Forum:Ascention kit dilemma

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I have again managed to get to a point where I can possibly ascend (1st time) and I find I have a dilemma as to what to equip.

I have a lvl30 Val who has located the vibrating square and tower portal so ready to do the invocation. But before I went to the tower to get the Book of the Dead, I returned to my stash to empty my bag of everything I didnt need, and was looking through my stash to see if there was anything I should take with me and found I have about 8 AoLS.

This got me thinking about what Ascention kit I need.

Current equip is:

 Speed boots
 t shirt
 Elven leather helm
 Two weapon Excalibur and silver saber
  AC -43

So my dilemma is should I be trying to take all those Amulets of Life saving with me?

To make use of them I would need to remove my AoR, but reflection is important so I would need a different source. I have a silver shield in my stash so could use that which would boost my ac to -50, but would prevent twoweapon, or I could enchant one of the silver dragon scales in my stash to replace the gdsm but then I would need a source of MR which I could swap out my cloak for a cloak of magic resistance, but that would lower my MC to 1 and my AC to -41, and I would need to use the very last wish from my WoW to acquire, as I have not seen one in this game. (I still have a blessed magic lamp for one more wish as well)

Demonbane, frostbrand dragonbane,snickersnee and mjollinr are also in my stash, so not sure if it is worth trying to get Greyswindr

So do I stick with the amulet of reflection, go with the shield or change to the sdsm?

Tandeejay (talk) 02:29, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Decided to go with the SDSM as I also had a ring of protection. Charging that got my AC to -46 and also gave me +1 MC so with the CoMR that was MC2

Mannaged t get all the way up, took ages to find thr portal in the plane of water. Then on the astral plane I went to thr right and found an alter that I was sure I had Correctly id'd as the lawful one, only to find when I offerrd the amulet, it was Odins. Bugger! Will take better care id'ing next time.

On reflection, sticking with the GDSM might have been better as it would have enabled me to swap in my robe for the times i wanted to do magic. Also, more scrolls of gold detection... Tandeejay (talk) 02:22, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

For what its worth, I figured out why I misidentified the alter. I used far look and saw "aligned". It didn't occur to me that that wasnt a valid ID. Far look on the astral plain does not identify the alignment. Note to self - use close look next time!! --Tandeejay (talk) 20:18, 18 March 2019 (UTC)

Or, just 'c'hat with the priest. Your aligned priest will give you 2 bits for an ale, cross-aligned priests will ignore you. --User (talk) 04:57, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
I added an entry to Lessons learned the hard way for your situation, so some small good might yet come out of it. Kufat (talk) 23:51, 18 March 2019 (UTC)