Puzzle Quest Walkthrough Battles

September 12, 2016 (Last Updated: ) | Reading Time: 8 minutes

This Puzzle Quest walkthrough is divided into 5 total pages.

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Battles

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 15

Combat in Puzzle Quest may seem intimidating at first but do not fret. Your goal is to ultimately damage and reduce your opponents HP to 0. To accomplish this, we need to line up the skulls on the board to atleast 3x linear or horizontally..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 16

You do this by clicking on an orb and then clicking a spot adjacent to it either horizontally or vertically.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 17

Doing this will merge the orbs and give your character an expendable resource for using skills. More on that later.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 18

Ultimately, you want to simply shuffle the board and get the opportunity to slap 3 or more skulls together. Doing this will severely harm your opponent.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 19

The trick to this game is to place yourself in a position whereas you will have the turn to use skulls when your opponent can't. You do this by making your opponent shuffle the board and aligning the skulls for you. It's a game of cat-and-mouse mostly.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 20

Evidently, you will win either way as this was only a training dummy.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 21

Accept your reward..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 22

And take yet another quest. You can either continue practice with the dummy or move on with the main storyline.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 23

Going on the main quest will give you a much more difficult opponent to do battle with. This also introduces new game mechanics such as the "Stat rolling". In this case, I was more cunning than the knight and so, I get to start first. It can be very important to have this opportunity.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 24

As the board will be fresh, and have a big chance of having a 4x row.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 25

Scoring 4 orbs at once will reward you with an additional turn. This can quickly become one of the most lethal situations there is where your opponent will go on a "take another turn" streak.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 26

As you may have figured out, the top left of the screen is you. And the long red bar over your portrait symbolzies your HP (Health Points). Drop to 0 and you lose.

The primary goal of this game is character progression. To achieve the maximum amount of this, you will need XP (Experience Points). To get XP, you do quests, win battles but more importantly, match up these purple stars together. They are your biggest source of XP.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 27

Along those are your monetary benefits. AKA, Money. They are symbolized by copper coins and matching up 3 or more will net you a small profit.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 28

The other orbs (Red, green, blue, yellow) are all their own "resource" kind, AKA; Fire, wind, water, etc.

They are used for certain spells and should mostly only be a distraction to getting more skulls alligned.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 29

The most important thing you'll ever see on the board are these super charged skulls with a +5.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 30

When matched, they do absolutely devastating damage.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 31

Here I shaved off over half of my opponents HP in one move.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 32

To get more of these super-charged skulls, we have the unique ability as a warrior to do a "Battle cry". This will cost us 6 red orbs and 4 yellow ones, but in return..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 33

We will violently transform a random block on the board..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 34

To a super-charged skull.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 35

This can be a double-edged sword because in this scenario, my opponent ended up being able to use the summoned super-charged skull and amassed huge damage on me.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 36

Evidently, Puzzle Quest is all about planning and using caution. Here, I wittled down my opponent to almost no health.. But he got a whopping 5 of a kind..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 37

Used a whole bunch of skulls, namely 4 in a row, damaged me heavily while also getting another turn..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 38

And then finishing me off with yet another pair of skulls.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 39

Don't be discouraged, however, If you lose because It's a part of the game and we still got a nifty cash & xp reward for our efforts.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 40

The XP reward allows us to apply points to existing skills. These are various and I will explain them later. For now, however, take "Battle" for more damage and "Morale" If you want more HP.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 41

As the quest will also tell us, we failed. But we are free to try again.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 42

Going back to the quest list, you will see that It's gone.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 43

Click the castle back and you will see a new option, however.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 44

"Advanced Combat Training" will come up along with a chalice next to it. This means It's a quest.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 45

The battle will restart but this time, we have a new skill to our arsenal.

Skills are unlocked as you level up.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 46

Wild Lore is an extremely powerful spell that shakes up the board greatly..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 47

By removing all yellow and blue orbs on it. This can cause a massive influx of both resources, money and opponent damage but It also gives you a flat huge bonus to your XP the more orbs you destroy.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 48

In this case, It also crippled our opponents future income for casting spells as he depends on yellow and blue orbs as a paladin.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 49

Four of a kinds should be used whenever possible no matter what as they always give you an extra turn and a good chunk of resources.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 50

Here, for example, my opponent ended up almost wrecking me yet again by getting a four of a kind again..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 51

And again..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 52

And again.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 53

I barely survived and with careful planning, I started wittling him down instead while avoiding all damage.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 54

With him weakened, I got my hands on a +5 skull and paired it to finish him off..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 55

Grating me a victory.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 56

You shouldn't dally on the starting quest too long however, since the rewards are very poor.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 57

Once without quests, open the menu and click "Get Quests".

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 58

Blue quests are repeatables while red ones are considered to be "the main plot".

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 59

Travel to the destined location..

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 60

And get ambushed by a Thief.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 61

Thieves are very tricky opponents that can damage you directly and still do their turn while also being capable of stealing your money.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 62

They are also highly cunning, often giving them the first turn.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 63

If you see no possible way for you to do a move without serious harm coming to you, you may execute an "Illegal move", by moving two orbs that will cause nothing to happen. This will penalize you 5 HP but will be much better than a possible 15+ damage alternative.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 64

One of the thieves unique attacks is the Sneak Attack. It will damage you directly for +3 points.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 65

Letting your enemies get the 4-of-a-kinds first is fatal. It grants them huge amounts of resources, bonus rounds and complete liberty to spam spells.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 66

Another absolute necessity to know is how Puzzle Quest builds their blocks. Here, we have a scenario where I need more green orbs. Just grab the ones at the bottom, no problem right?

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 67

Wrong. It ends my turn, and as the orbs at the bottom disappear, new ones fall in from above, two of them being skulls that place themselves perfectly above a supercharged +5 skull which my opponent is guaranteed to use.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 68

And It ends up killing me instantly.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 69

In this case, the thief also got away, disabling us the opportunity of a rematch and he also stole a letter we were supposed to deliver. Plot points like these happen and we have to deliver the bad news to our father.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 70

Traveling there and clicking as usual.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 71

He does however, not hold our failure against us and instead decides to reward us for our dedication.

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Puzzle Quest Walkthrough - Puzzle Quest 72

This reward ends up being a longsword and 20 experience.

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