YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault


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Blades Runner

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 01:56

YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

I don't know why, but whenever I encounter the lair vault with the little room full of worms and swamp worms, surrounded by water, with the entrance blocked by plants, I always waste a bunch of time and resources trying to kill off all the swamp worms. It's never, ever worth it... Swamp worms are really tedious to kill, and do tons of damage if you get near them. There isn't even good treasure in there. I just hate those worms, i guess? i don't know what my problem is. This time, while I was slowly poisoning them to death (why????), an 8-headed hydra entered LOS. I was a slow naga, and it was across the water from me, so even though I had haste, I panicked and immediately read tele. I reappeared a few spaces over, in the water, directly between the swamp worms and the hydra. :(

Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 02:07

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

I think reading tele was a good move. Hydra in water is much faster than hasted naga. Actually hydra in water is faster than hasted human on land.

Blades Runner

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 02:29

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

yeah, tele could have worked out fine... the real stupid move was still just spending dozens of turns hanging out with swamp worms :(

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 04:36

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

^ I also do this
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Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 07:02

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

I also always try to kill swamp worms. I had to check, they attack for 26, which is almost like a death yak (30).
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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 10:12

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

The last time I saw that vault, my FE got a staff of fire.

bel

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 10:28

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

I have died once to them as well, mostly due to overconfidence. Swamp worms can hit quite hard.

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 10:58

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

Does attacking submerged worms with a polearm still work? Thats an okay way to deal with them. Would not have worked for OP of course.

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 12:45

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

Yes, I always try to kill them and always wonder why it is so non trivial. Good vault IMHO.

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 14:08

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

jejorda2 wrote:The last time I saw that vault, my FE got a staff of fire.


i got a scroll of identify last time. :( but now that you've said this i'm probably going to attack them again next time too.
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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 14:11

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

le_nerd wrote:Does attacking submerged worms with a polearm still work? Thats an okay way to deal with them. Would not have worked for OP of course.


I don't think so... at least, you can't hit submerged worms with spells, anyway. the only way to get them to surface is by approaching the edge of the water, which lets them get a free attack.

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Post Friday, 21st August 2015, 17:28

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

Swamp worms leave corpses so I use that vault as my fridge.

"Hungry? Let's go kill some swamp worms! Delicious!"

Probably not the best use of time, but I hate those swamp worms.

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Post Tuesday, 25th August 2015, 12:29

Re: YASD - That stupid swamp worm vault

If you've got the book of Geomancy, Swamp worms are vulnerable to petrify, which is very useful. Petrify at range (they hide but unhide when petrified) then walk up an whack them. Or LRD them if they've got friends.

Casters duking it out with swamp worms has never gone well for me...

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