Yeah. I came off as kind of explosive. Well, I assume you'll win it this time, assuming you go with the same race class combo.
Part 75: That's a nice round number to end on. If you win... which you should, seeing you as a halfing priest. Yeah, frankly (not to rain on yours, or anyones, parade) Gaan-Telet isn't that hard. You think Horatio has nice stats? Boy are you in for a shock... It is a shame you have to repeat. Then again, for vicious you will have to do that quite a bit. Heck, there are only two introductory vicious runs and they both need berserkers. Which should be of the same race. And being a new player it will take a few tries each. Quite a few probably. Okay, here it goes. GETINDARE OFF THE BAT?! YES!!! It is a bit of a shame you killed that goat off the bat. What is even better is you can get BURNDAYRAZ too by just going left. You are set up to SMASH Horatio. Again. Maybe he's just weak so you are always set up to SMASH him. Good, just keep slowing. Still, don't get caught up in slowing. Your top priority is leveling. As fast as possible. Because the faster you level, the more remaining exploration which you will need. Probably. What? Why would you WEYTWUT a level 5 blob? It will never be popcorn, so WEYTWUT is a poor choice. That was much better. You are still wasting a little, but it is okay. Wow. That's bad luck. Good thinking on poison. As long as you never forget poison everything will be okay. No. Unless you can kill him without poison, DO NOT GET POISONED. You can regen fight. One thing I've found with purist is that BURNDAYRAZ and regen fighting are great tactics. There. Nicely done. This run is much better. I do enjoy being slightly less apoplectic than normal. It is just random that there is a block of monsters, although because there are the same amount monsters in a smaller space they are rather common. Platemail is a terrible purchase if you plan to use GETINDARE. Still, vs Horatio Platemail is incredibly valuable. The less damage, the more valuable DR and Lifesteal are compared to resists. Correct. You can kill him. Hit, burn, regen, hit, first strike. Why? Why would you explore another tile when you could have already GETINDAREd him? Wow, you slowed the golem? That was lucky. If that hadn't worked it would have been more valuable to kill it. In your item pool, the fine sword is a godsend. One thing about relying on GETINDARE is goblins become a major pain. Fortunately, you have WEYTWUT. Wow, that was very foolishly done. Just give up. Slowed only gets rid of first strike until he takes damage. If you can use GETINDARE and it will help you, USE IT! HALPMEH is very useful. Percentage-wise it is worse as a priest, but it is pretty useful and it nullifies poison.. One thing you did wrong was to not immediately look in on the subdugeon. The sub dungeons hold the gods, so if you want a god early, you should look in on the subdungeon ASAP. Frankly, a 2 level higher guy without first strike is almost as hard as a 1 level higher goblin. That's how valuable GETINDARE is, not accounting for dodge. Nicely done on the mid fight level up kill. You know how you always buy the spoon. I actually lost because of that once. One gold short of the potion. It was possibly the worst DD moment I have ever had. You are over exploring. You have HALPMEH sitting there. That means poison is NOT a problem. That goo is far to tough. A meat man will be too. When clearing up popcorn, always do it while using the least popcorn possible unless you have explicit reason not to (need more god piety). Heroes Helm too?! Wow. You're getting all of the really nice items in your pool. Wrong. You just convert WEYTWUT and buy the heroes helm. Or explore 3 more tiles. Well, that potion could have been avoided by just targeting the snake. Or buying the heroes helm. IT IS ENOUGH! You do one extra because of burning. Well, that was a wasted dodge. Nothing you could do. In case you hadn't noticed, all of the monsters are surrounded by little bloodstains, like bosses. Whenever it seems especially concentrated, that means there are two monsters each within one tile of that spot. So go there. Ah, a burn viper. I hate those thing. Nice job. You are a tiny bit short of 2 hits, so you can just regen a tiny bit. NO! REGEN AFTER YOU HIT HIM! Why would you need the mana. That mana just makes it worse. You must accept the inevitable of mana burn and explore one tile. Wow, GG is terrible for your priest. Even still, if you had checked the subdungeon early you would have been able to make good use of GG, then convert out to whomever spawns. I'm a bit surprised at you right now. I expected you to see the obvious. Well, using burning always works. Oh, if you are curious as to why that worked, you stacked burning. Every two fireballs adds a total of 6 damage to the next assault (2 extra on each fireball, and two more on the hit discharge. Frankly, between BURNDAYRAZ and GETINDARE, there won't be much use for BICEPS (of course you can always precast, but it isn't that useful. If you fireball for a kill and you have GETINDARE, chances are you messed up. GETINDARE is cheaper and stacks dodge. So use it whenever possible. JJ would have been great first floor. Frankly, he isn't much use in Gaan-Telet. There. Dead. Actually, it was before you were halfway through the first room that you ran out of exploration. Yeah, that was a tough run. Frankly, GG would have been great with the conversion out. Did you read the codex? Two notes: 1. Slowed removes Retaliate: Fireball. 2. Monsters that retaliate do half damage when they retaliate. Yeah, regen fighting higher level goo blobs really doesn't work. Frankly, you need to level up. You are out of resources and this isn't working to well. Actually, I am fine that you are using mana potions. It was that or giving away most of your popcorn. Either way was going to be very wasteful, and frankly if you can score a mid fight level up on the boss it is more valuable than those mana potions. If you fail to score a mid fight level up on Horatio, then you made the wrong decision. You should hope you don't get the reveal curse. That would ruin you. You should be using HALPMEH. It would be much more valuable. You totally overexplroed the bottom floor. Let this be a lesson to you. If you are losing potions by only the second floor you are in trouble. Wow, that is huge. If you use Om Now that makes 170 hp at level 10, and 55x3 is 165. What about the new floor? You could look there. BINLOR?! You lucked out majorly with that. You forgot Om Nom didn't you. Damn. That would have been very valuable. Binlor isn't particularly useful to you. You should just join and stone skin a couple times. Wow, if you remembered Om Nom you could be doing so well. Platemail+170 hp+HALPMEH=PWNAGE! Frankly, you can let Binlor get totally pissed off at you. It doesn't matter. There is a level 5 goo that you can totally shove everywhere. Actually, although PISORF is a better piety to mana ratio, ENDISWAL grants Stoneskin. You can Kill him right now. Hit him, two fireballs, two tiles, one kill. Seriously, there is a red face icon. That means there is an enemy. A goblin?! Tough luck. Wow, you really should have been ENDISWALing the whole time. You can't GETINDARE. IT'S A GOBLIN! Wow, that dodge saved you from looking rather dumb. That golem is an ideal target. Nice use of stoneskin. Much more moderated. Frankly, you should just use Binlor's boon instead to save you tiles. You worshiped Binlor. You could at least look at him... There. It's pretty straightforward from here. It's pretty evident you already forgotten Om Nom, so you will purchase the Hero's Helm. Seeing how little you use HALPMEH and how you've practically forgotten it, that will just be potions. So while totally unideal, it will work. LUCKY! That bridge troll is a great find! Oh, you will definately win. If you had realized the platemail-om-nom-HALPMEH combo you would have destroyed him, but a win is a win. And the bridge troll drops ANOTHER ONE! If you used Binlor's boon 3 times and then BUNRDAYRAZ is would be much easier. USE BINLOR! COME ON! You didn't deserve that at all. You shouldn't have gotten that, as mean as that sounds. You should have had to use another health potion for not realizing what you could do. Since you know that you won't take platemail (foolishly), you might as well buy the heroes helm and one shot that goblin and then take out the dragon too. Did you know that you can convert stuff without picking it up? Just step on it to bring up the description then mouse over the conversion button and click. You can level by just using the cracked amulet or two enemies. There. Nicely done. Horatio doesn't stand a chance even with your ineffective method. Wow. Fail. The room of Horatio isn't automatically revealed. Well, that's a bit of a waste, but whatever. COME ON, REMEMBER OM NOM! YOU'RE ALREADY POISON! JUST DO IT. DANG! Soooooo much potential down the drain. That means you have to use an extra health potion every 6 hits (instead of taking 2 potions, it will take 3). What a shame. And that did not only make platemail worthwhile, it made platemail INCREDIBLE! I recommend Hotkeys for potions. It will save a bunch of time. Congrats and all that. You kind of beat the game. The cracked amulet isn't about starting at level 2. It is about scoring more mid fight level ups. Grab that spoon and get out of there! It all comes down to a spoon in the end. Now you can fight the real Horatio. But I wouldn't recommend going into vicious Gaan-Telet (VGT). Yeah, the end script doesn't entirely make sense unless you unlocked the vicious in each direction. Actually, you have done all of this, you just haven't put together the pieces. The monster classes are the last unlock ever. The single thing that should be at the top of your list should be getting the final race. Both of the easiest vicious runs require it, and you will only have a shot at the easiest vicious run. The second thing is finishing the witch questline (complicated tasks), and getting your level 3 witch. Also, you may never explicitly state or show the description of a certain can that is unlocked through this. Then third thing on your list should be unlocking the rest of the vicious dungeons. To hit two birds with one stone, go to the labyrinth with one of the required classes. Also, I would not use the vicious token unless you are doing a VERY EASY run (like Den of Danger or Hobbler's Hold even), because it effectively doubles monster and boss stats.
Okay, in case you choose to suicidally plunge headfirst into vicious (which you really shouldn't do) I will give you my little vicious talk. When you go into vicious, you have to change your whole outlook on the game. Think less about how to win the game, but more how to break the game and win as a side effect. If you think a halfling priest stands a shot against even the easiest of vicious, THINK AGAIN! You need to tailor your strategy to the dungeon and figure out how to make things as broken as possible. Stuff like high damage and 65% resist all. On a double regenning monk who has HALPMEH to ignore poison. Stuff that should be doing 120 does 30, and he regenerates twice as fast as it. Or a 25 mana gnommish warlord who has 10 mana potions and 2 schadenfreudes. Also, you need to perfect your regen fighting technique. It's not like you can specifically work on this (although I've found the monk challenges help), but regen fighting is essential to vicious. It is a simple statement of fact to say potions will not nearly carry you through vicious. You will need combinations of mid-fight level ups, god boons, and regen fighting. Okay, that was it. Good luck if you go.
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