Defeating Jack of Blades - Guide for Fable
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In this guide I will tell you how to beat Jack of Blades from my own personal experience. Some of you may find a better, more efficient way to do this, but this is simply how I did it. First you need the proper skills. Level 3+ enflame, summon, and physical shield greatly help throught out the entire process of this guide. Minimum of level 6 in each strength and skill stats as well as level 5+ will. Next you need the proper gear. I used dark plate armor myself with dark chain helm, but to each his own. Minimum obsidian weapon of any kind as well as minimum ebony bow. Ronok's axe works well too, but I prefer greatswords for their extended reach. Arken's bow makes the final few minutes a breeze. Plenty of health and will potions are a must as well as resurrection vials. Will master's elixer helps a ton. Now for the storyline, after you kill Maze and everything, you are called back to the Hero's Guild. You speak with the quest guide for a while, its easier just to skip the dialogue. He then tells you to step through the cullis gate. Turn on your physical shield BEFORE YOU STEP THROUGH THE GATE!!! Now you must decide between doing this the easy way or the hard way... The easy way: It's pretty self-explanitory. Keep the physical shield up with will potions and just run past all the monsters that spwan. In most places there will be heros such as Thunder and Black Rose that help to keep the monsters off your back as well as guards and apprentices that spawn to do the same. Just run through and let the dregs take care of 'em. The hard way: I haven't really tried this method as of yet because I don't really like to kill unnecessarily during a quest, thereby wasting time but again, to each his own. Its an easy enough idea, keep physical shield up and murder everything in your path, npc's still come to your aid and i'd imagine you get tons of experience from these creatures, they range anywhere from spellcasting minions from wasps although i havn't seen any earth or rock trolls or any balverines. The majority are dogwarrior minions. Wichever path you choose just follow the quest markers to each destination and eventually you will wind up back at the Hero's Guild. speak to the guide for the last time and he will tell you that the three (jack, your mother and sister) are in the Chamber of Fate. Go there and on the bridge connecting the chamber and the guild will be an oak bow, take it to sell later. Now go through the door and the story will continue. Skip through the dialogue or read through it and afterwards, the fight will begin... Phase one: Jack will hide himself and your sister (he kills your mother during the dialogue) behind a shield, just like the one in hook coast. He will have summoned minions, 2 spellcasters and 4 dogwarriors. Dispose of them anyway you wish. Phase two: After his minions are defeated Jack will then attack, make sure your physical shield is up and you will potions are autoset for easy replensih. Jack is wielding the sword of aeons and can do some major damage if you're not careful plus his will spells cause their own fair share of damage, but at this point he only uses his electric ball attack. Use summon to get Jack distracted and flourish the hell out of him when you get the chance. At random intervals he will use assain rush to get away from you (which is a fair distance) so run up to him and continue the onslaught of attacks and flourishes. Once he is halfway dead, phase three will begin... Phase three: This is where the bow comes in. You may do this in any way you feel most comfortable, but this is what I did. After you kill him halfway, Jack levitates off the ground in the center of the room and attacks with 3 types of will spells. Dont bother with summon at this point, its a waste of mana and he cant even get close enough to attack Jack. Physical shield is a must unless you want to use up all of your resurrection vials. First he starts out with his electric ball and electric wave attacks. Both can be easily dodged and dont cause too much damage. His third attack however is a near kill everytime and is NOT avoidable. Keep on top of your health and mana at all times. The Arken bow makes this phase go by in a blink of the eye. If you dont have the Arken bow then I suggest using multiple arrow with ebony or master bows (regular or crossbow, it doesn't matter). If after a few minutes you still haven't killed jack yet, he will summon minions to his aide, kill them or keep attacking jack, it doesn't matter, but they do hinder you somewhat. Once you kill Jack, the most difficult choice of your life soon follows. The Sword of Aeons: Now with Jack dead you must choose one of two paths, toss the sword in the vortex and save all of Albion from its great and terrible power for all eternity, or slay your sister and keep the sword for your own selfish gains. If you choose to kill your sister, you gain one of the most powerful swords in Albion as well as more than enough evil points to turn you completly evil. If you dont well then, you're out a sword and u get a Halo. After you make a descision the end credits scroll for about 5-10 minutes and then comes the part where u save your game for continuos play. unfortunatly, the hero's guild was destroyed save for the cullis gate and the experience platform, all the other rooms are blocked off from the map room except the fron door of course (it might be wise to get everything in the hero's guild you want before stepping through the cullis gate). With the Sword of Aeons, you can pretty much one-hit most creatures. And with mana, health, experience, and sharpening augmentations, you pretty much have little to no use for health and will potions. At any rate, if you want to turn a new leaf and become good but you still want the Sword of Aeons, theres always the Temple of Avo to pray to. >:-[)