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Old October 1, 2018, 12:07   #21
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Blimey, that *is* lucky.
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Old October 2, 2018, 01:53   #22
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Wow. Now all you need is enough strength and mana to use it. In any case, that is an unbelievable find, up there with A Plain Gold Ring in rarity, even at native depth.
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Old October 2, 2018, 07:08   #23
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It's been fun running around with -4 speed, but I've actually nearly died, twice. I should probably chronicle my reckless exploits since finding it.
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Old October 2, 2018, 14:58   #24
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I saw this in a recent ladder post (no-artifact game):
Power Dragon Scale Mail (Dwarven) (-3) [60,+42] <+2,+3>
http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18782

and I found a similar thing today with Balance DSM (Dwarven) <+1,+2> but I didn't need it. Instead, I am amazed to have just found:

a Sling of Buckland (+18,+26) <+2,+4>
That is comparable to a Ranger with Bard, except for the unfortunate lack of Holy Might ammo. I didn't realize it was even possible to get +26 on Buckland.
Bloody hell. I've not only never found PDSM, I've never found a Sling of Buckland. In 24 years of playing. WHYYYYYYY?
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Old October 2, 2018, 15:47   #25
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Bloody hell. I've not only never found PDSM, I've never found a Sling of Buckland. In 24 years of playing. WHYYYYYYY?
You keep saying that but ..
Ive been playing just over a year and i found 20+ PDDM. im drowning in slings of buckland.
Maybe you are doing it wrong.
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Bloody hell. I've not only never found PDSM, I've never found a Sling of Buckland. In 24 years of playing. WHYYYYYYY?
How many @'s per year? How many wins? How fast do you play? How deep are you diving? Either your sample size is too small, or the RNG just hates you.
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Have you tried un-squelching them? jk
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The shield of Gwaere [8, +52] rFire. Shoot, wrong thread.
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How many @'s per year? How many wins? How fast do you play? How deep are you diving? Either your sample size is too small, or the RNG just hates you.
I play quite a lot, but until recently I've been fairly conservative about diving. I've never won, though I have made it all the way down a handful of times. Usually I die somewhere between DL35-45. So far my best luck has been with Dwarf Priests (not least because I can mine for gold and buy better gear in town).

I am really liking druids in the latest build. I have hopes.
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@gglibertine-
Have you tried a high stealth character? I suspect they are the easiest for learning to dive. Also helps to have full monster detection in a town book. Try a high-elf rogue. The massive EXP penalty just forces you to go deep to get experience, and the class/race combo makes you tough enough to survive in tight spots in the early game. (Later in the game, intrinsic stats matter less.)
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