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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 8:32:27 PM

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I am a lvl13 gnome wizard that is trap in the drawftown. Right above
drawf town is full of fire creatures, and i only have fire magic.
Should i keep going down stair and hope to find a ice bolt book?
BTW is holy water the only way to bless an item?

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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 8:32:28 PM

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yomama wrote:
> I am a lvl13 gnome wizard that is trap in the drawftown. Right above
> drawf town is full of fire creatures, and i only have fire magic.
> Should i keep going down stair and hope to find a ice bolt book?

It depends on what you actually mean by "full of fire creatures". If
we're talking about a single room, then you can leave it alone until
later. Lock it off with doors if you can. On the other hand, if you've
got red worms breeding out of control, then you should probably hang
around below Dwarftown and seek out an appropriate book or wand (it
doesn't necessarily have to be ice; acid, lightning, or good ol' magic
missiles will do as well). You might find a vault or two down there that
may yield the answer. However, you have to be careful. As a gnome, you
will gain levels very quickly, and at that stage in the game it might
not be such a good thing. Also, when you get to the level with two
staircases down, don't take either one; if you do, you'll likely make
certain quests much harder.

If it's fire beetles/lizards, you should be able to clear them in melee
or with missiles. If it's fire drakes or baby red dragons, then it's
more dangerous but not necessarily a kamikaze mission. While fighting
them, fight on Defensive, Very Defensive or even Coward tactics.
Ideally, you should be wielding a one-handed weapon (preferably a spear)
with a decent shield. DV is very important in avoiding their fiery
breath. Also, know your limits. If you start taking too much damage, run
back to Dwarftown and heal up.

> BTW is holy water the only way to bless an item?

Staying within the game's intended mechanics, it pretty much is.

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Anonymous
April 15, 2005 11:07:13 PM

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Josh Singh <jGoOsh.AsWiAnYgh@gmail.comikaze> wrote:
> yomama wrote:
> > I am a lvl13 gnome wizard that is trap in the drawftown. Right above
> > drawf town is full of fire creatures, and i only have fire magic.

> If it's fire beetles/lizards, you should be able to clear them in melee
> or with missiles. If it's fire drakes or baby red dragons, then it's
> more dangerous but not necessarily a kamikaze mission. While fighting
> them, fight on Defensive, Very Defensive or even Coward tactics.
> Ideally, you should be wielding a one-handed weapon (preferably a spear)
> with a decent shield. DV is very important in avoiding their fiery
> breath. Also, know your limits. If you start taking too much damage, run
> back to Dwarftown and heal up.
No no no no no.
fire beetles, let alone fire lizards are a bane of a wizard with
only fire magic. They are plain impossible to defeat.
When you are on coward, you are unable to harm them.
When you are not, thy are simply better in melee and
fire lizard will additionally scorch you to death.

Level 13th gnomish wizard. No melee for this one for quite some time.

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1. Identify your stuff. Mabybe you are a lucky owner of wand of cold,
or any other element but fire. Talk to Thrundrar, if his first quest
turns out easy, you will learn everything about your stuff.
2. Go below dwarftown, try to level up. At level 15th you should be
able to take out fire beetles, imps and quasits in melee.
But don't go below level with two staircases heading down. First,
you will screw one quest from Thrundrar, and second you are not
yet ready to deal with monsters down there. You will die.
3. Try to use missiles. Two lucky shots with thrown rocks on bereserk,
and one lucky blow and that damned fire beetle will be gone.
Do not try that with anything else though. And if you have slings
or bows - use them.
4. Maybe it is possible to snake your way up between those fire
creatures? Potion of invisibility, darkness, Stun Ray, wand of
stunning, Slow Monster and if all else fails, Ventriloquism could
be used for that purpose.

brojek.
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