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Thursday, 13th June 2019, 09:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: First Caster VP: GnFE^Ash + Gnoll small change proposal

Replies: 0

Views: 450

First Caster VP: GnFE^Ash + Gnoll small change proposal

Hi everyone! In the end I got the first "pure caster" win. Ok - gnolls cannot be considered "pure" caster in the traditional way, but I think that wearing steam armor qualifies me for it. Weird run in which I found something like 5 crystal balls and 4 staves of Energy, but no rea...

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 21:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! First online, TrFi^Nem

Replies: 1

Views: 389

YAVP! First online, TrFi^Nem

Hi everyone! First online win, Troll Fighter of Nemelex. I am very happy of this win because Nemelex was the first god I was using when joining crawl, and I always liked Troll in general. Never got a win with those... until I tried them together. What I learned: ⋅  Nemelex is very strong i...

Monday, 18th February 2019, 09:50

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Thanks Devs for the Gauntlet!

Replies: 17

Views: 2672

Thanks Devs for the Gauntlet!

Hi everyone, just wanted to thank the devs for the Gauntlet. It's really a LOT of fun, and well thought and designed. What I like: - option to exit - PARTIAL view of what is expecting you - the fact that you can prepare for enemies that you already know in advance The name is not really intuitive to...

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 07:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - DrIE ^Sif - why so F* hard?

Replies: 17

Views: 2039

Re: YASD - DrIE ^Sif - why so F* hard?

Latest version of Depths is harder than Elf, in my opinion.
If you are really careful and you have decent survivability in melee (for dancing weapons), you can manage it.
Just beware of banishment to Abyss... engage 1-2 enemies at once, and teleport away when things get hard.

Thursday, 25th January 2018, 21:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

I do suppose that the abilty to shield from fireballs and polymorph can make it the best spell, but if you care so much about that then surely summon spells would be far better. I made some tests with Wiz mode. Crystal Spear and Iron Shot miss a lot. I mean, a LOT. They are good... when they hit. T...

Friday, 19th January 2018, 14:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

Another option was might, haste and that +9 eveningstar at min delay. The character was a hybrid actually. Sorry, in Crawl world I suppose that even a caster (maybe the word "pure" is misleading here) should train any good lowskill weapon to mindelay (morning/eveningstar, demon whip, demo...

Monday, 15th January 2018, 22:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

Ok, almost. Almost. Died in Zot:5 :oops: :oops: :oops: Was fighting with an artifact +5 ring mail. The problem are those damn Orbs of Fire. Never had any problem in the past, ok, they were not "easy", but were manageable. As a fire elementalist, I had only Freezing Cloud. When I saw that I...

Sunday, 14th January 2018, 12:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

I just want to thank you all for all the advices. Conjure Flame is really really strong now that I learned to use it :) I just had a really good run with a GrFE that was casting in FDA, cleared Lair, Orc and Dungeon, grabbed the Spider rune, entered Shoals, but was banished to Abyss:2 by Louise. I'v...

Friday, 12th January 2018, 13:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

Edit. Except training fire/conj was a bad idea unless you had a book with bolt of fire somewhere. But then you should have trained just spellcasting/fire/conj. Could you please explain it a bit better? Why training Fire/Cj is a bad idea, since any single spell I have is Fire/Conj? Edit: if you mean...

Friday, 12th January 2018, 10:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

Copy paste some of your morgues here (in "code" tags). It makes the advice more concrete. Often the thing you're doing wrong is not what you might consider plausible, but is something else altogether. If you want to play "pure caster", and are having problems with MP, try DE. An...

Friday, 12th January 2018, 10:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

Magipi wrote:OMG, I meant to write conjure flame. Sticky flame is straightforward and very powerful. But for conjure flame to be really good, you need to know tricks that are almost bugs. My bad.


If any of you could share these tricks, would be super-helpful :)

Friday, 12th January 2018, 10:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

First of all, thank you CanOfWorms for the Fireaball "melee range" advice, it's really a nice trick that I didn't think of. My bad... and kudos to you. Secondly: how can you kill a yak pack with Conjure Flame? Intelligent monsters simply wait before entering the flame, so it's a nice "...

Friday, 12th January 2018, 10:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Re: Pure caster advice

I don't get the Vehumet's gifts are bad part. Make sure you have Conjurations as your highest magic skill and then you don't depend on luck with spells. DrCj is very easy IMHO. I assume you don't mean pure caster as character who does not train Fighting/Dodging, that would be called glass cannon in...

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 21:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pure caster advice

Replies: 61

Views: 18704

Pure caster advice

Hi all, after winning with a ranged character, an unarmed melee and a 15 rune DsGl^Chei with Shatter (but shatter went online quite late), I am trying to do a "Pure Caster". My own (really simple) rules for this caster project are: ⋅  No Chei - Chei is great and I love it, but ma...

Wednesday, 3rd January 2018, 11:34

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Thank you!

Replies: 249

Views: 99514

Re: Thank you!

Just completed the first 15 runes victory, and that was simply amazing. Thank you to all developers for making such a great game. It feels really really epic when you go through Hells and Pandemonium.
Thanks!

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 18:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Airwolf wrote:Yeah, that's why I recommended getting to the upstairs immediately.


Do you know why I was not able to see the stairs? Maybe I made some steps in the wrong direction?

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 18:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

VeryAngryFelid wrote:With statue form that would be 375 HP, 309 HP after one torment, 254 HP after two and 209 HP after 3 torments. Quite a difference.
Congrats with your win!


Thanks for you congrats... and you are really right. It makes really a lot of difference :shock:

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 17:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! First 15 rune! Unarmed DsGl^Chei

Replies: 4

Views: 843

Re: YAVP! First 15 rune! Unarmed DsGl^Chei

Second part (character notes, that were not included before): Notes Turn | Place | Note -------+----------+------------------------------------------- 0 | D:1 | Aulin V the Demonspawn Gladiator began the quest for the Orb. 0 | D:1 | Reached XP level 1. HP: 16/16 MP: 1/1 294 | D:1 | Gained mutation: ...

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 17:45

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! First 15 rune! Unarmed DsGl^Chei

Replies: 4

Views: 843

Re: YAVP! First 15 rune! Unarmed DsGl^Chei

Character dump (posted here and trimmed for size limit): Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.20.1 (tiles) character file. 12459236 Aulin V the Grand Master (level 27, 266/266 HPs) Began as a Demonspawn Gladiator on Dec 23, 2017. Was the Champion of Cheibriados. Escaped with the Orb ... and 15 runes o...

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 17:43

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! First 15 rune! Unarmed DsGl^Chei

Replies: 4

Views: 843

YAVP! First 15 rune! Unarmed DsGl^Chei

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I did it!!!!!!!!! What an incredible trip have been!!!!! Spoiler warning: this post is a big, continuous, spoiler :) Down to the Hell and Pandemonium and back to light. Oh, when I saw the entrance of the Dungeon! I had 2 victories in the past (both 3 runes) and wanted to try extend...

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 16:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

YEEEEEEEEEE I DID IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT :D
3rd victory in general, first 15 runeeeeeeeeee :D

I will make a "YAVP" soon :)

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 09:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Why didn't you use statue form for torment protection? I used it, and it saved my life (I think), but anyway I was taking tons of damage... I think that in some way I pulled the entire Tomb:3 (maybe shatter was not a good idea here, but I was completely surrounded, I didn't see stairs, and anyway w...

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 09:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

By the way, almost died in Pan because after Cerebov, I had all the rings for rF+++, and no rN/rC/rElec. In the following Pan realm I was going around (without rN, but I didn't realize) and I almost died to a couple of fiends, but (stupid me) I thought: wow, maybe some torments in a row. Then I foun...

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 08:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

The Tomb is BRUTAL :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Tomb:3 is the most dangerous place, ever. Had some luck, and had to use Step from time maybe 4 times :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Shatter helps, but those death curses are a pain (thanks for warning!). Some form of fast regeneration and some stea...

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 23:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Got demonic rune after few Pan levels.
And Cerebov down :), got fiery rune :)

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 22:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Cleared Cocytus, Slime (TRJ was quite easy, at this point, I suppose), and then entered Abyss. Stayed 2000 turns in Abyss 1 and 2, and then read on wiki that the rune spawns only on Abyss:3. Doh. Then went Abyss:3, and since I wasn't finding anything, Abyss:4 and then Abyss:5. After one zillion XP a...

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 19:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Edit: Oh, Augmentation! This game doesn't count! :) FIrst of all: thank you for the advices :D Augmentation is cool but much less important when you face strong enemies, since you'll drop some health anyway. What I consider superstrong (at limits of being OP...) is Powered by Death (2 and 3). At th...

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 15:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Update: Asmodeus down! Managed to soften him with the Stormbow and then shred him to death with unarmed. Ended up with health lower than expected but Asmodeus exited from his vault, and caught me in the middle of another fight. There is a lot of noise here!
Anyway got Obsidian rune :)

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 10:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Update: cleared Elf and found a nice +4 Helmet { rElec, rF } :) Cleared also Zot:1-4. Learned blade hands, putting rC+ ring by default (since now I have rF+ on helmet) and training Bows as you suggested, I am at 16-17 now. Now with "standard set" i have rPois, rElec, rF+, rC+, MR+++, rN+++...

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 10:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

Re: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

bel wrote:If you don't plan to use a shield, learn blade hands.


At the moment I am already doing really a lot of damage. But anyway you are right, I already invested in Tm, so it's basically a free upgrade.

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 09:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Replies: 21

Views: 2193

CiP: Unarmed DsGl^Chei, going into extended

Hi all! So here I am, now. First time (apart from a couple of failures in the past) with Chei, and I love him. Got 3 runes, and cleared all the "pre-extended" branches except half of Elf:2 (in which I am now), Elf:3, and not yet entered in Zot. I left Elf for last because I hate that place...

Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 16:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YA(Second)VP!! Unarmed DsGl^Makhleb

Replies: 0

Views: 358

YA(Second)VP!! Unarmed DsGl^Makhleb

My second win!! My first win was a ranged-only Spriggan slinger of Okawaru. I wanted to try something completely different, and I was fascinated by Unarmed Combat. I splattered a lot of Trolls and Ghouls. Also a Troll with a GDA, that died in Zot:1. I tried with Flails, Short blades, long blades, an...

Sunday, 16th July 2017, 17:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lernean hydra vault too difficult

Replies: 14

Views: 2778

Re: Lernean hydra vault too difficult

Cheibrodos wrote:
d3k0 wrote:I am saying this because the Swamp should be the easiest of all rune vaults.


Why should this be the case?


Because the other ones are more difficult :)
Snake is the easier of the other ones, but if you do not have high AC it becomes quite difficult, because you are easily surrounded.

Sunday, 16th July 2017, 17:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lernean hydra vault too difficult

Replies: 14

Views: 2778

Re: Lernean hydra vault too difficult

bel wrote:It's not too difficult. You might need to teleport once or twice. Plenty of characters can simply kill Lerny easily. A small army of ice beasts can take it down, for example.


My point is that is *not* Lerny itself, it's the vault in which Lerny is that is too difficult.

Sunday, 16th July 2017, 16:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lernean hydra vault too difficult

Replies: 14

Views: 2778

Lernean hydra vault too difficult

BEWARE new players: this post is full of SPOILERS First of all, let me say that I survived, thanks to makhleb and a bit of Luck with greater daemons, a great shield of protection and the power of Unarmed... and yes, also being a Ghoul helped a lot. The hydra itself is very difficult, but can be &qu...

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 15:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: CeHu 38 Dex

Replies: 3

Views: 926

Re: CeHu 38 Dex

VeryAngryFelid wrote: I hope you haven't put any bonus stats into Dex, it's a bad idea for Ce.


Where should i put points? Str?

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 15:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to use shopping list?

Replies: 3

Views: 909

Re: How to use shopping list?

Fingolfin wrote:Press '$'

Thanks!

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 13:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Transporter

Replies: 51

Views: 9092

Re: Transporter

I think that if you come 10XL later, you do not need anymore the stuff that you can find in it :D
And if you are a caster, maybe you have Blink, Swiftness, or other things that help you get out.

Sunday, 9th July 2017, 13:09

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to use shopping list?

Replies: 3

Views: 909

How to use shopping list?

Hi all!
When you are in a shop you can "add item to shopping list" pressing the capital letter of the object you are insterested, for example A, C, and so on.
How do you see later this shopping list?
Thank you very much

Saturday, 8th July 2017, 11:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: GrEE^Veh found +11 Plutonium triple sword

Replies: 2

Views: 585

CiP: GrEE^Veh found +11 Plutonium triple sword

Hi! Doing quite well with this EE. Magic skills are already high, waiting for a book or Veh to offer Shatter/IronShot/CrystalSpear. In a Lair:6 vault I found a +11 Triple Sword of plutonium (*contam, stealth-). At the moment my Maces skill is still low, I am using a +1 flail of protection that boost...

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 14:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

Replies: 60

Views: 8559

Re: Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

Obviously a +6EV (or +6AC) ring helps, anyway quite impressed you got to Vaults:1. Bringing Throwing to high levels is ok, the main topic here is "how to survive without luck" and if the answer is "throw anything you find on the ground to anything that moves at the edge of LOS" i...

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 10:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

Replies: 60

Views: 8559

Re: Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

most started using different dragon armour at XL 13-15: storm, fire, shadow, steam, even Troll leather armour. Basically wear what you found first. I am not able to survive in just troll leather. Maybe troll leather, with 4 enchant armour, and any ring of protection. Steam/shadow are fine (anyway i...

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 10:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

Replies: 60

Views: 8559

Re: Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

(late game is not problematic because you usually have some dragon armour by then). One of the key problems here is that *usually* is not *always*. Sometimes i drop more than 10 dragon armours. Sometimes not even one. It depends not only on how luck you have with the single drop, but (much more) on...

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 10:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

Replies: 60

Views: 8559

Unarmed troll: how to survive without luck?

I do not understand. Trolls are good with decent armour. But I find nearly impossible to go with a melee troll if you do not find a good dragon scale armour. The few times I managed to start collecting runes were: 1) found +6 protection on D:2 and in the game of mutations, got +2AC and +1AC (and eve...

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 12:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

Replies: 17

Views: 2483

Re: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

Sprucery wrote:Ozo's is great and so is Kiku but it's better to animate the corpses than cast CE imo.


Would you start as TrIE? Just unarmed until 11, then Ozo and shield?

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 12:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

Replies: 17

Views: 2483

Re: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

I learned (the hard way...) how to deal with hydras, and now I would say they are not a big problem. My three "proven methods" are: - ranged (anything work, a well enchanted sling or big rocks, provided you have at least 8 in the relevant skill) - if you have shield, any untrained long bla...

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 12:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

Replies: 17

Views: 2483

Re: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

d3k0, Those are my impressions too (and we have had a hot discussion about it some time ago) but training Statue Form makes you even more vulnerable during this "hard" time and with Tr aptitudes and Int it will be a long time before you get the spell inline so I believe it is a bad idea (...

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 11:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

Replies: 17

Views: 2483

Re: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

If it took you 112002 turns to finish Lair, Orc, and D:15 then you lost about 350 piety to decay. Most Okawaru games win before turn 100,000. No wonder you didn't get many gifts. I am still not good at lowering turns count in general. And being a troll I find that I have to squeeze any Xp to get an...

Monday, 3rd July 2017, 11:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

Replies: 17

Views: 2483

Re: YASD: Titanic slime & Oka gifts

And why you were training statue form? I found that Unarmed Troll (maybe it's me that I am still not good enough) are too unreliable with just a robe/troll armour past Orc/Lair. Also in last Lair level you have to be very careful if you are in a robe. So, there are just a few methods of getting som...
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