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Old October 28, 2011, 19:01   #1
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High-Elf Rogue newbie

After begging for help with my first Angband character (Human Warrior who got to ~clvl35, ~dlvl 40 before getting stats scrambled in an awful way), I was given the advice to try a high-elf or dunedan Paladin.

I killed a couple of those out of sheer inattention due to boredom. They're too defensive, which to me is not a very exciting way to play. Maybe another time.

So, I tried Rogue instead, and this is way more fun. I've lucked out in the early game, I feel -- a main-gauche of *Slay Undead* dropped very early on, and I just recently found Narthanc, which is sick good. Just a few minutes ago I stumbled across Cammithrim, which are a big help as well.

Currently at clvl 21, and just about to hit around 1000'. I'm still missing some of the core elemental resists, but otherwise I'm pretty well covered I think. Will start diving a bit deeper, hoping to boost my str and dex and to find a shield of resistance and +pois somewhere.

Wish me luck

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Old October 28, 2011, 22:59   #2
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High-elf rogue is a great class, just don't get overconfident like i usually do
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Old October 28, 2011, 23:05   #3
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Abuse detect spells and stealth and you will win.
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Old October 28, 2011, 23:46   #4
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I spam Detect Monster, Detect Traps/Doors, and Detect Treasure constantly -- whenever my mana refills, which is very often

Questions:

a) What are those weird green tracer lines that show up on the floor after I've cast a Detect Traps spell? Is that like, the boundaries of my spell or something?

b) What's the difference between Reveal Monsters and Detect Monsters? Does the former let you see invisible? (I can already do that.)
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Old October 28, 2011, 23:51   #5
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a) What are those weird green tracer lines that show up on the floor after I've cast a Detect Traps spell? Is that like, the boundaries of my spell or something?
Yes.

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b) What's the difference between Reveal Monsters and Detect Monsters? Does the former let you see invisible? (I can already do that.)
Reveal Monsters shows invisible monsters, yes. I don't recall off the top of my head if having See Invisible powers up Detect Monsters to show invisible ones, but it probably shouldn't.
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Old October 28, 2011, 23:53   #6
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Reveal Monsters shows invisible monsters, yes. I don't recall off the top of my head if having See Invisible powers up Detect Monsters to show invisible ones, but it probably shouldn't.
It doesn't in vanilla. It does in many variants.
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Old October 29, 2011, 00:07   #7
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Radical, thanks folks.
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Old October 29, 2011, 01:34   #8
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Just did a quick dive, and now I have Dethanc too I'm starting to feel like a mage! Being able to lightning-bolt rooms full of critters is super useful. Also, fun.

I almost died when a Druid I didn't see filled a room with Air Hounds, but I managed to scrape through.
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Old November 1, 2011, 05:31   #9
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I just hit a turning point, I think -- I found a Balance Drake sitting around on dlvl 27, and against my better judgment, i decided to assassinate him.

He dropped +10 boots of speed

I'm still lacking basic resists, though, so I'm not getting cocky yet. ESP + great stealth + detect spells makes caution a very viable option
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Sweet deal -- I was diving in the hopes of finding a shield of resistance or something, and what I found was even better -- Hithlomir!

I've also been supremely lucky with +1/-1 potions. I've only been quaffing Brawn and Nimbleness, and it has only drawn from my Charisma (a couple times from Wis). Big ups!

The only really stupid thing I've been doing is letting Nexus Hounds breathe on me. I really have to stop that.
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