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A character's '''mana points''' are determined by his or her mana statistic(s) and [[Harness Power]] skill training. Mana points are the basic unit of cost for magic-based abilities, and therefore characters with a higher mana point capacity are capable of larger quantities of, and/or more advanced, magic.
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A character's '''mana points''' are determined by his or her mana stat(s) and [[Harness Power]] skill training.
 
 
Any character whose current mana points are below capacity will receive new mana points upon each 'pulse', which occurs roughly every 2 minutes. A variety of factors, most notably location, affect the quantity of mana received, but it is calculated based upon a percentage of the character's capacity. (Depending on the circumstances, normally between 10%-25%, though amounts slightly outside that range are possible.)
 
  
 
== Mana Stats ==
 
== Mana Stats ==
  
Each [[profession]] uses one or two [[statistic]]s to determine its base mana points. The bonus of the statistic, not the value of the statistic itself, is used.
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Each [[profession]] uses one or two [[statistic]]s to determine its base mana points. The bonus of the [[stat]], not the value of the [[stat]] itself, is used.
  
 
* The [[Cleric]], [[Paladin]], and [[Ranger]] use [[Wisdom]] as their mana stat.
 
* The [[Cleric]], [[Paladin]], and [[Ranger]] use [[Wisdom]] as their mana stat.
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A character's maximum [[mana]] points are equal to the following:
 
A character's maximum [[mana]] points are equal to the following:
  
<div {{prettydiv|margin-right=50%}}>'''Max MP = [[trunc]][(StatBonus1 + StatBonus2) &divide; 4] + Harness Power Bonus'''</div>
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* '''Max MP = trunc((ManaStat#1+ManaStat#2)/4) + Harness Power Bonus'''
  
where the [[Harness Power|Harness Power Bonus]] is equal to 3 &times; Ranks for ranks less than or equal to the character's level, and 1 &times; Ranks for ranks beyond the character's level. If the character has only one mana [[stat]], use it for both StatBonus1 and StatBonus2.
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where the [[Harness Power]] Bonus is equal to 3*Ranks for ranks less than or equal to the character's level, and 1*Ranks for ranks beyond the character's level. If the character has only one mana [[stat]], use it for both ManaStat#1 and ManaStat#2.
  
 
'''Example Calculation'''
 
'''Example Calculation'''
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Versa is a level 10 [[Elf]] [[Empath]] with a 100 in [[Influence]] and a 98 in [[Wisdom]]; this amounts to bonuses of +35 in [[Influence]] and +24 in [[Wisdom]]. Versa has 15 ranks of [[Harness Power]]. Versa's maximum mana points are:
 
Versa is a level 10 [[Elf]] [[Empath]] with a 100 in [[Influence]] and a 98 in [[Wisdom]]; this amounts to bonuses of +35 in [[Influence]] and +24 in [[Wisdom]]. Versa has 15 ranks of [[Harness Power]]. Versa's maximum mana points are:
  
<div {{prettydiv|margin-right=50%}}>trunc[(35+24) &divide; 4] + 3 &times; (10 ranks) + 1 &times; (5 ranks) = 14 + 30 + 5 = '''49 MP.'''</div>
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trunc((35+24)/4) + 3*(10 ranks) + 1*(5 ranks) = 14 + 30 + 5 = '''49 MP.'''
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== Reference ==
 
== Reference ==
  
 
Official Magic Guide http://www.play.net/gs4/info/magic-guide.asp#mana
 
Official Magic Guide http://www.play.net/gs4/info/magic-guide.asp#mana
 
[[category:Magic]]
 
[[category:Basic Mechanics]]
 

Revision as of 01:02, 26 November 2006

A character's mana points are determined by his or her mana stat(s) and Harness Power skill training.

Mana Stats

Each profession uses one or two statistics to determine its base mana points. The bonus of the stat, not the value of the stat itself, is used.

Mana Point Calculation

A character's maximum mana points are equal to the following:

  • Max MP = trunc((ManaStat#1+ManaStat#2)/4) + Harness Power Bonus

where the Harness Power Bonus is equal to 3*Ranks for ranks less than or equal to the character's level, and 1*Ranks for ranks beyond the character's level. If the character has only one mana stat, use it for both ManaStat#1 and ManaStat#2.

Example Calculation

Versa is a level 10 Elf Empath with a 100 in Influence and a 98 in Wisdom; this amounts to bonuses of +35 in Influence and +24 in Wisdom. Versa has 15 ranks of Harness Power. Versa's maximum mana points are:

trunc((35+24)/4) + 3*(10 ranks) + 1*(5 ranks) = 14 + 30 + 5 = 49 MP.


Reference

Official Magic Guide http://www.play.net/gs4/info/magic-guide.asp#mana