Binlor Ironshield

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Binlor Ironshield
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Initial worship
  • Free Glyph: PISORF PISORF
  • +1 Piety per 10 revealed tiles on the main dungeon level
  • Lose 50% resistances
Prep penalty
  • Erodes 30% of the level's walls
  • Destroy a wall/petrified monster: +5 Piety
  • Gain a level: -10 Piety
  • Cast Glyph: IMAWAL IMAWAL on an empty square: -5 Piety
God boon: Stone Soup Stone Soup Single use
Cost: 35 Piety
Effect: Spawns Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL near the altar
God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin Multiple use
Cost: 15 Piety
Effect: Destroys 3 nearby wall segments
+3% Trait: Magic resist Magic resist
3 ranks of Trait: Stone skin Stone skin
God boon: Stone Form Stone Form Single use
Cost: 25 Piety
Effect: Destroys 10 nearby wall segments
Grant Trait: Stone form Stone form
+5% Trait: Magic resist Magic resist
God boon: Stone Fist Stone Fist Single use
Cost: 40 Piety
Effect: Destroys 20 nearby wall segments
+50% Trait: Knockback Knockback damage
+5% Trait: Magic resist Magic resist
God boon: Stone Heart Stone Heart Multiple use
Cost: 10 Piety
Effect: Destroys 15 nearby wall segments
lower all enemy Resistances on current dungeon level by 5%
+3% Trait: Magic resist Magic resist

Binlor Ironshield is the god of mining. He is found in a subdungeon with an Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL glyph. Once you mine a few walls, you reach some gold. Don't fall for it, keep mining to reach his altar.


God boon: Stone Soup Stone Soup

You get a 0 CP Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL glyph. If you've prepped Binlor and the map is full of impassible tiles, this can help you with moving around the map. It can also help set up Glyph: PISORF PISORF kills. Otherwise, if you can afford it, you can convert a regular Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL Glyph for CP. There are other tricks to it, and it's still a fully functional Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL if you need it.

God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin

This is Binlor's main spiking boon. Activating it takes your physical resist almost to the maximum, and also activates the Stone Form buff. If you have taken God boon: Stone Form Stone Form and God boon: Stone Fist Stone Fist, each activation of God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin lets you hit for +70% damage at almost the lowest possible health cost against opponents with Physical Damage, as long as you're knocking the opponent into a wall or a monster. If you can keep it up and refill health with, say, potions, or simply have a large enough health pool you can destroy bosses with it even if you have no natural physical resistance.

Spamming stone skin is very efficient way to farm Trait: Magic resist Magic resist. While it costs slightly more than God boon: Body Pact Body Pact, it helps you to kill tougher enemies in the leveling phase. With Item: Dragon Shield Dragon Shield it's entirely possible to get to 65% magic resistance. If you are worshipping Binlor just to farm magic resistance, you don't need any other boons than this one and God boon: Stone Soup Stone Soup.

God boon: Stone Form Stone Form

A boon that buffs your damage. It is activated whenever a wall is destroyed, even if this is done by a monster or by the activation of one of Binlor's boons. You can trigger it easily with repeatable uses of God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin, Glyph: PISORF PISORF use, knockback into walls, or using the Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL glyph. The damage boost doesn't stack with Glyph: BYSSEPS BYSSEPS or any other source of Trait: Might Might. The only exception is the Class: Chemist Chemist and Binlor's Trait: Might Might can stack with following Glyph: BYSSEPS BYSSEPS castings, which means a chemist with 16MP could stack 5 layers of Trait: Might Might.

In Dungeon: Vicious Gaan-Telet Vicious Gaan-Telet, stone form is sometimes the only way to erode Horatio's resistances, making Binlor an attractive deity.

God boon: Stone Fist Stone Fist

Another boon that buffs your damage, provided you're knocking your target into other monsters or walls. You should probably aim for this first, as it allows you to farm piety without using mana. Also synergizes with God boon: Stone Form Stone Form, provided you didn't remove all the walls.

Because this boon provides enourmous damage bonus (+50% on walls, +40% on monsters) Race: Orc Orc become a great choice for Binlor. Class: Rat Monarch Rat Monarch or Class: Gorgon Gorgon classes enjoy this boon more than anyone else.

God boon: Stone Heart Stone Heart

Removes some resists from revealed enemies. Somewhat situational, but it also triggers God boon: Stone Form Stone Form. Because it costs too many walls to consistently purchase, it does not work nicely to remove resistances, or grant Trait: Magic resist Magic resist to you. Only a few shots would be managible for these purposes. Stone heart is best used if you need to remove a lot of walls for little piety on cramped maps, or if you plan to just convert out.


Binlor deducts 50% from your resistances when you desecrate his altar or otherwise anger him. If you had 65% resistance, then you will have 15% after the desecration. For characters without resistances, this means Binlor can be angered or desecrated freely and he is incapable of actually punishing you. While there are a few cases of characters that can ignore a deity's punishment, this is the only one that actually comes up with any frequency in practice.


There are several ways to play Binlor.

1) Straightforward Melee Guy - Binlor gives out big damage, and is easy to farm piety with. Jump in, use Glyph: PISORF PISORF to farm up the God boon: Stone Fist Stone Fist (or have knockback by prepping the Item: Bear Mace Bear Mace), then God boon: Stone Form Stone Form, mind the punishment as you level up (or desecrate something for a few indulgences), kill the boss with God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin spam, or spam God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin while you level to get your magic resistance up.

It works rather well with Race: Halfling Halfling, Race: Orc Orc, Race: Dwarf Dwarf, Race: Human Human and Class: Half-Dragon Half-Dragon, and is really straightforward. The total damage boost is huge, especially if you prep or have Item: Bear Mace Bear Mace, and God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin resists mean almost maximum physical resistance for your hits. Otherwise you're bound to accumulate plenty of magic resistance.

For a more advanced approach, you can just farm the damage boons and then either swap to another god while you level up (and possibly pick up some perks there) and then return for the God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin. Otherwise, if you're not naturally resistant, you can just grab the damage boons, level up while generating very little piety, get punished several times, and still be able to acummulate enough piety for spamming God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin for the boss.

2) The very powerful Hybrid - Binlor's boons make anyone into a powerful melee fighter, but, unlike God: Taurog Taurog, he doesn't clog up your inventory or discourage glyph use. Quite the opposite. This lets a hybrid character with spellcasting capability to either suplement his magic with melee or vice versa - relocating targets during the fight to get more out of Trait: Knockback Knockback, healing or buffing yourself, using Glyph: PISORF PISORF for positioning, damage and activating God boon: Stone Form Stone Form and getting God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin Piety at the same time, using Glyph: APHEELSIK APHEELSIK to heal up between God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin hits... It's probable that he punishes level ups to prevent hybrid use getting out of hand, because a Binlor character can get a ton out of both his health and his mana pool being refreshed when you level up mid-fight.

Class: Paladin Paladin is the most obvious beneficiary, since he can sidestep the punishment entirely. Class: Thief Thief, Class: Sorcerer Sorcerer, Class: Berserker Berserker or any hero who has a spellcasting race and a melee class or vice versa can be an excellent Binlor worshipper.

3) Magic Resist Farmer - A very powerful, if somewhat tedious, strategy is to squeeze the map for every last bit of Binlor piety and, after grabbing the damage boons asap, spam God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin like mad just to get your Trait: Magic resist Magic resist as high as you can. The Class: Paladin Paladin is especially notorious for this because he can't get punished so he can stick in Binlor, but it works with anyone at all. Since Binlor is easy to farm piety with, you can just do this at L1 and swap out into another God with big magic resists, and a lot of conditional damage. You won't have much blackspace, but you might not need it, or you might be playing a map with a lot of late game blackspace (such as many Vicious Dungeons, where this is one of the strongest approaches with several classes).

4) The PISORF:Magnet - Since Binlor gives you the Glyph: PISORF PISORF glyph if he's the first god you worship, anyone looking to use that Glyph will likely prep his altar just for that and probably not need any other boon. You then just go around using your Glyph: PISORF PISORF to get piety while you explore and swap off into another god at either 50 Piety or more. Since you don't plan to melee the boss, you can then probably safely desecrate his altar for 30 Piety more and 3 indulgences with your new God.

Class: Wizard Wizard, Class: Bloodmage Bloodmage, Class: Fighter Fighter, Class: Assassin Assassin and anyone else looking to use Glyph: PISORF PISORF strat love this.

5) The Piety Farm / Map Hack - Binlor can be prepped (or picked up early on) just for the fact that taking his boons removes walls from the level. This is handy on mazy maps like the Dungeon: The Labyrinth The Labyrinth even if you never get any use out of his boons or if you're not looking to be a Glyph: PISORF PISORF specialist.


There are two main strategies with Binlor. You can either stay with him, which is only to be done if there are no other gods to convert off to, or the optimal strategy of using him as a piety farm. If you decide to stay with him, just keep using boons to pump Trait: Magic resist Magic resist, the best boon being God boon: Stone Heart Stone Heart, and destroy walls to negate the level up penalties. Save some piety for the endgame. When you're fighting the boss, use God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin before every hit. This is especially nice if you already have God boon: Stone Form Stone Form as it will give you resists and Trait: Might Might. If you are going to convert off, rack up 100 Piety, take 5-10 God boon: Stone Heart Stone Heart to kill monster resistances, and then rack back up 100 Piety to convert in. Remember, if you are in a level without a lot of walls, don't use too many God boon: Stone Heart Stone Hearts as you might run out of walls to convert.

With Glyph: BLUDTUPOWA BLUDTUPOWA or Item: Rock Heart Rock Heart at your disposal, Binlor can generate absolutely massive quantities of piety. In fact, you're more likely to run out of walls to destroy than anything else.

Binlor also has a strong synergy with attacks that cause Trait: Knockback Knockback, such as if your character is a Class: Half-Dragon Half-Dragon or has a Item: Bear Mace Bear Mace. With God boon: Stone Form Stone Form and God boon: Stone Fist Stone Fist, every attack in which you can bash the target into a wall will give you Trait: Might Might, piety, and a large amount of knockback damage in addition to your normal attack damage, and the resistances you get from Binlor (or just from destroying walls with Glyph: ENDISWAL ENDISWAL) will help you survive any retaliation. If you take this approach, it's a good idea not to take too many boons from Binlor so that you have enough walls left for your knockback strategy.

If you plan on staying with Binlor, desecrating a God: Mystera Annur Mystera Annur is usually well worth the negatives. Since Binlor's only chance of punishing you is a -10 Piety on level up, you effectively earn +55 Piety on any desecration. Mystera's punishment is +15% resistances to all enemies, and you can nullify this with 3 uses of God boon: Stone Heart Stone Heart (while beefing up your magic resist by 9%). Just make sure you have enough walls to compensate, and that you're not already at a high enough level to waste the punishment invulnerability.

Binlor is an extremely safe deity to convert to in the endgame, if you would otherwise be dealing with an unmanageable amount of piety fines (e.g. a God: Glowing Guardian Glowing Guardian worshiper who has a large stock of potions). In this respect, he is second only to God: The Earthmother The Earthmother. Even if you have no way of generating more piety with him, he can be worth converting to at L10 for a last-minute boon and a boss fight free of divine restrictions on your behavior.