This guide will make your early life in the dungeon more bearable. if you have any question about it, you can leave your question below .
Stay a while and listen! (And make sure to check for pressure plates!)
Or at least you´ll die with the smug satisfaction that RNG screwed you over, and not your lack of knowledge.
This guide seeks to provide new players with a bit of info that I have gathered, but it is by no means a full walkthrough. (Perhaps I´ll write one at a later date, but I´ll have to achieve 100% completion before I do.)First some ground rules :The game features “random” layouts, in reality there is a few premade tilesets that the game draws from to construct your maps, so eventually you will likely know where you can find X, Y or Z.
The game heavily features a “Coin Toss” mechanic, you have a 50/50 chance to succeed at things.
Get used to it ♥♥♥♥ing you over at the worst possible time.
Though one thing of note, is that a lot of “Coin Toss” scenarios can be avoided through smart play, especially combat related ones.
Read item descriptions and check your inventory regularly, some weird sounding items such as “Worm Juice” or “White Liquid” can be absolute life savers.
Generally speaking you won´t start with the ability to Sprint / Move quickly, if at all possible you should pick this up as soon as possible, if you are playing as Mercenary always pick this ability first.
The ability to run away is god damn amazing.
Almost anything can be interacted with, just try it.
I can not stress this enough, one of the most important things that you should always do, is to check every single box, crate, barrel, bookcase and random thing on the ground, they will provide you with the majority of gear and consumable items that you will need badly.
Though I would suggest that you don´t interact with things such as arrow traps.
It all comes down to middle management.
Generally speaking you want to avoid fights, they are a drain on your Health and possibly Sanity, they can inflict terrible and sometimes permanent debuffs (Ever tried fighting with no arms?) on your character.
Save your Health, Consumeables and Sanity for mandatory encounters and items that are worth the hassle.Food is something that I personally never had much of a problem with, though it certainly could end up being a problem if you have terrible RNG or take a lot of time to explore things.As for Sanity? I would highly suggest moving quickly, lighting torches and other permanent light sources if you have a few spare tinderboxes is also not a terrible idea as recovering sanity is quite difficult.
Health is also quite annoying to recover, though it is significantly less punishing to do so.
Though perhaps the most important part of the game are status removal items, so make sure to guard them jealously as they are quite important. (Fighting while Poisoned / Bleeding is a terible idea, don´t do it, ever.)
To quickly recap : Loot EVERYTHING, Don´t dawdle too long, make sure to only use status removal items when needed.
The actual beginners guide!
This is a rough outline of how I would suggest you start a game / how I would do it, if you find yourself diverting from my route, then more power to you!
1. You find yourself at the entrance to the titular dungeon, loot the area and be quick about it so you don´t encounter the hounds, nobody likes those guys, then head towards the western entrance.
2. Follow the stairs downwards, then enter the next area, make sure to pick up anything useful.
Your first adventure.
1. This are features your first real enemies, some monsters with long tentacles, feel free to ignore them as they are rather slow and don´t drop anything worth your Health, they also inflict a nasty debuff that you should avoid if at all possible. (Skip combat if you can.)
2. Loot the entire area (You should always do this, but it bears repeating.)
3. Check out the locked door, it requires a blood sacrifice of some sort, and you can´t lockpick it either, but no worries, this guide has got you covered.
4. Move on to the next area, the exit should be northbound.
Rest for the wicked.
1. Avoid the fatty, no seriously, avoid the fat knight, he will break you.
2. Loot and explore the area.
3. You should be able to find a wounded knight near the corpse of a monster, he´s a nice guy, go talk to him and make sure to loot the equipment cache next to him.
4. There is a bed somewhere on the map, make sure to sleep in it to SAVE your game.
4.5 Relax, take a deep breath, and realize that the game just got a LOT easier and less frustrating.
4.8 Begin to panic as you realize that the game tells you that it is no longer safe to SAVE here.
4.9. Tempt fate by sleeping in the bed again. (You want to fail this coin toss.)
4.99. You will be met by a dear friend of mine, a massive murder crow, before fighting him you should equip some headgear if possible to block his Blind inflicting move. (The Blind is permanent, if you haven´t gotten something that can protect your eyesight you may wish to delay this fight a bit.) I would suggest that you aim for his sword arm as amputating it removes a nasty move from him, after that just attack the head or torso to murder him.
5. I will operate on the assumption that you just crushed the crow, congrats, you just secured a permanent SAVE point.
6. Remember the door that wants blood? You can now open it an retrieve a weapon of tremendous power, I´d say go for it.
You are now set up with a Save point and have a massively powerful weapon and possible a few other decent items in your hands which will make combat quite a lot easier.Some words of wisdom for our parting :
Aim for arms that hold items / body parts that seem like they could be used for attacks, if you cut somebody´s sword hand they will no longer be able to attack with it.Zombies do not in fact care if you detach their head.
Don´t trust anyone that isn´t yourself. (Even if they/it looks innocent.)
For gods sake, don´t ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ on the ritual circle. (Ritual sacrifice or zealous prayer is fine, just for god´s sake, no ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ing!)
Don´t feed the thing with many heads.
Written by Meveriton