Best/Worst Artifacts


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Post Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 14:05

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Best store ever? At the end of Orc:
Welcome to Mery's Jewellery Emporium! What would you like to do?
a - 618 gold the amulet of the Air {Inacc +Fly rElec EV+5 RMsl}
b - 273 gold a +3 ring of protection (unknown)
c - 390 gold an uncursed amulet of guardian spirit (unknown)
d - 990 gold the ring "Jaheups" {Wiz rPois rF++ rC++}
e - 390 gold an uncursed amulet of magic regeneration
f - 744 gold the amulet "Ugi Oqon" {RegenMP rPois rN+ MR+ Str+3}
g - 325 gold an uncursed ring of protection from cold (unknown)
h - 260 gold an uncursed ring of positive energy (unknown)
i - 260 gold an uncursed ring of resist corrosion
j - 535 gold a +5 amulet of reflection

And died 2 minutes later before saving up enough money. :-(
Got complacent lobbing fireballs at a swimming frost giant, thinking the steam would finish him quickly. About 6 fireballs later, I learned that if you are flying over water, then bolt of cold can generate freezing clouds, which will kill you far faster. Damn.
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Post Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 20:21

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

dassem wrote:Got complacent lobbing fireballs at a swimming frost giant, thinking the steam would finish him quickly. About 6 fireballs later, I learned that if you are flying over water, then bolt of cold can generate freezing clouds, which will kill you far faster. Damn.

That is, unless you had been wearing
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Post Saturday, 25th November 2017, 13:12

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Something useful from the Abyss :lol:

a - the +3 scimitar of Exquisite Death (weapon) {pain, rPois rF+ rN+}
(You found it on level 2 of the Abyss)

In the hands of one skilled in necromantic magic, it inflicts extra damage
on living creatures.

It protects you from fire.
It protects you from poison.
It protects you from negative energy.

This has been awesome for a gnoll in Snake!
Some wins!
0.20/Trunk + Yiuf: ImpGl^Oka (3), BKWn^Oka (3), ImpWn^Veh (3)
0.19 DECj^Veh (4), another (3)
0.17 GhMo^Makh (15), OgHu^Oka (5), DDFi^Makh (4), DDEE^Makh (4), HOGl^Qaz (3)
0.16 TrMo (6), OgBe (5), DDFi x2 (3-4)

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Post Wednesday, 20th December 2017, 18:28

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

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b - the +12 longbow of Baojuwn (weapon) {speed, rElec rN+ Dex-2}

This was a Trog gift, at 0 bows skill, in Orc.

The boss later gifted me Piercer, and it seems kinda mediocre compared to this :D

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Post Saturday, 23rd December 2017, 04:50

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

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 28566 | Snake:2  | Identified the amulet "Febioh" {Harm *Drain Fragile MR+ Int+5 Slay+5} (You acquired it on level 2 of the Snake Pit)


Hmmm... I've never used harm so I don't really know what to think of it. Standard troll of oka wearing faith, I have already a (storm dragon) armour thus can acquire jewellery, with that amulet I'd have +10 slaying.

thoughts?
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Post Friday, 29th December 2017, 04:56

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The +10 giant club "Ipsal" (weapon) {crush, rElec rC+ Dex+2}
(Trog gifted it to you on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts)

It inflicts extra damage upon your enemies.

It affects your dexterity (+2).
It protects you from cold.
It insulates you from electricity.

... Happy mid-game Ogre, so far!
Some wins!
0.20/Trunk + Yiuf: ImpGl^Oka (3), BKWn^Oka (3), ImpWn^Veh (3)
0.19 DECj^Veh (4), another (3)
0.17 GhMo^Makh (15), OgHu^Oka (5), DDFi^Makh (4), DDEE^Makh (4), HOGl^Qaz (3)
0.16 TrMo (6), OgBe (5), DDFi x2 (3-4)
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Post Friday, 29th December 2017, 05:01

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

ichbins wrote:
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 28566 | Snake:2  | Identified the amulet "Febioh" {Harm *Drain Fragile MR+ Int+5 Slay+5} (You acquired it on level 2 of the Snake Pit)


Hmmm... I've never used harm so I don't really know what to think of it. Standard troll of oka wearing faith, I have already a (storm dragon) armour thus can acquire jewellery, with that amulet I'd have +10 slaying.

thoughts?

Bit late? But... Personally I would probably try it, given you have heavy armor and it'd be a whole lot of slaying. Whether or not to start using it in a place like Snake is kinda a tossup, though. It's kind of "double all your bets."

It would feel safest if you have some decent ranged ability? (Would be great with lots of giant rocks or javelins, which Oka should give sooner or later - and particularly if you've trained up Throwing.) And maybe if you have some other solid MR as well. Getting constricted or paralyzed with it for long on the other hand is obviously, a bad thing.
Some wins!
0.20/Trunk + Yiuf: ImpGl^Oka (3), BKWn^Oka (3), ImpWn^Veh (3)
0.19 DECj^Veh (4), another (3)
0.17 GhMo^Makh (15), OgHu^Oka (5), DDFi^Makh (4), DDEE^Makh (4), HOGl^Qaz (3)
0.16 TrMo (6), OgBe (5), DDFi x2 (3-4)

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Post Monday, 1st January 2018, 12:39

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Yeah, I used it and won the game but actually don't think I'd do it again. Felt pretty unsafe at times and got very low at health a few times...
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Post Friday, 5th January 2018, 08:30

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Don't think I need it on this character, but certainly dramatic...

The +12 Quarterstaff of Outrage {holy, *Rage, rC+, rN+, MP+9}
Some wins!
0.20/Trunk + Yiuf: ImpGl^Oka (3), BKWn^Oka (3), ImpWn^Veh (3)
0.19 DECj^Veh (4), another (3)
0.17 GhMo^Makh (15), OgHu^Oka (5), DDFi^Makh (4), DDEE^Makh (4), HOGl^Qaz (3)
0.16 TrMo (6), OgBe (5), DDFi x2 (3-4)
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Post Friday, 5th January 2018, 09:39

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

stoneychips wrote:Don't think I need it on this character, but certainly dramatic...

The +12 Quarterstaff of Outrage {holy, *Rage, rC+, rN+, MP+9}


Between name and attributes, it might as well be a Fixedart :D
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Post Friday, 5th January 2018, 09:41

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Stupid question from non-native English speaker: is word "outrage" completely unrelated to word "rage"?

Edit. Stupid question indeed. When one cannot keep calm and rage is out, we can get an outrage.
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Post Friday, 5th January 2018, 11:17

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

It's a funny case. Both are actually French words. Rage comes from "rabies". Outrage comes from "outre", which comes from "ultra" = beyond, "ultraticum" being something by which someone oversteps his boundaries. So they actually aren't related.
I've never heard "outrage" meaning "indignation" outside of English, in Italian (oltraggio) and French it means an insult or grave offence, especially to someone's honour.
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Post Friday, 5th January 2018, 21:21

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

There's also "nutrage" which is a status effect from eating one of these:

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Post Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 04:01

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

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46335 | IceCv    | Identified the +6 lajatang of Deflation {speed, *Contam rElec Str+6}

Located in Snake:3 ice cave on my DrWr.

On one hand, I'm already holding a +9 eveningstar of flaming that I'm trained for.

But on the other hand, I'm worshipping Ashenzari... >_>
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Post Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 00:04

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

The +7 quarterstaff "Ketzeps"

{ drain, *Rage *Drain +Blink Dex+5 }

Talk about psycho? :evil:
Some wins!
0.20/Trunk + Yiuf: ImpGl^Oka (3), BKWn^Oka (3), ImpWn^Veh (3)
0.19 DECj^Veh (4), another (3)
0.17 GhMo^Makh (15), OgHu^Oka (5), DDFi^Makh (4), DDEE^Makh (4), HOGl^Qaz (3)
0.16 TrMo (6), OgBe (5), DDFi x2 (3-4)

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Post Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 05:58

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

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 98373 | Slime:5  | Identified the ring of the Thirsty Wars {rElec Stlth+} (You found it on level 5 of the Pits of Slime)

found on a vp

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Post Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 12:48

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

Since this is probably a better thread to post this than where I posted it yesterday...

I decided to request a shop from Gozag on my MuMo before going for my first rune, and managed to buy this:

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C - +14 fire dragon scales of Caimn {rF++ rC- rCorr}


This is a hexer-stabber-ice mage hybrid of sorts BTW, who also found this early on:

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a - +9 dagger {protect, *Rage Str+3 Dex+3}
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Post Yesterday, 17:20

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

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 +6 faerie dragon scales {rF+ rC+ Regen+ rCorr}


Still not useful to MiFi with +9 scales of the Dragon King {rPois rF+ rC+ MR+}
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Post Yesterday, 23:17

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

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 g - the +19 crystal plate armour "Gymej" (worn) {*Corrode Str+2 Stlth+}
   (Xom gifted it to you on level 8 of the Dungeon)   

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