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Do I gain any experience from killing plants?

I can kill plants to get them out of my way but that usually results in me getting either poisoned or mana burned. Those negative effects usually mean I don't super want to kill the plants, because ...
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What happens to items earned from finishing Explorer Guild puzzles?

What happens to these seemingly unique items after earning them from the puzzles, especially if I don't locker them? I don't want to lose any of these items! Do they appear randomly in the dungeon ...
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How do I make the most of Evasion?

There are a number of ways to gain Evasion in Desktop Dungeons, but one class, the Rogue, has a permanent +20% evasion chance. As far as I can tell, this means that monsters have a 20% chance to miss ...
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How do I beat Dracul puzzle #3: Rivalry?

How can I solve the Desktop Dungeons puzzle Rivalry, the 3rd puzzle of the "Fresh Blood" puzzle pack?
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How can I create a Goatperson?

I've got the special edition of Desktop Dungeons, which includes the Goatperson DLC. As I understand it, among other things this includes a new playable Goatperson class. I've been playing Desktop ...
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How do I solve the final puzzle of Taurog's Will?

I am finding the third puzzle of the Taurog's Will puzzle back, named RAAAAGE!, quite difficult. I'm having a hard time figuring out which of Taurog's gear to take first, and when I should actually ...
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How much extra experience do I get for killing monsters higher level than me?

When the game first explains to you that you get more experience for killing monsters that are higher level than you, it uses an example where you are level 1 and the monster is level 2. It indicates ...
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How do I solve the Agbaar's Academy Slowing Pt 1 Puzzle?

I keep running about 3 hit points shy of being able to defeat the boss. Eventually I'll probably end up solving this through trial and error, but what are the steps I need to take to defeat this ...
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What is a good way to earn Supreme Slayer?

One of the more challenging achievements in the Steam version of Desktop Dungeons is Supreme Slayer, which requires you to slay a monster nine levels higher than you. In other words, you need to ...
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How do I beat Dracul puzzle #2: Restless Dead?

I'm stuck on the 2nd puzzle of the Fresh Blood puzzle pack (the ones dealing with the god Dracul), titled Restless Dead. I can't seem to get enough damage to kill the dragon and win the puzzle. How ...
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How do I solve Soko-Trolls 7 puzzle?

I can't get pass this one. Here's a screenshot of it:
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Why does the Desktop Dungeons beta freeze my computer?

I am trying to play the Desktop Dungeons beta, but every time I try, my entire computer just freezes up, and I can't do anything (short of physically turning it off and on again). I don't know if it ...
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What are the optimal class/race combinations?

In the paid version of Desktop Dungeons, you unlock a variety of classes and races. I tend to just combine them randomly, but then again, I also die a lot in game (there are a lot of other factors at ...
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How can I win as a wizard that can't do magic?

Part 5 of the "Complicated Tasks" quest series instructs you to win the Berserker Camp dungeon as a wizard... without using any glyphs. The primary feature of berserkers is that when they are ...
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How can I find god(s)?

I think I've played through most of the dungeons by now, and I believe I have all the Kingdom buildings. But I still just have three gods whose altars spawn, Taurog, Tikki Tooki, and Glowing ...
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How can I defeat The Indomitable?

Of all of the bosses I've encountered in Desktop Dungeons, this guy seems like the most difficult. He only has about 200 hit points, but he has death protection of 50. That means that after I get ...
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What is the most effective way to mock someone else's religion?

In the full version of Desktop Dungeons, you can gain piety with your chosen god by desecrating the altar of a different god. But doing so will cause you to suffer the wrath of the god whose altar ...
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How does APHEELSIK work?

As an Assassin in Desktop Dungeons I'm trying to use the APHEELSIK glyph to help me kill higher level monsters. The game says APHEELSIK: Poisons an enemy, negating health regeneration until player ...
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How can I use LEMMISI effectively?

I've always been converting this glyph immediately. Revealing three random tiles not only isn't very helpful, it actually removes future healing potential. I can get the same healing effect from ...
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In mid-battle leveling, does that mean you have to have revealed the whole map already?

I kinda get the point that what you simply do for say a level 10 boss is to: attack boss until his next hit will kill you. kill an enemy that will level you up(so you probably need to have 29/30 exp ...
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What is “mid-battle leveling”?

The top answer to this question contains several references to "mid-battle leveling". I think this has to do with leveling up as a way of healing while fighting a difficult monster, but does someone ...
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When should I start drinking?

My current strategy for Desktop Dungeons is to collect potions and save them up for the last battle. I only attack monsters if I can defeat them without using a potion, and then heal by revealing ...