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Old December 17, 2015, 05:17   #11
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You dont want to lose res poison either. Theres a gazillion things that breathe for 1k+ poison.
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Old December 17, 2015, 11:54   #12
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You dont want to lose res poison either. Theres a gazillion things that breathe for 1k+ poison.
Poison damage is limited to 800
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Old December 17, 2015, 12:37   #13
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You dont want to lose res poison either. Theres a gazillion things that breathe for 1k+ poison.
Not that many actually. Poison is capped at 800 and AMHD and Drolem gets to about 700 (drolem a bit more than AMHD), Many Colors, Bile Demon and Great Swamp + 7 uniques 800.

Too many for comfortable adventuring without it though. Also lower level breaths are really common and resist cuts those to minor nuisance.
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Old December 17, 2015, 15:19   #14
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I've learned my lesson about rPoison the hard way over the years. I consider it a Must Have and try to get a source of it as soon as possible. Usually i first get it from a Ring of rPoison from the BM. (and even after replacing it will keep it as a swap item for ages)

This go around i kept an otherwise lousy light armor of Elvenkind on for ages until i got the Amulet of Trickery.

After Derakon's post letting me know Sustains dont help with Time Breaths i just left the gear alone and dived back down for another couple levels.

My other big lesson this game (besides the joys of Ranger Archery) is actually making myself stop playing when i start yawning even if i'm in the middle of clearing out an area. A Tired Thomas makes for a Dead Character! I've had way to many deaths caused by "yawn!, I'll just finish clearing this floor then stop, -More- You Die" ;-)
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Old December 20, 2015, 23:56   #15
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Updated the ladder dump again. http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=18435

THAT was an interesting level. my first large vault. A few good zaps with my stack of TO Rods made if fairly easy. Best upgrade i think was the improved amulet of Trickery though finding Kelek's to round out the complete set of dungeon books at only DL61 is rather nice. To bad I'm a ranger and cant take full advantage.

I also brought back a better ESP weapon to replace my stashed Whip that i used for so long. I'd loose a bit of h2h damage but be able to do some major swaps on my gear. I need to ponder this. Any advice?
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Old December 22, 2015, 05:33   #16
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another update to my ladder dump.

Not sure if reading that scroll of deep decent was a good idea or not. sure glad i had a stack of TO rods. kept using them like crazy as nasties i couldn't handle came at me in mixed packs. (8-7 level feeling). i ended up stopping trying to get close to the one corner of the map that i knew had stuff in it.

Am i right in assuming Cubragol is great for castors that just freed up a ring slot from a speed ring but worthless for a cl40 Ranger since i get so many more shots with a regular bow? The scroll of *Acquirement* that dropped next to it created some really nice bolts for it though

need to sleep before i figure out gear. suggestions welcome
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Old December 22, 2015, 06:03   #17
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Am i right in assuming Cubragol is great for castors that just freed up a ring slot from a speed ring but worthless for a cl40 Ranger since i get so many more shots with a regular bow?
Yes, that's correct.
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Old December 22, 2015, 06:54   #18
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Am i right in assuming Cubragol is great for castors that just freed up a ring slot from a speed ring but worthless for a cl40 Ranger
Yes, except as a swap for running around speed.
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Am i right in assuming Cubragol is great for castors that just freed up a ring slot from a speed ring but worthless for a cl40 Ranger since i get so many more shots with a regular bow?
It's not. You will eventually run out of good arrows and switching to melee + Cubragol will be a good alternative. Especially when facing Morgoth.
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Old December 23, 2015, 04:29   #20
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Yes, except as a swap for running around speed.
Well since my base speed is currently +25 I'll just leave it at home for now and save it for end game as a possible swap after i run out of good arrows.

Thanks for all the advice everyone!

PS. what is this i see mentioned about Father Christmas and only showing up if i play at certain times?

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