I've advanced relatively far in Desktop Dungeons, unlocking all Expert classes and the Transmuter class. I've already cleared the Library and Snake Pit with an Elf Wizard, but my strategy is failing in the Crypt.
Basically what I do is find BURNDAYRAS, consume other glyphs for boosted mana, then destroy everything with 6 consecutive fireball casts. Unfortunately this strategy fails miserably in the Crypt because all monsters there have extremely high health values. I usually get far by seeking out wraiths (who have little health and die quickly to BURNDAYRAS) but then I die horribly to Frank the Zombie and other zombies.
I realize I might be losing because there are deeper strategies I don't know about. I understand mid-battle leveling but I find it difficult to do. The most complex thing I do is kill monsters at least 3 levels higher than me if I can for the bonus experience. Between those two strategies I don't see a way to win with the Wizard.
Instead of having advanced strategies explained to me, I'd like to know if I can beat the Crypt using my experience as-is. I'm looking for race/class choice that fits the following:
- Capable on consistently winning using only bonus experience and some mid-battle leveling
- Not entirely dependent on the dungeon's contents (for example, Wizard gets smoked without BURNDAYRAS near spawn)
- Is any of the Basic, Advanced, or Expert classes.