Sidestepper wrote:Definitely interested in hearing it, VICIOUS or no.
Well, it's not much of a strat so far, and I'm waiting on possible adjustments or clarification on the possibility of stacking Transmutation seals. It most likely won't be possible, (because it's a bit braindead, so to speak), and it would only work reliably with Tinkers. Howeverz:
Someone (shoutout) clued me in to bringing a transmutation seal into VGT to transmute a Sensation Stone and then convert another Sensation stone, for a whooping 375 CP. Now, this also works with Fewer Glyphs, and glyphs you bring into the dungeon with you also get their CP value increased, and so do (some) glyphs you find in subdungeons, like the one get from pendragon or Contemplate the Waters. Also, Sensation stone is obviously lockerable, so make sure to prep and transmute IT.
So if you pick an Orc whatever and only keep one glyph (possibly the free Getindare from TT), you can get 375 + up to 600 from glyphs. Thats... +24 damage just from glyph conversions, and you also got 20 gold to buy some more conversion fodder. Thats the old Trisword, and you can tack it onto anything (except it costs you exploration and fat kingdom cash so I'm not sure it's really broken).
Now if you go Tinker, you can add about 150 CP more to that. If you go Half-Dragon... If you go Half-Dragon it gets hilarious - you can (and should) actually melee down the magic immune Goblin in Magma Mines first because of your huge knocback (which is either physical or unresistable damage). And I haven't even tried it with Binlor in the mix...
If you go Orc Wizard with fewer glyphs and Binlor, you should be able to really go nuts.
Add spirit pact if possible, etc, etc.
But since it's works with any CP practically anywhere (and there's places where it works better than usual), the possibilities are quite limitless. Halfling priest of drac for a million piety? Halfling priest for a million hits on anything? Dwarven tinker healthmonster? Orc Rogues lvl1 bosskill? Human Transmuter? Halfling monks with trisword? Monks in general?
Melle-only Orc paladins feel really busted with this as well...
Anyway, it's an expensive sport as far as prepping goes, but it's really, really strong, and I feel like I've only scratched the surface. You can actually play fewer glyph elves and rock...
EDIT: I might've overcalculated something somewhere. But not by much