Disclaimer This FAQ was written for the sole usage of www.gamefaqs.com. Any unauthorized reproduction and use is punishable by federal law. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Enclave Characters and Weapons FAQ for permission to use it. Enclave Characters and Weapons FAQ Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Character Summaries 3. Light Level Guide 4. Dark Level Guide 5. Weapons Guide 6. Special Thanks 1. Introduction In Enclave, the character and weapons you choose can have a HUGE effect on how you do in a level. In this guide, I’ll note the strengths and weaknesses of each character, a full list of special weapons, and list all the levels and what characters I think are best for them. If you think a character other than the one I chose is good for a level, contact me at email@example.com with the subject line, Enclave Characters and Weapons FAQ. If you don’t use that subject line, I’ll likely dismiss your mail as junk. Explain to me in a calm and intelligent manner why you think your way is better, and I might post it on here. All in all, I hope my FAQ helps some people out by giving them a quick reference to which character to use on each level. 2. Character Summaries Enclave isn’t like most games in that which character you choose actually makes a difference. In this section, I’ll note the strengths and weaknesses of each character. Knight(Light)/Berserker(Dark) Knight Found in:Starting Character Berserker Found in:Dark level 2 Strengths: Best melee combat, very tough. Weaknesses: Very slow, weak in ranged combat Able to use: All swords, axes, and hammers(favors swords), regular crossbow bolts. Huntress(Light)/Assassin(Dark) Huntress Found in: Light level 1 Assassin Found in: Starting Character Strengths: Skilled in ranged combat, fast. Weaknesses: Weak in melee combat, not very tough. Able to use: All daggers, longbows with all types of arrows, all types of crossbow bolts. Druid(Light)/Sorceress(Dark) Druid Found in: Light level 4 Sorceress Found in: Dark level 3 Strengths: Able to us magic staffs, good in long and mid ranged combat, fast. Weaknesses: Weak in melee combat, not very tough. Able to use: All daggers, magic staffs* ** Halfling(Light)/Goblin(Dark) Halfling Found in: Light level 5 Goblin Found in: Dark level 4 Strengths: Good in melee combat(though not as good as the Knight), fast, able to use poison bolts. Weaknesses: Not very tough, ranged combat mediocre. Able to use: All swords, axes, and hammers(favors axes), regular and poison crossbow bolts. Engineer(Light)/Bombardier(Dark) Engineer Found in: Light level 6 Bombardier Found in: Dark level 6 Strengths: Able to throw bombs, tough. Weaknesses: Mediocre in melee combat, slow. Able to use: All swords, axes, and hammers(favors hammers), regular crossbow bolts, bombs and grease bombs. Wizard(Light)/Lich(Dark) Wizard Found in: Light level 9 Lich Found in: Dark level 9 Strengths: Able to use magic staffs, good in long and mid ranged staffs, tougher than druid/sorceress. Weaknesses: Weak in melee combat, not very fast. Able to use: All daggers, magic staffs* **. Earth Golem(Light)/Stonegnome(Dark) Earth Golem found in: Beat the Light Campaign. Stonegnome found in: Beat the Dark Campaign. Strengths: Incredibly strong, barely takes any damage from melee attacks. Weaknesses: Very slow, weak in defending against magic and special arrows, no ranged attacks. Able to use: Their bare hands. Don’t worry, they’re better than the flame sword damage-wise. Battle Droid(Light)/Fetica(Dark) Battle Droid found in: Collect 13,000 gold in Light Campaign. Fetica found in: Collect 13,000 gold in Dark Campaign. Strengths: Insanely powerful projectile weapon, enormous hp count, great armor. Weaknesses: No melee attack, slow, high hp means health potions only heal a bit of their health bar. Able to use: Projectile Weapon. *Dark characters cannot use Astral staff. **Only the Lich can use the Staff of the Damned. 3. Light Level Guide Knowing which character to use in a level can be the difference between winning and losing, so in this section, I’ll outline which character you should use in each Light Level and why. 1. Imprisoned-Knight Why? Hes the only person you can use. 2. Protect the Outpost-Knight Why? Same. 3. Escort Marcus-Knight Why? Many instances of melee combat make the Knight a better choice. The Huntress does, however, make the nightcrawler easier to kill. Your choice, but I suggest the Knight. 4. Deserted Temple-Huntress Why? There are quite a few enemies with crossbows, and a lot of melee enemies you can snipe before they see you. 5. The Divided City-Druid Why? Her good mixture of long and mid range combat makes her good for killing assassins as well as deathcrafters and bombardiers. 6. The Outland Wastes-Druid Why? Once again, her long and mid range capabilities make her idea for a level with plenty of archers, but also plenty of melee fights. Don’t worry, she can use the ice sword. 7. Ark Amar-Huntress Why? This level is chock full of assassins that’ll fill you up with arrows before you can even get close enough to use anyone but the huntress. 8. The Ancestors-Knight Why? His great toughness and strong melee combat are great for winning in the arena and killing berserkers, and his shield will block arrows from goblins. 9. The Sanctuary-Engineer Why? His grease bombs are perfect for taking out the charging trident creatures that frequent this level, and his balanced melee combat is good to take out the lich and shadow skeletons. 10. The Underworld-Halfling Why? The Halfling’s axe will easily kill skeletons, and her speed makes her good for dealing with lichs. Her poison bolts will easily kill Dread Skeletons. 11. Zurana-Anyone Why? There are no enemies but Zurana herself, and you turn into a creature like her to fight her anyway, so anyone will do. 12. Kam-Zara-Wizard Why? His versatility in ranged combat and toughness compared to the Druid make the Wizard ideal for sniping out sorceress’s on rooftops, and taking out orcs on foot. Hes also tough enough to make it through the level without taking to much damage. 13. Jasindra-Knight Why? You need a shield to even try to make it up the bridge to the rest of the level, and his strength in melee attacks and toughness makes him good for taking out the super annoying lichs. 14. Vatar-Knight Why? He can kill the Hellbones in one shot, kills the lichs with relative ease, and kill Vatar himself quicker when you finally fight him Mano-a-Mano. 4. Dark Level Guide The same as above, but with the Dark Campaign. 1. Zurana’s Hideout-Assassin Why? She’s the only character you can use. 2. Kill Marcus-Assassin Why? Same as above. Besides, who better to assassinate Marcus with than the Assassin? 3. Surprise Attack-Assassin Why? At this point in the game, the berserker’s weapons are next to useless, so you’ll have to use the assassin. Your dagger will be useless, though, so use the crossbow in close quarters. 4. Mansion of Dreams-Sorceress Why? Her Midwinter Frost staff can take out Nightcrawlers in about half a second, and her all around speed and versatility in combat make her good for evading traps and battling the assorted Wraiths and other things hanging around the mansion. 5. The Guardian-Berserker Why? Since you use the giant crossbow to kill the Guardian, its really just a question of who's toughest. Thats the Berserker, so for this level, hes your man. 6. Escape-Sorceress Why? Ah, the infamous escape level. So many Nighcrawlers, its nearly impossible to beat. Or is it? No, its pretty easy. The sorceress’ Midwinter Frost rips through Nightcrawlers easy as one-two-three. 7. The Plateau-Sorceress Why? Her good mixture of ranged combat and and close quarters combat makes her good for killing the wide array of enemies thrown at you in this level. 8. Capture Jasindra-Sorceress Why? Since this level is basically an extension of the last one, with similar terrain and enemies, the sorceress uses the same strengths that were good in the last level. 9. Outpost Siege-Goblin Why? By now, the goblin and berserker have some pretty schweet weapons, and there is a lot of close quarters combat in small areas in this level. The goblins speed makes him better suited for this. 10. The Great Wall-Bombardier Why? Theres plenty of charging enemies, easy prey for a well placed grease bomb. His fairly even all around stats make him work fine whenever you aren’t being charged by a soon to be crispy champion, as well. 11. Ungard Mines-Assassin Why? There are several chances to snipe unsuspecting enemies, and at the end, a structure is heavily guarded by hunters and huntresses. Also, her poison bolts work well against the last few nightcrawlers you encounter. 12. Mordessa-Sorceress Why? The small resistance you meet on the way to Mordessa can easily dispatched by your Darkness of Despair, and a Darkness of Despair panic attack is extremely effective on Mordessa herself. 13. Celenheim-Lich Why? Her skeletons are great for holding off members of the council while you lay into them with the Darkness of Despair. A skeleton-poison dagger combo works well in the final confrontation with the Queen herself. 5. Weapons Guide All the characters have special weapons unique to them, here I’ll explain each weapons strengths, weaknesses, and special effects. Swords: The Knight, Berserker, Halfling, Goblin, Engineer, and Bombardier can use swords. Swords are faster than axes and hammers, and do decent damage. The Knight favors swords. There are three special swords: Flame Sword-The strongest sword you ever get, the flame sword not only does an insane amount of damage, it burns the enemy as well. Frost Sword-This sword is found in level 6. It does decent damage, and freezes Stonegnomes in their tracks. Required for beating Dursy. Mordessa-This sword is found in Light level 13, and Dark level __. It does very low damage, but is extremely fast. Axes: The Knight, Berserker, Halfling, Goblin, Engineer, and Bombardier can use axes. Axes are faster than hammers, but slower than swords. They are also more powerful than swords. They offer a good balance of speed and strength. The Halfling favors axes. There is only one kind of special axe: Axe of Slaying-Basically, the Axe of Slaying glows blue and does an enormous amount of damage, more than any other axe. It has no outside effects(burning, etc.) Hammers: The Knight, Berserker, Halfling, Goblin, Engineer, and Bombardier. Hammers are the slowest weapon in the game, but also the most powerful. Use this when you need raw power. The Engineer favors hammers. There is only one special Hammer: Hammer of the Sky-The Hammer of the Sky does more damage than any of the other hammers, and you guessed it, glows blue. It has no outside effects. Daggers: The Assassin, Huntress, Sorceress, Druid, Lich, and Wizard can use Daggers. They are the fastest melee weapons, but they don’t do very much damage. The only special dagger is the Poison Dagger: Poison Dagger-The best dagger in the game, the poison dagger does great damage and poisons the enemy. I’d take this dagger over a sword and shield in many situations. Staves: The Druid, Sorceress, Wizard, and Lich can use staves. The all have different effects, so I’ll explain all of them. Note that all staves have a shield and a panic attack, so I won’t repeat that over and over. Astral Staff-This staff is for light characters only. Locking onto an enemy and pressing R will fire a blue bird that seeks onto the enemy. Holding down R will summon a nearly indestructible Stone Golem to fight with you. It only lasts about 15 seconds, though. Staff of the Damned-The Staff of the Damned can only be used by the Lich. Its pretty cool looking, and rather useful. It fires Dark birds like the Astral Staff, and by holding R, you can summon shadow skeletons. The skeletons are faster than the Earth Golem, but not as strong.j Midwinter Frost-With the Midwinter Frost, locking onto an enemy and pressing R fires a small ice bolt. Where this staff really shines, though, is rapid fire. Hold down R to fire the ice bolts in true machine gun style. It takes up next to nothing in mana, and takes down enemy health quickly and steadily. Takes out Nightcrawlers in about half a second. Tears of Corrosion-This staff really isn’t really very useful. It fires poison blasts that do decent damage and poison the enemy, but they are fairly slow, and don’t seek. Rapid fire can cover a pretty big area, but still doesn’t make the staff all that good. Staff of Storms-I don’t know what this staff is good for. Its blasts do little damage and take up a good bit of mana. It doesn’t even have rapid fire! I never suggest using this staff. Darkness of Despair-Arguably the best staff in the game, the Darkness of Despair looks cool and gets the job done. Its dark blasts seek when locked onto an enemy, and they do more extra damage than the Tears of Corrosion poison. Psionic Domination-Another excellent staff, the Psionic Domination does excellent damage and seeks PERFECTLY. You’ll never see one of its purple blasts flying around and around an enemy, they always hit on the first pass. They take up a lot of mana, though, so be careful when fighting several enemies at once. Incinerator-The most expensive staff isn’t actually as good as you’d think. Its fire blasts do great damage, and take up less mana than the Psionic Domination, but they don’t seek or have any special effects. Still an excellent staff for close quarters combat, though, since its blasts are to big to miss up close, and do good damage. Crossbows: All of the characters except the Lich, Wizard, Sorceress, and Druid can use crossbows. They have a variety of bolts, I’ll explain them here. Regular Bolts-These can be used by any character. They do decent damage with any character, and excellent damage with the Assassin and Huntress. Poison Bolts-These can be used by the Assassin, Huntress, Goblin, and Halfling. They do more damage than regular bolts, and poison the enemy. Magic Bolts-These can be used by the Assassin, Huntress, Goblin, and Halfling. They do more damage than the other bolts. They also seek. Longbows: Only Assassins and Huntresses can use longbows. If used correctly, longbows are the most deadly weapons in the game. The different types of arrows are: Burst Arrows: The most simple arrow there is, the burst arrow is fired by holding down R to draw your bow, and letting go to fire. The longer you hold R, the farther the arrow will go. If you press L repeatedly, you can stack many of these arrows on your bow and fire them all at once for a devastating attack. Sniper Arrows: A really fun arrow to use. When you have sniper arrows selected, press L to zoom in, then L again to zoom in farther. You don’t have to draw these arrows, so they’re good for a quick fix, and they’re more powerful than burst arrows. Fire Arrows: Fire arrows are the same as burst arrows, but they burn whatev er they hit. They do more damage as well, and a full rack of them will torch just about anything the game throws at you. Later in the game, you can upgrade them to flame arrows, which do more damage and set a greater fire. Grenade Arrows: The same as burst and fire arrows, but they explode on contact. A few of these will bring down the toughest of enemies. However, because of their sheer power, they cannot be stacked. Later in the game, you can upgrade them to bomb arrows, which do more damage. Magic Arrows-The coolest arrows in the game, magic arrows are just like sniper arrows, but they do an INSANE amount of damage. A head shot from one of these will kill anything in one shot, even if they have a helmet on. I’ve done 2000+ damage with one of these babies. Shields: Shields can be used by all characters that can use swords, axes, and hammers. Press L to hold them up. They bigger your shield, the better chance you have of blocking. There is one exception, though: Enchanted Shield-Although the Enchanted Shield is smaller than some of the other shields, it can block magic and it magically blocks all physical attacks from the front. Note that although it blocks spells, it doesn’t block the effects, such as poison. Bombs: The engineer and bombardier can use bombs. They are hard to use, but can be deadly if used right. There are two types of bombs: Bombs-Regular bombs can be rolled on the ground towards your target. They will then explode, doing decent damage to all in the blast radius. They can later be upgraded to heavy bombs, which have a bigger blast radius and do more damage. Grease Bombs-Grease bombs are bottles with explosive liquid in them. They are thrown directly in front of you to create a large fire, hopefully badly burning your pursuers. They can later be upgraded to heavy grease bombs, which start a bigger fire. 6. Special Thanks I’d like to thank Gamefaqs for posting my FAQ(hopefully), my dad for buying me this game, Conspiracy Entertainment for making this great game, and everyone on the Enclave board that gave me tips to beating the game so I could write this FAQ. 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