The last time I played a Blood Mage I found the ultimate cheese: BLUDTOPOWA to start, then I found LEMMISI and BURNDAYRAZ right off the bat and Mystera's altar just afterward.
- Worship Mystera.
- Activate BLUDTOPOWA.
- Find a high-level monster and fireball it, then cast LEMMISI twice to restore mana back to full.
- Repeat previous step.
- Pause and get the Faith boon as soon as you can afford it.
- Keep throwing fireballs at his face and LEMMISI'ing until the whole map is revealed. After Faith, this gives you a net of 1 piety per dungeon tile revealed, and depending on when you started this adds up. A lot.
I had enough piety by the end to get EVERY boon from Mystera before leveling even once, then used the leftovers to convert to Pactmaker with 60 piety to start with. Level up as normal and buy Learning, then Mana, then Health, et cetera et cetera. Not having squares to explore for recharging is more than made up for by the ability to plan out every move in advance. I ended up killing the boss at level 6. --OrigamiGuy
I'll agree that that sounds quite potent. I thought LEMMISI revealed 3 tiles and would give 2 Piety per cast though? Still, that's a lot of cheaply generated Piety. I mainly want to point out a secondary advantage to using LEMMISI as a Blood Mage though: normally when an enemy blocks your path and you kill it to get by, you step on the blood pool to get the exploration for the squares past it, but when you've used LEMMISI and have already seen the tile behind it, you can step over and save the pool for later. --Clyceer 23:44, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
IIRC, Mystera grants 1 piety per spell casting, until you get the Faith boon. Then it's 2 piety each. One fireball plus two LEMMISI to refill mana gets you 6 piety for 6 tiles revealed, thus averaging to 1 piety per tile. That's all I meant. --OrigamiGuy 22:30, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Ah, quite right. I should have realized that "this" was the whole process, not the LEMMISI step alone. --Clyceer 22:33, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Blood Mage vs. Bloodmage
The canon name appears to be Bloodmage...
- I moved the page and corrected any articles that linked to the incorrect spelling. I kept the redirect in place though, just in case people contribute with the other spelling.--Gentlegiant03 14:39, 13 December 2010 (UTC)