The Conjurer Challenge


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Halls Hopper

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Post Thursday, 16th June 2016, 16:37

The Conjurer Challenge

I've heard it claimed before that orb of destruction can win you the game. Let's put this claim to the test.

THE CONJURER CHALLENGE

Win a game only using conjurations-only spells. More specifically:


    You may only cast or memorize spells exclusively in the conjurations school. This means only magic dart, searing ray, Iskenderun's mystic blast and orb of destruction are allowed

    You may not attack with any weapons or ammo (wielding artefacts for resists etc. is kosher, just make sure to inscribe with !a to avoid old tabits).

    You may not use any evocables except for evocable invisibility and wands of hasting, heal wounds, teleportation and digging. If this sounds too easy, change this to "all evocables are prohibited."

    Damage dealing and summoning god abilities are not allowed (so e.g. Qazlal and Ru are out due to passive damage). "Encounter-ending" abilities such as Ely's heal other and Lugonu's banishment are also prohibited. If this sounds too easy, change this to "worshipping a god is prohibited."

The conjurer background is recommended but not mandatory. Please feel free to ask me whether a certain ability is allowed, and please mention any possible oversights.

Shoals Surfer

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Post Thursday, 16th June 2016, 16:43

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

http://crawl.develz.org/learndb/index.html#conjuration_challenge wrote:1. Win a pure conjurer: magic dart, searing ray, IMB, IOOD, no other spells, and no damaging or affecting any monsters with anything else.
2. Won by: jle (3 runes, SpWz, 0.9)
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Halls Hopper

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Post Thursday, 16th June 2016, 16:48

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

ZoFy wrote:
http://crawl.develz.org/learndb/index.html#conjuration_challenge wrote:1. Win a pure conjurer: magic dart, searing ray, IMB, IOOD, no other spells, and no damaging or affecting any monsters with anything else.
2. Won by: jle (3 runes, SpWz, 0.9)


I'm honestly not surprised that this has been proposed before but I think it could be fun for current tavern users to try.

Dis Charger

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Post Thursday, 16th June 2016, 17:38

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

ManMan wrote: I'm honestly not surprised that this has been proposed before but I think it could be fun for current tavern users to try.

Being forced to kill every rat and bat and orc with spells is not fun. The whole game will be tedious, repetitive grinding, and if you don't get OOD, you have to throw away the character and start all over again.

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Post Thursday, 16th June 2016, 18:00

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

But at least there's automagic now.
Don't count on me though, even my FeFe of Veh and HEWz of Sif were more about melee.

Cocytus Succeeder

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Post Thursday, 16th June 2016, 19:46

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

I've done it eons ago when you had only magic missile in the starting book and vehumet gifted books, so you had either to kill half of lair with mm or wait a lucky drop or hope for the first sif gift.
I don't know why I've done it and how managed to not suicide.
Nowdays with searying ray and mystic blast in the starting book is a joke
screw it I hate this character I'm gonna go melee Gastronok

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Post Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 16:20

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

stickyfingers wrote:But at least there's automagic now.

How automagic works?
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Swamp Slogger

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Post Saturday, 16th July 2016, 17:01

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

stickyfingers wrote:But at least there's automagic now.
Don't count on me though, even my FeFe of Veh and HEWz of Sif were more about melee.

how do you automagic?
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Post Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 08:30

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

Put automagic_enable = true in your rc file.
Now tab will automatically cast the spell on 'a'.

Or you could just macro tab to "z a f" for the same effect i guess.

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Post Monday, 1st August 2016, 13:46

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

This automagic option convinced me to give it a try ! (and also the fact that I want the Conjurations 27 title...)

This is my attempt so far, picked up Te for extra speed and good Cj aptitude. I wielded my book of Conjurations until I found this staff to prevent any accidental hit ;) I have an awful turncount because I wanted to lose some Veh piety and get IOoD as a spell gift... this did finally happen :D

Next location will be Shoals, then maybe Spider or Elf
  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.19-a0-1050-g8e71ee3 (webtiles) character file.

mopl the Devastator (Tengu Conjurer)               Turns: 45699, Time: 02:50:51

Health: 103/103    AC:  9    Str:  8    XL:     16   Next: 32%
Magic:  35/35      EV: 27    Int: 22    God:    Vehumet [******]
Gold:   2000       SH:  8    Dex: 18    Spells: 4 memorised, 29 levels left

rFire  + . .      SeeInvis +    a - staff of conjuration {!a}
rCold  + . .      Gourm    .    j - +2 robe {rC+ rF+}
rNeg   . . .      Faith    .    L - +2 buckler
rPois  .          Spirit   .    (helmet restricted)
rElec  +          Dismiss  .    n - +1 cloak
rCorr  .          Reflect  .    l - +1 pair of gloves
SustAt .          Harm     .    (boots unavailable)
MR     ++...                    K - amulet of Zog Jamp {RegenMP rElec}
Stlth  ++........               f - ring of see invisible
                                i - ring of protection from magic

@: flying quickly and evasively, quick, very resistant to hostile enchantments,
unstealthy
A: beak, talons 3, rugged brown scales 1, clever 1, able to fly 2
a: Stop Flying, Renounce Religion


You are in an ice cave.
You worship Vehumet.
Vehumet is exalted by your worship.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 4 branches of the dungeon, and seen 24 of its levels.
You have also visited: Labyrinth, Sewer, Bailey and Ice Cave.

You have collected 3038 gold pieces.
You have spent 1038 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Armour
 j - a +2 robe of resistance (worn)
 l - a +1 pair of gloves (worn)
 n - a +1 cloak (worn)
 v - a +2 robe of magic resistance
 L - a +2 buckler (worn)
Magical Staves
 a - an uncursed staff of conjuration (weapon) {!a}
 m - an uncursed staff of death {!a}
 G - an uncursed staff of air
Jewellery
 f - a ring of see invisible (right hand)
 i - a ring of protection from magic (left hand)
 r - an uncursed amulet of regeneration
 z - a +4 ring of evasion
 K - the amulet of Zog Jamp (around neck) {RegenMP rElec}
   (You found it in an ice cave)   
   
   [amulet of magic regeneration]
   
   It increases your magic regeneration.
   It insulates you from electricity.
 M - an uncursed ring of protection from fire
Wands
 y - a wand of digging (7/24)
 A - a wand of digging
Scrolls
 d - 10 scrolls of remove curse
 g - 3 scrolls of teleportation
 p - 5 scrolls of fog
 w - 4 scrolls of blinking
 B - 6 scrolls of fear
 C - a scroll of immolation
 E - a scroll of enchant armour
 F - 4 scrolls of magic mapping
 H - a scroll of identify
Potions
 e - 4 potions of haste
 h - 3 potions of brilliance
 k - 5 potions of agility
 o - 16 potions of curing
 q - 8 potions of heal wounds
 s - 2 potions of cancellation
 u - 6 potions of might
 x - 2 potions of ambrosia
 I - 3 potions of lignification {!q}
Books
 b - a book of Conjurations   
   
    Spells                             Type                      Level
    a - Magic Dart                   Conjuration                   1
    b - Searing Ray                  Conjuration                   2
    c - Dazzling Spray               Conjuration/Hexes             3
    d - Fulminant Prism              Conjuration/Hexes             4
    e - Iskenderun's Mystic Blast    Conjuration                   4
    f - Iskenderun's Battlesphere    Conjuration/Charms            5
Comestibles
 c - 4 bread rations
 D - 2 meat rations


   Skills:
 - Level 11.6 Fighting
 - Level 5.0 Armour
 - Level 12.7 Dodging
 - Level 2.0 Stealth
 + Level 7.0 Shields
 * Level 14.3 Spellcasting
 + Level 19.3 Conjurations


You have 29 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Magic Dart            Conj           ####         0%          1    None
b - Searing Ray           Conj           ######       0%          2    None
c - Iskenderun's Mystic   Conj           ########     0%          4    None
d - Orb of Destruction    Conj           ########..   1%          7    ######.


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (1/1) D:4            Lair (6/6) D:8
 Shoals (0/4) Lair:2       Spider (0/4) Lair:3        Slime (0/5) Lair:5
    Orc (2/2) D:10            Elf (0/3) Orc:2        Vaults (0/5) D:13
 Depths (0/5) D:15       

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Pakellas
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One
Beogh
Jiyva
Lugonu

Shops:
D:6 *   D:9 [*   Orc:2 }[?*

Portals:
Pandemonium: Orc:2

Annotations:
D:4 exclusion: moth of wrath
Orc:1 stone giant
Orc:2 exclusion: upstairs


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You have a beak for a mouth.
You have claws for feet.
You can fly continuously.
You are partially covered in rugged brown scales. (AC +1, +3% HP)
Your mind is acute. (Int +2)


Message History

< or J - a ring of wizardry; > or f - a ring of see invisible
You remove your ring of wizardry.
i - a ring of protection from magic (left hand)
Drop what? 38/52 slots (_ for help) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
You drop an uncursed ring of wizardry.
You now have 1820 gold pieces (gained 22).
You now have 1834 gold pieces (gained 14).
You now have 1851 gold pieces (gained 17).
You now have 1868 gold pieces (gained 17).
You now have 1887 gold pieces (gained 19).
You now have 1904 gold pieces (gained 17).
You now have 1933 gold pieces (gained 29).
You now have 1945 gold pieces (gained 12).
You now have 1958 gold pieces (gained 13).
You now have 1979 gold pieces (gained 21).
You now have 2000 gold pieces (gained 21).
Done exploring.
There is an ice choked empty arch of ancient stone here.
There is an ice covered gate leading back out of this place here.
Saving game... please wait.

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There are no monsters in sight!
Online stats
Fastest Hell runes (enter Hell branch -> get the rune)
Icy : 56 / Iron : 126 / Obsidian : 215 / Bone : 125
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Post Sunday, 11th December 2016, 15:34

Re: The Conjurer Challenge

And it's done ! You can see the topic here.
Online stats
Fastest Hell runes (enter Hell branch -> get the rune)
Icy : 56 / Iron : 126 / Obsidian : 215 / Bone : 125

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