Checkem wrote:Also the thief needs a little a hell of a buff, I don't know about you guys, but I hate the Slime pit. Can't do it with the thief, but I accidentally did a purist fighter run that I had a really easy time with.
I don't think even the monsters IN the slime pit like the slime pit. Oh, well, I suppose I like it as a challenge. It's not that hard once you sort of figure it out, either.
Checkem wrote:Could we list the dungeons that the thief has a lot of trouble with? Maybe that way it's easier to approach this. Slime pit, Namtar's lair, and Demonic library for me. I think the thief can't deal with physical resist monster as well as the other classes? Maybe his first strike against a full health monster should have some degree of penetration?
Naah, I don't think it's a particular dungeon thing, it's more about the Thief himself. The thief was pushing the fighter out as a better generalist back in the day when the difficulty bar was rather prohibitively high, the thief had potions do full effect for both health and mana and the general approach to playing was "first thing you do is unlock Dragonshield". It was a silly state of affairs, so the worst offenders were nerfed (cydstepp, thieves, halpmeh, monks, sensation stone, GG, maybe a few other things). This was just to get us to even fiddle with other stuff, just to move these out of the way.
But as Darvin said, the recend trisword downsizing hurt the thief - the thief was nerfed because he was too good for a 1st tier class and making the fighter look bad. If you take away the dragon shield and trisword "on every run" meta, he isn't really overpowered. Making him potion jesus again might still be a silly idea (because it's easily broken with gnomes and halflings) but he could use a bit of a buff.
Or maybe he isn't bad at all? What DOES his "extra stuff" ability read as? How much more gold? How many extra shops? How many extra glyphs? I mean, I'm not having any troubles with him tbh, but I'm not going out of my way to pick him either...
The first ability is sort of throwaway though...