The Angband Ladder: Nimble Frodeath, Hobbit Rogue by chris

  [Hengband 1.7.2 Character Dump]

                          Name  : Nimble Frodeath

 Sex      : Male             Age                27   STR!:  18/150
 Race     : Hobbit           Height             35   INT :  18/184
 Class    : Rogue            Weight             58   WIS :   18/50
 Magic    : Death            Social Class       68   DEX!:  18/***
                             Align         Chaotic   CON!:  18/***
                                                     CHR :      14

 Right hand      (+60,+53)   Hit point    887/ 887   Fighting   : Legendary[10]
                             SP (Mana)    241/ 271   Bows/Throw : Legendary[17]
 Blows/Round           5+0                           SavingThrow: Excellent
 AverageDmg/Rnd      332+0   Level              43   Stealth    : Superb
                             Experience    2752778
 Shooting        (+37,+22)   Max Exp       2752778   Perception : Excellent
 Multiplier          x3.33   Exp to Adv    2835000   Searching  : Superb
 Shots/Round          2.00   Gold           596720   Disarming  : Legendary[7]
                                                     MagicDevice: Legendary[7]
 AC              [33,+101]   Time     Day 33  7:13
 Speed            (+13+10)   Play time    12:03:56   Infra-Vision: 40 feet

                         (Character Background)
          You are one of several children of a Hobbit Burglar.  You
          are a well liked child.  You have brown eyes, straight
          brown hair, and an average complexion.

          ...Now, you are exploring level 60 of Angband.

 Sex   : Male          Stat    BaseRacClaPerMod ActualCurrent  abcdefghijkl@
 Race  : Hobbit        STR!:  18/90 -2  2 -1  7 18/150         34...........
 Class : Rogue         INT :  18/64  1  1  1  9 18/184         .....4.3.2...
 Level : 43            WIS :  18/20  1 -2 -1  5  18/50         .......3.2...
 Hits  : 887/887       DEX!: 18/130  3  3  2  7 18/***         ..3........4.
 Mana  : 241/271       CON!: 18/130  2  1 -1 10 18/***         34.....3.....
                       CHR :     15  1 -1 -1  0     14         .............

         abcdefghijkl@            abcdefghijkl@                abcdefghijkl@
 Acid  : +*.....+....#    Sound : .+...........    Speed     : ....+.+....+#
 Elec  : +...........#    Nether: .............    FreeAction: ++.........+.
 Fire  : +...........#    Nexus : ...........+.    SeeInvisi.: +.....+......
 Cold  : +...........#    Chaos : .+...........    Hold Life : ......+.....+
 Poison: .......+....#    Disnch: ..+..........    Warning   : .............
 Light : .............    Fear  : ............#    SlowDigest: .............
 Dark  : .............    Reflct: .............    Regene.   : +............
 Shard : .+...........    AuFire: .............    Levitation: +..........+.
 Blind : +........+...    AuElec: .............    Perm Lite : .............
 Conf  : .......+.+...    AuCold: .............    Cursed    : .............

             ab@                abcdefghijkl@                  abcdefghijkl@
 Slay Evil : ...    Telepathy : .........+...    Add Blows   : .............
 Slay Und. : ...    ESP Evil  : .............    Add Tunnel  : .............
 Slay Demon: +..    ESP Noliv.: .............    Add Infra   : .............
 Slay Drag.: ...    ESP Good  : .............    Add Device  : ..........+..
 Slay Human: ...    ESP Undead: .............    Add Stealth : +.+.....+....
 Slay Anim.: ...    ESP Demon : .............    Add Search  : ........+....
 Slay Orc  : +..    ESP Dragon: .............
 Slay Troll: +..    ESP Human : .............    Riding      : .............
 Slay Giant: ...    ESP Animal: .............    Throw       : .............
 Acid Brand: ...    ESP Orc   : .............    Blessed     : .............
 Elec Brand: ...    ESP Troll : .............    No Teleport : .............
 Fire Brand: ...    ESP Giant : .............    Anti Magic  : .............
 Cold Brand: ...                                 Econom. Mana: .............
 Poison Brd: ...    Sust Str  : .............
 Sharpness : ...    Sust Int  : .............    Drain Exp   : .............
 Quake     : ...    Sust Wis  : .............    Rnd.Teleport: .............
 Vampiric  : ...    Sust Dex  : ...........+.    Aggravate   : .............
 Chaotic   : ...    Sust Con  : .............    TY Curse    : .............
 Force Wep.: ...    Sust Chr  : .............

  [Option Settings]

 Preserve Mode:      ON
 Small Levels:       OFF
 Arena Levels:       OFF

  [Recall Depth]

    Angband         : level  60
   !Yeek cave       : level  13
   !Orc cave        : level  23
   !Labyrinth       : level  18

  [Quest Information]

< Completed Quest >
  Thieves Hideout                          (Danger  level:   5) - level  5
  Warg problem                             (Danger  level:   5) - level 12
  Meng You, the Brother of Meng Huo        (Dungeon level:   6) - level 17
  The Ghost 'Q'                            (Dungeon level:  12) - level 18
  Orc Camp                                 (Danger  level:  15) - level 19
  Doom Quest 1                             (Danger  level:  15) - level 21
  The Sewer                                (Danger  level:  15) - level 25
  Old Man Willow Quest                     (Danger  level:  22) - level 25
  The Mimic's Treasure                     (Danger  level:  25) - level 25
  Tengu and Death Swords                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 25
  Logrus Master                            (Danger  level:  25) - level 25
  The Vault                                (Danger  level:  30) - level 25
  The Tower                                (Danger  level:  30) - level 25
  Gachapin                                 (Dungeon level:  24) - level 26
  Dark Elven Lords Quest                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 32
  Ubbo-Sathla, the Unbegotten Source       (Dungeon level:  38) - level 34
  Killing Fields                           (Danger  level:  50) - level 34
  The Cloning Pits                         (Danger  level:  45) - level 36
  Eihort, the Thing in the Labyrinth       (Dungeon level:  44) - level 38
  Vapor Quest                              (Danger  level:  25) - level 39
  Petshop                                  (Dungeon level:  50) - level 41
  Lems the Cyborg                          (Dungeon level:  56) - level 43

< Failed Quest >

 Arena: 20 Victories

  [Defeated Monsters]

You have defeated 10031 enemies including 117 unique monsters in total.

< Unique monsters top 10 >
  Lems the Cyborg                          (level  61)
  Ancalagon the Black                      (level  58)
  Petshop                                  (level  54)
  The King in Yellow                       (level  53)
  Eihort, the Thing in the Labyrinth       (level  53)
  Sleipnir, the Odin's Steed               (level  51)
  Nappa the Saiyan                         (level  50)
  Garm, Guardian of Hel                    (level  49)
  Charybdis                                (level  49)
  Glaurung, Father of the Dragons          (level  48)


Your alighnment : Chaotic

You are the polar opposite of Honour.
You are the living embodiment of Temperance.
You are a great champion of Unlife.
You are an enemy of Justice.
You are a bitter enemy of Sacrifice.
You are an arch-enemy of Valour.
You are an arch-enemy of Patience.
You are the polar opposite of Compassion.


 You can emit hard radiation at will.
 You can harden yourself to the ravages of the elements.
 You make a lot of strange noise (-3 stealth).

  [Character Equipment]

a) The Battle Axe of Balli Stonehand (3d8) (+9,+11) [+5] (+3)
b) The Small Metal Shield of Thorin [5,+21] (+4) {StCn;*Ac;ShSoCa;Fa}
c) The Long Bow 'Belthronding' (x3) (+20,+22) (+3) {DxSl;Di;Xs, Nami}
d) a Ring of Damage (+15)
e) a Ring of Speed (+8)
f) an Amulet of Intelligence (+4) {In}
g) The Star of Elendil (+1 to speed) {Sp;SiHl}
h) The Augmented Chain Mail of Caspanion (-2) [16,+20] (+3) {InWiCn;AcPoCf}
i) an Elven Cloak [4,+9] (+4 to stealth) {SlSr}
j) The Hard Leather Cap of Thranduil [2,+10] (+2) {InWi;BlCf~Tele}
k) a Set of Gauntlets of Magic Mastery [2,+14] (+3) {Md}
l) The Pair of Soft Leather Boots of Shiva's Avatar (+5,+5) [4,+16] (+4 to
speed) {SpDx;Nx;FaLv(Dx}

  [Character Inventory]

a) 4 Death Spellbooks [Black Prayers] {@ma!k}
b) 3 Death Spellbooks [Black Mass] {@mb!k}
c) a Death Spellbook [Black Channels] {@mc!k}
d) a Mushroom of Restoring {!E}
e) 74 Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {25% off}
f) 5 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
g) 14 Potions of Restore Life Levels {25% off}
h) 43 Scrolls of Teleportation {!r}
i) 3 Rods of Trap Location {@z1!s!d!k}
j) 3 Rods of Recall {!z!s!d!k!!}
k) 3 Rods of Illumination {@z5!s!d!k}
l) 3 Rods of Detection (2 charging) {@z3!s!d!k!!}
m) 4 Rods of Teleport Other {!s!d!k!!}
n) 8 Rods of Stone to Mud {@z6!s!d!k}
o) a Staff of Perception (20 charges) {@u1}
p) 3 Staffs of Enlightenment (3x 10 charges) {@ue!s!d!k}
q) a Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance {LiDk}

  [Home Inventory]

 ( page 1 )
a) 14 Death Spellbooks [Black Prayers] {@ma!k}
b) 7 Death Spellbooks [Black Mass] {@mb!k}
c) 7 Death Spellbooks [Black Channels] {@mc!k}
d) a Crusade Spellbook [Forbidden Cursebook]
e) a Song Book [Lays of Beleriand]
f) a Crusade Spellbook [Exorcism and Dispelling]
g) a Daemon Spellbook [Hellfire Tome]
h) a Craft Spellbook [Note of Acting Master]
i) a Trump Spellbook [Trumps of Doom]
j) a Nature Spellbook [Nature's Wrath]
k) a Sorcery Spellbook [Pattern Sorcery]
l) a Sorcery Spellbook [Grimoire of Power]

 ( page 2 )
a) a Life Spellbook [Book of the Unicorn]
b) 15 Mushrooms of Restoring {!E}
c) 26 Potions of Speed {!k!q}
d) 19 Potions of Resist Heat {!q!k}
e) 19 Potions of Resist Cold {!q!k}
f) 99 Potions of Heroism {25% off}
g) 99 Potions of Heroism {25% off}
h) 80 Potions of Heroism {25% off}
i) 83 Potions of Cure Light Wounds {25% off}
j) 99 Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {25% off}
k) 43 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
l) 9 Potions of *Healing* {!k!q}

 ( page 3 )
a) a Potion of Life {!k!q}
b) 18 Potions of Restore Mana
c) 40 Potions of Restore Life Levels {25% off}
d) a Potion of Restore Constitution
e) 6 Potions of Strength {!k}
f) 3 Potions of Dexterity {!k}
g) a Potion of Constitution {!k}
h) 13 Potions of Enlightenment
i) 11 Potions of Self Knowledge
j) 22 Potions of Resistance {!q!k}
k) 8 Potions of Curing
l) a Potion of New Life {!*!*}

 ( page 4 )
a) 19 Scrolls of Phase Door
b) 4 Scrolls of Teleport Level {!*}
c) a Scroll of Identify
d) 4 Scrolls of *Identify*
e) 9 Scrolls of Remove Curse
f) 8 Scrolls of *Remove Curse* {25% off}
g) 20 Scrolls of Recharging {25% off}
h) a Scroll of Mundanity
i) 99 Scrolls of Blessing {25% off}
j) 71 Scrolls of Blessing {25% off}
k) 99 Scrolls of Holy Chant
l) 99 Scrolls of Holy Chant {25% off}

 ( page 5 )
a) 19 Scrolls of Holy Chant {25% off}
b) a Scroll of Holy Prayer
c) a Scroll of Rune of Protection
d) 13 Scrolls of *Destruction* {!r}
e) 3 Scrolls of Genocide {!r}
f) a Scroll of Mass Genocide {!r}
g) 8 Rods of Trap Location {@z1!s!d!k}
h) 3 Rods of Door/Stair Location {@z2!s!d!k!!}
i) 2 Rods of Recall {!z!s!d!k!!}
j) 15 Rods of Illumination {@z5!s!d!k}
k) a Rod of Enlightenment
l) a Rod of Curing

 ( page 6 )
a) 2 Wands of Teleport Other (23 charges) {@a2!s!d!k}
b) 21 Wands of Stone to Mud (252 charges) {@a1!s!d!k}
c) 2 Wands of Drain Life (14 charges)
d) a Wand of Disintegrate (4 charges)
e) a Wand of Dragon's Flame (4 charges)
f) a Wand of Dragon's Frost (5 charges)
g) a Wand of Dragon's Breath (5 charges)
h) 2 Wands of Striking (12 charges)
i) a Wand of Annihilation (3 charges)
j) a Staff of Perception (21 charges) {@u1}
k) 2 Staffs of Perception (2x 20 charges) {@u1}
l) a Staff of Perception (16 charges) {@u1}

 ( page 7 )
a) a Staff of Perception (14 charges)
b) a Staff of Perception (12 charges)
c) a Staff of Perception (11 charges)
d) a Staff of Starlight (12 charges)
e) a Staff of Starlight (9 charges)
f) 2 Staffs of Enlightenment (2x 11 charges) {@ue!s!d!k}
g) 2 Staffs of Enlightenment (2x 10 charges) {@ue!s!d!k}
h) a Staff of Enlightenment (9 charges)
i) a Staff of Enlightenment (8 charges)
j) a Staff of Enlightenment (7 charges) {@ue!s!d!k}
k) a Staff of Enlightenment (6 charges) {@ue!s!d!k}
l) 3 Staffs of Object Location (3x 15 charges) {@uo}

 ( page 8 )
a) a Staff of Object Location (8 charges)
b) a Staff of Curing (8 charges)
c) a Staff of Curing (0 charges)
d) 6 Staffs of Speed (6x 8 charges) {!s!d!k}
e) a Staff of Speed (7 charges)
f) 2 Staffs of Speed (2x 6 charges)
g) a Staff of Speed (5 charges)
h) a Staff of Power (3 charges)
i) a Staff of Holiness (3 charges)
j) 4 Staffs of *Destruction* (4x 5 charges) {!u!s!d!k}
k) a Ring of Acid [+12]
l) a Ring of Flames [+10]

 ( page 9 )
a) a Ring of Ice [+11]
b) a Ring of Ice [+10]
c) a Ring of Poison Resistance
d) a Ring of Free Action
e) a Ring of See Invisible
f) a Ring of Constitution (+5) {Cn}
g) a Ring of Damage (+14)
h) a Ring of Damage of Berserker (-6,+12)
i) 2 Rings of Confusion Resistance
j) a Ring of Shard Resistance
k) a Ring of Extra Attacks (+1 attack)
l) 2 Rings of Reinforce Muscle (+3)

 ( page 10 )
a) an Amulet of Charisma and Levitation (+4) {Ch;Lv}
b) an Amulet of the Magi [+4] (+6 to searching)
c) an Amulet of Reflection {Rf, !*!*}
d) an Amulet of Reflection {average}
e) an Amulet of Resistance {AcElFiCoDi}
f) an Amulet of Resistance {AcElFiCoPo}
g) an Amulet of Resistance {AcElFiCo}
h) The Amulet of Faramir (+12,+0) (+3) {Sl;Cf(Dx}
i) an Amulet of Intelligence (+3) {In}
j) an Amulet of Intelligence and Protection [+1] (+2) {In}
k) The Collar Harness of the Hell (+15,+15) [-5] (-2) {SpInWiChSl;DkNt;SiAg~L}
l) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)

 ( page 11 )
a) The Chain Mail of Arvedui (-2) [14,+15] (+2) {StCh;AcElFiCoShNtNx}
b) The Metal Brigandine Armour of the Rohirrim [19,+15] (+2)
c) The Hard Leather Armour of Himring [6,+15]
d) The Leather Scale Mail 'Thalkettoth' (-1) [11,+25] (+3) {Dx;AcShCa}
e) Stone and Hide Armour of Resistance (-1) [15,+11] {AcElFiCoDi}
f) an Elven Cloak of Protection [4,+23] (+1 to stealth)
g) a Shadow Cloak [6,+7]
h) The Large Leather Shield of Celegorm [6,+20] {AcElFiCoLiDkSh}
i) a Dragon Shield [8,+10] {DkBlNt}
j) a Golden Crown of Telepathy [0,+11] {~Evil~D}
k) The Steel Helm of Hammerhand [6,+20] (+3) {StDxCn;AcNx}
l) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots of Levitation [2,+5] {Po;Lv}

 ( page 12 )
a) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots of Free Action [3,+6]
b) a Pair of Dragon Boots [5,+13] {AcPoDiFe}
c) a Pair of Metal Shod Boots of Levitation [6,+6] {Dk;Lv}
d) a Pair of Metal Shod Boots of Stealth [6,+9] (+3 to stealth)
e) The Broken Sword 'Narsil' (2d2) (+6,+10) (+1)
f) The Dagger 'Eelval' (1d4) (+15,+17) {El;Lv|E}
g) The Dagger of Fiona (2d4) (+8,+9) (+2) {AtSpDx;Co;ThSiSdRg|CoP}
h) The Dagger 'Grimtooth' (1d4) (+5,+5) (+1 attack)
i) The Main Gauche 'Littlethorn' (1d5) (+18,+6) (+3) {InCh;Nx;FaSiRg/*}
j) The Small Sword 'Sting' (1d6) (+7,+9) (+2 attacks)
k) The Small Sword 'Excalibur Jr.' (2d6) (+3,+5) (+2 attacks)
l) The Broad Sword 'Aranruth' (3d5) (+20,+12) (+4) {Dx;Co;FaSdLv/oU~oTPU}

 ( page 13 )
a) The Broad Sword 'Orcrist' (2d5) (+10,+15) (+3 to stealth)
b) The Katana of Anubis (3d4) (+28,+22) [-30] (+4 attacks)
c) The Katana 'Zantetsuken' (10d4) (+17,+21) (+2)
d) a Blade of Chaos (6d5) (+5,+7)
e) a Blade of Chaos (6d5) (+0,+0)
f) a Blade of Chaos (6d5) (-7,-2) {cursed}
g) a Blade of Chaos (6d5) (-7,-11) {cursed}
h) a Blade of Chaos of Melting (6d5) (+14,+10)
i) a Blade of Chaos of Venom (6d5) (+9,+10) {PoCa|P}
j) The Blade of Chaos 'Stormbringer' (6d6) (+16,+16) (+2) {cursed}
k) a Blade of Chaos (6d5) {average}
l) a Blade of Chaos (6d5) {good}

 ( page 14 )
a) 2 Poison Needles (1d1) (+0,+0)
b) a Poison Needle (1d1) {average}
c) The Spear of Hagen (1d6) (+11,+13) (+3 to speed) {SpSlIf;CoDk;ThSi|Co/L}
d) The Trident of Arryu-Chien-Kun (2d8) (+12,+16) (+2)
e) The Naginata of Benkei (3d6) (+5,+23) [+5] (+4) {StCn;Fe;FaRg/*oTL}
f) The Broad Axe 'Barukkheled' (2d6) (+13,+19) (+3)
g) The Whip of Dr. Jones (1d6) (+16,+13) (+1)
h) The Mace 'Fire Whip' (2d4) (+18,+5) (+4) {CnDg;FiPoDi}
i) The War Hammer 'Mjollnir' (5d3) (+3,+15) (+4) {StDx;*El;Th|E/P}
j) The Great Hammer 'Golden Hammer' (2d6) (+0,+0)
k) a Sling (x2) (+0,+8) {25% off}
l) The Sling of Buckland (x3) (+19,+15) (+3 to speed) {Sp;BlCfFe;Xm}

 ( page 15 )
a) The Short Bow of Robin Hood (x3) (+15,+17) (+2) {DxChSl;Li;Xm}
b) a Light Crossbow of Extra Might (x4) (+8,+13) {Sh;Xm}
c) The Light Crossbow of 'Hellfire' (x3) (+15,+17) (+4) {StIf;Fi[F}
d) 21 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+4,+6) (143/286)
e) 24 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+7,+4) (136/272)
f) 23 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+6,+6) (143/286)
g) 76 Iron Shots (1d3) (+0,+0) {@f1=g}
h) 26 Mithril Shots (4d3) (+0,+0)
i) 28 Mithril Shots (4d3) (+1,+4)
j) 99 Mithril Shots (4d3) (+7,+7) {@f1=g}
k) 27 Mithril Shots (4d3) (+7,+7) {@f1=g}


 ( page 1 )
a) a Feanorian Lamp of Darkness {!*}
b) Sexy Swimsuit [0,+5] {Ag}

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Posted on 12.5.2010 14:56
Last updated on 14.5.2010 05:16

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On 12.5.2010 14:56 chris wrote:
Death Rogue: Take 2.

[CL6:DL1] 00:19
Thieve's quest for CL5 and a nice shield. For the record, I don't consider early digging to be scumming, but rather smart play. Get your sling enchanted (or buy a good one, but they almost never stock good slings) and your dagger as well. Your dagger is less important since you are likely to score a better weapon once you do quests at DL6 and 12, kill Wormy, Robin Hood and Smeagol. Finding an excellent sling is extremely rare, so you will be using your initial one probably until CL30 or so.

On 12.5.2010 15:04 chris wrote:
[CL12:Wargs Q] 00:24
After 15 minutes of early prep, the game will go quickly for a while. I picked Dex at CL10 level up and rocketed up to 18/48 from 18. So, probably an 18/130 or 120 intrinsic, which on a nimble hobbit rogue means 18/350 or so end game :) Just to emphasize this point, the RNG blessed me with Dex again on CL12 giving 18/76. So, 24 minutes in and I have all 6 attacks!

On 12.5.2010 15:12 chris wrote:
Dex again on CL14 to 18/92 base, 18/172 after Race/Class/Personality bonuses. OK, now some Str or Con would be nice :D

On 12.5.2010 15:30 chris wrote:
[CL17:Master of the Yeek Cave] 00:45
OK, Boldor is no slouch. Well, it was his stupid Master Yeek companions that proved troublesome. They love to summon out of line of sight, and I was constantly getting surrounded by mobs: "It summons monsters!" was a continuous refrain. In the end, I killed over 250 monsters before I finally completed the level and picked up the loot. Boots of FA are nice!

Now, quests in Angband thru DL12 then its on to the Orc Cave.

On 12.5.2010 15:57 chris wrote:
[CL18:DL12] 01:02
Robin Hood dropped a Trump weapon. Now, I already had FA from boots, but I am super paranoid about nexus, especially in Hengband where stat potions are so rare. Plus, the better damage dice means my cruel stabs are more effective, even if I lose an attack due to weapon weight. When I recalled back to town, the BM had a =Damage(+15) for 13k gold. I could afford it, but I had to sell a bunch of loot, including my dagger and my shield of night and day. But, melee damage is now a staggering 165 per round, which should do for quite some time.

Should I take a risk for Sting? Its a good way to die, so perhaps I'll wait a bit and do the Orc Caves as originally planned.

On 12.5.2010 16:00 chris wrote:
Oh, I forgot, I drew that stupid ghost Q for my DL12 quest. Due to weight restrictions, I left my _DetectInvisible at home. What an annoying quest! I'd much prefer Nar who seems to be my DL12 quest monster most of the time. Fortunately, the 'Detect Unlife' spell can detect the ghost, so it was just a matter of casting over and over again until the ghost got next to me. It took forever!

On 12.5.2010 16:59 chris wrote:
[CL24:Master of the Orc Cave] 01:47
Azog hits pretty darn hard. Since I've only found 1 !Speed so far, I was +0 speed while he was ... well, fast. 3 rounds of melee and he would kill me! But I got him at last, even if it meant teleporting away and resting a bunch of times. I don't really want the Ice ring (well, actually I do, but not enough to give up +15 damage), so I'll keep it at home.

Next up: Labyrinth for -Recall.

On 12.5.2010 17:27 chris wrote:
[CL25:Tengu and Death Swords] 02:09
Sidetracked! I recalled back from my Orc conquest only to luck into a pair of _Speed from the BM. Now, while using these in the dungeon is out of the question, they are quite handy for quests, so I ran all the early quests I could (Holding of on DE Lords for the Phial first). Sting was a cakewalk being in the first chamber I looked. Mimic's was tough! Race up the first slot at +10 speed to reach the doors and I'm down to 56hp, poisoned and confused. That was scary. But I had 40+ !CCW and that was plenty.

But check out what was waiting for me in the Tengu and Death Sword quest! Freakin' Anubis! I'll be going back to Sting, of course, but wow!

On 12.5.2010 17:29 chris wrote:
I also completed the Tower quest, sans abuse, just to remove the temptation! I'll wait for a -TeleportOther than attempt the Killing Fields to train dual wielding ...

On 12.5.2010 17:58 chris wrote:
[CL26:DL24] 02:35
Gachapin! Oh, how I hate thee! Your breath is foul, and your friends annoy. A hideous green beast, and a thief to boot.

I took a risk, killed the bastard, and got squat. Well, Forasgil, but that's hardly worth more than a few gp at this point. At least gimme Thranduil or something :-P

On 12.5.2010 19:23 chris wrote:
[CL30:DL32] 03:42
Hanging out at "Stat Gain". So far, I have been lucky. 28 minutes and 565 kills netted a !Con. Another 10 minutes and 187 kills netted !Wis (I'm keeping notes!). Usually, one potion per hour is good, though sometimes you can go 4 to 5 hours without seeing any. So this has been above average!

Dual wielding may be out of the question for this guy. Skilled at both Sting and Hagen, I was 5% accurate vs. AC 0. That's right, 5% across the board! I guess a nimble hobbit can't really fight well. With !Heroism and ?Blessing, I was able to get 20% accuracy vs. AC50 with Sting, but still 5% with Hagen.

I'll wait to get my stats up and try again later ...

On 12.5.2010 20:27 chris wrote:
[CL34:Killing Fields] 04:40
After finding Littlethorn, I decided it was time to sell out on the Killing Fields to train dual wielding. The Weaponmaster told me that I was 10% more accurate with Sting than with Hagen, so I decided to go that route. At (+0) base speed, I would need my 2 precious _Speed as well as all the ?Recharging I could buy! In the end, it only took maybe 24 charges of speed to kill 250 warriors of the dawn and the Maulatour (Thank goodness for reflection!). I'm now skilled at dual wielding! Yay! I did blow 3 !Healing, though >:(

Back to stat gain ...

On 12.5.2010 22:24 wrote:
So... what am I missing on the Tower quest? I have seen a couple of references to exploiting this somehow, but it seems very straightforward to me - what am I missing? :)

On 12.5.2010 23:28 chris wrote:
I don't want to corrupt you! Basically, you can leave the quest without failing it. So, early on, it is a good safe place to level up. The real abuses come from farming certain breeding monsters. In quests, new monsters don't spawn, so that once you are alone with the critter you wish to farm, you may do so safely and endlessly (or until you run out of food)! There are at least 3 very profitable monsters to farm ...

On 12.5.2010 23:35 chris wrote:
[CL36:Cloning Pits] 06:26
About 4 hours behind my normal schedule, I have the boots at last. The real breaks that allowed me to consider the Cloning Pits were:

[1] Finding 10 freakin' stat potions! Way more than I normally get ... though I must say its been a while since I've played the early game. _ObjectDetection really helped.

[2] Fiona! Super sweet. I was dual wielding Fiona and Littlethorn until one of the Gachapins dropped Thorin.

[3] Buckland! That's my Old Castle reward, so I guess I can hold off on that quest for a looooong time :) This gave me +5 base speed with good resistance coverage (No Chaos, though). Plus, I could suddenly shoot for 300hp/round (Funny that I didn't shoot once in the quest, though ...)

So, I was getting poison from my boots of levitation. Given my low Int, I almost couldn't cast Poison Branding (127sp). It took "Intelligence and Littlethorn to boost me up to 131sp so I could enchant a blade of chaos. It really pains me to (a) give up dual wielding and (b) stop using Fiona. Maybe later ...

On 13.5.2010 01:57 chris wrote:
[CL38:DL44] 07:30
DL38 is when things start getting tough. Fast uniques, fast dragons. No detection other than detect evil. No haste self. No double resistance. Heck, you can run into a pack of wide awake drolems at that point and easily die. So, I decided the monsters at DL44 wouldn't be that much more difficult. Oh, some are, but I don't mind running away in fear! Eihort was a bit tougher than I would have thought given my *Ac, but none of his attacks are acid based (what kind of jelly is that?!), unlike the 4 shoggoths that were keeping him company. Cost me a !Healing and netted me some nifty cesti of free action. Wowzers!! I was kind of hoping for something decent to replace freakin' Thengel ... Oh well.

Blade of Chaos of Venom is 2.5 * 6d5. That's pretty good. But if I land my sneak attack (and Legendary[5] stealth helps me sneak!) than that is actually 5 * 2.5 * 6d5 or 225 damaged just on damaged dice! Its pretty nice, but I still miss pretty often ...

On 14.5.2010 01:01 chris wrote:
[CL40:DL45] 08:28
OK, if I thought CL38 was hard, CL45 is significantly more difficult. How could I possibly handle Garm without nether resistance or double cold resistance and only +7 speed? Well, I could if I carried my _Speed and plenty of healing, but I'm being quite frugal with resources, killing what I can, and hoping to improve my equipment.

CL40 gives a choice of stats to boost and I picked Int. No random boosts have gone to Int, and I've only found one potion in the dungeon. I also bought one in the BM, which has been accommodative to me despite my lack of scumming.

Gold is ceasing to be a concern thanks to numerous spellbooks. I still can't really cast spells, though maybe I'll start lugging around Black Channels for the Berserk spell.

On 14.5.2010 01:09 chris wrote:
OK, I recalled back to town and rechecked my fail rates. It is time to start using Battle Frenzy. Between swapping out for "Intelligence, leveling up to CL40, and finally getting my boosted over 18, my fail rate is down to 41%. That still sucks (11% fail at CL50?!) but if I'm not carrying any speed boost, I think I have to live with it! +17 speed is soooo much better than +7!

On 14.5.2010 01:23 chris wrote:
[CL40:DL45] 08:43
!Int and Holhenneth (finally something better than Thengel!) mean I am at a whopping 29% fail now! I'd consider that useable. I stocked up on !CLW to remove the berserk as needed, rather than wasting somewhat precious !CCW. I just annihilated Smaug!! (Though I ran away in fear crying for mommy when I saw Rinaldo ...)

On 14.5.2010 02:30 chris wrote:
[CL41:DL47] 09:42
OK, its coming together now. !Augmentation. Thranduil. Balli Stonehand. Caspanion. Legendary[12] stealth (when not 'zerking) and all resistances save nether. Good hitpoints and a now staggeringly reliable means of haste (14% fail).

Now, just gimme Necronomicon and another +6 Int and I will be satisfied.

On 14.5.2010 04:33 chris wrote:
[CL43:DL56] 11:32
Gosh, Darn It!! Lems is one tough cyborg. I tried to kill him without using !Healing, but that was a pipe dream. 50 !CCW and 3 !Healing. But thank goodness for Hit and away, giving me a nice mid range teleport and time to chug my potions.

I'm really getting spanked by uniques at this depth. Probably, I need to start carrying !Healing?

On 14.5.2010 04:58 chris wrote:
[CL43:DL58] 11:51
I've managed to kill a couple Storm Wyrms, a Bloodthirster (barely!) and Ancalagon (*Ac). I just found a !Polymorph and picked up the double resistance mutation. Sweet! That is part of my troubles ... but I shudder to think what the moron mutation will do to my chances at Wraithform.

On 14.5.2010 05:15 chris wrote:
[CL43:DL60] 12:03
=Speed(+8) laying on the ground. My first one, and that solves another one of my problems (Running around DL60 with +5 base speed is tough!). I'm now giving up LiDkNt, and I'd like to cover Dk if only to kill Jack of Shadows. However, the first time I tried, he total owned me. My AC is way too low, and his speed is way to high. I couldn't get more than 1 star off the bugger ...

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