Sympathy shows how strongly Empaths are considered the "masters of emotions" by being able to extend it towards others. It is an open cast spell in which each creature or individual not joined to the caster must pass a warding check in order to not be affected by the the Empath's sympathy. All creatures that fail the warding check will become unable to attack the Empath, or his group, and attempt to attack each other instead. Also, all player characters that fail the warding check will also be unable to harm the Empath or his group; however, they will not attempt to attack other player characters if the spell was cast by a player character. Training in Spiritual and/or Mental Mana Controls will increase the possible number of targets.
Sympathy is considered a disabling spell. It is considered a contribution to an attack for purposes of experience gain or treasure determination. A creature that is killed by a Sympathetic creature will only count as a kill for the Empath if the Empath has personally injured or disabled the creature.
Mana Control Benefit
MMC + SMC total ranks 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 150 Total targets 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 21
- Not all thresholds shown. Benefits continue to 500 total ranks, but the likelihood of facing >21 targets, or even >10 is extremely low
The Undead, not possessive of feelings, are even harder to provoke with Sympathy. However, with advanced training in Mental Lore, Telepathy the caster is able to make them remember past feelings from being alive to simulate sympathy. At the minimum, the caster will need half the Undead's level in Mental Lore, Telepathy ranks to even have a chance to affect the undead creature. Furthermore, if the Empath's Mental Lore, Telepathy ranks are equal to, or greater than, the undead monster's level then the caster will successfully be able to affect the undead 100% of the time, subject to the target failing the warding check.
Player cast: All player characters that fail the warding check will also be unable to harm the Empath or his group; however, they will not attempt to attack other player characters instead.
Creature Cast: Each round while creature-cast Sympathy (1120) is active, you make a check. First, you look for other players in the room. If you find one, you'll be forced to attack them. If none are present, you will experience a random amount of cumulative roundtime.
You gesture at a kiramon defender. Closing your eyes and expanding your mind outward, you attempt to instill a sense of sympathy into those within the area... CS: +216 - TD: +148 + CvA: +25 + d100: +93 == +186 Warding failed! A kiramon worker's eyes begin to glow black. CS: +216 - TD: +177 + CvA: +25 + d100: +80 == +144 Warding failed! A kiramon defender's eyes begin to glow black. CS: +216 - TD: +177 + CvA: +25 + d100: +73 == +137 Warding failed! A kiramon defender's eyes begin to glow black. You open your eyes, feeling less focused.
Note: The color that the eyes glow is dependent on the eye color of the caster as long as the caster's eye color descriptor is under 14 characters in length. If the character's eye color field is 14 or more characters, the eye glow will default to purple.
A kiramon defender's eyes cease to glow.
- Empath Base Spell Circle: Sympathy, on Play.net