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Shoals Surfer

Posts: 312

Joined: Thursday, 9th June 2011, 19:12

Post Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 06:10

CIP- Should I keep charging ahead?

I almost never play (kill off) melee characters but this one has been facerollerific. An early pair of boots of running made me very happy, and the scroll of acquirement that gave me a rod of venom gives me access to my favorite "poison cloud and run away" technique, so this guy has had very few problems. Several orc high priests and sorcerers were dealt with by BiA and running until I got the kill message, and a couple of pots let me two-shot an orc warlord. The problem is that I am afraid to go much further (and in which direction?). I am also lacking jewelry. Aside from {the ring "Wishiaci" {Hunger rF-}, I am carrying all jewelry I have found, and I don't fancy running around with the rC"X" that putting on that nice dragon armor I bought on orc 4 (there was nothing else decent). On the other hand, I do (think) I have a decent selection of other armor and I am not sure what to wear.

Normally I'd run regular dungon until it got hard(ish) and then branches, but I am not sure about melee characters. My fear is that the lack of tools will kill me if I get too deep and get into trouble (no see invis bugs me). Any tips.

Final question, how is my skills? Is it worth picking a ranged attack to branch into, and if so what?

Char dump attached

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 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.10.0 character file.

Horny the Executioner (Minotaur Berserker)         Turns: 30065, Time: 02:15:40

HP 125/125       AC 30     Str 26      XL: 14   Next: 92%
MP   4/4         EV  7     Int  4      God: Trog [*****.]
Gold 389         SH  0     Dex 14      Spells:  0 memorised, 13 levels left

Res.Fire  : + + +   See Invis. : .    f - +5,+0 executioner's axe of Watchfulness {g
Res.Cold  : . . .   Warding    : . .  c - +2 orc plate armour
Life Prot.: . . .   Conserve   : +    (no shield)
Res.Acid. : + . .   Res.Corr.  : +    S - +2 wizard hat
Res.Poison: +       Clarity    : .    e - +2 cloak {rCorr, Cons}
Res.Elec. : .       Spirit.Shd : .    o - +2 pair of gloves "Hidd" {rF+}
Sust.Abil.: . .     Stasis     : .    N - +2 pair of boots {run}
Res.Mut.  : .       Ctrl.Telep.: .    Q - amulet of the gourmand
Res.Rott. : .       Levitation : .    R - ring of protection from fire
Gourmand  : +       Ctrl.Flight: .    w - ring of poison resistance

@: quick, somewhat resistant to hostile enchantments, extremely unstealthy
A: retaliatory headbutt, horns 2
a: Burn Spellbooks, Berserk, Trog's Hand, Brothers in Arms, Renounce Religion


You are on level 1 of the Lair of Beasts.
You worship Trog.
Trog is exalted by your worship.
You are very full.

You have visited 4 branches of the dungeon, and seen 27 of its levels.
You have visited 2 portal chambers: ossuary, ice cave.

You have collected 2209 gold pieces.
You have spent 1840 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 f - the +5,+0 executioner's axe of Watchfulness (weapon) {god gift, flame, rF+ Str+3}
   (Trog gifted it to you on level 1 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It emits flame when wielded, causing extra injury to most foes and up to
   double damage against particularly susceptible opponents. Big, fiery blades
   are also staple armaments of hydra-hunters.
   
   It affects your strength (+3).
   It protects you from fire.
 z - an uncursed blowgun
 U - a +0,+2 executioner's axe of chopping {god gift}
Missiles
 k - 11 curare-tipped needles
 G - 5 poisoned javelins (quivered)
 O - 2 curare-tipped needles
Armour
 b - an uncursed steam dragon hide
 c - a +2 orcish plate armour (worn)
 e - a +2 cloak of preservation (worn)
 i - a +2 orcish scale mail of magic resistance
 j - an uncursed troll hide
 l - a +0 orcish splint mail of cold resistance
 o - the +2 pair of gloves "Hidd" (worn) {rF+}
   (You found it in an ice cave)   
   
   It protects you from fire.
 p - the +8 fire dragon armour of the Leaf {rF++ rC- Dex-3 Dam+4}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 4 of the Orcish Mines)   
   
   It affects your dexterity (-3).
   It affects your damage-dealing abilities (+4).
   It greatly protects you from fire.
   It makes you vulnerable to cold.
 H - a +4 dwarven scale mail of fire resistance
 N - a +2 pair of boots of running (worn)
 S - a +2 wizard hat (worn)
Magical devices
 g - a wand of fire {zapped: 1}
 h - a wand of teleportation {zapped: 5}
 s - a wand of fireball {zapped: 2}
 u - a wand of polymorph other {zapped: 1}
 v - a wand of digging (13)
Comestibles
 I - 3 meat rations
 Z - a beef jerky
Scrolls
 d - a scroll of teleportation
 n - a scroll of detect curse
 q - 2 scrolls of remove curse
 A - 3 scrolls of blinking
 W - 2 scrolls of fear
Jewellery
 m - an uncursed ring of life protection
 w - a ring of poison resistance (left hand)
 J - an uncursed amulet of stasis
 Q - an amulet of the gourmand (around neck)
 R - a ring of protection from fire (right hand)
Potions
 a - 2 potions of speed
 x - 2 potions of heal wounds
 C - 2 potions of restore abilities
 D - a potion of invisibility
 E - 3 potions of curing
 K - a potion of might
 V - a potion of resistance
Books
 B - a book of Morphology   
   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   Sticks to Snakes                   Transmutation                2
   Petrify                            Transmutation/Earth          4
   Polymorph Other                    Hexes/Transmutation          4
   Cigotuvi's Degeneration            Transmutation/Necromancy     5
   Ignite Poison                      Fire/Transmutation           5
   
   
   Trog disapproves of the use of such an item.
Magical staves
 F - a +4 rod of venom (12/12)
   (You acquired it on level 8 of the Dungeon)
 X - a +2 rod of warding (11/11)
   (You acquired it on level 12 of the Dungeon)


   Skills:
 + Level 13.8 Fighting
 * Level 23.4 Axes
 + Level 13.4 Armour
 - Level 8.4 Dodging
 - Level 1.0 Stabbing
 - Level 2.9 Traps & Doors
 * Level 8.2 Evocations


You have 13 spell levels left.
You don't know any spells.

Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (14/27)            Temple (1/1) D:4             Orc (4/4) D:6
    Elf (0/5) Orc:4          Lair (8/8) D:13          Swamp (0/5) Lair:2
 Shoals (0/5) Lair:3        Slime (0/6) Lair:7     
 Vault: D:14-19   

Snake Sneak

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Joined: Saturday, 27th August 2011, 22:00

Post Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 06:47

Re: CIP- Should I keep charging ahead?

go annihilate lair, when you encounter death yaks or elephants try to get em 1v1 and feel their threat level. pretty sure you will easily kill them. I'd probably go back to the dungeon for a while after that.

Blades Runner

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Joined: Thursday, 28th April 2011, 07:47

Post Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 09:11

Re: CIP- Should I keep charging ahead?

you have rPois, swamp should be doable. Elf is not advisable without sInv. Dungeon and Vaults also feature invisible stalkers etc, check if you can get a ring in an ork shop or somewhere if you did not find one in the swamp. remember that you don't have to go for the swamp rune yet, if you feel threatened by the end vault stay away and come back later.
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Shoals Surfer

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Joined: Thursday, 9th June 2011, 19:12

Post Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 15:17

Re: CIP- Should I keep charging ahead?

Vaults are done....even packs of death yaks were not scary when I could bottle neck them and fill the bottle with poison gas.

I'll try swamps, but aside from some glowing banded mail, the only thing the orc shops gave me was the dragon armor, as I said in my first post, this guy has not gotten much jewelry yet. On the other hand, rpois + gourmand = stuffed silly all the time.

Vestibule Violator

Posts: 1500

Joined: Monday, 3rd January 2011, 17:47

Post Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 16:02

Re: CIP- Should I keep charging ahead?

Yet Another Stupid Noob wrote:Vaults are done....even packs of death yaks were not scary when I could bottle neck them and fill the bottle with poison gas.

I'll try swamps, but aside from some glowing banded mail, the only thing the orc shops gave me was the dragon armor, as I said in my first post, this guy has not gotten much jewelry yet. On the other hand, rpois + gourmand = stuffed silly all the time.

If you did V:1-7, then swamp 1-4 should be a cake walk.

Shoals Surfer

Posts: 312

Joined: Thursday, 9th June 2011, 19:12

Post Wednesday, 29th February 2012, 19:06

Re: CIP- Should I keep charging ahead?

Bah, I meant lair in reponse to Night. Not too many death yaks in the vaults.

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