Spells 1.The best spells to learn from an enemy are those that have low Mana requirements to cast, as their casting cost increases for you when you learn them.
2.Spells that transform gems from one type to another are great spells to learn and are very useful. These let you generate 4-of-a-kinds when the board sets up in certain patterns. Examples include the Imp's Burn spell and the Frost Giant's Freeze spell.
3.If you are not playing a Druid and would like to get some cheap healing (and you don’t want to waste a slot on a Troll Ring), learning Regeneration from the Troll is a great use of Blue Mana that might otherwise go to waste. It is not the cheapest spell to cast, but it doesn’t end your turn (unless your enemy Resists Magic).
Skills 1.Avoid spending your Leveling-up skill points on skills that cost 3+ points to increase. Buy these skills from the Temple instead.
2.Spend most of your Leveling-up skill points on skills that cost 1 point to increase. Specialization in a couple skills only is the key.
3.The Cunning skill, which determines who goes first, is an important skill to increase, either via the Temple, or from Leveling-up. If monsters seem to be taking the first turn most of the time, it is time to increase your Cunning skill.
Mounts 1.Get a Giant Rat mount as it is easy to beat in the training game, and at a high Level it will allow you to avoid road monsters. It.adds a valuable Cunning bonus in combats, and it moves slowly so cities have time to generate monthly gold income.
2.When training a mount at high Levels (timer is 4 seconds or less), it is recommended to just put on a Mirror Helm, Mirror Shield and Mirror Armor. This will allow you to damage the mount when you match Skulls, or when the mount matches Skulls against you.