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Saturday, 30th July 2016, 13:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I have a tabbing problem, help.

Replies: 22

Views: 3880

Re: I have a tabbing problem, help.

"too close for your liking" already stops you, when you are autotraveling. The poster has a problem not when he's traveling, but when he's tabbing.

Friday, 29th July 2016, 14:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Guardian Spirit for Mages

Replies: 21

Views: 2770

Re: Guardian Spirit for Mages

you finished a fight with 50% mp, retreated a bit, and started resting up (but not on the upstairs). A killer bee pack rounds the corner. Since you can't beat them in melee (assuming no venom/elec weapon), you are in trouble if your mp isn't enough to take them out. In normal circumstances, blaster...

Friday, 29th July 2016, 01:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Guardian Spirit for Mages

Replies: 21

Views: 2770

Re: Guardian Spirit for Mages

I don't see the logic behind the argument against guardian spirit. Yes, there are better amulets; if you find something better, wear it. But I cannot see a situation in which guardian spirit would be a bad thing to have. In general, since guardian spirit splits the damage proportionally between your...

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 19:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Guardian Spirit for Mages

Replies: 21

Views: 2770

Re: Guardian Spirit for Mages

I think it's very helpful. If you just took a big hit in your mana pool, that absorbed a lot of damage that would have drained your hp pool instead. So, you're low on mp, but you're not dead. It may only give you one extra turn, and you might not be able to escape with just one extra turn. Often, th...

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 16:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: KOGL help please

Replies: 2

Views: 517

Re: KOGL help please

Get your Mephitic Cloud failure rate down under 10 percent.

You handled hydras ok in Lair, so you should be fine in Swamp.

If you can find a book with a necromancy spell in it, the falchion of pain will carry you through the midgame pretty well.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 16:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: DrAK

Replies: 1

Views: 409

Re: CIP: DrAK

More observations. The RNG has provided a lot of nice jewellery, but so far only generic boots ... :( r - a +2 pair of boots (worn) Jewellery l - the amulet of Plog (around neck) {RegenMP rC+ Int+2 Dex-3} n - the ring of the Mage (right hand) {Wiz MR++ Int+3} C - the ring "Mioh" (left hand...

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 18:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP NaBe

Replies: 8

Views: 897

Re: YAVP NaBe

Trog gifted you Wyrmbane!

He must like you better than me ... :D

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 21:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiBe who [s]MIGHT WIN![/s] HAS WON!

Replies: 39

Views: 5185

Re: CiP: MiBe who MIGHT WIN!

If they just sit around and summon, you can just go upstairs, wait 20 turns or so, and go back down again.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 21:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiBe who [s]MIGHT WIN![/s] HAS WON!

Replies: 39

Views: 5185

Re: CiP: MiBe who MIGHT WIN!

Heal up. Go back down. Wait for an elf to work his way around to you, while you wait at the stairs. Pull him back up to Orc 2. Kill him there.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 20:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiBe who [s]MIGHT WIN![/s] HAS WON!

Replies: 39

Views: 5185

Re: CiP: MiBe who MIGHT WIN!

Don't go extended. Get your three runes, get the orb, and win.

You'll make other strong characters and win extended victories with them. For now, just get this first win under your belt.

Friday, 22nd July 2016, 19:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: DrAK

Replies: 1

Views: 409

CIP: DrAK

Drakonos the Eclecticist (DrAK) Turns: 78015, Time: 20:47:01 Health: 184/184 AC: 23 Str: 20 XL: 21 Next: 66% Magic: 50/50 EV: 12 Int: 29 God: Lugonu [******] Gold: 3092 SH: 7 Dex: 3 Spells: 13 memorised, 3 levels left rFire . . . SeeInvis + a - +2 trident (freeze) rCold + . . Gourm . (armour unavai...

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 16:06

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How much Armour skill is needed?

Replies: 11

Views: 4634

Re: How much Armour skill is needed?

I appreciate all this information. Thank you. I'm really trying to be "an effective caster, with the highest possible AC, because casters do get hit." I see that better armour skill means better AC. Good to know. I see that better STR means better Evasion to overcome the armour EV penalty....

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 02:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How much Armour skill is needed?

Replies: 11

Views: 4634

Re: How much Armour skill is needed?

So no one ever reaches it, since 27 is the max skill possible?

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 02:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How much Armour skill is needed?

Replies: 11

Views: 4634

How much Armour skill is needed?

The game now nicely tells you how much Shield skill I need to overcome my shield penalty. That's nice, it saves me always having to look it up on the wiki with every different character. But it does not tell me how much Armour skill I need to overcome my Armour penalty. Is there a place to look that...

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 16:23

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan in Hydra Form

Replies: 5

Views: 1117

Re: Spriggan in Hydra Form

Thanks. That's the information that I needed.

Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 17:02

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan in Hydra Form

Replies: 5

Views: 1117

Spriggan in Hydra Form

I'm currently running a level 24 spriggan wizard, and the dungeon is not doing a good job of providing food. I've got 6 fruit and 2 royal jellies left. I'm level 24 and just finished clearing Depths 5. There was just one bread ration in the Depths (on Depths 3). I still have to do Slime 6 and Vaults...

Tuesday, 29th January 2013, 02:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Geryon's corpse fell in the water

Replies: 39

Views: 5630

Geryon's corpse fell in the water

So my level 26 red draconian air elementalist of Ash didn't want to fight Geryon and Murray and their various minions all at once, so I would pop down into the middle of the vestibule, turn on Tornado, swirl away in whatever direction there were the fewest mobs, refresh Tornado once, and then scampe...

Thursday, 17th May 2012, 10:57

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Berserker with demon whip of pain

Replies: 14

Views: 2730

Berserker with demon whip of pain

This Minotaur Berserker is pretty fun. I haven't gotten much in the ring-and-amulet lottery, but I have picked up a few other nice items. I've got a minor question and a major question. First, which cloak to use? As a Minotaur Berserker I don't think anti-stealthiness is much of an issue, so it's no...

Sunday, 12th February 2012, 21:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Stupidest deaths.

Replies: 19

Views: 2775

Re: Stupidest deaths.

Stupidest death was flying over a lake and not noticing that my levitation was fading. Plenty of mana, plenty of time to fix it, and just didn't pay attention. Poof drowned dead.

Sunday, 12th February 2012, 21:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Hefner High Elf Hunter-turned-Air Elementalist

Replies: 3

Views: 709

Re: Hefner High Elf Hunter-turned-Air Elementalist

Successfully cleared Crypt with the eudemon blade, and found 3 scrolls of enchant weapon 2 along the way, so now it's 2,5. It did kill things pretty fast there. Got my ass kicked in the bottom of slime. Ran away. Waited a few hundred turns, came down a different staircase, got my ass kicked again. H...

Friday, 10th February 2012, 13:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YA Very SD] LRD+Spellpower+You

Replies: 4

Views: 554

Re: [YA Very SD] LRD+Spellpower+You

Ouch!

Wish I had a dollar for every "ooh, this will work" that I didn't think all the way through ...

Friday, 10th February 2012, 13:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Hefner High Elf Hunter-turned-Air Elementalist

Replies: 3

Views: 709

Hefner High Elf Hunter-turned-Air Elementalist

I really intended for this character to be a bow specialist, no shield, switching to a big two-handed sword for melee; then I got the Shield of Resistance and started to rethink that. My current troll leather armor has me casting Tornado at Great. My development plan is to get Air Magic up to 27, wh...

Monday, 30th January 2012, 13:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dwarven Fighter Advice.

Replies: 12

Views: 1990

Re: Dwarven Fighter Advice.

A couple of quick notes. Your wizard hat is worth zero (you could enchant armor on it, eventually, but that's a poor use of enchant armor scrolls. Find a helmet. Switch to the poison morning star. Beat on things with it till you find out its stats: they might well be better than the one you're using...

Monday, 30th January 2012, 01:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dungeon Crawlers' Combos of Choice

Replies: 36

Views: 4703

Re: Dungeon Crawlers' Combos of Choice

I successfully cast Poison Cloud to the other side of a glass wall earlier today. Actually to the inside of a glass vault, where there were four unseen horrors. :lol:

Sunday, 8th January 2012, 03:44

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spell letter autoassignment

Replies: 7

Views: 1154

Re: Spell letter autoassignment

I have found it easy enough to set up macros on the F1 - F12 keys, to cast spells a through l. Once the macros are set up and saved, they are always there, and you just fill in the spell slots as you find books. You don't always get the same books, so you won't always have the same spells available,...

Thursday, 27th October 2011, 01:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 398364

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

To kill melee and archer enemies in the Elven Halls, get into a corridor, conjure a cloud of poison or cold on top of them, and then run away from them. As they chase you, they'll die. If there are a couple of survivors you can do it again.

Wednesday, 26th October 2011, 23:35

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - MdFi of Okawaru - choosing a weapon

Replies: 16

Views: 2096

Re: CIP - MdFi of Okawaru - choosing a weapon

I would turn off: m&f, throw, stealth, stab, traps. You're either not going to use these any more at all, or else you've already got more than enough skill. I would temporarily strip down to leather armor or a robe to memorize an air spell (Deflect Missiles, if you've got it in a book), cast it ...

Saturday, 8th October 2011, 12:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ice magic or no magic at all?

Replies: 4

Views: 936

Re: Ice magic or no magic at all?

Tornado is no longer an automatic win spell, but it is still reasonably powerful; and lightning multi-zaps are now limited to two hits, but that is still reasonably powerful.

That means that air magic is no longer the obvious best choice; but it is still a good, workable choice.

Wednesday, 5th October 2011, 20:08

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: How long did it take to get your first rune?

Replies: 22

Views: 2824

Re: How long did it take to get your first rune?

First played around Memorial Day this year. Probably about 100 games so far. First rune in July. First win in late August or early September. I still frequently lose characters within the first three levels, when they get one shotted or caught between two monsters in a hallway. If they get as far as...

Sunday, 2nd October 2011, 11:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: unsolvable labyrinth?

Replies: 5

Views: 1509

Re: unsolvable labyrinth?

Thanks all. Somehow I had learned / read / assumed that walls in labyrinths were undiggable; but one shot with a wand of digging, on the rock wall immediately adjacent to the stone wall in question, immediately broke me through to the rest of the maze. A few minutes later: done.

Thanks again.

Saturday, 1st October 2011, 23:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: unsolvable labyrinth?

Replies: 5

Views: 1509

unsolvable labyrinth?

So I found this labyrinth. I've always solved them without difficulty before, but this is my first labyrinth playing in 0.9, and it seems not to be working. I am currently wondering if the grinding sounds and creaking of gears indicate that a wall has moved, and access to the minotaur and the exit h...

Wednesday, 28th September 2011, 18:07

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2857

Views: 583688

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

f - the -4 buckler of the Blacksmith {MR}

Granted this is not as awful as some of the items in this thread, it is the worst scroll of acquirement armor I've ever got. The icon is pretty, though ...

Thursday, 15th September 2011, 02:11

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD (going for 12th rune)

Replies: 12

Views: 1462

Re: YASD (going for 12th rune)

Heh, OK. They seemed much slower than my spriggan, so I thought they were slower than the average character. Oh well :oops:

Wednesday, 14th September 2011, 00:26

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD (going for 12th rune)

Replies: 12

Views: 1462

Re: YASD (going for 12th rune)

Tentacles move after you quite slowly. Turn on Tornado, stay 3 squares away, and they'll take damage for about four turns, and then poof.

Sunday, 11th September 2011, 02:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Replies: 16

Views: 1915

Re: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Well, to give myself due credit: I've splatted my next two tries without making it to the Temple ... :roll:

Friday, 9th September 2011, 18:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Replies: 16

Views: 1915

YAVP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ascends

Woo, made it out, the ascent was pretty easy. My latest spell, Summon Dragon, is a very comfortable fire and forget missile when all you want to do is keep moving: sic the dragon on the Pan Lord, and go around the battle via the other corridor. 8 runes in all. Might have gotten more, but I felt like...

Sunday, 4th September 2011, 22:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Replies: 16

Views: 1915

Re: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

So I've just found a Necronomicon for the first time, lying around on the floor as I make my way around Pandemonium for the first time. This is the time, I think, to consider the philosophy of "keep on with your original plan, or adjust your plan because of what you found?" In this particu...

Tuesday, 30th August 2011, 21:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Replies: 16

Views: 1915

Re: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.8.1 character file. Sperry the Sorcerer (Spriggan Air Elementalist) Turns: 155364, Time: 1, 14:28:43 HP 124/124 AC 11 Str 15 Exp: 27/1228367 (9524) MP 54/54 EV 29 Int 29 God: Vehumet [******] Gold 6039 SH 0 Dex 21 Spells: 16 memorised, 2 levels left Res.Fire : . ....

Saturday, 27th August 2011, 02:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Replies: 16

Views: 1915

Re: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

So I started working my way into Crypt, and on Crypt 2 I found a side branch graveyard, set up in a nice ring, with orc zombies spawning from tombstones in a ring outside the building, skeleton warriors inside the building, and a named headstone that spawned an ancient lich as soon as I tried the do...

Wednesday, 24th August 2011, 03:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Replies: 16

Views: 1915

Re: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

And here's a book with Fly in it, on Shoals 4. :) But: still no tornado. :(

Stepped down to Shoals 5. Took out a few monsters close to the stairs, but it made some noise and now here they all come. Too many to avoid getting swamped. So: back upstairs, will try Crypt tomorrow.

Monday, 22nd August 2011, 15:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

Replies: 16

Views: 1915

CIP: Spriggan Air Elementalist wannabe ...

I seem to be stuck in my progression. XL 23 Spriggan Air Elementalist, spellcasting 19, air magic 17. I have 33 spellbooks plus a manual of axes, but have not yet found Fly or Tornado. I've cleared Snake, Vaults, and Elf, and down through D20. Options: (1) Try Shoals without reliable flying. I'm ner...

Saturday, 20th August 2011, 00:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 574491

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

defen wrote: ... gave my entire pile of permafood to Nemelex along with the corpse.

Well, it should have given you a pretty decent shot of piety, anyway ...

Saturday, 20th August 2011, 00:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Hybrids for Beginners

Replies: 40

Views: 6594

Re: Hybrids for Beginners

I try not to think about it as "fleeing", "running away" or "healthy cowardice". I try to think about it as "tactical retreat" and "dynamic defense". In this game you get to die exactly zero times. So if you routinely fight in situations where you h...

Sunday, 14th August 2011, 21:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Total newbie advice

Replies: 16

Views: 2641

Re: Total newbie advice

As suggested above, try some different builds. I suggest that for education's sake, you try something with a Spriggan and something with a Naga. The Spriggan gives you a frail character that can successfully run away from almost anything. It will teach you that there are many situations where your c...

Friday, 12th August 2011, 13:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Stabbing bonus calculation?

Replies: 4

Views: 1342

Re: Stabbing bonus calculation?

This is very helpful. Thanks. The complexity of the calculations under various conditions is certainly intriguing. At various stabbing skill levels, it could be better to use a dagger, or a sabre, or a heavy axe. If I've understood this correctly, here's how I should compare an unenchanted dagger (b...

Thursday, 11th August 2011, 22:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 398364

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

Is there an init setting that I can modify to decide where I want saves and morgue files to go? I've got crawl 0.8 on my flash drive. I'm trying to use it on someone else's computer while I'm out of town. Their file structure does not match the default locations where crawl wants to write files. I w...

Saturday, 6th August 2011, 12:45

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Stabbing bonus calculation?

Replies: 4

Views: 1342

Re: Stabbing bonus calculation?

Anyone?

Saturday, 6th August 2011, 12:38

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' thread

Replies: 3005

Views: 398364

Re: The 'Questions too small to need their own thread' threa

bobross419 wrote:Where exactly can I find this config file?


For me, anyway, it's in the crawl directory, in the settings directory, and it's called "init" rather than "config."

Thursday, 4th August 2011, 00:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Stabbing bonus calculation?

Replies: 4

Views: 1342

Stabbing bonus calculation?

I see the table here : http://crawl.chaosforge.org/index.php?title=Stabbing It seems to reference both an additive bonus for short blades, followed by a multiplicative bonus that applies to all weapons. The wiki states that the additive bonus, short blades only, is capped at 30. The calculation for ...
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