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Old August 23, 2021, 20:34   #11
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You dont even need the backwards step. STM follows the same LOS code that archery and other projecting spells do. The same works even better as a mage, though you need a lot of wands. With a platform at each end, you can ping-pong back and forth with dimension door. I rarely bother, because it is basically boring.

I personally think DD is more problematic than (mass) banishment. With DD and Maba Storm, there is never a need for banishment (or healing, or anything else except TO abd detection.)
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Old September 24, 2021, 08:12   #12
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You dont even need the backwards step. STM follows the same LOS code that archery and other projecting spells do. The same works even better as a mage, though you need a lot of wands. With a platform at each end, you can ping-pong back and forth with dimension door. I rarely bother, because it is basically boring.

I personally think DD is more problematic than (mass) banishment. With DD and Maba Storm, there is never a need for banishment (or healing, or anything else except TO abd detection.)
One of the things I like best about the new Paladins is that single combat can make anti-summoning corridors a minor part of the game, where it had been a massive part of the endgame for me.

The paladin just needs to have a permanent slot for restore mana potions since single combat and 2000 HP healing consume 50 mana per use. I completely LOVE single combat. one of may favorite uses is even if you get "commanded to return" right into a nasty pit or vault you still dont have to rely on teleportation--you can often find a weak monster (especially a nonmoving monster like a Q or a mold) you can do single combat on and then heal up/ restore your mana etc etc while isolated in the combat area with the weak monster, and when you finally kill it you are ready for action/hasted/etc etc.
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Old September 24, 2021, 09:26   #13
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find a weak monster (especially a nonmoving monster like a Q or a mold) you can do single combat on and then heal up/ restore your mana etc etc while isolated in the combat area with the weak monster, and when you finally kill it you are ready for action/hasted/etc etc.
Damn. Idea stolen, didn't think of that.
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