The Angband Ladder: Combat Graaaaargh, Half-Troll Berserker by Ashkir

  [Entroband 1.7.1 Character Dump]

                          Name  : Combat Graaaaargh

 Sex      : Male             Age                27   STR :  18/***
 Race     : Half-Troll       Height             97   INT :       3
 Class    : Berserker        Weight            277   WIS :       3
                             Social Class        1   DEX :   18/30
                             Align          Lawful   CON :  18/160
                                                     CHR :      12

 Right hand       (-4,+54)   Hit point    -58/ 966   Fighting   : Legendary[42]
 Left hand        (-7,+57)   SP (Mana)      0/   0   Bows/Throw : Very Bad
 Blows/Round           5+7                           SavingThrow: Very Bad
 AverageDmg/Rnd    315+423   Level              33   Stealth    : Very Bad
                             Experience     435074
 Shooting         (-1,+12)   Max Exp        435444   Perception : Very Bad
 Multiplier          x4.80   Exp to Adv     508750   Searching  : Very Bad
 Shots/Round          1.00   Gold           214381   Disarming  : Very Bad
                                                     MagicDevice: Very Bad
 AC               [28,+91]   Time     Day 13 20:20
 Speed             (+3+10)   Play time    38:02:47   Infra-Vision: 30 feet

                         (Character Background)
          You are the son of a Troll   warrior.  You have puke yellow
          eyes, dirty bright red hair, and green leprous skin. Always
           wears his bright yellow plastic bowler hat with red spots
          that he won at a funfair when he was a nipper, nobody dares

          ...You were killed by an Undead beholder on level 43 of

 Sex   : Male          Stat    BaseRacClaPerMod ActualCurrent  abcdefghijkl@
 Race  : Half-Troll    STR :  18/70  4  8  1  4 18/***
 Class : Berserker     INT :     14 -4-20 -1 14      3         ...........1.
 Level : 33            WIS :  18/24 -1-20 -2  5      3         ...........1.
 Hits  : -58/966       DEX :     16 -3  4  2  2  18/30         .2..........s
 Mana  : 0/0           CON :  18/70  3  4  0  2 18/160
                       CHR :     18 -3 -5  1  1     12         .......2...1.
         ||}=="![(]]]             ||}=="![(]]]                 ||}=="![(]]]
         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]

> You have slain the Uruk.
> The Undead beholder points at you, screaming the word DIE!
> You have been given a nasty cut.
> You have 16 Gold Speckled Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {25% off}.
> You feel much better.
> You are no longer bleeding.
> The Young multi-hued dragon wakes up.
> The Undead beholder magically summons an undead adversary!
> You hit the Dread. <x4>
> You have destroyed the Dread.
> The Hill orc misses you.
> The Undead beholder points at you, screaming the word DIE!
> You have been given a bad cut.
> You have 6 Orange Speckled Potions of Speed {!k}.
> You feel yourself moving much faster!
> The Undead beholder points at you, screaming the word DIE!
> You have been given a nasty cut.
> You have 5 Orange Speckled Potions of Speed {!k}.
> The Hill orc misses you.
> You have 15 Gold Speckled Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {25% off}.
> You feel very good.
> You are no longer bleeding.
> The Hill orc misses you.
> The Undead beholder magically summons an undead adversary!
> The Hill orc misses you.
> You have 14 Gold Speckled Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {25% off}.
> You feel very good.
> The Undead beholder casts a mana bolt.
> The Undead beholder points at you, screaming the word DIE!
> Oops.
> Goodbye, Graaaaargh!

  [Option Settings]

 Preserve Mode:      ON
 Small Levels:       ENABLED
 Arena Levels:       ENABLED

  [Recall Depth]

    Angband         : level  31
   !Yeek cave       : level  13
   !Orc cave        : level  23
    Dragon's lair   : level  33
    Castle          : level  43

  [Quest Information]

< Completed Quest >
  Thieves Hideout                          (Danger  level:   5) - level  4
  Warg problem                             (Danger  level:   5) - level 11
  Meng Huo, the King of Southerings        (Dungeon level:   6) - level 25
  Nar, the Dwarf                           (Dungeon level:  12) - level 26
  Doom Quest 1                             (Danger  level:  15) - level 27
  Orc Camp                                 (Danger  level:  15) - level 27
  Old Man Willow Quest                     (Danger  level:  22) - level 27
  The Sewer                                (Danger  level:  15) - level 29
  Logrus Master                            (Danger  level:  25) - level 29
  Dark Elven Lords Quest                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 29
  Grendel                                  (Dungeon level:  24) - level 31
  The Mimic's Treasure                     (Danger  level:  25) - level 31
  Vapor Quest                              (Danger  level:  25) - level 32
  Tengu and Death Swords                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 32
  The Vault                                (Danger  level:  30) - level 32
  The Tower                                (Danger  level:  30) - level 32

< Failed Quest >

 Arena: 30 Victories

  [Defeated Monsters]

You have defeated 5546 enemies including 68 unique monsters in total.

< Unique monsters top 10 >
  Chaugnar Faugn, Horror from the Hills    (level  44)
  Strygalldwir                             (level  41)
  Eol, the Dark Elven Smith                (level  40)
  Giganto the Gargantuan                   (level  38)
  Father Dagon                             (level  38)
  Botei-Building, the Emperor              (level  36)
  The Greater Hell Magic Mushroom Were-Quylthulg (level  36)
  Lord Borel of Hendrake                   (level  36)
  King Koopa                               (level  34)
  Ulfang the Black                         (level  34)


Your alighnment : Lawful

You are somewhat virtuous in Valour.
You have strayed from the path of Individualism.
You are an arch-enemy of Compassion.
You are the living embodiment of Temperance.
You are a great champion of Harmony.
You are a champion of Justice.
You are a champion of Patience.
You have strayed from the path of Sacrifice.


 You occasionally stumble and drop things.

  [Character Equipment]

a) The Broad Sword 'Orcrist' (3d5) (+10,+15) (+3 to stealth)
b) The Small Sword 'Sting' (1d6) (+7,+8) (+2 attacks)
c) a Long Bow of Extra Might (x4) (+9,+12)
d) a Fluorite Ring of Confusion Resistance
e) a Quartz Ring of Damage (+10)
f) a Copper Amulet of Telepathy
g) The Phial of Galadriel (+1 to searching)
h) The Chain Mail of Arvedui (-2) [14,+15] (+2)
i) a Cloak of Aman [1,+26] (+3 to stealth)
j) a Steel Helm of Seeing [6,+7] (+1 to searching)
k) a Set of Leather Gloves of Free Action [1,+5]
l) The Pair of Metal Shod Boots 'Tetsu-geta of Flame' (+5,+10) [6,+20] (-1 to

  [Character Inventory]

a) a Life Spellbook [High Mass]
b) 24 Rations of Food
c) 5 Orange Speckled Potions of Speed {!k}
d) 14 Gold Speckled Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {25% off}
e) a Tangerine Potion of Resistance {!k}
f) a Cyan Potion of Blindness
g) a Magenta Potion of Wisdom
h) a Silver-Plated Wand of Fire Balls (6 charges)
i) a Lapis Lazuli Ring of Ice [+12]
j) a Calcite Ring of Poison Resistance
k) Black Clothes [4,+16] (+2 to stealth)
l) a Dragon Helm [8,+14]
m) The Dagger of Rilia (2d4) (+4,+3)
n) a Broad Sword of Sharpness (2d5) (+2,+7) (+1)
o) 29 Arrows (1d4) (+6,+6) (98/98)

  [Home Inventory]

 ( page 1 )
a) 14 Bronze Potions of Healing {!k}
b) 5 Crimson Potions of Restore Life Levels
c) 4 Tangerine Potions of Resistance {!k}
d) 2 Stinking Potions of Curing
e) a Tortoise Shell Ring of Protection [+17]
f) a Zircon Ring of Flames [+6]
g) a Lapis Lazuli Ring of Ice [+8]
h) a Marble Ring of Strength (+2)
i) a Diamond Ring of Constitution (+3)
j) an Aquamarine Ring of Light and Darkness Resistance
k) a Bronze Ring of Nether Resistance
l) a Pearl Ring of Nexus Resistance

 ( page 2 )
a) a Fluorite Ring of Confusion Resistance
b) a Garnet Ring of Shard Resistance
c) a Coral Amulet of Resist Acid
d) a Curved Amulet of Anti-Teleportation
e) The Stone of Lore
f) Bronze Dragon Scale Mail (-2) [40,+13]
g) Ring Mail of Resistance (-2) [12,+12]
h) The Metal Scale Mail of Julian (-2) [15,+40] (+4)
i) Bar Chain Mail of Elvenkind (-2) [18,+21] (+3 to stealth)
j) an Elven Cloak of Immolation [4,+16] (+2 to stealth)
k) The Large Leather Shield of Celegorm [6,+20]
l) a Dagger (Holy Avenger) (2d4) (+10,+6) [+1] (+1)

 ( page 3 )
a) a Dagger (Trump Weapon) (1d4) (+9,+4) (+1 to searching) {.}
b) a Long Sword (Defender) (2d5) (+8,+10) [+1] (+3 to stealth)
c) a Bastard Sword (Vampiric) (3d4) (+4,+6)
d) an Executioner's Sword (Pattern Weapon) (4d5) (+15,+6) (+1)
e) a Poison Needle (1d1) (+0,+0)
f) a Poison Needle (1d1) (+0,+0)
g) a Poison Needle (1d1) (+0,+0)
h) a Heavy Lance (Holy Avenger) (4d8) (+13,+17) [+3] (+2)
i) The Ball-and-Chain 'Acid Blade' (3d4) (+19,+19) (+4 to stealth)
j) a Morning Star of Westernesse (2d6) (+9,+12) (+2)
k) a Lead-Filled Mace (Vampiric) (3d4) (+8,+9)
l) a Mattock of Digging (1d8) (+8,+9) (+7)

 ( page 4 )
a) The Corpse of Ulfang the Black {Wanted}


 ( page 1 )
a) The Nunchaku 'Hyousi-gi' (1d2) (-3,-7) [+6] (+3)

  [Check Sum: "07d98b188b784e05ec"]

Posted on 17.8.2010 17:49
Last updated on 23.8.2010 14:47

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On 19.8.2010 08:39 Djabanete wrote:
The ring of damage is probably more worthwhile than the ring of light and darkness resistance. You shouldn't care too much about being blind, since you have telepathy and you can't read scrolls or cast spells anyway.

On 19.8.2010 08:57 Ashkir wrote:
You are absolutely correct. I had been wearing the Ring of Damage and swapped it for the Confusion Resistance that I recently found without thinking that Light/Darkness resistance is pretty much useless to me ........

Thanks for the quick smack round the head to get me thinking straight :0)

This is my first beserker so I'm allowed at least one 'DOH' moment!!!

Loads of fun, but their utter lack of quick escapes bothers me though the Earthquake ability should help hold the fort in a pinch while I crank up the recall........

On 20.8.2010 07:15 Djabanete wrote:
Usually, when you play a zerker, your first "DOH" moment is your last! You have hardly any way of getting out of trouble, so you just steamroll everything until you accidentally bite off more than you can chew, and die :)

You want to value ImmCold and vampiric weapons very highly. ImmCold will protect your potions, so you can keep your Healing and *Healing* handy and not die. Vampiric weapons are good because with a zerker's crazy damage output, you'll be healing up a lot too as you do damage. In some situations you can even be in the middle of a mob and *gain* HP using the "Massacre" ability, if both of your weapons are vampiric. There are (Vampiric) weapons, and some artifacts are also vampiric.

Also, chaos resistance is really important in general because it prevents hallucination, which will really ruin any zerker's day. (You can't just teleport to escape.)

You could probably manage "The Vault" quest. To be on the safe side, you might want to drink a potion of speed right as you go in! If you don't feel ready to jump into a quest, then you might want to look at the Dragon's Lair dungeon --- dragons are good XP and good loot! :)

On 20.8.2010 11:24 Ashkir wrote:
Thanks very much for the advice, it is much appreciated. Funnily enough I just found myself a Vampiric bastard sword so I think I'll give that a whirl alongside the ball and chain.

Yes, I have had problems with no chaos resistance already. I was very ( and I mean VERY ) close to a shameful defeat in the arena to Barney the Dinosaur. I don't read spoilers so whenever I come across something new......... it really is new. So imagine my surprise as the popular childrens character breathed chaos all over me causing me hallucinations, then blinked so I had no idea of even guessing which of the hallucinations was him. I recovered in time to spot and get close to him, finishing him off with less than 50 hits left.

Have finished off a few more quests. I like breaking dungeon crawling up a bit and each quest normally has a few deadly surprises up its sleeve that catches me the first time I venture in :0)

Question on the variant itself. I see that Entro and Heng are basically the same game. I'm playing Entro just because it is newer but looks to me like Heng is more popular?? Any massive differences between the two?

On 20.8.2010 13:37 Matthias wrote:
Actually Heng has seen develepment more recently than Entro. Basically Heng was put on hiatus by its developer with version 1.70 only available on his svn. Brian picked it up, compiled it for us windows users, released two new versions (called Entro) and then went into hiatus himself. Now development of Heng has been continued by the original developer, but still no official release.
For a zerk the main changes added to Entro would be one very powerful end game unique monster and four very powerful endgame artifacts, including one 'spec'tacularly powerful pair of gloves. I don't think the class itself was changed.

Considering your bow slot: Until you find an artifact, look out for bows of extra might, as those come with a random high resist.

The vault is a very good idea, also do the mimic one as soon as possible (available in the middle town). After the vault I would go back to castle as the wielder of a certain talking katana is in depth just a bit deeper than you currently are.

On 20.8.2010 14:10 Ashkir wrote:
Thanks very much :0)

Okay. Just did the Mimic Quest and found a Poison Needle. I already have another of these I found in the Castle so dual wielding them possible. They do no damage but can kill in one blow?!? How reliable is this or is the insta-kill effect quite rare and only used in emergencies or for ridiculously high hit-point creatures?

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