Aight, so I realize huntress is extremely good late-game. But in early game (I mean floors 1-5), I keep dying, mostly (ahahaha, by mostly I mean always) because:
(Useful) seeds are always rare for me.
I usually get no armor. (Not even the ghost is helpful, yes I ask him for armor)
Rings are also rare
Wands are more of... uncommon... for me. (both rings and wands are rarely useful, I got a ring of elements once, but it was cursed and -3, you can assume how useful it was...)
By the time a get to slime, I barely have anything, I mean, usually, I have an enchanted dagger but I'd be lucky to have a level 3 Boomerang.
Collapsed vaults (only flooded) do not exist for me, mwahaha, more potions for me
Here are the things that actually help:
For some reason, strength potions almost ALWAYS spawn on floor 1 and floor 3
Enchantment scrolls for some reason almost always spawn on floor 2
I usually get high tier weapons (but I can't use it, this game likes to give me false hope)
Here's what I usually do:
I have recently learned about 'trick shots.' Yes, I use it often.
All upgrade scrolls go to boomerang
I drink unknown potions over water and by doors.
I use scrolls immediately since they can't really do anything bad, I mean, blindness, sure, but challenging actually helps me.
I ALWAYS level up before going to the next floor. (example, if I'm on floor one, I LVL up to LVL 2, then move on, only exceptions are boss rooms, which I make up for on the next floor.)
I ALWAYS explore every room before moving on
I put on rings immediately to find out what it is, and if it's cursed, then guess I'll die.
I use the collapsed rooms, meaning I break my knees a lot.
I kill the fish in flooded vaults before going in, it gives me food
If I find a wipe-out scroll (I have only once ever died on the altar, and that was when I was trying to figure out what it was.) I usually save it for later use for when I ABSOLUTELY need to use it.
Again, seeds are rare, so I can't really save any for slime.
I only throw items into doors when it's flooded vaults.
And yes, I'm very aware someone already asked this question, but he asked for help on floors 6-10, not 1-5. Remember how I said I used to main Warrior, so how can I not even get past floors 1-5? Well, as much as you won't believe me, I've been trying to get a single ending fo 2 years (yes, this game has driven my sanity into the BLOODY CORE OF THE EARTH), my playstyle was self-taught, because no more than 3 months ago, I just realized this fandom existed. And I only got huntress 5 months ago, so Warrior is kiiiinda like another limb to me when it comes to this game. Any information will be super helpful and may God bless your very souls.