Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Vanilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 13, 2020, 19:10   #1
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 467
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
Human Warror winner 4.2.0

http://angband.oook.cz/ladder-show.php?id=23558

I got a bit tired of tiptoeing around on eggshells with mages, so I decided to play a human warrior. Human to gain levels fast and be a bit of a challenge with no extra abilities, and warrior to be able to hack 'n slash my way through the game, without needing LOS tricks like my gnome mages do.

Never bothered with any attack magic, especially towards the end, where the Lothlorien x4 bow did way more damage than any wand can do, even with mediocre arrows.

Early artifact dagger got things started well, and early light spear of gondolin with telepathy really made things great. Pretty much nothing could stand against him until about dlevel 65-75, when he really slowed down.

Basher achieved clev 50 pretty early.

He went full stealth and vault raided for a while (which is my favorite thing to do BTW), partially destructing one vault and betting all my TO charges on a hunch on an unknown ring, and sure enough, it was Narya, woohoo.

That turned the corner, and things started speeding up again, with Thorin, Nenya, speed rings, the Trident, and Basher dove quickly. Ringil showed up and I kept it through the final fight (but f^&*ing Sauron disenchanted it, a$$hole!).

Basher stockpiled !*Healing*, !Life, ?Mass Banishment, ?Rune of Protection, and some !Speed for the final fight. Way more than were needed. The ?RoP were very handy and Morgoth almost didn't touch Basher at all throughout the fight (thus the low usage of healing). 7 ?RoP lasted until Morgoth had 2-3 stars left. About 3 mass banishments were needed, and no uniques were summoned. One !Life and a couple !*Healing* is all. Never phased and didn't TO Morgoth once. Basher could have done more damage with a =Damage, but he thought sporting two Elven rings while fighting Morgoth was the height of style.

Now to get back to gnome mages, although I may give the new classes a try, or run a priest again as I really enjoy sticking it to the undead.
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2020, 19:39   #2
DavidMedley
Knight
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 726
DavidMedley is on a distinguished road
Congratulations!
DavidMedley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 13, 2020, 21:26   #3
sffp
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: DC Area
Posts: 76
sffp is on a distinguished road
Congratulations!
Great to see it's actually possible

I'm in the middle of playing a human warrior now
Having problems finding stairs

No artifacts yet, but I did find a (+8,+7) dagger super early which was extraordinarily helpful (darn DE mold took it down a notch)

How do you stealthify these things, I was wearing two mouse rings briefly and not even good.

I don't trust the Pair of Leather Sandals of Stealth [1,+15] <+2> {??} I'm wearing now...

Still haven't needed to visit the surface yet.
And still waiting for my first artifiact.
sffp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 14, 2020, 07:48   #4
Bogatyr
Swordsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 467
Bogatyr is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sffp View Post
Congratulations!
Great to see it's actually possible

I'm in the middle of playing a human warrior now
Having problems finding stairs

No artifacts yet, but I did find a (+8,+7) dagger super early which was extraordinarily helpful (darn DE mold took it down a notch)

How do you stealthify these things, I was wearing two mouse rings briefly and not even good.

I don't trust the Pair of Leather Sandals of Stealth [1,+15] <+2> {??} I'm wearing now...

Still haven't needed to visit the surface yet.
And still waiting for my first artifiact.
I heavily used scrolls and staves of mapping, until I started finding rods of mapping. I kept and used the best mouse rings (smallest damage minus, largest stealth bonus) for when walking around, and swapped them out for damage rings when fighting serious opponents. Although, when I was vault-raiding, I had acquired artifacts to swap in for lots of stealth.

The singular most universally useful item I think now (4.2.0) in the game is wands, staves, and rods of slow monster. I keep these in my inv the whole game, regardless of character class.

Cloaks are the typical source of stealth. There are also mushrooms you can find that boost it temporarily for when raiding vaults... Also, defender weapons are a great source of stealth.
Bogatyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Journal of the human ranger Grotug AAR 16 April 29, 2019 22:33
Winner Winner Lembas Dinner Sky AAR 4 April 10, 2018 23:25
YAWP 3.5.0: first human mage Bogatyr Vanilla 2 December 26, 2014 20:05
Help for my Human Warrior maastrictian Vanilla 0 May 16, 2008 17:46
YACD human rogue fyonn AAR 18 November 24, 2007 21:52


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.