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The Angband Ladder: Darnya, Ring Monster by chris

  [PosChengband 3.1.5 Character Dump]


 Name       : Darnya                       ========== Stats ==========
 Sex        : Male                               STR  :     18/99
 Personality: Ordinary                           INT! :    18/170
 Race       : Ring                               Wis  :        15
 Controlling: Archon                             DEX  :        18
 Class      : Monster                            CON  :     18/96
                                                 CHR  :     18/94

 Level      :       38                           HP   :   422/422
 Cur Exp    :  1099216                           SP   :   263/323
 Max Exp    :  1099216                           AC   :       143
 Adv Exp    :  1275000                           Speed:       +24

                                           ========== Skills =========
 Gold       :   354315                     Melee      : Superb
 Kills      :     5643                     Ranged     : Fair
 Uniques    :       61                     SavingThrow: Superb
 Artifacts  :       28                     Stealth    : Superb
                                           Perception : Good
 Game Day   :       56                     Searching  : Good
 Game Time  :    19:57                     Disarming  : Superb
 Play Time  :    12:50                     Device     : Legendary[7]


============================= Character Equipment =============================

a) a Ring



              a@                                        a@
 Acid       : .+  72%                      Speed      : .#
 Elec       : .+  75%                      Free Act   : .+
 Fire       : .+  72%                      See Invis  : .+
 Cold       : .+  75%                      Warning    : ..
 Poison     : .+  65%                      SlowDigest : ..
 Light      : .+  50%                      Regenerate : ..
 Dark       : .+  50%                      Levitation : ..
 Confusion  : .+  65%                      Perm Lite  : .+
 Nether     : .+  50%                      Reflection : ..
 Nexus      : .+  50%                      Hold Life  : .+
 Sound      : ..   0%                      Sust Str   : .+
 Shards     : .+  50%                      Sust Int   : .+
 Chaos      : ..   0%                      Sust Wis   : ..
 Disenchant : .+  50%                      Sust Dex   : .+
 Time       : ..   0%                      Sust Con   : ..
 Blindness  : .+  65%                      Sust Chr   : ..
 Fear       : .#                           Dec Mana   : ..
 Aura Fire  : ..                           Easy Spell : ..
 Aura Elec  : ..                           Anti Magic : ..
 Aura Cold  : ..                           Telepathy  : ..



              a@                                        a
 Slay Evil  : ..                           Telepathy  : ..
 Slay Undead: ..                           ESP Evil   : ..
 Slay Demon : ..                           ESP Noliv. : ..
 Slay Dragon: ..                           ESP Good   : .+
 Slay Human : ..                           ESP Undead : .+
 Slay Animal: ..                           ESP Demon  : ..
 Slay Orc   : ..                           ESP Dragon : ..
 Slay Troll : ..                           ESP Human  : ..
 Slay Giant : ..                           ESP Animal : ..
 Slay Good  : ..                           ESP Orc    : .+
 Acid Brand : ..                           ESP Troll  : ..
 Elec Brand : ..                           ESP Giant  : .+
 Fire Brand : ..                           Magic Skill: .+
 Cold Brand : ..                           Spell Pow  : ..
 Pois Brand : ..                           Spell Cap  : ..  +5%
 Mana Brand : ..                           Magic Res  : ..
 Sharpness  : ..                           Infravision: .+  60'
 Quake      : ..                           Stealth    : .+
 Vampiric   : ..                           Searching  : .+
 Chaotic    : ..                           Cursed     : ..
 Add Blows  : ..                           Rnd Tele   : ..
 Blessed    : ..                           No Tele    : ..
 Riding     : ..                           Drain Exp  : ..
 Tunnel     : ..                           Aggravate  : ..
 Throw      : ..                           TY Curse   : ..



              a@   Base  R  C  P  E  Total
        STR : .s  18/89 -3  0  0  4  18/99
        INT!: .s 18/120  4  0  0  1 18/170
        Wis : ..     13  1  0  0  2     16      15
        DEX : .s     14  0  0  0  4     18
        CON : ..  18/76 -1  0  0  3  18/96
        CHR : ..  18/54  3  0  0  1  18/94


=================================== Powers ====================================

                     Lvl Cost Fail Desc
Absorb Jewelry         1    0   0% 
Glitter                1    0   0% 
Detect Jewelry         5    1   1% 
Identify Jewelry      10   10   1% 
Charm                 15   10   3% power 84



=================================== Essences ==================================

   Stats                  Total  Need Bonus
   ---------------------- ----- ----- -----
   Strength                  31    62    +4
   Intelligence               5     6    +1
   Wisdom                     6    14    +2
   Dexterity                 40    62    +4
   Constitution              14    30    +3
   Charisma                   2     6    +1

   Skills                 Total  Need Bonus
   ---------------------- ----- ----- -----
   To AC                    285   289   +63
   Stealth                   29    30    +3
   Speed                      6     7    +5
   Searching                 28    30    +3
   Infravision                5     6    +1
   Light                      7    15    +3
   Magic Mastery              3     6    +1
   Spell Capacity             3     6    +1

   Resistances            Total  Need Bonus
   ---------------------- ----- ----- -----
   Acid                      22    30    +3
   Lightning                 22    30    +3
   Fire                      27    30    +3
   Cold                      25    30    +3
   Poison                     4     9    +1
   Light                      3     9    +1
   Dark                       5     9    +1
   Confusion                  6    14    +2
   Nether                     4     9    +1
   Nexus                      4     9    +1
   Sound                      2     4    +0
   Shards                     5    12    +1
   Chaos                      3     4    +0
   Disenchantment             3     9    +1
   Blindness                  2     6    +1
   Fear                      17    30    +3

   Abilities              Total  Need Bonus
   ---------------------- ----- ----- -----
   Free Action               20     1     Y
   See Invisible             15     1     Y
   Levitation                 1     2      
   Regeneration               6     7      
   Economical Mana            3     7      
   Wizardry                   2     7      
   Reflection                 1     3      
   Aura Fire                  3     7      
   Aura Elec                  1     7      
   Aura Cold                  1     7      
   Sustain Strength           7     5     Y
   Sustain Intelligence       6     5     Y
   Sustain Dexterity          7     5     Y
   Sustain Constitution       3     5      
   Sustain Charisma           1     5      

   ESP                    Total  Need Bonus
   ---------------------- ----- ----- -----
   ESP Undead                 2     2     Y
   ESP Orc                    3     2     Y
   ESP Troll                  1     2      
   ESP Giant                  2     2     Y
   ESP Good                   2     2     Y


==================================== Spells ===================================

   Offense: Bolt                   Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Magic Missile                    4   1   1   1% dam 5d6
   Frost Bolt                       3  13   6   1% dam 9d8
   Fire Bolt                        2  15   9   1% dam 13d8
   Nether Bolt                      1  20  12   1% dam 16d8
   Sound Bolt                       2  25  17   1% dam 13d8
   Shard Bolt                       1  26  18   1% dam 13d8

   Offense: Ball                   Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Lightning Ball                   2  19  10   1% dam 81
   Frost Ball                       2  23  12   1% dam 92
   Fire Ball                        1  27  16   1% dam 108
   Shard Ball                       1  32  27   5% dam 176

   Offense: Breath                 Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Breathe Lightning                3  25  30   1% dam 170
   Breathe Frost                    1  26  30   1% dam 159
   Breathe Acid                     2  27  35   1% dam 178
   Breathe Fire                     2  28  35   1% dam 186
   Breathe Poison                   2  30  35   1% dam 170

   Offense: Other                  Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Dispel Evil                      1  35  35   9% dam 100

   Buff                            Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Heroism                          2  12   5   1% Dur d26 + 26
   Resist Acid                      5  15  10   1% Dur d23 + 23
   Resist Lightning                 5  15  10   1% Dur d23 + 23
   Resist Fire                      1  15  10   1% Dur d20 + 20
   Resist Cold                      4  15  10   1% Dur d22 + 22
   Resist Poison                    4  23  15   1% Dur d22 + 22
   Berserk                         13  25  10   1% Dur d30 + 30
   Stone Skin                       1  25  15   1% Dur d20 + 20
   Haste Self                       1  27  20   1% Dur d20 + 20
   Resistance                       2  30  25   1% Dur d21 + 21
   Protection from Evil             2  32  25   5% Dur d25 + 105
   Heroic Speed                     1  35  30  14% Dur d20 + 20

   Healing/Recovery                Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Cure Poison                      4  10   7   1% 
   Boldness                         1  15  10   1% 
   Remove Curse                     1  20  15   1% 

   Detection/Knowledge             Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Detect Traps                     1   3   4   1% 
   Detect Monsters                  3   5   5   1% 
   Identify                         1  15  12   1% 
   Enlightenment                    1  20  10   1% 
   Probing                          1  27  20   1% 

   Teleportations                  Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Phase Door                       2   3   3   1% 
   Teleport                         2  12   7   1% 
   Strafing                         1  20  15   1% 
   Word of Recall                   2  25  20   1% 
   Dimension Door                   1  43  50 100% range 31

   Utility                         Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Unbarring Ways                   1  25  15   1% 
   Earthquake                       3  25  20   1% 

   Other                           Ct Lvl Cst Fail Info
   ------------------------------ --- --- --- ---- ----------------
   Aggravate Monsters               1  10   3   1% 

=================================== Dungeons ==================================

 Angband         : level  40
 Camelot         : level   8
!Orc cave        : level  23
!Labyrinth       : level  28
 Dragon's lair   : level  60
 Mountain        : level  25
 Anti-melee cave : level  40
!Lonely Mountain : level  40
 Giant's Hall    : level  20

 Now, you are exploring level 40 of Lonely Mountain.


==================================== Quests ===================================
< Completed Quest >
  Thieves Hideout                          (Danger  level:   5) - level 10
  Warg problem                             (Danger  level:   5) - level 14
  The Borshin                              (Dungeon level:   6) - level 20
  Boldor, King of the Yeeks                (Dungeon level:  12) - level 20
  Tengu and Death Swords                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 21
  The Mimic's Treasure                     (Danger  level:  25) - level 22
  The Sewer                                (Danger  level:  15) - level 25
  Grendel                                  (Dungeon level:  24) - level 27

< Failed Quest >
  Yibb-Tstll the Patient One               (Dungeon level:  38) - level 36


 Arena: Defeated by Elder thing in the 24th fight


============================== Defeated Monsters ==============================

You have defeated 5643 enemies including 61 unique monsters in total.

< Unique monsters top 20 >
  Smaug the Golden                         (level  45)
  Strygalldwir                             (level  41)
  M. Bison                                 (level  40)
  Rolento                                  (level  38)
  The Minotaur of the Labyrinth            (level  35)
  King Koopa                               (level  34)
  Ulfang the Black                         (level  34)
  Fasolt the Giant                         (level  33)
  Ishikawa Goemon                          (level  33)
  Tom the Stone Troll                      (level  33)
  Bill the Stone Troll                     (level  33)
  Bokrug                                   (level  33)
  That @$^%& Black Bat                     (level  33)
  Luigi                                    (level  31)
  Rich, the Thief                          (level  29)
  Gachapin                                 (level  29)
  The Ultimate Dungeon Cleaner             (level  28)
  Grendel                                  (level  27)
  Kharis the Powerslave                    (level  26)
  Red Helm, the King of Bear               (level  25)


=================================== Virtues ===================================

Your alighnment : Neutral

You are the polar opposite of Valour.
You are the polar opposite of Honour.
You are virtuous in Justice.
You are the polar opposite of Compassion.
You are the living embodiment of Temperance.
You are a champion of Sacrifice.
You are a great champion of Harmony.
You are virtuous in Patience.


==================================== Pets =====================================

 Leading Pets
  an Archon (controlling)

 Options
  Pets open doors:                    OFF
  Pets pick up items:                 OFF
  Allow teleport:                     OFF
  Allow cast attack spell:            ON
  Allow cast summon spell:            OFF
  Allow involve player in area spell: OFF


============================= Character Inventory =============================

a) a Sorcery Spellbook [Pattern Sorcery]
b) 32 Rations of Food
c) 4 Potions of Speed {!k!q}
d) 29 Potions of Cure Critical Wounds
e) 3 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
f) a Potion of Resistance {!k!q}
g) 11 Potions of Clarity
h) 51 Scrolls of Teleportation {@rt}
i) 6 Rods of Illumination {@z5!s!d!k}
j) a Rod of Detection {@z3!s!d!k!!}
k) 3 Rods of Teleport Other {@zt!s!d!k}
l) 9 Wands of Stone to Mud (87 charges) {@am!s!d!k}
m) a Staff of Curing (7 charges)
n) Metal Scale Mail of Elemental Protection (-2) [13,+21]
o) a Cloak of Freezing [1,+10]
p) a Hard Leather Cap of Seeing [2,+9] (+1 to searching) [-5%] {cursed}
q) a Broad Sword (Trump) (2d5) (+9,+11) (+2 to searching)
r) The Long Sword 'Lord of Flies' (2d5) (+16,+11) (+2)


================================ Home Inventory ===============================

 ( page 1 )
a) a Rage Spellbook [The Sound and the Fury]
b) a Necromancy Spellbook [Return of the Dead]
c) a Nature Spellbook [Nature's Gifts]
d) 3 Mushrooms of Restoring {!E}
e) 12 Rations of Food
f) 28 Potions of Speed {!k!q}
g) 11 Potions of Resist Cold {!k!q}
h) 6 Potions of Heroism
i) 11 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
j) 3 Potions of *Healing* {!k!q}
k) 5 Potions of Restore Mana {!k!q}
l) 29 Potions of Restore Life Levels

 ( page 2 )
a) 5 Potions of Enlightenment
b) 2 Potions of Self Knowledge {!k}
c) 18 Potions of Resistance {!k!q}
d) 20 Potions of Curing
e) 12 Scrolls of Teleportation {@rt}
f) 7 Scrolls of Word of Recall {@rr}
g) 3 Scrolls of Identify
h) 20 Scrolls of Remove Curse
i) 5 Scrolls of *Remove Curse*
j) 6 Scrolls of Recharging
k) 3 Scrolls of Door/Stair Location
l) 6 Scrolls of Destruction {!*}

 ( page 3 )
a) 4 Rods of Trap Location {@z1!s!d!k}
b) 4 Rods of Door/Stair Location {@z2!s!d!k!!}
c) a Rod of Recall (charging)
d) 3 Rods of Illumination {@z5!s!d!k}
e) a Rod of Acid Balls
f) 4 Rods of Cold Balls
g) 2 Rods of Escaping {@ze!s!d!k}
h) 12 Wands of Haste Monster (62 charges) {@ah!s!d!k}
i) a Wand of Haste Monster
j) a Wand of Haste Monster
k) a Wand of Teleport Other (12 charges) {@at!s!d!k}
l) 4 Wands of Drain Life (28 charges)

 ( page 4 )
a) a Wand of Dragon's Flame (5 charges) {@af!s!d!k}
b) 3 Staffs of Haste Monsters (3x 12 charges) {@af!s!d!k}
c) a Staff of Haste Monsters (10 charges)
d) a Staff of Haste Monsters
e) a Staff of Perception (21 charges) {@ui}
f) 2 Staffs of Enlightenment (2x 11 charges) {@um}
g) 2 Staffs of Enlightenment (2x 9 charges)
h) a Staff of Curing (8 charges)
i) 2 Staffs of Probing (2x 9 charges) {!s!d!k}
j) a Staff of Probing (5 charges)
k) a Staff of Destruction (5 charges) {@ud}
l) a Claymore (Defender) (2d8) (+15,+10) [+11] (+4 to stealth)



================================ Last Messages ================================

> You grow stronger!
> You have no more Elemental Ring {El}.
> You absorb the power of a Ring of Archery!
> You grow stronger!
> You have no more Rings of Archery (+1) {Dx}.
> In your pack: an Elemental Charm {Fi} (n).
> In your pack: a Hell Harness (+0,+7) [-20] (+1) {cursed, -WiSl;FiCfNxCa;Ag}
(o).
> You reorder some items in your pack.
> In your pack: an Elemental Charm {AcCo} (p).
> You reorder some items in your pack.
> In your pack: a Barbarian Talisman (+1) {-In[M} (q).
> You absorb the power of a Hell Harness!
> You have gained the power of 'Nether Bolt'.
> You grow stronger!
> You have no more Hell Harness (+0,+7) [-20] (+1) {cursed, -WiSl;FiCfNxCa;Ag}.
> You absorb the power of an Elemental Charm!
> You grow stronger!
> You have no more Elemental Charm {AcCo}.
> You absorb the power of an Elemental Charm!
> You grow stronger!
> You have no more Elemental Charm {Fi}.
> You absorb the power of a Barbarian Talisman!
> You have no more Barbarian Talisman (+1) {-In[M}.
> In your pack: The Long Sword 'Lord of Flies' (2d5) (+16,+11) (+2) (r).
> Probing...
> your Archon (controlling) ... align:good HP:1870/1870 AC:140 speed:+20
>  exp:9769/50000
> That's all.
> You feel like a hero!
> Your skin turns to stone.
> You feel yourself moving much faster!


=================================== Options ===================================

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

  [Check Sum: "ba7f77f431027cd8ef"]


Posted on 5.4.2014 21:11
Last updated on 9.4.2014 03:27

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On 5.4.2014 21:11 chris wrote:
Too zany?

On 5.4.2014 21:32 Arjen wrote:
Ring? *Insert here random joke with Smeagol in the lead*

But you made the deathsword spellcaster? *eyes sparkling* Awesome, there are not enough magical monster races to play with. Update! Wait... got a GWoP running around.

On 5.4.2014 21:34 Arjen wrote:
>Leading Pets
>a Novice paladin (riding)

You can 'ride' humanoids?!? I claim the Ultimate Magus mount!

On 5.4.2014 21:43 chris wrote:
Well, humanoids can 'wear' you, but I guess that amounts to the same thing.

Rings are pure casters with no melee attacks whatsoever. In fact, they can't even move! Their spells come from absorbed jewelry so you'll be riding the random activation code quite a bit. Things aren't balanced yet, but I finally got a stable compile so I figured I'd post an early teaser :)

On 5.4.2014 21:58 chris wrote:
Geesh, I'm running thru 'mounts' like crazy. That Novice paladin was good until it got one shotted by a Giant slug. After that, I've gone thru 4 or 5 additional ring-bearers. This yeek has +2 speed, so we'll see just how long he can last.

On 5.4.2014 21:59 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
Now, this Ring monster race is *VERY* interesting!!!!!!

On 5.4.2014 22:19 chris wrote:
Lightning Ball! Sweet! Now I just need to level up somehow ...

Another 10 to 12 mounts destroyed. Man, nothing at this depth has any stamina at all.

On 5.4.2014 22:34 chris wrote:
Lizard kings make good ring bearers. Now to get the fail rate down on Lightning Ball a bit more before heading after Azog (and his beautiful ring!).

On 5.4.2014 23:16 chris wrote:
Smeagol just speeded me! OK, it was only +2. And OK, the bonus is 1/3rd if you are being worn. But still, that's very early for a RoS and it even came with Haste Self activation!

Good start so far :)

On 5.4.2014 23:20 Djabanete wrote:
Wow! :)

On 5.4.2014 23:22 Djabanete wrote:
Not only the ring business, but PosChengband is all over the new characters section... well done :)

On 5.4.2014 23:48 chris wrote:
C'mon, you know you want to play. Human Warrior. Vanilla Town. Poschengband still has it all! :D

On 6.4.2014 00:40 chris wrote:
[CL23:DL17] 01:26
My Lizard king threw me away in a fit of disgust during a very dicey battle and, for some reason, refused to be charmed by me. I had to fry him before I died, which was sad. Of course, there are many more Lizard kings in the wild, and I bagged another (+8 speed this time). He wasn't fooled by my mimicry and rather than picking me up, decided to kill me! But this time, my Charm power managed to work on my second attempt. Future stat boosts are going into Charisma, I think.

The early quest rings have been good to me so far and quite a few uniques have dropped rings for me. But I'm still waiting for SI before doing DQI.

On 6.4.2014 01:40 chris wrote:
[CL26:DL21] 02:10
I heart tailored drops: Robin Hood just gifted me with Word of Recall (and 1 Economical Mana essence!). Much better than an equipment drop which is currently being autodestroyed.

Azog was no problem, but usage of an un-ided staff (summoning) conjured a Black Knight which I tried to charm, failing 20x or so. A curse was good for 60% of my hp so I prudently gave up.

Lizard king #2 did toss me once, but I managed to recharm the sucker. And while I promised Chr boosts, I couldn't resist just one more Int at CL25 and was pleased with the result (2% fail Lightning Ball).

On 6.4.2014 02:10 krazyhades wrote:
This teaser excites me.

On 6.4.2014 02:16 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
I wonder who will be the last "Ring bearer"?

On 6.4.2014 02:33 chris wrote:
Still playtesting ... I promise a release in a day or so.

[CL27:DL40] 02:30
I took a risk for a better ring bearer in the Anti-melee caves. Laying in wait didn't work, but once again, charm did. Death Knights lust for power, apparently, and are easily tempted.

This class is like the possessor: I don't know what the best options are at each stage of the game just yet. A Lizard king worked well early on but perhaps there was a better option? And at some point I will need to tempt an Angel, I think, as levitation on a 'mount' might be hard to come by otherwise. Probably, I should give some uniques a go as well, but I've been blasting them up to this point. At this stage of the game, I think speed and durability are the best attributes. (And my lizard king nearly died to a basilisk so it was a bit fragile after all.) But for the last "Ring bearer"? I'm going to hope for Sauron, of course ;)

On 6.4.2014 02:58 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
Chris - You REALLY should include documentation with the upcoming release on the Ring basics. :)

On 6.4.2014 03:04 Nick wrote:
This is genius

On 6.4.2014 03:46 clouded wrote:
I second what Djabanete says, you've done excellently to bring poscheng to the forefront thanks to your fast and open development and inviting dumps. Long may it continue and thanks for all the work so far!

On 6.4.2014 18:28 chris wrote:
Thanks!

BTW, the idea for the ring player monster race was not mine. With some digging, I found the original post:

http://angband.oook.cz/forum/showpost.php?p=82476&postcount=287


On 6.4.2014 20:05 chris wrote:
[CL29:DL32] 03:16
Cast off by my Death Knight, I was too slow and fragile to risk trying to charm him back. So time for a new ring bearer, and so far Brodda is the best I can do! The levels are infested with hounds at this point so it is hard to be picky with mounts.

As an aside, the Anti-melee caves is not a good place for this build as nobody can pick you up!

On 6.4.2014 20:50 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
>As an aside, the Anti-melee caves is not a good place for this
>build as nobody can pick you up!

Really? What about the anti-magic cave?

On 6.4.2014 20:52 chris wrote:
Anti-magic caves might be OK, but then you can't use any of your spells!

BTW, I'm redoing the way Glitter works for next version. Currently it leads to overcrowded death trap levels if one is not careful! I should really do a better job of testing ...

On 6.4.2014 20:55 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
If I use Glitter 10 consecutive times in 3.1.0, do the effects stack?

On 6.4.2014 22:39 chris wrote:
Glitter is a toggle. You turn it on and the game runs until a suitable monster spawns. It behaves like resting in that you don't get any moves until you get disturbed.

[CL31:DL34] 04:15
Levitation at last. I'm going to try to evolve this guy since Angels are so cool :)

On 6.4.2014 23:38 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
If you control an Angel...can the Angel evolve?!

On 6.4.2014 23:48 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
How do I improve damage of the offensive spells? Find Jewelry that has the spell (e.g., Acid ball)?

On 7.4.2014 00:41 chris wrote:
Yes, many monsters support evolution. Evolving your pets is a rather nice aspect of Hengband (I'm not sure if Zang had this). Already, my Angel has become an Archangel!

As for extra power, getting multiple copies of the effect does help. So does leveling up with most powers. You can also absorb Spell Power to increase the effectiveness of all your spells, though it is rather rare.

On 7.4.2014 00:45 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
How do I Absorb Spell Power? Where do I find this ability?

On 7.4.2014 00:47 chris wrote:
Rings of Wizardry or Amulets of the Magi. Both can come with Spell Power as an attribute, but it doesn't happen very often.

On 7.4.2014 02:45 chris wrote:
[CL31:DL33] 05:45
Archie the Archangel tossed me and was uncharmable. A quick source dive revealed that monsters that resist confusion cannot be charmed which is definitely unintended behavior for rings! So much for code re-use.

So, after many more mounts, I charmed an Ivory Monk and began evolving it. It quickly became a mystic, but the next evolution require 10,000xp which was slow going but was completed at last! Next up is the Grand Master Mystic, but that requires 50,000xp. I don't think I can hang back pressing the 's' key for that long! :)

I picked up Breathe Fire and managed to find a use for Berserk. I challenge you on the latter!

On 7.4.2014 02:48 chris wrote:
BTW, I'm not sure why I bothered with the Master Mystic. When he throws me, he will be nigh impossible to recharm as he is a DL50 monster! The Mystic threw me twice ...

On 7.4.2014 03:02 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
>Archie the Archangel tossed me and was uncharmable. A quick
>source dive revealed that monsters that resist confusion cannot
>be charmed which is definitely unintended behavior for rings! So
>much for code re-use.

This also means Combat-Echizen is out of the question...That's NO fun!

On 7.4.2014 04:25 chris wrote:
[CL32:36] 06:37
Sometimes losing your mount is a blessing! A Fallen Angel is really nice but the main concern is being instakilled when it decides to discard me. In fact, I gave up the Master mystic for precisely this reason (and have gone thru another 30 or so mounts since ... probably 100 in total all game!). Perhaps I should play it safe and dismiss the angel before it kills me?

On 7.4.2014 14:54 chris wrote:
[CL33:DL40] 07:09
Finding progress a bit slow, I decided it was time to increase my danger level. First, I got rid of the Fallen Angel as that guy was just too risky. Instead, I procured a speedy Enchantress which is just perfect (Summoning=Off and Blindness=Confusion which is nice). Then, I stepped it up by moving to the Anti-melee caves!

I know, I know. I bashed this dungeon earlier as inappropriate for a glittering ring. But its just fine for getting tossed (no melee!) and now that Charm is working again, I'm doing OK. 3 tosses so far and I've managed to recharm each time. The Enchantress is DL40 while my power is 75 so I have about a 45% chance of charming. I've been lucky I guess and sooner or later I'll lose her. But ring bearers come and ring bearers go ...

Experience is much quicker here. Hopefully, I can start getting some of the better jewelry too!

On 8.4.2014 01:26 chris wrote:
[CL35:DL41] 09:09
Still chugging along around DL40, stockpiling resources, fighting what I can. As a pure caster with no pet melee support (Anti-melee caves), I have to do all the killing myself. Even packs of orcs strain my meager killing powers, and ample teleportation rarely lands me in a restful spot. I've begun stockpiling !Clarity but won't use them just yet. Also, resistant foes are quite annoying though I finally picked up Shard Ball. Prior to that, I nearly too down Lord Borel with Magic Missiles. Had him to 1 star, I did, before he went nutso on the summoning, forcing me to flee.

96k for another essence of Economical Mana. Requiring 7 seems stiff, but with this sort of character, you don't want to make achieving power too easy. Still, the increased jewelry drops are welcome.

On 8.4.2014 02:19 chris wrote:
[CL36:DL41] 09:50
Archons make great ring bearers, what with being nearly permanently invulnerable. That just makes me only have to worry about myself dying, which simplifies things.

I just picked up a Sound Bolt, which should be useful for stunning foes. Also, at CL35 it was time to turn off the autodestroyer as gold was getting exceptionally tight.

On 8.4.2014 03:16 chris wrote:
Drat, I failed an early quest and lost my mount as well. Yibb is about 10x too powerful for me. He breathes poison for 700, nexus for 400 and chaos for 500. Both nexus and chaos aren't resisted yet, and either one can one shot me. He also melees for about 300 per round. A DL38 questor? That's crazy ...

A couple turns after entering the level, my Archon threw me down in disgust. Oy!

On 8.4.2014 03:22 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
Yeah, Yibb sure can pack a huge punch for unsuspecting players. LOL

On 8.4.2014 15:24 chris wrote:
Another oversight: While trying to patch up my fame in the town Arena, I beat the Elder thing easily, of course. While walking towards the exit, my bearer revolted, cast me down, and was too much for me to handle (It healed to often and I lacked enough mana to kill it). Bearers should probably not revolt in the town arena!

I got flagged as an Arena loser to boot! Ah, the shame of it all! Will my fame never recover? I seem destined to be remembered as Darnya, Glitterer to Fools!

On 8.4.2014 19:04 chris wrote:
[CL37:DL40] 11:35
Things are really picking up thanks to Arjen's increased jewelry detection idea. I risked a vault with 3 pretties, but only recovered one thanks to a nearby Dracolisk. But it had my 3rd Economical Mana essence, so was worth the risk. Elsewhere on the same level was the best protection ring I've seen yet: +25 AC and 8 resists! Crazy!

I've picked up more key powers but, alas, damage output is still less than I would like.

And I found yet another bug. I'll try to slip in yet another release before Debo opens the next comp but I hesitate to do it now since I'm sure I'll find more issues as soon as I do. Sigh, this is getting embarrassing :P

On 8.4.2014 22:08 Nivim wrote:
"embarrassing"
poschengband_reasons[1/1]: ¯\_(?)_/¯

On 9.4.2014 03:27 chris wrote:
[CL38:Smaug] 12:50
A long time to kill Smaug, but it's hard to get levitation. Finally, a Cherub spawned and I evolved it vs Granite Walls into an Archon (which only took a few minutes ... gotta love innate probing :)

Smaug dropped 6 or 7 pieces of jewelry, but nothing spectacular. I think Dungeon Guardians must have enhanced odds of tailored drops. With that and the stat boost (Charisma!) I'll be doing Icky Caves and Camelot in short order. HP display low, but my speed is superior and monster attacks often avoid me in lieu of my "better half".

On 9.4.2014 04:00 HugoTheGreat2011 wrote:
3.1.5 already? Wow...

On 9.4.2014 08:54 Nivim wrote:
Ah, so the levitation essence is not so you can levitate your bearer, but instead so when you don't have one you can teleport onto/across obstacles needing levitation.
If your flying bearer dies while over something needing flight, what happens?

On 9.4.2014 14:28 chris wrote:
Hmmm ... sounds like levitation essences are useless, then, which is not what I intended. Since the player is a ring, I think some of its abilities should be passed on to the wearer. Speed already is, and perhaps levitation should as well.

On 9.4.2014 19:02 Nivim wrote:
Levitation, free action, rFear, and rConf cover most of the annoying things, although I kinda suspect you want it to follow a pattern of stronger effects taking more essence/bonus to pass anything on to the bearer.

Maybe elemental resists could pass on too if aura's hurt your wearer and you inevitably pick them up eventually (imagine a super lucky/unlucky game where someone gets enough ess before lvl 35 and can only move as far as their bearer has HP).

(Also also, why is searching so hard to get when it doesn't ever seem to matter much? Everyone uses Detection of various kinds anyway.)

On 12.4.2014 08:52 Aver wrote:
Extra melee dice to the wearer? :)

On 12.4.2014 13:15 chris wrote:
Nice idea. Actually, that could also make all those rings of combat worthwhile as well!

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