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Old December 11, 2009, 07:13   #1
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Sauron is down, what's the plan now?

Here's to hoping I don't jinx this. It's been over 13 years and for the first time I'm at 4950 and Sauron is no more. But I need a real game plan for killing Morgie with a gnome mage. I have bolts of holy might and Umbar which will go a long way but will not finish the job. I just need a valid win, hockey sticks and asc asides (both of which will not work against him anyhow).

Several threads recommend to fight him in the corner of the map or find a vault with perma walls and use it to limit summons. others teleport him and *destruct*. One even rifted him to death (!). I just need advice on what works best (besides getting a lot of mana potions and fighting on a near empty stomach).


Also, how do I post my dump. Mostly so that all may chuckle at my preposterous turn count.
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Old December 11, 2009, 10:06   #2
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Several threads recommend to fight him in the corner of the map or find a vault with perma walls and use it to limit summons. others teleport him and *destruct*. One even rifted him to death (!). I just need advice on what works best (besides getting a lot of mana potions and fighting on a near empty stomach).
Corner can be good; bolts will work well; melee can be handy. Create doors, plus rift when he open the door works well.

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Click the ladder tab, and go to the "Submit character" section.
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Old December 11, 2009, 13:06   #3
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Here's to hoping I don't jinx this. It's been over 13 years and for the first time I'm at 4950 and Sauron is no more. But I need a real game plan for killing Morgie with a gnome mage. I have bolts of holy might and Umbar which will go a long way but will not finish the job. I just need a valid win, hockey sticks and asc asides (both of which will not work against him anyhow).

Several threads recommend to fight him in the corner of the map or find a vault with perma walls and use it to limit summons. others teleport him and *destruct*. One even rifted him to death (!). I just need advice on what works best (besides getting a lot of mana potions and fighting on a near empty stomach).


Also, how do I post my dump. Mostly so that all may chuckle at my preposterous turn count.
I think a lot of it depends on how much healing and restore mana you have. A stack of holy might arrows will take him down quite a bit.

Anyway, here's my wienie strategy for Morgoth (for a Mage). This assumes 0% fail rate on Teleport other and phase door. When you get to the level, banish Zs and Ls (and Us if you want). Then teleport around making destruction zones. Specifically get the sides of the dungeon all destructed up, because teleport is more likely to send you there than to the middle of the dungeon. (be careful not to get Morgoth in the blast or you'll need to start over.)

When you see Morgoth coming, try to get in a horizontal (or vertical) line with him and then stone to mud towards him. Let him break the last wall. And then fire. You may only get one shot off before a summon but that's ok.

If he summons (not wimpy): If you want to pick up ammo. TO him, get rid of the summonees (banish or TO) and pick up ammo, then remake the destruction zone. If you don't want to pick up ammo yet, phase out of LOS, banish summonees, and get in position again where you can get a line towards him. repeat this process.

If you take any damage. phase and CCW (or healing w/o phase if you have a ton or are nearing the end of the battle.)
If you drop below ~600 hp, but more than about 400. Use !healing
If you get hit by a manastorm. Use !*healing* or !Life

When you run out of bolts, repeat with manastorms, but phase and !rmana when you start running low.

When your destruction zone doesn't offer sufficient LOS cover after phases. TO Morgoth and redestruct.

If the destruction zone fills up with dangerous uniques and you can't reasonably TO them, teleport to another zone.

Hope this helps. It is truly the strategy for wienies like myself.

This strategy relies on the fact that phasing into LOS will not happen. This has happened exactly once to me (in maybe several hundred attempts), so it can happen to you. This is why if a manastorm will kill you, you don't want to risk phasing (unless you have little !healing and no choice)
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Thanks for the advice. Just posted the dump.

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I noticed that Gothmog and Lungorthin were still alive. You might want to hunt them down. I'm surprised you haven't found any of the elven rings yet! Fire immunity makes both of them easy. You also need more !rmana and probably more healing too.

Swapping in thorin and going without rnether for the extra HP might be worth it. That damage with holy might bolts is huge!
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Old December 12, 2009, 05:18   #6
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Finally got my rematch with Lundg and he dropped Vilya!

Making great progress with Uniques.

How do I update my character dump as opposed to just leaving a comment?
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Old December 12, 2009, 05:24   #7
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Just upload a more recent dump with the same name--it should automatically update the old one.
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Get staff of magi and/or potions of restore mana, and manastorm Morgoth to pieces; mass genociding and healing (and phase dooring) as needed.
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Morgoth is no more. Long Live the King!

At last, the deed is done. And what an epic fight it was. ran out of !*Healing* and had to risk potential death by undead adds 2/3 into the fight. Emptied 2 quivers of Seeker bolts of holy might & Slay evil from Umbar and he kept coming.

Emptied my staves of the magi (and forgot to bring Tenser's !). down to no mana pots: he was down to 1 * and I was down to my last mana load. Went for it and mana stormed him thrice. And he was no more! Felt so sweet.


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