YAVP, my first win!


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Dungeon Dilettante

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Post Sunday, 14th September 2014, 06:01

YAVP, my first win!

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I just got a 3-rune victory with my latest MiBe. :D I feel like the game just clicked with me this run. I made sure to be very cautious all run long, trying to lead monsters around corners so I wouldn't have to run into the fog of war, and taking extra precautions if I even had a tiny bit of doubt that a particular mob would be difficult. I think that went a long way.

I did get a bit lucky with my resistance gear, I think. The two closest calls I had were on Zot 4 and on my ascension run, where I ran into a Curse Toe and a Tormentor, respectively. Makes me wonder how people do 15-rune runs, with all that torment going on.

I'm thinking of doing a caster next, any advice on that front? I've never even made it to a single rune on a caster.

Cocytus Succeeder

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Post Sunday, 14th September 2014, 06:36

Re: YAVP, my first win!

First, congrats.

Second, a caster:
For background, I think conjurer is the best. Train only conjurations, learn battlesphere at XL5, train charms to get it online. After that, train whatever you want.
For species: I recommend Gr, Te or Dr.

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Post Sunday, 14th September 2014, 10:57

Re: YAVP, my first win!

Well done!

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Post Sunday, 14th September 2014, 17:20

Re: YAVP, my first win!

Congratulations on you first win! I actually had the exact same question about casters a couple of days ago (also after having my first win as a MiBe).
I've treid a couple of backgrounds and I would recommend a wizard. The thing about wizards is that they don't have a lot of nuking power but are very versatile. As a MiBe you usually solve problems just with berserk or BiA, basically just punching things until they die. With a wizard you can't do that, so instead you have to use Mephitic, blink or imps depending on the situation. I think it can help you learn casters and get rid of all the bad habits you get after playing MiBe for a while. Also, since you are not specializing in any magic school, you can pretty much use any book the dungeon gives you.
As for races, I like playing Spriggans and Deep Elves. But if you want something a little harder to kill you could go with Draconians.

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Tomb Titivator

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Post Sunday, 14th September 2014, 17:36

Re: YAVP, my first win!

Eraservedd wrote: with all that torment going on.


Undead species, Kiku worshippers, TSO worshippers all have an edge here.

Additionally, rNegative pips reduce the damage done by torment by 5% (which is why TSO worshippers have an edge). This stacks with Kiku's innate torment "resistance".

(Demonspawn can also get a mutation that mitigates torment as well, but I wouldn't count on getting it.)
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Post Sunday, 14th September 2014, 19:07

Re: YAVP, my first win!

Eraservedd wrote:Makes me wonder how people do 15-rune runs, with all that torment going on.

I'm thinking of doing a caster next, any advice on that front? I've never even made it to a single rune on a caster.

I've only won one 15-rune game (out of two total wins) by playing a caster. It's pretty easy to avoid torment when you can destroy everything in sight in 1-3 turns. It's getting him to that point that is the difficulty.

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Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Sunday, 14th September 2014, 19:24

Re: YAVP, my first win!

Also you can use high Stealth, Makhleb, Statue Form, Necromutation, cloak of Fog, Controlled Blink.

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Abyss Ambulator

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Post Monday, 15th September 2014, 19:19

Re: YAVP, my first win!

Makhleb? How so?

Ziggurat Zagger

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Post Monday, 15th September 2014, 19:35

Re: YAVP, my first win!

  Code:
Gain Health From Killing - When you kill a monster, gain health based on the HD of the killed monster. This is similar to the healing on kills provided by the Shining One, but heals a larger amount per kill on average and can be triggered by any killed monster. Has a (piety - 30)/200 chance of happening. (Passive)


http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Makhleb

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