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dcss:brainstorm:background:crusader [2013-06-11 09:42]
qoala [Comments] Idea: total effect sharing from Spectral Weapon
dcss:brainstorm:background:crusader [2013-08-06 13:39] (current)
DracheReborn [Comments]
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 > Song of Slaying sounds powerful enough to have an additional cost.  Extra mp cost on each kill, similar to infusion perhaps? - LexAckson > Song of Slaying sounds powerful enough to have an additional cost.  Extra mp cost on each kill, similar to infusion perhaps? - LexAckson
 >> That would make it redundant with infusion. I do think a constant noise penalty would be appropriate though. You're singing a song about battle, so I think it's logical for you to be quite loud while the buff is active. This is actually how it works in sil, by the way. In that game, it's extremely noisy, so using it at the start of a level will draw a ton of attention to you, and probably wake some stuff up that was better off asleep.  --- //[[user:evilmike]] 2013-05-10 15:59// >> That would make it redundant with infusion. I do think a constant noise penalty would be appropriate though. You're singing a song about battle, so I think it's logical for you to be quite loud while the buff is active. This is actually how it works in sil, by the way. In that game, it's extremely noisy, so using it at the start of a level will draw a ton of attention to you, and probably wake some stuff up that was better off asleep.  --- //[[user:evilmike]] 2013-05-10 15:59//
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 +> My thoughts on new Skald spells:
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 +> Infusion: ok low level spell. But mana drain makes it extremely inefficient, so I prefer not to use it once I get better spells online (i.e. Spectral Weapon, or if I find one of the old brand spells). OTOH, if playing a Fe (or other unarmed) this spell is going to be a staple for a long time.
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 +> Song of Slaying: a bit tricky actually. Basically it should only be used to fight opponents that you could beat one on one. So it ends up being just a convenience in taking down that yak pack, for example. Fun to play though. I think it would be better to bump up the level of this spell, and increase the initial duration. When you first get it at L2, the duration is stupidly short.
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 +> Spectral Weapon: best new spell by far. Works pretty well, and fun to play with. I don't think it's overpowered at all, since the thing dies so fast. If anything, I'd rather increase the HP/AC and scale down the damage somewhat to compensate. It's not too fun when your trusty weapon ally dies in 2-3 turns.
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 +> Song of Shielding: too expensive to cast and use, for too little utility, IMO. The mana buffer could easily disappear with one hit by a tough opponent. I think this spell definitely needs rework.
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 +> Tentatively I'd suggest swapping Song of Shielding to L2 and Song of Slaying to L4 (with increased duration). Shielding is pretty weak as it is so making it cheaper to cast and available earlier might give it an early game niche similar to Infusion. There would also be a little offense vs defense tension as you have decide whether to use your mana for shielding or for infusion damage. Would also suggest Shroud of Golubria to be removed from this book. Shroud is a good spell, but to me it's Warper's thing. I'd rather have Song of Shielding (or a replacement) take its place as a L2 defensive spell.
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 +> I have a couple of proposals for a Song of Shielding replacement:
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 +> Mana Force Field (or maybe just Force Field): gives damage reduction that scales with available MP. As you use MP (to attack, etc), the effectiveness of the field goes down.
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 +> Mana Aura: passive effect that damages enemies that hit you, similar to LO passive heat. For Mana Aura though, the damage is non-elemental and scales with available MP, becoming less as your MP goes down.  --- //[[user:DracheReborn]] 2013-08-06 13:24//
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