Ugh, I spend all day trying to get the Purist medal against Namtar with any other combination
and fail miserably - then try one Rogue run just for the heck of it and spawn right next to CYDSTEPP and a Mystera altar. You can probably guess
what happened next
. Being able to completely ignore HP has the additional effect of making damage types and resistances completely irrelevant - while my Berserker struggles against Namtar's physical damage forms, and my Paladin struggles against his magical damage forms, my Rogue laughs and slaughters them all without paying attention to how hard they hit.
I still like the idea of removing random dodge chance and instead having Rogues start out with some guaranteed dodge potions - probably 2 or 3 would be appropriate. Or perhaps Rogues could have a magic use penalty - something like -2 or -3 starting MP, with their HP increased slightly to compensate.
The game could really use some more sources of magical resistance - at the moment, class traits and divine boons are the only sources(?). I miss the Mage Helm and Mage Plate from the alpha, and think that a magic resist glyph could also be a useful addition (maybe something like 2 MP for temporary +10% magic resist?).
Maybe CYDSTEPP could impose a damage penalty while it's active? Like, -20% or -30%; the glyph would still be very useful, but not quite so overwhelmingly powerful. Warlords could either negate the penalty or have their low health bonus increased to 50% or 60% to compensate.
I also want to note that Frozen Trolls are the most obnoxious enemy in the entire game and seriously need to be nerfed if they're going to exist in any dungeon that's supposed to be remotely fair. If I see a level 8 or 9 Frozen Troll, I typically retire right then and there, because there's no way I'm ever going to kill it. I would recommend a drastic reduction in either their magic resistance or their attack power. Or maybe have fireballs thaw them, instantly killing them but leaving a one level lower troll in their place, like with the Cultists...