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Yesterday, 19:26

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Abundance of robes!

Replies: 3

Views: 66

Re: Abundance of robes!

I generally stick to robes, this is a deep elf blaster caster!

I'd normally expect to find a robe of archmagi in Orc, or at least some kind of artefact robe... but here, nothing!

Yesterday, 18:37

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Abundance of robes!

Replies: 3

Views: 66

Abundance of robes!

Don't you just love it when something like this happens...

I'm 2 runes in now. XL19. The Robe of resistance was shop bought. Positive energy just dropped in vaults.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 16:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: GrFi@Zot:5 Streak ended

Replies: 2

Views: 995

YASD: GrFi@Zot:5 Streak ended

So, I've been playing quite a lot recently and figured along with my usual playstyle (Combo's I've never played that are a bit nuanced, and completing everything... E.g DEFE Veh, OpFi Oka->TSO with 15 runes at 27 levels of a zig completed) I figured I'd also try and start up a series of "Easy&q...

Monday, 16th March 2020, 04:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Thanks for the tip sorcerous, I didn't think that would be the case! so Ive had mutation problems with ths character for a while now. I found 2 mutation potions throughout the entire game until i got to this Ziggurat (all 15 runes and a lot of abyss scumming looking for mut pots) I found quite a few...

Sunday, 15th March 2020, 03:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

So I thought "Screw it, I'm going for it" The only thing that gives me ANY trouble at all is tormentors and damnation. Any tips for dealing with that? Just summon a load of meat shields and then take them out from a distance? I have Ignition up now. Its useful for crowd clearing but obviou...

Sunday, 15th March 2020, 03:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Para: What is "accursed Screaming"

Replies: 1

Views: 1102

Para: What is "accursed Screaming"

Guys, What is "Accursed Screaming" and why does it paralyze you? I was recently paralyzed by it a few times even with MR++++++ Here's an extract from another thread... I kept somehow getting paralyzed on one level even though I have MR++++++. I couldn't figure out how... Actually I found i...

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 19:07

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Name 10-aut units, or do away with them and just count auts

Replies: 21

Views: 1903

Re: Name 10-aut units, or do away with them and just count a

Tongue in cheek but half serious reply... just make everything in the game take ten times as long.

Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 22:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

So I got out of it. Blink back to put as many tormentors / Damnation things out of LOS as I could. Summoned a friendly angel and dropped a lightning spire. Javelined everything that was capable that was left. Lesser beckoninged the pan lord then killed him with a single attack (lol) It took me a whi...

Sunday, 1st March 2020, 21:29

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Proposal: Alternative hydra head-chopping mechanic

Replies: 11

Views: 943

Re: Proposal: Alternative hydra head-chopping mechanic

I personally hate Hydras, playing mostly unarmed and blaster caster characters. The head chopping mechanic does nothing for me, although I do actually quite like it thematically, I wouldn't moan if Hydras were simply no longer in the game. Lerny is an interesting boss (and hilarious if you have a ph...

Friday, 28th February 2020, 23:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

What do you think of this then guys? It's not looking good, but most of my HP was eaten by four or so hellions that I focused early on in the fight. I'm about to go out of the house for the night, so kind of just stopped as soon as the situation started to get a bit testy... Will have a proper think...

Friday, 28th February 2020, 16:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Strength and diminishing returns

Replies: 3

Views: 1453

Strength and diminishing returns

I currently have 57 strength and have found a +8 strength ring. I'm a melee statuepode. Is it worth having the extra 8 or am I on the way to diminishing returns? https://underhound.eu/crawl/morgue/Delarado/Delarado.txt Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24.0-125-gc4c63601f3 (webtiles) character file...

Friday, 28th February 2020, 12:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP:15 Rune DEFE Mk957

Replies: 78

Views: 7994

Re: CIP: DEFE Mk957

AAAAaaaand she's done. I had a little party at the end there. http://photos.seti.london/Party.png Full morgue: https://crawl.xtahua.com/crawl/morgue/delarado/morgue-delarado-20200228-123749.txt Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.22.2-1-ge965b3aba3 (webtiles) character file. 9330548 delarado the Arch...

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 14:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 2913

Re: Troll

UC is great. I’ve been playing a lot of octopuses recently. 27 fighting 27 UC 27 dodging (I’m well into extended) and a large shield and stuff barely ever hits me. Yet most enemies die in a single or two hits - even pan lords (I do have 55 strength though and use Statue form) I don’t think there’s a...

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 14:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Did wretched stars change?

Replies: 6

Views: 560

Re: Did wretched stars change?

You should examine your equipment. You have 6 strength, which is very low. Not only that, you have some things giving you negative strength that only give you positive intrinsic you already have elsewhere, or one that is not useful to you. E.g you have 3 different items that give you relec, and one ...

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 11:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 15 rune + zig gargoyle

Replies: 3

Views: 412

Re: YAVP: 15 rune + zig gargoyle

How do you use tornado? I once learnt it on a DEFE and didn't find it useful. In fact, it pretty much got me killed. Nothing seemed to take much damage, and I still took a load of damage while it ran its course. I couldn't see any situations where it would be better than the instant damage of firest...

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 09:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Did wretched stars change?

Replies: 6

Views: 560

Re: Did wretched stars change?

Post a character dump and people will tell you how best to avoid gaining more mutations with the tools you have. The only times you can’t really avoid mutations is with several mutators on screen at once in open areas, and when you encounter orbs of fire. Even then there are sites to mitigate.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 22:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Did wretched stars change?

Replies: 6

Views: 560

Re: Did wretched stars change?

I'm playing trunk, and I've been doing a few short trips to the Abyss. I ended up being heavily mutated... with permanent mutations. Perhaps I completely failed to register some mutagenic encounters, but I think I only faced wretched stars, which are supposed to mutate me only temporarily, right? W...

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 13:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP:15 Rune DEFE Mk957

Replies: 78

Views: 7994

Re: CIP: DEFE Mk957

Thanks Magipi, yeah I noticed that too. I actually used potions of healing to clear it - I didn't realise they could do it too! But after quaffing two of them I'm back to full HP.

Sunday, 23rd February 2020, 18:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP:15 Rune DEFE Mk957

Replies: 78

Views: 7994

Re: CIP: DEFE Mk957

So I picked this game up again after running through tomb with my OpFi so I knew what to expect. Just completed tomb with this guy. Much trickier with a flimsy caster! one time I was at about 30% health as soon as I descended the stairs, even with RN+++! It took me a good 7 or 8 cycles of blinking t...

Sunday, 23rd February 2020, 12:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

So thats tomb done. Relatively uneventful, I used statue form throughout. Took me 3 laps to clear the bottom floor. The only dicey bit was where I picked the upstair to retreat via that had a tele trap in LOS, which lead to all sorts of mayhem blinking to the stairs and getting blinked straight off ...

Sunday, 23rd February 2020, 10:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What gives you mutations in Tomb?

Replies: 5

Views: 696

Re: What gives you mutations in Tomb?

tealizard wrote:You were mutated by contamination, probably from casting cblink and using haste potions.


Yeah I’m pretty sure I did use Cblink while I was hasted ... damn! And no more !mut in the game; with zot and OOFs to go yet...


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Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 22:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What gives you mutations in Tomb?

Replies: 5

Views: 696

What gives you mutations in Tomb?

Hey Guys, Just clearing out tomb and have gained a couple of mutations. What gives you mutations down there? I've noticed random contamination at points, and wasn't sure why. I didn't believe at the time it was because of spell miscasts (I didn't notice anything not working) As far as I can see, not...

Sunday, 16th February 2020, 20:38

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

What do you mean a *tele ring? I thought these randomly teleported you next to monsters? I've not used them before. Or is it possible to evoke them to evoke a teleport and clear out all of the closed areas? Cleansing flame I thought about, but the noise worries me and also killing too many mummies a...

Friday, 14th February 2020, 00:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

So, just tomb to go now. 14/15 runes got... All the pan and hell bosses were frankly laughable in terms of difficulty, the most frightening one being gloorx vloq with all the executioners. The rest I pretty much tabbed my way through with no luring or tactics whatsoever! Whats the strategy in tomb w...

Monday, 10th February 2020, 22:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Corrupting Pulse length?

Replies: 2

Views: 712

Re: Corrupting Pulse length?

Actually I just checked and it's been over 10k turns! What gives?

Monday, 10th February 2020, 22:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Corrupting Pulse length?

Replies: 2

Views: 712

Corrupting Pulse length?

Hey guys, How long does corrupting pulse last? http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Corrupter I got into a big fight in Pan and gained a whole load of mutations, but from a corrupter. I'm sure I remember these wearing off fairly quickly in the past, but I've waited around 2000 turns and I still have all of t...

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 16:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: OpTm^Oka

Replies: 2

Views: 484

Re: YASD: OpTm^Oka

I’ve been playing a LOT of Op lately. I started with exclusively OpTm and died a lot because of blade hands lack of defense. IMHO OpFi is superior to OpTm. The only transmutation spell you need is statue form, and that doesn’t come in the starting book. Sticks to snakes is useful, but a common find;...

Friday, 7th February 2020, 02:33

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Spiketaur

Replies: 9

Views: 713

Re: Spiketaur

The reason you want to close distance is at minimum the monster has a chance to hit you with an attack that is weaker than its ranged options (IE orc priest choosing melee over smite). This isn't true. The chance of an orc priest smiting is the same whether you're next to it or not. Same for monste...

Friday, 7th February 2020, 02:26

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Spiketaur

Replies: 9

Views: 713

Re: Spiketaur

In a large percentage of the games I play, the most inconvenient thing I see is an early centaur. You can’t run away from them and you get peppered with arrows as you approach them. Dealing with them before D:10 or so always requires caution, lest you charge them and walk into a pack of nasties. IMH...

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 22:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Ok, think I'm done for the night! Highlights: -Found controlled blink. But have about 20 scrolls of blinking anyway... go figure -Entered Lom Lobon level and appeared literally NEXT to Lom Lobon. Dragon form, read teleport, and killed him before the teleport went off. Teleported about 15 tiles away ...

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 19:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

It's funny your post should mention hellfire, because I just came to post in this thread while I'm playing. I'm back with TSO and in Pan. I got the hellion island demonic rune level; which I've never seen before. Jesus christ, what the heck is that all about?! I cleared the rest of the level and tr...

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 18:36

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

It's funny your post should mention hellfire, because I just came to post in this thread while I'm playing. I'm back with TSO and in Pan. I got the hellion island demonic rune level; which I've never seen before. Jesus christ, what the heck is that all about?! I cleared the rest of the level and tri...

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 09:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Statue will always have much better defense and it will almost always feel "safer" Dragon form does give you more HP than statue form; I'd suggest it has better defense against quite a few monsters. But Dragon form has much less AC and 0 SH. Surely this makes up for it? (Unless unresistab...

Saturday, 1st February 2020, 15:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Problem with Zin is no transmuts... so no dragon form :( When I used dragon form I guess I just tried to pay attention to the feel of how many button presses it took to kill a given monster / pack of monsters. I didn't feel like it was that much noticeably less than statue form (which is weird becau...

Friday, 31st January 2020, 13:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Replies: 15

Views: 1450

Re: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Do you do Slime?

A single shining eye gave me Berserkitis, clumsy 1, frail 1 and low mp1 in a couple of turns despite me using summon butterflies to block LOS.

I had to use 2/3 mut pots to get rid of berserkitis, and then an OOF gave me deterioration 2 on zot:2.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Replies: 15

Views: 1450

Re: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Yeah, I just hate mutations, and panicked a bit at degeneration 2. Only have 1 mut pot left with plenty of mutations possible. Currently scumming abyss for more mut potions but its getting old quick. Wanted to finish 15 runes with TSO, but Zin's mutation protection is really good, and I hear his abi...

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 15:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Replies: 15

Views: 1450

Re: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Jivya is definitely something I'll look at in future, but not an option this game because I've already killed TRJ which the Wiki says makes Jivya unavailable.

Perhaps my next OP will be of Jivya though. I am enjoying playing OP's as of late!

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 13:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Statueform is 50% slower than Dragonform, which makes things appear to die relatively fast (from your perspective) whilst still giving them more actions before they die. Against OoF specifically, rF++ should make Dragonform tanky enough. Yeah, I have kinda mentally noted specific use cases for Drag...

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 12:12

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: DCSS familiar - a weapon damage calculator

Replies: 6

Views: 1466

Re: DCSS familiar - a weapon damage calculator

Hey, Just tried to use this tool and it doesn't seem to be working. Perhaps it's not implemented yet for what I want it to do? I was trying to compare the damage output for the same character in Statue form, and dragon form. The tool doesn't seem to account for the forms though. Both show 6.4 Auts a...

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 12:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

I actually don't use dragon form. I think I may actually get comparable damage from Statue form in this game; and my defenses are vastly increased. Reason being is that in dragon form I lose 12 strength and 5 slaying from shield and hat meld. 10 STR is added back on by dragon form itself, but my def...

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 09:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Replies: 15

Views: 1450

Re: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Interesting idea, I'd never even looked at Jivya as a god choice.

Two issues:

-You gain negative mutations upon leaving
-I murdered TRJ

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 23:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Also, how bad can deterioration 2 get?

Like, how much stats could I stand to lose in a big fight? Could I end up with like, -10 int or so? (Making me useless at casting spells)

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 23:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

It sounds like you may have placed the lighting spire suboptimally since you had to use beckoning, though sometimes that can't be avoided. Also dragon form would have helped more than statueform. But you're mostly just unlucky. Melee dudes get mutated :( I used beckoning only because the OOF got ar...

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 22:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

I encountered an orb of fire on Zot:2 and ended up getting the deterioration 2 mutation. Obviously OOF's are hella strong, but I found the lightning spire didn't really work to block LOS... Well, it did - but it went like this: OOF into view place lightning spire between me and it, OOF approached me...

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 22:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Replies: 15

Views: 1450

TSO->Zin->TSO To remove muts?

Guys, I have an OpFi going at the moment that has a couple of annoying mutations (6 negative, non species innate mutations including deterioration 2) I only have 1 potion of mutation left in the game. I've cleared most stuff except zot:2 onwards and hells/pan/tomb. Converting to Zin for extended is ...

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 11:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Why lightning spire? I’be never used it, but I assume I can just drop it and walk away so I can’t get mutated, but it will zap away at the mutator?

Friday, 24th January 2020, 17:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Thanks for the advice. I did slime, and despite gratuitous use of summon butterflys whenever shining eyes showed up, 51 strength, and silver javelins, I ended up with Blurry vision 1 and Berserkitis 1. (Plus some other random not great muts) There are 3 !Mut in the game. I quaffed one and got some b...

Friday, 24th January 2020, 16:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: GnFi^Gozag, former Tycoon

Replies: 3

Views: 455

Re: YAVP: GnFi^Gozag, former Tycoon

congrats, I'd still like to do a Gozag game. I've never managed to really get very far with him. Same is true with Gnolls. Perhaps once I finish my OpFi and my DEFE (Both XL27 and in extended, DEFE has only Tomb left to clear) Whats the real benefit of Gozag then? buying sweet gear from many shops t...

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 21:10

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP:OpFi Oka

Replies: 80

Views: 5710

Re: CIP:OpFi Oka

Vaults:5 done. Wasn't too tricky with a combination of stair dancing, and a teleport when I got really bogged down and a warden locked down the stairs. TSO Conversion done, Went off to crypt which felt insanely easy. That got me to full piety, then I went into abyss and got that rune. Okawaru wrath ...

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 14:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: White Dragon of TSO (bcrawl)

Replies: 6

Views: 686

Re: YASD: White Dragon of TSO (bcrawl)

Hubris is always your enemy. I find a disproportionate amount of my deaths are caused by doing things that I didn't actually need to do, and I just do them anyway because of my completionist tendencies!
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