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Old August 31, 2013, 14:36   #1
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Banish, Destruction, and Clearing Vaults

Hey guys, since a lot has changed in the last few versions of the game, I just wanted to clarify a few things:

How do you you guys use Banishment, *Banishment*, Destruction, and *Destruction*? I've been collecting them in my house for my current character, but what situations do you save them for? Also, does Destruction destroy artifacts?

Can you use Banishment or *Banishment* to clear a monster pit? My guess is that you stand a good chance of dying.

More generally, how do you go about clearing vaults/pits? Now that TO only zaps one monster, I find myself skipping all but the tamest vaults.
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Old August 31, 2013, 15:15   #2
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Let's just clear up some terms first:

There's Earthquake and Destruction. There's no *Destruction*. There's Banishment and Mass Banishment. There's no *Banishment*. I don't think any items in Vanilla have stars in their names any more.

All of these work on vaults. However, Destruction will remove all items it "hits", including artifacts. Banishment of course never affects uniques. Destruction can still be handy for removing monsters, especially in the more open designs where you can lure the monsters away from the items, or if there's just a few monsters that you can't handle -- nuke them and deal with the rest normally.
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Old August 31, 2013, 15:26   #3
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Thanks for the info, Derakon. I'm playing 3.4.1 and I have both a staff and scroll of *Destruction* in my home right now. I also have a potion of *Healing*. Are you referring to 3.5?
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Old August 31, 2013, 15:57   #4
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Don't forget ?*Acquirement*.
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Old August 31, 2013, 17:11   #5
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There's also !*Enlightenment*
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I typically keep 1 or 2 destruction srolls or staves on me in case of emergency. They can be useful to have if there's a greater undead pit on a level you really want to explore, but can't deal with, or you start getting some out of control summons you can't deal with. Beyond that I tend to save the rest of my destruction and sources of banishment for the final battles against sauron and morgoth.
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Old August 31, 2013, 19:03   #7
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Old August 31, 2013, 19:04   #8
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Old August 31, 2013, 20:50   #9
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Okay, okay, I spoke hastily. There's still plenty of * items in the game.

But are you sure that your items are *Destruction* and not just Destruction? I thought the stars had been removed from that item since there's no need to differentiate it from a lower-tier item.
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I believe it is still marked as *Destruction*, which I've always found to be strange, since i've never seen a regular Destruction.
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