[YASFADD] DDNe what do you think on an early artifact?


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Spider Stomper

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Post Thursday, 4th September 2014, 10:29

[YASFADD] DDNe what do you think on an early artifact?

Hi just wanted your opinion.
With this little dwarf:

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 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.15-a0-2130-g28e4b74 (tiles) character file.

Jumanji the Grave Robber (Deep Dwarf Necromancer)   Turns: 4127, Time: 00:20:01

HP  49/49        AC  7     Str 12      XL: 6   Next: 52%
MP   5/9         EV  9     Int 17      God:
Gold 180         SH  0     Dex 13      Spells:  3 memorised,  3 levels left

rFire  . . .     SeeInvis .     g - +1 hunting sling
rCold  . . .     Clarity  .     G - +0 ring mail
rNeg   . . .     rCorr    .     (no shield)
rPois  .         rRot     .     (no helmet)
rElec  .         Spirit   .     j - +0 cloak
SustAb .         Warding  .     (no gloves)
rMut   .         Stasis   .     (no boots)
Gourm  .                        (no amulet)
MR     .....                    (no ring)
                                (no ring)

@: non-regenerating, not resistant to hostile enchantments, very unstealthy
A: damage resistance, recharge devices, sense surroundings 1, slow healing 3
a: Device Recharging


You are on level 4 of the Dungeon.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 1 branch of the dungeon, and seen 5 of its levels.

You have collected 242 gold pieces.
You have spent 62 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 g - a +1 hunting sling (weapon)
 v - a +0 whip of draining
 C - a +1 whip of freezing
 H - the +10 cutlass "Smusiah" {drain, rC+}
   (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   
   
   A truly terrible weapon, it drains the life of those it strikes.
   
   It protects you from cold.
 J - the +7 short sword of Blood-Lust {holy, rPois}
   (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It has been blessed by the Shining One to cause great damage to the undead
   and demons.
   
   It protects you from poison.
Missiles
 e - 44 sling bullets (quivered)
 o - 161 stones
 r - 16 poisoned needles
Armour
 j - a +0 cloak (worn)
 G - a +0 ring mail (worn)
 I - a +1 chain mail
Magical devices
 c - a wand of heal wounds (9)
Comestibles
 a - 2 chunks of orc flesh
 d - 2 bread rations
 l - a slice of pizza
 F - 2 beef jerkies
 L - 3 fruits
Scrolls
 i - 4 scrolls of teleportation
 k - 3 scrolls of remove curse
 x - 3 scrolls of amnesia
 B - a scroll of magic mapping
Potions
 p - a potion of mutation
 q - a potion of restore abilities
 t - a potion of lignification
 z - a potion of curing
 A - a potion of haste
 D - 3 potions of agility
 N - a potion of flight
 Q - a bubbling cyan potion
Books
 b - a book of Necromancy   
   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   *Pain                              Necromancy                   1
   *Animate Skeleton                  Necromancy                   1
   *Vampiric Draining                 Necromancy                   3
   Regeneration                       Charms/Necromancy            3
   Animate Dead                       Necromancy                   4
   Control Undead                     Necromancy                   4


   Skills:
 + Level 4,8 Armour
 - Level 2,1 Dodging
 - Level 2,4 Stealth
 - Level 1,7 Spellcasting
 - Level 7,0 Necromancy


You have 3 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Pain                  Necr           ####         1%          1    #......
b - Animate Skeleton      Necr           N/A          1%          1    #......
c - Vampiric Draining     Necr           ####......   6%          3    ####...


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (5/15)           
Temple: D:4-7       

Altars:
Okawaru
Yredelemnul

Shops:
D:4 (


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are resistant to damage.
You can recharge devices by infusing magical energy.
You passively map a small area around you.
You do not heal naturally.


Message History

Things that are here:
a dagger; an orc corpse
You start butchering the orc corpse. You continue butchering the corpse.
You continue butchering the corpse. x2
You finish butchering the orc corpse.
a - 3 chunks of orc flesh
Things that are here:
a dagger; an orc skeleton
Eat one of 3 chunks of orc flesh? (ye/n/q/i?)
This raw flesh tastes terrible.
Some of the chunks of flesh in your inventory have rotted away.
You continue eating. x2
e - 41 sling bullets (gained 1)
e - 42 sling bullets (gained 1)
e - 43 sling bullets (gained 1)
e - 44 sling bullets (gained 1)
Things that are here:
a flail; a scale mail
Char dumped to 'morgue/Jumanji.txt'.
Saving game... please wait.

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There are no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
  A phantom (D:4)
  2 scorpions (D:4)
  Natasha (twice) (D:3)
  Ijyb (D:4)
  Jessica (D:3)
  4 adders
  A gnoll (D:1)
  A giant mite (D:1)
  A worm (D:2)
  An adder skeleton (D:4)
  2 oozes
  3 orcs
  A ball python (D:1)
  15 bats
  A bat skeleton (D:4)
  4 giant cockroaches
  13 goblins
  12 hobgoblins
  10 jackals
  2 kobolds
  2 quokkas (D:4)
  A giant gecko (D:3)
  3 giant newts
  A hobgoblin skeleton (D:4)
  A kobold skeleton (D:2)
  11 rats
97 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A bat (D:1)
1 creature vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  An adder skeleton (D:3)
  2 bat skeletons
  A giant gecko skeleton (D:3)
  A goblin skeleton (D:4)
  3 hobgoblin skeletons
  2 jackal skeletons
  A quokka skeleton (D:4)
  5 rat skeletons
16 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 114 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
--------------------------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | Jumanji, the Deep Dwarf Necromancer, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 15/15 MP: 2/2
     2 | D:1      | Learned a level 1 spell: Animate Skeleton
   346 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 22/22 MP: 0/3
   476 | D:1      | Reached skill level 5 in Necromancy
   925 | D:1      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 14/28 MP: 5/5
   984 | D:1      | Learned a level 3 spell: Vampiric Draining
  1226 | D:2      | Noticed a human
  1242 | D:2      | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
  1381 | D:2      | Reached skill level 6 in Necromancy
  1662 | D:3      | Noticed Jessica
  1710 | D:3      | Killed Jessica
  1710 | D:3      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 25/36 MP: 1/6
  2376 | D:3      | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
  2419 | D:3      | Noticed Natasha
  2438 | D:3      | Killed Natasha
  2523 | D:3      | Noticed Natasha
  2526 | D:3      | Killed Natasha
  2526 | D:3      | Reached skill level 7 in Necromancy
  2526 | D:3      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 38/42 MP: 1/7
  2547 | D:4      | Got a brightly glowing cutlass
  2590 | D:4      | Identified the +10 cutlass "Smusiah" {drain, rC+} (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)
  2913 | D:4      | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
  3166 | D:4      | Noticed a phantom
  3193 | D:4      | Killed a phantom
  3193 | D:4      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 42/49 MP: 9/9
  3246 | D:4      | Found Thoha's Antique Weapon Shop.
  3250 | D:4      | Bought a runed whip for 62 gold pieces
  3448 | D:4      | Got a faintly glowing short sword
  3449 | D:4      | Identified the +7 short sword of Blood-Lust {holy, rPois} (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)
  3695 | D:4      | Noticed Ijyb
  3718 | D:4      | Killed Ijyb
  3891 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon


Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Cutlass           |       |    40 ||    40
 Fire: Hunting sling     |    74 |    78 ||   152
 Cast: Pain              |    11 |    32 ||    43
       Animate Skeleton  |    11 |    12 ||    23
       Vampiric Draining |     5 |    22 ||    27
  Use: Scroll            |     2 |    18 ||    20
  Eat: Chunk             |     3 |    12 ||    15



I stubled into these artifact on D4: +10 cutlass "Smusiah" {drain, rC+} and +7 short sword of Blood-Lust {holy, rPois}
If you were in me, would you train short blade (and maybe stealth then), even if DD have a -1 attitude, or shall I use them with zero skill and wait for a good axe/mace ?
Thanks for your opinon.
m.
Last edited by torrenera on Thursday, 4th September 2014, 10:45, edited 1 time in total.

Spider Stomper

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Post Thursday, 4th September 2014, 10:44

Re: [CiP] DDNe what do you think on an early artifact?

I HATE THIS GAME.
NO, SERIOUSLY, I REALLY HATE THIS GAME.

Edit: I'm so sad.
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Post Thursday, 4th September 2014, 10:47

Re: [YASFADD] DDNe what do you think on an early artifact?

if you think you hate this game right now then you haven't played it enough
take it easy
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!lg * won !DD-- min=turns -log
<Sequell> 20749. Bloax, XL24 VSTm, T:13320: http://crawl.lantea.net/crawl/morgue/Bloax/morgue-Bloax-20140907-000920.txt

Did you know that I like ruining crawl every now and then? Go check it out.

Spider Stomper

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Post Thursday, 4th September 2014, 10:53

Re: [YASFADD] DDNe what do you think on an early artifact?

playing it since the bats had old graphics... I have lots of reasons to hate it.
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Post Tuesday, 16th September 2014, 00:27

Re: [YASFADD] DDNe what do you think on an early artifact?

YASFADD?

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Post Tuesday, 16th September 2014, 00:49

Re: [YASFADD] DDNe what do you think on an early artifact?

Sorry for your loss.

For future reference, though, I would totally have used that cutlass. I don't think I'd drastically alter my priorities in terms of skill training for it, though. I guess with vamp draining at good success I'd put a few levels of short blades but then I'd continue getting more necromancy and some dodging and all, and if I hadn't found anything more promising by that point, I would pump more into short blades and commit to the cutlass, gladly.

Also -1 aptitude isn't bad. It is especially not bad 1.) for a weapon that wouldn't require a ton of investment to hit min_delay, and 2.) for a species/background combo that is extremely well suited in terms of aptitudes already.

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