Good job. I recommend you go back and beat all of the silvers. They add lots of great items to the pool.
And trust me, you don't suck. Just because VHoS is the "easiest" Vicious doesn't mean you or anyone else who's a normal non-hardcore player should be able to win. It's still a huge step up from hard. As for the curse golems, avoid them at all costs. Fight The Indomitable first. Use your prepped burn salve about halfway through the fight and buy a salve for after you kill him. Save black tiles to regen fight him. Use a mid-fight level ups always. Prep Platemail and a Slayer Wand to take care of pesky golems.
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