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*'''tldr'''; you don't do as much damage as weapon-wielders but you're ''very'' fast. hitting stuff hurts your hands but there are ways to mitigate that. you don't have many unarmed toy/aid options! and that's kind of a shame but you may find you like one of them anyway. you might not be able to solo things other players can at similar low or mid levels, but you'll be able to get loot just fine and grouping can supply all the ridiculous xp you might want.
 
*'''tldr'''; you don't do as much damage as weapon-wielders but you're ''very'' fast. hitting stuff hurts your hands but there are ways to mitigate that. you don't have many unarmed toy/aid options! and that's kind of a shame but you may find you like one of them anyway. you might not be able to solo things other players can at similar low or mid levels, but you'll be able to get loot just fine and grouping can supply all the ridiculous xp you might want.
  
*'''tentacle stuff''' up at the top so nobody has to hunt for the juicy stuff: people ask me about the tentacle a lot! it is a pretty good conversation piece if not the best combat item in game. it's pretty gross but i enjoy it. the wiki page for it is pretty complete but for the record: it turns some of my punches into tentacle slaps and bashes (slimy ones!), doesn't require a permit cause it isn't a weapon, and transmits unarmed damage to me automagically. it comes with a secret grappling bonus boost and no secret specials that i've found. it falls off and you have to rehold it. if you cut it off or die holding it it has to be soaked a while. you can't use two :( :( :( rip kimo's armless dreams. i do not unequivocally recommend it to newbies- it's expensive! and weird. maybe not super accessible. but i was still newbish when i got mine and was thrilled- so if it seems cool or fun for you? definitely save up and get it. i can confirm that it is indeed cool and fun. and expensive and weird. all true things. anyway if you do have one, a way to keep track of it is setting up a trigger highlighting the drop phrase "The black flesh withdraws rapidly down your arm and contracts back into Little Friend" (YES I NAMED IT THAT OK yours will say squirming tentacle or whatever clever/cute/gross name you delude yours to), also sending "hold your damn tentacle!" to command.
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*'''tentacle stuff''' up at the top so nobody has to hunt for the juicy stuff: people ask me about the tentacle a lot! it is a pretty good conversation piece if not the best combat item in game. it's pretty gross but i enjoy it. the wiki page for it is pretty complete but for the record: it turns some of my punches into tentacle slaps and bashes (slimy ones!), doesn't require a permit cause it isn't a weapon, and transmits unarmed damage to me automagically. it comes with a secret grappling bonus boost and no secret specials that i've found. it falls off and you have to rehold it. if you cut it off or die holding it it has to be soaked a while. you can't equip it over or under gloves or hand armour and you can't use two :( :( :( rip kimo's armless dreams. i do not unequivocally recommend it to newbies- it's expensive! and weird. maybe not super accessible. but i was still newbish when i got mine and was thrilled- so if it seems cool or fun for you? definitely save up and get it. i can confirm that it is indeed cool and fun. and expensive and weird. all true things. anyway if you do have one, a way to keep track of it is setting up a trigger highlighting the drop phrase "The black flesh withdraws rapidly down your arm and contracts back into Little Friend" (YES I NAMED IT THAT OK yours will say squirming tentacle or whatever clever/cute/gross name you delude yours to), also sending "hold your damn tentacle!" to command.
  
  

Revision as of 20:42, 17 March 2021

hi it me

hello! i am a returnee to the disc but a newbie to wiki editing. thank you in advance for your patience, help, advice, and following me about with a dustbin! i am an unarmed tentacle-using npk ninja and creator of the Shonkers club for item collectors/hoarders.

kimo's fav nicknames and aliases

  • alias nosteal [handy steal-breaking alias for nonthieves in ankh-morpork: advanced anti-heavying tech]

nosteal: alias steal nope;alias shoplift nope $*$

  • alias gosteal

gosteal: unalias steal;unalias shoplift $*$

  • alias hh [health check that skips unwounded players/npcs]

hh: health wounded all

  • nickname stuff

Nickname stuff expands to things except kept things&money&club badges&strips&furniture [i also throw in some of my deluded things i'm paranoid about losing]

  • alias fenceget

fenceget: unbag at most 10 stuff $*$ [unbag being "get $*$ from bag" derp i forget that one is even an alias]

  • alias fnce

fnce: fence $*$ to fence [don't forget you can nod to fences to respond nonverbally]

  • nickname dc

Nickname dc expands to damaged clothing 1 [for mending- get damaged things (or stuff) from bag, whatever your sewing alias is, mend dc repeatedly until all is fixed]

  • alias cond

cond: condition damaged things $*$

  • nickname wallet

Nickname wallet expands to [black lacquer box] in velvet bag.

  • alias smokie (can give you stealth tms & other people perception tms! then you fall over and wibble!)

smokie: palm weed [black velvet pouch, identified as weed] from [moonlit market garter]belt;palm papers from weed;tear paper from book;put book in weed;palm 1 pinch of hasheesh from weed;slip weed to belt;roll cigarette using paper and some hasheesh;light cig[arette (yet another nickname)];smoke cig $*$

combat aliases!

  • alias fk

fk: nosoul feint $arg:target$;nosoul kick $arg:target$ in the face

  • alias trk

trk: nosoul trip $arg:target$; nosoul kick $arg:target$ in the face

  • alias sk

sk: nosoul shove $arg:target$;nosoul kick $arg:target$ in the face

  • alias ks

ks: nosoul kick $arg:target$ in the stomach

  • alias ksh (for brats only)

ksh: nosoul kick $arg:target$ in the shins

  • alias pk (lolol)

pk: nosoul punch $arg:target$ in the kidneys

  • alias ps

ps: nosoul punch $arg:target$ in the solar plexus

  • alias fp

fp: nosoul feint $arg:target$;nosoul punch $arg:target$ in the face

  • alias ka [extensive kill all alias]

ka: kill all except killers&mommet&shopkeepers&cats&cartographer&hags&bats&wizards&priests&clouds&summons&pets&camels&pure white birds&tomtom&palms&trees&luggages&dragons&kang wu&shopkeepers&stallowners&cobblers&ryattenoki&every fireflies&moths&lights&tneduts&phos-phor&lap-lip&oliver&guard thieves&carpetsmith&lip-phon&mihk&fences&ptyler&shifty-looking man&no go wan&ptarquet&pkara&hattian guards&goldenblossom&bessie&pennie&minions&chickens&goats&calves&skeleton warriors&priestesses&priests&pickpockets&players&trolls&real estate receptionist&paperboys&papergirls $*$

  • alias tac

tac: options combat tactics

  • alias ins

ins: options combat tactics attitude = insane

  • alias off

ins: options combat tactics attitude = offensive

  • alias neu

ins: options combat tactics attitude = neutral

  • alias def

ins: options combat tactics attitude = defensive

  • alias wimp

ins: options combat tactics attitude = wimp

the weird unarmed rearrange

Constitution ... 8        Strength ....... 17       Weight ......... 82.7 kg
Dexterity ...... 14       Wisdom ......... 15 (2) [charged prayer beads]   
Intelligence ... 13       Height ......... 177 cm

kimo's notes on unarmed

to be filled out and formatted as i have time and energy and some day moved to its own page


welcome to unarmed, arguably (see misc) the weirdest and most neglected and maligned spec on the disc! ready to stay behind the damage curve but in a fun and rewarding if slightly punishing way? here we go!

  • tldr; you don't do as much damage as weapon-wielders but you're very fast. hitting stuff hurts your hands but there are ways to mitigate that. you don't have many unarmed toy/aid options! and that's kind of a shame but you may find you like one of them anyway. you might not be able to solo things other players can at similar low or mid levels, but you'll be able to get loot just fine and grouping can supply all the ridiculous xp you might want.
  • tentacle stuff up at the top so nobody has to hunt for the juicy stuff: people ask me about the tentacle a lot! it is a pretty good conversation piece if not the best combat item in game. it's pretty gross but i enjoy it. the wiki page for it is pretty complete but for the record: it turns some of my punches into tentacle slaps and bashes (slimy ones!), doesn't require a permit cause it isn't a weapon, and transmits unarmed damage to me automagically. it comes with a secret grappling bonus boost and no secret specials that i've found. it falls off and you have to rehold it. if you cut it off or die holding it it has to be soaked a while. you can't equip it over or under gloves or hand armour and you can't use two :( :( :( rip kimo's armless dreams. i do not unequivocally recommend it to newbies- it's expensive! and weird. maybe not super accessible. but i was still newbish when i got mine and was thrilled- so if it seems cool or fun for you? definitely save up and get it. i can confirm that it is indeed cool and fun. and expensive and weird. all true things. anyway if you do have one, a way to keep track of it is setting up a trigger highlighting the drop phrase "The black flesh withdraws rapidly down your arm and contracts back into Little Friend" (YES I NAMED IT THAT OK yours will say squirming tentacle or whatever clever/cute/gross name you delude yours to), also sending "hold your damn tentacle!" to command.


  • stuff on hands in general: according to research, knuckle-dusters and leather-strap gloves apparently do increase unarmed damage. not my research, i don't have any numbers on hand; supposedly they also "decrease melee skills" (confirmed with dusters: fairly substantial bonus drop in both melee and ranged, though not bow. unarmed, defence, special, and points were unaffected). dusters are of course easily replaceable and require no babysitting, unlike certain other options. there may also be an overall benefit because the character has a duster on each hand, effectively raising damage on all punches, as opposed to tentacles which are only boosted on tentacle strikes, and paws where not all strikes are boosted.

according to research the strap gloves may or may not increase damage but may aid in specials. what i recall about the strap gloves was some kind of mitigation of parry damage taken when failing a special but will revisit them for reference. i had slightly more fun with iron gauntlets as kimo already has fairly high strength.

as of this writing kimo is around guild level 240 so i haven't gone for the lion paws yet. according to more meticulous researchers than me, paws have a marginal edge on the squirming black tentacle in terms of damage while the latter is better than the paws against armour. the tentacle may also require high levels of tactics- which you should work on getting regardless. the bottom line on unarmed aid damage continues to shift (elsewhere i found a note that dusters may actually hit harder than the tentacle overall)- dusters and strap gloves are easy to acquire, the paws are a process due to the guild level and quest restriction, and the tentacle is prohibitively expensive for a noob. not many options! soz. it is what it is. you aren't here for toys, you're here to punch stuff. (full disclosure: i am not not here for toys.)

i also have not covered obbk here because i have no magic but understand it's pretty sweet. it is on the to do list.

also note: while there are a wide variety of bonus-adjusting items there aren't many actual stat items. strap gloves and clompy boots are not stat items and you should be able to use them with charged prayer beads without the numbers getting complicated, unlike gauntlets or dex gloves (see stats/rearranges below).


skills your unofficial primaries:

tldr of this section; can't really neglect any of the above skills except maybe health at any level because you're not using increasingly fancy weapons!

the rule of thumb as was explained to me is advance defensive skills first. this holds mostly true with unarmed except for parry damage. you will take damage through your hands straight through magical and faith shielding from punching trolls, armour, and being parried against with weapons. hitting a troll seems to give me 2 rounds of 1-10 damage each, specials can be more painful, being parried and blocked can be 10-50 depending? one round isn't much but it will whittle you down faster than you thought possible, esp when herding- that plus a few specials will take your head off really fast. with unarmed all your skills are defensive. dodging enemy attacks obviously will save your life but so will accurate strikes. you should still lead with advancing dodge (and health! just at least get your health up over 2k asap and then you can forget about again for a while) but advancing striking (a lot, like 400+ bonus) will reduce the moment to moment damage you take.

i would also (again) highly recommend advancing tactics early and often. at lower levels i alternated between focusing on dodge and tactics and haven't regretted it. i also discovered (really recently oops) that i was neglecting fighting.special.unarmed and (see specials below) have found since investing xp that it makes a substantial difference to prep, accuracy, and force of specials (yeah yeah i know i just forgot ok)

  • ap soak: it u, u are one. if you've been grinding tactics, you can dodge a pretty high number of attacks and still get your 2ish hits per round in- and lower level npcs won't get any in and you can have 3-4! it's rough on the knuckles, but a puncher is a good meat shield- see:
  • specials - since your damage per hit is fairly low specials count for a lot more. like unarmed aids, you won't get a wide variety of specials. you have two categories: the ap-absorbing specials trip shove and feint, and the attack specials kick and punch. use trip against bashy opponents and shove against dodgy ones. you also get command exp even on a failed special so it's worth getting and rotating them all. targeted specials are more difficult to complete but more powerful. combining an ap-draining special with a combat special can increase the chances of the combat special landing.

one of the handy benefits of grinding sp ta is better feinting. aside from the obvious ap-absorbing benefits, fully successful shoving or tripping combined with a successful targeted kick will result in a stomp, which is of course deeply satisfying. feinting is incredibly useful and will often turn the fight around if you or your group run into an aggro imp or something and nobody's landing any hits (lol @the thought of you (me) soloing an imp)

  • tactics- tactics settings (not the skill) is a mixed bag- again because of parry damage. defensive and wimp modes may improve your dodge but i find my strikes may be less accurate (not tested, just a feeling), drawing more parry damage. for that reason these days i rarely go off insane mode (currently making myself a liar as i am close to 28 days and playing it safe on neutral mostly), but if you are soloing or group leading i definitely recommend some micromanaging by way of aliases
  • special abilities- i have been using the knee attack for a while now and kind of forget it's there although the attack messages are pretty enjoyable. i do intend to exchange it for the genua statue at some point soon (again... maybe after 28 days bc coffee nostra)
  • rearranging and stats- i uh don't think i could comment on rearranging- it's a pretty personal choice. striking uses dex 2, str 1, and wis 2, for what that's worth. i find the slight bonus boost from carrying charged prayer beads beneficial at the cost of a free hand, and don't love the gp cost of gauntlets though i do love the burden reduction. i've done lots of rearranges on lots of alts and can honestly say i've learned nothing. best i can advise is plug everything into the bonus computer (plug straight 100s or 500s into all the fighting categories and look at bonuses) and the regen calculator until something clicks. i will say that someone once told me that str is the only thing you can't compensate for with masses of xp, and i've found that true.
  • healing stuff: tea is of course a staple (ask me if you need a new blackened canteen!) but in the long run i personally recommend whatever combination of bandage, cure light wounds, and healing roses is appropriate for your spec/faith. the xp investment for decent bandaging and rose plucking is lowish. bandages can of course be produced on the go and up to 5 roses can be braided into hair. bandaging is easy to TM at low levels and you can TM covert on the go when you combine it with abscond and hide.
  • other stuff mostly relating to low burden: my personal favourite low-burden-spec bag is the ephebe thieves' black velvet bag. doesn't carry a metric ton, but it does carry a lot while keeping burden manageable, so long as you don't mind delooting a bit more frequently. check the ratios on back containers for more details, as well as other roomier options. i put coins and important things in a deluded black lacquer box in the bag- coins will weigh you down a lot and leave you a target for pickpockets, it's best to contain them somehow anyway. while high burden unarmed is definitely possible, it's not really recommended (though of course as a tentacle user i say whatever floats your boat, in the long run- as a wise witch once told me, you can even go with suboptimal). i admit to getting a mostly useless thrill whenever i manage to shed an item that gets my burden under 5%, but loaded down with loot and coin can run up to 16. according to the combat alerts, which i can never remember how to freaking find the toggle but will put here plus more data when i find somebody who remembers how, <5% is a sweet spot.

most armour is pretty heavy. i have heard the padded monk's robe is supposed to be good lightweight armour- an obvious but pricey option is the sea serpent scale which is lightweight, durable, and repairable by needle and thread but by no means the most protective option. steel-toed leather boots are a decently-weighted foot armour, though i tend to go for boots with sheathes- if you need to carry around a cutting edge the scalpel weighs the least- stompyboots from the AM cobbler (link later) containing one scalpel weigh 4/9lb- less in total than the sasswot graduate black ankle boots + a blade, and definitely less than the ninja purple ankle boots. will double check on the soft-soled boots with sheathes. white ankle boots weigh the same as cobbled boots.

every darn tattoo including the one with the typo

Looking at yourself again? What a narcissist!


You see Well Travelled Kimo Kawaii the Hidden Serpent.

She is a horrible little monster.

This alleged adult human is about the size and shape of a child with elongated limbs. Her eyes are large and rather far apart, her black hair has a green shine to it, and her little mouth opens impossibly wide and is full of pointy little teeth. The overall effect is that of an imp or a goblin with long eyelashes. She often travels with a tentacle. Sometimes it wears a bow.

She is slightly hurt.

She is sitting on a bench.

Her back has Happy Monkey slaying a demon and a curtain of falling chrysanthemums tattooed on it.

Her right cheek and her left cheek have a cute pink dot tattooed on them.

Her navel has a nautilus shell tattooed on it.

Her right knuckles have KIMOCHI tattooed on them.

Her head has the questions to all the answers tattooed on it.

Her left knuckles have WARUI tattooed on them.

Her throat, her left palm and her right palm have a squid-like eye tattooed on them.

Her neck has chyrsanthemums dissolving into mist tattooed on it.

Her left hand and her right hand have blooming coral tattooed on them.

Her left ankle has a twined centipede anklet tattooed on it.

Her left leg, her left thigh, her right leg, her right kneecap, her left kneecap and her right thigh have blossoms sinking into deep water tattooed on them.

Her right ankle has a knotted hagfish anklet tattooed on it.

Her left hip, her right hip, her lower back, her right buttock, her abdomen and her left buttock have crashing ocean waves tattooed on them.

Her left foot and her right foot have things swimming in the deeps tattooed on them.

The skin around her right eye and the skin around her left eye have striking vermilion eyeliner tattooed on them.

Her forehead has a chrysanthemum blossom tattooed on it.

The small of her back, her left arm, her right arm and her chest have chrysanthemums falling into waves tattooed on them.

Her left breast, her right breast, her left shoulder and her right shoulder have falling chrysanthemums tattooed on them.

Her left wrist and her right wrist have shifting seafoam tattooed on them.

A mysterious opal stone floats around her head.

Her features have been artfully enhanced with ice white eyeshadow, a touch of shiny silver blusher and a dash of jet lipstick.

She has a withered bunch of rain-daisies neatly braided into her hair.

Her skin looks like it has been powdered with chalk, although the face seems not to be covered.

Her right arm has been replaced with a huge black tentacle.

Holding : a set of prayer beads (left hand).

Wearing : a pair of mirrored sunglasses, a moonstone ring, Gleaming Scale, a glittery sequin, a black gold ring and a club badge.

Carrying: a lilac silk chemise, a pair of white fishnet stockings, Scaly Minidress, a pair of raspberry pink stompyboots, a black velvet bag, a breath-taking pink and black suspender belt, a summer's night coat and a sheer black silk scarf. Her purse is tinkling with coins.