Suggested Order for Completion of Quests in Act 1
A Bitter Pill (Fenris' personal quest) - This quest is ideal early since there are no assassins. You will also find a belt that gives you more dropped gold (which will help throughout Act 1).
Mirror Image (Merrill’s personal quest) – This Is good since there are no assassins, and a lot of coin and ingredients. After completing Merrill’s personal quest, the Wayward Son quest will open up. This is located in the Gallows. The Viscount’s son mission also becomes available which opens the Wounded Coast and gets you to the Black Powder Promise main plot quest.
Birthright - (helping get the will for your mother) – You can take on assassins in tight corners as well as find lots of money. Tip: There is a very tight spot where the Amel Crest is located. Use that area to fight assassins. Always make sure that you keep your back to a wall so the assassins cannot backstab you.
Black Powder Promise – No assassins and you can get the Combustion Grenade formula. Make sure to collect the 3 gold from the dwarf while talking to the Arishok.
Shepherding Wolves –There are no assassins in this quest. Make sure to ask for coin from Petrice after the completion of her task – You'll earn 7 gold.
Herbalist's Task – Get the iron bark directions from the elf merchant in Sundermount. The iron bark will be in the “iron bark" clearing.
Loose Ends – A good quest to gain experience since there are no assassins. Pull minion enemies away from Commanders so that they will not have a chance to heal.
Tranquility – Take out the archers and then guide the Commander downstairs (by himself). Kill the Commander using the tips described above and then kill the rest of the enemies. Run away from the hunter until all the others are killed.
Fool’s Rush In – This quest has low level assassins, but is otherwise easy to complete.
Random Kunari in the Wounded Coast – These are re-spawned enemies that will reappear after completion of the "Black Powder Promise" quest.
The Unbidden Rescue - Save the Viscount’s son in the Wounded Coast. Tip: Use the “peel technique" before getting the assassin.
Last of His Line – To handle the assassins, the best location is downstairs to the right of the Docks entrance in the corner between the box and wall indention.
Finders Keepers - When in the warehouse, use the narrow area on the second floor by the ramp to protect your back against assassins. You can use the back and forth tactic with some enemies while within the narrow area. When you go to collect the reward, tell the client you won’t tell him where the warehouse is, and then tell him you want more money for a bigger reward.
Wayward Son –Similar to Finders Keepers, when in the warehouse use the narrow area on the second floor by the ramp to protect your back. You can do the back and forth tactic with some enemies while within the narrow area.
Sharp Little Pin Pricks - Use the “General Combat Strategies for Solo Play" section as a guide to completing this quest.
Secret Rendezvous – To handle the assassins, the best location is downstairs to the right of the Docks entrance in the corner between the box and wall indention. Use grenades to help you out.
Magistrate’s Orders – Make sure to have Element Aegis ability to protect you from poison spitting spiders. You get more money if you don’t blackmail the Magister.