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Old September 25, 2010, 21:42   #11
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After action report

I went to outside of NE corner of vault. *Destruction* took care of Khamul who had followed me on the inside. Cleaned out the vault step by step after that. Had to teleport a few times (phase door would have been much cheaper, will start carrying those again) but I did ok. Food did not become an issue since I found more than I needed once inside.

It was well worth fighting for, never seen so much good loot in one place before. Now I have better stats, ESP and a much better crossbow. Don't know about Isildur though. Is the AC improvement .vs. Thalkettoth worth it? Already have rConf.


Stat gain:
- 1x str
- 1x int
- 2x wis
- 1x con
- 3x chr

- The Full Plate Armour of Isildur [26,+25] (+1)
- The Hard Leather Cap of Thranduil [2] {special}
- The Metal Cap of Thengel [3] {special}
- The Beaked Axe of Theoden (2d6) (+8,+10) (+3)
- The Flail 'Totila' (3d6) (+16,+12) (+2 stealth)

Great ego:
- a Heavy Crossbow of Extra Might (x5) (+18,+20) (+1)

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Old September 25, 2010, 22:50   #12
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As a general rule, ignore AC. Other abilities tend to be far more important. If you have a truly terrible AC then getting more can be worth jettisoning minor abilities or unneeded stat boosts (e.g. WIS for a warrior), but it's practically never worth worrying about. I can't remember the last time I made an equipment decision based on AC (past the early game anyway).
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Old September 26, 2010, 07:56   #13
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Isildur gives RSound and RNexus as well as RConf, so it's extremely valuable armor. Still +3 DEX/Speed is too good to pass up well into the midgame.
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Old September 26, 2010, 12:13   #14
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Originally Posted by Thraalbeast View Post
- The Metal Cap of Thengel [3] {special}
Hint: don't throw this away even that it is useless now. RConf from headgear is surprisingly useful later. Holhenneth and Crown of Gondor obsolete this, but as long as you can't be sure you have rConf from other sources in every possible scenario this is a keep.

Something like this: RoP + Thalkettoth + Thorin + Amulet of Trickery + Amrod = everything you need except rConf.
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