Avatar of West of Loathing

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Avatar of West of Loathing is the Spring 2016 special challenge path, introduced on February 15, 2016. Players may select this path in Valhalla, instead of a dietary challenge path. Its description in The Bureau of Reincarnation reads, "Play as one of the classes from the upcoming Asymmetric Publications smash hit West of Loathing!"


Restrictions

  • Stomach and Spleen are limited to 10 each, and Liver is limited to 9 (you become overdrunk at 10).
  • The Feast of Boris does not grant additional fullness:
    Today is the Feast of Boris.
    They don't celebrate the Feast of Boris out West.
This applies even if you've broken the prism, though the default Feast of Boris message is used instead.
  • No access to any non-Cow Puncher, Beanslinger or Snake Oiler skills, including Your Mystical Bookshelf. Trying to read skillbooks gives:
We don't read them thar books in the west!
  • This restriction is lifted upon freeing the King.
  • You cannot join a guild:
You decide to hold off on joining this organization, everybody talks too fast.
  • Standard restrictions applied while Avatar of West of Loathing was the current challenge path. These restrictions were lifted on May 15, 2016.

Divergences

Level 1-4 Level 5-8 Level 9+
furious cow
emaciated rodeo clown
aggressive grass snake
furious giant cow
menacing rodeo clown
prince snake
ungulith
grizzled rodeo clown
king snake
  • The first wandering monster you encounter is always the lowest level one which corresponds to your class.
  • Sixguns gain a [holster] link, which "equips" them to the "Holstered" equipment pseudo-slot. Unlike proper equipment, holstered sixguns are not removed from the main inventory. Various skills are affected by your choice of holstered sixgun.
  • If you have the LT&T Office, you acquire 3 buffalo dimes when obtaining your cowboy boots.

Class

Rather than playing any of the traditional 6 classes, you will play as one of three special classes, each with its own skills:
Cowpuncher.gif Cowpuncher f.gif

  • Cow Punchers have Muscle as their main stat.
  • Cow Punchers always hit with unarmed attacks. Their unarmed attack command is labeled "Attack with your Cow-Punching Fists" instead of the usual %bodypart of Fury.
  • Cow Punchers do not have their stats restricted by Cowrruption, and Cowrruption does not wear off with spent Adventures.
    • Cow Punchers can Absorb Cowrruption to remove the effect and restore HP/MP equal to the turns remaining.

Beanslinger.gif Beanslinger f.gif

Snakeoiler.gif Snakeoiler f.gif

  • Snake Oilers have Moxie as their main stat.
  • Snake Oilers do not get to Pickpocket.
  • Snake Oilers start with 3 Venom and 3 Medicine in their briefcase full of snakes.
  • Snake Oilers receive +1 to Venom or Medicine whenever they defeat a Snake.
  • You will not be accepted into any of the traditional guilds. You will not be able to use a guild to unlock any quests or areas.

Skills

Regular class skills are disallowed, and each class gets a new set of skills:

  • All classes start with Shoot.
  • Cow Punchers get 10 skills from Tales of the West: Cow Punching.
  • Beanslingers get 10 skills from Tales of the West: Beanslinging.
  • Snake Oilers get 10 skills from Tales of the West: Snake Oiling.
  • Characters start with one skill point and gain one skill point per level in their current class.
  • Completing a run earns one permanent point for that class (two points if it's a hardcore run). Tales of the West for classes you have permanent points in will be received at the beginning of a run along with your current-class book.

The ability to learn advanced skills (the three skills listed at the bottom of each class skill list) is unlocked by reading Western Slang books purchased from the LT&T Gift Shop. Each book unlocks the advanced skills of its corresponding class. These unlocks persist through ascension.

Cow Punchers Beanslingers Snake Oilers
Name Type Effect Name Type Effect Name Type Effect
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One-Two Punch
Combat
3 MP
Make two unarmed attacks Lavafava.gif
Lavafava
Combat
3 MP
Deals minor Hot Damage (twice) Tinysnake.gif
Snakewhip
Combat
3 MP
Deal physical damage and poison your enemy
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Cowcall
Combat
10 MP
Deal Spoooooooooky Damage to your opponent. Stinkbean.gif
Pungent Mung
Combat
5 MP
Deals moderate Stench Damage Sixgunbac.gif
Fan Hammer
Combat
10 MP
Perform three rapid attacks with your holstered sixgun
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Pistolwhip
Combat
3 MP
Smack your foe with your holstered pistol, briefly stunning them. Beanscan.gif
Canhandle
Combat
0 MP
Shake an off-hand can of beans for various effects Syringe2.gif
Extract Oil
Combat
10 MP
Extract useful oils from enemies
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Hogtie
Combat
10 MP
Stun an opponent (with legs) for a few rounds Beanscreen.gif
Beanscreen
Combat
10 MP
Prevent the next 3 monster attacks from damaging you Syringe.gif
Bad Medicine
Combat
5 MP
Significantly weaken an enemy
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True Outdoorsperson
Passive +3 Resistance to all elements Fastbean.gif
Bean Runner
Passive +75% Combat Initiative Coughsyrup.gif
Patent Medicine
Passive You can make advanced patent tonics out of oils
Hobohead.gif
Rugged Survivalist
Passive Restore HP and MP after fights Beanweaver.gif
Beanweaver
Passive Doubles the enchantments of cans of beans
Makes plates of beans more delicious and nutritious
Sixgunham.gif
Well-Oiled Guns
Passive All skills involving your sixgun are more effective
Larger.gif
Larger Than Life
Passive Maximum MP +100%
Maximum HP +100%
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Beanstorm
Combat
15 MP
Deals significant damage of multiple elements Goodmedicine.gif
Good Medicine
Combat
5 MP
Restore some HP and briefly stun your enemy
Advanced skills
Darkcow.gif
Unleash Cowrruption
Combat
30 Cowrruption
Unleash Cowrruption to disintegrate your enemies Sidecan.gif
Beancannon
Combat
15 MP
Destroy an off-hand can of beans to banish a foe for the rest of the day (up to 5 foes at once) Calendar.gif
Long Con
Combat
30 MP
Mark a monster, making you more likely to encounter them (up to 5x/day)
Tankard.gif
Hard Drinker
Passive +5 Liver Capacity Stomach.gif
Prodigious Appetite
Passive +5 Stomach Capacity Kidney.gif
Tolerant Constitution
Passive +5 Spleen Capacity
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Walk: Cautious Prowl
Buff
40 MP
+50% Item Drops from Monsters Walkstrut.gif
Walk: Prideful Strut
Buff
40 MP
+10 Stats Per Fight Walkamble.gif
Walk: Leisurely Amble
Buff
40 MP
+100% Meat from Monsters

Aftercore

Upon freeing the King, you will retain your West of Loathing class and skills and regain all your permed skills. Guilds and most rewards that rely on the six standard classes will remain inaccessible. Wandering monsters cease appearing. You may use items that grant skills to learn skills.

You regain access to your bookshelf. The Sea, Hobopolis, and The Slime Tube are accessible, but Dreadsylvania is not.

Text

Council Text

See The Council of Loathing/Avatar of West of Loathing.

Strategy

Rewards

  • Finishing an Avatar of West of Loathing run that began while it was still the current special challenge path -- that is, between February 15th, 2016, and May 14th, 2016 -- gives players 100 (in Hardcore) or 50 (in Normal) extra karma points the next time they visit Valhalla.
  • Players will receive a Thwaitgold scorpion statuette upon defeating Naughty Sorceress.
  • Players receive additional skill points for use in future Avatar of West of Loathing runs - 1 point for normal and 2 for hardcore runs. These points correspond to the class of the completed run.
Ascension Paths
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Teetotaler Boozetafarian Oxygenarian
Special Challenge Paths
Spring Summer Fall Winter
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None
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Bees Hate You
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Way of the Surprising Fist
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Trendy
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Bugbear Invasion
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Zombie Slayer
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Class Act
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BIG!
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KOLHS
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Class Act II: A Class For Pigs
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Slow and Steady
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Heavy Rains
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Picky
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Actually Ed the Undying
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One Crazy Random Summer
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Community Service
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None
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Avatar of West of Loathing
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The Source
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Nuclear Autumn
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None
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Gelatinous Noob
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License to Adventure
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Live. Ascend. Repeat.
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None
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Pocket Familiars
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