PREPARATION FOR COMBAT - Imperian Online Help

13.2 PREPARATION FOR COMBAT

One of the most important parts of combat is being properly prepared for it.
Without some certain basic equipment, you have no hope of succeeding against
any competent opponent.

This document will only cover equipment and defences that is not
class-specific. Further, though a few offensive aspects of combat will be
covered, generally-speaking, your primary offensive abilities are
class-specific and are covered in the help files for the skills associated
with that class.

A short list of basic equipment that you'll need follows. It isn't complete,
but it is a start.

an elixir of health : heals your health
an elixir of mana   : heals your mana
healing plants      : see HELP HEALINGYOURSELF
a shield tattoo     : protects you against many physical attacks
a hammer tattoo     : destroys an opponent's shield
a cloak tattoo      : protects yourself from summoning by a brazier tattoo
immunity elixir     : cures the deadly cyanide toxin
starburst tattoo    : resurrects you immediately upon death
speed elixir        : increases your ability to avoid some physical attacks
fenugreek berries   : creates a waxy coating which prevents Saboteurs from
                      breaking your skin
linseed             : a plant that, when smoked, creates an anti-weapon field
armour              : what kind to get will depend on your class.
a weapon            : useful for injecting toxins on people, if you have the
                      envenom ability in the Weaponry skill, and, of course,
                      for dealing out damage.
boar tattoo         : regenerates health
moon tattoo         : regenerates mana