Dealing with hedgehogs when unarmed & unarmoured

Jan 25, 2008, 4:44 pm
#1
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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Lot's of folks say hedgehogs are super deadly in the beginning of the game. This is true until you get a pair of gauntlets or boots, once you have either you can kick or punch them much more safely. A trick I always use at the start of the game is to go to new attnam and get some banana peels from Huang Ming Pong. I usually scitalk with the banana growers for a wis/int boost and get at least 6 peels. Then when you meet a hedgehog, run and drop peels behind you. the poor little critter will slip and die.
Mar 20, 2008, 8:36 pm
#2
Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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Hedgehogs are not THAT deadly... but here are some tips for dealing with them until you get weapons

1) Accuracy MATTERS: Low accuracy weapons may be amazing later on when you can train them... but early on that leaves you open for attack that will murder you. Shortswords are excellent
-I may be wrong

2) The dog helps: Keep your dog alive... a team up attack will kill almost any hedgehog.

3) Know when to run: A Hedgehog may cripple a bodypart... but in the end they only really delt 2 damage or so... running and then healing the tiny bit of health you don't have will get you back in the fight.

4) "No survivors": If the hedgehog runs... KILL IT!!!

I am slightly at a loss to understand people's entire hatred towards the hedgehogs... Ive been killed by them but I find many enemies in this game to have been harder and to have killed me more often. (Ive been killed by a Spider's Web more)
Mar 20, 2008, 9:06 pm
#3
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I've had a hedgehog take off my head in one hit.
Mar 21, 2008, 6:03 am
#4
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I don't find hedgehogs THAT deadly, even though that was my impression for the first several times I've played. I still always devour them right after killing, though, as a sadistic revenge tradition of sorts...
Mar 21, 2008, 3:59 pm
#5
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Neonivek
1st point - definitely true. I always go with spears & short swords first. Since spears and halberds are both polearms, using a spear will also train you for the halberd later on
2-4 - all good points as well
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