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Old January 16, 2020, 16:33   #1
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"Trickery dropped on DL19

So I killed off my absolutely perfect @ who was sailing effortlessly towards victory when he failed to TO a Werewolf of Sauron and it breathed something deadly. That @ had everything: Careth Asdriag, cap of seeing and Gorlim swap for extra damage. 8 scrolls of Teleportation, 40 ?phase door, 39 !CSW and 30 !CCW. 3 wands of TO. Dwarven armor, resistance shield, but hubris got the better of him; the halo of good luck clouded his judgment, and when he was suddenly standing face to face with the werewolf of Sauron, instead of ?phasing and positioning favorably while using _Detect Evil to TO him more safely, he tried TO right there and failed and died.

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So I roll up another HT Warrior. I pick up "trickery and then literally spend the rest of the game dying. For some reason I didn't realize how out of depth I was (though having just read a deep descent should have given me some clue). Also, not my first rodeo.

The video effectively starts at 10:59. Things start to get interesting at 13:47 and The Titanic starts sinking shortly thereafter. I fat-finger fumble a battle with a blackguard at some point which very well may have cost me the game.

https://youtu.be/s697qvBwxCg#t=13m47s

One of the more interesting and somewhat game deciding moments happens at 21:00 when I very nearly kill a blackguard at distance who was giving me great grief. I was unable to finish him off, though and The Titanic kept on sinking.... Good ol' fashion stubbornness on my part combined with mounting frustration at continued lousy luck increased tilt and furthered my steady, ineluctable march towards death.
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Old January 16, 2020, 17:20   #2
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You gotta kill those master yeeks quicker. They were completely messing you up from a distance. With them scattered everywhere, ?phase was no kind of help.
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Old January 16, 2020, 17:43   #3
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"Five 'one' levels in a row. F*%# you!"

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Old January 16, 2020, 22:24   #4
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hahaha, I get rather salty from time to time.

Well, this was fun. Luck is back on my side for the moment: playing a Hobbit Ranger (my second favorite combo) and picked up a great early (floor of DL11) weapon that slays everything +evil, is branded with acid, prevents paralysis, resists disenchantment and sees invisible, has lots of to-hit and to-dam, provides +3 STR and +3 DEX and +5 Stealth; so pretty much tailor made for my Hobbit Ranger.

In the below video I find myself on a 9-5 level and quaff-id a potion of enlightenment. I go for a chest and get a straight upgrade to my heavy crossbow and then pick up bolts of flame. A vault is guarded by a chaos hound which can breathe for 155 damage. I quaff a potion of speed, feeling confident I will get the best of the nasty bugger.

Before that, though, 5-2 levels nearly get me dead. It starts with a run in with Old Man Willow who I decide to try to kill https://youtu.be/s4rajxuC3I4#t=16m47s and then again on the next level when I get stuck in Mirkwood webs and very nearly die: https://youtu.be/s4rajxuC3I4#t=24m48s.
The 9-5 level starts here: https://youtu.be/s4rajxuC3I4#t=28m47s
The approach to the vault begins here: https://youtu.be/s4rajxuC3I4#t=32m50s
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Old January 17, 2020, 11:35   #5
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Kitty at 25:50 laughing at the big half troll wearing corroded armor and using a crappy spear...

Yeah the problem here is having 27 AC and a weapon that does 30 damage per round. At this point, finding something like Narthanc would have been way more useful than a Trickery amulet.
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Old January 18, 2020, 09:05   #6
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Killed off that promising Hobbit Ranger *very* stupidly to a lone, sleeping stone giant.

Back at it, I have a pretty fun if not another stupid (and short lived) ironman run as a hobbit ranger. Wand of Wonder was doing me wonders until it wasn't.

https://youtu.be/f9Dp25eHAak

Memorable/amusing moments are... the beginning when I talk myself into some poor, fate-deciding purchasing decisions, 0:00, then 10:57 when I screw the pooch, 30:23 when I struggle with an ant pit and the most amusing/entertaining part of the video happens towards the end: 59:38.
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Losing one of those points of STR would have let you collect a lot more loot to start with. (Then maybe drop a couple points on INT.) Also, arrows (0,0) are a lot cheaper in the general store.
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Old January 18, 2020, 21:15   #8
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What the hell was that? You had chaos dragon scale mail to activate against the Chimera. Why futz with a wand of wonder?
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I had already used the armor's activation (it was recharging).
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