The Quest for Glory Skill Training Guide v2.0 й 1999 by Jarez
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This guide currently covers only Quest for Glory 1-5.
Changes from v1.7 have been marked with asterisks (*)
Last changes to this guide were made: 7 November 1999
By Jarez - firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Chapter 1 - Introduction
1.1 About Quest for Glory
1.2 Where to get this file
1.3 Thanks and Greetings
Chapter 2 - Training Skills
2.8 Weapon Use
2.9 Parry, Dodge
2.11 Pick Locks
2.16 Stamina, Health, Mana
1-1 About Quest for Glory
Quest for Glory is in my opinion the best adventure-game series ever made.
It was created by Lori and Corey Cole and published by Sierra. The newest
masterpiece, Quest for Glory 5 was just released. Go buy your copy!
1-2 Where to get this file
You can find this guide at The Quest for Glory Center. You can access the
Center through surf.to/qfg or qfg.cjb.net or through the real address,
www.info.tampere.fi/~llyjapeh/qfg (in case the forwarding addresses won't
work - if they don't, please drop me a line).
1-3 Special Thanks and Greetings
Markus Hietфvф, Jeremy Burton, Don, Paul Tripp, Clancy Cunningham and Greg
Hoff for many additions and corrections to this guide. Also greetings to
Lori and Corey Cole and all other people behind Quest for Glory!
Tip 1 - In Quest for Glory 2: Trial by Fire the master from the ring,
Djinni, can improve any of your skills by wishing for prowess and entering
the skill name. You can also wish for a skill that you don't yet know.
Tip 2 - Also in Quest for Glory 2, before ending up in jail in Raseir -
where you will lose your precious dinars - use all your money on, for
example, mana and vigor pills. This way you'll gain some magic or
something else and won't lose anything (because all your money would have
Note - Weapon Use is called Offense and Parry and Dodge have been merged
into one skill, Defense.
Do everything that trains your char (fighting, climbing..)
New - Go to the screen where you can find the antwerp bouncing. Cast flame
dart, throw dagger, whatever. Just make it disappear. Then unlock the rock
door and use the hand icon on it until it opens. Now your strength should
be something like 36. Then use the hand icon on the already opened door
(not the 'black hole') and watch your strength climb up!
1) In Simbani village, go to the training area. Click the hand icon on the
pole and watch your strength climb up.
2) Go to the savanna/jungle, pick up hundreds of good throwing rocks and
throw them anywhere on the screen. If your stamina gets low, drink some
water from the Pool of Peace. This will replenish your stamina.
Train strength in Adventurer's Guild in Mordavia with the training
machine. Add weight whenever it is needed.
Go to the Guild Hall. There you can see a stepping machine. With it you
can easily train strength.
Casting spells improves your intelligence.
Play awari game with Yesufu in the Simbani village. If he says that he
won't play anymore, because of the cattle, just keep clicking on the awari
table and he will play again with you.
Climbing, fighting and balancing.
When the dude that will pay you for crossing the rope comes to Fighters'
Plaza, give him a dinar and climb up. Stay on the line and press left and
right arrows. There is no need to use up/down keys. You won't probably be
able to walk the rope if your agility skill is worse than 110. And this is
how to get your skill to 200 at the rope plaza: First, pay the man a dinar
and walk the rope almost to the end. Then start 'waving'. Press for
example right arrow and then when your char starts waving press left. If
you fall, just pay him again and 'wave' again. You should walk the rope to
the end at least every fifth time (so that you won't lose any money.)
In the Simbani village, you can train agility by climbing on the log and
walking it to the other end. Do this 100-200 times and your agility is in
300. I noticed that when thieves walk on the log and their skill is about
200, a sort of panel will appear after climbing up the rope. Click on
these icons and it is a lot easier to train agility.
Fighting, climbing and just training other skills improves your vitality.
Just use up a whole bunch of stamina/get beat up real bad in a fight, then
sleep for a night. In the morning, your vitality will be up about 3
points. This might work in the other games too.
1) There aren't any great single sources for luck. But one way to improve
luck (and intelligence) is to play awari with Yesufu in Quest for Glory 3.
Also fighting, picking locks and just practicing other skills improves
luck. Also a good way to improve luck is to parry and dodge. This also
improves a whole bunch of your skills.
2) Get into a fight, escape, get into a fight, escape...
Maybe by casting spells. Training this skill might be very boring. But
every time before resting, remember to use all your mana for casting
Talk with people.
Go to, for example, Dinarzad. Say 'tell about dinarzad'. You can also once
in a while give her flowers if you wish. This will boost your communicate
and honor up.
1) Click the talk icon on a person. Put some weight on your Enter key and
make sure that there will be some communication (cursor is on a list item)
2) In QFG3 in the Simbani village INSIDE the hut click the talk cursor on
the hut wall near/on/around the zebra skin. This will SUPER boost your
communicate skill with ease!
Talking to others won't help. So why don't you talk to yourself? Click the
talk icon on yourself and do the same trick. For example, choose 'Greet
(someone)' and leave some weight on the enter key.
2-8 Weapon Use (Offense)
Note - Fighting increases a whole bunch of your skills. For example,
agility, luck, vitality and strength.
2-9 Parry, Dodge (Defense)
While fighting, practice. This seems to be pretty easy in all Quest for
Glory games. Just keep clicking on the Parry/Dodge icon/key and it will
get better quite fast.
Sneak and steal! So always sneak, whatever else you do. For example, when
throwing rocks, your stealth will rise at an unbelievable rate. This trick
works at least in the first few games.
Type sneak or select sneak icon from the menu.
To sneak, press the 'k' key (default). Break into houses, like the house
near the arena and Ferrari's house later in the game, and remember to
2-11 Pick Locks
Every time you bump into a door, try picking the lock. Also, try to click
the lockpick on yourself or type "pick nose." This might kill you if your
skill is less than 40.
You can pick the houses' locks in the town at night, even when they are
banned from inside. Don't be too greedy or you'll be arrested. Also pick
Pick the lock on the chest in your inn room.
1) You can increase lockpicking skill even during the day. Go to the
burgomeister's office, click the lockpick set on the door and hold it
there until all stamina is gone. Your skill should go up about 10 points
even though the door never opens (unless the gypsy is in it). It takes a
while to get the skill up, but if you get ten points a day you should get
to 400 fairly fast.
2) Go to the Thieves' Guild (from the Adventurer's Guild). Click the hand
icon on the safe and choose "crack safe". Do this many, many times.
Pick every door you run into, even if you have the key. You can also
practice at the Thieves' Guild and even in your own inn room, picking the
chest and doors. If you try to pick the lock at the top of the stairs
outside the Dead Parrot, many of your skills will improve (except for
Leave town, go to forest/desert/jungle, pick up a few hundred rocks and
throw 'em. This is probably the easiest skill to train to maximum. Of
course, there are other ways to practice throwing. For example, in QG1 you
can go to the archery range and throw your daggers at the board, in QG3
you can practice throwing in Simbani village (throw at the target) but
these ways are really slow.
Buy throwing spears or get rocks (for example near the blacksmith's).
Throw them, get them back, throw them. Boring. If you want, you can throw
them at the board outside the west gate of Silmaria.
Climb all trees, ladders, ropes and everything you can find on your quest
Outside the Healer's house, climb the tree (this trains your skill only to
83). You can also practice climbing on the town walls at night. Just climb
'em up and down and your skill will get to about 90. Next, when you are on
the brigand doors (after killing the two guards) climb up and down the
rocks and this will improve your skill to 100.
Buy the magic rope from Keapon Laffin and climb it. But beware, the rope
will lose its magic after some time. You can also climb the cliff in the
desert (griffin) to get your skill to 76. But if you have already 100 from
Quest for Glory 1, forget it.
Climb the forest trees (easy way), you can also climb the town gate at
night plus the monastery wall. Using the rope and the grapnel on the hook
in the Adventurers' Guild is a good way to improve climbing. This will
boost your climbing skill up by about 2 every time.
2-14 Acrobatics (QG4 only)
Jump around. Click acrobatics icon on the special skills/statistics
window. The easiest way is just keep the enter key down in the forest.
Do everything heroic.
1) Go to the flower katta and bargain for flowers. After loading up on
about a gross (144) of flowers at a time bring them to any female
character (for example Uhura) in the game and start giving the flowers
away. Just have to keep hitting the space bar and enter for a while and
make several trips. Bargaining also improves your communication and
intelligence at the same time.
2) Go to Julanar in the desert and hug tree many times. This boosts your
honor up, but must be done before you have got the fruit of compassion.
3) After day 12 when you have solved the Julanar quest, go see Julanar in
the desert and thank her (thank Julanar.) This will boost your honor up.
4) This trick requires some money. Just go outside the inn and type 'Give
centime' near the beggar or the musician. You won't lose many dinars and
this is an "honest" way..
There are 4 good ways to improve honor in QG3.
1) To to bazaar, go down and seek Kalb's meat store. Bargain the price to
1 and buy 300-400 meat pieces. After Harami has asked you to help him and
meet him at night, go to the bazaar at night and give him all the meat.
This will improve honor to 300.
2) The alternative way to improve your honor is to keep using your money
pouch on Harami. He won't accept the cash. But anyway this will "pump"
your honor up to 300.
3) In the bazaar, click your money pouch on the drummer's bowl. This is
also honorable, but it will cost you 10 commons each time you click on it.
4) After completing the drum quest, go and talk to Laibon. Say Thank You
many, many times and watch your honor slowly climb.
1) First go to the castle entrance. Talk to the gatekeeper and ask him
about his ex-wife. He will tell you something boring. Then go to the store
in Mordavia. Talk to the shopkeeper about her husband. She will tell you
something. Go talk to Boris (the gatekeeper). Tell him what his ex-wife
told you. Run between these two places until they say nothing new to each
other. Your honor will raise by about 10-20.
2) Pick up some flowers. Go to Rusalka. Give her these flowers you just
picked up. Go away picking some more flowers. Give her another bouquet of
flowers. She says they are nice but she won't take them. Keep clicking
them on Rusalka and watch your honor climb.
1) Give money to the Salla, the katta musician. Also giving flowers and
candy to any female character will boost honor. Offer drinks to people at
the Dead Parrot.
2) Solve all sub-quests, like Sarra's basket, bank robbery, Ann's deed,
3) Solve all quests without violence, like sneaking into Atlantis without
killing anyone, not killing the general in the Rite of Conquest
2-16 Stamina, Health, Mana
Sleep, eat pills/drink potions.
Go to the Heart of the World Tree and climb. Enjoy the free refill there
and climb down to go back to spell casting, throwing, etc.
Ignore your stamina (except in battles) and focus on climbing, acrobatics,
lock picking, etc. Even though stamina will go down to 0, you'll still
live and find your health going down instead. To completely refill health,
sleep on it. Preferably at Erana's staff or garden.
Go to the apothecary. Julanar will heal you if you are injured. Also, get
loads of stamina, health and mana pills and assign shortcut keys for them.
This way it is easy to use them in combat, for example.
2-17 Swimming (QG5 only)
Do not assign this skill to your character at the character creation. You
will learn it anyway from the Famous Adventurer. You can practice swimming
by jumping into water near the fisherman or at the beach outside town.
2-18 Pickpocket (QG5 only)
You can practice this skill at the Thieves' Guild pickpocketing the dummy
or using real victims. Go take a walk to the town and pickpocket
townspeople you see.
Some of the hints might not work if you have patched the game to a more
recent version, for example in Quest for Glory 1, 4 and 5.
Did I miss something? E-mail me with your hints.