Adapted from here, I decided to make my own thread for it because I got carried away and the thing got pretty damn big. I plan on making future edits later when I find the time.
What are some things I should try to get to make my life a bit easier? I'm not big on cash, so items to farm for my Disco Bandit (and possible ascensions) should be preferred. So far I only got the smiling rat and the ga-ga radio for stat-gain and as well as the ancient calendar, dead guys watch and gold wedding ring for extra adventures.
You'll definitely want to get the Naughty Sorceress familiars, those being the Angry Goat, Barrrnacle, Saber-Toothed Lime, and Levitating Potato (the mosquito is the fifth, but everyone has that). On the most part because they are required to "beat" the game and ascend.
Other low budget familiars include:
- Star Starfish ~ 1,200 meat
Provides MP and attacks during combat 33% of the time.
- Hovering Sombrero ~ 2,000 meat
[^More ^on ^that ^here](http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Sombrero_vs._Volleyball)
- Leprechaun ~ 8,000 meat
Increases monster meat drops.
- Baby Gravy Fairy ~ 2,000 meat
Increases monster item drops.
- Cocoabo ~ 1,000 meat
Randomly restores HP and MP, attacks enemies, delevels, or gives you meat.
Some good low budget equips that are great quality of life improvements are the following:
Pros: Free stun when hit, decent MP regen, some bonus cold damage, low stat requirement, super cheap.
Cons: Outclassed at higher levels, aftercore in particular.
- Head: Nurse's Hat ~ 2,000 meat
Pros: Fantastic HP and MP regen, full power, super cheap.
Cons: Higher stat requirement, only provides regen and HP bonus.
- Pants: Cane-mail Pants ~ 25,000 meat
Pros: All Attributes +10%, decent HP and MP regen, no stat requirement.
Cons: Moderately expensive for a newer player*, outclassed at higher levels.
- Pants: Square Sponge Pants ~ 5,000 meat
Pros: Good HP and MP regen, full power plus extra DA, +10% Moxie fairly cheap.
Cons: Higher stat requirement, mostly only provides survivability.
- Misc: All Raiments of the Final Boss Pieces ~ 1,700 meat and 20 turns each
Pros: Great enchantments, no level requirements, super cheap.
Con: Takes adventures to get, can receive duplicates, outclassed at higher levels (although some pieces are still great).
- Collect Bounties for The Bounty Hunter Hunter
Lets you get the Bounty-Hunting Rig, which includes some of the best + item drop items in the game, the Jumpsuited Hound Dog, ^(one of) the best +item drop familiars in the game, and most importantly, Transcendent Olfaction, an ability that lets you "hunt" down certain monsters, making them appear much more often, easily one of the strongest skills in the game (and it is made permanent once acquired).
- Complete The GameInform Dungeon to get all the Final Boss pieces
As seen above.
- Finish the Nemesis Quest
- Finish the Sea Monkees Quest
Lets you get some crazy awesome aftercore items.
- [Placeholder for Clan Basements]
- Dive into Fenswarthy's Basement ^(Painfully hard and expensive for marginal benefits)
Lets you get the Sandwhich of the Gods, Pan-Dimensional Gargle Blaster, Enchanted Leopard-print Barbell, some of the best food, booze, and spleen items in the game, but most importantly, a Discount Telescope Warehouse Gift Certificate, which lets you setup or upgrade A Telescope in your campground, which will provide you will a small buff each day and a look at what the Naughty Sorceress has in store for later.
- Unlock A Shimmering Portal
^Things ^that ^I ^did ^not ^touch ^on ^much ^but ^would ^like ^to:
* Clan ^Dungeons
* Budget ^Weapons
* Budget ^Accessories
* Newbie ^Ascending
* Probably ^some ^other ^stuff
* Newbie ^friendly ^IOTM ^advice