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Taurog, God of War, is one of the gods available for worshipping in Desktop Dungeon. Taurog may be worshipped by locating his altar in a dungeon (if it appears).
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Taurog, God of War, is one of the gods available for worshiping in Desktop Dungeon. Taurog may be worshiped by locating his altar in a dungeon (if it appears).
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==Initial Worship==
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== Initial Worship ==
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If an altar of Taurog is found in the dungeon, and the hero is not yet worshipping any other god, it is possible to pray to Taurog.
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If an altar of Taurog is found in the dungeon, and the hero is not yet worshiping any other god, it is possible to pray to Taurog.
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===Immediate effect===
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=== Immediate effect ===
When first worshipping Taurog, several effects occur:
When first worshipping Taurog, several effects occur:
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* The hero loses any '''Mana-Burn Immunity''' if he had any.
* The hero loses any '''Mana-Burn Immunity''' if he had any.
** If the hero has acquired Mana Burn Immunity through an item or any other source, it is immediately revoked once joining Taurog's religion.
** If the hero has acquired Mana Burn Immunity through an item or any other source, it is immediately revoked once joining Taurog's religion.
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** It is possible to get manaburn immunity after worshipping Taurog by buying a Soul Orb.
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** It is possible to get manaburn immunity after worshiping Taurog by buying a Soul Orb.
* Taurog inflicts you with '''Mana Burn'''.
* Taurog inflicts you with '''Mana Burn'''.
** The hero is immediately inflicted with Mana Burn. This means that Mana will not regenerate while exploring.
** The hero is immediately inflicted with Mana Burn. This means that Mana will not regenerate while exploring.
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** Thanks to the above effect, Immunity to Mana Burn does not prevent this from being inflicted!
** Thanks to the above effect, Immunity to Mana Burn does not prevent this from being inflicted!
* Taurog will grant you a number of '''Piety''' points based on the amount of '''Blood Stains''' currently visible in the dungeon.  
* Taurog will grant you a number of '''Piety''' points based on the amount of '''Blood Stains''' currently visible in the dungeon.  
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** Blood-stains are created when killing monsters. Some character classes (like the [[Bloodmage]] can "clean-up" blood-stains - if so, those blood-stains cleaned up do not count towards this piety gain.
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** Blood-stains are created when killing monsters. Some character classes (like the [[Alpha:Bloodmage|Bloodmage]] can "clean-up" blood-stains - if so, those blood-stains cleaned up do not count towards this piety gain.
** ''Research info required: Is the number of Piety points awarded ''equal'' to the number of visible blood-stains, or is there a formula that determines how many points are awarded ''based'' on the number of bloodstains?''
** ''Research info required: Is the number of Piety points awarded ''equal'' to the number of visible blood-stains, or is there a formula that determines how many points are awarded ''based'' on the number of bloodstains?''
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''Confirmation required: Starting piety appears to be the square root of total damage (physical as well as magical) dealt so far, rounded down.''
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===Conversion===
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=== Conversion ===
Followers of Taurog cannot convert their religion to any other god. Followers of other gods cannot convert their religion to Taurog.
Followers of Taurog cannot convert their religion to any other god. Followers of other gods cannot convert their religion to Taurog.
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The only method to switch to or from Taurog is to first renounce your religion by help of an item.  
The only method to switch to or from Taurog is to first renounce your religion by help of an item.  
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==Religion==
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== Religion ==
Taurog is the God of War, specifically Physical Combat. He is pleased when monsters are killed in Melee. Taurog despises anything that has to do with magic and spellcasters, and revels in the death of spellcasting monsters.
Taurog is the God of War, specifically Physical Combat. He is pleased when monsters are killed in Melee. Taurog despises anything that has to do with magic and spellcasters, and revels in the death of spellcasting monsters.
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The following actions will only change your Piety while worshipping Taurog. If you have not yet converted to Taurog yet, or have converted to another god or renounced your religion, you may perform these actions without triggering the listed effects.
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The following actions will only change your Piety while worshiping Taurog. If you have not yet converted to Taurog yet, or have converted to another god or renounced your religion, you may perform these actions without triggering the listed effects.
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===Gaining Piety===
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=== Gaining Piety ===
Taurog will increase your Piety for performing the following actions:
Taurog will increase your Piety for performing the following actions:
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* '''Kill a monster''': +2 Piety.
* '''Kill a monster''': +2 Piety.
** Taurog will increase your Piety by 2 points for every monster you kill once you've joined his religion.
** Taurog will increase your Piety by 2 points for every monster you kill once you've joined his religion.
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* '''Kill a monster that has a Magical Attack''': +3 Piety.
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* '''Kill a monster that has a Magical Attack''': +5 Piety.
** Taurog will increase your Piety by 3 points for every monster you kill that has a Magical Attack ability.
** Taurog will increase your Piety by 3 points for every monster you kill that has a Magical Attack ability.
** This bonus is ''cumulative'' with the bonus for killing monsters. Therefore, when you kill a monster that has a Magical Attack, you will gain (2+3)= 5 Piety points.
** This bonus is ''cumulative'' with the bonus for killing monsters. Therefore, when you kill a monster that has a Magical Attack, you will gain (2+3)= 5 Piety points.
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** The bonus your hero gets from racial abilities when converting Glyphs is not affected by this bonus, and will apply normally.
** The bonus your hero gets from racial abilities when converting Glyphs is not affected by this bonus, and will apply normally.
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===Losing Piety===
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=== Losing Piety ===
Taurog will decrease your Piety for performing the following actions:
Taurog will decrease your Piety for performing the following actions:
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* '''Use any Glyph''': -5 Piety, Current Health is reduced by 50%.
* '''Use any Glyph''': -5 Piety, Current Health is reduced by 50%.
** Taurog is extremely opposed to anything magical, so the use of ANY glyph (including the melee-combat-oriented Glyphs like BYSSEPS) will cause an immediate drop of -5 Piety points.
** Taurog is extremely opposed to anything magical, so the use of ANY glyph (including the melee-combat-oriented Glyphs like BYSSEPS) will cause an immediate drop of -5 Piety points.
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** This includes both activation and deactivation of the [[BLUDTUPOWA]] Glyph.
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** This includes both activation and deactivation of the [[Alpha:BLUDTUPOWA|BLUDTUPOWA]] Glyph.
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===Retribution===
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=== Retribution ===
If casting a spell causes your Piety to drop below 0, Taurog will halve your maximum HP. If you continue to cast spells he will halve your max HP again for each time you anger him.
If casting a spell causes your Piety to drop below 0, Taurog will halve your maximum HP. If you continue to cast spells he will halve your max HP again for each time you anger him.
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''"You are weak and cowardly. Taurog halves your health."''
''"You are weak and cowardly. Taurog halves your health."''
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==Boons==
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== Boons ==
Taurog has 3 boons to offer to his worshipers at the cost of Piety. Each boon acquired will reduce the character's Maximum Mana by 2 points permanently (Except the Rage boon, see below). If you have less than 4 Maximum Mana available, it will be reduced to 1.
Taurog has 3 boons to offer to his worshipers at the cost of Piety. Each boon acquired will reduce the character's Maximum Mana by 2 points permanently (Except the Rage boon, see below). If you have less than 4 Maximum Mana available, it will be reduced to 1.
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===Fury===
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=== Fury ===
* Increases Attack Strength by +5 points.  
* Increases Attack Strength by +5 points.  
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
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** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
** ''Research info required: What happens if your primary attack is a Magical Attack? Will it be increased by 5 points as normal? Is this bonus level-dependent (I.E. cause more than 5 bonus damage when your level is greater)?''  
** ''Research info required: What happens if your primary attack is a Magical Attack? Will it be increased by 5 points as normal? Is this bonus level-dependent (I.E. cause more than 5 bonus damage when your level is greater)?''  
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===Command===
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=== Command ===
* Increases Experience by +5 points.
* Increases Experience by +5 points.
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
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** On acquiring this boon, your character will receive +5 Experience points from Taurog. If this puts your total Experience above the amount required to gain another level, you will immediately level-up (unless already at level 10).
** On acquiring this boon, your character will receive +5 Experience points from Taurog. If this puts your total Experience above the amount required to gain another level, you will immediately level-up (unless already at level 10).
** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
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===Mageshield===
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=== Mageshield ===
* Sets Magical Resistance to 25%.
* Sets Magical Resistance to 25%.
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
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** On acquiring this boon, the hero's Magical Resistance is set to 25%, regardless of how much Magical Resistance he had previously. This means that characters who already have more than 25% Magical Resistance should avoid this boon, as it will reduce their resistance to only 25%.
** On acquiring this boon, the hero's Magical Resistance is set to 25%, regardless of how much Magical Resistance he had previously. This means that characters who already have more than 25% Magical Resistance should avoid this boon, as it will reduce their resistance to only 25%.
** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
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===Penetration===
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=== Penetration ===
* Sets Physical Resistance of all monsters to 0%.
* Sets Physical Resistance of all monsters to 0%.
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
* Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
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** On acquiring this boon, Taurog will remove all Physical Resistance from all monsters and bosses in the current dungeon. Physical attacks against monsters will now cause maximum damage, as against any monster that has no Physical Resistance.
** On acquiring this boon, Taurog will remove all Physical Resistance from all monsters and bosses in the current dungeon. Physical attacks against monsters will now cause maximum damage, as against any monster that has no Physical Resistance.
** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
** Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
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===Rage===
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=== Rage ===
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* Attack Strength is increased by 50%.
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* Attack Strength bonus is increased by +50%.
* Sets the hero's Maximum Mana to 1.
* Sets the hero's Maximum Mana to 1.
* '''Costs 90 Piety'''.
* '''Costs 90 Piety'''.
** On acquiring this boon, Taurog will increase your hero's Attack Strength by 50% of its current amount. This means that all Melee attacks will cause 50% more damage than previously, before taking Resistances or other factors into account.
** On acquiring this boon, Taurog will increase your hero's Attack Strength by 50% of its current amount. This means that all Melee attacks will cause 50% more damage than previously, before taking Resistances or other factors into account.
** Also, your Maximum Mana is instantly reduced to 1. Current Mana is also set to 1 accordingly.
** Also, your Maximum Mana is instantly reduced to 1. Current Mana is also set to 1 accordingly.
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** ''Research info required: Does the +50% bonus apply when your attacks are Magical? Is this bonus the same as picking up 5 +10% Attack Bonuses from the dungeon? Or does it increase the Base Attack by 50% of its normal value? How does leveling up affect this?''
 
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==Strategy==
 
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Taurog is somewhat of a difficult god to work with, since each boon you obtain hinders your ability to use glyphs. For characters that don't depend on glyphs, this is not a terribly big deal, but these classes are few and far between. Classes well-suited to melee combat work best with Taurog, since he offers two different boons to amplify physical attack and a boon to negate physical defense as well. Unlike his magical counterpart, [[Mystera Annur]], it is relatively easy to gain piety under Taurog, with each glyph conversion and magic-using enemy being a considerable windfall. If you only take a handful of his boons, however, it is likely worth keeping BURNDAYRAZ, GETINDARE, or BYSSEPS on hand to make your life a bit easier and to prevent mana potions from going to waste. For extra icing on the cake, Taurog also has the Command boon if you need to heal yourself mid-battle.
 
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==Specific Races==
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== Strategy ==
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Taurog is somewhat of a difficult god to work with, since each boon you obtain hinders your ability to use glyphs. For characters that don't depend on glyphs, this is not a terribly big deal, but these classes are few and far between. Classes well-suited to melee combat work best with Taurog, since he offers two different boons to amplify physical attack and a boon to negate physical defense as well. Unlike his magical counterpart, [[Alpha:Mystera Annur|Mystera Annur]], it is relatively easy to gain piety under Taurog, with each glyph conversion and magic-using enemy being a considerable windfall. If you only take a handful of his boons, however, it is likely worth keeping BURNDAYRAZ, GETINDARE, or BYSSEPS on hand to make your life a bit easier and to prevent mana potions from going to waste. For extra icing on the cake, Taurog also has the Command boon if you need to heal yourself mid-battle.
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== Specific Races ==
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Latest revision as of 10:15, 25 October 2012

Taurog, God of War, is one of the gods available for worshiping in Desktop Dungeon. Taurog may be worshiped by locating his altar in a dungeon (if it appears).

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Initial Worship

If an altar of Taurog is found in the dungeon, and the hero is not yet worshiping any other god, it is possible to pray to Taurog.

Immediate effect

When first worshipping Taurog, several effects occur:

  • The hero's Maximum Mana is decreased by -2 points.
    • If the hero's Mana is above the new Maximum, it is reduced accordingly.
  • The hero loses any Mana-Burn Immunity if he had any.
    • If the hero has acquired Mana Burn Immunity through an item or any other source, it is immediately revoked once joining Taurog's religion.
    • It is possible to get manaburn immunity after worshiping Taurog by buying a Soul Orb.
  • Taurog inflicts you with Mana Burn.
    • The hero is immediately inflicted with Mana Burn. This means that Mana will not regenerate while exploring.
    • This divine Mana Burn is exactly the same as normal Mana Burn, and can be cured by all regular means including Leveling Up and drinking Mana Potions.
    • Thanks to the above effect, Immunity to Mana Burn does not prevent this from being inflicted!
  • Taurog will grant you a number of Piety points based on the amount of Blood Stains currently visible in the dungeon.
    • Blood-stains are created when killing monsters. Some character classes (like the Bloodmage can "clean-up" blood-stains - if so, those blood-stains cleaned up do not count towards this piety gain.
    • Research info required: Is the number of Piety points awarded equal to the number of visible blood-stains, or is there a formula that determines how many points are awarded based on the number of bloodstains?

Confirmation required: Starting piety appears to be the square root of total damage (physical as well as magical) dealt so far, rounded down.

Conversion

Followers of Taurog cannot convert their religion to any other god. Followers of other gods cannot convert their religion to Taurog.

The only method to switch to or from Taurog is to first renounce your religion by help of an item.

Religion

Taurog is the God of War, specifically Physical Combat. He is pleased when monsters are killed in Melee. Taurog despises anything that has to do with magic and spellcasters, and revels in the death of spellcasting monsters.

The following actions will only change your Piety while worshiping Taurog. If you have not yet converted to Taurog yet, or have converted to another god or renounced your religion, you may perform these actions without triggering the listed effects.

Gaining Piety

Taurog will increase your Piety for performing the following actions:

  • Kill a monster: +2 Piety.
    • Taurog will increase your Piety by 2 points for every monster you kill once you've joined his religion.
  • Kill a monster that has a Magical Attack: +5 Piety.
    • Taurog will increase your Piety by 3 points for every monster you kill that has a Magical Attack ability.
    • This bonus is cumulative with the bonus for killing monsters. Therefore, when you kill a monster that has a Magical Attack, you will gain (2+3)= 5 Piety points.
  • Convert any Glyph: +5 Piety.
    • For every Glyph you convert after joining Taurog, he will award you with 5 Piety points.
    • The bonus your hero gets from racial abilities when converting Glyphs is not affected by this bonus, and will apply normally.

Losing Piety

Taurog will decrease your Piety for performing the following actions:

  • Use any Glyph: -5 Piety, Current Health is reduced by 50%.
    • Taurog is extremely opposed to anything magical, so the use of ANY glyph (including the melee-combat-oriented Glyphs like BYSSEPS) will cause an immediate drop of -5 Piety points.
    • This includes both activation and deactivation of the BLUDTUPOWA Glyph.

Retribution

If casting a spell causes your Piety to drop below 0, Taurog will halve your maximum HP. If you continue to cast spells he will halve your max HP again for each time you anger him.

"You are weak and cowardly. Taurog halves your health."

Boons

Taurog has 3 boons to offer to his worshipers at the cost of Piety. Each boon acquired will reduce the character's Maximum Mana by 2 points permanently (Except the Rage boon, see below). If you have less than 4 Maximum Mana available, it will be reduced to 1.

Fury

  • Increases Attack Strength by +5 points.
  • Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
  • Costs 15 Piety.
    • On acquiring this boon, Taurog will increase your Attack Strength by +5 points. This means you will cause 5 more damage points per Melee attack, before resistances and other effects are taken into account.
    • Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.
    • Research info required: What happens if your primary attack is a Magical Attack? Will it be increased by 5 points as normal? Is this bonus level-dependent (I.E. cause more than 5 bonus damage when your level is greater)?

Command

  • Increases Experience by +5 points.
  • Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
  • Costs 15 Piety.
    • On acquiring this boon, your character will receive +5 Experience points from Taurog. If this puts your total Experience above the amount required to gain another level, you will immediately level-up (unless already at level 10).
    • Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.

Mageshield

  • Sets Magical Resistance to 25%.
  • Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
  • Costs 25 Piety.
    • On acquiring this boon, the hero's Magical Resistance is set to 25%, regardless of how much Magical Resistance he had previously. This means that characters who already have more than 25% Magical Resistance should avoid this boon, as it will reduce their resistance to only 25%.
    • Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.

Penetration

  • Sets Physical Resistance of all monsters to 0%.
  • Reduces Maximum Mana by -2.
  • Costs 50 Piety.
    • On acquiring this boon, Taurog will remove all Physical Resistance from all monsters and bosses in the current dungeon. Physical attacks against monsters will now cause maximum damage, as against any monster that has no Physical Resistance.
    • Also, if your Maximum Mana is higher than 3, it will be reduced by 2 points. If the Current Mana is higher than the new Maximum, it is reduced to that Maximum. If you have 3 or less Maximum Mana, it will be reduced to 1.

Rage

  • Attack Strength bonus is increased by +50%.
  • Sets the hero's Maximum Mana to 1.
  • Costs 90 Piety.
    • On acquiring this boon, Taurog will increase your hero's Attack Strength by 50% of its current amount. This means that all Melee attacks will cause 50% more damage than previously, before taking Resistances or other factors into account.
    • Also, your Maximum Mana is instantly reduced to 1. Current Mana is also set to 1 accordingly.

Strategy

Taurog is somewhat of a difficult god to work with, since each boon you obtain hinders your ability to use glyphs. For characters that don't depend on glyphs, this is not a terribly big deal, but these classes are few and far between. Classes well-suited to melee combat work best with Taurog, since he offers two different boons to amplify physical attack and a boon to negate physical defense as well. Unlike his magical counterpart, Mystera Annur, it is relatively easy to gain piety under Taurog, with each glyph conversion and magic-using enemy being a considerable windfall. If you only take a handful of his boons, however, it is likely worth keeping BURNDAYRAZ, GETINDARE, or BYSSEPS on hand to make your life a bit easier and to prevent mana potions from going to waste. For extra icing on the cake, Taurog also has the Command boon if you need to heal yourself mid-battle.

Specific Races

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