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Friday, 28th February 2020, 17:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Triple defense hypothesis

Replies: 24

Views: 5033

Re: Triple defense hypothesis

Throwing is your secondary defensive skill as troll though. UC/Fighting into UC/Fighting/Throw or UC/Fighting/God feels way better than developing into UC/Fighting/Dodge on troll. Okay, but I think we can agree that multiple defensive skills work much better than multiple offenses because they stack...

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 14:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: DMsl Vs EV

Replies: 11

Views: 2032

Re: DMsl Vs EV

DMsl is pretty value on a DE, and you will probably want to pick it up roughly around vaults esp if you are having trouble with yaktaur packs. Vashnia is really strong and spawns with sharpshooters who are also one of the nastier mobs in Snake. Its pretty common to not be able to kill them when you ...

Monday, 12th November 2018, 03:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New Crawl players will never get to experience...

Replies: 57

Views: 10786

Re: New Crawl players will never get to experience...

Chain Evoking Teleport to move around the map. Who needs walking?

Friday, 2nd November 2018, 23:58

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Suggestion: Make ID scrolls much rarer

Replies: 29

Views: 4670

Re: Suggestion: Make ID scrolls much rarer

Getting a rune IDs all items and obsoletes ID scrolls.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 19:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

Replies: 29

Views: 4519

Re: Is this randart great sword worth switching for?

Bucklers are nearly always good on casters. Modest defense at an affordable investment. Non Artifact medium shields are rarely worth it until vaults or later, and often never. A few caveats: Large races usually want some defenses beyond fighting, and the lower investment make shields feel much more ...

Saturday, 1st September 2018, 19:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: VpEn^Sif Reflections

Replies: 1

Views: 718

CIP: VpEn^Sif Reflections

Working on a VpEn^Sif, haven't played sif since the rework, wanted to get some thoughts down about the character. History Sif was an early altar so I figured I'd try it out. I like the new sif. Early pickups were a ring of prot fire and a ring of ice, followed by a book of callings and a +2 archmage...

Sunday, 15th July 2018, 21:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Cip: HOWn^Qaz{4} Too much Slay, too many choices.

Replies: 4

Views: 1014

Re: Cip: HOWn^Qaz{4} Too much Slay, too many choices.

In my experience, Max Quaz can kill anything in zig1 with cataclysm spam. Problem is mummy curses, which are lethal.

Monday, 25th June 2018, 04:17

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Hard mode idea

Replies: 3

Views: 1389

Re: Hard mode idea

Consider hellcrawl.

Sunday, 10th June 2018, 17:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Don't ask me how I ended up like this; was overconfident

Replies: 6

Views: 1608

Re: Don't ask me how I ended up like this; was overconfident

No comment on this death to snorg, but: Use Mahkleb's invocations, especially summon lesser demon. Minor destruction is also really good.

Friday, 25th May 2018, 21:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YASD!] HuHu, "Yaks no Like Hunter!"

Replies: 7

Views: 1429

Re: [YASD!] HuHu, "Yaks no Like Hunter!"

Hunter gives you a primary ranged damage source.

Conjurations magic (throw flame) gives you a different primary ranged damage source.

Don't spend xp for ranged damage magic as a hunter.

Wednesday, 18th April 2018, 19:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

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

Replies: 17

Views: 2513

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

A character with a source of invisibility, the silence spell, and the ability to deal moderate physical damage kills everything in elf.

With just invisibility a character can comfortably raid the hall of blades.

Tuesday, 10th April 2018, 17:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: VSAK - 31 AC at D:5

Replies: 6

Views: 1342

Re: CIP: VSAK - 31 AC at D:5

Vine stalkers are pretty far away from glass cannons. Magic shield and byte is good. Full armor slots is really nice.

Also, you haven't won yet. Falling asleep on tab has killed many a strong character.

Friday, 6th April 2018, 19:17

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] - FeEE: life as a cat /2

Replies: 9

Views: 1698

Re: [CiP] - FeEE: life as a cat

Invis + felid will be enough for swamp, with Silence being a value grab. Invis is good for spider and shoals too, but you pulled snake and all the nagas (but not the salamanders!) have see invis. Honestly, I'd pass on blade hands. You have stone arrow, LRD and Iron shot on a fast character that rese...

Friday, 16th March 2018, 19:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: converting?

Replies: 8

Views: 1620

Re: converting?

Some obvious scenarios: Are you running a FE that pulled dim at the ecumenical altar? Are you yred or beough and your army just got wiped out in/post depths? Are you following a good god and want to follow a different good god? Did you just give up all your piety to a trove and are thinking about ex...

Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 19:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Jiyva altars

Replies: 11

Views: 2164

Re: Jiyva altars

The ecumenical altar gives a shot at Jiyva, which is the most reliable source of the god in the early game (not all that reliable). Otherwise there is an early Jiyva vault thats really rare and there is a special ecumenical temple can be a Jiyva vault, but its really rare too. Access to the god is n...

Monday, 5th March 2018, 20:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

Replies: 19

Views: 2344

Re: CIP HONe^Makh: M&F or LBL?

I never have an intention to transition out of short blades until vaults. If you have a decent quick blade and a bit of +slay, you'll never have to transition out of short blades at all. Alternatively, shortblades into magical staves is a natural progression for characters that use spells to deal wi...

Saturday, 24th February 2018, 17:47

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Redesign Makhleb's active abilities

Replies: 25

Views: 3884

Re: Redesign Makhleb's active abilities

I'm a huge fan of Makhleb because of his invocations. Specifically minor destruction followed up by lesser servant stabilizes the early game the same way that heroism, berserk do. Lesser destruction just comes out at 2 pips instead of 1 pip. The following conclusion is wildly different than my exper...

Saturday, 10th February 2018, 16:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Tomb 3 strategy without ranged attack?

Replies: 16

Views: 2980

Re: Tomb 3 strategy without ranged attack?

1) Go down the stairs. 2) Get to the doorway. Optional) Fight in the doorway. (this allows you to maximize AoE damge, but if you have soaked to much damage getting to the doorway it is skipped) 3) Retreat 1 space to cut half of your LoS, fight right behind the doorway (this is the melee spot) 4) Ret...

Sunday, 4th February 2018, 17:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Inventory issues

Replies: 9

Views: 1558

Re: Inventory issues

When I get to the lair entrance, I clean my inventory. Ditto orc, and when I enter vaults and depths. Its rather unlikely that I return pick things up that aren't spellbooks, but it does happen occasionally. Weapon swapping between a staff and a main weapon is very much a thing. I use the ";&qu...

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 00:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: duvessa's spell guide for cool people

Replies: 145

Views: 85970

Re: duvessa's spell guide for cool people

Notes on yara's: It is a hard counter to a few things that stabbers may have a hard time with, things that see invis, self buff, and have high MR. Specifically, spriggan packs (the air mage will repeatedly cast deflect missiles, zerkers will zerk). Consider learning it if the spriggan forest spawns ...

Monday, 25th December 2017, 11:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How to Always Throw

Replies: 2

Views: 1028

Re: How to Always Throw

Whenever I want to throw I just go into the ziggurat.

Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 16:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HEAE Oops, I did it again

Replies: 13

Views: 1774

Re: CIP HEAE Oops, I did it again

Also, you have see invis. Sunlight reveals.

Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 04:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HEAE Oops, I did it again

Replies: 13

Views: 1774

Re: CIP HEAE Oops, I did it again

Staff of Air gives +rElec. You are putting way too much thought into weapon choice on a character with 16 str 31 int 16 dex and 117/28/5 defenses. Triple sword is bad, 2h weapons are bad. Use a buckler and take more advantage of that amazing reflect amulet. Rapier with staff of air swap is natural, ...

Tuesday, 28th November 2017, 19:19

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Dislike Playing with Allies?

Replies: 6

Views: 1309

Dislike Playing with Allies?

I don't understand the broad distaste certain players have for playing with allies. I'd like to draw a distinction between two separate uses of allies: (1) Characters that are based around allies as core mechanic, that largely expect to use allies in every fight. Examples include the summoner backgr...

Monday, 27th November 2017, 18:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: How good is Scythe of Curses?

Replies: 7

Views: 1541

Re: How good is Scythe of Curses?

A +9 Ring Mail with rF+++ is really good.

Abyss 5 is really deadly. Endgame diesel characters are challenged by abyss 5.

RIP Run.

Monday, 27th November 2017, 02:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: How good is Scythe of Curses?

Replies: 7

Views: 1541

Re: How good is Scythe of Curses?

That armor is not good. At *slow and only +1, it isn't strong enough to merit planning for a swap to jivya, your 7 base int is trash as a berserker and jivya will not improve it. *Slow can be really bad when it procs. Use enchant a generic dragon scale armor over that, or a decent scale/chain/plate....

Sunday, 26th November 2017, 09:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: How good is Scythe of Curses?

Replies: 7

Views: 1541

Re: How good is Scythe of Curses?

Antimagic Bardiche is a fine weapon, but the Scythe lets you play as the merfolkian Grim Reaper.

+1000 votes for the scythe. Its super fun and is strong enough to win the game.

You can still carry the Bardiche for OoFs if you want.

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 21:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Does anyone enjoy the "you fall through 3 floors" thing?

Replies: 31

Views: 6106

Re: Does anyone enjoy the "you fall through 3 floors" thing?

Yah visible shafts are assets, not liabilities. Being able to drop Sigmund to a lower floor is powerful.

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 17:33

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Does anyone enjoy the "you fall through 3 floors" thing?

Replies: 31

Views: 6106

Re: Does anyone enjoy the "you fall through 3 floors" thing?

I'm all about shafts.

Ah shit, things just got real, lets do this! OH SHIT A 2H OGRE RUN!

Thursday, 16th November 2017, 07:26

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: New god Idea: Zayne, the silent death

Replies: 2

Views: 903

Re: New god Idea: Zayne, the silent death

How to make a non magical stabber god: Zetty McNetty the Net God: * Gift Net: God randomly gives nets on piety gain. ** Netblast- AoE Net attack vs all adjacent targets. Requires that many nets. Minor Piety, 3 MP *** Nets upgraded to Large TRIPLE Nets- Net big things **** Net Elephant Gun: Scattersh...

Monday, 13th November 2017, 20:46

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Transporter

Replies: 51

Views: 10410

Re: Transporter

I picked up a wand of flame and killed everything with steam.

Sunday, 12th November 2017, 19:12

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Add Turns to Messages

Replies: 4

Views: 1038

Re: Add Turns to Messages

The game does not advance by individual aut. It advances in player move/action increments. Each time the player does something it adds that much energy to all the mobs. All the mobs with enough energy to activate and act at the same time, even if they get multiple activations on the same turn. This ...

Saturday, 11th November 2017, 08:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Crystal pl vs Dragon King

Replies: 7

Views: 1511

Re: Crystal pl vs Dragon King

There is no way you are getting more ac from a +0 cpa than a +9 gds. Go with dragon king. It is way better.

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 21:13

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP VpEn of Wu Jian

Replies: 4

Views: 1056

Re: CIP VpEn of Wu Jian

As you reach into depths there are more and more monsters who you simply cannot deal with by hexing them. You should be developing countermeasures. Eventually you will need to have an answer for OoFs. Juggernauts are vulnerable to a source of allies, you have 2 sacks of spiders and 2 phantom mirrors...

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 20:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FeSu god choice

Replies: 4

Views: 1075

Re: FeSu god choice

Divine Energy and Channel let you sustain and spam. Divine energy comes at 1*, channel at 3*. Summoners often have long drawn out fights where (after deployment is over) there is plenty of time for these effects to come into play. Summoners can manage -cast on Divine Energy easilly. Sif is bad if yo...

Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 23:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How Much Gold In Each Branch?

Replies: 10

Views: 1683

Re: How Much Gold In Each Branch?

Underpowered abyss escape attempts are a rather gratifying experience. You are constantly making interesting choices. Threat assessment works very differently and is much more nuanced. The player is always trying to stretch your reserves that extra length. Most characters can survive in the abyss fo...

Tuesday, 7th November 2017, 22:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: FeSu god choice

Replies: 4

Views: 1075

Re: FeSu god choice

Strong gods are strong. Fe^kiku is strong. Fe^Makh is strong. Sif is the obvious choice for Su. Nemelex is less irritating than usual due to inventory space from Fe. FeSu^Dith is awkward because you don't have natural synergies with shadow mimic. My second win was a FeBe. Really, FeXX^YY is less abo...

Sunday, 5th November 2017, 22:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lesser Beckoning, how does it work?

Replies: 12

Views: 2410

Re: Lesser Beckoning, how does it work?

I'll give you some help in investigating. In https://github.com/crawl/crawl/blob/master/crawl-ref/source/spl-data.h you will find the following code block: { SPELL_BECKONING, "Lesser Beckoning", SPTYP_TRANSLOCATION, SPFLAG_DIR_OR_TARGET | SPFLAG_NOT_SELF | SPFLAG_NEEDS_TRACER, 3, 200, 2, L...

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 03:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Do spectral weapon and battlesphere steal xp?

Replies: 19

Views: 2628

Re: Do spectral weapon and battlesphere steal xp?

This conversation has a number of factors that are all pointing in different directions. Summoners are very strong characters, but they are also very different characters. The summoner minigame is like nothing else in crawl, and plays very slowly*. Personally, I enjoy it from time to time, but after...

Tuesday, 31st October 2017, 01:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice for my lvl 27 Hill Orc Heretic

Replies: 8

Views: 1497

Re: Advice for my lvl 27 Hill Orc Heretic

You don't need artifacts to win the game. Decent mods on some blue gear is plenty strong. 43/22/28 defences with a fire resist ring is fine for zot. Special mention for your -5- potions of resistance, covering your lack of rElec and getting you up to 2 pips of rF. You are zin, with some of the best ...

Friday, 27th October 2017, 16:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP VpSu Midgame evaluation

Replies: 8

Views: 1334

Re: CIP VpSu Midgame evaluation

I'm like the fiddly vampire food mechanic. Running all vamps as bloodless as possible as soon as possible is a bit of a mini game for me. It's the summoner food mechanic that is awful. When I play Mu, i'm usually reveling in the purity of unarmed combat. Edit: Full Satiated Thirsty Bloodless Metabol...

Friday, 27th October 2017, 05:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP VpSu Midgame evaluation

Replies: 8

Views: 1334

Re: CIP VpSu Midgame evaluation

VpSu is the only su I play, because it is so easy to play at bloodless and spell hunger doesn't matter. All other summoners are awful. I occasionally play other Vp, but not often. I'm quite disinterested in going strength, I don't need a physical attack because resetting is basically free with bat f...

Thursday, 26th October 2017, 17:04

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP VpSu Midgame evaluation

Replies: 8

Views: 1334

CIP VpSu Midgame evaluation

I'd like to make a post evaluating a character after D15, setting up for sbranches. Its a rather interesting character that will face a challenging branch soon. 1: Background This character is rather powerful because I have one of the best gods in the game. I randomed altar'd wondering what hot garb...

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 18:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: 77 characters later YAVP: MuWn of Ru

Replies: 20

Views: 3245

Re: 77 characters later YAVP: MuWn of Ru

I think streaking hard characters to be about the most tedious thing in crawl. Give me some easy combos during the first week of the tournament for points and then I'm on to banner challenges and done with streaking for another six months.

Tuesday, 24th October 2017, 15:31

Forum: Game Design Discussion

Topic: Refine Stairdancing Punishment

Replies: 8

Views: 1805

Re: Refine Stairdancing Punishment

You glass Cannon deep elf and did not do lair beyond l1. Getting defensive stats before summon hydra may have saved you. Doing lair for a xp would have given you enough hp from levels. You also got smited twice by orc preists. This is a rather rare example of 'what if all the orc preists use their s...

Saturday, 21st October 2017, 22:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: +5 elec demon trident vs wyrmb vs octopus king

Replies: 4

Views: 1194

Re: +5 elec demon trident vs wyrmb vs octopus king

Wyrmbane is the best. The +5 demon trident is a perfectly fine weapon to finish the game with, but you have wyrmbane, which will ultimately be better and more fun. Ocotpus King is a replaceable novelty weapon that has a good mid game but falls off unless you collect a ton of rings as a pode.

Saturday, 21st October 2017, 20:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - VpEn - handling late game

Replies: 13

Views: 2028

Re: CIP - VpEn - handling late game

So my ideal situation looks more like: a ton of monsters on my screen, casting discord, reading an immolation scroll, repeatedly random blinking to make space, and using yaras on the last remaining frenzied caustic shriek. If i have a spare turn in all this, i eat some bread. I like my bread and cir...

Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 00:04

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: No Way Out?

Replies: 10

Views: 1684

Re: No Way Out?

Xom cackles with glee.

Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 23:52

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I may have to rethink my GG strategy...

Replies: 1

Views: 802

Re: I may have to rethink my GG strategy...

GG is what the game says to you in mocking victory after your third cast of gg.
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