Solution to Might & Magic 3

1. Objective

The objective of this game is to locate Sheltem and re-

activate the space shuttle. This will allow you to go after him

in M&M 4.

2. Basic survival techniques

2.1 Uasge of Spells

There are a couple of that are extremely useful. When using

them correctly, it can save you lots of trouble and speed up game


wizard eye - great spell to have, good for exploring

beacon - VERY important spell. Casting it place a marker in the

current location. Casting it the second time, you can return to

this spot or set a new one. Note that not all place allow you to

cast this spell.

jump - let you skip a single square just infront of your party.

Use it to avoid those swing blade, pits, etc.

teleport - a much better spell than jump, allows you to move

up to 9 squares ahead. Work in both dungeon and wilderness.

town portal - very useful spell. Allows you to go back to any

one the five towns.

etherealise - very good spell. Allows you to walk thru doors

and traps. Good for avoiding those traps that are place round

the corner or just behind a door. For traps around the corner,

cast etherealise, then side step to move away from the trap.

In dungeon, don't bash down all the door. Cast etherealise to

get through a door, and the monsters won't be able to follow you.

Heal your party and go back for the monster. Great way to take


walk on water - only a druid/ranger can cast this spell. allows

you to travel on water for a day.

implosion - do a 1000++ demage to a single enemy. work best

against those tougher opponents.

recharge item - another great spell. find some items that cast

some spells you wanted a lot but don't have enough spell points

to cast. e.g. a medal of implosion, walk on water, etc.

2.2 Travelling great distances

You'll need to travel to locations that are quite far away

quite often. Knowing how to save time is very important, especially

when you want to keep the temporary effects of the fountain, i.e

you must be able to go anywhere from any place and complete your

mission within a single day.

Each town have a mirror that can teleport you when you say

the right word:

HOME - Fountain Head

SEADOG - Baywatch

DOOMED - Swamptown

FREEMAN - Wildabar

REDHOT - Blistering Heights

ARENA - fight in arena





By using the mirror, you can always go to a town/place that

is near your destination. Once reaching there, you can either

walk or teleport to your destination.

2.3 Hints and tips

If you level is low, get a temporary increase to your stats

and then try again. Donate to temple to get blessed, the number of

time you must donate is relative to the current day. The amount of

blessing you get is also proportional to the amount you donate.

There are many fountains that increase your stats temporary,

once you have found them, note down their location, because you'll

need to visit them often when you aren't strong enough. Leave a

beacon at the place where all the tough guys were, then visit

temples, fountains, etc. Once you think you strong enough, cast

the beacon spell again to go back to those guys. See the part on

travel to shorten your time needed when you intend to visit many


To bash down a door, the total strength of your first two

characters is used to determine success or failure. So, try to

let them have the strength increase whenever possible.

When you can't pick a lock, you can either bash it down or

casr etherealise.

2.4 Bugs in the program

If you exchange items inside an inn they will be lost forever.

Instead, do all your exchanging outside. If you are exchanging

with a character that is not in your party permanently, include

him/her, leave the inn, exchange, and then re-enter.

There is one square in area F2 where the game freezes.

You can get new disks by sending in your old disks with a

note requesting the new ones (I suggest you confirm this by

calling New World first). There is no charge. There is one problem

however. The new version saves games in a different format from

the old, so you have to start from the beginning.

3. Guided Tour - Towns

3.1 Fountain Head - HOME (A1)

a. Buy pass into Ravern's Guild (only for those who can cast

spells). Obtain all spells available. Go to ARENA at mirror

portal to gain experience points.

b. Learnt Mapmaker skill.

c. Store gold and gem in bank and earn interest.

d. Find skulls and give them to skull master. Give 20 skulls

to the miser to get the password to reach the rat king.

e. Go to cavern and save the good spirit from King Rat (RATS).

Learnt all skills available in cavern (Swim, direction sense,

danger sense).

f. Approach all fountains after you have saved spirit.

Exchange gold for experience points at one of the fountain.

3.2 Baywatch - SEADOG (A3)

a. Get a pass to Albatross' Guild. Learnt all spells

available. Obtain Mountaineering and pathfinding skills. Having

two person with the same skill will enable you to cross forests

and mountains.

b. Look for the brothers -- Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Zeta.

Due to a bug in the program, you'll never complete this quest.

c. Wish at Nymph fountain many times and you will get lucky.

3.3 Wildabar - FREEMAN (B4)

a. Get a pass to Falcon's Guild.

3.4 Swamptown - DOOMED (E2)

a. Get a pass to Buzzard's Guild.

b. Say MIRROR and STAIRS at Yad and Yud respectively.

3.5 Blistering Heights - REDHOT (D3)

a. Get a pass to Eagles' Guild.

b. Get magically enhanced with resistance to fire, poison,

electricity and cold by visiting the 4 statues.

4. Guided Tour - Castles

There are a total of 31 UPOs in the game. You'll need to give

11 Ultimate Power Orbs to one of the king. It's doesn't matter who

you give them to. But bare this in mind, if you give 11 UPOs to

the Good, all party member change their alignment to GOOD, and the

other two castles are destroyed. Approach the kings carefully,

you don't give them ONE UPO at a time, but instead the king take

all you have carried. Don't bring 5 UPOs with you if you only

intend to give one away. Upon giving 11 UPOs to any one of the

king, you'll be allow walk pass the force field to reach the end

game. A message saying 'Only the worthy shall pass' is at the

entrance of that door.

4.1 Whiteshield (A1)

a. Give Ultimate Power Orbs (UPOs) to King Righteous. Earn 1

million experience points for each orb.

b. Return Artifacts of Good to the advisor.

c. Say JOABARY to enter cavern. Say SMELLO to open magic


4.2 Blood Reign (B4)

a. Give UPOs to King Chaos and Artifacts of Neutral to the


b. Say OGRE to enter cavern.

c. The clues are: In Oh Are Tea Eye Sea

Read them out: N O R T I C

Use it to open magic chests.

4.3 Dragontooth (E1)

a. Give UPOs to King Malicious (Evil) and Artifacts of Evil to

the advisor.

b. Say 20000 to enter cavern and 11 to open magic chests.

4.4 Greywind (C4)

a. Here is how you solve the puzzle:




b. In the cavern, do NOT dig any gold or you'll lose all your

gold. Invert all the four sandglasses. Strike the gong.

c. Release the spirit of Greywind and obtain half of

initialisation sequence 645.

d. Sit on thrones on day 50 to get treasure.

4.5 Blackwind (D4)

a. Say TEN to enter cavern.

b. In the cavern, pay tribute to all the three statues.

Require some technique to approach the statues. It is best to

trace your steps carefully or you'll be teleported all over the


c. Release the spirit of Blackwind and obtain half of

initialisation sequence 231.

d. Sit on thrones on day 60 to get treasure.

5. Guided Tour - Caverns

5.1 Cyclops (B1)

a. Get yourself magically enhanced before entering this cave.

b. Obtain green (for Halls of Insanity) and red warrior (for

Dark Warrior Keep) keys.

c. Increase attributes and obtain great treasure by entering

red pools.

5.2 Arachnoid (B4)

a. You can find Brother Zeta here. He will not reveal anything


b. Lord Luck tells you to multiply by 52. This is a typo, and

it should be multiply by 2.

c. Say 20301 for the puzzle posed.

d. Obtain yellow key for Fortress of Fear, blue unholy key for

Cathedral of Carnage.

e. Increase your attributes and skills.

5.3 Magic (E4)

a. You can find a lot of magic spells here. They are guided by

powerful monsters.

b. Get gold master key for Maze from Hell in a stone tomb.

c. Increase your attributes in blue pools (understanding and

wisdom) and in green pools (speed).

5.4 Dragon (F1)

a. Obtain great treasure and 2 UPOs here.

5.5 Cursed Cold (D1)

a. Obtain Black Terror Key for Tomb of Terror.

b. Obtain artifacts and treasure.

c. Say TOMORROW at the Statue of Silver Hooves;

Say ICICLE at the Statue of Iron Hooves;

Say ECHO at the Statue of Golden Hooves;

Say CHAIN at the Statue of Copper Hooves.

6. Guided Tour - Tombs, Fortress, Keep

6.1 Fortress of Fear (B2)

a. Play with 8 pairs of levers to get 4 head at the corner.

See picture below.

o x o

x @ x

o x o

o - head

x - electric field

@ - teleport to Mummy King's chamber

Each pair of levers control one head. For each pair, one

activates while the other deactivates the head.

b. Kill Mummy King and obtain Hologram Sequencing Card 001.

6.2 Slithercult Stronghold (B1)

a. Say EPSILON to get pass the guardian. Note: Epsilon is the

missing brother, Zeta is supposed to tell you.

b. Play the game with those special Quatloo coins to increase

your attributes.

o o o

accuracy endurance might

6.3 Temple of Moo (A1)

a. Talk to statue to become a crusader.

b. Obtain treasure and skills here.

6.4 Halls of Insanity (A3)

a. Say BLINK at the Eyes of Eternity (South);

Say EYES at the Well of Tears (East);

Say TEARS at the Blink of Destruction (West).

b. Pay 100 000 gold to learn all the skills at the Golden Mane.

c. Obtain 2 UPOs here.

d. Obtain sequencing card 002 here (unsure about this!).

6.5 Dark Warrior Keep

a. Say 314 to gain deeper access into the Keep. Obtain 1 UPO

in this hidden chamber.

b. Obtain Hologram card 003 here (unsure about this!).

6.6 Cathedral of Carnage (B3)

a. The key, lock and cup puzzles must be solved to obtain the 2


key : from left to right -- NWNES

lock : WEEDS

cup : drink all the cups. Better to have resurrect

and raise dead spells available.

b. Say JVC to deactivate the force field in order to get the


c. Obtain Hologram card 004.

6.7 Maze from Hell (E3)

a. Medusa and Minotaur are found here.

b. Drink from fountain to become Ultimate Adventurer.

c. Obtain 3 UPOs and the Hologram card 006.

6.8 Tomb of Terror (F3)

a. Obtain artifacts and 2 UPOs.

b. Obtain Hologram card 005.

c. Do not sit on any of the thrones as they will reduce some of

your attributes.

7. Guided Tour - Isles

These four words (EARTH, FIRE, AIR and WATER) can be spoken

at any mirror portal to be transported to the respective isles.

For other isles, you can either use the walk-water gem or

teleport spell to reach them.

7.1 EARTH (E4)

a. There are four wells here which exchanges gifts at the

expense of age.

Well of cure

Well of experience

Well of magic

Well of remembrances

b. Locate the monsters' huts and destroy them to gain

experience points.

7.2 FIRE (D3)

a. This is the most dangerous isle. It has 3 types of powerful

monsters. Locate the monsters' huts and destroy them to gain

experience points.

b. Locate the hut which give resistance to all the elements.

South of the town.

7.3 AIR (E1)

a. There are four statues which enhance attributes at the

expense of gold.

o Endurance

o Accuracy

o Might

o Health

b. Locate the monsters' huts and destroy them to gain

experience points.

7.4 WATER (E3)

a. There are skull poles located here which give clues.

b. Locate all the monsters' huts. Beware of quicksand.

c. Obtain the Golden Alicorn from Princess Trueberry in the hut

NW of the town. Do this by presenting 10 person who are in love

to her. Give the sea shell of serenity to the mermaid to fall in

love with her. You can find the mermaid on the bottom left hand

corner on the map. You`ll need to go there at least 2 times in

order to get 10 persons in love with her. Note that this only

applies to male characters. This item will release the Unicorn

(A2) from captivity.

d. There are five heads here which request for gold to be

remembered and forgotten. I have not found the meaning of this

yet. Perhaps you could fill up this gap.

Betrayer : 10 000 gold

Purveyor : 1 000 000 gold

Obeyer : 100 000 gold

Slayer : 200 000 gold

Soothsayer: 500 000 gold

e. Talk to the head that remember you and then visit the well

of rememberance.

7.5 Piranha Isle (B2)

a. Drink the water from the fountain to regain youth. This only

reduce you to your natural age. There is no way to lower

your natural age in this game unless you hack the files.

7.6 The Frozen Isles (C1 to D1)

a. Kill the werewolves and the cyclops.

b. Drink the water from the fountain which gives resistance to


7.7 The Isles of Illusion (C4 to D4)

a. Open the treasure chests on Onesday only. You will be

cursed on other days. Same thing for the well.

b. The southermost island is known as the Rainbow Island as

said by the brothers. Brother Zeta is supposed to reveal the

date as to when the shell of serenity can be retrieved. But due

to a bug in the program, this day is never told. According to New

Worlds Computing personnel, the day is 99. You can only get a

single shell per year, so don't miss it.

7.8 Land of the Gargoyles (B3)

a. There are two grave stones which pose the following


i. Say DARKNESS for question: "The more of it, the less

you see."

ii. Say SECRET for question: "What is too much for one,

enough for two, but nothing for three?"

b. Locate the monsters' graves. Praying at the shrines will

let your evil characters increase AC for a day.

7.9 Mount Keystone (B3)

a. Break the glass with Fantastic Might and obtain the gold

card to gain access to all the pyramids.

7.10 Main Isle

a. You can a lot of gypsy tents, huts and treasure chests.

Search carefully.

b. You can also locate Wells of Health and Bless, Fountains of

Might, Speed and Level, Huts of Magic and Knowledge, Heads of

Fire and Cold Resistance, and a jetty to travel to Swamp Town.

9. Guided Tour - Sea

a. Get a druid/ranger to cast WALK ON WATER to explore the sea.

Hire one if you don't have them in your party or get an item

that cast the spell.

b. Dragon Worm at NW of Fire Isle.

c. Kudo Crab at W of Fire Isle.

d. Octopus at SE of Fire Isle.

e. ARENA at N of Fire Isle.

f. Pirate Queen in Frigate at NE of Fire Isle. Remember to

have the Pearl of Beauty or else all your gold will be gone. You

will get 25 000 gold if you have the pearl.

10. Guided Tour - Pyramids

Don't touch gems carelessly, some of them aged your party

naturally (i.e. permanently). Even the fountain off youth can't

help you. But then, among them, some of them will teleport you

to some hidden room or reveal some passwords. Save before touching

any one of them.

10.1 Forward Storage Sector (A2)

a. Say YOUTH to raise the Piranha Isle. The fountain on the

isle will return your characters' youth.

b. Explore all the pyramids thoroughly as they have many things

to reveal.

10.2 Alpha Engine Sector (F4)

a. Say PRIMARY to go to Main Engine Sector. Say WARP to


b. Get 3 UPOs here.

10.3 Beta Engine Sector (F1)

a. Say PRIMARY to go to Main Engine Sector. Say SUBLEVEL to


b. Get 3 UPOs here.

10.4 Main Engine Sector (F2)

a. Say SUBLEVEL to go to Beta Engine Sector.

b. Get 3 UPOs here. You need to search area thoroughly.

10.5 Central Control Sector (C2)

a. Say CREATORS to access the data banks.

b. Gain access to the Main Control Sector by becoming an

Ultimate Adventurer in the Maze from Hell (F3). You also need 6

sequencing cards and a blue priority card (by giving at least 11

UPOs to any of the three kings). Everyone in your party will

change their alignment to that of the King who received 11 UPOs

and the other two castle will be destroyed. Look for the secret

word which allows you to get special reward from the Ancients.

Activate all the levers.

c. Use initialisation sequence 645231 to activate space

shuttle. Obtain final score.

11. Items list

Tired of paying hard-earned money to have your items identified?

Frustrated with forgetting exactly what's so special about a Pearl

Ring? Well, here's a partial list of items I picked up on GEnie...

NOTE: I did not write this. Don't send questions to me.

Might & Magic III Item List

Might & Magic III (tm) is Copyright (C) 1991 New World Computing.

This list is Copyright (C) 1991 by Andrew C. Hatchell

Please send additions and corrections to Andy Hatchell


This is a preliminary item list for M&M3. To use it, look up the

basic item in the first list, then refer to the second list of

modifiers. Damage and to hit modifiers apply only to weapons,

and the modifiers in the AC column only apply to armor.

Modifiers in the resistances/attribute modifiers column apply to

both weapons and armor (thus an Armored weapon gives +4 AC).

"?"'s indicate unknown quantities (in other words, I haven't yet

found a flaming weapon or diamond armor). This list should have

everything a beginning party is likely to find. I will upload

regular updates as my party progresses and as I receive mail on

additional items. I hope this helps you!



Melee Weapons


Item Classes Damage


Bardiche KPA TN R 4-16

Battle Axe KPA T B R 3-15

Broad Sword KPA T R 3-12


Cudgel KPAC TNBDR 1-6

Cutlass KPA T R 2-8

Dagger KPA STNBDR 2-4

Flail KPAC TNBDR 1-10

Flamberge KPA R 4-20

Glaive KPA TNB R 4-12

Grand Axe KPA T B R 3-18

Great Axe KPA T B R 3-21

Halberd KPA TNB R 3-18

Hammer KPAC TNBDR 2-10

Hand Axe KPA TNBDR 2-6

Katana KP N 4-12

Long Sword KPA T R 3-9



Naginata KP N 5-15

Nunchakas KP N 2-6

Pike KPA TNB R 2-16

Sabre KPA T R 4-8

Scimitar KPA T R 2-10

Short Sword KPA T R 2-6

Spear KPA TNBDR 1-9


Trident KPA TNB R 2-12

Wakazashi KP N 3-9

Ranged Weapons


Item Classes Damage


Crossbow KPA TNB R 4-8

Long Bow KPA TNB R 5-10

Short Bow KPA TNB R 3-6

Sling KPA TNB R 2-4



Item Classes AC


Chain Mail KPAC T R +6

Leather Armor KPAC TNBDR +3

Padded Armor KPACSTNBDR +2

Plate Armor KP +10

Plate Mail KP +8

Ring Mail KPAC TN R +5

Scale Armor KPAC TNB R +4

Splint Mail KP C R +7

Miscellaneous Items


Item Classes AC













Gauntlets KPACSTNBDR +1






Jewelry, Ancient KPAC TN R 0











Shield KP C T B R +4




Substances & Properties


Substance/Property To Hit Damage AC Attribute/



Accurate +5 Acc.

Acidic +2 Acid/Poison +10 Acid/Poison

Amber +3 +3 +3

Arcane +25 SP

Armored +4 AC

Blazing +14 Fire +25 Fire

Brass +3 -4 -2

Bronze +2 -2 -1

Buddy +2 Per.

Burgler +6 Thievery

Chance +10 Lck.

Charisma +12 Per.

Charm +5 Per.

Cold +10 Cold +20 Cold

Coral +1 +1 +1

Cryo ? +25 Cold

Crystal +1 +1 +1

Defender +6 AC

Dense +4 Energy +9 Energy

Diamond +9 +30 ?

Divine +16 AC

Ebony +4 +4 +4

Electric +15 Elec. +20 Elec.

Emerald +7 +15 +12

Exacto +30 Acc.

Fast +5 Speed

Fiery +7 Fire +7 Fire

Flaming ? +15 Fire

Flashing ? +12 Elec.

Flickering ? +5 Elec.

Force +23 Mgt.

Fuming +5 Fire +12 Fire

Genius +30 Int.

Glass 0 0 0

Glowing ? +5 Energy

Gold +4 +8 +6

Icy ? +5 Cold

Incandescent ? +7 Energy

Iron +1 +2 +1

Kinetic ? +25 Energy

Knowledge +12 Int.

Lapis +2 +2 +2

Leadership +17 Per.

Leather -4 -6 0

Leprachauns +30 Lck.

Life +10 HP

Lucky +20 Lck.

Marksman +10 Acc.

Mystic ? +5 Magic

Noxious +32 Acid/Poison +40 Acid/Poison

Obsidian +10 +50 +20

Ogre +8 Mgt.

Pearl +2 +2 +2

Personality +8 Per.

Photon +47 Mgt.

Platinum +6 +10 +8

Poisonous +8 Acid/Poison +20 Acid/Poison

Power ? +13 Energy

Precision +15 Acc.

Protection +2 AC

Pyric ? +9 Fire

Quartz +5 +5 +5

Radiating ? +20 Energy

Rapid +8 Spd.

Rogue +15 Thievery

Ruby +6 +12 +10

Sage +5 Int.

Sapphire +8 +20 +14

Scorching ? +30 Fire

Seething ? +20 Fire

Sharp +3 Acc.

Shocking ? +15 Elec.

Silver +2 +4 +2

Sonic ? +11 Energy

Sparking ? +7 Elec.

Static ? +9 Elec.

Steel +3 +6 +4

Thought +8 Int.

Toxic +16 Acid/Poison +25 Acid/Poison

True +20 Acc.

Velocity +30 Spd.

Venemous +4 Acid/Poison +15 Acid/Poison

Warrior +5 Mgt.

Wind +17 Spd.

Winners +15 Lck.

Wisdom +23 Int.

Wooden -3 -3 -3

Special Attributes


Special Attribute Effect


of Acid Spraying Acid Spray

of Acid Stream Acid Stream

of Aid First Aid

of Antidotes Cure Poison

of Awakening Awaken

of Beacons Lloyd's Beacon

of Blessing Blessed

of Cold Rays Cold Ray

of Curing Cure Wounds

of Detect Magic Detect Magic

of Distortion Time Distortion

of Duplication Duplication

of Elements Prot. from Elem.

of Enchantment Enchant Item

of Energy Blast Energy Blast

of Feasting Create Food

of Feeble Minding Feeble Mind

of Fiery Flails Fiery Flail

of Fireballs Fireball

of Fists Flying Fist

of Frost Biting Frost Bite

of the GODS! Divine Intervention

of Half for Me Half for Me

of Heroism Heroism

of Holy Bonuses Holy Bonus

of Identification Identify Monster

of Immobilization Immobilize

of Incinerating Incinerate

of Jumping Jump

of Levitation Levitate

of Light Light

of Lightning Lightning Bolt

of Mass Distortion Mass Distortion

of Megavoltage Mega Volts

of Moon Rays Moon Ray

of Monster Finding Detect Monster

of Nature Nature's Cure

of Paralyzing Paralyze

of Power Cure Power Cure

of Prismatic Light Prismatic Light

of Raising the Dead Raise Dead

of Recharging Recharge Item

of Resurrection Resurrect

of Revitalization Revitalize

of Ropes Create Rope

of Shielding Power Shield

of Silence Silence

of Sleeping Sleep

of Sparking Sparks

of Storms Elemental Storm

of Stone to Flesh Stone to Flesh

of Teleportation Teleport

of Undead Turning Turn Undead

of Vaccination Cure Disease

of Water Walking Walk on Water

12. Conclusion

That's all I have for you guys and gays. If you have any

extra information, please feel free to update this file. Let's join

together and improve on it.

That's all, folks!

Compiled by: Wong Chee Kong

Date: 21 Nov 1991

Updated by: VOLUME (

Final score: 1,380,309,035

Date: 2 DEC 1991 (1st update)

Date: 6 DEC 1991 (2nd update)

Date: 10 DEC 1991 (3rd update)

Date: 12 DEC 1991 (4th update)

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