Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > AAR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 21, 2010, 18:05   #1
Ycombinator
Adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Age: 32
Posts: 156
Ycombinator is on a distinguished road
[YAWP] Half-troll rogue

Dund, Half-Troll Rogue

Half-trolls are incredibly powerful at the beginning, and advance fast, ready to whip to death anything on their way, but this game wasn't short of intense moments.

What I like about the early game is that situation takes time to develop. In the late game it's usually fast and brutal: got careless and died a moment later, or risked and got insta-killed. In the early game you can have dead @ walking because of the decisions you've made hundred turns earlier. Ambush, pursuit, despair, and miraculous saving by reading unIDed scroll rarely, if ever, happen in the late game.

The oddest thing in the whole game was dungeon books: I've found Raal's at dlvl 8, Mordenkainen's at dlvl 18, and Tenser's at dlvl 20! But I haven't found MB5 until dlvl 45 and MB9 until dlvl 83.

I had plenty of speed from the beginning, BoS +4 from the store as early as clvl 11 (recall dlvl 12), and by the time I've found the first RoS at dlvl 69 I had already had +15 speed or so. A bit later I've found +12 speed randart boots so speed wasn't an issue at all. Those boots boosted charisma as well, so I ended up with +34 CHR bonus — a very cute troll!

But I wasn't so lucky with weapons. In the final fight with 84*5=420 damage/round vs evil that was the worst melee weapon I've ever used against Morgoth. Still, I've used only 6 out of 20 !*Healing*, 2 out of 3 !Life, and maybe a dozen of !Healing and !CCW each, so I clearly was overprepared.

The best weapon I could find (and one of the best I've ever seen even in spoilers):
Code:
The Scythe of Slicing of Astelpion (13d4) (+25,+27) [+40]
---------------------------------------------------------
+3 strength, intelligence, dexterity, charisma.
Slays animals, evil creatures, orcs, giants.
*Slays* dragons, demons, undead.
Provides immunity to lightning, fire.
Provides resistance to cold, fear, light, chaos.
Cannot be harmed by acid, electricity, fire, cold.
Prevents paralysis.  Sustains your life force.  

When activated, it bestows upon you berserk rage, bless, and resistance.
Takes 172 to 252 turns to recharge.


Min Level 96, Max Level 127, Generation chance 10, Power 747, 25.0 lbs
Anyway, this is my first sub-500k win. The race choice probably has a lot to do with it, at least I don't expect my next, let's say, kobold, to go anywhere nearly as fast.
Ycombinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 21, 2010, 18:13   #2
Magnate
Angband Devteam member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 5,057
Magnate is on a distinguished road
Send a message via MSN to Magnate Send a message via Yahoo to Magnate
Nice scythe - looks like it was actually Bladeturner, though activations have been random for a while so it could be a coincidence. But with all three *slays* and two immunities, plus slay_evil and slay_animal it must have been: power 747 is way beyond anything else (Vilya is 2nd most powerful at about 600).
Magnate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 24, 2010, 18:18   #3
Derakon
Prophet
 
Derakon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 9,023
Derakon is on a distinguished road
Yeesh, 92 per-blow damage vs. evil before taking into account alternate sources of +dam. You must've diced Morgy good.
Derakon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
YAWP: Gastrolith, Half-Troll Priest Derakon AAR 19 June 24, 2010 14:51
I Love Half-Troll Mages Arphod Vanilla 5 December 31, 2009 06:05
[3.0.9b] clvl 39 Half-Elf Rogue - advice on diving deeper? azfalt Vanilla 6 January 20, 2009 00:44
Economics of ID - 1/2 troll warrior Garrie Vanilla 0 February 22, 2008 12:03
[V] YACD Half-Troll Mage with equipment conundrum roustk AAR 9 January 15, 2008 23:53


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.