PQI handed me Vampire/Warmonger/Cursed Oasis. Now Warmonger is possibly the hardest badge, and Cursed Oasis is one of the harder dungeons, so I figured... my Vampire needs an edge. Something that would perhaps combo nicely with his natural lifesteal and Sanguine ability.
No other church would have helped, but at least they wouldn't have made a quarter of the enemies bloodless!
But you're right, Vampire was otherwise OK at Cursed Oasis. Animated armors are relatively difficult, with their high damage and no HP to steal if you're working through their DP, but Thralls are harmless.Warmonger of course locks away an important source of resources and leverage, but potions and the Trisword were able to make up the difference.
Taurog wouldn't make sense because of the exploration space conundrum? Or am I missing something?
Because if you're going warmonger anyway, and you don't have a specifically better churc prep, that's a load of piety just from converting all the glyphs. Going warmonger without taurog is like having all the Taurog worship penalties without any of the benefits (such as they are).
I don't know the exact stats for the current Vamp, as I haven't unlocked him in ages, but even if you take just the skullpicker and the shield, provided they work, you still probably got enough to swap over to whoever else is there...
Maybe you can only become undead if you worship the god of undeath while alive. Then, when you become undead and discover that you can no longer get race bonuses except drinking blood and you can't worship gods, you grow realy disenchanted with him.