The Avatar wrote:Also, wouldn't a halfling with a tri-sword be better?
I've been finding that Halflings with Tri-swords make good rogues, thieves and warlords, you can get your damage extremely high at low levels, which allows for rapid levelling, especially if you save one or two specific glyphs. I suspect several other classes work well too. Even if you save some potions, it is a massive damage increase at first level. (And reminiscent of the original tri-swrod, where your first level damage was insane but you trashed the rest of your stuff).
I haven't tried this on any of the very tough content though.
Probably the most entertaining example, which I'm sad I didn't screenshot, involved clearing Venture Cave after exploring every single square before killing anything on a halfling thief. Hardly a difficult dungeon, but having only level ups as a source of regen is a distinct handicap.