Monsters' Den Chronicles

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Monstrum shows you exactly why they lead the pack in turn-based dungeon-crawling RPG strategy with this follow-up to the immensely popular Monsters' Den: Book of Dread. Conquer three campaigns by mastering the abilities of your heroes as you venture deep into dungeons that will require careful strategy to defeat the creatures within.

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Monster's Den Chronicles Strategy Guide
General Tips

  • The game difficulty scales to your party level, so if you have a level 15 party, the monsters will spawn around level 15. However, monster level is based on the average level of your party, rather than the highest leveled member. So including a low level character with your group can counter-intuitively make the game easier.

  • Several different party combinations can be effective - there's no 'best' party. but you do need some strategy - a team of high damage, low armor, ranged characters will struggle in later dungeons. One effective combination is to have a highly armored, high endurance Warrior on the front-line, with a damage (intellect) focused Mage behind him and a Ranger either side.

  • Changing fighting style doesn't take up a turn so if you need to change strategy during battle, you can do so instantly.

  • Any 'on attack' effects apply with every attack. So a character with 20 health steal on his weapon will regain 20 health if he attacks an enemy on his turn - but if he has an attack that affects all enemies, he can regain up to 120 health that turn.

  • Secret rooms are accessed through green doors. These only appear when you're next to them, so check each room carefully.

  • You can mouse-over the enemy and room completion percentages to see unexplored rooms marked for you, as well as a counter showing how many secrets have been found and how many remain.

Character Guide

Warrior Class

Warriors are best used with heavy armor, a strong shield, and a ton of endurance. They are able to stand on the front line, taking punishment without falling and dealing damage out in return. Both Warrior subclasses have the Guard fighting style, which lowers damage to the backline, and this can be useful if your other party members are ranged attackers.
Captain

Styles

  • Adrenaline: +100 stun evade, +10% damage.

  • Guard: Decrease damage to the back line.

  • Sweeping Strikes: Attacks negate evade, +2 quickness, +10 accuracy.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Power Attack: Strong melee attack.

  • Resolve: Recover some health; remove negative mental / wound status effects.

  • Cleave: Attack all enemies within melee range (1 tile radius).

  • Kick: low damage attack that can push an enemy to the back line. Useful against strong melee enemies.

  • Hold the Line: Heal all front-line characters, and increase damage protection by 20%.

  • Push Harder: Deal 20% damage to target ally, but increase power. Also adds +50 stun evasion and +50 mental resistance.

  • Shield Wall: Enemies forced to target character; +25% damage protection for the duration of this.

  • Bloodlust: Melee attack. If it kills the target, casting character gains +10 power regen and -20% skill power cost.

  • Charge: Ranged melee attack - jump the front row to inflict melee damage on a back line target. Also reduces their action value.

Champion

Styles

  • Adrenaline: +100 stun evade, +10% damage.

  • Guard: Decrease damage to the back line.

  • Inspiring: When character deals damage, adjacent allies receive +15 damage modifier.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Power Attack: Strong melee attack.

  • Resolve: Recover some health; remove negative mental / wound status effects.

  • Hold the Line: Heal all front-line characters, and increase damage protection by 20%.

  • Cleave: Attack all enemies within melee range (1 tile radius).

  • Kick: Low damage attack that can push an enemy to the back line. Useful against strong melee enemies.

  • Shrug It Off: Heal ally and remove negative mental / wound conditions.

  • Keep Up: Target ally gains a half action.

  • Change Formation: Rearrange party formation during battle.

  • Push Harder: Deal 20% damage to target ally, but increase power. Also adds +50 stun evasion and +50 mental resistance.

Cleric

Clerics are the healers of the group, and so you may find them lacking when it comes to damage dealing. A strong, well armored party that rarely needs the services of a dedicated healer is preferable, in which case the cleric can be skipped altogether. If you do take one with you, possibly the best use of them is in the center of your party with Radiance active, as it will boost the health and power regen of all adjacent allies. The effect improves with the cleric's maximum health, so put points into endurance to get the most out of the skill.
Inquisitor

Styles

  • Judgement: +20% stun chance; applies Mark of Judgement on attack (-25 stun evasion, -25 stun recovery, +25 skill cost).

  • Zeal: +5 quickness, +10% critical chance.

  • Radiance: +10 evasion, adjacent allies get improved health and power regen (scales with Cleric's max health).

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Heal: Heals target ally and removes poison and wound conditions.

  • Smite: Magic attack with 100% hit chance.

  • Resurrect: Revive an ally and give a +75% damage increase on their next turn.

  • Retribution: Transfer any harmful conditions to an enemy, and deal damage equal to the amount of health the Cleric has lost. Never misses.

  • Litany of Pain: Magic attack on all enemies.

  • Purify: Cure all negative conditions on target ally and give +25% all resists.

  • Holy Light: Lower accuracy or all enemies. Undead also receive -10% damage modifier and -3 quickness.

  • Anoint: Target ally gains +75% damage on their next attack

  • Fervor: Melee attack for double damage.

Confessor

Styles

  • Benediction: +100% all resists, chance to remove negative status effects with heals.

  • Judgement: +20% stun chance; applies Mark of Judgement on attack (-25 stun evasion, -25 stun recovery, +25 skill cost).

  • Radiance: +10 evasion, adjacent allies get improved health and power regen (scales with Cleric's max health).

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Heal: Heals target ally and removes poison and wound conditions

  • Smite: Magic attack with 100% hit chance.

  • Heal All: Heal the whole party.

  • Healing Flash: Quick heal on an ally. Ally loses up to 0.2 action, but the heal only takes half an action from the cleric.

  • Resurrect: Revive an ally and give a +75% damage increase on their next turn.

  • Purify: Cure all negative conditions on target ally and give +25% all resists.

  • Holy Light: Lower accuracy or all enemies. Undead also receive -10% damage modifier and -3 quickness.

  • Anoint: Target ally gains +75% damage on their next attack

  • Intercession: Converts ally action clock into healing.

Mage

Hide the Mage away on your back line, and put as many points into his intellect as possible. Mages have high powered spells along with the ability to summon additional units to fight alongside your party in battle. A Mage with 'Disintegrate' is also exceptionally useful in boss battles where more than one enemy character is able to revive comrades.
Sorcerer

Styles

  • Spell Mastery: +20% free skill use chance, +5 accuracy.

  • Channeling: +10 stun evade, +10 quickness, -4 power regen.

  • Empowered: +10 skill power cost, +20% damage.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Freeze: Magic attack that deals damage and inflicts -10 quickness on target.

  • Mage Missiles: Use half an action to hit a quick magic attack on a target. Consecutive attacks with Mage Missiles do more damage.

  • Fireball: Attack an enemy with a fireball. 100% chance to hit main target; adjacent enemies take splash damage.

  • Incinerate: Short range magic attack for extreme damage.

  • Electrocute: Magic attack that deals more damage the more of the target's action clock is filled.

  • Cold Front: Attack two enemies and lower their current action.

  • Power Siphon: Drain up to 25 power from each enemy.

  • Lightning Storm: Magic attack on all enemies.

  • Animate Shadow: Summon a weaker clone to fight alongside you. Summoning character takes heavy damage if the clone is destroyed.

Conjuror

Styles

  • Spell Mastery: +20% free skill use chance, +5 accuracy.

  • Channeling: +10 stun evade, +10 quickness, -4 power regen.

  • Arcane Armor: +20 damage protection, +100% resist arcane.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Freeze: Magic attack that deals damage and inflicts -10 quickness on target.

  • Mage Missiles: Use half an action to hit a quick magic attack on a target. Consecutive attacks with Mage Missiles do more damage.

  • Electrocute: Magic attack that deals more damage the more of the target's action clock is filled.

  • Fireball: Attack an enemy with a fireball. 100% chance to hit main target; adjacent enemies take splash damage.

  • Animate Shadow: Summon a weaker clone to fight alongside you. Summoning character takes heavy damage if the clone is destroyed.

  • Power Siphon: Drain up to 25 power from each enemy.

  • Time Warp: Resets the action clock of every character. No power regen for caster for a short while afterwards.

  • Disintegrate: Destroys an enemy with 30% or less health. Enemies killed this way cannot be revived.

  • Summon War Golem: Summon a War Golem to fight with your party.

Rogue

Rogues thrive on fast, dangerous melee attacks - but their speed comes at the cost of not being able to wear heavy armor, meaning accurate enemies can quickly take them out. Assassins rely on killing their target as quickly as possibly, while the Thief is able to misdirect and avoid direct confrontation with opponents.
Assassin

Styles

  • Elusive: Reduce cost of Sneak Attack power, +20 evasion.

  • Poisoncraft: Attacks apply poison.

  • Deadly: +15% critical hit chance, +100% critical hit damage.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Sneak Attack: Melee attack to any enemy, even on the back line.

  • Flash Powder: -50 target accuracy, 25% chance to stun.

  • Pierce Defenses: Attack ignores a large portion of damage protection.

  • Cripple: Deals half weapon damage but applies -30 quickness and -30 stun recovery.

  • Hide: Enemy cannot target character. Next attack hit for double damage.

  • Sap Strength: Target takes damage to power as well as health.

  • Sneak Assault: Melee attack to all back line enemies.

  • Insidious Poison: Target takes weapon damage, loses health regen, and suffers -25% poison resist. When status wears off, target takes an additional 20 damage.

  • Coup de Grace: Instantly kill a stunned enemy. Some bosses are immune.

Thief

Styles

  • Elusive: Reduce cost of Sneak Attack power, +20 evasion.

  • Poisoncraft: Attacks apply poison.

  • Opportunist: Auto attacks low health enemies when action bar is half full. -10 quickness.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Sneak Attack: Melee attack to any enemy, even on the back line.

  • Flash Powder: -50 target accuracy, 25% chance to stun.

  • Pierce Defenses: Attack ignores a large portion of damage protection.

  • Hide: Enemy cannot target character. Next attack for double damage.

  • Sap Strength: Target takes damage to power as well as health.

  • Even the Odds: Remove terrain effect.

  • Thief's Luck: Entire party gains +5% critical chance and +30 accuracy.

  • Shadow Shift: Jump to a different tile, leaving a decoy behind.

Ranger

Although Rangers can be given melee weapons, they work best as fast, deadly snipers. Rangers come with basic healing abilities, and while they don't have the power of the Cleric, a Warden using Healing Lore can work as an effective healer when needed. Wardens are also able to revive allies, and it's a good idea to have at least one character in your party who is able to do this.
Marksman

Styles

  • Marksman: -5 quickness, +10% damage, +25 accuracy.

  • Healing Lore: Reduce cost of Nature's Balm, increase health regen and healing powers (increases with level).

  • Hunter's Focus: +3 power regen, -10% skill cost, +100% resist mental.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Pierce: Ranged attack that strikes two characters in a line.

  • Nature's Balm: Cures poison and gives +28 health regen.

  • Swiftness: +15 quickness to one ally.

  • Hail of Arrows: Ranged attack on all enemies. Accuracy is reduced.

  • Pin: Deals damage and stuns the target.

  • Herbal Remedy: Heal target and cure any wound conditions.

  • Point Blank: Ranged attack that can only be used within melee distance. Deals damage with a high chance of a critical hit, and reduces targets action.

  • Envenomed Arrow: Deals damage and poisons the target.

  • Eagle Eye: Next attack is a critical hit. Also gives +2 power regen.

Warden

Styles

  • Healing Lore: Reduce cost of Nature's Balm, increase health regen and healing powers (increases with level).

  • Force of Nature: Remove an enemy buff on hit, +15 armor piercing, +20% all resists, +25% magical protection.

  • Marksman: -5 quickness, +10% damage, +25 accuracy.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Pierce: Ranged attack that strikes two characters in a line.

  • Nature's Balm: Cures posion and gives +28 health regen.

  • Second Wind: Revives target ally and casts Nature's Balm on them.

  • Envenomed Arrow: Deals damage and poisons the target.

  • Swiftness: +15 quickness to one ally.

  • Pin: Deals damage and stuns the target.

  • Herbal Remedy: Heal target and cure any wound coniditions.

  • Thorns: Targeted characters deal extra retaliation damage.

  • Snare: Targeted allies have a 50% chance to stun attackers.

Achievements

  1. Deceiver: Use a Scroll of Deception.

  2. Victor: Win a battle.

  3. Enchanter: Use an enhancement item.

  4. Organized: Customize a bag's loot settings.

  5. Makeover: Customize a character's aspect.

  6. Connoisseur: Buy an item from Special Orders.

  7. Adviser: Gain a level with any character.

  8. Flawless Victory: Win a battle against 3 or more enemies without taking damage.

  9. Fashion Conscious: Equip a full item set.

  10. Investor: Invest in store category.

  11. Hide and Seek: Find a secret door.

  12. Great Wall: Use the shield wall skill and survive 4+ hits in one turn.

  13. No Stragglers: Use the Keep Up skill on an ally slowed by a condition.

  14. Share the Love: Use the Retribution skill to finish an enemy.

  15. Intermediary: Use the Intercession skill twice in one turn.

  16. Cheap Shot: Use the Coup de Grace skill to finish an enemy.

  17. Jumping at Shadows: Use the Shadow Shift skill to misdirect an enemy attack.

  18. Can't Miss: Use the Point Blank skill to score a lethal critical hit.

  19. Third Wind: Use the Second Wind skill to revive allies twice in one battle.

  20. Stay Grounded: Use the Lightning Storm skill to finish 3+ enemies at once.

  21. No Messy Residue: Use the Disintergrate skill to destroy 3+ enemies in one battle.

  22. Mighty Blow: Kill a full-health enemy with a single attack.

  23. Two for One: Finish two enemies with a single attack.

  24. Wholesaler: Sell 75+ items at once using the Sell Bag Contents button (located on the right of the bag's name bar in the Emporium).

  25. Pilgrim: Use a special shrine.

  26. Something For Nothing: Finish an enemy after triggering 'Free Skill'.

  27. Ghost: Complete a dungeon floor without fighting.

  28. Spendthrift: Amass 20,000 gold at once.

  29. Atheist: Complete a campaign without using Restoration Shrines.

  30. Teetotaler: Complete a campaign without using consumables.

  31. Hoarder: Unlock all inventory bags.

  32. Exterminator: Kill all enemies on one floor of a dungeon.

  33. Cartographer: Completely explore one floor of a dungeon.

  34. Survivor: Play Act IV and pass wave 10.

  35. Silent Partner: Take a store category to the maximum level.

  36. Terrible Trio: Complete a campaign with a party of three.

  37. Hardcore Campaign: Complete a camapign with the Hardcore penalty.

  38. Veteran Campgainer: Complete a campaign on Veteran Difficulty.

  39. Dynamic Duo: Complete a campaign with a party of two.

  40. Mentor: Reach level 10 with any character.

  41. Retail Mogul: Take all store categories to the maximum level.

  42. Complete Act I: Complete Act I.

  43. Complete Act II: Complete Act II.

  44. Complete Act III: Complete Act III.

  45. Extreme Campaigner: Complete a campaign on Extreme Difficulty.

  46. Complete Act V: Complete Act IV.

  47. Guerrilla: Play Act IV and pass wave 30 (above Beginner Difficulty).

  48. Commander: Reach level ten with ten different characters.

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Darklord_X Author Profile Page May 21, 2012 5:41 PM

Oh look! A new Monsters' Den game! Goodbye, social life!
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dsrtrosy Author Profile Page May 22, 2012 12:52 AM

The much-anticipated Monster's Den Chronicles does not fail to impress!

So far I have played through two levels and have found everything, once figured out, to be just about perfect. I like the new starting armor and weapons, the creative use of levers, and just about every aspect of gameplay.

If I were to make one critique, it's that the buying and selling function, which had become so easy in Book of Dread, is very slow. Miss the shortcuts! But I do like that I can go to the Emporium any time I please.

Have been playing for nearly 2 hours and am yet to get bored (of course, this from the girl who was just replaying Book of Dread less than a week ago!). It's gorgeous, fun, and just enough of a departure from the earlier games to keep my interest without losing the aspects of the original games that I loved the most.

Monstrum Games, you outdid yourselves.

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dsrtrosy Author Profile Page May 22, 2012 12:05 PM

AHA! Shortcuts do exist. Just requires a bit more reading than I was doing last night. Well, that settles it. Need a special 6th mushroom for this one!

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whackapple Author Profile Page May 24, 2012 8:08 PM

Great game, lots of fun! Problem is, achievements don't save properly. Had 300+ achievements points, erased when I logged out of the game. Tried again with syncing to Armorgames, again lost all the achievements :(.

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Unless I'm mistaken... no female characters?

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They decided to stick to one sex for the sake of time. This is a stepping stone to their new game Godfall. In that game I believe there should be more than just the male sex. The blog is really interesting to follow, I've been checking in on it for a couple of years now.

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Monster's Den Chronicles Strategy Guide
General Tips

  • The game difficulty scales to your party level, so if you have a level 15 party, the monsters will spawn around level 15. However, monster level is based on the average level of your party, rather than the highest leveled member. So including a low level character with your group can counter-intuitively make the game easier.

  • Several different party combinations can be effective - there's no 'best' party. but you do need some strategy - a team of high damage, low armor, ranged characters will struggle in later dungeons. One effective combination is to have a highly armored, high endurance Warrior on the front-line, with a damage (intellect) focused Mage behind him and a Ranger either side.

  • Changing fighting style doesn't take up a turn so if you need to change strategy during battle, you can do so instantly.

  • Any 'on attack' effects apply with every attack. So a character with 20 health steal on his weapon will regain 20 health if he attacks an enemy on his turn - but if he has an attack that affects all enemies, he can regain up to 120 health that turn.

  • Secret rooms are accessed through green doors. These only appear when you're next to them, so check each room carefully.

  • You can mouse-over the enemy and room completion percentages to see unexplored rooms marked for you, as well as a counter showing how many secrets have been found and how many remain.

Character Guide

Warrior Class

Warriors are best used with heavy armor, a strong shield, and a ton of endurance. They are able to stand on the front line, taking punishment without falling and dealing damage out in return. Both Warrior subclasses have the Guard fighting style, which lowers damage to the backline, and this can be useful if your other party members are ranged attackers.
Captain

Styles

  • Adrenaline: +100 stun evade, +10% damage.

  • Guard: Decrease damage to the back line.

  • Sweeping Strikes: Attacks negate evade, +2 quickness, +10 accuracy.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Power Attack: Strong melee attack.

  • Resolve: Recover some health; remove negative mental / wound status effects.

  • Cleave: Attack all enemies within melee range (1 tile radius).

  • Kick: low damage attack that can push an enemy to the back line. Useful against strong melee enemies.

  • Hold the Line: Heal all front-line characters, and increase damage protection by 20%.

  • Push Harder: Deal 20% damage to target ally, but increase power. Also adds +50 stun evasion and +50 mental resistance.

  • Shield Wall: Enemies forced to target character; +25% damage protection for the duration of this.

  • Bloodlust: Melee attack. If it kills the target, casting character gains +10 power regen and -20% skill power cost.

  • Charge: Ranged melee attack - jump the front row to inflict melee damage on a back line target. Also reduces their action value.

Champion

Styles

  • Adrenaline: +100 stun evade, +10% damage.

  • Guard: Decrease damage to the back line.

  • Inspiring: When character deals damage, adjacent allies receive +15 damage modifier.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Power Attack: Strong melee attack.

  • Resolve: Recover some health; remove negative mental / wound status effects.

  • Hold the Line: Heal all front-line characters, and increase damage protection by 20%.

  • Cleave: Attack all enemies within melee range (1 tile radius).

  • Kick: Low damage attack that can push an enemy to the back line. Useful against strong melee enemies.

  • Shrug It Off: Heal ally and remove negative mental / wound conditions.

  • Keep Up: Target ally gains a half action.

  • Change Formation: Rearrange party formation during battle.

  • Push Harder: Deal 20% damage to target ally, but increase power. Also adds +50 stun evasion and +50 mental resistance.

Cleric

Clerics are the healers of the group, and so you may find them lacking when it comes to damage dealing. A strong, well armored party that rarely needs the services of a dedicated healer is preferable, in which case the cleric can be skipped altogether. If you do take one with you, possibly the best use of them is in the center of your party with Radiance active, as it will boost the health and power regen of all adjacent allies. The effect improves with the cleric's maximum health, so put points into endurance to get the most out of the skill.
Inquisitor

Styles

  • Judgement: +20% stun chance; applies Mark of Judgement on attack (-25 stun evasion, -25 stun recovery, +25 skill cost).

  • Zeal: +5 quickness, +10% critical chance.

  • Radiance: +10 evasion, adjacent allies get improved health and power regen (scales with Cleric's max health).

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Heal: Heals target ally and removes poison and wound conditions.

  • Smite: Magic attack with 100% hit chance.

  • Resurrect: Revive an ally and give a +75% damage increase on their next turn.

  • Retribution: Transfer any harmful conditions to an enemy, and deal damage equal to the amount of health the Cleric has lost. Never misses.

  • Litany of Pain: Magic attack on all enemies.

  • Purify: Cure all negative conditions on target ally and give +25% all resists.

  • Holy Light: Lower accuracy or all enemies. Undead also receive -10% damage modifier and -3 quickness.

  • Anoint: Target ally gains +75% damage on their next attack

  • Fervor: Melee attack for double damage.

Confessor

Styles

  • Benediction: +100% all resists, chance to remove negative status effects with heals.

  • Judgement: +20% stun chance; applies Mark of Judgement on attack (-25 stun evasion, -25 stun recovery, +25 skill cost).

  • Radiance: +10 evasion, adjacent allies get improved health and power regen (scales with Cleric's max health).

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Heal: Heals target ally and removes poison and wound conditions

  • Smite: Magic attack with 100% hit chance.

  • Heal All: Heal the whole party.

  • Healing Flash: Quick heal on an ally. Ally loses up to 0.2 action, but the heal only takes half an action from the cleric.

  • Resurrect: Revive an ally and give a +75% damage increase on their next turn.

  • Purify: Cure all negative conditions on target ally and give +25% all resists.

  • Holy Light: Lower accuracy or all enemies. Undead also receive -10% damage modifier and -3 quickness.

  • Anoint: Target ally gains +75% damage on their next attack

  • Intercession: Converts ally action clock into healing.

Mage

Hide the Mage away on your back line, and put as many points into his intellect as possible. Mages have high powered spells along with the ability to summon additional units to fight alongside your party in battle. A Mage with 'Disintegrate' is also exceptionally useful in boss battles where more than one enemy character is able to revive comrades.
Sorcerer

Styles

  • Spell Mastery: +20% free skill use chance, +5 accuracy.

  • Channeling: +10 stun evade, +10 quickness, -4 power regen.

  • Empowered: +10 skill power cost, +20% damage.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Freeze: Magic attack that deals damage and inflicts -10 quickness on target.

  • Mage Missiles: Use half an action to hit a quick magic attack on a target. Consecutive attacks with Mage Missiles do more damage.

  • Fireball: Attack an enemy with a fireball. 100% chance to hit main target; adjacent enemies take splash damage.

  • Incinerate: Short range magic attack for extreme damage.

  • Electrocute: Magic attack that deals more damage the more of the target's action clock is filled.

  • Cold Front: Attack two enemies and lower their current action.

  • Power Siphon: Drain up to 25 power from each enemy.

  • Lightning Storm: Magic attack on all enemies.

  • Animate Shadow: Summon a weaker clone to fight alongside you. Summoning character takes heavy damage if the clone is destroyed.

Conjuror

Styles

  • Spell Mastery: +20% free skill use chance, +5 accuracy.

  • Channeling: +10 stun evade, +10 quickness, -4 power regen.

  • Arcane Armor: +20 damage protection, +100% resist arcane.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Freeze: Magic attack that deals damage and inflicts -10 quickness on target.

  • Mage Missiles: Use half an action to hit a quick magic attack on a target. Consecutive attacks with Mage Missiles do more damage.

  • Electrocute: Magic attack that deals more damage the more of the target's action clock is filled.

  • Fireball: Attack an enemy with a fireball. 100% chance to hit main target; adjacent enemies take splash damage.

  • Animate Shadow: Summon a weaker clone to fight alongside you. Summoning character takes heavy damage if the clone is destroyed.

  • Power Siphon: Drain up to 25 power from each enemy.

  • Time Warp: Resets the action clock of every character. No power regen for caster for a short while afterwards.

  • Disintegrate: Destroys an enemy with 30% or less health. Enemies killed this way cannot be revived.

  • Summon War Golem: Summon a War Golem to fight with your party.

Rogue

Rogues thrive on fast, dangerous melee attacks - but their speed comes at the cost of not being able to wear heavy armor, meaning accurate enemies can quickly take them out. Assassins rely on killing their target as quickly as possibly, while the Thief is able to misdirect and avoid direct confrontation with opponents.
Assassin

Styles

  • Elusive: Reduce cost of Sneak Attack power, +20 evasion.

  • Poisoncraft: Attacks apply poison.

  • Deadly: +15% critical hit chance, +100% critical hit damage.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Sneak Attack: Melee attack to any enemy, even on the back line.

  • Flash Powder: -50 target accuracy, 25% chance to stun.

  • Pierce Defenses: Attack ignores a large portion of damage protection.

  • Cripple: Deals half weapon damage but applies -30 quickness and -30 stun recovery.

  • Hide: Enemy cannot target character. Next attack hit for double damage.

  • Sap Strength: Target takes damage to power as well as health.

  • Sneak Assault: Melee attack to all back line enemies.

  • Insidious Poison: Target takes weapon damage, loses health regen, and suffers -25% poison resist. When status wears off, target takes an additional 20 damage.

  • Coup de Grace: Instantly kill a stunned enemy. Some bosses are immune.

Thief

Styles

  • Elusive: Reduce cost of Sneak Attack power, +20 evasion.

  • Poisoncraft: Attacks apply poison.

  • Opportunist: Auto attacks low health enemies when action bar is half full. -10 quickness.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Sneak Attack: Melee attack to any enemy, even on the back line.

  • Flash Powder: -50 target accuracy, 25% chance to stun.

  • Pierce Defenses: Attack ignores a large portion of damage protection.

  • Hide: Enemy cannot target character. Next attack for double damage.

  • Sap Strength: Target takes damage to power as well as health.

  • Even the Odds: Remove terrain effect.

  • Thief's Luck: Entire party gains +5% critical chance and +30 accuracy.

  • Shadow Shift: Jump to a different tile, leaving a decoy behind.

Ranger

Although Rangers can be given melee weapons, they work best as fast, deadly snipers. Rangers come with basic healing abilities, and while they don't have the power of the Cleric, a Warden using Healing Lore can work as an effective healer when needed. Wardens are also able to revive allies, and it's a good idea to have at least one character in your party who is able to do this.
Marksman

Styles

  • Marksman: -5 quickness, +10% damage, +25 accuracy.

  • Healing Lore: Reduce cost of Nature's Balm, increase health regen and healing powers (increases with level).

  • Hunter's Focus: +3 power regen, -10% skill cost, +100% resist mental.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Pierce: Ranged attack that strikes two characters in a line.

  • Nature's Balm: Cures poison and gives +28 health regen.

  • Swiftness: +15 quickness to one ally.

  • Hail of Arrows: Ranged attack on all enemies. Accuracy is reduced.

  • Pin: Deals damage and stuns the target.

  • Herbal Remedy: Heal target and cure any wound conditions.

  • Point Blank: Ranged attack that can only be used within melee distance. Deals damage with a high chance of a critical hit, and reduces targets action.

  • Envenomed Arrow: Deals damage and poisons the target.

  • Eagle Eye: Next attack is a critical hit. Also gives +2 power regen.

Warden

Styles

  • Healing Lore: Reduce cost of Nature's Balm, increase health regen and healing powers (increases with level).

  • Force of Nature: Remove an enemy buff on hit, +15 armor piercing, +20% all resists, +25% magical protection.

  • Marksman: -5 quickness, +10% damage, +25 accuracy.

Skills

  • Weapon attack: Basic attack with equipped weapon.

  • Pierce: Ranged attack that strikes two characters in a line.

  • Nature's Balm: Cures posion and gives +28 health regen.

  • Second Wind: Revives target ally and casts Nature's Balm on them.

  • Envenomed Arrow: Deals damage and poisons the target.

  • Swiftness: +15 quickness to one ally.

  • Pin: Deals damage and stuns the target.

  • Herbal Remedy: Heal target and cure any wound coniditions.

  • Thorns: Targeted characters deal extra retaliation damage.

  • Snare: Targeted allies have a 50% chance to stun attackers.

Achievements

  1. Deceiver: Use a Scroll of Deception.

  2. Victor: Win a battle.

  3. Enchanter: Use an enhancement item.

  4. Organized: Customize a bag's loot settings.

  5. Makeover: Customize a character's aspect.

  6. Connoisseur: Buy an item from Special Orders.

  7. Adviser: Gain a level with any character.

  8. Flawless Victory: Win a battle against 3 or more enemies without taking damage.

  9. Fashion Conscious: Equip a full item set.

  10. Investor: Invest in store category.

  11. Hide and Seek: Find a secret door.

  12. Great Wall: Use the shield wall skill and survive 4+ hits in one turn.

  13. No Stragglers: Use the Keep Up skill on an ally slowed by a condition.

  14. Share the Love: Use the Retribution skill to finish an enemy.

  15. Intermediary: Use the Intercession skill twice in one turn.

  16. Cheap Shot: Use the Coup de Grace skill to finish an enemy.

  17. Jumping at Shadows: Use the Shadow Shift skill to misdirect an enemy attack.

  18. Can't Miss: Use the Point Blank skill to score a lethal critical hit.

  19. Third Wind: Use the Second Wind skill to revive allies twice in one battle.

  20. Stay Grounded: Use the Lightning Storm skill to finish 3+ enemies at once.

  21. No Messy Residue: Use the Disintergrate skill to destroy 3+ enemies in one battle.

  22. Mighty Blow: Kill a full-health enemy with a single attack.

  23. Two for One: Finish two enemies with a single attack.

  24. Wholesaler: Sell 75+ items at once using the Sell Bag Contents button (located on the right of the bag's name bar in the Emporium).

  25. Pilgrim: Use a special shrine.

  26. Something For Nothing: Finish an enemy after triggering 'Free Skill'.

  27. Ghost: Complete a dungeon floor without fighting.

  28. Spendthrift: Amass 20,000 gold at once.

  29. Atheist: Complete a campaign without using Restoration Shrines.

  30. Teetotaler: Complete a campaign without using consumables.

  31. Hoarder: Unlock all inventory bags.

  32. Exterminator: Kill all enemies on one floor of a dungeon.

  33. Cartographer: Completely explore one floor of a dungeon.

  34. Survivor: Play Act IV and pass wave 10.

  35. Silent Partner: Take a store category to the maximum level.

  36. Terrible Trio: Complete a campaign with a party of three.

  37. Hardcore Campaign: Complete a camapign with the Hardcore penalty.

  38. Veteran Campgainer: Complete a campaign on Veteran Difficulty.

  39. Dynamic Duo: Complete a campaign with a party of two.

  40. Mentor: Reach level 10 with any character.

  41. Retail Mogul: Take all store categories to the maximum level.

  42. Complete Act I: Complete Act I.

  43. Complete Act II: Complete Act II.

  44. Complete Act III: Complete Act III.

  45. Extreme Campaigner: Complete a campaign on Extreme Difficulty.

  46. Complete Act V: Complete Act IV.

  47. Guerrilla: Play Act IV and pass wave 30 (above Beginner Difficulty).

  48. Commander: Reach level ten with ten different characters.

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michael.petruna Author Profile Page May 29, 2012 1:14 PM

I really wasn't much of a fan of this game sadly. I loved the first 2.

*Monsters scale too hard with level. You get 1 more ability that you are still energy-limited, and 1 whole attribute point. They get tons of health, damage, etc.

EVERY FLOOR's monsters are determined by your level, so you can't even go up to an easier floor if you get stuck.

You now are considered the correct level, EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T 'leveled' yet! So keeping 1 guy lower level doesn't work anymore.

Literally the only way to do better is with better GEAR. So the ultimate strategy is to keep getting killed over and over to lose tons of XP. That way you stay low level, fight low level monsters, and can collect enough gold to boost the store and get epic items from the store (plus whatever drops you happen to get).

This is a stupid stupid strategy that has no place in an RPG.

* Too many debuffs. Every freaking thing has huge accuracy and damage debuffs so in a pitched battle I literally wind up not being able to do ANYTHING. All the cleanse type spells suck and by the time you cast one, they will just load you up with more debuffs.

I tried to like it but just couldn't do it.

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Goosebones Author Profile Page June 16, 2012 1:51 AM

Just in case the developer comes accross this forum, please dont make the enemies easier! I'm playing on veteran, with losing the whole dungeon if I loose and its at a nice difficulty. Also GREAT GAME!

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I'm sorry that I must say Ben (post above) is way off the mark here.

1) I played the entire game through on Extreme/Hardcore and it was extremely challenging and fun (it took a month for me to do it).

2) You have the ability to leave the dungeon if it gets too hard; just go upwards from the 1st level of any campaign and you get to keep whatever you looted as well.

3) Everything about this game belongs in an RPG and this is an improvement over the previous 2.

At first I had difficulty adjusting to the isometric characters but once I figured out what was going on, I found this game rich with strategy and challenges.

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnsfYdhdQmf4ENNYubozPGmj4lMqaF97NY Author Profile Page September 2, 2012 2:19 PM

bit of a Necro post, but Yes There Are Female Characters.
go to the chosen character and click the Cogs under the portrait. You then have the option to change Gender which releases more facial aspect changes. People didn't look very hard did they?

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sonicscrewdriver Author Profile Page January 31, 2013 2:18 AM

I miss the female characters. There's no options at the moment to change gender to female. I did look.

However, in customization you can give all your characters Lemmy beards. That's fun.

I suspect a lot of the players of Monster's Dread are women. Just a hunch. It's kind of like knitting, but with monsters, know what I mean? In the best way possible. Keeps idle hands busy and is quite soothing on the brain.

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Real cute, google accounts person. The current game uploaded to JiG has several options to style the male sprite. You have to upload your own sprite to do anything that's not male.

Explanations can be posted without the condescension.

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