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Linley's Dungeon Crawl (also Dungeon Crawl or just Crawl) is a roguelike computer game that began in 1995 as the project of Linley Henzell. The term is also used to refer to the game's variants, most notably Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

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How much should I train Armour if I plan on mostly relying on Dodging?

I'm playing a character who has good reasons to prioritize dodging over armour use: I'm a Deep Elf, so I have a low base Str, a +2 dodging aptitude, and -2 armour aptitude. I'm training Ice Magic, ...
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Where can I check spell hunger for my spells?

Where, in game, can I check how much hunger each of my spells will cost me? I know I can check my morgue file by dumping with # but that's tedious.
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How can I view a full description of god's power?

Today I joined Zin for the first time, and I noticed the following: More precisely, when I hovered over first Zin's power, Recitation, its description appeared in the console. However, the ...
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How can I tell when I make an offhand punch attack?

I am working on a Hill Orc Gladiator of Uskayaw that uses a combination of one-handed axe and offhand punches to maximise hits per turn thus maximising piety gains thus putting that sweet, sweet +3 ...
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Are there any ways to overcome a spells spell power cap?

For most of this run as a VpEn, Ensorcelled Hibernation has been my main single target spell of choice. However, it has a spell power cap of 56, which means that now that I'm in the Vaults, I have at ...
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Does Cheibriados' Slouch affect Oklob plants?

As stationary monsters I wouldn't expect it to, but the wiki says they have a move speed of 10 (even if they don't ever use it). Whether it can or can't will determine whether I'm able to take on this ...
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Do kills through Zin's 'Recite' ability grant experience?

Zin's Recite ability occasionally smites enemies, and can for example petrify enemies into crumbling pillars of salt. They can also confuse enemies, a condition often lethal. Which of these outcomes ...
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Can I use a Lantern of Shadows at the same time as Blade Hands or alternate forms?

I know that followers of Ashenzari can get the skill benefits of a cursed enhancer staff while still using unarmed attack skill/damage if transformed into an alternate form, so this got me wondering ...
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How to drink from a fountain?

For the life of me, I just can't work this out. I can't seem to locate it in the help (certainly not in the keyboard shortcuts overview accessed using ??) and quaffing doesn't work. I'm playing using ...
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Does Ashenzari's Skill Boost effect your skill aptitude?

I have been playing Ashenzari as a Fire elementilst and have I have 4 piety and all slots bounds (including all three Jewelry items). When I press m to look at my skills, none of my aptitudes have ...
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In Dungeon Crawl, I've found two good weapons. What should be my weapon-use strategy, and why?

[Edit: I've now also crossposted this to Reddit and also gotten a response there.] I'm playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup 0.15.1. I'm a level 14 Gargoyle Fighter, strength 26, dexterity 14. I'm wearing ...
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Can I retrieve the game script for Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup?

I have the kill-screen up right now. I just finished a game that I really had fun with so I was wondering if it was possible to get the full game script somehow?
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Is it possible to chop down trees?

It's possible to attack plants and deal damage to them, and it's possible to dig through rock, but is it possible to cut down trees? I thought of using an axe but didn't have one to hand, and setting ...
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How do I unwield a weapon of distortion without being banished?

What are the best methods to unwield a weapon of distortion without risking being banished, or at least reducing this risk? This are the ones I can think of right now: Just unwield it and pray for ...
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What does “You feel stupid. You feel clumsy.” mean?

I'm completing the Tutorial. I've equipped some new armor and now: You feel stupid. You feel clumsy. What does that mean? Currently worn armor:
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What does “+1 sword” or “-3 ring” mean?

What do these numbers next to the type of item (specific example: a cursed -3 ring of protection) mean in Crawl? I've tried all sorts of Google queries and I've checked the in-game manual, but I can't ...
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Why is my Hill Orc apparantly no longer a priest?

I'm playing a Hill Orc priest, and I noticed I haven't been gaining any orc followers at all. Up at the top right, my title says "Moop the Fighter" and not "Moop the Proselytizer" or whatever it ...
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How can I compensate for a formicids permanent stasis effect?

I've been playing DCSS trunk lately, and have been trying formicids out. Since they have a clear predilection for armor and not especially great spellcasting attributes, as well as the complete ...
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How do I gain piety with Okawaru?

I've decided to play more melee characters lately, and have been trying Okawaru for my god so far. However, I'm not quite sure what is considered a powerful monster for gaining piety through ...
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How do I train invocations with manual skill allocation?

I'm currently playing a character worshiping Sif Muna, and need invocations to help boost my channel energy ability. However, when I go to the skill menu invocations is not an available option to ...
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Is there a way to disable quotes on items?

Is there a way to disable the flavour description texts? I find these highly annoying, quotes from people and books... a waste of space on the screen. I'm trying to read what an item does, not read a ...
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How can I avoid angering Beogh when I am confused?

I had some orc allies that converted when they saw me due to my fervent worship of Beogh. Unfortunately, one of the less zealous orc wizards didn't convert, and confused me mid-combat. I was ...
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Are potions of mutation useful?

From what I understand, mutations can be either positive or negative. Drinking a potion of mutation will give you a random mutation, so there's a good chance that it can ruin your game for you. Is it ...
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How do I control teleport control?

I found a ring of teleport control, which I've heard is a very useful thing. Unfortunately, when I then read a scroll of teleportation, I didn't teleport anywhere, even after a few turns. How exactly ...
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What is the best way to identify consumables?

I really can't find a good way to figure out what my scroll/potion is going to do until I just read/drink it and hope for the best. Generally, what winds up happening is if I'm in a bad spot and about ...
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Which spells do winners most often learn?

In Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup — in the early game, the midgame, and the endgame — which spells are most often memorized by winners?
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Dungeon Crawl crashed. Now my saved game won't load. How can I make it load?

I'm running Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup on Linux. Crawl disappeared while I was in the middle of playing. Now I saw only my shell. Sy didn't seem to save. CTRL+L didn't refresh the screen. Now I saw ...
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Some excellent items may be permanently destroyed unless I act. What should I do?

In Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, I'm on a level with a vault. The vault contains stone-walled rooms that I still haven't found a way to enter. I've cleared the rest of the level though. I heard one ...
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In Dungeon Crawl, should I move enchanted items to a cleared level so that monsters can't get them?

I'm playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup. I'm on level 10 of the main dungeon. When I kill an orc, it may drop, say, shiny plate mail and a glowing battleaxe. If I leave those items on the floor, an ...
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What is a viable character build for using a whip?

In Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, what would be a viable character build for using a whip for a weapon? Related question: Are whips viable weapons in the end game?
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What happens when you grow claws while wearing cursed gloves?

In Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, what happens when you grow claws while you wear cursed gloves?
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What's going on when it looks like a 6-damage attack knocked out 29 HP and killed me?

I just started playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (I'm maybe twenty short games in) and there are tons of things that I'm learning as I play, of course. But I don't even know how to look this one up. ...
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Will I be able to wear 8 rings as an octopode after dragon form and necromutation?

What happens to octopodes when they transmutate? Will their rings meld into their body? The wiki article on dragon form says this: All equipment except for rings and amulets meld into your body ...
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What should I do if I want to use magic with armor on?

If I put on armor my spell failure chances go from 5% to 80%. What is the most effective way to get it back down to 5%?
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Does Evocations affect attacking with a polearm?

According to the Evocations page on the wiki: Anything which requires the evoke command (v) uses [Evocations], as does evoking (V) wands and using special abilities (a) granted by items. Attacking ...
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When should I prefer light to heavy armor?

There is no technical distinction between light and heavy armor, but there is a statistical one. Lighter armor has a lower evasion penalty and has a lower AC boost. Heavy armor has a severe evasion ...
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Can I disable ghosts?

I'm really tired of being killed by myself as I delve into the dungeon. I am very overpowered in ghost form, apparently, and it's really annoying to have to run away. Is there any way that I can tell ...
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Altars for certain gods missing from Ecumenical Temple?

I just reached Ecumenical Temple on dungeon level 4 and Okawaru's altar is missing. What gives?
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Strategy for reaching Ecumenical Temple consistently

I'm trying to beat the game for my first time with my HuFi and my runs are pretty consistent due to being a Fi but it seems Ecumenical Temple is a bit hard to find. I already know that it can be found ...
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What do the +x, +y values represent on weapons?

My guess is... x = accuracy y = damage ...but I figured I'd ask just to be sure. I checked the wiki pretty thoroughly but couldn't find any info on these two values.
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Stats required to use various pieces of equipment?

My HuFi currently has 17 str at level 3. I found a +0 plate mail that I'd like to use, but when I try to equip it it says "Your low strength makes using this armor a little more difficult." The Crawl ...
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What does “you can now tap ambient magical fields” mean?

This just popped up seemingly randomly on my HuWz.
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What's a reliable strategy to play Transmuters in Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup?

How do you play Transmuters? Which skills do you train and when? Which god should I choose? I started to play Transmuters recently, and I normally start raising Unarmed Combat to 5 and then push ...
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Should I keep good items I cannot/will not use?

I keep running across enchanted items I have no use for. Such as: Armor that does not fit my race Weapons I have no intention of ever using Scrolls with negative effects Duplicates or items that I ...
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Why are my items losing points?

I started a new game playing Crawl Stone Soup and have noticed that my weapons and armor get weaker over time. My weapon started at +2/+2 and is now at +2/-4. My armor went from +1 to -1. What is ...
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How can I extinguish myself?

My SpEn had the pleasure of killing Azrael and part of his escort. However, this involved sticky flames, that burned off all of my scrolls and shattered a few potions. Luckily, my +2 robe of fire ...
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How difficult are Nethack and Crawl?

Looking through a list of roguelikes to sink my teeth into I've narrowed down my choices to Nethack and Crawl. The problem is that I'm not experienced with roguelikes so I don't know what to expect in ...
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Does a potion of gain strength work if I have mutation resistance?

I have mutation resistance 1 and a potion of gain strength. The latter technically adds a mutation. Logic says it shouldn't work, but it did. Was I just lucky or gain stat potions work regardless of ...
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What is a reliable source of electric resistance in Dungeon Crawl?

The LearnDB suggests that you should not consider taking on the Zot dungeons without some source of rElec. However, I have never found so far any item that granted such a protection, except for ...
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What do you do after the Jelly in Crawl Sprint I: “Red Sonja”?

⚠ Spoilers ahead My usual route around the first part of the level is: (× mark doors that get me killed) Stairs → Ijyb → Ogre → Sigmund → Gold → Giant amoeba × Kobold demonologists → MORE FUN GOES ...