Rocker

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The Rocker is a role specific to Slash'EM Extended. They can be any race or alignment.

Rockers are experts at using slings, and they can also use cockatrice eggs as thrown weapons. Their petrification resistance helps to avoid annoying YASDs, and they can also eat rock. However, rockers start out slow (speed 10) and have a hard quest with the dangerous death metal orchestra leader nemesis guarding the rocker sling artifact weapon. The rocker's starting pet is a speedhorse.

Starting Equipment

Intrinsics

Rockers gain intrinsics at these experience levels:

Techniques

Rockers gain techniques at these experience levels:

Skills

Rocker Skills
Max Skills
Expert
Master


Gods

Main article: Religion
  • Lawful: Classic Rock
  • Neutral: Symphonic Metal
  • Chaotic: Hardcore Punk

Rocker rank titles

The status line shows you to be one of the following ranks when you reach the specified experience level:

  • XL 1-2: Whistleblower
  • XL 3-5: Tooter
  • XL 6-9: Hooter
  • XL 10-13: Violinist
  • XL 14-17: Guitarist
  • XL 18-21: Bassist
  • XL 22-25: Percussionist
  • XL 26-29: Harper
  • XL 30: Synthesizer

Strategy

Rockers may want to use their egg bomb technique often to create stoning grenades; touching them isn't harmful. They only have about a 25% chance of stoning enemies in Slash'EM Extended, though. A rocker is also adept at using slings, being able to multishot a lot of rocks in a single turn, especially with missile flurry, a highly enchanted sling and a high sling skill. Since it's very easy to get large amounts of rocks, the sling may actually be the rocker's main weapon for most of the game.

Hunger problems are easier to mitigate for a rocker compared to other characters, thanks to their ability to eat rock. Make sure you don't eat your main weapons or equipment though!

The Rocker quest starts out with lots of lithivorous monsters that may eat the ammo you shoot at them; consider using melee weapons or non-lithic projectiles here. While progressing through the quest, spellcasting enemies will appear more often the closer you get to your nemesis, and there will be death metal freaks and drummers who like reading scrolls of lockout which may seal off your escape route. They will also zap you with fire and frost horns. On the plus side, if you have spare fruits you may tame lots of horses on the quest. Taking out the Death Metal Orchestra Leader quest nemesis allows you to use your artifact, the rocker sling.

Origin

The Rocker is based on rock music culture.