How the hell do you play a mage in this game?

How the hell do you play a mage in this game? I always get filtered by floor 7, and end up rolling a fighter/berserker instead. Also DC:SS thread.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been a couple years since I last played so fucked if I know anymore stuff keeps always being updated. Don't think mages even need food to cast anymore?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm pretty new to the game, I think they might have gotten rid of food all together. I haven't seen any in the build I'm playing.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fight as few monsters as possible at any one time. If you spot a single monster start walking back to safety and let it follow. Then kill it. This way you will not be overwhelmed.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mages just have a tough early game. How you play them is very dependent on your starting class and even what items you get

    what mage class are you playing anon?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was playing a human/Ice mage, It was hard to dealing with anything that wasn't in a hall way. A lot of the time I would get fucked by a group of enemies.

      positioning and knowing enemies
      train fighting to at least 3.0 first while doing first few floors, get a weapon, get leather armor, roll formicid and go earth magic, or go draconian and get searing ray, start a wanderer and start scum until you get a good load out and build off that
      look at wins for races/class you want to play and read their turn by turn moves, or watch the ttv

      Fight as few monsters as possible at any one time. If you spot a single monster start walking back to safety and let it follow. Then kill it. This way you will not be overwhelmed.

      Thanks, this is helpful

      wow bump your own fucking thread OP

      OP is a certified fag

      I got wrapped up in a game where I actually got a huge warband of orcs together, totally forgot I started this thread lmao.

      I died to some fag in hell

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how did you get to hell

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          my bad, it was called the depths. I got killed by a titan.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wow bump your own fucking thread OP

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a certified fag

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    positioning and knowing enemies
    train fighting to at least 3.0 first while doing first few floors, get a weapon, get leather armor, roll formicid and go earth magic, or go draconian and get searing ray, start a wanderer and start scum until you get a good load out and build off that
    look at wins for races/class you want to play and read their turn by turn moves, or watch the ttv

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not op but i have a question, is it better to specialize in certain schools for mages or do you want to branch out? like if i start as an ice elementalist at what point do i stop putting points into ice magic and level up another school for some powerful spell i found?

    melee is easy because i can just train axes unless i find some crazy artifact i want to switch to and it has cross training and okuwaru makes losing the skill points not as bad but there's so many damn spells my retard brain has no clue what to do if i'm not a djinn.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you will eventually find mostnif not all spells in the game in a run
      know what they do, and consider the amount of investment picking up a new school will cost to make a spell effective at the stage of game you are at
      dont go from air magic to earth magic at xl22 just because you found ironshot or crystal spear

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        since you find most spells is it worth it to plan ahead and go for some spell you know you'll want to use at some point? or should you just play it by ear and see what you get and then consider swapping if you find something early enough?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Playing by ear is more fun and often more smart but you kinda should know the basics.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if you're approaching swamp/shoals/spider/snake and you don't have your crutch spell you need to improvise fast or you are going to run into a brick wall.
          you wont find every spell every game.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it depends. if i pick up summon ice beast or mephitic cloud i know im about to breeze through the early game with that shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      train your subschools. if you are getting value out of a spell that's earth/conj, make sure you are training both.

      nobody can beat the game with just fire spells. you need to train multiple things. maybe that's not 2 schools of magic though, evocations can cover a lot of weaknesses if you are just a full on fire spammer.

      mostly you just learn what the powerful spells are and branch out to grab those spells.

      Try gnoll wizard. I think it's a fun way to get to try out all the spells and see what they are good for

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thanks for the help, anon. i'll give gnoll wizard a shot.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play IE

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    rarted a game on akraisiac, drac conj, got pale(steam) and just hit d9 with a conj staff i fiund on d2 and only searing ray spam. found book of trans for blade hands now switching and took sif muna but instsntly fiund vehemut. oh well. going irradiation dragon form

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    also go to /rlg/ on /vg/ and post screenshots there if you ever get stuck people will help on the fly

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what game is this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What the fuck !

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's clearly "dungeon crawl / stone soup: Loading complete, press any key to start."

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >removed mountain dwarves
    >removed paladin
    >removed fulsome distillation and evaporate
    >removed food and food clock
    >removed a gorillion of flavorful spells and items
    Are they still finding stuff to remove?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yes
      they are going to make each rune branch except for pan hell slime vaults and abyss 1 floor and zot 3

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds good tbqh

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