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Old May 23, 2010, 02:11   #1
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Dwarven Priests, Edged Weapons, and You

I've been running another Dwarf Priest and i am having trouble finding primary weapons. I have seen a few blunt egos but have yet to see any (Blessed) or HA weapons. How much of a handicap is using an "uncomfortable" weapon and would I be better served using something like a Flail of Slay Animal?

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http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=10236

Any other comments, suggestions, or hints regarding my character, such as inventory, would also be appreciated.

Thanks!

Fake edit: If this thread is redundant, I am sorry, I did a cursory glance through search and wasn't able to find anything similar.
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Old May 23, 2010, 02:23   #2
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The main issue is the increase in spell failure chance. At your level, I would probably use a blunt weapon and orb. Mellee with 1 attack is not an option and lowering spell chance not worth it for +2 str/con. Once you get 4 attacks, the choice becomes harder though. Good luck.
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Old May 23, 2010, 02:48   #3
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I went and grabbed a Quarterstaff of *Slay Undead* that had +1 WIS so things are looking up! I also was able to find Godly Insights at the BM too.

I'm dropping the first priest book finally. I probably could have before, but Holhenneth takes to long to recharge.
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You don't drop pb1 until you pick up pb6. Detection is very important, you did the right thing.

Similarly, once you get pb5, you can drop pb2 and just carry down a satisfy hunger scroll with you and read it when your slots fill up. (or carry pb2 and ditch it, same thing)
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Old May 23, 2010, 18:41   #5
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Shortly after reading this, Ethereal Openings showed up in the BM, so thanks!

I'm going to update my dump.
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You don't drop pb1 until you pick up pb6. Detection is very important, you did the right thing.

Similarly, once you get pb5, you can drop pb2 and just carry down a satisfy hunger scroll with you and read it when your slots fill up. (or carry pb2 and ditch it, same thing)
I would reverse the advice on PB5. Double resistance is too important to give up, so PB2 is a keeper until you either have Colluin or immunities to both fire and cold. It is PB5 that I sometimes go without. You may be better off with scrolls of phase door and wands of teleport other until your failure rate is down to 0%.
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I would reverse the advice on PB5. Double resistance is too important to give up, so PB2 is a keeper until you either have Colluin or immunities to both fire and cold. It is PB5 that I sometimes go without. You may be better off with scrolls of phase door and wands of teleport other until your failure rate is down to 0%.
You know, you're completely right. I forgot about the resistance spell in PB2, probably because my last priest had immunities long before I found PB5 or PB6. I knew there was some other useful spell there but couldn't remember it.
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Old May 24, 2010, 00:32   #8
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it's funny. I never really gave any thought to not carrying any of my books... I've got a full set of 9 right now, though I guess I could lose pb1. probably keep pb2 though for satisfy hunger.

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it's funny. I never really gave any thought to not carrying any of my books... I've got a full set of 9 right now, though I guess I could lose pb1. probably keep pb2 though for satisfy hunger.

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It's a bit different for priests, but you can see some of my views in the discussion area of this paladin competition dump
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Double resistance? Is this having rBase on two items of gear?
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