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WarCraft III: WarChasers Scenario FAQ (English)

Versions:

11/19/02: v1.1 - Added ASCII art and e-mail policy. Changed e-mail address

because my laptop couldn't connect to Hotmail. (arrrgh!)

11/15/02: v1.0 - Am starting to upload all this crap I wrote.

11/10/02: v0.99 - Minor changes. Forget about uploading it, I must finish the

dammed thing first!!!

11/5/02: v0.9 - More ideas. Starting to upload FAQ at GameFAQs. . . *fingers

crossed*

10/5/02: v0.1 - Started up the FAQ. Got some ideas at the WC3 board.

Finished the Hero Details, the items, and some Tips.



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Contents

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I. What this FAQ is all about. . .

II. Legal Stuff

III. E-mail Policy

IV. Hero Details

V. Tips

VI. Credits



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What this FAQ is all about

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This is, you guessed it, a FAQ for the WarChasers Scenario. You see, it was

kinda cool that Blizzard decided to cross WC3 with the Gauntlet games, and the

map is a good example for all those mapmakers out there. Now, without further

ado, let's get down to business!!!



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Legal Stuff:

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(from Kao Megura's FAQs, because I am too lazy to type up my own legal

stuff. . .)



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You may also not rip off parts of this FAQ and use it for your own purposes.

Remember, plagiarism is a crime and is punishable by law. If you want it on

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your time, trust me.



Shall you disagree with any of these statements, delete this FAQ and discard

any help it has done for you.



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E-mail Policy

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1. All replies about the FAQ should be exactly titled "WarChasers FAQ"

(without the quotes) or else I will delete them, and block the sender.

2. No spam, death threats, hate mail, and chain letters. If your letter

contains anything listed previously, I will delete it and block you from my

list.

3. No, I don't want to be your friend, sorry I'm not trying to be rude but my

schedule is very tight and I can't go online much. . . But you can see me in

the Shoryuken.com Forums (my name there is magnet-0) and we can have a little

chit-chat via the Private Messages feature.

4. Reader suggestions and contributions (especially gameplans!) are gladly

welcome. Just follow the guidelines above. If your contribution WILL make it

to my FAQ I will give you due credit.

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Hero details:

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Here is a explanation of the different WarChasers heroes:



Optimus Primo

A first-class heavy melee unit, closely modeled to the Mountain King. He has

excellent ground base skills and is an excellent melee fighter. He is the

first pick of beginners because of his area-of-effect-spells Thunder Clap and

Shockwave. His Aura is crappy, but the Ultimate, Avatar, is the best. He is

also Mechanical, so he will explode upon dying and may not be healed with Holy

Light.

Primary attribute: Strength



Skeletorius

Tenemies. Entangling Roots is best used on powerful melee units

and bosses. Bash is really good, since it's passive and stuns the opponent.

Starfall is, arguably the best Ultimate aside from Avatar. Yeah!!!

Primary attribute: Agility



BeastKnight

The summoning melee unit. A favorite when going solo because of cool summons.

Very helpful when going against swarms. Holy Light is THE healing spell, it

heals a lot of life. Water Elemental and Feral Spirit are both cool spells,

'nuff said. Inferno gives you the most powerful ground-based unit, the

Infernal, while stunning enemies in its radius.

Primary attribute: Strength



Mumm-Rah

A decent ranged hero. Has cool spells like Frost Nova which is devastating

against swarms. Sleep is for powerful enemies and bosses so that you can heal

while the idiot is sleeping. Also, attacks to them deal more damage because

sleeping units lose their armor!!! Vampiric Aura is a good addition, but it

doesn't do him much good because he isn't a melee unit. Whenever you feel

outnumbered, Animate Dead will help you even out the odds and has good mana

cost (v1.04) too!!!

Primary attribute: Intelligence



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Tips:

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1. Always have a friend around. You'll need their company. Two heads are

always better than one, but three or four are much better. Let your auras help

each other.



2. It is always good to have Skeletorius around. His Brilliance Aura is

fantastic! Chain Lightning will rip low-level enemies apart, and is a great

help for unruly swarms!!! Mana Burn is extremely useful against bosses, and so

is Death and Decay. He is quite frail, so have a good melee unit to back him

up.



3. If you can't have Skeletorius, then get an Assassin. His skills are really

helpful, even if they are for single targets, but have him for Starfall!!! The

stage where you get transported to Hell is dangerous for your ranged allies,

for they would die very easily due to the overwhelming number of enemies. Be

sure to surround the Assassin while doing this because he is easily killed. Of

course, if you have and Optimus around better Thunder Clap the bastards to

save mana for the big-fat-Pit-Lord-for-a-boss.



4. BeastKnight is especially good company. He heals and summons badass units.

He is a great hero overall, and is very suited to solo. Have him heal dying

heroes and they won't need anymore those Ankhs!!!



5. Don't go for entirely melee-based teams. (even with 4 BeastKnights) Get at

least one ranged hero. Get Snake Aes if you're going for melee-based teams

because her Holy Light will help your team a lot because they tend take more

damage than ranged heroes. Skeletorius is excellent because you can cast

Immolations and Thunder Claps faster. (Don't forget the Chain Lightning!!!)



6. Destroy the spawning buildings first! Unless you're trying to raise levels

behind schedule, destroying the spawning buildings will spawn good items like

tomes and stuff.



7. Don't hog the items!!! Ain't having a good time with your allies due to

item hogging, make an agreement with them! Tell them that Intelligence Tomes

go to caster heroes (Mumm-Rah and Skeletorius), Agility Tomes go to ranged

heroes (Snake Aes and Assassin) BladeBerserkers, and Strength Tomes go to

melee heroes (MegaTron X, Optimus Primo, BeastKnight)!!! And remember, give

the Tomes to your allies who need them most. That way, you won't have much

problems!



8. Choose items wisely. Ranged heroes need Gloves of Haste a lot because they

usually have long cooldown time. You won't need the Cloak of Shadows much, so

ditch it. Go for the best Claws of Attack you can manage to get your hands on,

and have only one in your inventory. Always have an Ankh of Reincarnation in

your inventory!!! So when you accidentally die, (like what happened to me when

I was sent to Hell, I accidentally went to those jets of flame, and died!!!

fortunately, I got an Ankh ready, so it wasn't Game Over for me)



9. Rest, rest, and REST!!! I cannot stress this hard enough. I once had a game

with two Optimuses and a BladeBerserker, and the BladeBerserker died right off

the bat after tackling the second wave of Murlocs. (but he had an Ankh ready,

good for him) Not a very good thing, but the worse has yet to come: the two

Optimuses died in Level 2!!! (Game Over, man!!!) So I (an Assasin) and my

BladeBerserker ally were left, but we managed to kill the

big-fat-Pit-Lord-for-a-boss before me leaving the game due to boredom. Rest to

regenerate lost health. Rest to get back those mana you used up earlier. Rest

to get your bearings and plan for something ahead. (like a boss) If you're

BeastKnight, send your summoned units (yes, even the Infernal) to battles to

gain some gold and EXP painlessly without losing a point of HP. Save your game

often, too. It doesn't matter if you spend 10+ minutes to regenerate up to

full HP, because the ecstasy when beating the scenario is more than worth

it!!! If you're really bored, just click on your hero a lot. =8P



10. Choose your items with discretion. ALWAYS have Ankh of Reincarnation

ready. If you don't have one, buy some at shops or ask someone to give theirs

to you, especially when you're a melee hero. Don't go for Intelligence or

Agility boosting items, unless they give more than +3 bonus (which is very

unlikely) but rather get Strength boosters. (especially for Strength-based

heroes) If you are lucky to get a Crown of Kings, shout "HOORAY!!!" and keep

it. Boots of Speed and Gloves of Haste are particularly good items, have them,

but never get more than 2 of them. Always have a slot for tomes and Manuals of

Health. Cloak of Flames is very useful, and will help you a lot. If you are

EXTREMELY lucky to get any of the Orbs, KEEP it. Don't drop it or give it to

somebody else, unless you are dying and don't have an Ankh, ask someone to

trade their Ankh for your Orb to get back in the game. Use your discretion on

the Necklace of Spell Immunity because there are advantages and disadvantages

in it.



11. Don't just charge the enemies mindlessly. I have seen overzealous nuts

that charge blindly into swarms while ignoring their health. Drink potions!!!

Use Healing Wards!!! Remember, a weak team that survives is better than a

strong team that dies. Anyways, you can't finish the game when you're dead!!!



12. Use your team's assets to the limit. If you're being chased by a line of

enemies, ask someone to Shockwave them. (or do it yourself) If you're being

surrounded by enemies, use the appropriate skills to get out of the jam. If

someone is dying, give him potions, an extra Ankh, heal him, or do your best

to stop him from dying. You can't win unless you play as a team!!!



13. Beware the Steam Tank (aka Roadkill) stage. You will lose all your items

when you become a tank. Travel all at once and save the Immolates for

emergencies. Move at a snail's pace and beware the invulnerable towers. Kill

the tanks first!!!



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Credits

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- God for allowing me to walk this world

- My parents for shaping me into the man I am now

- My pesky little brother for allowing me to test some tactics with him

- People at the GameFAQs WC3 board for the hilarious threads and tips

- My friends for providing me with various tactics

- People at the Shoryuken.com forums (www.shoryuken.com/forums) for making me

laugh when I'm not playing WC3

- CJayC for hosting this FAQ



Live then, beloved children of my heart, and never forget that, until the

day God deigns to reveal the future to man, the summary of all human wisdom

will be contained in these two words: "Wait and hope."

-- from The Count of Monte Cristo



This document Copyright 2002 by TAKOYAKI
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