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View Poll Results: What shoud we do about the star?
Buff it with a nerf 3 21.43%
Bring back rodent skeletons 3 21.43%
The game needs more lilac 5 35.71%
I never answer polls 6 42.86%
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Old October 18, 2020, 19:50   #1
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Star of Elendil vs lantern of True Sight

Star of Elendil seems a bit pointless since lanterns of true sight were added. You'll generally find the lantern 1st and I'd much rather have rblind, unless its a dwarf.
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Old October 18, 2020, 22:21   #2
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I wanted to vote "all of the above".
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Old October 18, 2020, 22:25   #3
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Star has a good activation. Phial recharge time is too short once you get a little speed, and in any case most spellcasters don't need it at all. In contrast, rods of mapping are a pretty late find.
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Old October 19, 2020, 06:57   #4
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The activate is good but its actually a lot smaller radius then a staff of mapping.
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Old October 19, 2020, 07:16   #5
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awesome choices for poll
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Old October 19, 2020, 12:47   #6
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the poll is funny.. but it doesn't have obvious answer - leave it as it is, which I would vote for. Star of Elendil is useful and I use it often at the beginning.
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Old October 19, 2020, 15:09   #7
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The poll--which I hadn't actually looked at til now, since "I never answer polls"--is entirely a successful troll.
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Old October 19, 2020, 22:19   #8
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It needs something. I almost inevitably stick with the Phial or an enchantern until the Arkenstone appears.

I do still miss the Palantir though.
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Old October 20, 2020, 12:12   #9
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I use Elendil if I find it, on a class which has access to its own light spell (because it saves the weight of a staff of mapping or a slot for a rod of magic mapping if I've even found that yet).

On a class without access to a light spell or a magic mapping spell, I'll still use Elendil+Illumination over Phial+Magic Mapping.

So to me it seems useful?
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Old October 20, 2020, 13:47   #10
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The Star is nice, but for me, it suffers from long recharging time. I want to be able map several times on a level and you can't do that with Elendil. Not without resting a lot. This especially, when there are rock digging monsters on the level (final fight!). Stack of Mapping items is usually my choice. A staff of mapping, while heavy, has high base charges and I don't think rods of mapping are that rare. Then there are different mapping spells and enlightenment potions...

Rough personal estimate:
90% of the time, Phial wins. 95% of the time, Lantern of True Sight wins. 99% of the time, Lantern of Shadows wins.
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