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16. Re: Orcs Must Die! 2 Booster Pack This Week Aug 27, 2012, 13:21 Beamer
Creston wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 12:06:
Beamer wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 11:27:
Ditch the main weapon and go back to the crossbow. Autofire, headshots and headshots-giving-mana. I couldn't imagine some of the levels without being able to stun/headshot ogres for 4-5 hit kills.

I didn't even know the sorceress COULD use the crossbow? Though I have to say the charm ability is supremely overpowered and useful.

Funny, I'm still not 100% certain what a combo is in this game

It's when you kill an orc after he's been affected by 3 or more traps. So if he's on fire from brimstone, walking in a tar pit, being mauled by a grinder, and gets hit from a mace while you're shooting a crossbow at him and there's a lightning storm going on, that's a 6 hit combo. Combos are really the key to scoring in this game (that and killstreaks, but combos are far more easy to pull off.)


Good to know. I inadvertently get combos, but never create explicitly for combos. And, I suppose, it rewards you for having lower-powered traps.

I typically max out the traps I use as soon as possible and try to let my traps do as much killing as possible to max score. But my scores tend to be mediocre - outside of one that I'm ~750 on (had been ~250, and no clue how I did so well) my scores aren't good. I've been told that scoring and 5-skulling are entirely different skills, so I'm not sure I'll ever go back looking for scores.

I liked the charm, but never put skulls into improving it. I use lightning and crossbow exclusively, except for the final level which forces me to also use ice (stupid lightning bats.) I haven't even tried the crazier weapons like the hammer or the polymorph because I always feel there are better things to put skulls into. I would use the wind belt, but it doesn't blow away ogres (had to insert a word there) like it did in OMD1. It may be something you can upgrade to, but without knowing I'm not trying. I greatly enjoyed pushing them into acid in the original. Maybe I didn't and I'm misremembering, but I'm pretty sure that one of my key strategies was pushing anything that got past my traps back into my traps, and know I killed some wolves by pushing them into lava.

I love this game and could talk about it for hours.
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