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Intensive course in Ziggurat

Intensive course166 (30)

Win the game with Argo on Normal difficulty in less than 45 minutes

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Achievement Guide for Intensive course

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Achievement won on 01 Sep 15
TA Score for this game: 2,759
Posted on 01 September 15 at 04:36, Edited on 09 December 15 at 19:47
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I kept dying on the boss until I got the perk Endure, which makes it so you can't be hurt for a short while after taking damage. This, in combination with several ranks of Thick Armor, made it so I could tank most of the damage.

I would ignore any perks that won't really help in the long run. I never really went for Druid (Health potions heal more) because this doesn't actually help in the boss fight, and depends on drops. I would sometimes take Wrecking Ball just because before a boss fight you can run around breaking stuff to get health. Generally ignore any instant perks (any that just does an affect as soon as you take it). These are generally perks that just instantly heal you or something. I'd avoid them unless you're desperate.

The weapons I used were Frozen Soul, Eagle Staff, and Frostbow. Most staves are pretty good so you don't necessarily need that one, but the other 2 abilities are fairly powerful. I also had a Golden Amulet, which makes you attack more quickly with your Alchemy skill (Frostbow) for a short while.

The 45 minute time limit itself should not be much of an issue even when exploring entire floors. My worst time where I actually made it to the boss (and died) was 50 minutes. If you have these weapons most rooms should be a quick sweep.

The main things you want to shoot for are the Endure and Thick Armor perks. Your weapons shouldn't matter too much as long as it's anything with good accuracy.
Frozen Soul's 2 firing modes are essentially the same, but the alt-fire is a tighter burst that does less damage with a guaranteed freeze (though it cannot freeze bosses).
The Eagle Staff homes in on enemies, with the alt-fire firing more shots. I also like the Eye of Twilight. Essentially any staff that is accurate.
The Frostbow is just a very powerful weapon, on par with if not better than the Magma Rifle. Any single-fire gun/bow should work.

Edit - Since this post I have yet to ever get the endure perk again, so I don't know how rare it is or if I'm unlucky. There is also an amulet that makes you invincible for a short time that could fill in for it.

From Lv 1 Blue Slime "Mirror of Fate. It puts the mystery box, portal key, and boss room on your map for every floor. I haven't gotten around to a speed run yet but I'd guess that perk would be very helpful for it."
Personally I cleared out all but the last floor, so time isn't too much of an issue.
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