Stab-Bat tourguide run tips, Slice and Dice Trophy time!

7 02 2011

So, in case you are fan of trophies, you will have noticed the Tourguide trophies you get for doing runs with a single familiar per run; you likely also noticed you get a trophy for doing one of these with a Stab-Bat… the Slice and Dice trophy. I am closing out my Stab-Bat 100% run and thought I would share my experiences.

Here’s the skinny:
-Stab-bat attacks you and your enemy; with familiar equipment, it attacks you less often, so getting the “shock collar” should be priority #1.

-Stab-bat is going to take away a lot of HP, so, if you are running a moxie or myst class, prepare to get beaten up quite a bit. There are some things you can do before your run to remedy this situation
1. Have Tongue of the Walrus perm’d… 10 MP to cure beaten up is priceless
2. Buy the CLAN VIP Pass with a clan with a hot tub; hot tub cures beaten up 5 times a day.
3. Saucy Salve is also very useful to regain HP in combat without the stab-bat acting; can save
you from being beaten-up, sometimes.
4. Running as a muscle class will provide you with less stab-bat attacks (as you hit much harder,
meaning battles are shorter) and more HP to absorb the damage, however regaining MP will be
more difficult.

-Stab-bat sucks up your MP by making you heal all the time; to remedy this you should:
1. Only run the buffs you really need
2. Again, VIP key gets you the pool table buff for regen 10 magic per adventure for 30 total
adventures per day
3. Moxie classes, if you have superhuman cocktailcrafting, you can make 10 tonic water per day
and buy Magical Mystery Juice after level 9.
4. Myst classes? Don’t do a stab-bat run with a myst class, you lack the HP and need too much MP
to do it.

Q: How useful is a stab-bat in combat, you know, when it is not attacking you?
A: About as useful as Vent Rage Gland (as skill everyone should have seeing as it is cheap and automatically hardcore permanent), so not very useful for most of the game, but really nice for the initial few levels of combat.

Final Comments:
Stab-Bat runs really suck, but without a way to heal Beaten up (Tongue is highly recommended here), you will suffer for weeks. Wait until you are in a SC run or have perm’d tongue before even attempting it; otherwise, you will HATE this run.

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