I’m trying to help my son get past General Akilles. He says that he can’t figure out how to defeat him. I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere online. Is there a site that has a step by step walkthrough? Or a “Wizard101 for Dummy’s”. If you can help….I would be SO grateful.
What an awesome mom to ask a question for her son!
Well, there's really no step by step walkthrough for this game that I know of, but you can get a good idea of what you're up against by looking at some of the entries on Wikia.
Here's the wikia entry on General Akilles. That won't tell you much beyond who he is and what treasure he drops . . . and the discussion tab is not worth looking at on this one, so FRIENDLY TO THE RESCUE!
The general rule with all early boss fights is as follows
1- Start with full health.
2- Defeat the minion (the cyclops legionnaire in this case) of the boss first.
3- Heal yourself often with the pixie spell. (heals 400 in exchange for 2 pips)
4- Use those shields if you have them! (myth shields for this fight)
5- Remember that if you can't seem to do it alone, by all means go with others since this is an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game.
If your son is playing a low damage class like ice, have him get an amulet with lightning bat or lightning snake to help him win (these guys are weak to lightning spells), and you can buy shielding treasure cards from the library if necessary (to use a treasure card you click off a card you don't need from your deck during battle and select draw). At the early levels, ice is by far the most difficult class I've played solo. It can be done, but it's really a grouping class.
So, here's the best tip I can give you. Press Escape to go to the options window.
You'll want to click on the gear icon on the right and then the gear with the spheres on the top right.
This will bring up the "realms" window. What you'll want to do is have your son travel to the busiest realm available. Early in the morning here, the busiest realm I could find was Ambrose.
This will put your son where all the action is and where the most people are.
Then you wait.
In the time it took me to write this article, I had six people run up to fight Akilles . . . and it's extremely early in the morning . . . just imagine when it's busier in the afternoon!
At this level it's pretty standard that you just join people as they run into these instances, but at later levels your son should probably ask if he can help before jumping in with someone. It's just a common courtesy.
This is a difficult fight at low levels to be sure, without shields up, these two can put out a lot of damage (I was hit for 550 points by the end of the third round), but as a friend of mine noted last night, it's not nearly as difficult as rising to the top of the Golem Tower at low levels. Greater challenges are in store!
Hope that helps! I'm sure my readers have some tips to give as well, so please check out the comments that will follow.