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Veleric Jun 30, 2014 @ 5:41pm
Should I avoid certain gods?
I didn't even really know what I was doing, but I worshipped Mystera Annur. Maybe I just need to spend some more time figuring it out, but it seems really confusing, and I feel like its something I don't really want to be constantly thinking about while I'm playing.

Do you HAVE to worship gods in this game? Can you reverse this somehow?
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Omnisciurus Jul 1, 2014 @ 1:26am 
Every time you worship a god, it only applies to the current dungeon you're in. Each new dungeon run starts out fresh, without you being tied to a certain god, so you can choose which god you want to worship. You can also avoid their altars altogether. There's even a badge for beating the dungeon without using any gods.

However, gods are pretty damn powerful if you know how to use them, so I suggest familiarizing yourself with them if you want to beat some of the harder dungeons. Of course, some gods are likely easier to master than others, depending on your playstyle. For example, I don't really like Binlor or Mystera, but almost always go for Jehora, Taurog, Earthmother or just about any other god, because they can make everything much easier if you're skilled enough.

In short, no you don't have to worship gods :)
~'(^ + ^)'~ Jul 1, 2014 @ 1:41am 
Unlocking gods give access to their puzzles at the guild. You should try to attempt those to learn more about their likes, dislikes and how to use them effectively.

Worshipping gods help out a ton in dungeon runs. They let you use a third resource - piety (besides heath and mana) to tackle the challenges in the map. Once you master the way to use gods effectively in your runs, you will really appreciate having them.

Gods do add more complexity to the game mechanics but you can always refer to the game wiki if you are not the type that enjoys discovering their traits on your own.

You don't have to worship any gods during runs - that's the way to get the faithless badge, and traditional methods to tackle the dungeons using mid-fight level-ups, regen fighting, smart use of items, etc. are still pretty much sufficient for you to beat them.

Once you worship a god, you can't opt out. You can however switch to other gods if you have sufficient piety (at least 50). Worshipping a god and which god to worship is a decision you have to make and stick to, but trust me, the effective use of gods make dungeon runs much easier.
[I am referring to each unique dungeon run, so your adventurer starts fresh per dungeon]
Last edited by ~'(^ + ^)'~; Jul 1, 2014 @ 1:48am
rdeborn Jul 1, 2014 @ 2:56am 
Learn how to use gods properly and you will be golden. You don't really have to but seriously once you work them out you'll be able to squeeze so much more out of your characters.
Veleric Jul 1, 2014 @ 5:46pm 
Thanks everyone, good to know all this!
The Schachter Jul 1, 2014 @ 7:33pm 
You unlock the different gods by finding them in subdungeons that appear in the various "directional" dungeons (the dungeons that successively unlock in the north, south, east and west parts of the map, two gods per direction + one special god). The first time you unlock a god, it can be very confusing, and quite scary if you♥♥♥♥♥♥them off; they're supposed to come off as mysterious and intimidating (they *are* gods, after all!), especially since your character is forced into it at that time. (That part should perhaps be explained a bit more clearly when it first happens..?)

That being said, the more gods you unlock, the more altars will start spawning during subsequent dungeon runs (you get up to three random altars per run once they're all unlocked, four if you use a special kingdome preparation). And as everyone else said, proper use of the various gods' powers can make you more powerful than pretty much anything else. It takes time to get to that point, however, so feel free to take things slow, but don't prevent yourself from actually unlocking them, as you'll hinder your progress to getting better :)
Deso Jul 18, 2014 @ 10:46pm 
You must learn how to use the gods to your benefit. And when not to use them.
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Date Posted: Jun 30, 2014 @ 5:41pm
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