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Old December 9, 2018, 02:58   #1
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The Ranger's guide to LoS abuse

So how do you beat Morgoth when you don't have enough healings? LoS abuse so he never has to see you the entire fight. TO placement is always the same so I don't even need to re-stone-to-mud the corridor for him. I got lucky finding belthronding on DL18 as a hobbit ranger . That was super fun! Late I found bard bow, and had I known the LOS abuse would worked so well I would have taken the bow, but ended up keeping Belthronding for disenchantment resistance. I also got lucky in finding two staves of the magi.

Character dump: http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=22144

Game took a little longer than the HT warrior game. Roughly 9 hours 3 minutes.

I'll have a video demonstrating Line of sight abuse in a little bit. It's a long video and I'll post time stamps for the salient parts once it finishes uploading. The video chronicles the final act in my hobbit ranger's speed run when he was inadvertently rushed into the final battles. The video url will be active in a short while: https://youtu.be/RA1n0CySKkA

The reason my Hobbit Ranger was rushed into the final battles earlier than I intended was because I took a break from the character at DL90 and then ended up starting a new speed run attempt with a new character and modifying the game file to have level 7 skip on. No forced descent but disconnected stairs. 950 starting gold instead of 600 to compensate for starting on DL7. So my above speed attempt is a bit invalidated by taking a day off between finishing it just now. And also by the fact that even though I had made a back up of my Angband application file, the 7 level skip was somehow loaded into my hobbit ranger's game and so I went from DL90 to DL97 and then from DL97 to DL99. Still won, though, but had to get creative with Line of sight abuses!
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