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gb

Saturday, 16th April 2011, 18:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Can't find Sigmund anymore

Replies: 4

Views: 1284

Re: Can't find Sigmund anymore

turn off stealth

gb

Friday, 8th April 2011, 07:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is the swamp entrance always in the lair?

Replies: 3

Views: 691

Re: Is the swamp entrance always in the lair?

you are not guaranteed the swamp, you probably got the shoals and snake pit instead. you only get 2 out of 3

gb

Friday, 8th April 2011, 07:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: So... about those spores...

Replies: 18

Views: 2827

Re: So... about those spores...

i did have a colony get out of hand once, it was pretty fun though to try to hunt down all the fungi while battling OOD monsters

gb

Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 06:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: This Should Be Fun

Replies: 11

Views: 1071

Re: This Should Be Fun

snow wrote:I ended up dying in the abyss, couldn't find an exit for 1000s of turns... even found the rune :\


you should have converted to lugonu :D
then you'd get trog wrath

gb

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011, 19:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Scroll of Vulnerability and Invisiblilty

Replies: 11

Views: 1139

Re: Scroll of Vulnerability and Invisiblilty

Laraso wrote:Can someone answer my original question about the Scroll of Vulnerability?


it's worthless. i think it might help with yredelemnul's enslave soul ability, in case you wanted to use it on a unique. but most of the time they have high enough MR that it'll still probably fail.

gb

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011, 19:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Early gold dragon armour/negative EV

Replies: 3

Views: 1003

Re: Early gold dragon armour/negative EV

So, found some +0 gold dragon armour just lying there on D4 (0.8). Unfortunately, I'm a level 8 SETm, with 0 Armour skill. Sludge Elves have such a sucky Armour aptitude, is it worth training it up at all for later in the game? If I wear it now, all spell success becomes 'Useless', and my EV goes n...

gb

Monday, 21st March 2011, 06:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Scroll of Vulnerability and Invisiblilty

Replies: 11

Views: 1139

Re: Scroll of Vulnerability and Invisiblilty

So are you supposed to use it before you ever see the monsters at all? Or just quaff it, blink, and hope for the best? duck around the corner and quaff that potion, then they won't see you. also make sure you read the creature descriptions (using 'x'), some creatures like dogs will sense invisible ...

gb

Saturday, 19th March 2011, 21:48

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2857

Views: 547984

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

sorry to double-post but okie just gifted me this as well:

u - the +4 cloak of the Cricket (worn) {god gift, EV+5 Str+4}
(Okawaru gifted it to you on level 19 of the Dungeon)
It affects your evasion (+5).
It affects your strength (+4).

my EV is now 42, 50 when i cast phase shift!

gb

Saturday, 19th March 2011, 20:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hydras make me panic

Replies: 32

Views: 3792

Re: Hydras make me panic

if nothing else run away until you have a wand of fire/cold/draining. even wands of flame/frost will kill hydras with enough charges. i still haven't figured out how you're supposed to kill things that regenerate like hydras with shock

gb

Saturday, 19th March 2011, 19:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2857

Views: 547984

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

i have a SpEn of Okawaru going that has got some pretty nice artefacts so far: a - the +3,+4 Vampire's Tooth (weapon) {vamp, !w} (You found it on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts) It inflicts no extra harm, but heals its wielder somewhat when it strikes a living foe. m - the +3 wizard hat of the Lonely...

gb

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 19:58

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Teleport Other a good spell?

Replies: 12

Views: 1858

Re: Is Teleport Other a good spell?

As for teleport Other - never found myself in a situation where I'd prefer to teleport a monster and not myself. So I never bother with it. the point of teleport other is that it's easier to cast than teleport self. if you are playing a caster build where you're trying to ramp up tloc it's a decent...

gb

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 19:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Crossing Zot Traps

Replies: 8

Views: 1319

Re: Crossing Zot Traps

you can always strap on your rMut amulet and step on the darn thing :)

gb

Sunday, 13th March 2011, 19:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan Enchanter: next spell school

Replies: 34

Views: 4865

Re: Spriggan Enchanter: next spell school

Same for Tame Beasts; I'm already past Lair/Hive, and I have Snake/Shoals instead of Swamp, so there probably aren't that many remaining beasts to tame. tame beasts is next to useless, don't worry about it. 2) Without raising Necromancy above 3 or so, does Dispel Undead do enough damage to be worth...

gb

Monday, 7th March 2011, 21:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: on summoning miscasts

Replies: 3

Views: 633

Re: on summoning miscasts

summoning miscasts are notoriously nasty

gb

Monday, 7th March 2011, 21:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Crystal Golems and Artifact Crown

Replies: 14

Views: 1429

Re: Crystal Golems and Artifact Crown

it's usually a pretty good item, especially for races that can't wear most helmets (spriggans, minotaurs, etc.) apportation might not seem like a great spell either at first, but it's perfect for this type of scenario.

gb

Saturday, 5th March 2011, 00:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: note to self: Orc 4 is the new Vault 8

Replies: 20

Views: 2579

Re: note to self: Orc 4 is the new Vault 8

Gabriellk wrote:Then I found a HUGE vault, probably filled to the brim with orcs of all kinds. Cleared the rest of the level first then entered the vault, wich had a lot of orc priests and a High Priest.


i got that vault once! it's really fun and i keep wishing i'd find it again

gb

Saturday, 5th March 2011, 00:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: We're in a tight spot!

Replies: 9

Views: 1550

Re: We're in a tight spot!

next time make sure you learn abjuration

gb

Tuesday, 1st March 2011, 20:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How OOD is OOD?

Replies: 60

Views: 7583

Re: How OOD is OOD?

KoboldLord wrote:Unlike both of the other two, the Swamp never has shops.


true, i used to get excited about the swamp because you could count on some shops there, now it's quite bland

gb

Monday, 28th February 2011, 04:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Hydras are big stupid ugly jerkfaces.

Replies: 12

Views: 1464

Re: YASD - Hydras are big stupid ugly jerkfaces.

Ashery wrote:If nothing else, it's an amazing tool for breaching areas like Vaults:8 as you can fully buff, use the crystal ball, and then descend the stairs with full MP.


Sublimation of Blood will allow one to do this as well

gb

Friday, 25th February 2011, 20:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Hydras are big stupid ugly jerkfaces.

Replies: 12

Views: 1464

Re: YASD - Hydras are big stupid ugly jerkfaces.

danr wrote:But yeah - burdened / encumbered is not a state you should allow to persist - ever. I had flight so I was using that to sometimes get away with it, but with my amulet of guardian spirit I was out of MP, so I couldn't fly, and thus I died.


amulet of guardian spirit on a caster? you so crazy!

gb

Friday, 25th February 2011, 11:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - oh, so *that's* how it's going to kill me

Replies: 1

Views: 614

YASD - oh, so *that's* how it's going to kill me

rolled up a hill orc fighter that i had originally planned on worshiping TSO, but after finding +2 gloves i went with chei because i am obsessed with turning maxed out armour into artefacts. i got a +2 helmet of intelligence too. everything was going great, i had good resistances, and had just slouc...

gb

Wednesday, 23rd February 2011, 19:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Failed Ziggurat run

Replies: 10

Views: 1587

Re: YASD - Failed Ziggurat run

i just tried a kenku wizard only to be taken down by crazy yiuf, he must have had a cloak of poison resistance because mephitic cloud didn't affect him. character was going pretty well and if i had gotten that cloak i'd have been set. i just can't get a kenku going...

gb

Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, 20:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lantern of Shadows and the Abyss

Replies: 3

Views: 1015

Re: Lantern of Shadows and the Abyss

also the shadows it generates get in the way of enemies chasing you

gb

Saturday, 19th February 2011, 10:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - I just need to vent. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Replies: 7

Views: 1051

Re: YASD - I just need to vent. Move along. Nothing to see h

after dying to many "wimpy" uniques, i don't hold back on any of them, always using rods or potions *before* things start getting hairy

gb

Saturday, 19th February 2011, 10:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 545476

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

danr wrote:What is a wizlab? I keep hearing that term.


the wiki is still good for some things
http://crawl.chaosforge.org/index.php?title=Wizard_Laboratory

gb

Wednesday, 16th February 2011, 08:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Don't Underestimate...

Replies: 14

Views: 1998

Re: YASD - Don't Underestimate...

Any attempt to confuse the knight or warriors would probably confuse me as well, and running around confused with priests smiting me didn't seem like an attractive plan. nope! i wondered why you had so many confusion potions. if you have poison resistance you won't get confused by evaporating a pot...

gb

Tuesday, 15th February 2011, 09:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Well now I know...

Replies: 8

Views: 1175

Re: Well now I know...

yeah trog's hand can often save you from poison death if used early enough

gb

Tuesday, 15th February 2011, 09:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Don't Underestimate...

Replies: 14

Views: 1998

Re: YASD - Don't Underestimate...

HonestJim wrote:An orc knight and 4 orc warriors were waiting and apparently very awake right next to the stairs. My only option was running back down the stairs


um, i think another option for you would be to evaporate confusion on those orcs...

gb

Friday, 11th February 2011, 21:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - DGTm 15 runes

Replies: 3

Views: 754

Re: YAVP - DGTm 15 runes

nice! i keep trying to do the DGTm thing, this might inspire me to try again

gb

Friday, 11th February 2011, 21:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: The stupid, it freezes us (SpAE)

Replies: 9

Views: 1505

Re: The stupid, it freezes us (SpAE)

i used to think Summon Creatures would make me deadly as a boggart, but then i found out you only get to summon one creature and it's usually not worthwhile.

gb

Friday, 11th February 2011, 21:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there a way to don't die in this situation?

Replies: 16

Views: 2275

Re: Is there a way to don't die in this situation?

galehar wrote:
gb wrote:always carry a royal jelly with you, only harpies or giant spores can destroy them

royal jellies and potions of restore abilities don't cure stats penalties from cursed items. So it wouldn't have helped him. Only a potion of brilliance could have.


oh yeah! DUH

gb

Friday, 11th February 2011, 10:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is there a way to don't die in this situation?

Replies: 16

Views: 2275

Re: Is there a way to don't die in this situation?

always carry a royal jelly with you, only harpies or giant spores can destroy them

gb

Sunday, 6th February 2011, 08:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

Replies: 253

Views: 40811

Re: Immutable Laws of the Dungeon of Zot

Sjohara wrote:Using a Scroll of Acquirement to wish for a weapon will invariably result in a runed crossbow, regardless of weapon skills. I literally cannot remember the last time this didn't happen.


IMO you should always acquire jewelry...*always*

gb

Saturday, 5th February 2011, 01:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 545476

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Meant to quote not thank - anyway, I was packing a disint wand, and was attempting to charge the horrid thing in order to take it down. What I was lacking was an amulet of clarity: I got confused right off the bat and by the time I got unconfused I was -1 Int. It was only a few turns after that tha...

gb

Saturday, 5th February 2011, 01:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: In need of advice for playing a Vampire Monk

Replies: 39

Views: 6990

Re: In need of advice for playing a Vampire Monk

maybe start as a crusader instead

gb

Saturday, 5th February 2011, 01:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 545476

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

A ring of sustain abilities will not in fact prevent an orange crystal statue from reducing your intelligence below zero. This doesn't seem right to me. it only halves stat loss (rounded down), so stat losses greater than one will continue to drop your stats, just by less. might want to shell out f...

gb

Friday, 4th February 2011, 08:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DCSS Weapon Comparison spreadsheet

Replies: 115

Views: 72749

Re: DCSS Weapon Comparison spreadsheet

I don't see an option for Minotaur as a species...?

gb

Friday, 4th February 2011, 08:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How helpful are macros to you?

Replies: 14

Views: 4010

Re: How helpful are macros to you?

styrix wrote:How do I do this? Where do I find "init.txt"? I'm in tiles for OSX.


right click on the icon and choose "Open Package Contents" or something like that.
root around in there (settings?) and you should find it

gb

Friday, 4th February 2011, 08:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Keeping Xom Amused

Replies: 9

Views: 2234

Re: Keeping Xom Amused

you used to be able to do bad stuff on purpose (drink a potion of slowing, for example) to amuse Xom, but that's been removed from newer releases. the only advice i can give you is to find a chaos weapon, that will definitely keep Xom happy. take Crazy Yiuf's quarterstaff!

gb

Friday, 4th February 2011, 07:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Level 27 NaWz

Replies: 7

Views: 1083

Re: YASD - Level 27 NaWz

You found a naga barding -- lucky! not only that i had a barding of resist cold back at my stash, didn't really need the resistance and had already decided to pump my regular barding (because you never get them, right?) to +3 and then add the ponderous brand. then later i saw one for sale at a shop...

gb

Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 18:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Level 27 NaWz

Replies: 7

Views: 1083

Re: YASD - Level 27 NaWz

Stormfox wrote:Breath attacks probably shouldn't transfer, as ghosts don't breathe.


sadly they do, and transform into draining breath attacks. watch out for mid-level draconian ghosts!

gb

Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 00:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Level 27 NaWz

Replies: 7

Views: 1083

YASD - Level 27 NaWz

tried to milk Zot 5 for XP so i could pump transmutations up and cast necromutation so i could run the hell branches. i got so mutated that i figured i better just try for the orb and leave, but got so terribly mutated i was berserking and shouting and blinking all over the place and couldn't get ou...

gb

Wednesday, 2nd February 2011, 08:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ready for Zot?

Replies: 2

Views: 1015

Re: Ready for Zot?

you could safely do Elf 1-6 and the crypt. you might look for rMut if you want to slowly clean out Zot 5. i would look for sources to boost your AC as well before zot.

gb

Monday, 31st January 2011, 21:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mara, Lord of Being a Jerk-Face

Replies: 29

Views: 4983

Re: Mara, Lord of Being a Jerk-Face

Well, I just faced Mara with my current character: level 19 HEAI. It took 3 lightning bolts to take him out without buffing myself at all. I don't think he is that dangerous as long as you can take him out quickly. Then 3 more bolts to take out the ghost. i think that's the key. don't hold back at ...

gb

Monday, 31st January 2011, 00:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How helpful are macros to you?

Replies: 14

Views: 4010

Re: How helpful are macros to you?

you can also change these in init.txt: easy_eat_chunks = true easy_eat_gourmand = true easy_eat_contaminated = true easy_eat_chunks If this is set to true then when using the (e)at command, the game will automatically determine the oldest chunk that is safe to eat, and eat it without prompting. If p...

gb

Thursday, 27th January 2011, 19:24

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2857

Views: 547984

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

just got this out of an early scroll of acquirement:

the ring of Povysche (right hand) {rElec rN+ SInv}
(You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
[ring of life protection]
It insulates you from electricity.
It enhances your eyesight.

gb

Thursday, 27th January 2011, 00:08

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ogre Warper Fun!

Replies: 3

Views: 990

Re: Ogre Warper Fun!

i'm still into this idea...i'm going to try it

gb

Thursday, 27th January 2011, 00:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - Who says that SpBe is a "horrible mismatch"? :)

Replies: 22

Views: 3252

Re: YAVP - Who says that SpBe is a "horrible mismatch"? :)

i played one of these recently, inspired by this thread, however, mine is YASD :( had a lot of things going for me, but was hoping to find some more rN items (at least an amulet of warding) or better rPois in elf:7 wiped out the initial wave, but went too far inside the chamber instead of drawing th...

gb

Wednesday, 26th January 2011, 23:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DSVM of Kiku - Strategy advice

Replies: 10

Views: 1968

Re: DSVM of Kiku - Strategy advice

If you're investing in Twisted Resurrection then Bolt of Draining is a perfectly good option, since you can blast things with it through your undead allies. yeah that's what i was thinking when i suggested it. it's true that both pure conjurers and pure necromancers have better options, but i still...

gb

Wednesday, 26th January 2011, 01:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DSVM of Kiku - Strategy advice

Replies: 10

Views: 1968

Re: DSVM of Kiku - Strategy advice

you're going to have to upgrade that whip, it's base damage is low despite the nice brand i'd say keep going up in necromancy and conjurations, get mystic blast, bolt of draining, poison arrow -- these will probably be more useful than agony twisted resurrection would work well with bolt of draining...
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