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Bard’s Tale II walkthrough part 11: Lagoth Zanta

If you missed it, go back to part 10.

With the segments of the scepter in your grasp it’s time to get your party over to the Temple of Narn, located in the Wilderness at N2 E9.


Here, you will be to select one of your Archmages to become the Destiny Knight. No other character is eligible, I simply chose the Archmage with the most spell points. Looking at you, Merlin.


The extent of the transformation is not obvious at first, but you do get this nifty new scepter:


Now it’s time to head back to the Sage’s Hut at N0 E0. I haven’t mentioned him much, since you don’t need him when following a walkthrough. He gives out hints and will tell you which city the various dungeons are located in for increasingly absurd amounts of gold.

Visit him with the Destiny Knight in your party though, and his true identity is revealed – Lagoth Zanta!


Lagoth Zanta and his 60(!) bodyguards made short work of my party – except for the Destiny Knight.

This is where his power became obvious. If the Destiny Knight suffers a hit that would reduce him below 1HP, he stays on 1HP and instead loses 2 spell points. You don’t want to know what happens when you get to 0 spell points.

Fortunately Merlin was able to overcome both Lagoth Zanta and his guards before that happened. Luckily I chose to equip the Conjurstaff before the battle, which reduces the cost of spells cast by half.

To the victor, the spoils. And what treasure! I found… arrows? Plain, boring arrows? Ah well, can’t win them all. That’s a lot of experience for Merlin though.


Even the king comes by (I didn’t know we had a king!)


After that, you are taken back to where you began, the Adventurers’ Guild in Tangramayne.


Travel onwards to The Bard’s Tale III!


3 comments on “Bard’s Tale II walkthrough part 11: Lagoth Zanta

  1. Pingback: Bard’s Tale II walkthrough part 10: The Destiny Stone | Scent of a Gamer

  2. Tim Coffman
    November 27, 2019

    This was walkthru was invaluable to me. I think I did beat this game back in the days playing on my apple IIGS, Though it’s been so long, it’s hard to remember if I actually got through that final snare. Thank you for your hard work. The interesting thing about the final battle. My monk never took damage once. I just used melee men so my monk could kill it, meanwhile my destiny knight casted mangars mind mallet over and over until all dead.

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    • davekay
      November 27, 2019

      Thanks Tim, I’m glad you liked it! Back in the day (on my Commodore 64) I completed the first and third games but never got into the second. That came back to bite me as I went through the remakes!


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