Darvin wrote:If you can get through Frank like this, you can get through anyone. Immune to poison, generally good HP, and a real bruiser in terms of damage output. I'd not be surprised if you could beat every hard-difficulty level like this, and it's really demonstrating how OP burning strats are. Now, I doubt you could pull this off on Dragon Isles, but it is possible. Namtar's Lair is a big maybe, but it'll require a way to get past his fireball retaliation (can't remember which form), and I sincerely doubt it'll work on Demonic Library (though I notice in the other thread you came very close; I'm impressed). Naga City is straight out.
Right now I'm convinced I can squeeze a Purist run out of dragon isles with this strat. 3 times I've had matron at less than half health. Killing the first boss at level 1 is the easy part, you just need to scout him and the BURNDARAYZ early and have one of (MA, JJ, BLUDTOPOWA). Takes less than a minute to see if it's going to work out and it's free because it's purist. Just load up the level and scout around the middle isle for the vision bonus, easy to see if you have access to things. The most important thing is getting a 2 fireball 1 poison rythme going. Dealing with matron is hard. I think if I found a fire sword or a piercing wand it'd be in the bag.
So close, I used almost every resource. If it was dracul instead of taurog I think I would have won: http://i.imgur.com/AzJ9d.png http://i.imgur.com/jNJhC.png
I agree about the "every hard dungeon" except for Labyrinth and Ick Swamp, maybe Magma Mines too. Too crowded to build up burning.
There we go, VHoS. One misclick from a perfect run ._. I think it proves that it can be done at least.