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Using Slayer Wand

Postby DirtStar on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:42 am

Hello, just started playing and I can't seem to figure out how to use the Slayer wand. Sorry if this was answered somewhere else, I couldn't find it. I've tried dragging it on to enemies, dragging it onto myself, clicking it, using the hotkey, nothing seems to activate it. Can anyone please tell me how?
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby Nandrew on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:59 am

Hmm, do you see the sparkle animation begin to play when you click on it?

The intended function is click on Slayer Wand -> click on enemy -> boom!
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby dislekcia on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:02 am

I should probably make dragging items onto targets work as well though... Just not super-sure how great that will be eventually: What if people keep dragging glyphs onto targets? That would feel pretty tedious.
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby Darvin on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:33 pm

It seems the sparkle animation doesn't appear when you activate a glyph or target item. I don't know if that's new as of this morning or if it just started for me, because I definitely would have noticed this over the weekend if it was happening then.
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby Prezombie on Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:55 pm

It's one of the minor bugs that are currently being resolved, they should be visible if you're in firefox.

Anyway, would anyone like to talk about what good the wand is? a few experience points in the rare event where you need a level up and are out of other ways to heal up seems like a poor choice over a small item bonus attack %.

I think that if all the blacksmith items were small, it would make the choice vary much more.
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby The Avatar on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:10 pm

It's mostly used for curse removal, or removal of particularly nasty enemies (We're looking at you, Dragon Guard). Overall, it's a mediocre prep, but at least it's inexpensive.
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby Darvin on Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:34 pm

It used to be really good when you could know out higher-level monsters early. Now that it's a pretty hefty XP loss it's just not worth lugging around. It's for knocking out the dragon guards on Dragon Isles and nothing else in my view. Better to take a shield for some early meatmen kills, a sword for transmutation scroll gold gimmicks, or a perseverance badge for a fairly potent boost from a small-sized item.
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby q 3 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:07 am

It's a one-off Swift Hands for non-Assassins. Seeing as Swift Hands is (arguably?) the most powerful skill in the game, it's pretty handy.

That said, I never prep it. There are a couple of subdungeons that provide one or two of them, though, and I'm nearly always happy to find them. (Unless I'm an Assassin.)

(What I'd really like to see is a Blacksmith Shop in dungeons. We have one for potions, most the blacksmith items show up randomly in subdungeons anyway, and it would be nice to have a way to acquire the RBS other than prepping it. It would also help to illustrate how unbalanced some of the blacksmith items are...)
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby Darvin on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:51 am

RBS would be awesome if it could be purchased, and the perseverance badge would be a great standby. Shield and Sword are so horrifically overpriced I can't imagine anyone ever considering buying them in-dungeon.
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Re: Using Slayer Wand

Postby TigerKnee on Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:35 am

I would say Slayer Wand's advantage over its competitors in the Blacksmith is its 5 gold cost.
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