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Old August 8, 2018, 14:50   #21
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I got a second scroll of acquirement. When are those good to use?
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Old August 8, 2018, 14:55   #22
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Found a rod of recall. Wonder if it's safe to take that instead of scrolls. If it gets destroyed...
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Old August 8, 2018, 15:16   #23
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Why is a damage ring showing no more damage from arrows? Is that only melee?
Damage ring is only melee to-damage, not missiles. Accuracy ring will help both melee and missile to-hit.
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Old August 8, 2018, 15:20   #24
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I got a second scroll of acquirement. When are those good to use?
Some people save them to read deep, but I think conventional wisdom is to read ?Acquirement immediately. You can hope for something that will improve your @ right now, rather than risk the scroll being burned up, producing something deeper that is useless because by then @ has found so much great stuff, or, worst of all, scroll being worthless because @ has died and always wondering, "if I'd just read that acquirement scroll earlier, maybe I'd have gotten lucky."
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Old August 8, 2018, 15:24   #25
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Found a rod of recall. Wonder if it's safe to take that instead of scrolls. If it gets destroyed...
Rod of Recall is a special rod, it is immune to fire and electrical damage, i.e., it can't be destroyed. However, like anything in @'s pack, it can be stolen until @ DEX is high enough to prevent stealing, so be careful around other thieves. Getting stranded deep in the dungeon because your rogue's rod of recall was stolen would be kind of poetic though.
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Old August 8, 2018, 18:30   #26
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Scrolls of Acquirement will drop good treasure native to your depth (plus the usual dice rolls) so i figure it's better to read at DL20 rather than DL19 (and so on - the "native to" list tends to go in -5 and -10 increments). If you hold on to them too long, they become useless, so unless you got lucky and found one on DL5 or so, read them right away, assuming you already are deep enough to get artifact drops.




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It is A GOOD IDEA to carry 2-3 rods of recall, in case A) you accidentally zap yours unintentionally but want to stay on the level, or B) you recall to the dungeon and find yourself immediately in a certain-death situation.
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Old August 8, 2018, 18:38   #27
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I tend to read them straight away but usually it's because I have a full pack. I'd say if you lack Free Action or Rpois read it. Getting them will count more then a better item later
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Never read acquirement in town. Otherwise, any time after dl 20 is OK. And no: damage bonus on other equipment does not apply to bows.
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Old August 8, 2018, 23:53   #29
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Never read acquirement in town. Otherwise, any time after dl 20 is OK. And no: damage bonus on other equipment does not apply to bows.
So does that mean the rings of accuracy I've been ignoring, I should have used - darn. Not sure what best rings are for rogue, I use a mouse ring.
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I tend to read them straight away but usually it's because I have a full pack. I'd say if you lack Free Action or Rpois read it. Getting them will count more then a better item later
Luckily, I have both, and even things like PConfusion woo hoo.
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