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Swamp Slogger

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Post Saturday, 3rd March 2012, 00:36

YASD!!!!

So last night, I slay a lich and beyond, I find this ridiculously awesome ring. Stoked, I return to my stash and call it a night. I pick it up today after work, return to D19 and the VERY FIRST monster I find kills me! Arrrrrrrgh.............!!!

  Code:
117909 ClawlessVictory the Warrior (level 16, -29/152 HPs)
             Began as a Naga Abyssal Knight on Feb 27, 2012.
             Was the Champion of Lugonu.
             Annihilated by an enormous slime creature (55 damage)
             ... on Level 19 of the Dungeon on Mar 3, 2012.
             The game lasted 06:04:47 (38524 turns).


Ring:

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y - the ring of Xom's Displeasure (left hand) {AC+2 Dex+5 Dam+5}


I can't help but think Xom had a hand in this... :(
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Eringya's Employee

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Post Saturday, 3rd March 2012, 10:43

Re: YASD!!!!

ClawlessVictory wrote: I can't help but think Xom had a hand in this... :(

As usual.

Condolences.
MuCK;
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612 | D:1      | Xom revived you
614 | D:1      | Xom revived you
614 | D:1      | Slain by a gnoll

Blades Runner

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Post Sunday, 4th March 2012, 09:42

Re: YASD!!!!

standing near merged slime creatures somehow tends to have this result
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Lair Larrikin

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Post Monday, 5th March 2012, 18:58

Re: YASD!!!!

Merged slime are incredibly dangerous, they are easily able to hit for over 50 damage against armored opponents and over 80 damage on low AC characters. There are two strategies for beating them:

Pull off one at a time, this is ideal.
If strategy one fails and you are a melee character, DO NOT back into a corridor, instead fight the slimes in an open area where they can't merge, your AC should reduce most of their damage.

Overall, slime pack are the most difficult enemies to kill in the mid game, I'd rather fight a hydra

Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Monday, 5th March 2012, 19:18

Re: YASD!!!!

Yeah you need to pull slimes up stairs one at a time.

Vaults Vanquisher

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Post Monday, 5th March 2012, 21:18

Re: YASD!!!!

Being invisible or simply running out of sight for a while can divide slimes. If they can't see their target, they quickly break up.

Snake Sneak

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Post Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 01:20

Re: YASD!!!!

whenever you find yourself deeper in the dungeon than your character level you should
1. be very very careful
2. look for a branch to kill instead

unless you are playing a challenge game w/o branches :P
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Swamp Slogger

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Post Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 04:32

Re: YASD!!!!

Thanks for the tips guys, but I know how to deal with slime creatures. Just a stupid move brought on by sheer cockiness after acquiring that awesome ring. I had the slime down to a quarter of it's health before it was too late.

I've read other YASD posts and characters dying after finding great gear seems to be a trend.

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Post Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 09:31

Re: YASD!!!!

ClawlessVictory wrote:characters dying after finding great gear

Crawl rule #673

Blades Runner

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Post Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 10:48

Re: YASD!!!!

ClawlessVictory wrote:I know how to deal with slime creatures. ... I had the slime down to a quarter of it's health before it was too late.

You should think about the first part again. If a slime creature merges you should move away.

"The monster will die in one more hit" is a risk, and if you take a lot of 99% chances in a row, you fail.
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Swamp Slogger

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Post Tuesday, 6th March 2012, 11:59

Re: YASD!!!!

slowcar wrote:
ClawlessVictory wrote:I know how to deal with slime creatures. ... I had the slime down to a quarter of it's health before it was too late.

You should think about the first part again. If a slime creature merges you should move away.

"The monster will die in one more hit" is a risk, and if you take a lot of 99% chances in a row, you fail.

Hey, the 'S' in YASD doesn't stand for Smart :P

Just thought with the added damage boost from the ring I could take it. And being a Naga, I couldn't simply just move away. I tried to bend space at the last moment, but it either failed or didn't move me far enough away. I should've gated to the abyss or at least read a blink scroll.

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