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Lore Bonus

Category: Sorcerers
Topic: Sorcerer Spells
Message #: 3314
Author: GS4-ESTILD
Date: 8/29/2015 2:18 PM
Subject: Re: 719 and the ELR

2) If 10 ranks of a lore 'almost adds one crit rank', what is the actual threshold for actually adding one crit rank?

12 ranks.

GameMaster Estild


Category: Sorcerers
Topic: Sorcerer Banter
Message #: 16
Author: GS4-ESTILD
Date: 2/28/2015 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: Old people problems

Dark Catalyst's (719) Elemental Lore bonus is a bit convoluted. I will tell you this: at 10 ranks of the appropriate lore, it almost adds one crit rank to the relevant damage cycle, at 50 lore ranks it adds 2 crit ranks, and at 100 lore ranks it adds 3 crit ranks. It's a flat modifier and the warding margin is not a factor. If you're wanting to crit kill with Dark Catalyst, the lore benefit is pretty good, although admittedly, you don't receive much other benefit with those ranks (at least until the Elemental Lore Review for the Minor Elemental spell circle).

GameMaster Estild

Posts 2003-2005

Category: Sorcerers
Topic: Sorcerer Banter
Message #: 13
Author: KARDIOS
Date: 2/28/2015 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: Old people problems

Below are all of the old GM posts that I saved, including the "polynomial equation" post.

GS3-NILVEN

Dark Catalyst Updated · on 9/30/2003 11:22:12 PM 3169

Dark Catalyst has been updated to take into account the effects of Elemental Lores. More specifically, it does more damage for a particular critical type if you have training in the appropriate Lore skill. The spell functions exactly the same as it did before for players with no lore training.

Note: Lightning criticals are solely effected by Air lore as opposed to Air and Water lore like wizard bolts.

Nilven

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GS3-NILVEN

Re: Has anyone testing the lores and 719 yet? · on 10/2/2003 7:49:37 PM 23563

Elemental Lore training does not add extra flares.

Nilven

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GS3-NILVEN

Re: Has anyone testing the lores and 719 yet? · on 10/2/2003 8:29:45 PM 23565

>It should.<

No, DC flares are very powerful. Adding additional flares would be overpowering, adding to the damage/critical strength of existing flares is not.

Nilven

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GS4-NILVEN

Re: elemental lore and DC · on 7/14/2005 8:21:04 AM 5567

Elemtan Lore helps with both damage and crit.

Nilven

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GS4-NILVEN

Re: elemental lore and DC · on 7/14/2005 1:17:06 PM 5577

>Nilven, thank you for responding. Do you care to explain a bit more? Does it always help, is there a random roll? I how does it help with crits? I would love to have my DC be more powerful, but nearly every sorcerer tells me not to train in elemental lore fire or otherwize. They tell me it was tested alot and the effects are not noticable.<

1) It always helps. 2) It ups the critical rank on a diminishing returns basis.

Nilven

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GS4-NILVEN

Re: elemental lore and DC · on 7/17/2005 3:50:54 PM 5612

The spell's bonus works off ranks. Benefit starts to be seen from 3 ranks and onwards. Diminishing returns kick in at 10 ranks.

Nilven

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GS4-NILVEN

Re: Elemental Lore - Seed · on 11/11/2005 12:08:41 AM 7029

The elemental lore formula for Dark Catalyst doesn't follow any of the lore summation charts. It use a polynomial equation.

Nilven