Vibration Chant (1002)
Vibration Chant direct a bard's voice at an object that a player character or creature is holding in order to attempt to vibrate the item out of the wielder's hand. A warding check is made to see if the item is dropped. With endrolls of 150 or greater total item destruction will result. When this shattering occurs it will also inflict critical damage to the target.
This spellsong can be very useful in disabling creatures by getting rid of their weapons and/or shields for a very small mana cost.
Note: It is not possible to shatter enchanted weapons.
Training in Mental Lore, Manipulation increases the chance to cause the target's weapon/shield to explode by reducing the endroll minimum. The minimum number of ranks to receive this benefit is one. With lore training there is a minimum endroll reduction bonus of 2 plus an additional reduction based on lore ranks. For ranks 1 to 5 the reduction is 1.2 per rank, ranks 6 to 10 (0.8 per rank), ranks 11 to 15 (0.6 per rank). The bonus for ranks >15 has not been sufficiently tested.
5 ranks will reduce the minimum ER required to shatter an item from ER 150 to ER 142.
- 2 base + (5 * 1.2 per rank) = 8 total reduction
10 ranks will reduce the minimum ER from 150 to 138.
- 2 base + (5 * 1.2) + (5 * 0.8) = 12 total reduction
If the target is stunned, there is a flat reduction of 20 to the minimum ER threshold for shattering an item. This is in addition to any lore bonus. As an example, with 5 lore ranks the minimum endroll for shattering an item when the target is stunned is ER 122.
- Shaking item loose
You change your tune slightly, adding the element for Vibration Chant to your song... Your spellsong is ready. You weave another verse into your harmony, directing the sound of your voice at a skeleton. CS: +46 - TD: +3 + CvA: +25 + d100: +66 == +134 Warding failed! You focus your voice on the skeleton's dagger, shaking its grip on it until the dagger falls to the ground. Sing Roundtime 3 Seconds.
- Shattering item w/critical damage
You change your tune slightly, adding the element for Vibration Chant to your song... Your spellsong is ready. You weave another verse into your harmony, directing the sound of your voice at a fanged goblin. CS: +46 - TD: +6 + CvA: +11 + d100: +93 == +144 Warding failed! You focus your voice on a fanged goblin's handaxe with perfect resonance, causing it to shatter into thousands of tiny pieces! ... 25 points of damage! Strong blow breaks neck! The fanged goblin falls to the ground, kicks several times and dies. Sing Roundtime 3 Seconds.
- Bard Base Spell Circle: Vibration Chant, on Play.net