What was the item on your early x-9 level ?

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  • Estie
    Veteran
    • Apr 2008
    • 2325

    What was the item on your early x-9 level ?

    Thought I'd make a thread about this, for anecdotal data.

    To start:

    Multi-Hued Dragon Scale Mail (-2) [45,+11] {??}
    Found lying on the floor of a cavern at 1000 feet (level 20)

    You do not know the full extent of this item's powers.
    Provides resistance to Acid, Fire, Cold.
  • Sky
    Veteran
    • Oct 2016
    • 2313

    #2
    lucky; those are good not just for the rPois, but also because the breath can wipe out a lot of the early uniques.

    I do find tons of potions of EXP early on, but also other things which are an upgrade to basic DL1 items, i.e. sling -> sling of buckland, robe -> robe of permanence, shield -> shield of preservation ..
    "i can take this dracolich"

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    • Sphara
      Knight
      • Oct 2016
      • 502

      #3
      Yesterday on angband.live, half-troll warrior, somewhere close to Wormtongue depth, Deadly Powers -book.

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      • Estie
        Veteran
        • Apr 2008
        • 2325

        #4
        Good thing I made this thread....

        a) a Mace of Disruption of *Slay Animal* (5d8) (+11,+2) <+2> {??}
        Found lying on the floor at 100 feet (level 2)

        You do not know the full extent of this item's powers.
        +2 intelligence.
        Slays animals.

        Combat info:
        You are too weak to use this weapon.
        1.0 blow/round.
        With +1 STR and +0 DEX you would attack a bit faster
        With +4 STR and +0 DEX you would get 1.1 blows
        With +1 STR and +1 DEX you would get 1.1 blows
        Average damage/round: 59.8 vs animals and 32.8 vs. others.

        Edit: You smite the cave spider! (63)
        Edit2: You smite the rattlesnake (185). It was a *GREAT* hit !
        Last edited by Estie; November 12, 2020, 23:43.

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        • Sky
          Veteran
          • Oct 2016
          • 2313

          #5
          if you had selling on, you could turn that into something useful.
          "i can take this dracolich"

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          • Estie
            Veteran
            • Apr 2008
            • 2325

            #6
            What! Selling that awesome weapon ?? Im *owning* cave spiders!

            Alas, a teleport trap into a room full of green Zs and 2 _tele activation fails later, this story comes to an end.

            But not to worry...here we go again, with the next incarnation:

            Power Dragon Scale Mail (-3) [60,+15] {??}
            Found lying on the floor at 1650 feet (level 33)

            You do not know the full extent of this item's powers.
            Provides resistance to Acid, Lightning, Fire, Cold, Light, Shards,
            Disenchantment.
            Provides protection from confusion.

            Not quite as early and after a long struggle (only recently upgraded my whip +7), but still post worthy, methinks.

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            • Pete Mack
              Prophet
              • Apr 2007
              • 6883

              #7
              Crazy! I think I found PDSM only once, ever. Seen The One Ring more often.

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              • Sky
                Veteran
                • Oct 2016
                • 2313

                #8
                well, PDSM isn't terribly hard to get, if you want it.
                Make a rogue, get him to DL98, sit on stairs, go up/down and keep casting Detect Objects.
                Also PDSM has that bright yellow colour, it's unmistakable.

                ..again, by that time you will probably have better armour though. Even with +2 STR +2 CON, a PDSM Dwarven does not match the type of stat bonuses normally found on good randarts. And yeah it does come with that shopping list of resists, but those are plentiful in randart games.
                "i can take this dracolich"

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                • malcontent
                  Adept
                  • Jul 2019
                  • 166

                  #9
                  Recently was lucky to have Farmer Maggot drop a sling of Buckland very early (maybe the very start?, can't absolutely recall)

                  Just today at DL2, 1-9 turned out to be an amulet of trickery!

                  The next level was 2-6, +3 Con ring!

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                  • Estie
                    Veteran
                    • Apr 2008
                    • 2325

                    #10
                    Dlvl 1, 1-9 feeling: a stack of 2 potions of wisdom for my paladin \o/

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                    • Grotug
                      Veteran
                      • Nov 2013
                      • 1630

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Estie
                      Dlvl 1, 1-9 feeling: a stack of 2 potions of wisdom for my paladin \o/
                      haha!

                      DL30 7-9:

                      Corruption of Spirit? I have no idea what the 9 object was. Nothing in the vault was even remotely interesting. I don't know how deep Corruption of Spirit is, but that was the only item that, if deep enough natively, would give a 9.

                      Pretty fun/exciting video if you have the time to watch it, of my @'s attempt to get inside of said vault: https://youtu.be/q3myw9SL6AM. The whole video takes place on DL30. Worth a watch, I think.

                      Originally posted by malcontent
                      Recently was lucky to have Farmer Maggot drop a sling of Buckland very early (maybe the very start?, can't absolutely recall)

                      Just today at DL2, 1-9 turned out to be an amulet of trickery!

                      The next level was 2-6, +3 Con ring!
                      Dang, son (or daughter? somehow that doesn't quite translate if you are in fact not male). PC be damned.
                      Beginner's Guide to Angband 4.2.3 Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9c9e2wMngM

                      Detailed account of my Ironman win here.

                      "My guess is that Grip and Fang have many more kills than Gothmog and Lungorthin." --Fizzix

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                      • Pete Mack
                        Prophet
                        • Apr 2007
                        • 6883

                        #12
                        Well that will solve my problems with doing damage for a while.
                        Code:
                        Balance Dragon Scale Male [50,+10] {??}
                        Found lying on the floor at 450'

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                        • Estie
                          Veteran
                          • Apr 2008
                          • 2325

                          #13
                          Dlvl 13, 4-9: !aug

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                          • VeritasAequitas
                            Apprentice
                            • Jan 2020
                            • 52

                            #14
                            just today dlvl 35 feeling 9-9

                            Ring of speed +9
                            protected by shelob, smaug and ancient gold dragon... and a shimmer vortex nooooooo (*chuckle* im in danger)
                            Last edited by VeritasAequitas; January 4, 2021, 14:27.

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                            • LordRotharoth
                              Apprentice
                              • Dec 2019
                              • 58

                              #15
                              c) a Ring of Speed <+7>
                              Found lying on the floor at 150 feet (level 3)

                              +7 speed.

                              x-9 DL3...

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