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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Darvin on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:38 pm

Your odds of finding either Tikki Tooki or Dracul are pretty good with 4-altar. I say you should have gone for it and run with whatever you found.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Sidestepper on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:52 pm

I can see Avatar's point. There is value in showing a method that has no reliance on RNG effects. I face this same dilemma with my own guides. Do I play to win, showing off complex combinations? Or should I focus instead on fundamentals, limiting myself to the bare minimum of resources?
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby The Avatar on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:05 pm

I think playing a fighter is definitely focusing on the fundamentals.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby The Avatar on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:51 am

Namtar's Lair with Human Fighter is taped. I'll get it up sometime tomorrow hopefully.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby The Avatar on Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:45 am

Part three is up!

http://www.qcfdesign.com/wiki/DesktopDungeons/index.php?title=Anyone_Can_Win_Vicious_Part_3:_Namtar%27s_Lair

What do you guys think? What's your go to strategy for Namtar?
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Darvin on Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:15 am

What do you guys think? What's your go to strategy for Namtar?

Warlord (or Rogue, with scumming) with CYDSTEPP; be as hard to kill as that bugger is.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Sidestepper on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:16 am

My most important tactic is, right before pushing Namtar into the abyss, I shout "Beast from the Pit, time to feast on my s**t!" I'm not actually sure if it helps or not but it sure feels good.

More seriously, I almost always go for Binlor and heavy resistance stacking, just like you did. Namtar 1 and Namtar 2 both do a TON of magical damage. In your shoes, I would have considered using Packmaster for the Body Pact to stack even more resistance, but I can understand wanting to escape from Binlor before getting hit with the level-up piety drain.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby The Avatar on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:15 am

Demonic Library with Human Fighter is taped.

This one was weird. I originally thought to go with Mystera and refreshment for early boss kills, but it never worked. You really need an elf for that strategy. I ended up abusing GETINDARE and TT. I even converted into Drac, but it was unnecessary.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby The Avatar on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:04 am

It's up on the wiki. Please mention any confusing lines, typos, or anything I might need to explain. I'm quite tired so it might not be high quality.

http://www.qcfdesign.com/wiki/DesktopDungeons/index.php?title=Anyone_Can_Win_Vicious_Part_4:_Demonic_Library

Also, please comment on the run. What do you think? What do you guys normally use for DL?
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Darvin on Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:20 am

I will say that I probably would have waited until after desecrating Binlor to pick up the Elven Boots, but overall that was a smooth run.
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