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Slime Squisher

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Post Monday, 5th May 2014, 00:05

Another MiMo: trying a different skill strategy

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 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.14.1-1-g650416f (webtiles) character file.

Blomdor the Brawler (Minotaur Monk)                Turns: 16321, Time: 01:10:15

HP 109/113       AC 25     Str 23      XL: 13   Next: 24%
MP   5/5         EV  7     Int 15      God:
Gold 588         SH 10     Dex 16      Spells:  1 memorised, 10 levels left

rFire  + . .     SeeInvis .       - Unarmed
rCold  . . .     Clarity  .     h - +2 plate armour {rF+}
rNeg   . . .     Conserve .     O - +0 buckler
rPois  .         rCorr    .     j - +2 hat
rElec  .         rRot     .     I - +2 cloak of Elyvilon's Generosity {Str+2 Dex+3 Int+5}
SustAb . .       Spirit   .     (no gloves)
rMut   +         Warding  .     M - +0 pair of boots
Saprov . . .     Stasis   .     f - amulet of resist mutation
MR     .....                    t - +3 ring of intelligence
                                k - +0,+7 ring of slaying

@: not resistant to hostile enchantments, extremely unstealthy
A: retaliatory headbutt, horns 2
a: no special abilities


You are on level 14 of the Dungeon.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 1 branch of the dungeon, and seen 14 of its levels.

You have collected 850 gold pieces.
You have spent 262 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Armour
 h - a +2 plate armour of fire resistance (worn)
 j - a +2 hat (worn)
 l - a +0 mottled dragon armour
 p - the -1 chain mail of Magic {rElec rF+ Str+3 Acc+4}
   (You found it on level 8 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your strength (+3).
   It affects your accuracy with ranged weapons and melee attacks (+4).
   It protects you from fire.
   It insulates you from electricity.
 w - the +1 robe "Marimouz" {+Fly rC+ MR+}
   (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It protects you from cold.
   It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
   It lets you fly.
 I - the +2 cloak of Elyvilon's Generosity (worn) {Str+2 Dex+3 Int+5}
   (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your strength (+2).
   It affects your intelligence (+5).
   It affects your dexterity (+3).
 M - a +0 pair of boots (worn)
 O - a +0 buckler (worn)
Magical devices
 a - a wand of random effects {zapped: 5}
 r - a wand of digging {zapped: 1}
 u - a wand of cold {zapped: 3}
 v - a wand of digging
 x - a wand of digging
 D - a wand of hasting {zapped: 1}
 N - a wand of paralysis {zapped: 1}
Comestibles
 b - 8 bread rations
 G - 3 meat rations
 J - 2 beef jerkies
 K - 7 cheeses
Scrolls
 e - 4 scrolls of remove curse
 i - a scroll of fear
 o - a scroll of enchant weapon I
 z - a scroll of identify
 E - a scroll of holy word
 F - 3 scrolls of magic mapping
 L - 2 scrolls of blinking
 V - a scroll of amnesia
 Y - a scroll of fog
 Z - 2 scrolls of teleportation
Jewellery
 c - an uncursed ring of flight
 f - an amulet of resist mutation (around neck)
 k - a +0,+7 ring of slaying (left hand)
 t - a +3 ring of intelligence (right hand)
 y - a cursed ring of ice
 T - an uncursed ring of positive energy
 W - an uncursed amulet of stasis
Potions
 d - 2 potions of brilliance
 g - a potion of magic
 m - a potion of curing
 n - a potion of porridge
 q - 5 potions of agility
 s - 2 potions of might
 H - 2 potions of cure mutation
Books
 C - a book of Transfigurations   
   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   *Stoneskin                         Transmutation/Earth          2
   Ice Form                           Ice/Transmutation            4
   Statue Form                        Transmutation/Earth          6
   Dragon Form                        Transmutation                7
 P - a book of Fire   
   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   Fire Brand                         Charms/Fire                  2
   Ignite Poison                      Fire/Transmutation           5
   Fireball                           Conjuration/Fire             5
   Bolt of Fire                       Conjuration/Fire             6
   Delayed Fireball                   Conjuration/Fire             7
   Ring of Flames                     Charms/Fire                  7
Magical staves
 R - an uncursed staff of wizardry


   Skills:
 - Level 10.0 Fighting
 - Level 14.1 Armour
 + Level 4.1 Dodging
 - Level 1.5 Stealth
 + Level 2.7 Shields
 * Level 15.5 Unarmed Combat
 + Level 5.6 Transmutations
 + Level 5.6 Earth Magic


You have 10 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Stoneskin             Trmt/Erth      ###.......   61%         2    ###....


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (14/15)            Temple (0/1) D:7             Orc (0/4) D:11
   Lair (0/8) D:8          Vaults (0/5) D:14       

Altars:
Ashenzari
Elyvilon
Nemelex Xobeh
Trog
Xom
Yredelemnul
Jiyva

Shops:
D:14 *


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You reflexively headbutt those who attack you in melee.
You have a pair of horns on your head.


Message History

The centaur closely misses you.
The centaur hits you but does no damage.
You pummel the centaur!!
You kill the centaur!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!
No target in view!

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There are no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
  5 vault guards (D:14)
  3 hydras
  A centaur warrior (D:14)
  The ghost of DarkMoon the Infuser, an experienced DESk of Okawaru (D:10)
  An unseen horror (D:14)
  10 hill giants
  A manticore (D:13)
  3 cyclopes
  An elephant (D:8)
  A gargoyle (D:9)
  3 trolls
  A slime creature (D:12)
  A trapdoor spider zombie (D:14)
  A human (D:7)
  A griffon skeleton (D:14)
  5 hippogriffs
  An elephant slug (D:8)
  A steam dragon (D:11)
  25 yaks
  2 wraiths
  13 ugly things
  A shadow (D:13)
  2 wargs (D:11)
  Edmund (D:5)
  Menkaure (D:5)
  2 necrophages
  3 water moccasins
  7 ice beasts
  A mottled dragon (D:14)
  4 sky beasts
  A black bear (D:7)
  7 ogres
  2 crocodiles (D:8)
  4 orc warriors
  A yellow wasp (D:12)
  A phantom (D:4)
  8 centaurs
  A giant slug (D:8)
  4 giant frogs
  3 big kobolds
  6 scorpions
  2 hippogriff zombies (D:8)
  14 wights
  10 jellies
  19 killer bees
  5 crimson imps
  3 goliath beetles
  4 orc priests
  13 hounds
  A centaur skeleton (D:9)
  A black bear skeleton (D:7)
  5 iguanas
  15 orc wizards
  11 worker ants
  A big fish (D:10)
  9 sheep
  A sky beast zombie (D:5)
  An ogre zombie (D:8)
  Ijyb (D:5)
  Jessica (D:3)
  17 adders
  6 gnolls
  A scorpion zombie (D:10)
  4 shadow imps
  5 worms
  An iguana zombie (D:10)
  4 giant eyeballs
  5 giant geckos
  5 oozes
  49 orcs
  3 ball pythons
  11 bats
  A bat skeleton (D:4)
  A bat zombie (D:6)
  10 giant cockroaches
  4 goblins
  12 hobgoblins
  7 jackals
  29 kobolds
  7 quokkas
  5 giant newts
  4 orc zombies (D:8)
  12 rats
  17 ballistomycetes
478 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A big fish (D:8)
  3 giant spores
4 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 482 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
--------------------------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | Blomdor, the Minotaur Monk, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 19/19 MP: 1/1
    34 | D:1      | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
   257 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 21/27 MP: 1/1
   479 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 18/33 MP: 2/2
   483 | D:2      | Reached skill level 5 in Unarmed Combat
   729 | D:2      | Found a viscous altar of Jiyva.
  1006 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 34/41 MP: 2/2
  1409 | D:3      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 47/47 MP: 2/2
  1459 | D:3      | Noticed Jessica
  1464 | D:3      | Killed Jessica
  2195 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
  2236 | D:4      | Reached skill level 6 in Unarmed Combat
  2318 | D:4      | Got an ichor-stained robe
  2319 | D:4      | Identified the +1 robe "Marimouz" {+Fly rC+ MR+} (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)
  2425 | D:4      | Noticed a phantom
  2431 | D:4      | Killed a phantom
  2431 | D:4      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 47/56 MP: 3/3
  2543 | D:4      | Noticed an ogre
  2548 | D:4      | Killed an ogre
  2599 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
  2736 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  2747 | D:5      | Noticed Edmund
  2756 | D:5      | Killed Edmund
  2756 | D:5      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 53/61 MP: 3/3
  2782 | D:5      | Noticed Menkaure
  2795 | D:5      | Killed Menkaure
  2795 | D:5      | Reached skill level 7 in Unarmed Combat
  3237 | D:5      | Noticed Ijyb
  3251 | D:5      | Killed Ijyb
  3573 | D:5      | Found a shattered altar of Ashenzari.
  3573 | D:5      | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
  3975 | D:6      | Learned a level 2 spell: Stoneskin
  4107 | D:6      | Reached skill level 8 in Unarmed Combat
  4107 | D:6      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 34/71 MP: 3/3
  4583 | D:7      | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
  4956 | D:7      | Reached skill level 9 in Unarmed Combat
  5343 | D:7      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 64/79 MP: 4/4
  5385 | D:7      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  5828 | D:7      | Reached skill level 10 in Unarmed Combat
  6044 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  6223 | D:8      | Got a dazzling chain mail
  6224 | D:8      | Identified the cursed -1 chain mail of Magic {rElec rF+ Str+3 Acc+4} (You found it on level 8 of the Dungeon)
  6245 | D:8      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
  6245 | D:8      | Noticed an elephant
  6258 | D:8      | Killed an elephant
  6258 | D:8      | Reached skill level 10 in Armour
  6641 | D:8      | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
  6808 | D:8      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 90/90 MP: 4/4
  6941 | D:8      | Reached skill level 11 in Unarmed Combat
  7289 | D:9      | Paralysed by a giant eyeball for 2 turns
  8199 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
  8303 | D:10     | Noticed DarkMoon's ghost (experienced DESk)
  8650 | D:10     | Killed DarkMoon's ghost
  8770 | D:10     | Identified a scroll of acquirement
  8773 | D:10     | Got a crude cloak
  8778 | D:10     | Identified the +2 cloak of Elyvilon's Generosity {Str+2 Dex+3 Int+5} (You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
  9005 | D:10     | Reached skill level 12 in Armour
  9466 | D:10     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 38/99 MP: 4/4
  9469 | D:10     | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
  9519 | D:10     | Paralysed by a giant eyeball for 3 turns
  9526 | D:10     | Paralysed by a giant eyeball for 4 turns
 10226 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Earth Magic
 10319 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Transmutations
 11113 | D:11     | Reached skill level 13 in Unarmed Combat
 11180 | D:10     | HP: 4/99 [acid (2)]
 11627 | D:11     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 12079 | D:12     | Noticed a seven-headed hydra
 12093 | D:12     | Killed a seven-headed hydra
 12897 | D:12     | Noticed a hill giant
 12914 | D:12     | Killed a hill giant
 12914 | D:12     | Reached XP level 12. HP: 48/106 MP: 5/5
 13270 | D:13     | Reached skill level 14 in Unarmed Combat
 14265 | D:14     | Noticed a seven-headed hydra
 14296 | D:14     | Killed a seven-headed hydra
 15469 | D:14     | Reached skill level 15 in Unarmed Combat
 15469 | D:14     | Reached skill level 5 in Transmutations
 15469 | D:14     | Reached skill level 5 in Earth Magic
 15528 | D:14     | Noticed a four-headed hydra
 15537 | D:14     | Killed a four-headed hydra
 15580 | D:14     | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 15596 | D:14     | Found Praikug's Assorted Antiques.
 15616 | D:14     | Bought a scroll of enchant armour for 262 gold pieces
 15734 | D:14     | Reached skill level 1 in Shields
 15869 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 15870 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 15870 | D:14     | Found a gate to the Vaults.
 15870 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 15870 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 15871 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 15871 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 15872 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 15897 | D:14     | Killed a vault guard
 15897 | D:14     | Reached XP level 13. HP: 99/113 MP: 5/5
 15904 | D:14     | Killed a vault guard
 15910 | D:14     | Killed a vault guard
 15916 | D:14     | Killed a vault guard
 16206 | D:14     | Noticed a vault guard
 16215 | D:14     | Killed a vault guard


Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Unarmed           |    59 |    95 |   283 |   677 |    53 ||  1167
Evoke: Wand              |       |       |     4 |    10 |       ||    14
  Use: Scroll            |     4 |     4 |    13 |    18 |     2 ||    41
       Potion            |       |       |     3 |       |     4 ||     7
 Stab: Sleeping          |       |     2 |     2 |       |       ||     4


I hope that no one minds my repeated monk topics. It is my favorite class and is what I have spent the most time trying to master.

The odd thing about this character, besides the fabulous ring of slaying, is its training of armor skill over dodging. I have had the latter let me down a few too many times, and overall I just can't seem to get it to high enough levels to be reliable by the time I reach lair or so when I really need it to be. So, being a bit fed up with EV and wanting to try something different, I trained armor instead, and rose strength on every third level over dexterity. It seems to be doing well enough. Stoneskin is almost decently castable in chain mail, my attack speed is still above average, and unlike most of my monks at this level I'm not having too much trouble killing hydras without resorting to wands so long as they don't have too many heads.

After finding the mottled dragon hide and using my only scroll to enchant it, I turned off armor and switched over to dodging. For now, I am still using the plate, as it provides the same amount of fire resistance and is better suited to my build at the moment.

Any thoughts?
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Post Monday, 5th May 2014, 00:13

Re: Another MiMo: trying a different skill strategy

If you need something to dump enchant weapon into as unarmed, you can use it on a blowgun if you've found/in anticipation of curare.
No point carrying cure mutation around, unless you're doing a speedrun - you're never going to need to quaff cure mutation 'right away', and monsters don't drink it, so you can just leave it wherever. Better than having it shatter in your inventory and going :(
Same goes for amnesia and enchant and acquire of course.

Also, IIRC shield is no good for unarmed combat, because the shield ALWAYS adds a certain amount of delay to your attacks, it can't be removed entirely by skills. I might be thinking of ranged combat though, so don't quote me.

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Post Monday, 5th May 2014, 00:45

Re: Another MiMo: trying a different skill strategy

Shield adds 0-0.1 per attack even Shields 27 but average delay from plate armour is higher anyway.

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