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 Post subject: Re: Syzygy, a Geomancer
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:51 am 
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OK so now I am 8th level...

Posted on Ooook!.

I have decided to forgo power-levelling since I really have no idea what I am doing...

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 Post subject: Re: Syzygy, a Geomancer
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:44 am 
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I have decided to retire Syzygy in frustration...

Partly it is a complete lack of understanding about the different effects the tile can give. I found that I was constantly referring to Killerbunnies to find out which tile to step on to get the required effect, then to find that any square I needed would be too far away, or if surrounded I was standing on the wrong square. The constant one shot effect of draining a square was also annoying

So this resulted in me using Manathrust and Noxious Cloud et al rather than what should have been the more effective Channel Element/Vaporise/Elemental Wave.

I am going to try again and I suspect I shall have to do it without any other spellbooks so that I can get to grips with Geomancy properly.

So this will be Syzygy III, partially naked!

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 Post subject: Re: Syzygy, a Geomancer
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:19 pm 
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I can't find any spoilers on the Geomancy spells on the wiki. For example, aside from needing to stand on a water square, what is the benefit of channel elements vs. geyser? Damage from Vaporize?

Also, was it just strange luck that I got the Troll quest instead of the Wight quest w. Magic > 8 and Combat < 2?

I've never played one of these before- they're kinda fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Syzygy, a Geomancer
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:10 pm 
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You need to look in Killerbunnies...

You want the Spell Spoiler...

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 Post subject: Re: Syzygy, a Geomancer
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:52 pm 
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Thanks- I always forget that's there. Any reason we couldn't copy that onto the forums? (with proper attribution)

So, I have a stupid question about geomancers. do you just ignore lava spots until you have fire immunity? I'm CL 8 on BD 4, and just burnt my spellbook of geyser while trying to channel lava. I have a few geomancer spells available now, but they do require making some elements first.


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 Post subject: Re: Syzygy, a Geomancer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:31 am 
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Yes... My second attempt is going much better, I have no offensive spells so am forced to rely on the Geomancy spells and I am getting a much better feel for them.

What is obvious is that at low levels the Geomancy spells are quite weak, I am hoping they come into their own at higher levels.

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 Post subject: Re: Syzygy, a Geomancer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:52 am 
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The elementals you can summon get to be pretty nasty at high levels.


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