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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby sitnaltax on Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:35 am

I am not sure the best way to wikify this information. Would a page of capsule hints be appropriate? I feel like there is some value in a general strategy hint that doesn't spell out the entire dungeon. Also it takes much less time to write up.

Thanks to everyone for the additional discussion. I'm a little surprised, if relieved, to not see anyone jump in with a dynamite trick I missed for the dungeons I thought were hardest, Warlord and Blood mage.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby The Avatar on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:55 pm

No. Those are just flat out hard.

As for where to post, go to the class challenge page. There will eventually be a class challenge page for each class. Make it and add the gold. I can go through and check your formatting and info at the end, so don't sweat it.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby Lujo on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:36 pm

I think I've had a dynamite trick for the bloodmage. I remember struggling with it untill I switched it up completely, and whatewer I switched it to made it go down easily. I've always found bloodmage silver to be much harder.

Big Like: Bloodmage Gold: Well, that was fun. Dvarwen BM, and was carefull not to let the bugger heal up too much (he did maybe once or twice, and I spent a lot of blackspace looking for BURNDAYRAZ to start lvling). Anyway, more of a puzzle, much easier than BM silver once you figure it out, and a very nice twist. And yes, my suspicions were confirmed - the big lesson is in fact that there is another damage glyph besides the one which gets prepped every time.


Remembered what that note was about - as long as the boss doesn't spawn in a corner where you can't pissorf him, a dwarf can do it with no relevant items. Well I did find Getindare and used it, but still - I had a platemail and a keg of mana that I ment to buy but somehow never did. Bought a health potion and I did have a Troll Heart.

Strat - Well, use whatever mens to level up, the sooner you find the fireball the better. Kill and IMAWAL wraiths (no bloodpools, lowish healht). If you can level up with about a 1/4 or a 1/5 of the map left (use IMAWAL if at all possible), start working on the boss. Save as much popcorn as possible through all this, and try to be lvl6. Convert any utility except B2P, pissorf and possibly getindare. Anyway, pissorff the boss many many times. Use up the mana potions first, then start using B2P untill you run out of exploration. Heal up by killing popcorn and drinking blood (immediately, don't hit the boss in between). Level up from killing all the popcorn (invest the sanguine health into killing fatter popcorn if need be), and when you level up, being a dwarf you'll be able to land hits on the boss. Keep killing popcorn and healing off sanguine and use your health potions if need be. It worked twice for me so far...

In short - dwarves can get their health to where they can melle the boss without him healing up even once.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby booooooze on Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:26 am

This thread made me attack the golds for the first time in a while. Not as bad as I remember them.

... except bloodmage. This one sucks. So far, I feel about this one like everyone else feels about BM silver (which I maintain isn't that bad). The worst is when you start it up, and start poking around, and all you find for half the map is WEYTWUT, but you can't even use it because you only have 7 mana!!! Good lord, at least give them 8, or make it so that only WONAFYT spawns.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby booooooze on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:10 pm

I went Jehora on Warlord to knock down resistances on the two physical resist bosses, seemed to work out pretty well.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby The Avatar on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:18 pm

Yeah, I tend to go for Jehora as well, but I hear that EM is effective as well.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby Naoya on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:48 pm

Dracul also works quite well - relying on Cydstepp to kill bleaty, than joining dracul for bloodtithe and blood hunger. Then simultaneously fighting super bleat mean and the goo thing (health > meat, mana > goo), and clean up the wraith with what's left - if needed, you can knock him with physical attacks only. Might need to quaff a few schadenfreudes against the goo, though.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby Bloggorus on Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:31 am

Cant manage to crack wizard gold for some reason. Perhaps I'm not attacking those bosses early enough? That huge pile o' health is just too much for my fireballs.

edit: also, pissorf is not guaranteed spawn.

second edit: nevermind, I got it. turns out i was too hesitant to convert glyphs into attack power. Wizard make surpisingly good twinkers with that extra CP and a pair of midas gloves.
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby Lujo on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:57 pm

Just redid thief gold for the treasuer using Avatar's insight. Endiswall is key there and knowing there are burn salves and fortitude potions is big. You can ding and potion spike the boss relatively easily (and you have to potion spike him because potions give you mana for endiswalls).
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Re: Finished all gold class challenges!

Postby booooooze on Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:00 pm

Monk is killing me now. Did it with an assassin, but it didn't give me completion. Rats.
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