I created a little addon to give a reward to allying with the Assassin Lord, more information in this thread: http://forums.te4.org/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=30107&p=122895
My level 45 Skeleton Shadowblade ( Roguelike ) had everything he needed to beat the game. With the first pride already defeated I decided to look for a clean amulet, as I managed to save the Jewel Master for the first time and wanted to try it out.
So I jumped into the exploration farportal to get more nice items and a white amulet, only to end up in a sandcave full of multihued dragons of all ages and liches.
After defeating the first drakes, I kept getting harassed by shadows, summoned by the liches. Dozens of shadows, arriving in packs every few turns, no matter where I tried to hide.
Survival still was possible, even with the shadows constant assault draining my ressources.
But then I tried to get rid of the first liches, without full stun resistance to protect me from the ice, I became lenient from my victories against the pride, the constant onslaught of the shadows and the lichs with powerful ice spells brought me down ( from outside my view due to a corner ).
And so ends another promising tale with a tragic end in the probably most dangerous exploration level possible.
Before even downloading b20 I wanted to have some more fun with my b19 mindslayer winner.
I always wanted to kill these lvl50 unique npc in towns, and so I happened to find myself slaying these lowish mages in Anglowen before facing Linaniil...
After hitting her for some thousands of damage without taking any real damage I started to wonder if she is invulnerable, then I hit her some more.
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen casts Phase Door.
The spell fizzles!
Dekar hits Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen for 151.25 physical damage.
Dekar hits Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen for 11.87 nature damage.
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen slows down.
Dekar hits Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen for 121.74 light damage.
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen deactivates Disruption Shield.
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen disruption shield collapses and then explodes in a powerful manastorm!
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen hits Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen for 22052.07 arcane damage.
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen killed Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen!
You feel a surge of power as a powerful creature falls nearby.
Dekar casts a protective shield just in time!
Your premonition allows you to raise a shield just in time!
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen hits Dekar for 16522.32 arcane damage.
Linaniil, Supreme Archmage of Angolwen killed Dekar!
22.000 damage. Yeah, well ... that was a worthy death I guess.
First I played a Shadowblade because I like dualwielding.
When I unlocked the Reaver I was delighted to see the dual wielding of any 2 one handed weapons.
This was again surpassed by the Mindslayer, who can dual wield 2 large weapons or tripple wield one weapon of each size.
After I found a flaming voratun greatsword with ~lvl 15 in the maze I switched to tripple wield, putting a dagger with ice damage and light damage on hit in one hand to freeze my enemies, a dagger with slime damage to slow everyone who opposes me in the other hand, and wielding the voratun greatsword with my mind.
This build is supported by conduit, which adds flat damage to each of my 3 attacks as well as weapon reshaping.
Im level 22 at the moment with no bigger problems thanks to my powerful shields that allow me to adapt to my enemies on the fly, the large damage output with my normal attacks and the debuffing potential of my daggers.
The only real downside is the focus on melee combat that I try to compensate with the Augmented Mobility tree at the moment. And that the chat gets pretty much flooded with damage messages.
Dekar was a very cool Wyrmic, but now he is dead. That makes me quite sad as he went further than anyone before him. He got killed because I thought I had the situation under control until he got stunned. :[
At least I can finally make a new char with the new options he unlocked.