Is there a reason to not have ring of transmutation ?


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Post Thursday, 29th June 2017, 15:45

Is there a reason to not have ring of transmutation ?

Not a suggestion, just a question, why do we have ring of fire and ice, and not ring of every spell school ?
Why no staff of transmutation or translocation either ?

I actually don't think we would need them, but I am just curious about the original reason.
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Post Thursday, 29th June 2017, 16:06

Re: Is there a reason to not have ring of transmutation ?

Staff of transmutation: transmuters need good uc. A staff would be a hindrance. There are in theory some 8-9 transmutation spells that do not require UC, but they all are powered by other schools too (no idea of how that works with enhancers).
You already have something similar to how a staff of transmutation would play, in that you can use other staves to have them meld into your form when you turn ice, dragon etc. It's not very exciting game play-wise, because you still have a lot of pop corn you may want to kill without spells, and so you have to equip and unequip these staves all the time.
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Post Thursday, 29th June 2017, 17:40

Re: Is there a reason to not have ring of transmutation ?

Spell power doesn't matter much for transmutations, (except for irradiate which is secretly a conjuration anyhow) so an enhancer for it wouldn't do very much. Staves would spend all their time melded.
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Post Thursday, 29th June 2017, 19:24

Re: Is there a reason to not have ring of transmutation ?

Yeah, casting success is what matters for Transmutations and we have rings & staves of wizardry.

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Post Thursday, 29th June 2017, 19:26

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