Tips for Best Possible Start
I’d avoid the loner traits for now. You absolutely can make a monster who fights on his own, but your allies aren’t half bad if you put some effort into them.
It’s probably better to just have the +stat traits and, if you have anything left over, I cannot recommend “Hardy” enough. Even at just 10 Con, that’s a good chunk less damage taken.
Happy Fatty is meh on the other hand as 10% hp isn’t that much unless you are going over 15khp, which is entirely doable but at that point you don’t need the extra 10%.
If you want more achieve points you could cheese the start for the ending you get for just meditating instead of choosing thief or constable, then winning the fight. Doable if you let constable stand and tank for you. Then do free mode and continue cheesing for more points.
Don’t waste your days sleeping, though. That trait is honestly very meh and the enemies will scale faster than you do. You’re wasting a lot of points for them.
In my experience:
- Attributes > Externals > Internals > Equipment
Internals are good when they have special effects and some feel very good for certain battles with gimmicks, etc, but otherwise they are just hp and mp. Having high base stats – str, con, dex, etc – make you strongest in both the short and long term.