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Forum: Vanilla Today, 12:11
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Posted By archolewa
Just dont use the default point buy. Reduce your...

Just dont use the default point buy. Reduce your Dex and put those points into Int. My winning blackguard started with 18 int, and had a much better time of it than the ones that used the default...
Forum: Vanilla Today, 06:51
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
I don't disagree. I just avoid those situations,...

I don't disagree. I just avoid those situations, or use a scroll/staff of *Destruct* if I end up in them, hence why I didn't get much use out of it. It would I think be much more useful if it came...
Forum: Vanilla Today, 00:37
Replies: 62
Views: 1,401
Posted By archolewa
For this reason I set my low hitpoint warning at...

For this reason I set my low hitpoint warning at 50% rather than the default 30%. Usually gives me an extra turn or two to escape. Also, I tend to TO (or avoid, if TO is still limited and precious)...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 23:46
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
Any reason you couldn't just manually assign...

Any reason you couldn't just manually assign default starting stats for humans in the data file, and then programmatically apply the modifiers that the other races provide?
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 23:44
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
Ok, so just pulled off my first Blackguard win...

Ok, so just pulled off my first Blackguard win (character: http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=23703).

I say pulled off, but the fight against Morgoth wasn't particularly long or close...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 04:25
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By archolewa
Yeah by cl 40 (and almost certainly before then),...

Yeah by cl 40 (and almost certainly before then), you do *not* want to teleport yourself to get out of danger. You want to either teleport your enemy, or destruct them. Teleporting yourself puts you...
Forum: Vanilla Yesterday, 04:17
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By archolewa
In my experience, Spear of Light was very useful...

In my experience, Spear of Light was very useful in the midgame for dealing with Wraiths. No way is orb of draining better for clearing a corridor full of Light sensitive monsters. Also, saving me a...
Forum: Vanilla July 4, 2020, 19:53
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
Ok. Well, my latest mage bit the dust, so I...

Ok. Well, my latest mage bit the dust, so I figured I'd try another High Elf Blackguard, this time (mostly) prioritizing weapon weight over damage per round, and dropping Dex down a few points and...
Forum: Vanilla July 4, 2020, 18:12
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
O_O Well, that explains a *lot*. I thought...

O_O

Well, that explains a *lot*. I thought the blows from the spells were just standard weapon swings. What exactly is the formula for the blows from spells? Is it the weapons damage plus some...
Forum: Vanilla July 4, 2020, 17:51
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
I'll have to try it with lower blows the next...

I'll have to try it with lower blows the next time I try a Blackguard (got frustrated with the class, so now I'm trying again for a Mage win). It's also possible that I wasn't using Maim Foe enough...
Forum: Vanilla July 4, 2020, 16:41
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By archolewa
Priests tend to stagnate right around here. Skys...

Priests tend to stagnate right around here. Skys advice is good, but you could also prioritize stealth granting gear (though not above free action and the basic resists). Getting your stealth up can...
Forum: Vanilla July 4, 2020, 07:05
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
This was the basic strategy I was using, and it...

This was the basic strategy I was using, and it worked great...until you had a string of spell failures, and/or you whiffed your one attack per round. Then I was running away with my tail between my...
Forum: Vanilla July 2, 2020, 03:50
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By archolewa
Killing people in town also makes me sad. My...

Killing people in town also makes me sad. My first game, I avoided killing townsfolk, but they're so obnoxious. These days I kill 'em mostly so I don't have to jam the spacebar.
Forum: Vanilla June 30, 2020, 03:31
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By archolewa
Not really. There are many things wands and...

Not really. There are many things wands and staves can do that potions can't, like Teleport Other or Magic Mapping or Detection, so you're gonna have wands and staves in the endgame. The question is...
Forum: Vanilla June 29, 2020, 15:02
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
Ah ok. I think I misinterpreted what David meant....

Ah ok. I think I misinterpreted what David meant. I was concerned it was some combination of features that would make it harder to manipulate the enemy AI to minimize the number of enemies who can...
Forum: Vanilla June 29, 2020, 14:52
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By archolewa
There are three ways a warrior can counter...

There are three ways a warrior can counter enemies who drain stats:

1. Teleport them away. Warriors are perfectly capable of using wands and rods of Teleport Other (*Destruct* also works in a...
Forum: Vanilla June 29, 2020, 04:14
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By archolewa
Personally, I really like potions of experience...

Personally, I really like potions of experience because avoiding fights is a key part of the game and these potions play into that. My first Rogue win, I avoided most endgame uniques and leveled up...
Forum: Vanilla June 28, 2020, 23:18
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
Don't you touch my LoS! LoS manipulation is one...

Don't you touch my LoS! LoS manipulation is one of the few parts of this game that I feel is remotely tactical.

Though, I don't really engage in any of the cheese (unless we consider anti-summon...
Forum: Vanilla June 28, 2020, 20:18
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By archolewa
While I understand the concern with potions of...

While I understand the concern with potions of experience in a variant where you have dungeons based on player level (as seems to be the case referenced here), I don't really understand the concern...
Forum: Vanilla June 28, 2020, 18:48
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
I think this does a great job of clarifying the...

I think this does a great job of clarifying the difficulties I'm having with Blackguard's early game. Because the game is balanced around multiple blows, the Blackguard gains offensive capabilities...
Forum: Vanilla June 25, 2020, 19:10
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
I might also have to try with the Oposband style...

I might also have to try with the Oposband style weapon damage. That might end up being a buff for Blackguard since it puts less emphasis on blows.
Forum: Vanilla June 25, 2020, 18:52
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
I never even considered using a ring of open...

I never even considered using a ring of open wounds to improve SP gain. Ill have to try that.

And my difficulties with the damage output is more how variable it is. Blackguards in the early game...
Forum: Vanilla June 25, 2020, 03:47
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
That's fine. Fundamentally, I think my gripe is...

That's fine. Fundamentally, I think my gripe is that low level Blackguards kind of have to play against type. I'm impatient and want to play my crazy berserker nowwwww x'(

So if there was a way...
Forum: Vanilla June 25, 2020, 01:50
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
I usee the default point buy, and have mostly...

I usee the default point buy, and have mostly played Dunadan and High Elf. The spells themselves are pretty reliable, I just find they often don't do much at low levels to improve damage output.
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Forum: Vanilla June 24, 2020, 15:56
Replies: 258
Views: 11,683
Posted By archolewa
Having played three or four Blackguards at this...

Having played three or four Blackguards at this point (though I haven't won yet, or even gotten to the endgame), I do have some feedback for the early game. I don't know if this is criticism or...
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