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Old November 22, 2013, 21:58   #1
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1st time playing a priest character

It's my first time trying to play a priest character and I've got a few questions. Since edged weapons are off-limits, what are the best weapons to look out for? Does the edged weapon prohibition extent to arrows and bolts? Unlike mages, it seems that when I try to learn a prayer, I can choose the prayer book, but the prayer learned is chosen at random rather than at my choice. Is that a bug or is that the way it's supposed to work?
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Old November 22, 2013, 22:12   #2
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It's my first time trying to play a priest character and I've got a few questions. Since edged weapons are off-limits, what are the best weapons to look out for?
Anything blunt, obviously (whips, maces, flails, hammers), and any weapon with the Blessed property - so that's (Blessed) and Holy Avenger egos, and quite a few artifacts.

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Does the edged weapon prohibition extent to arrows and bolts?
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Unlike mages, it seems that when I try to learn a prayer, I can choose the prayer book, but the prayer learned is chosen at random rather than at my choice. Is that a bug or is that the way it's supposed to work?
That's the way it works. You can manipulate it a bit. For example, Orb of Draining is the main priest attack prayer, and appears in book 3; you can save up learnable prayers in such a way that when you start learning from book 3 you can be sure of getting OoD.
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Old November 22, 2013, 23:37   #3
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Unlike mages, it seems that when I try to learn a prayer, I can choose the prayer book, but the prayer learned is chosen at random rather than at my choice. Is that a bug or is that the way it's supposed to work?
As a priest you have to rely on your God (or Gods) to deliver the right prayer to you.
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Old November 23, 2013, 08:10   #4
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priest is very fun class in angband

if ur not playing a dwarf i think maybe u should be,

just whip ur way thru til u get orb,

then when u feel safe start blitzing it, u shouldnt have any trouble...

call light and find door and stairs will help u alot early on, enjoy!~!
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