Lujo wrote:I was wondering when people would start finding ways to exploit orc PISORFF goodness
You were wondering? I mean, I guess technically this was with an Elf, but still. I guess I just needed to add some more vitriol to my shameless bragging.
RE: IMAWAL. I agree that it's losing its usefulness - level 1 monsters are now potentially worth 4+ xp if you play your cards right, in addition to being sources of piety, Blue Bead MP, lifesteal, bloodpools, and of course dodge prediction, which all makes for some stiff competition. I would make two changes: one, allow IMAWAL to be cast on an empty tile, creating a wall but not conferring any other bonuses (very handy for PISORF, Half-Dragons, Transmuters, a subtle benefit that adds versatility but doesn't really upset balance); two, add temporary ~30% magic resistance, or perhaps ~2 base damage / level (neither effect stacking), every time an XP-granting monster is stoned (both of those effects are somewhat rare at the moment, and given that you're sacrificing both MP and all the above benefits I think that would be a fair buff).