I think I’m getting faster. The oncoming rush of combat still makes me a little nervous, but these last few melees I’ve been able to swallow my fear and dive in. I’ve even been quicker on the draw than D’cafnaet’d once! And just now after some rats sped across the room and knocked me down, I was able to teleport away before I hit the ground and was covered by the little beasts.
Of course, I’ve been missing a lot more lately than I was before, but I’m almost certain that’s just bad luck and not because I’m rushing things. Almost certain.