I was wondering if anyone could give me pointers regarding the fight with Aksha. The rest of the game has been pretty simple in terms of encounters, but this fight is really perplexing me even after trying a dozen different times.
Party background - level 5 Paladin/Cleric/Rogue/Mage. Almost all of my spells are exhausted, though I do have a number of scrolls.
Basically, if I enter the room, Aksha and at least one of the spawn attack me. The other around half the time seems to get caught on the first story and not be able to path up to my body. Then they make short work of my party - level draining me/hitting me until I am dead.
There was one time I successfully killed Aksha. That particular fight I moved the entire party into her cloud of darkness, which ensured that even though I had a hart time hitting her, she had a hard time hitting me as well. After like 12 turns she went down. I tried to re-obscure with Fog Cloud to deal with the spawn...and the game crashed.
I've been experimenting a bit with trying to use Dancing Lights and Spiritual Hammer to deal with them. They do not attack the hammer, and dancing lights will actually do damage every turn (though it has to be right next to where one of the vampires is standing, and not be obscured by Aksha's cloud.
I attempted to send my entire party to the other side of the map and have the dancing lights go in to trigger combat alone. Doesn't matter - they track my characters regardless.
Last incarnation I attempted to go down into that pit where there was a choke-point, and put my Spiritual Hammer on the step. Didn't matter, as the vampires can climb walls.
Anyway, some tips would be appreciated.
Miles to go before I sleep