Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Crypt.


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Abyss Ambulator

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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 20:58

Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Crypt.

As the title says. I personally think it is as cruel as placing oklob plants on lair:1 near stairways to lair:2.

That's gotta be a stairway to crypt, because I didn't see other possible entrances on vault 2 or 3.

I'll probably have to come back later, but what are your suggestions to take him out?
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Snake Sneak

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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 22:04

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

Haste/Blink to it and beat it to death.
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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 22:16

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

ElderVIII wrote:Haste/Blink to it and beat it to death.

But not with a dagger. Firestorm is better.

Seriously: we do not know what the character actually is.

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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 22:20

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

Well I'm playing as a High Elf Archer, so getting firestorm doesn't seem like an ideal option.

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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 22:31

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

Well, could you drop a morgue file so we know what you have to work with?
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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 22:35

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

  Code:
ungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.13-a0-1445-g95d0da8 (tiles) character file.

Divine Archer the Crack Shot (High Elf Hunter)     Turns: 51639, Time: 04:30:27

HP 135/135       AC 21     Str 12      XL: 19   Next: 68%
MP  33/33        EV 26     Int 25      God: Okawaru [*****.]
Gold 1547        SH  0     Dex 21      Spells: 10 memorised,  0 levels left

Res.Fire  : + + .   See Invis. : +   B - +7,+2 dagger "Skuoz" {flame, rF+ SInv}
Res.Cold  : . . .   Warding    : .   C - +1 leather armour of Servitude {Dex+2 Int+
Life Prot.: . . .   Conserve   : +   (no shield)
Res.Poison: .       Res.Corr.  : .   b - +2 helmet {SInv}
Res.Elec. : .       Clarity    : .   l - +2 cloak {MR+}
Sust.Abil.: . .     Spirit.Shd : .   r - +2 pair of gloves of Vanity {rF+ Dam+2}
Res.Mut.  : .       Stasis     : .   s - +1 pair of boots
Res.Rott. : .       Flight     : .   N - amulet of conservation
Saprovore : . . .                    y - +0,+6 ring of slaying
                                     U - ring of protection from magic

@: extremely resistant to hostile enchantments, quite stealthy
A: spit poison 1, wild magic 1, evolution 1, AC +2
a: Spit Poison, Heroism, Finesse, Renounce Religion
}: 1/15 runes: gossamer


You are on level 3 of the Vaults.
You worship Okawaru.
Okawaru is exalted by your worship.
You are very full.

You have visited 7 branches of the dungeon, and seen 43 of its levels.

You have collected 3946 gold pieces.
You have spent 2419 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand weapons
 v - an uncursed blowgun
 w - the +0,+0 longbow of the Valley of Death {flame, rPois}
   (You acquired it on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It turns projectiles fired from it into bolts of flame.
   
   It protects you from poison.
 B - the +7,+2 dagger "Skuoz" (weapon) {flame, rF+ SInv}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 1 of the Orcish Mines)   
   
   It emits flame when wielded, causing extra injury to most foes and up to
   double damage against particularly susceptible opponents.
   
   It protects you from fire.
   It enhances your eyesight.
 D - the +0,+4 bow of Dim Light {velocity, rElec rN+}
   (You bought it in a shop on level 16 of the Dungeon)   
   
   Any arrow fired from it inflicts extra damage.
   
   It insulates you from electricity.
   It protects you from negative energy.
Missiles
 a - 4 curare-tipped needles
 c - 44 arrows
 d - 18 poisoned arrows
 e - 23 arrows of frost
 M - 14 arrows of flame
 O - 22 arrows of dispersal
Armour
 b - a +2 helmet of see invisible (worn)
 l - a +2 cloak of magic resistance (worn)
 r - the +2 pair of gloves of Vanity (worn) {rF+ Dam+2}
   (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 6 of the Lair of Beasts)   
   
   It affects your damage-dealing abilities (+2).
   It protects you from fire.
 s - a +1 pair of boots (worn)
 C - the +1 leather armour of Servitude (worn) {Dex+2 Int+4}
   (You found it on level 11 of the Dungeon)   
   
   It affects your intelligence (+4).
   It affects your dexterity (+2).
Magical devices
 o - a wand of teleportation (3)
 A - a wand of invisibility (3)
 G - a wand of hasting
 P - a wand of teleportation (5)
 V - a wand of digging (9)
 W - a wand of polymorph
 Y - a wand of fire {zapped: 1}
Comestibles
 f - 3 bread rations
 h - 3 meat rations
Scrolls
 g - 4 scrolls of fear
 i - a scroll of recharging
 j - 9 scrolls of remove curse
 k - 5 scrolls of fog
 p - 2 scrolls of magic mapping
 x - 2 scrolls of summoning
 E - 2 scrolls of blinking
 J - 5 scrolls of teleportation
 S - 5 scrolls of identify
 X - a scroll of enchant armour
Jewellery
 t - an uncursed amulet of clarity
 u - a ring of wizardry
 y - a +0,+6 ring of slaying (right hand)
 I - a +3 ring of strength
 N - an amulet of conservation (around neck)
 Q - an uncursed amulet of resist mutation
 R - an uncursed ring of protection from fire
 U - a ring of protection from magic (left hand)
Potions
 m - 4 potions of curing
 n - 3 potions of invisibility
 q - 3 potions of agility
 z - 4 potions of heal wounds
 F - a potion of brilliance
 K - a potion of might
 L - 3 potions of speed
 T - 4 potions of restore abilities
Miscellaneous
 H - a fan of gales


   Skills:
 - Level 15.1 Fighting
 - Level 2.2 Short Blades
   Level 3.5 Long Blades
 - Level 22.1 Bows
 - Level 15.1 Armour
 - Level 15.5 Dodging
 - Level 5.6 Stealth
 - Level 8.0 Traps
 - Level 6.2 Spellcasting
 - Level 14.6 Charms
 - Level 3.1 Summonings
 - Level 2.8 Necromancy
 * Level 6.5 Translocations
 - Level 4.2 Air Magic
 - Level 6.5 Invocations


You cannot memorise any spells.
You know the following spells:

 Your Spells              Type           Power        Failure   Level  Hunger
a - Flight                Chrm/Air       ######....   2%          3    #......
b - Repel Missiles        Chrm/Air       ######....   1%          2    None
c - Shroud of Golubria    Chrm/Tloc      ######....   1%          2    None
d - Regeneration          Chrm/Necr      ######....   3%          3    #......
e - Haste                 Chrm           #######.     7%          6    ######.
f - Apportation           Tloc           ######....   2%          1    None
g - Summon Butterflies    Summ           ####....     5%          1    None
h - Blink                 Tloc           N/A          3%          2    None
i - Silence               Hex/Air        ####......   92%         5    ####...
j - Phase Shift           Tloc           ######....   26%         5    ####...


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (19/27)            Temple (1/1) D:6             Orc (4/4) D:10
    Elf (0/3) Orc:3          Lair (8/8) D:12         Shoals (2/5) Lair:4
 Spider (5/5) Lair:3        Slime (0/6) Lair:6       Vaults (4/5) D:17
  Blade (0/1) Vaults:3   
 Crypt: Vaults:2-3  Forest: Vaults:2-3 


Obviously I'm not gonna try to take him now, but even if I hit lv 27 I'm not sure if I can kill it fast enough before it starts tormenting me+spamming summons. No portal projectile yet as well.

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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 22:42

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

Yeah, just walk away for now. Finish checking out Dungeon for other options you may acquire (rN+, Portal Projectile, etc.).
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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 23:06

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

version 0.13-a0-1445-g95d0da8

you dont want to go in crypt anyway so it's all good

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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 23:13

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

I mean, just how bad is it now? Is it comparable to zot:5 possibly?

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Post Friday, 7th June 2013, 23:36

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

nordetsa wrote:I mean, just how bad is it now? Is it comparable to zot:5 possibly?


From what I'm hearing, ancient liches are the least of your worries now...
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Post Monday, 10th June 2013, 12:36

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

Ancient liches are still pretty much the most of your worries, but the other monsters are pretty nasty too. There's some strong sixfery-like melee, flayed ghosts have smite-targeted irresistible damage, deep elf necromancers are frequent, skeletal warrior bunches come with ancient champions who have strongish spells, and there's a new shadow-flame undead that's pretty nasty and heals from fire damage -- including its own fireballs. Crypt is no longer trivial.

OP, curse skulls don't regenerate quickly, so you can shoot one a few times (use portal projectile if necessary) and then back off and run around until the spawns time out. After that, you can return and finish the job. Also, if you have a Rod of Inaccuracy, it can take out the skull very quickly.
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Post Monday, 10th June 2013, 14:34

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

Lasty wrote:flayed ghosts have smite-targeted irresistible damage


Oooh. Does Yred still gift them, too?
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Post Monday, 10th June 2013, 19:49

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

joellercoaster wrote:
Lasty wrote:flayed ghosts have smite-targeted irresistible damage


Oooh. Does Yred still gift them, too?


Crawliwki on 0.13 said Yred doesn't gift flayed anymore.

Anyway, I cleared out cursed skull with holy wrath long sword while being hasted. Delved into crypt, and I did find it more challenging, though not as difficult as I imagined it to be. Maybe it's because I have a holy wrath weapon I picked it from the dungeon.

Though new plague shambler is a real pain. Why does the black miasma range is so wide? I feel its range should be decreased a bit, right now it feels like a spore that takes multiple hits to go down.

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Post Tuesday, 11th June 2013, 12:37

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

nordetsa wrote:Though new plague shambler is a real pain. Why does the black miasma range is so wide? I feel its range should be decreased a bit, right now it feels like a spore that takes multiple hits to go down.


If you start walking away as soon as the shambler dies, you'll never end up in miasma. Unless you're slowed or something, I suppose.

Anyone know what the new "retch" status they inflict does?
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Post Tuesday, 11th June 2013, 14:30

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

Lasty wrote:Anyone know what the new "retch" status they inflict does?

Changelog says that it prevents eating or drinking potions.

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Post Tuesday, 11th June 2013, 22:23

Re: Looks like there's a cursed skull blocking the way to Cr

nordetsa wrote:
joellercoaster wrote:
Lasty wrote:flayed ghosts have smite-targeted irresistible damage


Oooh. Does Yred still gift them, too?


Crawliwki on 0.13 said Yred doesn't gift flayed anymore.



I've been getting them pretty frequently on webtiles the past few days. So either it changed since Sunday afternoon or the wiki is wrong.

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