Kess wrote:Tikki Tokki has also brought me a lot of frustration lately. While it is probably my favored god, it seems like you get to a point where if you have some bad luck on the map he will punish you. Once or twice would be fine, but it feels as if this happens every other run where I pick that god. Again this could be due to where I am in the game right now. TT is the kind of god that you need to get early on so you can really explore that much before making the choice.
Tikki Tokki is a powerful but problematic deity to start with. I actually prefer converting to him late game, when I am level 7-8 and the only remaining monsters are level 6 and below (not counting the boss, of course). You'll get piles of piety from harvesting the mooks. Tikki's Edge will let you squeeze an extra level out of the fodder monsters and the potion boon translates into two free attacks against most bosses. Just as importantly, Tikki Tokki doesn't punish you for endgame behavior the way some of the other top shelf gods do (GG hates it when you eat popcorn monsters, and both Dracul and GG make potion use difficult).