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Re: Elite Items!

Postby Darvin on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:02 pm

Agreed; fire heart the better item now since it's more beneficial at lower levels. Still might purchase a battlemage ring at higher levels, but it's not doing nearly enough in the early-game to be worthwhile as a preparation.

I've actually put the Vampiric Blade back in my locker. I'd booted it out earlier since it absolutely sucks for higher-level characters, but with many of the better options now gone it's making a comeback for me. Combine it with the shield (-2 damage) and you're able to absorb 7 points of punishment as a 1st level character. Great combo with poison, healing, or resistances, but becomes horribly insignificant after you've gained a few levels. Too bad it doesn't combo with the Earthmother, otherwise I could literally see tanking level 5's and 6's as a level 2 character... uh, I'm gunna go play a Paladin with a vampiric blade and go scum for Earthmother now, I SO wanna do this.
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby The Avatar on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:10 pm

Awesome idea! I haven't had the blade in my locker for ages, but I don't know what to boot...
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby Darvin on Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:19 pm

I'd boot trisword, personally. Although with halflings and a keg of health that could be a pretty solid item... ugh, just so many combos I wanna play, but so much scumming to locker the requisite items over and over again.

My locker is currently Fire Heart, Dragon Shield, Vampiric Blade, Avatar's Symbol, Battlemage Ring (gunna dump it), and Mageplate (also gunna dump it; was trying out some PISORF-based tacitcs).
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby The Avatar on Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:24 am

Fire heart is terrible! 3 extra damage at max! Why would you ever?
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby 232 on Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:08 am

The Avatar wrote:Fire heart is terrible! 3 extra damage at max! Why would you ever?


Come again? 3 stacks per enemy level should mean that a level 1 enemy will take up to 3 extra damage per fireball, a level 2 enemy takes up to 6 extra damage per fireball all the way up to a level 10 enemy taking up to 30 extra damage per fireball...
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby The Avatar on Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:16 am

Ohhhh.... my mistake.....
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby The Avatar on Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:43 am

Elven Boots are awesome for a Paladin! Gets rid of their only weakness! (Magic attacks)
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby Darvin on Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:43 am

I still say Dragon Shield is the best choice for paladin. You get magic resist and you boost their physical resist almost up to the same level as monks. Still, if you can buy elven boots on top of that, then great :-)
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby The Avatar on Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Exactly what I did, I bought them!
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Re: Elite Items!

Postby Halion on Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:34 am

Well, mucking around with Amulet of Yendor and Orb of Zot is an effective cash sink if you locker them. Both have been proving useful in some tricky situations. (Orb of Zot was a big help for Complicated Tasks pt. 5, since it interacts with berserk thresholds).
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