Talk:Standard strategy - SLASH'EM

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Stacking half-damage artifacts

Can Neutrals really make themselves nigh-invulnerable by obtaining the Orb of Fate, Gauntlets of Defense, and Hand of Vecna? According to the half physical damage page, half damage is an intrinsic and doesn't stack; is this different in SLASH'EM? -- Slandor 15:08, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't seem that SLASH'EM is any different in that regard, so I'll go ahead and remove that. It's certainly well worth carrying the Orb of Fate and the Hand of Vecna together though, given that the latter provides hungerless regeneration and the former half spell damage. But you're not going to make yourself invulnerable that way. -Ion frigate 19:24, June 11, 2010 (UTC)
You could also get half spell damage from the PYEC, which is lighter. Might be a question as to whether you prefer levelport or unlimited charging. Actually, so far my incredibly limited experience is that SLASH'EM generates so many artifacts that artifact wishing is unreliable. (But the point about half spell damage is a very good one -- at least in Vanilla it seems a lot more important in the late game.)
Also a really minor nitpick -- Lawfuls can use one of the new artifact armors, the really useful-looking Crown of St. Edward; but only neutrals can get artifact armor from sacrificing (which, as I said, seems a lot more reliable). Anyway, the overall point that neutrals still have the advantage with artifacts seems dead on. -- Slandor 04:13, June 12, 2010 (UTC)
The page explicitly says (somewhere else) that the GoDefense are cumulative with other half damage artifacts. Maybe we should try to figure out who added that and where they got it from? --Slandor 18:49, June 20, 2010 (UTC)
Probably not worth it; a lot of people could have added that, because it's pretty intuitive that half physical damage would stack that way, and the randomness of damage in nethack/SLASH'EM would make it hard to tell for sure if that's the case or not. I know I thought it worked that way until I saw that it couldn't in the source code, and in fact I probably included that "fact" when I rewrote the section on artifacts (I think it had been present before, but I can't honestly remember). -Ion frigate 23:22, June 20, 2010 (UTC)

Whisperfeet is listed on this page as a suggested wish, but on its own page it says it is not really a good wish. -- 14:04, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Not surprising really, as this wiki is written by a lot of different people. I'll go through and look at that section though. -Ion frigate 03:25, 18 July 2011 (UTC)