Bless Item (304)

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Bless Item (304)
Mnemonic [BLESS]
Base Duration 20+3 swings per Cleric Base rank
Added Duration +1 swing per SL-B rank
Span Solid Block
Offensive Magic - Weapon Enhancement  
Subtype Weapon Enhancement 
Weapon Enhancement Bless 
Weapon Requirements Blessable Weapon
Cleric Base Spells
Prayer of Holding (301) Attack
Smite/Bane (302) Attack
Prayer of Protection (303) Defensive
Bless Item (304) Offensive
Preservation (305) Utility
Holy Bolt (306) Attack
Benediction (307) Defensive
Well of Life (308) Utility
Neutralize Curse (309) Utility
Warding Sphere (310) Defensive
Blind (311) Attack
Fervent Reproach (312) Attack
Prayer (313) Defensive
Relieve Burden (314) Utility
Remove Curse (315) Utility
Censure (316) Attack
Divine Fury (317) Attack
Raise Dead (318) Utility
Soul Ward (319) Defensive
Ethereal Censer (320) Attack
Holy Receptacle (325) Utility
Prayer of Communion (330) Utility
Divine Wrath (335) Attack
Symbol of the Proselyte (340) Offensive
Miracle (350) Utility

Bless Item is used to prepare weapons to fight the undead, which are immune to the attacks of normal weapons. Weapons with flares cannot be blessed, though many special scripts applied to weapons and armor (such as ensorcell) do not prevent a bless. Weapons with critical weighting or damage weighting may be blessed by a sufficiently skilled cleric with reduced efficiency. Any weapon assessed at heavy or higher weighting will require an extremely skilled cleric to bless, if it is possible at all. A cleric with 25 Cleric Base ranks can add holy water flares to a weapon. A cleric with 40 ranks can bless magic metal weapons (such as vultite) or enchanted weapons.

Blesses last for 20 + (3 × Cleric Base ranks) swings. Overtraining in the Cleric Base beyond the caster's level will continue to add to duration. Training in Spiritual Lore, Blessings will add one swing per rank. An item can be blessed for a maximum of 998 uses.

# of swings = 20 + (3 × Cleric Base ranks) + Blessings Lore ranks

When casting from a magical item or scroll, every two skill ranks (for the appropriate activation method) count as 1 spell rank.

A cursed weapon cannot be blessed and often the resulting clash of diametrically opposed energies may prove catastrophic.

Usage

  • PREP 304 | CAST {target} or INCANT 304 to cast this spell. The target must have a blessable weapon in hand

Use with Consecrate (1604)

For weapons, the paladin spell, Consecrate, can increase the duration of Bless Item or Symbol of Blessing. Consecrate is cast at the weapon first, and then the blessing must be performed within 10 minutes, which is extended by a variable percentage (50% to 100%, based on the lore training of the Consecrate caster).

Removing a Bless

If desired, an active bless can be removed using Spirit Dispel (119), but not Elemental Dispel (417) or Mental Dispel (1218). Blesses must be removed prior to most other modifications of the weapon or armor, such as enchanting or eblading.

Lore Benefit

Training in Spiritual Lore, Blessings will add one swing per rank.

Messaging

A searing white light enfolds the WEAPON for a moment and then appears to become incorporated into it.

Alchemy Recipe

Some minor holy oil
  1. Add blessed oil
  2. Add 4 doses of wraith talon from wraiths
  3. Add powdered white jade
  4. Boil
  5. Add ayanad crystal
  6. Add glowing white powder
  7. Simmer
  8. Chant Bless Item (304)

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