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    Skill Progression Guide by Sharpsight

    Version: 1.0 | Updated: 08/03/08 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    = Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords =
    =         Skill Progression Guide         =
    ===========================================
    
    Version 1.0
    August 3, 2008
    By Sharpsight
    trevor_w_a@hotmail.com
    
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    = Table of Contents          (PQTOC) =
    ======================================
    
    1. Version History         (PQVER)
    2. Introduction            (PQINT)
    3. Skill Basics            (PQBAS)
    4. Skill Progression Table (PQTAB)
    5. A Note on Accuracy      (PQACC)
    6. Skill Farming           (PQFRM)
    7. Thanks                  (PQTHX)
    8. Legal                   (PQLGL)
    
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    = 1. Version History         (PQVER) =
    ======================================
    
    1.0 Initial Version.
    
    The latest version of this guide can be found at www.gamefaqs.com
    
    I have no intention of updating this guide unless errors are pointed out to me.
    
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    = 2. Introduction            (PQINT) =
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    Puzzle Quest has a fairly confusing skill advancement system, with different
    skills advancing at non-linear rates. I was trying to figure out the ideal
    advancement strategy, and constructed the table included in this guide as a tool
    to simplify progress analysis.
    
    Additionally, in constructing this table, I had to come up with a strategy for
    quickly raising skill levels. A brief summary of the process I used is included
    as well. Please note that this game becomes VERY EASY once you start farming
    skills. I HIGHLY recommend that you only farm skills for competitive multiplayer
    purposes, as farming trivializes the main story.
    
    The table of stat progression, as far as I know, has not been published
    elsewhere online. (At least, so far as my limited Google queries could find!)
    I hope this information is useful to a few other min/maxers out there.
    
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    = 3. Skill Basics            (PQBAS) =
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    In Puzzle Quest, there are two main avenues of character development. First,
    there is equipment, which is not covered in this guide. However, the bulk of
    your progress comes from increasing skill points.
    
    Skill points can be acquired either by spending skill points achieved from
    levelling up, or through purchase at the citadel (after a Temple has been
    built).
    
    Each skill is aligned with a different type of gem:
    
    ============================
        Skill     |  Gem Type
    ============================
    Earth Mastery | Green Gems
    Fire Mastery  | Red Gems
    Air Mastery   | Yellow Gems
    Water Mastery | Blue Gems
    Battle        | Skull
    Cunning       | Gold
    Morale        | Purple Stars
    
    The different skills also affect different attributes:
    
    ========================
    = i) Elemental Mastery =
    ========================
    
    The elemental mastery skills only affect mana and gems of the appropriate
    colour.
    
    Basic stat as listed in the Skill Progress Table:
    x% bonus to mana from matching gems.
    
    Other effects:
    x bonus to maximum mana.
    x bonus to starting mana.
    x% chance of an extra turn when matching gems.
    x% chance of a wildcard when matching gems.
    
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    = ii) Battle =
    ==============
    
    Battle affects Skulls and inflicted damage.
    
    Basic stat as listed in the Skill Progress Table:
    x% bonus to inflicted damage (from all sources).
    
    Other effects:
    x% chance of an extra turn when matching skulls.
    x% chance of a wildcard when matching skulls.
    
    ================
    = iii) Cunning =
    ================
    
    Cunning affects Gold and Wildcards.
    
    Basic stat as listed in the Skill Progress Table:
    x% bonus to wildcard effects.
    x% bonus to experience/gold earned from defeated foes.
    
    Other effects:
    x% chance of an extra turn when matching gold.
    x% chance of a wildcard when matching gold.
    
    ==============
    = iv) Morale =
    ==============
    
    Morale affects Purple Stars and Life Points.
    
    Basic stat as listed in the Skill Progress Table:
    *No basic stat
    
    Other effects:
    x bonus to life points.
    x% bonus to all spell resistance.
    x% chance of an extra turn when matching stars.
    x% chance of a wildcard when matching stars.
    
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    = 4. Skill Progression Table (PQTAB) =
    ======================================
    
    In order to limit duplicate information, this table is divided into four
    sections:
    
    For clarification of which stats are affected by which skills, as well as the
    appropriate colour for each gem, please refer to the PQBAS section.
    
    ==============================
    = i) Basic/Common Attributes =
    ==============================
    
    Rnk  = Rank
    Turn = x% chance of an extra turn when matching gems of the appropriate colour.
    Wild = x% chance of a wildcard when matching gems of the appropriate colour.
    Base = x% bonus to the appropriate "basic stat".
    
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    = ii) Elemental Specific Attributes =
    =====================================
    
    Max   = x bonus to maximum mana of the appropriate colour.
    Start = x bonus to starting mana of the appropriate colour.
    
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    = iii) Morale Specific Attributes =
    ===================================
    
    HP  = x bonus to life points.
    Res = x% bonus to all spell resistance.
    
    ======================
    = iv) Training Costs =
    ======================
    
    Cost     = n gold required to train this rank
    Ttl Cost = n gold required to train up to this rank (starting from 0).
    
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
      0 |  0.00% | 0.00% |   0% |    0 |   0 |   0 |  0% |    --- |         0
      1 |  0.75% | 0.38% |   5% |    1 |   0 |   1 |  0% |    450 |       450
      2 |  1.50% | 0.75% |  10% |    1 |   0 |   3 |  0% |    500 |       950
      3 |  2.25% | 1.13% |  15% |    2 |   0 |   4 |  0% |    550 |     1,500
      4 |  3.00% | 1.50% |  20% |    2 |   1 |   6 |  0% |    600 |     2,100
      5 |  3.50% | 1.75% |  24% |    3 |   1 |   7 |  0% |    650 |     2,750
      6 |  4.00% | 2.00% |  28% |    3 |   1 |   9 |  0% |    700 |     3,450
      7 |  4.50% | 2.25% |  32% |    4 |   1 |  10 |  0% |    750 |     4,200
      8 |  5.00% | 2.50% |  36% |    4 |   2 |  12 |  0% |    800 |     5,000
      9 |  5.50% | 2.75% |  40% |    5 |   2 |  13 |  0% |    850 |     5,850
     10 |  5.75% | 2.88% |  43% |    5 |   2 |  15 |  0% |    900 |     6,750
     11 |  6.00% | 3.00% |  46% |    6 |   2 |  16 |  0% |    950 |     7,700
     12 |  6.25% | 3.13% |  49% |    6 |   3 |  18 |  0% |  1,000 |     8,700
     13 |  6.50% | 3.25% |  52% |    7 |   3 |  19 |  0% |  1,050 |     9,750
     14 |  6.75% | 3.38% |  55% |    7 |   3 |  21 |  0% |  1,100 |    10,850
     15 |  7.00% | 3.50% |  57% |    8 |   3 |  22 |  0% |  1,150 |    12,000
     16 |  7.25% | 3.63% |  59% |    8 |   4 |  24 |  0% |  1,200 |    13,200
     17 |  7.50% | 3.75% |  61% |    9 |   4 |  25 |  0% |  1,250 |    14,450
     18 |  7.75% | 3.88% |  63% |    9 |   4 |  27 |  0% |  1,300 |    15,750
     19 |  8.00% | 4.00% |  65% |   10 |   4 |  28 |  0% |  1,350 |    17,100
     20 |  8.25% | 4.13% |  67% |   10 |   5 |  30 |  1% |  1,400 |    18,500
     21 |  8.50% | 4.25% |  69% |   11 |   5 |  31 |  1% |  1,450 |    19,950
     22 |  8.75% | 4.38% |  71% |   11 |   5 |  33 |  1% |  1,500 |    21,450
     23 |  9.00% | 4.50% |  73% |   12 |   5 |  34 |  1% |  1,550 |    23,000
     24 |  9.25% | 4.63% |  75% |   12 |   6 |  36 |  1% |  1,600 |    24,600
     25 |  9.38% | 4.69% |  76% |   13 |   6 |  37 |  1% |  1,650 |    26,250
     26 |  9.50% | 4.75% |  77% |   13 |   6 |  39 |  1% |  1,700 |    27,950
     27 |  9.63% | 4.81% |  78% |   14 |   6 |  40 |  1% |  1,750 |    29,700
     28 |  9.75% | 4.88% |  79% |   14 |   7 |  42 |  1% |  1,800 |    31,500
     29 |  9.88% | 4.94% |  80% |   15 |   7 |  43 |  1% |  1,850 |    33,350
     30 | 10.00% | 5.00% |  81% |   15 |   7 |  45 |  1% |  1,900 |    35,250
     31 | 10.12% | 5.06% |  82% |   16 |   7 |  46 |  1% |  1,950 |    37,200
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
     32 | 10.25% | 5.13% |  83% |   16 |   8 |  48 |  1% |  2,000 |    39,200
     33 | 10.38% | 5.19% |  84% |   17 |   8 |  49 |  1% |  2,050 |    41,250
     34 | 10.50% | 5.25% |  85% |   17 |   8 |  51 |  1% |  2,100 |    43,350
     35 | 10.63% | 5.31% |  86% |   18 |   8 |  52 |  1% |  2,150 |    45,500
     36 | 10.75% | 5.38% |  87% |   18 |   9 |  54 |  1% |  2,200 |    47,700
     37 | 10.88% | 5.44% |  88% |   19 |   9 |  55 |  1% |  2,250 |    49,950
     38 | 11.00% | 5.50% |  89% |   19 |   9 |  57 |  1% |  2,300 |    52,250
     39 | 11.13% | 5.56% |  90% |   20 |   9 |  58 |  1% |  2,350 |    54,600
     40 | 11.25% | 5.63% |  91% |   20 |  10 |  60 |  1% |  2,400 |    57,000
     41 | 11.38% | 5.69% |  92% |   21 |  10 |  61 |  2% |  2,450 |    59,450
     42 | 11.50% | 5.75% |  93% |   21 |  10 |  63 |  2% |  2,500 |    61,950
     43 | 11.63% | 5.81% |  94% |   22 |  10 |  64 |  2% |  2,550 |    64,500
     44 | 11.75% | 5.88% |  95% |   22 |  11 |  66 |  2% |  2,600 |    67,100
     45 | 11.80% | 5.90% |  96% |   23 |  11 |  67 |  2% |  2,650 |    69,750
     46 | 11.85% | 5.93% |  97% |   23 |  11 |  69 |  2% |  2,700 |    72,450
     47 | 11.90% | 5.95% |  98% |   24 |  11 |  70 |  2% |  2,750 |    75,200
     48 | 11.95% | 5.98% |  99% |   24 |  12 |  72 |  2% |  2,800 |    78,000
     49 | 12.00% | 6.00% | 100% |   25 |  12 |  73 |  2% |  2,850 |    80,850
     50 | 12.05% | 6.03% | 101% |   25 |  12 |  75 |  2% |  2,900 |    83,750
     51 | 12.10% | 6.05% | 102% |   26 |  12 |  76 |  2% |  2,950 |    86,700
     52 | 12.15% | 6.08% | 103% |   26 |  13 |  78 |  2% |  3,000 |    89,700
     53 | 12.20% | 6.10% | 104% |   27 |  13 |  79 |  2% |  3,050 |    92,750
     54 | 12.25% | 6.13% | 105% |   27 |  13 |  81 |  2% |  3,100 |    95,850
     55 | 12.30% | 6.15% | 106% |   28 |  13 |  82 |  2% |  3,150 |    99,000
     56 | 12.35% | 6.18% | 107% |   28 |  14 |  84 |  2% |  3,200 |   102,200
     57 | 12.40% | 6.20% | 108% |   29 |  14 |  85 |  2% |  3,250 |   105,450
     58 | 12.45% | 6.23% | 109% |   29 |  14 |  87 |  2% |  3,300 |   108,750
     59 | 12.50% | 6.25% | 110% |   30 |  14 |  88 |  2% |  3,350 |   112,100
     60 | 12.55% | 6.28% | 111% |   30 |  15 |  90 |  2% |  3,400 |   115,500
     61 | 12.60% | 6.30% | 112% |   31 |  15 |  91 |  2% |  3,450 |   118,950
     62 | 12.65% | 6.33% | 113% |   31 |  15 |  93 |  3% |  3,500 |   122,450
     63 | 12.70% | 6.35% | 114% |   32 |  15 |  94 |  3% |  3,550 |   126,000
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
     64 | 12.75% | 6.38% | 115% |   32 |  16 |  96 |  3% |  3,600 |   129,600
     65 | 12.80% | 6.40% | 116% |   33 |  16 |  97 |  3% |  3,650 |   133,250
     66 | 12.85% | 6.43% | 117% |   33 |  16 |  99 |  3% |  3,700 |   136,950
     67 | 12.90% | 6.45% | 118% |   34 |  16 | 100 |  3% |  3,750 |   140,700
     68 | 12.95% | 6.48% | 119% |   34 |  17 | 102 |  3% |  3,800 |   144,500
     69 | 13.00% | 6.50% | 120% |   35 |  17 | 103 |  3% |  3,850 |   148,350
     70 | 13.05% | 6.53% | 121% |   35 |  17 | 105 |  3% |  3,900 |   152,250
     71 | 13.10% | 6.55% | 122% |   36 |  17 | 106 |  3% |  3,950 |   156,200
     72 | 13.15% | 6.58% | 123% |   36 |  18 | 108 |  3% |  4,000 |   160,200
     73 | 13.20% | 6.60% | 124% |   37 |  18 | 109 |  3% |  4,050 |   164,250
     74 | 13.25% | 6.63% | 125% |   37 |  18 | 111 |  3% |  4,100 |   168,350
     75 | 13.30% | 6.65% | 126% |   38 |  18 | 112 |  3% |  4,150 |   172,500
     76 | 13.35% | 6.68% | 127% |   38 |  19 | 114 |  3% |  4,200 |   176,700
     77 | 13.40% | 6.70% | 128% |   39 |  19 | 115 |  3% |  4,250 |   180,950
     78 | 13.45% | 6.73% | 129% |   39 |  19 | 117 |  3% |  4,300 |   185,250
     79 | 13.50% | 6.75% | 130% |   40 |  19 | 118 |  3% |  4,350 |   189,600
     80 | 13.55% | 6.78% | 131% |   40 |  20 | 120 |  3% |  4,400 |   194,000
     81 | 13.60% | 6.80% | 132% |   41 |  20 | 121 |  3% |  4,450 |   198,450
     82 | 13.65% | 6.83% | 133% |   41 |  20 | 123 |  3% |  4,500 |   202,950
     83 | 13.70% | 6.85% | 134% |   42 |  20 | 124 |  4% |  4,550 |   207,500
     84 | 13.75% | 6.88% | 135% |   42 |  21 | 126 |  4% |  4,600 |   212,100
     85 | 13.80% | 6.90% | 136% |   43 |  21 | 127 |  4% |  4,650 |   216,750
     86 | 13.85% | 6.93% | 137% |   43 |  21 | 129 |  4% |  4,700 |   221,450
     87 | 13.90% | 6.95% | 138% |   44 |  21 | 130 |  4% |  4,750 |   226,200
     88 | 13.95% | 6.98% | 139% |   44 |  22 | 132 |  4% |  4,800 |   231,000
     89 | 14.00% | 7.00% | 140% |   45 |  22 | 133 |  4% |  4,850 |   235,850
     90 | 14.05% | 7.03% | 141% |   45 |  22 | 135 |  4% |  4,900 |   240,750
     91 | 14.10% | 7.05% | 142% |   46 |  22 | 136 |  4% |  4,950 |   245,700
     92 | 14.15% | 7.08% | 143% |   46 |  23 | 138 |  4% |  5,000 |   250,700
     93 | 14.20% | 7.10% | 144% |   47 |  23 | 139 |  4% |  5,050 |   255,750
     94 | 14.25% | 7.13% | 145% |   47 |  23 | 141 |  4% |  5,100 |   260,850
     95 | 14.30% | 7.15% | 146% |   48 |  23 | 142 |  4% |  5,150 |   266,000
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
     96 | 14.35% | 7.18% | 147% |   48 |  24 | 144 |  4% |  5,200 |   271,200
     97 | 14.40% | 7.20% | 148% |   49 |  24 | 145 |  4% |  5,250 |   276,450
     98 | 14.45% | 7.23% | 149% |   49 |  24 | 147 |  4% |  5,300 |   281,750
     99 | 14.50% | 7.25% | 150% |   50 |  24 | 148 |  4% |  5,350 |   287,100
    100 | 14.53% | 7.26% | 151% |   50 |  25 | 150 |  4% |  5,400 |   292,500
    101 | 14.55% | 7.28% | 152% |   51 |  25 | 151 |  4% |  5,450 |   297,950
    102 | 14.58% | 7.29% | 153% |   51 |  25 | 153 |  4% |  5,500 |   303,450
    103 | 14.60% | 7.30% | 154% |   52 |  25 | 154 |  4% |  5,550 |   309,000
    104 | 14.63% | 7.31% | 155% |   52 |  26 | 156 |  5% |  5,600 |   314,600
    105 | 14.65% | 7.33% | 156% |   53 |  26 | 157 |  5% |  5,650 |   320,250
    106 | 14.68% | 7.34% | 157% |   53 |  26 | 159 |  5% |  5,700 |   325,950
    107 | 14.70% | 7.35% | 158% |   54 |  26 | 160 |  5% |  5,750 |   331,700
    108 | 14.73% | 7.36% | 159% |   54 |  27 | 162 |  5% |  5,800 |   337,500
    109 | 14.75% | 7.38% | 160% |   55 |  27 | 163 |  5% |  5,850 |   343,350
    110 | 14.78% | 7.39% | 161% |   55 |  27 | 165 |  5% |  5,900 |   349,250
    111 | 14.80% | 7.40% | 162% |   56 |  27 | 166 |  5% |  5,950 |   355,200
    112 | 14.83% | 7.41% | 163% |   56 |  28 | 168 |  5% |  6,000 |   361,200
    113 | 14.85% | 7.43% | 164% |   57 |  28 | 169 |  5% |  6,050 |   367,250
    114 | 14.88% | 7.44% | 165% |   57 |  28 | 171 |  5% |  6,100 |   373,350
    115 | 14.90% | 7.45% | 166% |   58 |  28 | 172 |  5% |  6,150 |   379,500
    116 | 14.93% | 7.46% | 167% |   58 |  29 | 174 |  5% |  6,200 |   385,700
    117 | 14.95% | 7.48% | 168% |   59 |  29 | 175 |  5% |  6,250 |   391,950
    118 | 14.98% | 7.49% | 169% |   59 |  29 | 177 |  5% |  6,300 |   398,250
    119 | 15.00% | 7.50% | 170% |   60 |  29 | 178 |  5% |  6,350 |   404,600
    120 | 15.03% | 7.51% | 171% |   60 |  30 | 180 |  5% |  6,400 |   411,000
    121 | 15.05% | 7.53% | 172% |   61 |  30 | 181 |  5% |  6,450 |   417,450
    122 | 15.08% | 7.54% | 173% |   61 |  30 | 183 |  5% |  6,500 |   423,950
    123 | 15.10% | 7.55% | 174% |   62 |  30 | 184 |  5% |  6,550 |   430,500
    124 | 15.13% | 7.56% | 175% |   62 |  31 | 186 |  5% |  6,600 |   437,100
    125 | 15.15% | 7.58% | 176% |   63 |  31 | 187 |  6% |  6,650 |   443,750
    126 | 15.18% | 7.59% | 177% |   63 |  31 | 189 |  6% |  6,700 |   450,450
    127 | 15.20% | 7.60% | 178% |   64 |  31 | 190 |  6% |  6,750 |   457,200
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
    128 | 15.23% | 7.61% | 179% |   64 |  32 | 192 |  6% |  6,800 |   464,000
    129 | 15.25% | 7.63% | 180% |   65 |  32 | 193 |  6% |  6,850 |   470,850
    130 | 15.28% | 7.64% | 181% |   65 |  32 | 195 |  6% |  6,900 |   477,750
    131 | 15.30% | 7.65% | 182% |   66 |  32 | 196 |  6% |  6,950 |   484,700
    132 | 15.33% | 7.66% | 183% |   66 |  33 | 198 |  6% |  7,000 |   491,700
    133 | 15.35% | 7.68% | 184% |   67 |  33 | 199 |  6% |  7,050 |   498,750
    134 | 15.38% | 7.69% | 185% |   67 |  33 | 201 |  6% |  7,100 |   505,850
    135 | 15.40% | 7.70% | 186% |   68 |  33 | 202 |  6% |  7,150 |   513,000
    136 | 15.43% | 7.71% | 187% |   68 |  34 | 204 |  6% |  7,200 |   520,200
    137 | 15.45% | 7.73% | 188% |   69 |  34 | 205 |  6% |  7,250 |   527,450
    138 | 15.48% | 7.74% | 189% |   69 |  34 | 207 |  6% |  7,300 |   534,750
    139 | 15.50% | 7.75% | 190% |   70 |  34 | 208 |  6% |  7,350 |   542,100
    140 | 15.53% | 7.76% | 191% |   70 |  35 | 210 |  6% |  7,400 |   549,500
    141 | 15.55% | 7.78% | 192% |   71 |  35 | 211 |  6% |  7,450 |   556,950
    142 | 15.58% | 7.79% | 193% |   71 |  35 | 213 |  6% |  7,500 |   564,450
    143 | 15.60% | 7.80% | 194% |   72 |  35 | 214 |  6% |  7,550 |   572,000
    144 | 15.63% | 7.81% | 195% |   72 |  36 | 216 |  6% |  7,600 |   579,600
    145 | 15.65% | 7.83% | 196% |   73 |  36 | 217 |  6% |  7,650 |   587,250
    146 | 15.68% | 7.84% | 197% |   73 |  36 | 219 |  7% |  7,700 |   594,950
    147 | 15.70% | 7.85% | 198% |   74 |  36 | 220 |  7% |  7,750 |   602,700
    148 | 15.73% | 7.86% | 199% |   74 |  37 | 222 |  7% |  7,800 |   610,500
    149 | 15.75% | 7.88% | 200% |   75 |  37 | 223 |  7% |  7,850 |   618,350
    150 | 15.78% | 7.89% | 201% |   75 |  37 | 225 |  7% |  7,900 |   626,250
    151 | 15.80% | 7.90% | 202% |   76 |  37 | 226 |  7% |  7,950 |   634,200
    152 | 15.83% | 7.91% | 203% |   76 |  38 | 228 |  7% |  8,000 |   642,200
    153 | 15.85% | 7.93% | 204% |   77 |  38 | 229 |  7% |  8,050 |   650,250
    154 | 15.88% | 7.94% | 205% |   77 |  38 | 231 |  7% |  8,100 |   658,350
    155 | 15.90% | 7.95% | 206% |   78 |  38 | 232 |  7% |  8,150 |   666,500
    156 | 15.93% | 7.96% | 207% |   78 |  39 | 234 |  7% |  8,200 |   674,700
    157 | 15.95% | 7.98% | 208% |   79 |  39 | 235 |  7% |  8,250 |   682,950
    158 | 15.98% | 7.99% | 209% |   79 |  39 | 237 |  7% |  8,300 |   691,250
    159 | 16.00% | 8.00% | 210% |   80 |  39 | 238 |  7% |  8,350 |   699,600
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
    160 | 16.03% | 8.01% | 211% |   80 |  40 | 240 |  7% |  8,400 |   708,000
    161 | 16.05% | 8.03% | 212% |   81 |  40 | 241 |  7% |  8,450 |   716,450
    162 | 16.08% | 8.04% | 213% |   81 |  40 | 243 |  7% |  8,500 |   724,950
    163 | 16.10% | 8.05% | 214% |   82 |  40 | 244 |  7% |  8,550 |   733,500
    164 | 16.13% | 8.06% | 215% |   82 |  41 | 246 |  7% |  8,600 |   742,100
    165 | 16.15% | 8.08% | 216% |   83 |  41 | 247 |  7% |  8,650 |   750,750
    166 | 16.18% | 8.09% | 217% |   83 |  41 | 249 |  7% |  8,700 |   759,450
    167 | 16.20% | 8.10% | 218% |   84 |  41 | 250 |  8% |  8,750 |   768,200
    168 | 16.23% | 8.11% | 219% |   84 |  42 | 252 |  8% |  8,800 |   777,000
    169 | 16.25% | 8.13% | 220% |   85 |  42 | 253 |  8% |  8,850 |   785,850
    170 | 16.28% | 8.14% | 221% |   85 |  42 | 255 |  8% |  8,900 |   794,750
    171 | 16.30% | 8.15% | 222% |   86 |  42 | 256 |  8% |  8,950 |   803,700
    172 | 16.33% | 8.16% | 223% |   86 |  43 | 258 |  8% |  9,000 |   812,700
    173 | 16.35% | 8.18% | 224% |   87 |  43 | 259 |  8% |  9,050 |   821,750
    174 | 16.38% | 8.19% | 225% |   87 |  43 | 261 |  8% |  9,100 |   830,850
    175 | 16.40% | 8.20% | 226% |   88 |  43 | 262 |  8% |  9,150 |   840,000
    176 | 16.43% | 8.21% | 227% |   88 |  44 | 264 |  8% |  9,200 |   849,200
    177 | 16.45% | 8.23% | 228% |   89 |  44 | 265 |  8% |  9,250 |   858,450
    178 | 16.48% | 8.24% | 229% |   89 |  44 | 267 |  8% |  9,300 |   867,750
    179 | 16.50% | 8.25% | 230% |   90 |  44 | 268 |  8% |  9,350 |   877,100
    180 | 16.53% | 8.26% | 231% |   90 |  45 | 270 |  8% |  9,400 |   886,500
    181 | 16.55% | 8.28% | 232% |   91 |  45 | 271 |  8% |  9,450 |   895,950
    182 | 16.58% | 8.29% | 233% |   91 |  45 | 273 |  8% |  9,500 |   905,450
    183 | 16.60% | 8.30% | 234% |   92 |  45 | 274 |  8% |  9,550 |   915,000
    184 | 16.63% | 8.31% | 235% |   92 |  46 | 276 |  8% |  9,600 |   924,600
    185 | 16.65% | 8.33% | 236% |   93 |  46 | 277 |  8% |  9,650 |   934,250
    186 | 16.68% | 8.34% | 237% |   93 |  46 | 279 |  8% |  9,700 |   943,950
    187 | 16.70% | 8.35% | 238% |   94 |  46 | 280 |  8% |  9,750 |   953,700
    188 | 16.73% | 8.36% | 239% |   94 |  47 | 282 |  9% |  9,800 |   963,500
    189 | 16.75% | 8.38% | 240% |   95 |  47 | 283 |  9% |  9,850 |   973,350
    190 | 16.78% | 8.39% | 241% |   95 |  47 | 285 |  9% |  9,900 |   983,250
    191 | 16.80% | 8.40% | 242% |   96 |  47 | 286 |  9% |  9,950 |   993,200
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
    192 | 16.83% | 8.41% | 243% |   96 |  48 | 288 |  9% | 10,000 | 1,003,200
    193 | 16.85% | 8.43% | 244% |   97 |  48 | 289 |  9% | 10,050 | 1,013,250
    194 | 16.88% | 8.44% | 245% |   97 |  48 | 291 |  9% | 10,100 | 1,023,350
    195 | 16.90% | 8.45% | 246% |   98 |  48 | 292 |  9% | 10,150 | 1,033,500
    196 | 16.93% | 8.46% | 247% |   98 |  49 | 294 |  9% | 10,200 | 1,043,700
    197 | 16.95% | 8.48% | 248% |   99 |  49 | 295 |  9% | 10,250 | 1,053,950
    198 | 16.98% | 8.49% | 249% |   99 |  49 | 297 |  9% | 10,300 | 1,064,250
    199 | 17.00% | 8.50% | 250% |  100 |  49 | 298 |  9% | 10,350 | 1,074,600
    200 | 17.00% | 8.50% | 251% |  100 |  50 | 300 |  9% | 10,400 | 1,085,000
    201 | 17.01% | 8.50% | 252% |  101 |  50 | 301 |  9% | 10,450 | 1,095,450
    202 | 17.01% | 8.51% | 253% |  101 |  50 | 303 |  9% | 10,500 | 1,105,950
    203 | 17.01% | 8.51% | 254% |  102 |  50 | 304 |  9% | 10,550 | 1,116,500
    204 | 17.01% | 8.51% | 255% |  102 |  51 | 306 |  9% | 10,600 | 1,127,100
    205 | 17.02% | 8.51% | 256% |  103 |  51 | 307 |  9% | 10,650 | 1,137,750
    206 | 17.02% | 8.51% | 257% |  103 |  51 | 309 |  9% | 10,700 | 1,148,450
    207 | 17.02% | 8.51% | 258% |  104 |  51 | 310 |  9% | 10,750 | 1,159,200
    208 | 17.02% | 8.51% | 259% |  104 |  52 | 312 |  9% | 10,800 | 1,170,000
    209 | 17.03% | 8.52% | 260% |  105 |  52 | 313 | 10% | 10,850 | 1,180,850
    210 | 17.03% | 8.52% | 261% |  105 |  52 | 315 | 10% | 10,900 | 1,191,750
    211 | 17.03% | 8.52% | 262% |  106 |  52 | 316 | 10% | 10,950 | 1,202,700
    212 | 17.03% | 8.52% | 263% |  106 |  53 | 318 | 10% | 11,000 | 1,213,700
    213 | 17.04% | 8.52% | 264% |  107 |  53 | 319 | 10% | 11,050 | 1,224,750
    214 | 17.04% | 8.52% | 265% |  107 |  53 | 321 | 10% | 11,100 | 1,235,850
    215 | 17.04% | 8.52% | 266% |  108 |  53 | 322 | 10% | 11,150 | 1,247,000
    216 | 17.04% | 8.52% | 267% |  108 |  54 | 324 | 10% | 11,200 | 1,258,200
    217 | 17.05% | 8.53% | 268% |  109 |  54 | 325 | 10% | 11,250 | 1,269,450
    218 | 17.05% | 8.53% | 269% |  109 |  54 | 327 | 10% | 11,300 | 1,280,750
    219 | 17.05% | 8.53% | 270% |  110 |  54 | 328 | 10% | 11,350 | 1,292,100
    220 | 17.05% | 8.53% | 271% |  110 |  55 | 330 | 10% | 11,400 | 1,303,500
    221 | 17.06% | 8.53% | 272% |  111 |  55 | 331 | 10% | 11,450 | 1,314,950
    222 | 17.06% | 8.53% | 273% |  111 |  55 | 333 | 10% | 11,500 | 1,326,450
    223 | 17.06% | 8.53% | 274% |  112 |  55 | 334 | 10% | 11,550 | 1,338,000
    =========================================================================
          BASIC ATTRIBUTES      |  ELEMENTAL |   MORALE  |   TRAINING COST
    Rnk |  Turn  |  Wild | Base |  Max |Start|  HP | Res |  Cost  | Ttl Cost
    =========================================================================
    224 | 17.06% | 8.53% | 275% |  112 |  56 | 336 | 10% | 11,600 | 1,349,600
    225 | 17.07% | 8.54% | 276% |  113 |  56 | 337 | 10% | 11,650 | 1,361,250
    226 | 17.07% | 8.54% | 277% |  113 |  56 | 339 | 10% | 11,700 | 1,372,950
    227 | 17.07% | 8.54% | 278% |  114 |  56 | 340 | 10% | 11,750 | 1,384,700
    228 | 17.07% | 8.54% | 279% |  114 |  57 | 342 | 10% | 11,800 | 1,396,500
    229 | 17.08% | 8.54% | 280% |  115 |  57 | 343 | 10% | 11,850 | 1,408,350
    230 | 17.08% | 8.54% | 281% |  115 |  57 | 345 | 11% | 11,900 | 1,420,250
    231 | 17.08% | 8.54% | 282% |  116 |  57 | 346 | 11% | 11,950 | 1,432,200
    232 | 17.08% | 8.54% | 283% |  116 |  58 | 348 | 11% | 12,000 | 1,444,200
    233 | 17.09% | 8.55% | 284% |  117 |  58 | 349 | 11% | 12,050 | 1,456,250
    234 | 17.09% | 8.55% | 285% |  117 |  58 | 351 | 11% | 12,100 | 1,468,350
    235 | 17.09% | 8.55% | 286% |  118 |  58 | 352 | 11% | 12,150 | 1,480,500
    236 | 17.09% | 8.55% | 287% |  118 |  59 | 354 | 11% | 12,200 | 1,492,700
    237 | 17.10% | 8.55% | 288% |  119 |  59 | 355 | 11% | 12,250 | 1,504,950
    238 | 17.10% | 8.55% | 289% |  119 |  59 | 357 | 11% | 12,300 | 1,517,250
    239 | 17.10% | 8.55% | 290% |  120 |  59 | 358 | 11% | 12,350 | 1,529,600
    240 | 17.10% | 8.55% | 291% |  120 |  60 | 360 | 11% | 12,400 | 1,542,000
    241 | 17.11% | 8.55% | 292% |  121 |  60 | 361 | 11% | 12,450 | 1,554,450
    242 | 17.11% | 8.55% | 293% |  121 |  60 | 363 | 11% | 12,500 | 1,566,950
    243 | 17.11% | 8.55% | 294% |  122 |  60 | 364 | 11% | 12,550 | 1,579,500
    244 | 17.11% | 8.55% | 295% |  122 |  61 | 366 | 11% | 12,600 | 1,592,100
    245 | 17.12% | 8.56% | 296% |  123 |  61 | 367 | 11% | 12,650 | 1,604,750
    246 | 17.12% | 8.56% | 297% |  123 |  61 | 369 | 11% | 12,700 | 1,617,450
    247 | 17.12% | 8.56% | 298% |  124 |  61 | 370 | 11% | 12,750 | 1,630,200
    248 | 17.12% | 8.56% | 299% |  124 |  62 | 372 | 11% | 12,800 | 1,643,000
    249 | 17.13% | 8.56% | 300% |  125 |  62 | 373 | 11% | 12,850 | 1,655,850
    250 | 17.13% | 8.56% | 301% |  125 |  62 | 375 | 11% | 12,900 | 1,668,750
    251 | 17.13% | 8.56% | 302% |  126 |  62 | 376 | 12% | 12,950 | 1,681,700
    252 | 17.13% | 8.56% | 303% |  126 |  63 | 378 | 12% | 13,000 | 1,694,700
    253 | 17.14% | 8.57% | 304% |  127 |  63 | 379 | 12% | 13,050 | 1,707,750
    254 | 17.14% | 8.57% | 305% |  127 |  63 | 381 | 12% | 13,100 | 1,720,850
    255 | 17.14% | 8.57% | 306% |  128 |  63 | 382 | 12% | 13,150 | 1,734,000
    =========================================================================
    
    ======================================
    = 5. A Note on Accuracy      (PQACC) =
    ======================================
    
    There are two caveats to the accuracy of the above table:
    
    i) Rounding:
    
    In many cases I used Excel formulas to calculate the above values, and Excel
    always rounds up, but Puzzle Quest is inconsistent in their rounding; sometimes
    rounding up and sometimes rounding down. Accordingly all (non-even) values
    presented in the above table may be off by +/- 0.01% of what's displayed in
    game.
    
    ii) Game Version:
    
    All the above stats were based on the Nintendo DS version of Puzzle Quest. I
    assume the values are the same in other versions of the game, but I have not
    attempted to verify this claim. If anyone with another version of the game finds
    major errors (i.e. not a rounding mistake), please contact me and I will update
    this section of the guide to clarify.
    
    ======================================
    = 6. Skill Farming           (PQFRM) =
    ======================================
    
    WARNING: SKILL FARMING TRIVIALIZES THE STORY MODE OF THIS GAME. DO NOT CONTINUE
    READING IF YOU HAVE NOT YET BEAT THIS GAME AT LEAST ONCE UNLESS YOU'RE A DIRTY
    CHEATER!
    
    WARNING: SKILLS RESET AT 256 GOING BACK TO 0. BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL, SINCE SOME
    QUESTS PERMANENTLY INCREASE YOUR STATS, WHICH COULD SEND YOU BACK TO 0.
    
    Skill farming is a fairly contentious issue: Essentially, you farm gold which
    you the use to purchase skill upgrades from your citadel's temple.
    
    For a more detailed explanation of skill farming, please refer to mikedn8c's
    Wizard Guide. I only want to add a route which I found much more efficient.
    
    mikedn8c's guide:
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/ds/file/934598/48860
    
    WHEN RIDING A SLOW MOUNT, it takes 8 days to go between Bartonia and Enmoth,
    9 days to go between Bartonia and The Trarg, and 9 days to go between Enmouth
    and The Trarg. Thus, going in the cycle: Bartonia -> Enmoth -> The Trarg takes
    26 days, so almost every cycle you'll get gold from each city.
    
    Please note that riding a slow mount is required. This is the fastest way of
    gaining gold in Puzzle Quest since mount speed affects the in-game time it takes
    to travel between locations, but NOT the real-life time it takes. Thus, the
    slower the mount, the quicker (irl) the month will reset.
    
    ======================================
    = 7. Thanks                  (PQTHX) =
    ======================================
    
    Thanks to all the contributors to GameFAQs.
    
    In particular, I'm grateful to:
    mikedn8c for his Wizard guide,
    Rampidzier for his detailed Walkthrough,
    Uber_Moogle for his concise walkthrough, and
    Zaraf for the capture puzzle solutions.
    
    Thanks to GameFAQs for being the best guide site on the Net.
    
    And finally, thanks to Nick, for convincing me to play a rip-off Bejewelled
    clone... =P
    
    ======================================
    = 8. Legal                   (PQLGL) =
    ======================================
    
    I release this document into the public domain.
    

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