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Old April 16, 2017, 21:18   #1
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Artistry Start

I picked up this strategy and it's a lot of fun... makes it easier for me to get down to the interesting depths.

That said, I keep dying between 750-800.

Can I get some advice on getting over this plateau?

Mostly I dump points into melee/evasion, get the loremaster tree, get some melee/evasion abilities and will...

recently i've been experimenting with a 2/5/4/3 build that focuses on finesse

My last, deepest elf got unlucky and took about 30 points of damage in one turn off a named balrog and a kemenrauko that was hiding in his shadows
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Old April 16, 2017, 21:26   #2
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My personal approach is not to go for Artistry. It's a good learning experience, but by the time you start to find artistry-quality stuff just lying around, you've sort of wasted a whole lot of xp. I'd also recommend trying out a couple Fingolfin characters - Will is a stronger proficiency than Smithing.

If you want to keep Artistry, I guess you have to go a bit slower, and hope you get very lucky.
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Old April 16, 2017, 23:09   #3
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Also consider skipping Loremaster entirely; the id game isn't that contrived and most consumables that don't auto-id aren't that important anyway (I made a guide a while back, should be on the forum). Makes for a much smoother early game since you effectively open up 3600 xp, lets you transition into Keen Senses and Bane in raukar territory and later on theres usually plenty of knowledge staves to go around.

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Old April 17, 2017, 09:32   #4
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Also consider skipping Loremaster entirely; the id game isn't that contrived anyhow and most consumables that don't auto-id aren't that important anyhow (I made a guide a while back, should be on the forum). Makes for a much smoother early game since you effectively open up 3600 xp, lets you transition into Keen Senses and Bane in raukar territory and later on theres usually plenty of knowledge staves to go around.
got a link handy to ID strat?
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Old April 17, 2017, 14:26   #6
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I don't like the artistry start. The earlier levels are easier now, and you find better stuff at shallower depths. It's okay to practice the shallower depths, but it seems kinda junky otherwise.
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Old April 17, 2017, 19:14   #7
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Yeah, I was definitely feeling the punishment of having invested so much xp into artistry.

Last night I rolled a Fingolfin elf and fought down to 850', deeper than I've gotten with artistry.

Then I got toasted in one breath from a young fire drake.. fuck

(I got cocky )
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Old April 17, 2017, 19:15   #8
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thanks for the link!
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what are your thoughts on putting points into perception if you aren't taking loremaster?
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