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Torchlight is an action role-playing game that is set in the fictional town of Torchlight and the expansive caverns and dungeons nearby, which adventurers explore to collect valuable loot and battle hordes of monsters.

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How do spells improve?

I just learned a Heal Self I spell and in hovering over it, I see that it is rank 1 of 11 and improves at level 2. How does it increase in rank and level?
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My pet still attacks even when set to “Passive” mode?

I am playing on Torchlight 1 as an Alchemist and my pet is a dog. I have already set its status to "Passive Stance" But it still attacks at times. (I think when it's getting hit by monsters.) Is there ...
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How can I ensure that the merchants have new items when I go back to town?

I've found in Torchlight that when I don't like the merchant items, I can take my Town Portal back to the mines...but when I immediately create a new Town Portal and return to town, the merchants ...
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How should I approach the fight with Ordrak?

Ordrak is the final boss of Torchlight and stands head and shoulders above anything seen up until him. The fight can take new players by surprise by being an order of magnitude tougher than anything ...
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Do different fish effects stack?

I have fished quite a lot of fish and I have got a bunch of prismatic morey, frenzy fish and trufflesnout fish. I tried looking everywhere online but i cannot find any information as to what happens ...
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Permanent pet spider: Pros and cons

I have caught a giant web fish. It allows me to permanently turn my pet into a pet spider. Do I lose anything by doing this except the cuddly looks of my companion? What are the benefits of having a ...
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Why does my pet cast electric shocks?

This is a screenshot of my pet (a former cat, now permanently transmogrified into a Mimic) shortly after triggering an outburst of lightning. Please note that: My character is not doing anything. ...
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Do town portals stay in place if you leave town through other means?

I came back from floor 9 of the Shadow Vault through a town portal that I left next to a fishing hole. However, after doing my business in town, I forgot the town portal was there, and I re-entered ...
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How do I split a stack of items?

I recently discovered that if you put a town portal scroll in your pet's inventory the pet will return instantly from the trip. This is great, but so far I've only managed to give entire stacks of the ...
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What should I do with duplicate Unique and Set items?

Having Treasure Hunter level 11 has left me with two Dragonslayer Breastplates, three Midas Chains (set items), and two of several Unique items (not so unique now, eh?). I don't feel like selling ...
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What do the horse's messages mean?

I get a cryptic message every time I click on the horse. Example: Other messages include Gazing into the horse's eyes, you feel on the verge of understanding a deep mystery. You ponder the ...
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Is there a way to keep item names displayed?

I'm not a fan of constantly hitting alt to see what loot is left on the ground. Is there a way to keep item names permanently displayed?
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Text in Torchlight on Linux disappear when leveling up

I have a bug in Torchlight Humble Bundle Linux. When I level up and want to select the upgrades the fonts of the whole screen change when it's run with sudo to blocks and when it's run without sudo ...
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Looking for details on mob hitboxes

I recently acquired Torchlight as a part of the Humble Bundle, and I've been loving it. (much better than the Diablo-3 disappointment, grumble grumble...) I have, however, been running into issues ...
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How do I buy Torchlight for Linux? [closed]

I put off getting the humble indie bundle because I wanted to wait till I could make a large donation and I apparently waited too long. How do I buy Torchlight for Linux now that the bundle is over?
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Should I finish Torchlight before playing Torchlight II?

Seeing as Torchlight II's release date is soon approaching. I realised that I have barely completed Torchlight I. Seeing as I am quite desperate to get playing Torchlight II with my friends, I would ...
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What is the easiest/quickest way to get fish?

I keep running out of fish to feed my doggie. Fishing holes are few and far between and usually halfway through a level which I have to clear of enemies first. I'm looking for the quickest way to get ...
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How do I return to my current dungeon level after activating a second town portal?

I had reached a dungeon level around 10-15 floors down, when I returned to Torchlight (the town) via a Town Portal scroll and got a quest from the Trill-bot to kill a monster on level 3. Easy! I ran ...
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How can I boost my life and mana?

In Diablo II, if I don't have enough life, I can increase my vitality. If I don't have enough mana, I can increase my energy. In Torchlight, there doesn't seem to be a way to directly increase life ...
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How do I withstand fire breathing attacks?

Fire breath baddies are giving me a lot of headaches in the final few floors of the game and are my main source of deaths. Even though my level 40 Devastator has pretty high fire resistance (at 152) ...
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Is the total damage output merely the sum of the melee, ranged and elemental damages or is it less than that?

According to my character sheet, my level 35 destroyer deals 514-1,028 strength damage, 0 ranged damage and 9-17 magic damage. 514 + 0 + 9 = 523; 1,028 + 0 + 17 = 1,045. Gnomeslice's level 24 ...
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Do 'Faster Cast Speed' Equip Bonuses Affect Your Pet?

It's been a while since I played Torchlight, but I seem to recall that my pet would sort of randomly cast the 'Heal All' skill, and the 'Summon Skeletal Archers' skill that I'd given him. It seemed ...
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I've defeated the Overseer. Now what?

I've reached the Overseer's Chamber, lit the area up, defeated its inhabitant and ate his eye. This opened no new areas to explore, however. Now what? Defeating him didn't complete any quests I had, ...
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Does selling with your pet net you as much money as you would've got by selling in person?

Selling items with your pet is a very handy feature, but does it net me as much money as I would've gotten had I used a town portal scroll and sold it myself?
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How is the score on the leaderboard calculated?

When you go to the leaderboard, most of the columns are straight-forward, like number of kills, gold collected and difficulty. It's the score column I need to know more about. How is it calculated?
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Do you get experience for mobs your minions kill in Torchlight?

As an alchemist or whatever the sorcerer character is called in torchlight, I purchased the skill where I have 3 imps and my pet cat running with me at almost all times. That means that I rarely feel ...
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How do you maximize the sell value of looted items in Torchlight?

I purchased torchlight this morning after reading how people have been raving about it. 8 hours, 15 levels and countless murderized mobs later, I decided that to get the really GOOD gear for my ...
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How is skill damage calculated?

This answer to a related question I've asked helped me understand that, given a specific skill, I don't really know what affects its performance. So what I'm looking for is concrete data: given skill ...
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Can My Pet Be Killed?

Maybe I just haven't noticed, but it my pet never seems to take damage. Can he be killed? What happens if he can, and does die?
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What does the “Weapon Damage: X%” skill statistic actually mean?

Some skills list "Weapon Damage: X%" as one of their stats, for instance in the second circled area in this screenshot: What does it mean? Does it mean every attack with the skill deals an ...
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What do the skill percentages in the description of some skills mean?

In the tooltip for some skills, just above the detailed statistics, there are one or more icons that look like one of the attributes, and next to them some percentage, as is pointed to by the first ...
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Not getting progress towards dungeon level achievements

After completing the main quest in torchlight (after level 34 of the mine), the player can continue in another dungeon. I'm well past level 60 in that second dungeon, but I never got the "Deep Delver" ...
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What does dual wielding do, without the Dual Wielding talent?

In Torchlight you can wield any two one-handed weapons. There is a Dual Wielding talent that adds damage when wielding two weapons, but what happens when dual wielding without the talent? Does it ...
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After completing the main story line in Torchlight, is there anything more to do?

I completed the main story line pretty early then continued about 20-30 levels down the "new" dungeon and looks like that's about the only thing I can do - which becomes somewhat tedious. There are ...
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Will Torchlight II allow importing characters from Torchlight I?

Torchlight II is out, but so far I could not find any information if it will allow me to import my character from the first game. Does anyone have better knowledge?
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How can I tell if this weapon is magic or not?

In torchlight there are three passive weapon abilities "Melee", "Ranged", and "Magic". It's pretty clear that a Broadsword is a Melee weapon is a Bow is a Ranged weapon, but how can I tell if a ...
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Use a spell, without assigning it to right click?

I recently acquired the spell Identify in torchlight, and I use it from within my inventory by right clicking the icon. This works fine, except that it overwrites my current right click ability with ...
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Fishing is boring, how can I fish faster?

So fishing... I initially never wanted to fish because waiting for the rings to line up was annoying. It's not that it's hard, I just don't have the patience to do it more than a few times as it ...
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What is the purpose of Fame in Torchlight?

Apart of the additional skill point gained on every fame level, is there any other purpose for this - practical or not? Also, I reached the max fame level of 50 really early in the game which is ...
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Do experience gain bonuses stack?

Do experience gain bonuses from items and the Adventurer ability stack in Torchlight? Do experience gain bonus items worn on my pet add to my experience gain as well?
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Can I bind a key to give my pet a potion?

In torchlight I know how to feed my pet a potion Shift+Right Click and how to bind an action to a number key, but how can bind giving a potion to my pet to an action key (ie: 2).
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How does the Ricochet power work?

In Torchlight there is a 1st level Vanquisher power called Ricochet. I have used the power, but I can't quite figure out the circumstance under which conditions it ricochets the shot, and I can't ...
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How should I be building a ranged Vanquisher?

I've been playing a Vanquisher for some time, using mostly dual-pistols and ranged attacks. I've been upgrading my Dexterity and picking up skills like Exploding shot and other things that seem like ...
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Torchlight: Chances for dropping good items?

Does the monster level or the dungeon level influence the chance that the monsters I kill are dropping good items? From Diablo 2 I'm used to the fact that roughly the higher the dungeon levels and ...
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Pet Troll in Torchlight

The first fishing hole I ran into gave me a fish that turned my pet into an Troll (permanently). This was great because now my pet was hardcore and never took enough damage to start fleeing. Later on ...
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Do experience gain items on your pet affect your character in Torchlight?

In Torchlight there are wearable rings that boost experience gain by a percentage. If I equip my pet with one of these rings, will this increase the experience gain of my player?
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Is there a way to backup save files in Torchlight?

I've run into issues with corrupted save files in Torchlight before due to a mixup in installed mods between my two computers. Whoops. Is there some way to duplicate my save games? I'd like to have a ...
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Do you get full experience from kills to lower level monsters in Torchlight?

Is the level difference between my character and the enemies in Torchlight important? Do I earn the same amount of experience independent of the level difference? In Diablo 2 you can earn only a ...
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Should I always equip a weapon in my free hand, even if it is a weak one?

This is a question I can't seem to find in any of the FAQs or explanations of the game. Is it beneficial to have a weapon in your free hand? For instance, I have a pretty sweet wand, I enchanted it ...
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Torchlight: What is this purple cloud over my enemy indicating?

Sometimes, I see a purple cloud over my enemies. Then I can't attack them anymore. What is this and how can I avoid that?