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Old November 19, 2010, 17:49   #1
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Finally WINNER - High Elf Fighter

Hi all,

Much thanks to you guys on the forum plus some patience and careful play I finally made my first win! I'm quite proud, it's just too bad my friends don't understand why I brag :-)

It took quite some effort and many attempts. Started a year and a half ago. Nethack many times before that. Mostly played fighters but tried different races. This time high elf instead of half troll which I think was a big improvement. Avoided aggravation thanks to Timo's reminder in a thread. That helps more than I thought.

In all I'd say it was a great experience and I was really nervous playing the last two levels from a hotel room respectively a small cafe in Prague (close to the forum server perhaps?). So I even forget some things I had decided to use but it worked out allright anyway.

Many of the much feared unique's were quite easy to kill with this fighter. Sauron was especially disappointing, but maybe I din't kill him, it might have ben a yeek in disguise. Morgoth was tough though, as was Vecna (I never killed him) and some others.

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What now, dwarf priest perhaps?

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Old November 19, 2010, 21:18   #2
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Where was the caffe? But chances are you were just a couple of miles away
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Old November 19, 2010, 21:20   #3
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Congrats. My first winner also was a high elf warrior
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Congratulations! I still remember how excited I was after my first win...
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Old November 19, 2010, 21:55   #5
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Congratulations! I still remember how excited I was after my first win...
Congrats +1

Sadly I can't remember my first win. I think it was quite an achievement at the time, so probably I was excited.
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Many of the much feared uniques were quite easy to kill with this fighter. Sauron was especially disappointing, but maybe I didn't kill him, it might have been a yeek in disguise. Morgoth was tough though, as was Vecna (I never killed him) and some others.
I'm very close to my first win and I find the same thing to be true. The high uniques of legend are falling easily and don't even think that I have that great of a kit. Sauron is proving a bit of a challenge. I have no trouble harming him, I just can't quite finish the job. I'm just wandered around DL99 TOing him while looking for a source of speed so I could engage him once again. I exactly don't fear him, heck I brought CSW for healing this time and I don't even have a means of teleportation (except for phase and TL), but it seems he always summons... and his hits to disenchant suck, so I want to be as fast as possible. IMO it may be that too many high uniques have the same resistance hole, but what do I know.
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I'm very close to my first win and I find the same thing to be true. The high uniques of legend are falling easily and don't even think that I have that great of a kit. Sauron is proving a bit of a challenge. I have no trouble harming him, I just can't quite finish the job. I'm just wandered around DL99 TOing him while looking for a source of speed so I could engage him once again. I exactly don't fear him, heck I brought CSW for healing this time and I don't even have a means of teleportation (except for phase and TL), but it seems he always summons... and his hits to disenchant suck, so I want to be as fast as possible. IMO it may be that too many high uniques have the same resistance hole, but what do I know.
Don't get too cocky. Its not what Sauron can do, it what he can summon. Imagine getting caught in a room full of time hounds Unless you have a way to kill them quickly or *destruct* you will be dead pretty soon. Also get your speed up, getting double moved on sucks.
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Don't get too cocky. Its not what Sauron can do, it what he can summon. Imagine getting caught in a room full of time hounds Unless you have a way to kill them quickly or *destruct* you will be dead pretty soon. Also get your speed up, getting double moved on sucks.
Summons are not that bad problem if you fight him in twisty corridor. It doesn't need to be ASC, just corner in corridor.

I would try to find resistance to disenchantment before melee anything with disenchant melee-attack.
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"The high uniques of legend are falling easily"

Really? If you've taken out Tarrasque and Vecna, then Sauron shouldn't be too much trouble. I'd defo get Disenchantment resist for him, and res Nexus is essential. Taking him on without !CCW and _teleport seems risky to me. I usually melee him in an ASC on a fully mapped (!enlightenment) level. If he teleports away, try to find him again quickly; before he heals.
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"The high uniques of legend are falling easily"

Really? If you've taken out Tarrasque and Vecna, then Sauron shouldn't be too much trouble. I'd defo get Disenchantment resist for him, and res Nexus is essential. Taking him on without !CCW and _teleport seems risky to me. I usually melee him in an ASC on a fully mapped (!enlightenment) level. If he teleports away, try to find him again quickly; before he heals.
rNexus is needed for tele-level, and you get saving throw against that, so with perfect saving throw it is not needed. Warriors rarely have that, but Priests pretty much always do. Other classes are somewhere between those two.
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