Desktop Dungeons is a ten-minute roguelike distillate. Use this tag for the older, free alpha version of the game.

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What strategies should I use as a fighter?

I am have difficulty beating dungeons with the Fighter. Any tips for this dungeon and future ones?
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Should I just give up or should I kill myself?

I'm a big fan of Rogue, so of course I picked up Desktop Dungeons and got into it. I've got a couple victories under my belt, and (of course) a couple losses as well. One thing I'm wondering is ...
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What classes are best for beating the Boss Hive?

The new 0.2 version of Desktop Dungeons has a new special level called the Boss Hive. The special feature of this dungeon is that it includes all possible monster types, and all monsters (regardless ...
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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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How can I beat the Crypt?

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 ...
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Permanent upgrades in Desktop Dungeons?

I'm a little bit confused about desktop dungeons. Are there any permanent upgrades, or do I have to somehow get through all the game types using the base characters? Especially the snake pit seems ...
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Jehora Jeheyu's Chaos boon in Desktop Dungeons

The wiki says: Jehora Jeheyu Boon: Chaos Cost: All Piety Effect: Either death or restore full health or mana or death. Success correlates to amount of remaining piety (which is 0) ...
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How can you beat Frank the Zombie with an assassin in Desktop Dungeons?

I have been trying and trying and it seems that what makes this a hard thing to do is because there are two bosses. I have tried this with human assassin (to maximize damage) and have been using some ...
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Desktop Dungeon bug on unlocking Siege of Lothlorien?

The description says that I'll be able to play the Siege of Lothlorien when I gain access to all playable races. I have unlocked all the races and classes (although not yet finished everything with ...
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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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Is it possible to beat Frank the Zombie in Desktop Dungeon?

In Desktop Dungeon is it possible to beat Frank the Zombie with a Tier 1 Character? With 200+hp and a high attack I don't think I can beat him even with a lv 10 fighter with a save.
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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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How to finish a dungeon level?

How do I finish a dungeon level? Am I obliged to kill all the monsters or are there other options?
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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 ...
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Gauntlet mode in Desktop Dungeons

I won with a human fighter (pretty easy combo, after all) and unlocked the all new Gauntlet mode. Play through increasingly difficult dungeon runs in a quest for honour, glory and bragging rights ...
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How do I get my Wizard to survive the Factory?

In Desktop Dungeons, I've been having a hard time getting the Wizard to survive the Factory challenge and get my final unlock. Is there any particular method that works best for beating this level?