Armored Fluidity

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Armored Fluidity
Available To Paladins
Mnemonic [FLUIDITY]
Requirements None
Prerequisites None
Rank Cost
1 20
2 30
3 40
4 50
5 60

Armored fluidity is a general armor specialization utility that is applied by paladins to armor. Once the wearer's armor has been adjusted, they can potentially cast spells with less spell hindrance. Each rank of armored fluidity reduces the spell failure chance by 10% of the base spell failure rate (all fractions dropped) up to a maximum of 50% at rank 5. This enhancement works concurrently with Faith's Clarity (1603).

Wearers of normal clothing, robes, light leather and full leather will not benefit from fluidity since these coverages do not resist the casting of magic spells.

Armor Adjustment Procedure

It is a very simple procedure for a paladin to adjust an individual's armor. Just type: ARMOR FLUIDITY <PERSON> (not case sensitive).

Messaging

  • Adjusting the armor
>armor fluidity milque
You adjust Milque's gold chainmail kirtle, making it easier for her to cast spells.
Roundtime: 5 sec.
  • Enhancement wearing off:
Your gold chainmail kirtle shifts out of place and feels much less comfortable than before.
  • Ending of the specialization:
As you remove your gold chainmail kirtle, it falls out of alignment.

Calculations and Examples

Each rank in armored fluidity reduces the caster's spell hindrance by 10% of the spell circle's base hindrance. To determine the base spell hindrance you need to find the value on the spell hindrance table where the armor worn by the caster intersects with the spell circle being cast. For example, the base hindrance value at the intersection of brigandine armor (AsG 12) and the minor elemental (MnE) spell circle is 7. It is important to note that the armored fluidity benefit is calculated from the spell circle's base hindrance and not the caster's actual hindrance.

Calculation of spell hindrance reduction:

trunc( Base hindrance * armored fluidity percentage )

Example I:

Base hindrance: 7%
Armored Fluidity Rank 3: .3 (30%)
Spell hindrance reduction: trunc( 7 * .3) = 2%

Example II:

Base hindrance: 20%
Armored Fluidity Rank 5: .5 (50%)
Spell hindrance reduction: trunc( 20 * .5) = 10%

Using example II, if a caster normally has a spell failure rate of 25% for a particular spell circle then having their armor adjusted by a paladin with Armored Fluidity, Rank 5 will reduce that rate to 15%.

Duration

The duration for all general specializations, including armored fluidity, is 4 hours or until the armor is removed. This duration can be refreshed.

Note: Only one general specialization can be used at a time.

Cumulative Armor Use Table

Armored Fluidity Base Spell Hindrance Reduction Armor Use Ranks Armor Use Skill
Rank 1 10% 20 90
Rank 2 20% 50 150
Rank 3 30% 90 190
Rank 4 40% 140 240
Rank 5 50% 200 300

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