Sandstorm (914)

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Sandstorm (914)
Mnemonic [SANDSTORM]
Duration Special
Attack Magic - Damage  
Subtype Maneuver 
Target(s) Single 
Interval Damage over time 
Damage Type Hitpoint 
Critical Type Impact and Unbalance 
Wizard Base Spells
Minor Shock (901) Attack
Minor Elemental Edge (902) Offensive
Minor Water (903) Attack
Minor Acid (904) Attack
Prismatic Guard (905) Defensive
Minor Fire (906) Attack
Major Cold (907) Attack
Major Fire (908) Attack
Tremors (909) Attack
Major Shock (910) Attack
Mass Blur (911) Defensive
Call Wind (912) Attack
Melgorehn's Aura (913) Defensive
Sandstorm (914) Attack
Weapon Fire (915) Attack
Invisibility (916) Utility
Earthen Fury (917) Attack
Duplicate (918) Utility
Wizard's Shield (919) Defensive
Call Familiar (920) Utility
Enchant Item (925) Utility
Familiar Gate (930) Utility
Core Tap (950) Offensive


Sandstorm creates a focused whirlwind that builds over time to a raging sandstorm that will periodically attempt to directly damage its target. The storm's damage cycles will continue until either the target dies or the storm dissipates. Injuries caused by the storm will be either impact from blowing sand or unbalance from the swirling winds. Additional sandstorm casts (stacking) directed at the target will speed up the summoning process and also increase damage. Moving to or casting a sanctuary will prevent the cycles from causing damaging and is thus an effective defense against the spell after its initial cast.

Usage

Lore Benefits

Elemental Lore, Air

Elemental Lore, Air, will help summon the storm faster by an unknown formula. In addition it will increase the critical rank it deals when doing unbalance damage based on seed 6 summation of ranks.

Elemental Lore, Air Ranks 6 13 21 30 40 51 63 76 90 105 121 138 156 175 195 216 238
Increase in critical rank .2 .4 .6 .8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 3 3.2 3.4


Elemental Lore, Earth

Elemental Lore, Earth, will increase the critical rank it deals when doing impact damage based on seed 6 summation of ranks.

Elemental Lore, Earth Ranks 6 13 21 30 40 51 63 76 90 105 121 138 156 175 195 216 238
Increase in critical rank .2 .4 .6 .8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 2 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.8 3 3.2 3.4

Magical Items and Scrolls

Sandstorm (914) has increased effect with Wizard Base spell ranks.

If cast from a magic item or a scroll, the effective spell rank is determined by the larger of either the user's natively trained Wizard Base spell ranks, or a phantom spell rank calculated based on Magic Item Use or Arcane Symbols, respectively. This calculated rank is identical for all activation verbs.

Effective Spell Rank (MIU/AS)
0.5 per MIU/AS rank up to caster level
0.33 per MIU/AS rank up to 2x caster level
0.1 per MIU/AS rank above 2x caster level

Messaging

>incant 914
Your hands glow with power as you invoke the phrase for Sandstorm...
Your spell is ready.
You gesture at a hill troll.
A swirling whirlwind drifts into the area, moving slowly towards a hill troll.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.

>Your swirling whirlwind grows more violent, the sounds of its winds rising to deafening heights as they swirl around a hill troll.

>Your violent whirlwind continues swirling around a hill troll and picks up more sand.  Before long it becomes a raging sandstorm.

>Your raging sandstorm swirls around a hill troll, assaulting him with sand and bits of debris...
   ... 105 points of damage!
   Every bone in the left arm shattered and scattered about!
   The hill troll is stunned!
>Your raging sandstorm swirls around a hill troll, assaulting him with violent winds...
   ... 100 points of damage!
   The hill troll drops to the ground like a sack of potatoes.
   It is knocked to the ground!
>Your raging sandstorm swirls around a hill troll, assaulting him with violent winds...
   ... 95 points of damage!
   Spun clockwise, the hill troll falls in a heap.
The hill troll screams one last time and dies.
The deep blue glow leaves a hill troll.

>Suddenly the last wisps of a raging sandstorm rise into the air, still swirling, and then disappear.

Note: Some line spacing added to above log for readability.

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