Best use of Body Switch?

Jan 2, 2:23 pm
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So, I discovered that scroll of Body Switch is extremely useful and you can become really powerful early on.
Usually when I found it, I pray to Nefas a bunch and then switch bodies with the Mistress Torturing Chief.
She has really powerful stats and for some reason it is a lot easier to get to 55 int on Mistress Torturing Chief.
What do you think is the best use for the scroll of Body Switch?
Jan 3, 1:30 am
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This is spam?
Jan 3, 5:40 am
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Kind of
Jan 3, 4:36 pm
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I moved it, badbeaver the "Spam" forum is more for things that are completely unrelated to IVAN
Jan 3, 5:33 pm
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oh sorry
Jan 3, 6:14 pm
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Lol. I don't think I've ever seen things moved OUT of spam hahaha
Jan 3, 6:41 pm
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Anyways on topic, not sure. Are you able to body switch with any pet even if you wouldn't normally be strong enough to tame them?

Edit: testing in Wizard mode it appears not. So how were you even able to body switch with a mistress torturing chief early in the game? Do they have low taming requirements?
Jan 3, 7:30 pm
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I was testing what I can use this scroll early on, and looks like mistress torturing chief do have really low taming requirements. Another good option early on is Slave that is located in the store in Attnam.
Jan 3, 8:07 pm
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Interesting question. I know that stats get "markers" when your characters are generated that make them easier or harder to train naturally. Do NPC's get the Stat Markers as well? It would make the scroll even more powerrful because by switching with another human you could permanently evade a (annoying) game mechanic.
Jan 3, 10:12 pm
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Batman? wrote
Interesting question. I know that stats get "markers" when your characters are generated that make them easier or harder to train naturally. Do NPC's get the Stat Markers as well? It would make the scroll even more powerrful because by switching with another human you could permanently evade a (annoying) game mechanic.

Yep those markers, traits I guess, they only stick with the starting character. So yep, you would avoid those biases if you body-switched to e.g. a mistress.
Jan 3, 10:29 pm
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A body switched to an angel in wizard mode. She did gain stats pretty quickly even in UT, and then was able to take on most of Attnam without a problem (except the archangel and Petrus)
Jan 13, 12:03 pm
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Body Switch is a bit OP, there should be a higher INT requirement to body switch into someone, stat marks should be moved to a new character (because I got 8 INT points as a mistress torturing chief by science talking to the librarian in Attnam)

EDIT: And gold should be moved from the old character to the new one.
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