Legend of Grimrock is an old-school dungeon crawl game, similar in style to Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, and Dungeon Hack. It has a first-person perspective, movement is grid based, and the game is as much about exploration and puzzle-solving as it is about combat.

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Can I revive dead party members?

My brave Minotaur just died. Is there a way to revive him, or do I have to load an older save? Waiting doesn't seem to make him any less dead.
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How is experience distributed between my party members?

I've got two fighters on the front line, with a rogue and mage at the back. The fighters both leveled up first, but I'm now a few floors down and I've noticed that my mage is now in the lead on ...
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Does finding a skull do anything?

In Legend of Grimrock, there are several hidden locations. You can find various items in these secret rooms (weapons, armor, etc.). The one that's piqued my interest the most, however, is the Skull. ...
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Do I have to eat?

In Legend of Grimrock every character has a food meter which gradually decreases as you move, fight and rest. You find food scattered about the dungeon, both from enemies and on the floor (3 second ...
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How do I re-light a torch?

I've been hoarding torches, because...well, I wouldn't like to be stuck in the Grimrock dungeons without any light! When one is about to go out I can often just swap it out for a new one and have a ...
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What skill enhances the use of spears?

Spears are labeled as "Reach Weapon" in the game when you look at the Tooltip, however, there seems to be no skill that enhances them: Which skill affects that weapon?
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Does poison go away over time or do I have to cure it?

Gah, spiders! I've just been poisoned by a big one. I do have the ingredients to make anti-venom, but I'm also in quite a safe place at the moment (well, apart from all the giant spiders). Can I let ...
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Are there any merchants in Legend of Grimrock?

Are there any merchants in Legend of Grimrock? I want to know if I should hoard items or just drop the ones that I don't need.
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How often do the healing crystals refresh?

How often do the glowing blue auto-save crystals refresh? I've accepted the fact that I need to abuse their healing/resurrection powers to keep my band of merry prisoners alive.
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How can I cast a spell more quickly?

Is there any way I can quickly cast a spell, or maybe even just recast the spell that I previously cast? One difficulty I'm having in combat is that I'm kind of slow to click the runes for ...
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What do all the walls with secret switches look like?

Some walls have non-obvious switches hidden in them, that the player can activate and which occasionally reveal secrets and provide loot. We're introduced to the wall with a loose rock in the first ...
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Is timing important during combat?

When fighting monsters does it matter the moment when you press attack? Or should I just press attack buttons as fast as possible in order to maximize the damage output?
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Is there any drawback in resting?

In Legends of Grimrock your party can rest to recover energy and health. Is there any drawback abusing it?
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Does dual wielding have any effect?

Is there any benefit to wielding a second weapon in the offhand, for example a rogue with two daggers instead of one (and perhaps a throwing weapon in the offhand instead)? I've noticed there is only ...
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How can I get my party member “in range”?

Every time I've entered combat in Legend of Grimrock, I find that the party member in my third slot (3) can't attack. Every time I try and attack I'm met with the message "Can't Reach!" I've tried ...
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Evasion and protection break point in Legend of Grimrock

I found various armor equipments in Legend of Grimrock that gives some protection points but also a malus in terms of decreased evasion if the character does not have Light or Heavy armor proficiency. ...
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How to know which spells my mage can cast?

I have just started my first run of Legends of Grimrock. I have in my party an insectoid mage with 3 points in Ice Magic. The tooltip shows me that, at level 3, it should have a spell, marked with 3 ...
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Are earthquakes just for the sake of better game experience?

I presume they are, but i noticed them first time on 3rd or 4th level, where some hallways are collapsed and I'm just thinking that it would be cool if hallways are collapsed because of the ...
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Where is the scroll for the second Ice Magic spell?

I found the 2nd Ice Magic spell through trial and error. I'd like to wait until I find the scroll before I start using the spell. I'm currently on level 6. Did I miss the scroll? Which level can I ...
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How many secrets are on each level?

I know that there are a total of 71 secrets in the game, but finishing up my first play through the game I see I've missed some, and I don't know where to even begin to look as I start a 2nd game and ...
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What are the differences between difficulties in Legend of Grimrock?

What are the general differences regarding map availability, experience, items drops and so on?
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What is the Bone Amulet for?

I've found a few Bone Amulets around Grimrock. I think I found them after killing the undead skeletons, but I'm not 100% sure. They seems to have no stats, positive or negative, and only a short ...
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How do you recharge the venom edge?

Is it possible to recharge the venom edge (or other similar magical weapons)? If it is possible, how do you do it?
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Do different foods restore a different amount of hunger?

While exploring the depths of mount Grimrock, your adventurers can find different kinds of food. Excluding their aspect, is the weight the only difference between the various foods, or do they restore ...
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Do I need to keep all treasures?

In Legend of Grimrock I've found some treasures, however they are occupying space in my inventory and adding weight to the carrying limit. Do I need to keep all of them with me for some reason or can ...
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How does food consumption rate work?

I found that some skill bonuses are a decreased food consumption rate. For example, Athletics -> Endurance (10 points in) decreases my food consumption rate by 25%. However certain items seem to ...
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What are the differences between the three warrior melee weapon types?

A warrior has three weapon-related skills: Axes Maces Swords I've been hesistant on investing any points into a weapon skill since I'm uncertain what the difference between the three types are. ...
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Where's the key to the cells on level 2?

I'm on level two now, and I went past the part where it says "Shelter Left; Cells Right". I went into the shelter, and now I'm in the cells, but I don't see how to open them. I see a keyhole, but I ...
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Opening the gate inside the center pit on level 4

On Level 4 there is a pit in the room where you get the scrolls to open the final gate. If you fall down that pit, there is a closed gate with a lever inside and some object that appears to be some ...
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Monsters respawn and loot in Legend of Grimrock

I have two simple questions about monsters in Legend of Grimrock. Do monsters respawn? This is important to me to understand if I can safely rest or looking around the level, once I have defeated ...
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I've gained slash, but how do I use it?

I've gone and invested 10 skill points in the Swords skill, which unlocked the slash ability: This looks like something I would like to do to the various monsters I encounter. How do I activate ...
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Is falling through trap doors worthwhile?

Yesterday while playing legend of Grimrock, I fell through one of the many trap doors that litter the dungeon. Seeing how I've been very careful to avoid falling through trap doors up to that point, I ...
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Is it possible to rename your characters after starting a game?

I recently started a new game and actually spent a decent amount of time building my characters instead of using the pre-built stuff. However, I completely forgot to give them names so now everybody ...
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In the Time and Tide area, how can I go right on the procedurally dropping floors?

On level four, through the Time and Tide portal, how do I go right when I have to move across the long open/shut floor thing? Do I just have to be fast and run over there before those re-open? I've ...
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How can I level up in magic when I can't cast any spells?

I tried all 9 single-rune spells, and they all "fizzle" or it says I don't have enough skill to cast them. I am assuming that the single-rune spells are the simplest, low-level spells. So my question ...
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Do I need to hold on to Toorum's notes for any purpose?

So far in my journeys I've come across a bunch of Toorum's notes. Are they purely flavor text or do they serve some purpose?
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How do you craft powdered grim cap?

This ingredient is mentioned in a scroll: While I don't have a witch flower yet, I would be interested in how to make powdered grim cap. Maybe it is used in other recipes which I have not yet ...
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Does attack power affect magic?

I've found some form of leg clothing for everyone, but I'm wondering if making my mage wear a loincloth would be a good idea. He's in the back so he can't get hit, but does the +1 attack power bonus ...
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Is there exactly one healing/revive/save crystal per level?

I've only delved down into level 3 so far, but both the first and second floors had just one healing crystal each. I'm wondering if I can always rely on finding one on each level. So, are there any ...
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What is the use of the lever at the end of level 4?

Almost at the end of level 4, when I finished beating up those green monsters, I found a lever in one of the corridors where the creatures were enclosed in... flipping it does not seem to do anything. ...
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In Grimrock, where do the dragons intersect to open the door? I opted not to use automap

I'm regretting the decision immensely to not start with automap. Could anyone explain where they meet? I've googled a billion times but can't find a helpful answer, as it seems everyone else had the ...
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Backtracking in Legend of Grimrock

Is every secret you missed on previous floor always obtainable later in the game or is there any blocking factor or any floor not reachable? EDIT: I want to know if every level is always accessible, ...
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On level 9, Goromorg Temple I, how do you get through the third central door?

The door is just past a trap door that opens and closes every couple seconds, next to a teleportation field also appears and disappears. I can get past this obstacle, but the lever does nothing. How ...
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How to open the bronze port at first floor?

I just finished the first floor and found this big bronze door. I have no idea how to open it, do you have any hints?
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What is the Tear of the Land?

I'm trying to solve the puzzle at level 9, where you need to place one item on each of the four slots. The Tear of the Land is the only one I can't figure out. What is it?
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If you keep the torch inside your inventory, will their fire extinguish?

You keep the torch inside your inventory, say for a long time... Will it be useless, or it can still be used?
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What is the Darkness spell used for?

I recently found a scroll to teach my mage the Darkness spell. Great. I spend half the game carting around torches to light up my surroundings, and I've found a way to do just the opposite! What is ...
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Do Evasion and Protection work against non-physical damage?

The mage's specializations in the elemental trees grant, with 32 points spent, a protection from a single element for the whole party. Are the resistances the only way to protect your characters from ...
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How do I open the gate in the seperate section of level 5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Opening the gate inside the center pit on level 4 On level 4, with all the riddles and portals, you can drop down to level 5 on various occasions. I've explored that ...
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How can I get back to level 5 in Legends of Grimrock, once I've gone to level 6?

I've been tromping around on level 6 ("Trapped") for a while, looking for a way to get back to level 5. I have more or less completed the level, since I can access the stairs down at the end of the ...