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Old July 8, 2018, 23:09   #31
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Man, not sure why these battles are so hard. Found an ancient green dragon and in one round he took about 2/3 of my HP and poisoned.

I took him down only two *.

Even after a CCW, he hit again and I'm back down to 106/275.

Hard to see how I don't port out of this - anything else and I get one shot.
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Old July 8, 2018, 23:12   #32
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I'd done phase door twice to try to get a but of healing and shoot arrows when he comes again, but now Smeagol joined him and other stuff, and he quickly comes and I get one arrow - which doesn't take a single * off - before he's next to me again.

I could use a speed to help a little but not sure it'd allow a win.
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Old July 8, 2018, 23:17   #33
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Well, I did that - speed - and somehow it went well, killed the dragon, but he dropped a basic weapon - but Smeagol dropped Leather Boots of Wormtongue.
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Old July 8, 2018, 23:19   #34
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Ancient green dragon is a monster to avoid unless you have res poison (or you are doing really massive damage per turn.) But it isn't really dangerous--you can escape it easily enough with teleportation. There are *much* worse monsters at DL 40 to watch out for, that you really cannot afford to face even for a single turn. I posted a partial list on your previous thread.
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Old July 8, 2018, 23:36   #35
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Ancient green dragon is a monster to avoid unless you have res poison (or you are doing really massive damage per turn.) But it isn't really dangerous--you can escape it easily enough with teleportation. There are *much* worse monsters at DL 40 to watch out for, that you really cannot afford to face even for a single turn. I posted a partial list on your previous thread.
Ya, I remember that - especially the ancient multi-hued.

This guy was almost too hard though doing 2/3 HP damage in a round.
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Old July 8, 2018, 23:36   #36
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Found chain mail of Arvedui - I'd been using red dragon mail, which had the 200 damage attack come in useful. But I guess Arvedui is better?
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Is a wand of polymorph useful for getting rid of nasty things like the multi-hued, the hydras, an ethereal drake, etc.?
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Old July 9, 2018, 00:43   #38
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Is a wand of polymorph useful for getting rid of nasty things like the multi-hued, the hydras, an ethereal drake, etc.?
Personally, I squelch ("ignore") polymorph wands and rods right away. They MIGHT help in a situation, but the changed monster may equally be much worse. I don't like that risk and just get rid of them.
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I don't actually know what the rules for saving throws are against devices like polymorph. The trouble with it is that there *is* a saving throw, and the monsters you really need to get rid of can kill you before you succeed. TO is just much better all around: no save, and it works against uniques.
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I don't actually know what the rules for saving throws are against devices like polymorph. The trouble with it is that there *is* a saving throw, and the monsters you really need to get rid of can kill you before you succeed. TO is just much better all around: no save, and it works against uniques.
The other side includes that TO isn't a permanent solution - the mob will be back on you as soon as a couple turns - so you might have to just get out.

They both seem to have a use - but the limited inventory makes it hard to keep many options with devices.
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