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    Gentlemen.

    I have a proposal. I do not plan for a death-or-glory battle. I'm quite sick of both. Instead, I suggest a civilized game of cards. I do hope you've all brought decks. Now than...




    Twelve of knights, twice. The pentagram. Twelve of Foxfire. En garde, I suppose?



    ...And one ace. Now, where was I?
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    I'm afraid that I'm opposed to the overuse of animated GIFs in principle, so you're just going to have to imagine that guy from Citizen Kane clapping while jubilant smileys run around in exultation.

    Seriously, that was awesome. I mean, sure it's just a pretty basic strategy for that situation, but you win a million bonus points for style.

    Also, this thread's nearing the 50-page limit. Congrats!

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    So, I finally installed 0.6 today. I was really looking forward to trying out a few new things, especially those new gods.

    Like Fedhas, for instance:

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    Why thank you. Actually, spamming summoning proved.. impractical. Small space, and they died in droves. I ran upstairs a few times to rest up, many potions were used, etc.

    Then again, that was partly because a bunch of shifters (like that "merfolk" you see in the corner), a titan, several stone giants, a storm dragon, two shadow dragons and Nemelex knows what else joined in the fray. The only reason I have 82 health there is because I just rested upstairs before coming down to finish the remainders off.

    Other stuff summoned includes the Herd a ridiculous number of times, plus a Cacodemon, a Fiend, an executioner and some other stuff. All died.

    And yes, one Meepo ace. Wasn't nearly as impressive as the screenshots suggest, but I figured this version looked better.


    Edit: I'm fairly sure that screenshot tops anything I posted. Such magnificient strangeness. And thank you, I kinda wonder if Meepo will ascend or die before we hit page 50. And if I'll continue past Meepo and this thread.
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    Seriously, go for the dramatic instead of the mundane. Leave out the details that don't show Meepo as the Destroyer of Worlds at this point. He's earned it.

    I kept trying to start a wizard last night. There just isn't any hope when you start in a 3x5 room with 3 kobolds blocking the door out. :\ Or running into an Orc warrior on level two, using my only teleport scroll to get away and being dumped right next to the ghost of a troll monk. I cleared out my morgue to simplify things a bit after that.

    Was starting to get better but I still don't have much clue on when to expend spell levels on a new spell. I ended up turning on wizard mode to do some experimentation, and when I was done boosted him up high enough to try Shatter. I tried it by going into Vault:8. Catharsis. Die? N. You don't have enough magic to cast that spell. &h. I just went around blowing up walls.

    I just need to learn when to focus on what skills and when to take new spells. It's much easier to stay careful with a caster.

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    A quick examination of one corner of the floor reveals several remarkably useless objects. This spellbook, for instance, is one such example.



    While I realize that the array of valuables may blind some of you, do note the spellcasting abomination infused with unholy power beyond our mortal comprehensions.

    In other words, that lich may be something of a bother.




    Or I suppose Nemelex's famed luck could, once again, come to the rescue.



    I realize that the efreet in a bottle is quite a find, but this, while rather too heavy for me to even carry...

    Well, there simply isn't any word to describe it. Art can't begin to do this suit of armour justice. I can't exactly sacrifice this. I have my limits, after all.




    You're quite welcome, old bean. It was no trouble at all. Now than, onward to adventure and glory!



    Rallying cries seem to have done little for his four-second survival, poor soul.



    And now, we have another rune. And, of course, a host of useless trinkets...



    Yet another addition to Nemelex's vast library of spellbooks I have no use for. Terrible waste, really.



    And a rather interesting amulet. While I can't wear it just yet without collapsing under my own backpack, it holds promise. Still, the world's jewelry does appear to be conspiring to instill me with some brand of righteous fury. I suppose it would be quite justified at this point, but berserk rage hardly seems dignified.

    In any case, while the remaining three quarters no doubt hold grand adventure and vast riches, I have no desire to risk my life by lingering here for longer. Perhaps I will return at some later point, but that's all for the moment, I think.



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    Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.6.0 character file.



    42350 Heeho the Carver (level 13, -24/114 HPs)

    Began as a Naga Transmuter on Apr 5, 2010.

    Was the Champion of Nemelex Xobeh.

    Killed themselves with bad targeting (73 damage)

    ... on Level 1 of the Swamp on Apr 7, 2010.

    The game lasted 04:50:46 (35361 turns).



    Heeho the Carver (Naga Transmuter) Turns: 35361, Time: 04:50:46



    HP -24/114 AC 14 Str 14 Exp: 13/58197 (1), need: 2

    MP 13/25 EV 13 Int 18 God: Nemelex Xobeh [******]

    Gold 1613 SH 0 Dex 11 Spells: 6 memorised, 11 levels left



    Res.Fire : + + + See Invis. : + l - +3,+4 scimitar (flame)

    Res.Cold : . . . Warding : + J - +2 elf scale mail

    Life Prot.: + . . Conserve : . (no shield)

    Res.Poison: + Res.Corr. : . B - -1 helmet

    Res.Elec. : . Clarity : . y - +1 cloak

    Spirit.Shd: . H - +0 pair of gauntlets

    Sust.Abil.: . Rnd.Telep. : . (no barding)

    Res.Mut. : . Ctrl.Telep.: . q - amulet of warding

    Res.Rott. : . Levitation : . m - ring "Twoprar" {Hunger rF++ MR EV+3}

    Saprovore : . . . Ctrl.Flight: . n - ring of sustenance



    @: very slow, extremely resistant to hostile enchantments, stealthy

    A: spit poison, poison resistance, fire resistance 1, magic resistance 1,

    see invisible, deformed body 1, AC +2

    a: Spit Poison, Draw One, Peek at Two, Triple Draw, Mark Four, Stack Five,

    Renounce Religion





    You were on level 1 of the Swamp.

    You worshipped Nemelex Xobeh.

    Nemelex Xobeh was exalted by your worship.

    You were not hungry.



    You visited 6 branches of the dungeon, and saw 31 of its levels.

    You visited 4 portal chambers: bailey, trove, bailey, bailey.



    You collected 3544 gold pieces.

    You spent 141 gold pieces at shops.

    You used 1810 gold pieces for miscellaneous purposes.



    Inventory:



    Hand weapons

    l - a +3,+4 scimitar of flaming (weapon)

    Armour

    y - a +1 cloak (worn)

    B - a -1 helmet (worn)

    H - a +0 pair of gauntlets (worn)

    J - a +2 elven scale mail (worn)

    Magical devices

    w - a wand of digging (2)

    A - a wand of disintegration (4)

    M - a wand of polymorph other (5)

    Comestibles

    v - 3 bread rations

    Scrolls

    d - 3 scrolls of identify

    g - a scroll of recharging

    k - 2 scrolls of detect curse

    x - a scroll of blinking

    D - 6 scrolls of remove curse

    K - 5 scrolls of teleportation

    Jewellery

    c - an uncursed amulet of clarity

    m - the ring "Twoprar" (right hand) {Hunger rF++ MR EV+3}

    (You found it in a treasure trove)

    [ring of hunger]

    It affects your evasion (+3).

    It greatly protects you from fire.

    It increases your resistance to enchantments.

    n - a ring of sustenance (left hand)

    o - an uncursed ring of wizardry

    q - an amulet of warding (around neck)

    r - an uncursed ring of teleportation

    Potions

    i - a potion of levitation

    t - 3 potions of healing

    u - a potion of speed

    C - a potion of heal wounds

    L - 9 potions of confusion

    Miscellaneous

    a - a legendary deck of summonings {drawn: 1} {god gift}

    b - an ornate deck of escape {drawn: 1} {god gift}

    e - an ornate deck of summonings {drawn: 1} {god gift}

    f - an ornate deck of escape {drawn: 1} {god gift}

    h - an ornate deck of summonings {drawn: 1} {god gift}

    j - an ornate deck of summonings {drawn: 1} {god gift}

    p - a legendary deck of destruction {god gift}

    s - a legendary deck of summonings {drawn: 5} {god gift}

    E - an ornate deck of dungeons {drawn: 1} {god gift}

    G - a legendary deck of destruction {drawn: 11} {god gift}

    I - an ornate deck of summonings {drawn: 1} {god gift}





    You had 1 experience left.



    Skills:

    + Level 9 Fighting

    - Level 6 Short Blades

    - Level 13 Long Blades

    - Level 2 Throwing

    + Level 2 Armour

    - Level 10 Dodging

    - Level 7 Stealth

    - Level 5 Stabbing

    - Level 1 Shields

    + Level 2 Traps & Doors

    - Level 4 Unarmed Combat

    + Level 6 Spellcasting

    + Level 5 Enchantments

    - Level 2 Summonings

    + Level 6 Necromancy

    - Level 8 Transmutations

    - Level 6 Fire Magic

    + Level 8 Evocations





    You had 11 spell levels left.

    You knew the following spells:



    Your Spells Type Power Success Level

    a - Fulsome Distillation Trmt/Necr N/A Excellent 1

    b - Evaporate Fire/Trmt #####..... Excellent 2

    c - Sticks to Snakes Summ/Trmt ####...... Great 2

    d - Spider Form Pois/Trmt ####...... Good 3

    e - Sure Blade Ench ####...... Great 2

    f - Regeneration Ench/Necr #####..... Very Good 3



    Goodbye, Heeho. He was truly an hero. Heeho level-drained hirself several times and finally killed hirself with the Orb of Electrocution card.

    @Dodo

    Sludge Elf Transmuter was my favorite win. You can easily beat the game with Blade Hands alone, but I always get lichform. Upgrade Repel Missiles to Deflect Missiles and get rid of Cigotuvi's Degeneration and Statue Form. Do not bother learning Dragon Form, it sucks. I like earth elementals, but I prefer evoking them with the summoning stone.

    My suggestions for spells: Flight, Necromutation, Haste, Teleport Self, Control Teleport, Regenerate, and Summon Butterflies.

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    What are the runes for?

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    You need them to beat the game. At the bottom of the Dungeon proper is a portal to Zot. It only opens when you bring it three runes of Zot. Runes can be found at the bottom of a number of branches (use the command '? / b' to look at a description of the various branches. If they have runes in them, those will be noted), as well as in Pandemonium and the Abyss. Those last to places aren't "branches" per se, since they lack proper levels; there is no "bottom" to either location, so finding their runes is a matter of surviving until you get lucky and stumble across them.
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    Transmuters are a tricky lot to play, until you get blade hands, and then you just destroy stuff. Basically, here's how it winds up working out, with my attempts:

    Level 1: Do I encounter anything stronger than a kobold with an enchanted dagger, or a kobold with an enchanted dagger and high powered darts? If yes, die.

    Level 2: Do I encounter a group of enemies more than two strong/two fast enemies? If yes, die or attempt a suicidal "toss potion of poison at feet, exit, use healing potion, flee to stairs" maneuver.

    Level 3-4: Do I have enough potions stockpiled to counter the now common out of depth threats/an ogre? If yes, good, if no, do I have a potion of confusion and a staircase? If no, die.

    Level 5-7: Do I encounter any absurdly strong threats, like a wyvern, the twins, purgy, or prince... that blink flog bastard? If yes, do I have a lot of potions of water, confusion, and a couple of poison? If yes, train transmutations with the experience, get blade hands, and destroy. If no, then die.

    Note: The level 5-7 thing was specific for a reason: I encountered ALL of those on one level. I went from having a dozen potions of confusion and water, and half a dozen of poison, to having none of any of them.

    Also, as a transmuter, how do you deal with an iron troll in the orcish mines? I got nearly one shotted by the thing while it was confused, and I barely made it to the stairs (which I had luckily cleared beforehand.)

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    All this talk has made me try the Sludge Elf transmuter, as I'm a bit tired of Merfolk Crusaders. Any suggestions for deities?

    My suggestions for spells: Flight, Necromutation, Haste, Teleport Self, Control Teleport, Regenerate, and Summon Butterflies.
    What's so great about Summon Butterflies? Cheap ablative armour or something?


    Edit: I'm starting to get paranoid about this run. Poison Res ring, +2 helm, +1 cloak of MR, robe of resistance... And I haven't even finished DL:3 off.

    Edit2: Ha! I was right! Menkaure, the twins, Edmund and a Jelly, all on DL:5. I've avoided Menkaure but I stupidly engaged the Jelly. The Robe is now -3 and I'm better off naked.

    Edit3: Last one, I hope.

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    So, I finally installed 0.6 today. I was really looking forward to trying out a few new things, especially those new gods.

    Like Fedhas, for instance:

    I'd never seen anything quite so awesomely twisted. So Crawl felt it should rectify the situation:

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    It's one of the best utility spells in the game and it costs 1 MP. Summon Butterflies is an emergency escape spell. Cast it and run to the nearest staircase. You can also use the butterflies as a barrier, while you regenerate your MP or use smite-style conjurations. It also fits perfectly in the ultimate spell list:

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    Spells: 21 memorised, 2 levels left

    a - Necromutation
    b - Apportation
    c - Lehudib's Crystal Spear
    d - Abjuration
    f - Blink
    g - Extension
    h - Deflect Missiles
    i - Airstrike
    j - Swiftness
    k - Sublimation of Blood
    l - Regeneration
    n - Controlled Blink
    o - Haste
    p - Borgnjor's Revivification
    q - Flight
    r - Fire Storm
    s - Summon Butterflies
    t - Selective Amnesia


    Those translucent walls have a hidden door. Press the '5' key to search for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milskidasith View Post
    Also, as a transmuter, how do you deal with an iron troll in the orcish mines? I got nearly one shotted by the thing while it was confused, and I barely made it to the stairs (which I had luckily cleared beforehand.)
    Blade hands + confusion always do the job for me.

    thanks Dr. Feelgood for advice, I wil try something like that :)
    I think I have quaffed something like 30+ mutation potion.
    Some nice things (cover ground quickly, spit poison, slow metabolism, blink, AC +2)
    And 2 nasty: yelling, and -20% hp :p

    Cure mutation target bad mutations first ? or it is totally random ?
    Same question for Alter self.

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    Transmuters? Either one of the miscellaneous gods (nemelex, xom, Jivya, Makhleb), or one of the good gods. If you happen to be a deep elf transmuter, sif, probably, so you can get the good books for lich form and such. In the end, though, makhleb's my favorite- just some decent abilities, and some much needed ranged damage.
    Cure mutation cures ALL mutations, bad and good. Which sucks if your only mutations are from, say, a gain (X attribute) potion.
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    Now, having escaped the Vaults in one piece, I assumed the rest of the dungeon would prove more hospitable.



    In this, I was sorely mistaken. Ah well, time to leave what little remains of my scrolls behind while I deal with the lava-spitting inhabitants. Really now, why lava fish?



    And another floor, with the previous lava-filled one completed quite without incident.



    Actually, I had only returned to my stockpile to deposit a few items... still, I do seem to be making my way towards ultimate destructive power, however slowly.



    Look, I realize that I've dealt with quite a few threats in my time, but the legions of hell? Honestly now, that seems like a rather tall order to me.



    You know what they say. Eye for an eye and all that. I may not be able to comfortably fight off abyssal warlords, but I know someone who can.



    Allow me a moment to consider my options here.

    No.




    I rest my case. The infinite abyss with no hope of return is hardly what I call hospitable.



    Yes, yes, I realize that this is no doubt meant to be some sort of message. Quite crude, really, but I suppose that's all I have to expect from such a place. With that said, to hell with you too, gate.



    Along the way, I find a bookshop, purchasing a dubiusly named book of "party tricks". Still, I do find a useful book amidst all the alcohol stains and such. Now, some of you may question my sanity when I begin summoning butterflies, but there's nothing quite like it to distract a dangerous foe. Strange, but true.



    And here we have a portal, of all places, to the godawful wastes of Pandemonium. I believe I've found portals to every last horrid place that one may enter. As if I would ever step through.



    And that... well, that's when I tripped. Worst mistake I've ever made, no doubt. Quite possibly the last. Hm. I suppose I'd best find an exit, than?



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    So yes, sorry about the last two screenshots being clipped. Welcome to Pandemonium at a wholly inappropriate level.

    You think I made that bit about tripping up, don't you? No. The cat leaped onto my keyboard. Yes, I know there's a confirmation message, and that key got pressed, along with multiple others, in all the chaos. Gah.

    This may be it for Meepo.
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    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I knew cats were evil, but this is just....
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    Well, Meepo's screwed. How about playing Godric Thunderbeard the MDBe.

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    Finding the exit might take a long, long time. Luckily, Bob can get you out of Pan quickly.

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    Well, Meepo's screwed. How about playing Godric Thunderbeard the MDBe.

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    Finding the exit might take a long, long time. Luckily, Bob can get you out of Pan quickly.
    Yes, it can. To somewhere infinitely worse.

    Update on the way.
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    Well. A wand that can disintegrate my enemies at a command. Now, this may seem useful to some, but it's hardly cause to get my hopes up. Any demon worth their salt will, unfortunately, simply laugh it off. A short run around leads me through a handful of demons and, unfortunately, a portal. I say "unfortunately" because it did little more than lead me to another part of Pandemonium.



    What is that thing? Aside from hideous and unfortunate, that is. Bark's worse than the bite, certainly, but I don't suppose I'll be sleeping for quite some time.



    That was, as I understand it, the lord of this charming little neighbourhood. Disgusting fellow, really. Taller than an ogre, grey and orange all over with an enormous eyeball for a head.



    Another whip-wielding, flame-tossing demon general. To this, I only have four words.



    You shall not pass. And that goes to the rest of you as well.



    That... well, I can't imagine what sort of hideous demon-beast that may be, but I can't even see a single part of it that would not be immediately fatal, especially with the speed it seems to be spinning at.



    Certainly a worthy opponent and all that, at any rate. And a dashed terrible way to begin my foray into this part of pandemonium.



    Can't imagine how something like that can be stabbed to death, but it seems to have happened in any case. Odd, really. It doesn't seem like the sort of creature that would even be inconvenienced by anything less than being ground into dust.



    A second one. I'm sorry to say that whatever their other qualities, they're certainly not fast learners.



    Ah, was that scroll a sacred relic, than? Hm. Feels almost wasted on an imp, I must say.



    This feeling - not to mention the heat - can't possibly be a good sign. The metal complex to my left stands out, at any rate, so I suppose I'd best head that way, hm?

    ..Or perhaps not. As soon as I arrive, I am confronted by a few demonic lackeys and the lord of this layer - a golden giant in crimson robes, wielding a flaming serpentine sword twice my size. I had heard of him, certainly. About as easily slain as a mountain, with any number of spells to accomplish the same effect a single blow from his sword could have on just about anyone you care to name: Instant fiery death.


    You must be.. Cerebov, was it? Allow me to introduce myself. I am Meepo. You seem well-informed enough, so I see no need to elaborate any further.

    And you?




    You are quite outmatched.



    And he even held a rune in his keeping. Excellent. Now than, time to find an exit from this mess I've walked into.


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    First, sorry about the clipped screenshots. Second, sorry about failing to screenshot Cerebov's appearance. Seems to have deleted that picture for some reason. Third, I won by dumb luck. Would've summoned something, but he could just instagib me and my utter lack of fire resistance with Fire Storm regardless. So I picked the stupid route - berserk and stabbery, run away, teleport, which dropped me in the rune room. His balrugs and pit fiends are manageable. I just couldn't handle them in large numbers while low on HP and on fire.

    Wondering why I gave Cerebov a big fancy description, and why I was utterly convinced that Meepo would die here? This.

    Not sure if I will actually find a way out of Pan (or, if I choose to go there instead, the Abyss), but I'm going to take a break from Crawl for the rest of the day to, er... be smug, mostly >_>
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    Whoo! Go Meepo!

    #EDIT: And don't *ever* enter the abyss. Bob has banished so much nasty stuff there...it would be suicide.
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    Wow, you sent him to the abyss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starbuck_II View Post
    Wow, you sent him to the abyss?
    Maybe he and Lugonu can finish that game of Parcheesi they've been meaning to get to for the last few hundred years.
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    Aldgar: I could probably kill everything I banished there without too much trouble, excepting the odd dragon. Oh, and Cerebov. Yes, that guy. Could be a spot of trouble.

    I'll keep it in mind as an emergency measure, but really, we'll see.

    Starbuck: Yes. With the power of blind luck. Not that I'll survive to leave Pan, but it was fun anyway.
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    ....Wow.
    Just, wow.
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    That was so hilariously awesome it prodded me out of lurking in this thread.

    Meepo the Destroyer indeed. Now I can't help imagining conversations between other denizens of the dungeon about him...
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    I say we completely leave our fate in the hands of the trustworthy Murska and continue in complete safety.

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    I just had the most horrifically brutal near death I've ever had without ever being hit to critically low health.

    I started with five "panic button" potions (three degeneration, a rot, and a strong poison), two poison potions, 20 potions of confusion, and 12 potions of water, along with around 100 arrows to sticks to snakes.

    In the end, I had three levels in invocations (previously untrained) from channelling food into mana, used up two blink scrolls and three teleport scrolls, and ended with 30 arrows, 3 potions of water, and 12 potions of confusion after sucking up all the orc corpses for more potions.

    Fights involving three orc knights, multiple warriors and priests, a rock troll, and an orc high priest (luckily, he got degenerated so he never summoned anything) are insane. The fight literally lasted at least three or four hundred turns.

    I really need to go find an orcish mines that isn't so insane.

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    3rd rune eh? You're getting closer to dying. If you banish yourself, you'll encounter every unique you put there. Finding an exit in Pan is extremely rare and you'll encounter more demon lords with fire/ice storm. I predict that you'll either get instant-killed when passing by Hellfire Island or starve to death.

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    Awesome update! I'm starting to harbour the tiniest hope that he might- No. I won't say it.

    Transmuters? Either one of the miscellaneous gods (nemelex, xom, Jivya, Makhleb), or one of the good gods. If you happen to be a deep elf transmuter, sif, probably, so you can get the good books for lich form and such. In the end, though, makhleb's my favorite- just some decent abilities, and some much needed ranged damage.
    Cure mutation cures ALL mutations, bad and good. Which sucks if your only mutations are from, say, a gain (X attribute) potion.
    I ended rolling a die to see who to go with of those 4. Xom won. Should have seen it coming.
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    Potions of cure mutation are random, as are potions of mutation. Alter Self acts like a potion of mutation, but it does severe damage to you every time you cast it.

    @Cogwheel

    Well, I might as well tell you this before you ACTUALLY die.

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    Entering and leaving a portal vault will lead you back into the dungeon, since you can't return to a specific place in Pan. Equip your legendary deck of dungeons and keep drawing cards, until you find a Trowel card.


    I hope this helps.

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    Potions of cure mutation are random, as are potions of mutation. Alter Self acts like a potion of mutation, but it does severe damage to you every time you cast it.

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    Well, I might as well tell you this before you ACTUALLY die.

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    Entering and leaving a portal vault will lead you back into the dungeon, since you can't return to a specific place in Pan. Equip your legendary deck of dungeons and keep drawing cards, until you find a Trowel card.


    I hope this helps.
    Reading the spoiler below will actually spoil things. As in, whether or not Meepo makes it out of Pan. Don't read it if you don't want to know - there'll be an update soon anyway.

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    I recently played a fire elemental deep elf. I worshiped sir Mufana and found a ring of sustenance and regeneration. So the game basically became hunger control while I killed everything ever. Then I got over confident and got killed by an orc sorcerer. I mean, I could kill ten mages and priests like nothing, oh well.

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