The Angband Ladder: Patient Annihilation, Dunadan High-Mage by <>

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                          Name  : Patient Annihilation

 Sex      : Female           Age               109   STR!:  18/170
 Race     : Dunadan          Height             73   INT!:  18/***
 Class    : High-Mage        Weight            164   WIS!:  18/***
 Magic    : Crusade          Social Class       27   DEX!:  18/150
                             Align          Lawful   CON!:  18/***
                                                     CHR!:  18/120

 Right hand      (+66,+57)   Hit point    940/ 940   Fighting   : Legendary[5]
                             SP (Mana)    546/ 546   Bows/Throw : Legendary[12]
 Blows/Round           3+0                           SavingThrow: Heroic
 AverageDmg/Rnd      175+0   Level              50   Stealth    : Legendary[7]
                             Experience   15500100
 Shooting        (+54,+20)   Max Exp      15500100   Perception : Superb
 Multiplier          x0.00   Exp to Adv      *****   Searching  : Excellent
 Shots/Round          1.00   Gold          1275843   Disarming  : Superb
                                                     MagicDevice: Legendary[12]
 AC              [44,+140]   Time    Day 108 23:10
 Speed               (+31)   Play time    34:54:04   Infra-Vision: 0 feet

                         (Character Background)
          You have slimy skin, empty glowing eyes, and three
          tentacles around your mouth.

          ...Now, you are in Morivant.

 Sex   : Female        Stat    BaseRacClaPerMod ActualCurrent  abcdefghijkl@
 Race  : Dunadan       STR!: 18/130  1 -4 -1  8 18/170         .2.4......2..
 Class : High-Mage     INT!: 18/110  2  4 -1  7 18/***         ......34.....
 Level : 50            WIS!:  18/90  2  0  1 12 18/***         .2....34.3...
 Hits  : 940/940       DEX!:  18/70  2  0 -2  8 18/150         ...4.......4.
 Mana  : 546/546       CON!: 18/110  3 -2  2  8 18/***         .2.4......2.s
                       CHR!:  18/90  2  1  0  0 18/120         .............
           }                        }                            }
         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:      OFF
 Small Levels:       OFF
 Arena Levels:       OFF

  [Recall Depth]

    Angband         : level 100
    Yeek cave       : level   5
    Orc cave        : level  12
   !Labyrinth       : level  18
   !Dragon's lair   : level  72
   !R'lyeh          : level  96

  [Quest Information]

< Completed Quest >
  Thieves Hideout                          (Danger  level:   5) - level  5
  Warg problem                             (Danger  level:   5) - level 12
  Hobbes the Tiger                         (Dungeon level:   6) - level 12
  Nar, the Dwarf                           (Dungeon level:  12) - level 15
  The Sewer                                (Danger  level:  15) - level 21
  Orc Camp                                 (Danger  level:  15) - level 22
  Doom Quest 1                             (Danger  level:  15) - level 22
  Tengu and Death Swords                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 27
  The Mimic's Treasure                     (Danger  level:  25) - level 27
  Old Man Willow Quest                     (Danger  level:  22) - level 29
  Ulwarth, Son of Ulfang                   (Dungeon level:  24) - level 29
  Vapor Quest                              (Danger  level:  25) - level 29
  Dark Elven Lords Quest                   (Danger  level:  25) - level 29
  Scatha the Worm                          (Dungeon level:  38) - level 32
  The Cloning Pits                         (Danger  level:  45) - level 35
  The Old Castle                           (Danger  level:  50) - level 44
  Charon, Boatman of the Styx              (Dungeon level:  44) - level 50
  Nidhogg the Hel-Drake                    (Dungeon level:  50) - level 50
  Habu the Champion of Chaos               (Dungeon level:  56) - level 50
  Bleys, Master of Manipulation            (Dungeon level:  62) - level 50
  Kronos, Lord of the Titans               (Dungeon level:  76) - level 50
  Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos         (Dungeon level:  88) - level 50
  Oberon                                   (Danger  level:  99) - level 50
  Serpent of Chaos                         (Danger  level: 100) - level 50

< Failed Quest >

 Arena: 20 Victories

  [Defeated Monsters]

You have defeated 11457 enemies including 218 unique monsters in total.

< Unique monsters top 10 >
  The Serpent of Chaos                     (level 100)
  Morgoth, Lord of Darkness                (level 100)
  Oberon, King of Amber                    (level  99)
  Sauron, the Sorcerer                     (level  98)
  Great Cthulhu                            (level  96)
  Gothmog, the High Captain of Balrogs     (level  95)
  The Destroyer                            (level  94)
  Cerberus, Guardian of Hades              (level  94)
  Azathoth, Seething Nuclear Chaos         (level  93)
  Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos         (level  93)


Your alighnment : Lawful

You are a great champion of Enlightenment.
You are somewhat virtuous in Mysticism.
You are the living embodiment of Knowledge.
You are the living embodiment of Sacrifice.
You are the living embodiment of Justice.
You are an enemy of Patience.
You are the living embodiment of Harmony.
You are the living embodiment of Temperance.

 You were born as Mindflayer.
 You were a Hobbit before.

  [Character Equipment]

a) a Wizardstaff of Slay Human (1d2) (+11,+11) {Ma/p}
b) The Small Metal Shield of Anabasis (+10,+10) [5,+25] (+2)
c) The Gun 'Crimson' (x0) (+20,+20) (+4 to speed) {SpSl;ShNt;Lu, DL99}
d) The Ring of Tulkas (+10,+10) [+25] (+4) {SpStDxCn}
e) a Ring of Speed and Power Throwing (+13) {Sp, Kavlax}
f) an Amulet of Telepathy {~Tele}
g) The Jewel of Judgement (+3 to speed) {SpInWi;CfCa;SiHl}
h) The Mithril Chain Mail of Lohengrin (-1) [28,+20] (+4 to stealth)
i) an Elven Cloak of Aman [4,+23] (+5 to stealth) {SlSr;So}
j) The Hard Leather Cap 'Iidcon' [2,+16] (+3 to speed) {SpWi;BlDiFe~Nolv(Wi}
k) The Set of Leather Gloves 'Cambeleg' (+8,+8) [1,+15] (+2) {StCn;Fa, DQI}
l) The Pair of Soft Leather Boots of Shiva's Avatar (+5,+5) [4,+16] (+4 to
speed) {cursed, SpDx;Nx;FaLv(Dx}

  [Character Inventory]

a) 4 Crusade Spellbooks [Rites of Initiation] {@ma!k}
b) 4 Crusade Spellbooks [Ways of War] {@mb!k}
c) a Crusade Spellbook [Exorcism and Dispelling] {@mc!k}
d) a Crusade Spellbook [Wrath of God] {@md!k DL95 R'lyeh}
e) 20 Mushrooms of Restoring {!E}
f) 13 Rations of Food
g) 11 Potions of Speed {!q!k}
h) 21 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
i) 25 Potions of *Healing* {!k!q}
j) 3 Potions of Life {!k!q}
k) 26 Potions of Restore Mana {!q!k}
l) 7 Potions of Restore Life Levels
m) 16 Potions of Resistance {!k!q}
n) 35 Scrolls of Teleportation {50% off}
o) 4 Scrolls of Genocide
p) 7 Scrolls of Mass Genocide {!r}
q) 2 Rods of Perception {@z8!s!d!k}
r) 3 Rods of Recall {!s!d!k}
s) 7 Rods of Detection {@z3!s!d!k}
t) 2 Rods of Healing {!s!d!k}
u) 5 Rods of Teleport Other {!s!d!k}
v) 18 Rods of Stone to Mud {@z7!s!d!k}

  [Home Inventory]

 ( page 1 )
a) 6 Crusade Spellbooks [Rites of Initiation] {@ma!k}
b) 10 Crusade Spellbooks [Ways of War] {@mb!k}
c) 29 Crusade Spellbooks [Exorcism and Dispelling] {@mc!k}
d) a Crusade Spellbook [Wrath of God] {@md!k DL95 R'lyeh}
e) 99 Potions of Speed {!q!k}
f) 99 Potions of Resist Heat
g) 33 Potions of Resist Heat
h) 50 Potions of Resist Cold
i) 19 Potions of Cure Critical Wounds {25% off}
j) 55 Potions of Healing {!k!q}
k) 3 Potions of Restore Intelligence
l) 2 Potions of Strength {!k}

 ( page 2 )
a) 8 Potions of Intelligence {!k}
b) a Potion of Wisdom {!k}
c) 5 Potions of Constitution {!k}
d) 25 Potions of Enlightenment {50% off}
e) a Potion of *Enlightenment*
f) 19 Potions of Resistance {!k!q}
g) a Potion of Invulnerability
h) a Potion of New Life
i) 14 Scrolls of Identify {@r1}
j) a Scroll of *Identify*
k) 2 Scrolls of Mundanity
l) 6 Scrolls of *Destruction* {!r}

 ( page 3 )
a) 6 Rods of Trap Location {@z1!s!d!k}
b) 3 Rods of Door/Stair Location {@z2!s!d!k}
c) 4 Rods of Recall {!s!d!k}
d) 7 Rods of Illumination {@z5!s!d!k}
e) a Rod of Probing
f) a Rod of Speed {!s!d!k}
g) 7 Rods of Teleport Other {!s!d!k}
h) 13 Rods of Acid Balls {!s!d!k}
i) 23 Rods of Lightning Balls (1 charging) {!s!d!k}
j) 10 Rods of Fire Balls {!s!d!k}
k) 10 Rods of Cold Balls {!s!d!k}
l) 5 Rods of Stone to Mud {@z7!s!d!k}

 ( page 4 )
a) 9 Wands of Teleport Other (101 charges) {!s!d!k}
b) 41 Wands of Stone to Mud (485 charges) {@a1!s!d!k}
c) a Wand of Striking (5 charges)
d) 8 Staffs of Enlightenment (8x 11 charges)
e) 4 Staffs of Healing (4x 4 charges)
f) 24 Staffs of Speed (24x 8 charges)
g) a Staff of Probing
h) a Staff of Genocide (4 charges)
i) 4 Staffs of *Destruction* (4x 5 charges) {!s!d!k}
j) a Ring of Levitation {Lv}
k) a Ring of Constitution (+5)
l) a Ring of Speed (+10) {Sp}

 ( page 5 )
a) The Ring 'Frakir' (+1)
b) 4 Rings of Light and Darkness Resistance
c) a Ring of Nether Resistance and Regeneration {Nt;HlRg}
d) a Ring of Nexus Resistance
e) a Ring of Confusion Resistance
f) a Ring of Shard Resistance {Sh}
g) a Ring of Shard Resistance {average}
h) a Ring of Reinforce Muscle (+4) {StDxCn}
i) an Amulet of Adornment and Levitation {Lv}
j) an Amulet of Reflection
k) The Amulet of Ingwe (+3) {InWiChIf;AcElCo;FaSi}
l) an Amulet of Resistance {AcElFiCo}

 ( page 6 )
a) The Amulet of Faramir (+24,+0) (+3) {Sl;BlCf(Dx}
b) The Bead 'Yasaka-no-Magatama' (+3) {InDxChSr;ElFiCo;FaSi}
c) an Amulet of Intelligence (+5) {In, !t}
d) an Amulet of Intelligence and Hold Life (+5) {In;Hl, !t}
e) an Amulet of Intelligence and Levitation (+2)
f) The Amulet of Sacred Knights [+10] (+2) {SpStWi;CfCa;FaSiHlRgBs}
g) The Charmed Pendant [+5] (+2) {InChSrIf;FaSiSdRgLuWr[FEC}
h) The Pendant of Gogo (+4) {InWiDx;SiLu}
i) The Star of Elendil (+1 to speed)
j) The Stone of Lore
k) The Palantir of Westernesse (+3) (charging) {WiCh~Tele, !!}
l) The Multi-Hued Dragon Scale Mail 'Razorback' (-4) [40,+25]

 ( page 7 )
a) The Metal Brigandine Armour of the Rohirrim [19,+15] (+2) {StDx;AcElFiCoCfSo,
b) The Metal Lamellar Armour of The Padre (+5,+5) [23,+17] (+2)
c) a Robe of Elvenkind [2,+19] (+3 to stealth) {Sl;AcElFiCoFe}
d) Soft Leather Armour of Elvenkind [4,+13] (+2 to stealth) {Sl;AcElFiCoSo}
e) The Soft Leather Armour 'Hithlomir' [4,+20] (+4 to stealth)
f) The Hard Leather Armour of Himring [6,+15] {PoNtCa[C}
g) Rhino Hide Armour of Resistance (-1) [8,+6] {AcElFiCoDi, Wormy}
h) The Cord Armour 'Mercury' [6,+11] (+3) {InDxCh;ShCf[C}
i) The Cord Armour 'Sumo wrestler's loincloth' [4,+0] (+4) {StCn;Fe;Fa(StCn}
j) The Padded Armour of Titans [5,+7] (+2 to speed) {SpStChSr;ElCoDkShBl;Lv}
k) The Leather Scale Mail 'Thalkettoth' (-1) [11,+25] (+3) {Dx;AcShDi}
l) a Robe of The Twilight [0,+0]

 ( page 8 )
a) a Cloak of the Bat (-13,-10) [1,+12] (+5) {SpSlIf;Dk;SiLv, Bile Wyrm DL72}
b) The Cloak 'Bullseye' [1,+10] (+3) {InWiCn;BlCfDi;FaSi}
c) The Cloak of Jack of Shadows [1,+19] (+7 to stealth) {SlSr;FaSiHl~Tele}
d) an Elven Cloak [4,+7] (+4 to stealth) {SlSr}
e) an Elven Cloak [4,+6] (+4 to stealth)
f) The Fur Cloak of Mook [3,+20]
g) The Shadow Cloak 'Shimmering Wings' [6,+20] (+2 to searching)
h) The Shadow Cloak of Luthien [6,+20] (+2) {SpInWiChSl;AcFiCoPoLiDk}
i) a Small Metal Shield of Resistance [5,+13] {AcElFiCoPoSh}
j) The Small Metal Shield of Thorin [5,+21] (+4) {StCn;*Ac;PoSoCa;Fa}
k) The Large Leather Shield of Celegorm [6,+20] {AcElFiCoLiDkNt}
l) The Mirror 'Yata-no-Kagami' [0,+18] (+3) {InWiIf;RfSiHlLu~Tele}

 ( page 9 )
a) The Iron Crown 'Red Sun' [0,+19] (+4 to infravision) {StDxIf;So;Fa}
b) a Golden Crown of Might [0,+8] (+3) {StDxCn;So;Fa(StDxCn}
c) a Golden Crown of Might [0,+12] (+1) {StDxCn;So;Fa(StDxCn}
d) a Jewel Encrusted Crown of the Magi [0,+9] (+3) {In;AcElFiCoFe;Sd(In}
e) a Hard Leather Cap of Seeing [2,+0] (+4 to searching) {Sr;Bl;Si}
f) The Hard Leather Cap of Indra [2,+18] (+5) {InWiCh;*El;Bl(InWiCh}
g) The Hard Leather Cap of Thranduil [2,+10] (+2) {InWi;BlSo~Tele}
h) The Iron Helm 'Terror Mask' (+18,+18) [5,+10] (-1) {cursed,
i) The Steel Helm of Great Destruction [6,+18] (+2 to stealth)
j) The Steel Helm of Hammerhand [6,+20] (+3) {StDxCn;AcNx, GHMMWQ}
k) a Dragon Helm [8,+10] {PoLiShBlNxCaDi, BM 90pct Off!!}
l) The Set of Gauntlets of Thanos (-11,-12) [2,+0] (+2) {cursed,

 ( page 10 )
a) The Set of Cesti of Fingolfin (+10,+10) [5,+20] (+4) {Dx;Ac;FaWr}
b) a Pair of Hard Leather Boots of Stealth [3,+6] (+3 to stealth) {Sl}
c) a Pair of Dragon Boots [5,+15] {PoSh}
d) a Broken Sword of Force (1d2) (+10,+7) (+2) {InWi;Si|M}
e) The Dagger of Fiona (2d4) (+6,+9) (+2) {AtSpDx;Co;ThSiSdRg|CoP}
f) The Katana 'Aglarang' (8d4) (+0,+0) (+2) {AtSpDx|S(Dx}
g) The Katana 'Kusanagi-no-tsurugi' (4d4) (+15,+15) (+3 to stealth)
h) The Katana 'Zantetsuken' (10d4) (+17,+21) (+2)
i) The Falcon Sword of Destruction (3d6) (-25,+25) (+3 attacks) {cursed,
j) The Spear of Hagen (1d6) (+11,+13) (+3 to speed) {SpSlIf;CoDk;ThSi|Co/L}
k) The Scythe of Slicing 'Songmaster' (9d4) (+10,+30) [+10] (+5)
l) a Death Scythe  (10d10) (-50,+30) {cursed, |AEFCoPVS/*pDoTPULZ}

 ( page 11 )
a) The Quarterstaff 'Eriril' (1d9) (+3,+5) (+4)
b) The Nunchaku of Xiaolong (4d3) (+20,+10) [+10] (+3)
c) The Mace 'Taratol' (5d4) (+12,+12)
d) a Wizardstaff (1d2) (+7,+7)
e) a Wizardstaff (1d2) (+4,+8)
f) a Wizardstaff (1d2) (+5,+6)
g) a Wizardstaff (1d2) (+2,+5) {Ma}
h) a Wizardstaff (1d2) (+0,+0)
i) a Wizardstaff of Slay Evil (1d2) (+9,+8) {Ma/*}
j) The Short Bow 'Elvagil' (x3) (+17,+12) (+4 to speed) {SpDxDg;LuXm}
k) The Long Bow 'Belthronding' (x3) (+20,+22) (+3) {DxSl;Di;Xs}
l) The Heavy Crossbow 'Rrmithlos' (x4) (+12,+16) (+4) {StCn;Ac}

 ( page 12 )
a) 44 Seeker Arrows (6d4) (+8,+8)
b) The Black Arrow of Bard (8d4) (+30,+19) {@f1=g}
c) a Capture Ball (a Planetar)


 ( page 1 )
a) a Ring of Weakness (-1) {cursed, St}

  [Check Sum: "07d98b188b784e05ec"]

Posted on 16.6.2006 01:17
Last updated on 26.6.2006 00:09

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On 16.6.2006 01:17 wrote:
(CL27:DL30) 02:35
Melee with a mage?? Blasphemy!! This character has yet to hit *anything*. Touching filthy monsters is definitely beneath me ;-)

I did check out the weaponsmith and I am 5% to hit accross the board (excepting 0 AC of course) when single wielding Hagen. And that is with Cambeleg helping out.

No, I think I better stick to my 0% fail 100hp damage holy orb for 8sp ...

On 16.6.2006 20:42 wrote:
Stupid Giant Headless swapped my stats around (Freakish Metamorphosis). I hate that ... but even worse, my race got changed as well while attempting to get things swapped back. In the end, I ended up as a Dunadan with my Int and Con back to decent levels. In the long run, this is probably a beneficial change, especially since I went to the Vapor Quest to pick up Telepathy (and got Resilience to boot!). The net effect is +5 Con from my race change (+3 vs. -2) and +4 Con from my mutation. +9 Con overall is a pretty decent boost :-)

On 16.6.2006 23:57 wrote:
hmm, a dunadan with slimy skin, empty glowing eyes, and three tentacles...

On 17.6.2006 03:47 wrote:
At least I'm not a "sexy" man ... :-)
(I was briefly a male hobbit, though)

On 17.6.2006 03:48 wrote:
Hionhurn's Gifts: Berserker Mutation, Augmentation and Rohirrim.

But check out that Super helm I am wearing. The funny thing is, if it had only been, say 80% off, I could not have afforded it. Very nice :-)

So I have killed Gachapin and the Queen Ant. Still, I better really hold off on the Cloning Pits. Characters who cannot melee had better be really, really cautious! (And remember to pick up Levitation somewhere ...) I could really use some more speed, though. Scatha was tough at only +3 speed.

On 18.6.2006 03:59 wrote:
Nothing new from Hionhurn the last few levels. Thank goodness for the Earthquake mutation or probably I would have missed many more artifacts than I have. As it stands, I am 5 artifacts missed so far (out of 35), but nothing noteworthy yet (Arvedui, Phial, Boromir, Tetsu-geta and Orcrist). But while facing down a *greater* pattern vault with all sorts of out of depth nasties (Spectral Wyrm, Mouth of Sauron, etc), I plucked a +13 Ring of Speed from Kavlax's feeble body. Very nice. A +8 Ring of Speed shortly followed, but the current config is giving all resistances with ample haste.

Now, I am starting to hope for the 4th book. I would still consider it early at this point, but so far I have found the 4th Trump, Bard, Craft, Sorcery and now Demon books (in that order). It can take a *long* time to find a required book, and that is a really frustrating thing (I've had characters win the game without finding their 4th books ;-P), but lets hope for some luck. I can tell you flat out that this character will *not* win without the help of some Divine Intervention (definitely the best spell in the whole game ...). I'm running the towns hoping to buy Wrath of God (That's how I got the 3rd book, btw).

In the mean time, my offense is (all 0% fail):
[1] Holy Orb (141 avg damage to evil for 8sp)
[2] Judgment Thunder (200 damage lightning for 21sp)
[3] Starburst (180 damage light for 26sp).

But Holy Word is frustratingly difficult to cast (28% failure which in practice means 3 or 4 failures in a row when you really *need* it). Don't know why that spell is so hard ...

On 18.6.2006 07:27 wrote:
Ran into Morgoth recently ... at DL62. ???? Wow! But it was a checkerboard vault (the good kind) that had Anabasis, Fingolfin and Terror Mask. Good thing Morgy is easily out smarted ;-). For a mage, I like Anabasis. Fire immunity and reflection are very nice.

So now I am stealthy (Legendary 7), fast (+25 base), resistant (all!) and have economical mana. What is missing from this otherwise very fine build? Hmmm ...

On 18.6.2006 21:12 wrote:
(CL44:DL95 R'lyeh)
4 more 4th level books ... I noticed that all the books I had found where the 90/3 variety, and that Wrath of God is a level 95 object. So, off to R'lyeh I go. Wow, talk about being overwhelmingly overpowered! I could kill maybe 1 in 10 monsters that I saw, and survived only by liberal *Destruction*, recalling out when my 20 charges ran out. I lost the Necklace of the Dwarves, because even though I knew exactly where it was, I just could not get to it. Several Chemist sightings and even a Unicorn sighting ... Dangerous stuff. (Just try surviving on Holy Orb against Star Spawns ... It aint fun :-)

But there at last, laying on the ground (right next to a Nature's Wrath, so does this count as my 10th or 11th book??), was the Wrath of God. Probably, I need to switch back to a wizard staff and my super dragon helm. Also, back to DL72 in the Dragon's Lair to give my character's ego ample time to heal ;-)

But dual wielding shields was interesting. Perhaps if I can score Incanus, I can go back to this approach ...

On 18.6.2006 21:27 wrote:
It never occured to me to dual-wield shields. Might try that with my Sorcerer since his melee offense is beyond helpless.

On 20.6.2006 01:23 wrote:
(CL50: DL96)
Finished R'lyeh in style. The Destroyer was a complete pushover. The only thing it was able to do to me was consume about 20 minutes of my time ;-) I never took a single point of damage the entire battle, and not many characters can boast that. So feeling good, I chased down Great Cthulhu and found him very easy as well. He dropped Songmaster and another Wrath of God.

But as powerful as I feel against evil monsters, I am quite ineffective against the good guys. I would ordinarily not be able to take down Kenshirou, but I had just honed my Crusade strategy vs. the Destroyer, and the same worked for him. But give me Raphael, Azriel, Uriel, Bahamut, the Unicorn or the Chemist, and really, I don't know what I could possibly do. I could try to Crusade, but I don't think that will work vs. summoners. And if the opponent resists light, than, well, I have no offense ;-) Well, there is always Armageddon ...

So time to move back to Angband, and push to DL99. I think my equipment and resources are adequate for the final battle, and I just need to prune the tree of available uniques before attempting the Serpent.

On 20.6.2006 01:43 wrote:
It dawns on my that Eye for an Eye might help out against the good guys. I'll probably give this a go against Bahamut, since he is a wanted monster ...

On 26.6.2006 00:09 wrote:
(CL50 : Winner)
OMG! The ... Serpent ... is ... not .... evil????! Holy Cow! No wonder in Hengband 1.70 and Entroband, the Serpent now summons good guys. I mean, I've killed the Serpent maybe 20 times in Entro and have failed to notice this small tidbit??

Well this was a rude awakening, to say the least. Prepared for an easy ego boosting total domination on my part, I am instead reduced to a whimpering pup, dishing out maybe 300hp of damage per round. Except for Eye for an Eye. Probably, this was the only reason I was successful. I kept the aura up at all times, even if I was just going to heal.

And heal I did. *Alot*. 40-50!oHealing. 15-20!o*Healing*. 3!oLife. 20!oRestore Mana (I used my mana to heal as well with Holy Word). But still plenty to spare ;-)

Hmmmm ... so now the Serpent is immune to *all* slays on any weapon. I wonder what is best these days? How could I not notice this until now? Am I a fool? Has anybody else failed to make this very important observation?

Well, anyway, Crusade was probably not so wise a choice after all for a High Mage, but still, it is a very powerful realm. And powerful enough to win with, it seems :-)

On 26.6.2006 01:01 wrote:
Whoa... I never noticed that either. I never was diligent enough to use Probing very often, and after I learned the properties of most of the monsters, I completely stopped. I remember Serpent always seemed to take a little longer than I would expected from doing numbers, but I always attributed that to super-fast regen.

On 26.6.2006 06:23 wrote:
Just went back and checked a couple character memories and... by golly, he's right. I'm embarassed to admit I didn't notice it either. When on earth did THAT change happen?

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