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Forum: Variants April 15, 2022, 17:10
Replies: 438
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Posted By GrimaTheBold
Archer vs. Weaponmaster?

I'm curious what the pros and cons are of playing an Archer vs. playing a Weaponmaster (bows, crossbows, slings)? Clearly the Weaponmaster gets some great class powers - I especially love the sling...
Forum: Variants March 5, 2022, 20:10
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
So I'm trying device master again (wands) and I'm...

So I'm trying device master again (wands) and I'm still trying to wrap my head around the strategy.

Counterintuitively, I get the feeling improving device skill and putting all stat gains into...
Forum: Variants March 5, 2022, 20:01
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Regarding item destruction of devices, the FAQ in...

Regarding item destruction of devices, the FAQ in the help menu has good info:



If you rely on rod of recall, make sure to inscribe it !*!* (to require two confirmations before doing anything...
Forum: Variants February 1, 2022, 01:08
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
My CL34 Priest (Life/Sorcery) just found the 4th...

My CL34 Priest (Life/Sorcery) just found the 4th Life book (Blessings of the Grail) in Haunted House, which is level 45. How ridiculously OOD is that? By far the earliest I've found a usable 4th...
Forum: Variants January 12, 2022, 18:01
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
A quick Ninja question - is there any downside to...

A quick Ninja question - is there any downside to adding light sources as long as they're offset by darkness sources?

I have a Feanoran Lamp of Darkness which decreases light by 3. Is there any...
Forum: Variants December 25, 2021, 22:17
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Is level feeling scaled for the size of the...

Is level feeling scaled for the size of the dungeon level? Will a large level have a higher level feeling than a small level if each has the same density of monsters & items?
Forum: Variants December 12, 2021, 17:08
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Quick question: Does +10% Device Power on gloves...

Quick question: Does +10% Device Power on gloves increase damage from wands? When I ID the wand it shows the same damage (say 5d8) whether or not I wear the gloves, but maybe that's just a display...
Forum: Variants December 12, 2021, 17:07
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
It's an alternate, like getting Troll Caves...

It's an alternate, like getting Troll Caves instead of Orc Caves. Random, but not sure if its 50/50 or something different.
Forum: Variants December 8, 2021, 16:01
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By GrimaTheBold
[Frog] Found Boots of Feanor in Cloning Pits!

I've been playing this game a lot the past year+, and finally found found Feanor, dropped by a Gachapin clone. +15 speed is a game changer.

Playing a CL 35 Hermes Rogue Burglary. With Feanor,...
Forum: Variants November 16, 2021, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Thanks. I've gotten my Dex up to 121, and...

Thanks. I've gotten my Dex up to 121, and combined with Flying Dagger it definitely is more reliable at returning to my hand. I'm using it more - I'm not sure it (yet) does more damage than a Sling...
Forum: Variants November 16, 2021, 16:30
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - Daggermaster - does anyone actually use dagger throwing?

I tried to find some on the Ladder so I could see how many times successful characters "cast" Dagger Toss, but couldn't find one.

Right now, it feels like it does less damage than just shooting a...
Forum: Variants November 5, 2021, 16:02
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
My Life/Sorcery Priest just found the Stone of...

My Life/Sorcery Priest just found the Stone of Life, and I can't figure out what this power means:

It greatly enhances Life magic.

I assumed my Life spells would become more powerful when I...
Forum: Variants November 3, 2021, 19:26
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Can anyone explain the details of Dimension Door...

Can anyone explain the details of Dimension Door - which squares are eligible and which are not?

I think I've figured out that you can't DD into a vault. Is that always the case? Where else...
Forum: Variants November 3, 2021, 19:22
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By GrimaTheBold
I find Rogues the easiest. Stealth makes the...

I find Rogues the easiest. Stealth makes the game much easier - it means you get to choose who you fight at any given time rather the monsters deciding for you. In particular, many quests are much...
Forum: Variants October 6, 2021, 16:41
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Stat Gain Question

Quick question I've always wondered. When you gain a stat, as you approach your max the gains are smaller. For example if your current stat is 18/10, you might gain /20 to /30 points. But if you...
Forum: Variants September 15, 2021, 21:30
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
How to Play Nature High-Mage

I'm trying one now - I liked the idea of Nature because it gives you both utility spells and offensive spells (and of course the High-Mage only gets one realm).

But looking at the spell set, I...
Forum: Variants August 18, 2021, 17:10
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Is there a reason someone would choose not to...

Is there a reason someone would choose not to learn every available spell if they have the spell capacity? When I'm browsing the Ladder I sometimes see spellcasters who could have learned all...
Forum: Variants August 12, 2021, 20:07
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - Ring of Wizardry?

My Paladin just got a Ring of Wizardry from the Mushroom Quest with no attributes at all. As far as I can tell, its totally useless.

But, when I examine it, it shows a Score of 9.40K.

Is this...
Forum: Variants August 1, 2021, 17:07
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Ah, I see. What I missed at first is that it...

Ah, I see. What I missed at first is that it copies some parts of the source to the destination, but not all. I just looked at the source:

dest_obj->activation.type = src_obj->activation.type;...
Forum: Variants July 31, 2021, 21:23
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Another device question, since I'm trying...

Another device question, since I'm trying Devicemaster for the first time (wands in this case).

What is the use case for the Transfer Effect spell? All I can think of (though I haven't tried it...
Forum: Variants July 30, 2021, 17:37
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Quick question - how does Device skill impact...

Quick question - how does Device skill impact damage from devices, if at all? When I look at the damage of (for example) a wand of magic missile, it seems the damage doesn't change regardless of my...
Forum: Variants July 12, 2021, 18:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By GrimaTheBold
[Frog] Playing Crusade/Trump Priest - I don't get Trump

I don't know how to do dump form angband.live, so I'll keep this general. Playing Dwarf - Combat - Priest - Crusade - Trump. Currently CL 27.

I don't really see much value in the Trump side of...
Forum: Variants May 13, 2021, 16:10
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
By the way, did you ever figure out what the...

By the way, did you ever figure out what the Rapid Shot ability does? The description is "When using this technique, all of your shots will launch against a single opponent", but on my last sling...
Forum: Variants May 12, 2021, 20:42
Replies: 438
Views: 89,661
Posted By GrimaTheBold
? of Acquisition

So what is the ideal time/depth to read these? I'm continually disappointed in what I'm getting from them.

My current Hermes Rogue, CL 37, got lucky and had stockpiled 7 of them. So when I got...
Forum: Variants April 16, 2021, 21:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,032
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - How does a Mage take down Great Unclean One in Arena?

CL 44 Mage of Armageddon/Sorcery. I just took out Mummy King and Nightwalker in Arena pretty easily, but Great Unclean One is next and I don't see how it's theoretically possible for a mage to do...
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