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Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby Nurator on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:48 pm

What is your highest number of badges in an (at least) normal dungeon? I start with 7 :) Can anyone raise that?

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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby Darvin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:43 pm

I've done 9 before and can hit 8 pretty reliably; everything except Warmonger in one run is completely doable. Generally speaking for a Den of Danger run, cheeky, purist, specialist, unstoppable, and parched are fairly straightforward. The problem is, I can't find a way to get more than four out of the remaining five: faithless, hoarder, miser, warmonger, and the problematic Ding! Max. You see, there isn't enough experience lying around to reach level 10 with without using goblin conversion, an XP-boosting item, an XP-boosting god, or an XP-boosting glyph, each of which preclude one of the other badges. Fighter might be possible, but a faithless/hoarder/miser/warmonger/purist/parched fighter is going to be very difficult to win with. I don't think anyone's ever managed that on a standard (that is, non-easy) dungeon.

My best is with the Assassin, getting everything but Warmonger. Just nothing but poison antics, and you can clear den of danger without breaking a sweat. You'll need to find WEYTWUT, WONAFYT, or IMAWAL to reach level 10, but otherwise swift hands makes unstoppable a piece of cake.
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby The Avatar on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:11 pm

Yeah, I don't think 10 is possible. Actually, maybe with the fighter. Still, that'll be extremely difficult.
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby Darvin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:22 pm

Keep in mind you don't just have to win, you have to win with enough resources to go for unstoppable while collecting enough bonus XP to ensure you reach level 10. We're definitely stretching the boundaries of plausibility with this one.
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby q 3 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:21 pm

Anything is possible with a Rogue if you get enough dodges. ;) (Maybe someday someone will make a DD borg!)
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby Darvin on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:34 pm

Yeah, a lucky string with a Rogue can turn the impossible into a breeze. Unfortunately, in this case it verges onto impossibility. With no way to improve his HP he will automatically die to an attack from any appropriate enemy he should be fighting, and without glyphs he can't set up elaborate combos to avoid attacks and damage spike foes, and without items or conversions his damage won't be as high as a regular rogue expects. Because you'd need to earn large amounts of bonus experience to pull this off, the number of dodges required would be astronomical. I think you're better off scumming for the perfect run as a fighter.
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby The Avatar on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:09 am

Yeah. Otherwise you'd need like an 8 dodge string to kill the boss at level 5 or so.

Actually, that might work as a fighter. Kill the boss at level 7 starting at level 5 (or 6 starting at 4...) I guess it depends on the boss.
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby Darvin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:32 am

Actually, that might work as a fighter. Kill the boss at level 7 starting at level 5 (or 6 starting at 4...) I guess it depends on the boss.

Under normal circumstances that would be doable, but not as a faithless/hoarder/miser/warmonger/purist/parched fighter. You'll run out of popcorn you can actually kill easily before your level-up catapult is complete, and two level-ups will be utterly insufficient to do it with ordinary melee attacks alone. Tomithy is your easiest boss, and even he seems out of reach here.

Your 5th level fighter has 32 damage and 65 hit points (presuming he has all boosters). This allows him to survive one hit from Tomithy before he needs to level up. Subsequently he can attack once at each level, for 39 and 45 damage. Three hits only gives you 116 damage, not nearly enough to knock out Tomithy. You'd need to start at a higher level and you'd probably need at least three catapults to pull this off.
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby The Avatar on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:14 am

How much does Tomithy have? 238 or something?

Catapult from 6-9: 39+45+52+58=194

If you can survive two hits at level 9 (I don't know the numbers) that would work.
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Re: Highest Number of Badges in one run

Postby Darvin on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:29 am

You'd either need to have every higher-level monster killed before you began the boss fight, or need one more catapult afterwards to remove the poison Tomithy will leave you with (still gotta go for unstoppable). So you're probably looking at either a 6->10 or 7->10 catapult... probably not feasible for this fighter to pull off.
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