favorite early game finds.


The Cathedral of Attnam > General IVAN Discussion

# Oct 1, 2014, 8:02 pm Hide


I found a wand of polymorph in the attnam shop. One of my favorite items to get early. Anyone else have a favorite?
# Oct 1, 2014, 9:45 pm Hide


There's a thread for this kind of thing already.

But this is a little different, so I won't lock it.
# Oct 1, 2014, 10:11 pm Hide


and that thread is from 2008 - so maybe having people reiterate their positions may be good for the forum. Just saying.
# Oct 1, 2014, 11:18 pm Hide


Date is pretty irrelevant in a forum so inactive. One of the biggest threads on the forum is from 2007 and I do not see anyone complaining about that one.
# Oct 2, 2014, 12:14 pm Hide


true, true.
# Oct 2, 2014, 12:31 pm Hide


Heck man I've even lost track of threads from only a couple of months ago.
My favourite early game find has got to be a wand of teleportation.
# Oct 4, 2014, 4:25 am Hide


Bone files.

Especially UT2 bone file with an unused lamp and Varmis. My most stupid death ever, but paid of for the lucky finder.
# Nov 17, 2014, 5:08 am Hide


lyre of charm = charmed cathedral dwarves = valpurium sword/shield
wand cloning or mirroring
a wish
mellis and segis (school food/removes foul liquid from your veins)
ring of polycontrol = drinking from fountains = rings stats boosts and wishes
# Mar 20, 2015, 8:22 am Hide


OK, I reconsidered and decided that wand of polymorph is the single most bestest item you can ever find early.

Today, I found it on UT1 and decided to polypile some random trash. On the first try, I got huge amount of food and some holy books, but most importantly bronze pickaxe, so I could dig down walls of the room and polypile the sticks. The wand turned out to have five charges, and the third one got me an oil lamp with a wish, so I wished for an amulet of elemental protection.

In the end, I got one wish, a pickaxe, a runed ommel hair whip, a broken iron thunder hammer, a cloak of invisibility, a single gauntlet of strength +1, two carrots, some food and healing liquid, some scrolls and wands, including wand of teleportation for Jenny, plus holy book of Loricatus so I could easily fix the hammer. Polypiling is awsome.

Also, even with that amount of luck, I still haven't died of RNG backlash. I'm expecting it every second now.
# Mar 20, 2015, 9:48 am Hide


I agree about the wand of poly being a great early game find. I actually think early game wishes are sort of a waste, because i always hold onto them until i clear down to GC4 to see what I need.
# Mar 20, 2015, 10:11 am Hide


I like polypiling too, especially for the carrots. Seems like carrots are generated pretty commonly, they just get eaten up so quickly by the other monsters. Usually after polypiling I end up with ~40 perception, which is awesome