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Postby dolphan13 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:27 pm

Kinda new to this game and I'm wondering if there is a listing of "effects" and what they do. I've checked the wiki and forums but have not been able to find descriptions of effects.

For instance, I don't know what the burning effect really does. I know a few ways to get it on a monster but what does it do? I found this in a description of the sword Whurrgarble "Your physical attacks deal burning damage (+1) damage", does this mean that this sword only does +1 damage? Why not use the +2 sword or +4 fine sword instead?

Corrosion is another one....any help would be appreciated!
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Re: effects listing?

Postby gjaustin on Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:06 pm

dolphan13 wrote:Kinda new to this game and I'm wondering if there is a listing of "effects" and what they do. I've checked the wiki and forums but have not been able to find descriptions of effects.

For instance, I don't know what the burning effect really does. I know a few ways to get it on a monster but what does it do? I found this in a description of the sword Whurrgarble "Your physical attacks deal burning damage (+1) damage", does this mean that this sword only does +1 damage? Why not use the +2 sword or +4 fine sword instead?

Corrosion is another one....any help would be appreciated!


Sure. The Wiki is sparse because things have been changing so much from week to week. The community here is pretty awesome and we're all glad to help answer questions.

Burning is applied by Fireball and Whurrgarbl. It means that whenever one of those attacks hits, it does bonus damage equal to the burning, then applies another layer of burning.

Example: You're level 1, so your Fireball does 4 damage
First Fireball: Deals 4 damage, leaves Burning (1)
Second: Deals 5 damage, leaves Burning (2)
And so on


Now, the other thing to realize about Burning is that it'll "ignite" if that enemy is hit with a non-burning attack or any other enemy is hit at all. When Burning ignites, it deals damage equal to its stacks to the monster. So to continue the above example:

You're fighting a monster with 11 health

First Fireball: 7 health and Burning (1)
Second Fireball: 2 Health and Burning (2)

Now, if you attack another monster the Burning will ignite and kill the first monster.


Finally Corrosion increase damage from every melee and Fireballs by 1 per stack. Unlike Burning it never goes away. It can also be applied to both the PC and Monsters, while Burning is applied to monsters only.
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Re: effects listing?

Postby Darvin on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:12 pm

We're not putting a lot of effort into maintaining the item list on the wiki right now, since items are in a state of flux. Whrrgarbl in particular has already gone through three different complete overhauls.

Anyways, as to effects you might gain against monsters:

Corrosion: +1 damage from all sources
Might: +30% attack bonus, enemies struck lose 3% magic and physical resist
Burning: stacking +1 damage from successive hits against the same target (stacks only up to 2x the monster's level)
Slow: monster always strikes after you, has first strike, teleport and fireball retaliation disabled, and is worth +1 XP if killed while slowed
Poisoned: does not regenerate health while you explore
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Re: effects listing?

Postby dolphan13 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:50 pm

Thanks guys, that info is very useful.
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Re: effects listing?

Postby Kuranes on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:41 pm

In addition to what has already been posted:
Weakening: loweres your base damage by 1
Manaburn: you loose all your mana and can't regenerate it

There is also stuff like "lower resists by X%" but that one is fairly obvious. :)
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Re: effects listing?

Postby Darvin on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:53 pm

Well, those are effects that a monster can have against you. There is no way for a player to get the mana burn, resist down (outside of might) or weakening property.
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Re: effects listing?

Postby Kuranes on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:04 pm

Darvin wrote:Well, those are effects that a monster can have against you. There is no way for a player to get the mana burn, resist down (outside of might) or weakening property.


Right, I simply must have misunderstood him.
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Re: effects listing?

Postby dolphan13 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:16 pm

How about "Lower Resist" that Bandits dish out? When I hit a Bandit and it indicates I'll get "Resist Down" (I think that's what it's called) I hit the Bandit but never seem to see any change on my character card indicting that I have some sort of lowered resistance status like I see when I get weakened/poisoned/mana burned. Is Lower Resist bugged?
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Re: effects listing?

Postby harfatum on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:21 pm

Lower Resist permanently lowers your resistances, it's not a status. If your resistances are already at zero, it does nothing.
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Re: effects listing?

Postby The Avatar on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:23 pm

So it crushes resist characters and sucks otherwise.
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