The Avatar wrote:Yeah, it really does come off as shouty... I promise I'm not actually shunting. Just emphasizing.
Ahahaha, I didn't mean anything bad by it! Jay himself said he didn't mind after all (which is what matters), and I find your writeups both informative and entertaining!
Lujo wrote:Anywho, what's you'r strategy?
Well, I was originally trying to use a Human Sorceror/Wizard, prepping mystera and using her boons (ie refreshment) to get past the earlier floors, grabbing body pact to be fueled by her Piety as soon as possible, and transitioning over to primarily melee combat aided by some spells (hence being a human) as the enemies grew too strong for fireball-centric strategies - switching to dracul when it becomes necessary, ensuring to have a burn salve at the ready for earthmother desecration (on top of the other corrosion sources, of course).
That was the plan, and the troubles I was having were due to mana being a huge blackspace drain and difficult to manage (which is why I went from the Sorceror's early game power to the Wizard's more efficient mana usage at some point).
Well, my original reason for playing those classes was that I wanted to avoid classes which I'd already read were the best for the map. Vampire, Paladin, even Crusader... and Rogue of course. And I usually avoided prepping the Dragon Shield for anything since it always felt *so* powerful. That being said, I quickly realized that the Tower was meant to be a challenge to even the strongest possible combinations, so yesterday I thought...
"Maybe I should just have a quick run with the Rogue, to get a different feel for the map."
That "quick run" went farther than I'd ever gotten. And today, two attempts later:
That felt awesome. Really awesome. So awesome that I just hijacked a forum thread and turned it into a bragging topic for myself (promise this is the last time it happens!). Also I *may* have spent the last 5 minutes dancing.
For the record, *Spoilers* Glowing Guardian + Dragon Shield Orc Rogue has everything you can ever want in life ever. I'd forgotten how much fun it can be (body pact + Dracul conversion right before the boss to round it out). Halpmeh is a huge boon in this dungeon, as is an early Gloves of Midas and the Witchalok pendant (so good). Piercing wand was also a lucky find, and I even had Martyr Wraps.
Looking forward to doing it all again when the game comes out officially! Also, seriously considering doing a full Let's Play when the game releases, as a more advanced player (would have big spoiler warnings on it of course). I think it could be interesting...