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Old October 29, 2009, 12:13   #1
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Randarts

OK, humor me, what the heck is truly a "randart"? I figured random artifact, like the ones I've found "of Buckland" that was on a sling (I think). I saw someone's dump posted which seemed to have artifacts that I have never heard of before (not that I have heard of all of them, but I have made myself somewhat familiar with the artifact spoiler)...
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Old October 29, 2009, 12:51   #2
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Yes, random artifacts - you can choose "Randomise artifacts" as a birth option. Slings of Buckland, on the other hand, are ego items.
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Old October 29, 2009, 21:37   #3
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Randarts are an awesome way to change up the game when you get tired of searching for the same artifacts over and over (Isildur, Bladeturner, Bard, Narya/Nenya, etc)

It creates randomized artifacts which dramatically alters what resists you get and when, as well as what sort of damage you're dealing out at any given time. Lots of fun.
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Yeah. Basically, randarts creates some unusually powerful items - stronger than any ego, probably on true artifact scale - and defines them as the artifact set for the game. They really shake things up, I've heard.
Slings of Buckland are ego, and they would be pretty nice if not for the fact that sling ammo is all so heavy and slings only do x2. But that's just an opinion.
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If you turn on the 'randomize artifacts' option, (almost*) all of the normal artifacts (sometimes called standarts) are replaced by randomized artifacts (random item types, powers, resists).

*I think the rings of power (The One, Vilya, Narya, and Nenya) stay the same.
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If you turn on the 'randomize artifacts' option, (almost*) all of the normal artifacts (sometimes called standarts) are replaced by randomized artifacts (random item types, powers, resists).

*I think the rings of power (The One, Vilya, Narya, and Nenya) stay the same.
The One stays the same, but those others get randomized. I believe I changed them to be standard in the patch DaJ is based upon, but in V they are not fixed.
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The One stays the same, but those others get randomized. I believe I changed them to be standard in the patch DaJ is based upon, but in V they are not fixed.
The rings of power are random also and sometimes very hilarious like the randart ring I once found that gave +15 speed, dexterity.

randarts are awesome. I highly recommend playing with them if you feel like the normal artifact set is getting tiring.

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That would be why I was confused, I never turned that option on. I saw some crazy items on some dumps where it looked like someone had a max speed of 40+... That could definitely make it a bit more fun...
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Old October 30, 2009, 04:29   #9
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In my last game, I battled Morgoth with every resist covered and all my stats mazes out. I think I would have stopped playing if it wasn't for randarts. Sometimes you get great names, too. One time I found a shield called 'Alien'!
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The One stays the same, but those others get randomized. I believe I changed them to be standard in the patch DaJ is based upon, but in V they are not fixed.
Take a look how drecky Nenya turned out in my current game. No speed, no con, no ESP, the immunity doesn't protect consumables, and it aggravates. I thought only pre-aggravating artifacts were supposed to aggravate. I guess I was wrong.


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