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)