Dispelling spells/saved posts
Dateline 7/11/2008: DOUBTS, DISPELLED?
Perhaps, or perhaps not. Time will tell. Magic, on the other hand, certainly can be!
Powered by reworked core magic dispelling mechanics, 'new' mass dispel spells have been added to the Major Elemental and Major Spiritual spell circles. These, named Elemental Disjunction (530) and Spiritual Abolition (230) respectively, fill the previously empty 30th level slots.
Spells 530 and 230 will dispel a random number of spells from a target, favoring spells from the same sphere before out-of-sphere spells. Diligent training in the appropriate spell circle (Major Elemental for spell 530, Major Spiritual for spell 230) helps to increase the minimum number of spells dispelled. Caster and target levels are also factored in determining the number of spells dispelled. At minimum one spell will always be dispelled.
For the purposes of in-sphere and out-of-sphere designation, spells from hybrid spell circles are considered to be in-sphere for both (e.g. Sorcerer Base spells are considered in-sphere for both Elemental and Spiritual dispels, Empath base spells are considered in-sphere for both Spiritual and Mental dispels, etc.).
The mana cost for these mass dispel spells is a static 30 mana.
The mana cost for these spells is now reduced by one (1) mana per seventy-five (75) skill bonus in the mana control skill appropriate for the spell. Additionally, a chance to inflict nerve damage has been added when dispelling a prepared spell from a target as an added benefit.
The mana costs for dispelling a prepared spell or burning a target's mana remain a flat 17 mana, and are NOT affected by mana control skill training. The sphere interference cascade effect, triggered when single dispel spells of different spheres are used on the same target in combination, remains intact.
With the addition of spell 230 Spiritual Abolition, the 40th level Empath Base spell slot, previously home to the Empathic Dispel spell, has been freed for future development.