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Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:16
by christhawk
There was a thread on this at the other forum, which was way fun.

Just came across this - fixedart? In any case, I present to you:

The Cursed -5 Robe of Misfortune {-CAST MUT+ *TELE EV-4 Str-2 Dex-2 Int-2 Stlth-- Curse}

Definitely the worst item I have ever found! And I ID'ed it by putting it on. Suck.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 17th December 2010, 18:57
by lucy_ferre
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the +1,+11 giant spiked club of the Warrior {god gift, flame, rPois rF+ MR}
the +6,+5 giant spiked club of the Ten Nights (weapon) {speed, rPois}


I was playing an ogre.

The best:

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amulet of Wihoel {Ward +Lev rC++ EV+4}
ring of Lezu {rPois MR Acc+3 Dam+4}
the ring "Psydyot" (right hand) {rElec rPois rN+ EV+4 Str+1}


The worst:

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-2 animal skin "ryota" {AC-4 EV-5 Curse}

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 17th December 2010, 19:19
by danr
With a KoBe in in a 0.4.5 game, I found this early on and it carried me all the way until Zot 2:
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+0 Plate Mail of Modesty {rF+ rN+ +Blink +Inv Int+1 EV -2}


I also had an artifact ring {CTele +Rage} and an amulet of resist slowing.

Uber Randarts

PostPosted: Saturday, 18th December 2010, 00:51
by starless
If you come across a uber randart, gloat about it in this thread.

the ring "Cheigh" (rPois, rN+ AC+5 Str+5 Int+3 Acc+2 Dam+2)

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Saturday, 18th December 2010, 03:02
by gb
i was sorry to lose a recent NaWz character, here's one reason why:

the ring "Rayf Renul" (left hand) {+Blink +Lev rElec rPois AC+1 EV+5 Str+4 Dex-2}
(You found it on level 12 of the Dungeon)

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 19th December 2010, 20:30
by xtc
Just came across these two artifacts, thought I would throw them in here:

+4 banded mail of Wonder {Int-3} <---If only I wasn't a caster

and

+6,+11 whip of Wyrd {slash, rElec, MR} <---Almost pooped myself when I ID'd it

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Tuesday, 21st December 2010, 02:34
by pratamawirya
A long time ago, I found a nice hammer randart. Can't remember the name, but it had these: +1 attack, Holy Wrath, rF+, rC+, rElec, rN+, Lev (or Blink, I'm not sure).

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 23rd December 2010, 15:34
by daniel_charms
You see here the -1 robe of Folly {god gift, -CAST Int -5 Curse}.

Thanks a billion, Okie. That's the best gift ever.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 23rd December 2010, 22:19
by danr
This isn't really best or worst, but interesting because I didn't know knives could be artifacts:

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The  +0,+2 knife of Azxijafi {venom, MR, SInv}


This takes me from "somewhat" to "extremely" resistant to enchantments, so that's nice.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 23rd December 2010, 23:45
by mageykun
I just found

the +9,+9 battleaxe of the Candelabrum {pain, *rage, AC+5, Dex+4}

sitting out in the open in the vaults. While playing a kobold.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 24th December 2010, 22:08
by Von Krieger
The only reason I have 13 skill points in Polearms on my paladin:
+8, +3 Spear of the Jester, drain, rPois, rC+, SInv

Served me well through Hive, Lair, Shoals, and Swamp until:

+11, +4 Double Sword of Destiny, Slice, +Lev, Dex +2

Sadly I left behind the +3 Crystal Plate Mail in my stash due to +Curse and -3 Str. Keeping it company is the +7 Dwarven Plate Mail of Ponderousness. Though I am currently clomping around in the +3 Plate Mail "Shrinil" rPois, rC+. :D

Thank you Okawaru!

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Saturday, 1st January 2011, 16:00
by joellercoaster
The cursed -5, -5 morningstar of Greatest Utility (pain, EV+5). Literally in the next room to the ring of the Shining Light (Ice, AC-5, Int+3).

Neither of them are terrible, but so far I'm having the Game of Mediocre Randarts (there's also a randart quarterstaff of pain with the Stupid Name lying around on the floor somewhere too).

(This is the same game where I found the Singing Sword right at the beginning, which would have been more exciting were I not playing a DDNe *mutter*).

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Tuesday, 4th January 2011, 21:54
by starless
This was pretty neat via Acquirement scroll:

the +6 pair of gloves "Gheomix" {rElec, rF+, Dex+2}

I don't recall ever seeing +6 gloves before.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 7th January 2011, 02:00
by starless
The best Sewer loot (D:6) I've seen so far:

the ring "Zoavuqeit" {rF++ rN+ EV+5 SInv)
+2 pair of dwarven boots of running.

(plus a Book of Wizardry, scroll of Blinking, some gold)

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 9th January 2011, 05:11
by casmith789
Over on ##crawl, we've been collecting a good lot of them :) http://crawl.akrasiac.org/learndb.html#uber_randarts

I've found some ridiculously good ones. One of the best was a AC+7 EV+4 Dam+7 ring.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Wednesday, 12th January 2011, 20:43
by joellercoaster
The (same) Game Of Medicore Randarts continues... my XL18 DDNe just found the trident "Foesh" (Freeze, STR+2).

Hoorah.

OK so it's not as terrible as some of the other things he's found, but, like all the other randarts he's found, it's not super likely to displace his entirely home-made +5/+6 broad axe of pain.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 00:50
by mageykun
My SpBe is rocking

the +5,+1 sabre "Menoa" (weapon) {god gift, venom, rC+ Stlth++}
the +9,+12 sling "Punk" {god gift, frost, rC+}
the amulet of the Air (around neck) {cFly +Lev rElec EV+3 Stlth++}

The amulet and sling are incredible. The sword isn't the best in the world, but all the stacked stealth is worth it.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 01:28
by fspades
I found this on the floor with my DGTm:

the +0 helmet "Roezuipp" (worn) {rElec rPois rC+ MR}
(You found it on level 8 of the Dungeon)

Pretty nice for a dungeon level 8 item.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 02:37
by Waywinkle
@mageykun Both the amulet and the sling are randarts

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 02:39
by MarvinPA
By randarts I assume you mean unrandarts. :P

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 03:11
by Waywinkle
Yep that's what i meant. Thanks.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 09:41
by Grimm
Just got gifted +0 ring mail "Wantass" {+Inv, rPois, SInv}.

Wantass?

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 10:57
by Zicher
Grimm wrote:Just got gifted +0 ring mail "Wantass" {+Inv, rPois, SInv}.

Wantass?


+Inv to get that ... that what you want, sneakier? ;)

(no offense, of course :) )

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Friday, 14th January 2011, 11:29
by Grimm
:lol:

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Saturday, 15th January 2011, 07:50
by Rapigel
I don't normally register for forums because it's another password to remember, but I thought it was worth sharing this:

The +3,+11 scythe of Harmony {pain, rF++ rC+ AC+5 Str+3 Stlth++}

Found with a DrTm (purple) in the Lair, so I have a few levels of necro already... maybe worth a whole new direction.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 00:21
by szanth
Rapigel wrote:I don't normally register for forums because it's another password to remember, but I thought it was worth sharing this:

The +3,+11 scythe of Harmony {pain, rF++ rC+ AC+5 Str+3 Stlth++}

Found with a DrTm (purple) in the Lair, so I have a few levels of necro already... maybe worth a whole new direction.


Holy crap that's awesome. Draconians get a 0 to polearms, so it's not like you have negative aptitudes to worry about there.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 01:12
by MarvinPA
Pain is best on fast weapons, and you can't get slower than a scythe (they also have bad base damage). Nice resists at least.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 17:22
by asdu
the +6,+7 demon whip of Makhleb's Fury {speed, +Blink rF+ MR Sinv Stlth++}

Not that useful for my SpVM, especially at this point in the game :(

@ MarvinPA: sure, scythes are probably the worst weapons in terms of speed/damage ratio, but still, a scythe's base damage of 14, plus 11 from the enchantment, plus up to 27 from pain? I'd like to find something like that. What I do find instead is a near infinte supply of +1 leather armors {Int-2 Dex+1} or worthless crap like that.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 18:21
by MarvinPA
Damage enchantment isn't the same as base damage, but sure. That demon whip, on the other hand, is unbelievably good. :P

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 18:52
by MrMisterMonkey
I'd switch to that dwhip anyway wow. If I recall correctly, you only need 10 m&f skill to get it to its minimum delay, too.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 19:10
by asdu
MarvintheParanoidAndroid wrote:That demon whip, on the other hand, is unbelievably good. :P

MrMisterMonkey wrote:I'd switch to that dwhip anyway wow. If I recall correctly, you only need 10 m&f skill to get it to its minimum delay, too.



Indeed, I'm considering taking this guy to the extended endgame while pursuing a side career as a whip user. The problem is I've had no luck with randarts other than the whip iself and at level 26 my Int is only 22 (and it doesn't even stay that high for long, as my Crystal Ball of Energy frequently takes it to single digits :roll:) since all automatic stat gains have been to Dex, and I found no +Int gear, which means I NEED the staff of energy to cast my beloved lvl 7 spells.
My reason says "forget about it", but I've never used a demon whip before, let alone a speed-branded one (all my favourite races seem to get better aptitudes for short/long blades, so that's what I end up using most of the time). Temptation is so high :P
Btw it takes 12 in maces&flails to max out its speed.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 19:20
by MrMisterMonkey
it takes 12 to max out a normal dwhip (min delay 5)

iirc dwhips of speed get down to min delay 3, taking only 10 skill, but I may have rounded incorrectly somewhere

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 16th January 2011, 19:57
by asdu
MrMisterMonkey wrote:it takes 12 to max out a normal dwhip (min delay 5)

iirc dwhips of speed get down to min delay 3, taking only 10 skill, but I may have rounded incorrectly somewhere


Oh right, minimum useful delay on that is 6 which becomes 3 due to speed.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Saturday, 22nd January 2011, 00:47
by gb
my MDFi just got this after a nasty Lair 8 experience (teleportitis landed me in the middle of 4 dire elephants)

K - the +1 gold dragon armour of Loss (worn) {+Inv rElec Dex+3}
(You found it on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
It affects your dexterity (+3).
It insulates you from electricity.
It lets you turn invisible.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Saturday, 22nd January 2011, 09:10
by Grimm
That is beautiful.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Sunday, 23rd January 2011, 02:24
by gb
bah and i lost it trying to tackle the slime pits. first time i've been in slime since the walls became acidic...and i got confused to death by golden eyes. adding clarity to the list of resistances i need for slime...

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 27th January 2011, 19:24
by gb
just got this out of an early scroll of acquirement:

the ring of Povysche (right hand) {rElec rN+ SInv}
(You acquired it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
[ring of life protection]
It insulates you from electricity.
It enhances your eyesight.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 27th January 2011, 19:32
by Grimm
minmay wrote:the cursed ring "Thaelocvo" {rF- EV-3}

I guess that's what I get for clearing Elf at XL15.


Didn't mean to thank this, meant to reply

"Not for nothing is the word for jewellery in German Schmuck."

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Saturday, 29th January 2011, 21:35
by starless
the ring "Breph" {Hunger-- rElec rPois rC++}

not too shabby for an AE who's been spamming lightning bolts, poisonous and freezing clouds.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Tuesday, 1st February 2011, 10:15
by Zicher
This falls probably more into a "hilarious artifacts" section, but anyway, here's what I found on D:16:

_c - the +3,+3 knife of Evil {speed, SInv}

Yes, this a truly evil knife. It's been a long time since I had such a great laugh :).

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Tuesday, 1st February 2011, 12:44
by Grimm
Oh yes. The RNG giveth, my friends.

Okawaru just gifted my MDFi with Axes 15, who just entered the Mines, the +6,+8 hand axe "Guclugu" {slay orc, SInv}

Good times are in store.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Tuesday, 1st February 2011, 21:21
by omndra
oh wow... after reading this i am convinced that Crawl Hates me and only me.
I have never received a randart with over +5 stats that i could use.
And i've made it to Zot:5 twice...

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Tuesday, 1st February 2011, 22:31
by omndra
Scratch that I just found an AMAZING ring on D:6
The Ring of the Garden [-CAST Str+3 Int+3 Dam+2 SINV]

I am a NaTr so i can just put the ring on after transforming.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Wednesday, 2nd February 2011, 09:36
by Zicher
Just found a treasure trove, which opened por a single potion of cure mutation.

There was nothing of interest, and the misery of this trove was best documented by this:

v - the cursed -5,-3 dagger of Glory {flame, +Rage Str-4 Int-5}

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 19:26
by starless
After going to hell and back (literally) trying to find some good resistance armour for my Troll Paladin (to avoid swapping rings back and forth) I finally found what I needed in a Zig:

the +5 cap "Shyahai" {rF++ rC+}

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 23:25
by ohmi
Does 0.8 produce still produce randarts with higher AC than normally allowed for caps, boot and like?

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 23:31
by starless
Yes, thankfully.

Re: Best/Worst Artifacts

PostPosted: Thursday, 3rd February 2011, 23:53
by ohmi
Maybe someday I'll see such a thing. For me even just seeing a randart in a shop is a sure indicator of sudden doom.