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Author Topic: [UV|AoP|91%|7|YASD] Screw you Angel of Purity, screw you  (Read 913 times)

UltimateChaos

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Argh argh argh!  I've struggled for as long as I can remember to complete this challenge.  It seems like no matter what I do, it's just not happening.
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 DoomRL (v.0.9.9.2) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Pain, level 5 Arch-Vile Mjr General, killed by a former human
 on level 7 of the Phobos base.
 He survived 37425 turns and scored 36062 points.
 He played for 27 minutes and 30 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 206 out of 224 hellspawn. (91%)
 He held his right to remain violent.
 He was an Angel of Purity!


-- Special levels --------------------------------------------

  Levels generated : 10
  Levels visited   : 2
  Levels completed : 0

-- Awards ----------------------------------------------------

  None

-- Graveyard -------------------------------------------------

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  ###########################################################

-- Statistics ------------------------------------------------

  Health 0/50   Experience 10066/5
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +0  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

-- Traits ----------------------------------------------------

    Tough as nails   (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)

  TaN->TaN->Rel->Rel->SM->

-- Equipment -------------------------------------------------

    [a] [ Armor      ]   blue armor [2/2] (83%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   chaingun (1d6)x4 [28/40]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   nothing
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   plasma rifle (1d7)x6 [40/40]

-- Inventory -------------------------------------------------

    [a] combat shotgun (7d3) [2/5]
    [b] rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]
    [c] green armor [1/1] (87%)
    [d] green armor [1/1] (67%)
    [e] green armor [1/1] (36%)
    [f] green armor [1/1] (89%)
    [g] green armor [1/1] (86%)
    [h] blue armor [2/2] (50%)
    [i] chainsaw (4d6)
    [j] 10mm ammo (x44)
    [k] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [l] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [m] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [n] shotgun shell (x30)
    [o] power cell (x30)
    [p] agility mod pack

-- Kills -----------------------------------------------------

    48 former humans
    13 former sergeants
    18 former captains
    53 imps
    36 demons
    16 lost souls
    8 cacodemons
    1 baron of hell
    10 hell knights
    2 former commandos
    1 pain elemental

-- History ---------------------------------------------------

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  He left the Arena before it got too hot.
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 7 he finally was killed by a former human.

-- Messages --------------------------------------------------

 There is a pistol (2d4) [6/6] lying here.
 There is a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1] lying here.
 You picked up a rocket launcher (6d6) [1/1]. "Ride my rocket baby!"
 There is shotgun shell (x30) lying here.
 You found 30 of shotgun shell.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a lost soul (unhurt) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the lost soul. The missile hits the lost soul. The missile
 hits the lost soul. The lost soul dies. The former human fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an imp (unhurt) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the imp. The former human fires! The imp fires! You are hit!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : an imp (wounded) [m]ore | floor
 The missile hits the imp. The missile hits the imp. The imp dies. The
 former human fires! You are hit! You die!... Press <Enter>...

-- General ---------------------------------------------------

 Before him 1362 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 1189 of those were killed.
 6 of those were killed by something unknown.
 81 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 49 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 Some rumours though, say that the Cyberdemon was killed already!
 Is he immortal? 37 souls claim to have killed him...
 6 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 27 killed the bastard and survived.
 4 showed that it can outsmart hell itself.

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I thought I'd take a hint from AoMs and start out with TaN to protect my hp pool.  Naturally, taking TaN makes me want to run towards MAD, but...

It's not happening, at all.  The special levels early on have a lot of good experience to grab before things start to heat up.  In this release, Angel of Purity has become a lot more DIFFICULT to run.  This is due to the difficulty in being able to fully run Hell's Arena and Chained court, and receiving the awards for both.  Fully completing Hell's Arena basically gets rid of the chance of clearing a Chained Court guarded by AM, so the best option for an Angel of Purity char is to clear the first two waves of Hell's Arena, collect a small and large medpack and leave.  Then stop by Chained Court, grab chainsaw for full heal and clear that out.

Here's the problem, it takes a lot of shells to clear all of that, and since you can't finish Hell's Arena and collect shells (or use berserk globes to collect shells in Chained Court) MAD seems to be out as far as I'm concerned, because otherwise that was a perfect starting run.  Also, while taking TaN is a great way to extend your life in lower difficulties, the big enemies come at you too fast in UV for it to really be of any help.


Argh argh argh.  The way I figure, the only builds that'll work through this are MFa, MAD, MCe, and MAC.  I'm not sure there are enough shells to clear UV while safely protecting your health.  Ammochain sounds theoretically amazing for the late game... if you can pull it off.  The problem with any overly defensive game is the ammo consumption... so not sure if Cateye would work.

Well, any thoughts or ideas?  Anybody pull this off recently or by some chance have come close during this release?

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Just completed Strongman Gold ^_^
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