Meh, with the carrying 50 gold in, Tikki's problem for early characters has been fixed. You can get tikki's edge right off the bat and be over halfway to poison already. With the bonus experience, it's easy to level up quickly and have a ton of lower level guys to farm piety off of. When I use tikki, unless it's a vicious dungeon, I usually can gain enough piety for 2 levels of Edge, Poison, and either dodge or a conversion with my leftover in addition to buying all the items I want.
So, unless you're playing a monk pretty much any class can easily benefit from him.
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