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Old February 18, 2016, 13:40   #1
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Question I accidentally wielded Calris before uncursing it

... and now, what can I do? It is still at -16 to-hit malus.
is there a way I can save my character? it's a 31 level high elf ranger, and I had never managed to go this far, that would really suck.
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Old February 18, 2016, 13:43   #2
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There is still hope. First, rely heavily on your bow for the time being. Second, you can uncurse it by enchanting it.
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Old February 18, 2016, 13:55   #3
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ok... what are the side effects of a cursed weapon? I am using it in lower levels (I'm in a level 8 now) and it is actually working well.
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Old February 18, 2016, 14:12   #4
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Calris is an aggravating weapon, so every monster will charge you, and it's minus to hit, so it's harder to hit with. Oh, and you can't remove it while it is still cursed. That's pretty much it.

Every scroll or spell of enchant weapon has a chance to break the curse in addition to adding to the +to hit/+dam. If you have a supply to get it back to positive figures it's a fairly decent weapon.
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Old February 18, 2016, 14:16   #5
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The to hit malus is not such a terrible thing, it shouldnt affect your chance to hit by too much. The problem is the aggravation which forces you to stay shallow where you can kill everything that spawns. You want to go deeper than level 8 though, to the native depth of enchant weapon scrolls. I dont know offhand what that is, maybe 20.
Another thing you can do is to buy the blessing/holy chant scrolls from shop 5 and buff yourself before entering melee; +10 to hit almost negates your malus.
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Old February 18, 2016, 14:22   #6
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The to hit malus is not such a terrible thing, it shouldnt affect your chance to hit by too much.
Even if it's 20% less accurate than other weapons, chances are that it's doing 100% more damage per successful hit than anything else you'd be using, so you're still ahead.
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Old February 18, 2016, 14:36   #7
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You want to go deeper than level 8 though, to the native depth of enchant weapon scrolls. I dont know offhand what that is, maybe 20.
It's dlev15.
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Old February 18, 2016, 14:41   #8
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The to hit malus is not such a terrible thing, it shouldnt affect your chance to hit by too much.
Depends of the level and race/class. Priests and mages have hard time hitting anything even with basic weapons, -15 would make hitting things really hard.

Rangers can hit things more easily though. Your bow is your friend now. The worst thing Calris has is aggravation, so keep detecting monsters, they will all be awake and aware of where you are. If you see something that is too hard to handle go away from it ASAP.
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Old February 18, 2016, 14:52   #9
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Depends of the level and race/class. Priests and mages have hard time hitting anything even with basic weapons, -15 would make hitting things really hard.
Maybe thats good competition material. A priest who starts out with Calris wielded in hand ?
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Old February 18, 2016, 17:08   #10
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What's the bonuses on bless, heroism & berserk add to? If the accuracy is a problem it might be as simple as buffing if you're not.
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