Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level


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Post Friday, 19th August 2016, 19:01

Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level

Or spend it. Tone down the very top tier effects.

Love, love, love the basic concept of Usky, but don't like the implementation. Basically it doesn't feel like you have much control over your piety gain. You get a bonus for being trapped in long fights, but you still don't actually want to be trapped in long fights.

So tweak it to make stairdancing at least in this one particular case a choice with a potential downside.

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Post Saturday, 20th August 2016, 17:53

Re: Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level

Use a fast and deadly weapon. That way you will reach max piety fast.

Short blades and slings, really, really shine with him.

Also, not everybody's got Invocation at early game, so making it permanent max piety until you spend it is a bad decission. I don't want to spam a,a->a,a after each fight, just to reset the counter, because Grand Finale is failure rate is ~100%
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Post Sunday, 21st August 2016, 06:05

Re: Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level

doesn't this just make you want to find some weak enemy and grind up to max piety whenever you enter a level

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Post Sunday, 21st August 2016, 06:20

Re: Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level

an exploration-piety god whose piety lasts until the level is over could be a pretty cool god in some way, though.
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Post Sunday, 21st August 2016, 13:30

Re: Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level

Arrhythmia wrote:an exploration-piety god whose piety lasts until the level is over could be a pretty cool god in some way, though.


Yes, it could be a nice way to discourage stairdancing.

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Post Sunday, 21st August 2016, 13:35

Re: Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level

PleasingFungus wrote:doesn't this just make you want to find some weak enemy and grind up to max piety whenever you enter a level


I did a Uskayaw thread and one of the devs told me that weak enemies add next-to-no-piety. This could be lowered even more.

I did make it into zot with a stabber of Uskayaw. Still felt very, very weak - Frankly, by endgame, I'd rather have Xommutations.

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Post Sunday, 21st August 2016, 14:09

Re: Make Uskayaw piety last until you leave the level

The whole point of the god is that you can't bank piety. This proposal would be such a large departure from what the god is designed to do that you might as well just start from scratch.

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