your hammer hits to avoid having the feints removed by sacrifice. If you plan to hit on round 5 or later, feint anytime after the start of 5.

      If your battle will likely not be done by round 5, on round 4 have each player death shield themselves. That Call of Khrulu HURTS.

      Treasure Cards You May Want:


      • death shields, if you have none trained.
      • School and triblades for your hammer.

      Following your defeat of Sir Blackwater, head on up the stairwell to the upper halls! Along the way you will encounter a locked door; if anyone in your group has received a gold key, feel free to use it to open this room! There are no enemies in the room, just a treasure chest your whole team can open for some free loot!


      Upon winning these battles, you will be taken to a puzzle in Castle Darkmoor's Observatory. This room appears to be closed up, but apparently there's a way out, if only you can find it. There are technical drawings by a large refractor... perhaps they can help! They will give you the following information:



      But what does that mean? There are no options for "carmine" and "full radiance" here... or are there?


      Carmine is dark red, so try the crimson lens. As for filters, if we want full radiance we certainly don't need to use a polarization of hazy filter, so let's go for the neutral filter. Using those two options should unlock the room's secret exit for you!


      If, however, you get the puzzle wrong, you will be faced with the following battle:



      Upon completion of this battle, you will NOT be shown the exit from the room; instead, you will be given another shot at the puzzle! That's right; you have to do this puzzle over and over again until you get it right, fighting the same fight over and over every time you get it wrong. So remember; Crimson lens, neutral filter!


      On completion of the puzzle you will have finished the dungeon and unlocked the teleporter to access the Upper Halls, the second dungeon in Darkmoor Castle; take this chance to fill up your potions and treasure cards and then head over to Deck the Halls, our guide to the Upper Halls!
      Last edited by Katherine_Light; 11-28-14 at 12:19:19 PM.

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      For the first fight, it's helpful to have access to balance, death, and maybe even storm heals in case you need them.

      Also, I got one of the motes to craft the new crafted decks from that chest.

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      Quote Originally Posted by <strong>Adventurous View Post
      For the first fight, it's helpful to have access to balance, death, and maybe even storm heals in case you need them.

      Also, I got one of the motes to craft the new crafted decks from that chest.
      Ah good point about the off-school heals! You'll still receive a gnomes for casting them, but at least the next heal won't be dispelled.

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      Well done, as always, Katherine.

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      Thank you for this guide! Love your guides and how informative they always are!


      Great job and keep up the great work!!! :D

      Always looking to hatch with new pets




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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      I love your guides, Katherine! The Sir Blackwater battle seemed a bit different for me and my team. His minions did a constant spam of both death plagues and death dispels. Made it hard to put feints on him and -40, sometimes -65 can put a huge hurt on your hit. Also if you hit him with a spell that leaves a weakness, like efreet and you don't kill him, he interrupts and immediately uses it for sacrifice and heals himself or one of his minions. These were just our experience with him along with the cheats you mentioned.

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      It's important to note that both of the fights in this dungeon can actually be skipped believe it or not, so if one wanted to just go to the treasure room without having to fight the bosses first they can. The same applies to the puzzle room as well also.

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      Quote Originally Posted by <strong>mss101 View Post
      I love your guides, Katherine! The Sir Blackwater battle seemed a bit different for me and my team. His minions did a constant spam of both death plagues and death dispels. Made it hard to put feints on him and -40, sometimes -65 can put a huge hurt on your hit. Also if you hit him with a spell that leaves a weakness, like efreet and you don't kill him, he interrupts and immediately uses it for sacrifice and heals himself or one of his minions. These were just our experience with him along with the cheats you mentioned.
      Ah, TY for this! I do recall the plagues but never saw a death dispel, so that is definitely good to know. I'll test out the fight again and see if it's feasible to use enough cleanse, or if using low pip death spell like sprite (or wands) are better for clearing the dispels & weaknesses.

      Interesting info on the efreet, thanks a ton for letting me know about that! I'll test that out as well. It may be related to debuffs in general, or to being attacked with a single target hit and not getting killed. Can't wait for test to open again to check that out!

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      Quote Originally Posted by <strong>Katherine_Light View Post
      Ah, TY for this! I do recall the plagues but never saw a death dispel, so that is definitely good to know. I'll test out the fight again and see if it's feasible to use enough cleanse, or if using low pip death spell like sprite (or wands) are better for clearing the dispels & weaknesses.

      Interesting info on the efreet, thanks a ton for letting me know about that! I'll test that out as well. It may be related to debuffs in general, or to being attacked with a single target hit and not getting killed. Can't wait for test to open again to check that out!
      They mentioned on twitter that they were "adjusting" some of the dungeons. I hope they adjust out the plague spamming in the 2nd battle and the pet triggering the cheats in the first! I'll check it out again next week when I can.

      Mary

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      Re: Castle Black: A Guide to Castle Darkmoor Part 1

      Just to update you guys, I'm aware the this dungeon has been updated and the Sir Blackwater is now casting interrupt cheat spells (sacrifice, absorb, healing current) at the end of every round. It seems they are planning more updates for this weekend, so I'll wait to update until I can re-test any further changes next week.

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