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Old July 13, 2018, 02:21   #1
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Playing a rogue

Decided to give it another try - high elf this time which I'm liking more despite the slowest leveling.

But the loot!

Dungeon level 5: Narthanc! That's all that needs to be said for a rogue.

But then level 9: Rapier Forasgil! Yeesh, having to pick which to use...
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Old July 13, 2018, 02:54   #2
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Decided to give it another try - high elf this time which I'm liking more despite the slowest leveling.

But the loot!

Dungeon level 5: Narthanc! That's all that needs to be said for a rogue.

But then level 9: Rapier Forasgil! Yeesh, having to pick which to use...
IIRC, Forasgil is basically equivalent in power to a 'thanc, and it's a different element than the one you have. As long as you aren't overburdened or struggling with inventory slot management, you can do the elemental swap thing: carry both, and wield the one that works better on what you happen to be fighting.

Pro tip: if you engrave two weapons (or same-type armors, but it's usually used with weapons) with @w0, there is a built in macro that allows you to swap between them by pressing the x key. This makes elemental swapping much easier.
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Old July 13, 2018, 03:31   #3
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Funny enough, the base damage of the thank is lower, but the elemental damage is higher.
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Old July 13, 2018, 05:05   #4
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I like rods, but starting to think a rod of light isn't worth keeping.
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Old July 13, 2018, 05:08   #5
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Found a +3 searching/+3 dex ring of the mouse, but that -12 accuracy is a killer.
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Old July 13, 2018, 05:16   #6
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Rod of light is helpful for a rogue when facing trolls later on. You won't be quite strong enough without it, but hack and back down hallways with a line of them will weaken them enough you can kill them. Later still, it becomes extremely helpful to illuminate hallways until you have ESP. It cuts down on the chances of getting ambushed unawares. It also lets you use archery in the hallway.
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Old July 13, 2018, 05:17   #7
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High Elf rogue gets tough later, when you need half a million points to level up at CL 40.
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Old July 13, 2018, 05:18   #8
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Rod of light is helpful for a rogue when facing trolls later on. You won't be quite strong enough without it, but hack and back down hallways with a line of them will weaken them enough you can kill them. Later still, it becomes extremely helpful to illuminate hallways until you have ESP. It cuts down on the chances of getting ambushed unawares. It also lets you use archery in the hallway.
Well, the rod only works once and needs to recharge; is that very helpful?

Can't I just shoot down halls without it?
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Old July 13, 2018, 05:59   #9
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Staff of starlight... now that one seems worth dropping.
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Old July 13, 2018, 06:02   #10
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I've got a hall of trolls now, but it seems better not to use the staff of light because it'd wake them and my steal has them asleep.
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