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[M|ArchAo666|29%|YAVP] Pop goes the Apostle!
« on: January 24, 2021, 00:41 »

For some backstory, I've actually had some thoughts now of taking a break from this game, now I've bought Jupiter Hell and I'm likely to switch to that for at least a bit I figure.

...But this is something I really wanted to do: Try Archangel of 666, finally use the Dragonslayer + Berserker Armor, hit max level and take out the Apostle. So I thought I'd cross that off my list before switching to Jupiter Hell.

Build choice seemed obvious: I gotta be a Scout for easy stairdiving and I gotta have a melee Master since I'll be stuck with the Dragonslayer so Blademaster it is! Hellrunner came first since I wouldn't be going straight into melee (though I did get into Chainswording people earlier than might be strictly justifiable and it seemed to work out). After the Master, Finesse into Whizkid, Dodgemaster and Juggler seemed obvious. Of course after a while, I started picking up whatever seemed helpful since I was running out of things to pick. My very last level I grabbed Eagle Eye over Reloader since the former could be possibly helpful maybe, while the latter would be 100% pointless. I mean, Juggler obviously stopped being useful after I got stuck with the Dragonslayer but I can't say I was dearly missing an extra level of Eagle Eye.

I re-assembled the Chainsword after Whizkid so I could P-mod it, I think I had a fliud-related mishap that destroyed my first Tactical Boots so I had to rebuild them anyway... And ended up throwing away the A-modded pair because Nyarlaptotep's Boots were even better, it seemed. For a while I was lugging around an Onyx Mod, if I didn't find the Berserker Armor somehow then I was going to see if I could do the Cybernano assembly to add it to my list. Of course, that didn't end up happening.

I almost got screwed out of picking up the Dragonslayer
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For a while I was stressed, first that I might have accidentally selected Angel of 100 instead due to the character screen and fake-out level messages... Then I was worried that I might have missed the Berserker Armor thanks to the annoying Berserk screen filter making it hard to see what anything is. Thankfully that didn't turn out to be the case and I was able to snag it! It kind of disappointed me at first because I thought it was protecting less than my Cerberus Gothic, but I don't think the math holds up on that and not needing to worry about armor durability anymore was awesome! I will say I initially misunderstood the formula and the Protection worked the exact opposite way I thought it would.

When I got the respective gear I dumped out weapons and then armor, eventually Mods too. Then I stockpiled Large Medkits to be safe, plus Phase Devices to aid with stairdiving and nukes in case I got Invulnerability so I could just clear out a level and go straight to the end (weirdly when I did that to Level 616 the nuke went off immediately without a timer. O.o Thankfully I was already invincible when it did. I wonder if there was some deliberate thing happening there since that's the fake "number of the beast".)

As far as tactics, I mostly started stairdiving after getting all my gear but for a while I would seek out enemies just to make doubly sure I got to Level 25, and even to the end I often sought out healing items I saw just to make sure I was good on health. I kept picking up Uniques though, mostly just to pad my item list, though the Hell Staff was genuinely handy as a free extra phase in case I didn't like where I started. I also think I ran into two Hellwave Packs (used the first off the ground, then came across another that I picked up) but I'm pretty sure I misunderstood something unless I ran into an odd bug there.

Nightmare Arachnotrons swarming around me were the closest I came to actually dying, but my stores of medkits helped me anyway. A common annoyance later on were those multi-line messages I had to Enter-mash through to keep moving.

When I got to Level 666 there was some kind of flash or explosion or something that killed the enemy I saw and blue-texted but I looked anyway and found the Apostle! ...And got an error message (preserved in my Mortem).

But it still registered, getting me the Medals, Arch-Vile rank and a hilariously inflated score topping my scoreboard.

For as long and tedious as it was over multiple sessions, I still enjoy the accomplishment of having done this quite a bit, and I can't rule out ever doing it again either. It's just kind of neat to be so overpowered and carefree in this game, as a contrast to how I usually feel on it.

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Crash, level 25 Hell Baron 1st Lieutenant Scout,
 completed 100 levels of torture on level 666 of Hell.
 He survived 272582 turns and scored 3268961 points.
 He played for 6 hours, 17 minutes and 56 seconds.
 He didn't like it too rough.

 He killed 6155 out of 21117 hellspawn. (29%)
 Who gave him the ticket to Hell, anyway?
 He was an Archangel of 666!

 He saved himself 7 times.

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

  Levels generated : 0
  Levels visited   : 0
  Levels completed : 0

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

  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Experience Cross
  Apostle Insignia

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

  ###########################################################
  .....==.....#.............................^...0...#.#.....#
  ##...=..##.|#............=...+........;........|.|#.#.....#
  ##..%%.^##..#...........|.=....................}h./.#.....#
  ...%%.......#...c.........R.....%............}.|0.#h#.....#
  ...%..|.....++.......0........................|}h.#.#.....#
  ##..==.##...#.......A.............................#.#0....#
  ##..=..##...#..==...............................B.#.#.\...#
  ............#.===.................................#.#0....#
  ............#=.==..............O.......X%.........#.+.....#
  ####+###+######/.=.##################.....#/#######.#.....#
  ..............=.......=.............#..........*..#.#.....#
  .....A.................====.........#|............#.#.....#
  ........||.....}.!.....====.....0...+}}}......!...#.#...+.#
  ..[A...|......|}|......=.=........|}#|}}|.........#.#.....#
  ........+......|}}|............%..|}#||}.....0....#.#.....#
  ###+##+############################/###############.#...".#
  ......................0.%%.........|}}}...........#%#%....#
  ........................|.|........||}.|.......}..#%#.....#
  ###########################################################

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

  Health 86/100   Experience 1857116/25
  ToHit Ranged +2  ToHit Melee +12  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +15

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 5)
    Finesse          (Level 3)
    Hellrunner       (Level 3)
    Eagle Eye        (Level 1)
    Brute            (Level 5)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Intuition        (Level 2)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Blademaster      (Level 1)

  HR->HR->Bru->Bru->Ber->Bru->MBm->Fin->Fin->WK->WK->DM->Jug->Int->Int->HR->Fin->Bru->Bru->Iro->Iro->Iro->Iro->Iro->EE->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   Berserker Armor [6]
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   Dragonslayer (9d9)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   cerberus protective boots [0/0] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   nothing

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

    [a] large med-pack
    [b] large med-pack
    [c] large med-pack
    [d] large med-pack
    [e] large med-pack
    [f] large med-pack
    [g] large med-pack
    [h] large med-pack
    [i] large med-pack
    [j] envirosuit pack
    [k] thermonuclear bomb
    [l] blood skull
    [m] fire skull
    [n] Hell Staff
    [o] Nyarlaptotep's Boots [6/6] (100%)

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

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 95%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 100%
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 100%
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    289 former humans
    552 former sergeants
    832 former captains
    110 imps
    29 demons
    408 lost souls
    75 cacodemons
    182 hell knights
    766 barons of hell
    251 arachnotrons
    5 former commandos
    62 pain elementals
    314 revenants
    484 mancubi
    586 arch-viles
    16 nightmare imps
    131 nightmare cacodemons
    600 nightmare demons
    76 nightmare arachnotrons
    42 nightmare arch-viles
    2 elite former humans
    10 elite former captains
    10 elite former commandos
    128 bruiser brothers
    117 shamblers
    22 lava elemental
    24 agony elementals
    31 Cyberdemons
    1 Apostle

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

  On level 11 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 15 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He left level 17 as soon as possible.
  Entering level 18 he was almost dead...
  On level 18 he found the Frag Shotgun!
  On level 19 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 19 he found the Necroarmor!
  He flooded the entire level 26 with acid!
  He nuked level 29!
  On level 31 he assembled a chainsword!
  On level 32 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 33 he found the Cybernetic Armor!
  On level 34 he was bombarded!
  Level 36 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 37 he assembled a tactical boots!
  On level 37 he found the Anti-Freak Jackal!
  On level 40 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 42 he assembled a cerberus boots!
  On level 43 he found the Revenant's Launcher!
  On level 44 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 46 he assembled a fireproof armor!
  On level 46 he found the Dragonslayer!
  On level 55, hell froze over!
  On level 56 he assembled a cerberus armor!
  On level 57 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 59 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He sounded the alarm on level 62!
  On level 62 he found the BFG 10K!
  Level 71 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He left level 71 as soon as possible.
  On level 73 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 75 he found the Hell Staff!
  On level 78 he ran for his life from acid!
  He left level 79 as soon as possible.
  He left level 80 as soon as possible.
  He left level 85 as soon as possible.
  Level 86 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 86 he found the Malek's Armor!
  He left level 88 as soon as possible.
  On level 89, hell froze over!
  He left level 91 as soon as possible.
  He left level 93 as soon as possible.
  He left level 101 as soon as possible.
  On level 104 he ran for his life from acid!
  He left level 106 as soon as possible.
  He left level 107 as soon as possible.
  On level 108 he was bombarded!
  On level 111 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 112 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He left level 114 as soon as possible.
  He left level 115 as soon as possible.
  He left level 117 as soon as possible.
  Level 120 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 123 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He left level 126 as soon as possible.
  On level 129 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 129 as soon as possible.
  On level 130 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 130 as soon as possible.
  He left level 132 as soon as possible.
  On level 133 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  He left level 133 as soon as possible.
  He left level 134 as soon as possible.
  On level 136 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 137 he found the Mjollnir!
  On level 139 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He left level 140 as soon as possible.
  He left level 141 as soon as possible.
  He left level 144 as soon as possible.
  On level 145 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 145 as soon as possible.
  He left level 147 as soon as possible.
  He left level 150 as soon as possible.
  On level 151 he found the Berserker Armor!
  He left level 152 as soon as possible.
  Level 157 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 158 as soon as possible.
  On level 159 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 159 he ran for his life from acid!
  Level 162 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He nuked level 164!
  On level 165 he found the Trigun!
  On level 166 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 168 as soon as possible.
  He left level 169 as soon as possible.
  On level 172 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 173 as soon as possible.
  On level 177 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 181 as soon as possible.
  He left level 184 as soon as possible.
  He left level 189 as soon as possible.
  On level 190 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 191 he found the Jackhammer!
  He left level 195 as soon as possible.
  On level 197 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 197 he found the Nyarlaptotep's Boots!
  He left level 202 as soon as possible.
  On level 206 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He sounded the alarm on level 211!
  Level 213 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 215 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 218 he was bombarded!
  On level 222, hell froze over!
  On level 228 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 228 as soon as possible.
  He sounded the alarm on level 246!
  He left level 247 as soon as possible.
  He left level 248 as soon as possible.
  He left level 249 as soon as possible.
  On level 251 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 252 he stumbled into a agony elemental cave!
  He left level 252 as soon as possible.
  On level 255 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 260 as soon as possible.
  On level 261 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  He left level 261 as soon as possible.
  On level 263 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 271 as soon as possible.
  On level 276 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 276 as soon as possible.
  On level 277 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  He left level 290 as soon as possible.
  On level 293 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 293, hell froze over!
  On level 294 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 294 as soon as possible.
  He left level 295 as soon as possible.
  On level 297 he ran for his life from acid!
  He left level 300 as soon as possible.
  On level 302 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 302 as soon as possible.
  On level 303 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 311 as soon as possible.
  On level 313 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 315 he ran for his life from acid!
  He nuked level 315!
  He left level 316 as soon as possible.
  On level 319 he was bombarded!
  He left level 321 as soon as possible.
  On level 323 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 326 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 328 as soon as possible.
  He left level 332 as soon as possible.
  On level 333, hell froze over!
  He left level 335 as soon as possible.
  On level 337 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 339 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 340 as soon as possible.
  Level 341 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He left level 342 as soon as possible.
  Level 345 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 345 as soon as possible.
  He left level 346 as soon as possible.
  On level 349 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  On level 350 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 350 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 351 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 351 as soon as possible.
  On level 352 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 353 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 354 as soon as possible.
  On level 355 he ran for his life from acid!
  On level 359 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 361 as soon as possible.
  On level 365 he found the Grammaton Cleric Beretta!
  On level 367 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  Level 372 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He sounded the alarm on level 373!
  Level 375 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 379 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 379 as soon as possible.
  On level 384 he found the Shielded Armor!
  He left level 385 as soon as possible.
  On level 386 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 386 as soon as possible.
  He left level 390 as soon as possible.
  On level 393 he found the Charch's Null Pointer!
  He left level 394 as soon as possible.
  Level 396 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 397 as soon as possible.
  He left level 402 as soon as possible.
  He left level 403 as soon as possible.
  On level 405, hell froze over!
  On level 406 he was bombarded!
  On level 408 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 408 as soon as possible.
  He left level 415 as soon as possible.
  On level 416 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  On level 418 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 418 as soon as possible.
  On level 422 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He left level 423 as soon as possible.
  On level 424 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  Level 429 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 430!
  On level 433 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He left level 436 as soon as possible.
  Level 437 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 437 he found the Hellwave Pack!
  On level 438 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 443 as soon as possible.
  He left level 444 as soon as possible.
  Level 446 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 448 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 448 as soon as possible.
  He left level 451 as soon as possible.
  He left level 452 as soon as possible.
  Level 453 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 454 as soon as possible.
  On level 456, hell froze over!
  He left level 459 as soon as possible.
  He left level 460 as soon as possible.
  He left level 461 as soon as possible.
  Level 462 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 463 as soon as possible.
  Level 468 was a hard nut to crack!
  Level 469 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 472 as soon as possible.
  He left level 476 as soon as possible.
  He left level 479 as soon as possible.
  On level 483 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 484 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 484 he was bombarded!
  He left level 486 as soon as possible.
  He left level 488 as soon as possible.
  Level 489 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 489 as soon as possible.
  On level 490, hell froze over!
  He left level 490 as soon as possible.
  On level 491 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 493 as soon as possible.
  On level 494, hell froze over!
  He sounded the alarm on level 503!
  Level 504 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 504 as soon as possible.
  On level 505 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 506 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He sounded the alarm on level 506!
  On level 507 he stumbled into a lava elemental cave!
  He left level 512 as soon as possible.
  On level 513 he was bombarded!
  He left level 514 as soon as possible.
  He left level 515 as soon as possible.
  Level 518 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 519 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 519 as soon as possible.
  On level 521 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 522 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  He left level 522 as soon as possible.
  On level 524 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 524 as soon as possible.
  He left level 526 as soon as possible.
  He left level 528 as soon as possible.
  On level 530 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 530 as soon as possible.
  On level 531 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  On level 531 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 534 as soon as possible.
  He left level 535 as soon as possible.
  Level 538 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 539 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  On level 544 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 544 as soon as possible.
  On level 547 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  He left level 548 as soon as possible.
  On level 551, hell froze over!
  He left level 551 as soon as possible.
  Level 554 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He left level 554 as soon as possible.
  He left level 555 as soon as possible.
  Level 556 was a hard nut to crack!
  He left level 561 as soon as possible.
  On level 563 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 566 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  Level 566 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He left level 566 as soon as possible.
  He left level 567 as soon as possible.
  He left level 569 as soon as possible.
  He left level 572 as soon as possible.
  He left level 573 as soon as possible.
  On level 579 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  On level 580 he ran for his life from acid!
  He left level 580 as soon as possible.
  On level 582 he encountered an armed nuke!
  He left level 585 as soon as possible.
  On level 586 he encountered an armed nuke!
  On level 587 he was bombarded!
  On level 588 he stumbled into a complex full of revenants!
  Level 588 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 590!
  He left level 595 as soon as possible.
  Level 596 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  He left level 596 as soon as possible.
  He left level 599 as soon as possible.
  He left level 600 as soon as possible.
  He left level 602 as soon as possible.
  On level 608 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 608 as soon as possible.
  He left level 609 as soon as possible.
  On level 610 he stumbled into a agony elemental cave!
  He left level 612 as soon as possible.
  On level 614, hell froze over!
  He nuked level 616!
  He left level 617 as soon as possible.
  He left level 618 as soon as possible.
  He left level 619 as soon as possible.
  On level 621 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 623 as soon as possible.
  He left level 625 as soon as possible.
  Level 630 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  Level 632 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 635 he encountered an armed nuke!
  Level 637 was a hard nut to crack!
  He nuked level 637!
  On level 638 he stumbled into a nightmare cacodemon cave!
  He left level 638 as soon as possible.
  Level 640 blasted him with an unholy atmosphere!
  On level 641, hell froze over!
  He nuked level 645!
  On level 646 he stumbled into a nightmare arachnotron cave!
  He left level 646 as soon as possible.
  Level 649 was a hard nut to crack!
  On level 650 he stumbled into a nightmare demon cave!
  He left level 653 as soon as possible.
  He left level 658 as soon as possible.
  He left level 659 as soon as possible.
  On level 660 he stumbled into a complex full of mancubi!
  He left level 663 as soon as possible.
  On level 666 he finally completed 100 levels of torture.

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

 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! The Apostle raises his arms! You need to taste blood!
 You are hit! You need to taste blood!
 You use a large med-pack. You feel fully healed. You need to taste blood!
 You dodge! The missile hits the Apostle. You need to taste blood!
 The Apostle raises his arms! You need to taste blood!
 You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Apostle. You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Apostle. You are engulfed in flames! That hurt! You' going
 berserk! You need to taste blood!
 You hit the Apostle. The Apostle dies. Error: beings[apostle].OnDie -- Lua
 error : lua\\beings.lua:1541: attempt to read undeclared variable
 Error written to error.log, please report! Next!

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

 356 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 307 of those were killed.
 2 of those were killed by something unknown.
 6 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 27 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 14 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 1 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 3 killed the bitch and survived.
 10 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 10:26 by CrashGordon94 »
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|29%|YAVP] Pop goes the Apostle!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 07:28 »

Any slog through 666 levels deserves some congratulations, so...  congrats!  :D  I suggest you spoiler-tag the part about the conditions for wielding Dragonslayer.  I know this game doesn't get much attention any more, but Kornel did request that people do that after that information became public knowledge.

It kind of disappointed me at first because I thought it was protecting less than my Cerberus Gothic, but I don't think the math holds up on that and not needing to worry about armor durability anymore was awesome! I will say I initially misunderstood the formula and the Protection worked the exact opposite way I thought it would.

Once you've got DS and have a permanent 60% boost to all resistances, I'd say it kind of doesn't matter what armour you're using any more.  :P  (Though I suppose having 95% to all resistances could be an interesting novelty)  :)

(weirdly when I did that to Level 616 the nuke went off immediately without a timer. O.o Thankfully I was already invincible when it did. I wonder if there was some deliberate thing happening there since that's the fake "number of the beast".)

Nukes go off instantly without a countdown if you drop them in acid or lava.  That must've been what happened.

I also think I ran into two Hellwave Packs (used the first off the ground, then came across another that I picked up) but I'm pretty sure I misunderstood something unless I ran into an odd bug there.

This is really interesting to me.  Uniques aren't supposed to appear again once you've picked them up, (which is why it's a good idea to always pick up Uniques, even if they're ones that are useless, since it increases the chances that the next Unique you find will be one you want) but what you're saying suggests that if you use the Hellwave Pack directly from the ground, that gets around that.  Huh...

When I got to Level 666 there was some kind of flash or explosion or something that killed the enemy I saw and blue-texted but I looked anyway and found the Apostle! ...And got an error message (preserved in my Mortem).

Yeah, it looks like the Devteam never actually tested the Apostle to make sure it works properly.  :P  It consistently gives an error message when you kill him.  That's probably not going to be fixed for a long time, if at all, since they're all working on Jupiter Hell now.
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Re: [M|ArchAo666|29%|YAVP] Pop goes the Apostle!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2021, 10:31 »

Any slog through 666 levels deserves some congratulations, so...  congrats!  :D  I suggest you spoiler-tag the part about the conditions for wielding Dragonslayer.  I know this game doesn't get much attention any more, but Kornel did request that people do that after that information became public knowledge.

Thanks! And already, tried to do so now.

Once you've got DS and have a permanent 60% boost to all resistances, I'd say it kind of doesn't matter what armour you're using any more.  :P  (Though I suppose having 95% to all resistances could be an interesting novelty)  :)

Certainly any more than 35% resistance would be overkill that wouldn't actually count (if I'm getting it right, it's capped at 95%), though of course the most important trait would be raw Protection.

I do think I had a bunch of resistances that were less than 95% in the Berserker Armor, would COULD account for getting more damage than in super-Cerberus gear but even that seems dubious with the BA having more Protection.

Nukes go off instantly without a countdown if you drop them in acid or lava.  That must've been what happened.
Oh I see, I didn't realise that was a thing. That's almost certainly what happened then. Hard to make out terrain with the combination of the red-filter making it hard to see what anything is and Cerberus Boots that stopped me taking damage from any of it.

This is really interesting to me.  Uniques aren't supposed to appear again once you've picked them up, (which is why it's a good idea to always pick up Uniques, even if they're ones that are useless, since it increases the chances that the next Unique you find will be one you want) but what you're saying suggests that if you use the Hellwave Pack directly from the ground, that gets around that.  Huh...

That seems to be what it suggest, assuming I noticed/remembered it right and didn't get mixed up, of course.

Yeah, it looks like the Devteam never actually tested the Apostle to make sure it works properly.  :P  It consistently gives an error message when you kill him.  That's probably not going to be fixed for a long time, if at all, since they're all working on Jupiter Hell now.

That would make sense, I wouldn't expect too much active playtesting with how obscure and tricky it is to get to him. Just glad it didn't crash the game or invalidate my save and such.
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