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Friday, 5th June 2015, 10:58

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP SpEn: what spells to learn?

Replies: 6

Views: 749

Re: CiP SpEn: what spells to learn?

With all that choice of spells, it can be hard to decide what to do as a beginner. The secret is to keep focussing on one or two spell schools that you have a good aptitude for and pick up the spells that relate to just those schools (with maybe a little from other schools if it bolsters spells rela...

Friday, 22nd May 2015, 14:10

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Lack of Available Resistance

Replies: 10

Views: 968

Re: Lack of Available Resistance

Depends on your character and the particular threat. If you have high enough AC, EV and HP, you can probably just tough it out (not sure what it's called, but there's a particular vault in Zot that generates with half a ton of yellow draconians, acid blobs etc., and I managed to stairdance it withou...

Friday, 22nd May 2015, 09:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: MuXX of X

Replies: 76

Views: 5019

Re: MuXX of X

Here's my ascension with a MuWz: Click . It was my first online win. I picked Mu for the hungerless casting and undead immunities (and for the challenge), Wz for the high starting intelligence, and Sif for the free mana. I would probably have picked Ash in retrospect for the skill boost and clarity ...

Thursday, 21st May 2015, 10:11

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Does anyone use Slow?

Replies: 28

Views: 3610

Re: Does anyone use Slow?

I seemed to use Slow quite a lot in levels 7-9 with my SpAM (I chose that particular bulid as I was going through a phase of having builds that spelt words), but TBH I can't remember why. I think I tended to use it to make doubly sure of getting plenty of sling shots on tough / fast dudes (hill gian...

Thursday, 14th May 2015, 10:21

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: How do you deal with stupid avoidable deaths?

Replies: 29

Views: 2850

Re: How do you deal with stupid avoidable deaths?

Here's my 2 cents worth: 5 tips to avoid YASD

Basically: Don't get cocky, don't panic, know your enemy, learn from your mistakes and play very carefully

Thursday, 14th May 2015, 08:32

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: MiGl^Dith, just found Wyrmbane

Replies: 1

Views: 395

CIP: MiGl^Dith, just found Wyrmbane

Hi My MiGl was just slashing his way through the shoals (with an exec axe of freezing and +7 slaying from equipment) when he came across Wyrmbane. I've never found this unrandart before and wondered if it was worth switching to it - the wiki and some tavern posts seem to think it rocks. Here's the c...

Thursday, 14th May 2015, 00:15

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: SpMo I'm calling it a win, because I said so

Replies: 1

Views: 515

Re: YASD: SpMo I'm calling it a win, because I said so

Bad luck. Nothing worse than dying on your orb run!

And you're right - singularity rocks!

Wednesday, 13th May 2015, 13:31

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Noise

Replies: 6

Views: 999

Re: Noise

Some more points about noise: 1) Different branches have different ambient noise - the higher the ambient noise, the less noise carries, e.g. Lair has high ambient noise (due to all that baa-ing, croaking, hissing and snoring?), so noise carries less, whereas the tomb and crypt are deathly quiet, so...

Tuesday, 12th May 2015, 11:15

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Ensorcelled Hibernation

Replies: 32

Views: 3535

Re: Ensorcelled Hibernation

How very enlightening.

Tuesday, 12th May 2015, 10:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: First Win: NaVM of Cheibriados

Replies: 8

Views: 1092

Re: First Win: NaVM of Cheibriados

Well done! It's a great feeling getting that first win, isn't it?!

Maybe try for 15 runes next time?

Monday, 11th May 2015, 11:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: 5 rules to avoid YASD - advice from an ex-noob

Replies: 8

Views: 1712

5 rules to avoid YASD - advice from an ex-noob

Hello there I hope I'm not being too cocky calling myself an ex-noob, but I've now won with a variety of races and starting backgrounds (including 3 out of my last 5 characters), so although I can't call myself an expert by any means I think I can safely say that I've graduated from noob school to b...

Monday, 11th May 2015, 10:20

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Mummy win finally

Replies: 15

Views: 1415

Re: YAVP: Mummy win finally

I'm going for the same challenge myself, with an OpIE^Dith at the moment, and I can thoroughly recommend this build, since: a) Shadow mimic is awesome as you can cast low-level spells (freeze, throw frost etc.) and get a free shadow shard thrown in 50% of the time at max piety, allowing you to conse...

Monday, 11th May 2015, 09:09

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - Awesome gear won't save me

Replies: 5

Views: 748

Re: YASD - Awesome gear won't save me

This is the main reason you died: <Snip loads of attack messages> You feel less exhausted. <Snip more attack messages> You die... i.e. you went berserk with a dangerous unique, a death mage and an annihilator in view (and whatever else waiting in the wings). Risky at best. Another thing was that you...

Friday, 8th May 2015, 12:44

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: my very first VICTORY

Replies: 7

Views: 843

Re: my very first VICTORY

Well done - the first one's always the sweetest!

Wednesday, 6th May 2015, 09:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - DDNe^Makhleb - Can't survive earlygame

Replies: 12

Views: 1362

Re: YASD - DDNe^Makhleb - Can't survive earlygame

I ran out of mp and was stuck in a very long corridor so I diecided to risk it and charge him, because if I kept running away, I would have definitely died anyway from his magic attacks. The sensible route would be to use the heal wand and keep running but I panicked. Some tips: 1) Rule number 1 of...

Saturday, 2nd May 2015, 19:51

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dithmenos noob questions

Replies: 11

Views: 1710

Re: Dithmenos noob questions

Cheers for the replies, dudes

Saturday, 2nd May 2015, 18:56

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD - DDNe^Makhleb - Can't survive earlygame

Replies: 12

Views: 1362

Re: YASD - DDNe^Makhleb - Can't survive earlygame

Hi there Here's a link to my winning DDNe: Click Not saying I did it perfectly, but my spell learning went animate skeleton -> VD -> control undead Basically, you want to use the weight of the game against itself: can't kill undead? well let them work for you instead! Also, I switched everything oth...

Friday, 1st May 2015, 13:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: A multi-character outline to help people diversify builds?

Replies: 176

Views: 20453

Re: A multi-character outline to help people diversify build

I'm better at analyzing synergetic combinations than I am at actually playing the game - I haven't even got a rune yet. Not being rude, but try getting a rune first before you even think about "analyzing synergetic combinations", let alone trying to write a guide! It's like a trainee mech...

Friday, 1st May 2015, 10:42

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Dithmenos noob questions

Replies: 11

Views: 1710

Dithmenos noob questions

Hello fellow crawlers This is my first time out with Dithmenos. As far as I can see he/she totally rocks as a god, turning my flaky OpIE into a killing machine. So before I die of hubris I thought I'd better ask a few questions: 1) Does shadow mimic always use shards if you use conjurations on a tar...

Thursday, 30th April 2015, 17:03

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What bad advice would you give to people you don't like?

Replies: 177

Views: 34668

Re: What bad advice would you give to people you don't like?

if you're told about a timed portal, throw caution to the wind and find it all costs - there is such a load of experience and treasure waiting for you that you just can't afford to miss it...

Thursday, 30th April 2015, 11:35

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What bad advice would you give to people you don't like?

Replies: 177

Views: 34668

Re: What bad advice would you give to people you don't like?

2) Don't make any special preparations for your orb run - if you can handle Zot:5, Pan lords will be no problem Is it really bad advice? It was for my FoFi of Ash. I must have come across 10 pan lords on my orb run (3 at a time at one point, 2 of them very fast and fire resistant and one with LRD -...

Wednesday, 29th April 2015, 16:39

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Any tips for the dying?

Replies: 58

Views: 8477

Re: Any tips for the dying?

My 2 cents worth of advice for melee dudes: Rule number 1: **The fewer the number of enemies that can attack you at once, the better** Rule number 2: **The fewer the number of enemies that know you're there, the better, unless you actually want them to come to you (which you often do)"" Wi...

Wednesday, 29th April 2015, 10:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Spriggan blaster casters are fun

Replies: 11

Views: 1763

Re: Spriggan blaster casters are fun

I agree. I won with a SpAM recently, and I was SpAMming iron shot by the time I got to the vaults - this became may mainstay while I built up TLoc for singularity and Hexes for discord (both of which rock)

Wednesday, 29th April 2015, 09:34

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: What bad advice would you give to people you don't like?

Replies: 177

Views: 34668

Re: What bad advice would you give to people you don't like?

1) Don't give any respect to monsters on the first few levels - they're just popcorn and you can tab your way through them. 2) Don't make any special preparations for your orb run - if you can handle Zot:5, Pan lords will be no problem and you probably won't see any anyway. 3) Player ghosts are noth...

Monday, 27th April 2015, 09:50

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP looking for advice HOFI

Replies: 7

Views: 902

Re: CIP looking for advice HOFI

My 2 cents worth as well... 1) Qazlal tactics Qaz is *very* noisy, so you're effectivly taking the completely unsubtle, "come on then!" approach - i.e. the monsters come to you rather than the other way round. This can get you in a whole load of trouble if you start attracting more than yo...

Saturday, 11th April 2015, 12:17

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 469522

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Tornado-ing TRJ out in the open seemed like such a good idea... ..that was until my tornado ran out when TRJ was almost dead and surrounded by about 20 almost dead spawns that had been liberally sprinkled around the screen. No cTele, no HW, no way to hit TRJ from behind wall of spawns, no HW, no cha...

Thursday, 19th March 2015, 10:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP: First succesfull spellcaster, DEFE^Veh

Replies: 9

Views: 781

Re: CIP: First succesfull spellcaster, DEFE^Veh

I wouldn't say you're screwed up at all - you've got a lot of spellcasting and a fair amount of conjurations which are useful all-round schools for a spell caster. You've obviously got a little of most elemental schools, but this is not a big problem (as long as you focus on one or two schools from ...

Thursday, 12th March 2015, 11:48

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: Another MiBe of Trog, my furst win evar

Replies: 8

Views: 643

Re: YAVP: Another MiBe of Trog, my furst win evar

Congratz! It's a great feeling when you get your first win! You might want to try a SpEn for a change of style, or possibly a blaster-caster of some sort (DrCj, possibly, since they have high HP and in-built AC) P - +8 executioner's axe of Flawed Execution {vamp, MR+++} That's got to be the most iro...

Sunday, 8th March 2015, 16:25

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: MuWz^Sif (4 runes inc. golden)

Replies: 0

Views: 297

YAVP: MuWz^Sif (4 runes inc. golden)

What a run! This build was inspired by a 10-rune win I had with a HOFi - the only things that could touch me were brimstone fiends and Gloorx Vloq, with their combination of torment, high HP and and unresistable spells. Which made me think - I could do that, with agony and OOD / firestorm. So I trie...

Wednesday, 25th February 2015, 12:28

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: WebTiles question

Replies: 1

Views: 394

WebTiles question

Not sure if this is the right place, but I was just wondering how you configure your rc file so that you can click on the minimap to get to places, like you can on the offline version?

I tried "mouse_input=true", but this didn't seem to work...

Cheers

Saturday, 14th February 2015, 22:41

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - HOFi^TSO 10 runes

Replies: 3

Views: 755

Re: YAVP - HOFi^TSO 10 runes

Sprucery wrote:Didn't want to exit through Abyss?


Can you do that? I thought if you went to the abyss from Pan, you come back to Pan when you leave it?

Saturday, 14th February 2015, 22:05

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP: 71ac 32ev +18slaying monster

Replies: 13

Views: 1324

Re: YAVP: 71ac 32ev +18slaying monster

  Code:
T - +17 plate armour of Day {rF+ Slay+4}


:o

Saturday, 14th February 2015, 20:28

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YAVP - HOFi^TSO 10 runes

Replies: 3

Views: 755

YAVP - HOFi^TSO 10 runes

Woo-hoo!! With the kit and skills I'd built up, I probably could have gone on to the Hells and Tomb, but I'd had a few close calls with this character on the way (esp. Brimstone fiends in Pan) and I really didn't want to risk throwing it all away. Plus I'm going for an all species challenge, and thi...

Friday, 13th February 2015, 17:16

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - HOFi^TSO

Replies: 11

Views: 1132

Re: CIP - HOFi^TSO - now in a very tight spot

Maybe someone else has better ideas but I would probably cast Blink. It that succeeds and you're still alive, the rest depends on where you land and with how much HP. Possibly heal wounds with ?fear. It sucks to die with ?acquirement, and you don't have hasting... If I remember correctly, blink cou...

Friday, 13th February 2015, 10:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - HOFi^TSO

Replies: 11

Views: 1132

Re: CIP - HOFi^TSO - now in a very tight spot

Dudes I'm afraid I allowed myself to get a bit carried away in Zot, and now I'm probably about to die. I tried some stairdancing to clear quite a heavily guarded entrance to Zot:2, thinking I could slash my way through it all and /or ?blink my way out if things went pear-shaped. How the hell did I l...

Friday, 13th February 2015, 09:40

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - HOFi^TSO

Replies: 11

Views: 1132

Re: CIP - HOFi^TSO, just found Armour of the Dragon King

Thanks for the advice, dudes. Just got my exec axe of flaming blessed and absolutely tore up the abyss with barely a scratch, which was fun. The only (!) things I'm scared of now are torment and hellfire, of which there is quite a lot in extended. I think I'll go for Zot 1-4 and vestibule next to bu...

Thursday, 12th February 2015, 16:19

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - HOFi^TSO

Replies: 11

Views: 1132

Re: CIP - HOFi^TSO, just found Armour of the Dragon King

I think it's a great armour for this character. I dunno why'd you need Abj or Recall, CBlink is neat I guess but one can do without. Haste is good but Haste can be cast in GDA by this character. Recall is for bringing back divine warriors who have gone wandering off on their own private crusade, an...

Thursday, 12th February 2015, 13:55

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - HOFi^TSO

Replies: 11

Views: 1132

CIP - HOFi^TSO

Yo crawlers I was just slashing my way through Vaults:5, thinking I could do with some more fire resistance and MR, when I stumbled upon this: e - the +9 armour of the Dragon King (worn) {rPois rF+ rC+ MR+} At first I was like, "Wooah! Jackpot!!". But now I'm thinking, I was intending to g...

Friday, 6th February 2015, 16:18

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP - FoFi^Makhleb

Replies: 2

Views: 446

CIP - FoFi^Makhleb

Hello fellow crawlers Not played for a few years - got to say I quite like version 0.15 except the lack of weight limits - it seems a bit crazy that my ogre can carry around 200 large rocks! Anyway, I seem very much to be on a roll with this FoFi. I found a beautiful artifact plate armour in a shop ...

Friday, 28th June 2013, 17:13

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Replies: 2859

Views: 469522

Re: I think we learned an important lesson today.

Arachne, despite being a half-spider, can't be affected by ignite poison, unlike all the other spiders in the nest. It pays to check things like this on the wiki before you just charge in there like a naga in a china shop. It also takes 10 magic to invoke step from time, and 5 magic to invoke slouch...

Friday, 28th June 2013, 11:29

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Escaping from the unescapeable?

Replies: 29

Views: 3381

Re: Escaping from the unescapeable?

You can also train transmutations which will help towards necromutation later on should you want it. Don't train up Transmutations for Necromutation. First, don't do it because Necromancy is a much more useful skill, and you need it as much as you need Transmutations. Second, don't do it because Ne...

Thursday, 27th June 2013, 16:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Escaping from the unescapeable?

Replies: 29

Views: 3381

Re: Escaping from the unescapeable?

If you're after your first win as a caster (as am I), I would seriously recommend a fire elementalist, since their starting book makes the early game so easy - you can just pile all your exp into spellcasting, conjurations and fire and you've got something that should get you to at least the lair ev...

Tuesday, 25th June 2013, 13:01

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CIP (now YAVP): DEWz of Sif Muna

Replies: 16

Views: 2503

Re: CIP: DEWz meets Mara; fight or flight?

I had almost exactly the same scenario myself with a mottled DrCj. I already had the barnacled rune, but as soon as I saw him went into a trance - "Aaahh... Maaaraaa... Ultimate challenge... Must kill..." Managed to take 2 Maras down, which I believe included the real one, but not without ...

Monday, 10th June 2013, 11:54

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: CiP OgHu

Replies: 8

Views: 1024

Re: CiP OgHu

IMHO: 1) Switch everything except armour off, since that has got to be the best GDA I've ever seen and your armour skill is next to 0 (which is why your EV is 0). 2) Pump armour to 15, 3) Get 22 fighting, M+F and armour (heroism makes them 27), 10ish T+D, 8 invocations, 15 dodging, and about 15 evoc...

Monday, 10th June 2013, 10:49

Forum: YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too

Topic: YASD: Ignatio Is Mean (SpEn, 8 Runes at Time of Death)

Replies: 5

Views: 899

Re: YASD: Ignatio Is Mean (SpEn, 8 Runes at Time of Death)

Bad luck, dude - executioners are sods for low AC/GDR characters, unique ones with an executioner's axe of pain even more so. A few points: Personally, with that amount of piety, I'd have left one ring slot unbound and brought more rings with me. OK, you wouldn't have had so much of a stat boost, bu...

Friday, 7th June 2013, 10:31

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Best/Worst Artifacts

Replies: 2853

Views: 473867

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

FilthyApe wrote:
Zargon wrote:Found this in the tomb:

  Code:
 n - the amulet "Thonualo" (around neck) {rMut +Blink +Rage +Inv +Lev rElec MR}


That one is really ridiculous.


Yeah - trust crawl to leave it to my last floor before ascending to give me something decent...

Thursday, 6th June 2013, 08:49

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Favourite unique?

Replies: 121

Views: 8969

Re: Favourite unique?

Azrael wrote:He's cool and all, but if you're actually considering switching swords at the point, I have no idea how you made it that far.


I had a +7,+9 great sword of holy wrath and I thought his sword might be useful for clearing a Zig - it was!

Wednesday, 5th June 2013, 16:19

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: The Tomb as a Melee Character

Replies: 15

Views: 1579

Re: The Tomb as a Melee Character

cjo wrote: I followed the advice here and brought home my first 15-rune win :)


Major congratulations! It's a great feeling, isn't it? Have you tackled a ziggurat before? If not, this may be your next challenge!

Wednesday, 5th June 2013, 15:38

Forum: Crazy Yiuf's Corner

Topic: Favourite unique?

Replies: 121

Views: 8969

Re: Favourite unique?

I know others have said it already, but it's gotta be the badass daddy himself, Cerebov . (Not that I fancy him - I just respect him as a fellow badass) When you take him down, you get a real sense of accomplishment, and he even has the decency to give you a proper sword that gives everyone a good r...

Wednesday, 5th June 2013, 14:49

Forum: Dungeon Crawling Advice

Topic: Help me to choose species/class combination.

Replies: 26

Views: 4058

Re: Help me to choose species/class combination.

Two combos come to mind: 1) DrCj. You've got the spellcasting background, but they have more HP and better fighting aptitude, as well as resonable aptitudes for everything else. They gain AC passively instead of having body armour, so you don't need to worry about getting hold of decent armour and t...
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