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Part 40: Ah, the bloodmage! BLUDTUPOWA (B2P) is one of the strongest glyphs along with BURNDAYRAZ and GETINDARE. Dwarf Bloodmage is one of my favorites. It combos greatly with B2P. Extra mana boosters is great, but you need that fireball glyph. Bloodmages are great spiker mages ranking 4th (Assassin, Wizards, Fighters, Bloodmages), but they get lots of extra health for the boss fight even once you run out of tiles to B2P with. You aren't powerful enough to kill anything higher level, but BURNDAYRAZ would make this a joke. All extra health is great for the bloodmage, and an early pendant would be ridiculous with B2P. No way you can regen fight that meatman without BURNDAYRAZ, and I'm not even sure with that it is doable. Killing a level 1 to level? Shameful. Avoid the bloodpools. MA is okay for him, but I tend to go with Drac to best combo off sanguine.It helps. ENDISWAL! What a nice find. If you can capitalize on that to get more glyphs it will pay off, not to mention never having to kill popcorn. HALPMEH and BLUDTUPOWA are opposites, but you can use both. BLUDTUPOWA is for when you don't want to hit someone, and HALPMEH is for when you only want to hit someone. You aren't going to beat that meat man. You simply don't have enough tiles... unless, of course, you kill some popcorn for sanguine. Which you did. Unfortunately. It is not worth doing, because sanguine is better saved and makes for a ridiculously easy fight. I recommend revisiting Agbaar's Academy to do the Paladin, Assassin, and Bloodmage puzzles. Destroying two adjacent walls with ENDISWAL is not a good choice. It nets you 1 extra tile. Doing an entirely different section can net you 3 tiles. You could have killed the goat if you had explored 1 tile instead of two. Instead you are going to waste many tiles failing to regen fight him. ALWAYS EXPLORE EXACTLY ENOUGH TILES (this is emphasis, not shouting). If you had throw it in and fully regened you could have killed him (you didn't even start the fight with two full bars)! GETINDARE is definitely better than ENDISWAL. GETINDARE should make this a walkover. BICEPS is conversion in this instance. OH YOU FOOLISH FOOL! B2P IS UNFAIR! There is a guaranteed BURNDAYRAZ spawn, and B2P+BURNDAYRAZ is the core of the bloodmage's gameplay. That's karma for you. Mystic Balance is overvalued and refreshment is undervalued. It is a ridiculous power for anyone. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?! Flames destroys your attack and without B2P you're screwed. You may play on, but you will not win. Actually, it's pretty hard to lose in the den with a Bloodmage, so I wouldn't be surprised if you won. The only reason you can't win these fights is you took flames. NEVER TAKE FLAMES*! *Unless you plan to do no more physical attacks for the rest of the dungeon (except for on wimpy popcorn--take out strong popcorn before you use flames), DO NOT TAKE FLAMES. On the topic of avoiding bloodpools, you will not collect them if you are at full health. If you can regen to full you can step on them. Additionally, you can always walk over them without drinking them. HAHAHAHA! You screwed yourself so much with flames. What better way to teach a lesson then to make you fail because of a mistake. This is a karma-fied run. First converting B2P 2 spaces from a BURNDAYRAZ and then taking flames before you meet the iron man as your boss. You had all of this coming. Sorry, but you have no shot. Did you actually know that flames killed your damage, or have you really not noticed? I'm not sure which is worse... NOOOOO! You could step on these bloodpools, but instead you are smartly choosing to hit someone first. This would be a great decision if the game worked how you thought it did, but since it doesn't, that is painful. Actually, if you abuse weakening from MA you could win this still. Just devote the rest of your blackspace to piety gain and take 4 weakenings. JJ is great. If you find him early. IF YOU TAKE MYSTIC BALANCE YOU ARE DONE! You need weakening to win this. At 45% magic res it is a terribly difficult fight, but still doable. At 75%, you have no shot. 45% magic res would be quite doable with B2P. Your mistakes combo painfully off each other. And a misclick. You wouldn't have won, so it's fine. You just saved me some time instead!
KEY POINTS: ALWAYS EXPLORE EXACTLY ENOUGH TILES. Seriously, I cannot emphasize this enough. Flames is suicidal unless you are done with physical attacks. B2P is an incredible glyph. Bloodpools only pick up when you are not at full health.
Part 41: Elven warlord purist? Not bad, not bad at all. I prefer orcs, but elves and gnomes are great too. A gnome warlord with 25 mp is one of the nastier strategies out there. That meatman is a terrible warlord target. Warlords are the best spikers in the game, and the worst regen fighters. That makes meatmen the worst possible choices as a warlord. On the other hand, goats are the best. MA! That's a lucky find. Mystic balance is amazing for a walord, now if you can score 20 mana (an easy elfin achievement), that means each potion is a CYDSTEPP. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! If your warlord can't kill it straight up r with some top off, you have no shot. You are throwing away your early game which is a strong suit of the warlord (the early game, not throwing away the early game. You cannot kill that wraith. PAY ATTENTION! YES! YOU SAW IT! I seriously recommend doing the halfling and gnome puzzles. The item rewards are ridiculous. BURDAYRAZ is conversion fodder to a warlord. That level 5 bandit was probably a good kill. That's a shame. Always check all targets before making your decision (also consider holding off for a better target). Uh, no.YOU FOOLISH FOOL! WEYTWUT costs 8 mana, so it is NOT an extra hit. GETINDARE often is, because 13 is a reachable mana target. Medusa? This is a joke. The mana burn throws away your class power, but if you can score mystic balance and 20 mana that's 1 CYDSTEPP potions. Oh no. Taurog. You'll still crush and your elf will offset the mana penalty, but the wasted potential is off the charts. I'm glad you realized it was a mistake. You are of taurog with 60 piety. If you are of Taurog and do not have all equipment, your piety should never exceed 32 (24+8). NOOOOOOO! NEVER EVER EVER EVER CONVERT GETINDARE AS A WARLORD UNLESS THERE IS EXPRESS AND GREAT REASON TO DO SO. Taurog is barely pissed off by glyphs you are leaving yourself a ridiculous piety cushion. I told you to read those panels. SHE MANA BURNS. You could buy a mana potion, or potion and regenerate four tiles. Or desecrate MA/kill popcorn and take a Taurog DP. Or score a mid fight level up. Need I list more easy options? And that is that. Ah! "H" makes an appearance. The story is too disjointed as of now. That H has flooded your market with H trophies and has talked to you before. That is the third time you found the stranded altar. You officially have unlocked the pactmaker. You almost have all of the gods.
Part 42: Just looking at the title this sounds fun. Another one of your ROFLSTOMP Berserker runs. Wait an elven berserker? What a twist! Actually, the berserker is good enough that it won't matter. I'd bet on you winning this 9 out of 10 times. You better use that strength potion this time. Ah, the joy of being a berserker. Life is soooo simple. I commend you for using WONAFYT. You really are learning. I would bet a lot of players would convert that simply because they are a berserker. In fact, that's what you used to do. You can kill that wraith with a little extra health or damage (*cough* strength potion *cough*). Nice use of topping off. You're fine on exploration. Wow, I really have nothing to say. This is well done as of now. That wraith is an easy kill (DON'T YOU DARE FORGET THAT 50% MAGIC RESISTANCE), but that's it and you smartly are saving it for your level up kill. How very true. WONAFYT gives your exploration meeting. You can't poison fight a snake. It's poisonous too. WEYTWUT will make that doable. NO! WEYTWUT is strictly better than CYDSTEPP 9 times out of 10 (bonus exp, less mana cost, precasting not required, extra swap power). That level 6 wizard is an easy kill between APHEELSIK and BURNDAYRAZ. Don't you forget about your APHEELSIK. Since you're regen fighting, use APHEELSIK instead. USE APHEELSIK! Eh, whatever. APHEELSIK would have saved tiles. Just remember that curse can get out of hand and is PAINFUL for resist guys. That was wasteful. Don'r use popcorn to get rid of curse, do real fights that don't require your experience. You got rid of APHEELSIK? You should have saved APHEELSIK, waited till you were actually going to USE the amulet, and then converted CYDSTEPP instead. GG is a great combo with the berserker. GG sures up his only weakness: physical resistance. It is like insurance. You could go faithless, or use GG and win if the blob shows up. Just remember, CLEANSING GIVES MAGIC DAMAGE. Actually, you could have chucked WONAFYT for the amulet. It's fine to stop at level 4. Humility makes 4 level higher kills so easy. It is one of the greatest boons in the game, along with blood tithe. Turning down Taurog as a Berserker? I never thought you'd do it. Uh, what? Why would you ever think you would kill that guy. Look at the predictor or the panel. That was never going to work. With 2 cleansings that was doable, but otherwise no. ALWAYS EXPLORE EXACTLY ENOUGH TILES. I find it amusing how you prep a strength potion and then totally forget about it. It is not the amulet of yendor. More like a cheap knock-off. Bleaty? This ought to be interesting. If you convert to Taurog or use the strength potion and then some protections it is doable. At least you realize the use for the fireballs. You could have strength potioned to win without any of this. Protection is the best. Always use that BEFORE potions. Nice job anyways.
KEY POINTS: If you're going to prep something, USE IT. Always regenerate exactly enough tiles, and never undervalue APHEELSIK (although ironically, your wrong move was smart because the boss was bleaty).
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