epic sad death, question about MR and paralysis


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Temple Termagant

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Post Thursday, 15th January 2015, 19:55

epic sad death, question about MR and paralysis

I've been build zig-buster characters lately. The last one died in a way I don't totally understand. Here's what happened:
  • It was my second zig, level 27, and it was pan lords
  • I thought it would be fine since I tore through the entire zig, including multiple giant mummy levels
  • I was paranoid about clouds of chaos, so each turn I made sure I wasn't standing in one
  • I was spamming Tornado, Shatter, Fire Storm, and Disc of Storms
  • Makhleb was healing me so I was at full health (298 HP)
  • My MR was off the charts (MR+++++, i.e. "almost entirely resistant to hostile enchantments")
  • Mid-Tornado a Pan Lord named Clint paralyzed me
  • The Tornado kept doing damage and Makhleb kept healing me
  • But the Tornado ended and I got walloped

So my questions:
  • Did Clint cast a spell or use an ability?
  • Did it bypass my MR?
  • If it didn't bypass my MR, what was the chance of it succeeding?
  • Something similar happened to me once with an Eldritch Tentacle; does that bypass MR?

Seems like I need to wear an amulet of stasis if this is remotely possible. Incidentally, I had crazy great mutations, which I picked up very early in the game (i.e. D:2): antennae 1, stinger 2, repulsion field 1, poison breath, clarity, magic resistance 2, electricity resistance

Here's the morgue file:
http://dobrazupa.org/morgue/melllvar/morgue-melllvar-20150115-174721.txt

Halls Hopper

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Joined: Thursday, 8th January 2015, 14:08

Post Thursday, 15th January 2015, 20:00

Re: epic sad death, question about MR and paralysis

I believe chaos-branded attacks ignore MR when they try to paralyze you. Did he have a chance to hit you in melee?

Temple Termagant

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Post Thursday, 15th January 2015, 20:02

Re: epic sad death, question about MR and paralysis

Giant Orange Brainbow Dash wrote:I believe chaos-branded attacks ignore MR when they try to paralyze you. Did he have a chance to hit you in melee?

Hm, maybe that was it. I'll have to review the tape.

Temple Termagant

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Post Thursday, 15th January 2015, 20:06

Re: epic sad death, question about MR and paralysis

melllvar wrote:
Giant Orange Brainbow Dash wrote:I believe chaos-branded attacks ignore MR when they try to paralyze you. Did he have a chance to hit you in melee?

Hm, maybe that was it. I'll have to review the tape.

Shit, that was it. He definitely hit me.

Halls Hopper

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Post Thursday, 15th January 2015, 20:16

Re: epic sad death, question about MR and paralysis

Welp, if you have to have an unpredictable, semi-unavoidable death, it may as well be a result of Xom's favorite brand.

Mines Malingerer

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Post Friday, 16th January 2015, 08:19

Re: epic sad death, question about MR and paralysis

Never fight someone called Clint.

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