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kanjejou1 Oct 3, 2013 @ 9:05am
Is there any point to the spelunker
Seriously getting +3 gold per pice is weak... its weak in standard gaem and weak in + game so why take one..??? shouldnt it get even more gold in game+?
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Corronchilejano Oct 3, 2013 @ 9:41am 
You can also see where every treasure chest is in the game.
Termix Oct 3, 2013 @ 10:02am 
Yeah, it's a "chest run" char, but it's not really useful in New Game +++
Newman #BrokenPC Oct 3, 2013 @ 10:24am 
Zhuinden Oct 3, 2013 @ 11:33am 
You can also remove the darkness in the Land of Darkness using the headlights
bronzeager Oct 3, 2013 @ 6:44pm 
Agree that they should boost his gold% in new game plus. I used him a ton first playthrough, and now never take him if I can avoid it.
Sparks Oct 3, 2013 @ 10:47pm 
I've only gotten up to NG+, but I find if you're able to dodge and pick battles wisely, the Spelunker can pay off. Although 30% doesn't carry as far in NG+ as it did in the first run.
Tripoteur Ventripotent Oct 4, 2013 @ 1:56am 
Spelunker's bonus is actually quite decent in the regular game. Knowing where every chest is and getting up to 30% more gold from them lets you gather as much gold with the Spelunker as with nearly any other character.

Its 30% bonus should indeed apply multiplicatively to allow it to scale, though.

And even then, once you stop needing gold, it becomes useless.
a Level 84 Wizard Oct 4, 2013 @ 5:30am 
When you're grinding for purchases it's useful - obviously it's not when you're not.
Desudro Oct 4, 2013 @ 6:50am 
Well in + there are more coins, bags, and diamonds dropped from both monsters and chests (more so in chests) so since the Spelunker is as Termix said is a chest run char, I can see a bit of the appeal. I personally do not enjoy the char because of it's low survivability but to each their own. It's mostly finding which class speaks to you. And if you don't want to use the spelunker but still want a boost in your coin invest in the manor slot for more coin percentage. It's pricey but in the end worth it. I'm sure you knew this already being in + but it is nice for others reading to know the options with the game.
Immac Oct 5, 2013 @ 12:49am 
Spelunker is only usefule, at least IMHO at the beginning of the game when you want to jsut go for the chests and run fot it.
Darkcloud Oct 5, 2013 @ 6:16am 
Its usefull as a scout to find points of interest and then lock the castle.
Toeboat Oct 5, 2013 @ 12:57pm 
There basicly used for seeing chests all over the map good if you want to get a bunch of money in one single go
ΘZeStΘ Urufukatta Oct 5, 2013 @ 6:34pm 
even though I have no double jump or sprint runes when I get a Spelunker I get double the normal amount for gold... but I still can't seem to get the randomize child thing... but I got within 200g of the amount needed (which was 5,660g at the time) and then died.
jackietd Oct 7, 2013 @ 6:05pm 
Its a chest run character, but yes it should be increased. Maybe it should stay 30% until Ng+ where its 30% of the 50% cash bonus with Ng+, and 30& of Ng+2 75% bonus and so on.
bronzeager Oct 7, 2013 @ 7:28pm 
I thought of a cool new use for the spelunker...using his chest/map ability to quickly find minibosses (and thus gold chests) in the ? rooms. But after trying this for a bit, it seems like the only ? rooms he can map are those with journals and such. Can anyone confirm this?
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Date Posted: Oct 3, 2013 @ 9:05am
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