The furthest I’ve ever gotten in the game is level 20 something with a dual weilding samurai, and a dog who had by chance mutated into a…uh, which are the ones that eat brains, again? So yeah, he was killing pretty much whatever got in his way, including shopkeepers and guards, so I had all the equipment and potions I wanted, and my god was really happy with me so I had a kickass weapon and was able to pray to be healed.
I got to the samurai’s special quest and almost completed it…I think. It’s been a while.
But yeah, I enjoyed being a samurai. Recommend dual-wielding if you take that class, apparently it’s what it’s meant for. Don’t equip weapons that might be cursed, don’t drink every bottle you find and for the love of god, get your pet to steal things from the shop, don’t do it yourself. It’s quite awkward and kind of luck based, but you can get your pet to pick something in the shop and carry it to the entrance (or outside!) and then you can pick it up and it won’t be stealing.
If you’re low on health, you can pray to your god. Be careful with this. Sometimes he’ll heal you, but sometimes he’ll curse you or just ignore you. It depends on how happy with you he is. And don’t bother doing it straight away, it normally takes a while for him to get happy.
You can sacrifice things to your god if you find an alter aligned with your deity. So if you get, say, a rat-corpse and bring it to an lawful-good alter, you can sacrifice it to the samurai’s god. You can do try and convert alters that aren’t aligned by doing the same, but sometimes that backfires. Up to you, really.
If your god’s really happy with you and you pray at an alter, he can bless you/give you an awesome weapon.
Dragon scale armour is awesome. Apparently, there’s a way to make it…but I never found out how. Glass armour’s also pretty good. Drink from fountains with care! Sometimes you’ll quench your thirst, sometimes you’ll get yourself a wish-granting genie and sometimes you’ll get a water demon.
Use your ranged weapons on them early on - they’re a good way to level up if you’re careful.
If you get a wish, I suggest you look up a table of awesome items, like Silver-Dragon Scale armour. you have to be very specific but you can get seriously awesome items this way. You could also wish for rings of resurrection (whatever the actual name is I don’t remember). There are a lot of awesome items to wish for, but those two are pretty high. If you add the word Blessed before it, then yes, you get a blessed version of it so far as I know.
Goddamn now I want to play this game again. Fuck you, GAP.