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captnamazing April 16, 2017 21:18

Artistry Start
 
I picked up this strategy and it's a lot of fun... makes it easier for me to get down to the interesting depths.

That said, I keep dying between 750-800.

Can I get some advice on getting over this plateau?

Mostly I dump points into melee/evasion, get the loremaster tree, get some melee/evasion abilities and will...

recently i've been experimenting with a 2/5/4/3 build that focuses on finesse

My last, deepest elf got unlucky and took about 30 points of damage in one turn off a named balrog and a kemenrauko that was hiding in his shadows

Philip April 16, 2017 21:26

My personal approach is not to go for Artistry. It's a good learning experience, but by the time you start to find artistry-quality stuff just lying around, you've sort of wasted a whole lot of xp. I'd also recommend trying out a couple Fingolfin characters - Will is a stronger proficiency than Smithing.

If you want to keep Artistry, I guess you have to go a bit slower, and hope you get very lucky.

Infinitum April 16, 2017 23:09

Also consider skipping Loremaster entirely; the id game isn't that contrived and most consumables that don't auto-id aren't that important anyway (I made a guide a while back, should be on the forum). Makes for a much smoother early game since you effectively open up 3600 xp, lets you transition into Keen Senses and Bane in raukar territory and later on theres usually plenty of knowledge staves to go around.

captnamazing April 17, 2017 09:32

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Originally Posted by Infinitum (Post 120035)
Also consider skipping Loremaster entirely; the id game isn't that contrived anyhow and most consumables that don't auto-id aren't that important anyhow (I made a guide a while back, should be on the forum). Makes for a much smoother early game since you effectively open up 3600 xp, lets you transition into Keen Senses and Bane in raukar territory and later on theres usually plenty of knowledge staves to go around.

got a link handy to ID strat?

Infinitum April 17, 2017 10:09

http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showthread.php?t=6986

debo April 17, 2017 14:26

I don't like the artistry start. The earlier levels are easier now, and you find better stuff at shallower depths. It's okay to practice the shallower depths, but it seems kinda junky otherwise.

captnamazing April 17, 2017 19:14

Yeah, I was definitely feeling the punishment of having invested so much xp into artistry.

Last night I rolled a Fingolfin elf and fought down to 850', deeper than I've gotten with artistry.

Then I got toasted in one breath from a young fire drake.. fuck

(I got cocky :( )

captnamazing April 17, 2017 19:15

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Originally Posted by Infinitum (Post 120045)

thanks for the link!

captnamazing April 17, 2017 19:22

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Originally Posted by Infinitum (Post 120045)

what are your thoughts on putting points into perception if you aren't taking loremaster?

Pete Mack April 17, 2017 19:38

Listen is awesome.


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