[YAVP] KoAs^Usk


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Snake Sneak

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Joined: Sunday, 21st October 2012, 02:11

Post Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 18:02

[YAVP] KoAs^Usk

My goals with this character were: I wanted to win with a high evasion, low GDR character, I wanted to win high evasion, low GDR with Uskayaw, and I wanted to win short blades without Trog and without branching into summoning. This was an experiment as much as a goal; I've largely ascended heavy armour tabdudes, and only ever two blaster casters and recently some stabber summoners. (I recently ascended a HaAs with the same idea, but through a bizarre confluence of artifacts had 43 Str and Crystal Plate Armour.)

  Code:
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.23-a0-50-g799c399c38 (webtiles) character file.

1544334 sharknado the Intangible (level 27, 191/199 HPs)
             Began as a Kobold Assassin on Aug 6, 2018.
             Was a Follower of Uskayaw.
             Escaped with the Orb
             ... and 3 runes on Aug 7, 2018!
             
             The game lasted 04:47:02 (91423 turns).

sharknado the Intangible (Kobold Assassin)         Turns: 91423, Time: 04:47:02

Health: 191/199    AC: 20    Str: 19    XL:     27
Magic:  40/40      EV: 39    Int: 14    God:    Uskayaw [*.....]
Gold:   2281       SH: 14    Dex: 22    Spells: 26/26 levels left

rFire    + + +     SeeInvis +   a - +8 rapier of the Sea {venom, rF+++ rC++ Str-2 Stlth-}
rCold    + + .     Gourm    .   T - +3 buckler {reflect}
rNeg     + + .     Faith    .   d - +4 steam dragon scales of the Maze {rElec rCorr SInv}
rPois    +         Spirit   .   v - +0 helmet of Sloth {rPois Dex+4}
rElec    +         Reflect  +   D - scarf {cloud immunity}
rCorr    +         Harm     .   y - +2 pair of gloves {Str+3}
MR       +++++     Clarity  +   N - +2 pair of boots {run}
Stlth    +++.......             s - amulet of the Four Winds {rN+ MR+++ Clar}
HPRegen  0.43/turn              p - +5 ring of slaying
MPRegen  0.27/turn              F - ring of positive energy

@: quick
A: small, large bone plates 1, molten scales 1, carnivore, magic resistance 1,
MP-powered wands
0: Orb of Zot
}: 3/15 runes: decaying, serpentine, silver
a: Stomp, Renounce Religion


You escaped.
You worshipped Uskayaw.
Uskayaw was exalted by your worship.
You were not hungry.

You visited 9 branches of the dungeon, and saw 49 of its levels.
You visited 2 bazaars.
You visited 1 ziggurat, and saw 11 of its levels.
You also visited: Bailey, Ice Cave and Desolation.

You collected 8164 gold pieces.
You spent 5883 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 a - the +8 rapier of the Sea (weapon) {venom, rF+++ rC++ Str-2 Stlth-}
   (You found it on level 7 of a ziggurat)   
   
   It poisons the flesh of those it strikes.
   
   It affects your strength (-2).
   It renders you almost immune to fire.
   It greatly protects you from cold.
   It makes you less stealthy.
Armour
 d - the +4 steam dragon scales of the Maze (worn) {rElec rCorr SInv}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 1 of the Vaults)   
   
   It insulates you from electricity.
   It lets you see invisible.
   It provides partial protection from all sources of acid and corrosion.
 v - the +0 helmet of Sloth (worn) {rPois Dex+4}
   (You acquired it on level 7 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your dexterity (+4).
   It protects you from poison.
 y - a +2 pair of gloves of strength (worn)
 D - a scarf of cloud immunity (worn)
 N - a +2 pair of boots of running (worn)
 T - a +3 buckler of reflection (worn)
Jewellery
 p - a +5 ring of slaying (left hand)
 s - the amulet of the Four Winds (around neck) {rN+ MR+++ Clar}
   (You took it off an orc warrior in a bailey)   
   
   [amulet of nothing]
   
   It protects you from negative energy.
   It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
   It protects you against confusion.
 F - a ring of positive energy (right hand)
Wands
 o - a wand of digging (59)
Scrolls
 h - 16 scrolls of fear
 z - 10 scrolls of blinking
 P - 12 scrolls of fog
 Q - 19 scrolls of teleportation
Potions
 c - 2 potions of resistance
 i - 9 potions of mutation
 j - a potion of heal wounds
 k - 10 potions of lignification
 n - 29 potions of curing
 x - 9 potions of haste
Miscellaneous
 l - a fan of gales
 m - 2 phantom mirrors
 q - 3 sacks of spiders
 J - 6 boxes of beasts
Comestibles
 g - 71 rations


   Skills:
 O Level 27 Fighting
 - Level 20.0 Short Blades
 - Level 3.0 Throwing
 - Level 6.0 Armour
 O Level 27 Dodging
 + Level 26.0 Stealth
 - Level 6.0 Shields
 O Level 27 Invocations


You had 26 spell levels left.
You didn't know any spells.

Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15)            Temple (0/1) D:4            Lair (6/6) D:9
  Swamp (4/4) Lair:3        Snake (4/4) Lair:3        Slime (0/5) Lair:6
    Orc (2/2) D:9             Elf (3/3) Orc:2        Vaults (5/5) D:14
  Crypt (0/3) Vaults:3     Depths (5/5) D:15            Zot (5/5) Depths:5

Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You are small and have problems with some larger weapons.
You are carnivorous and can eat meat at any time.
You are partially covered in large bone plates. (SH +4)
You are partially covered in molten scales. (AC +2)
You are resistant to hostile enchantments. (MR+)
You expend magic power (3 MP) to strengthen your wands.


Message History

You feel less resistant to hostile enchantments.
Molten scales grow over part of your body.
Drop what? 42/52 slots (_ for help) (? for menu, Esc to quit)
You drop a scroll of summoning.
You drop 3 scrolls of amnesia.
You drop a potion of berserk rage.
You drop a potion of might.
You drop 8 scrolls of enchant armour.
You drop the ring of Qoprerub {rF+ Str+2 Dex+3}.
You drop a potion of ambrosia.
You drop 11 scrolls of identify.
You drop 22 scrolls of remove curse.
You drop 3 potions of agility.
You drop 5 scrolls of silence.
You drop a wand of acid (33).
You drop a potion of cancellation.
You drop a wand of clouds (12).
You drop 2 scrolls of holy word.
You drop 2 potions of invisibility.
You have escaped!

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There were no monsters in sight!

Grand Total: 2407 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | sharknado the Kobold Assassin began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 12/12 MP: 1/1
    75 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 18/18 MP: 2/2
   458 | D:1      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 21/23 MP: 3/3
  1203 | D:2      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 29/29 MP: 4/4
  1217 | D:2      | Noticed Sigmund
  1250 | D:2      | Killed Sigmund
  1250 | D:2      | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
  1250 | D:2      | Reached XP level 5. HP: 28/35 MP: 5/5
  1250 | D:2      | Reached XP level 6. HP: 32/40 MP: 6/6
  1354 | D:2      | Reached skill level 5 in Short Blades
  1455 | D:2      | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
  2966 | D:4      | Noticed a phantom
  3052 | D:4      | Got a clouded sapphire amulet
  3231 | D:3      | Identified the amulet "Hoecim" {RegenMP rC+ Int+4} (You found it on level 4 of the Dungeon)
  3254 | D:4      | Found an ornate altar of the Wu Jian Council.
  3254 | D:4      | Found a hide-covered altar of Uskayaw.
  3259 | D:4      | Became a worshipper of Uskayaw the Reveler
  3273 | D:4      | Reached * piety under Uskayaw
  3277 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 46/46 MP: 7/7
  3277 | D:4      | Reached ** piety under Uskayaw
  3427 | D:4      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  3573 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  3573 | D:5      | Found Atuvesarph's Weapon Boutique.
  3627 | D:5      | Found Zafim's Distillery.
  3645 | D:5      | Bought a potion of lignification for 42 gold pieces
  3645 | D:5      | Bought a potion of flight for 42 gold pieces
  3645 | D:5      | Bought a potion of degeneration for 14 gold pieces
  3645 | D:5      | Bought a potion of invisibility for 112 gold pieces
  3659 | D:5      | Found Uxe Rownit's Antique Armour Shoppe.
  3737 | D:5      | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
  3745 | D:5      | Got a polished leather armour
  3756 | D:5      | Identified the +0 leather armour of the Snail {+Blink rElec rF+++ Str-5} (You found it on level 5 of the Dungeon)
  3881 | D:5      | Reached *** piety under Uskayaw
  3887 | D:5      | Found Coyx's Weapon Shoppe.
  3959 | D:5      | Noticed Edmund
  3989 | D:5      | Killed Edmund
  4163 | D:5      | Found Fuzim's General Store.
  4402 | D:6      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 34/52 MP: 9/9
  4622 | D:6      | Reached **** piety under Uskayaw
  4902 | D:6      | Found an iron altar of Okawaru.
  4902 | D:6      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
  5481 | D:6      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 53/59 MP: 11/11
  5612 | D:6      | Found Viteil's Magic Scroll Shoppe.
  5619 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of random uselessness for 13 gold pieces
  5619 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of noise for 13 gold pieces
  5621 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of identify for 26 gold pieces
  5621 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of identify for 26 gold pieces
  6002 | D:7      | Found Firarrixy's Magic Scroll Shoppe.
  6010 | D:7      | Noticed Joseph
  6041 | D:7      | Killed Joseph
  6041 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
  6330 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of identify for 22 gold pieces
  6716 | D:7      | Noticed a hippogriff
  6883 | D:7      | Found a runed door.
  7080 | D:7      | Killed a hippogriff
  7176 | D:7      | Noticed Crazy Yiuf
  7184 | D:7      | Killed Crazy Yiuf
  7184 | D:7      | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
  7309 | D:8      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 68/68 MP: 13/13
  7371 | D:8      | Noticed Psyche
  7393 | D:8      | Killed Psyche
  7393 | D:8      | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
  7654 | D:8      | Noticed a two-headed ogre
  7683 | D:8      | Killed a two-headed ogre
  7855 | D:8      | Noticed Harold
  8795 | D:8      | Noticed Maurice
  8811 | D:8      | Killed Maurice
  8811 | D:8      | Reached XP level 11. HP: 72/74 MP: 14/16
  9588 | D:8      | Killed Harold
  9588 | D:8      | Reached skill level 10 in Short Blades
  9706 | D:8      | Reached ***** piety under Uskayaw
  9933 | D:8      | Noticed a three-headed hydra
  9965 | D:8      | Killed a three-headed hydra
 10241 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 10261 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 11801 | D:9      | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
 12154 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
 12245 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
 12301 | D:9      | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
 12830 | D:10     | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
 12912 | D:10     | Found Axirgh's Weapon Shop.
 13139 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of identify for 22 gold pieces
 13185 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of identify for 26 gold pieces
 13185 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of identify for 26 gold pieces
 13185 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of identify for 26 gold pieces
 13185 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 39 gold pieces
 13185 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 39 gold pieces
 13185 | D:6      | Bought a scroll of fear for 45 gold pieces
 14063 | D:10     | Reached XP level 12. HP: 66/82 MP: 14/18
 14754 | D:11     | Killed an unseen horror
 15257 | D:11     | Found a hide-covered altar of Uskayaw.
 15294 | D:11     | Found a runed door.
 15295 | D:11     | Noticed HaliRyan's ghost (journeyman DsWz)
 15437 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
 15933 | Lair:1   | Noticed a seven-headed hydra
 15947 | Lair:1   | Killed a seven-headed hydra
 16293 | Lair:2   | Reached skill level 10 in Dodging
 16788 | Lair:2   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 77/89 MP: 19/19
 16861 | Lair:2   | Noticed a dire elephant
 16884 | Lair:2   | Killed a dire elephant
 17137 | Lair:2   | Noticed Prince Ribbit
 17168 | Lair:2   | Killed Prince Ribbit
 17579 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Stealth
 17859 | Lair:3   | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
 17953 | Lair:3   | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
 18021 | Lair:3   | Found a staircase to the Swamp.
 18635 | Lair:4   | You fall through a shaft!
 19011 | Lair:5   | Noticed a catoblepas
 19133 | Lair:5   | Reached skill level 15 in Fighting
 19164 | Lair:5   | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
 19175 | Lair:5   | Killed an eight-headed hydra
 19267 | Lair:4   | Noticed a seven-headed hydra
 19272 | Lair:4   | Killed a seven-headed hydra
 19272 | Lair:4   | Reached XP level 14. HP: 87/98 MP: 21/21
 20484 | Lair:5   | Reached ****** piety under Uskayaw
 20769 | Lair:6   | Entered Level 6 of the Lair of Beasts
 21682 | Lair:6   | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
 21748 | Lair:6   | Identified the Almanac of the Curious Stars
 22512 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of acquirement for 572 gold pieces
 22513 | D:7      | Got a fine helmet
 22524 | D:7      | Identified the +0 helmet of Sloth {rPois Dex+4} (You acquired it on level 7 of the Dungeon)
 22527 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of silence for 82 gold pieces
 22527 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 33 gold pieces
 22527 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of fog for 22 gold pieces
 22527 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 33 gold pieces
 23255 | D:12     | Found Fifuuc's Food Emporium.
 23754 | D:13     | Found a flagged portal.
 23791 | Bailey   | Entered a bailey
 24161 | Bailey   | Reached XP level 15. HP: 83/105 MP: 23/23
 24793 | D:13     | Found Pocets's Food Boutique.
 25483 | D:14     | Noticed a ghoul
 25799 | D:14     | Noticed a ghoul
 25825 | D:13     | Killed a ghoul
 26819 | D:14     | Noticed Snorg
 26862 | D:14     | Found a gate to the Vaults.
 27363 | D:13     | Reached skill level 15 in Dodging
 27519 | D:14     | Killed a ghoul
 27521 | D:14     | Noticed Kirke
 27681 | D:14     | Killed Kirke
 28065 | D:14     | Killed Snorg
 28420 | D:15     | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
 28560 | D:15     | Noticed a fire giant
 28689 | D:15     | Gained mutation: Armour fits poorly on your strangely shaped body. [a shining eye]
 28725 | D:14     | Lost mutation: Armour fits poorly on your strangely shaped body. [potion of mutation]
 28725 | D:14     | Gained mutation: You have a somewhat thin skeletal structure. (Dex +2, Stealth) [potion of mutation]
 28725 | D:14     | Gained mutation: You are partially covered in large bone plates. (SH +4) [potion of mutation]
 28725 | D:14     | Gained mutation: You are somewhat resistant to further mutation. [potion of mutation]
 28919 | D:15     | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
 29240 | D:15     | Found Gobluq's Food Boutique.
 29260 | D:15     | Found a staircase to the Depths.
 29977 | D:15     | Killed a fire giant
 29977 | D:15     | Reached XP level 16. HP: 113/113 MP: 25/25
 30293 | Orc:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
 30912 | Orc:2    | Entered Level 2 of the Orcish Mines
 30993 | Orc:2    | Found Kisi's Magic Scroll Boutique.
 31009 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of brand weapon for 320 gold pieces
 31012 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of identify for 32 gold pieces
 31012 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of identify for 32 gold pieces
 31081 | Orc:2    | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
 31258 | Orc:1    | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
 31707 | Orc:1    | Found Ycoicex's Jewellery Emporium.
 32233 | Orc:2    | Noticed Erolcha
 32396 | Orc:2    | Killed Erolcha
 32670 | Orc:2    | Noticed Saint Roka
 33259 | Orc:2    | Killed Saint Roka
 34845 | Orc:2    | Found Capau's Magic Scroll Shoppe.
 34848 | Orc:2    | Found Koobuol's Weapon Shoppe.
 34849 | Orc:2    | Found Arhod's Food Shoppe.
 34850 | Orc:2    | Found Jona's Book Emporium.
 34857 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of identify for 28 gold pieces
 34857 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of identify for 28 gold pieces
 34857 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of identify for 28 gold pieces
 34857 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of fear for 49 gold pieces
 34857 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 42 gold pieces
 34857 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 42 gold pieces
 34857 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of enchant weapon for 105 gold pieces
 34950 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of enchant armour for 120 gold pieces
 34950 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of enchant weapon for 120 gold pieces
 34950 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of blinking for 120 gold pieces
 34950 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of fog for 32 gold pieces
 34950 | Orc:2    | Bought a scroll of enchant weapon for 120 gold pieces
 35062 | D:7      | Bought a scroll of enchant weapon for 82 gold pieces
 35526 | Swamp:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Swamp
 35577 | Swamp:1  | Found a frozen archway.
 35594 | IceCv    | Entered an ice cave
 35710 | IceCv    | Reached skill level 1 in Shields
 36040 | IceCv    | Noticed an Ice Fiend
 36118 | IceCv    | Noticed an Ice Fiend
 36200 | IceCv    | Killed an Ice Fiend
 37140 | IceCv    | Killed an Ice Fiend
 37140 | IceCv    | Reached skill level 15 in Stealth
 38099 | Swamp:1  | Reached XP level 17. HP: 115/119 MP: 26/26
 39717 | Swamp:3  | Noticed a thorn hunter
 39728 | Swamp:3  | Killed a thorn hunter
 39996 | Swamp:3  | Reached skill level 5 in Shields
 40281 | Swamp:4  | Entered Level 4 of the Swamp
 40515 | Swamp:4  | Noticed Louise
 40536 | Swamp:4  | Killed Louise
 40911 | Swamp:4  | Noticed a thorn hunter
 40926 | Swamp:4  | Killed a thorn hunter
 41088 | Swamp:4  | Reached XP level 18. HP: 126/127 MP: 28/28
 41215 | Swamp:4  | Found a runed gate.
 41216 | Swamp:4  | Found a runed gate.
 41217 | Swamp:4  | Found a runed gate.
 41221 | Swamp:4  | Noticed supernewton's ghost (adept DrTm)
 41421 | Swamp:4  | Got a decaying rune of Zot
 41546 | Swamp:4  | Killed supernewton's ghost
 41729 | Snake:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Snake Pit
 41946 | Snake:1  | Found a flickering gateway to a bazaar.
 41958 | Bazaar   | Entered a bazaar
 41958 | Bazaar   | Found Conur's Book Shoppe.
 41958 | Bazaar   | Found Noustryh's Gadget Shoppe.
 41958 | Bazaar   | Found Feint's Weapon Emporium.
 41958 | Bazaar   | Found Otzugad's Jewellery Shoppe.
 41974 | Bazaar   | Bought an uncursed ring of protection from fire for 175 gold pieces
 41974 | Bazaar   | Bought an uncursed ring of see invisible for 105 gold pieces
 41974 | Bazaar   | Bought an uncursed ring of positive energy for 140 gold pieces
 43170 | Snake:2  | Found a runed gate.
 43171 | Snake:2  | Found a runed gate.
 43171 | Snake:2  | Found a runed gate.
 43176 | Snake:2  | Reached skill level 15 in Invocations
 43453 | Snake:2  | Noticed japicx's ghost (adept TrMo)
 43453 | Snake:2  | Noticed pureman's ghost (journeyman DDFi)
 43454 | Snake:2  | Noticed Juklirej's ghost (journeyman MiFi)
 43900 | D:11     | Killed HaliRyan's ghost
 44834 | Snake:4  | Entered Level 4 of the Snake Pit
 44977 | Snake:3  | Identified a +0 pair of boots of running (You found it on level 3 of the Snake Pit)
 45475 | Snake:4  | Reached XP level 19. HP: 134/134 MP: 30/30
 47062 | Snake:4  | Got a serpentine rune of Zot
 47398 | Vaults:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Vaults
 47417 | Vaults:1 | Got a spiked shield
 47436 | Vaults:1 | Identified the cursed +0 shield "Qimnagiu" {Str+3 Slay+2} (You found it on level 1 of the Vaults)
 47611 | Vaults:1 | Reached XP level 20. HP: 140/142 MP: 32/32
 48312 | Vaults:1 | Got a faintly glowing hand crossbow
 48313 | Vaults:1 | Identified the +3 hand crossbow of Immorality {venom, Int+5} (You found it on level 1 of the Vaults)
 48380 | Vaults:1 | Found Caavu's Antique Armour Shop.
 48837 | Vaults:2 | Found a runed door.
 48840 | Vaults:2 | Noticed Osiur's ghost (adept DDFi)
 49277 | Vaults:2 | Found a flickering gateway to a bazaar.
 49301 | Bazaar   | Entered a bazaar
 49305 | Bazaar   | Found Vopaihynk's Distillery.
 49324 | Bazaar   | Found Cizoji Varee's Antique Armour Emporium.
 49341 | Bazaar   | Found Pymmev's General Store.
 49358 | Bazaar   | Found Xagufof's Antique Weapon Shoppe.
 49380 | Bazaar   | Bought a runed rapier for 105 gold pieces
 49395 | Bazaar   | Bought a scroll of fear for 38 gold pieces
 49395 | Bazaar   | Bought the +5 rapier "Baul" {holy, *Slow rPois Dex+3 SInv} for 531 gold pieces
 49411 | Bazaar   | Bought a pair of runed gloves for 105 gold pieces
 49421 | Bazaar   | Bought a pair of glowing gloves for 105 gold pieces
 49451 | Bazaar   | Bought a runed helmet for 105 gold pieces
 49508 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of invisibility for 104 gold pieces
 49508 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of curing for 39 gold pieces
 49508 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of might for 52 gold pieces
 49508 | Bazaar   | Bought a potion of curing for 39 gold pieces
 50469 | Vaults:3 | Reached XP level 21. HP: 148/148 MP: 33/33
 51092 | Vaults:3 | Found a staircase to the Crypt.
 51092 | Vaults:3 | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
 51093 | Vaults:3 | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
 51783 | Vaults:4 | Noticed Margery
 51801 | Vaults:4 | Killed Margery
 52447 | Vaults:4 | Reached XP level 22. HP: 153/156 MP: 35/35
 53262 | Elf:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Elven Halls
 53336 | Elf:1    | Found Siemamuv's Book Emporium.
 53751 | Elf:1    | Found a ruined gateway.
 53770 | Desolati | Entered the Desolation of Salt
 53891 | Desolati | Identified the Reference Book on Dark Rituals and Confrontation
 53895 | Desolati | Got a scorched crystal plate armour
 53898 | Desolati | Got a scintillating platinum ring
 53899 | Desolati | Identified Goalig's Grimoire of Black Secrets
 53907 | Desolati | Got a steaming copper ring
 53909 | Desolati | Identified the ring of Perhoc {*Contam rPois MR++ Int+3} (You found it in the Desolation of Salt)
 53910 | Desolati | Identified the ring "Xafrip" {rCorr rPois rF+ MR-} (You found it in the Desolation of Salt)
 54583 | Desolati | Found the +9 staff of Wucad Mu {channel}
 54664 | Desolati | Got a heavy robe
 54997 | Desolati | Got a brightly glowing platinum ring
 55042 | Elf:1    | Identified the ring "Ryicly" {*Corrode +Blink MR+ Int+3 SInv} (You found it in the Desolation of Salt)
 55044 | Elf:1    | Identified the +10 crystal plate armour of Recklessness {MP+9} (You found it in the Desolation of Salt)
 55055 | Elf:1    | Identified the cursed +0 robe of Death's Door {+Blink rF+ Dex+3} (You found it in the Desolation of Salt)
 55649 | Elf:2    | Reached XP level 23. HP: 164/164 MP: 36/36
 55749 | Elf:2    | Found a runed gate.
 55749 | Elf:2    | Found a runed gate.
 55749 | Elf:2    | Found a runed gate.
 56075 | Elf:3    | Entered Level 3 of the Elven Halls
 56172 | Elf:3    | Found Lifer's Armour Shop.
 57339 | Elf:3    | Got a fine iron amulet
 57442 | Elf:3    | Found the amulet of the Air {Inacc +Fly rElec EV+5 RMsl}
 57490 | Elf:3    | Identified Asivehan's Guide on Companions and Air
 57528 | Elf:3    | Identified Laenlidd's Catalogue of the Volcano
 57532 | Elf:3    | Identified Camimosa's Volume of Hurtful Flight
 57576 | Elf:3    | Identified Zeuros's Guide on the Voyage
 57627 | Elf:3    | Identified the amulet of Jauttoness {Spirit rN+ Str-4 Int+3} (You took it off a deep elf elementalist on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
 57914 | Depths:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Depths
 58322 | Depths:1 | Found a gateway to Hell.
 58788 | Depths:1 | Reached XP level 24. HP: 171/172 MP: 37/37
 59157 | Depths:2 | Found a one-way gate to the infinite horrors of the Abyss.
 60048 | Depths:2 | Noticed a greater mummy
 60057 | Depths:2 | Killed a greater mummy
 60076 | Depths:2 | Noticed a greater mummy
 60321 | Depths:2 | Killed a greater mummy
 60473 | Depths:2 | Noticed a greater mummy
 60491 | Depths:2 | Killed a greater mummy
 60683 | Depths:2 | Found the +7 sceptre of Torment
 60757 | Depths:3 | Found a one-way gate leading to the halls of Pandemonium.
 60985 | Depths:3 | Noticed Mennas
 61012 | Depths:3 | Killed Mennas
 61072 | Depths:3 | Found a gateway to a ziggurat.
 61170 | Depths:3 | Paralysed by a floating eye for 3 turns
 62299 | Depths:3 | Noticed an ancient lich
 62397 | Depths:3 | Reached skill level 15 in Short Blades
 62397 | Depths:3 | Reached XP level 25. HP: 118/178 MP: 37/37
 63021 | Depths:3 | Noticed Jory
 63034 | Depths:3 | Killed Jory
 63523 | Depths:3 | Killed an ancient lich
 63597 | Depths:3 | Found a gateway to a ziggurat.
 63707 | Depths:3 | Found a one-way gate leading to the halls of Pandemonium.
 64838 | Depths:4 | Noticed a caustic shrike
 64843 | Depths:4 | Killed a caustic shrike
 64858 | Depths:4 | Noticed a juggernaut
 64859 | Depths:4 | Killed a juggernaut
 64860 | Depths:4 | Reached XP level 26. HP: 186/186 MP: 37/38
 64876 | Depths:4 | Identified the cursed +0 robe of the Sunfish {Int+4} (You found it on level 4 of the Depths)
 65131 | Depths:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Depths
 65133 | Depths:5 | Found a runed door.
 65133 | Depths:5 | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
 65133 | Depths:5 | Noticed Jipecw's ghost (adept HOFi)
 65776 | Depths:5 | Found a gate to the Realm of Zot.
 66641 | Vaults:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Vaults
 67268 | Vaults:5 | Got a scorched lajatang {vamp}
 67269 | Vaults:5 | Identified the cursed +1 lajatang "Suesaelo" {vamp, Str+3} (You took it off a vault guard on level 5 of the Vaults)
 67395 | Vaults:5 | Got a ring of the Octopus King
 67397 | Vaults:5 | Identified a ring of the Octopus King {rCorr AC+1 EV+1 Str+1 Int+1 Dex+1} (You took it off a tengu reaver on level 5 of the Vaults)
 67787 | Vaults:5 | Reached XP level 27. HP: 170/193 MP: 38/38
 68266 | Vaults:5 | Noticed an ancient lich
 68287 | Vaults:5 | Killed an ancient lich
 68641 | Vaults:5 | Noticed an ancient lich
 68653 | Vaults:5 | Killed an ancient lich
 68718 | Vaults:5 | Identified Ziufonk's Almanac of Fire
 68924 | Vaults:5 | Got a scorched bone ring
 68990 | Vaults:5 | Got a silver rune of Zot
 69765 | Vaults:4 | Identified the ring of Trepidation {rCorr *Contam rF- rN+++ Dex+4} (You took it off an ironbrand convoker on level 5 of the Vaults)
 69993 | Zig:1    | Entered Level 1 of a ziggurat
 70026 | Zig:2    | Entered Level 2 of a ziggurat
 70086 | Zig:3    | Entered Level 3 of a ziggurat
 70089 | Zig:3    | Noticed Biry the pandemonium lord
 70114 | Zig:3    | Killed Biry the pandemonium lord
 70299 | Zig:4    | Entered Level 4 of a ziggurat
 70385 | Zig:4    | Identified Rusellao's Reference Book on Dislocated Good Luck
 70425 | Zig:4    | Got a fine steel ring
 70427 | Zig:4    | Identified the ring of Qoprerub {rF+ Str+2 Dex+3} (You found it on level 4 of a ziggurat)
 70436 | Zig:5    | Entered Level 5 of a ziggurat
 70558 | Zig:6    | Entered Level 6 of a ziggurat
 70732 | Zig:6    | Got a steaming silver amulet
 70733 | Zig:6    | Identified the amulet "Poryus" {RegenMP rPois rF+ rC+ Str-4} (You found it on level 6 of a ziggurat)
 70736 | Zig:7    | Entered Level 7 of a ziggurat
 70789 | Zig:7    | Got a sparkling sapphire amulet
 70790 | Zig:7    | Identified the amulet of Tiwk {+Rage rPois rF+ Str+2 Dex+2} (You found it on level 7 of a ziggurat)
 70801 | Zig:7    | Got a fine rapier
 70802 | Zig:7    | Identified the +8 rapier of the Sea {venom, rF+++ rC++ Str-2 Stlth-} (You found it on level 7 of a ziggurat)
 70807 | Zig:7    | Upgraded the game from 0.23-a0-49-gd9f7a49668 to 0.23-a0-50-g799c399c38
 70821 | Zig:8    | Entered Level 8 of a ziggurat
 70898 | Zig:8    | Identified Sif Muna's Collected Works on the Entourage
 70997 | Zig:9    | Entered Level 9 of a ziggurat
 71117 | Zig:10   | Entered Level 10 of a ziggurat
 71270 | Zig:10   | Identified Oleidos's Volume of Sinister Rites and Aid
 71293 | Zig:10   | Identified the +7 rapier of the Many Songs {pierce, rF++ Str-2} (You found it on level 10 of a ziggurat)
 71304 | Zig:11   | Entered Level 11 of a ziggurat
 71456 | Zig:11   | Reached skill level 27 in Dodging
 71619 | Zig:11   | Got an ancient ivory ring
 71620 | Zig:11   | Identified the ring "Duijirch" {Fire Dex+2} (You found it on level 11 of a ziggurat)
 71821 | Vaults:1 | Bought fine steam dragon scales for 1665 gold pieces
 71831 | Vaults:1 | Identified the +4 steam dragon scales of the Maze {rElec rCorr SInv} (You bought it in a shop on level 1 of the Vaults)
 72050 | Zot:1    | Entered Level 1 of the Realm of Zot
 72141 | Zot:1    | Reached skill level 1 in Armour
 74521 | Zot:2    | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
 76522 | Zot:3    | Noticed an orb of fire
 78097 | Zot:3    | Got a pair of heavily runed boots
 78115 | Zot:3    | Identified the +2 pair of boots of the Snake Pit {SInv} (You acquired it on level 3 of the Realm of Zot)
 78130 | Zot:3    | Reached skill level 27 in Fighting
 78142 | Zot:3    | Killed an orb of fire
 80000 | Zot:5    | Entered Level 5 of the Realm of Zot
 83219 | Zot:5    | Noticed an orb of fire
 83230 | Zot:5    | Gained mutation: You do not regenerate when monsters are visible. [an orb of fire]
 83238 | Zot:5    | Killed an orb of fire
 84203 | Zot:5    | Noticed an orb of fire
 84223 | Zot:5    | Killed an orb of fire
 84223 | Zot:5    | Reached skill level 27 in Invocations
 84801 | Zot:5    | Noticed an orb of fire
 84825 | Zot:5    | Killed an orb of fire
 88036 | Zot:5    | Noticed an orb of fire
 88065 | Zot:5    | Killed an orb of fire
 90791 | Zot:5    | Got the Orb of Zot
 90811 | Zot:5    | Noticed Sieqeovo the pandemonium lord
 90858 | Zot:3    | Noticed Cuwkel the pandemonium lord
 91402 | D:1      | Lost mutation: You have a somewhat thin skeletal structure. (Dex +2, Stealth) [potion of mutation]
 91402 | D:1      | Lost mutation: You are somewhat resistant to further mutation. [potion of mutation]
 91402 | D:1      | Gained mutation: Armour fits poorly on your strangely shaped body. [potion of mutation]
 91402 | D:1      | Gained mutation: You are resistant to hostile enchantments. (MR+) [potion of mutation]
 91402 | D:1      | Gained mutation: You possess an exceptional clarity of mind. [potion of mutation]
 91402 | D:1      | Gained mutation: You have sharp fingernails. [potion of mutation]
 91403 | D:1      | Lost mutation: You possess an exceptional clarity of mind. [potion of mutation]
 91403 | D:1      | Lost mutation: Armour fits poorly on your strangely shaped body. [potion of mutation]
 91403 | D:1      | Gained mutation: You expend magic power (3 MP) to strengthen your wands. [potion of mutation]
 91403 | D:1      | Gained mutation: Your system is resistant to poisons. (rPois) [potion of mutation]
 91403 | D:1      | Gained mutation: Your mind is acute. (Int +2) [potion of mutation]
 91404 | D:1      | Lost mutation: Your system is resistant to poisons. (rPois) [potion of mutation]
 91404 | D:1      | Lost mutation: You have sharp fingernails. [potion of mutation]
 91404 | D:1      | Lost mutation: Your mind is acute. (Int +2) [potion of mutation]
 91404 | D:1      | Gained mutation: Your spells are a little easier to cast, but a little less powerful. [potion of mutation]
 91404 | D:1      | Gained mutation: You are highly resistant to hostile enchantments. (MR++) [potion of mutation]
 91404 | D:1      | Lost mutation: Your spells are a little easier to cast, but a little less powerful. [potion of mutation]
 91405 | D:1      | Lost mutation: You do not regenerate when monsters are visible. [potion of mutation]
 91405 | D:1      | Lost mutation: You are highly resistant to hostile enchantments. (MR++) [potion of mutation]
 91405 | D:1      | Gained mutation: You are partially covered in molten scales. (AC +2) [potion of mutation]
 91423 | D:$      | Escaped with the Orb!
           

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 |
---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----
Short Blades   |  3        4     5     6  8  9 10 11 12 13    14                      15 16 17 20 | 20.0
Fighting       |     3     5     6     8  9 11 12 13 15 16 17 18    19 20 21 22    23 24    25 27 | 27.0
Dodging        |                 2  3  4  6  7  9 10 12 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24    25    27 | 27.0
Throwing       |                    3                                                             |  3.0
Invocations    |                    1  3  5  6  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22    27 | 27.0
Stealth        |                       6           9 10 12 13 15                      16 17 18 26 | 26.0
Shields        |                                               2  6                               |  6.0
Armour         |                                                                                6 |  6.0

Action                   |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 | 16-18 | 19-21 | 22-24 | 25-27 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Dagger            |   116 |   131 |   474 |  1484 |  1574 |       |       |       |       ||  3779
       Rapier            |       |       |       |       |   948 |  1896 |  1014 |  1703 |  3063 ||  8624
 Fire: Blowgun           |       |    14 |    10 |    40 |       |       |       |       |       ||    64
       Hunting sling     |       |       |       |     3 |       |       |       |       |       ||     3
Throw: Tomahawk          |       |       |       |       |     8 |       |       |       |       ||     8
Invok: Line Pass         |       |       |    10 |    19 |    32 |     7 |     1 |     3 |    12 ||    84
       Stomp             |       |       |     1 |       |       |       |       |       |       ||     1
       Grand Finale      |       |       |       |       |     1 |     2 |     2 |     5 |     8 ||    18
 Abil: Stop Flying       |       |       |       |     1 |     1 |     1 |       |       |       ||     3
       Evoke Flight      |       |       |       |       |     1 |     1 |       |       |       ||     2
Evoke: Wand              |       |       |     2 |    20 |     4 |    16 |     6 |       |    20 ||    68
       Box of beasts     |       |       |       |       |       |     1 |       |       |       ||     1
  Use: Scroll            |       |     4 |     4 |    11 |    11 |    33 |     6 |    13 |    26 ||   108
       Potion            |       |       |       |     2 |     8 |    12 |       |     9 |    25 ||    56
 Stab: Sleeping          |     8 |     9 |     4 |    18 |    35 |    57 |    51 |    56 |    40 ||   278
       Distracted        |     1 |     2 |       |     2 |     3 |    12 |     2 |     7 |    11 ||    40
       Paralysed         |       |       |    10 |    34 |   100 |    86 |   120 |   116 |   187 ||   653
       Confused          |       |       |     2 |     9 |    23 |     2 |       |     1 |    18 ||    55
       Invisible         |       |       |       |       |     5 |       |       |     2 |       ||     7
  Eat: Chunk             |     9 |     7 |    23 |    45 |    59 |    50 |    24 |    35 |    72 ||   324
       Ration            |       |       |     2 |     2 |       |     1 |       |       |     9 ||    14
Armor: Robe              |    31 |    20 |     2 |       |       |       |       |       |       ||    53
       Leather armour    |       |       |    79 |   157 |       |       |       |       |       ||   236
       Troll leather arm |       |       |       |    59 |   264 |   108 |    72 |   104 |    91 ||   698
       Skin              |       |       |       |    12 |       |    10 |       |       |       ||    22
       Steam dragon scal |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |   129 ||   129
Dodge: Dodged            |    98 |    54 |   253 |   896 |  1988 |   988 |   588 |   869 |  1844 ||  7578
Block: Other             |       |       |       |       |    43 |    87 |       |       |       ||   130
       Buckler           |       |       |       |       |       |   304 |   355 |   546 |  1208 ||  2413
       Reflection        |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |     6 |    51 ||    57

Table legend:
 A = Spawn XP
 B = Non-spawn XP
 C = Spawn XP percentage of total XP
 D = Spawn monster count
 E = Non-spawn monster count
 F = Spawn count percentage of total count
 G = Total turns spent on level

                 A         B        C        D         E        F        G   
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------+---------
      Total |       0 | 1744217 |   0.0 |       0 |    2360 |   0.0 |   91423
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------+---------
        D:1 |       0 |      50 |   0.0 |       0 |      28 |   0.0 |     941
        D:2 |       0 |     285 |   0.0 |       0 |      20 |   0.0 |     901
        D:3 |       0 |     113 |   0.0 |       0 |      22 |   0.0 |    1404
        D:4 |       0 |     190 |   0.0 |       0 |       7 |   0.0 |     471
        D:5 |       0 |     335 |   0.0 |       0 |       6 |   0.0 |     788
        D:6 |       0 |    1070 |   0.0 |       0 |      24 |   0.0 |    1818
        D:7 |       0 |    1749 |   0.0 |       0 |      33 |   0.0 |    1394
        D:8 |       0 |    8394 |   0.0 |       0 |      65 |   0.0 |    3325
        D:9 |       0 |    3749 |   0.0 |       0 |      47 |   0.0 |    3180
       D:10 |       0 |    1012 |   0.0 |       0 |      19 |   0.0 |    1294
       D:11 |       0 |    4248 |   0.0 |       0 |      23 |   0.0 |    1431
       D:12 |       0 |    2886 |   0.0 |       0 |      18 |   0.0 |    1025
       D:13 |       0 |   12907 |   0.0 |       0 |      34 |   0.0 |    2927
       D:14 |       0 |   15555 |   0.0 |       0 |      31 |   0.0 |    1884
       D:15 |       0 |    9493 |   0.0 |       0 |      34 |   0.0 |    1873
     Lair:1 |       0 |    3026 |   0.0 |       0 |      10 |   0.0 |    1027
     Lair:2 |       0 |   11476 |   0.0 |       0 |      31 |   0.0 |    1380
     Lair:3 |       0 |    4695 |   0.0 |       0 |      26 |   0.0 |     988
     Lair:4 |       0 |    5667 |   0.0 |       0 |      25 |   0.0 |    1013
     Lair:5 |       0 |    7728 |   0.0 |       0 |      41 |   0.0 |    1524
     Lair:6 |       0 |   14573 |   0.0 |       0 |      52 |   0.0 |    1492
    Swamp:1 |       0 |   15130 |   0.0 |       0 |      37 |   0.0 |     704
    Swamp:2 |       0 |    5910 |   0.0 |       0 |      17 |   0.0 |    1007
    Swamp:3 |       0 |   13004 |   0.0 |       0 |      28 |   0.0 |     703
    Swamp:4 |       0 |   43738 |   0.0 |       0 |      68 |   0.0 |    1312
    Snake:1 |       0 |    8469 |   0.0 |       0 |      20 |   0.0 |    1244
    Snake:2 |       0 |   15027 |   0.0 |       0 |      25 |   0.0 |     808
    Snake:3 |       0 |    9526 |   0.0 |       0 |      17 |   0.0 |     992
    Snake:4 |       0 |   66716 |   0.0 |       0 |     103 |   0.0 |    2084
      Orc:1 |       0 |    5144 |   0.0 |       0 |      49 |   0.0 |    1247
      Orc:2 |       0 |   19496 |   0.0 |       0 |      96 |   0.0 |    3144
      Elf:1 |       0 |   30616 |   0.0 |       0 |      50 |   0.0 |    1062
      Elf:2 |       0 |    9021 |   0.0 |       0 |      15 |   0.0 |     693
      Elf:3 |       0 |   66289 |   0.0 |       0 |      67 |   0.0 |    1476
   Vaults:1 |       0 |   37155 |   0.0 |       0 |      68 |   0.0 |    1335
   Vaults:2 |       0 |   33576 |   0.0 |       0 |      61 |   0.0 |    1352
   Vaults:3 |       0 |   43844 |   0.0 |       0 |      56 |   0.0 |    1270
   Vaults:4 |       0 |   77018 |   0.0 |       0 |     106 |   0.0 |    1890
   Vaults:5 |       0 |  170891 |   0.0 |       0 |     136 |   0.0 |    3123
   Depths:1 |       0 |   40824 |   0.0 |       0 |      58 |   0.0 |    1126
   Depths:2 |       0 |   38874 |   0.0 |       0 |      32 |   0.0 |    1864
   Depths:3 |       0 |  109672 |   0.0 |       0 |      95 |   0.0 |    3518
   Depths:4 |       0 |   81864 |   0.0 |       0 |      61 |   0.0 |    1272
   Depths:5 |       0 |   46810 |   0.0 |       0 |      39 |   0.0 |    1490
      Zot:1 |       0 |   67608 |   0.0 |       0 |      47 |   0.0 |    2429
      Zot:2 |       0 |   72598 |   0.0 |       0 |      40 |   0.0 |    1215
      Zot:3 |       0 |   72187 |   0.0 |       0 |      40 |   0.0 |    2381
      Zot:4 |       0 |   76100 |   0.0 |       0 |      40 |   0.0 |    1689
      Zot:5 |       0 |  192514 |   0.0 |       0 |      60 |   0.0 |   10773
      Zig:1 |       0 |    1240 |   0.0 |       0 |       1 |   0.0 |      33
      Zig:2 |       0 |    1047 |   0.0 |       0 |       6 |   0.0 |      60
      Zig:3 |       0 |   11689 |   0.0 |       0 |       3 |   0.0 |     213
      Zig:4 |       0 |    5416 |   0.0 |       0 |       4 |   0.0 |     137
      Zig:5 |       0 |    9093 |   0.0 |       0 |       4 |   0.0 |     122
      Zig:6 |       0 |   11151 |   0.0 |       0 |       6 |   0.0 |     178
      Zig:7 |       0 |    7099 |   0.0 |       0 |      14 |   0.0 |      85
      Zig:8 |       0 |   13931 |   0.0 |       0 |      12 |   0.0 |     176
      Zig:9 |       0 |   15333 |   0.0 |       0 |      14 |   0.0 |     120
     Zig:10 |       0 |   17042 |   0.0 |       0 |      15 |   0.0 |     187
     Zig:11 |       0 |   16617 |   0.0 |       0 |      25 |   0.0 |     327
     Bailey |       0 |    2682 |   0.0 |       0 |      27 |   0.0 |     544
      IceCv |       0 |   11360 |   0.0 |       0 |      32 |   0.0 |    2426
 Desolation |       0 |   41695 |   0.0 |       0 |      70 |   0.0 |    1268
            +---------+---------+-------+---------+---------+-------+---------

This character took awhile to get going, but that's mostly my fault for long-refusing to use enchant weapon scrolls on an unbranded rapier.

Thoughts:
  • The Assassin background sort of sucks and sort of doesn't. I learned to give out poison needles like Halloween candy -- Ogres, Worms, Orc Wizards, uniques, etc, and I still didn't run out before I stopped using the blowgun in Lair. But I barely even tried to stab popcorn; shouting and luring was by far the best strategy early game. (I splatted a lot of assassins before I won one.)
  • High EV is viable, but GDR is probably better. I actually wore Troll Leather Armour for the entire game before Zot because I never found my coveted Acid Dragon Scales. I was squishy but my only sticky situations came from leaning on my tab key -- and even then, not too many. (Line Pass was great for leaving sticky situations.) The greatest additional squishiness probably came from low Kobold HP, not low AC. Whatever is the full truth, high EV melee was good enough that I won't again work against a species's aptitudes just to wear heavy armour.
  • Uskayaw is fun and powerful. I wore a +5 Slaying ring so I can't say unreservedly that the short blade damage was "enough", but I bet it would have been. Line Pass was good enough for getting stabs on nasties, but they had an annoying habit of stepping away from me while confused. I didn't use Grand Finale often, but what fun when I did! (I mostly used Grand Finale as a controlled blink or to destroy an electric monster.)
  • I love Ziggurats. I've developed a beautiful habit of stepping out of a Ziggurat before it gets scary (except for that one time) and it's been paying off in the form of big stacks of consumables for Zot.
  • Haste/Teleport is waaaaaaaaaaaaay better Vault:$ strategy than scroll so immolation. (Although the aforementioned CPA halfling tabbed through the welcoming committee and the rest of the level with a +12 Vampire's Tooth.)
  • What about that rF+++ rC++ artifact rapier though? WUT WUT! The game actually yielded three strong artifact rapiers and I had enough enchant weapon scrolls to bring two others to +9. Anecdotally, floor god seems to generate more unrand short blades (and maces) than anything else. Does anyone know if that's true?

So that's it! I really enjoy short blades and am curious of other non-Trog ways to win with them. Fedhas seems great because mushrooms can confuse and Oklobs can corrode high AC. Wu Jian seems like it won't actually work. I think Ru passively confuses enemies and I would stab them? (Not sure.) Kiku will give me a pain brand but I don't know anything about Necromancy.

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Post Tuesday, 7th August 2018, 21:12

Re: [YAVP] KoAs^Usk

Congrats on the win! Looks like a fun one.

Gozag's gold aura causes distraction for stabbing. Dith makes it easier to go unnoticed for sleep and unnoticed stabs, and his shadow mimic very occasionally distracts, iirc. Oka & Trog give you needles of confuse/paralyze/sleep/frenzy. Fedhas & Ru, like you mentioned. Zin's Recite can confuse and paralyze (high Invocations recommended and it doesn't work on natural monsters—like basically all of Lair).

Other gods that give allies help a bit: allies very occasionally cause distraction, setting up stabs, and otherwise can cover you if things go poorly. Kiku is my favorite for this and pain brand is a big boost to short blades. Hep:s hexer ally deserves special mention here.

Gods that help with Hexes and Summoning spells are great with stabbers, too: Sif, Ash, Dith (shadow mimic), Oka (heroism saves XP from combat skills that can be used on spell skills).

I'm sure I missed some, too.

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Post Wednesday, 8th August 2018, 12:11

Re: [YAVP] KoAs^Usk

Airwolf wrote:I'm sure I missed some, too.

How does the damage bonus from Statue Form interact with Short Blades? Would that give enough extra punch to cut down a high AC target?

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Post Wednesday, 8th August 2018, 18:16

Re: [YAVP] KoAs^Usk

I've never tried Statue Form and short blades. Hopefully someone else will answer.

I did forget to add that aux attacks help, especially Vine Stalker and Vampire's vampiric bite attacks.

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Post Wednesday, 8th August 2018, 18:20

Re: [YAVP] KoAs^Usk

The damage bonus from statue form for weapons is just x1.5 melee damage. Since being in statue form means you are making 33% fewer melee attacks, this is only enough to break even on DPS before AC (and actually makes your DPS worse if you have an additive brand like draining or electrocution). Statue form only significantly improves melee if you are unarmed.

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