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Sky June 17, 2017 08:55

would you ?
 
gentlemen, (and ladies)

i present to you:

the Metal Brigandine Armour 'Arwaiquen' (-5,-3) [48,-5] <-3, -5, -4, -2,
+2, -1
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It makes your skin harder to damage, but conduct electricity.
It makes you vulnerable to cold attacks, but resistant to fire.
It prevents you from teleporting.
It makes you slow to recover hitpoints.
It paralyses you every now and then.
It makes you hallucinate sometimes.
It occasionally makes a loud noise.
It poisons you from time to time.
It attracts opponents and weakens the defences.
-3 strength.
-5 wisdom.
-4 dexterity.
-4 constitution.
-2 tunneling.
-3 speed.
+2 attack speed.
-1 light.
It brands your melee attacks with weak acid.
Provides immunity to acid, fire, cold.
Provides resistance to lightning, poison, light, dark, sound, shards, nexus,
nether, chaos, disenchantment.
Provides protection from fear, blindness, confusion.
Cannot be harmed by acid.
Slows your metabolism. Feather Falling. Speeds regeneration. Grants the
ability to see invisible things. Prevents paralysis. Prevents teleportation.
Aggravates creatures nearby. Drains experience.

When activated, it restores your wisdom.
Takes 65 to 72 turns to recharge.
Your chance of success is 93.0%


Min Level 51, Max Level 127, Generation chance 5, Power 317, 17.0 lbs
Random hard armor of power 317.




would you?

would you stick with this thing, try to find enough *Remove Curse* (most curses are of power 80~90, some are power 60) to wear this?
the stat penalty shouldn't be too much of a problem, seeing as how this kit protects you from EVERYTHING ELSE, including its own xp drain ...

Ingwe Ingweron June 17, 2017 09:34

I didn't see hold life in the list, so I don't see how it protects you from its own experience drain. I'd probably pass, just because the energy required to hunt down enough to make this worthwhile could be better spent descending and hunting down the Big Bosses.

Sky June 17, 2017 10:43

darn, i was sure it had hold life.

Ingwe Ingweron June 17, 2017 11:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sky (Post 121840)
darn, i was sure it had hold life.

Hold life doesn't prevent experience drain anyways, it just limits it to a lesser amount. The One Ring has experience drain, but is still eminently wearable.

kandrc June 17, 2017 12:32

I'd definitely haul it up and store it. Maybe I'd get lucky and put together a kit that makes it useful. But I wouldn't focus any more attention on it than that.

debo June 17, 2017 15:21

When you find something like this, the question is not about whether it will be good for your character's survival to wear it. It's all about style.

Estie June 17, 2017 15:49

I would stash it and gather *remove curse*, but not hold my breath. Even if you manage to uncurse it, the stat mali are likely to be a dealbreaker.

Ingwe Ingweron June 17, 2017 17:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by kandrc (Post 121843)
I'd definitely haul it up and store it. Maybe I'd get lucky and put together a kit that makes it useful. But I wouldn't focus any more attention on it than that.

If your play style is to lay siege to Angband, then certainly haul it up and store it at home. If your play style is to dive fast, then drop it on the floor and move on.

Philip June 17, 2017 19:16

Eh, all you really need to get rid of, as far as I can tell, is no_teleport. As long as it has that, it's useless. The moment it doesn't have it, it's perfectly usable. -4 CON is sort of nasty, and a Priest would have trouble making up for the -5 WIS, but 3 immunities, half the resistances and pBlnd pConf is pretty damn good. A shame it doesn't have lightning immunity as well. +2 attacks more than makes up for the maluses to STR and to DEX and the combat maluses.

Estie June 17, 2017 19:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by Philip (Post 121855)
Eh, all you really need to get rid of, as far as I can tell, is no_teleport. As long as it has that, it's useless. The moment it doesn't have it, it's perfectly usable. -4 CON is sort of nasty, and a Priest would have trouble making up for the -5 WIS, but 3 immunities, half the resistances and pBlnd pConf is pretty damn good. A shame it doesn't have lightning immunity as well. +2 attacks more than makes up for the maluses to STR and to DEX and the combat maluses.


Aggravation. Combat wise it might come out ahead, but its like Gorlim - store at home and only use for the final stage (for me). Ymmv of course.


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