In need of lategame tips!

Aug 6, 5:08 pm
#1
Joined: Dec 14, 2017
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Hi! Recently, I attempted several natural limbs runs, and they seemed even easier that runs where I got artificial limbs with around 300 str/agi/dex. So, is it even worth to be going for overpowered limbs if they raise the danger level a lot? Also, which cloak do you like to use in lategame? A cloak of protection, quickness, lighting res or invisibility? Are metal gauntlets and boots worth it if you got artificial limbs? Sorry for asking so much, but lategame is extremely complex because there are so many choices to make in both equipment and strategy. Even after the 5 or so years of playing IVAN I am still not sure if the way I play the game is optimal.
Aug 7, 9:44 pm
#2
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
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Artificial limbs always seemed easier to me in the past but I think that’s because by the time I got to that point I had changed & hardened them myself. Lately when I try for artificial limbs as a gift from a god the danger level screws me

Even with artificial limbs I think strong + flexible gear is more useful than strong metals

Lightning resistance is probably most important against mages although invisibility is super helpful in the big zombie level (GC 6?)
Aug 8, 3:52 pm
#3
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capristo wrote
Lately when I try for artificial limbs as a gift from a god the danger level screws me
Very true. But usually you can pray to silva and get a material that doesn't raise the danger level too much and is quite good for a limb. Like ommel or nymph hair.

Thanks for the tips!
Aug 11, 8:24 am
#4
Joined: Dec 17, 2007
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Having a bunch of pets to serve as alternate targets for the casters is nice. Also resurrected Mystic frogs make nice pets.
Booooooooooo!
Aug 11, 1:41 pm
#5
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Batman? wrote
Having a bunch of pets to serve as alternate targets for the casters is nice. Also resurrected Mystic frogs make nice pets.

Good advice! I always forget that there are other ways to avoid magic damage other than equipment and stats.
Aug 12, 5:24 am
#6
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I was never able to keep a permanent pet (they always get lost, or instagibbed by something), but having a lyre of charm is an absolute blessing. Just charm a bunch of meat shields, and you will have a much easier time.
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