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Sunday, 15th May 2016, 20:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Silence!

Replies: 26

Views: 3398

Re: Silence!

Mummies and other undead can't cast anything while silenced though.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 00:21

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: FR: add more zot items

Replies: 4

Views: 444

Re: FR: add more zot items

Just bring that early dungeon vault with fake runes and Orb of Zot back but make those items real.

Friday, 13th May 2016, 15:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Anyone else who takes out of game notes while playing?

Replies: 7

Views: 637

Re: Anyone else who takes out of game notes while playing?

I'm a pretty slow player myself but i use in-game annotations and shopping list instead of an external text file for this stuff.

Friday, 13th May 2016, 14:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1476

Views: 252235

Re: I love it when...

Malevolent wrote:...When I'm tossing OOD after OOD at a single tough enemy. It always makes me feel like this.

Apparently, Yoda was wearing an amulet of reflection.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 18:35

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I want nausea back

Replies: 26

Views: 1426

Re: I want nausea back

I wouldn't mind having branded ammo. Dealing 25% (?) more damage is pretty good.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 09:04

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: old player looking for new challenge

Replies: 11

Views: 875

Re: old player looking for new challenge

... i meet a hydra and it always 1 or 2 shots me and i dont know how to deal with it. It runs faster than me, resists all of my wands, and chopping off its heads with axes of flaming gets me killed before i get two shots in... Even in spider form it kicks my ass, and i thought the evasion would hel...

Monday, 9th May 2016, 20:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: old player looking for new challenge

Replies: 11

Views: 875

Re: old player looking for new challenge

You can try out DrTm, it's not as hard to start as OpTm because you get some armour and a breath weapon. You can potentially become a dragon too, that's fun. It's hard to come up with a build that doesn't use the tab key or blast dudes with spells though (besides a stabber one). If blasting with wan...

Sunday, 8th May 2016, 11:00

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Starting with shields; should one unequip?

Replies: 22

Views: 2715

Re: Starting with shields; should one unequip?

LJFCAT wrote:Starting with shields; should one unequip?

minmay wrote:i mean i don't really have an elf fetish since i don't feel sexual attraction/arousal at all. but if i were straight, or gay, or lesbian, or bisexual, or anything else, then yes, i would probably have an elf fetish


Well, that escalated quickly.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 13:54

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: The sum of all bullshits.

Replies: 3

Views: 883

Re: The sum of all bullshits.

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Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 21:50

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: New pro lerny strat

Replies: 11

Views: 1082

Re: New pro lerny strat

Vulnerability + Banish.
How come nobody asked OP what was his Evocations skill at?

Saturday, 30th April 2016, 21:23

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Stoneskin Rework

Replies: 16

Views: 1051

Re: Stoneskin Rework

It totally looked i don't know how to use the Swiftness but i just never remember to do so if i learn it mid-game. If it gets used by non-AEs, Swiftness should be in a good spot balance-wise. We could give Stoneskin the same treatment and make it decrease AC after expiring. This doesn't sound like a...

Saturday, 30th April 2016, 18:26

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Stoneskin Rework

Replies: 16

Views: 1051

Re: Stoneskin Rework

On a related note, do people actually use nerfed Swiftness with non-AE's?

Saturday, 30th April 2016, 00:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Second win, DrVM^Sif Muna, 10 runes

Replies: 7

Views: 863

Re: YAVP: Second win, DrVM^Sif Muna, 10 runes

There's not only a wand of hasting but Haste spell too. You would usually just find that. Especially with Sif Muna, of all gods.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 22:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Second win, DrVM^Sif Muna, 10 runes

Replies: 7

Views: 863

Re: YAVP: Second win, DrVM^Sif Muna, 10 runes

I've actually had some food problems (to the point of acquiring food) on my last caster of Sif because i spammed that channelling ability like crazy. The thing is: if you assume food is irrelevant then channeling instead of pressing 5 is the "optimal play" in those high HP, low MP situatio...

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 19:01

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Ur're mom jokes

Replies: 184

Views: 24122

Re: Ur're mom jokes

Yo momma so stupid magic dart makes her starve.
Yo momma so ugly she terrifies even Gloorx.
Yo momma so fat she falls through dungeon floor.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 12:02

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD + YAVP: MuBe got through the double teletrap Zot:5

Replies: 8

Views: 873

Re: YASD + YAVP: MuBe got through the double teletrap Zot:5

If you really want to kill Khufu for some reason, just drag him to a staircase and go up/down if he ever summons stuff so that they disappear. Bring a wand of disint or digging to make sure he doesn't try to heal up with his tomb. Well, that's the Tomb:3 guide for me. I decided not to risk fighting...

Wednesday, 27th April 2016, 11:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD + YAVP: MuBe got through the double teletrap Zot:5

Replies: 8

Views: 873

Re: YASD + CIP: MuBe adventures

The second MuBe is not as lucky as the first one and had some serious weapon problems until Lair:2 which gave it a +9 quarterstaff of freezing randart. In fact, its dps was so bad that i had to steal minotaur's loot from the lab and leave him running around Lair:1. You might even argue that a charac...

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 14:23

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD + YAVP: MuBe got through the double teletrap Zot:5

Replies: 8

Views: 873

Re: CIP -> YASD: MuBe, diesel loot but the player's not good

Well, i found a way to kill this character: teleporting from a few very ugly things on a barely explored floor of Depths into a whole bunch of more dangerous crowds of enemies. No idea why i didn't waste a few fear/blink scrolls or tomahawks of dispersal instead. Mistakes were made. Very novice mist...

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 12:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD + YAVP: MuBe got through the double teletrap Zot:5

Replies: 8

Views: 873

Re: CIP: MuBe, started pretty well

You can just sit outside bolt of fire range and let a bia kill it. Yeah, seeing as i would not tab even an ice dragon, with a fire one the plan would've been something like BiA-disintegrate the door-blink scroll. The question of whether that'd be a good risk to take remains open. Anyway, the fire d...

Monday, 25th April 2016, 19:22

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD + YAVP: MuBe got through the double teletrap Zot:5

Replies: 8

Views: 873

YASD + YAVP: MuBe got through the double teletrap Zot:5

Well, it's been 3 years since i splatted a bunch of MuBe's (the most successful attempt being this one), and i'm into this again. The very first attempt started with finding a +1 hunting sling of evasion on D:1 and continued with running away from a bunch of uniques on later floors and yaks on D:5. ...

Monday, 25th April 2016, 12:15

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: I love it when...

Replies: 1476

Views: 252235

Re: I love it when...

Meanwhile my naga found the lightning scales at Vaults:5. It was her only barding the whole game and she couldn't wear it because Chei. #1 Chei unreason right there.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 11:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: Trying to win with a Deep Elf Monk

Replies: 47

Views: 4627

Re: CIP: Trying to win with a Deep Elf Monk

Reptisaurus wrote:(A) I'm not sure how to find my scores online


http://crawl.akrasiac.org/scoring/playe ... aurus.html
Good luck with your challenge!

Sunday, 24th April 2016, 12:47

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: What strategies can you no longer use?

Replies: 42

Views: 3427

Re: What strategies can you no longer use?

Ring of permanent cTele + Blink.
IDing legendary decks as non-Nemelexites in attempts to find Elixir.
Silent digging for Passwall stabs (could still be awkwardly replicated with Silence + disintegration).
Enslaving a giant eyeball to paralyse TRJ.

Sunday, 24th April 2016, 00:53

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Wow, paralysis IS dumb. YASD and totally not my fault!

Replies: 29

Views: 3212

Re: Wow, paralysis IS dumb. YASD and totally not my fault!

The RNG gets a lot of opportunities to be unkind -- it's rather normal for such events to be realized multiple times throughout a game. Especially if you habitually give it extra chances to do so. (also, it's not clear to me that OP never got any MR gear; the tone of the OP makes it sound like he w...

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 16:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Wow, paralysis IS dumb. YASD and totally not my fault!

Replies: 29

Views: 3212

Re: Wow, paralysis IS dumb. YASD and totally not my fault!

To be fair, the RNG was rather unkind to OP. He got an ogre mage enemy who had the one exact spell list, decided to cast paralysis out of all spells in it, won his 15% roll and got a maximum duration paralysis. All of that plus he didn't have an MR ring after Orc:2 as a Gozag worpshipper. His positi...

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 16:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FoFi of Qazlal 3 rune

Replies: 2

Views: 353

Re: YAVP: FoFi of Qazlal 3 rune

Formicid of Qazlal in just two hours. That's actually very impressive.

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 16:06

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: KoMo of Makhleb

Replies: 3

Views: 293

Re: CiP: KoMo of Makhleb

I don't have an exact breakpoint number for you since i haven't played with Makhleb since 0.15 or so. Normally you'd want somewhere around 10—15 Invo with most Invo-based gods uncluding Makhleb. The number you pick mostly up to personal preference/XP budget and should be a bit higher if your god has...

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 13:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Current game advice requested - MiBe - 3 rune (probably)

Replies: 8

Views: 879

Re: Current game advice requested - MiBe - 3 rune (probably)

Or you can just stay in one of the tunnels so that you'd have only three non-wall tiles adjacent to you, buff up, summon a couple bros to occupy spaces except for one you leave for TRJ and then just bash it and it everything it spawns one by one with your good dps. Don't fight the thing in the open ...

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 10:22

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2595

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

But ranged is basically a polearm which reaches the entire screen ...which by itself is incredibly, incredibly powerful. So I don't really know why you're saying it's absurd to think that it's better than melee. I called the statement "seemingly absurd" because you don't see people runnin...

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 21:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP: KoMo of Makhleb

Replies: 3

Views: 293

Re: CiP: KoMo of Makhleb

Things that would help you deal with Saint Roka include Makhleb's demons/conjurations, potions of invisibility/might/haste/agility and curare needles. However, you absolutely don't need to go to Orc now, the branch is normally done after Lair. And, given your circumstances, you might even want to cl...

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 20:37

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

Replies: 16

Views: 1755

Re: CIP: FeTm^Oka, with some commentary on felid gameplay

It's nice to see someone other than myself finding felids interesting. It feels very rewarding to survive/win with such a restricted race yet the limitations are offset with extra speed/stealth/lives just enough to make felids viable if you play well. Plus they are cats, isn't that awesome? I can't ...

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 13:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Is Ranged worthwhile?

Replies: 25

Views: 2595

Re: Is Ranged worthwhile?

The masterminds of Tavern™ would tell you that ranged is superior to both melee and conjurations as long as you have enough ammo. I can even recall this seemingly absurd quote by one of them: the lengths people go to in order to try to prove melee in crawl is good compared to ranged attacks, or that...

Monday, 18th April 2016, 22:37

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Man, shoals is rough.

Replies: 30

Views: 4107

Re: Man, shoals is rough.

Also I hope you're aware that standing in water negates most benefits from invisibility, even for octopodes/merfolk . Wasn't this fixed back in 0.12 or so? I couldn't find that commit in the changelog but my invisible wizmode octopode gained +50 stealth in water and didn't receive the "don't e...

Friday, 15th April 2016, 11:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Death in Vaults:5, looking for advice

Replies: 22

Views: 4003

Re: Death in Vaults:5, looking for advice

Yeah, thank you. I was really dubious about everyone saying do abyss over vaults but I thought maybe it's just 'cause I didn't know enough? Although it's a lot less true in .17 or below when you could still ring teleport. But in trunk I won't even look at the abyss (on purpose) unless I'm level 27 ...

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 22:31

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: Any advice? I'm playing an Octopode so I'll take anything.

Replies: 11

Views: 1083

Re: Any advice? I'm playing an Octopode so I'll take anythin

kuniqs wrote:Try out hydra form. It's lots of fun in shoals!

Literally the last words of my DrTm who should've just lived his life as a statue.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 17:54

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Death in Vaults:5, looking for advice

Replies: 22

Views: 4003

Re: Death in Vaults:5, looking for advice

Vaults:5 is usually done after Depths, if at all. If you're familiar with the Abyss, it's much easier to get the abyssal rune on a vampire with 27 stealth: you turn into a bat and fly away from just about everything until you find a rune vault on the third floor. That place is known for killing inex...

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 22:40

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Caustic Shrikes

Replies: 134

Views: 14840

Re: Caustic Shrikes

CanOfWorms wrote:Well the situation is better since now you don't actually need ?vuln due to shrikes not being rPois.

That's a bit, ahem, confusing. Are you suggesting using Mephitic Cloud with 1/7 chance of success? Alistair's won't work on them since they are animals.

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 16:50

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Caustic Shrikes

Replies: 134

Views: 14840

Re: Caustic Shrikes

Haste + !Resistance + ?Vulnerability + mass confusion = cute little birdie xp in the bag. Not tried discord, but that might be even more fun... Unfortunately, we're not allowed to have a good AoE Hex spell anymore and are supposed to spam Shadow Creatures instead. That's more "interesting".

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 10:14

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 469067

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Iron giants have 2 EV, so it's very hard to miss them. Bolt of Inaccuracy is the best tech against them. On a related note, recently i learned juggernauts are so fast that they have 10 EV despite being giant. Bolt of Inccuracy pretty much never hits them. The same thing goes for quicksilver and sto...

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 19:52

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: TeHu of Gozag, got PDA but dived into Abyss for bolts

Replies: 11

Views: 959

Re: YAVP: TeHu of Gozag, got PDA but dived into Abyss for bo

Outside of weird cases like this one, does the rune lock on vaults have any impact on the way anyone plays? Does anyone get one rune, go clear vaults 1-4, then go back and get the other lair rune? Would people do vaults 1-4 before finishing a lair branch if they could? Even without need for crossbo...

Tuesday, 29th March 2016, 15:39

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: TeHu of Gozag, got PDA but dived into Abyss for bolts

Replies: 11

Views: 959

YAVP: TeHu of Gozag, got PDA but dived into Abyss for bolts

So, i wanted to try out a ranged build in modern Crawl and and picked crossbows because i like penetration/silver brands as well as the high base damage they deal. As it turned out when i searched for xbow discussions on the Tavern later, even bows have superior dps and throwing is the unarmed comba...

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 15:51

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP HOFi of Ru: Is there no way to get into the Slime vault?

Replies: 8

Views: 772

Re: CIP HOFi of Ru: Is there no way to get into the Slime va

Passwall should work too and it won't require extra spell power.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 15:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Krakens

Replies: 25

Views: 3247

Re: Krakens

Make a unique kraken monster with a siren on top of it.

Monday, 21st March 2016, 17:00

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather and FDA for Zot

Replies: 8

Views: 665

YAVP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather/FDA for Zot

So, i switched to a +5 FDA for Zot and started walking around with a staff of wizardry in hands and fighting only with BH up. That and having no crazy regen was a bit inconvenient, plus to my surprise, i couldn't use Ozocubu's Armour anymore (i never pick that spell up so i thought it'd work with me...

Sunday, 20th March 2016, 17:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather and FDA for Zot

Replies: 8

Views: 665

Re: CIP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather or FDA?

MTLA is better than +4 FDA unless you are in zot or gehenna. +8 FDA probably a wash. It really depends on if you want a level 7/8 spell. Deflect missiles and aura of abjuration are both solid pickups. I was recommended against DMsl, don't want Aura of Abjuration and shouldn't need cBlink with 12 sc...

Sunday, 20th March 2016, 12:33

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather and FDA for Zot

Replies: 8

Views: 665

Re: CIP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather or FDA?

I think FDA will give you more AC, but if you don't think you need the resist fire from FDA, I'd stick with Moon Troll- the spirit shield and regeneration are pretty good. Though if you do switch to FDA, consider just wielding a Staff of Wizardry for Haste and Blade Hands instead of training spells...

Sunday, 20th March 2016, 01:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather and FDA for Zot

Replies: 8

Views: 665

Re: CIP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather or FDA?

Having +4 FDA to swap to is probably worthwhile for Zot since you never know when an Orb of Fire will show up, but I'd wear Moon Troll instead for any non-Fire locations of the game. I wouldn't worry about Silence unless you're doing Tomb, and I'd definitely train up Fighting and ignore Dmsl. I thi...

Saturday, 19th March 2016, 22:07

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather and FDA for Zot

Replies: 8

Views: 665

YAVP: DgTm of himself, Moon Troll Leather and FDA for Zot

No cool story for this character, he had a tough early game but the boots of running acquired on D:6 have carried him. I have a few non-trivial choices for his development. The game should be winnable no matter what i opt for but it'd be nice to know what's optimal. I got that nice Moon Troll Leathe...

Saturday, 19th March 2016, 11:27

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: FeEn of Dithmenos, 15 runes, no deaths, Tukima's OP

Replies: 0

Views: 494

YAVP: FeEn of Dithmenos, 15 runes, no deaths, Tukima's OP

For the past couple of years i haven't played much Crawl and even when i occasionally tried, pretty much all i achieved was early game deaths. However, i got pretty excited about felid buffs: the race has always been my pet favourite but didn't particularly excel at anything besides summoning (unles...

Saturday, 10th January 2015, 11:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: I started making terrible Crawl LPs

Replies: 11

Views: 1566

Re: I started making terrible Crawl LPs

I haven't done as much with frenzy/paralysis personally, but as far as I know needle paralysis is the only way to incapacitate high level demons, and it works on literally every monster in the game. Higher HD have a better chance to resist, so if you're going needle stabber you want very high throw...
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