Slay The Spire Page 4

  • rwklau 29 Jun 2019 20:07:53 137 posts
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    Decided two hours ago to start a "quick" go again with the Ironclad. Managed to find an early dead branch relic (the one that grants a random card when you exhaust a card) and corruption power (the one that reduces skill cards to cost 0 but exhausts them on use) and proceeded to have a very amusing run to the end. Quite a few lucky random card grants that saved me a few times.

    Killed the final act 4 boss (first time that I've managed it) with 3 hp to spare :D.
  • rwklau 2 Jul 2019 20:42:38 137 posts
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    Fourth character on the way as part of free DLC: https://steamcommunity.com/games/646570/announcements/detail/1616144864288305862
  • Frogofdoom 2 Jul 2019 22:27:32 13,397 posts
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    @rwklau every time I get that branch I cant find any cards that have exhaust!
  • THFourteen 2 Jul 2019 22:53:13 52,203 posts
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    On a decent run with a poison deck at the minute. Hit that shrine that upgrades all your strikes and defends, and have a "double your poison" card too which has been MVP since i picked it up. Had the act 2 boss taking 56 poison damage a go, so all i really had to do was block for 4 turns.
  • rwklau 3 Jul 2019 00:27:20 137 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    @rwklau every time I get that branch I cant find any cards that have exhaust!
    If it makes you feel any better I've had two failed Silent runs this week where I've got Snecko skull but couldn't find any poison cards.
  • THFourteen 3 Jul 2019 10:03:29 52,203 posts
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    Woohooo!

    First successful run with my poison deck.

    Struggling a bit with generating enough dps as ironclad. Any tips?
  • Mola_Ram 3 Jul 2019 10:08:49 20,395 posts
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    You might not have unlocked the cards yet, but Strength scaling leads to some pretty insane places with Ironclad. Limit Break+, Demon Form etc. You can have even your normal Strikes doing 20-30 damage eventually.

    The other Ironclad thing I see a lot is people generating a lot of block, storing it all up with Barricade, then Body Slamming for hundreds.
  • Frogofdoom 3 Jul 2019 10:39:21 13,397 posts
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    Yeah, block and barricade is my ironclad deck of choice. Strength builds are also pretty tasty but o prefer to keep my incoming damage minimal and sit on a load of block.
  • Mola_Ram 3 Jul 2019 10:48:08 20,395 posts
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    You can also do insane things with Corruption + cards that give you bonuses for exhausting other cards. Though it works best with a bigger deck - you don't really want to be exhausting your block cards in a long fight if you've only got 15 cards or so.
  • Fatiguez 3 Jul 2019 11:31:30 8,928 posts
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    I hate the stupid heart. The 300 damage limit means you can't really turtle to the point that you can OHKO it with a built up body slam/poison/dark orb. I've reached it a few times with a nicely slim and synergistic deck, closest I've come was taking it down from 310HP on my last turn with not enough block :(

    Edit: I do love this game though, I've had a go with Hearthstone and some other turn based games and this is the first one that's gripped me at all

    Edited by Fatiguez at 11:33:22 03-07-2019
  • OnlyJoeKing 3 Jul 2019 13:32:35 934 posts
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    The Heart is absurd. I beat it once with an unbelievable poison deck but haven't come close really otherwise. But then having beaten it once I rarely even go for the keys now.
  • OnlyJoeKing 3 Jul 2019 13:34:31 934 posts
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    @THFourteen strength decks are my preference with Ironclad, I'm up to Ascension 20 now with him too! If you get a bit of strength then multi hit attacks like sword boomerang become lethal.
  • rwklau 12 Jul 2019 23:35:47 137 posts
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    Just did the heart with the Silent! Somehow managed to survive enough turns for the poison to get it and in the end was slightly more comfortable than when I managed it with the Ironclad.



    Just the Defect left now.
  • rwklau 15 Jul 2019 22:50:37 137 posts
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    Geh failed in my most promising Defect run (to date). Went for a frost based focus deck (I had Consume+ and the relic that gave me an orb slot every two turns). Damn Heart did a 15x12 attack and I could only get to 86 block.
  • Frogofdoom 16 Jul 2019 15:18:11 13,397 posts
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    I cba to do heart runs, as they require a specific deck, I prefer just do do ascension runs.
  • Mola_Ram 16 Jul 2019 15:38:33 20,395 posts
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    I usually try act 4. Usually fail too, but once it's unlocked I don't really see much point in stopping at the bad ending (though I guess you can unlock more ascension levels). You try to get the cards you need for the fights you know are coming, sometimes you get them and sometimes you don't.
  • OnlyJoeKing 16 Jul 2019 17:32:04 934 posts
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    It's such a good game.

    Such a shame the Switch port has a reportedly shoddy framerate. I'm really hoping for a mobile port that runs well. Would have thought it possible, the graphics can't be that demanding...
  • Mola_Ram 16 Jul 2019 17:35:08 20,395 posts
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    The Switch port is fine. Whatever issues it might have don't really affect the gameplay.
  • Frogofdoom 16 Jul 2019 17:49:24 13,397 posts
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    Yeah the switch port is fine, I have it on pc and switch and there is barely any difference. There is the odd stutter when delivering big hits to certain mobs buy it's really not an issue.
  • Graxlar_v3 16 Jul 2019 18:36:16 6,835 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Yeah the switch port is fine, I have it on pc and switch and there is barely any difference. There is the odd stutter when delivering big hits to certain mobs buy it's really not an issue.
    This
  • Duffking 16 Jul 2019 20:16:04 16,187 posts
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    Beat the third floor with the Silent for the first time at lunch today which just leaves the Defect now. Rerolled my starting relic and got the "don't discard your hand after your turn" one from the start. Then got Bullet Time. And finisher later on. And lots of poison. Basically just massive hands and tons of output in a single turn.
  • OnlyJoeKing 16 Jul 2019 20:23:29 934 posts
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    Oh, right!

    Does it run at 60fps then? The meagre details I could find online made it sound like it ran at 30 and struggled to hit that quite a lot.

    I wouldn't normally balk at 30fps for a game like this, but having played over 230 hours now of the PC version I just fear it would feel a little sluggish. Hence hoping for a slick mobile port, really (and obviously it would be a dream to have this game in your pocket 24/7)
  • monkman76 16 Jul 2019 20:34:58 14,808 posts
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    I don't think it runs at 60fps, but I honestly can't imagine why anyone would care in a game like this. If you want it mobile, why not risk the 12 or whatever on a Switch port that everyone is happy with :)
  • monkman76 16 Jul 2019 20:34:59 14,808 posts
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    I don't think it runs at 60fps, but I honestly can't imagine why anyone would care in a game like this. If you want it mobile, why not risk the 12 or whatever on a Switch port that everyone is happy with :)
  • OnlyJoeKing 16 Jul 2019 20:59:13 934 posts
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    Yeah I know its pretty irrational. Lol. It's just having played it for so long on PC, one of my most played games ever. I'd notice the difference.

    They've talked about porting it to as many devices as possible now, I'm sure, so I live in fervent hope of that always-in-your-pocket mobile port.... but if no news is forthcoming then yeah, might well just grab the Switch copy next time I'm on holiday...
  • OnlyJoeKing 16 Jul 2019 21:00:41 934 posts
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    Meteorfall btw - quick plug there - is a similar game which works really well on mobile. Less graphically complex, for sure, but then STS is hardly a visual power house.
  • Frogofdoom 16 Jul 2019 21:49:04 13,397 posts
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    Griftlands is looking pretty good, RPG with sts combat.
  • PunMan 16 Jul 2019 21:51:11 22 posts
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    I'm addicted to this now.

    Went to work knackered after finally finishing a playthrough. Might have to stop playing for a bit as I really should be compos mentis.

    Edited by PunMan at 23:06:17 16-07-2019
  • rwklau 17 Jul 2019 00:20:45 137 posts
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    Took down the heart with the Defect! Used a frost based setup with All for One (the one that pulls out all 0 cost cards from your discard pile). I got the Singing bowl and managed to get my max HP up to 110. I finished the game on 12 HP.





    I've managed to complete the ending now once with each character. 33/44 achievements done.
  • OllyJ 17 Jul 2019 08:02:41 4,513 posts
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    OnlyJoeKing wrote:
    It's such a good game.

    Such a shame the Switch port has a reportedly shoddy framerate. I'm really hoping for a mobile port that runs well. Would have thought it possible, the graphics can't be that demanding...
    It's fine, it runs great.

    even if there is a slight frame rate issue, it's a deck building game, it's not going to affect your skillz in any way at all.

    I have not even noticed any issues.
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