Dungeons of Dredmor

Dungeons of Dredmor

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Summoner (1.5)
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May 31, 2012 @ 4:35pm
Jun 7, 2012 @ 7:20am
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Summoner (1.5)

In 1 collection by [J♦] Fax Celestis
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Ever wanted to play Yuna in DoD?

Over the course of this skill's career, you gain the ability to summon the avatars of six gods and demigods. Shakaaz, the brutal God of Mustaches; Rruk, the shapeshifter God of Trickery; Citadel, the Ascended Demigod of Constructs and Resilience; Illumina, the Raven Scribe, Goddess of Light and Literature; Rutaus the Dragon-King, Ascended Demigod of the Hoard; and finally Caelestia, the ethereal Goddess of the Heavens. These powerful allies will aid you in your attempts to erase the lich Dredmor from the world.


This is a very involved support skill, usable by anyone with a decent mana pool. Rather than give a rundown of what the skill does, I'm going to tell you how it works.

The first level of this skill summons the most basic form of summon: a blobby. However, whenever you cast one of the more advanced spells in this school, you acquire a summoning mode. When in a summoning mode, the summoning circle will summon a different monster.

Furthermore, the advanced spells of this school are multipurpose. Each one changes your summoning mode, but also gives a different buff (if you target your summon) or debuff (if you target your enemy). If you're interested in specifics, you can dig in the XML. I'm fairly confident you'll be able to figure out from the spell's descriptions and naming patterns what the basic gist of their functions are.

This is a first version. The summons are unique creatures and are eyeballed; I have not done extensive testing with them, though I expect feedback will change them over the course of this mod's lifespan. Of note: several of the summons have casting ability. However, due to the way the charm effect works, summoned creatures don't cast spells. At this time, then, their casting is broken. I have notified the devs about this (since it's an issue with the main game as well: charming an octo will make it use its weak physical attack rather than use its missiles, for instance) and I hope it'll be fixed soon. In the interim, enjoy.

You WILL need RotDG and YHTNTEP in order to use this mod. Rruk, Illumina, and Caelestia use assets from those expansions.

Full thread (including changelog) here: http://community.gaslampgames.com/threads/skill-summoner.3353/
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Charming Dazz Dec 3, 2016 @ 7:31pm 
The third one I summon in crashes my game. What other mod am I suppose to be using with it?
Nozzle Tov Jul 21, 2015 @ 7:56pm 
The blessing of Berylinthranox appears to still be inflicting debilitating toxin, I'm afraid.
Melancholia Oct 1, 2014 @ 10:19pm 
Finally got around to trying this out, and goddamn is it powerful.
Just the passive stat bonuses alone are enormous... This would be a powerful skilltree even if you never summoned a pet even once.
There are no downsides at all, choosing it is pretty much the equivalent of lowering the game difficulty one notch.

What I'm getting at here is that it's flagrantly overpowered. I don't want to sound insulting about it, but it's not exactly difficult to see that it outclasses every other similar skill in almost every way.

It's a cool skill and I'd like to use it, but it lowers the difficulty too much.
Time Mar 30, 2014 @ 9:46pm 
Ha! Big fan of you on the GitP, and fan here... can't wait to play the mod.
Jamie Rose Mar 23, 2014 @ 9:17am 
Oh, my bad.
[J♦] Fax Celestis  [author] Mar 23, 2014 @ 8:56am 
...What ponies? Caelesia is a reference to my username.
Jamie Rose Mar 22, 2014 @ 4:32pm 
I'm don't understand why you took such a brilliant concept and ruined it with ponies.
[J♦] Fax Celestis  [author] Feb 15, 2014 @ 8:38pm 
Yes it is.
4CHAN LOOSEN YOUR HATE Feb 4, 2014 @ 6:08am 
Is this the same fax celestis that freqents the gitp forums?
Multch4 Aug 31, 2013 @ 6:22am 
love the mod but my game crashed when I tried to semmon the final thing 5 stars if you could fix it.