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I'm trying to finish games I bought new and shelved for a while.
Finally finished first Witcher.

But back to DAO: only 4 hours in and I don't know how to get through even this "easy" combat in the Wilds. There is a part with a bridge and like 10 guys in mail with one mage. My guys rush in and die. Or I hang back to use bow and get fireballed. I don't have a mage, just these guys doing the Grey Warden stuff.

All the guides I've seen are like for higher level people with casters and I don't have one yet. So is every battle going to require some specific plan that I can't anticipate, like getting Mazed in BG2 only to realize you don't have the only spell to bring back your party member? I'm using a rogue, only perk right now is some bow thing. Appreciate any tips.
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Select all chars and attack 1 target at a time. Also called micro management.

Btw, doesn't kiting work ? Get your chars to a distance(usually where you can't see enemy) and use solo mode to run and trigger enemy and go back to party. When the melee get in range, disable solo mode and engage the mage with your ranged char to make him attack you.
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Is your game updated? Bioware dropped the difficulty a couple times since some battles were pretty hard originally. The Wilds expedition should be pretty simple on Easy difficulty.
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I did update to latest retail patch. I guess I just need to try again, focus on one enemy or kiting. Maybe if the guys would use bows when in range instead of charging in maybe I can tell them that too. I'll see how it goes.
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I'm trying to finish games I bought new and shelved for a while.
Finally finished first Witcher.

But back to DAO: only 4 hours in and I don't know how to get through even this "easy" combat in the Wilds. There is a part with a bridge and like 10 guys in mail with one mage. My guys rush in and die. Or I hang back to use bow and get fireballed. I don't have a mage, just these guys doing the Grey Warden stuff.

All the guides I've seen are like for higher level people with casters and I don't have one yet. So is every battle going to require some specific plan that I can't anticipate, like getting Mazed in BG2 only to realize you don't have the only spell to bring back your party member? I'm using a rogue, only perk right now is some bow thing. Appreciate any tips.
If I remember it correct since I havent played that game for a very long time. If you kill the person you talked to the battle should end. Or you pay him to get past him/Use charm or however it's called again.

Do some side quests in the city then go back and attack him ones you are a higher level.

I have over 500 hours on that game and I totally forgot what to do. And yes I know thats ALOT but heck, Im a Swedish viking we are all crazy:


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