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Thread: Nine riddles
Salamandre
Salamandre


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
posted July 10, 2012 12:22 AM
Edited by Salamandre at 16:42, 11 Jul 2012.

Nine riddles

DOWNLOAD NINE RIDDLES

The map has a loss condition of two days, thus you must defeat all AI heroes within one day, then travel with your last hero for the final battle.

The map offers some interesting challenges and also requires the knowledge of a few Heroes battle bugs, other you can't complete.

SPOILERS!!!!!




VALESKA riddle



This riddle requires you to use optimal path for traveling through monoliths, pick artefacts and be able to reach Axis in ONE DAY!

Solution:

Use the teleporters to pick artefacts in this order:



Once you pick last, move one square down and summon a boat:



Land near Axis, take the monolith two ways and pick last artefact, then press space bar, you barely have 1 square left to attack Axis




The battle with Axis is super easy, as you have Armor of the Damned, just be sure to not shoot within penalty range, wait them to come.





CHRISTIAN riddle



Pick the gold guarded by 20 efreets to free the path and split your archangels:



Use their ability to keep them alive at the end:



The battle with Xeron is easy, just keep attacking:





SIR MULLICH riddle



He has armageddon and blade, so you have to kill the imps in one turn, split champions in two stacks, 41/40.



Cast expert bless and attack stacks in diagonal, to use champions ability.





SORSHA riddle



Pick those three artefacts:



All battles but the last must be won in one turn, as AI can kill all your archangels in one cast, so:

For Synca (2 black dragons), wear Angelic alliance:



For Ajit (4 gold dragons), wear this setup, and cast titan bolt on golds (it works!):




For Shakti, use this setup and cast armageddon:




Now, the last part is tricky, as you need to enable a bug. There is an event before last hero, split your archangels:



Trigger the event:



Now, don't close, but click on hero portrait, open dialog then close all.



Step back, move up again, the event will be triggered again (a last time)



With the extra troops, battle will be cake walk:





SYLVIA riddle:



Well, this battle is impossible (zombies speed=8, no slow), unless you know the sacrifice spell bug. Attack with archangels, use sacrifice on phoenix then move nagas where phoenix was:





Once you moved nagas, the phoeniw will rebirth and nagas will become invisible. Zombies will kill phoenix, from then use auto combat to attack with ninja nagas.






THANT riddle



Thant has animate dead power 99 so you need to split griffins in 4x250 and 3x1. You have angelic alliance, he has armor of the damned, so he wins at spell cast.



Attack vampires within diagonal angle, thus you will be able to stand with lone stacks on dead corpses.



Once you got the patterns, it is easy, try to bring two vamps on adjacent horizontal or vertical squares, so you can use a griffin stack to cover two corpses at once. Don't move for all battle the lone stacks, or he will animate vampires back and will become hard.





TYRIS riddle



The pattern is the following:



Of course, 100 champions are too hard for the harpy hags, but there is ONE stack which has only 70 champions and a nice battle field:



The last battle is cake walk:




CATHERINE riddle

She has to open quest guards on first day (after you kill each AI), then get somehow and kill Vokial. Riddle not solved, there must be some unknown bug to me which allows hero to get past obstacles. The path is closed on right and left, get past the obelisks or sign is impossible using regular move, keyboard arrows, black magic or voodoo. No idea so far.


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master_learn
master_learn


Legendary Hero
walking to the library
posted July 10, 2012 04:26 AM

Thank you,Salamandre,for posting this map and walkthrough here!
Are there other maps that are finishable in few days like this one?

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Maciek
Maciek


Adventuring Hero
posted July 10, 2012 05:09 AM
Edited by Maciek at 06:00, 10 Jul 2012.

In Thant riddle, one large stack and 6*1 to block corpses also work.
I was stuck for a while at Sorsha's last battle, because I didn't know that bug.
I also have no idea how to get to the last hero. Vokial is told to stand still.

@master_learn: "Sneaker1.1e" and "Strange trip" by Songfx. "Walk with pet" by GB. "Qin the Supreme" by Aeris Quamarine is larger, but somewhat similar to this one. You can find them on maps4heroes. There's also "The Eight Lichs" by Lex, but you've already seen it.
Then, there are also h4 maps: "Fanelia's plague" by Kane, "Lunch" by Chris Tiahrt, "The Life of Hobbit" by Thunder... You can find those on Celestial Heavens.
Also, have a look at the second post in this thread.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Honorable
Undefeatable Hero
posted July 10, 2012 07:16 AM
Edited by Salamandre at 07:16, 10 Jul 2012.

It seems the last riddle is blocked but map will be updated and fixed, they told me.

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master_learn
master_learn


Legendary Hero
walking to the library
posted July 11, 2012 06:41 PM

Maciek,thanks!

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Star_King
Star_King


Known Hero
posted July 13, 2012 04:58 PM
Edited by Star_King at 17:03, 13 Jul 2012.

Quote:
CATHERINE riddle

She has to open quest guards on first day (after you kill each AI), then get somehow and kill Vokial. Riddle not solved, there must be some unknown bug to me which allows hero to get past obstacles. The path is closed on right and left, get past the obelisks or sign is impossible using regular move, keyboard arrows, black magic or voodoo. No idea so far.




Looks like it was updated. The version I have has the sign one spot higher than what's shown in this screenshot, so now it's possible. Final battle was shockingly easy... choice of monster is pretty obvious, I think. Won with no losses and 31 spell points left. Final score, 496...

Thanks for sharing this fun map, and the walkthrough. I had to use it for Sorsha because I didn't know about that joiner bug. Figured out the rest on my own, though

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krs
krs


Famous Hero
posted December 23, 2012 03:57 PM
Edited by krs at 15:58, 23 Dec 2012.

Great map thank you once again for recommending it. One feedback for the map. Riddles that involved bugs should have been marked as extras or something.

Here my findings.

SPOILERS...

CHRISTIAN riddle
The battle with Xeron (Devils) I lost with only autoattacks so I had to split 4 3 3 to win it with 1 archangel left...(you were lucky at devil damage I think)

SIR MULLICH riddle
I've split the champions 40 1 40 it worked

SORSHA riddle
The decomposing artifacts and use better stats was great. I lost one archangel at golds... Did not know about lightning. And the joining bug...

SYLVIA riddle:
Sacrifice bug..... this is why I've abandoned the map. I knew it had to be sacrifice on phoenixes because of orb but no matter what I came up with nagas and zombies had speed 8....

THANT riddle
split 2 main stacks and 5 fodders to block resurect (someone had this idea too). Could be done this way with 100-200 griffins less

TYRIS riddle
You do not need that terrain to take down 70 champions. (although i had some terrain help in my trial but not that extreme). Just split 194+6*1 fort yourself in corner and then... fort yourself in corner with 2 "sick" champions stacks (one stack of 4-5 and a stack of 1-2). You need to pay attention to move order when you allow the next cavalier stack to hit you. Even if they get morale.

Great map but riddles with bugs were just... annoying. I felt cheated when I found out here about those solutions.

ps. one extra riddle that would be nice is minimum movement speed when picking resources (with terrain change, diagonal picking and all that).


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