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Joined: Wednesday, 19th June 2013, 09:31

Post Thursday, 4th July 2019, 11:38

CIP:DDEE Makhleb

Hi Guys,

Trying out a DDEE, its going quite well so far - Just entering the Orcish mines, but a bit scared as for some reason; there is an orc warlord right next to the entry stairs.

What do you think I should do about this? Continue with Dungeon for a bit before going in? He scares the crap out of me TBH!

Hows my skilling? Only just started this class.

  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-464-g6b2be6b8c7 (webtiles) character file.

delarado the Basher (DDEE)                         Turns: 34352, Time: 02:57:52

Health: 70/111     AC: 25    Str: 16    XL:     13   Next: 96%
Magic:  17/17      EV: 16    Int: 17    God:    Makhleb [*****.]
Gold:   1213       SH:  6    Dex: 13    Spells: 7/23 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis +   I - +6 whip of Obsession {speed, rN+}
rCold    . . .     Gourm    .   w - +1 buckler {AC+3}
rNeg     + . .     Faith    +   h - +0 steam dragon scales
rPois    .         Spirit   .   X - +1 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   H - +2 cloak
rCorr    .         Harm     .   c - +0 pair of gloves
MR       +....                  p - +2 pair of boots
Stlth    +++.......             z - amulet of faith
HPRegen  0.00/turn              a - ring of see invisible
MPRegen  0.15/turn              g - +5 ring of protection

@: non-regenerating
A: damage resistance, heal wounds, sense surroundings 2, no regeneration
a: Heal Wounds, Minor Destruction, Lesser Servant of Makhleb, Major Destruction,
Greater Servant of Makhleb, Renounce Religion


You are on level 11 of the Dungeon.
You worship Makhleb.
Makhleb is extremely pleased with you.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 4 branches of the dungeon, and seen 20 of its levels.
You have also visited: Sewer.

You have collected 1430 gold pieces.
You have spent 217 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 x - a +2 antimagic dagger
 I - the +6 whip of Obsession (weapon) {speed, rN+}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 11 of the Dungeon)   
   
   Attacks with this weapon are significantly faster.
   
   It protects you from negative energy.
 R - a +0 flail of holy wrath
Missiles
 C - 7 silver javelins
 J - 10 boomerangs (quivered)
Armour
 c - a +0 pair of gloves (worn)
 h - +0 steam dragon scales (worn)
 p - a +2 pair of boots (worn)
 w - a +1 buckler of protection (worn)
 H - a +2 cloak (worn)
 X - a +1 helmet (worn)
Magical Staves
 j - an uncursed staff of earth
 V - an uncursed staff of wizardry
Jewellery
 a - a ring of see invisible (left hand)
 g - a +5 ring of protection (right hand)
 q - an uncursed ring of ice
 y - an uncursed ring of protection from fire
 z - an amulet of faith (around neck)
 K - a cursed ring of teleportation
 P - a +3 ring of strength
 Z - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
Wands
 l - a wand of flame (34)
 s - a wand of disintegration (7)
 v - a wand of paralysis (11)
 F - a wand of digging (8)
 Q - a wand of scattershot (2)
 T - a wand of polymorph (10)
 U - a wand of acid (12)
Scrolls
 e - 8 scrolls of immolation
 k - a scroll of blinking
 m - 3 scrolls of remove curse
 o - a scroll of fog
 r - 3 scrolls of amnesia
 D - a scroll of fear
 G - 5 scrolls of teleportation
 L - 3 scrolls of magic mapping
 M - 2 scrolls of enchant weapon
 S - 2 scrolls of identify
Potions
 f - 3 potions of ambrosia
 i - 2 potions of heal wounds
 n - a potion of invisibility
 t - 4 potions of flight
 u - 5 potions of mutation
 A - 8 potions of curing
 B - a potion of haste
 E - a potion of resistance
 N - 2 potions of cancellation
 O - a potion of brilliance
 W - a potion of agility
 Y - a potion of berserk rage
Comestibles
 d - 25 rations


   Skills:
 - Level 6.1 Fighting
 - Level 12.0 Maces & Flails
 + Level 7.9 Armour
 + Level 7.8 Dodging
 - Level 5.0 Stealth
 - Level 4.0 Shields
 - Level 2.5 Unarmed Combat
 - Level 5.6 Spellcasting
 - Level 6.5 Conjurations
 - Level 4.0 Summonings
 - Level 5.0 Transmutations
 - Level 11.0 Earth Magic
 + Level 10.5 Invocations
 - Level 4.2 Evocations


You have 7 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Sandblast             Erth           #####.       1%          1    None
b - Stone Arrow           Conj/Erth      ####..       1%          3    ##.....
c - Summon Butterflies    Summ           ###.....     2%          1    None
d - Lee's Rapid Deconstr  Erth           #####.....   4%          5    ######.
e - Passwall              Tmut/Erth      ####....     1%          2    #......
f - Petrify               Tmut/Erth      ####....     4%          4    ####...

Your spell library contains the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Shock                    Conj/Air       ###.         3%          1    None
 Sting                    Conj/Pois      ###.         3%          1    None
 Call Canine Familiar     Summ           ###.....     8%          3    ##.....
 Dazzling Spray           Conj/Hex       ###...       11%         3    ##.....
 Static Discharge         Conj/Air       ###.....     11%         3    ##.....
 Corona                   Hex            #......      13%         1    None
 Mephitic Cloud           Conj/Pois/Air  ##......     16%         3    ##.....
 Ensorcelled Hibernation  Hex/Ice        #.....       21%         2    #......
 Poisonous Vapours        Pois/Air       #.....       21%         2    #......
 Swiftness                Chrm/Air       #.......     21%         2    #......
 Confuse                  Hex            #.......     36%         3    ##.....
 Tukima's Dance           Hex            #.......     36%         3    ##.....
 Summon Ice Beast         Ice/Summ       ##......     50%         4    ####...
 Lightning Bolt           Conj/Air       ###.......   67%         5    ######.
 Venom Bolt               Conj/Pois      ###.......   67%         5    ######.
 Airstrike                Air            #.........   78%         4    ####...
 Olgreb's Toxic Radiance  Pois           #.......     78%         4    ####...
 Summon Mana Viper        Hex/Summ       ##......     85%         5    ######.
 Summon Hydra             Summ           ###.......   100%        7    #######


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (12/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (6/6) D:9
  Swamp (0/4) Lair:2        Snake (0/4) Lair:4        Slime (0/5) Lair:6
    Orc (1/2) D:11       

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One

Shops:
D:11 (

Annotations:
D:10 Gastronok
D:11 1 exclusion, Erolcha
Lair:1 exclusion: 4 oklob plants
Lair:3 exclusion: downstairs
Lair:6 1 exclusion


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are resistant to damage.
You can heal yourself by infusing magical energy.
You passively map the area around you.
You do not regenerate.


Message History

The orc warrior hits you but does no damage.
You hit the orc warrior but do no damage.
The orc warrior is almost dead.
You hit the orc warrior.
The orc warrior is almost dead.
You barely miss the orc warrior.
The orc warrior is almost dead.
The orc warrior hits you with a cursed -2 short sword!
You hit the orc warrior.
You kill the orc warrior!
Makhleb accepts your kill.
You feel better.
Things that are here:
a cursed -2 short sword; a +0 plate armour
There is a staircase to the Orcish Mines here.
You start waiting.
All of the chunks of flesh in your inventory have rotted away.
Done waiting.
Okay, then.
Saving game... please wait.

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         ###........#.##   #.#
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There are no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
  3 hydras (Lair:4)
  Erica (D:8)
  Urug (Lair:3)
  A skeletal warrior (D:10)
  4 unseen horrors
  3 lindwurms (Lair:4)
  A deep elf mage (D:12)
  An oklob plant (Lair:3)
  An ugly thing (D:11)
  A centaur zombie (D:10)
  3 elephants (Lair:5)
  2 black mambas
  11 spiny frogs
  A gargoyle (D:10)
  2 centaur skeletons
  A rime drake (Lair:6)
  6 komodo dragons
  4 trolls
  4 polar bears
  4 hornets
  17 blink frogs
  2 bog bodies (Lair:2)
  3 hippogriffs
  Prince Ribbit (Lair:1)
  13 spriggans (Lair:6)
  2 shadows (D:11)
  3 wyverns
  3 wraiths (D:7)
  A basilisk (Lair:6)
  13 yaks
  A hungry ghost (D:8)
  A steam dragon (Lair:2)
  3 nagas (Lair:4)
  A warg (Orc:1)
  5 porcupines
  11 water moccasins
  9 orc warriors
  2 ice beasts
  A sky beast (D:9)
  8 black bears
  2 necrophages
  6 ogres
  4 phantoms
  26 wolves
  9 boggarts (Lair:6)
  2 eyes of draining (D:11)
  3 centaurs
  2 big kobolds
  12 crocodiles
  An elf zombie (D:7)
  12 bullfrogs
  A wyvern zombie (D:6)
  2 scorpions (D:11)
  11 killer bees
  16 wights
  A howler monkey (D:9)
  3 crimson imps
  2 human zombies (D:7)
  2 hounds
  19 orc wizards
  A bullfrog zombie (D:8)
  12 orc priests
  7 jellies
  3 iguanas (D:8)
  Natasha (thrice) (D:2)
  A human skeleton (D:7)
  11 worker ants
  A hound zombie (D:8)
  A hound skeleton (D:7)
  2 howler monkey zombies
  3 gnolls (D:3)
  A howler monkey skeleton (D:5)
  17 adders
  2 shadow imps
  7 oozes
  An adder skeleton (D:5)
  7 leopard geckos
  92 orcs
  7 giant cockroaches
  9 goblins
  9 hobgoblins
  5 jackals
  2 quokkas
  9 bats
  4 frilled lizards
  A jackal skeleton (D:4)
  19 kobolds
  2 leopard gecko skeletons (D:4)
  An orc skeleton (D:7)
  An orc zombie (D:7)
  A quokka zombie (D:7)
  6 rats
539 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  The ghost of hitsuchi the Severer, a journeyman HOAK of Lugonu (Lair:2)
  Harold (D:8)
  A catoblepas (Lair:3)
  A lindwurm (Lair:4)
  2 elephants (Lair:5)
  Joseph (D:9)
  A blink frog (Lair:1)
  A hippogriff (Lair:3)
  3 yaks
  3 bats (Lair:3)
15 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A water moccasin (Lair:6)
  A wolf (Lair:6)
  26 fungi
  5 plants
33 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 587 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | delarado the Deep Dwarf Earth Elementalist began the quest
                  | for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 15/15 MP: 3/3
   311 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 22/22 MP: 2/4
   386 | D:1      | Reached skill level 5 in Earth Magic
  1061 | D:2      | Found a sacrificial altar of Ru.
  1133 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 28/28 MP: 5/5
  1145 | D:2      | Learned a level 3 spell: Stone Arrow
  1299 | D:2      | Reached skill level 1 in Conjurations
  1338 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 36/36 MP: 3/6
  1421 | D:2      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  1597 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  1599 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  1814 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  1823 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  1823 | D:2      | Reached skill level 1 in Fighting
  2119 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  2126 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  2126 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 34/44 MP: 5/7
  2184 | D:3      | Found a glowing drain.
  2252 | Sewer    | Entered a sewer
  2366 | Sewer    | Noticed a crocodile
  2383 | Sewer    | Killed a crocodile
  2578 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 34/52 MP: 5/8
  4217 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 32/61 MP: 0/9
  4626 | D:4      | Found a hazy altar of Hepliaklqana.
  4626 | D:4      | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
  4627 | D:4      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  4720 | D:4      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  4777 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  5716 | D:5      | Reached skill level 1 in Maces & Flails
  5993 | D:6      | Learned a level 1 spell: Summon Butterflies
  6881 | D:6      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 34/69 MP: 3/10
  7043 | D:6      | Reached skill level 10 in Earth Magic
  7192 | D:6      | Learned a level 5 spell: Lee's Rapid Deconstruction
  7297 | D:6      | Reached skill level 1 in Summonings
  8047 | D:7      | Found an ornate altar of the Wu Jian Council.
  8069 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  8075 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  8184 | D:7      | Learned a level 2 spell: Passwall
  8576 | D:7      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
  8576 | D:7      | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
  8604 | D:7      | Gained mutation: You passively map the area around you.
                  | [Deep Dwarf growth]
  8604 | D:7      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 46/75 MP: 6/13
  9559 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  9631 | D:7      | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 10020 | D:7      | Learned a level 4 spell: Petrify
 10025 | D:8      | Reached skill level 1 in Transmutations
 11323 | D:8      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 11323 | D:8      | Noticed a blizzard demon
 11326 | D:8      | Noticed a hellwing
 11328 | D:8      | Became a worshipper of Makhleb the Destroyer
 11940 | D:8      | Noticed Harold
 12590 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Transmutations
 12599 | D:9      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 52/84 MP: 1/18
 12762 | D:9      | Noticed Joseph
 12806 | D:9      | Noticed Erica
 12891 | D:8      | Reached skill level 2 in Maces & Flails
 12965 | D:8      | Killed Erica
 12965 | D:8      | Reached skill level 3 in Maces & Flails
 13090 | D:9      | Reached * piety under Makhleb
 13445 | D:8      | Reached skill level 4 in Maces & Flails
 14061 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 14203 | D:9      | Reached ** piety under Makhleb
 14371 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 14390 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 14390 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Unarmed Combat
 14510 | D:10     | Noticed an unseen horror
 15510 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15583 | D:10     | Killed a skeletal warrior
 15583 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 15583 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
 15583 | D:10     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 97/97 MP: 0/18
 15790 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15796 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 16349 | D:10     | Killed an unseen horror
 16459 | D:11     | Noticed Gastronok
 16459 | D:11     | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 16484 | D:11     | Reached *** piety under Makhleb
 16599 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16603 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16603 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Stealth
 16757 | D:11     | Found Ujururuq's Antique Weapon Shop.
 16760 | D:11     | Bought a scorched whip for 217 gold pieces
 16760 | D:11     | Identified the +6 whip of Obsession {speed, rN+} (You
                  | bought it in a shop on level 11 of the Dungeon)
 16761 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16765 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16767 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16777 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16777 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Maces & Flails
 16777 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Conjurations
 17000 | D:11     | Noticed a brown ugly thing
 17520 | D:11     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 17580 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Shields
 17681 | D:11     | Noticed Erolcha
 18727 | D:12     | Noticed a deep elf mage
 18732 | D:12     | Killed a deep elf mage
 18751 | D:12     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 18884 | D:10     | Reached **** piety under Makhleb
 19703 | D:8      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 20424 | D:8      | Killed Harold
 20952 | D:9      | Killed Joseph
 21020 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 21219 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 21233 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 6 in Maces & Flails
 21607 | Lair:1   | Noticed an oklob plant
 21831 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 7 in Maces & Flails
 21857 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 12. HP: 104/105 MP: 2/17
 22652 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 8 in Maces & Flails
 23278 | Lair:1   | Noticed Prince Ribbit
 23291 | Lair:1   | Killed Prince Ribbit
 23294 | Lair:1   | Reached skill level 9 in Maces & Flails
 24028 | Lair:2   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Noticed hitsuchi's ghost (journeyman HOAK)
 24273 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24635 | Lair:3   | Noticed Urug
 24771 | Lair:3   | Killed Urug
 24982 | Lair:3   | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
 24989 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Maces & Flails
 25438 | Lair:3   | Noticed a catoblepas
 25446 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-459-g225fefd530 to
                  | 0.24-a0-462-ge24419a6ad
 25446 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-462-ge24419a6ad to
                  | 0.24-a0-463-g3510def36b
 25478 | Lair:3   | Killed a catoblepas
 25573 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-463-g3510def36b to
                  | 0.24-a0-464-g6b2be6b8c7
 26061 | Lair:4   | Noticed a seven-headed hydra
 26064 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 11 in Maces & Flails
 26188 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 26193 | Lair:4   | Noticed a six-headed hydra
 26216 | Lair:4   | Killed a six-headed hydra
 26324 | Lair:4   | Noticed a five-headed hydra
 26876 | Lair:4   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 72/111 MP: 12/18
 27238 | Lair:4   | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
 27363 | Lair:4   | Got a jewelled great sword
 27364 | Lair:4   | Identified the cursed +0 great sword "Faozxurgh" {venom,
                  | Stlth+} (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 27918 | Lair:4   | Identified a scroll of acquirement
 28452 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 28661 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 29154 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 12 in Maces & Flails
 29532 | Lair:4   | Got a heavily runed ruby amulet
 29533 | Lair:4   | Identified the amulet of Guacuwic {Faith *Drain +Fly rC+++
                  | Int-5} (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 29556 | Lair:6   | Entered Level 6 of the Lair of Beasts
 30287 | Lair:5   | Paralysed by a hornet for 1 turns
 31781 | Lair:6   | Reached ***** piety under Makhleb
 31793 | Lair:6   | Paralysed by a hornet for 3 turns
 32317 | Lair:6   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 32489 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 33303 | Lair:2   | Killed hitsuchi's ghost
 33613 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 34221 | Orc:1    | Noticed an orc warlord

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 |
---------------+----------------------------------------+-----
Earth Magic    |     5  6        7  9 11                | 11.0
Conjurations   |        1  2  3  4              6       |  6.5
Fighting       |           1  2     3        6          |  6.1
Maces & Flails |                    1        4  7 11 12 | 12.0
Dodging        |                    3              4  7 |  7.8
Summonings     |                       3  4             |  4.0
Spellcasting   |                       3  5             |  5.6
Transmutations |                          5             |  5.0
Armour         |                             3     4  7 |  7.9
Unarmed Combat |                             2          |  2.5
Stealth        |                             3  5       |  5.0
Invocations    |                             1  4  7 10 | 10.5
Evocations     |                             1  4       |  4.2
Shields        |                                4       |  4.0

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Hand axe          |    13 |       |       |       |       ||    13
       Spear             |     3 |    12 |       |       |       ||    15
       Dagger            |       |    10 |       |       |       ||    10
       Flail             |       |     4 |       |    14 |       ||    18
       Staff             |       |       |    10 |    12 |       ||    22
       Whip              |       |       |       |   388 |   799 ||  1187
       Punch             |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
Throw: Stone             |    24 |    27 |    30 |    14 |     4 ||    99
       Boomerang         |       |    21 |    34 |    19 |    71 ||   145
       Javelin           |       |       |       |    43 |     7 ||    50
 Cast: Sandblast         |    23 |   108 |    68 |    24 |       ||   223
       Stone Arrow       |       |     3 |   137 |   342 |   154 ||   636
       Lee's Rapid Decon |       |       |    10 |    20 |       ||    30
       Petrify           |       |       |     4 |     2 |     3 ||     9
Invok: Minor Destruction |       |       |       |     3 |     1 ||     4
       Lesser Servant of |       |       |       |     8 |     5 ||    13
 Abil: Heal Wounds       |     1 |       |     5 |    14 |     1 ||    21
Evoke: Wand              |       |       |       |    29 |       ||    29
  Use: Scroll            |     4 |     5 |    10 |     9 |    10 ||    38
       Potion            |       |     1 |     3 |     5 |     2 ||    11
 Stab: Sleeping          |     2 |       |       |       |     1 ||     3
       Petrified         |       |       |     3 |       |       ||     3
       Paralysed         |       |       |       |    11 |       ||    11
       Distracted        |       |       |       |       |     1 ||     1
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |    11 |    18 |    32 |    22 ||    85
       Ration            |       |       |     7 |    11 |     3 ||    21
Armor: Robe              |     2 |     4 |       |       |       ||     6
       Leather armour    |       |     5 |    15 |   110 |       ||   130
       Steam dragon scal |       |       |       |    52 |   140 ||   192
Dodge: Dodged            |    11 |    38 |    35 |   327 |   258 ||   669
Block: Buckler           |       |       |       |    54 |    77 ||   131

Table legend:
 A = Non-vault XP
 B = Vault XP
 C = Vault XP percentage of total XP
 D = Non-vault monster count
 E = Vault monster count
 F = Vault count percentage of total count

                 A         B        C        D         E        F   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
      Total |   40786 |   22833 |  35.9 |     377 |     177 |  31.9
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
        D:1 |      24 |       0 |   0.0 |      13 |       0 |   0.0
        D:2 |     166 |      36 |  17.8 |      24 |       1 |   4.0
        D:3 |     204 |      14 |   6.4 |      37 |       5 |  11.9
        D:4 |     326 |       0 |   0.0 |      10 |       0 |   0.0
        D:5 |     136 |       0 |   0.0 |       6 |       0 |   0.0
        D:6 |    1151 |       0 |   0.0 |      25 |       0 |   0.0
        D:7 |     683 |    1216 |  64.0 |      26 |      16 |  38.1
        D:8 |    1071 |    1955 |  64.6 |      32 |      16 |  33.3
        D:9 |    1387 |     486 |  25.9 |      27 |      20 |  42.6
       D:10 |    4944 |       0 |   0.0 |      39 |       0 |   0.0
       D:11 |    5847 |     372 |   6.0 |      31 |      18 |  36.7
       D:12 |     602 |       0 |   0.0 |       1 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:1 |    4677 |    1770 |  27.5 |      23 |       7 |  23.3
     Lair:2 |     800 |    1624 |  67.0 |       6 |       3 |  33.3
     Lair:3 |    5872 |    1351 |  18.7 |      25 |      10 |  28.6
     Lair:4 |    6554 |    2846 |  30.3 |      21 |       7 |  25.0
     Lair:5 |    3619 |     276 |   7.1 |      11 |       1 |   8.3
     Lair:6 |    1535 |   10778 |  87.5 |       7 |      67 |  90.5
      Orc:1 |    1188 |       0 |   0.0 |      13 |       0 |   0.0
      Sewer |       0 |     109 | 100.0 |       0 |       6 | 100.0
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------

Blades Runner

Posts: 637

Joined: Thursday, 16th August 2018, 21:19

Post Thursday, 4th July 2019, 11:56

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

I've also got a DDEE^Makleb running on a server somewhere :)
You might as well finish D before going into Orc. I usually do, but you don't have to. In Orc I'd be worried about MR+.
For the Warlord, if you summon a few Lesser Servant of Makhleb he should be fine. You could also petrify him (but take precautions in case it doesn't work). Both of these work better if he's alone.
If you try to petrify, use the staff of earth - it really helps!

Crypt Cleanser

Posts: 707

Joined: Wednesday, 19th June 2013, 09:31

Post Thursday, 4th July 2019, 14:18

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

He wasn't too hard at all. Even without the staff of earth - I just beat on him with a servant and he went down. Did a lot of "you hit him but do no damage" but got there eventually.

Crypt Cleanser

Posts: 707

Joined: Wednesday, 19th June 2013, 09:31

Post Thursday, 4th July 2019, 20:15

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

So I'm wondering what to do now. D:15 feels hard, but I'm scared of orc:2.

Am I skilling right?
Should I just got for Orc:2?
Any spells I should learn?
Theres plenty of plate armors around, but that means no spell casting. I assume I should keep my current armor?

Thanks!

  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-471-g3302cd442e (webtiles) character file.

delarado the Champion of Chaos (DDEE)              Turns: 40166, Time: 03:27:18

Health: 59/121     AC: 28    Str: 16    XL:     14   Next: 80%
Magic:  19/19      EV: 18    Int: 17    God:    Makhleb [******]
Gold:   1781       SH:  6    Dex: 13    Spells: 8/24 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis +   I - +6 whip of Obsession {speed, rN+}
rCold    . . .     Gourm    .   w - +1 buckler {AC+3}
rNeg     + + .     Faith    +   h - +0 steam dragon scales
rPois    .         Spirit   .   X - +1 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   H - +2 cloak
rCorr    .         Harm     .   b - +2 pair of gloves
MR       ++...                  p - +2 pair of boots
Stlth    +++.......             z - amulet of faith
HPRegen  0.00/turn              a - ring of see invisible
MPRegen  0.16/turn              g - +5 ring of protection

@: non-regenerating
A: damage resistance, heal wounds, negative energy resistance 1, sense
surroundings 2, no regeneration
a: Heal Wounds, Minor Destruction, Lesser Servant of Makhleb, Major Destruction,
Greater Servant of Makhleb, Renounce Religion


You are on level 15 of the Dungeon.
You worship Makhleb.
Makhleb is exalted by your worship.
You are not hungry.

You have visited 4 branches of the dungeon, and seen 23 of its levels.
You have also visited: Sewer.

You have collected 1998 gold pieces.
You have spent 217 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 x - a +2 antimagic dagger
 I - the +6 whip of Obsession (weapon) {speed, rN+}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 11 of the Dungeon)   
   
   Attacks with this weapon are significantly faster.
   
   It protects you from negative energy.
 R - a +0 flail of holy wrath
Missiles
 C - 7 silver javelins
 J - 12 boomerangs (quivered)
Armour
 b - a +2 pair of gloves (worn)
 h - +0 steam dragon scales (worn)
 p - a +2 pair of boots (worn)
 w - a +1 buckler of protection (worn)
 H - a +2 cloak (worn)
 X - a +1 helmet (worn)
Magical Staves
 j - an uncursed staff of earth
 V - an uncursed staff of wizardry
Jewellery
 a - a ring of see invisible (left hand)
 c - an uncursed amulet of magic regeneration
 g - a +5 ring of protection (right hand)
 q - an uncursed ring of ice
 y - an uncursed ring of protection from fire
 z - an amulet of faith (around neck)
 P - a +3 ring of strength
 W - an uncursed ring of wizardry
 Z - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
Wands
 l - a wand of flame (34)
 s - a wand of disintegration (7)
 v - a wand of paralysis (16)
 F - a wand of digging (14)
 K - a wand of iceblast (5)
 Q - a wand of scattershot (2)
 T - a wand of polymorph (10)
 U - a wand of acid (12)
Scrolls
 e - 8 scrolls of immolation
 k - 2 scrolls of blinking
 m - 6 scrolls of remove curse
 o - a scroll of fog
 r - 4 scrolls of amnesia
 D - a scroll of fear
 G - 7 scrolls of teleportation
 L - 5 scrolls of magic mapping
 M - 3 scrolls of identify
Potions
 f - 2 potions of ambrosia
 i - 3 potions of heal wounds
 n - a potion of invisibility
 t - 4 potions of flight
 u - 5 potions of mutation
 A - 9 potions of curing
 B - 3 potions of haste
 E - a potion of resistance
 N - 2 potions of cancellation
 O - 3 potions of brilliance
 Y - a potion of berserk rage
Comestibles
 d - 27 rations
 S - 9 chunks of flesh


   Skills:
 + Level 6.8 Fighting
 - Level 12.0 Maces & Flails
 - Level 10.0 Armour
 - Level 9.9 Dodging
 - Level 5.0 Stealth
 - Level 4.0 Shields
 - Level 2.5 Unarmed Combat
 - Level 5.6 Spellcasting
 - Level 6.5 Conjurations
 - Level 4.0 Summonings
 - Level 5.0 Transmutations
 - Level 11.0 Earth Magic
 + Level 13.0 Invocations
 - Level 4.2 Evocations


You have 8 spell levels left.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Sandblast             Erth           #####.       1%          1    None
b - Stone Arrow           Conj/Erth      ####..       1%          3    ##.....
c - Summon Butterflies    Summ           ###.....     2%          1    None
d - Lee's Rapid Deconstr  Erth           #####.....   4%          5    ######.
e - Passwall              Tmut/Erth      ####....     1%          2    #......
f - Petrify               Tmut/Erth      ####....     4%          4    ####...

Your spell library contains the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Shock                    Conj/Air       ###.         3%          1    None
 Sting                    Conj/Pois      ###.         3%          1    None
 Call Canine Familiar     Summ           ###.....     8%          3    ##.....
 Dazzling Spray           Conj/Hex       ###...       11%         3    ##.....
 Static Discharge         Conj/Air       ###.....     11%         3    ##.....
 Corona                   Hex            #......      13%         1    None
 Mephitic Cloud           Conj/Pois/Air  ##......     16%         3    ##.....
 Ensorcelled Hibernation  Hex/Ice        #.....       21%         2    #......
 Poisonous Vapours        Pois/Air       #.....       21%         2    #......
 Swiftness                Chrm/Air       #.......     21%         2    #......
 Confuse                  Hex            #.......     36%         3    ##.....
 Tukima's Dance           Hex            #.......     36%         3    ##.....
 Summon Ice Beast         Ice/Summ       ##......     50%         4    ####...
 Lightning Bolt           Conj/Air       ###.......   67%         5    ######.
 Venom Bolt               Conj/Pois      ###.......   67%         5    ######.
 Airstrike                Air            #.........   78%         4    ####...
 Olgreb's Toxic Radiance  Pois           #.......     78%         4    ####...
 Summon Mana Viper        Hex/Summ       ##......     85%         5    ######.
 Summon Hydra             Summ           ###.......   100%        7    #######


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (6/6) D:9
  Swamp (0/4) Lair:2        Snake (0/4) Lair:4        Slime (0/5) Lair:6
    Orc (1/2) D:11         Vaults (0/5) D:13         Depths (0/5) D:15

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One

Shops:
D:11 (

Portals:
Trove: D:14 (give +4 fire dragon scales)

Annotations:
D:10 Gastronok
D:11 1 exclusion, Erolcha
D:15 Louise
Lair:1 exclusion: 4 oklob plants
Lair:3 exclusion: downstairs
Lair:6 1 exclusion


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are resistant to damage.
You can heal yourself by infusing magical energy.
You resist negative energy. (rN+)
You passively map the area around you.
You do not regenerate.


Message History

The freezing wraith closely misses you.
The freezing wraith completely misses you.
You hit the freezing wraith.
The freezing wraith is almost destroyed.
You closely miss the freezing wraith.
The freezing wraith is almost destroyed.
You hit the freezing wraith.
You destroy the freezing wraith!
Makhleb accepts your kill.
Eat one of 10 chunks of flesh? (ye/n/q)
You eat one of the 10 chunks of flesh. This raw flesh tastes terrible.
There is an open door here.
There is an open door here.
Louise the Corrupted comes into view. She is wielding a +2 eveningstar of
protection.
Saving game... please wait.
Level annotation: Louise
Welcome back, delarado the Deep Dwarf Earth Elementalist.
Blood and souls for Makhleb!
Press ? for a list of commands and other information.
Saving game... please wait.

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There are no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
  An orc warlord (D:11)
  An ironheart preserver (D:13)
  Snorg (D:14)
  3 hydras (Lair:4)
  3 centaur warriors
  Erica (D:8)
  3 two-headed ogres
  A tengu warrior (D:13)
  Urug (Lair:3)
  A skeletal warrior (D:10)
  5 unseen horrors
  3 lindwurms (Lair:4)
  2 deep elf magi
  A wolf spider zombie (D:14)
  A manticore (D:13)
  An oklob plant (Lair:3)
  A cyclops (D:14)
  9 ugly things
  3 centaur zombies
  3 elephants (Lair:5)
  2 black mambas
  A guardian serpent (shapeshifter) (D:14)
  11 spiny frogs
  2 gargoyles
  2 centaur skeletons
  A rime drake (Lair:6)
  A freezing wraith (D:15)
  8 komodo dragons
  A tengu conjurer (D:13)
  8 trolls
  4 polar bears
  4 hornets
  17 blink frogs
  2 bog bodies (Lair:2)
  4 hippogriffs
  Prince Ribbit (Lair:1)
  4 slime creatures
  13 spriggans (Lair:6)
  3 shadows
  3 wyverns
  4 wraiths
  A basilisk (Lair:6)
  19 yaks
  8 vampire mosquitoes (D:13)
  2 hungry ghosts
  A steam dragon (Lair:2)
  3 nagas (Lair:4)
  A warg (Orc:1)
  5 porcupines
  11 water moccasins
  17 orc warriors
  3 ice beasts
  A sky beast (D:9)
  9 black bears
  2 necrophages
  14 ogres
  4 phantoms
  26 wolves
  9 boggarts (Lair:6)
  2 eyes of draining (D:11)
  6 centaurs
  2 big kobolds
  12 crocodiles
  An elf zombie (D:7)
  15 bullfrogs
  A wyvern zombie (D:6)
  4 scorpions
  11 killer bees
  16 wights
  4 howler monkeys
  7 crimson imps
  2 human zombies (D:7)
  4 hounds
  23 orc wizards
  A bullfrog zombie (D:8)
  20 orc priests
  7 jellies
  3 iguanas (D:8)
  Natasha (thrice) (D:2)
  A human skeleton (D:7)
  14 worker ants
  A hound zombie (D:8)
  A hound skeleton (D:7)
  2 howler monkey zombies
  3 gnolls (D:3)
  A howler monkey skeleton (D:5)
  17 adders
  3 shadow imps
  7 oozes
  An adder skeleton (D:5)
  7 leopard geckos
  123 orcs
  7 giant cockroaches
  9 goblins
  9 hobgoblins
  5 jackals
  2 quokkas
  9 bats
  4 frilled lizards
  A jackal skeleton (D:4)
  19 kobolds
  2 leopard gecko skeletons (D:4)
  An orc skeleton (D:7)
  An orc zombie (D:7)
  A quokka zombie (D:7)
  6 rats
678 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  The ghost of hitsuchi the Severer, a journeyman HOAK of Lugonu (Lair:2)
  Harold (D:8)
  A catoblepas (Lair:3)
  A lindwurm (Lair:4)
  An ugly thing (D:13)
  2 elephants (Lair:5)
  Joseph (D:9)
  A centaur skeleton (D:13)
  A tengu conjurer (D:14)
  A blink frog (Lair:1)
  2 hippogriffs
  3 yaks
  An ogre (D:13)
  A centaur (D:13)
  3 bats (Lair:3)
21 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A water moccasin (Lair:6)
  A wolf (Lair:6)
  26 fungi
  5 plants
33 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 732 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | delarado the Deep Dwarf Earth Elementalist began the quest
                  | for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 15/15 MP: 3/3
   311 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 22/22 MP: 2/4
   386 | D:1      | Reached skill level 5 in Earth Magic
  1061 | D:2      | Found a sacrificial altar of Ru.
  1133 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 28/28 MP: 5/5
  1145 | D:2      | Learned a level 3 spell: Stone Arrow
  1299 | D:2      | Reached skill level 1 in Conjurations
  1338 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 36/36 MP: 3/6
  1421 | D:2      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  1597 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  1599 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  1814 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  1823 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  1823 | D:2      | Reached skill level 1 in Fighting
  2119 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  2126 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  2126 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 34/44 MP: 5/7
  2184 | D:3      | Found a glowing drain.
  2252 | Sewer    | Entered a sewer
  2366 | Sewer    | Noticed a crocodile
  2383 | Sewer    | Killed a crocodile
  2578 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 34/52 MP: 5/8
  4217 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 32/61 MP: 0/9
  4626 | D:4      | Found a hazy altar of Hepliaklqana.
  4626 | D:4      | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
  4627 | D:4      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  4720 | D:4      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  4777 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  5716 | D:5      | Reached skill level 1 in Maces & Flails
  5993 | D:6      | Learned a level 1 spell: Summon Butterflies
  6881 | D:6      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 34/69 MP: 3/10
  7043 | D:6      | Reached skill level 10 in Earth Magic
  7192 | D:6      | Learned a level 5 spell: Lee's Rapid Deconstruction
  7297 | D:6      | Reached skill level 1 in Summonings
  8047 | D:7      | Found an ornate altar of the Wu Jian Council.
  8069 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  8075 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  8184 | D:7      | Learned a level 2 spell: Passwall
  8576 | D:7      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
  8576 | D:7      | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
  8604 | D:7      | Gained mutation: You passively map the area around you.
                  | [Deep Dwarf growth]
  8604 | D:7      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 46/75 MP: 6/13
  9559 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  9631 | D:7      | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 10020 | D:7      | Learned a level 4 spell: Petrify
 10025 | D:8      | Reached skill level 1 in Transmutations
 11323 | D:8      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 11323 | D:8      | Noticed a blizzard demon
 11326 | D:8      | Noticed a hellwing
 11328 | D:8      | Became a worshipper of Makhleb the Destroyer
 11940 | D:8      | Noticed Harold
 12590 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Transmutations
 12599 | D:9      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 52/84 MP: 1/18
 12762 | D:9      | Noticed Joseph
 12806 | D:9      | Noticed Erica
 12965 | D:8      | Killed Erica
 13090 | D:9      | Reached * piety under Makhleb
 14061 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 14203 | D:9      | Reached ** piety under Makhleb
 14371 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 14390 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 14390 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Unarmed Combat
 14510 | D:10     | Noticed an unseen horror
 15510 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15583 | D:10     | Killed a skeletal warrior
 15583 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 15583 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
 15583 | D:10     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 97/97 MP: 0/18
 15790 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15796 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15961 | D:10     | Reached skill level 2 in Invocations
 16349 | D:10     | Killed an unseen horror
 16349 | D:10     | Reached skill level 3 in Invocations
 16459 | D:11     | Noticed Gastronok
 16459 | D:11     | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 16484 | D:11     | Reached *** piety under Makhleb
 16599 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16603 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16603 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Stealth
 16603 | D:11     | Reached skill level 4 in Invocations
 16757 | D:11     | Found Ujururuq's Antique Weapon Shop.
 16760 | D:11     | Bought a scorched whip for 217 gold pieces
 16760 | D:11     | Identified the +6 whip of Obsession {speed, rN+} (You
                  | bought it in a shop on level 11 of the Dungeon)
 16761 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16765 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16767 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16777 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16777 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Maces & Flails
 16777 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Conjurations
 17000 | D:11     | Noticed a brown ugly thing
 17520 | D:11     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 17580 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Shields
 17681 | D:11     | Noticed Erolcha
 18727 | D:12     | Noticed a deep elf mage
 18732 | D:12     | Killed a deep elf mage
 18751 | D:12     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 18884 | D:10     | Reached **** piety under Makhleb
 19703 | D:8      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 20424 | D:8      | Killed Harold
 20952 | D:9      | Killed Joseph
 21020 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 21219 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 21607 | Lair:1   | Noticed an oklob plant
 21857 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 12. HP: 104/105 MP: 2/17
 23278 | Lair:1   | Noticed Prince Ribbit
 23291 | Lair:1   | Killed Prince Ribbit
 24028 | Lair:2   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Noticed hitsuchi's ghost (journeyman HOAK)
 24273 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24635 | Lair:3   | Noticed Urug
 24771 | Lair:3   | Killed Urug
 24982 | Lair:3   | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
 24989 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Maces & Flails
 25438 | Lair:3   | Noticed a catoblepas
 25446 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-459-g225fefd530 to
                  | 0.24-a0-462-ge24419a6ad
 25446 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-462-ge24419a6ad to
                  | 0.24-a0-463-g3510def36b
 25478 | Lair:3   | Killed a catoblepas
 25573 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-463-g3510def36b to
                  | 0.24-a0-464-g6b2be6b8c7
 26061 | Lair:4   | Noticed a seven-headed hydra
 26188 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 26193 | Lair:4   | Noticed a six-headed hydra
 26216 | Lair:4   | Killed a six-headed hydra
 26324 | Lair:4   | Noticed a five-headed hydra
 26341 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 6 in Invocations
 26876 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 7 in Invocations
 26876 | Lair:4   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 72/111 MP: 12/18
 27238 | Lair:4   | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
 27363 | Lair:4   | Got a jewelled great sword
 27364 | Lair:4   | Identified the cursed +0 great sword "Faozxurgh" {venom,
                  | Stlth+} (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 27918 | Lair:4   | Identified a scroll of acquirement
 28452 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 28661 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 28959 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 8 in Invocations
 29532 | Lair:4   | Got a heavily runed ruby amulet
 29533 | Lair:4   | Identified the amulet of Guacuwic {Faith *Drain +Fly rC+++
                  | Int-5} (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 29556 | Lair:6   | Entered Level 6 of the Lair of Beasts
 30287 | Lair:5   | Paralysed by a hornet for 1 turns
 30292 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 9 in Invocations
 31781 | Lair:6   | Reached ***** piety under Makhleb
 31793 | Lair:6   | Paralysed by a hornet for 3 turns
 32317 | Lair:6   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 32489 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 33303 | Lair:2   | Killed hitsuchi's ghost
 33613 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 34221 | Orc:1    | Noticed an orc warlord
 34352 | D:11     | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-464-g6b2be6b8c7 to
                  | 0.24-a0-471-g3302cd442e
 34429 | D:11     | Killed an orc warlord
 34429 | D:11     | Gained mutation: You resist negative energy. (rN+) [Deep
                  | Dwarf growth]
 34429 | D:11     | Reached XP level 14. HP: 120/120 MP: 14/18
 35617 | D:12     | Reached skill level 11 in Invocations
 36728 | D:13     | Found a gate to the Vaults.
 36728 | D:13     | Noticed an ironheart preserver
 36735 | D:13     | Reached ****** piety under Makhleb
 36846 | D:13     | Killed an ironheart preserver
 37882 | D:13     | Reached skill level 12 in Invocations
 38015 | D:14     | Noticed Snorg
 38041 | D:14     | Killed Snorg
 38671 | D:14     | Reached skill level 10 in Armour
 39243 | D:14     | Found a portal to a secret trove of treasure.
 39561 | D:15     | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
 39734 | D:15     | Reached skill level 13 in Invocations
 40164 | D:15     | Noticed Louise

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 |
---------------+-------------------------------------------+-----
Earth Magic    |     5  6        7  9 11                   | 11.0
Conjurations   |        1  2  3  4              6          |  6.5
Fighting       |           1  2     3        6             |  6.8
Maces & Flails |                    1        4  7 11 12    | 12.0
Dodging        |                    3              4  8  9 |  9.9
Summonings     |                       3  4                |  4.0
Spellcasting   |                       3  5                |  5.6
Transmutations |                          5                |  5.0
Armour         |                             3     4  8 10 | 10.0
Unarmed Combat |                             2             |  2.5
Stealth        |                             3  5          |  5.0
Invocations    |                             1  4  7 10 13 | 13.0
Evocations     |                             1  4          |  4.2
Shields        |                                4          |  4.0

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Hand axe          |    13 |       |       |       |       ||    13
       Spear             |     3 |    12 |       |       |       ||    15
       Dagger            |       |    10 |       |       |       ||    10
       Flail             |       |     4 |       |    14 |       ||    18
       Staff             |       |       |    10 |    12 |       ||    22
       Whip              |       |       |       |   388 |  1819 ||  2207
       Punch             |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
Throw: Stone             |    24 |    27 |    30 |    14 |     4 ||    99
       Boomerang         |       |    21 |    34 |    19 |   107 ||   181
       Javelin           |       |       |       |    43 |     7 ||    50
 Cast: Sandblast         |    23 |   108 |    68 |    24 |       ||   223
       Stone Arrow       |       |     3 |   137 |   342 |   237 ||   719
       Lee's Rapid Decon |       |       |    10 |    20 |     4 ||    34
       Petrify           |       |       |     4 |     2 |     6 ||    12
Invok: Minor Destruction |       |       |       |     3 |     1 ||     4
       Lesser Servant of |       |       |       |     8 |    10 ||    18
 Abil: Heal Wounds       |     1 |       |     5 |    14 |     2 ||    22
Evoke: Wand              |       |       |       |    29 |       ||    29
  Use: Scroll            |     4 |     5 |    10 |     9 |    12 ||    40
       Potion            |       |     1 |     3 |     5 |     5 ||    14
 Stab: Sleeping          |     2 |       |       |       |     3 ||     5
       Petrified         |       |       |     3 |       |       ||     3
       Paralysed         |       |       |       |    11 |       ||    11
       Distracted        |       |       |       |       |     3 ||     3
       Petrifying        |       |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |    11 |    18 |    32 |    41 ||   104
       Ration            |       |       |     7 |    11 |     5 ||    23
Armor: Robe              |     2 |     4 |       |       |       ||     6
       Leather armour    |       |     5 |    15 |   110 |       ||   130
       Steam dragon scal |       |       |       |    52 |   303 ||   355
Dodge: Dodged            |    11 |    38 |    35 |   327 |   543 ||   954
Block: Buckler           |       |       |       |    54 |   193 ||   247

Table legend:
 A = Non-vault XP
 B = Vault XP
 C = Vault XP percentage of total XP
 D = Non-vault monster count
 E = Vault monster count
 F = Vault count percentage of total count

                 A         B        C        D         E        F   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
      Total |   67792 |   27439 |  28.8 |     494 |     205 |  29.3
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
        D:1 |      24 |       0 |   0.0 |      13 |       0 |   0.0
        D:2 |     166 |      36 |  17.8 |      24 |       1 |   4.0
        D:3 |     204 |      14 |   6.4 |      37 |       5 |  11.9
        D:4 |     326 |       0 |   0.0 |      10 |       0 |   0.0
        D:5 |     136 |       0 |   0.0 |       6 |       0 |   0.0
        D:6 |    1151 |       0 |   0.0 |      25 |       0 |   0.0
        D:7 |     683 |    1216 |  64.0 |      26 |      16 |  38.1
        D:8 |    1071 |    1955 |  64.6 |      32 |      16 |  33.3
        D:9 |    1387 |     486 |  25.9 |      27 |      20 |  42.6
       D:10 |    4944 |       0 |   0.0 |      39 |       0 |   0.0
       D:11 |    8659 |     372 |   4.1 |      39 |      18 |  31.6
       D:12 |    5240 |       0 |   0.0 |      23 |       0 |   0.0
       D:13 |   10634 |    3588 |  25.2 |      44 |      27 |  38.0
       D:14 |    5643 |    1018 |  15.3 |      26 |       1 |   3.7
       D:15 |    2748 |       0 |   0.0 |       6 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:1 |    4677 |    1770 |  27.5 |      23 |       7 |  23.3
     Lair:2 |     800 |    1624 |  67.0 |       6 |       3 |  33.3
     Lair:3 |    5872 |    1351 |  18.7 |      25 |      10 |  28.6
     Lair:4 |    6554 |    2846 |  30.3 |      21 |       7 |  25.0
     Lair:5 |    3619 |     276 |   7.1 |      11 |       1 |   8.3
     Lair:6 |    1535 |   10778 |  87.5 |       7 |      67 |  90.5
      Orc:1 |    1719 |       0 |   0.0 |      24 |       0 |   0.0
      Sewer |       0 |     109 | 100.0 |       0 |       6 | 100.0
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------

Blades Runner

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Joined: Thursday, 16th August 2018, 21:19

Post Thursday, 4th July 2019, 21:17

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

The game appears to be going badly, but I can't see anything you should have done differently. Maybe better tactics could have made you not need so many heal wounds?
If you finish Orc and find a nice book with earth spells, the game might become easier.
In case it helps, Here's a DDEE^Makleb who's doing a bit better, though he hasn't gotten to Orc yet: https://underhound.eu/crawl/morgue/pete ... ordia2.txt

bel

Dis Charger

Posts: 2128

Joined: Tuesday, 3rd February 2015, 22:05

Post Thursday, 4th July 2019, 21:50

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

You seem to be not using LRD at all. LRD is the best spell for EE. You should be using it most of the time. Wield the staff of earth to increase spellpower for LRD.

Your training seems to be all over the place. You have trained 14 different skills. Also, your Int seems to be rather low, which will hurt your spellcasting. Did you not take Int on level up? In general you want to train skills which help you kill monsters, then train defence, and then train a bit of utility. I would concentrate on Fighting and Earth for now.

Neither D:15 nor Orc:2 should not be hard. Use Makhleb's servants. If there are a lot of monsters in LoS, haste yourself, go to the edge of the map and dig a killhole into the wall. Or stairdance.

Petrify + LRD is useful if a monster is wearing heavy armour.

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Post Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 14:35

Re: YASD:DDEE Makhleb

Got abyssed by Sonja on Orc:2. Was Pulled to Abyss:2 shortly after. Shortly after that, walked into a pack of about 6 golden eyes. I did manage to read a teleport scroll, but it didn't seem to do anything (I had the tele effect, but then it just disappeared and I didn't seem to go anywhere?) Not a lot I could do after that!

In retrospect, probably could have used fog and put my MR+ ring on, but I wasn't too bothered about this game honestly.

  Code:
 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.24-a0-500-g46574c2197 (webtiles) character file.

Game seed: 16559191300104876751

68100 delarado the Champion of Chaos (level 14, 0/121 HPs)
             Began as a Deep Dwarf Earth Elementalist on June 30, 2019.
             Was the Champion of Makhleb.
             Slain by a worldbinder (3 damage)
             ... on level 2 of the Abyss on July 15, 2019.
             The game lasted 03:42:44 (41176 turns).

delarado the Champion of Chaos (DDEE)              Turns: 41176, Time: 03:42:45

Health: 0/121      AC: 28    Str: 16    XL:     14   Next: 85%
Magic:  18/18      EV: 18    Int: 17    God:    Makhleb [******]
Gold:   1900       SH:  0    Dex: 13    Spells: 8/24 levels left

rFire    . . .     SeeInvis +   I - +6 whip of Obsession {speed, rN+}
rCold    . . .     Gourm    .   w - +1 buckler {AC+3}
rNeg     + + .     Faith    +   h - +0 steam dragon scales
rPois    .         Spirit   .   X - +1 helmet
rElec    .         Reflect  .   H - +2 cloak
rCorr    .         Harm     .   b - +2 pair of gloves
MR       ++...                  p - +2 pair of boots
Stlth    +.........             z - amulet of faith
HPRegen  0.00/turn              a - ring of see invisible
MPRegen  0.16/turn              g - +5 ring of protection

@: confused, non-regenerating
A: damage resistance, heal wounds, negative energy resistance 1, sense
surroundings 2, no regeneration
a: Heal Wounds, Minor Destruction, Lesser Servant of Makhleb, Major Destruction,
Greater Servant of Makhleb, Renounce Religion


You were on level 2 of the Abyss.
You worshipped Makhleb.
Makhleb was exalted by your worship.
You were not hungry.

You visited 4 branches of the dungeon, and saw 24 of its levels.
You visited the Abyss 1 time.
You also visited: Sewer.

You collected 2117 gold pieces.
You spent 217 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 x - a +2 antimagic dagger
 I - the +6 whip of Obsession (weapon) {speed, rN+}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 11 of the Dungeon)   
   
   Attacks with this weapon are significantly faster.
   
   It protects you from negative energy.
 R - a +0 flail of holy wrath
Missiles
 C - 7 silver javelins
 J - 12 boomerangs (quivered)
Armour
 b - a +2 pair of gloves (worn)
 h - +0 steam dragon scales (worn)
 p - a +2 pair of boots (worn)
 w - a +1 buckler of protection (worn)
 H - a +2 cloak (worn)
 X - a +1 helmet (worn)
Magical Staves
 j - an uncursed staff of earth
 V - an uncursed staff of wizardry
Jewellery
 a - a ring of see invisible (left hand)
 c - an uncursed amulet of magic regeneration
 g - a +5 ring of protection (right hand)
 q - an uncursed ring of ice
 y - an uncursed ring of protection from fire
 z - an amulet of faith (around neck)
 P - a +3 ring of strength
 W - an uncursed ring of wizardry
 Z - an uncursed ring of protection from magic
Wands
 l - a wand of flame (34)
 s - a wand of disintegration (7)
 v - a wand of paralysis (16)
 F - a wand of digging (14)
 K - a wand of iceblast (5)
 Q - a wand of scattershot (2)
 T - a wand of polymorph (10)
 U - a wand of acid (12)
Scrolls
 e - 8 scrolls of immolation
 k - 2 scrolls of blinking
 m - 6 scrolls of remove curse
 o - a scroll of fog
 r - 4 scrolls of amnesia
 G - 6 scrolls of teleportation
 L - 4 scrolls of magic mapping
 M - 3 scrolls of identify
Potions
 f - 2 potions of ambrosia
 n - a potion of invisibility
 t - 4 potions of flight
 u - 5 potions of mutation
 B - 3 potions of haste
 E - a potion of resistance
 N - a potion of cancellation
 O - 3 potions of brilliance
 Y - a potion of berserk rage
Comestibles
 d - 26 rations


   Skills:
 - Level 6.8 Fighting
 - Level 12.0 Maces & Flails
 - Level 10.0 Armour
 - Level 9.9 Dodging
 - Level 5.0 Stealth
 - Level 4.0 Shields
 - Level 2.5 Unarmed Combat
 - Level 5.6 Spellcasting
 + Level 6.7 Conjurations
 - Level 4.0 Summonings
 - Level 5.0 Transmutations
 + Level 11.1 Earth Magic
 - Level 13.0 Invocations
 - Level 4.2 Evocations


You had 8 spell levels left.
You knew the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Sandblast             Erth           #####.       1%          1    None
b - Stone Arrow           Conj/Erth      #####.       1%          3    ##.....
c - Summon Butterflies    Summ           ###.....     2%          1    None
d - Lee's Rapid Deconstr  Erth           #####.....   3%          5    ######.
e - Passwall              Tmut/Erth      ####....     1%          2    #......
f - Petrify               Tmut/Erth      ####....     4%          4    ####...

Your spell library contained the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
 Shock                    Conj/Air       ###.         3%          1    None
 Sting                    Conj/Pois      ###.         3%          1    None
 Call Canine Familiar     Summ           ###.....     8%          3    ##.....
 Dazzling Spray           Conj/Hex       ###...       10%         3    ##.....
 Static Discharge         Conj/Air       ###.....     10%         3    ##.....
 Corona                   Hex            #......      13%         1    None
 Mephitic Cloud           Conj/Pois/Air  ##......     16%         3    ##.....
 Ensorcelled Hibernation  Hex/Ice        #.....       21%         2    #......
 Poisonous Vapours        Pois/Air       #.....       21%         2    #......
 Swiftness                Chrm/Air       #.......     21%         2    #......
 Confuse                  Hex            #.......     36%         3    ##.....
 Tukima's Dance           Hex            #.......     36%         3    ##.....
 Summon Ice Beast         Ice/Summ       ##......     50%         4    ####...
 Lightning Bolt           Conj/Air       ###.......   67%         5    ######.
 Venom Bolt               Conj/Pois      ###.......   67%         5    ######.
 Airstrike                Air            #.........   78%         4    ####...
 Olgreb's Toxic Radiance  Pois           #.......     78%         4    ####...
 Summon Mana Viper        Hex/Summ       ##......     85%         5    ######.
 Summon Hydra             Summ           ###.......   100%        7    #######


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (6/6) D:9
  Swamp (0/4) Lair:2        Snake (0/4) Lair:4        Slime (0/5) Lair:6
    Orc (2/2) D:11            Elf (0/3) Orc:2        Vaults (0/5) D:13
 Depths (0/5) D:15       

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Vehumet
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One
Beogh

Shops:
D:11 (   Orc:2 [

Portals:
Trove: D:14 (give +4 fire dragon scales)

Annotations:
D:10 Gastronok
D:11 1 exclusion, Erolcha
D:15 Louise
Lair:1 exclusion: 4 oklob plants
Lair:3 exclusion: downstairs
Lair:6 1 exclusion
Orc:2 Sonja


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are resistant to damage.
You can heal yourself by infusing magical energy.
You resist negative energy. (rN+)
You passively map the area around you.
You do not regenerate.


Message History

The worldbinder is unaffected. The large abomination is unaffected.
The shadow is unaffected. The black mamba looks frightened!
The naga looks frightened! The worldbinder barely misses you.
The worldbinder hits you but does no damage.
The golden eye blinks at you.
You resist with almost no effort. The golden eye blinks!
The large abomination barely misses you.
The large abomination completely misses you.
The worldbinder calls forth creatures from the Snake Pit!
The golden eye blinks!
The golden eye blinks at you.
You are confused.
The naga disappears in a puff of smoke!
The golden eye blinks at you.
You are more confused.
The large abomination completely misses you. x2
The worldbinder closely misses you. x2; The golden eye blinks!
Cornered, the black mamba turns to fight!
The worldbinder hits you.
You die...

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You could see 2 large abominations, a worldbinder, a black mamba, a naga, a
shadow (invisible) and 2 golden eyes.

Vanquished Creatures
  An orc warlord (D:11)
  An ironheart preserver (D:13)
  Snorg (D:14)
  3 hydras (Lair:4)
  3 centaur warriors
  Erica (D:8)
  3 two-headed ogres
  A tengu warrior (D:13)
  Urug (Lair:3)
  A skeletal warrior (D:10)
  5 unseen horrors
  3 lindwurms (Lair:4)
  An orc knight (Orc:2)
  2 deep elf magi
  A wolf spider zombie (D:14)
  A manticore (D:13)
  An oklob plant (Lair:3)
  A cyclops (D:14)
  9 ugly things
  3 centaur zombies
  3 elephants (Lair:5)
  2 black mambas
  A guardian serpent (shapeshifter) (D:14)
  11 spiny frogs
  2 gargoyles
  2 centaur skeletons
  A rime drake (Lair:6)
  A freezing wraith (D:15)
  8 komodo dragons
  A tengu conjurer (D:13)
  8 trolls
  4 polar bears
  4 hornets
  17 blink frogs
  2 bog bodies (Lair:2)
  4 hippogriffs
  Prince Ribbit (Lair:1)
  4 slime creatures
  13 spriggans (Lair:6)
  3 shadows
  3 wyverns
  4 wraiths
  2 golden eyes (Abyss:2)
  A basilisk (Lair:6)
  19 yaks
  8 vampire mosquitoes (D:13)
  2 hungry ghosts
  A steam dragon (Lair:2)
  3 nagas (Lair:4)
  A warg (Orc:1)
  5 porcupines
  11 water moccasins
  21 orc warriors
  3 ice beasts
  A sky beast (D:9)
  9 black bears
  2 necrophages
  18 ogres
  4 phantoms
  26 wolves
  9 boggarts (Lair:6)
  2 eyes of draining (D:11)
  6 centaurs
  2 big kobolds
  12 crocodiles
  An elf zombie (D:7)
  15 bullfrogs
  A wyvern zombie (D:6)
  4 scorpions
  11 killer bees
  16 wights
  4 howler monkeys
  7 crimson imps
  2 human zombies (D:7)
  4 hounds
  26 orc wizards
  A bullfrog zombie (D:8)
  21 orc priests
  7 jellies
  3 iguanas (D:8)
  Natasha (thrice) (D:2)
  A human skeleton (D:7)
  14 worker ants
  A hound zombie (D:8)
  A hound skeleton (D:7)
  2 howler monkey zombies
  3 gnolls (D:3)
  A howler monkey skeleton (D:5)
  17 adders
  3 shadow imps
  A white imp (Abyss:1)
  7 oozes
  An adder skeleton (D:5)
  7 leopard geckos
  133 orcs
  7 giant cockroaches
  9 goblins
  9 hobgoblins
  5 jackals
  2 quokkas
  9 bats
  4 frilled lizards
  A jackal skeleton (D:4)
  19 kobolds
  2 leopard gecko skeletons (D:4)
  An orc skeleton (D:7)
  An orc zombie (D:7)
  A quokka zombie (D:7)
  6 rats
704 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  The ghost of hitsuchi the Severer, a journeyman HOAK of Lugonu (Lair:2)
  Harold (D:8)
  A catoblepas (Lair:3)
  A lindwurm (Lair:4)
  An ugly thing (D:13)
  2 elephants (Lair:5)
  Joseph (D:9)
  A centaur skeleton (D:13)
  A tengu conjurer (D:14)
  A blink frog (Lair:1)
  2 hippogriffs
  3 yaks
  An ogre (D:13)
  A centaur (D:13)
  An orc (Orc:2)
  3 bats (Lair:3)
22 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  A water moccasin (Lair:6)
  A wolf (Lair:6)
  26 fungi
  5 plants
33 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 759 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | delarado the Deep Dwarf Earth Elementalist began the quest
                  | for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 15/15 MP: 3/3
   311 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 22/22 MP: 2/4
   386 | D:1      | Reached skill level 5 in Earth Magic
  1061 | D:2      | Found a sacrificial altar of Ru.
  1133 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 28/28 MP: 5/5
  1145 | D:2      | Learned a level 3 spell: Stone Arrow
  1299 | D:2      | Reached skill level 1 in Conjurations
  1338 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 36/36 MP: 3/6
  1421 | D:2      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  1597 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  1599 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  1814 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  1823 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  1823 | D:2      | Reached skill level 1 in Fighting
  2119 | D:2      | Noticed Natasha
  2126 | D:2      | Killed Natasha
  2126 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 34/44 MP: 5/7
  2184 | D:3      | Found a glowing drain.
  2252 | Sewer    | Entered a sewer
  2366 | Sewer    | Noticed a crocodile
  2383 | Sewer    | Killed a crocodile
  2578 | D:3      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 34/52 MP: 5/8
  4217 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 32/61 MP: 0/9
  4626 | D:4      | Found a hazy altar of Hepliaklqana.
  4626 | D:4      | Found a deep blue altar of Sif Muna.
  4627 | D:4      | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
  4720 | D:4      | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
  4777 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  5716 | D:5      | Reached skill level 1 in Maces & Flails
  5993 | D:6      | Learned a level 1 spell: Summon Butterflies
  6881 | D:6      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 34/69 MP: 3/10
  7043 | D:6      | Reached skill level 10 in Earth Magic
  7192 | D:6      | Learned a level 5 spell: Lee's Rapid Deconstruction
  7297 | D:6      | Reached skill level 1 in Summonings
  8047 | D:7      | Found an ornate altar of the Wu Jian Council.
  8069 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  8075 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  8184 | D:7      | Learned a level 2 spell: Passwall
  8576 | D:7      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
  8576 | D:7      | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
  8604 | D:7      | Gained mutation: You passively map the area around you.
                  | [Deep Dwarf growth]
  8604 | D:7      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 46/75 MP: 6/13
  9559 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
  9631 | D:7      | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 10020 | D:7      | Learned a level 4 spell: Petrify
 10025 | D:8      | Reached skill level 1 in Transmutations
 11323 | D:8      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 11323 | D:8      | Noticed a blizzard demon
 11326 | D:8      | Noticed a hellwing
 11328 | D:8      | Became a worshipper of Makhleb the Destroyer
 11940 | D:8      | Noticed Harold
 12590 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Transmutations
 12599 | D:9      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 52/84 MP: 1/18
 12762 | D:9      | Noticed Joseph
 12806 | D:9      | Noticed Erica
 12965 | D:8      | Killed Erica
 13090 | D:9      | Reached * piety under Makhleb
 14061 | D:9      | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
 14203 | D:9      | Reached ** piety under Makhleb
 14371 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 14390 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 14390 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Unarmed Combat
 14510 | D:10     | Noticed an unseen horror
 15510 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15583 | D:10     | Killed a skeletal warrior
 15583 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
 15583 | D:10     | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
 15583 | D:10     | Reached XP level 11. HP: 97/97 MP: 0/18
 15790 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15796 | D:10     | Noticed a skeletal warrior
 15961 | D:10     | Reached skill level 2 in Invocations
 16349 | D:10     | Killed an unseen horror
 16349 | D:10     | Reached skill level 3 in Invocations
 16459 | D:11     | Noticed Gastronok
 16459 | D:11     | Noticed a two-headed ogre
 16484 | D:11     | Reached *** piety under Makhleb
 16599 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16603 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16603 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Stealth
 16603 | D:11     | Reached skill level 4 in Invocations
 16757 | D:11     | Found Ujururuq's Antique Weapon Shop.
 16760 | D:11     | Bought a scorched whip for 217 gold pieces
 16760 | D:11     | Identified the +6 whip of Obsession {speed, rN+} (You
                  | bought it in a shop on level 11 of the Dungeon)
 16761 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16765 | D:11     | Noticed an unseen horror
 16767 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16777 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 16777 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Maces & Flails
 16777 | D:11     | Reached skill level 5 in Conjurations
 17000 | D:11     | Noticed a brown ugly thing
 17520 | D:11     | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 17580 | D:11     | Reached skill level 1 in Shields
 17681 | D:11     | Noticed Erolcha
 18727 | D:12     | Noticed a deep elf mage
 18732 | D:12     | Killed a deep elf mage
 18751 | D:12     | Noticed a centaur warrior
 18884 | D:10     | Reached **** piety under Makhleb
 19703 | D:8      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
 20424 | D:8      | Killed Harold
 20952 | D:9      | Killed Joseph
 21020 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 21219 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 21607 | Lair:1   | Noticed an oklob plant
 21857 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 12. HP: 104/105 MP: 2/17
 23278 | Lair:1   | Noticed Prince Ribbit
 23291 | Lair:1   | Killed Prince Ribbit
 24028 | Lair:2   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24061 | Lair:2   | Noticed hitsuchi's ghost (journeyman HOAK)
 24273 | Lair:2   | Found a runed translucent gate.
 24635 | Lair:3   | Noticed Urug
 24771 | Lair:3   | Killed Urug
 24982 | Lair:3   | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
 24989 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Maces & Flails
 25438 | Lair:3   | Noticed a catoblepas
 25446 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-459-g225fefd530 to
                  | 0.24-a0-462-ge24419a6ad
 25446 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-462-ge24419a6ad to
                  | 0.24-a0-463-g3510def36b
 25478 | Lair:3   | Killed a catoblepas
 25573 | Lair:3   | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-463-g3510def36b to
                  | 0.24-a0-464-g6b2be6b8c7
 26061 | Lair:4   | Noticed a seven-headed hydra
 26188 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
 26193 | Lair:4   | Noticed a six-headed hydra
 26216 | Lair:4   | Killed a six-headed hydra
 26324 | Lair:4   | Noticed a five-headed hydra
 26341 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 6 in Invocations
 26876 | Lair:4   | Reached skill level 7 in Invocations
 26876 | Lair:4   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 72/111 MP: 12/18
 27238 | Lair:4   | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
 27363 | Lair:4   | Got a jewelled great sword
 27364 | Lair:4   | Identified the cursed +0 great sword "Faozxurgh" {venom,
                  | Stlth+} (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 27918 | Lair:4   | Identified a scroll of acquirement
 28452 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 28661 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
 28959 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 8 in Invocations
 29532 | Lair:4   | Got a heavily runed ruby amulet
 29533 | Lair:4   | Identified the amulet of Guacuwic {Faith *Drain +Fly rC+++
                  | Int-5} (You found it on level 4 of the Lair of Beasts)
 29556 | Lair:6   | Entered Level 6 of the Lair of Beasts
 30287 | Lair:5   | Paralysed by a hornet for 1 turns
 30292 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 9 in Invocations
 31781 | Lair:6   | Reached ***** piety under Makhleb
 31793 | Lair:6   | Paralysed by a hornet for 3 turns
 32317 | Lair:6   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 32489 | Lair:6   | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 33303 | Lair:2   | Killed hitsuchi's ghost
 33613 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 34221 | Orc:1    | Noticed an orc warlord
 34352 | D:11     | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-464-g6b2be6b8c7 to
                  | 0.24-a0-471-g3302cd442e
 34429 | D:11     | Killed an orc warlord
 34429 | D:11     | Gained mutation: You resist negative energy. (rN+) [Deep
                  | Dwarf growth]
 34429 | D:11     | Reached XP level 14. HP: 120/120 MP: 14/18
 35617 | D:12     | Reached skill level 11 in Invocations
 36728 | D:13     | Found a gate to the Vaults.
 36728 | D:13     | Noticed an ironheart preserver
 36735 | D:13     | Reached ****** piety under Makhleb
 36846 | D:13     | Killed an ironheart preserver
 37882 | D:13     | Reached skill level 12 in Invocations
 38015 | D:14     | Noticed Snorg
 38041 | D:14     | Killed Snorg
 38671 | D:14     | Reached skill level 10 in Armour
 39243 | D:14     | Found a portal to a secret trove of treasure.
 39561 | D:15     | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
 39734 | D:15     | Reached skill level 13 in Invocations
 40164 | D:15     | Noticed Louise
 40166 | D:15     | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-471-g3302cd442e to
                  | 0.24-a0-497-g5a03d68f59
 40324 | Orc:2    | Entered Level 2 of the Orcish Mines
 40486 | Orc:2    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 40486 | Orc:2    | Found Kojieps's Armour Shoppe.
 40494 | Orc:2    | Upgraded the game from 0.24-a0-497-g5a03d68f59 to
                  | 0.24-a0-500-g46574c2197
 40922 | Orc:2    | Noticed Sonja
 41010 | Orc:2    | Cast into level 1 of the Abyss (Sonja)
 41010 | Abyss:1  | Found a corrupted altar of Lugonu.
 41171 | Abyss:2  | HP: 3/121 [large abomination (27)]
 41176 | Abyss:2  | Slain by a worldbinder

Levels and vault maps discovered:
D:1:      sevenhm_arrival_forest_fort_large_2, layout_basic, lemuel_flame_loot_1
D:2:      layout_loops_ring, lightli_temple_of_fire, first_ration,
          nicolae_ru_sacrificial_ziggurat, uniq_natasha
D:3:      layout_basic, portal_sewer_entry_f
D:4:      layout_loops_ring, lemuel_round_altar, nicolae_overflow_hidden_temple
D:5:      layout_gridville
D:6:      layout_basic
D:7:      layout_rooms, grunt_temple_overflow_growth_and_decay,
          overflow_temple_1_default, lemuel_mausoleum_altar_yredelemnul,
          minmay_temple_entry_enclosed_plants, minmay_misc_feat_x,
          nrook_mini_vaults, minmay_a_box_with_orc_wizards_in_it
D:8:      layout_gridville, makhleb_altar_promises_db,
          hangedman_little_slice_of_home, uniq_harold
D:9:      layout_roguey [special_room_orc], uniq_joseph, uniq_erica
D:10:     layout_roguey, enter_bailey_2
D:11:     layout_roguey, hiddenorc1_lemuel, serial_shops, kennysheep_mini_moat,
          st_stairs_7, uniq_erolcha, uniq_gastronok
D:12:     layout_irregular_city
D:13:     layout_basic, skrybe_vaults_entry_preservation, special_room
          [special_room_orc]
D:14:     layout_roguey, enter_trove_2, serial_park_avenue1,
          minmay_misc_feat_alley, uniq_snorg
D:15:     grunt_enter_depths_snipers, layout_grid_maze,
          minmay_tree_intersection, st_stairs_3, minmay_misc_feat_plants,
          uniq_louise
Temple:   nicolae_temple_hex_pool
Lair:1:   layout_cave_pods, grunt_megastairs_3, minmay_lair_oklob_chamber,
          uniq_prince_ribbit2
Lair:2:   layout_hall_layers, skrybe_swamp_entry_bodies, gammafunk_ghost_split,
          gauntlet_entry_generic, lemuel_fruit_tree
Lair:3:   layout_roguey, enter_volcano_2, roderic_batcave, lemuel_oklob_altar,
          uniq_urug
Lair:4:   layout_long_grid, guppyfry_snake_entry_island, minmay_lindwurm_lava,
          infiniplex_staircase_pool_2
Lair:5:   layout_loops_ring, lemuel_fruit_fields
Lair:6:   minmay_lair_end_enchanted_forest, layout_loops_ring,
          nicolae_slime_entry_slimehenge, kilobyte_rumbling_trees,
          grunt_megastairs_2
Orc:1:    layout_caves
Orc:2:    grunt_orc_community_town_hall, layout_diamond_mine,
          grunt_orc_community_big_house_1, grunt_orc_community_big_house_2,
          grunt_orc_community_house_2, grunt_orc_community_house_3,
          grunt_orc_community_house_3, grunt_orc_community_house_3,
          special_room, abandoned_shop, uniq_jorgrun, uniq_sonja
Abyss:2:  evilmike_abyss_exit_15, hangedman_abyss_stitches_cave

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 |
---------------+-------------------------------------------+-----
Earth Magic    |     5  6        7  9 11                   | 11.1
Conjurations   |        1  2  3  4              6          |  6.7
Fighting       |           1  2     3        6             |  6.8
Maces & Flails |                    1        4  7 11 12    | 12.0
Dodging        |                    3              4  8  9 |  9.9
Summonings     |                       3  4                |  4.0
Spellcasting   |                       3  5                |  5.6
Transmutations |                          5                |  5.0
Armour         |                             3     4  8 10 | 10.0
Unarmed Combat |                             2             |  2.5
Stealth        |                             3  5          |  5.0
Invocations    |                             1  4  7 10 13 | 13.0
Evocations     |                             1  4          |  4.2
Shields        |                                4          |  4.0

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Hand axe          |    13 |       |       |       |       ||    13
       Spear             |     3 |    12 |       |       |       ||    15
       Dagger            |       |    10 |       |       |       ||    10
       Flail             |       |     4 |       |    14 |       ||    18
       Staff             |       |       |    10 |    12 |       ||    22
       Whip              |       |       |       |   388 |  1872 ||  2260
       Punch             |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
Throw: Stone             |    24 |    27 |    30 |    14 |     4 ||    99
       Boomerang         |       |    21 |    34 |    19 |   107 ||   181
       Javelin           |       |       |       |    43 |     7 ||    50
 Cast: Sandblast         |    23 |   108 |    68 |    24 |       ||   223
       Stone Arrow       |       |     3 |   137 |   342 |   244 ||   726
       Lee's Rapid Decon |       |       |    10 |    20 |    16 ||    46
       Petrify           |       |       |     4 |     2 |     6 ||    12
Invok: Minor Destruction |       |       |       |     3 |     2 ||     5
       Lesser Servant of |       |       |       |     8 |    14 ||    22
       Major Destruction |       |       |       |       |     1 ||     1
 Abil: Heal Wounds       |     1 |       |     5 |    14 |     3 ||    23
Evoke: Wand              |       |       |       |    29 |       ||    29
  Use: Scroll            |     4 |     5 |    10 |     9 |    15 ||    43
       Potion            |       |     1 |     3 |     5 |    18 ||    27
 Stab: Sleeping          |     2 |       |       |       |     3 ||     5
       Petrified         |       |       |     3 |       |       ||     3
       Paralysed         |       |       |       |    11 |       ||    11
       Distracted        |       |       |       |       |     3 ||     3
       Petrifying        |       |       |       |       |     2 ||     2
  Eat: Chunk             |     2 |    11 |    18 |    32 |    45 ||   108
       Ration            |       |       |     7 |    11 |     6 ||    24
Armor: Robe              |     2 |     4 |       |       |       ||     6
       Leather armour    |       |     5 |    15 |   110 |       ||   130
       Steam dragon scal |       |       |       |    52 |   335 ||   387
Dodge: Dodged            |    11 |    38 |    35 |   327 |   598 ||  1009
Block: Buckler           |       |       |       |    54 |   199 ||   253

Table legend:
 A = Non-vault XP
 B = Vault XP
 C = Vault XP percentage of total XP
 D = Non-vault monster count
 E = Vault monster count
 F = Vault count percentage of total count

                 A         B        C        D         E        F   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
      Total |   69273 |   28013 |  28.8 |     504 |     222 |  30.6
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------
        D:1 |      24 |       0 |   0.0 |      13 |       0 |   0.0
        D:2 |     166 |      36 |  17.8 |      24 |       1 |   4.0
        D:3 |     204 |      14 |   6.4 |      37 |       5 |  11.9
        D:4 |     326 |       0 |   0.0 |      10 |       0 |   0.0
        D:5 |     136 |       0 |   0.0 |       6 |       0 |   0.0
        D:6 |    1151 |       0 |   0.0 |      25 |       0 |   0.0
        D:7 |     683 |    1216 |  64.0 |      26 |      16 |  38.1
        D:8 |    1071 |    1955 |  64.6 |      32 |      16 |  33.3
        D:9 |    1387 |     486 |  25.9 |      27 |      20 |  42.6
       D:10 |    4944 |       0 |   0.0 |      39 |       0 |   0.0
       D:11 |    8659 |     372 |   4.1 |      39 |      18 |  31.6
       D:12 |    5240 |       0 |   0.0 |      23 |       0 |   0.0
       D:13 |   10634 |    3588 |  25.2 |      44 |      27 |  38.0
       D:14 |    5643 |    1018 |  15.3 |      26 |       1 |   3.7
       D:15 |    2748 |       0 |   0.0 |       6 |       0 |   0.0
     Lair:1 |    4677 |    1770 |  27.5 |      23 |       7 |  23.3
     Lair:2 |     800 |    1624 |  67.0 |       6 |       3 |  33.3
     Lair:3 |    5872 |    1351 |  18.7 |      25 |      10 |  28.6
     Lair:4 |    6554 |    2846 |  30.3 |      21 |       7 |  25.0
     Lair:5 |    3619 |     276 |   7.1 |      11 |       1 |   8.3
     Lair:6 |    1535 |   10778 |  87.5 |       7 |      67 |  90.5
      Orc:1 |    1719 |       0 |   0.0 |      24 |       0 |   0.0
      Orc:2 |    1090 |     574 |  34.5 |       7 |      17 |  70.8
    Abyss:1 |      11 |       0 |   0.0 |       1 |       0 |   0.0
    Abyss:2 |     380 |       0 |   0.0 |       2 |       0 |   0.0
      Sewer |       0 |     109 | 100.0 |       0 |       6 | 100.0
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------

Ziggurat Zagger

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Joined: Tuesday, 30th October 2012, 19:06

Post Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 15:47

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

So one thing I notice in particular in the earlier capture is that you're at low HP, full MP and in melee with something.

One of the advantages of *having* spells on a DD is to take things out at range, so they don't do small chunks damage to you and whittle down your HP bar.

A DD^Mak with a decent ranged attack should stay near the top of their health bar most of the time, only dipping down when they encounter dangerous things, and encounters with less difficult creatures should actually be a net gain HP wise, particularly if you are careful to lure them back.

As Bel said, LRD is very powerful (and can hit something at max rage) just be careful when using it about *where* you use it, it makes a lot of noise and is a large chunk of your 19 max MP, and the last thing a DDEE needs is to draw in a horde of things when low on MP, so when you're going to use LRD, make sure to lure things away from unexplored areas (Always good advice, doubly so for this situation).

With Sonja, actually the best response for a EE is probably to petrify her. Her MR isn't particularly high, and you don't want to get attacked with either sort of dagger she could be carrying, or with curare darts. It's actually very MP and XP efficient to pick up a couple levels of short blades (say 4) with 4-6 levels of stealth on an EE and carry a dagger around, if you petrify something, you can just poke it with a dagger a few times and it dies with just the petrify MP spent. (If Sonja gets close and I fail petrify, I'd probably just TP away before getting into melee) Alternately petrify+walk away works pretty well (LRD on petrified targets is ok too, but loud and costs a lot of MP, and being out of MP against a not-dead, unpetrified sonja while slowed, serioiusly poisoned, and having anything that was nearby heading for me doesn't sound appealing, so I would want to be *sure* she was going to die,and that there was no backup coming.)

Speaking of XP allocation, the two M&F weapons you had on you weren't worth the 12 levels of M&F invested, a +6 whip of speed will attack pretty fast, but whips are a terrible base class beyond the early game, and weapons of speed actually are very good to use with 0 or very minimal XP spent, you had a +0 holy flail too, which is also fine for untrained attacks on not-dangerous susceptible things, but isn't worth switching XP from earth-based conjurations for. In short, at some point you switched from mostly using EE spells to kill general "stuff", to mostly using that whip, and that wasn't worth spending a bunch of XP on, particularly since as a DD you want to avoid melee combat where possible, unless it's something that literally can't do damage to you. It also looks like *before* you switched, you'd used almost *no* melee attacks and used sandblast almost exclusively. I'm betting you ran yourself out of stones for sandblast.

Making easy/trivial combats easier is not worth a bunch of XP, and the 12 levels of M&F didn't do anything against stuff that was an actual threat. Anything that was a real danger to you, you wanted to take out as quickly as possible at range. (Note that the *fighting* was a decent investment, as more max HP is always valuable, and that alone is typically enough to take care of trivial threats with a melee weapon) Investing a small amount of XP in a melee is fine, but having it as your highest skill, particularly when you were walking around in light armour as a DD, is just going to make things harder for you.x

So a good way to handle DDEE against your "normal threat level" (that is to say, not scary/threatening and no ranged attack but will do some damage if you just beat on them in melee) critters is: first lure them back away from unexplored areas a bit, start with thrown/missile attacks at LOS (poison darts work well for this purpose), then stone arrow at it's max range, then move to sandblast until they're in melee range, and then whack them with a untrained melee weapon to finish if they're still alive, this doesn't *overuse* your stones, takes good advantage of range (to lower incidental damage taken) and doesn't cost you any additional XP. Orc is a great place to still have stones for sandblast, I typically like to keep using it against low level stuff until after my second rune with my EE (by which point I have enough MP that I don't care about the 2 extra MP spent on stone arrow).

Also you mentioned earlier that switching from Steam dragon armour would mean "no spells". With 16 strength you can pretty comfortably handle body armours up to about ER7-9, and can actually cast top-level EE spells in plate eventually (although it requires a pretty fair amount` of overtraining, ideally you'd stick a few more points of strength on there for casting in plate) But obviously Plate and steam dragon armour aren't the only possible choices. Swamp dragon armour would probably be ideal for better AC with no drawbacks, but even scale/ring mail, if there was a particularly nice one lying around might be an upgrade, and with a fairly reasonable investment of XP (or a ring of wizardry) you could easily use fire/ice dragon armour and keep good fail rates (presuming you weren't handicapped by the negative resistance), of course if nothing nice had dropped body armour wise, then it's quite possible that the steam dragon armour was your best choice, by the time orc:2 rolls around, +0 steam dragon armour is a pretty solid choice, it wouldn't surprise me at all if nothing better had generated yet (I'm frequently still in robes at that point).
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delarado

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Post Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 16:10

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

Thanks for the great advice. I didn't even think of short blade stabs - I just saw 50% Extra AC petrified and so assumed it was just a "Don't hit anything thats petrified" spell.

I actually thought the point of DDEE was to kill things with weapons and tankiness, with some support magic - rather than the other way around. In this game I was wary of over-training earth magic as I just didn't find many useful earth spells, but I'll bear in mind the weapon investment thing in my next game and focus more on spells.

I actually didn't run out of stones at any point, but I did come close. Before finding Makhleb I had a really tough time of things, so tried to never let anything get close and even used sandblast for things next to me

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Post Wednesday, 17th July 2019, 16:43

Re: CIP:DDEE Makhleb

delarado wrote:Thanks for the great advice. I didn't even think of short blade stabs - I just saw 50% Extra AC petrified and so assumed it was just a "Don't hit anything thats petrified" spell.

I actually thought the point of DDEE was to kill things with weapons and tankiness, with some support magic - rather than the other way around. In this game I was wary of over-training earth magic as I just didn't find many useful earth spells, but I'll bear in mind the weapon investment thing in my next game and focus more on spells.

I actually didn't run out of stones at any point, but I did come close. Before finding Makhleb I had a really tough time of things, so tried to never let anything get close and even used sandblast for things next to me

Petrify stabs are the same type of stab as a sleeping or paralysis stab, half damage means you might have to stab them three or four times, instead of only once or twice like paralysis, but since they don't wake up like they do from sleep, that's perfectly fine, you can just stab away.

Note that things are also stabbable while they are still in the process of petrifying (before they're fully still) but those are weaker stabs (like invis/confusion) and are not guaranteed (just like confusion there's a random chance of getting a stab in), but it's worthwhile to know.

Also things that are petrified or petrifying can be used as a target for LRD, so if you want to hit a group, and they aren't close to a wall you can use petrify on somebody, then LRD him to hit is buddies. I find that to be an expensive way to do damage, but it's occasionally warranted tactically.

It's fine to use spells as support for melee, but typically "support level" for spells (for the early/mid game) means "get level 3ish spells online, and have a selection of spells that compliments whatever my primary method of doing damage is" Typically you'd also be using heavier armour than steam dragon (the main advantage of non-spells for primary damage types is that heavier body armour doesn't make them harder to use), and honestly DD would prefer to do damage at range over melee in any case. The problem wasn't really that you chose melee over spells, it's that you were heavily invested into both. (And that EE start with pretty good attack spells, and that melee-wise the weapon was only ok)

The EE starting book (And earth magic, generally) really doesn't have a particularly fantastic selection of support spells, petrify is not bad, but the conjurations are short range, making them not super awesome at low power for softening things up (compared to longer range spells or ranged weapons) there's just not a lot of options in earth magic at low level. Higher level spells are also valid for support but that's much later in the game, and even there earth's not great, BVC is pretty good, but it's dual-schooled, and there's a lot more support options in necromancy than earth, similarly statue form is pretty good support for melee, but that's level 6 and starts to get you into the not-insignificant XP spent even by endgame to get it online (particularly if you're not spending the XP on defense or doing damage) As such earth magic tends to be a little more greedy with XP, if you're going to spend XP on earth magic, and you want to get good returns on your investment, you might as well be doing damage with it.

Note that the converse of "support level spells" is "use spells to attack stuff, and use a mostly-untrained weapon for mop up and non-dangerous creature killing" both of which are perfectly valid ways to go with most starts.
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