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Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Monday, 19th June 2017, 23:42

Tasonir's .20 tournament report!

So as with all reports on multiple characters over a week since the tournament ended, these notes are subject to the limitations of my memory. I hope I got most of it right! I'll be going in chronological order, talking only about notable games, of course, and not d:3 splats. I'll be posting mostly just the very top of the morgues (basically up to the % screen) for space limitations, follow the links if you want to see skill training/notes/etc.

MiBe of Trog: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 065921.txt
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2095305 Tasonir the Slayer (level 26, 249/258 HPs)
             Began as a Minotaur Berserker on May 26, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Trog.
             Escaped with the Orb
             ... and 3 runes on May 27, 2017!
             
             The game lasted 02:46:50 (45370 turns).

Tasonir the Slayer (Minotaur Berserker)            Turns: 45370, Time: 02:46:51

Health: 249/258    AC: 37    Str: 30    XL:     26   Next: 33%
Magic:  31/31      EV: 30    Int:  4    God:    Trog [******]
Gold:   5266       SH: 19    Dex: 19    Spells: 25/25 levels left

rFire    + + +     SeeInvis .   a - +18 lance "Wyrmbane" {slay drac, rPois rF+ rC+ AC+3}
rCold    + + .     Gourm    .   B - +3 shield of the Dwarven Hall {rElec rC++ Str+4 Stlth-}
rNeg     + . .     Faith    .   h - +5 fire dragon scales
rPois    +         Spirit   .   (helmet unavailable)
rElec    +         Reflect  .   Y - +2 cloak {MR+}
rCorr    .         Harm     .   y - +2 pair of gloves {Str+3}
MR       ++...     Rnd*Rage +   Q - +2 pair of boots {Stlth+}
Stlth    ..........             z - amulet of regeneration
Regen    1.0/turn               K - ring of positive energy
MPRegen  0.3/turn               j - +6 ring of slaying

@: no status effects
A: retaliatory headbutt, horns 3, berserk 1, blurry vision 1, clumsy 1, subdued
magic 2
0: Orb of Zot
}: 3/15 runes: decaying, serpentine, silver
a: Berserk, Trog's Hand, Brothers in Arms, Burn Spellbooks, Renounce Religion


Since combo points are locked in on character creation, I decided to start with MiBe for some easy points. Found wyrmbane, decided to have fun with it, and 1h polearms works out pretty well when you also have a +6 slaying ring for a final total of +24 slaying once wyrmbane was powered up. Pretty straightforward berserker, and this was my first character of the tournament, so I now have a 100% win rate. Don't worry, it won't last :)

TrFi of Cheibriados: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 212731.txt
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692504 Tasonir the Brawler (level 27, -14/390 HPs)
             Began as a Troll Fighter on May 27, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Killed from afar by a Tzitzimitl (68 damage)
             ... with a bolt of cold
             ... in Pandemonium.
             The game lasted 04:00:51 (52443 turns).

Tasonir the Brawler (Troll Fighter)                Turns: 52443, Time: 04:00:52

Health: -14/390    AC: 43    Str: 47    XL:     27
Magic:  38/38      EV: 25    Int: 32    God:    Cheibriados [******]
Gold:   3579       SH: 34    Dex: 22    Spells: 3/51 levels left

rFire    + + .     SeeInvis +     - Unarmed
rCold    . . .     Gourm    +   N - +8 large shield {AC+3}
rNeg     + . .     Faith    .   (armour currently unavailable)
rPois    ∞         Spirit   .   Y - +2 hat {SInv}
rElec    +         Reflect  .   J - +2 cloak {MR+}
rCorr    .         Harm     .   (gloves unavailable)
MR       +++..                  (boots unavailable)
Stlth    +.........             P - amulet of regeneration
Regen    1.6/turn               Z - +6 ring of protection
MPRegen  0.3/turn               j - ring "Raisoj" {rElec rPois rF++ Int+4 Stlth-}

@: statue-form, very slow
A: unfitting armour, claws 3, blurry vision 1, clumsy 1, fast metabolism 3,
gourmand, regeneration 1, robust 1
}: 3/15 runes: decaying, serpentine, silver
a: End Transformation, Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time,
Renounce Religion


So nothing easier to follow up a win and ensure you get a streak than a troll, right? In theory yes, but well, it's still not a sure thing. This character was absurdly powerful all game long but had severe problems finding resistances. I finally found an rF++ ring before extended, but was going around with no rC except for ring swaps. Possibly I could have put on rC full time, but giving up a +6 ring of protection hurts a lot. However, it would fix problems like this completely botched fight immediately after entering pan. Basically I autopilot-tabbed through several fiends that I really should have taken more carefully, and then a titz-whatever (shadow fiend) shows up in a doorway several spaces away from me when I'm down to ~60 health. I handled the new mutation roulette terribly and I've got blurry vision, so I can't just blink out of range. I could kill it quickly if it gets in melee range, but I can't afford to run up to it, or wait for it to approach me. I think I ended up trying to quaff heal wounds and gain some health in hopes it would walk towards me, but it instead decided to do it's optimal move and blast me with a bolt of cold for 68 damage, which was more than I could handle. This broke the streak, of course, and on a character who really was above and beyond the power level needed to clear extended. I hate juggling resistances, as I frequently forget what I'm not resisting, and combined with blurry vision...Ouch.

HOGl of Beogh: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 100316.txt
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1864961 Tasonir the Messiah (level 27, 234/234 HPs)
             Began as a Hill Orc Gladiator on May 29, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Beogh.
             Escaped with the Orb
             ... and 3 runes!
             
             The game lasted 03:57:20 (56511 turns).

Tasonir the Messiah (Hill Orc Gladiator)           Turns: 56511, Time: 03:57:20

Health: 234/234    AC: 43    Str: 28    XL:     27
Magic:  40/40      EV: 24    Int:  7    God:    Beogh [******]
Gold:   2850       SH: 24    Dex: 24    Spells: 21/34 levels left

rFire    + + +     SeeInvis .   a - +9 war axe (elec)
rCold    + + +     Gourm    .   V - +0 large shield "Kegaiplu" {rC+ Regen+ rCorr Str+4}
rNeg     . . .     Faith    .   i - +6 gold dragon scales
rPois    +         Spirit   +   (helmet restricted)
rElec    .         Reflect  .   S - +2 cloak
rCorr    +         Harm     .   v - +2 pair of gloves
MR       +++++     Rnd*Rage +   b - +1 pair of boots of the Snake Pit {rC+ MR+ Str+3}
Stlth    ..........             k - amulet of Sarol {Spirit rF++ rC- Dex+3}
Regen    0.9/turn               j - +4 ring of evasion
MPRegen  0.3/turn               w - ring of Fogressuck {+Blink MR+ Dex+5}

@: berserk cooldown, slowed, very slow
A: walk on water, antennae 1, repulsion field 2, molten scales 1, berserk 1,
blurry vision 3, clumsy 1, cold resistance 1, deterioration 1, dopey 2, frail 1,
magic resistance 1, screaming 1
0: Orb of Zot
}: 3/15 runes: decaying, serpentine, silver
a: Smiting, Recall Orcish Followers, Give Item to Named Follower, Resurrection,
Renounce Religion, Evoke Blink

I don't play Beogh characters all that often, but I like to get a Beogh win for the tournament as it's a very strong god and isn't won terribly often. Of course you don't get all that many points for either HO or Gl, but them's the breaks. I have also never used 1h axes that I can remember, so I wanted to try out everyone's favorite axe base type: the broad axe. Of course, I find an electric war axe instead (base damage 11 instead of 13) and didn't even realize it was the wrong base type until after I had won. Honestly, with elec branding, it might not really matter. That, or it's all those allies with polearms. I was a bit less good at keeping them all alive through most of the late game - my warlords got massacred on V:5, although I managed to have one or two with me for zot. As I escaped, "You could see the friendly Margrim the orc warlord", so at least one buddy made it out with me.

After this game I accidentally fired up a DgNe when I had meant to create a VSNe, so I quit the Dg and lost the streak possibility. Oh well, the first VSNe died as well.

CEFE of Okawaru: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 033548.txt
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175616 Tasonir the Markscentaur (level 17, 0/150 HPs)
             Began as a Centaur Fire Elementalist on May 30, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Okawaru.
             Killed from afar by a spark wasp (6 damage)
             ... with a living lightning
             ... on level 4 of the Spider Nest.
             The game lasted 02:11:14 (40620 turns).

Tasonir the Markscentaur (CeFE)                    Turns: 40620, Time: 02:11:15

Health: 0/150      AC: 25    Str: 15 (16) XL:     17   Next: 48%
Magic:  2/23       EV: 11    Int: 19      God:    Okawaru [******]
Gold:   1229       SH:  0    Dex: 18      Spells: 7/19 levels left

rFire    + . .     SeeInvis +   b - +4 longbow "Quysoc" {freeze, MR+ Int+5}
rCold    + + .     Gourm    .   (shield currently unavailable)
rNeg     . . .     Faith    .   v - +0 ring mail of Eghasun {*Drain rPois Dex+3 Slay+5}
rPois    +         Spirit   .   N - +2 helmet {SInv}
rElec    +         Reflect  .   U - +2 cloak
rCorr    .         Harm     .   L - +0 pair of gloves
MR       ++...                  G - +4 centaur barding {rF+}
Stlth    ++........             C - amulet of Konilite {rC+ Regen+ Stlth+}
Regen    0.8/turn               A - ring of Summertime {rElec rPois rC+}
MPRegen  0.2/turn               i - +3 ring of strength

@: about to teleport, finesse, very slightly contaminated, very quick
A: hooves 3, deformed body, speed 2, tough skin 3
a: Heroism, Finesse, Renounce Religion

So I started playing some odd characters, things that were either worth a lot of points due to their combo, or as in this case, were nemelex choices. CEFE is a bit of an odd start, but I had more or less fully converted into a standard melee + bows centaur at this point, even with a pretty nice +5 slay armor. It had horrible actual AC, but I figured as long as I kill everything at range first, that wouldn't matter. I don't recall exactly how I felt going into spider nest, but apparently even with rElec, a spark wasp was able to finish me off after being worn down by a berserked emperor scorpion. I might have had great damage output, but those scorpions are still huge tanks, and you can't kite a berserked one... This death was immediately after reading blinking, so that wasp bolted me from max range apparently. I'll miss those 75 bonus points, RIP.

VSMo of Cheibriados: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 092512.txt
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97594 Tasonir the Martial Artist (level 16, -15/84 HPs)
             Began as a Vine Stalker Monk on May 31, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Killed from afar by a thorn hunter (33 damage)
             ... with a volley of thorns
             ... on level 4 of the Swamp.
             The game lasted 00:50:22 (16882 turns).

Tasonir the Martial Artist (Vine Stalker Monk)     Turns: 16882, Time: 00:50:23

Health: -15/84     AC: 24    Str: 30    XL:     16   Next: 20%
Magic:  0/23       EV: 21    Int: 25    God:    Cheibriados [******]
Gold:   1698       SH: 16    Dex: 34    Spells: 21/27 levels left

rFire    + . .     SeeInvis .     - Unarmed
rCold    + . .     Gourm    .   E - +0 shield
rNeg     . . .     Faith    .   C - +11 chain mail of Xiapad {rF+ Regen+ Int-4 Slay+4}
rPois    .         Spirit   +   y - +0 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   v - +2 cloak {MR+}
rCorr    .         Harm     .   B - +0 pair of gloves
MR       +++..                  (no boots)
Stlth    ..........             N - amulet of magic regeneration
Regen    1.5/turn               p - +5 ring of evasion
MPRegen  0.3/turn               Q - ring of protection from cold

@: lethally poisoned (-15 -> -15), about to teleport, very slow
A: fangs 3, low mp 1, regeneration 2, magic shield, antimagic bite, no potion
heal 3, rot immunity
a: Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time, Renounce Religion

VSMo is a hugely powerful combo and I was get a 15 rune victory as I hadn't done that yet. This VS found an impressive chain mail so I was torn between using that or learning statue form, but as I wanted to get 15 runes I wanted to get statue form for rTorment and the +30% hp, which is huge on VS. It's entirely possible I should have first trained slightly more fighting/dodging, although at the point I died I had only just begun to train for statue form, so isn't like I had lost a lot of experience to that at time of death. It was mostly just a botched fight vs a thorn hunter, which are always deadly when you're at 84 max health (although with 23 mana) in swamp. I had been taking a lot of damage from a hydra and attempted to step from time to save me, but sadly the enemies didn't really move all that far (or at least wandered back) and was blasted by the thorn hunter on my return to the flow of time. Rest in peace, poor plant, you were killed by one of your own.

VSNe of Cheibriados: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 082723.txt
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460203 Tasonir the Black Belt (level 24, -17/152 HPs)
             Began as a Vine Stalker Necromancer on June 1, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Demolished by a large slime creature (22 damage)
             ... on level 5 of the Pits of Slime.
             The game lasted 02:37:50 (29354 turns).

Tasonir the Black Belt (Vine Stalker Necromancer)  Turns: 29354, Time: 02:37:50

Health: -17/152    AC: 18    Str: 26    XL:     24   Next: 47%
Magic:  0/42       EV: 34    Int: 43    God:    Cheibriados [******]
Gold:   1882       SH: 17    Dex: 34    Spells: 7/52 levels left

rFire    + . .     SeeInvis .     - Unarmed
rCold    + . .     Gourm    .   I - +0 shield
rNeg     + . .     Faith    .   (armour currently unavailable)
rPois    ∞         Spirit   +   N - +2 helmet
rElec    +         Reflect  .   L - scarf {rC+ rF+}
rCorr    +         Harm     .   (gloves currently unavailable)
MR       +++..                  (boots currently unavailable)
Stlth    +++.......             C - amulet of regeneration
Regen    1.6/turn               h - ring of resist corrosion
MPRegen  0.3/turn               b - ring of the Establishment {EV+4 Int+5 Slay-2}

@: statue-form, corroded, very slow
A: fangs 3, frail 1, regeneration 2, magic shield, antimagic bite, no potion
heal 3, rot immunity
}: 2/15 runes: barnacled, gossamer
a: End Transformation, Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time,
Renounce Religion

Despite the background switch this is basically attempt #2 at the above character, and got a bit further, but for some reason I ran to do slime instead of Vaults:5. I don't think this was a conscious decision (I always do Vault:5 first), so I think I just forgot I didn't have 3 runes yet. This may indicate something about my mental state when I just forget to go do zot entirely and head off to kill TRJ instead. I did manage to kill TRJ, but all the summoned slimes and the building level of corrosion was just too much for me to finish off. Why I didn't give myself an escape route for after killing TRJ I can't say, but then again I can't even explain why I was doing slime before Vaults:5/Zot either, so who knows. At least I killed one of qw's ghosts, right?

OgEE of Cheibriados: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 110852.txt
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22507506 Tasonir the Heavyweight Champion (level 27, 419/419 HPs)
             Began as an Ogre Earth Elementalist on June 4, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Escaped with the Orb
             ... and 15 runes!
             
             The game lasted 05:54:04 (67523 turns).

Tasonir the Heavyweight Champion (OgEE)            Turns: 67523, Time: 05:54:04

Health: 419/419    AC: 35    Str: 39    XL:     27
Magic:  54/54      EV: 38    Int: 35    God:    Cheibriados [******]
Gold:   4922       SH: 41    Dex: 34    Spells: 23/80 levels left

rFire    + . .     SeeInvis +     - Unarmed
rCold    + + .     Gourm    .   S - +10 large shield of Ignorance {rN+ Int-4}
rNeg     + + +     Faith    .   (armour currently unavailable)
rPois    ∞         Spirit   .   V - +2 hat {SInv}
rElec    +         Reflect  +   v - +2 cloak {MR+}
rCorr    .         Harm     .   (gloves unavailable)
MR       +++++                  (boots unavailable)
Stlth    +.........             Y - amulet "Noucea" {Reflect MR++ Str+4 SH+3 Stlth-}
Regen    0.8/turn               q - ring "Qaoneuli" {rC+ rN+ Dex+7}
MPRegen  0.4/turn               n - ring of protection from fire

@: statue-form, studying Conjurations, deflect missiles, very slow
A: unfitting armour, agile 1, cold resistance 1, mutation resistance 1
0: Orb of Zot
}: 15/15 runes: serpentine, barnacled, slimy, silver, golden, iron, obsidian,
icy, bone, abyssal, demonic, glowing, magical, fiery, dark
a: End Transformation, Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time,
Renounce Religion

So troll statue form characters are certainly stronger than ogres, but I rather like new ogres being decent at magic, and this was a nemelex combo, so that bonus 75 points was entirely worth it. I wasn't really intentionally speedrunning this character, but chei statue form characters are generally turn efficient, and a 67.5k turncount for 15 runes is good enough to get a pretty good score. This ended up being the species high score for Og, so all you other ogres need to step up! It was also the start of me winning the admittedly meaningless CAO-server-only high scores. But hey, when you consistently break your streaks with overpowered troll deaths, you have to make yourself feel better somehow.

TrSk of Cheibriados: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 071101.txt
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172033 Tasonir the Grappler (level 17, -8/167 HPs)
             Began as a Troll Skald on June 5, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Mangled by an entropy weaver
             ... wielding a +0 glaive
              (16 damage)
             ... on level 4 of the Spider Nest.
             The game lasted 01:48:44 (25879 turns).

Tasonir the Grappler (Troll Skald)                 Turns: 25879, Time: 01:48:44

Health: -8/167     AC:  6    Str: 32 (34) XL:     17   Next: 40%
Magic:  0/24       EV: 16    Int: 23 (27) God:    Cheibriados [******]
Gold:   231        SH:  0    Dex: 18 (24) Spells: 9/26 levels left

rFire    + . .     SeeInvis .     - Unarmed
rCold    . . .     Gourm    +   (no shield)
rNeg     . . .     Faith    .   Z - +2 robe {rF+}
rPois    +         Spirit   .   A - +2 hat
rElec    .         Reflect  .   w - +0 cloak
rCorr    .         Harm     .   (gloves unavailable)
MR       +....     Clarity  +   (boots unavailable)
Stlth    ++........Rnd*Tele +   b - amulet of regeneration
Regen    1.2/turn               E - ring of Robustness {AC+8}
MPRegen  0.2/turn               r - +6 ring of slaying

@: about to teleport, corroded, very slightly contaminated, very slow
A: unfitting armour, claws 3, clarity, dopey 1, fast metabolism 3, gourmand,
poison resistance, regeneration 1, shaggy fur 1, teleportitis 1, tough skin 2,
weak 2
a: Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time, Renounce Religion


So I don't know how this character ended up feeling weak, but I was having a hell of a time in spider. I remember having to escape from several fights and teleporting around trying to get the level under control. I could marginally cast statue form, although I had brilliance potions if I needed to get a reliable casting; I had blinking and teleport scrolls left in my inventory. I was waiting for a teleport to kick in when I died, not sure why I didn't also throw in a blink so I could have survived until I teleported. Likely a large amount of player fatigue here, but on another note, ever since when did entropy weavers wield glaives? I didn't know they could use weapons, is this a recent thing or am I just not paying attention as usual? And yes, that is a character dying with the ring of robustness and a +6 slaying ring. I'm as disappointed as you are. I believe this was also a streak candidate after the OgEE; trolls just didn't work out for me this tournament.

OpNe of Cheibriados: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 093018.txt
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22767661 Tasonir the Grand Master (level 27, 301/301 HPs)
             Began as an Octopode Necromancer on June 7, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Escaped with the Orb
             ... and 15 runes on June 8, 2017!
             
             The game lasted 06:10:27 (66975 turns).

Tasonir the Grand Master (Octopode Necromancer)    Turns: 66975, Time: 06:10:28

Health: 301/301    AC: 42    Str: 26      XL:     27
Magic:  59/63      EV: 47    Int: 49 (50) God:    Cheibriados [******]
Gold:   6380       SH: 35    Dex: 30 (31) Spells: 1/71 levels left

rFire    + + +     SeeInvis .     - Unarmed
rCold    + + .     Gourm    .   E - +8 large shield {reflect}
rNeg     + + +     Faith    .   H - +3 hat of Pondering {ponderous, MR+ MP+10 Int+5}
rPois    ∞         Spirit   .   r - amulet of Vitality {Regen+ HP+15}
rElec    +         Reflect  +   O - ring of magical power
rCorr    +         Harm     .   V - ring "Inaso" {rElec rN+ Int+3 Dex-3 Stlth+}
MR       +++++                  M - +4 ring of evasion
Stlth    +++.......             w - ring "Istuus" {rElec rPois MR+ Slay+2 Stlth+}
Regen    1.0/turn               G - ring "Qiacs" {rCorr rF++ Dex+3}
MPRegen  0.4/turn               Q - +5 ring of evasion
                                z - ring "Diopn" {rF+ rC++ rN+ Stlth+}
                                J - +3 ring of protection

@: statue-form, studying Summonings, deflect missiles, very slow
A: almost no armour, stealthy swim, amphibious, 8 rings, constrict 8, tentacle
spike 1, camouflage 1, agile 2, blurry vision 1, deterioration 1, low mp 1,
magic resistance 1, sense surroundings 1, MP-powered wands
0: Orb of Zot
}: 15/15 runes: decaying, serpentine, slimy, silver, golden, iron, obsidian,
icy, bone, abyssal, demonic, glowing, magical, fiery, dark
a: End Transformation, Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time,
Renounce Religion

At the time of character creation, Op was the highest value race, and Ne was the highest value background, so this was literally the highest scoring combo I could have chosen. Cheibriados was far from the highest scoring god, but I wasn't about to try to hunt down a jiyva altar, so it'll have to do. Took a few tries, but eventually got one off the ground and found some really nice equipment like the hat of pondering and amulet of vitality, so the run went pretty smoothly once statue form was available. It's also really nice to have literally all your resistances covered, although I didn't find quite as many rings of protection as I would have liked (only one +3), I did at least have those two rings of evasion at +4 and +5, so my defenses were quite good. This character learned shatter and necromutation to do a Zigg for the clan points/bragging rights, and I got tornado online while I was in there, although I only cast tornado once since the zigg was pretty much clear by the time I got it online. Speaking of which I only used necromutation once as well, probably some mummy level or something, and used statue form for everything else. At least I cast shatter 45 times, so that's saying something. Despite running an entire zigg, I still came in at just under 67k turns, so this was another high scoring 15 rune game. It didn't get the species or background high score, but it is at least the OpNe combo high score.

VSVM of Cheibriados: http://crawl.akrasiac.org/rawdata/Tason ... 042649.txt
  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.20.0-15-g7f486f2 (webtiles) character file.

31764302 Tasonir the Metallomancer (level 27, 128/128 HPs)
             Began as a Vine Stalker Venom Mage on June 9, 2017.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Escaped with the Orb
             ... and 15 runes on June 10, 2017!
             
             The game lasted 04:36:50 (46649 turns).

Tasonir the Metallomancer (VSVM)                   Turns: 46649, Time: 04:36:51

Health: 128/128    AC: 25    Str: 33    XL:     27
Magic:  33/46      EV: 37    Int: 47    God:    Cheibriados [******]
Gold:   83         SH: 33    Dex: 38    Spells: 9/62 levels left

rFire    + + .     SeeInvis .     - Unarmed
rCold    + + .     Gourm    .   A - +3 large shield {AC+3}
rNeg     . . .     Faith    +   S - +2 robe of Vines {NoPotionHeal Regen+7}
rPois    .         Spirit   +   z - +2 hat {Int+3}
rElec    .         Reflect  .   T - +2 cloak
rCorr    .         Harm     .   Q - +2 pair of gloves "Icsy" {rC+ Str+5 Slay-3}
MR       +++++                  I - +2 pair of boots
Stlth    ++........             r - amulet of Nimueguq {Faith *Corrode rF++ rC+ Dex+6}
Regen    4.0/turn               F - +5 ring of protection
MPRegen  0.3/turn               K - ring of the Mage {Wiz MR++ Int+3}

@: very slow
A: antennae 1, fangs 3, hooves 1, iridescent scales 1, clever 1, deterioration
2, frail 2, magic resistance 1, regeneration 2, screaming 1, magic shield,
antimagic bite, no potion heal 3, rot immunity, MP-powered wands
0: Orb of Zot
}: 15/15 runes: decaying, serpentine, slimy, silver, golden, iron, obsidian,
icy, bone, abyssal, demonic, glowing, magical, fiery, dark
a: Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time, Renounce Religion


Having lost so many VS to stupidity, especially when they are such a powerful race, I knew I had to win a VSVM when it was selected as a nemelex choice. Honestly I'm surprised more people didn't jump on the chance, it was pretty late in the tournament but it was up for a few days and only had 6 wins. The new poisonous vapours spell is very, very powerful, so the early game is a breeze and you can transition into anything you want, you're a vine stalker. I played the early game carefully but after getting established this is the only character of the tournament I would consider an attempted speed run - I started trying to cut turns where possible. I still autoexplore out of laziness and am not trying to set any sort of <30k records, but my goal was <50k turns, and at 46649 turns I'm rather happy with how it turned out. This was the VS species highscore, VM background high score, and of course that means it's the VSVM combo high score as well. Really I'm just kind of surprised no one else did a faster VS speedrun. Having the robe of vines on a VS was funny, but it was mostly melded all game long, so didn't really make that much impact.

Conclusion
Overall, I was pretty happy with my results, although there were some painful splats (mostly the two trolls) who died to nothing other than my complete carelessness, and maybe in the first case a bit of unfamiliarity with the new mutation system. I felt like I didn't have enough mutation potions* as I was constantly trying to clear bad mutations like berserk, but even when you're running low on mutation potions, if you have even just one, cure blurry vision. My main regret is not getting any streak credit, but 5 wins is pretty decent for how much I played, so overall my score puts me at 59th in the tournament, which is about what I expected. I won three 15 rune wins, two of which were nemelex combos and the third was OpNe, the then highest value combo, so that's at least some bragging rights. I'd have had a lot more points if that blasted troll didn't have blurry vision, though...

* Edit: Apparently that particular troll had 18 mutation potions and could have cleared blurry vision, I probably just felt too powerful to need to worry about it. I did experience a lack of mutation potions and having to use them frequently on other characters, so that point is still true, just NOT about the streak-breaker troll who died in pan.

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Post Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 14:26

Re: Tasonir's .20 tournament report!

IMHO +0 ring mail is never worth it for Na/Ce who have deformed body mutation, it gives just +2 AC and has significant EV/casting penalty. Use a robe or maybe even leather instead.

Edit. Ok, I missed the Slay+5 part :)
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Post Tuesday, 20th June 2017, 22:41

Re: Tasonir's .20 tournament report!

Yeah it was basically a slaying ring, with the premise that the best defense is a good offense, and my bow was pretty good so it mostly worked. And due to the +4 barding, my AC wasn't even that bad, although you're right the body armor contributed very little of it. Given the problems I ran into with the berserked scorpion, it's possible that having more AC would have been the right choice in the end, to survive longer until I eventually teleported.

Can anyone confirm I'm a fool and that weavers have always wielded glaives? I feel like adding reaching to them is pretty cruel. Or point out when they got changed to equip weapons?

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Post Saturday, 24th June 2017, 21:04

Re: Tasonir's .20 tournament report!

Did you notice the change of transmutations' damage to not depend on character's stats anymore? How big of a nerf to Chei is this?
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Post Tuesday, 27th June 2017, 01:09

Re: Tasonir's .20 tournament report!

I did notice it, and it is a fairly significant decrease in terms of absolute damage. However, transmutations is generally such high damage that as a percentage, it isn't that extreme. When a fighter with a great mace is hitting for 30 damage, your statue form damage going from 70 to 60 is a nerf, but you're still overkilling mostly everything. Also to be fair I mostly use statue form, which had somewhat lower values picked for its damage - blade hands and dragon form seem to be using higher assumed strength.

For example, I managed to kill an orb of fire in a single hit on one of my statue form trolls. And then got that character killed later, which should underscore how careless I am. It'll still take 2-3 hits on average to kill an orb of fire (even with troll claws), but it's at least possible to do with some lucky die rolls.

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