Creeplight Ruins

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Rumors persist of a dark cult operating from the ruins if ancient monastary in the frozen wastes. A hero is needed to disband them.

'Disband' may be interpreted as slaughter where appropriate.



Creeplight Ruins
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Difficulty Hard
Region North
Population Monster: Zombies Zombies, Monster: Serpents Serpents, Monster: Golems Golems, Monster: Cultists Cultists, Monster: Shades Shades
Boss File:Anoobis.png Anoobis
Suggested Classes
Quests None
Creeplight Ruins is a Hard difficulty dungeon, filled with evil reviving Monster: Cultist Cultists. It is unlocked by completing Eastern Tundra.

Monster difficulty is 110%.

Boss

Anoobis, three formed boss:

  1. Cultist.png Cultist (176 HP, 102 Attack, Trait: Magical attack Magical attack, and Trait: Revives Revives)
  2. Zombie.png Zombie (217 HP, 82 Attack, 50% Trait: Magic resist Magic resist, Trait: Undead Undead and revives)
  3. Wraith.png Wraith (217 HP, 82 Attack, 60% Trait: Physical resist Physical resist, Trait: Undead Undead, and Trait: Mana burn Mana burn)

Note: Anoobis provides no experience or gold when killed in his first and second form.

Special Rules

There is always an extra subdungeon with a sign that says "Hey Norman, here's the sacrificial Monster: Goat Goat you were looking for. It's been pre-configured for ceremonial slaughter, so go ahead and kill it when you have a moment." Upon killing the Monster: Goat Goat all Monster: Cultist Cultists are transformed into Monster: Shade Shades of the same level.

Strategy

Recommended Classes: Class: Priest Priest, Class: Sorcerer Sorcerer, Class: Bloodmage Bloodmage, Class: Assassin Assassin (see Creeplight Contract)

This level is the first that tests new players staying power. There are really no specific tricks to beat this boss, you just need some sort of approach that gives you the strength and staying power to let you survive long enough, because your potions aren't gonna last long enough for 3 bosses. Always make sure you save all of your Item: Mana Potion Mana Potions to the last form, because you're going to need to Glyph: BURNDAYRAZ BURNDAYRAZ this sucker. If you choose to use a Class: Priest Priest, your greatest difficulty will be the boss's first form, which is not undead and packs a heavy punch.

Although the Shades created when you slay the sacrificial goat may be intimidating, they are actually beneficial to your cause. Because the cultists revive as zombies, you have to defeat them twice to earn experience, and you get credit for killing a monster one level lower than the cultist. The shades may be powerful monsters, but you only have to fight them once and you get full credit for having done so. As a result, it makes more sense to transform the cultists into shades and fight them in that state. The most dangerous ability of the shades is the ability to drain your health and then teleport away when you attack them. However, these abilities are functionally useless if the dungeon is already explored. The general approach is to leave the cultists alone until you've fully explored the dungeon, then make them transform into shades.

Because you can regenerate your health between fighting different boss stages, you will want to fight the first boss stage early. However, he deals a large amount of damage and can 1-hit-KO most heroes with ease. As a result, you'll need to find a way to get around his dangerous attacks in order to slay him as a lower-level character. Because he is relatively fragile, it is possible to use the Glyph: APHEELSIK APHEELSIK glyph in combination with the Glyph: BURNDAYRAZ BURNDAYRAZ glyph to whittle him away as you explore. Unless you have some way to expand your health or magic resistance, a spellcasting strategy is by far the easiest to kill the first boss.

With proper planning, the Class: Assassin Assassin is a very strong class for defeating Creeplight Ruins. A Class: Assassin Goblin Assassin who begins the boss battle early and saves all his glyphs can often kill the first boss with poison hit-and-run alone, then use level-up catapults to slay the second boss, then use his potions against the third boss. It's entirely possible for a Class: Assassin Goblin Assassin to simply catapult past all three stages of the boss without ever using potions.

Quests

Cult of Personality

Defeat Creeplight Ruins

Reward - Berserker Camp, Halls of Steel


Unlikely Heroes: Tundra Edition

Defeat Creeplight Ruins with Class: Thief Goblin Thief, Class: Warlord Goblin Warlord, and Class: Bloodmage Goblin Bloodmage

Reward - 500 Gold