Arcane Blast (1700)

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Arcane Blast (1700)
Mnemonic [ARCANEBLAST]
Duration Instant
Attack Magic - Damage  
Subtype Bolt / Warding 
Target(s) Single 
Interval One-shot 
Damage Type Hitpoint 
Critical Type Impact 
Arcane Spells
Arcane Blast (1700) Attack
Arcane Decoy (1701) Defensive
Unannounced (1702)
Unannounced (1703)
Stun Cloud (1704) Attack
Martial Prowess (1705) Defensive
Flaming Aura (1706) Attack
Minor Steam (1707) Attack
Mystic Impedance (1708) Attack
Minor Cold (1709) Attack
Major Acid (1710) Attack
Mystic Focus (1711) Offensive
Spirit Guard (1712) Defensive
Death Cloud (1713) Attack
Quake (1714) Attack
Firestorm (1715) Attack
Unannounced (1716)
Unannounced (1717)
V'tull's Fury (1718) Attack
Unannounced (1719)
Arcane Barrier (1720) Defensive
Unannounced (1725)
Fash'lo'nae's Gift (1750) Utility

Arcane Blast is an attack spell designed specifically to ease mana constraints early on in the careers of pure professions: cleric, empath, sorcerer, and wizard. Arcane Blast is unique among spells as it requires no mana to cast and it is known innately (without training Spell Research). It can be cast as both a warding spell and a bolt spell. In trade for these advantages, unlike other spells, it will induce five (5) seconds of hard roundtime (RT) for the caster (which is ordinarily three (3) seconds of cast roundtime for most spells). Furthermore, it cannot be used with or gains no advantage by coupling with a host of other spells where its zero mana cost would be overly powerful.

Usage

  • PREP 1700 | CAST {target} or INCANT 1700 to cast the warding version of the spell
  • PREP 1700 | EVOKE {target} to cast the bolt version of the spell
  • INCANT 1700 EVOKE to evoke this spell once using INCANT
  • INCANT SET EVOKE 1700 to always evoke this spell using INCANT 1700

To effectively use the bolt version, training in Spell Aiming is required, and casting from an offensive stance is strongly recommended.

Damage Factor (DF) Table

The warding version is functionally identical to Force Orb (1201) in terms of the amount of damage done, whereas the bolt version uses a damage table identical to Minor Shock (901) except that both versions result in impact damage.

Bolting DF

Spell AG Cloth Leather Scale Chain Plate
AsG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Arcane Blast DF .149 .133 .111 .122 .128
AvD 35 25 24 23 22 30 28 26 24 33 29 25 21 36 30 24 18

Warding DF

A successful attack will inflict 8 base damage plus 1 additional hitpoint for each 20 warding margin (endroll - 100) (damage factor of 0.050). A successful cast will also include an impact critical injury with associated critical damage and status effects.

Messaging

Bolt Version
>incant 1700 evoke
You gesture sharply and recite the esoteric command for Arcane Blast...
Your spell is ready.
You gesture at a giant rat.
You hurl a torrent of arcane energy at a giant rat!
  AS: +75 vs DS: +0 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +84 = +194
   ... and hit for 29 points of damage!
   Nice blow to chest!
The giant rat collapses to the ground, emits a final squeal, and dies.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
Warding Version
>incant 1700
You gesture sharply and recite the esoteric command for Arcane Blast...
Your spell is ready.
You gesture at a giant rat.
  CS: +25 - TD: +3 + CvA: +25 + d100: +100 == +147
  Warding failed!
  A torrent of arcane energy blasts the giant rat for 10 points of damage!
   ... 15 points of damage!
   Nice blow to back!
   The giant rat is stunned!
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.
Roundtime: 5 sec.

Limitations

This spell is available to pure professions only. Arcane Blast does not work with Holy Receptacle (325), Magic Item Creation (420), Haste (506), Rapid Fire (515), Charge Item (517), nor Scroll Infusion (714).

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