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Old November 6, 2017, 18:27   #11
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I've won with every class except rogue and ranger. I just can't seem to power through, I get so bored. I'll keep at it.
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Old November 6, 2017, 19:12   #12
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You shouldn't expect to power through as a rogue. You're more likely to sneak through. About ranger, I agree. It's not a well balanced class. But you can try Half-Troll to get better melee and HP.
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Old November 6, 2017, 23:46   #13
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My latest paladin was high-elf and got to legendary stealth. It felt wrong, but was fun. I was lucky with stealth-items, obviously.

In a way, paladin and ranger are at opposite ends - few weaknesses versus many weaknesses offset by one major strongpoint.

I prefer playing paladins over rangers, personally. Ranger archery is very effective, but I feel reluctant to use it because of the hassle it comes with.
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Old November 7, 2017, 01:13   #14
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Ranger archery is very effective, but I feel reluctant to use it because of the hassle it comes with.
Agreed. I haven't played a ranger in a very long time because of this. And unless I get an epic launcher, I totally ignore archery in all the other classes. It's both overpowered and tedious. I'm happy to do without.

I do equip my stat sticks, however.
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Old November 7, 2017, 02:16   #15
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i now have the highest CL priest i've ever played, at CL27. Orb of Draining is pretty cool when it only costs 7 mana instead of 15. it's mana damage, right? the same as magic missile? because it kills multi-hued dragons.
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Old November 7, 2017, 02:36   #16
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i now have the highest CL priest i've ever played, at CL27. Orb of Draining is pretty cool when it only costs 7 mana instead of 15. it's mana damage, right? the same as magic missile? because it kills multi-hued dragons.
Orb of Draining is technically its own damage type (holy orb), not mana; nothing resists it, but evil monsters take extra damage from it. Holy orb doesn't destroy items like mana does (it used to destroy cursed items, but I don't think it even does that anymore).

(Magic missile, incidentally, also technically doesn't deal mana damage; if it did, it would destroy items; but it's not the same damage type as the Orb either.)
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Old November 7, 2017, 03:18   #17
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Magic missile might as well be a Mana bolt, since bolts don't damage stuff on the ground. Orb does double damage to evil monsters, so it's very much worth specializing as a priest.
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Old November 7, 2017, 04:51   #18
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Magic missile might as well be a Mana bolt, since bolts don't damage stuff on the ground. Orb does double damage to evil monsters, so it's very much worth specializing as a priest.
Doesn't Magic Missile have a chance of beaming? I haven't played V in a while so I don't remember if I'm making that up. If it has a beam chance but still doesn't destroy items on beaming, then it must be its own kind of damage. (IIRC fire will destroy scrolls if it beams.)
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Magic missile is MISSILE in this list.
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i'm waiting on a randart that allows me to breathe time.
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