Fear interrupting Black Breath is quite the unexpected combo of spells going off!
Naz is the one to answer this Osilin, but some observations:
BB drains a percentage of remaining moves/mana, giving some to the caster. The amount I've lost in testing has ranged from 'eh' to 'where the fuck are my moves'. It needs a target, but affects all non-grouped entities. It seems like the spell % is not important beyond casting success, making the 35 max pracs a trap. Haven't confirmed that myself.
Ignacio: fear can do nothing, make you flee, make you 'collapse' (like 50~ dam?), or wizkill. I assume these are thresholds where fear's power is drawn from a distribution and the roll is checked vs the target's save. Given that there's no friendly fire, it (and BB) are kinda neat in a teamfight!
Would love to see more interesting combinations of spells, eg a stacking spellsave reduction spell for a limited manacost, eg 10 mana for 10 spellsave or whatever stacking up to 5 times. Could be useful in both smob and pk. Dummy numbers but can easily be balanced. Or similar with armour reduction or pb/db.
I also just had similar experience with black breath. I ripped out in wide open wondering wtf happened to my moves! never seen it used before but was really effective.
2021/04/12 20:32, Shirefoot:
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First of all, major props for jumping us 3v5, while armed with black breath?! :-) Very gutsy as you didn't know what to expect. But it was really a 3v4, since Holey was midbie and new to the game. Also, as far as I know, Eldest is more of an xp/rp guy, though I suppose that in MUME you PK whether you want to or not.
The action itself was a 'Meh' at best. More of a slaughter than a battle. Our quake avoidance was nonexistent. I had a purple that I never bothered to recite. Nor could I be bothered to bolt a specific target. Honestly, I think just Zud, Cyndane and a couple of meagles could have handled this mission AND made a log worthy of notables. Not this one though, sorry!
This was fun, I had 2 stored quakes and hot mana. I really had no clue who was in, this group just cleared Brolg and Khuzur.
I was going regardless, just glad those two were close! 🤣
2021/04/12 23:16, Stoik:
First of all, props to you for charging in with no idea of what was in there. We were definitely not a power group by any means. I haven't played this dorf cleric in a long time and had decayed all quake and store in exchange for fear. I was about 4 beers into this session when we got jumped. I panicked and spammed a couple fears. We were in no way prepared for PK. I got lucky as hell to make it out. Not proud of my play, but still giggle at the badass comment for double fear in the log. :P