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Topic   Slay the Spire Quintuple Gold Star

Scott
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27-Feb-2020(#1)
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DrizzDrizzDrizz
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24-May(#241)
After struggling to even get to Act 3 (or close to it tbh) I had a decent run and ended up winning A17. I'm still terrified of A20 but feel better about my chances of getting there now lol
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
24-May(#242)
What's the specifics of the A17 challenge?
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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24-May(#243)
It's kinda vague "enemies have more challenging movesets" or something like that, I definitely felt a jump in difficulty and I was more conservative as a result, choosing resting/healing over upgrading a couple times where I wouldn't have in the past
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
24-May(#244)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> ItÂ's kinda vague Â"enemies have more challenging movesetsÂ" or something like that,
> I definitely felt a jump in difficulty and I was more conservative as a result, choosing
> resting/healing over upgrading a couple times where I wouldnÂ't have in the past
So far, were there any of the Ascension levels that stuck out as unusually more difficult compared to the others?
Feeb
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* 24-May(#245)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> It's kinda vague "enemies have more challenging movesets" or something like that,
> I definitely felt a jump in difficulty and I was more conservative as a result, choosing
> resting/healing over upgrading a couple times where I wouldn't have in the past

They have much more block, seem to use strength buffs constantly and put debuffs on you that feel like they don't drop. That's what I perceived anyway.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Croatia
24-May(#246)
nonamesleft wrote:
> DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
>> ItÂ's kinda vague Â"enemies have more challenging movesetsÂ" or something like
> that,
>> I definitely felt a jump in difficulty and I was more conservative as a result,
> choosing
>> resting/healing over upgrading a couple times where I wouldnÂ't have in the past
> So far, were there any of the Ascension levels that stuck out as unusually more difficult
> compared to the others?

Yeah i think Scott nailed it earlier in the topic, every few there seems to be a "jump", A17 most notable for me so far

This last run I had a ton of power cards including multiple focus + a relic that healed 2 HP every power card I played so by the end I had like 8-10 orbs going, lightning doing 13 damage passive, Frost doing 12 block each, and I was pretty untouchable. Had 3 leftover buffers active too, but was generating a ton of block so didnt need
It's not the setup I set out to have, but i've accepted that it's better to adapt to what you're getting than trying to fit everything into a predefined idea of a deck/setup
Feeb
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24-May(#247)
I found this to be helpful along with hours of watching Jorbs.

https://www.reddit.com/r/slaythespire/comments/ev8...
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 24-May(#248)
Feeb wrote:
> I found this to be helpful along with hours of watching Jorbs.
>
Wow. That's a long read. A lot of info to take in.
Feeb
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24-May(#249)
I made the mistake of initially "learning" the game to get trophies- which is not how it's supposed to be played at all. Pretty much had to brainwash myself to have any success at ascensions- and bad habits definitely die hard.
Scott
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25-May(#250)
That's a good guide yes I picked up on pretty much all of the stuff they mentioned there from watching a ton of Jorbs videos.
DarkFact
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* 28-May(#251)
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Bottled Flame with Immolate+ and Necro in Act 3's kinda badass. One of those rare runs where I'm just like "Wow, actually feel like I'm ripped", been a long time. All the bosses were beaten by the skin of my teeth, what with no fudging defense cards. Natural upgrades, too, I'm not used to going to smith and being like "Oh, three strikes left huh"
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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28-May(#252)
Damn that's a pretty fast run, all mine took about an hr at least

Ive been alternating between Silent (A3) and Defect last few days (A18)

Im on act 3 boss (donut and cube dudes) with Silent now
DarkFact
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* 28-May(#253)
I think Act 3 went the quickest. Usually it's pretty slow going but when you start every encounter out with double Immolate+ there ain't much left to do, easiest Broken Crown of my life
MrBean
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29-May(#254)
Been playing this way too much lately. I just can't get into the Watcher ... definitely my least favorite class.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
29-May(#255)
DarkFact wrote:
> 1449 904{imgt}
>
> Bottled Flame with Immolate+ and Necro in Act 3's kinda badass. One of those rare
> runs where I'm just like "Wow, actually feel like I'm ripped", been a long time.
> All the bosses were beaten by the skin of my teeth, what with no fudging defense
> cards. Natural upgrades, too, I'm not used to going to smith and being like "Oh,
> three strikes left huh"
Necronomicon + bottled flame Immolate. Awesome.
bill
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29-May(#256)
MrBean wrote:
> Been playing this way too much lately. I just can't get into the Watcher ... definitely
> my least favorite class.

Watcher sucks yes
DarkFact
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29-May(#257)
I like Watcher, I'm just terrible
Scott
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29-May(#258)
I love Watcher. She's a lot of fun to play, and easily the strongest character. The only bad thing about her is that, once you get really good with her, you start to realize that it's really just a few select cards in her card pool that you want to pick up, and you'll mostly be avoiding the rest.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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29-May(#259)
which ones? Havent done a single ascension run with her
bill
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31-May(#260)
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I got this event today. I don't think I've ever gotten it before.

https://slay-the-spire.fandom.com/wiki/The_Divine_... says
> This event will appear only if you have one or more Curse that can be removed from your deck.

That may explain why it has been so rare for me as I rarely have curses in my deck.
Scott
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31-May(#261)
DrizzDrizzDrizz wrote:
> which ones? Havent done a single ascension run with her

Rushdown, Mental Fortress, Tantrum, Empty Fist/Empty Mind, Flurry of Blows, Inner Peace/Fear No Evil, Meditate...that's about it. You don't even need all of them, just having most of those cards equals a win most of the time.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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31-May(#262)
I've seen it a few times
Once i didnt use it bc i had strength equal to number of curse cards and they were mostly harmless
MrBean
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1-Jun(#263)
Today's climb is really cool, first time I've seen the mixed deck (Chimera).
DarkFact
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1-Jun(#264)
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When Calling Bell hands you a Blue Candle

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bill
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1-Jun(#265)
I don't think I've ever used Blue Candle.
3hitcombo
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1-Jun(#266)
bill wrote:
> I don't think I've ever used Blue Candle.

I'm indifferent on it, sometimes it's come in clutch! But most of the time I have a firm belief that every HP counts in this game and this Relic just doesn't do it for me in that regard.
Feeb
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* 1-Jun(#267)
Lots of good events that can end in a curse, so it allows you to play much more risky with them.
bill
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1-Jun(#268)
I take curses fairly often (most are minor, like Curse of the Bell from Calling Bell [ a boss relic I'll happily take] ). I've gotten Blue Candle many times. I just don't think I've used it (played an unplayable curse card). Partly, I forget to use it. But also I don't like losing 1 HP just to exhaust a curse. Maybe if it was one of the bad curse cards until I can remove it, but that's a rare situation for me.
DarkFact
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* 1-Jun(#269)
I had something in that run that gave me bonuses for exhausting cards, think it was like deal 9 damage to everything or something, so it was worth. That run ended at Time Crapter but it was solid up to that point.
bill
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2-Jun(#270)
I'm going to try harder to use Blue Candle next time I get it.
Scott
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2-Jun(#271)
MrBean wrote:
> Today's climb is really cool, first time I've seen the mixed deck (Chimera).

This one is kind of weird. I find in most cases, it just gives me extra cards I need to remove. Eruption isn't good unless you're playing as Watcher, and Zap isn't good unless you're playing as Defect, so any other characters need to remove these ASAP. Survivor is fine in any deck, and Bash is okay-ish though. The Diverse modifier where you can get any color cards as rewards and in shops is a lot more interesting.
MrBean
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2-Jun(#272)
Well, this is some bullcrap ...

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Feeb
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2-Jun(#273)
There's that curse you need to play...
bill
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2-Jun(#274)
Ha!

Clash isn't a card I take for reasons like this.
MrBean
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* 2-Jun(#275)
bill wrote:
> Ha!
>
> Clash isn't a card I take for reasons like this.

It screwed me over a bunch on this climb ... but this one, was just insulting. 22hp, he hit me for 22hp .. nothing I could do, son of a dog.
bill
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2-Jun(#276)
The cherry on top is that you literally had a miracle, but no help from that either.
DrizzDrizzDrizz
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2-Jun(#277)
oof yea that hurts
DarkFact
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2-Jun(#278)
MrBean wrote:
> Well, this is some bullcrap ...
>

U need a blue candle? I got one you can have for cheap...
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
2-Jun(#279)
DarkFact wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> Well, this is some bullcrap ...
>>
>
> U need a blue candle? I got one you can have for cheap...
Ha.

Blue Candle seems pretty niche. Would have been perfect for that situation.
DarkFact
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2-Jun(#280)
I never get it when I want it, the last run I posted is probably the first time I was presented with it when it was applicable
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
2-Jun(#281)
DarkFact wrote:
> I never get it when I want it, the last run I posted is probably the first time I
> was presented with it when it was applicable
I discovered an interesting use for it during a recent run:

Blue Candle + necronomicon + rupture

Each time I played Necronomicon, I gained strength. Necronomicon returns to your hand when exhausted, so it has unlimited uses (at the cost of 1 HP per use)

Topic   Slay the Spire Quintuple Gold Star