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Forum: Variants October 6, 2021, 16:41
Replies: 323
Views: 50,476
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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: 323
Views: 50,476
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: 323
Views: 50,476
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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: 323
Views: 50,476
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: 323
Views: 50,476
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: 323
Views: 50,476
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: 323
Views: 50,476
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: 509
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: 323
Views: 50,476
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: 323
Views: 50,476
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: 569
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...
Forum: Variants April 14, 2021, 18:41
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - Wands versus Rods

Is there some advantage to rods that I'm not seeing over wands? Whenever I look at the damage of a rod vs. a wand, the wand seems to come out similar, with the advantage of many more charges. And...
Forum: Variants March 6, 2021, 22:42
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - Use of Life Rating?

I've never paid attention to it before, when I drink Self Knowledge in the past I've only looked at the stat maxes, and only drank New Life if the maxes were crummy. But I've seen a lot of comments...
Forum: Variants January 30, 2021, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By GrimaTheBold
I found it months ago, I forget the details. I'm...

I found it months ago, I forget the details. I'm pretty sure though I didn't find it by googling, but instead I found a link to it in some other discussion thread.

I've used it constantly the past...
Forum: Variants January 29, 2021, 19:29
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By GrimaTheBold
[QUOTE=Sideways;150837]Greater vaults are not...

[QUOTE=Sideways;150837]Greater vaults are not that rare in Normal mode, but in coffee-break getting zero or one per game is not unusual.

This ties into something I've been thinking for a while,...
Forum: Variants January 28, 2021, 22:52
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - How often do greater vaults generate in late game?

My coffee-break Paladin has made it down to DL 86 so far, and no greater vaults. Is that bad (or boring) luck? Or are these rarer than I think?

TBH the game has been kind of boring between ~ DL...
Forum: Variants December 3, 2020, 00:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By GrimaTheBold
I actually have a different tactic -if I detect...

I actually have a different tactic -if I detect him, I lure him into a corridor, and even after he confusion locks me, I keep randomly attacking. Assuming I'm not terrible at melee, I get enough...
Forum: Variants December 2, 2020, 16:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Oh man I know what you mean. I usually won't...

Oh man I know what you mean. I usually won't descend past the DL5 Warg quest without a stack of curing potions or cure confusion mushrooms, because guaranteed the time you don't the next level will...
Forum: Variants December 1, 2020, 21:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By GrimaTheBold
That's probably one explanation (of several) why...

That's probably one explanation (of several) why I struggle more with spellcaster types than other risks. I've tried plenty of Mages and almost never get them past that level, while I've taken a...
Forum: Variants December 1, 2020, 16:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,808
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Is Coffee-Break Harder than Normal Speed?

I'm curious, are equally skilled players more likely to win in the normal game or in Coffee-Break? I can see reasons for believing either:


Coffee-Break should be easier due to faster...
Forum: Variants November 24, 2020, 17:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - what's up with Rune Swords?

I find these from time to time but have never used one. I understand they start off very weak and gain power over time but I'm not sure on the mechanics of it. What character would benefit from ...
Forum: Variants October 19, 2020, 22:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By GrimaTheBold
I need to try it more. For some reason I have a...

I need to try it more. For some reason I have a mental block about making use of summons - I never think to use them, and when I do, I seem to be disappointed more often than not. Not just as...
Forum: Variants October 17, 2020, 22:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Its funny I never think about Chaos unless I'm...

Its funny I never think about Chaos unless I'm playing a Chaos-Warrior. A Half-Orc Life-Chaos Priest actually sounds like a blast, trying one of those next!

Edit: it went well! I took him to...
Forum: Variants October 17, 2020, 02:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By GrimaTheBold
I'm actually surprised there isn't a Druid class...

I'm actually surprised there isn't a Druid class in this game.
Forum: Variants October 16, 2020, 20:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,793
Posted By GrimaTheBold
Frog - what's a good tanky Priest build?

I've never gotten far with priests, so on my last one I emphasized melee. Took Demigod-Hades for the extra Con & HP (and rNether) instead of Hera, used Combat personality instead of Pious, and I put...
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