The Art of War

The Art of War is a new player quest found in New Haven and begins with Alden Armstrong the Tactics Instructor.


Increase Tactics to 50


Head East out of town to Old Haven. Battle monster there until you have raised your Tactics skill to 50.


Knowing how to hold a weapon is only half of the battle. The other half is knowing how to use it against an opponent. It's one thing to kill a few bunnies now and then for fun, but a true warrior knows that the right moves to use against a lich will pretty much get your arse fried by a dragon.

I'll help teach you how to fight so that when you do come up against that dragon, maybe you won't have to walk out of there "OooOOooOOOooOO'ing" and looking for a healer.

When you feel like you're got the basics down, come back to me and I'll see if I can scrounge up an item to help you in your adventures later on.

-Alden Armstrong


Hey, good job killing those undead! Hopefully someone will come along and clean up the mess. All that blood and guts tends to stink after a few days, and when the wind blows in from the east, it can raise a mighty stink!

Since you performed valiantly please take these arms and use them well. I've seen a few too many harvests to be running around out there myself, so you might as well take it.

There is a lot left for you to learn, but I think you'll do fine. Remember to keep your elbows in and stick'em where it hurts the most!



Stay within Old Haven to take advantage of the accelerated skill gain buff which speeds up skill gain by about 0.2 - 0.5 per gain.

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