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Old April 27, 2010, 22:44   #4
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Swap the Chaos male for Thalkettoth. You need any speed you can get. Disenchanting and Chaos breathing monsters are rare enough that you can avoid them, and they can't breathe enough to insta-kill you.

Raal's is useless for a Ranger, probably shouldn't bother with it.

You need to get your speed up and you need rconf (and also rblind). Not having Rconf can get you killed. (watch out for titans) Keeping thengel as a swap is a good idea.

You should be killing everything with arrows. Keep an eye out for Tenser's, it's a game changer and with the branded missiles and 4 shots per turn rangers are a powerhouse.

Tenser's is native to dlevel 80 (i think) and that's about where speed rings are. My advice would be to drop down to that level and look for both of them. It's not that much more dangerous than where you currently are. Keep yourself hasted at all times. You have enough HP to not be instakilled by anything if you don't get double moved, but still don't fight anything you don't recognize.

As far as Destruction goes. It is probably the most powerful escape in the game. It will remove all monsters (including uniques) and non-artifact items from a 20 square radius, and mess up all the walls. You can use it to remove monsters from vaults and loot the artifacts if you choose, but some people look down at that tactic. You should definitely carry around any staves of destruction that you find and save the scrolls at home. Those are useful against Sauron/Morgoth who drain charges.

Scrolls of teleport level or deep descent are better than scrolls of teleportation for escapes since you are guaranteed first turn on a new level.
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