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    I always have heard the comment on ADOM that "playing trollish healers is almost like cheating."

    I never believed it, but I figured I would try for a different kind of character (been trying to play wizards for the past couple of weeks). After a couple days of quick deaths and bad luck, I finally "broke" a character loose from the early game.

    Oh. My. Goodness.

    A level 13 trollish healer... with 100 Healing skill (of course)... a ring of regeneration...a blessed crown of regeneration.... and who ate his way through a very large tension room of trolls.... heals 2 to 5 points PER MOVE. Insane. And I know it only gets better.

    Now if only my spellcasting was worth a darn; I'd feel more confident about winning the game.

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    hey sir, u seem to be one of the only people online right now, can i ask u how to fix sickness please i know theres probably another topic that tells me, but i havent looked yet, and i figured it might be quicker to ask u, ill look while i wait for your reply, thank you =D

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    Trollish healers *are* exceptionally powerful. But very annoying if you need experience levels to advance.

    As for you, jewbnuts, if haven't yet received one of the quests from Rynt or Guth'Alak, talk to Rynt, go to the village dungeon and try to get to VD:4 as soon as possible. Jharod is your best bet.
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    jewbnuts, I was told that some herbs that grow in dungeons can cure sickness as well. Or cause it? worth a try

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    A potion of healing also has a good chance to remove sickness (a blessed one is guaranteed to cure you).

    Anyway, back to topic. Troll healers are indeed very nice for having great offense at the start and a fairly miraculous healing rate later on. However, as has been said trolls have their difficulties. I'd personally recommend drakeling healers - they have almost exactly the same healing rate as trolls (one uncursed potion of troll blood and they're the same) but with more balanced stats allowing them better access to spells. Much faster levelling of course, and the acid spit lets you get through the early game without too much trouble. Alertness is a handy skill to have too. And god damn, in the Tower they're just insanely powerful.

    Gnomes are a decent option too for more emphasis on spell-casting. They're nowhere near as strong or tough though, so surviving early game is more troublesome (though I find any gnome can get to level 10 safely just by sticking to the first couple of levels of VD or DD - after that you're normally safe).

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    You dont have to be a trollish healer, just any healer will be good. Trolls need too much food and too much experience. My current character is a Grey Elf Healer, and she has finished normal ending. I dont even wear crown of regen, necklace of healing, or rings of regen! If I wore that, playing would stop being fun. After being brought down to nothingness, I walk from one side of the level to the other, and my healt is pretty much all restored. Oh, I will mention that healers are very good at learning from books, meaning that they dont get penalties to reading (like books exploding, or you fail to read a book). But it could be the race that influences it. I still claim that playing a troll is only worth for very start of the game, and you will regret it very, very soon after that (and you did - you cant spellcast, you cant gain levels, and food consumption is still double compared to anyone else).
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    > I still claim that playing a troll is only worth for very start of the game,

    But how good they are! I think that troll healers are the
    best PC to use, for a new player to get to see more of
    the game. After you get a bit of experience with things,
    other race/class combos will serve better.

    Having said that, trolls can still be enormously powerful.
    The ID is the best friend of the mid-game troll. In there
    you will find all the exp. points you could ask for. It just
    takes a bit of patience to get them. Sometimes deep
    'threat rooms' can be filled with monsters like titans,
    dragons, moloch, and so on. That really speeds things
    up.

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    super easy cheat mode? troll healer born under the sign of The Candle. zOMG you heal fast!!!!!!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elone View Post
    You dont have to be a trollish healer, just any healer will be good. Trolls need too much food and too much experience. My current character is a Grey Elf Healer, and she has finished normal ending. I dont even wear crown of regen, necklace of healing, or rings of regen! If I wore that, playing would stop being fun. After being brought down to nothingness, I walk from one side of the level to the other, and my healt is pretty much all restored. Oh, I will mention that healers are very good at learning from books, meaning that they dont get penalties to reading (like books exploding, or you fail to read a book). But it could be the race that influences it. I still claim that playing a troll is only worth for very start of the game, and you will regret it very, very soon after that (and you did - you cant spellcast, you cant gain levels, and food consumption is still double compared to anyone else).

    I have to disagree, I cant remember where but I found a save game and a adom video of someone playing a troll wizard late in the game, he was insanely powerful much more so than any wizard or troll i have ever had. just got to know how to plan out your character.

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    Then he was that powerful despite, not because of being a troll.
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