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Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 22:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Draconian Transmutor

Replies: 9

Views: 1154

Re: Draconian Transmutor

Back to this toon for a while, keep killing the Spriggan Enchanter. Read some where that blade hands and ice are slashing, so not good for hydras. Probably can find out the hard way, but that is a restart . .. Does it make sense for a DrTransmuter to train with a shield? How does the armor skill wor...

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 19:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

Replies: 13

Views: 303

Re: Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

That does help. So some but not tons.

A Spriggan starts with STR 4 and does armor at -3. Is it worth trying to get to the point of using shadowdragon armor or anything other than steam?

Monday, 19th July 2021, 19:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

Replies: 13

Views: 303

Re: Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

Dagger/quickblade/rapier ok, makes sense. Will use dagger most of the time.
Is there any practical difference between a 6 damage/10 delay weapon and a 5 damage/10 delay weapon that has been enchanted to 6 damage?

Also, what does spellcasting do now? How high a skill level is worth while?

Sunday, 18th July 2021, 20:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

Replies: 13

Views: 303

Re: Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

Well, I died in the Snake pit, level 3 or 4. Was done in by the Guardian, but my fault. Tried to cut/run my way to the stairs. Forgot about my scolls of blinking .. .. Was going to try and skill up on the sling given the faster skill up rate. Will do the better crossbow next time. Was gifted a +4 qu...

Saturday, 17th July 2021, 17:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

Replies: 13

Views: 303

Spriggan Enchanter and Rune branches

Playing a Spriggan Enchanter, and not sure how to proceed. http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/grinrain/grinrain.txt Have Snake and Shoals to do, no poison resist, no deflection, no real range weapons. What should I do next to maximize the chance of getting through the branches successfully? It is fun...

Monday, 14th June 2021, 19:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Draconian Transmutor

Replies: 9

Views: 1154

Re: Draconian Transmutor

So far, one Grey one, one Pale one. Not making it easy.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 13:20

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Draconian Transmutor

Replies: 9

Views: 1154

Re: Draconian Transmutor

Going to have to try something different next time. Ice form did not work that time. All ouch.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 21:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Draconian Transmutor

Replies: 9

Views: 1154

Draconian Transmutor

Playing with a Draconian Transmutor and with a Sprigan Enchanter, but questions about the Draconian Transmutor. Without weapons, how do you handle hydras? Do you pop into spider form? As for skills, been growing fighting, un-armed, dodge, spellcasting, transmutations and poison. At exp level 10/D8 s...

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 16:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Replies: 9

Views: 1044

Re: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

But thanks for the link to the shops page, I had missed that.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 16:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Replies: 9

Views: 1044

Re: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Actually, he was right. I usually had one or two up unless preping for a boss fight. Never lost more than one bubble of piety. Did not help when I zoned in right on the boss.
But was good advice.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 03:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What to play next

Replies: 2

Views: 910

What to play next

Looking for what to play next. Should be fun, have a reasonable chance to win, and not be HO, Minotaur, Garg, or Gnoll. Ideally would be of the Warrior/Mage class, but would be open to suggestions as long as not Berserker, Fighter, Wanderer or Earth Elementalist.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 03:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Replies: 9

Views: 1044

Re: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Well, it was a win. But really open to suggestions. Seems like the RNG favored me this run.

http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/grinr ... 002522.txt

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 21:07

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Replies: 9

Views: 1044

Re: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Because I am not use to long lasting summons. My mana puddle is only 41 at best. So after Shield (3 mana), Wereblood (1 mana), calling fourth 4 angels would leave me with only 5 mana to start combat. I now know I can call them up in advance. Faerie armor was +3, +5 str, Stealth+ and Harm. Not brave ...

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 12:16

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Replies: 9

Views: 1044

Re: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

The problem with level nine spells I think is a skill level problem. But will look. As for Angels, did not know I could have more than one up at a time. Though for me, there might be a mana problem with having 4 up at a time without going though mana potions quickly.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 00:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

Replies: 9

Views: 1044

Pan, Hell and the wandering Gnoll

More idle questions. Idle, because knowing me, I probably have died before it gets answered .. .. Is it likely to be scrolls/potion loot in Pan or Hell? Given I have no healing potions and only two cure potions, would be nice to find a means to get some. (No, there are none in the shops.) Are there ...

Friday, 26th March 2021, 20:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Questions I should know the answer to at this point

Replies: 4

Views: 1632

Re: Questions I should know the answer to at this point

Given I am currently playing a Gnoll Wanderer, so I do not pick what I train in. I am going to use a shield, so I can equip either a sling or a hand crossbow. A sling, a fustibalus, or a hand crossbow .. .. A related question. I am using a +9 flaming scimitar. I also have access to two scrolls of br...

Friday, 26th March 2021, 14:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Questions I should know the answer to at this point

Replies: 4

Views: 1632

Questions I should know the answer to at this point

Shields. I know on one hand, just swap a kite and a tower shield out to see which gives the best total (AC/EV/SH) but given the effects on attack and from confusion, is that the best metric or do you wait to higher skill levels to swap to tower? Range weapons. A +2 sling using bullets at min delay h...

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 14:27

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Can someone explain the 'magic link' mutation to me?

Replies: 10

Views: 1051

Re: Can someone explain the 'magic link' mutation to me?

At 99% HP, 0% MP, instead of regening health, you regen mana? Seems like it really speeds up mana regen.

Saturday, 16th January 2021, 00:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Wandering and the single Gnoll

Replies: 7

Views: 903

Re: Wandering and the single Gnoll

Ran all the stairs, could not find a way. Digging did not get me there either. Hard to decide to play int-gnoll given I have never started with any spells.

But was wondering what you consider good utility spells. Blink? Swift?

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 04:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Wandering and the single Gnoll

Replies: 7

Views: 903

Wandering and the single Gnoll

Playing a wandering Gnoll, and a question or two. How do you handle magic? I have a ring of wizardry, and some staffs. I could do some magic as part of the overall mix. If you were going to have skill levels below 16, is there a particular school of magic or a particular set of spells I should be lo...

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 18:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Harm

Replies: 3

Views: 1160

Harm

Does anyone use "Harm" Running a lvl 11 Troll fighter. Choice between a normal kite shield or a +3 Tower shield with Harm ego. When would you use an item with Harm? 30% plus damage is nice, but the 20% increased incoming damage .. ..

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 17:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Level with only 1 down stair?

Replies: 7

Views: 1275

Re: Level with only 1 down stair?

Happened to me a couple of times. Will admit not often that I have discovered. But if it had only been one stairs, I might have never known.

Thursday, 6th August 2020, 17:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Blinking in Abyss

Replies: 7

Views: 1303

Re: Blinking in Abyss

And you never know for sure which rules got changed over the 6 years .. ..

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 19:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Replies: 9

Views: 1469

Re: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Was trying for max dps, figuring the best defense is piles of your enemies. And stealth seemed helpful in the abyss (##$#^%^^& abyss). But Oka gifted me with a +13 gold dragon bp, which sort of settled that issue. Because of the +7 str on bp, only net loss of +2str swapping out the rings. Win! A...

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 17:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Replies: 9

Views: 1469

Re: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Ah ha! thanks!

http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/grinrain/grinrain.txt

1) Suggestions on skills?
2) Suggestions on rings?
3) Suggestions on BP? (Guess i am going Storm, but really wish I had more resists)

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 16:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Replies: 9

Views: 1469

Re: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Good point, run away works well. If he were on V4, would have to worry about him, but on V3 I should be able to avoid. More questions. 1) A sling that is *Corr and a ring that is +Rc. Do they cancel or will I still run the risk of corrosion? 2) Slay +4 or str +6 for slings. Str helps with damage and...

Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 00:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Replies: 9

Views: 1469

Re: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Along similar lines, what do I do about Sojobo? Killed his minions, but his repel takes out both my sling and my wands. Tried wand of paralysis 4 times, never stuck. Assume he will never go back to sleep for a BS?

Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 17:57

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Replies: 9

Views: 1469

Artificer? Hafling? Clueless!

Having finally won with a GrEE (Boy was that fun), thought I would try something different. What is an Artificer? lets try that. What is a Hafling good for? Lets try that. Ok, Got through D15, L6, O2, Spiders, starting the Shoals, and still feel clueless. What the heck is an Artificer good for? Foun...

Friday, 15th May 2020, 20:53

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Screwed up.

Replies: 2

Views: 903

Screwed up.

Yeah, I know I screwed up a couple of times. But most interested in how to have done a better skill build. http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/grinrain/morgue-grinrain-20200510-004729.txt When I engaged at the end, (and prematurely at that, dam dispersal trap), I was not where I think I should have be...

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 22:52

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What are the actually effects of +str on damage?

Replies: 22

Views: 5446

Re: What are the actually effects of +str on damage?

Riposte only works on a miss, which I have thought was a dodge. With high AC and a shield, you do not dodge all that often, though free hits are nice. Do you need the SInv? I am a complete novice here, but with your AC/Sh vs your EV, would keep the gloves of the Comet.

Monday, 2nd March 2020, 15:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 5214

Re: Troll

I thought the way to compare weapons was damage/delay or more likely (damage * proc)/delay. Why would you compare just damage without taking into account delay. Yes, I know that some procs like elec are additive, but still.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 03:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 5214

Re: Troll

Still playing with Troll fighter. Once I get Invocation to 8, do I need to worry about changing what I am learning? Just leave fighting/uc/throwing/armor/dodge/shielding on and let it ride? PS: Am I doing something wrong? Have cleared dungeon 1-15. Lair, Orc, and was about to head to do a branch. Bu...

Monday, 27th January 2020, 18:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Troll

Replies: 24

Views: 5214

Troll

Trying out Troll, but can not figure out "Claws" and way people use late in the game. Seems the limit is 9damge/0.5delay, no proc, so sort of underwhelming. As for skilling, I skilled unarmed/fighting till unarmed in 6, then added shield/armor/dodge. When I picked a god needing invocation,...

Saturday, 25th January 2020, 20:36

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Help me find a niche for Slings!

Replies: 10

Views: 2140

Re: Help me find a niche for Slings!

Given Throwing seems broken, and I have enchant weapons/brand weapon scrolls, using a +7 freeze sling. Not bad using bullets

Saturday, 25th January 2020, 19:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Picking shields

Replies: 7

Views: 1935

Re: Picking shields

So small complication. Gold dragon scale dropped. I am currently wearing ego plate (+8, +2 dex). So the plate plus ego shield = 91(45, 26,20) no improvement possible with scrolls plate plus large shield = 94 (45,24,25) 8 sh improvement possible with scrolls in hand Dragon plus ego shield = 83 (41,22...

Saturday, 25th January 2020, 14:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Picking shields

Replies: 7

Views: 1935

Picking shields

So on my Minotaur warrior, I have Str 31, shield skill 20, and the following 3 shields +2 Buckler of Protection (Max enchant 3) +2 Shield of Zin (+6 str, rPois, rN+) (can not be altered) +0 Large shield What do you use to evaluate the 3 shields? How does that change if you happen to have 6 enchant a...

Monday, 21st October 2019, 05:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: A win, but have questions:

Replies: 3

Views: 1202

Re: A win, but have questions:

And what happened here? No good mutations? Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations You tend to lose your temper in combat. Scrolls take you a little longer to read. You are clumsy. (Dex -2) Armour fits poorly on your strangely shaped body. You are dopey. (Int -2) You are frail. (-10% HP) Your ma...

Monday, 21st October 2019, 05:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: A win, but have questions:

Replies: 3

Views: 1202

A win, but have questions:

Given the gear shown, what should I do different? Does the scarf of repulsion stack with the +5 amulet of reflection. (Will admit Shoals was fun with all the dam range fighters dieing before I got there.) http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/grinrain/morgue-grinrain-20191020-214156.txt Suggest for next...

Monday, 21st October 2019, 02:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: HOFi So much easier then HuAM

Replies: 7

Views: 1726

Re: HOFi So much easier then HuAM

Survived the drop down, cleared the level, moved on to Zot. Died on level 2 of Zot, a negative rF just does not work well in Zot. Oh well, die and learn ...

Not sure what a Shaft is.

Btw A shaft on V:4 can also be used instead of the first teleport scroll.

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 17:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: HOFi So much easier then HuAM

Replies: 7

Views: 1726

Re: HOFi So much easier then HuAM

Is there any place easier to get more exp before trying?

If I do V5, first quaff agl, might, resist, trigger hero, trigger finnesse, read teleport, drop down?

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 01:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: HOFi So much easier then HuAM

Replies: 7

Views: 1726

HOFi So much easier then HuAM

Never got this far on my baby ranger, but the orc has now cleared everything to the point of going for the next rune. First, suggests on what to change up before I start? http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/grinrain/grinrain.txt Second, given I have never won, to I just grab the 3rd rune and run? Thir...

Saturday, 3rd August 2019, 13:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM Ranger 15: Scroll, potions, rings and things

Replies: 4

Views: 968

Dumb AM Ranger 15: Scroll, potions, rings and things

Starting out, what is the right strategy for discovering unknown scrolls, potions, armor, jewelry and such? My current strategy is to keep gathering until I get to the 3rd level of the dungeon. Standing on the bottom step, I put on rings/amulets until I have a usable set and same with any armor I ha...

Wednesday, 31st July 2019, 14:05

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger 14 - enchant scrolls

Replies: 6

Views: 1445

Re: Dumb AM ranger 14 - enchant scrolls

Well, there is that.

Monday, 29th July 2019, 20:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger 14 - enchant scrolls

Replies: 6

Views: 1445

Dumb AM ranger 14 - enchant scrolls

Do folks save 3 of each of the scrolls in case of getting a treasure trove. Really hard to sit on 3 enchant weapon scrolls.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 15:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger 13- Oklob sapling

Replies: 6

Views: 1230

Re: Dumb AM ranger 13- Oklob sapling

Had somehow collected 150 arrows, so for once that was not a problem. Getting it slowed and just plinking worked. Thought about invising to the temple, and then poping in and out of the temple to kill given it was right next to the entrance. Now dropping 3 levels and landing next to two molten gargo...

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 00:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger 13- Oklob sapling

Replies: 6

Views: 1230

Dumb AM ranger 13- Oklob sapling

Ok, sort of stuck. The temple is right next to an Oklob sapling. Use an invis potion to get in? Only have one, and do not have a ton of AC or hp.

Saturday, 1st June 2019, 23:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger question 12 which to use??

Replies: 7

Views: 1757

Dumb AM ranger question 12 which to use??

Will probably be dead before I get an answer, but asking anyway. Just found +9 Heavy Cross bow "Sniper" (Velocity, infinite Acc, sinv) base accuracy 0, 22 damage, 27 delay. I have no skills at crossbow I have been using a +5 shortbow (velocity) base accuracy 2, damage 9, delay 13 and +1 sh...

Saturday, 4th May 2019, 13:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger question 11: Cure for stupidity

Replies: 3

Views: 912

Dumb AM ranger question 11: Cure for stupidity

Run, run, run, come back later .. ..

So any other advice to help over come my stupidity? Did I make the right gear selection across my options?

http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/grinr ... 005104.txt

Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 01:56

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger question 8 - What should I have worn

Replies: 9

Views: 1540

Re: Dumb AM ranger question 8 - What should I have worn

Been running

20% fighting
40% weapon
20% defensive (dodge/armor)
20% spells (spellcasting/hex/invocation/evocation and a level or two of stealth ..)

Which reminds me, if a spell shows two schools of magic (say hex and transport), you only need to worry about skill ups in one?

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 17:30

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dumb AM ranger question 10 - sleeping mobs

Replies: 1

Views: 746

Dumb AM ranger question 10 - sleeping mobs

If I come across a sleeping mob, does it matter if I cast first or bow first? For instance, does a sleeping mob still have all its dodging ability so I should shoot to wake him or just cast corona first and then bow?
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