A Fighter VICIOUS series is a bold undertaking. I probably would have ragequit after having to blow my Death Protection on the very first monster.
I have never been able to make up my mind if it is better to preserve your dings for the arena, or to just go ahead and totally clean up the top floor to gain as much piety and initial momentum as possible. I've made it work both ways, but don't really know which one is optimal. Probably depends on your class and which god you prepped.
I know lots of people swear by early TT worship, but I have never been able to make that work. I always handle TT the way that you did in this run, taking advantage of his massive late game power.
Fighter isn't as bad as he used to be. Probably would work best with a Trisword, using potions to fuel your low-level kills and then using the trisword as leverage as you move along. I'm actually amazed you didn't prep the Trisword in this case (Dragonshield is the obvious second pick).
I'd say do Dragon Isles next. Remember not to use the Dragonshield; kind of defeats the point of teaching people who can't otherwise beat the level...
Sidestepper wrote:Fighter is way better than before, due to changes to both Veteran and the game environment, but he still has the weakest starting leverage of any character. He's fine once he gets off the ground.
Strength, Reflex, and Quicksilver should get you to level 3, and you'll have +6 base attack from quaffing them. Early potion use to fuel long-term leverage with a Trisword makes a lot of sense for a fighter.
Very good Avatar. I liked the broad strokes you wrote about the bosses and explaining tikki tokki. How much gold does the black market provide? 6 tributes seems like a lot. Finally - I might be able to beat naga city. I was thinking - on the title screen of the playthroughs, can we add in the strategies used for the play? Race/class/god/spell? So if we are looking for new ways to use a specific, we know which ones to look at.