Guide to get the “Over The Limit” achievement and a pretty broken build for late game that makes you unkillable.
The main crux of this build is the “Shield Bash” card, converting all your armor into a massive attack, you sacrifice some defense for it but the damage is absurd in comparison.
Note, cards are ordered in ascending value from right to left, meaning use the right cards first and Extender Defender last to maximize the exponential growth of armor.
Below is a list of all the cards with the runes used for the achievement:
The main card for the build, use absolutely last, you can put a splash damage rune on it to clear floors leading up to the boss.
The main source of armor to be used last during the “building” phase, with the replicant rune it gives you 20% bonus armor every time it’s used.
A counterintuitive card as it gives your opponent 40 armor when used with replicant rune, but it gives our Shield Bash a 20% damage bonus from Armor Pen III that will heavily outscale the 200-300 armor we give them over the course of building.
Highest base armor builder, after a few hours of trying to optimize the mana spent vs armor gained this was the best I could do for a high armor card that doesn’t spend charge up or waste the first strike item.
Originally planned for this to be the main builder when testing, but it’s deceptively ♥♥♥♥, just a worse version of the card above but it gets the job done.
Another contender for a huge builder, but not being able to double cast the top mod made it near worthless, just a descending value armor builder.
A noob’s favorite, low mana high armor. What’s not to love?
36 armor for 0 mana will make you ♥♥♥ faster than the H scenes, although mana in this build doesnt matter much since we are immune to damage. Discard early and don’t let the tears stop your climax.
The last 2 cards are only here because there are NO OTHER armor options that fit the build, the small amount of focus will buff early armor building and the discard armor makes them viable to ditch well before the big hitter builders.
Refer to above. Free focus and 35 armor for discarding its hard to deny its use early.
— General Strategy —
1. Dump all 0-1 cost cards early to get a base of armor, then use 2+4 costs (with max mana)
2. Save Extender Defender for absolutely last every hand (20% armor up from what you have)
3. MAKE SURE you have Armor Pen III rune on shield bash if you are running benefaction or Splash Rune III for clearing floors
4. Enjoy the brainless gameplay.
Stacks reset at certain points, I couldn’t figure out when in testing.
I still had 1 more rest and use of defender so it could have been 20% higher but I didn’t want to risk stacks resetting.
This was the best ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in the whole game. Happened around turn 40, each attempt from 80F to end of build was around 15 minutes. The more Treasure/Shop/Event tiles you visit the faster it is.
—Best Items For Achievement—
“First attack is a Type Counter.” increases our damage by a lot for our first and only attack.
“Gain 2/4/6 Armor at Start of Turn.” Self explanatory.
“After resting, gain 27 armor.” We rest 7-8 times while building, its quite significant by the end.
“Defense cards gain 2 stats.” Small increase but adds up over time.