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Tuesday, 29th April 2014, 23:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Any tips on these class combinations?

Replies: 34

Views: 21255

Re: Any tips on these class combinations?

Nemelex guide: train Evo, sacrifice everything that is not important, spam decks Always use peek-at-two on unknown decks (even in fights, it is instantaneous), never ever blind draw from decks of wonder, always use triple-draw and/or stack-five (preferred method is peek-at-two for id, 2x triple-dra...

Tuesday, 29th April 2014, 13:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] Second char: CeWn (need advice)

Replies: 5

Views: 678

Re: [CiP] Second char: CeWn (need advice)

Thanks for the advice, I'll train up my polearms then. Only 6 more levels to min-delay, a few exp cards should do the trick. Kiting with polearms is powerful indeed. The stupid guardian nagas blinked everything in their line of sight (including uniques!) right next to me and then I got constricted. ...

Monday, 28th April 2014, 22:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP NaVM - Where to go from here?

Replies: 39

Views: 2237

Re: CiP NaVM - Where to go from here?

Kpatrol88 wrote:(how worried should I be about the Evolve mut?)

Not very, it usually gives you none or one mutation before fading out and the chances of a good one are 75%.

Monday, 28th April 2014, 20:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] Second char: CeWn (need advice)

Replies: 5

Views: 678

Re: [CiP] Second char: CeWn (need advice)

Are you going to focus on armor or dodging? Centaurs have crappy defensive aptitudes so you should probably only stick with one. Deck spamming is powerful (from what I hear at least) and only gets stronger with Evocations. Especially with max Nemelex piety. 10 seems to be enough for mid-game but de...

Sunday, 27th April 2014, 23:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CeHu Armour question

Replies: 8

Views: 1242

Re: CeHu Armour question

Both is viable for centaurs. They only get half from body armor base AC, so a +0 plate mail is not a good choice. They do get full AC from enchantments and armour skill, so later on heavy armour works. If you want to cast spells go for light or medium armour. I would wear the one with the highest en...

Sunday, 27th April 2014, 22:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Feedback Sought

Replies: 71

Views: 10324

Re: Feedback Sought

Joseph and Josephine are brutal-I only barely escaped from them alive. I won't be challenging either until I've been able to get at least one rune, and preferably not until I have Crystal Spear or Fire Storm. Not sure if I should bother getting anything from the book of air, but I am wondering if I...

Sunday, 27th April 2014, 21:47

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] Second char: CeWn (need advice)

Replies: 5

Views: 678

[CiP] Second char: CeWn (need advice)

Hello again, I couldn't stay away for long and made a second character, this time online (on cao). Since I followed a beginners' guide in my first game and went with a run-of-the-mill DECj , I chose something different this time: CeWn. Centaurs seem pretty strong and I like to use what I find, so Wa...

Saturday, 26th April 2014, 18:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Nice Crossbow

Replies: 15

Views: 1617

Re: Nice Crossbow

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated! On trying jewelry, they do not identify all the time. Then i should spare an ID scroll on it? If you have the time just wear them for a while. A lot of them identify in the moment you need them, e.g. see invisible when something invisible comes into view, re...

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, 13:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Mp regeneration needs a serious buff

Replies: 92

Views: 16483

Re: Mp regeneration needs a serious buff

At the beginning of the game the mp regeneration is enough to play fluently, you only have to rest after big fights. It just scales horribly! Later on you have to rest/channel constantly, so much that the main reason for Sif Muna+necromutation becomes hungerless channeling! That is just sad. More sp...

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, 11:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: OpIE of Veh, midgame advice?

Replies: 2

Views: 427

Re: CIP: OpIE of Veh, midgame advice?

I'd increase fighting a few levels, more hp are always good. Dodging is very useful for spell casting octopodes, too. If you feel your defences are enough, a few levels of spellcasting will help you with spell slots, mp, hunger and spellpower! Don't increase charms, it's high enough to cast your buf...

Thursday, 17th April 2014, 17:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP->YASD] Another Gr blaster past lair

Replies: 6

Views: 492

Re: [CIP->YASD] Another Gr blaster past lair

Damn you, roxanne.. Two crystal spears in a row. Oh well :) A new milestone for me, though: I lived long enough to see Vehumet's final gifts! On the other hand that crystal spear has a low range and Roxanne cannot move. Stasis renders you immune to the blinking and then you can just use ranged atta...

Thursday, 17th April 2014, 08:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP->YASD] Another Gr blaster past lair

Replies: 6

Views: 492

Re: [CIP] Another Gr blaster to Lair

I have to agree, maybe you overlooked the sheer awesomeness of that spell. The battlesphere has immense firepower at max range (!) and as a summon can be used to block enemy attacks and spells, but will not block yours. Yet unlike other summons you get full experience from all its kills! But then ma...

Tuesday, 15th April 2014, 18:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] First one!

Replies: 16

Views: 1132

Re: [YAVP] First one!

wow! i'm highly envious. my first game was nowhere near as smooth as this, and even now I've had only two characters get their hands on the orb (out of hundreds of rounds) and still not survive. you're remarkably patient for what its worth. first games usually end quite abruptly but you've come to ...

Monday, 14th April 2014, 18:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] First one!

Replies: 16

Views: 1132

Re: [YAVP] First one!

damiac wrote:So are you going to retire undefeated, or will you risk your 100% win rate?

As tempting as it is I don't think I can stay away for too long. I like crawl, it's a lot of fun.

Monday, 14th April 2014, 16:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] First one!

Replies: 16

Views: 1132

Re: [YAVP] First one!

Congrats! The RNG was very kind to you, but that takes nothing away from a unique achievement. My first win took me nearly a year! Thank you! To be fair I did play nethack some years back and ascended two or three times. My first one took me a lot more than a year! Although I haven't played it in a...

Monday, 14th April 2014, 16:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD orb *run*

Replies: 11

Views: 968

Re: YASD orb *run*

Ouch. Ever since I lost a squishy but promising Deep Elf in the Vaults to random teleports, I make Control Teleport an early priority. On the orb run, as soon as a Pan Lord comes into LOS, I just disappear to a stair on the other side of the floor. I was under the impression that teleport control w...

Monday, 14th April 2014, 15:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] First one!

Replies: 16

Views: 1132

[YAVP] First one!

Deep Elves' magical powers are well-known and carried this one straight through a four-rune-game in a little less than 100k moves, so pretty slow, nothing new. I recently stumbled upon crawl and it looked nice, so I gave it a try and checked the wiki for informations, but soon it became necessary to...

Monday, 14th April 2014, 11:30

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

If you're looking for a spell, you can press ctrl-f then the spell name to find it. it's very important to not get 27 Spellcasting, since you can get a cooler title by putting some other skill there first, like Ice :) Not sure I'll get any skill to 27... Oh well I ice stormed Mennas while he was ou...

Monday, 14th April 2014, 08:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Good deity for a Gargoyle Earth Elementalist?

Replies: 77

Views: 11833

Re: Good deity for a Gargoyle Earth Elementalist?

Not sure whether you still consider Vehumet, but I would advise against it. Not that it is bad choice, you'd probably do fine with him, but his spell gifts are rather arbitrary and only attack spells, most of which you won't use. His biggest advantage, the range increase on spells, which totally roc...

Monday, 14th April 2014, 07:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAFVP - MiBe

Replies: 4

Views: 650

Re: YAFVP - MiBe

Grats on the run! DEFE or Conjurer or Wizard are the casting extremes. If you want to try a squishy little elf, who rains total destruction from across the screen, try it! Deep Elves have such good casting aptitudes, they can learn all spells! For more durability maybe go GrEE, if you cannot resist ...

Sunday, 13th April 2014, 23:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

I hadn't much time playing the last few days, but I'm back now and thanks to all your excellent advice my character is still alive! Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.13.1 (tiles) character file. Incanus the Sorcerer (Deep Elf Conjurer) Turns: 84149, Time: 1, 04:06:23 HP 159/159 AC 14 Str 11 XL: 24 ...

Thursday, 10th April 2014, 10:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Thank you all very much for the advice, heading to the vault now. I learned Lee's rapid deconstruction, it's just so much fun! I'd like a summon spell as well, since I usually rely on my skeletons to block harmfull spells and slow enemies, but sometimes those aren't available. It's just... the all s...

Thursday, 10th April 2014, 03:29

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

The Shoals were a breeze, turned it into a huge ice rink. Sadly Xtahua didn't leave his hide. Got an evocations manual, not that useful for me. There was a book shop with the book of the warp, controlled blink and phase shift look nice, but I lack gold. With 2 runes in my bag the question is where t...

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 17:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Shields 5 negates all buckler penalties. More Shields isn't useful until you have no other useful skills to invest in. That is the best buckler you can get besides lucky artefacts, by the way. Always use !experience when you find it. More Dodging skill would be useful. Generally you want to use ?ac...

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 17:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Oooh, max range is awesome, I still use magic dart from time to time because of the range. I could replace iron shot with Lehudib's crystal spear, if there isn't a big drawback. The only monsters that trouble me are undead, because of their ice and poison resistance. Bolting them works though. I thi...

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 11:36

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Sar wrote:See the south-east corner of the vault? Other corners looks exactly like that, and one of them should have a rune. If auto-explore doesn't take you there, it's a bug!

Yeah, saw it when looking on my screenshot. It was sitting in one of the little compartments guarded by a ghost moth.
My first rune!

Wednesday, 9th April 2014, 11:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

I went with haste, but without poison arrow. I already have iron shot and the icy one. Cleared the spider's lair, but can't find the rune. Is there something I have to do, activate a lever or find a hidden door? Or maybe I can see it because it's in a web or in shallow water? http://i.imgur.com/P4oc...

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 21:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

I'd use the ring of ice over "Siwnomudu", since you'll still be neutral to fire - you can always take it off when getting burned (though often the better choice will simply be to unleash chilly death). Since your aptitudes are so good it doesn't really matter, but I'd get some air instead...

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 10:45

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Refrigeration is very bad for your potions, unless you have conservation. I usually only carry pots of curing when I use the spell, and I always drop before casting it. It's an hassle, but the spell is so strong it's worthy to do so. Condensation shield isn't that great, just use a normal buckler A...

Tuesday, 8th April 2014, 08:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP-NaWi looking for advice

Replies: 38

Views: 3400

Re: CiP-NaWi looking for advice

Great advice guys, running a DsSu now. Also got a newbie forum question... how do I use the [code][/code] commands to put my char file in a post like you guys do? It's really straight forward, you need your character file from the crawl directory, which is usually in the morgue folder and is named ...

Monday, 7th April 2014, 23:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Hot damn you're doing well. Nice work! And welcome to the Tavern! Thank you, I am surprised myself. It has probably to do with crawl being somewhat similar to nethack with a more balanced difficulty. In nethack you usually die on the first few floors, after that it becomes easier. Haven't played ne...

Monday, 7th April 2014, 21:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Nice! I only got a lousy necromancer who fell victim to a meph cloud. Now I have 3 identical ice books. Well they have different colours... The rest of the loot wasn't that good either, a naga barding, an rC+ helm, an artifact ice book and a ring of wizardry. Found a funny looking disc in the lair t...

Monday, 7th April 2014, 21:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Oh, I should have stayed in the volcano, hadn't much trouble with the monsters. Learned something. I will stick with one elemental school then, but for now I'm fine with only conjuration, so I'll wait a little bit longer. I don't manage to hit much with the scimitar, but it saves on mp. I entered th...

Monday, 7th April 2014, 19:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Update I took your advise and identified most of my potions and read the scrolls, dropping the bad ones at L:2. Exploring the lair I get mixed messages, Vehumet gave me sticky flames, but I found an ice ring. Does training fire reduces my ice skill and vice versa? I don't know how this cross-stuff ...

Monday, 7th April 2014, 16:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

So much help, thank you all! I should have mentioned the version I'm using, a quick check revealed that apt-get install washed 0.13.1 ashore. The guide may not be the best, but for a total beginner without any clue it does show a path to get past the first few levels and gain some experience with th...

Monday, 7th April 2014, 14:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

Re: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Thank you very much, that helps!
I will read through your link.
Looks like a shield is not that useful for this character, but maybe I'll find a good one.

Monday, 7th April 2014, 14:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Replies: 51

Views: 6377

[CIP] Very first char ever, need a lot of advice! (DeCj)

Hello, this is my first game of crawl ever, so expect a lot of dumb questions and many mistakes. I did play some nethack back in the days, so I know the basics of roguelikes. Starting the game I immediately recognized that it has a lot of buttons, so I reverted to the wiki for some advice. To make l...

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