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

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  • Pete Mack
    Prophet
    • Apr 2007
    • 6883

    Ouch! I hate those guys--confusion, invisible, and double risk of big damage breath. Way worse than Death drake.

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    • EpicMan
      Swordsman
      • Dec 2009
      • 455

      Originally posted by Pete Mack
      Nick-
      Most of the time max level for artifacts is not an issue. But for artifact lights, it can be a problem.
      Maybe the max level should just be dropped from the artifact lights. There's not many of them so they shouldn't cause real issues dropping late.

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      • Estie
        Veteran
        • Apr 2008
        • 2324

        Originally posted by EpicMan
        Maybe the max level should just be dropped from the artifact lights. There's not many of them so they shouldn't cause real issues dropping late.
        The max level should be dropped period. Whats the point of it ?

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        • Nick
          Vanilla maintainer
          • Apr 2007
          • 9603

          Originally posted by Estie
          The max level should be dropped period. Whats the point of it ?
          I believe the original point was to stop the anticlimax of finding a 'thanc at DL98, and it's use for regular and ego-items especially was part of balancing drops and fixing the too-much-junk problem.

          Agreed it doesn't make a lot of sense for randarts.
          One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
          In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

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          • Estie
            Veteran
            • Apr 2008
            • 2324

            The anticlimax argument is invalid unless you prevent _all_ lower quality daggers (items) from dropping, not just artifacts. And making such judgements on behalf of the player is over reaching. Who knows, maybe the +2 con bonus from a dagger of Westernesse is just what this ironman character needs to be ready for Morgoth ?

            I actually remember an ironman warrior of mine who used a crappy randart digger for the con bonus and killed Morgoth with a launcher.

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            • Grotug
              Veteran
              • Nov 2013
              • 1630

              I find a 9 object on a fairly early level in this latest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YSqwIJq-6o

              But honestly I wonder if the object I found really is a 9 object at 1050' or did I destroy a ring of speed? I'll never know....
              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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              • Estie
                Veteran
                • Apr 2008
                • 2324

                Dlvl 12, warrior: Chaos dragon scale mail.

                Fear me, clan Mim!

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                • Estie
                  Veteran
                  • Apr 2008
                  • 2324

                  Dlvl 11, 3-9: "trickery

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                  • Estie
                    Veteran
                    • Apr 2008
                    • 2324

                    Dlvl 15, 4-9: RoS +6

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                    • gglibertine
                      Adept
                      • Dec 2007
                      • 232

                      I thought my dwarf paladin was doing really well with these items sub-DL9:
                      a) a Main Gauche (Defender) (1d5) (+7,+15) [+6] <+3>
                      Found lying on the floor at 150 feet (level 3)

                      +3 stealth.
                      Provides resistance to Acid, Lightning, Fire, Cold.
                      Cannot be harmed by Acid.
                      Sustains dexterity.
                      Feather Falling. Speeds regeneration. Grants the ability to see
                      invisible things. Prevents paralysis.

                      Combat info:
                      3.4 blows/round.
                      With +0 STR and +6 DEX you would get 3.8 blows
                      Average damage/round: 88.4.

                      h) a Cloak of Stealth [1,+7] <+3>
                      Found lying on the floor of a special room at 250 feet (level 5)

                      +3 stealth.

                      r) a Wand of Drain Life (4 charges)

                      b) a Dagger of *Slay Undead* (1d4) (+3,+5) <+2>
                      Dropped by a small kobold at 50 feet (level 1)

                      +2 wisdom.
                      Slays undead (powerfully).
                      Grants telepathy.

                      Combat info:
                      3.4 blows/round.
                      With +0 STR and +6 DEX you would get 3.8 blows
                      Average damage/round: 86 vs undead and 48.8 vs. others.
                      Average thrown damage: 113.6 vs undead and 22.7 vs. others.

                      c) a Sling of Extra Shots (x2) (+10,+9) <+2>
                      Dropped by a small kobold at 50 feet (level 1)

                      +2 shooting speed.

                      d) a Light Crossbow of Accuracy (x3) (+19,+5)
                      Dropped by Sméagol at 150 feet (level 3)

                      Then, on DLs 12-13:
                      j) a Metal Cap of Wisdom [3,+9] <+2>
                      Found lying on the floor at 600 feet (level 12)

                      +2 wisdom.
                      Sustains wisdom.

                      b) a Long Bow of Accuracy (x3) (+19,+10)
                      Dropped by a rogue at 650 feet (level 13)

                      i) the Small Metal Shield 'Vornar' [5,+11] <+3>
                      Dropped by Wormtongue, Agent of Saruman, at 600 feet (level 12)

                      +3 strength.
                      Provides resistance to Acid, Lightning, Cold, Light, Dark, Sound.
                      Provides protection from confusion.
                      Cannot be harmed by Acid.
                      Speeds regeneration. Prevents paralysis.

                      An auspicious beginning to what will undoubtedly end in YASD.

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                      • Estie
                        Veteran
                        • Apr 2008
                        • 2324

                        HE warrior, dlvl 16: Chaos DSM of Craftsmanship [+19].

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                        • Estie
                          Veteran
                          • Apr 2008
                          • 2324

                          Dlvl 15, 1-9: "trickery.

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                          • gglibertine
                            Adept
                            • Dec 2007
                            • 232

                            Leather Gloves of Slaying (+3, +3) [1, +4], found on DL1. Then at DL7, LF 3-9, found a RoS +6.

                            Still on the same level:
                            the Pendant of Marangri <+3>
                            Dropped by Orfax, Son of Boldor, at 350 feet (level 7)

                            +3 intelligence.
                            Provides resistance to Lightning, Nether, Disenchantment.
                            Provides protection from confusion.
                            Sustains intelligence.
                            Slows your metabolism.

                            Too bad it's not WIS (I'm playing a paladin), but I'll take it.

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                            • sffp
                              Swordsman
                              • Apr 2020
                              • 434

                              My Hobbit Necromancer found:

                              a Book of Nature Magics [Nature Craft]

                              Also a ring of Lightning but really a letdown

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                              • Ed_47569
                                Adept
                                • Feb 2010
                                • 113

                                300' my warrior gets a 2-9 feeling.

                                Rod of Speed.

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