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Old July 14, 2018, 22:31   #81
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It's still around. It puts you back in town after dying. But it is not a good way to learn the game.
In my experience it's the opposite.
Hack yourself a OP character and win with that, and then start taking away things. That worked for me in Angband, in FTL .. moost RPGs ... learning "the right way" isnt designed to convey informations, i would argue it actually tries to keep you in the dark.
Lets say you fight a unique one way .. you die .. thats it. Fight it, die several times until you find a way that works .. you learn.
Or that "it hits you. You die". Can instead become "hack some hp" + "wizard the level" and find it's a dread and its got passwall.

Basically, you make the excercise trivial, and then increase the difficulty.
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Old July 15, 2018, 00:14   #82
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Continuing from the save before all the killing on the level, I redid the same level and killed the 'vault' but it had almost no treasure and the death wights this time didn't do the same kind of damage. I was clearing the level until I ran into Beorn, the shape-changer, and he was just too much. I used all my heals, and got him to about 30%-40% but finally had to leave the level.
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Old July 15, 2018, 04:06   #83
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Continuing from the save before all the killing on the level, I redid the same level and killed the 'vault' but it had almost no treasure and the death wights this time didn't do the same kind of damage. I was clearing the level until I ran into Beorn, the shape-changer, and he was just too much. I used all my heals, and got him to about 30%-40% but finally had to leave the level.
Beorn is tough. There is a series of fast, hard hitting monsters with a lot of HP.
Bolg-> Azog-> Beorn-> queen ant ->Lokkak -> Rogrog.

Dot mess with them unless you can hit harder. (Or if you have a very good bow.)
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Old July 15, 2018, 04:48   #84
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Beorn is tough. There is a series of fast, hard hitting monsters with a lot of HP.
Bolg-> Azog-> Beorn-> queen ant ->Lokkak -> Rogrog.

Dot mess with them unless you can hit harder. (Or if you have a very good bow.)
I ran into queen ant and she was very hard - I wasn't sure if she was a unique or not with that name.

I thought I got Azog before, but not sure with these names.

Bow wasn't help, Beorn could move multiple squares and it did little damage.
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Then your bow wasn't good enough. A good bow will do over 100 damage per turn, which is enough for Beorn with a bunch of ?phase doors.
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Old July 15, 2018, 07:45   #86
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Then your bow wasn't good enough. A good bow will do over 100 damage per turn, which is enough for Beorn with a bunch of ?phase doors.
I think mine only does 29 - but I could only get one shot off on Beorn before he got several hits, and even over 100 damage barely reduced his health.
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Old July 15, 2018, 20:45   #87
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You can tell a unique simply by The Name. (It's capitalised)

I like to farm the summons of the queen ant, quite a lot of xp.

I dont think ive ever had a good drop off of Beorn. I tend to avoid him early on and generally kill him much later when most drops are exhausted.

You really MUST stash potions of Speed to use only 1. During Unique fights, 2. If escaping certain death, or 3. If in a situation of disadvantage (such as pit fights against stuff that Confuses)

Beorn moves at +10 so hes can hit you 2x his attacks unless you drink a Speed.
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You can tell a unique simply by The Name. (It's capitalised)

I like to farm the summons of the queen ant, quite a lot of xp.

I dont think ive ever had a good drop off of Beorn. I tend to avoid him early on and generally kill him much later when most drops are exhausted.

You really MUST stash potions of Speed to use only 1. During Unique fights, 2. If escaping certain death, or 3. If in a situation of disadvantage (such as pit fights against stuff that Confuses)

Beorn moves at +10 so hes can hit you 2x his attacks unless you drink a Speed.
Ya, one problem is no speed potions, but a weapon had a speed effect.
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Does speed increase your speed 100% or 20% or something else?
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When the monster info says it's hurt by an element, does that mean it take more damage by it than normal?
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