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Posted by MrMagolor, Oct 14, 2019 at 8:30 am
Also, unrelated but: a wand of striking and a decent golem is an easy way to kill a malevolent genie.
Posted by MrMagolor, Oct 14, 2019 at 8:27 am
TheMasterGear wrote
So what be the difference between them be? Have the smaller ones have lower volume and arm strength requirement, and the opposite for the bigger ones?

Yes, as the way short/long/bastard swords are.
Posted by MrMagolor, Oct 14, 2019 at 8:26 am
Aegis is always great though, I'm sure, given that it (apparently) has higher roundness, is made of arcanite, and offers resistances comparable to rings.
Posted by MrMagolor, Oct 14, 2019 at 8:24 am
How do I deal with GC7? I mean, outside of getting an amulet of dimensional protection there seems to be no way to prevent the mystic dark frog(s) from teleporting your items.
Posted by MrMagolor, Jul 24, 2019 at 11:05 am
Drinking water is a great way of recovering stamina/reducing exhaustion. And here I thought it had no use!
Posted by MrMagolor, Jul 23, 2019 at 12:17 pm
Gonna necro this thread like it's xinroch

Split shields up into different types, similar to swords: where the current "shield" would be the equivalent of a long sword. Bucklers would be the equivalent of a short sword, and tower shields would be likewise for bastard/twohanded swords.
Posted by MrMagolor, Jul 23, 2019 at 12:06 pm
Ischaldirh wrote
You're correct on both counts. Using a shield means sacrificing damage for defense, which is already problematic. To add insult to injury, however, their defensive value is highly questionable. Certainly, early on, a wooden shield can be a great boon. But, the amount of damage it blocks is fairly low; and worse, it will break, very fast, against anything after the UT (and some things IN the UT). Broken shields are pretty useless. Using a stronger shield, such as iron, means it will function better as a shield, and last longer before breaking - but in exchange, you are stuck with a substantially heavier item with a correspondingly worse accuracy, which impacts it's ability to actually block. Using shields made of mid- and late-game materials helps alleviate this conundrum (Do I block, and have it do nothing? Or do I not block, and have it matter when it happens?). However, by the time you get there, you can usually parry comparably well with an offhand weapon, or simply avoid the damage altogether.

It comes down to a common difficulty in building IVAN characters - tanks don't work. The game mechanics conspire to make defensively-minded equipment sets generally ineffective.

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you. It sounds like you've got a good head for mechanics on your shoulders. I hope you stick around

I mean... wouldn't that be a good argument for buffing shields? I could have sworn there was a thread about that awhile back...
Posted by MrMagolor, Jul 22, 2019 at 5:26 pm
red_kangaroo wrote
It gives you a very high resistance to poison and acid.

Does that include mustard gas? To be honest I don't think ANYTHING resists against mustard gas, besides, you know, gas immunity.
Posted by MrMagolor, Jul 21, 2019 at 8:29 am
I found this a few times, but it seems useless beyond glowing a bit (which you don't need to wear it for anyways); does it have any actual advantage? I don't consider having a tapeworm to be an advantage. Not very symbiotic to me!
Posted by MrMagolor, Jul 21, 2019 at 8:26 am
I found a really cool weapon in the latest version: A tiaha (or whatever it's called): a polearm that can be used 1handed (with some effort), and also acts as a wand of striking (and you CAN charge it with a scroll). Of course I still lost to the enner beast.