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Petoften August 8, 2018 15:50

I got a second scroll of acquirement. When are those good to use?

Petoften August 8, 2018 15:55

Found a rod of recall. Wonder if it's safe to take that instead of scrolls. If it gets destroyed...

Ingwe Ingweron August 8, 2018 16:16

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Originally Posted by Petoften (Post 132585)
Why is a damage ring showing no more damage from arrows? Is that only melee?

Damage ring is only melee to-damage, not missiles. Accuracy ring will help both melee and missile to-hit.

Ingwe Ingweron August 8, 2018 16:20

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Originally Posted by Petoften (Post 132586)
I got a second scroll of acquirement. When are those good to use?

Some people save them to read deep, but I think conventional wisdom is to read ?Acquirement immediately. You can hope for something that will improve your @ right now, rather than risk the scroll being burned up, producing something deeper that is useless because by then @ has found so much great stuff, or, worst of all, scroll being worthless because @ has died and always wondering, "if I'd just read that acquirement scroll earlier, maybe I'd have gotten lucky."

Ingwe Ingweron August 8, 2018 16:24

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Originally Posted by Petoften (Post 132587)
Found a rod of recall. Wonder if it's safe to take that instead of scrolls. If it gets destroyed...

Rod of Recall is a special rod, it is immune to fire and electrical damage, i.e., it can't be destroyed. However, like anything in @'s pack, it can be stolen until @ DEX is high enough to prevent stealing, so be careful around other thieves. Getting stranded deep in the dungeon because your rogue's rod of recall was stolen would be kind of poetic though. ;)

Sky August 8, 2018 19:30

Scrolls of Acquirement will drop good treasure native to your depth (plus the usual dice rolls) so i figure it's better to read at DL20 rather than DL19 (and so on - the "native to" list tends to go in -5 and -10 increments). If you hold on to them too long, they become useless, so unless you got lucky and found one on DL5 or so, read them right away, assuming you already are deep enough to get artifact drops.




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It is A GOOD IDEA to carry 2-3 rods of recall, in case A) you accidentally zap yours unintentionally but want to stay on the level, or B) you recall to the dungeon and find yourself immediately in a certain-death situation.

wobbly August 8, 2018 19:38

I tend to read them straight away but usually it's because I have a full pack. I'd say if you lack Free Action or Rpois read it. Getting them will count more then a better item later

Pete Mack August 8, 2018 20:31

Never read acquirement in town. Otherwise, any time after dl 20 is OK. And no: damage bonus on other equipment does not apply to bows.

Petoften August 9, 2018 00:53

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Originally Posted by Pete Mack (Post 132594)
Never read acquirement in town. Otherwise, any time after dl 20 is OK. And no: damage bonus on other equipment does not apply to bows.

So does that mean the rings of accuracy I've been ignoring, I should have used - darn. Not sure what best rings are for rogue, I use a mouse ring.

Petoften August 9, 2018 00:53

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Originally Posted by wobbly (Post 132593)
I tend to read them straight away but usually it's because I have a full pack. I'd say if you lack Free Action or Rpois read it. Getting them will count more then a better item later

Luckily, I have both, and even things like PConfusion woo hoo.


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