What to acquire? 3 scrolls


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Slime Squisher

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Post Friday, 9th March 2012, 05:48

What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Hey guys,

Looking for some advice here. I have an OpEE with THREE scrolls of acquirement ready to be used. I've just entered Zot feeling pretty confident but I want more confidence. I entered a trove earlier hoping for some good equipment but it turned out to be a weapon trove. I got NOTHING useful from it besides some semi-valuable items to boost my end score.

My current choices are to acquire armour, jewellery, or wand. I'm pleased with my shield but the wizard hat leaves something to be desired. My only other hat is a plain +0 wizard hat that I can enchant up to the maximum +2. Acquiring a good randart ring would be nice but there's so many rings I have yet to ID (regen, slaying, invis, hunger, sustenance, SustAb, probably some more) that it's probable I'll just get a vanilla (and useless) ring, or an amulet (which is an entirely different matter). I've actually been using vanilla rings all game because the only randart rings were generated in shops, and they were REALLY crappy. For wands, I've identified most of them except random effects, lightning, and the 3 big ones. I can buy TP and Hasting in a shop in the Vaults to increase my chances of getting heal wounds, so that might be worth acquiring.

Any advice? If it matters, I have yet to explore Elf and finish the last 25% of Vaults:8. Exploring Slime is also a viable option I think. In terms of resistances, I'm covered in everything important (rF+++, rElec, MR) but I'm looking for rMut. I have an unID'd amulet in my inventory that I suspect is rMut but who knows, it could be inaccuracy.

Also as a side note, I don't really know what to spend my exp on at this point - I don't really need anything more. Any suggestions?

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Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.10.0-4-g5f5999a character file.

tormodpwns the Eclecticist (OpEE)                  Turns: 77861, Time: 05:37:03

HP 145/176       AC 14     Str  8      XL: 26   Next: 13%
MP  40/56        EV 19     Int 32      God: Vehumet [******]
Gold 3764        SH 23     Dex 14      Spells: 14 memorised,  2 levels left

Res.Fire  : . . .   See Invis. : .    Q - +7,+5 eveningstar (protect)
Res.Cold  : . . .   Warding    : . .  n - +2 orc shield {AC+3}
Life Prot.: + + .   Conserve   : +    i - +0 wizard hat "Twe Gom" {MR Int+1 Acc-1}
Res.Acid. : . . .   Res.Corr.  : .    D - amulet of conservation
Res.Poison: .       Clarity    : .    d - +4 ring of protection
Res.Elec. : .       Spirit.Shd : .    I - +3 ring of intelligence
Sust.Abil.: . .     Stasis     : .    j - ring of wizardry
Res.Mut.  : .       Ctrl.Telep.: .    o - ring of magical power
Res.Rott. : .       Levitation : .    y - ring of life protection
Saprovore : . . .   Ctrl.Flight: .    f - ring of wizardry
                                      J - ring of life protection
                                      F - ring of magical power

@: extremely resistant to hostile enchantments, quite stealthy
A: almost no armour, amphibious, constrict 8, camouflage 1, tentacles 3, AC +2,
Dex +1
a: Renounce Religion
}: 3/15 runes: decaying, serpentine, silver


You are on level 1 of the Realm of Zot.
You worship Vehumet.
Vehumet is exalted by your worship.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 8 branches of the dungeon, and seen 59 of its levels.
You have visited 1 Labyrinth.
You have visited 1 bazaar.
You have visited 1 portal chamber: trove.

You have collected 6263 gold pieces.
You have spent 2489 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 A - the +8,+2 flail "Faumaurgh" {slay orc, rPois rF+ Int+1}
   (You found it on level 15 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It is especially effective against all of orcish descent.
   
   It affects your intelligence (+1).
   It protects you from fire.
   It protects you from poison.
 Q - a +7,+5 eveningstar of protection (weapon)
Armour
 i - the +0 wizard hat "Twe Gom" (worn) {MR Int+1 Acc-1}
   (You acquired it on level 11 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your intelligence (+1).
   It affects your accuracy (-1).
   It increases your resistance to enchantments.
 n - a +2 orcish shield of protection (worn)
Magical devices
 k - a wand of disintegration (7)
Comestibles
 g - 6 bread rations
 B - 2 apples
 M - 4 meat rations
Scrolls
 a - 2 scrolls of amnesia
 c - 4 scrolls of remove curse
 h - 3 scrolls of fog
 m - 2 scrolls of detect curse
 q - 5 scrolls of fear
 r - 2 scrolls of blinking
 t - 5 scrolls of teleportation
 u - a scroll of acquirement
 C - a scroll of enchant armour
Jewellery
 b - the amulet of Xom's Fair Game {+Rage Dex+4 SInv}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 4 of the Orcish Mines)   
   
   [amulet of rage]
   
   It affects your dexterity (+4).
   It enhances your eyesight.
 d - a +4 ring of protection (on tentacle)
 f - a ring of wizardry (on tentacle)
 j - a ring of wizardry (on tentacle)
 o - a ring of magical power (on tentacle)
 p - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
 s - the amulet of the Four Winds {Clar rN+ MR}
   (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   
   
   [amulet of clarity]
   
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It increases your resistance to enchantments.
 v - an uncursed ring of protection from fire
 y - a ring of life protection (on tentacle)
 D - an amulet of conservation (around mantle)
 F - a ring of magical power (on tentacle)
 G - an uncursed amulet of resist corrosion
 H - an uncursed twisted bone amulet {tried}
 I - a +3 ring of intelligence (on tentacle)
 J - a ring of life protection (on tentacle)
 K - an uncursed ring of protection from cold
Potions
 e - 5 potions of curing
 l - a potion of might
 w - 3 potions of restore abilities
 z - 2 potions of magic
 L - a potion of porridge
Books
 E - a book of the Warp   
   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   Recall                             Summoning/Translocation      3
   Passage of Golubria                Translocation                4
   *Phase Shift                       Translocation                5
   Warp Weapon                        Charms/Translocation         5
   Dispersal                          Translocation                6
   *Controlled Blink                  Translocation                7
Magical staves
 x - a staff of earth


   Skills:
 + Level 14.0 Fighting
 - Level 12.9 Dodging
 - Level 2.7 Stealth
 - Level 9.1 Shields
 - Level 10.0 Traps & Doors
 - Level 2.1 Unarmed Combat
 - Level 19.6 Spellcasting
 - Level 18.9 Conjurations
 - Level 14.6 Charms
 - Level 3.1 Summonings
 - Level 10.9 Translocations
 - Level 1.0 Transmutations
 - Level 1.4 Ice Magic
 - Level 18.9 Earth Magic


You have 2 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Sandblast             Erth           #######      0%          1    None
b - Stoneskin             Erth/Trmt      #######...   1%          2    None
c - Controlled Blink      Tloc           N/A          4%          7    Choko
d - Lee's Rapid Deconstr  Erth           #########.   1%          5    None
e - Apportation           Tloc           ########..   1%          1    None
f - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          1%          2    None
g - Iron Shot             Erth/Conj      #########.   1%          6    None
h - Deflect Missiles      Air/Chrm       #######...   4%          6    None
i - Shadow Creatures      Summ           N/A          1%          5    None
j - Iskenderun's Mystic   Conj           #########    0%          4    None
k - Lehudib's Crystal Sp  Erth/Conj      #########.   1%          8    Honeycomb
l - Freezing Cloud        Ice/Air/Conj   #######...   2%          6    None
m - Insulation            Air/Chrm       #######...   1%          4    None
n - Phase Shift           Tloc           ########..   1%          5    None


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (27/27)            Temple (1/1) D:5             Orc (4/4) D:6
    Elf (0/5) Orc:4          Lair (8/8) D:9           Swamp (5/5) Lair:3
  Slime (0/6) Lair:6 Lair:7  Snake (5/5) Lair:6        Vault (8/8) D:14
  Blade (0/1) Vault:4       Crypt (0/5) Vault:2         Zot (1/5) D:27

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

Shops:
D:8: !  D:22: (  Orc:4: (=[*  Vault:3: (  Vault:4: */%[(  Vault:5: (

Portals:
Hell: D:21 D:22 D:23 D:24 D:25 D:26 D:27
Abyss: D:24 D:25
Pan: D:21 D:24 D:27
Ziggurat: D:6 (3440 gp)  D:17 (3580 gp)

Annotations
Vault:1 exclusion: door


                    Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You cannot wear most types of armour.
You can wear up to eight rings at the same time.
You are amphibious.
You can use your tentacles to constrict many enemies at once.
Your rubbery body absorbs attacks (AC +1).
Your skin changes colour to match your surroundings (Stlth).
You have a mass of large tentacles instead of arms.
You are partially covered in slimy green scales (AC +1).
You are agile (Dex +1).
TrCK:
Xom grants you an implement of some kind.
_Something appears at your feet!
4790 gold pieces {god gift}.

DsAr:
You blink. You feel slightly more hungry. Prince Ribbit hits you. You die...
"Hey, that's my toy!"
Xom revives you!

Blades Runner

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Post Friday, 9th March 2012, 07:02

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

no id scrolls in any shops? if you want to go for 15 runes rMut will be very helpful, otherwise you "only" have to worry about orbs of fire. You have crystal spear which should take care of them, but even 1-2 mutations can kind of ruin your day.
I would suggest not to carry around valuable scrolls, even with conservation. put aquirement, enchant x or amnesia scrolls in your stash to keep them safe.
don't you have any heal wound potions? maybe some in shops? if you don't have a wand you may find yourself without healing at all, very inconvenient at times.

I would suggets to finish vault, then do maybe crypt and elf, all three contain loot that may be very valuable, and are a lot easier than zot. with your MR and your spells elf should be quite a walk in the park.
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Slime Squisher

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Post Friday, 9th March 2012, 07:14

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

I haven't checked in shops for ID scrolls, but there should be some. I have 3 potions of cure mutation so not having rMut isn't the worst thing in the world. I used 11 potions of heal wounds to enter the trove and I have none left. I guess I'll try to acquire wand to get heal wounds.
TrCK:
Xom grants you an implement of some kind.
_Something appears at your feet!
4790 gold pieces {god gift}.

DsAr:
You blink. You feel slightly more hungry. Prince Ribbit hits you. You die...
"Hey, that's my toy!"
Xom revives you!

Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Friday, 9th March 2012, 07:24

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Go buy the haste and tele wands (you want them anyway) and then acquire wand until you get heal wounds. Nothing else is nearly as likely to improve your survivability and you certainly are well-equipped enough to win even without it.

If you're just going to win you don't need rmut: if you get mutated in Zot that's fine, because you're about to win anyway. There are very very few mutations that will actually be bad enough to get you killed on the orbrun anyway.

Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Friday, 9th March 2012, 11:51

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

The percentage chance to get artifact jewelry from acquirement does not change depending on the types you have identified. There is a section of acquirement code where the game attempts to generate vanilla rings one after another, retrying every time it gets one that you've already identified, but the chance of getting artifact jewelry is in a separate section. You cannot influence your chances of getting an artifact, and you cannot influence the base ego of this artifact.

Armor does work differently, and you are more likely to get ego or artifact gear if you already have your slots filled. There's no guarantee that it will be usable, of course.
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Post Friday, 9th March 2012, 17:17

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

KoboldLord wrote:Armor does work differently, and you are more likely to get ego or artifact gear if you already have your slots filled. There's no guarantee that it will be usable, of course.

Acquired/gifted armour is always usable; you probably meant it might not be useful.
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Slime Squisher

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Post Friday, 9th March 2012, 18:13

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

Bought my wands of TP and hasting.

Acquired wand. Got polymorph other (which I had already identified).
Acquired wand. Got cold (which I had already identified).
Acquired wand. Got a CROOKED BONE WAND which I, with heart racing, promptly identified. Turned out to be invisibility.

Utterly useless garbage. Whatever. I'm strong enough with heal wounds.
TrCK:
Xom grants you an implement of some kind.
_Something appears at your feet!
4790 gold pieces {god gift}.

DsAr:
You blink. You feel slightly more hungry. Prince Ribbit hits you. You die...
"Hey, that's my toy!"
Xom revives you!

Vestibule Violator

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Post Monday, 12th March 2012, 16:43

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

tormodpwns wrote:Bought my wands of TP and hasting.

Acquired wand. Got polymorph other (which I had already identified).
Acquired wand. Got cold (which I had already identified).
Acquired wand. Got a CROOKED BONE WAND which I, with heart racing, promptly identified. Turned out to be invisibility.

Utterly useless garbage. Whatever. I'm strong enough with heal wounds.

Sounds like my last game where I had all identified but haste. I blew 6 acquirement scrolls through the game on wands and got 1 wand of cold and 5 of teleport. It would have been nice if at least one would have been heal wounds since I only had found one of those all game. I think I used about 5 or 6 recharges on it.

Slime Squisher

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Post Tuesday, 13th March 2012, 05:45

Re: What to acquire? 3 scrolls

tormodpwns wrote:
Utterly useless garbage. Whatever. I'm strong enough with heal wounds.


Meant to say "without." And I ended up dying on the orb run! Even after surviving a one turn move in Zot:5 that resulted in a double-torment from a summoned Fiend with a Ghost Moth staring at me, so I was 14 HP and 0 mana and no heal wounds/curing, miraculously surviving 3 turns until a TP kicked in, right into an uncleared orb chamber, directly next to an Orb Guardian, and miraculously survived by blocking 3 attacks in a row with just 22 SH until another TP kicked in, which landed me in another uncleared orb chamber, but fortunately I was stealthy and there was nobody about so I was able to heal up. I got killed by having 0 mana, trying to rest up on Zot:4 when a pan lord came by.
TrCK:
Xom grants you an implement of some kind.
_Something appears at your feet!
4790 gold pieces {god gift}.

DsAr:
You blink. You feel slightly more hungry. Prince Ribbit hits you. You die...
"Hey, that's my toy!"
Xom revives you!

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