Damp Darkness

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The Damp Darkness dungeon is the Class: Sorcerer Sorcerer silver challenge. It is set in a Halls of Steel layout map with the Northern city tileset.


Blacksmith, Mage Tower.

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Both Glyph: PISORF PISORF and the normally fixed Glyph: BURNDAYRAZ BURNDAYRAZ glyph are fixed. There are no subdungeons. The dungeon will have two altars; God: Jehora Jeheyu Jehora Jeheyu, God: Glowing Guardian Glowing Guardian, and God: Binlor Ironshield Binlor Ironshield are possible. Shops appear but Bazaar preps are not available.

Special Rules

None. Note though that since so many monsters blink, blackspace will run out quickly.


Monster: Djinn Djinn: Magical Attack, Retaliate: Fireball

Monster: Bloo Goo Bloo Goo: Physical resist 50%

Monster: Golem Golem: Magical resist 50%

Monster: Dancing Blade Dancing Blade: Blink, Death Protection 1/level

Monster: Imp Imp: Blink

Monster difficulty is Vicious (40% above nominal Attack and Health).


The boss is Eeblis (Monster: Djinn Djinn icon, Attack 105, Health 399, Magical Attack, Retaliate: Fireball).


The recommended race: Race: Gnome Gnome.

The boss is ideally defeated by a combination of melee and via chaining Glyph: PISORF PISORF against him. Glyph: BURNDAYRAZ BURNDAYRAZ is to be avoided given his Trait: Retaliate: Fireball Retaliate: Fireball. Ideally, before the boss fight, position the boss (using Glyph: WEYTWUT WEYTWUT, Glyph: PISORF PISORF and/or Glyph: WONAFYT WONAFYT) at the end of a longer wall, or just next to another monster.

Depending on your altars you may choose a different approach. If you take the God: Glowing Guardian Glowing Guardian, you can optionally benefit from God boon: Humility Humility, and maybe a God boon: Protection Protection or two, however you will most likely want to convert out towards the end of the boss fight latest, to allow you to drink the Item: Mana Potion Mana Potions of your Class: Sorcerer Gnome Sorcerer. You can take God: Binlor Ironshield Binlor Ironshield at the start, build up piety and then convert over to God: Jehora Jeheyu Jehora Jeheyu for a bit of late-game push (you can get one full restoration with God boon: Chaos Avatar Chaos Avatar, and have a chance at a second with God boon: Last Chance Last Chance). Any two of these gods can give you a bit of Magic Resistance as well as Mana (and Health) restoration.

If you are willing to forgo the more permanent bonus of other Blacksmith items, consider preparing the Item: Slaying Wand Slaying Wand, this gives you a shot at killing a high-level Monster: Dancing Blade Dancing Blade just before the boss fight, possibly bringing you to within arm's reach of leveling up.

Binlor Ironshield

If you're willing to scum a bit, early Binlor worship makes this dungeon very easy. Prep Item: Bear Mace Bear Mace and Extra Mana (you won't be needing Glyph: BURNDAYRAZ BURNDAYRAZ), and choose Race: Orc Orc as your race. Once you find Binlor, just blow up walls and start ratcheting your Trait: Magic resist Magic resist. Use Glyph: PISORF PISORF and God boon: Stone Skin Stone Skin to take out high level Monster: Golem Golems and Monster: Imp Imps, then get the boss in position to kill around level six. With 28% MR and all three health boosters, you will be able to tank a hit from the boss. Just hit him through walls, get a midfight level up, and you should have him dead pretty easily. It's easily possible to execute this strategy Badge: Feeling Parched Feeling Parched with a Race: Gnome Gnome.

Original Strategy

This has worked at least one time. I took a Race: Gnome Gnome, prepped Item: Bear Mace Bear Mace and Flame Magnet, worshiped God: Jehora Jeheyu Jehora Jeheyu early, and used his guaranteed Glyph: WEYTWUT WEYTWUT to position the boss at one end of a very long wall. Took one shot each of Boost Health and Boost Mana. Ran out of blackspace at LV5 and fireballed him a couple times, since my health was too low to hit him. Mid-fight leveled to 6 and fireballed a couple more times. Took God boon: Chaos Avatar Chaos Avatar to get to LV7, hit him once, and used Glyph: PISORF PISORF until he died, glugging gnomish mana potions along the way.