Calling on the favor of her patron, the Paladin can Consecrate holy armaments as a preparatory measure, as well as to enhance their effectiveness against the undead. When cast upon a holy weapon, shield, or piece of armor, the Paladin may channel her spiritual energy into the item, causing it to randomly flare with plasma criticals against a foe. The spell will also allow the Paladin to reduce or eliminate the amount of spoil in certain food and drink items. Consecrated holy armor does not have reactive flares but can flare on offensive combat maneuvers. Consecrated shields can also trigger a flare when blocking while in a more aggressive stance (forward/advanced/offensive).
When cast on a blessable weapon, Consecrate will increase the duration (number of swings) of the next cast of Bless (304), as well as the Order of Voln's Symbol of Blessing, by 50% when cast beforehand, within 10 minutes of the blessing. Furthermore, it can be cast upon weapons that are normally unblessable to make them blessed for one swing or one minute, whichever is expended first.
Consecrate is also used to prepare a non-sanctified weapon for Holy Weapon (1625).
To use Consecrate in this manner:
- Cast Consecrate (1604) at the weapon
- Cast Bless (304), Symbol of Blessing, or Holy Weapon (1625) at the weapon within the next 10 minutes
Lore Benefits 1
Spiritual Lore, Blessings provides a +5% blessing duration increase per rank (added to the base 50%), up to a maximum of 100% duration increase at 10 ranks.
Spiritual Lore, Blessings ranks 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total % blesses added 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95% 100%
When cast on a holy armament, Consecrate bestows Guiding Light flares on the item, causing plasma criticals at the standard flare rate. If the weapon is enchanted or magical, the caster's Paladin Base spell ranks plus Spiritual Lore, Blessings ranks must be 15 or greater to affect the weapon. These plasma flares will flare against any creature, but only for Paladins and Clerics who wield the consecrated weapon. In addition, upon triggering the first flare, there is a chance of a second plasma flare on the same hit. The chance and potency of the second flare can be increased with lore training.
The spell duration is 20 + (3 * Paladin spell ranks) swings.
Generally, a weapon only receives Guiding Light flares if the weapon does not already possess flares or weighting above heavy. While most flares interfere with Guiding Light flares, the following script-based flares do not: Blink, Bubble flares, Knockout flares, Poleaxe flares, Parasitic weapon, Rotflares, and Ethereal weapons. Flares or weighting resulting from Creature Bane will not interfere with "Guiding Light" flares.
If the weapon has critical or damage weighting, the potency of the Guiding Light flares will be diminished. This effect starts at 1 point of effective combat weighting, and essentially caps out at 10 points of weighting ("heavily weighted"). Trying to apply Guiding Light flares on something heavy or over will block it outright. This does NOT apply to the version of Guiding Light flares applied by 1625.
Spiritual Lore, Blessings increases the duration, adding +1 swing for every rank. The base chance for a second flare increases by 4% per seed 3 summation, from an additional 4% chance at 3 ranks to a maximum bonus of 68% at 187 ranks.
Spiritual Lore, Summoning increases the potency of the secondary lore flares by increasing the critical rank by 0.2 per seed 6 summation. For example, 40 ranks in Spiritual Lore, Summoning will increase the critical rank by +1. Intermediate training also helps. If the Paladin's lore ranks would give a 0.8 increase in critical rank, then the critical rank level would be increased by +1 80% of the time. This critical rank increase only affects the second flare (whose chance of occurring is determined by Spiritual Lore, Blessings as described above).
Food and Drink
Spoiling food and drink items will be renewed. Spiritual Lore, Blessings training keeps food/drink fresh for a longer period of time.
Consecrate will have diminished returns when reducing the spoilage of Manna bread, determined by the Paladin's skill. The mana regeneration rate will be set to 3 + seed 2 summation of Spiritual Lore, Blessings. The maximum mana lore bonus will be set to 10 + (5 * seed 5 summation of Spiritual Lore, Blessings). If the existing effectiveness is less than the Paladin's skill set, then the stats are not affected, but the food is no longer spoiled.