Template talk:Defensive spell

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I don't see a point in splitting duration into two field, as not all spells have Additional Duration, which would leave an empty field for some spells. Additionally, the longer field names Base Description and Additional Description just don't work well with the floating table considering their length. A single Duration field should be sufficient. Area of Effect is a more intuitive label than Availability, and Group Spell should be changed to Group. Span is still an attribute of the spell's duration, and doesn't really merit its own field. - Oliver Talk 09:25, 5 September 2006 (EDT)

I'm pretty ambivalent about the duration being split into two fields, the width of the table does not bother me, since the values (such as "30 seconds for each Major Elemental spell known") will be pretty long themselves so it's not exactly going to be lopsided. Area of effect seems like the least intuitive way you could describe availability (well, maybe second to: "F983P"). Span is very different from flat duration as it obviously describes a separate aspect. Whereas 520's duration (as described in the "Duration field(s)" is very similar to 503's, say, they have very different effects when cast multiple times on oneself. Maybe the name "Span" could be changed to something else, but it's definitely a descriptive field. justin talk 12:14, 5 September 2006 (EDT)