The Hero (or Heroine) is the character which explores the Dungeon. They can use items like weapons and armor, slay enemies, and gain experience and levels.
Classes Classes are unique roles your character can start the game off as. Each class grants unique perks which persist throughout the game and different weapons at the start, that can be used later to upgrade another weapon.
There are currently four classes in the game:
Warrior, Mage, Rogue and Huntress.
After defeating the 2
nd boss, ( Tengu,) the Hero/ine will be awarded with the Tome of Mastery that allows the player to choose between 2 sub-classes.
Warriors start with 11 points of Strength.
Warriors start with a unique short sword. This sword can be later "reforged" to upgrade another melee weapon.
Warriors are less proficient with missile weapons.
Any piece of food restores some health when eaten.
Potions of Strength are identified from the beginning.
Warriors start with 8 Darts.
The health restored by food (including Mystery meat) is 5 HP.
A successful attack with a melee weapon allows the Gladiator to start a combo, in which every next successful hit inflicts more damage.
When severely wounded, the Berserker enters a state of wild fury significantly increasing his damage output.
Fury starts at ≤ 40 % of the total HP.
Mages start with a unique Wand of Magic Missile. This wand can be later "disenchanted" to upgrade another wand.
Mages recharge their wands faster.
When eaten, any piece of food restores 1 charge for all wands in the inventory.
Mages can use wands as a melee weapon.
Scrolls of Identify are identified from the beginning.
Mages start with the Knuckleduster.
Any food consumed (including Mystery meat) will restore 1 charge to all wands in the inventory.
When used as a melee weapon, the wand’s melee damage increases with its level.
When used by the Mage, the wand needs
40/sqrt(wandLevel+1) turns to recharge once (without taking the
Ring of Energy into account).
Note: The Ring of Energy is unobtainable as of Update 1.6.4.
When fighting with a wand in his hands, the Battlemage inflicts additional damage depending on the current number of charges. Every successful hit restores 1 charge to this wand.
Hits dealing zero damage do not restore wand charges (as of Update 1.6.1b).
After killing an enemy the Warlock consumes its soul. It heals his wounds and satisfies his hunger.
The Hero gains HP equal to the present Stage level, with an additional point at Boss depths (1-5 HP; +1 at Boss depths) and brief satiety from slaying enemies.
Rogues start with a Ring of Shadows+1.
Rogues identify a type of a ring on equipping it.
Rogues are proficient with light armor, dodging better while wearing one.
Rogues are proficient in detecting hidden doors and traps.
Rogues can go without food longer.
Scrolls of Magic Mapping are identified from the beginning.
Rogues start with the Dagger.
Rogues start with 8 Darts.
Rogues are able to equip missile weapons as melee weapons.
Rogues gain a dodge bonus for each point of strength beyond what is required to wear the equipped armor (
dodgeBonus = strength - armorCurrentRequiredStrength = strength - armorBaseRequiredStrength + armorLevel).
The Freerunner can move almost twice faster, than most of enemies. When he is running, the Freerunner is much harder to hit. For that, he must be unencumbered and not starving.
When perk’s conditions are met (unencumbered - not wearing armor heavier than the Strength level), Freerunner's speed for certain actions is multiplied by 1.6:
armor equip/unequip speed,
and mirror image swap speed.
He has a doubled dodge rate while running (as of Update 1.7.0).
When performing a surprise attack, the Assassin inflicts additional damage to his target.
Huntresses start with 15 points of Health.
Huntresses start with a unique upgradeable boomerang.
Huntresses are proficient with missile weapons and get a damage bonus for excessive strength when using them.
Huntresses gain more health from dewdrops.
Huntresses sense neighbouring [ monsters even if they are hidden behind obstacles.
Huntresses start with the Dagger.
Huntresses start with the upgradeable Boomerang.
The health gained from dewdrops is increased by 1.
Huntresses are able to equip missile weapons as melee weapons.
Snipers are able to detect weak points in an enemy's armor, effectively ignoring it when using a missile weapon.
Using ranged weapons is significantly more accurate.
Having a strong connection with forces of nature gives Wardens an ability to gather dewdrops and seeds from plants. Also trampling a high grass grants them a temporary armor buff.
Hold down the Wait button to enable Sleep mode. Your Hero/ine will gain health faster, but everything else including Blobs will also move faster. Your Hero/ine will wake up if any enemies enter his/her field-of-view or if s/he becomes starved.
Try to find a safe spot to sleep in, such as a Garden room, or a nearby stairwell. A cleared Boss depth is perfect.
Before classes were released, the player played with a character that used the Rogue sprite.
Character Classes to the game
Changed: An unarmed Hero/ine inflicts damage based on his/her Strength
Changed: All classes were tweaked a little