How does being able to turn mana potions into a CYDSTEPP at the 20 mana threshold instead of 25 sound?
A lot like mystic balance
With Mystic Balance, you'd need 16 Mana. Thats Extra Mana + 1 Magic from Mysterea. Or if Elf, you need 225 CP. Extra mana would still potentially take a fully explored map, but it preppable, as opposed to, say Elven Boots, which aren't. And you've need to pick two debuffs up somewhere, but 2 is rather manageable. Come to think of it, 4 is manageable (weakening, corrosion, poison, curse and slow from RBS) which then means you need less mana with or without Mystic Balance.
Quick, someone, do mathemagic! If 10 is 60% whats a 100%? Also for 8?
Patches, as you mention, is also probably fine.
And DO NOT underestimate Extra Mana. Ever! It stacks and adds up and let's wizards do 3 fireballs unassisted, and Warlord's got too much attack anyway
The opportunity cost of not taking the Trisword is too high. I think the cauldron should be regulated to the shop pool. Still pushing for my Slime Cauldron idea.
is the real problem. I've been considering our current item lineup lately, and the Trisword is just way too good...[/quote]
It is, I've just not been harping on it because it went through so many incarnations and CB is more gruesome. But, during my enitre playthrough BEFORE I've unlocked it, the ammount of situations where I thought "Trisword would make this trivial" is rather alarming. And I've put off unlocking it untill the very least moment so I'd get a chance to see the game without cheeze in my eyes, which is how CB snuck upon me.
However, screw the opportunity cost if you can turn every mana potion into a free hit with just preps and so little hassle. Heck, the strat is so hassle free you can darn well just prep quest items and pick the sword up - if you're packing cauldron, you'd be looking for the Platemail anyway - unless you prep RBS.
Darvin wrote:Agree with putting a Slime Cauldron in the shop pool.
Agree very much, except I'd love if it got it damned predictions fixed first so I can test it properly. It's bound to be stupidly good with JJ worshiping wizards. The big problem it has is there isn't so much stuff you can do with extra effective potions except CYDSTEPP. And it works better with gnomes than with elves, especially if you tack on a mage plate (for glyphs other than CYDSTEPP). So it's boosting gnomes and warlords, big whoop!