WTF with "spriggan air mage"?


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Vaults Vanquisher

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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:08

WTF with "spriggan air mage"?

It's not like I'm sobbing like a little girl, but I want to know.

My char died from this little prick, you guessed it.
Full dump.
  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.15.2 (tiles) character file.

422267 ZeroXYZ the Spry (level 22, -4/114 HPs)
             Began as a Deep Elf Wizard on Dec 11, 2014.
             Was the Champion of Cheibriados.
             Killed by the air
             ... invoked by a spriggan air mage
              (38 damage)
             ... on Level 3 of the Depths on Dec 12, 2014.
             The game lasted 15:59:12 (141028 turns).

ZeroXYZ the Spry (Deep Elf Wizard)                Turns: 141028, Time: 15:59:13

HP  -4/114       AC 18     Str 19      XL: 22   Next: 67%
MP   5/51        EV 29     Int 51      God: Cheibriados [******]
Gold 972         SH  0     Dex 28      Spells: 12 memorised,  6 levels left

rFire  + . .     SeeInvis +     y - +0 demon trident (freeze)
rCold  + + .     Clarity  .     T - +2 ring mail {MR+}
rNeg   . . .     rCorr    .     (no shield)
rPois  .         rRot     .     o - +0 helmet
rElec  +         Spirit   .     d - +0 cloak of Shadows and Fog {SInv}
SustAb .         Warding  .     b - +0 pair of gloves of Forking Paths {rF+ Int+4 SInv}
rMut   .         Rnd*Tele +     t - +2 pair of boots
Gourm  +                        X - amulet of the gourmand
MR     ++++.                    c - ring of magical power
                                L - ring of protection from cold

@: flying, very slightly contaminated, delayed fireball, deflect missiles, very
slow, incredibly resistant to hostile enchantments, very stealthy
A: talons 1, cold resistance 1, dopey 1, frail 1, magic resistance 1, shaggy fur
1, electricity resistance, teleportitis 1, evolution 1, no device heal 1
a: Bend Time, Temporal Distortion, Slouch, Step From Time, Renounce Religion,
Release Delayed Fireball
}: 2/15 runes: decaying, gossamer


You were on level 3 of the Depths.
You worshipped Cheibriados.
Cheibriados was exalted by your worship.
You were not hungry.

You visited 8 branches of the dungeon, and saw 44 of its levels.
You visited 1 bazaar.
You also visited: Labyrinth, Sewer, Ossuary, Volcano and Wizlab.

You collected 5744 gold pieces.
You spent 4772 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 y - a +0 demon trident of freezing (weapon)
Armour
 b - the +0 pair of gloves of Forking Paths (worn) {rF+ Int+4 SInv}
   (You found it on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It affects your intelligence (+4).
   It protects you from fire.
   It enhances your eyesight.
 d - the +0 cloak of Shadows and Fog (worn) {SInv}
   (You found it on level 1 of the Swamp)   
   
   It enhances your eyesight.
 o - a +0 helmet (worn)
 t - a +2 pair of boots (worn)
 T - a +2 ring mail of magic resistance (worn)
 U - the +0 shield of Puh Brih {Stlth++}
   (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It makes you much more stealthy.
Magical devices
 e - a wand of disintegration (6)
 i - a wand of draining (0)
 q - a wand of slowing (8)
 r - a wand of fire (0)
 u - a wand of confusion (18)
 K - a wand of cold (4)
 N - a wand of slowing (6)
 S - a wand of disintegration (8)
Comestibles
 k - 20 fruits
 J - 12 beef jerkies
Scrolls
 a - 12 scrolls of teleportation
 g - 3 scrolls of fear
 G - 2 scrolls of blinking
 P - 2 scrolls of magic mapping
 R - 8 scrolls of fog
 W - 9 scrolls of immolation
Jewellery
 c - a ring of magical power (right hand)
 j - an uncursed ring of protection from fire
 l - an uncursed amulet of faith {unknown}
 s - the ring of Shadows {Umbra +Inv rN+ SInv}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 4 of the Orcish Mines)   
   
   [ring of invisibility]
   
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It enhances your eyesight.
   It lets you turn invisible.
 x - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
 A - an uncursed amulet of resist mutation
 C - an uncursed ring of sustain abilities
 H - an uncursed ring of teleportation
 I - an uncursed ring of poison resistance
 L - a ring of protection from cold (left hand)
 X - an amulet of the gourmand (around neck)
 Y - an uncursed ring of teleport control
Potions
 f - 13 potions of curing
 h - 7 potions of resistance
 m - 2 potions of agility
 n - 6 potions of heal wounds
 p - 3 potions of flight
 v - a potion of cure mutation
 w - 7 potions of magic
 z - 2 potions of cancellation
 B - 4 potions of invisibility
 D - 2 potions of restore abilities
 F - a potion of mutation
 Z - 7 potions of might
Magical staves
 V - an uncursed staff of power
Miscellaneous
 E - a legendary deck of summonings {the Crusade, drawn: 4}


   Skills:
 - Level 10,0 Fighting
 - Level 6,0(6,7) Polearms
 - Level 6,0(7,9) Staves
 - Level 10,0 Armour
 - Level 16,0 Dodging
 * Level 14,5 Stealth
 - Level 5,0 Shields
 - Level 16,0 Spellcasting
 - Level 14,0 Conjurations
 - Level 14,0 Charms
   Level 1,1 Summonings
 - Level 14,1 Necromancy
 - Level 4,0 Translocations
 - Level 14,0 Fire Magic
 - Level 6,1 Air Magic
 - Level 6,9 Earth Magic
   Level 6,0 Poison Magic
 - Level 15,0 Invocations
 - Level 12,0 Evocations


You had 6 spell levels left.
You knew the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Magic Dart            Conj           ####         0%          1    None
b - Orb of Destruction    Conj           ########..   1%          7    None
c - Bolt of Magma         Conj/Fire/Erth ########..   1%          5    None
d - Bolt of Fire          Conj/Fire      ########..   1%          6    None
e - Fireball              Conj/Fire      ########..   1%          5    None
f - Ring of Flames        Chrm/Fire      ########..   1%          7    None
g - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          1%          2    None
h - Deflect Missiles      Chrm/Air       #######...   1%          6    None
i - Sublimation of Blood  Necr           ########..   0%          2    None
j - Apportation           Tloc           ######....   1%          1    None
k - Flight                Chrm/Air       #######...   1%          3    None
l - Delayed Fireball      Conj/Fire      N/A          1%          7    None


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7             Orc (4/4) D:11
    Elf (3/3) Orc:3          Lair (8/8) D:11          Swamp (5/5) Lair:4
 Spider (5/5) Lair:5        Slime (0/6) Lair:7       Vaults (0/5) D:13
 Depths (3/5) D:15       

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

Shops:
Orc:1 *   Orc:4 ?:(=   Elf:1 :   Elf:2 }

Portals:
Hell: Depths:1 Depths:2
Abyss: Depths:1 Depths:2
Pandemonium: Depths:3
Ziggurat: Depths:2


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You have sharp toenails.
Your flesh is cold resistant.
You are dopey. (Int -2)
You are frail (-10% HP).
You are resistant to hostile enchantments.
You are covered in fur (AC +1).
You are resistant to electric shocks.
Space occasionally distorts in your vicinity.
You evolve.
Potions and wands are less effective at restoring your health.


Message History

Zapping: r - a wand of fire {zapped: 4}
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - spriggan air mage
Aim: a spriggan air mage wearing a robe (water, severely wounded, deflecting missiles, controlling the winds)
The bolt of fire misses the spriggan air mage.
You are engulfed in freezing vapours. You resist.
The spriggan air mage hits you.
Zapping: r - a wand of fire {zapped: 5}
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, p - spriggan air mage
Nothing appears to happen. You are engulfed in freezing vapours.
You resist.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
The spriggan air mage points at you and mumbles some strange words.
The bolt of lightning misses you.
Blink to where?
Press: ? - help, Dir - move target cursor
As you read the scroll of blinking, it crumbles to dust.
You are very lightly contaminated with residual magic.
The spriggan air mage waves its arms in wide circles.
The air twists around and violently strikes you in flight!
You die...

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You could see a spriggan air mage.

Vanquished Creatures
  the Lernaean hydra (Swamp:5)
  The ghost of ZeroXYZ the Eclecticist, a great DEWz of Cheibriados (Depths:1)
  6 liches
  2 deep elf master archers (Elf:3)
  2 deep elf blademasters (Elf:3)
  A storm dragon (Depths:1)
  Rupert (Lair:8)
  Agnes (Swamp:1)
  4 thorn hunters
  Kirke (Swamp:1)
  A tengu reaver (Depths:1)
  5 ghost moths
  A fire giant (Depths:1)
  An orc warlord (Orc:1)
  Aizul (Swamp:4)
  Louise (Elf:2)
  10 deep elf sorcerers (Elf:3)
  11 emperor scorpions
  2 frost giants
  Jorgrun (Swamp:5)
  A spriggan defender (Depths:2)
  11 stone giants
  6 deep elf demonologists
  7 very ugly things
  Azrael (Spider:3)
  4 dire elephants
  10 purple draconians (WizLab)
  8 deep elf annihilators (Elf:3)
  2 fire crabs (shapeshifter) (Depths:1)
  5 ettins
  4 minotaurs
  7 deep elf death magi (Elf:3)
  5 vault guards (D:13)
  4 fire dragons (Depths:1)
  3 deep elf high priests
  4 yaktaur captains
  28 hydras
  2 great orbs of eyes
  Fannar (Lair:5)
  7 ice dragons
  The ghost of ZeroXYZ the Thaumaturge, a powerful DEWz of Vehumet (Lair:3)
  2 rakshasas (Depths:1)
  The ghost of ZeroXYZ the Ticktocktomancer, a powerful VSTm of Cheibriados (Lair:5)
  8 shambling mangroves
  Nessos (Elf:1)
  6 deep troll earth magi
  9 statues (WizLab)
  3 spriggan air magi
  10 alligators
  Erica (Lair:2)
  7 centaur warriors
  3 ogre magi
  25 death yaks
  7 deep troll shamans
  2 tengu warriors
  3 orc high priests (Orc:4)
  2 vampire magi (Depths:1)
  2 catoblepae
  A sun demon (Depths:1)
  2 spriggan berserkers (Depths:2)
  Nergalle (Lair:2)
  A storm dragon zombie (Depths:1)
  6 iron trolls
  2 fire crabs (Lair:8)
  27 deep elf knights
  A flayed ghost (Lair:1)
  3 unseen horrors
  15 swamp dragons
  2 giant orange brains (shapeshifter)
  17 deep trolls
  24 orb spiders
  23 deep elf summoners
  A hellion (Depths:3)
  3 spriggan druids
  10 hill giants
  An orb spider (shapeshifter) (Elf:3)
  5 orc knights (Orc:4)
  A necromancer (Depths:1)
  48 ugly things
  47 wolf spiders
  21 deep elf conjurers
  2 griffons
  10 red wasps
  5 orc sorcerers
  A red wasp (shapeshifter) (Elf:3)
  A sixfirhy (Elf:3)
  2 manticores
  An oklob plant (Lair:1)
  3 cyclopes
  An octopode (shapeshifter) (Elf:2)
  A manticore (shapeshifter) (Elf:3)
  A centaur zombie (D:12)
  Maurice (D:9)
  9 black mambas
  A guardian serpent (shapeshifter) (D:15)
  15 elephants
  An orange demon (Depths:3)
  4 torpor snails
  46 spiny frogs
  An item mimic (D:14)
  15 komodo dragons
  4 gargoyles
  22 yaktaurs
  A kobold demonologist (D:15)
  19 demonic crawlers
  A feature mimic (Swamp:5)
  21 deep elf priests
  6 tengu conjurers
  An efreet (Volcano)
  2 red devils (Volcano)
  Grinder (D:6)
  2 hellwings
  5 fire drakes
  A minotaur zombie (Lab)
  13 two-headed ogres
  2 freezing wraiths
  46 jumping spiders
  A polar bear (Lair:7)
  Sonja (D:13)
  13 trolls
  20 giant leeches
  39 blink frogs
  A boulder beetle (Spider:1)
  36 slime creatures
  9 baby alligators
  A raiju (shapeshifter) (Elf:2)
  19 bog bodies
  43 ravens
  5 basilisks
  A wraith (D:14)
  31 redbacks
  7 air elementals
  18 trapdoor spiders
  2 water elementals
  40 yaks
  73 deep elf magi
  A vampire (Depths:1)
  23 spriggans
  A centaur simulacrum (D:15)
  4 shadows
  3 fire elementals (Spider:3)
  33 tarantellas
  4 fire bats (Volcano)
  8 hungry ghosts
  3 hill giant zombies
  4 wyverns
  A steam dragon (D:8)
  48 deep elf fighters
  2 hogs (Swamp:1)
  46 vampire mosquitoes
  A hill giant skeleton (D:13)
  28 wolves
  7 hippogriffs
  35 swamp worms
  Edmund (D:8)
  2 mottled dragons
  15 porcupines
  31 water moccasins
  3 hell hounds (Spider:3)
  6 wargs
  The ghost of ZeroXYZ the Magician, an average DEWz (D:4)
  A tengu zombie (D:10)
  48 spiders
  29 orc warriors
  2 black bears
  6 ice beasts
  15 swamp drakes
  31 ogres
  11 boggarts
  3 necrophages
  30 yellow wasps
  13 centaurs
  5 phantoms
  2 manticore skeletons
  33 crocodiles
  3 sky beasts
  An elf simulacrum (Depths:1)
  Sigmund (D:4)
  Duvessa (D:5)
  6 big kobolds
  A brain worm (D:13)
  55 giant frogs
  A glowing shapeshifter simulacrum (Depths:1)
  A yaktaur zombie (D:15)
  29 insubstantial wisps
  An elf skeleton (D:6)
  16 scorpions
  10 wights
  A cyclops skeleton (D:7)
  A vampire bat (Orc:4)
  7 killer bees
  9 electric eels
  7 lava snakes (Volcano)
  A troll skeleton (Lab)
  8 crimson imps
  Dowan (D:5)
  2 goliath beetles
  6 jellies
  3 quasits
  22 orc priests
  A centaur skeleton (Lab)
  10 iguanas
  23 hounds
  31 orc wizards
  A two-headed ogre skeleton (D:12)
  3 human skeletons (D:6)
  14 worker ants
  A crocodile zombie (D:12)
  30 sheep
  A crocodile skeleton (D:12)
  2 ogre skeletons (Lab)
  A mottled dragon skeleton (D:14)
  9 mummies
  An orange rat zombie (Sewer)
  A worker ant zombie (D:11)
  40 adders
  102 green rats
  57 gnolls
  5 shadow imps
  3 giant mites (D:4)
  3 white imps (Lair:5)
  4 worms
  An adder zombie (D:8)
  An iguana skeleton (D:6)
  12 giant geckos
  197 orcs
  A bat skeleton (D:5)
  A bat zombie (D:5)
  6 giant cockroaches
  2 gnoll zombies (Ossuary)
  24 goblins
  29 hobgoblins
  25 jackals
  18 quokkas
  2 ball pythons
  24 bats
  14 giant newts
  4 giant spores
  6 green rat skeletons (Sewer)
  A hobgoblin zombie (Ossuary)
  28 kobolds
  3 kobold zombies (Ossuary)
  2 orc skeletons
  5 orc zombies
  32 rats
  3 rat skeletons (Sewer)
  A rat zombie (Sewer)
  A spectral orc (Lair:2)
  11 ballistomycetes
  3 briar patches (Swamp:2)
  8 bushes (Lair:1)
  4 crawling corpses
  11 fungi
  8 plants
2722 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A hell hound (Volcano)
1 creature vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A deep elf knight (Elf:1)
  A deep elf conjurer (Elf:2)
  A demonic crawler (Spider:4)
  2 air elementals (Depths:3)
  4 humans (Swamp:1)
  A deep elf fighter (Elf:3)
  A swamp worm (shapeshifter) (Elf:2)
  A shadow imp (D:13)
  A giant spore (D:8)
  45 fungi
  36 plants
94 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 2817 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
--------------------------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | ZeroXYZ, the Deep Elf Wizard, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 10/10 MP: 6/6
   300 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 15/15 MP: 3/9
  1049 | D:2      | Found a shattered altar of Ashenzari.
  1123 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 19/19 MP: 8/12
  1220 | D:2      | Learned a level 3 spell: Conjure Flame
  1225 | D:2      | Learned a level 3 spell: Mephitic Cloud
  1228 | D:2      | Learned a level 2 spell: Repel Missiles
  1415 | D:2      | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
  2369 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Fire Magic
  2370 | D:3      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 17/24 MP: 8/15
  3429 | D:4      | Noticed Sigmund
  3444 | D:4      | Killed Sigmund
  3444 | D:4      | Reached skill level 1 in Air Magic
  3444 | D:4      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 23/28 MP: 2/18
  3630 | D:4      | Noticed ZeroXYZ's ghost (average DEWz)
  3766 | D:4      | Killed ZeroXYZ's ghost
  3766 | D:4      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 17/32 MP: 10/20
  3791 | D:4      | Found a glowing drain.
  3838 | Sewer    | Entered a sewer
  4279 | Sewer    | Reached XP level 7. HP: 24/36 MP: 7/21
  5494 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  5918 | D:4      | Learned a level 6 spell: Bolt of Fire
  5940 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  6024 | D:5      | Noticed Duvessa
  6024 | D:5      | Noticed Dowan
  6032 | D:5      | Killed Dowan
  6051 | D:5      | Killed Duvessa
  6051 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Fire Magic
  6459 | D:5      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 41/41 MP: 21/24
  6630 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Poison Magic
  7071 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Air Magic
  7303 | D:5      | Reached skill level 5 in Conjurations
  7612 | D:5      | Reached skill level 6 in Fire Magic
  7879 | D:5      | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
  8882 | D:5      | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
  8884 | D:5      | Identified Sif Muna's Tome of Talismans
  8928 | D:6      | Noticed Grinder
  8944 | D:6      | Killed Grinder
  9027 | D:6      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 26/45 MP: 20/27
  9279 | D:6      | Found a sand-covered staircase.
  9295 | Ossuary  | Entered an ossuary
 10363 | D:6      | Reached skill level 7 in Conjurations
 11983 | D:5      | Reached skill level 8 in Spellcasting
 15841 | D:4      | Reached skill level 9 in Spellcasting
 16611 | D:6      | Reached skill level 10 in Spellcasting
 17608 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
 17614 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
 17942 | D:7      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 50/50 MP: 23/31
 18065 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Stealth
 18426 | Temple   | Learned a level 2 spell: Swiftness
 20195 | D:8      | Noticed Edmund
 20200 | D:8      | Killed Edmund
 20200 | D:8      | Reached skill level 1 in Polearms
 20772 | D:9      | Noticed Maurice
 21362 | D:9      | Killed Maurice
 21546 | D:9      | Found a glowing silver altar of Zin.
 21547 | D:9      | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
 21549 | D:9      | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
 21617 | D:9      | Became a worshipper of Cheibriados the Contemplative
 21678 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 24213 | D:10     | Reached skill level 10 in Stealth
 24213 | D:10     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 54/54 MP: 32/32
 24545 | D:11     | Found Mnotinot's Magic Scroll Boutique.
 24553 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of identify for 32 gold pieces
 24556 | D:11     | Gained mutation: You are frail (-10% HP). [potion of mutation]
 24556 | D:11     | Gained mutation: You are resistant to electric shocks. [potion of mutation]
 24557 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of magic mapping for 56 gold pieces
 24557 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of remove curse for 48 gold pieces
 24557 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of immolation for 56 gold pieces
 24557 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 48 gold pieces
 24931 | D:11     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 25513 | D:11     | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 25517 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 25524 | Lair:1   | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
 26001 | Lair:1   | Acquired Cheibriados' first power
 27437 | Lair:1   | Acquired Cheibriados' second power
 27547 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 10 in Conjurations
 27901 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 10 in Fire Magic
 32271 | Lair:2   | Acquired Cheibriados' third power
 32511 | Lair:2   | Gained mutation: You are dopey. (Int -2) [potion of mutation]
 32511 | Lair:2   | Gained mutation: You possess an exceptional clarity of mind. [potion of mutation]
 32511 | Lair:2   | Gained mutation: You are very dopey. (Int -4) [potion of mutation]
 32535 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 11 in Conjurations
 32537 | Lair:2   | Reached XP level 12. HP: 22/53 MP: 15/33
 32798 | Lair:2   | Noticed Nergalle
 32929 | Lair:2   | Noticed Erica
 34542 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 12 in Conjurations
 34836 | Lair:3   | Noticed ZeroXYZ's ghost (powerful DEWz)
 34844 | Lair:3   | Killed ZeroXYZ's ghost
 35278 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 36135 | Lair:3   | Learned a level 2 spell: Sublimation of Blood
 36810 | Lair:4   | Found a dark tunnel.
 36827 | Volcano  | Entered a volcano
 37591 | Volcano  | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
 37642 | Volcano  | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 37930 | Lair:4   | Noticed a five-headed hydra
 37935 | Lair:4   | Killed a five-headed hydra
 38342 | Lair:4   | Got a bloodstained shield
 38348 | Lair:4   | Identified the +0 shield of Puh Brih {Stlth++} (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 38632 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 5 in Polearms
 39085 | Lair:4   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 56/56 MP: 33/34
 39321 | Lair:4   | Noticed a six-headed hydra
 39323 | Lair:4   | Killed a six-headed hydra
 39559 | Lair:4   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 40615 | Lair:1   | Learned a level 3 spell: Flight
 41030 | Lair:5   | Noticed Fannar
 41244 | Lair:5   | Noticed ZeroXYZ's ghost (powerful VSTm)
 41254 | Lair:5   | Killed ZeroXYZ's ghost
 41545 | Lair:5   | Found a hole to the Spider Nest.
 41694 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 10 in Dodging
 42069 | Lair:5   | Got a pair of twisted gloves
 42082 | Lair:5   | Identified the cursed +0 pair of gloves of Forking Paths {rF+ Int+4 SInv} (You found it on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts)
 42295 | Lair:5   | HP: 1/56 [ice dragon/blast of cold (55)]
 42716 | Lair:5   | Killed Fannar
 43258 | Lair:2   | Killed Erica
 44019 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 13 in Conjurations
 45799 | Lair:7   | Reached XP level 14. HP: 56/61 MP: 27/35
 47437 | Lair:7   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 48946 | Lair:1   | Identified a +0 rod of destruction (11/11) (You found it on level 7 of the Lair of Beasts)
 49260 | Lair:8   | Entered Level 8 of the Lair of Beasts
 49329 | Lair:8   | Reached skill level 14 in Fire Magic
 49576 | Lair:8   | Reached skill level 1 in Shields
 51148 | Lair:8   | Reached skill level 5 in Shields
 51174 | Lair:8   | Noticed Rupert
 51427 | Lair:8   | Paralysed by Rupert for 6 turns
 51439 | Lair:8   | Killed Rupert
 52121 | Lair:8   | Reached XP level 15. HP: 58/64 MP: 36/36
 52747 | Lair:8   | Identified the Compendium of the Dark Frostbite
 53342 | Lair:8   | Reached skill level 15 in Dodging
 55101 | D:11     | Gained mutation: Your flesh is heat resistant. [mutagenic meat]
 55102 | D:11     | Lost mutation: You are very dopey. (Int -4) [mutagenic meat]
 55109 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of identify for 32 gold pieces
 55109 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of identify for 32 gold pieces
 55109 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 48 gold pieces
 55109 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 48 gold pieces
 55109 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of vulnerability for 120 gold pieces
 55109 | D:11     | Bought a scroll of recharging for 152 gold pieces
 55138 | D:11     | Noticed a catoblepas
 55149 | D:11     | Killed a catoblepas
 55149 | D:11     | Reached skill level 16 in Dodging
 55660 | D:12     | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 55796 | D:12     | Found a labyrinth entrance.
 55803 | Lab      | Entered a labyrinth
 58315 | D:12     | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 58366 | D:12     | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 60982 | D:13     | Noticed Sonja
 60987 | D:13     | Killed Sonja
 61594 | D:13     | Found a gate to the Vaults.
 62791 | D:14     | Reached XP level 16. HP: 68/68 MP: 36/36
 63149 | D:14     | Got a tattered robe
 63509 | D:14     | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 64685 | Lair:1   | Identified the cursed +1 robe of Honesty {Dex+1 Int+4} (You found it on level 14 of the Dungeon)
 65445 | D:15     | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
 65492 | D:15     | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 66316 | D:15     | Gained mutation: Potions and wands are less effective at restoring your health. [mutagenic meat]
 66615 | D:15     | Found a staircase to the Depths.
 67809 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 67892 | Orc:1    | Found Kheg's General Store.
 68193 | Orc:1    | Bought a potion of heal wounds for 30 gold pieces
 68518 | Orc:1    | Got an iridescent halberd
 68737 | Orc:1    | Identified the +5 halberd "Lueq Umi" {flame, rElec rF+ rC- rN+} (You found it on level 1 of the Orcish Mines)
 70165 | Orc:3    | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
 71394 | Orc:4    | Entered Level 4 of the Orcish Mines
 72218 | Orc:4    | Found Nerir's Book Shoppe.
 72954 | Orc:4    | Found Plog's Magic Scroll Shoppe.
 73014 | Orc:4    | Reached skill level 1 in Necromancy
 73139 | Orc:4    | Found Grupeoto's Jewellery Shop.
 73139 | Orc:4    | Found Vebatuna's Antique Weapon Shop.
 73874 | Orc:4    | Bought a scroll of identify for 24 gold pieces
 73874 | Orc:4    | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 36 gold pieces
 73874 | Orc:4    | Bought a scroll of noise for 12 gold pieces
 73874 | Orc:4    | Bought a scroll of remove curse for 36 gold pieces
 73874 | Orc:4    | Bought 2 scrolls of identify for 48 gold pieces
 74157 | Swamp:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp
 74195 | Swamp:1  | Noticed Agnes
 74643 | Swamp:1  | Noticed Kirke
 74649 | Swamp:1  | Killed Kirke
 74649 | Swamp:1  | Reached skill level 5 in Necromancy
 74988 | Swamp:1  | Reached XP level 17. HP: 72/72 MP: 21/37
 75100 | Swamp:1  | Got a jewelled cloak
 75111 | Swamp:1  | Identified the +0 cloak of Shadows and Fog {SInv} (You found it on level 1 of the Swamp)
 75401 | Swamp:1  | Killed Agnes
 77640 | Swamp:2  | Learned a level 5 spell: Bolt of Magma
 78298 | Swamp:2  | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
 78819 | Swamp:3  | Got an ichor-stained hunting sling
 78981 | Swamp:3  | Reached skill level 15 in Invocations
 79168 | Swamp:3  | Reached skill level 1 in Earth Magic
 80561 | Swamp:3  | Reached skill level 5 in Earth Magic
 81778 | Swamp:4  | Noticed Aizul
 81794 | Swamp:4  | Killed Aizul
 81794 | Swamp:4  | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 83375 | Swamp:4  | Reached skill level 5 in Staves
 84126 | Swamp:5  | Entered Level 5 of the Swamp
 84289 | Swamp:5  | Noticed Jorgrun
 84292 | Swamp:5  | Killed Jorgrun
 84330 | Swamp:5  | Gained mutation: You are resistant to hostile enchantments. [mutagenic meat]
 84331 | Swamp:5  | Gained mutation: You are covered in fur (AC +1). [mutagenic meat]
 84846 | Swamp:5  | Reached XP level 18. HP: 64/76 MP: 29/38
 85427 | Swamp:5  | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 86919 | Swamp:5  | Noticed the 27-headed Lernaean hydra
 87964 | Swamp:5  | Killed the 27-headed Lernaean hydra
 88351 | Swamp:5  | Got a decaying rune of Zot
 92430 | Lair:2   | Killed Nergalle
 92784 | Spider:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Spider Nest
 93338 | Spider:1 | Reached skill level 10 in Armour
 93345 | Spider:1 | Reached skill level 1 in Fighting
 96448 | Spider:2 | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 96544 | Spider:2 | Reached XP level 19. HP: 69/90 MP: 0/38
 99038 | Spider:3 | Noticed Azrael
 99044 | Spider:3 | Killed Azrael
100732 | Spider:4 | Got a polished scale mail
101451 | Spider:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Spider Nest
103166 | Spider:5 | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
104701 | Spider:5 | Got a gossamer rune of Zot
106218 | Lair:1   | Identified the cursed -1 scale mail of Grace {SInv} (You found it on level 4 of the Spider Nest)
106802 | Orc:1    | Bought a scroll of identify for 20 gold pieces
106802 | Orc:1    | Bought a bread ration for 50 gold pieces
106802 | Orc:1    | Bought a bread ration for 50 gold pieces
106802 | Orc:1    | Bought 7 needles of slowing for 28 gold pieces
106885 | Orc:4    | Bought the ring of Shadows {Umbra +Inv rN+ SInv} for 499 gold pieces
106941 | Orc:4    | Bought a book of Fire for 975 gold pieces
106950 | Orc:4    | Learned a level 7 spell: Ring of Flames
106950 | Orc:4    | Bought a book of Enchantments for 750 gold pieces
106959 | Orc:4    | Learned a level 6 spell: Deflect Missiles
107329 | Orc:4    | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
107704 | Elf:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Elven Halls
108309 | Elf:1    | Found Kleif's Book Shop.
108492 | Elf:1    | Noticed Nessos
108561 | Elf:1    | Reached skill level 5 in Charms
108647 | Elf:1    | Killed Nessos
108647 | Elf:1    | Reached XP level 20. HP: 105/105 MP: 37/41
110533 | Elf:2    | Noticed Louise
110537 | Elf:2    | Killed Louise
110590 | Elf:2    | Found Ceakk's Gadget Boutique.
110611 | Elf:2    | Found a glowing golden altar of the Shining One.
110882 | Elf:2    | Reached skill level 10 in Charms
111314 | Elf:2    | Bought a legendary deck of wonders for 286 gold pieces
111427 | Elf:3    | Entered Level 3 of the Elven Halls
115040 | Lair:1   | Identified the cursed +1 hunting sling "Xoagin" {flame, rElec rC+ Str+2} (You found it on level 3 of the Swamp)
115261 | Lair:1   | Learned a level 7 spell: Delayed Fireball
115279 | Lair:1   | Learned a level 5 spell: Fireball
117792 | Elf:3    | Reached skill level 5 in Evocations
119647 | Elf:3    | Got a transparent hand crossbow
119899 | Elf:3    | Reached skill level 10 in Evocations
119981 | Elf:3    | Reached XP level 21. HP: 109/109 MP: 27/41
120416 | Elf:3    | Got an ancient great sword
120929 | Elf:3    | Got a bone hand crossbow
122277 | Lair:1   | Identified a +2 rod of destruction (13/13) (You took it off a deep elf demonologist on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
122962 | Lair:1   | Identified the +5 great sword of Psothru Plua {freeze, rElec} (You took it off a deep elf sorcerer on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
122964 | Lair:1   | Identified the +5 hand crossbow of Magnificence {velocity, +Blink rF+} (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
122966 | Lair:1   | Identified the cursed -2 hand crossbow "Killer Bee's Curse" {velocity, Str+4} (You took it off a deep elf priest on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
127421 | Lair:1   | Learned a level 7 spell: Orb of Destruction
127563 | Depths:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Depths
127624 | Depths:1 | Found a magical portal.
127658 | WizLab   | Entered Iskenderun's Mystic Tower
129694 | WizLab   | Identified Iskenderun's Disquisition on Cloudy Confrontation
129694 | WizLab   | Identified Iskenderun's Almanac of Attacks and the Volcanoes
129715 | WizLab   | Paralysed by you for 2 turns
129771 | WizLab   | Learned a level 1 spell: Apportation
129941 | Depths:1 | Reached skill level 15 in Spellcasting
130226 | Depths:1 | Noticed ZeroXYZ's ghost (great DEWz)
130231 | Depths:1 | Killed ZeroXYZ's ghost
131110 | Depths:1 | Gained mutation: Space occasionally distorts in your vicinity. [mutagenic meat]
131236 | Depths:1 | Got a faintly glowing robe
131336 | Depths:1 | Found a one-way gate to the infinite horrors of the Abyss.
131613 | Depths:1 | Gained mutation: Your flesh is cold resistant. [mutagenic meat]
132119 | Depths:1 | Reached skill level 10 in Necromancy
132933 | Depths:1 | Found a gateway to Hell.
133180 | Depths:1 | Reached XP level 22. HP: 114/114 MP: 41/44
134495 | Lair:1   | Gained mutation: You evolve. [potion of mutation]
134495 | Lair:1   | Lost mutation: You possess an exceptional clarity of mind. [potion of mutation]
134495 | Lair:1   | Gained mutation: You have sharp toenails. [potion of mutation]
134511 | Lair:1   | Identified the cursed +1 robe of Qazlal's Reproof {Stlth+} (You found it on level 1 of the Depths)
135160 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: Your flesh is heat resistant. [evolution]
135518 | Depths:2 | Got a brightly glowing dire flail
137128 | Depths:2 | Found a gateway to a ziggurat.
138141 | Lair:1   | Identified the cursed +5 dire flail of Integrity {pain, +Fly rF+} (You found it on level 2 of the Depths)
140564 | Depths:3 | Found a one-way gate leading to the halls of Pandemonium.
140624 | Depths:3 | Found a flickering gateway to a bazaar.
140689 | Bazaar   | Entered a bazaar
140749 | Bazaar   | Found Prij's Gadget Shop.
140782 | Bazaar   | Found Scheucoxo's Distillery.
140803 | Bazaar   | Found Muighoudgh's Distillery.
140887 | Bazaar   | Found Oligen's Gadget Shop.
140935 | Bazaar   | Bought 2 potions of magic for 99 gold pieces
140935 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of curing for 18 gold pieces
140935 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of curing for 18 gold pieces
140935 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of cure mutation for 315 gold pieces
140956 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of curing for 34 gold pieces
140956 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of heal wounds for 51 gold pieces
140956 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of heal wounds for 51 gold pieces
140956 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of heal wounds for 51 gold pieces
140956 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of cancellation for 93 gold pieces
140977 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of restore abilities for 27 gold pieces
140977 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of mutation for 22 gold pieces
140977 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of restore abilities for 27 gold pieces
140998 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of invisibility for 93 gold pieces
140998 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of resistance for 119 gold pieces
140998 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of resistance for 119 gold pieces
140998 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of resistance for 119 gold pieces
141028 | Depths:3 | Killed from afar by a spriggan air mage


Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 | 16-18 | 19-21 | 22-24 || total
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Melee: Scythe            |       |    22 |   339 |    88 |       |       |       |       ||   449
       Whip              |       |       |    26 |       |       |       |       |       ||    26
       Dagger            |       |       |    23 |     3 |       |       |       |       ||    26
       Spear             |       |       |    76 |    27 |       |       |       |       ||   103
       Demon trident     |       |       |       |   911 |  1000 |  1779 |   925 |   179 ||  4794
       Halberd           |       |       |       |     7 |     3 |       |       |       ||    10
       Lajatang          |       |       |       |     6 |       |       |       |       ||     6
       Claymore          |       |       |       |       |    24 |       |       |       ||    24
       Staff             |       |       |       |       |    39 |   119 |    13 |    49 ||   220
       Dire flail        |       |       |       |       |       |    22 |       |       ||    22
       Short sword       |       |       |       |       |       |       |    10 |       ||    10
       Unarmed           |       |       |       |       |       |       |     3 |       ||     3
 Fire: Hunting sling     |     6 |    10 |   168 |       |       |       |       |       ||   184
       Blowgun           |       |       |   141 |    73 |       |       |       |       ||   214
       Shortbow          |       |       |     6 |    35 |    43 |       |       |       ||    84
Throw: Stone             |       |       |       |     1 |       |       |       |       ||     1
 Cast: Magic Dart        |    68 |    92 |   361 |   427 |   308 |   263 |   115 |    12 ||  1646
       Repel Missiles    |     1 |       |     2 |     1 |     4 |     2 |     1 |       ||    11
       Mephitic Cloud    |       |     3 |     6 |    10 |     3 |     3 |     6 |       ||    31
       Conjure Flame     |       |     6 |   108 |   221 |   246 |   226 |    49 |       ||   856
       Blink             |       |       |     3 |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     4
       Swiftness         |       |       |       |     1 |       |       |       |       ||     1
       Bolt of Fire      |       |       |       |    45 |   259 |   466 |   533 |   133 ||  1436
       Flight            |       |       |       |       |     5 |     3 |     1 |     4 ||    13
       Bolt of Magma     |       |       |       |       |       |    21 |   111 |     4 ||   136
       Sublimation of Bl |       |       |       |       |       |       |     2 |       ||     2
       Ring of Flames    |       |       |       |       |       |       |    16 |    20 ||    36
       Deflect Missiles  |       |       |       |       |       |       |     5 |       ||     5
       Delayed Fireball  |       |       |       |       |       |       |     3 |       ||     3
       Orb of Destructio |       |       |       |       |       |       |    41 |     8 ||    49
       Fireball          |       |       |       |       |       |       |     3 |       ||     3
Invok: Bend Time         |       |       |       |     3 |       |     2 |       |       ||     5
       Temporal Distorti |       |       |       |       |       |     3 |     2 |     2 ||     7
       Step From Time    |       |       |       |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
 Abil: Release Delayed F |       |       |       |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
Evoke: Wand              |       |    15 |     6 |     8 |    32 |    26 |    94 |    61 ||   242
       Deck              |       |       |       |     1 |     3 |       |       |       ||     4
  Use: Scroll            |       |     8 |     7 |    11 |    13 |    11 |    11 |     6 ||    67
       Potion            |       |       |     1 |     8 |     5 |     1 |     3 |     2 ||    20
 Stab: Sleeping          |       |     1 |     9 |    13 |     8 |    41 |    25 |     3 ||   100
       Distracted        |       |       |     2 |       |       |     8 |     9 |     2 ||    21
       Confused          |       |       |     1 |    13 |     2 |     3 |     5 |     2 ||    26
       Paralysed         |       |       |       |     6 |    11 |       |       |       ||    17
       Invisible         |       |       |       |       |       |       |     7 |       ||     7
  Eat: Chunk             |     3 |     7 |    48 |    59 |    84 |   118 |    94 |    13 ||   426
       Fruit             |       |       |     2 |       |       |       |       |       ||     2
       Bread ration      |       |       |     1 |       |       |       |       |       ||     1
       Beef jerky        |       |       |     1 |       |       |       |       |       ||     1


Most interesting part.

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Zapping: r - a wand of fire {zapped: 4}
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - spriggan air mage
Aim: a spriggan air mage wearing a robe (water, severely wounded, deflecting missiles, controlling the winds)
The bolt of fire misses the spriggan air mage.
You are engulfed in freezing vapours. You resist.
The spriggan air mage hits you.
Zapping: r - a wand of fire {zapped: 5}
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, p - spriggan air mage
Nothing appears to happen. You are engulfed in freezing vapours.
You resist.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
The spriggan air mage points at you and mumbles some strange words.
The bolt of lightning misses you.
Blink to where?
Press: ? - help, Dir - move target cursor
As you read the scroll of blinking, it crumbles to dust.
You are very lightly contaminated with residual magic.
The spriggan air mage waves its arms in wide circles.
The air twists around and violently strikes you in flight!
You die...


I spent all MP pool to shooting at spriggan air mage with Bolt of Fire, and I wounded him at 1/3 at best.
After that I start using my wands.

So - WTF wrong with it?
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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:09

Re: WTF with "spriggan air mage"?

it's not the spriggan that's wrong, it's you

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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:11

Re: WTF with "spriggan air mage"?

You used attacks that can miss. 22 EV + deflect missiles, you're lucky you hit it at all.

Next time use fireball. (Or slouch once, since that would kill it.)

(Additionally, freezing clouds dramatically reduce the range of bolt of fire, which may have also been a problem.)

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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:12

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Please, leave your ignorance behinde the door, and get lost from my topic, many thanks.
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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:15

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ok so you make a topic for advice then you tell people not to give you advice, seems legit
oh and you had really bad defenses for a Depths dude of chei and were flying, those don't help
seriously though; have you ever seen a titan? a spae is kind of like that except it has a band of meatshields to airstrike you behind and you cant walk away from it (or hit it with things that check EV)
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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:19

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not sure what you're upset about.
Crate and notcluie are both right (the opposite of ignorance).

As crate mentioned you could've used a spell that can't miss. An Orb of Destruction would likely splat that little sucker in one cast.
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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:26

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I don't really see how "it's not the spriggan that's wrong, it's you" is right, or helpful advice...

But it's really hard to hit spriggans with bolt spells anyway, and this one has deflect missiles, which makes it even harder.
In addition, the air strike spell does extra damage if you're flying, which you were. If you weren't flying you would have taken much less damage from that airstrike.
And fast, hard to hit enemies are really perfect targets for slouch.

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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:26

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Greyr wrote:not sure what you're upset about.
Crate and notcluie are both right (the opposite of ignorance).

If you look carefully, you'll see that my question was not about what notcluie said.

As crate mentioned you could've used a spell that can't miss. An Orb of Destruction would likely splat that little sucker in one cast.

See? You answered question I don't ask.
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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:29

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damiac wrote:I don't really see how "it's not the spriggan that's wrong, it's you" is right, or helpful advice...

But it's really hard to hit spriggans with bolt spells anyway, and this one has deflect missiles, which makes it even harder.
And fast, hard to hit enemies are really perfect targets for slouch.


Thanks man! I didn't see part about DM spell on him.
Before I kiled them always succesfully, looks like in Depth they grow stronger.
Next time it would be Slouch or OoD. ))
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Post Friday, 12th December 2014, 16:36

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You lose a lot of sympathy for your character's death when you blow your entire mp bar plus some wands on the precise tactic that the monster in question is optimized against, particularly when you had multiple resources available that would have actually worked. Getting snippy with the people who point out your obvious blunder pretty well erases all of the rest of the sympathy you might have garnered.

You tried nothing and it didn't work, I guess.

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to clarify: his second post in this topic was written simultaneously with my post, so he was clearly not directing it at me
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Your question was:

"I spent all MP pool to shooting at spriggan air mage with Bolt of Fire, and I wounded him at 1/3 at best.
After that I start using my wands.

So - WTF wrong with it?"

Don't pretend like we didn't "Answer your question" when you phrase things like a kindergartener.

And yes your question was answered. There is, in fact, a lot wrong with that.
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It doesn't appear that English is his (or her) primary language, so all this "grading" of tone is fruitless and possibly rude.

On topic, the character was able to kill the Lernaean hydra, so it's a legitimate question from a clearly frustrating experience. I don't know what spells you had access to, but fireball is an excellent early weapon, though it might take a few casts to kill the air mage. I've found a lot of use in swamp with poisonous cloud, especially when I combine it with ignite poison (but this is an expensive combo). Orb of destruction is a great heavy-hitter for single targets, but I've noticed them in packs, sometimes, so I go with the "wider is better approach." There is also mephitic cloud, which should never be underestimated against the vulnerable, since it basically renders them helpless against ranged attacks. Also, if you can get it, airstrike is particularly effective against some enemies, and it's smite-targeting. My all-time favorite, though, when it's found, is freezing cloud. Lots of options. I rarely use the bolt spells, myself, and usually only when there are opportunities to use it against multiple enemies in a row. My current spellcaster hasn't even memorized one, though it's available. Using poison cloud/ignite along with OoD for the most part, and currently in swamp.

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Post Saturday, 13th December 2014, 02:09

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Mephitic Cloud, Poisonous Cloud, and Freezing Cloud wouldn't have done any good against the spriggan air mage either. That's what its 'controlling the winds' status means.

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Post Saturday, 13th December 2014, 03:04

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Poisonous Cloud is good for spriggan air mages because poison status continues.
Freezing Cloud is not good.

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except the spae will probably have killed you before poison does, yes

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except the spae will probably have killed you before poison does, yes

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Post Saturday, 13th December 2014, 08:17

Re: WTF with "spriggan air mage"?

I'm not 100% sure about it but it seems to me that if you are staying in the same cloud as the air mage then he is much less likely to blow it away.
This means that if I have rC+, a decent hp pool and I'm near to the air mage I can cast freezing cloud on myself and the airmage will stay in it and die soon. Or maybe I'm just stupid.

For sure another good spell against them is LRD.

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KoboldLord wrote:You lose a lot of sympathy for your character's death when you blow your entire mp bar plus some wands on the precise tactic that the monster in question is optimized against, particularly when you had multiple resources available that would have actually worked. Getting snippy with the people who point out your obvious blunder pretty well erases all of the rest of the sympathy you might have garnered.

You tried nothing and it didn't work, I guess.

Dear sir, in my land people like you called like "brake". Or you are completely illiterate, but I doubt it for obvious reason.
I don't ask people about my "blunder" (also I understand that random people in net love to "point out your obvious blunder"), I asked a simple question - wtf with this spriggan air mage.
Surprisingly the ratio of those people who failed and who succeeded in answer.

crate wrote:to clarify: his second post in this topic was written simultaneously with my post, so he was clearly not directing it at me

I had not even noticed until that moment. Thanks.

Greyr wrote:Don't pretend like we didn't "Answer your question" when you phrase things like a kindergartener.

I can guess you'll soud like shit in Russian, do you accept the challenge?
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Post Saturday, 13th December 2014, 21:38

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GlassGo wrote:I don't ask people about my "blunder" (also I understand that random people in net love to "point out your obvious blunder"), I asked a simple question - wtf with this spriggan air mage.


This section of the forum is specifically for advice. If you post here, that's what you should expect to get. Pointing out your mistakes is often very helpful to improving in the future. If all you want to know is 'wtf with this spriggan air mage...'
Just look at the wiki.
http://crawl.chaosforge.org/Spriggan_air_mage
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GlassGo wrote:I don't ask people about my "blunder" (also I understand that random people in net love to "point out your obvious blunder"), I asked a simple question - wtf with this spriggan air mage.


In case you're unaware, one of your issues might be that "wtf with this spriggan air mage?" is a pretty grammatically incorrect question, which makes it sound childish. I realize that English isn't your first language, so I don't blame you (like you said, I certainly wouldn't sound any better in Russian), but it still results in people not taking the question very seriously. "WTF is with this spriggan air mage" would have been a better wording, although it still sounds a bit immature. I think "WTF" in general comes across as immature to a lot of people and is associated with frustrated rants pretty often. If you'd worded it as "How can I deal with Spriggan Air Mages? What went wrong here?" it probably would have come across a lot better.

Overall, it feels like the biggest issue with this thread has been communication. You asked a question and people addressed it (pointing out the mistakes you made does indirectly address your question because it explains why you were unable to kill the Spriggan Air Mage), but your question was worded in a way that didn't come across very well, and some of the answers probably sounded pretty condescending and insulting, even if they still had good information.

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Post Saturday, 13th December 2014, 23:13

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he legitimately never saw my first post, got (justifiably) upset when notcluie gave a not-helpful response, and then people jumped on him (probably because they did not realise the OP had never read my post)

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Post Saturday, 13th December 2014, 23:26

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Yes, seriously everyone, chill out a bit.

I'll also simply add that "WTF?" was also my reaction to spriggan air mages, too, and to the spriggan enemies in general, because I do not find them fun at all to fight against, and they can be extremely difficult to fight against unless you apply one of a handful of specific tools against them, in which case they are barely even a speed-bump. Warrants a "WFT?", in my book.

(And "WTF with spriggan air mage" is a reasonably constructed sentence, in my opinion. I mean I wouldn't say something like that on a résumé, obviously, but for an informal discussion on the Internet that's understandable.)

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Post Saturday, 13th December 2014, 23:30

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Quazifuji wrote:
GlassGo wrote:I don't ask people about my "blunder" (also I understand that random people in net love to "point out your obvious blunder"), I asked a simple question - wtf with this spriggan air mage.


In case you're unaware, one of your issues might be that "wtf with this spriggan air mage?" is a pretty grammatically incorrect question, which makes it sound childish. \

And furthermore, it isn't really a question at all; WTF is an intensifier to express shock, making this look rhetorical more than anything else. And if we do interpret it as an honest question, it fails to convey what the question is: the most we can infer is "I have a question regarding a spriggan air mage".

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xentronium wrote:This section of the forum is specifically for advice. If you post here, that's what you should expect to get. Pointing out your mistakes is often very helpful to improving in the future. If all you want to know is 'wtf with this spriggan air mage...'


This section is for question - "Ask fellow adventurers.." you know? And I did just that.
If I need an advice - I'll ask for one, like I often did this in "YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too".
I If I know what's wrong with spriggan air mage, I can do all the conclusions myself.

Quazifuji wrote:What went wrong here?

I thought it's the same as "WTF with", if I understand correctly what "WTF" mean.

Overall, it feels like the biggest issue with this thread has been communication. You asked a question and people addressed it (pointing out the mistakes you made does indirectly address your question because it explains why you were unable to kill the Spriggan Air Mage)

The problem is when I need advice - I ask advice, when I need to ask a question - I ask the question.
I treat people in that way, and expect the same attitude.
It's a usual presumption of reasonableness\rationality of person - I'm assuming that everyone is rational sufficiently to ask exactly what interests him.
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Post Sunday, 14th December 2014, 16:43

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You're upset about being given good advice in a forum titled "Dungeon Crawling Advice." Now that's something else.

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GlassGo wrote:This section is for question - "Ask fellow adventurers.." you know? And I did just that.
If I need an advice - I'll ask for one, like I often did this in "YASD! YAVP! and characters in progress too".
I If I know what's wrong with spriggan air mage, I can do all the conclusions myself.


Ok, I'd suggest not posting a character dump in that case. You should definitely understand that people will not be able to resist giving you advice based on what they see in the dump.
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I received a report on this thread (from someone who hasn't posted in it), and I agree with that this thread has already covered what needs to be covered about spriggan air mages (thanks to crate) and doesn't seem to be going anywhere, or at least not anywhere good, what with continuing to argue about the grammatically appropriate usage of WTF, and all. So I'm gonna lock this up.

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