Dicey Dungeons

Dicey Dungeons

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TheBrianJ Oct 19, 2021 @ 9:44pm
How the hell are you supposed to beat Witch's Elimination Round?
I've been stuck on her Elimination Round for 12+ HOURS at this point, with absolutely no luck in getting through. I've maybe gotten to the boss 3 times during that; almost every other time ends usually on Floor 4 or 5, when I run into an enemy who brings me from full health down to 0 with no trouble.

I've tried ice builds, I've tried weakening builds, I've tried using Fury and Nudge and Magic Spear and Duplicate and Hall of Mirrors, but no matter what I do the game just shuts me down. It is infuriating.

Can anyone give me some strategies for how to get past it? Because it seems like it's weighted significantly against the player...
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BS004 Oct 20, 2021 @ 4:59am 
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Organizing your Spellbook has a big impact here. What I usually do is assign damage-type spells in lower slots. This allows me to utilize higher dice for dealing damage instead of wasting them on spell preparation. I also noticed myself avoiding most spells and often having slot [6] empty, rarely [5] as well.

I avoid replacing my Cauldron (except for Blood Cauldron). I did try and it never worked for me; seems like you'd need a very specific reason to do so.

Fighting all enemies ensures you get all upgrades + you start the boss at full health, so I recommend going for that.

Note that my strategies/builds are mostly for speedrunning, so I can't exactly guarantee that they are consistent.

Here's my Spellbook before the boss:
[1] Cauldron
[2] Magic Missile (can be found in Floor 1 chest, otherwise in Floor 2 shop)
[3] Burning Light/Ice Shard/Electric Shock, in this order of priority (Level 2 reward)
[4] Duplicate (Level 4 reward)
[5] Blizzard, Inferno, Shockwave, Lightning Bolt; in this order of priority (Floor 4 shop)
[6] Some other spell of my choosing

You can swap [2] and [3]. I've just gotten used to this so much that it's been applied into my muscle memory, lol.

My level upgrades:
Lvl 3 - Upgraded Slot
Lvl 5 - Extra Dice
Lvl 6 - Prepared Slot

If you have questions, please do ask! That being said, I wish you luck.
Last edited by BS004; Oct 20, 2021 @ 4:59am
TheBrianJ Oct 20, 2021 @ 6:26pm 
I FINALLY GOT IT!

My build was Cauldron, Ice Shard, Shockwave, Hall of Mirrors, Fury Spell, Nudge. Boss was Drake, so I replaced Nudge with Wooden Stake.

I had two prepared slots (SHockwave and Fury Spell), one upgraded slot, and one extra dice, as you suggested.

As it turns out though, if anything I was OVER-prepared: since Drake only has two attacks, a single upgraded Shockwave meant he could only attack with weakened equipment every turn, so I completely tore through him.

Thanks for the advice! Also, for what it's worth, it took me 35 tries to beat the challenge.
BS004 Oct 20, 2021 @ 8:04pm 
Congrats! I think I saw the chats in the Dicecord. That's good to hear that you were able to make your own build while still keeping in mind some of my tips.

And for sure, Witch is a very complicated class to play. I had like 20x more attempts with her compared to the rest lmao.
Wok Apr 28 @ 1:39pm 
Originally posted by BS004:
Here's my Spellbook before the boss:
[2] Magic Missile (can be found in Floor 1 chest, otherwise in Floor 2 shop)
[3] Burning Light/Ice Shard/Electric Shock, in this order of priority (Level 2 reward)
[4] Duplicate (Level 4 reward)
[5] Blizzard, Inferno, Shockwave, Lightning Bolt; in this order of priority (Floor 4 shop)

My level upgrades:
Lvl 3 - Upgraded Slot
Lvl 5 - Extra Dice
Lvl 6 - Prepared Slot

This helped a lot. I have just beaten the third quest using your build. :FrogChamp::ok_hand: First try!

I had the Hall of Mirrors in my [1]st spell slot.

I have kept the Bumpblade in my [6]th spell slot, but have not used it much.

Maybe I should have used the Glass Cauldron in my [1]st spell slot, since you mention the Cauldron for that slot (without targeting the third quest though). And set the Hall of Mirrors in my [6]th slot instead. Not sure if that would have mattered anyway.
Last edited by Wok; Apr 28 @ 1:49pm
BS004 Apr 28 @ 4:46pm 
Originally posted by Wok:
This helped a lot. I have just beaten the third quest using your build. :FrogChamp::ok_hand: First try!

I had the Hall of Mirrors in my [1]st spell slot.

I have kept the Bumpblade in my [6]th spell slot, but have not used it much.

Maybe I should have used the Glass Cauldron in my [1]st spell slot, since you mention the Cauldron for that slot (without targeting the third quest though). And set the Hall of Mirrors in my [6]th slot instead. Not sure if that would have mattered anyway.
Glad it helped!

There's so much you can do with Witch! Honestly I soon realized that my build can still be inconsistent, so being able to figure out what works for you is very good.
Wok Apr 30 @ 1:52pm 
I have managed to beat the 6 quests of the Witch using (mostly) your build. :kccrown:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2801850984

For info, I have shared your tips in this Steam guide for others to see! :FrogChamp::ok_hand:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2801718579

Thank you again for your post! :AviciiThumbsUp: Many people seem to be frustrated playing the Witch and quit early. This kind of help is what makes the difference! :HeartPickup:
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