I cannot quite explain my elation at finally beating epilogue...words just cannot describe the near-hyperventilating experience that level 7 is.
It may be interesting if you play the game to see what setup I had that survived.
It may be especially interesting for all the people that say melee is impossibly hard in epilogue to take a look at what weapon proficiency I chose!
Here's some scattered advice that may really help you if you have made it past level 4 but can't quite make it:
Choose your first battle on a floor wisely! Run away or simply don't engage if things are not tactically to your advantage. You can start getting careless once a few enemies are down.
You don't need to kill every enemy! Especially watch out for champions in the later levels.
Be proactive with item usage. A perception potion used when no enemies are around is a great way to get an advantage when they do
Use the environment: pull enemies into nooks and out of sight. Thorns are a great place to seek refuge as well.
Some mild spoilers are visible below, which you may or may not care about.Character Data:
Arngunnr Tryggvi (Melee - Barbarian
Lvl: 9 Exp: 12%
Number of Turns: 10341
Game Length: 0-57-42
Cause of Death: Antibody A's Shining Soul Dissolver
Dungeon Level: 8
RGD: 9 (7 + 2)
DEF: 21 (17 + 4)
DFT: 19 (17 + 2)
PER: 0 (8 - 8 )
Favor: 0 (Paciscraux)
Trait 1: Quick
Trait 2: Flat
Trait 3: Soulful
Accuracy Potion x3
Perception Potion x3
[E] Dark Ring
Smoke Bomb x6
Dodge Potion x2
Limb Potion x3
[E] Jumping Dagger
Glowing Blessed Claymore
[E] Flawless Mythril Chainmail
[E] Glowing Sunlit Shortsword [56%]
Health Potion x2
[E] Water Ring
[E] Light Ring
STAT DMG ¤ PROT
Physical : 30 ¤ 84
Magic : 0 ¤ 58
Fire : 7 ¤ 0
Water : 1 ¤ 9
Light : 11 ¤ 9
Dark : 0 ¤ -11
Veteran Epicydilla - Fighter
Champion Vigfúss - Knight
Captain Arria - Amateur Acrobat
Captain Otkatla - Amateur Acrobat
Veteran Súlki - Gloomworm
Captain Arnkatla - Blue Mage
Veteran Úlfr - Blob Baron
Champion Nitocris - Purple Origin Blob
The Creator - The Creator
Champion Oddmar - Red Origin Blob
Champion Hafr - Sky Origin Blob
King Geirólfr - Purple Origin Blob
Timeless Voyager - Timeless Voyager
King Ketilbiorn - Hopper
Vile Death Knight - Vile Death Knight
Captain Þióðarr - Paladin of Minuet
Slith, The White Dragon - Slith, The White Dragon
takes 9 damage.
! Champion Dýrfinna attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 8 damage. Arngunnr Tryggvi has been blinded.
! Biólan attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 8 damage. Biólan attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi dodges.
@ Arngunnr Tryggvi attacks: Biólan dodges. Arngunnr Tryggvi attacks: Biólan takes 9 damage.
! Champion Dýrfinna attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 16 damage.
! Biólan attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 8 damage. Biólan attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 8 damage. Biólan continues his attack (1):
Arngunnr Tryggvi dodges. Biólan continues his attack (2): Arngunnr Tryggvi dodges.
! Champion Ásgautr attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 17 damage. The toxin permanently decreases Arngunnr Tryggvi's RGD!
! Champion Ásgautr attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 11 damage. Arngunnr Tryggvi struggles with the pain.
! Champion Ásgautr attacks: Arngunnr Tryggvi takes 32 damage. Arngunnr Tryggvi died! Press ESC + F (Quit) to end this character. Champion
Ásgautr has gained experience! An image of the dead level 6 boss:An image of the dead level 7 boss:An image of my hapless character entering the *spoiler* post-game: