The Avatar wrote:@Joist: That transmuter wouldn't have been nearly as powerful without the tri-sword, but that's still pretty broken. Did you prep hp to attack? Oh yeah, the nostalgia generator simply put random level monsters instead of level 1's near the entrance, level 2's a little farther, etc.
If you look on the previous page I hit 243 without tri-sword, but I did have the Dwarf Gauntlets. Actually, in this situation I'm convinced the gauntlets are better. Transmuter has -30% attack bonus so buffing attack bonus gives better rewards than buffing base damage. In naga city I hit ~200 without either. I think it was 190 without might.
Preps: Alchemist scroll, Smuggler's Den (really great for us, we get 24 more walls to break, if we save 20 of them we can spam Stone Heart up top and then still safely climb back up to 100 piety), Binlor, HP->Attack, 50g, Pers Badge, Apoth, whup quicksilver reflex, translocation (another great one, it's almost a free whole conversion level. The perfect item to find is Gloves of Midas early. I can clean out all the shops and the gloves convert for 130 with a conversion boost. All for 10 gold).
Just with preps I sit at only 30% attack boost. Might from wall destruction buffs that to 60% but it's still pretty meager.