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In older versions, the walls were just Extremely Dense Rock, and with luminous drills or enough black holes you could tunnel right through. Now though the cursed rock kills you very quickly. In fact, it hurts even if you don't touch it; just being where it used to be hurts.

So what can I do? Just accept that I'm gonna take a lot of damage?

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I'm going to give you two important hints that might make this still reasonably possible while not taking enormous amounts of damage:

  1. There are wands that allow you to teleport.

  2. When a twin spell mod combines two spells of diffrent projectile speed, the second projectile's speed will match that of the first one.

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Combine Black Hole with a fast projectile spell, and the result is a fast-moving Hole that can eat up much more rock per use. Add in fast projectile mod as well and you've got something that can eat through several screens worth of rock with one click. A wand that fires two (or more) spells at the same time might also work.

 

Combining (1) and (2) you can tunnel through the edge of the world far more easily having these two wands (or having edit wands everywhere and the required spells in your inventory).

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  • That's pretty clever. So the idea is I put one or more increased speed modifiers, a black hole, and teleport on the same double-cast wand. Black hole will get the speed of the teleport, plus the modifier, and the teleport will put me wherever the BH ends, ready to immediately shoot another BH. Do I have that right?
    – Ryan_L
    Commented Nov 21, 2019 at 23:30
  • I would put the teleport on a separate wand, as it will otherwise travel at the same speed and stop you at the wall.
    – aphid
    Commented Nov 23, 2019 at 12:30
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After ambrosia was added, luminous drill became viable again.

Pour about half of the flask into the tunnel, and dig at about 30° downwards:

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It takes a lot of time, since you need to make the floor as smooth as possible to avoid losing ambrosia in the crevices.

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