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Old August 2, 2015, 18:51   #1
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How should a warrior take care of time hounds?

What are the best strategies for taking care of Time Hounds? When I used to play Angband I had a mage so I used to banish them.

I have fortunately found ESP in a crown (made my damage go down a lot though) and was wondering if I should just flee from them or if there was a safe way of killing them as a warrior. My current speed is nothing to write home about (+3 speed).
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Old August 2, 2015, 19:49   #2
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Flee, you fools!

The only point in ever taking them on is when its the only way to get to a vault you really want to crack open. In that case, the best way is to wait in a room around the corner; that ensures 1. that they approach and 2. that you get 1 round of (ranged) no retaliation attack, plus win initiative the round after. Speed is of the essence though, +10 speed (assuming you have a source of buffing) is needed; without it, its probably suicide.

Casters have a much easier time with hounds, as they can use their pack ai against them and hit them from out of LOS with aoe attacks and no risk of the hounds ever closing in.
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Old August 2, 2015, 20:25   #3
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Yeah, use a corner, have at least speed parity, and have enough offense to kill each hound in one round of combat. Time hounds are not an insurmountable obstacle, but they're generally worth avoiding if possible; all they give is experience, and experience is readily available elsewhere.
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They need food and water and crave attention. They really want you to spend a lot of time with them.
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