The Angband Ladder: Mighty Death Diver, Half-Titan Monk by chris

  [Hengband 1.7.2 Character Dump]

                          Name  : Mighty Death Diver

 Sex      : Male             Age               117   STR!:  18/***
 Race     : Half-Titan       Height            120   INT!:   18/40
 Class    : Monk             Weight            289   WIS!:  18/200
 Magic    : Life             Social Class       89   DEX!:  18/160
                             Align         Neutral   CON!:  18/170
                                                     CHR!:  18/200

 Bare hand       (+73,+44)   Hit point    -76/1026   Fighting   : Legendary[17]
 Posture              none   SP (Mana)    347/ 347   Bows/Throw : Legendary[12]
 Blows/Round           7+0                           SavingThrow: Superb
 AverageDmg/Rnd      532+0   Level              42   Stealth    : Excellent
                             Experience    4675467
 Shooting         (+45,+9)   Max Exp       4675467   Perception : Superb
 Multiplier          x4.80   Exp to Adv    5130000   Searching  : Superb
 Shots/Round          0.83   Gold         20212735   Disarming  : Superb
                                                     MagicDevice: Superb
 AC               [23,+77]   Time   Day 2682  2:18
 Speed               (+16)   Play time    06:53:10   Infra-Vision: 40 feet

                         (Character Background)
          Your mother was Themis.  You are the adopted child of a
          Yeoman.  You are a credit to the family.  You have dark
          brown eyes, straight black hair, and an average complexion.

          ...You were killed by The Destroyer on level 88 of Angband.

 Sex   : Male          Stat    BaseRacClaPerMod ActualCurrent  abcdefghijkl@
 Race  : Half-Titan    STR!:  18/70  5  2  2  7 18/***         .......s5.2..
 Class : Monk          INT!: 18/100  1 -1 -2 -4  18/40         .......s....4
 Level : 42            WIS!:  18/90  2  1 -1  9 18/200         .4.....s54..4
 Hits  : -76/1026      DEX!: 18/100 -2  3  0  5 18/160         .......s5....
 Mana  : 347/347       CON!: 18/110  3  2  1  0 18/170         .......s.....
                       CHR!: 18/130  1  1  0  5 18/200         .......s5....

         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  : .......+.....

  [Last Messages]

> The Destroyer misses you.
> The Destroyer hits you. <x2>
> You miss The Destroyer. <x2>
> You hit The Destroyer with an Eagle's Claw.
> You hit The Destroyer with an Iron Fist.
> You hit The Destroyer with a jump kick.
> You miss The Destroyer.
> You double-kick The Destroyer.
> The Destroyer breathes disintegration.
> You do not have enough mana to recite this prayer.
> Really try 29 Potions of Restore Mana {!q!k}? [y/n]
> You have 28 Potions of Restore Mana {!q!k}.
> You feel your head clear.
> The Destroyer hits you.
> The Destroyer hits you.
> The Destroyer hits you.
> The Destroyer hits you.
> The Destroyer misses you.
> The Destroyer hits you.
> The Destroyer hits you.
> The Destroyer hits you.
> Off to Never-Never Land!
> Goodbye, Death Diver!

  [Option Settings]

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

  [Recall Depth]

    Angband         : level  88

  [Quest Information]

< Completed Quest >
  Old Man Willow Quest                     (Danger  level:  22) - level 34
  Dark Elven Lords Quest                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 34
  Robin Hood, the Outlaw                   (Dungeon level:   6) - level 35
  Nar, the Dwarf                           (Dungeon level:  12) - level 35
  Kharis the Powerslave                    (Dungeon level:  24) - level 35
  Judge Mortis                             (Dungeon level:  38) - level 35
  The Old Castle                           (Danger  level:  50) - level 35
  Fafner the Dragon                        (Dungeon level:  44) - level 37
  Dworkin Barimen                          (Dungeon level:  50) - level 38
  Iketa, the Brave                         (Dungeon level:  56) - level 38
  Hypnos, Lord of Sleep                    (Dungeon level:  62) - level 39
  Mephistopheles, Lord of Hell             (Dungeon level:  76) - level 41

< Failed Quest >
  The Sewer                                (Danger  level:  15) - level  4
  Logrus Master                            (Danger  level:  25) - level  4
  The Vault                                (Danger  level:  30) - level  4
  The Cloning Pits                         (Danger  level:  45) - level 35

 Arena:  0 Victory

  [Defeated Monsters]

You have defeated 41977 enemies including 82 unique monsters in total.

< Unique monsters top 10 >
  Surtur the Giant Fire Demon              (level  85)
  Mephistopheles, Lord of Hell             (level  84)
  Benedict, the Ideal Warrior              (level  79)
  Gerard, Strongman of Amber               (level  74)
  Tsathoggua, the Sleeper of N'kai         (level  74)
  Biketal of Fire                          (level  73)
  Omarax the Eye Tyrant                    (level  73)
  Caine, the Conspirator                   (level  71)
  Banor=Rupart                             (level  71)
  Rupart the General                       (level  71)


Your alighnment : Neutral

You are a great champion of Faith.
You are the living embodiment of Harmony.
You are the living embodiment of Temperance.
You have strayed from the path of Patience.
You are an arch-enemy of Honour.
You are the living embodiment of Vitality.
You are an arch-enemy of Valour.
You are an arch-enemy of Justice.


 You are moronic (-4 INT/WIS).

  [Character Equipment]

a) (nothing)
b) The Small Metal Shield 'Genesis' [5,+13] (+4 to searching)
c) a Light Crossbow of Extra Might (x4) (+6,+9) {Di;Xm}
d) a Ring of Speed (+6)
e) a Ring of Speed (+7) {Sp}
f) an Amulet of Telepathy {~Tele}
g) a Feanorian Lamp of Immortal Eye {Bl;Si}
h) The Leather Jacket of Shiva's Avatar (+3,+4) [12,+20] (+1 attack)
i) The Fur Cloak 'Die Hard' [3,+12] (+5 to searching) {StWiDxChSr}
j) The Iron Crown 'ringdraug' (+7,+8) [0,+12] (+4 to stealth) {WiSl;Fe(Wi}
k) a Set of Leather Gloves of Power (+2,+5) [1,+5] (+2) {St;So}
l) a Pair of Soft Leather Boots of Levitation [2,+4] {Lv}

  [Character Inventory]

a) 7 Books of Life Magic [Book of Common Prayer] {@ma!k}
b) 5 Books of Life Magic [High Mass] {@mb!k}
c) 2 Books of Life Magic [Book of the Unicorn] {@mc!s!d!k}
d) a Book of Life Magic [Blessings of the Grail] {@md!s!d!k}
e) 54 Mushrooms of Restoring {!E}
f) 49 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
g) 15 Potions of *Healing* {!k!q}
h) 28 Potions of Restore Mana {!q!k}
i) 17 Potions of Restore Life Levels {25% off}
j) 96 Potions of Resistance {!k!q}
k) 36 Scrolls of Teleportation {50% off}
l) 5 Scrolls of Teleport Level {!*}
m) 38 Scrolls of *Destruction* {!r!k}
n) 3 Scrolls of Mass Genocide {!r!k}
o) a Rod of Speed (charging) {!s!d!k!!}
p) 6 Rods of Teleport Other {!s!d!k}
q) 6 Rods of Stone to Mud {@z6!s!d!k}
r) The Amulet of The Pitch Dark Night [+5] (+4)
s) The Mirror 'Yata-no-Kagami' [0,+18] (+3)
t) The Long Bow 'Elvagil' (x3) (+12,+12) (+4 to searching) {DxSr;AcCo;SiRgXs(Dx,
u) The Heavy Crossbow 'Fire Thorn' (x4) (+18,+14) (+3 to searching)

  [Check Sum: "07aa1b1849421ce8ec"]

Posted on 2.6.2010 01:19
Last updated on 2.6.2010 19:49

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On 2.6.2010 01:19 chris wrote:
Take a look at the following dump:

As inspiration, the rules of the game are: Ironman Downward option. This means no recall and no up stairs. So, once you enter the Pits of Angband, you cannot leave!

[CL19:Tower] 00:31
Very tough going early on. No detection. No resistance. No Free Action. No See Invisible. 1 attack. So, I could do the Thieve's Quest and rocket up to CL4, but then, my only hope was to skip ahead to the Tower and play carefully. Lack of FA hasn't killed me yet, and if I can just last to CL25 somehow, I think I can gain traction.

I picked Life for infinite Healing and Restoration resources as well as Clairvoyance, and Holy Vision. Though, lack of detection early on was annoying. Fortunately, this mighty ring of *Detect* Monster was bought for 4k from the BM after Farmer dropped a 9k whip of extra attacks. Very useful ...

On 2.6.2010 04:27 wrote:
Hi Chris,

What about the Dragon Lair? Does this mean you cannot leave once you enter, so you can ONLY enter Angband?

Hm. My gut feeling is that it shouldn't be so bad. You'll have inventory management issues, but if you carry 297 !oHealing and 99 !o*Healing*, I'm guessing you'll be pretty fine. A race/class that can create food is probably quite important.

Early start shouldn't be *that* bad, right? I mean, you can still kill things in the Wilderness for XP...

On 2.6.2010 06:26 chris wrote:
[CL35:Telmora] 03:50

No Dragon's Lair. The entrance to all dungeons save Angband are "closed". I skipped the wilderness due to xp biff ... but you are right. Actually, a character with distance attack can level up a ways vs. Sea Trolls and such. I'm not sure I will carry !Healing at all, as I might just rely on my spell. We'll see ...

Bad new though. I failed the Cloning Pits. Stupid spawning jellies took over the level before I noticed them, and they are so fast, I killed them for an hour with diminishing their numbers at all. I could have killed trillions of them, to no avail. Gosh, if monsters are going to breed so fast, at least you should get xp for killing them. I'd be CL50 right now if that were the case ... Old Castle was a walk in the park by comparison.

So, lack of boots means I have dex issues ... And speed issues ...

On 2.6.2010 06:41 chris wrote:
Ha! Drank my sole remaining !New Life and my hp went from 762 to 889 despite losing 2 points of Con. So a net gain of 162hp or so at CL35! Yup, life rating went from 89% to 119%! 30% gain of expected 11hp per level is 3.3 hp per level! Wow! I did it to improve my Dex (18/80 -> 18/100). Lost 4 points of Strength, 2 points of Con, and 1 point of Wis though.

So 5 !New Lives consumed, and only the last one had an above average life rating. I was going to stick with my previous life since I liked the stats, but the lack of boots really forced my hand ...

On 2.6.2010 08:15 wrote:
What? No !oHealing? That's just crazy talk! Even if you have 0% Fail healing from the spell, you're not of a race that's resistant to stunning, and you're not immune to monsters that siphon away SP (like Shadow Demons). The only race/class combo I'd even consider not having !oHealing for is Golem Magic-Eater...

(Though, I guess you did it once before with your potion-less, scroll-less monk.)

On 2.6.2010 09:41 wrote:

I always follow your chars (also those of Dzhang). So i also noticed the goldgaining and shopping chars. Great way to skip boring parts if i wouldnt have a problem with the shopscrumming. I can only rest at night so. What do you have to do to use the rooms at day too?

Thx for all the info and ways to reduce the amount of dieing.


On 2.6.2010 14:44 chris wrote:
In Heng 1.70, they added the ability to use the Inn during the day. Honestly, I'm not sure why they made that change ... Perhaps for the benefit of undead races like Vampires? I do recall back in Heng 1.62 that shop scumming was not nearly so easy :)

On 2.6.2010 15:34 chris wrote:
[CL35:DL1] 04:39
In!!! OK, Dave, I decided to carry some !Healing after all since I got nowhere near 99 !*Healing*. But weight issues are tremendous. With all I wanted to carry, I had a -5 speed encumbrance. I finally worked it down to just -1 ...

Long bow activates for teleportation. 2lb boots of levitation disrupt my balance.


On 2.6.2010 15:53 wrote:
Ow i noticed i still had 1.6.2... I updated it to 1.7.2. Thx for pointing out it was 1.7.2. If i get somewhere ill post it.

And good luck diving! :)

On 2.6.2010 16:28 chris wrote:
[CL38:DL44] 05:21
Well, I just ran into my first near death experiences (yes, plural!). CL44 quest was for Fafner, who spawned next to a pit of 95 neutral D's. 40+ Ethereal, the rest were Gold and Bronze. The Ethereal's, whose detection range exceeds my telepathy were prone to mob. Always, I fought 5 or so at a time, with at least 3 in LoS! And me without darkness resistance. Down to 200 or so hp at least 3 times, and 300 or so hp a half dozen more. Any of those hp levels left me exposed to death from darkness, and even with reliable 300hp healing, I couldn't keep up. So I burned a bunch of ?Teleport to stay alive.

I got a 2nd Blessings of the Grail for my efforts. Geez, I waited forever to pick up a copy in the BM. If I had only known ... :D

On 2.6.2010 17:10 chris wrote:
[CL40:DL64] 05:57
Hmm ... weaker than I would like. Oh well. I decided I would probably need to wear 2 rings of speed in the end game anyway, so I ditched my +2 attack ring. That made it easier to handle Biketal, to be sure. And I'm starting to regret the lack of *id* ... One of these shooters could have disenchantment resistance, no?

Well, I'll probably have to make a stash of goodies some place that I can return to. I'll just need to figure out a system for marking the stairs to use.

On 2.6.2010 17:10 wrote:
OK, I'm in. I decided that Oddjob's 'unusual rooms' was too silly, so Nutjob is the current attempt at a monk (hobbit). I'll create a sister for this challenge.

On 2.6.2010 17:13 chris wrote:
Yay!!! Go Nutjob!

On 2.6.2010 19:34 Arendil wrote:
Sorry for probably stupid question, but where can I download Hengband 1.7.2 from? Google didn't help...nor the sourceforge...

On 2.6.2010 19:37 chris wrote:
Look here:

There is a link to a Windows build. Are you running Windows? If not, I might be able to help you build on Linux, though I am still a noob ...

On 2.6.2010 19:46 Arendil wrote:
Thank you, chris...:))...I have no idea why it is so secret...
Anyway, I have dual boot Windows/Ubuntu, so no problem with that. Still, if there is a source available, I'll be grateful for the link...

On 2.6.2010 19:49 chris wrote:
[CL42:DL88] 06:53
Miscalculated! I figured if I drew the Destroyer, I could just fail the quest, forgetting that the level would be generated with no stairs. Once my speed ran out, I was in trouble. Finally, he was on 1 star, I was at 580hp or so and out of sp. So quaff !RestoreMana but he responded with 650hp of melee damage! Damn, my AC was too low. I burned 4 !Life and 14 !*Healing* together with 5 runs thru my sp casting Healing!

Damn! :D

On 2.6.2010 19:52 chris wrote:
Oh, crap. I had the reflecting mirror in my inventory too. I forgot about that during my panic! Sigh ...

On 2.6.2010 19:55 chris wrote:
I usually do an
svn checkout hengband

and build from hengband/src. When I first tried to get things compiling on linux, I posted the following to the forum:

And strangely enough, every time I rebuild I need to consult this! My memory sucks ...

On 2.6.2010 20:07 Arendil wrote:
Thanks again, chris!

On 2.6.2010 21:30 wrote:
Some bad luck :(

Why didnt you just drank a healing potion? For the cheaper healspell? Because a healing would be safer right?

Your marco's are now working like a charm. Ill post my char when (if) he reaches lvl 40.

On 3.6.2010 15:19 chris wrote:
The correct move was ?Teleport ... I really panicked for this battle when I realized my stupidity. Of course, I had Teleport Level so I could have backed out of the battle after all. YASD ...

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