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Author Topic: [U| AoMr | 100% | YAAM] Marksman Plat - it's easy after floor 2!  (Read 671 times)

rchandra

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This took me 20 attempts.  18 of them ended on floor 2 (some in Arena, but mostly not).  One in CC+ (walked into a captain while retreating from Baron post-Master).

I chose Scout with a die roll, and went for Gun Kata.  I remember always liking waiting the extra level to get more SoG rather than beelining for MGK.  Back and forth on Dualgunner at XL 3 or 4, though - this time took it at 4.  I didn't see much point in trying to fit WK in, just took some Iro/Rel/EE and the last SoGs when available.  Intuition also seemed reasonable but I didn't take it here.

I tried to save a Berserk pack in CC+, but that didn't work out - a Baron splatted it.  Early mods led me towards HP + speedloaders.  I like that combination, do a bunch of damage fast but speedload to keep shooting.  For Phobos Lab I had enough speed to lure the nightmare demons out, then close a door and wait.  Phobos Anomaly went awfully.  I let too many demons into the start room and they ate my tac armour while I tried to get from globe to globe.  Finished with 2 medpack I think.

Hell's Armoury was a bit scary - traded an envirosuit for the supercharge after I got plasmaed by a commando.  But the gun room had a combat pistol!  Shambler was easy enough with Dodgemaster, fought in the open on the right.  Wore plasma shield just in case, got hit once.  Rewards included nano pack!  Put it on red armour, and got P mod soon after for Power armour.  The combat pistol became high-powered as well.  That thing tore through Deimos very nicely.  Babel was no problem, just fight in the open and watch the reloads.

Two Hell levels had unholy atmosphere, between envirosuits and supercharge they were not much of an issue.  Limbo felt very tempting but since I had had such trouble passing level 2 I didn't want to risk it.  Some later level produced another combat pistol; I didn't have mods saved so it only got powered once.  Lava Armour/Enviroboots could have been good but I was happier with power Red + fireproof plasteel.  Lava Pits got nuked thanks to an invuln; unfortunately I did not use the element to get a flawless Mastermind kill.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Chow, level 14 Hell Baron Lt. Colonel Scout,
 defeated the Mastermind at the City of Dis.
 He survived 141419 turns and scored 297307 points.
 He played for 3 hours, 22 minutes and 37 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 994 out of 994 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!
 He was an Angel of Marksmanship!

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

  Levels generated : 11
  Levels visited   : 6
  Levels completed : 6

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

  Cyberdemon's Head
  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (gold cluster)
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal
  Marksman Gold Badge
  Marksman Platinum Badge

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

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

  Health 56/70   Experience 90668/14
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +2  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +0

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Son of a gun     (Level 5)
    Reloader         (Level 1)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Dualgunner       (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Gun Kata         (Level 1)

  SoG->SoG->SoG->DG->HR->HR->DM->MGK->Iro->EE->Iro->SoG->SoG->Rel->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   powered red armor [5/5] (96%)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   high power combat pistol (3d5) [10/10]
    [c] [ Boots      ]   fireproof plasteel boots [2/2] (100%)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   combat pistol (3d4) [15/15] (P1)

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

    [a] phaseshift armor [4/4] (100%) (P)
    [b] plasma shield [0/0] (94%)
    [c] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [d] 10mm ammo (x6)
    [e] 10mm ammo (x100)
    [f] large med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] large med-pack
    [k] large med-pack
    [l] large med-pack
    [m] large med-pack
    [n] phase device
    [o] homing phase device
    [p] envirosuit pack
    [q] envirosuit pack
    [r] lava element
    [s] Enviroboots [0]
    [t] 10mm ammo chain (x174)
    [u] 10mm ammo chain (x250)
    [v] 10mm ammo chain (x250)

-- Resistances -----------------------------------------------

    Melee      - internal 0%    torso 25%   feet 0%   
    Acid       - internal 0%    torso 0%    feet 50% 
    Fire       - internal 0%    torso 50%   feet 55% 

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

    115 former humans
    79 former sergeants
    57 former captains
    164 imps
    81 demons
    236 lost souls
    53 cacodemons
    30 hell knights
    43 barons of hell
    14 arachnotrons
    8 former commandos
    39 pain elementals
    24 revenants
    15 mancubi
    17 arch-viles
    12 nightmare demons
    2 bruiser brothers
    1 shambler
    1 lava elemental
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  On level 2 he assembled a high power weapon!
  He left the Arena as a champion!
  On level 5 he stormed the Chained Court.
  On level 5 he found the Arena Master's Staff!
  He defeated the Hell Arena Master!
  On level 5 he assembled a speedloader pistol!
  On level 7 he sneaked into the Phobos Lab.
  On level 7 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 7 he assembled a tactical armor!
  He broke through the lab.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Hell's Armory.
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical armor!
  On level 9 he assembled a high power weapon!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 10 he assembled a power armor!
  On level 12 he assembled a fireproof boots!
  On level 14 he ventured into the Halls of Carnage.
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  Level 20 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 22 he found the Lava Armor!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He nuked level 22!
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Level 23 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 23 he found the Enviroboots!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  On level 24 he finally defeated the Mastermind.

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

 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched! The
 missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind flinched!
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : a Spider Mastermind (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The missile hits the Spider Mastermind. The Spider Mastermind dies.
 Congratulations! You defeated the Spider Mastermind! Press <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now. You dualreload your guns!

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

 235 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 204 of those were killed.
 1 of those was killed by something unknown.
 5 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 13 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 13 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 2 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 6 killed the bitch and survived.
 5 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Well played - pistol games can be a lot of fun, but I agree that the hardest part is getting them started, perhaps more so than any other common build, simply because of how inherently weak pistols are before you have the necessary skills built, and because of the loss of tactical options that shotguns, rockets, etc. provide.

I'm probably extremely rusty, so I might be forgetting something obvious, but is there a reason you insisted on so many of the earlier special levels, other than simple experience? Seems to me those would add significantly to the starting difficulty of the run, although perhaps the predictability makes them worthwhile for the boost to your build, allowing earlier access to skills in terms of non-special levels than you'd otherwise have.
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I'm probably extremely rusty, so I might be forgetting something obvious, but is there a reason you insisted on so many of the earlier special levels, other than simple experience? Seems to me those would add significantly to the starting difficulty of the run, although perhaps the predictability makes them worthwhile for the boost to your build, allowing earlier access to skills in terms of non-special levels than you'd otherwise have.

Yeah, they're predictable so if I think I can do a special level, I will.  The experience and items are very valuable, and hopefully they enable you to recover the health/meds spent over the next few levels.  Arena is kind of tough but I've had so much practice at it (still splat sometimes by exploring into a caco mostly).  Phobos Lab requires some consideration, for the nightmares (ambush and otherwise), could see skipping.  Armory is always worth doing, Carnage probably could be skipped when going for 100% kills (but a spare envirosuit will take care of the worst bit, at the end).

I see I didn't mention my thought process for Vaults - again brought the Staff most of the way but when it came down to it opening all vaults at once to the Viles and friends didn't seem so good.  If I'd had a way to break the side vaults first, I would have done it.

N! would change this calculus but I never did have much success at that level.
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Nice win!  :D  Sharpshooter has a reputation as the best pistol master trait, but Gun Kata will always have a place in my heart for the Equilibrium connection.  :)

Limbo felt very tempting...

I admit that I have a hard time imagining Limbo being tempting in an AoMr game.  :P  I mean I did it once, but it was really rough, and I wouldn't have survived, if not for the Nanomachic pistol.  With your build and equipment, I think you made the right choice in staying out of there.
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