Blovski wrote:Whether GG prep puts Enlightenment out of reach depends on A) class (i.e. Paladin or not), B) good piety gen and C) amount of XP in the dungeon. At the moment Enlightenment is kinda too expensive for what it does imho but I'd say if you want Enlightenment and a decent amount of beads you can get it. The real clincher is whether you can get Enlightenment + necessary cleansings + convert out.
Personally I don't think I ever convert out after taking Enlightenment. More often than not when I take it I use it as a final ding (or penultimate in some rare cases), and most potions have been converted for Piety at that point, meaning that I usually have enough spare piety to cover a potion or two (or Protections + the potions as a Paladin).
But yeah, in my experience prepped GG's Enlightenment is only really worthwile for Paladins unless the only thing you want is the + 5 mana or the curse wipe. I did use it to beat VT Hex Ruins as an Orc Paladin, which ended up being a close (but satisfying!) run. Of course the Revenants make for easy Poison Piety in that dungeon.
Somewhat off-topic: I'm still of the opinion that Enlightenment's price is mostly fine, but it feels underwhelming because gaining enough piety for the beads + the boon is a lot of work (partly the busy work of mass converting anything you can get your hands on) and the fact that the extra power it gives has only really felt relevant (or in some cases necessary) in Vicious scenarios. Also the extra HP + Damage is especially noticeable if you've already got decent resists/damage reduction. Flavour-wise, the "work" you do for it (picture an adventurer compulsively grabbing random stuff to "rid himself of material dependencies") is actually kinda funny in a neat way. I still wouldn't mind seeing it buffed a tiny bit though.