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- AZURE BODY: +25% to starting physical resistance, Death Gaze immune
- SAPPHIRE LOCKS: Naturally poisonous strikes, petrifies enemies, starts with ENDISWAL glyph, -50% attack bonus
- AMETHYST GAZE: Deathgaze effect deals unresistable damage upon attacking enemies with low health, starts with 10% Deathgaze
The Gorgon is a very bizarre class. Gorgons play sort of like monks, in that they both rely on the "regen fight" strategy, and they both have naturally bad damage. Gorgons don't have base damage reductions, but unfortunately raising bonus damage is harder to accomplish. However, with the right items, the Gorgon should negate their negative bonus damage and beyond.
The most powerful part about gorgons are their intrinsic poison attacks. Combined with their natural physical resistance, gorgons are able to tackle higher level enemies than monks can manage. Combining this with their death gaze immunity means gorgons are easy prey.
What the Gorgon's Deathgaze does is that when the enemy is below the Deathgaze %, their resistances and First Strike are nullified. A good Deathgaze % essentially removes the need of GETINDARE and WEYTWUT at later levels.
The biggest handicap that gorgons have to face is that they petrify enemies on kill. This includes kills with BURNDAYRAZ. The bad part about this is that in narrow places, the gorgon has to spend 6 mana to progress further. This means the gorgon is at a disadvantage on maps with many narrow hallways. Petrified enemies also don't leave any bloodstains, so this means gorgons have terrible synergy with The Earthmother and Dracul. Gorgons also fare poorly against maps with lots of undead enemies, because poison doesn't work against them.
Certain glyphs are a blessing to gorgons. IMAWAL synergizes with the gorgon very well because of their playstyle depending on facing higher level enemies. An early BURNDAYRAZ is an important tool for gorgons, since it maximizes their damage. Adding a few fireballs before poisoning will take down high-level enemies faster with less resource wasted. BLUDTUPOWA is also useful for gorgons, because they will need mana for ENDISWAL.
Binlor Ironshield is one of the best god for a gorgon to worship. Since you'll be casting ENDISWAL many, many times as a gorgon, Stone Form is the best boon a gorgon could ever ask for. There is never a shortage of walls as a gorgon, so gaining and spend piety is no sweat. Taurog also gives great benefits to gorgons, but constant casting of ENDISWAL means you'll be losing a lot of piety for long-term worship, so converting out of Taurog ASAP. Never worship The Earthmother and Glowing Guardian.
Gorgons need bonus damage badly, so that means Perseverance Badge, Badge of Honour, and Dwarven Gauntlets are excellent items for gorgons. Battlemage Ring is also a good option.