Troubling Times pt 2

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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby The Avatar on Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:16 pm

Wow. I only have 1 win on Gaan-Telet, and I haven't even tried it very much. Perhaps I should start. All you people are beating it 5-6 times, or whatever...
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby Lujo on Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:13 pm

Yeah, subanark is pacticaly using it to have a steady source of Goat Horns. I only do "experimental" runs, only i have only the assassin one left. And it's not much of an experiment as high resists are officially proven to be a broken mechanic. And I don't feel like blowing my life on vampire runs...
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby The Avatar on Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:16 pm

Yeah, I tried one for the heck of it, but then I realized he can't raise his resist and left.
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby gjaustin on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:00 pm

The Avatar wrote:Yeah, I tried one for the heck of it, but then I realized he can't raise his resist and left.


I wonder what the max lifesteal is? If you found a Vampiric Blade and Agnostic's Collar, could you get enough damage reduction and lifesteal to outlast Horatio?

You'd obviously want to bring in a Shield for the extra two absorption. The health for attack prep would also get you to the 75 attack you needed to make sure you have a high enough lifesteal.
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby q 3 on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:15 pm

It shouldn't be too hard to get enough lifesteal to turn Horatio into a drinking fountain of blood; the problem for Vampires, I think, is getting to him in the first place. Lifesteal isn't much help against the goo blobs or warlocks.
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby The Avatar on Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:24 pm

Yup, that's what I realized. Between blood drinking, life draining, and smashing altars, 75 lifesteal is possible with converting and Drac.

I won as a monk if that means anything to anyone. I even got Warmonger. Any suggestions for the second easiest? Rogue? Paladin? I want to get 3 wins so if they introduce a monster class for Gaan-Teket (Changeling?) than I won't ever have to do this dungeon again.
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby Lujo on Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:15 am

Somebody was swearing by Paladin, although i'm not entirely convinced. You start with HALPMEH, but that only reduces scumming, and monotheism isn't really what you're looking for in Gaan'Telet IMO.

A max resist helpmeth rogue is probably easy, but I'd say the tinker could be hilarously easy, based solely on free compressions scrolls (you wouldn't believe how cramped that inventory gets, and you need Dragon Shield and RBS for anyone except monk, as well as Taurogs junk).

In the same vein, the wizard was stupidly easy for me, with small glyphs you can use the inventory slot reserved for HALPMEH to stick in glyhs you'd normaly convert on the spot, as well as poison ward, soul orb and whatever you compress.
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby gjaustin on Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:31 am

Lujo wrote:Somebody was swearing by Paladin, although i'm not entirely convinced. You start with HALPMEH, but that only reduces scumming, and monotheism isn't really what you're looking for in Gaan'Telet IMO.

A max resist helpmeth rogue is probably easy, but I'd say the tinker could be hilarously easy, based solely on free compressions scrolls (you wouldn't believe how cramped that inventory gets, and you need Dragon Shield and RBS for anyone except monk, as well as Taurogs junk).

In the same vein, the wizard was stupidly easy for me, with small glyphs you can use the inventory slot reserved for HALPMEH to stick in glyhs you'd normaly convert on the spot, as well as poison ward, soul orb and whatever you compress.


The advantage of monotheism is that you can just grab Glowing Guardian and ignore all his drawbacks. Enlightenment, Dragon Shield, and a short period of Body Pact from Pactmaker and you have your maxed resists.

To be fair, I've only beaten the Tower with the Monk. But when I beat Naga City with the Paladin I didn't even have to bring the Dragon Shield and I still almost maxed out my magic resist.
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby The Avatar on Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:43 am

Wow. Anyways, I'm gonna do a rogue. I got the boss down to 306 hp before dying. Just two lucky dodges and I would have one. Also, I had to desecrate EM and take a hit of blood tithe, which killed my game. In retrospect, 2 blood tithes would have been better...
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Re: Troubling Times pt 2

Postby Lujo on Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:47 pm

Yeah, i did 2 blood tithes on a fighter to swap out of Dracul to EM, used all I could with her to get some vine forms (3 i tihink), and later used pactmaker to swap to mysteria, and then her halpmeh piety to go back to dracul when it turned out i'd need a bloodswell. Not sure how it works with rogue and his low HP, but EM's penalty is definitely costlier than a blood tithe in Gaan'Telet.
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