Slay The Spire Page 13

  • TechnoHippy 18 Feb 2020 16:42:10 17,310 posts
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    I'll remember that for the next attempt.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 18 Feb 2020 23:46:31 8,695 posts
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    Hah! And ascension 10 down as the Ironclad. Weirdly, far more players have that achievement than have the heart-kill ones, going off Steam stats.
  • StixxUK 19 Feb 2020 00:10:21 8,323 posts
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    Smashed my way through a run as Silent then got pretty much whomped by the level 3 boss...
  • Duffking 19 Feb 2020 00:42:19 16,599 posts
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    This went quite nicely. Runic Pyramid was pretty ridiculous with this deck. Would have cut down a bit more and lost the inflame and most of the card draw if I hadn't taken the relic that stops me earning money as runic pyrmaid and violence kind of make those cards redundant.

    Edited by Duffking at 00:49:14 19-02-2020
  • monkman76 19 Feb 2020 14:49:02 16,094 posts
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    These Jorbs videos are strangely hypnotic, but I think I can feel my virginity growing back while I'm watching them.
  • monkman76 19 Feb 2020 23:06:56 16,094 posts
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    Woot, finally got a Silent win for the full set. Onto ascensions now?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 19 Feb 2020 23:13:30 8,695 posts
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    @monkman76 Or heart kills. Those should be open to you now.
  • monkman76 19 Feb 2020 23:26:49 16,094 posts
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    They’re harder though aren’t they?
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 19 Feb 2020 23:34:43 8,695 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    They’re harder though aren’t they?
    Fewer people have the achievements, for sure. But I found getting heart kills easier than getting to ascension 10.

    Edit: Plus, it gets you the "true end" screen for each character.

    Edited by Rogueywon at 23:35:00 19-02-2020
  • Mola_Ram 19 Feb 2020 23:59:20 23,704 posts
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    They're not mutually exclusive. Even if you die against the heart, you still go up an Ascension level (assuming that you're playing on the highest one you've unlocked). It's just a bit of extra content after Act 3, and there's no real reason not to go for it every time.
  • Frogofdoom 20 Feb 2020 06:44:18 16,423 posts
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    Other than missing a relic, a card upgrade and having to fight an empowered elite which all may hamper your ascension run.
  • Mola_Ram 20 Feb 2020 07:46:57 23,704 posts
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    I guess so? But getting the shards has never felt all that arduous to me. I usually get them in act 3, and my run is usually pretty cemented into success or failure by then. It's never felt like I would have won or lost just by choosing whether or not to pick them up.
  • TechnoHippy 20 Feb 2020 08:18:02 17,310 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    I guess so? But getting the shards has never felt all that arduous to me. I usually get them in act 3, and my run is usually pretty cemented into success or failure by then. It's never felt like I would have won or lost just by choosing whether or not to pick them up.
    I shall try this approach - I tend to try and get the shards as quickly as possible, so that they're out of the way for the harder later sections.
  • Murbs 20 Feb 2020 09:24:55 24,813 posts
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    Awesome run with the Defect last night. Beat the Heart with ease, but the Time Eater prior to that had given me a real scare. Savaged my health early-doors when I hadn’t had the chance to establish myself with echo form, capacitor, defrags & glacier. Still, recovered and was generating close to 100 block some turns. Some lightning, but working dark orbs through did the real damage.
  • Mola_Ram 20 Feb 2020 09:37:00 23,704 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Mola_Ram wrote:
    I guess so? But getting the shards has never felt all that arduous to me. I usually get them in act 3, and my run is usually pretty cemented into success or failure by then. It's never felt like I would have won or lost just by choosing whether or not to pick them up.
    I shall try this approach - I tend to try and get the shards as quickly as possible, so that they're out of the way for the harder later sections.
    Yeah, the problem with getting shards early is that early upgrades and relics are usually more impactful on your run than ones you get in the middle of Act 3, because you have more floors in which they're giving you a benefit. So, unless a relic is absolute rubbish (say, one of the bottles when you don't have a card that you want to be innate), I'll be taking it over a shard in Act 1. Same goes for the one that replaces an upgrade.

    The super elite you can do whenever you feel ready, though. If you're strong enough to kill the regular version, you'll probably be strong enough to kill the enhanced one. The difference isn't that huge in my experience (currently on Ascension 12).
  • StixxUK 22 Feb 2020 11:55:43 8,323 posts
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    Finally managed a run and beat the level 3 boss with Silent. Think I only managed it because it was the Awakened one. He seemed a lot easier than the Time Eater, who has resolutely smashed me several times now.

    Time to start learning the Defect!
  • Tetsuo_Shima 22 Feb 2020 12:40:04 175 posts
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    Managed my first act 3 victory with ironclad, Act 3 boss was the Awakened One. I got a nice wee block-centric deck going with flame barriers, metallicize, shrug it off, and Barricade (awesome) etc. coupled with two upgraded Body Slams and battle trance to keep the draw going so I was frequently dealing 50+ damage through act 2 and 3. Last mystery floor on act 3 was the card goblin, and I managed to luck into getting an Entrench (doubles your block). Up against the boss and I had 350 block coupled with 0 cost body slams, ridiculous!

    Anyway, I'll try a run with the silent later on I reckon and see how I fare.

    Edited by Tetsuo_Shima at 12:40:58 22-02-2020

    Edited by Tetsuo_Shima at 12:41:29 22-02-2020
  • Duffking 22 Feb 2020 13:26:36 16,599 posts
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    Ascension 3 done on the Silent. Got a +energy relic from swapping my starting relic and another at the end of act 2, took a snecko eye on act 1 and laughed my way to victory.

    Edited by Duffking at 13:27:05 22-02-2020
  • Frogofdoom 22 Feb 2020 18:34:46 16,423 posts
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    Had an ironclad run on a6 that I wasnt massively enamoured with through act 1 and act 2. Then a couple of card/relics turned up and it turned into a death machine. Didnt expect to beat the awakened one but I totally nuked him.

    It's such a pleasant surprise when that happens.
  • docrob 23 Feb 2020 09:32:52 1,565 posts
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    I now have a win on each of the 3 main characters. Still have some cards to unlock though. Should I move up to Ascension 1, or carry on at the normal difficulty until I have unlocked everything?
  • docrob 23 Feb 2020 09:32:54 1,565 posts
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  • Frogofdoom 23 Feb 2020 09:34:56 16,423 posts
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    May as well start the ascension runs as the unlocks will happen anyway.
  • Mola_Ram 23 Feb 2020 09:42:09 23,704 posts
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    In some ways ascension 1 is easier, because you have more elites to get relics from.
  • Murbs 23 Feb 2020 09:55:24 24,813 posts
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    Ascension 4 complete on Ironclad... Very much a strength build, then heavy blade (with the Necronomicon) wiped out the Awakened One’s second form in a single play. Glorious.
  • TechnoHippy 1 Mar 2020 10:45:56 17,310 posts
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    Managed to reach the Heart again - this time with the Defect. Unfortunately it beat me, despite having a great run up until that point. On the plus side I did beat the Time Eater for the first time and unlock the next ascension level, so not too bad.
  • Murbs 1 Mar 2020 11:43:09 24,813 posts
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    Time Eater became much easier for me when I started paying attention to its counter building up to 12.
  • TechnoHippy 1 Mar 2020 14:10:00 17,310 posts
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    Yeah, I had spotted that, plus I had a surfeit of block which annoyingly didn't happen when I reached the Heart.
  • Lukree 4 Mar 2020 11:10:40 545 posts
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    Holy damn - this is so good! I had dismissed this as a "yet another mediocre card shuffler" but this is really nicely done.

    Got it beaten the first time. Gotta do more.

    Anyone having bugs with Switch? Every now and then my cards get "stuck" so that I cannot play them without any reason. Seems to happen when I get many status cards. Sometimes I have managed to get it working by saving and continuing.
  • TechnoHippy 4 Mar 2020 11:42:17 17,310 posts
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    I'm not on the Switch, but occasionally I can't play a card and it's either I've accidently moved up to select the character, or by pressing back I get put back to the cards.
  • Lukree 4 Mar 2020 11:56:03 545 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    I'm not on the Switch, but occasionally I can't play a card and it's either I've accidently moved up to select the character, or by pressing back I get put back to the cards.
    I have tried everything and it doesn't seem to be that. I can even highlight the card and it puts it a bit towards the enemies, but I just cannot select it. I can end the turn anyway (without spending my action points) and typically the issue continues.

    Edited by Lukree at 11:56:18 04-03-2020
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