Another weapon choice topic...


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Snake Sneak

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Post Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, 23:54

Another weapon choice topic...

Trog's being nice to my MiBe. Too nice. Now I'm in weapon dilemma mode.

Currently:

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+6,+5 demon trident of the Cup {freeze, sInv}


So, working in shields a bit. Then he drops a +3,+3 bardiche of flaming.

Seems a silly question, but keep with the trident, or work towards getting bardiche at mindelay? My rough and tumble crunching gives the bardiche a slight edge later, but just wanting second opinions.
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Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Tuesday, 22nd April 2014, 23:57

Re: Another weapon choice topic...

Bardiche is not that great with 0 skills in polearms and you can be killed while crosstraining. Trog will grant you dire flails and great maces if you are not happy with this Demon Trident which can easily win the game for you.

Edit. Stupid me, Demon Trident is Polearms. I have to take a rest from crawl :)
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Snake Sneak

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Post Wednesday, 23rd April 2014, 00:02

Re: Another weapon choice topic...

Yeah, I was running Polearms from the get go anyway, and I was gunning for a bardiche until the trident fell into my lap. Methinks I'll keep it for a while.
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Post Wednesday, 23rd April 2014, 00:05

Re: Another weapon choice topic...

Do you have a good shield and some Shields skill? Also amount of slaying can change optimal strategy.

Snake Sneak

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Post Wednesday, 23rd April 2014, 00:18

Re: Another weapon choice topic...

Just have a base large shield atm (skill @ 10) and a +5,+4 ring of slaying. Not really affecting my swing rate and isn't hampering my admittedly lower EV, but I'm less concerned there as I'm still in Lair and should not be a huge investment for me to get up as needed.
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Post Wednesday, 23rd April 2014, 00:20

Re: Another weapon choice topic...

the answer is your weapon choice doesn't matter so just pick one and play

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Post Wednesday, 23rd April 2014, 20:49

Re: Another weapon choice topic...

If you have a decent amount of slaying, I like the demon trident better. 4 is a bit low, but it's still slaying, and probably worth it. You might want to try to find something else with +dam if possible, mostly because the demon trident is locked at +5.

I'm actually in the same boat in my game - I don't have a demon trident yet, but I have a shield which has +5 slaying on it, and so once I get a demon trident I'll probably switch to it and use the shield for the extra damage. Currently using a vampiric halberd, which is sweet, but an unbranded halberd isn't much damage to go to end game. I have a glaive of protection, but no bardiches, and so will probably end up switching to demon trident when those start to become common and vamp stops working.

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