I'm both flattered and worried (about how good your strat is).
The Avatar wrote:Yeah, but dealing with Horratio will be a problem. 25 phys resist+18 from dragon shield+10 from a scummed tower shield is 53. Is there anyway to get more?
I've been doing maths on this and it's worrying*. Technicaly, I'm not sure if it's doable without drac, because sanguine is just that huge. On the other hand, because of how fat everything is, I'm not sure it's doable without Binlors damage boosts (optimaly +70% when you have both knockback and might on wall destruction).
*As far as being able to do an unintentionaly stupid possibly maltested VT run of VGT. As far as balancing the game goes the fact noone can do it is a good thing.
This is how it looks to me right now - 25 (start) + 18 (DS) = 43. With one patchs hit, every time I endiswall or take stonesking I hit the cap and get +30% damage, and this works untill I run out of walls. There's the cursed scroll for +5 more in there (48), with one patches hit it's 52, with a tower shield it's 53-58, but since I have no use for binlor piety once walls run out I just have to find pactmaker in time and I'd probably hit the cap. The cap is "only" 65% so wheter even that works depends on when monsters top increasing in power.
However, only paladin can't get screwed over by binlor, especialy once you pick patcmaker up.
On the other hand, getting you magic resists to hit the cap on time looks pretty much impossible without binlor (or scumming). With binlor it's - 18 (DS) + 4 (1 patches hit, unreliable) + 10 (two big Binlor boons) = 32. That means I have to take 11 earlyish stoneskins for the missing 33, but I have to take some of those just to have physical capped at times. Elven boots would help here. And there is the scroll if I run into it.
And once I run out of exploration it's done.
If I go with Drac I'd have to scum for pactmaker, take consensus for blood shield and I'd pretty much capped with physical, but only at 38% magic unless I also scum for elven boots (scumming for the correct floor costs a lot of kingdom gold). I'd also be down a potential 70% damage, Halpmeh would be useless if I want piety, and generaly I don't know how that would work out. I don't really see myself winning with binlor, but I don't see myself getting off the ground with Drac.
A really, really unorthodox thing might work, and is probably worth trying out - Prepping EM with monk, and scumming up Binlor. More walls for when you swap, and you also use all your mana to create as many walls as humanely possible, stone 5 guys for 50 piety, convert to Binlor, desecrate EM (prep alchemist to buy aditional salves) and then if you can get through a few floors pick up what you need if you find it. You probably won't have nearly enough damage, but it might even work. I've tried it before, but never managed ot get it off the ground in regular VGT, maybe I just wasn't doing it right.