Lunatic

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The Lunatic is a role specific to SlashTHEM.

Lunatics have intrinsic lycanthropy like their predecessor Lyncanthrope. Lunatics start with an extra square of vision similar to cavemen. In addition, Lunatics get permanent food appraisal like Chefs. Their starting pet is a wolf.

The Lunatic quest sees you fighting Sir Lorimar for the Staff of Withering.

Starting Equipment

Techniques

Intrinsics

Skills

Lunatic skills
Max Skills
Basic
Skilled
Expert
Grandmaster


Gods

Main article: Religion
  • Lawful: Eluvian
  • Neutral: Moon
  • Chaotic: Lycanthus

Chef rank titles

The status line shows you to be one of the following ranks when you reach the specified experience level:

  • XL 1-2: Infected
  • XL 3-5: Summoner
  • XL 6-9: Moon Worshipper
  • XL 10-13: Render
  • XL 14-17: Fiend
  • XL 18-21: Nightmare
  • XL 22-25: Devourer
  • XL 26-29: Greater Fiend
  • XL 30: Master Shapeshifter

Strategy

Lunatics have a tricky early and midgame, in large part due to their lycanthropy. An untimely polymorph can result in the player being unable to effectively react to certain situations well, as it severely limits the types of actions that the player can perform. Moreover, it can leave the player undressed due to their armor not fitting the form. If need be, a Lunatic can attempt to end the polymorph early by throwing items up at themself until they revert back to their original form by taking enough damage. This is only recommended if the player is in a relatively safe location, or are prepared to deal with whatever situation they are in after de-polymorphing. Gaining polymorph control or a means to suppress lycanthropy is an early goal of the Lunatic.

Lunatics have access to the powerful artifact weapon Doomblade as a guaranteed sacrifice gift. Doomblade deals a solid amount of damage on average by SlashTHEM standards and should help Lunatics bridge their way through the midgame.

Origin

The Lunatic was overhauled to pay homage to the Lycanthrope from SLASH 6