Checkerboard Vault and what do I use?

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Paul Cotter

Aug 17, 1996, 3:00:00 AM8/17/96

I reached level 49 and found a Checkerboard Vault. I'm still there hoping one of you
can help me make my decisions. I had quite a haul. First artifact was the Spear of
Orome, which made the tunnelling much easier, and allowed me to drop my Dwarven pick
(+6,+9) (+8). All (Deep) Uniques were teleported away for now. (I like only
encountering them one at a time. I had been using Haradekket (7 attacks at +57 or so to
damage) But now I don't know. I dropped the 1 and 3 priest books to have enough slots
to carry em all. I haven't left the vault yet (to take on uniques or return to home)
Any ideas on which of these I should be using?
Weapon? choice of many (including home which has Zarcuthra) not listed is a blade of
chaos of slay undead.
Armor? Isildur or BDSM (I even have Arvedui, Rohirrim, Thalkettoth, and Hithlomir)
Cloak? Shdow cloak of Aman of Colannon
Shield? Celegorm or Thorin
Helm? Holhenneth, Hammerhand, or Thranduil
Gloves? Cesti of Slaying or Paurnimmen

As you can see, I have so many choices, and choice of one will often affect the other
choices. Please help me if you can. Thanks.

[Angband 2.7.9 Character Dump]

Name : Aden Age 68 STR: 18/210
Sex : Male Height 80 INT: 18/150
Race : Dunadan Weight 172 WIS: 18/190
Class : Paladin Social Class 1 DEX: 18/120
CON: 18/***
CHR: 18/140

+ To Hit 39 Level 42 Max Hit Points 888
+ To Damage 68 Experience 3751276 Cur Hit Points 888
+ To AC 127 Max Exp 3751276 Max SP (Mana) 327
Base AC 47 Exp to Adv. 3870000 Cur SP (Mana) 302
Gold 812046

(Miscellaneous Abilities)
Fighting : Legendary Perception : Poor Blows/Round: 5
Bows/Throw : Legendary Searching : Poor Shots/Round: 2
Saving Throw: Heroic Disarming : Superb
Stealth : Good Magic Device: Heroic Infra-Vision: 40 feet

(Character Background)
You are one of several children of a Yeoman. You are the
black sheep of the family. You have green eyes, wavy black
hair, and a dark complexion.

[Character Equipment]

a) The Spear of Orome (1d6) (+15,+15) (+4) {@2}
b) a Heavy Crossbow of Extra Shots (x4) (+21,+9)
c) a Ring of Damage (+16)
d) a Ring of Damage (+17)
e) an Amulet of Wisdom (+4)
f) The Phial of Galadriel {Bullroarer l7}
g) The Full Plate Armour of Isildur [25,+25] (+1)
h) a Shadow Cloak of Aman [6,+29] (+1 to stealth)
i) The Small Metal Shield of Thorin [3,+25] (+4)
j) The Hard Leather Cap of Thranduil [2,+10] (+2)
k) a Set of Cesti of Slaying (+1,+2) [5,+10]
l) The Pair of Metal Shod Boots of Thror [6,+20] (+3)

[Character Inventory]

a) 2 Holy Books of Prayers [Words of Wisdom] {@p2}
b) 4 Holy Books of Prayers [Exorcism and Dispelling]
c) 2 Holy Books of Prayers [Ethereal Openings] {@p5}
d) 4 Holy Books of Prayers [Godly Insights] {@p6}
e) 2 Holy Books of Prayers [Purifications and Healing] {@p7}
f) 2 Holy Books of Prayers [Holy Infusions] {@p8}
g) a Holy Book of Prayers [Wrath of God] {@p9}
h) 8 Potions of Cure Critical Wounds
i) 8 Potions of Healing
j) a Potion of Restore Mana
k) a Rod of Teleport Other {@z8}
l) Balance Dragon Scale Mail (-2) [30,+14] {floor l43}
m) The Cloak 'Colannon' [1,+15] (+3 to stealth)
n) The Large Leather Shield of Celegorm [4,+20] {Rubble l42}
o) The Steel Helm of Hammerhand [6,+20] (+3)
p) The Broad Sword 'Aeglin' (2d5) (+12,+16) (+1 to searching)
q) The Scimitar 'Haradekket' (2d5) (+9,+11) (+2 attacks) {@3}
r) The Katana 'Aglarang' (8d4) (+0,+0) (+5)
s) The Two-Handed Sword 'Gurthang' (3d6) (+13,+17) (+2)
t) The Executioner's Sword 'Crisdurian' (4d5) (+18,+19) {@5}
u) The Beaked Axe of Theoden (2d6) (+8,+10) (+3)
v) 40 Bolts of Flame (1d5) (+9,+9)
w) 28 Seeker Bolts of Hurt Evil (4d5) (+16,+10)

[Home Inventory (page 1)]

a) 3 Potions of *Healing*
b) a Potion of Life
c) 2 Potions of Self Knowledge
d) a Staff of the Magi (3 charges)
e) a Ring of Slaying (+11,+9)
f) The Chain Mail of Arvedui (-2) [14,+15] (+2)
g) The Metal Brigandine Armour of the Rohirrim [19,+15] (+2)
h) The Soft Leather Armour 'Hithlomir' [4,+19] (+4 to stealth) {floor l20}
i) The Leather Scale Mail 'Thalkettoth' (-1) [11,+24] (+3)
j) The Cloak 'Holcolleth' [1,+7] (+2)
k) The Metal Cap of Thengel [3,+12] (+3)
l) The Iron Helm 'Holhenneth' [5,+10] (+2)

[Home Inventory (page 2)]

a) The Set of Gauntlets 'Paurnimmen' [2,+13] {Uruk l23}
b) The Short Sword 'Gilettar' (1d7) (+7,+7) (+2 attacks)
c) The Cutlass 'Gondricam' (1d7) (+10,+11) (+3)
d) The Broad Sword 'Orcrist' (2d5) (+10,+15) (+3 to stealth)
e) The Bastard Sword 'Calris' (5d4) (-11,+20) (+5) {cursed}
f) The Two-Handed Sword 'Zarcuthra' (4d6) (+19,+21) (+4) {@2}
g) The Glaive of Pain (9d6) (+0,+30)
h) The Lucerne Hammer 'Turmil' (2d5) (+10,+6) [+8] (+4) {@3}
i) The Flail 'Totila' (3d6) (+6,+8) (+2 to stealth)
j) 38 Bolts (1d5) (+5,+6)
k) (nothing)
l) (nothing)

May 4, 2018, 5:11:47 AM5/4/18
Hi Paul,
You should be using Zarzuthra. Larger number damage die with slays beats extra attacks. Extra attacks and ring damage good early game when you only have light weopon
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