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Old February 2, 2017, 23:40   #21
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I like to play the archetype. Trolls are by far my favorite. High constitution really favors my preferred playstyle (dive deep, dive fast, die young).Paladins are a close second on the fun scale. If I'm going for a win I usually play a ranger, either Dunadan, Hobbit, or High elf. Its fun to walk into a room and "h" everything before they know whats going on.

I'm curious about the randart option in the birth menu concerning mages. It seems that the standard artifacts have always favored the bash and smash classes. I understand that random is random but is there a better chance to favor the more subtle classes in the game with this option on?
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Old February 2, 2017, 23:40   #22
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That loss doesn't have anything to do with character class. You got into a dangerous situation that you could have avoided. Also, carry scrolls to escape with when you really need to get away (unless you have zero-fail.)
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Old February 2, 2017, 23:44   #23
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That loss doesn't have anything to do with character class. You got into a dangerous situation that you could have avoided. Also, carry scrolls to escape with when you really need to get away (unless you have zero-fail.)
Oh yes it was avoidable. I was on a 8-9 level feeling with no staff of teleport (0 charges) and like you said no scrolls to back it up. After pulling the aggro on the monsters in the vault I usually lead them around from the outside. Usually the items remaining on the ground after doing so are artifacts. Arkenstone, an amulet, leather boots, a short and longsword remained on the floor. I was SO close to having that vault cleared and greed won. The comment was not to take blame from me and dump it on the class, it was meant to assure you that I was not heart broken about the L.

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Old February 3, 2017, 01:34   #24
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Though the two best amulets in the game are non-artifact.

Hobbit Ranger; I tried that a couple times. Sauron did too many mana blasts on my fragile hobbit, though. But I should have used the ?rune of protection as someone (probably Pete Mack) on here had advised me. As Derakon pointed out, I also shouldn't have been so worried about getting disenchanted and smashed him in melee (I didn't have enough good arrows). I had him down to 4 orange **** health. The summons on that level were getting really out of hand and I was teleporting all over the place. I'll probably try it again sometime, but it is scary playing with so little CON. High Elf Ranger seems much more manageable.
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Old February 3, 2017, 02:27   #25
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To sort of combat the caster characters that tend to spawn more casters I usually build myself a sort of "arena" by creating choke points and limiting LOS. When doing this I will set up runes of prot on spaces directly behind me to at least hinder any creatures that may be spawned there from getting to me. Doing this also allows the me to close the gap with these creatures without even moving or exposing myself to those heavy hits like you talked about. I don't know if anyone else does this but its something that helps me a lot when going after some of the more risky uniques.
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Old February 3, 2017, 20:36   #26
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Well..... I found out what the 2-9 feeling was about.

Then chaos dsm in the next room. At DL10..... so I know I started this post talking about how my luck seems to suck.... I take it all back.
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