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[U|YAAM/YAFW] Focused Shottyhead
« on: January 22, 2022, 18:18 »

I recently got inspired to see if I could make use of a focused double shotgun with a Shottyhead build.  It's something I got the idea for forever ago, but somehow, never actually put it into practice.  I played on ultraviolence, because I wasn't in the mood for anything too strenuous.

Fortunately, for this run, I got all the mods I needed fairly early on, but unfortunately, the first double shotgun spawned in Deimos Lab.  (Normally, I'd find probably three of them by that time;  oh well...)  I basically didn't use the combat shotgun after that;  I'm not even sure why I carried it with me to the end, quite frankly.  :P

I nearly died to the pair of shamblers, (brought me down to one med pack) since they don't seem to be very susceptible to shotguns, and the lack of eagle eye meant my other weapons were less effective, but after that, it was pretty smooth sailing, as long as I could keep my shotgun shell supply up, which I managed by occasionally luring arch-viles over to sergeant groups, so I could farm them for shells.

The Shottyhead build is ridiculously ammo-hungry, due to...
  a)  the simple fact that you just fire so damn fast...
  b)  it blocks SoB trait, so you can't increase your damage much, and...
  c)  the fact that firing so fast means you push all enemies to the edge of your weapon's range in the space of a second, so you're doing even less damage.

The focused double shotgun helps mitigate this, though in practice I don't think it made a huge difference.  I still had to rely on my other weapons, which I juggled between, including Azrael's Scythe in the late game, for which I took a detour to berserker.  I used up all my shells in the Mortuary, and I never really built the supply up after that, but I made sure to save some for the end, so I could use them to deliver the coup de grace to JC.  :)

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 DoomRL (0.9.9.7) roguelike post-mortem character dump
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 Tormuse, level 16 Apostle Chaos Lt. General Scout,
 nuked the Mastermind at the Hell Fortress.
 He survived 244955 turns and scored 422793 points.
 He played for 6 hours, 15 minutes and 29 seconds.
 He was a man of Ultra-Violence!

 He killed 1217 out of 1217 hellspawn. (100%)
 This ass-kicking marine killed all of them!

 He saved himself 3 times.

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

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

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

  Medal of Prejudice
  UAC Star (silver cluster)
  Aurora Medallion
  Conqueror Badge
  Grim Reaper's Badge
  Hell Armorer Badge
  Hell Champion Medal

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

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

  Health 92/60   Experience 128564/16
  ToHit Ranged +0  ToHit Melee +4  ToDmg Ranged +0  ToDmg Melee +6

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

  Class : Scout

    Ironman          (Level 1)
    Finesse          (Level 2)
    Hellrunner       (Level 2)
    Reloader         (Level 2)
    Brute            (Level 2)
    Juggler          (Level 1)
    Berserker        (Level 1)
    Dodgemaster      (Level 1)
    Whizkid          (Level 2)
    Shottyman        (Level 1)
    Shottyhead       (Level 1)

  Rel->Rel->Fin->HR->Jug->Fin->WK->WK->SM->MSh->Bru->Bru->Ber->Iro->HR->DM->

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

    [a] [ Armor      ]   red armor [4] (AO)
    [b] [ Weapon     ]   focused double shotgun (9d4)x2 [0/2] (P1)
    [c] [ Boots      ]   phaseshift boots [4/4] (100%) (A)
    [d] [ Prepared   ]   Azrael's Scythe (9d9)

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

    [a] combat shotgun (7d3) [5/5] (T1)
    [b] tactical rocket launcher (6d6) [5/5] (T1)
    [c] gatling gun (1d7)x6 [60/60]
    [d] hyperblaster (2d4)x3 [40/40]
    [e] 10mm ammo (x140)
    [f] shotgun shell (x33)
    [g] rocket (x13)
    [h] power cell (x70)
    [i] power cell (x70)
    [j] power cell (x70)
    [k] small med-pack
    [l] small med-pack
    [m] small med-pack
    [n] large med-pack
    [o] large med-pack
    [p] homing phase device
    [q] lava steel boots [1]
    [r] 10mm ammo chain (x204)
    [s] rocket box (x20)
    [t] power battery (x120)

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

    Bullet     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Melee      - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Shrapnel   - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Acid       - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 
    Fire       - internal 60%   torso 85%   feet 60% 
    Plasma     - internal 60%   torso 60%   feet 60% 

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

    83 former humans
    67 former sergeants
    72 former captains
    130 imps
    108 demons
    322 lost souls
    80 cacodemons
    35 hell knights
    77 barons of hell
    48 arachnotrons
    17 former commandos
    26 pain elementals
    53 revenants
    25 mancubi
    44 arch-viles
    7 elite former humans
    5 elite former sergeants
    5 elite former captains
    2 elite former commandos
    2 bruiser brothers
    2 shamblers
    1 lava elemental
    1 agony elemental
    1 Angel of Death
    1 Cyberdemon
    1 Spider Mastermind
    1 John Carmack
    1 Arena Master

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

  He started his journey on the surface of Phobos.
  On level 2 he entered Hell's Arena.
  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 7 he marched into the Military Base.
  He purified his fellow comrades.
  On level 8 he encountered the Phobos Anomaly.
  On level 9 he entered Deimos Lab.
  On level 9 he assembled a focused double shotgun!
  On level 9 he assembled a gatling gun!
  On level 9 he assembled a tactical boots!
  He destroyed the evil within and reaped the rewards!
  On level 11 he witnessed the Wall.
  He massacred the evil behind the Wall!
  On level 12 he found the Acid Spitter!
  On level 12 he assembled a lava boots!
  On level 12 he romped upon the Abyssal Plains.
  He slaughtered the beasts living there.
  On level 14 he ventured into the Spider's Lair.
  He cleared the Lair, kickin' serious spider ass!
  On level 15 he found the Medical Powerarmor!
  On level 16 he found the Tower of Babel!
  On level 17 he invaded the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 17 he found the Azrael's Scythe!
  He then destroyed the Unholy Cathedral!
  On level 19 he entered the Vaults.
  He cracked the Vaults and cleared them out!
  On level 20 he was foolish enough to enter the Mortuary!
  On level 20 he assembled a tactical rocket launcher!
  On level 20 he found the Angelic Armor!
  He managed to clear the Mortuary from evil!
  On level 21 he stumbled into a complex full of arch-viles!
  On level 21 he assembled a hyperblaster!
  On level 22 he ran for his life from lava!
  On level 22 he entered the Lava Pits.
  He managed to clear the Lava Pits completely!
  Then at last he found Dis!
  He overloaded a nuclear BFG 9000 on level 24!
  He defeated the Mastermind and found the TRUE EVIL!
  Then finally in Hell itself, he killed the final EVIL.

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

 You see : John Carmack (mortally wounded) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 The lost soul dies. The revenant dies. The revenant dies. The lost soul dies.
 The revenant dies. The revenant dies. You need to taste blood!
 The lost soul hits you. You need to taste blood! There is rocket (x3) lying
 here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 You need to taste blood! There is rocket (x3) lying here.
 You reload the focused double shotgun. The lost soul hits you. You need to
 taste blood! There is rocket (x3) lying here. There is rocket (x3) lying
 here.
 Fire -- Choose target...
 You see : John Carmack (almost dead) | pool of blood | [ m ]ore
 John Carmack dies. Congratulations! You defeated John Carmack! Press
 <Enter>...
 You feel relatively safe now.

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

 1758 brave souls have ventured into Phobos:
 1378 of those were killed.
 8 of those were killed by something unknown.
 189 didn't read the thermonuclear bomb manual.
 And 60 couldn't handle the stress and committed a stupid suicide.

 123 souls destroyed the Mastermind...
 6 sacrificed itself for the good of mankind.
 85 killed the bitch and survived.
 32 showed that it can outsmart Hell itself.

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Logged
Apostle Chaos Lt. General (0.9.9.7)
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