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I'm wanting to address the boring/repetitive nature of hunting as a Cleric (i.e. 302/317 ad nauseam). However, I don't just want to introduce another new spell/ability when in terms of actual effectiveness, Clerics are in a pretty good spot. That's not to say there couldn't be enhancements in other areas (bolts, AoE crowd control/damage, etc), but my goal is the aforementioned issue. So how can that be accomplished without tipping the scales too much?
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I see the 320 spell slot as a potential solution. As a rough idea, it could be a maneuver attack with a secondary effect when successful. It could have a 30 second cooldown, but also have a random chance to come off cooldown early. That accomplishes a few things. First, as a maneuver attack, it gives Clerics a new tool to fall back on when other attack methods are ineffective, but it's also limited due to the cooldown which also prevents it from just replacing one spell number with another in their hunting tactics. Second, with a chance to randomly come off cooldown early, it breaks up some of the monotony as you could then choose to use it immediately or save it for the next target.
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If that idea was pursued, what interesting secondary effects would be worthwhile?
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* There's no guarantee any of this would actually be implemented, but I am interested in feedback and suggestions on it.
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*[[Cleric_Base_(saved_posts)#Ethereal Censer (320)|Ethereal Censer (saved posts)]]
 
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*[http://www.play.net/gs4/info/spells/spelllist.asp?circle=7#320 Cleric Spell Circle: Ethereal Censer], on play.net
 
*[http://www.play.net/gs4/info/spells/spelllist.asp?circle=7#320 Cleric Spell Circle: Ethereal Censer], on play.net

Revision as of 16:08, 14 November 2018

Ethereal Censer (320)
Mnemonic [CENSER]
Duration 30 seconds
Attack Magic - Damage  
Subtype Maneuver (SMRv2) 
Target(s) Single 
Damage Type none 
Critical Type Disintegration 
Cleric Base Spells
Prayer of Holding (301) Attack
Smite/Bane (302) Attack
Prayer of Protection (303) Defensive
Bless (304) Offensive
Preservation (305) Utility
Holy Bolt (306) Attack
Benediction (307) Defensive
Well of Life (308) Utility
Condemn (309) Attack
Warding Sphere (310) Defensive
Blind (311) Attack
Fervent Reproach (312) Attack
Prayer (313) Defensive
Relieve Burden (314) Utility
Remove Curse (315) Utility
Censure (316) Attack
Divine Fury (317) Attack
Raise Dead (318) Utility
Soul Ward (319) Defensive
Ethereal Censer (320) Attack
Holy Receptacle (325) Utility
Prayer of Communion (330) Utility
Divine Wrath (335) Attack
Symbol of the Proselyte (340) Offensive
Miracle (350) Utility

Ethereal Censer is a targeted offensive spell that will perform a maneuver attack against one target and has a 30 second buff to the caster to reduce mana costs of spells. It has a 30 second cooldown, with a chance to break early every every 2 seconds. Over the 30 second buff duration, it will also return 20 mana to the caster.


Self-Cast Messaging


>prep 320
You chant a reverent litany, clasping your hands while focusing upon the Ethereal Censer spell...
Your spell is ready.
>cast
You gesture.
Mana swirls into the visible spectrum and manifests as an ethereal, emerald green censer swinging pendulously through the air beside you.  A bronze haze of incense smoke trails in its wake, quickly spreading in sinuous tendrils through the area.

As the fragrant haze settles over you, you feel revitalized.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.

Cooldown Messaging

Your ethereal censer fades away, leaving only a faint lingering scent of incense.
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You sense the flows of mana around you are once again strong enough to support the manifestation of an ethereal censer.

Combat Resolution

Successful cast:

>prep 320
You chant a reverent litany, clasping your hands while focusing upon the Ethereal Censer spell...
Your spell is ready.
>cast rolt
You gesture at a rolton.
Mana swirls into the visible spectrum and manifests as an ethereal, emerald green censer swinging pendulously through the air beside you.  A bronze haze of incense smoke trails in its wake, quickly spreading in sinuous tendrils through the area.

[SMR result: 581 (Open d100: 179)]
A rolton becomes enveloped in the incense smoke!
   ... 50 points of damage!
   Vicious attack begins at base of neck and moves upwards, leaving only a fine mist above the rolton's shoulders!
The rolton collapses to the ground, emits a final bleat, and dies.

As the fragrant haze settles over you, you feel revitalized.
Cast Roundtime 3 Seconds.

Saved Post

GS4-ESTILD

Ethereal Censer (320) on 11/14/2018 10:51 AM CST

Ethereal Censer is now available to clerics. When cast, it will perform a maneuver attack against one target, then provide a 30 second mana reduction enhancement to the caster. The strength of the attack is determined by Cleric spell ranks, Spell Aiming, and Spiritual Lore, Religion. While the mana reduction enhancement is active, the cleric will gain 20 mana over the duration of the effect. The spell has a 30 second cooldown, but has a small chance to end early every 2 seconds with Spiritual Lore, Religion increasing the odds.

The base mana reduction benefit is 20% and increases once a cleric has more than 200 skill in Spirit Mana Control (up to 25% at 2x SMC and 30% at 3x SMC, using the formula of ((SMC skill - 200) / 20)). In addition, there is a spell rotation bonus for casting different spells. Everytime the cleric casts a different spell than the previous few spells, the bonus is +5%, up to +25% after 5 spells. If at anytime the cleric recasts any of spell they had already cast since starting the rotation, the bonus resets to 0%.

GameMaster Estild

This message was originally posted in Professions, Cleric. To discuss the above, follow the link below.

http://forums.play.net/forums/19/330/3382/view/389

Origin Story

GS4-ESTILD

320 on 10/12/2018 02:29 PM CDT

I'm wanting to address the boring/repetitive nature of hunting as a Cleric (i.e. 302/317 ad nauseam). However, I don't just want to introduce another new spell/ability when in terms of actual effectiveness, Clerics are in a pretty good spot. That's not to say there couldn't be enhancements in other areas (bolts, AoE crowd control/damage, etc), but my goal is the aforementioned issue. So how can that be accomplished without tipping the scales too much?

I see the 320 spell slot as a potential solution. As a rough idea, it could be a maneuver attack with a secondary effect when successful. It could have a 30 second cooldown, but also have a random chance to come off cooldown early. That accomplishes a few things. First, as a maneuver attack, it gives Clerics a new tool to fall back on when other attack methods are ineffective, but it's also limited due to the cooldown which also prevents it from just replacing one spell number with another in their hunting tactics. Second, with a chance to randomly come off cooldown early, it breaks up some of the monotony as you could then choose to use it immediately or save it for the next target.

If that idea was pursued, what interesting secondary effects would be worthwhile?

  • There's no guarantee any of this would actually be implemented, but I am interested in feedback and suggestions on it.

GameMaster Estild

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