Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough Combat

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 12 minutes

This Puzzle Quest 2 walkthrough is divided into 5 total pages.

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Combat

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 9

Combat in Puzzle Quest 2 is fairly straight-forward but becomes more complex as you move on.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 10

Every battle consists of a large board with a variety of different jewels on them.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 11

The game will also always roll to see whose "Cunning" status is higher and in this case, It was me and so, I get to do the first move.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 12

You click on jewels to select them and then click on a horizontal or vertical adjacent..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 13

To combine them all together. You need at the very least 3 in order to do so. In this case, I moved 3 skulls together and made 3 damage points on my enemy.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 14

His total HP was deducted and once It reaches 0/10, I win.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 15

As it is a weak foe, it only took a few skulls merged to finish him off.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 16

When done, you'll be taken to a reward scene.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 17

Here, you will get a debrief on your gains from the battle. In this case, I got no gold, a bit of XP, a flap of leather and an emerald.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 18

Such items can be sold for gold, but more on that later.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 19

Click on the guard again to go back to him.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 20

Dialog is plenty in this game. Either skip through it or read it all.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 21

Now after finishing our first quest, we have to move onto the next area. To do this, click the arrow that appears and select "Travel to X"

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 22

It will take you to a new area and here, a goblin is blocking our path to the villagers. Click on him to engage in more battle.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 23

All enemies you encounter all have unique twists and properties to them. In this case, goblins are high in cunning, meaning they will often start first and be clever in moving gems.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 24

But as we are an assassin, our cunning is higher than his and we get to start first again.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 25

A new sort of gems, namely fisted gauntlets will appear in this fight. Don't worry about them for now though cause we cannot use them.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 26

Always focus on matching up skulls whenever humanly possible. It's your bread and butter for total damage.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 27

The only time you shouldn't pull skulls together immediately is when you have an opportunity to match up 4 gems in a row. This will grant you not only huge amounts of resources for casting spells but it will also grant you another turn.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 28

Resources are gathered when you match at least 3 gems up together. In this case, we got some blue gems together and such, we can execute a "Sneak Attack".

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 29

It's an attack that will deal damage directly onto the enemy without costing us our turn. A highly valuable skill in long-lasting battles as you can stockpile the blue resource and use them up all at once in one go.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 30

Eventually with some practice, you should be able to defeat goblins with no problem.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 31

In this case, we got more XP, some gold and items for our victory.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 32

Following our victory, we leveled up. Leveling up means unlocking new skills and the opportunity to grow in strength amongst a variety of different specializations. As we are one to cause brute harm..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 33

Strength is most valuable to us followed by Agility and then Morale.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 34

When done, click on the villager and select "Rescue".

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 35

Here, you saved the villagers and they have decided to give you a reward. A weapon of your choosing.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 36

I would recommend taking the Bastard Sword, as It is heavy in delvering damage.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 37

I, however, ended up taking a rather shoddy shortbow to sell it for more gold later.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 38

When done..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 39

Travel onwards.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 40

Fight the goblin just as before.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 41

This will be your first opportunity to be able to use a weapon. They require "Action Points" but as my bow has a special attribute, granting me +6 action points at the start of the round, I can either play my turn on the table or attack immediately for 3 damage.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 42

The gauntlets on the board mixed amongst the jewels are the said action points. You will have to either match them up, get action points and then attack with your weapon, match skulls up together or use your skills after gathering enough resources.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 43

As you grow stronger, so will your opponents. In this case, the goblin had a shortsword.. And he used it, causing us damage.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 44

As we also leveled up earlier, we unlocked a new skill "Swift Strike". It is one of the most fiercest skills available in the entire game as It takes every single yellow gem on the board and turns it to damage towards your enemy.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 45

It will shine up whenever you can use it after gathering resources and when It does, simply click to spend your turn casting it.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 46

As the yellow orbs get used, they get transformed into purple ores. This means that not only do we wipe off any chance of our enemies getting more yellow orbs..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 47

But It can also score us additional resources as the board automatically matches up 3 or more in a row and delivers the payoff to us.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 48

And victory is ours.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 49

Now with our opponent utterly maimed, It's just a matter of getting one set of skuills (or attacking with your weapon)..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 50

As you may also note, the rewards will get increasingly bigger.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 51

And you will need it too. Not only to continue leveling but also to afford various things.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 52

Shop to your desires with various NPC's when the option appears beneath them.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 53

Feel free to mix up your character build as you please. Stamina can be an interesting thing to have as It allows you to spawn with existing resources.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 54

Finishing one quest at one NPC will almost always end up with them giving you another one. Sometimes, however, you may need to go looking for one or simply explore the world.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 55

Here, for example, we can go back where we came from or head towards the gates which the quest prompts us with the golden ? marker.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 56

There may occur special quests, however, that require you to do specialized actions. In this case, we have to deal with a huge fire.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 57

These are known as "Challenges".

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 58

The goal in this case, is to combine as many blue gems as possible in a short timespawn in order to quench the fire as they represent water. The red gems represent fire and should be avoided at all costs.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 59

Do a good enough job with these challenges and you will get huge XP bonuses.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 60

The challenges modes also often give you special weapons to use. In this case, we got a bucket full of water that require AP to use. However, as It does not have a possibility of rewarding us with XP, we will avoid it and stick to manipulating the board.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 61

And rightfully so, we get repeatedly showered in XP.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 62

Most challenges are fairly easy but some can be painfully hard. Some will also not allow you to re-try them so proceed with your best judgement.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 63

Challenges rarely give much gold, but the XP is the real thing of value here.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 64

They will also sometimes unlock various bonuses. In this case, the fire we put out was over a blacksmith. Now this blacksmith will not only sell and trade goods with us but also upgrade pre-existing items we have for a small fee.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 65

He was also generous enough to give us a reward. Now, here is also a hard decision to make.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 66

The cloth robes here gives us the most armor bonus without taking weapon slots..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 67

But there's also a buckler we can equip in our off-hand for a massive defense boost.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 68

There's also a cloth cap that's worth 30 gold..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 69

But also a pair of boots. As we have already gotten a weapon, a two handed one at that, the buckler is no use of us. And chest items are very common in these kinds of games, both as drops and rewards so the only option is between the cap and boots.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 70

Paying attention to the subtle 7 more gold in value onto the boots rather than the cap, we can also deduct that boots are somewhat more rare than caps. And thus, we'll be taking the boots.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 71

When done, travel onwards.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 72

Certain quests may also require you to search an area. This, however, is fairly early on and thus, the objective is rather obvious.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 73

It does however, introduce us to the first enemy spellcaster in the game.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 74

The further on you go into the game, the more brutally hazardous these spellcasters will become as they pack loads of destructive magic.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 75

They are also fairly intelligent, making them fearsome board players with ruthless but efficient resource harvesting.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 76

In this case, the enemy spellcaster only has one spell. Namely, Zap. Which is like our sneak attack but much more cost efficient.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 77

Grabbing 4 in a row opportunities are all the more important with these opponents as they score the most resources.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 78

And the extra turns sure don't hurt to have either.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 79

Super-charged skulls will also now start to make an entrance. They are powered-up versions of normal skulls that do absolutely devastating damage when combined..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 80

While also exploding everything around them on the board.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 81

Confuse is a particularly useful ability to have for spellcasters as It utterly devastates their ability to gain resources.

Using this spell when they have an opportunity to harvest a couple of 4-in-a-rows can be a shrewd tactical choice, as removing large amounts of gem will likely introduce skulls for you to use against them.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 82

Here, the spellcaster got over 9 gems in one move.. But only got 3 resources for it.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 83

Spellcasters can be either very harmless as spells can be resisted (even yours) or devastatingly difficult when they get lucky.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 84

They are however also, often quite fragile. And in this case, one solid swift strike was enough..

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 85

To finish the witch off.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 86

When done, go to the nearest NPC.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 87

Not going to the destined NPC with certain quests will not allow you to level up, so do so whenever possible.

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Puzzle Quest 2 Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest-2 88

Stats have certain "Stages" you will have to reach for bonuses to appear. Here for example, I needed a total of 2-3 strength in order to have skulls do more damage to opponents in battles.

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