Stealth

This skill combines both an ability to hide in shadows as well as moving quietly. If you're successful then your thief cannot be seen by someone outside your party. In order to cast spells in Torment you need to memorize them first. Every spell-caster has a set number of spells that he, or she, can cast. The number of spells that you can have in your spell book per level and the maximum level of the spells that you can learn are governed by your character's experience level and Intelligence...

Magic Missile

Level 1 Area of Effect 1-5 targets in a Range 60 yds. 10 yds. level 10-ft. cube Duration Instant Saving Throw None Description This spell creates several missiles of magical force to hurl against the caster's foes. Effect This spell summons a magical missile that strikes its target unerringly for 2-5 pts. of damage with no saving throw possible. In addition, the caster gains 1 extra missile every 2 levels for a maximum of 5 missiles at level 9 . Casting Time 1 Area of Effect Special Saving...

Learning Spells

You don't start the game knowing any spells, but you'll be able to pick up some pretty darn quick. Here are four first level spells, just so you'll have an idea of what to expect. Description This spell allows the caster to identify the capabilities of magic items in his possession. Effect Once the spell is cast, you can examine the items that you have in your inventory to see what magical properties they possess. To do that, select an unidentified item from your inventory, Right-click on the...

Character Generation

The first game screen you'll encounter after getting Torment running is, appropriately enough, the Character Generation screen. Here you'll generate the stats for your hero. Press this when you're happy with your choices Press this when you're happy with your choices Even if you think you're familiar with which of your character's stats do what, you may want to read this section anyway. In Torment some of your character's stats are used in new and different ways. There are a couple of things to...

Cast Spell

Left-clicking on this button brings up a menu of spells that your selected character can cast. Up to five of the spells that you currently have memorized are displayed at any one time. Click on the scroll arrows directly beneath the spell buttons in order to cycle your other spells onto the selection buttons. When the spell you want to cast is displayed on a button, Left-click on the spell's button and then Left-click on the target for the spell. Note If you're the target for the spell, then...

The Nameless One is Different from your other Characters

Your character is different from the other characters in your party. He's immortal, that's one big difference. Another is the way that he gains hit points and spells. The Nameless One starts the game as a third level warrior and a first level thief and mage. The Nameless One only gets experience in the class he is currently a member of he switches classes by talking to people in the game. Furthermore, he cannot access any of the other classes' abilities when he is specializing in one of the...

Saving Throws and Resistance

Not all of the spells that you cast, or that are cast by your foes, will take effect. The first hurdle you have to overcome is to cast your spell without being interrupted. Generally, the higher level a spell is, the longer it takes to cast. This is what a spell's Casting Time refers to. If you're damaged while you're in the middle of casting a spell, your concentration is disrupted and the spell will fail to go off. So, if you're hard pressed try to use spells that have lower Casting Times. On...