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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 03:58

CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage?

This character is by far my best to date, but I'm in an unfamiliar place and things went south rather rapidly. I think it was airstrike that did me substantial damage in one turn -and I thought I was being cautious by going in with swiftness and flight cast!

My first thought was to read the scroll of blink to retreat into the fog - but will blink let me choose a foggy square?

What can I do to give myself the best chance of survival? I'm a bit rattled!

  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.9.1 character file.

Velain the Eclecticist (High Elf Conjurer)                         Turns: 92215, Time: 13:10:14

HP  29/109 (114) AC 16     Str 10      XL: 18   Next: 54%
MP   1/40        EV 16     Int 28      God: Sif Muna [******]
Gold 3035        SH 15     Dex 18      Spells: 17 memorised,  6 levels left

Res.Fire  : + + .   See Invis. : +    G - staff of air
Res.Cold  : + + .   Warding    : + .  F - +2 scale mail "Pseczesm" {rPois rF+ rC+ In
Life Prot.: + + .   Conserve   : .    B - +3 elf buckler
Res.Acid. : . . .   Res.Corr.  : .    I - +0 mask of the Dragon {MR Acc+2 Dam+2 SInv
Res.Poison: +       Clarity    : .    r - +0 elf cloak
Res.Elec. : +       Spirit.Shd : .    N - +2 pair of gloves {Str+3}
Sust.Abil.: . .     Stasis     : .    e - +2 pair of boots {Lev}
Res.Mut.  : .       Ctrl.Telep.: .    s - amulet of warding
Res.Rott. : .       Levitation : +    c - ring of Shadows {+Inv rN+ EV+4 Acc-3 SInv
Saprovore : . . .   Ctrl.Flight: +    f - ring of protection from magic

@: flying, very quick, extraordinarily resistant to hostile enchantments, very stealthy
A: no striking features
a: Channel Energy, Forget Spell, Renounce Religion, Evoke Invisibility, Evoke Levitation, Stop
Levitating


You are in the Chambers of Lyatyb the Cloud Mage.
You worship Sif Muna.
Sif Muna is exalted by your worship.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 8 branches of the dungeon, and seen 41 of its levels.
You have visited 2 portal chambers: ice cave, wizlab.

You have collected 4035 gold pieces.
You have spent 1020 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 M - a +4,+3 elven longbow of flame
Missiles
 a - 12 arrows of flame
 l - 12 arrows of frost
 m - 15 arrows
 z - 34 runed arrows
 T - 22 runed arrows
Armour
 e - a +2 pair of boots of levitation (worn)
 r - a +0 elven cloak (worn)
 B - a +3 elven buckler (worn)
 F - the +2 scale mail "Pseczesm" (worn) {rPois rF+ rC+ Int+1 Stlth++}
   (You found it on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   
   It affects your intelligence (+1).
   It protects you from fire.
   It protects you from cold.
   It protects you from poison.
   It makes you much more stealthy.
 I - the +0 mask of the Dragon (worn) {MR Acc+2 Dam+2 SInv}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 3 of the Orcish Mines)   
   
   
   It affects your accuracy (+2).
   It affects your damage-dealing abilities (+2).
   It increases your resistance to enchantments.
   It enhances your eyesight.
 N - a +2 pair of gloves of strength (worn)
Magical devices
 d - a wand of lightning {zapped: 5}
 w - a wand of teleportation {zapped: 1}
 D - a wand of draining {empty}
 Q - a worn iron wand
Comestibles
 v - a bread ration
Scrolls
 b - a scroll of identify
 h - 3 scrolls of remove curse
 y - a scroll of fog
 H - 2 scrolls of teleportation
 J - 2 scrolls of blinking
Jewellery
 c - the ring of Shadows (right hand) {+Inv rN+ EV+4 Acc-3 SInv Stlth++}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 3 of the Elven Halls)   
   
   [ring of invisibility]
   
   It affects your evasion (+4).
   It affects your accuracy (-3).
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It enhances your eyesight.
   It makes you much more stealthy.
 f - a ring of protection from magic (left hand)
 s - an amulet of warding (around neck)
 K - an uncursed glowing bone ring {tried}
 L - an uncursed ring of regeneration
 R - an uncursed ring of teleportation
 V - an uncursed ring of life protection
Potions
 j - a potion of agility
 k - a pink potion
 q - 5 potions of magic
 t - a potion of invisibility
 u - a potion of heal wounds
 E - a potion of speed
Books
 g - Sif Muna's Grimoire of Ashen Enhancements {god gift}
   (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 2 of the Vaults)   
   
   Spells                             Type                      Level
   Maxwell's Silver Hammer            Charms/Earth                 2
   Sure Blade                         Hexes/Charms                 2
   Insulation                         Charms/Air                   4
   Haste                              Charms                       6
   Iron Shot                          Conjuration/Earth            6
 n - an inconspicuous book {god gift}
Magical staves
 G - a staff of air (weapon)


   Skills:
 - Level 9 Fighting
 - Level 1 Short Blades
 - Level 9 Staves
 - Level 1 Bows
 - Level 1 Throwing
 + Level 7 Armour
 + Level 11 Dodging
 + Level 8 Stealth
 - Level 1 Stabbing
 - Level 5 Shields
 - Level 8 Traps & Doors
 + Level 17 Spellcasting
 + Level 15 Conjurations
 + Level 7 Charms
 - Level 5 Necromancy
 - Level 4 Translocations
 - Level 2 Transmutations
 - Level 1 Fire Magic
 - Level 9 Ice Magic
 + Level 12 Air Magic
 - Level 4 Poison Magic
 + Level 8 Invocations
 - Level 5 Evocations


You have 6 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Success   Level  Hunger
a - Magic Dart            Conj           #####        Excellent   1    None
b - Dispel Undead         Necr           #######..    Very Good   4    None
c - Mephitic Cloud        Pois/Air/Conj  ########..   Excellent   3    None
d - Animate Skeleton      Necr           N/A          Excellent   1    None
e - Lightning Bolt        Air/Conj       ########..   Excellent   5    None
f - Throw Icicle          Ice/Conj       #######..    Excellent   4    None
g - Freeze                Ice            #####        Excellent   1    None
h - Fulsome Distillation  Trmt/Necr      N/A          Excellent   1    None
i - Evaporate             Fire/Trmt      #####.....   Great       2    None
j - Swiftness             Air/Chrm       ########..   Excellent   2    None
k - Freezing Cloud        Ice/Air/Conj   ########..   Very Good   6    Choko
l - Flight                Air/Chrm       ########..   Excellent   4    None
m - Apportation           Tloc           ######....   Excellent   1    None
n - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          Excellent   2    None
o - Repel Missiles        Air/Chrm       ########..   Excellent   2    None
p - Regeneration          Chrm/Necr      #######...   Excellent   3    None
q - Vampiric Draining     Necr           #######...   Excellent   3    None


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/27)            Temple (1/1) D:7             Orc (4/4) D:9
    Elf (3/5) Orc:4          Lair (8/8) D:9           Swamp (3/5) Lair:2
 Shoals (3/5) Lair:5        Vault (4/8) D:14          Blade (0/1) Vault:4
  Crypt (0/5) Vault:3     
 Slime: Lair:6-8      Hive: D:11-16     

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Fedhas
Sif Muna
The Shining One
Vehumet
Zin
Beogh

Shops:
Orc:1: %  Orc:2: *  Orc:3: [  Orc:4: (+!%  Elf:3: =/  Shoals:1: =  Shoals:2: (  Vault:2: (

Portals:
Trove: D:13 (give +4 dragon armour)

Annotations
D:1 1 exclusion
D:3 1 exclusion
D:4 1 exclusion
D:8 1 exclusion
D:10 exclusion: potion mimic
D:13 2 exclusions
D:14 Nergelle and Erica both are by stairs!, 1 exclusion
Orc:3 1 exclusion
Elf:1 exclusions: silver statue and 1 more exclusion
Elf:2 3 exclusions
Lair:2 1 exclusion
Lair:6 exclusion: 2 oklob plants
Lair:7 2 exclusions
Swamp:3 1 exclusion
Vault:1 1 exclusion
Vault:3 1 exclusion

Message History

Aim: A Lyatyb the Cloud Mage, wielding a glowing elven quick blade and wearing a flimsy blue robe (moderately wounded, poisoned)
The bolt of negative energy hits the Lyatyb the Cloud Mage.
The Lyatyb the Cloud Mage is drained!
The Lyatyb the Cloud Mage is heavily wounded.
The air elemental hits you. The air elemental misses you.
Evoke which item? (* to show all) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Zapping: D - a wand of draining {zapped: 5}
Press: ? - help, Shift-Dir - straight line, f/p - Lyatyb the Cloud Mage
Aim: A Lyatyb the Cloud Mage, wielding a glowing elven quick blade and wearing a flimsy blue robe (white fluffiness, heavily wounded, poisoned)
Nothing appears to happen. The air elemental closely misses you. The air elemental misses you.
The air elemental hits you but does no damage.
The Lyatyb the Cloud Mage waves its arms in wide circles.
The air twists around and violently strikes you in flight!
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Drink which item? (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Okay, then.
Drink which item? (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Okay, then.
Drink which item? (? for menu, Esc to quit)
Okay, then.

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You can see a Lyatyb the Cloud Mage and an air elemental.

Vanquished Creatures
  Norris (Vault:3)
  Kirke (Shoals:1)
  Donald (Orc:3)
  2 orc warlords (Orc:2)
  Wiglaf (Vault:4)
  Louise (Shoals:1)
  A deep elf annihilator (Elf:3)
  A deep elf sorcerer (Elf:3)
  Snorg (Shoals:1)
  2 dragons
  Josephine (Swamp:2)
  A siren (Shoals:1)
  Erica (D:14)
  Harold (Swamp:3)
  13 hydras
  3 alligators
  Nergalle (D:14)
  2 ogre magi (Orc:4)
  5 death yaks
  An orc high priest (Orc:2)
  11 skeletal warriors
  4 centaur warriors
  7 vapours (WizLab)
  16 deep elf knights
  2 wizards (D:14)
  Erolcha (D:12)
  3 sea snakes
  A swamp dragon (Swamp:2)
  An iron troll zombie (Vault:3)
  3 unseen horrors
  An ice statue (WizLab)
  3 lindwurms (Lair:8)
  3 hill giants
  4 orc knights
  A flayed ghost (Vault:4)
  An orc sorcerer (Orc:2)
  Joseph (Orc:3)
  Urug (Swamp:2)
  2 necromancers (D:14)
  5 harpies
  2 griffons
  A stone giant simulacrum (Vault:4)
  A giant amoeba (shapeshifter) (D:14)
  A red wasp (Swamp:3)
  7 spiny worms (Lair:8)
  7 black mambas
  9 cyclopes
  17 elephants
  A trapdoor spider (D:14)
  A spiny worm zombie (Vault:2)
  A tormentor (Shoals:3)
  A griffon skeleton (Vault:3)
  An elephant slug (Lair:8)
  A giant toad skeleton (Vault:4)
  5 mermaids
  23 spiny frogs
  Psyche (D:9)
  A wandering mushroom (Lair:8)
  29 slime creatures
  2 rock trolls
  25 ugly things
  16 trolls
  A hill giant skeleton (D:15)
  Grinder (D:5)
  6 komodo dragons
  Sonja (Orc:1)
  2 queen bees
  9 polar bears (WizLab)
  3 snapping turtles
  9 two-headed ogres (Orc:4)
  23 blink frogs
  4 bog mummies (Swamp:1)
  2 rock troll skeletons
  A spiny frog skeleton (Swamp:2)
  8 basilisks
  6 giant fireflies (Lair:8)
  22 giant toads
  A vampire (Vault:2)
  6 deep elf conjurers
  39 air elementals (WizLab)
  17 merfolk
  A shark (Shoals:1)
  3 wyverns
  4 hogs (Shoals:1)
  A viper (shapeshifter) (Vault:1)
  2 wraiths
  95 yaks
  10 hippogriffs
  2 bumblebees (D:11)
  A wood golem (Vault:2)
  Grum (D:9)
  A hill giant simulacrum (Vault:4)
  A blink frog skeleton (D:14)
  2 fire drakes
  20 deep elf fighters
  10 deep elf summoners
  2 soldier ants
  22 war dogs
  A komodo dragon zombie (Swamp:2)
  5 rock worms (Lair:8)
  38 vampire mosquitoes
  A yaktaur zombie (D:14)
  2 necrophages
  The ghost of Wind the Gusty, an average HEAE (D:4)
  4 manticores
  3 hungry ghosts
  4 mottled dragons
  Edmund (D:9)
  A cyclops zombie (Vault:3)
  7 insubstantial wisps
  19 swamp worms
  33 orc warriors
  33 ogres
  A cyclops skeleton (Vault:1)
  11 ice beasts
  A phantom (D:11)
  3 sky beasts
  4 swamp drakes
  5 humans
  4 deep elf priests
  2 troll zombies
  8 giant goldfish
  2 wargs
  8 crocodiles
  14 centaurs
  16 deep elf magi
  6 giant slugs
  3 brain worms (Lair:8)
  7 water moccasins
  15 wolves (WizLab)
  21 giant frogs
  18 giant leeches
  A water moccasin zombie (D:9)
  7 big kobolds
  2 yellow wasp zombies
  A basilisk zombie (D:8)
  A giant frog zombie (Vault:2)
  4 agate snails
  A soldier ant zombie (Vault:1)
  81 killer bees
  2 water moccasin skeletons
  4 jellyfish
  23 electric eels
  A killer bee zombie (D:12)
  12 hounds
  A mottled dragon skeleton (D:14)
  2 shadows
  6 imps
  6 goliath beetles
  26 orc priests
  3 hound skeletons
  5 porcupines
  9 worker ants
  4 quasits
  5 scorpions
  An elf (shapeshifter) (Elf:2)
  20 orc wizards
  20 deep elf soldiers
  9 big fish
  8 iguanas
  3 orange rats
  23 sheep
  Ijyb (D:3)
  2 boggarts (Vault:3)
  12 jellies
  4 mummies
  2 lemures (Elf:2)
  A scorpion zombie (D:14)
  3 giant centipedes
  3 gnolls (D:13)
  3 giant mites
  48 green rats
  3 orc zombies (Orc:2)
  31 snakes
  A snake skeleton (D:7)
  An iguana skeleton (D:7)
  20 worms
  A grey rat (Elf:2)
  A bat zombie (Swamp:2)
  3 giant eyeballs
  11 giant geckos
  3 oozes
  142 orcs
  8 giant cockroaches
  16 hobgoblins
  30 jackals
  42 kobolds
  17 quokkas
  34 bats
  8 giant newts
  2 giant spores
  18 goblins
  A jackal skeleton (D:9)
  5 killer bee larvae (Lair:2)
  2 kobold zombies
  2 orc skeletons
  30 rats
  A rat zombie (D:10)
  3 small snakes (D:1)
  6 ballistomycetes
  3 butterflies
  3 fungi
  7 plants
  40 toadstools
1771 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  The ghost of Fin the Thaumaturge, a powerful SETm of Vehumet (Lair:8)
  A vault guard (D:13)
  A sea snake (Shoals:1)
  2 hill giants (Vault:3)
  An orc sorcerer (Orc:1)
  2 harpies (Vault:3)
  2 cyclopes (Vault:3)
  A hydra skeleton (Swamp:3)
  3 elephants (Lair:3)
  5 slime creatures
  A spiny frog (Lair:8)
  4 ugly things
  2 polar bears
  2 two-headed ogres (Orc:4)
  4 blink frogs
  A giant toad (Swamp:2)
  A hungry ghost (D:11)
  A merfolk (Shoals:3)
  6 yaks
  6 vampire mosquitoes
  2 swamp worms
  A necrophage (D:13)
  A wyvern skeleton (D:8)
  4 orc warriors
  An ice beast (WizLab)
  A giant goldfish (Lair:6)
  3 ogres (Orc:4)
  5 insubstantial wisps (Swamp:2)
  A boring beetle (Lair:8)
  A crocodile (Lair:8)
  3 wolves (WizLab)
  A giant frog (D:13)
  A giant leech (Swamp:1)
  22 killer bees
  An electric eel (Lair:8)
  An imp (D:13)
  2 hounds
  2 orc priests
  2 big fish (Lair:8)
  An iguana (Lair:4)
  2 deep elf soldiers (Elf:3)
  3 orc wizards
  2 porcupines
  3 sheep
  2 boggarts (Vault:3)
  A gnoll (D:13)
  8 green rats
  A snake (Lair:3)
  A giant centipede (Vault:1)
  2 giant mites (D:11)
  2 worms
  22 orcs
  A giant cockroach (D:11)
  A hobgoblin (D:13)
  3 bats
  A jackal skeleton (Lair:1)
  5 killer bee larvae (Lair:5)
  4 kobolds
  An orc skeleton (D:13)
  2 butterflies
  5 fungi
  5 plants
  2 toadstools
182 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  Jozef (D:11)
  A sea snake skeleton (Shoals:1)
  3 harpy skeletons (Vault:3)
  2 hydra skeletons
  16 slime creatures
  An alligator skeleton (Swamp:2)
  A dragon skeleton (Vault:4)
  2 giant toad skeletons
  A hill giant skeleton (Vault:3)
  A polar bear (WizLab)
  An air elemental (WizLab)
  A rock troll skeleton (Vault:4)
  3 spiny frog skeletons
  2 yaks (WizLab)
  2 blink frog skeletons
  5 elephant skeletons
  3 hog skeletons (Shoals:1)
  A lindwurm skeleton (Lair:8)
  A komodo dragon skeleton (Lair:8)
  2 cyclops skeletons
  2 polar bear skeletons (WizLab)
  11 yak skeletons
  2 hippogriff skeletons
  A deep elf mage (Elf:2)
  A human skeleton (Orc:3)
  4 wolf skeletons (WizLab)
  A giant leech (Swamp:1)
  A war dog skeleton (Lair:3)
  4 centaur skeletons
  2 killer bees (Lair:5)
  An ogre skeleton (Orc:4)
  2 mottled dragon skeletons (Vault:3)
  A hound skeleton (Lair:3)
  A porcupine (Lair:1)
  A swamp drake skeleton (Swamp:3)
  A giant centipede (Lair:3)
  2 snakes
  A green rat (Lair:8)
  An iguana skeleton (Lair:2)
  7 orc skeletons
  2 sheep skeletons
  A porcupine skeleton (Lair:3)
  A snake skeleton (Swamp:2)
  A green rat skeleton (Lair:5)
  7 orcs
  A giant cockroach (D:6)
  A hobgoblin (D:14)
  A quokka (Lair:2)
  A giant spore (D:13)
  3 jackals (D:7)
  2 kobolds
  A kobold skeleton (D:9)
  A quokka skeleton (Lair:2)
  A rat (D:8)
  A bush (Lair:2)
  20 fungi
  30 plants
  191 toadstools
363 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 2316 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
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     0 | D:1      | Velain, the High Elf Conjurer, began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 11/11 MP: 4/4
   297 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 17/17 MP: 1/5
  1072 | D:1      | Learned a level 2 spell: Throw Frost
  1425 | D:1      | Reached skill level 6 in Conjurations
  1425 | D:1      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 21/21 MP: 7/7
  1566 | D:2      | Learned a level 3 spell: Mephitic Cloud
  2888 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Traps & Doors
  3075 | D:3      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 21/27 MP: 0/11
  3472 | D:3      | Noticed Ijyb
  3599 | D:3      | Defeated Ijyb
  3902 | D:3      | Reached skill level 1 in Throwing
  4131 | D:3      | Found a glowing golden altar of the Shining One.
  4278 | D:4      | Noticed Wind's ghost (average HEAE)
  4445 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  4574 | D:5      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 29/31 MP: 4/12
  4680 | D:5      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  4877 | D:5      | Noticed Grinder
  4897 | D:5      | Defeated Grinder
  4897 | D:5      | Reached skill level 1 in Short Blades
  4897 | D:5      | Reached skill level 1 in Ice Magic
  4897 | D:5      | Reached skill level 1 in Air Magic
  4897 | D:5      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 25/36 MP: 3/18
  5265 | D:6      | Reached skill level 1 in Poison Magic
  5458 | D:6      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  6138 | D:6      | Reached skill level 1 in Stabbing
  6138 | D:6      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 41/41 MP: 12/20
  6388 | D:6      | Reached skill level 1 in Staves
  7145 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  7194 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  7216 | Temple   | Became a worshipper of Sif Muna the Loreminder
  7328 | D:7      | Reached skill level 1 in Fighting
  7398 | D:7      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 47/47 MP: 21/21
  7432 | D:7      | Found a shattered altar of Ashenzari.
  7439 | D:7      | Got a droning book
  7440 | D:7      | Identified Ashenzari's Papyrus of Skeletal Cooking (You found it on level 7 of the Dungeon)
  8182 | D:7      | Learned a level 1 spell: Animate Skeleton
  8202 | D:8      | Reached skill level 5 in Stealth
  8612 | D:8      | Acquired Sif Muna's first power
  8878 | D:8      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 37/53 MP: 8/23
  9862 | D:9      | Noticed Psyche
  9885 | D:9      | Defeated Psyche
  9885 | D:9      | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
  9948 | D:9      | Acquired Sif Muna's second power
 10333 | D:8      | Reached skill level 7 in Spellcasting
 10380 | D:8      | Learned a level 5 spell: Lightning Bolt
 10529 | D:9      | Noticed Grum
 10548 | D:9      | Defeated Grum
 11411 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 11428 | D:9      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 59/59 MP: 18/27
 11595 | D:9      | Reached skill level 1 in Necromancy
 11774 | D:9      | Reached skill level 8 in Spellcasting
 12022 | D:9      | Noticed Edmund
 12043 | D:9      | Defeated Edmund
 12196 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 12310 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Traps & Doors
 12753 | D:9      | Acquired Sif Muna's third power
 12753 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Air Magic
 13227 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 13674 | D:10     | Reached skill level 9 in Spellcasting
 13832 | D:10     | Reached skill level 5 in Ice Magic
 14386 | D:10     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 35/64 MP: 4/29
 14619 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 15980 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 1 in Shields
 17290 | Lair:1   | Identified 2 scrolls of acquirement
 17291 | Lair:1   | Got a fine leather armour
 17299 | Lair:1   | Identified the +2 leather armour "Klasapt" (You acquired it on level 1 of the Lair of Beasts)
 19407 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 10 in Spellcasting
 19936 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 10 in Conjurations
 19941 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 20164 | Lair:3   | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 20171 | Lair:3   | Got a black book {god gift}
 20301 | Lair:3   | Identified Sif Muna's Tome of the Snowflakes and Attacks {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts)
 20306 | Lair:3   | Learned a level 4 spell: Throw Icicle
 20371 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Staves
 21275 | Lair:2   | Reached XP level 12. HP: 72/72 MP: 22/31
 22558 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 23243 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 5 in Evocations
 23325 | Lair:2   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 24112 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 25209 | Lair:4   | Learned a level 1 spell: Freeze
 26423 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Shields
 26581 | Lair:5   | Found a staircase to the Shoals.
 27366 | Lair:5   | Learned a level 1 spell: Fulsome Distillation
 27369 | Lair:5   | Learned a level 2 spell: Evaporate
 27423 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 11 in Spellcasting
 28237 | Lair:5   | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 28240 | Lair:5   | Got a colourful book {god gift}
 28241 | Lair:5   | Identified Sif Muna's Almanac of Conjuration {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 5 of the Lair of Beasts)
 28314 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 28613 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 1 in Transmutations
 30030 | Lair:6   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 69/78 MP: 19/32
 30849 | Lair:7   | Reached skill level 12 in Spellcasting
 31370 | Lair:7   | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 31385 | Lair:7   | Got a graven book {god gift}
 31386 | Lair:7   | Identified Sif Muna's Catalogue of Aerial Stolen Souls {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 7 of the Lair of Beasts)
 31389 | Lair:7   | Learned a level 2 spell: Swiftness
 32009 | Lair:6   | Learned a level 6 spell: Freezing Cloud
 32594 | Lair:8   | Entered Level 8 of the Lair of Beasts
 32624 | Lair:8   | Got a fine scale mail
 32912 | Lair:8   | Identified the +2 scale mail "Pseczesm" (You found it on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
 33200 | Lair:8   | Reached skill level 13 in Spellcasting
 34116 | Lair:8   | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 34125 | Lair:8   | Got a black book {god gift}
 34131 | Lair:8   | Noticed Fin's ghost (powerful SETm)
 34340 | Lair:6   | Identified Aboodunk's Reference Book on Feathers {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
 35680 | Lair:8   | Noticed a rock worm
 36187 | Swamp:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp
 36202 | Lair:2   | Learned a level 4 spell: Flight
 36529 | Swamp:1  | Got a ripped robe
 36633 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
 36793 | Lair:1   | Identified the +1 robe of the Queen (You found it on level 1 of the Swamp)
 37711 | D:11     | Reached XP level 14. HP: 32/85 MP: 3/35
 38120 | D:11     | Noticed a bumblebee
 38132 | D:11     | Noticed a bumblebee
 38160 | D:11     | Defeated a bumblebee
 38368 | D:11     | Defeated a bumblebee
 38528 | D:11     | Noticed Jozef
 38535 | D:11     | Defeated Jozef
 39057 | D:12     | Noticed Erolcha
 39262 | D:12     | Reached skill level 1 in Fire Magic
 39535 | D:12     | Defeated Erolcha
 40464 | D:13     | Found a frozen archway.
 40505 | IceCv    | Entered an ice cave
 42018 | IceCv    | Reached skill level 14 in Spellcasting
 42822 | D:13     | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 43274 | D:11     | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 43275 | D:11     | Got a torn book {god gift}
 43276 | D:11     | Identified Sif Muna's Papyrus of the Twisted Snowflakes {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 11 of the Dungeon)
 43278 | D:11     | Learned a level 1 spell: Apportation
 43727 | D:4      | Defeated Wind's ghost
 44895 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 1 in Translocations
 45788 | Lair:8   | Learned a level 2 spell: Blink
 45872 | Lair:8   | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 47301 | Lair:8   | Defeated Fin's ghost
 47617 | Swamp:1  | Got a faintly glowing quarterstaff
 48409 | Swamp:1  | Reached XP level 15. HP: 92/92 MP: 20/36
 49473 | Swamp:2  | Noticed Josephine
 49484 | Swamp:2  | Defeated Josephine
 50242 | Swamp:2  | Reached skill level 10 in Air Magic
 50945 | Swamp:2  | Noticed Urug
 50955 | Swamp:2  | Defeated Urug
 51575 | Swamp:2  | Reached skill level 5 in Charms
 52522 | Swamp:3  | Noticed Harold
 53158 | Swamp:3  | Defeated Harold
 53424 | Lair:2   | Identified the cursed quarterstaff "Uppop" {speed, Int+2 SInv} (You found it on level 1 of the Swamp)
 54319 | D:14     | Noticed Nergalle
 55274 | D:13     | Found a portal to a secret trove of treasure.
 55729 | D:14     | Noticed Erica
 56268 | Shoals:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Shoals
 56274 | Shoals:1 | Noticed Louise
 56285 | Shoals:1 | Defeated Louise
 56435 | Shoals:1 | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 56440 | Shoals:1 | Learned a level 2 spell: Repel Missiles
 57142 | Shoals:1 | Noticed Aizul
 57550 | Shoals:1 | Noticed Kirke
 58080 | Shoals:1 | Got a shimmering ivory amulet
 58086 | Shoals:1 | Identified the amulet of Khaosadd (You found it on level 1 of the Shoals)
 58455 | Shoals:1 | Defeated Kirke
 58702 | Shoals:1 | Found Ghikur's Jewellery Shop.
 58716 | Shoals:1 | Noticed Snorg
 58932 | Shoals:1 | Defeated Snorg
 59081 | Shoals:2 | Got a brightly glowing broad axe
 59244 | Shoals:2 | Reached XP level 16. HP: 69/95 MP: 31/37
 59519 | Shoals:2 | Found Iguroumu's Antique Weapon Boutique.
 59794 | Shoals:3 | Noticed Nikola
 59799 | Shoals:3 | Reached skill level 15 in Spellcasting
 59889 | Shoals:3 | Noticed Polyphemus
 60161 | Shoals:3 | Noticed Frances
 61078 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 61211 | Orc:2    | Found Ikecw's General Store.
 61258 | Orc:2    | Learned a level 3 spell: Regeneration
 61294 | Orc:1    | Noticed Sonja
 61298 | Orc:1    | Defeated Sonja
 61364 | Orc:1    | Found Ghiositi's Food Emporium.
 61840 | Orc:2    | Noticed an orc warlord
 61853 | Orc:2    | Defeated an orc warlord
 62443 | Orc:2    | Reached skill level 10 in Dodging
 62735 | Orc:2    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 62735 | Orc:2    | Noticed an orc high priest
 62754 | Orc:2    | Defeated an orc high priest
 63295 | Orc:1    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 63664 | Orc:3    | Noticed an orc warlord
 63683 | Orc:2    | Defeated an orc warlord
 63937 | Orc:3    | Found Psiapn's Antique Armour Shoppe.
 63937 | Orc:3    | Noticed Joseph
 63954 | Orc:3    | Defeated Joseph
 64011 | Orc:3    | Bought a pair of embroidered boots for 33 gold pieces
 64136 | Orc:3    | Noticed Donald
 64146 | Orc:3    | Defeated Donald
 64263 | Orc:3    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 64887 | Orc:3    | Your ally Joseph died
 65347 | Orc:4    | Entered Level 4 of the Orcish Mines
 65347 | Orc:4    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 65609 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65609 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65609 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65609 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65609 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65610 | Orc:4    | Noticed an ogre mage
 65611 | Orc:4    | Noticed an ogre mage
 65611 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65611 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65611 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65611 | Orc:4    | Defeated an ogre mage
 65613 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65613 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65614 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65618 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65621 | Orc:4    | Paralysed by an ogre mage for 3 turns
 65625 | Orc:4    | Noticed an ogre mage
 65625 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65626 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65627 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65632 | Orc:4    | Noticed an ogre mage
 65632 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65633 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65636 | Orc:4    | Defeated an ogre mage
 65636 | Orc:4    | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 65639 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65639 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65689 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65772 | Orc:4    | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 65775 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65811 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 65977 | Orc:4    | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
 66404 | Orc:4    | Defeated a two-headed ogre
 66576 | Orc:4    | Found Ewauczimn's Weapon Boutique.
 66576 | Orc:4    | Found Nimaemoh's Distillery.
 66577 | Orc:4    | Found Siuplics' Book Emporium.
 66577 | Orc:4    | Found Pucerhebb's Food Shop.
 67235 | Lair:8   | Defeated a rock worm
 67333 | Lair:8   | Noticed a wandering mushroom
 67343 | Lair:8   | Defeated a wandering mushroom
 67607 | Lair:8   | Got a rusty dagger
 67610 | Lair:8   | Got a warped quick blade
 67615 | Lair:8   | Identified the dagger "Morg" {pain, MR Int+5} (You found it on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
 67616 | Lair:8   | Identified the quick blade "Beetleslayer" {venom, +Inv Int-4} (You found it on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
 68432 | Lair:8   | Noticed a rock worm
 68643 | Lair:8   | Noticed a spiny worm
 68699 | Lair:8   | Defeated a rock worm
 68740 | Lair:8   | Defeated a spiny worm
 68915 | Lair:8   | Noticed a rock worm
 68922 | Lair:8   | Noticed a spiny worm
 68925 | Lair:8   | Noticed a spiny worm
 68928 | Lair:8   | Noticed a rock worm
 68996 | Lair:8   | Defeated a spiny worm
 69754 | Lair:8   | Noticed a rock worm
 69831 | Lair:8   | Defeated a rock worm
 69939 | Lair:8   | Defeated a spiny worm
 70098 | Lair:8   | Learned a level 3 spell: Vampiric Draining
 70136 | Lair:8   | Noticed a brain worm
 70137 | Lair:8   | Defeated a brain worm
 70142 | Lair:8   | Noticed a brain worm
 70143 | Lair:8   | Defeated a brain worm
 70170 | Lair:8   | Noticed a spiny worm
 70249 | Lair:8   | Defeated a spiny worm
 70298 | Lair:8   | Reached skill level 5 in Necromancy
 70543 | Lair:5   | Learned a level 4 spell: Dispel Undead
 70704 | Lair:8   | Defeated a rock worm
 71167 | Lair:8   | Noticed a brain worm
 71167 | Lair:8   | Noticed a spiny worm
 71168 | Lair:8   | Defeated a brain worm
 71186 | Lair:8   | Noticed a spiny worm
 71189 | Lair:8   | Noticed a spiny worm
 71228 | Lair:8   | Defeated a rock worm
 71236 | Lair:8   | Defeated a spiny worm
 71406 | Lair:8   | Defeated a spiny worm
 71473 | Lair:8   | Defeated a spiny worm
 74841 | Elf:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Elven Halls
 74846 | Elf:1    | Reached XP level 17. HP: 89/101 MP: 22/38
 76386 | Elf:2    | Identified a +0 rod of smiting (11/11) (You found it on level 2 of the Elven Halls)
 77963 | Elf:3    | Found Crev's Magical Wand Shoppe.
 79248 | Elf:3    | Found Kloammu's Jewellery Shop.
 79262 | Elf:3    | Bought the ring of Shadows {+Inv rN+ EV+4 Acc-3 SInv Stlth++} for 690 gold pieces
 80025 | Orc:3    | Bought a blue mask for 165 gold pieces
 80025 | Orc:3    | Bought a motley cloak for 132 gold pieces
 80127 | Lair:1   | Identified the +0 mask of the Dragon (You bought it in a shop on level 3 of the Orcish Mines)
 80130 | Lair:1   | Identified the +1 ratskin cloak (You bought it in a shop on level 3 of the Orcish Mines)
 80581 | D:14     | Got a jewelled helmet
 80803 | D:14     | Defeated Nergalle
 80803 | D:14     | Reached skill level 1 in Bows
 81217 | D:14     | Defeated Erica
 81484 | D:14     | Identified the +1 helmet of Psuat (You found it on level 14 of the Dungeon)
 81784 | D:14     | Found a staircase to the Vaults.
 81906 | D:15     | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
 82750 | Vault:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Vaults
 84032 | Vault:1  | Reached skill level 16 in Spellcasting
 84803 | Vault:2  | Reached skill level 15 in Conjurations
 85558 | Vault:2  | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 85559 | Vault:2  | Got a sparkling book {god gift}
 85560 | Vault:2  | Identified Sif Muna's Grimoire of Ashen Enhancements {god gift} (Sif Muna gifted it to you on level 2 of the Vaults)
 85587 | Vault:2  | Found Klurchan's Weapon Emporium.
 86345 | Vault:3  | Noticed Norris
 87145 | Vault:3  | Defeated Norris
 87145 | Vault:3  | Reached XP level 18. HP: 109/109 MP: 29/40
 87323 | Vault:3  | Found a staircase to the Crypt.
 88295 | Vault:4  | Found a staircase to the Hall of Blades.
 88598 | Vault:4  | Noticed Wiglaf
 89396 | Vault:4  | Defeated Wiglaf
 90238 | Vault:4  | Found a magical portal.
 90241 | WizLab   | Entered The Chambers of Lyatyb the Cloud Mage
 90335 | WizLab   | Reached skill level 17 in Spellcasting
 92072 | WizLab   | Received a gift from Sif Muna
 92073 | WizLab   | Got an inconspicuous book {god gift}


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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 04:44

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

Well, you shouldn't have been flying since that increases Airstrike damage by 50%. You can blink into any foggy square if it actually is in your LOS. Since you are quite fast right now (in 0.9, Swiftness and Flight work together, unlike in 0.10), it'll either be a matter of just running away to the exit or quaffing the heal wounds potion and then doing so. Once the Cloud Mage is out of your LOS you can cast Regeneration.
Depending on the location of the exit, it might be best to just run, but I think you could just face him again if Regeneration works out well.

On another matter, even though that scale mail is decent, the base type is pretty bad, and hurts your spell sucess (Freezing Cloud is only "very good" right now) and your EV considerably without giving you too much. Don't you have some OKish robe or at least a dragon (swamp/ice/vanilla) hide?

Hope I could help!

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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 05:31

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

cerebovssquire wrote:On another matter, even though that scale mail is decent, the base type is pretty bad, and hurts your spell sucess (Freezing Cloud is only "very good" right now) and your EV considerably without giving you too much. Don't you have some OKish robe or at least a dragon (swamp/ice/vanilla) hide?


After defeating that cloud mage, he should have a Robe of Clouds.

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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 05:32

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

I just didn't think about airstrike - I had the vague idea that it would be a good idea to be airborne when facing air enemies, and I had never been here before. But the encouragement and advice helped a lot! I got some distance with the blink scrolls. It took both, but better that than my life. Then I quaffed heal wounds and cast regeneration. I would have retreated but an air elemental got in my way, so I quaffed the magic potion and fought him. I'm alive! YAY and THANK YOU!

I liked all those resistances on the armor and didn't realize how much it was hurting my spellcasting. It didn't seem to hurt so much when I was lower level and only knew lower level spells. I don't have any dragon armor at the moment, but I know there's dragon skins I left laying around, so I can go back for them. In the meanwhile, the Cloud Mage dropped some +3 robes I can put on.

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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 12:41

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

Be careful with that robe. While the stats are terrific, IME it's a nuisance to always have to watch out for patches of water it's created, especially when you need to be beating a retreat someplace.

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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 14:28

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

minstrel wrote:Be careful with that robe. While the stats are terrific, IME it's a nuisance to always have to watch out for patches of water it's created, especially when you need to be beating a retreat someplace.

And whatever you do, don't wear it near your stash lest it create a pool of deep water on top of your stack of potions.
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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 15:37

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

I wore the robe for a little while after surviving the battle, and wasn't sure what to think. On the one hand, it's entertaining, and theoretically I could use it tactically if I lured monsters to someplace wet while I had flight cast. On the other hand, I could really screw myself if I was careless or unlucky. I think I'll wear it for now, and try to switch when I get a chance.

I have no scrolls of enchant armor, so dragon armor isn't an immediate option. I do have another neat pair of robes that I stashed away because I was lured in by the immunities of the scale mail. So next time I visit my stash I will switch robes - and remember to take my current one OFF when I get close!

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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 16:19

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

You know what would be cool? These boots of levitation and an Amulet of Controlled Flight to perma-fly over the Robe of Cloud's water. ;)
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Post Monday, 26th September 2011, 19:54

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

That robe will RUIN your stash.
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Post Tuesday, 27th September 2011, 04:20

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

I got my first rune ever today! I finished Swamp and came away alive! I am very excited, as I have played this game for a long time without ever getting my hands on one of the runes.

I used the Robe of Clouds for a while, just for the coolness factor, but it made me too nervous, so I swapped it out for the +1 Robe of the Queen (rF+ Stlth++).

I got the "pestilence" ending to Swamp. Airstrike and Dispel Undead were the key spells I used there.

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Post Saturday, 8th October 2011, 19:38

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I have never even had one rune before, and now I have three... I am torn between giddy glee and sheer terror that I will screw it up at any moment.

Shoals: I had repel missile, but would have given a lot for deflect. So much ranged damage! I staircase danced on all three stairs, used a ton of permafood in order to be able to heal up to full HP after getting pelted with missiles while retreating, had too many close calls, but I finally found the rune. I didn't stick around to clear the level after that, just got outta there as fast as I could.

Main dungeon: I was using autoexplore when suddenly I found myself standing in silence. I wiki'd Mennas because I really didn't want to lose this char. The entry kinda made my jaw drop. I didn't dare take him on, so I equipped my ring of teleport, it fired on the first try even though I only have a "fair" rating, then I ran until it triggered and left him there.

I also had a tough time taking out S.Roka, and if I had known how hard he would be to kill, I probably would have bypassed him too.

Elven halls: I had some close calls on the bottom level but over time I amassed an army of undead which helped me out. (I don't in general see high elves as necromancers, but mine fell from grace quite early. I had issues making the transition from killing things from magic dart / throw frost to the much higher ranked lightning bolt and its high mana/food cost, and the one thing I found to help me out was Ash's cookbook to let me raise skeletons.)

I'm now level 24, have tornado at "very good" but don't cast it much because I'm not sure how it works in enclosed spaces, so I mostly actually rely on cold magic even though air is what I put many more points into. I use icicle, freezing cloud, and bolt of cold all the time. I use lightning bolt against cold-resistant enemies, airstrike against enemies that resist both cold and electricity, and have only cast tornado a couple of times. (It was pretty neat when I did use it though.) I cast raise dead regularly, and it helps stall things while I cast airstrike. Even if I didn't need it, I just enjoy doing it though. I use channelling quite a lot.

I met Mara in the first level of the Crypt, but ran away. Don't know if he was really as deadly as he sounded; I never met him before. I'm tempted to go back, since I am nearing the bottom of the main dungeon.

I have spellbooks coming out my ears, I like everything I have memorized, but I do worry about what to do if I meet something immune to both cold and electricity, but airstrike isn't enough to kill it fast enough. I am tempted to drop haste since I have swiftness+flight and haste gives magical contamination. I could swap it for poison arrow, which also does physical damage, but I don't know if that's a step up over airstrike or not. It would probably save mana though, if I lead with it against non-poison resistant enemies.

Haven't decided where to go next yet...

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Post Sunday, 9th October 2011, 00:44

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You should be able to take down Mara with Bolt of Cold. Just keep Deflect/Repel Missle on in case he clones you, and cast Haste only after he does that. Then get out of that level after you've killed him to avoid your own ghost.

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Post Tuesday, 11th October 2011, 02:11

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Prior to reading this, I finished the main dungeon and entered Zot, where I got chased away by an orb of fire. I'm not quite sure what do do about those... I am glad that I put on my amulet of resist mutation just in time.

...so I wandered the Abyss for a while. But my experiences in being cast there at low levels have trained me to never stop running! So I did not do much except run around, but I did eventually find an Abyssal rune. That makes four, though I will be quite happy if I win with any amount - I'm not going for a set number. I never ran into much trouble prior to finding the gate out.

After that, I went back and defeated Mara. It went fairly smoothly. By then I had found an amulet of clarity, which I assume helped. I continued on, but eventually turned back after being hit by torment from mummies.

Mennas is still alive. I have an easy up and down in a side of the map where he doesn't notice me, so I figure why tangle with him?

I am tempted to visit the Slime Pits though. I have artifact robe, cloak, and helmet, and can swap to disposable gloves and boots. I wouldn't necessarily need to finish the branch; I just want to see it.

It's been quite a streak for me. Even if I don't win, I will be very pleased to have come so far. I never even saw a rune before this character.

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Post Tuesday, 11th October 2011, 03:31

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sounds like you're doing well :)
you'll probably want some backup plan just in case Mennas wanders into you though...

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Post Tuesday, 11th October 2011, 04:09

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hxy wrote:sounds like you're doing well :)
you'll probably want some backup plan just in case Mennas wanders into you though...


I do have a wand of teleport; hopefully that would get me out of trouble. I assume I'm not buff enough to engage him in melee, and I don't have any summons, and certainly don't want to wander around the level making noise in hopes of killing things to raise. I also have a few offensive wands (fire, fireball, and paralysis). I wouldn't trust them either, though.

(Fighting and staves are both at 9, evocations is at 10.)

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Post Wednesday, 12th October 2011, 03:20

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Sounds like teleport is the best bet at this time if you do bump into him. I won't trust the wands to deal enough damage.

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Post Wednesday, 12th October 2011, 12:55

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cjo wrote:I have spellbooks coming out my ears, I like everything I have memorized, but I do worry about what to do if I meet something immune to both cold and electricity, but airstrike isn't enough to kill it fast enough. I am tempted to drop haste since I have swiftness+flight and haste gives magical contamination. I could swap it for poison arrow, which also does physical damage, but I don't know if that's a step up over airstrike or not. It would probably save mana though, if I lead with it against non-poison resistant enemies.


Throw Icicle has a physical component and will therefore do damage even to cold-resistant foes, it's very good for a cheap conjuration.

Haste does a lot more than make you run fast; it increases the speed of all your actions, i.e. you can cast spells faster, swap gear faster, everything. Also, it stacks on top of flight+swiftness, allowing you to run even faster (whereas normal sources of swiftness are capped).

With Tornado castable you are certainly capable of taking out both Mara and Mennas. Mara should be relatively easy. Mennas is fine as long as you are very careful and also have Haste + Flight + Swiftness cast and can therefore keep out of melee range - his Silence will run out after a while, just like the player spell, and you can then pummel him with whatever is at your disposal.

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Post Sunday, 16th October 2011, 02:02

Re: CIP: HeCo Can I avoid YASD against Lyatab the Cloud Mage

Alas, Velain went to his ultimate fate in Zot 1 at the hands of a yellow draconian scorcher. I had a blast with him, and am encouraged by firsthand evidence that these runes actually exist :lol: . Thanks for the advice, folks!

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