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Galen October 30, 2015 16:09

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Originally Posted by taptap (Post 105702)
This is how Fingolfin died. I assume this was a melee char?

Yes. Unfortunately, I didn't save the character dump (because I was mad :mad:)

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Strong freedom effects (song or staff) removes pits and rubble, climbing out of the pit is another option. Killing most escort before or while going for Morgoth in melee helps (rage) - at least you get out of the pit.
Yeah, the problem was not enough damage output to prevent myself from being surrounded. I really should've saved the dump. But, anyway... I had a deathblade 'Delmereth' and 30 melee (when buffed). And also 30 evasion, and song of slaying. And not a ton of armor (IIRC, 5-16 armor), because I found a robe of speed (that gives perma-haste, not sprinting). My impression is that haste from an item doesn't stack with potions of quickness. Is that so? If yes, that robe was pretty bad (for the throne room).
OTOH, that were two characters in a row that reached Morgy's room. The game itself doesn't seem difficult, but the throne room is not like the rest of it. I think the throne room is bad, and has a bad influence on other parts of the game (namely, the grinding on level 19). But maybe other people like it that way, I dunno.

taptap October 30, 2015 17:21

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Originally Posted by Galen (Post 105703)
Yes. Unfortunately, I didn't save the character dump (because I was mad :mad:)


Yeah, the problem was not enough damage output to prevent myself from being surrounded. I really should've saved the dump. But, anyway... I had a deathblade 'Delmereth' and 30 melee (when buffed). And also 30 evasion, and song of slaying. And not a ton of armor (IIRC, 5-16 armor), because I found a robe of speed (that gives perma-haste, not sprinting). My impression is that haste from an item doesn't stack with potions of quickness. Is that so? If yes, that robe was pretty bad (for the throne room).
OTOH, that were two characters in a row that reached Morgy's room. The game itself doesn't seem difficult, but the throne room is not like the rest of it. I think the throne room is bad, and has a bad influence on other parts of the game (namely, the grinding on level 19). But maybe other people like it that way, I dunno.

Slow is 1, normal speed is 2, quick is 3, max speed is 4. Permahaste is always great, methinks, although I never had it. 30/30 is pretty good (if Delmereth is used with subtlety that is). Rage + song of slaying should make short work of almost everything in the throne room. Similar build in old version (with stronger song of sharpness): http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=14760 - it made short work of Morgoth as well back then.

wobbly October 30, 2015 18:25

Melee-ing Morgoth is the hard route & you'll have to spend some extra time scumming for good gear, xp etc. For a quicker time it's probably going to be easier to go stealth+song of lorien or stealth+staff of slumber. Here's one with the staff:

http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18249

You'll see I'm just over 15k turns leaving the throne room. Pretty sure you could do it a lot quicker if you wanted to, I was ready about the time I found Dramborleg & just spent a little extra time making sure.

Galen October 30, 2015 21:08

Thank you, wobbly, I guess I'll try it next week (when I'll become less mad :) )

debo October 30, 2015 21:20

I personally think the stealth route is way harder than the melee route, but I did get my first couple of wins that way so maybe it's not so bad.

If you're going to melee the throne room without much stealth/vanish, you want to have song of slaying and herbs of rage. Walk to the middle of the throne room without breaking tension, wait for dudes to pool around you, buff, rage, and then sing slaying. The latter (I think) should break tension, and you can rack up a +40 melee bonus pretty quickly. Then wack Morgoth and use said melee bonus to get your sil as quickly as you can and GTFO.

I do have a few videos of it on the silstreamer channel as other people have mentioned before.

Galen October 30, 2015 21:42

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If you're going to melee the throne room without much stealth/vanish, you want to have song of slaying and herbs of rage. Walk to the middle of the throne room without breaking tension, wait for dudes to pool around you, buff, rage, and then sing slaying. The latter (I think) should break tension, and you can rack up a +40 melee bonus pretty quickly. Then wack Morgoth and use said melee bonus to get your sil as quickly as you can and GTFO.
Yeah, that's what I did, and it worked pretty well until Morgoth created a pit right under my dude. Which I totally didn't expect. But now I think that the upstairs would've been a much better place to fight. I don't know, but it seems very unlikely that pits can be created on the same tile as stairs. Also, the stairs are right next to a wall. And being close to stairs is also good for escaping. I think the next time I'll just copy the save file and experiment with it. Right now I'm playing mainline Angband, its actually more fun than I thought it would be :)

Galen November 4, 2015 19:17

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Originally Posted by Galen (Post 105703)
My impression is that haste from an item doesn't stack with potions of quickness. Is that so? If yes, that robe was pretty bad (for the throne room).

So I was reading some old posts on this forum and
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In Sil, there are 4 possible speeds: 1, 2, 3, 4. This is a simple linear system with speed 3 being 3 times as fast as speed 1 etc. Standard speed is 2. Speed boosts and penalties are all +1 or -1 to speed. Player speed is capped to [1, 3] and most monsters are speed 2 or 3. Incredibly fast monsters are at 4. Potions of speed 'only' make you 50% faster than normal, which is still an insanely large boost. There is an incredibly small amount of permanent speed boost and most play throughs won't have it. Even if you do have it, it is not as amazing as it first appears, since it doesn't help with the most important battles where you would be at speed 3 due to potions anyway.
http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showpos...1&postcount=43
So, yeah, should've equipped some real armor.

Galen March 27, 2016 22:17

Just wanted to say that I've spent some time playing Angband, DCSS and Brogue and I've come to the conclusion that Sil really is the best roguelike. I see there is a new version, hopefully they nerfed Morgy a little :)

Galen April 2, 2016 21:09

http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18952

So, yeah, I did it (the grinding :)) Well it wasn't too bad, really :) At least it's desirable to to conserve consumables while farming 950, which does add some tactical interest.


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