What is the most effective way to mock someone else’s religion?

In the full version of Desktop Dungeons, you can gain piety with your chosen god by desecrating the altar of a different god. But doing so will cause you to suffer the wrath of the god whose altar you desecrated.

What are some good ways to take advantage of this ability? It seems like the penalties for making a god angry are so great that I would never want to risk it just to gain a little bit of piety.


I think the best way is to use the Agnostic’s Collar. If you have this equipped, you are immune to punishment from desecration. (Note that this item’s ability has changed for the paid version.) If you find it and store it in the Guild, for 90 gold, you can take it with you on subsequent trips … frankly, it seems a bit overpowered to me.

I won it for clearing Gnome Village, the Easy dungeon where you have to be a Gnome, but that may be random.

I have also desecrated Tikki Tooki as a first-level character; that altar and Taurog’s were both near my starting position, so I worshipped Taurog and got the quick piety boost to get Taurog’s Shield (-5 to damage taken) … that seemed to be worthwhile as well.

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