Dungeon of the Day - 4

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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby gjaustin on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:00 am

Darvin wrote:Overall the Priest and Crusader at +4 and the Rogue at +0 seem pretty evenly matched. I wish I had more time to play so I could hammer out runs with all three classes. I'm having enough time finding time for a second serious playthrough as it is (Christmas season shopping and all that).


I should probably try a Crusader run myself.

Considering that you won the last two, the fact that you're in third might mean that the Crusader needs to be worth more points :)
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Darvin on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:01 am

Keep in mind I'm third place with only a single attempt on the dungeon. That was intended to be a placeholder score until I found some time to sit down and make some more aggressive attempts.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby q 3 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:36 am

I have little doubt that someone can beat my score with a fully pimped-out Crusader. There really isn't anything I can do about it, either, since I already hit the limit of my strategy - the only missing medals are Faithless and Hoarder, and my entire strategy boils down to "worship GG and convert everything."

(Is a 9 medal run even possible with a Rogue? The only plausible way would be to go sans Purist, but even if you can replicate a GG-worshiping Orc with Trisword and Alchemist Scroll abuse, you won't have any means of healing other than regen, and Evolvia is very hard to regen-fight.)
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby gjaustin on Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:19 am

q 3 wrote:I have little doubt that someone can beat my score with a fully pimped-out Crusader. There really isn't anything I can do about it, either, since I already hit the limit of my strategy - the only missing medals are Faithless and Hoarder, and my entire strategy boils down to "worship GG and convert everything."

(Is a 9 medal run even possible with a Rogue? The only plausible way would be to go sans Purist, but even if you can replicate a GG-worshiping Orc with Trisword and Alchemist Scroll abuse, you won't have any means of healing other than regen, and Evolvia is very hard to regen-fight.)


You pretty much need to lose two of Warmonger, Hoarder, Purist, or Faithless to be able to fight Evolvia. Otherwise his first form will one-shot you and/or you'll get trapped.

The Changelings picking up First Strike is not good for Rogues either.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby q 3 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:33 am

Everything but Purist and Parched should be possible, I think, with mana potions as early fuel for Alchemist Scroll/Trisword and health potions for Evolvia. You'd need to scum for the right shop, though, and the wrong secondary boss would be fatal. Still only 8 medals, but at 23 points it would put you in the (temporary) lead.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby The Avatar on Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:45 am

Hmm... I guess that shows the bonuses may be too powerful. Or maybe I'm just not used to the low scores because it's a harder dungeon.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Darvin on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:46 am

Bump: due to commitments over the next few days, and the fact that I'm preoccupied at lunch hour at work today and tomorrow, it is unlikely I will be able to make any more serious attempts. I would be thrilled if someone could knock me off the top 3 (I'm currently in 3rd place with my 21 point Halfling Crusader), so keep submitting scores guys!
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby q 3 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:36 pm

Warmonger (5) + Miser (3) + Purist (4) + Cheeky (1) + Ding! (2) + Specialist (1) + Unstoppable (3) + Priest handicap (4) = 23 points

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Pretty straightforward strategy: start with Taurog, quaff lots of potions, convert to Dracul, drink lots of blood. A lot more difficult than my Rogue run, though, and required a fair amount of luck - just getting the right deity combo was far from sufficient for it to work. Although I did somehow manage to pull it off with one of the most unfavorable bosses, almost no undead fodder, and a fairly useless subdungeon (Titan Guitar, although it did serve a very useful purpose here in that the cowardly trait allowed me to access Taurog's altar while fighting Aequitas).

I just now noticed that the order in which medals are displayed varies. Any clue what that's based on?
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby Darvin on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Well, only minutes to go before the contest closes, so I gave it one more run.

In hindsight, I probably could have gotten parched and warmonger by dumping faithless (had Dracul on the field), but there's no time for another run.

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Hoarder (4)
Miser (3)
Faithless (4)
Cheeky (1)
Specialist (1)
Unstoppable (3)
Ding! Max (2)
Crusader (4)

= 22 points


Unless there's a last-minute submission, q3 takes 1st place (Halfling Priest), Darvin 2nd place (Halfling Crusader), and gjaustin 3rd (Halfling Priest)

Best Rogue submission: q3 (22 points)
Best Priest submission: q3 (23 points)
Best Crusader submission: Darvin (22 points)

Looks like the handicaps were almost spot on.
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Re: Dungeon of the Day - 4

Postby q 3 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:06 pm

Maybe Halflings should get a -1 handicap. :D
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