Ok, here I am
All this thing was about reaching 105% deathgaze on the gorgon, so...
... I can test if you could kill almost every plant without a penalty, screw with low hp 1st strikers, and even kill Bosses with complete physical and magical immunity. Oh and I needed that 5% extra, so deathgaze always trigers.
This was only my initial goal, the end result was much greater.
First off, my old strategy: for preps less glyphs for 5X150CP at least, a Yendor and transmutation scroll so I get double CP on my first glyph and that +45 gold is cool for buying a lot of stuff. I took an extra shop scroll for 1 more item or straight CP, any 4 potions and a good blacksmith item like bear mace. My god choice was Taurog for easy piety and possible 240 extra CP should I need it.
This setup is really good if you want to play a somewhat interesting warmonger run too. You can grab Taurog's items in no time, glyh converts will make you swim in piety to use DPs as many times you need and deathgaze will cover warmongers' true weakness: high resist enemies. Even VT runs are managable. Usual dg% by the end is 85% without pactmaker and touching Taurog's gear.
Just to mention knocback is mostly unneeded if you use cowardly well, but the 25% extra damage is nice.
But this is not what I wanted, I wanted a strat for every game and also become independent of Taurog's items for complete DG. I considered pactmaker's spirit pact from the beginning, but you cant prep pactmaker and due to my luck I nearly never encoutered him
That's why I asked Lujo for advice on how to improve my strat, so I could remove possibly both Taurog and Pactmaker from the equation.
On some maps there are useful drops, HB is one of the best bc of the sensation stone and other charms. There I even reached 100% dg without Pm:
Not so long ago I had a better run, but still I'd classify it as bloopers. You can't imagine the numerous ways of epic fail on this
For fun I prefer Ick Swamp, but drops are less relyable. After tons of not gettin Pm runs, here's a success:
Turns out 100% dp is enough vs plants
I was right with 1st strikers though.
And my biggest secret...
...remains a secret for 2 more weeks. It's so great that the devs will nerf/fix it when I post it here. However if anyone sends me a pm asking about it I'll share it. This is so anyone who wants to, can try it before it's removed.
Also thanks for everyone who posted on this topic, you all helped alot! In my upcomming post I will also tell it how.
And any new idea you have still interests me, don't hold back
For closing here's an easter egg: an englightened gorgon on a purist run. And yes, I started worshipping him on lvl 1.