Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > AAR

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old March 9, 2020, 15:17   #1
Pete Mack
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,213
Donated: $40
Pete Mack is on a distinguished road
Lucky little devil. (kobold rogue V 4.1.3)

So after a dismal attempt that failed at DL 48 when a sorcerer confused me, then summoned a dark elven sorceror, which summoned a lesser Balrog, I am off to a good start. Things first started looking up with:
a) the Dagger 'Narthanc' (2d4) (+9,+12) [+10] {fire}
    Found lying on the floor at 150 feet (level 3)
and continued with:
A Short Bow of Power (x2) (+10,+20) on the floor at DL 7, which I figure will be good to DL 40. This is followed shortly by boots of free action from Wormtongue. With a nice ring of reckless attacks, that character was all set thru DL 30. But then, on DL 25, LF 7 :
b) a Sling of Buckland (x4) (+11,+12) <+3, +2>
     Found lying on the floor at 1250 feet (level 25)
Holy Moly! After recall, I bought these from the BM:
4) 16 Iron Shots of Venom (1d4) (+11,+4)
     Average damage/round: 396.3 vs. creatures not resistant to poison, and 226.2 vs. others.
That's right, endgame archery at DL 25. At DL 29, I had a LF of 4, but quaffed an un-IDed potion before getting to the stairs. Enlightenment! It shows a lesser vault on the other side of the dungeon with a few unIDed flavors. Detection shows it is guarded by a Black Wraith and an Ancient Black Dragon. First take out the dragon with ordinary shots, as there is no need to waste good ammo on so weak a target , for CL 26, then teleport the black wraith away, since it can kill me in two turns. Examining the loot shows:
c) a Ring of Constitution <+5>
     Found lying on the floor in a vault at 1450 feet (level 29)
d) a Ring of Speed <+6>
     Dropped by a grey wraith at 1350 feet (level 27)
g) the Soft Leather Armour 'Hithlomir' [10,+20] <+3>
     Dropped by a snaga at 1450 feet (level 29)
Whoops! Two levels back I had picked up a speed ring in passing and never checked! With Collanon from DL 21, I now have +8 base speed, and rBase. All I need now is SI, as I discover when absolutely mauled by a Shade at DL 32.
f) the Star of Elendil <+3> (charging)
     Dropped by a shade at 1600 feet (level 32)
Thank you very much. I soon find Celegorm at Dl 36; it is immediately replaced by:
i) the Leather Shield of the Haradrim (+5,+5) [9,+15] <+2> {??}
     Dropped by a gnome mage at 1700 feet (level 34)
While the rPoison is useless for a kobold rogue, the +2 STR is key, and the damage and CON are nice too; certainly it is worth giving up rLight for this. At this point I figure the character is worth an AAR, and head for the forum.
Pete Mack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9, 2020, 15:56   #2
Pete Mack
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,213
Donated: $40
Pete Mack is on a distinguished road
But wait, there's more! Normally I don't bother with Bert, Bill and Tom at level, since they are a lot of effort for just 3 good drops. But with a machine gun and +8 Speed, they don't even count as a roadbump.
j) the Iron Helm 'Holhenneth' [7,+10] <+2> {??}
     Dropped by Bert the Stone Troll at 1700 feet (level 34)
u) the Hard Leather Armour of Himring [20,+15]
     Dropped by Bill the Stone Troll at 1700 feet (level 34)
At this point, himring isn't an improvement on rDark and +3 stealth, especially for a kobold, though it may make a useful swap later on. Holhenneth, however, is a straight up improvement on a +2 INT hat.
Pete Mack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12, 2020, 04:27   #3
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,425
Grotug is on a distinguished road
Couple days ago I was having a super fine time with a 4.2.0 Hobbit Rogue finding one good randarts after another (I had Legendary stealth and +3 stealth) rBase, rPois, SI, FrAct, 160+AC, by the time I hit DL40 even though I was diving. Only thing I didn't have was good damage output; still I managed to get to DL53 or so with devices and a crossbow of power. Then carelessly walked into a room with a Demon Quylthulg who summoned a Lesser Balrog, so I teleported away (I had like 360+ health) and landed in a situation where stealth has no impact on the outcome: a room full of time hounds. Been awhile since I've died that way. Have to say I was a bit shocked/taken aback.
Detailed account of my Ironman win here.
Grotug is offline   Reply With Quote

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
YAWP -- Sneaky the kobold rogue Bogatyr Vanilla 6 February 1, 2015 08:53
NPP 6.1 kobold rogue Deadguy Variants 16 May 3, 2014 17:43
Almost YASD -- rogue kobold Bogatyr Vanilla 3 March 31, 2014 21:53
Kobold Rogue (clvl 38) looking for advice Sensoz AAR 8 October 18, 2011 01:22
[V] Adventures of Antoine the kobold rogue azfalt AAR 14 May 21, 2009 05:30

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:41.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.