Dungeons of Dredmor is a game about Diggles, Loot and Lutefisk. As it is indeed a roguelike game, it is a game where you die, often, and that steals your sleep.

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How do I survive as a spellcaster long enough to become powerful?

So, I've had quite a few successful runs with warrior type builds in Dungeons of Dredmor. (usually along the lines of Swords, Berserker Rage, Shield Bearer, Master of Arms along with other skills that ...
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How to kill Lord Dredmor?

Finally I reached 15th floor and met Lord Dredmor for the first time (Dwarven Moderation + Permadeath). I tried to fight against him but some of his magical attacks do an insane amount of damage (more ...
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How can my gas canister become hostile to me in Dredmor? Caused Instadeath!

I can't quite work out how this happened in Dungeons of Dredmor so I would be curious if anyone else understands what happened. On level 8 (my first time that low) I was slaughtering a monster zoo ...
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What can I do with all these ingots?

I chose the Blacksmith skill in Dungeons of Dredmor and now have a bunch of ingots. I already have good equipment, so what I can do with all these extra ingots? Is it better to sell them as-is or ...
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How to use spores?

I decided to try the Fungal Arts path, the first skill, called Mushrooms Farmer is described as Mushroom Farmer: You collect molds, spores, and fungus. You like to grow mushrooms on the bodies ...
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How to get the “The Sea is a cruel mistress” achievement?

The achievement "The Sea is a cruel mistress" is simply described as "Drown". I guess I have to get into water, but I don't see how. I can't walk into it, I can't be moved by a monster, and ...
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Is there anything to do with multiple crafting items?

So it turns out crafting items (crafting kit, alchemy box, ingot press etc.) can be stacked, but I couldn't understand why would I ever want more than one of those. Is there any reason to hold on to ...
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Good starting skills for Dungeons of Dredmor

What is a good set of skills for a newer player in Dungeons of Dredmor?
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How to destroy an artifact?

On level 1 Inconsequentia gave me a request to defeat a regiment, claim an artifact and destroy it at the monolith. I defeated the regiment, got the artifact and now am standing next to a monolith on ...
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Useful steam from Baromatic Vortex Upgrade?

When using the "Baromatic Vortex Upgrade" skill of the rogue scientist, you get a buff of heat exhaust and are surrounded by steam for several turns as you move around. Is there a beneficial use of ...
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How can I save myself from an island in lava?

I defeated a Muscly Diggle at level 10 and right after that the Blink Curse teleported me onto a small island in the middle of lava. It was in its last turn, so I have no chance of using it to jump ...
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In Dungeons of Dredmor, what determines the result when offering items to Krong?

When you put an item on the altar of Krong, the outcome seems pretty random: either it gets cursed or some benefits (sometimes these are not very relevant - as in an armor item getting pluses or ...
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Where is the amount of Zorkmids I own displayed?

I just started playing Dungeons of Dreadmore. I guess I own some Zorkmids, but I can't find them in the inventory. How do I know how much money I have?
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When is it safe to use the Anvil of Krong?

Is there a way to know whether an item will be enchanted or cursed by an anvil of Krong? At first it happened to me when I used the same item on three different anvils. Recently it has also happened ...
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What's the point of Undead Aethernauts?

I found monsters called Undead Aethernaut and Iv'e been wondering what's the point of having them in the game because they don't attack you unless you attack first. When you mouse over them it says: ...
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How can I escape a room with no doors?

I've never been past level 4 and now I'm on level 13... then something teleported me and now here I am stuck. There is lava on one side and walls on the other 3. The wall to the left is only 1 block ...
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What is 'Crushed Bones'?

While playing with a mace based character, I've noticed the proc "Crushed Bones" when hitting a monster with mace skill at level 3. On the wiki for mace skill there is no mention of this proc. While ...
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How can I gather enough steel for smithing?

In Dungeons of Dredmor copious amounts of steel ingots are needed to create a decent set of armor. However steel doesn't seem that common. How can I get enough?
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Can I share Items between characteers?

As in most dungeon games a character in Dungeons of Dredmor finds many many items that are useless to them. Full plate to the mage, staves to the rogue, etc, etc. Is there a way in Dungeons of ...
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What does a spell going “haywire” mean?

Haywire Chance is described as "Haywire Chance affects how likely your spells are to trigger a highly unstable resonance cascade event." but what does it mean practically?
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What is “A Tome of Fire Or Ice”?

Has anyone figured out how the room for "A Tome of Fire Or Ice" works, by chance? I'm only on the third floor, so I figure it's not that difficult, but unless my Google-fu was just being weak, I ...
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Do antimagic fields work on Dredmor?

I have a Warrior/Rogue-heavy character that has gotten down to the bottom floor once now. When I got there, Dredmor used a spell that killed me after one or two rounds. I'm considering adding ...
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How to get items on one square platforms?

How to get items on the ground on one square platforms like this one?
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How do I open the UberChest(TM)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I open some nice looking UberChests? Straight forward question. These chests are always locked for me, and having Lockpicks in the inventory doesn't seem to do ...
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What's this attribute represented by a purple skull?

I was shopping when I noticed this ring has an icon that isn't in character's primary statistics. What's that icon mean?
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Why am I getting a thaumite's infestation?

In one of my late runs something really weird happened: nearly half of the monsters I slayed became infested with thaumites as soon as they died. I was running a skill setup without Golemancy, so I ...
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What are the negative effects of using a weapon type that you don't have a skill in?

I've found weapons that I'm not specced into that seem to be significant upgrades to what I have. What kind of negative effects are associated with wielding a weapon you aren't skilled with?
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What does the Bonzai Bomb do?

What is a Bonzai Bomb in Dungeons of Dredmor? It's one of the default alchemy crafting recipes, and I think it was added in the "Realm of the Diggle Gods" expansion, but I'm not sure.
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What does this new icon mean that Conquest of the Wizardlands added?

So the new expansion to Dungeons of Dredmor added a new "Encrusting" system. This system has added at least one new stat, or mechanic, or pulley/lever/other spinning thing to the game. Problem is, ...
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How do I split item stacks?

I had two ingot presses. I'd like to sell one, but I can't find a way to split the stack. This answer provides a work-around involving placing stacks in crafting screens, but that doesn't work for the ...
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Why do I have negative righteous resistance in Dungeons of Dredmor?

My current player seems to have -7 righteous resistance. There does not appear to be any indication that I am suffering from an effect that causes this. Could it be a display bug? Here's a ...
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Zombyfycation dispels my zombies!

Zombyfycation lets me summon a lot of zombies, but from time to time casting it kills most of them. It's quite frustrating to have that happen when I'm at eight zombies and trying to raise three more ...
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Permanent Shroud of Darkness debuff

I'm playing on elvishly easy with permadeath. At least since the 3th or 4th floor, almost every time I encounter an enemy I get debuffed with the Shroud of Darkness. I'm at level 7 now and the ...
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Can I use a Dungeons of Dredmor expansion purchased through Steam in Desura?

I bought the Dungeons of Dredmor expansion, Realm of the Diggle Gods, on Steam. However, I prefer to play DoD on Linux, through Desura. Is there any way I can move the expansion to the Desura install, ...
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Tomes: how can I use them?

"Duh, you just read them." I certainly suppose so, but how? where? Right clicking on them does nothing. The DoD wiki does have an article on them, but it merely lists the possible tomes, without ...
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Omnipotent Pork Sword or Katana

In Dungeons of Dredmor, I am havign a hard time to pick between these two. Katana adds 10 slashing, 5 piercing, and 5 enemy dodge reduction. Omnipotent adds 2 slashing, 2 piercing, 10 necromantic, ...
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Which technique could I use to increase my resistance to slashing and piercing damage?

In Dungeon of Dredmor, every time I reach dugoen level 4/5 things are getting hard. In particular I have some problems with monsters that cause slashing and/or piercing damage like Pumpkinn and ...
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Can the “Bolt of Mass Destruction” destroy walls?

I recently shot a Bolt of Mass Destruction into a monster zoo (where else?), and in addition to all of the fire and blood everywhere, the walls next to the door disappeared (and monsters started ...
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What are the different combinations for the runes?

In the Diggle Gods expansion, there is a room that has three runes and a lever. The runes are pillar, growth and decay, and scrutiny. They can be placed in spots in the floor and a lever pulled. ...
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Is there a faster way to get Potions of Steeling?

I am already at level 5 and so far I have encountered only one. I obviously don't have the Alchemist tree so I won't be able to craft one to save my life. Right now I have like 20 each of Iron and ...
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Selecting difficulty on Dungeons of Dredmor

For some reason, no matter what button I press on the difficulty screen on Dungeons of Dredmor, it automatically selects Dwarvish Moderation and Permadeath. Doesn't matter where I click, or whether I ...
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How does the Realm of Diggle Gods DLC affect the original game?

How does the DLC affect existing save games? Do I have start over in order to access DLC material? What I understood from the description is that there are new levels and items, but what I didn't ...
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Why are my weapons randomly lowering their stats?

Is there a sort of weapon decay in dungeons of dredmor? Or is some enemy doing this? If so, is there a way to raise the stat back up?
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How to be more crafty?

I am trying crafting some potions, but the game says that I am not yet crafty enought to craft that craft. Where I can see how crafty I am and how to become more crafty?
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What good is ground meat?

The ingot grinder can ground up cheese to make grated cheese (which can then be used for making an omelet). The grinder can also make ground meat which appears to just reduce the quality of the meat. ...
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Can monsters open doors or teleport via glyphs?

One of my current strategies in Dungeons of Dredmor is to close myself in a room in order to heal. Sometimes also I'll escape via the Satanic Displacement Glyph system. Thus far, I've not found any ...
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What are these strange red and blue squares?

At floor 7 of Dungeons of Dredmor I found these strange red and blue squares. How can I interacet with them and what should I expect?
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Should trading artifacts for experience always yield an experience gain?

I'm using the It belongs in a museum! skill from the Archaeologist skill set to exchange artifacts for experience. I read somewhere that the EXP gain is equal to the item's (selling) value. A few ...
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What are constructs vulnerable to?

My dual wielding swordman-thief-pyromaniac character is having a LOT of trouble with constructs, given that his usual approach is turning out to be useless against them. I'm playing this one without ...
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Is a build relying only on fire damage viable?

I'm currently running a build relying almost only on fire damage (through the Promethean Magic skill) for defeating enemies. Currently when I encounter fire-resistant monsters I either whack them with ...