Dracul - Power corrupts, beta power corrupts even more so.

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Dracul - Power corrupts, beta power corrupts even more so.

Postby Halion on Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:59 am

Well, I found Dracul today, and his intro quest is entertaining.

Upon looking at his ability list, the first thing I saw was Blood Curse, and I promptly had an idea for strategy. Quick testing showed that the dark mirror of Glowing Guardian's Humility power, while perhaps not as hilariously broken as that was originally, is certainly a touch more potent than seems good, at least when combined with Blood Power and a few mana potions.

Here is a screenshot of Halls of Steel with only the Indomitable dead, because Dracul eliminated my inclination to kill guys (which is a tad ironic).

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While I'm not certain this tactic will work on every dungeon, I think it will be enough to trivialise many of the pre-Vicious ones, at least where spellcasting is effective.

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Postby Nandrew on Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:13 am

LOL.

Nice catch, I meant to fix Dracul's level-up boon when people first started exploiting Humility, but it apparently slipped my mind completely. ;)

There's actually a few god balances that we want to try push out with the next update, so this will be rolled into that.
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Postby Deadman on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:15 pm

Ok I've been tearing my hair out over this.
Can you please tell me where I can find Dracul?
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Postby FDru on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:24 pm

Deadman wrote:Ok I've been tearing my hair out over this.
Can you please tell me where I can find Dracul?


Got him in a random sub-dungeon in Halls of Steel.
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Postby Xanopticon on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:28 pm

Deadman wrote:Ok I've been tearing my hair out over this.
Can you please tell me where I can find Dracul?



I'd like to know what what gods are even in the game, I knew pactmaker was in it months ago but i'm yet to even hear about him/it, let alone find it. I have the first 4 that most people have and that's it.... I have all the types of characters (unless there's another after Goblin).

At least I get the gods I want more often then Alpha though lol.

So what are Dracul's Boons? Instant level 10?
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Postby bla0815 on Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:28 pm

Several people stated they found the subdungeon with his initial altar in the halls of steel. Personally i restarted that dungeon very often with no success (at finding Dracul), but found him on my second try in the crypt. You will recognise, when you enter his subdungeon. There is no way to overlook it, as may be possible with Glowing Guardian.

I don't know if it is a prerequisite, but whenever i found a new god, i wasn't already worshipping another god. Perhaps someone else can falsify this.

EDIT: ninja'd

[spoiler]
Boons:
1 level up with no stats increase to gain 20 piety
-10 max health to gain 20 piety

+2 max mana for 20 piety
+5 points of lifedrain for 20 piety and a decrease of 10% max resistances
+4% resistances for 20 piety
full heal for 20 piety
[/spoiler]
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Postby subanark on Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:00 pm

I thought about doing this myself, but I wasn't sure I would have enough mana potions to do it with. I thought I would need the health regen to mana glyph so that I could get 6 mana from revealing 3 squares max at a time (as this would give the boss 30 HP, or 31 total life) which is the most you can give the boss to allow a single fireball to take out another death protection.
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Postby Deadman on Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:32 pm

Thanks guys =]
You may resume the thread as was >_>
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Postby fall_ark on Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:37 pm

subanark wrote:I thought about doing this myself, but I wasn't sure I would have enough mana potions to do it with. I thought I would need the health regen to mana glyph so that I could get 6 mana from revealing 3 squares max at a time (as this would give the boss 30 HP, or 31 total life) which is the most you can give the boss to allow a single fireball to take out another death protection.


No need to hit and run (well, mostly not). 6 Fireballs kills the boss once, and then use mana potions to get some sweet, sweet uses of 3-mana-equals-1-death PISORFs.
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Postby fall_ark on Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:41 pm

Deadman wrote:Halls of Steel? Crypt?
Man! I didn't even know those existed, I'm completely stuck where I am.
I thought I was pretty good at the old Desktop Dungeons but this one is kicking my ass. Only Hard dungeons I've finished are Ick Swamp and Sludge Mine


For Creeplight Ruins and Rock Garden, try the Human/Orc Monk + Really Big Sword + Taurog combo. It's....beautiful.
(And don't forget to kill the sacrificial goat on the Creeplight Ruins map before you start killing Cultists!)
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