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Old July 27, 2008, 06:06   #1
darkdrone
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Paladin Equipment Choice

For now continuing playing the comp58 paladin. for the first time in ANY band i have more than a single artifact...
1. MG of Maedhros (disenchanted by Ibun , sadly)
2. Phial (this is the ONLY artifact i HAVE got before)
3. Arvedui
4. Paurhach

since i'm at STR 18/51 and depth 1050', i wonder if wielding Arvedui is better than not.

on the one hand , thats my ONLY source of wearable rBase, the other being a Defender longsword which is WORSE than Maedhros.So i dont event think that is an option.
I do have an amulet of rAcid and rLightning, but i have to keep swapping them around, and a Large Shield of rFire ... but that isnt really covering much.

on the other hand, wielding Paurhach and Arvedui does the whole (encumbers your movement) and bashes my Mana pool down from 50 to 37.

feedback would really be much appreciated!

[Angband 3.0.9b Character Dump]

Name Matthew Self RB CB EB Best
Sex Male Age 18 STR: 18/21 +0 +3 +2 18/71
Race Human Height 68 INT: 12 +0 -3 +3 12
Class Paladin Weight 183 WIS: 16 +0 +1 +2 18/10
Title Guardian Status 18 DEX: 17 +0 +0 +3 18/20
HP 360/360 Maximize Y CON: 15 +0 +2 +0 17
SP 37/37 CHR: 12 +0 +2 +2 16

Level 31 Armor [33,+41] Saving Throw Superb
Cur Exp 148871 Fight (+13,+13) Stealth Poor
Max Exp 148871 Melee (+23,+27) Fighting Heroic
Adv Exp 202500 Shoot (+22,+9) Shooting Superb
MaxDepth 1050 ft Blows 4/turn Disarming Good
Turns 1922536 Shots 1/turn Magic Device Superb
Gold 20448 Infra 0 ft Perception Poor
Burden 170.2 lbs Speed 3 Searching Poor

You are one of several children of a Serf. You are a credit to the
family. You have dark brown eyes, wavy blond hair, and a very fair
complexion.


abcdefghijkl@ abcdefghijkl@
Acid:....+........ Blind:.............
Elec:............. Confu:.............
Fire:........+.+.. Sound:.............
Cold:............. Shard:.......+.....
Pois:............. Nexus:.............
Fear:............. Nethr:.............
Lite:............. Chaos:.............
Dark:............. Disen:.............

abcdefghijkl@ abcdefghijkl@
S.Dig:............. Stea.:.............
Feath:............. Sear.:.............
PLite:............. Infra:.............
Regen:..........+.. Tunn.:.............
Telep:............. Speed:+............
Invis:+............ Blows:.............
FrAct:+............ Shots:.............
HLife:............. Might:.+...........


[Character Equipment]

a) The Main Gauche of Maedhros (2d5) (+10,+14) (+3) {@w0!d!k!v}
It increases your intelligence and dexterity by 3. It increases
your speed by 3. It slays trolls and giants. It grants you
immunity to paralysis and the ability to see invisible things. It
cannot be harmed by the elements.
b) a Short Bow of Extra Might (x2) (+9,+9) (+1)
It increases your shooting power by 1.
c) a Tortoise Shell Ring of Damage (+9)
d) a Quartz Ring of Accuracy (+10)
e) a Silver Amulet of Resist Acid
It provides resistance to acid. It cannot be harmed by acid.
f) The Phial of Galadriel
It usually provides light of radius 3. It cannot be harmed by the
elements. It might have hidden powers.
g) The Chain Mail of Arvedui (-2) [14,+15] (+2)
It increases your strength and charisma by 2. It cannot be harmed
by the elements. It might have hidden powers.
h) a Cloak of Protection [1,+5]
It provides resistance to shards. It cannot be harmed by the
elements.
i) a Large Metal Shield of Resist Fire [5,+1]
It provides resistance to fire. It cannot be harmed by fire.
j) an Iron Helm of Wisdom [5,+2] (+2)
It increases your wisdom by 2. It sustains your wisdom.
k) The Set of Gauntlets 'Paurhach' [2,+15]
It provides resistance to fire. It speeds your regeneration. It
activates for fire bolt (9d8) every 8+d8 turns. It cannot be harmed
by the elements.
l) a Pair of Metal Shod Boots [6,+1]


[Character Inventory]

a) 4 Holy Books of Prayers [Beginners Handbook]
b) 4 Holy Books of Prayers [Words of Wisdom]
c) 3 Holy Books of Prayers [Chants and Blessings]
d) 7 White Potions of Speed
e) 11 Tangerine Potions of Heroism
f) 27 Hazy Potions of Cure Critical Wounds
g) 25 Scrolls titled "sus meo" of Teleport Level
h) 10 Scrolls titled "sa culus" of Word of Recall {!*}
i) 11 Scrolls titled "obvio plus" of Holy Chant
j) 6 Mithril Rods of Door/Stair Location
k) a Lead Rod of Lightning Bolts
l) 2 Steel Rods of Fire Bolts
m) an Aluminum Rod of Frost Bolts
n) a Bronze Wand of Teleport Other (9 charges)
o) 2 Nickel-Plated Wands of Stone to Mud (6 charges)
p) a Zinc Wand of Lightning Bolts
q) a Nickel Wand of Acid Balls (0 charges)
It cannot be harmed by acid.
r) an Ironwood Staff of Teleportation (7 charges)
s) an Obsidian Amulet of Resist Lightning
It provides resistance to lightning. It cannot be harmed by
electricity.
t) a Gnomish Shovel (1d2) (+5,+6) (+2)
It increases your tunneling by 2.
u) 7 Arrows of Acid (1d4) (+6,+5)
It is branded with acid. It cannot be harmed by acid.
v) 14 Arrows (1d4) (+0,+0)


[Home Inventory]

a) a Holy Book of Prayers [Chants and Blessings]
b) a Holy Book of Prayers [Exorcism and Dispelling]
c) a Brown Mushroom of Restore Strength
d) 2 Dark Blue Mushrooms of Restoring
e) 7 White Potions of Speed
f) 2 Violet Speckled Potions of Healing
g) a Gold Speckled Potion of Restore Strength
h) 2 Gold Potions of Restore Intelligence
i) an Azure Potion of Restore Wisdom
j) a Purple Potion of Restore Dexterity
k) a Coagulated Crimson Potion of Restore Constitution
l) 2 Scrolls titled "repus trueus" of Mass Banishment {!*}
m) 4 Tin Rods of Trap Location
n) a Bamboo Staff of Curing (2 charges)
o) a Mahogany Staff of *Destruction* (1 charge)
p) Hard Studded Leather (-1) [7,+2]
q) a Rapier of *Slay Evil* (1d6) (+5,+8) (+1) {@w0!d!k!v}
It increases your wisdom by 1. It slays all evil creatures. It is
blessed by the gods. It might have hidden powers.
r) a Long Sword (Defender) (2d5) (+9,+6) [+7] (+1 to stealth) {@w0!d!k!v}
It increases your stealth by 1. It provides resistance to acid,
lightning, fire, and cold. It makes you fall like a feather and
speeds your regeneration. It grants you immunity to paralysis and
the ability to see invisible things. It cannot be harmed by the
elements. It might have hidden powers.
s) The Katana 'Aglarang' (8d4) (+8,+3) (+5) {!d!k!v}
It increases your dexterity by 5. It increases your speed by 5. It
sustains your dexterity. It cannot be harmed by the elements.
t) an Awl-Pike of Extra Attacks (2d8) (+5,+7) (+1)
It increases your attack speed by 1.
u) a Light Crossbow of Extra Shots (x3) (+8,+8) (+1)
It increases your shooting speed by 1.
v) 18 Bolts (1d5) (+3,+5)
w) 27 Bolts (1d5) (+3,+3)


[Options]

Adult: Maximize effect of race/class bonuses : yes (adult_maximize)
Adult: Randomize some of the artifacts (beta): no (adult_randarts)
Adult: Auto-scum for good levels : no (adult_autoscum)
Adult: Restrict the use of stairs/recall : no (adult_ironman)
Adult: Restrict the use of stores/home : no (adult_no_stores)
Adult: Restrict creation of artifacts : no (adult_no_artifacts)
Adult: Don't stack objects on the floor : no (adult_no_stacking)
Adult: Preserve artifacts when leaving level : no (adult_no_preserve)
Adult: Don't generate connected stairs : no (adult_no_stairs)
Adult: Monsters chase current location : yes (adult_ai_sound)
Adult: Monsters chase recent locations : yes (adult_ai_smell)
Adult: Monsters act smarter in groups : yes (adult_ai_packs)
Adult: Monsters learn from their mistakes : no (adult_ai_learn)
Adult: Monsters exploit players weaknesses : no (adult_ai_cheat)
Adult: Monsters behave more intelligently (broken): no (adult_ai_smart)
Score: Peek into object creation : no (score_peek)
Score: Peek into monster creation : no (score_hear)
Score: Peek into dungeon creation : no (score_room)
Score: Peek into something else : no (score_xtra)
Score: Know complete monster info : no (score_know)
Score: Allow player to avoid death : no (score_live)




TIA,
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Old July 28, 2008, 20:53   #2
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What I would do:

Sell the boots and store the shield in town. A little AC is not even worth the weight of those items, let alone loosing spellpoints. Arvedui gets used, of course. That should fix the spellpoint issue.

As for melee weapon, Maedhros is very excellent. The only alternative is Aglarang, and then only if free action and see invis is covered from elsewhere. If that happens (for example, you find rings of free action and see invisible), Id consider swapping. Chances are it wont make much difference unless you gain another attack with the higher dexbonus from the katana. Loosing the +3 to int might increase your fail-rate for devices.

Also Id switch to the xbow for launcher. Extra might effectively turns your shortbow into a longbow, while the crossbow of extra shots is roughly the same as a longbow with double fire rate, so about doubles the ranged damage.
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Old July 28, 2008, 23:34   #3
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I agree with Estie - using a small leather shield and soft leather boots should get you down to your armor weight limit. The extra +AC is just not worth very much. Personally, I'd exchange the +accuracy ring for another +damage ring. And be on the lookout for a +wis amulet.

[Also, your character is way powerful at this point; you should drop down to level 33 or 34 (1650 - 1700') and start gathering +stat potions.]
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Old July 29, 2008, 16:09   #4
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What I would do:

Sell the boots and store the shield in town. A little AC is not even worth the weight of those items, let alone loosing spellpoints. Arvedui gets used, of course. That should fix the spellpoint issue.

As for melee weapon, Maedhros is very excellent. The only alternative is Aglarang, and then only if free action and see invis is covered from elsewhere. If that happens (for example, you find rings of free action and see invisible), Id consider swapping. Chances are it wont make much difference unless you gain another attack with the higher dexbonus from the katana. Loosing the +3 to int might increase your fail-rate for devices.

Also Id switch to the xbow for launcher. Extra might effectively turns your shortbow into a longbow, while the crossbow of extra shots is roughly the same as a longbow with double fire rate, so about doubles the ranged damage.
thanks for your inputs , Estie!

i chose to go down barefoot, because i picked up a Small Leather shield and even a soft-leather boots put me over the limit.

since that Chardump i have gained "Godly Insights"
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