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How do I kill Andariel

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  1. hophlng

    hophlng IncGamers Member

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    How do I kill Andariel

    Hi All

    I am new to the World of Diablo.

    I have just started playing for about 1 week + and my sorceress has reached the level of 18.

    But I am still not able to complete Act 1 Quest 6, Killing Andariel.

    I have a amazon merc which I picked up after killing Blood Raven. The Merc is about level 14. Even Combined with the mercs, I am not able to killed Andariel. I have died 6 times.

    I am thinking of junking this character and start a fresh with a new character. But I have spend so much time into this Character.

    Can anyone help me, how to I kill Andariel?

    Regards
    Matthew
     
  2. pesot

    pesot IncGamers Member

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    hi and welcome to the spf :howdy: .
    in order to effectively help you, we need to know about your sorc. hows her skill allocation? her stats? andariel is not so difficult if you got the right approach. sorcs can be a pain in early level and you need to be cautious. try avoiding andy's poison. the trick is to lure her out of her throne room. use your surroundings to block her off.
    also, why not intoduce yourself a bit more.
     
  3. ShriekingWillow

    ShriekingWillow IncGamers Member

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    "But I have spend so much time into this Character."

    Hee hee hee...wait till you have a level 95+ character. Now that's spending too much time on a char.

    Anyway, to answer your question, most Sorcs will have one point in Static Field by the time they reach Andariel. Then you just run up right beside her and Zap Zap Zap while gulping health/mana potions and the occasional antidote potion. If you don't have any points in Static Field it's quite easy to beat her it just takes a little more time. Just use whatever your main skill is and keep hitting and retreating, hitting and retreating. Antidote potions are quite useful for this fight, and just make sure you have some town portal scrolls so you can restock mid-fight. Andariel's health won't regenerate so you can take as much time as you like.

    The key here is really persistance. Just keep slivering away her health and eventually you'll get her. Also, your merc will be no help during this fight, Act Bosses do extra ( 2x? 4x? 10x? ) damage to mercenaries. A better strategy for a Sorceress is to just keep on moving around.

    Plus, as a reward for killing her you get to see the next cool movie.

    PS: Don't let poison damage scare you, it'll never kill you it just reduces your health to 1. However, if Andariel hits you when your health is at 1. Ouch!
     
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    DurfBarian IncGamers Member

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    It can be a tough quest to complete, especially the first time you go up against her. And a sorceress can be hard to fight with until you get to a higher level and get some stronger skills.

    Andariel is weak against fire, I believe. What skills are you using now? And what kind of weapon have you given to your mercenary? If you give your rogue helper a 3-socket bow filled with emeralds for poison damage it can help Andariel die faster.

    Any other Act 1 hints out there?
     
  5. SideShowBob

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    What is your skill distribution? What attacks and weapons do
    you have at your disposal and use? This information might help us
    to help you.

    Some thoughts: Static Field is very good. Let her follow you
    to the room with the blood pool and try to keep it between her
    and you. Andariel has poor fire resists, so Fire Wall could help.
    In the worst case scenario, you could get someone to help you
    in a multiplayer game. :D

    Edit: Welcome to the Single Player Forum!
     
  6. cholerajoe

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    Pull her nipple rings off
    Sory iM REALLY TIRED AND ITS BEEN A LOONG DAYgrr capslk
     
  7. ShriekingWillow

    ShriekingWillow IncGamers Member

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    When I play a Necro I grab on to her nipple rings and she drags my pasty white body around the room as she chases Pooh ( Clay Golem ).
     
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    i always cast a town portal (TP) right before i go down the stairs into Andy's level of the level... that way i know i can get back there more quickly if i happen to die during the fight. then, i kill all the monsters in the first two rooms you go through and as many as i can in andy's room. after that, if you lure her out of the throne, you at least have it as a 1-1 fight. erm, well 2-1 if you can't the merc. :D

    edit: you've probably figured this out by now, but the fallen shamans in the last few levels of act 1 can resurrect the little annoying guys, so make sure to kill the shamans off before taking on the little buggers.
     
  9. Wraithswind

    Wraithswind IncGamers Member

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    Since your at level 18, Fire Wall will eat her alive. Fire Wall cast perpindicular to your character which can make it hard to aim:

    S|A

    For instance would result if you cast it direcly between you and her (with S being your sorceress, | the Fire Wall and A for Andy)

    Cast it and move your Sorc so that Andy follows you through the length of the wall:

    S--A

    It may take a few tries to get the timing right, but it'll kill her really quickly.

    Otherwise, you could try using a level 1 (and only 1) Blaze since Andy likes to follow you.

    Oh, and a HI :D
     
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    tragor IncGamers Member

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    I'm gonna let these other folks tell you how to whip Andy. They're really good and know the game inside out. So far, their advice does makes complete sense. If you post your skill distribution they'll tell you how to kill her in no time flat ... with or without nipple rings.

    Welcome to our planet. Hope you enjoy your stay. :howdy:

    EDIT: And congratz on getting your first character to lvl 18. She's just about ready for her coming out ball. When she starts to dance, have fun with her. She's quite lethal.
     
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    Static field will toast her in seconds
     
  12. hophlng

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    No Fire Spells

    I am dead meat, besides 4 points in Warmth. I do not have a single skill Point in Fire Elemental Spells...........


    I think the following is my skills points alloctment (Sorry not at my personal PC right now, so can only try to recall)

    Ice Bolt - 2 points
    Ice Blast - 1 point
    Glacial Spike - 1 point
    Frost Nova - 1 point

    Lighting - 1 point
    Chain Lighting - 1 point
    Telekinesis - 1 point
    Teleport - 1 point
    Static Field (4.6 yards) - 3 points

    My staff and Orb all contains Enhancement skills to either the lighting element or the cold element.

    I am equip with 2 Set Items

    Death's Hand - 50% Resist Poison, Poison Length Reduced by 75%
    Artic Furs - 308% increase in Defense, +10 to all Resistance
    1 Shield with 2 Chipped Diamonds socketed +12 to all Resistance.

    My poison Resistance is almost about 75%, yet one hit from her poison blast or poison Cloud will reduce my hit point by half.

    I currently if I am not wrong, still have 1 more skill point that are not allocated.
     
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    Just do what they said walk up to Andy and static her until she has a quarter life while drinking lotsa potions at the same time. Then hit her with your hardest hitting spell while avoiding been hit yourself as much as possible. As for the fire skills, it isn't necessary but it can help a bit to kill her the first time around. And welcome to the SPF :wave:
     
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    I think you can take her with those skills. You want to kill off as many of the other little beasts as you can first. Then you draw her out to the front room with the lake of blood in it. You lead her on a chase around that lake and shoot glacial spikes at her if she sits still.

    The other option is to stand close to her with one finger on the Static Field mouse button and another finger ready to pump potions into your mouth (keys 1-4 for the slots on your belt, if you haven't changed any key assignments). You can stay alive against her poison with those gloves, definitely!

    You might put three rows of health potions and one row of antidote potions in your belt to defend against the poison, too.

    If you have a few chipped gems, make sure your mercenary has a bow with three sockets, and put some emeralds in it for her.

    The key is to stay running. You are a soft little girl, not a big barbarian, so you don't really want to stand in Andariel's face. It's sort of necessary when you use Static Field, but zap-and-run is the way to go.
     
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    Slap on your occy rings, Ith staff and toast her with lvl 56 meteor and lvl 56 fire mastery (sorry for low skill levels, hard to get better at lvl 18). One shot should wipe out the whole map.

    Oh ermm without hacks you say? ;) Potions potions potions, static static static, like the rest have mentioned. The when static stops affecting her, try tanking her. The occasional glacial spike should really slow her down, and just beat her silly with your staff and keep chugging away at those potions. Run away for awhile if your life doesn't recover fast enough, rinse and repeat, go to town and stock up on the life pots if need be.

    Give it time, and you'll surely win. Just get over the fear of tanking andy, she's a real wuss actually. :D

    *edit*

    Durf has sage advice about clearing the other minions first. They'll be very hazardous if they gang up on you while tanking andy.

    His strategy's good too, my only qualm is that sorcs may not have enough mana to sustain a distanced casting campaign. Should work too, whatever floats your boat. :D
     
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    hi there and welcome to the SPF :wave:

    for Andy, dont know what players your playing on but if you are using the players8 command, maybe you can set it lower... did you gave your merc some equipment? By pressing "O" u can give your rogue some armor, helm and a nice bow... For andariel i would suggest your belt like this,
    First row, healing potions
    Second row, healing pots
    Third row, mana pots
    Fourth row, antidote pots

    Once your green, hit an antidote potion, that will save you ALOT of life
    so run up to her, and static like 5-6 times... run away and refill your life, hit an antidote potion and rember you merc here :innocent: give her some health back too and if needed an antidote pot...

    then run back and finish her off with your main spell... what u can do is lure in the chamber which you just cleared, and run around the pool there, she will just run behind you, run away cast 2 ice bolts, run away cast 2 ice bolts etc...

    hope you can finish her ^^

    robin
     
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    I don't think I can add much to the excellent advice you've already got. One thing I will say, though--you're spreading your skill points way too thinly. We've all done it--taken our first character and just put a point in every skill that looks cool--but doing this will cause you endless trouble in the later game.

    Fortunately, you're still low enough level that you can start specialising now and have a good chance of getting a good character when you get to the REALLY tough stuff...
     
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    Actually, it looks looks like he's done pretty good with skills for his first character.


    Yep, since you don't have any othe skills in the fire tree, Static would wear Andy down the fastest; however, since you have to get close to her to use it, it's probably better to use long distant attacks like Glacial Spike. It'll take time, but it's safer. But, if you still wanted to try a fire skill on her, you could look for a staff from the shop in town. +1 to Blaze or +1 to Fire Wall. The Blaze rod wouldn't cost too much (as long as there aren't any other + to skills on it), but I'm not for sure how much the Fire Wall one would cost...it might hurt your account a little.
     
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    Other then the 2nd and 3rd points in static they have set up their points perfectly for a FO/CL sorc. But this advice is sound for your next character decide what skills you want to end the game with and place points in prereqs and max the skill itself.
     
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    first you DON'T NEED fire spell. Second you're char is very good ! I did never had also good sorc for kill andariel.

    now you need a better technique
    first : what do you put in you're belt ? in my opinion
    1) heal
    2) anti poison
    3) anti poison
    4) mana

    try to give a socketed bow to you're merc with gems of poison or fire if you have
    don't forget you can drink by using key 1/4 and shift 1/4 to give to you're merc.
    don't forget you can put spell on hot key. personnaly I use the well of the mouse to change of spell.

    start to make a tp. so you'll can go back to town quickly or you can return if you are killed.
    try to don't attract andi bifore kill alls the monsters then attract andariel in the second piece
    first you teleport on her , yes on her ! then static fild all you can until her live don't drop , teleport again . use potion poison/heal/mana to be clean.

    after you may kill her with frost nova.

    go back to town if you are out potion and buy again you're merc if he's killed.

    and don't forget to remake a tp. If you are killed it will be not a problem the fight will be continue not start again.

    you can also run and let the merc kill andy
     

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