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Friday, 14th February 2014, 04:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: List your favourite builds

Replies: 212

Views: 70835

Re: List your favourite builds

My tastes have changed in the (now rather considerable) time I've been addicted to this game. Nowadays, my favorite builds are Demonspawn Fire Elementalist, Spriggan Enchanter (or Stalker back in the day), and Minotaur Fighter. I'm a little biased towards those, having gotten 15-rune victories with ...

Friday, 9th March 2012, 02:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Replies: 17

Views: 1346

Re: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

"Supposedly" being rude? So, you being condescending to the OP and being all like "You wrote something ignorant, so I won't even bother reading your post... no, wait, I skimmed it and found even more reasons to ignore you!" was polite, but me asking why you had to be like that an...

Friday, 9th March 2012, 01:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Replies: 17

Views: 1346

Re: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

ebarrett wrote:What.

I was just saying "Dude, not funny". He may have come off as noobish to you, but there's no reason to be rude to him.

Friday, 9th March 2012, 01:12

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: couple of questions...

Replies: 4

Views: 659

Re: couple of questions...

1. VM's can do well with short blades, since they don't do a lot of melee. Mostly you'll be stabbing things that you've confused with Mephitic Cloud, and short blades give a bonus on that. 2. Usually no, for the reasons you stated. Of course, if you have extra ID scrolls and nothing else that needs ...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 21:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Replies: 17

Views: 1346

Re: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

I stopped reading when you said firestorm is underwhelming and inefficient. A very quick glance at the rest revealed a link to the chaosforge wiki, which tells me I probably made the right decision. Just out of curiosity, was there some reason you had to phrase that in such an insulting manner? Ser...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 20:01

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Dispel Undead necessary?

Replies: 11

Views: 2267

Re: Is Dispel Undead necessary?

Yeah, but w/ Fire Storm you could also clear a 30 pan lord ziggurat floor, or Tomb:3 in a few turns. Comparing Dispel Undead with Fire Storm is like comparing Justin Bieber with Tupac. Heh heh. My woman would like that, she's a Tupac fan (and Bieber hater) herself. You're right, though. I should ha...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 19:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Replies: 17

Views: 1346

Re: YASD 27 SpVM Death in Dis (webtiles)

Fire Storm becomes more impressive (and cost effective) when you're also using a staff of fire and/or ring of fire to enhance it. Cold vulnerability from the ring is a downside, but you can easily slip off the ring when you don't need a peak Fire Storm. I'm surprised Vehumet (who is also excellent t...

Thursday, 8th March 2012, 02:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiBe, first win since around .5

Replies: 23

Views: 3350

Re: YAVP: MiBe, first win since around .5

It sure would.

Okawaru is the better choice, IMO. Not that Makhleb can't help you survive while you're under his banner, but Okawaru also does that AND he'll probably give you some gear that you can use the whole game. Plus there's no chance that Okawaru's powers will kill you just for being unlucky.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 20:41

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spellcaster advice

Replies: 8

Views: 1651

Re: Spellcaster advice

Usually when your go-to spells for your chosen school are reliable.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 18:46

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Playing sub-optimally just for convenience

Replies: 51

Views: 7275

Re: Playing sub-optimally just for convenience

Picking a combo that I know dick about.

It's more convenient than starting over with a favorite combo after I've just scored a YASD (or even a full win) with it, and I just don't feel like building it all over again (yet).

And it's very sub-optimal.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 18:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MiFi my first win!

Replies: 3

Views: 615

Re: YAVP - MiFi my first win!

Actually, that last feeling never quite goes away. It just turns into "I'm THIS close to a streak and/or proving that first win wasn't all luck, don't let me screw it up!" or "I'm kicking ass! I've sunk X hours into this character, and I don't wanna have to redo it! Don't let me screw...

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 00:47

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 3005

Views: 378581

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

That would be even weirder, then, cause he doesn't seem to care if you're undead.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 23:58

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 3005

Views: 378581

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

That's weird, then. The game itself (at least on Yred's religion screen) doesn't mention him deprecating that at all... unless Statue Form counts as "holy" magic for some reason.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 23:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 3005

Views: 378581

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

The knowledge bots say that Yredelemnul will execommunicate you if you cast Statue Form.

Is that actually true? Or a joke? Or are the knowledge bots as full of crap as the wiki supposedly is? Or what?

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 23:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! Yredelemnul's Vow of Courage

Replies: 2

Views: 617

Re: YAVP! Yredelemnul's Vow of Courage

Sounds like you had an exciting run. Congratulations!

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 23:25

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: +1 shield "Vusot" {unknown, +4 dex, +4 int} bug?

Replies: 3

Views: 570

Re: +1 shield "Vusot" {unknown, +4 dex, +4 int} bug?

The latter. "Unknown" means the shield has properties that you may not be aware of (like resistances or other stuff that doesn't auto-ID). You'll need to use an identify scroll on it to know everything. EDIT: Although it's odd that it's still unknown after you died. I thought everything go...

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 22:45

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Mass Effect 3 or Dungeon Crawl

Replies: 2

Views: 564

Re: Mass Effect 3 or Dungeon Crawl

Make sure you're drinking plenty of booze while you're at it, too.

Sure, that won't actually improve your ability to play both games at once... but it'll make you think you can, so win.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 22:42

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Lost a promising DDFi to my own executioner

Replies: 2

Views: 401

Re: YASD - Lost a promising DDFi to my own executioner

Yeah, moving at ALL when you're confused is generally a bad idea. Especially when you've got a perfectly good pet who can keep kicking ass while you're recovering the slow way.

Condolences, man.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 18:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiBe, first win since around .5

Replies: 23

Views: 3350

Re: YAVP: MiBe, first win since around .5

i've never wrapped my head around casters but they seem to be the only format that can take on the extended game. i'm open to suggestions. Luckily, that's not so. A properly managed melee character can also handle a 15 rune run ("properly managed" probably means going TSO, of course). Als...

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 08:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Fire Storm is amazing (DEFE 21)

Replies: 7

Views: 815

Re: [CIP] Fire Storm is amazing (DEFE 21)

Mass Abjuration is nice.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 05:24

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CIP] Fire Storm is amazing (DEFE 21)

Replies: 7

Views: 815

Re: [CIP] Fire Storm is amazing (DEFE 21)

Maybe Slime Pits. Fire Storm will make short work of the Royal Jelly AND kill most of its spawn even as they appear.

Monday, 5th March 2012, 21:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How bad am I?

Replies: 22

Views: 2717

Re: How bad am I?

What everyone else said. You're not bad at all, and there are many other players who wish they had even your level of success to brag about. I remember something that another user posted here, after someone was brooding over their YASD: that you might die zillions of times, but every time you get fa...

Monday, 5th March 2012, 21:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD!!!!

Replies: 10

Views: 1320

Re: YASD!!!!

Being invisible or simply running out of sight for a while can divide slimes. If they can't see their target, they quickly break up.

Monday, 5th March 2012, 09:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - MiFi my first win!

Replies: 3

Views: 615

Re: YAVP - MiFi my first win!

Congratulations, beikul!

Monday, 5th March 2012, 05:06

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Your favorite lines of text?

Replies: 103

Views: 18860

Re: Your favorite lines of text?

I wouldn't be surprised, considering also all those sets of "distressingly furry" artifact armor that are laying around...

Monday, 5th March 2012, 04:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [CiP] Blood and soul for Makhleb!

Replies: 9

Views: 973

Re: [CiP] Blood and soul for Makhleb!

Minotaurs and spellcasting... ugh. I'm not going to tell you it's impossible, but I've noticed you're persuing a heavy-armor build. That, combined with your 5 int, is going to make casting even the low level stuff pretty damn hard. When I play Makhleb, I'm comfortable with 10+ Invocations for greate...

Sunday, 4th March 2012, 19:59

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - DSFi late game advice needed

Replies: 3

Views: 484

Re: CIP - DSFi late game advice needed

Also your T&D skill can still improve. I like to have it at least 10 - more than that is even better, of course, but around 10 is enough to spot most traps in advance. While we're on the subject of skills, you can stop training Maces - what you have is well more than enough to get the most out o...

Sunday, 4th March 2012, 19:33

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Dispel Undead necessary?

Replies: 11

Views: 2267

Re: Is Dispel Undead necessary?

Poisonous Cloud > Mephitic Cloud. Branching into Fire Magic isn't the worst plan for you, especially if you manage to find Ignite Fire. Poisonous Cloud + Ignite Fire is like a poor man's Fire Storm, and Ignite Poison on its own is really handy against a variety of annoying (and often poison-resistin...

Sunday, 4th March 2012, 08:18

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Dispel Undead necessary?

Replies: 11

Views: 2267

Re: Is Dispel Undead necessary?

It's not entirely necessary, no. All the undead monsters can be killed at least as efficiently by the top-level blasty spells, which you're probably aiming for anyway. Some of those even have advantages over Dispel Undead (blast area, smite targeting, being from schools you'd rather learn, etc). Whe...

Sunday, 4th March 2012, 05:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 553781

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

yeah gnoll groups were already scary for many builds when you come across them, their fairly free reaching made them very dangerous for melee-only starters, or someone who only has a limited amount of casting ability available to them in the early game. Yep. That's why, when you're a melee build, i...

Sunday, 4th March 2012, 01:45

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

Replies: 963

Views: 175004

Re: Odd things sighted in dungeon.

It's obviously some kind of blacklite potion.

Saturday, 3rd March 2012, 19:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 3005

Views: 378581

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

I always assumed the mummy bonus was more like a staff of death than a wizardry bonus. (In other words, a bonus to spell power rather than success rate.) It does start saying "You feel a surge of power!" when you cast Necro spells, the way it does for other power boosts. But I could be wro...

Saturday, 3rd March 2012, 19:43

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: SETr, getting annihilated

Replies: 11

Views: 1389

Re: SETr, getting annihilated

I tried this combo once, and I got farthest just turning off all my skills but Transmutation until Blade Hands was reliable. With Sludge Elves and their +3 aptitude, it doesn't take that long. Oka's Heroism + Blade Hands is probably one of the most insanely lethal combos available in the early game....

Saturday, 3rd March 2012, 18:59

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 553781

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

If you're being chased down a one-tile corridor by a group of gnolls armed with polearms, the first one will start stabbing you as soon as he's two tiles away. He will not move closer to you. If you hold your ground and snipe at him with a ranged weapon (or spells), he will continue to stand on that...

Saturday, 3rd March 2012, 18:43

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Generic Brainstorming!

Replies: 2506

Views: 322062

Re: Generic Brainstorming!

Dinosaurs!

Friday, 2nd March 2012, 21:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Couple questions about Kiku?

Replies: 4

Views: 721

Re: Couple questions about Kiku?

Spriggan Stalker of Kiku is a favorite of mine. Fulsome Distillation is a Necro spell (so you can get started training that before you find Kiku), you're quick enough to run away from trouble, and you get a big head start on assassin skills and backstabbing fun. Ever wonder how you can one-shot the ...

Thursday, 1st March 2012, 20:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MiBe, first win since around .5

Replies: 23

Views: 3350

Re: CiP: MiBe getting near the endgame

Pre-digging Zot escape routes was a clever move. Keep your wand of digging handy, though, cause you may need to cut a short path between stairs climbing up the main Dungeon, too. If you have a ring of teleport (or other evokable teleport), that can be useful, too. Sure, there's no controlled telepor...

Thursday, 1st March 2012, 09:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

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

Replies: 3005

Views: 378581

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

It does include Pandemonium. Now you escape by finding a gate back to the Dungeon (which are supposedly more common now).

Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 17:21

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP! The LORD is my shepherd!15 runes MfIE of Oka/TSO

Replies: 5

Views: 995

Re: YAVP! The LORD is my shepherd!15 runes MfIE of Oka/TSO

Congratulations! After Vault I made the TSO switch (first time I switched gods ). Tomb was very scary. I can't imagine how to do Tomb:3 without 4 Angels soaking up the torment/pain. Worshipping Kiku is another popular way of dealing with Tomb. Curse aversion + Necromutation equals few problems with ...

Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 00:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: [YAVP] MuWi (Su), first win! 15 runes!

Replies: 5

Views: 734

Re: [YAVP] MuWi (Su), first win! 15 runes!

Congratulations on the all-rune run! As for mummy rotting, you can also use a wand of random effects on yourself if you don't have a healing wand. You'll get the healing effect sooner or later, and the polymorph effect on wands doesn't work on yourself, so don't worry about that making the problem w...

Tuesday, 28th February 2012, 04:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - DE Su/Ne XP27

Replies: 23

Views: 2146

Re: CIP - DE Su/Ne XP27

Congratulations! And extra commentary is cool. I know there have to be all kinds players who lurk on this forum thinking "Wow, how the hell do those 15-runers do it?" I'm sure they'd gladly read anything you have to say about your victory (that you haven't already). Hell, I'll get you star...

Tuesday, 28th February 2012, 04:03

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: First win! (DsFi)

Replies: 3

Views: 582

Re: YAVP: First win! (DsFi)

Congratulations! My first win wasn't even a 15-runer (not even close), so that's even more impressive. It kinda blows MY mind, though, that you went heavy melee AND turned to Kiku without even learning any Necromancy (and you rolled the caster-friendly Powered By Pain mutation, too). Why did you pic...

Monday, 27th February 2012, 03:08

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP DeAe of Veh, fighting Mennas

Replies: 2

Views: 522

Re: CIP DeAe of Veh, fighting Mennas

Also, a character at your level shouldn't have so many unidentified wands. If you get away from Mennas (or maybe even as a last resort), use your identify scrolls to ID those suckers. One of them might be teleport or haste, both of which are immensely useful in situations where you're silenced (like...

Saturday, 25th February 2012, 20:36

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP SpVM 11

Replies: 24

Views: 2351

Re: CIP SpVM 11

It's not the damage that's an issue, it's the XP loss.

Saturday, 25th February 2012, 16:55

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Advice please: Icy stuff on Swamp:5

Replies: 10

Views: 1399

Re: Advice please: Icy stuff on Swamp:5

Continue down the main dungeon. Shoals can be tricky to someone who's never been there before (you have levitation, though, which will be very handy there). Slime is even more dangerous without corrosion or mutation resistance. You could probably progress in the Elf Halls, but not having conservatio...

Saturday, 25th February 2012, 16:46

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP SpVM 11

Replies: 24

Views: 2351

Re: CIP SpVM 11

-TELE isn't as much of a death sentence for Spriggans, as they can move fast. He might also be able to take off the amulet in a hurry (so it's not quite as bad as a -TELE armor or weapon). Also, I think rElec only goes up to one level for players. But having it is essential, especially for low-HP ch...

Saturday, 25th February 2012, 01:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Armed to the teeth! MiFi of Okawaru!

Replies: 12

Views: 1427

Re: CiP: Armed to the teeth! MiFi of Okawaru!

Your double sword might work as it is (especially if you keep enchanting it). If that demon blade weren't a randart, you'd be able to use TSO's final gift to convert it to an even better holy weapon... unfortunately, I don't think you can use his gift on randart weapons. When I did a melee TSO win a...

Saturday, 25th February 2012, 00:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: Armed to the teeth! MiFi of Okawaru!

Replies: 12

Views: 1427

Re: CiP: Armed to the teeth! MiFi of Okawaru!

I think you have enough resists and potential damage output to handle the endgame branches, if you're careful. Clearing Tomb already is a good sign that you could make it. You need to get rid of that blurry vision mutation if at all possible, though. Failing to read a blink/teleport scroll at the wr...

Friday, 24th February 2012, 18:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2857

Views: 556440

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Indeed. My current demonspawn lich wouldn't just kill for a weapon like that, he'd commit open genocide.
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