Well, one of my obvious foo strategies is obviously always carrying a burn salve with me into dungeons. It can always come in handy, and is a free desecration with no drawbacks if you find EM.
Arguable; this one works very well for everyone and most importantly isn't really mutually exclusive with any approach. Whether you end up with Jehora Jeheyu, desecrating Earthmother, or just needing fodder for an Alchemist Scroll or Trisword, that simple burn cure potion works wonders.
some are so nasty that you would *never* even consider desecrating them short of a last ditch effort (getting a blood swell from Dracul, Potions from TT etc)
Agreed, though we are well past that point. Binlor and Earthmother are too easy, Dracul is about right, Taurog and Mystera are a little
too hard, and Jehora/Tikki Tooki/Glowing Guardian are just way too hard.
In the past few months, EM/Binlor/Dracul have made up all but one of my altar desecrations.
Mystera - if you're about to get Chaos Avatar from Jehora
That one actually doesn't come up as much as you might think, since Jehora is no longer a go-to deity, but definitely worth keeping in mind.
What would happen if you have one or more pieces of Taurogs equipment on you when you desecrate GG? Would you be hit by Taurogs punishment ASWELL for losing his equipment?
No, because GG taking away your items does not count as converting them. It will, however, disqualify you from unstoppable fury.