Just as a clarification as to where to get the training books:
Go to the Library in PoK. Go to the left. On that floor, there is one book seller (monk I believe). All the other book sellers are either one floor up or one floor down from that level (take the stairs that are right there).
Once you find the book seller for your class, buy all the books that you can use. Then find a guildmaster for your class (which can be a pain in PoK honestly, look for the big two story buildings to the north and south of the library). Verify that you're dealing with a guildmaster by clicking on him. He should give you a list of skills to train in. Simply hand him the books you bought and you'll get the skills.
Hit alt-C to open up the combat menu. You will see a box with 8 hotkeys. There's also a "S" button. Hit that and you should see a list of combat skills appear in a new box. Each will give some basic information (how long it lasts and how long you have to wait for reuse). If you right click on a non-text/non-border part of that window, you'll bring up a little drop down that will also tell you what timers each skill is on (very useful IMO). Skills that are on the same timer can't be used at the same time (or while the reuse time is still going on the last skill on that timer). Skills on different timers can be used at the same time.
In the skills box, there's a "make hotkey" button. Highlight a skill you like and hit the "make hotkey" button. Drop the hotkey into the combat box into one of the numbered boxes. Note that you can use those skills by hitting cnt-# where # is the number of the box you dropped the hotkey into. This is probably a better way to use the combat box then by having it up on the screen (clutter and all that).
That should be all you need to know about using the new combat abilities.
Edited, Mon Jan 5 19:01:37 2004 by gbaji
King Nobby wrote:
More words please