UC, my shadow, and me.


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Temple Termagant

Posts: 9

Joined: Sunday, 13th July 2014, 13:56

Post Wednesday, 10th September 2014, 17:15

UC, my shadow, and me.

Has anyone else noticed a distinct lack of shadowboxing when using UC as a Dithmenos worshipper and/or a VS?

I've been at 6* piety for some time, which the wiki states should result in a 50% mimic rate. However, I'm seeing a mimic perhaps once every 7-10 attack actions (press of the tab/direction key), at best. I assume it doesn't process on aux attacks and that there's an upper limit of one mimic chance per attack action/X auts, but even if my piety was much lower than max, say only enough for a 25% mimic rate, I'm not seeing it. I've yet to experiment with other weapons but tomahawks have been mimicked as expected, so I'm 99.9% sure this isn't some perceptual glitch. I know for a fact that my shadow has distracted enemies a grand total of one times in this game.

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 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.15.0-25-gd84c1e8 (webtiles) character file.

Samadhi the Martial Artist (Vine Stalker Monk)     Turns: 33696, Time: 06:32:39

HP  80/80        AC 23     Str 16      XL: 15   Next: 56%
MP  32/32        EV 20     Int 17      God: Dithmenos [******]
Gold 338         SH  0     Dex 22      Spells:  8 memorised, 12 levels left

rFire  + + .     SeeInvis .       - Unarmed
rCold  + . .     Clarity  +     v - +1 leather armour "Veen Ena" {rC+ MR+ Stlth+}
rNeg   . . .     rCorr    .     (no shield)
rPois  .         rRot     +     y - +2 helmet {Int+3}
rElec  .         Spirit   +     s - +2 cloak {MR+}
SustAb .         Warding  .     z - +0 pair of gloves {archery}
rMut   .         Stasis   .     Z - +0 pair of boots {rF+}
Gourm  .                        h - amulet of clarity
MR     +++..                    P - +3 ring of protection
                                M - +5 ring of dexterity

@: icy armour, wreathed by umbra, extremely resistant to hostile enchantments,
incredibly stealthy
A: fangs 3, fire resistance 1, regeneration 3, magic shield, antimagic bite, no
device heal 3, rot immunity
a: Shadow Step, Shadow Form, Renounce Religion


You are on level 2 of the Swamp.
You worship Dithmenos.
Dithmenos is exalted by your worship.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 5 branches of the dungeon, and seen 29 of its levels.
You have also visited: Labyrinth and Volcano.

You have collected 3077 gold pieces.
You have spent 2739 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 b - a +3 blowgun
Missiles
 u - 107 poisoned needles
 E - 56 tomahawks (quivered)
 X - 4 curare-tipped needles
Armour
 g - a +1 hat of see invisible
 s - a +2 cloak of magic resistance (worn)
 v - the +1 leather armour "Veen Ena" (worn) {rC+ MR+ Stlth+}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 10 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It protects you from cold.
   It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
   It makes you more stealthy.
 y - a +2 helmet of intelligence (worn)
 z - a +0 pair of gloves of archery (worn)
 T - the +2 leather armour of Duck's Teeth {rN+ MR+}
   (You found it on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
 Z - a +0 pair of boots of fire resistance (worn)
Magical devices
 f - a wand of digging {zapped: 1}
 w - a wand of draining {zapped: 1}
 R - a wand of lightning {zapped: 1}
Comestibles
 a - 23 bread rations
 l - 3 meat rations
 n - a beef jerky
 r - a rotting chunk of raven flesh
 A - a chunk of raven flesh
 B - 4 chunks of giant leech flesh
 C - a chunk of raven flesh
Scrolls
 c - a scroll of acquirement
 k - 6 scrolls of fog
 m - 13 scrolls of remove curse
 o - a scroll labeled HAUFEF INTEI
 p - a scroll of identify
 t - 9 scrolls of teleportation
 x - a scroll of enchant weapon
 I - 4 scrolls of blinking
Jewellery
 h - an amulet of clarity (around neck)
 M - a +5 ring of dexterity (left hand)
 N - an uncursed ring of positive energy
 O - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
 P - a +3 ring of protection (right hand)
 S - an uncursed ring of stealth
 W - an uncursed amulet of warding
Potions
 d - 2 potions of magic
 e - 9 potions of curing
 i - a metallic silvery potion
 j - 5 potions of haste
 q - 7 potions of agility
Miscellaneous
 D - a stone of tremors


   Skills:
 - Level 10.0 Fighting
   Level 0.3 Bows
 - Level 3.6 Throwing
 - Level 5.0 Armour
 - Level 8.7 Dodging
 - Level 8.3 Stealth
 - Level 13.1 Unarmed Combat
 - Level 9.0 Spellcasting
 - Level 5.2 Charms
 - Level 10.0 Summonings
 - Level 3.1 Necromancy
 - Level 2.5 Translocations
 * Level 5.4 Transmutations
 - Level 6.2 Ice Magic
 - Level 2.8 Invocations


You have 12 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Call Canine Familiar  Summ           #####...     1%          3    #......
b - Shroud of Golubria    Chrm/Tloc      ###.......   2%          2    None
c - Ozocubu's Armour      Chrm/Ice       ####....     3%          3    #......
d - Blade Hands           Trmt           ####......   30%         5    ####...
k - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          6%          2    None
p - Apportation           Tloc           ###.......   3%          1    None
r - Regeneration          Chrm/Necr      ###.......   8%          3    #......
B - Summon Butterflies    Summ           #####...     1%          1    None


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (14/15)            Temple (1/1) D:6             Orc (4/4) D:12
    Elf (0/3) Orc:3          Lair (8/8) D:10          Swamp (2/5) Lair:3
 Spider (0/5) Lair:3        Slime (0/6) Lair:7     
Vaults: D:13-14     

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Sif Muna
Trog
Vehumet
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One

Shops:
D:10 [[[!*   D:11 [   Orc:1 (   Orc:2 =[(%!   Orc:4 :(((

Annotations:
D:14 Fannar
Lair:4 exclusion: hydra


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You have razor-sharp teeth.
You regenerate.
When hurt, damage is shared between your health and your magic reserves.
Your bite disrupts and absorbs the magic of your enemies.
Potions and wands cannot restore your health.
You are immune to rotting.
Your flesh is heat resistant.


Message History

Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f - raven
Aim: a raven (resting, umbra)
You shoot a poisoned needle.
The helpless raven fails to defend itself.
The poisoned needle hits the raven in a vulnerable spot!
The raven is poisoned.
You are now empty-handed.
The raven pecks you but does no damage. The raven completely misses you.
You hit the raven. You bite the raven. You drain its power.
The raven is moderately wounded.
Your shadow hits the raven. The raven pecks you but does no damage.
The raven misses you.
You punch the raven! You punch the raven, but do no damage.
Your bite misses the raven.
The raven is heavily wounded.
The raven barely misses you. The raven completely misses you.
The raven misses you. The raven barely misses you.
You punch the raven!
You kill the raven!
Dithmenos accepts your kill.

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There are no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
  Agnes (Swamp:1)
  An orc warlord (Orc:4)
  Snorg (Swamp:1)
  A minotaur (Lab)
  3 hydras
  2 centaur warriors
  A rakshasa (D:12)
  A shambling mangrove (Swamp:2)
  Erica (Lair:2)
  2 ogre magi (Orc:4)
  4 death yaks
  2 alligators (Swamp:1)
  A catoblepas (D:13)
  2 skeletal warriors (D:13)
  2 deep trolls (Orc:4)
  A necromancer (Lair:7)
  An orc knight (Orc:1)
  8 hill giants
  2 unseen horrors (D:13)
  A lindwurm (Volcano)
  2 ugly things
  2 orc sorcerers
  2 griffons
  An oklob plant (Lair:6)
  4 cyclopes
  8 elephants
  2 black mambas
  A centaur zombie (D:14)
  2 molten gargoyles (Volcano)
  A feature mimic (Lair:5)
  2 gargoyles
  9 spiny frogs
  A freezing wraith (D:13)
  9 komodo dragons
  3 fire drakes
  A wandering mushroom (Lab)
  15 trolls
  Sonja (D:10)
  5 baby alligators
  3 giant leeches
  2 bog bodies (Swamp:1)
  8 ravens (Swamp:2)
  8 two-headed ogres
  3 blink frogs
  A minotaur skeleton (Lab)
  5 basilisks
  4 slime creatures
  3 fire bats (Volcano)
  A hill giant zombie (D:9)
  10 hippogriffs
  20 yaks
  Eustachio (D:6)
  2 wyverns
  A wraith (D:12)
  A steam dragon (D:11)
  7 swamp worms
  5 wargs
  A soldier ant (D:11)
  10 wolves
  An elf skeleton (D:13)
  11 vampire mosquitoes
  A hell hound (Volcano)
  2 mottled dragons
  18 water moccasins
  3 nagas (Lair:5)
  9 porcupines
  6 swamp drakes
  4 sky beasts (D:11)
  8 spiders (Lair:3)
  18 orc warriors
  6 centaurs
  An ice beast (D:11)
  3 black bears
  An elephant zombie (Lair:7)
  11 crocodiles
  A phantom (D:13)
  3 necrophages
  28 ogres
  2 boring beetles
  A manticore skeleton (D:13)
  Sigmund (D:3)
  A yaktaur zombie (D:12)
  11 giant frogs
  2 cyclops zombies (D:11)
  2 insubstantial wisps (D:11)
  14 jellies
  A wyvern skeleton (D:10)
  A scorpion (D:7)
  9 killer bees
  7 wights (D:11)
  3 goliath beetles
  2 quasits (D:10)
  3 electric eels
  A giant frog zombie (D:5)
  A lava snake (Volcano)
  6 crimson imps
  13 hounds
  Crazy Yiuf (D:4)
  33 orc priests
  A centaur skeleton (D:10)
  A gnoll shaman (D:7)
  31 orc wizards
  3 basilisk zombies (Lair:7)
  Natasha (D:4)
  10 iguanas
  11 worker ants
  3 orange rats (Lair:5)
  10 sheep
  An ogre skeleton (D:5)
  3 mummies
  A worker ant zombie (D:10)
  26 adders
  13 gnolls
  86 green rats
  3 shadow imps
  A giant mite (D:7)
  2 worms (D:3)
  2 adder zombies
  3 orc zombies
  2 iguana skeletons
  2 orc skeletons
  6 giant geckos
  6 oozes
  210 orcs
  12 bats
  A bat skeleton (D:4)
  15 goblins
  14 hobgoblins
  6 jackals
  12 kobolds
  9 quokkas
  A ball python (D:1)
  7 giant cockroaches
  A giant gecko zombie (D:7)
  6 giant newts
  2 giant spores
  A goblin skeleton (D:4)
  29 rats
  18 ballistomycetes
  A fungus (Swamp:1)
  5 plants
1033 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A fire drake (Volcano)
  2 hounds (Orc:4)
  2 giant spores (D:9)
  2 ballistomycetes (D:9)
  4 fungi
  2 plants (Orc:1)
13 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 1046 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
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     0 | D:1      | Samadhi, the Vine Stalker Monk, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 11/11 MP: 1/1
   181 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 16/16 MP: 3/3
   923 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 19/19 MP: 4/4
   983 | D:2      | Reached skill level 5 in Unarmed Combat
  1492 | D:3      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 14/23 MP: 5/5
  1848 | D:3      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 25/27 MP: 7/7
  2002 | D:3      | Reached skill level 6 in Unarmed Combat
  2163 | D:3      | Noticed Sigmund
  2180 | D:3      | Killed Sigmund
  2352 | D:3      | Gained mutation: You heal very quickly. [vine stalker growth]
  2352 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 32/32 MP: 8/8
  2800 | D:4      | Noticed Crazy Yiuf
  2819 | D:4      | Killed Crazy Yiuf
  2989 | D:4      | Reached skill level 7 in Unarmed Combat
  3433 | D:4      | Noticed Natasha
  3438 | D:4      | Killed Natasha
  3669 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  3941 | D:5      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 36/36 MP: 9/9
  4517 | D:6      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  4525 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  4610 | Temple   | Became a worshipper of Dithmenos the Shadowed
  4610 | Temple   | Acquired Dithmenos' first power
  4789 | D:6      | Reached skill level 8 in Unarmed Combat
  4921 | D:6      | Noticed Eustachio
  4938 | D:6      | Killed Eustachio
  4938 | D:6      | Gained mutation: You have razor-sharp teeth. [vine stalker growth]
  4938 | D:6      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 32/42 MP: 9/11
  5105 | D:6      | Reached skill level 9 in Unarmed Combat
  5416 | D:6      | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
  5813 | D:7      | Reached skill level 10 in Unarmed Combat
  5813 | D:7      | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
  5877 | D:7      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 44/47 MP: 13/13
  5956 | D:7      | Acquired Dithmenos' second power
  6363 | D:7      | Reached skill level 11 in Unarmed Combat
  6489 | D:7      | Found a glowing golden altar of the Shining One.
  6489 | D:7      | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
  6758 | D:8      | Reached skill level 5 in Stealth
  6831 | D:8      | Found a stormy altar of Qazlal.
  7045 | D:8      | Got a dazzling cutlass
  7048 | D:8      | Identified the +8 cutlass of Wrath {flame, *Rage rN+ SInv} (You found it on level 8 of the Dungeon)
  7301 | D:9      | Acquired Dithmenos' third power
  7627 | D:9      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 48/51 MP: 17/17
  8207 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
  8221 | D:10     | Found Kluj's Distillery.
  8305 | D:10     | Found a staircase to the Lair.
  8536 | D:10     | Found Puyrch Udan's Antique Armour Shop.
  8536 | D:10     | Found Asmoin's Assorted Antiques.
  8693 | D:10     | Noticed Sonja
  8705 | D:10     | Found Utuu's Antique Armour Emporium.
  8924 | D:10     | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
  8965 | D:10     | Found Ycualix's Antique Armour Boutique.
  9000 | D:10     | Identified the Compendium of the Toxic Escort
  9011 | D:10     | Learned a level 3 spell: Call Canine Familiar
  9269 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Spellcasting
  9269 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Summonings
  9472 | D:10     | Bought a fine leather armour for 147 gold pieces
  9492 | D:10     | Bought a heavily runed cloak for 218 gold pieces
  9503 | D:10     | Identified the +1 leather armour "Veen Ena" {rC+ MR+ Stlth+} (You bought it in a shop on level 10 of the Dungeon)
  9514 | D:10     | Identified the +0 cloak of the Snake Pit {Dex-4 Int+4} (You bought it in a shop on level 10 of the Dungeon)
  9561 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 10097 | Lair:1   | Acquired Dithmenos' fourth power
 10188 | Lair:1   | Got a brightly glowing robe
 10236 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 11. HP: 58/58 MP: 18/18
 10456 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 5 in Summonings
 11090 | Lair:2   | Identified the +0 robe "Thet" {Dex+4 Stlth+} (You found it on level 1 of the Lair of Beasts)
 11211 | Lair:2   | Noticed Erica
 11236 | Lair:2   | Killed Erica
 11730 | Lair:3   | Found a hole to the Spider Nest.
 11909 | Lair:3   | Got an ivory war axe
 12172 | Lair:3   | Noticed a four-headed hydra
 12473 | Lair:4   | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
 13090 | Lair:4   | Gained mutation: You regenerate. [vine stalker growth]
 13090 | Lair:4   | Reached XP level 12. HP: 65/65 MP: 20/20
 13448 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 10 in Summonings
 14106 | Lair:5   | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
 14449 | Lair:5   | Learned a level 1 spell: Apportation
 14452 | Lair:5   | Learned a level 2 spell: Shroud of Golubria
 14633 | Lair:5   | Identified the +4 war axe of a wizard's laboratory {flame, rElec rPois rF+ rC+ SInv} (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts)
 14764 | Lair:5   | Got an ichor-stained leather armour
 14775 | Lair:5   | Identified the cursed +2 leather armour of Duck's Teeth {rN+ MR+} (You found it on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts)
 14795 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
 14955 | Lair:5   | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
 14963 | Lair:5   | the staircase to the Snake Pit was a mimic.
 15231 | Lair:1   | Learned a level 3 spell: Regeneration
 15461 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
 16705 | Lair:7   | Found a labyrinth entrance.
 16724 | Lair:7   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 60/69 MP: 27/29
 16726 | Lab      | Entered a labyrinth
 16889 | Lab      | Noticed a minotaur
 16917 | Lab      | Killed a minotaur
 16917 | Lab      | Reached skill level 5 in Charms
 16924 | Lab      | Got a smoking glaive
 16955 | Lab      | Identified the +8 glaive "Niceleib" {chop, rElec Str+2} (You took it off a minotaur in a labyrinth)
 16973 | Lair:7   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 17598 | D:10     | Killed Sonja
 17627 | D:10     | Bought a potion of beneficial mutation for 525 gold pieces
 17628 | D:10     | Gained mutation: Your flesh is heat resistant. [potion of beneficial mutation]
 17849 | D:11     | Found Chol's Antique Armour Boutique.
 18167 | D:11     | Got an ichor-stained cloak
 18191 | D:11     | Identified the cursed -4 cloak of the Dragon {+Blink +Inv rN+ Slay+4} (You found it on level 11 of the Dungeon)
 18858 | D:12     | Reached skill level 1 in Translocations
 19036 | D:12     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 19960 | D:12     | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
 20178 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 20306 | Orc:1    | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 20697 | Orc:1    | Found Axaez's Antique Weapon Shoppe.
 21360 | Orc:2    | Found Framaleg's Jewellery Emporium.
 21387 | Orc:2    | Found Onotijas' Armour Shoppe.
 21401 | Orc:2    | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
 21420 | Orc:2    | Identified a scroll of acquirement
 21608 | Orc:2    | Found Rierph's Food Shoppe.
 21626 | Orc:2    | Found Stragan's Weapon Emporium.
 21639 | Orc:2    | Found Keppugu's Distillery.
 21697 | Orc:2    | Found a dark tunnel.
 21720 | Volcano  | Entered a volcano
 21955 | Volcano  | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
 22237 | Orc:2    | Bought a potion of confusion for 16 gold pieces
 22237 | Orc:2    | Bought a potion of poison for 16 gold pieces
 22495 | Orc:2    | Reached XP level 14. HP: 77/77 MP: 30/30
 22708 | Orc:3    | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
 23446 | Orc:2    | Bought a +3 ring of protection for 252 gold pieces
 23637 | Lair:1   | Learned a level 3 spell: Ozocubu's Armour
 23974 | Lair:7   | Reached skill level 12 in Unarmed Combat
 23974 | Lair:7   | Reached skill level 1 in Ice Magic
 24069 | Lair:7   | Noticed a death yak
 24084 | Lair:7   | Noticed a death yak
 24121 | Lair:7   | Killed a death yak
 24149 | Lair:7   | Noticed a death yak
 24150 | Lair:7   | Noticed a death yak
 24176 | Lair:7   | Killed a death yak
 24239 | Lair:6   | Killed a death yak
 24259 | Lair:7   | Killed a death yak
 25255 | Lair:8   | Entered Level 8 of the Lair of Beasts
 25277 | Lair:8   | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
 25791 | Lair:8   | Identified the Collected Works on Flight
 26432 | Orc:4    | Entered Level 4 of the Orcish Mines
 27008 | Orc:4    | Noticed an orc warlord
 27710 | Orc:4    | Reached skill level 5 in Ice Magic
 27733 | Orc:4    | Found Secson's Weapon Shop.
 27776 | Orc:4    | Found Fudyn's Book Boutique.
 27956 | Orc:4    | Reached skill level 13 in Unarmed Combat
 28281 | Orc:4    | Found Psue's Weapon Emporium.
 28317 | Orc:4    | Found Miuddol's Antique Weapon Boutique.
 28870 | Orc:4    | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 28991 | Orc:4    | Killed an orc warlord
 29514 | D:10     | Bought a potion of berserk rage for 45 gold pieces
 29514 | D:10     | Bought 2 potions of brilliance for 75 gold pieces
 29534 | D:10     | Bought a glowing beryl amulet for 165 gold pieces
 29534 | D:10     | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 99 gold pieces
 29534 | D:10     | Bought a murky orange potion for 29 gold pieces
 29534 | D:10     | Bought a scroll of identify for 66 gold pieces
 29566 | Lair:1   | Upgraded the game from 0.15.0-23-gc2b521c to 0.15.0-25-gd84c1e8
 29678 | D:11     | Bought an encrusted buckler for 323 gold pieces
 29684 | D:11     | Identified the +2 buckler of the Dice {Dex-2 Int+2} (You bought it in a shop on level 11 of the Dungeon)
 29741 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Necromancy
 29763 | Lair:1   | Learned a level 5 spell: Blade Hands
 30411 | D:13     | Reached XP level 15. HP: 44/80 MP: 21/32
 30541 | D:13     | Learned a level 1 spell: Summon Butterflies
 31003 | D:13     | Reached skill level 1 in Transmutations
 31300 | D:14     | Noticed Fannar
 31450 | D:10     | Bought a pair of glowing boots for 94 gold pieces
 31573 | D:11     | Bought a glowing cloak for 153 gold pieces
 31594 | D:11     | Bought a glowing helmet for 153 gold pieces
 31724 | Orc:2    | Bought a +2 cloak of magic resistance for 279 gold pieces
 31724 | Orc:2    | Bought a +0 pair of gloves of archery for 84 gold pieces
 31965 | Lair:3   | Killed a four-headed hydra
 31965 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 1 in Throwing
 31966 | Lair:3   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 32072 | Swamp:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp
 32072 | Swamp:1  | Noticed Agnes
 32273 | Swamp:1  | Killed Agnes
 32687 | Swamp:1  | Noticed Snorg
 32707 | Swamp:1  | Killed Snorg
 33309 | Swamp:2  | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 33370 | Swamp:2  | Reached skill level 5 in Transmutations


Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Unarmed           |    99 |   161 |   401 |   900 |  1532 ||  3093
 Fire: Blowgun           |       |     5 |     5 |    34 |   202 ||   246
Throw: Stone             |       |       |     2 |       |       ||     2
       Tomahawk          |       |       |     2 |    11 |    29 ||    42
 Cast: Call Canine Famil |       |       |       |     4 |     2 ||     6
       Regeneration      |       |       |       |     1 |     2 ||     3
       Shroud of Golubri |       |       |       |       |    29 ||    29
       Ozocubu's Armour  |       |       |       |       |    18 ||    18
       Blink             |       |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
Evoke: Wand              |       |     2 |       |     4 |     3 ||     9
  Use: Scroll            |       |       |     1 |    13 |    12 ||    26
       Potion            |       |       |       |     1 |     2 ||     3
 Stab: Sleeping          |     3 |    12 |    10 |    77 |   164 ||   266
       Distracted        |       |       |     1 |    10 |    13 ||    24
       Confused          |       |       |       |       |     1 ||     1
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |     6 |    10 |    17 |    32 ||    67
       Pizza             |       |     1 |       |       |     1 ||     2
       Fruit             |       |       |     3 |     1 |     2 ||     6
       Royal jelly       |       |       |       |     4 |       ||     4
       Beef jerky        |       |       |       |     3 |     2 ||     5
       Meat ration       |       |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
       Bread ration      |       |       |       |       |     2 ||     2

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Post Thursday, 11th September 2014, 04:04

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

The chance of your shadow acting on a mimicable spell/melee/ranged attack is 10% at 4* and 50% at 200 piety, scaling linearly between the 2 if your piety is anywhere between those two values.
For melee, it gets exactly one chance when you attempt to melee something. So, having more aux attacks does not mean more shadow activity.
There is no cooldown on how often the shadow can act.
If you suspect your shadow is not behaving as intended (e.g. the above information), make a data set (keep track of X attacks, where X is in the 100s, and how many of those attacks the shadow mimiced it in) and post or mantis it.

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Post Thursday, 11th September 2014, 13:38

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

To expand on Patashu's first point, 4* piety starts at 100 piety and 6* piety is anywhere from 160 to 200 piety, so your actual 6* mimic chance might be anywhere between 34% and 50%.

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Post Thursday, 11th September 2014, 14:15

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

I suspect there is some bug introduced by shadow attack. Yesterday I was meleeing a fiend as Fe of Ash and suddenly the fiend was distracted (exactly like happens after shadow attack) and I got a stabbing attack (and corresponding message about hitting in blind spot). I didn't have any allies or confusing attack so that must be a bug (I don't think the monster can lose track of me in adjacent tile no matter what my stealth is).

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Post Thursday, 11th September 2014, 16:43

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

This happened to me once recently too, where an enemy got the ? above its head in melee combat for no good reason, no allies around, I wasn't worshipping dith...
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Post Thursday, 11th September 2014, 23:02

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

Distraction occurs (with a % chance) whenever a monster is hit from a source that isn't you.
Your shadow mimic counts as not-you.
The monster hitting itself counts as not-you (for example if it hits itself with a reflected bolt of lightning).

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Post Friday, 12th September 2014, 16:26

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

I don't remember the exact details, but I'm know I didn't have any allies or shadow mimic. I don't remember if maybe it was a monster who could possible have hit themselves, if it happens again I'll keep that in mind.

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Post Friday, 12th September 2014, 16:38

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

I was a Fe so I had no shield of reflection and had sInv, I am sure there were no other monsters in LoS. I carefully looked at the message log after it happened, the log had lines about us exchanging attacks, then me hitting it into blind spot. Nothing special before that stabbing attack. I have just checked my init.txt, messages which I mute don't include anything that deals damage.

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Post Friday, 19th September 2014, 14:49

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

After much testing (and another splatted character or two), seems this was probably a combo of much-lower-than-max-but-still-6* piety, a longish run of missed mimic checks while UC-ing, and my not noticing some mimic attack notifications (when they were on the next line after the mainhand attack and had also missed, so in dark grey text)

At definitely max piety, the shadow was consistently attacking as expected with UC, so my bad. Apologies to any of the fine coders whose ancestral honour may have been tarnished by my buffoonery.

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Post Friday, 19th September 2014, 23:42

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

Samadhi wrote:After much testing (and another splatted character or two), seems this was probably a combo of much-lower-than-max-but-still-6* piety, a longish run of missed mimic checks while UC-ing, and my not noticing some mimic attack notifications (when they were on the next line after the mainhand attack and had also missed, so in dark grey text)

At definitely max piety, the shadow was consistently attacking as expected with UC, so my bad. Apologies to any of the fine coders whose ancestral honour may have been tarnished by my buffoonery.

Good to know it's working right!

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Post Tuesday, 23rd September 2014, 12:59

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

Here's a question: If I used ice/statue form or bladehands, would the shadow mimic use that form type in its UC damage calculation?

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Post Tuesday, 23rd September 2014, 13:12

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

Related question: if I'm using a pain branded weapon, does the shadow get any bonus damage from my necromancy skill?

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Post Tuesday, 23rd September 2014, 14:05

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

I don't believe that your shadow mimics forms in any special way. The mimic does not use any brand, so pain brand does not apply.
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Post Tuesday, 23rd September 2014, 23:05

Re: UC, my shadow, and me.

Happylisk wrote:Here's a question: If I used ice/statue form or bladehands, would the shadow mimic use that form type in its UC damage calculation?


No

Jeremiah wrote:Related question: if I'm using a pain branded weapon, does the shadow get any bonus damage from my necromancy skill?


It doesn't use your weapon's brand.

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