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Wednesday, 16th May 2012, 05:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: unstoppable Mummy Wanderer

Replies: 4

Views: 864

YASD: unstoppable Mummy Wanderer

I knew I was blessed the moment I set foot into the dungeon. I started with a book of Necromancy and 5.0 skill in Necromancy. Basically, Pain was killing everything with ease. My luck just went through the roof on D:2 when I found a staff of death. At that point, I became super cautious because I kn...

Wednesday, 16th May 2012, 00:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

I had a DsAr with raging momentum - found a whip of venom as my first item, zapped three puffs of flame to kill Menkaure, 1 random zap bolt of cold + 1 fireball to kill Sigmund, found a PEARL DRAGON ARMOUR next to the Temple on D:6, sac'd food items and got a deck of wonders. Then I wielded Sigmund'...

Friday, 11th May 2012, 15:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! God is a concept by which we measure our pain

Replies: 7

Views: 947

Re: YAVP! God is a concept by which we measure our pain

that's really a nice win, how did you manage your slow leveling and skill gain? That has always turned me off of the demonspawn race. Honestly, -1 aptitudes is nothing. If you've played with mummies as much as I have, you'll realize that even -2 aptitudes, although painful, is generally fast enough...

Friday, 11th May 2012, 15:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

Deimos wrote:
Woops! Sorry, wasn't aware of that terminology. Used to a certain other game where a RoR is a ring of regeneration. Will keep that in mind :)


DotA.

Thursday, 3rd May 2012, 16:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

Continuing on the topic of armour, I've noticed that although I can wear armour with strength at the 3xEVP level, my Evasion penalty continues to decrease as my strength further increases. What is the minimum amount of strength needed to offset ALL penalties, thus leaving you with the pure EVP of th...

Thursday, 3rd May 2012, 15:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Playing Smart - Mennas

Replies: 8

Views: 1537

Re: Playing Smart - Mennas

Playing dumb is using Slimify on an OgAs and dying in 3 hits before realizing that Mennas is neither living nor undead.

Thursday, 26th April 2012, 05:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

What are the specifics for the bonuses received by player Vampires to vampiric weapons?

Wednesday, 25th April 2012, 06:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

That means that it's only worth hitting the enemy once, and switching to a higher damage weapon for a few turns before hitting again?

Tuesday, 24th April 2012, 23:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Berserk KoBe + Constricted by Naga Warrior + 2/112 HP left = literally nothing you can do except attack, but you're not strong enough to kill the naga in one more hit.

Tuesday, 24th April 2012, 05:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

How are post endgame Vampires supposed to heal? I know there's some methods, like stabbing, Vampiric Draining, etc. but besides these very few methods, is there no way? I remember I was getting stuck fairly early on (Swamp, level 17) with an extremely powerful Vampire who couldn't advance further be...

Monday, 23rd April 2012, 05:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is the Labyrinth worth a visit ?

Replies: 29

Views: 5129

Re: Is the Labyrinth worth a visit ?

I've found Labyrinths to have become significantly harder recently. The Minotaur hits hard - much harder than an Orc Warlord, although not quite as sturdy. I've had experiences where the Minotaur 2HKO'd an otherwise extremely powerful character who can tab through the dungeon. Once, the Minotaur pic...

Sunday, 22nd April 2012, 05:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: First time attempting to go for Zot

Replies: 13

Views: 1542

Re: First time attempting to go for Zot

It's like Zot 1-4 only with sooooooooo many more enemies. Tiamat is very very dangerous, but will fall to Summoned Orbs of Fire. Hm, why does everyone seem to say that Shadow Creatures summons OOFs? Shadow Creatures only summons normal monsters, not out of depth monsters. I'm pretty sure that all t...

Saturday, 21st April 2012, 05:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pain, magic and minotaurs

Replies: 11

Views: 1119

Re: Pain, magic and minotaurs

If you're trying to all rune, then I would recommend switching to TSO. Pick up a demon whip somewhere and then bless that into a blessed scourge, which will deal more damage in the Hells and Pan than your spiked flail. Whoa, if that character is strength based (minotaur?) then using an evening star...

Saturday, 21st April 2012, 05:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Leveling Transmuters

Replies: 5

Views: 744

Re: Leveling Transmuters

I find it best to just focus nothing but Unarmed until level 3 when you actually memorize Spider Form. Depending on your aptitudes and stats at this point, your failure rate could be anywhere from 38% - 72%. I usually then train pure Transmutations until I'm around 47% failure, then resume Unarmed. ...

Friday, 20th April 2012, 23:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pain, magic and minotaurs

Replies: 11

Views: 1119

Re: Pain, magic and minotaurs

Congratulations on finding Maxwell's - I've never found it yet. Let's see - training up necromancy to a high enough amount to make pain powerful requires a massive amount of experience, especially with negative aptitudes. Furthermore, this necromancy skill will never be used for another purpose, so ...

Wednesday, 18th April 2012, 06:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Kenny the NaMo (CIP, now YASD)

Replies: 20

Views: 1327

Re: Kenny the NaMo (CIP)

I've never taken a Chei character to the post endgame, but I can imagine that it would be extremely difficult. Pan levels and regular Hell levels shouldn't be too bad with semi-controlled blinks. However, I can imagine that you would have a lot of difficulty on Hell:7 levels because all of your dama...

Wednesday, 18th April 2012, 06:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

TwilightPhoenix wrote:Also, Khufu is little more than a dangerous sack of HP without his greater mummies around to spam torment.



What enemy in crawl is not "little more than a dangerous sack of HP." Besides, he has torment too.

Saturday, 14th April 2012, 17:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - DSAm 15 runes

Replies: 2

Views: 505

Re: YAVP - DSAm 15 runes

  Code:
You whack the ooze! You burn the ooze. You kick the ooze, but do no damage.
The ooze is severely wounded.


You're quite strong.

Friday, 13th April 2012, 23:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: End Game Characters

Replies: 23

Views: 3692

Re: End Game Characters

Also watch out for Draconian shifters. Getting byssed is a pain in the ass, so switch out for lots of MR. Also, you really want see invisible for ghost moths, which can really ruin your day if you're playing a caster. They can even be annoying if you're a non-caster as you could suddenly lose access...

Saturday, 7th April 2012, 19:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

Playing a NaMo, sitting in the Lair at level 12. I'm following Xom and I have an amazing - AMAZING - mutation set. Only a couple of bad mutations, and about 8 good mutations. I was originally going to do my standard Xom --> Jiyva swap, but I don't want to lose these mutations (also the Jiyva altar m...

Sunday, 1st April 2012, 21:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

If I'm on D:4 and have M&F at level 6 and I am told that I have become a monstrous Demonspawn, is it worth switching over to UC?

Friday, 30th March 2012, 03:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Mennas with 28 EV and a large shield will avoid every Slimify attack (is he even considered living?!). And he will drop your 160 HP 15/29/0 Ogre to 0 HP in 5 turns.

Tuesday, 27th March 2012, 03:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

AGAIN, lost a character to the new Abyss where it would have survived the old one. Gets me every time, I've never escaped from the Abyss ever since it changed. A lesson learned in this game as well: Slimify is NOT a 100% get-out-of-jail-free card. If you were depending on slimes and you miss your ne...

Friday, 23rd March 2012, 06:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: MuAM - need help!

Replies: 6

Views: 546

Re: CIP: MuAM - need help!

It's actually a custom basetype: +3/8/130%.

Thursday, 22nd March 2012, 23:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: MuAM - need help!

Replies: 6

Views: 546

CIP: MuAM - need help!

Hey guys, I finally got a Mummy Arcane Marksman going after many, many tries (yes, I love challenges). I've been going pretty well up to this point on my venom weapons, and I had a fantastic moment where I was sitting at 4 HP with a spear-throwing gnoll sargeant and vanilla gnoll chasing me, but I t...

Thursday, 22nd March 2012, 17:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Complete NaMo of Chei character guide

Replies: 34

Views: 4418

Re: Complete NaMo of Chei character guide

Slouch: ... The cost of 8 piety is often regained immediately if you kill multiple targets in such a case. I haven't noticed this. Almost every time I use Slouch, Chei starts reducing the support of my attributes (every 10 piety is -1 aptitude). I've used 3-4 Slouches at the Dire Elephant Lair endi...

Thursday, 22nd March 2012, 16:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Since the walls and everything change positions every single turn, sometimes you can let yourself get surrounded on every side by walls (even steel ones!), and believe it or not, this is a fantastic opportunity to rest up if you were dangerously harmed while on the run from baddies everywhere. I've...

Sunday, 18th March 2012, 19:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

After tens of games, I finally got a really good MuMo going. A MuMo of Nemelex after Lair and Orc on D:15 with a possible rF++++ (that's five sources!) and four sources of SInv. Tabbing his way through literally everything. Then I got banished by Sonja and promptly died because the new Abyss is a ni...

Saturday, 17th March 2012, 06:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

I believe stasis works as well. Start eating mutagenic chunks.

Saturday, 17th March 2012, 01:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 466778

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Titanic slime creatures don't split even in wide open space, and, if you don't have any source of blinking, the one turn you take to cast Swiftness and escape is the one turn that you will get hit for over 100 damage.

Friday, 16th March 2012, 07:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Why are Draconians considered hard?

Replies: 26

Views: 2921

Re: Why are Draconians considered hard?

A lot of power for humans comes from gods. But what about Demigods? A heavy-armour fighter can't worship Okawaru so it has to rely purely on floor loot, which can really, REALLY screw over a character. Similarly, for a spellcaster, they aren't guaranteed any books at all beyond the starting book, wh...

Friday, 16th March 2012, 01:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

Q: Does constriction happen more often with faster attack delay/action times? (for example, use a quick or speed blade to get constriction, or swap jewellery while constricting an enemy)? edit: this seems to work, and perhaps be abusive. I don't know if it lets you constrict more often. Constrictio...

Tuesday, 13th March 2012, 05:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Replies: 8

Views: 1291

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Utterly useless garbage. Whatever. I'm strong enough with heal wounds. Meant to say "without." And I ended up dying on the orb run! Even after surviving a one turn move in Zot:5 that resulted in a double-torment from a summoned Fiend with a Ghost Moth staring at me, so I was 14 HP and 0 m...

Monday, 12th March 2012, 06:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hardest species!?!?

Replies: 9

Views: 1511

Re: Hardest species!?!?

Generally speaking, species is a much smaller contributor to success than background. Backgrounds range from wildly overpowered to chaos knight, while species tend to range from vanilla to quirky. If you pick a power background suitable for your species and learn the quirks of your species' gamepla...

Saturday, 10th March 2012, 07:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: What god for this weirdo character

Replies: 2

Views: 356

Re: CIP: What god for this weirdo character

Kiku and Nemelex are good choices for almost every character. Vehumet of course is a great option.

Saturday, 10th March 2012, 07:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Did item destruction get buffed in 0.10?

Replies: 7

Views: 1020

Re: Did item destruction get buffed in 0.10?

Another thing I've noticed is that after the early game, I hardly use tactical consumables anymore - potions of heal wounds and might just sit around my inventory, and I only very rarely use scrolls of teleportation or blinking. It almost seems useless to carry around so many items when I hardly use...

Friday, 9th March 2012, 18:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Replies: 8

Views: 1291

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Bought my wands of TP and hasting. Acquired wand. Got polymorph other (which I had already identified). Acquired wand. Got cold (which I had already identified). Acquired wand. Got a CROOKED BONE WAND which I, with heart racing, promptly identified. Turned out to be invisibility. Utterly useless gar...

Friday, 9th March 2012, 07:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Replies: 17

Views: 891

Re: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

To the OP: That really was a very unfortunate, hardly preventable death. Paralysis as a Hell Effect is extremely rare and a single occurrence at the wrong time can easily result in death. As for your mana problems, I've only taken melee characters to the post-endgame but I would think that there are...

Friday, 9th March 2012, 07:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Replies: 8

Views: 1291

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

I haven't checked in shops for ID scrolls, but there should be some. I have 3 potions of cure mutation so not having rMut isn't the worst thing in the world. I used 11 potions of heal wounds to enter the trove and I have none left. I guess I'll try to acquire wand to get heal wounds.

Friday, 9th March 2012, 05:48

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Replies: 8

Views: 1291

What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Hey guys, Looking for some advice here. I have an OpEE with THREE scrolls of acquirement ready to be used. I've just entered Zot feeling pretty confident but I want more confidence. I entered a trove earlier hoping for some good equipment but it turned out to be a weapon trove. I got NOTHING useful ...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 06:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Evocations - When should I turn it off?

Replies: 9

Views: 1712

Re: Evocations - When should I turn it off?

If you're worried about wand identification, just use a scroll of identify on it. You should have plenty lying around. If you're specializing in staves, Evocations can be worth training, but chances are you're going for axes and if so, you should just stick with axes. Evocations in general requires ...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 01:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Where do you guys usually make stashes?

Replies: 13

Views: 1115

Re: Where do you guys usually make stashes?

Good stuff that enemies can't use like ?acuiqrement, ?enchantments, !cure mut and staff like that can be left on the ground anywhere. Equipment should go in Lair:2 or Vestibule. I never use Temple because I don't usually find the need to drop stuff by the time I get there, and Lair:2 is much more co...

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 08:24

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What value does "Noisy" have on weapon

Replies: 10

Views: 876

Re: What value does "Noisy" have on weapon

Perfect Zot equip.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 08:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

crate wrote:
sir_laser wrote:Any tips on how to deal w/ Mara-


Run.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 04:22

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: First win, 4 rune SEEE

Replies: 5

Views: 370

Re: YAVP: First win, 4 rune SEEE

Gianozzolo wrote:Headed back to Z:5 and started the ascension, and then I seriously shat my pants


Pretty intense game I must say. Congrats on the first win!

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 04:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

Something I did not know: when making a brand permanent, a vorpalise weapon scroll also causes a spell effect around you depending on the weapon's brand. So ozocubu's refrigeration for freezing aura, toxic radiance for poison weapon, and an effect like a scroll of immolation for fire brand. Does si...

Sunday, 4th March 2012, 19:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

About the STR effect on bow damage, it seems as though there is an optimal level of strength at each level of enchantment, which is weird... for example, with the +5 longbow, +5 arrows and 10 skill, 15 STR seems to give more damage than 16 STR. Is that supposed to happen?

Saturday, 3rd March 2012, 06:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 297479

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

Did 0.11 just crash? Lost a promising OpFE... EDIT: Upon trying to start a new 0.11 game, it says: write error while saving: No space left on device Hit any key to exit... What's up with that? Pressing (P)lay now! again gives: /bin/crawl-git-launcher.sh: line 95: cannot create temp file for here doc...

Thursday, 1st March 2012, 07:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ranged weapons

Replies: 15

Views: 1798

Re: Ranged weapons

KoboldLord wrote:... you can brand [bows] with holy wrath even though you can't normally apply melee brands to launchers.


Is this exclusive to bows?
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