You must make a Guess when you don't have enough information to deduce a safe cell to open.
You "have to guess" when based on the clues every hidden cell has a chance of being a mine.
To "fail a guess" means you had to guess and made a Mistake.
DemonCrawl has a minesweeper solving algorithm it uses to test if any safe moves are possible. This is also how the game builds Trusty mod stages. The autosolver is not perfect. Even if the game can't see any safe cells for you to open, you may be able to find one with sophisticated logic. Likewise, the solver only uses conventional minesweeper clues. Additional information from DemonCrawl mechanics such as items can often inform safe moves that the game thinks are guesses. On the other hand, the autosolver also does not understand DemonCrawl mechanics that conceal clues such as Frozen Aura cells or inconvenient Objects, sometimes forcing you to make an uncertain move when the game thinks you can find a safe one.
In addition to local clues, near the end of the level the autosolver can also use the remaining monster count to deduce possible safe cells.
The Novice Mastery reduces damage you might take from guesses.
Guess Related Items
|Divine Brain in a Vat||[50 mana] Automatically discharges when you have to guess.||10 coins|
|Zeal of Hate||Spawn a monster. If you have to guess, convert all visible monsters to Minions.||11 coins|
|Zeal of Love||Spawn a heart. If you have to guess, convert all visible hearts to souls.||11 coins|
|Brain in a Vat||[80 Mana] Tells you whether you must make a guess to proceed.||12 coins|
|Ladybug||For a number of turns equal to your total mana plus 1, you cannot take damage from failed guesses.||16 coins|
|Emergency Rations||If you have to guess, gain a revive. If not, you die.||25 coins|
|Trump Card||If you fail a guess, activate your mastery's ultimate ability before taking damage.||32 coins|
|Abacus||[200 Mana] If you have to guess, solve a random cell. Repeat until you no longer have to guess.||40 coins|
|Character||Stats||Lives • Defense • Coins|
|Revives • Inventory • Armor • Mastery • Level • Tokens • Sigil|
|Gameplay||Damage • Mistake • Turn • Chord • Powerchord • Glean • Chain • Duplicast • Explode • Mana • Manalock • Status Effect • Minion • Familiar • Aura • Seal • Stage Mods • Score • Guess|
|Orbs||Canker • Sawblade • Bubble|
|Projectiles||Flare • Blessing • Bubble|
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