Garrulous Glaahk Untamed Banana Slug Posted May 16, 2009 Share Posted May 16, 2009 This has been a long time coming! Note that a * means that effect is not added two second attack for quick action (confirmed). Blessing Crystal Armour: 5% to armour (only armour). NO change to dodge. Weapon: 5% to hit. NO change to damage. Applies to second attack for quick action. Runed Ruby Armour: 5% resist fire Weapon: Avg. of 10 fire damage* (range = 5-16) Charging stone: Armour: 5% resist cold Weapon: Avg. of 15 cold damage* (range = 4-27) Runed Amethyst Armour: 5% resist acid Weapon: 34/68 acid damage per round Ivory skull Armour: Increases to hit by 10% to all attacks (spells) Weapon: Curses every hit (ie. reduces attack strength by four) Tiny Orb of Mist Armour: 10% to dodge Weapon: No observable effect Runed Onyx Armour: 5% resist energy Weapon: 25% chance to bestow slow effect on a successful hit* Ethereal bindings Armour: 5% resist stun Weapon: Drain life*, avg 20, range = 12-22 Steel Spine Armour: Damage attacker, avg. 13, range: 8-19 Weapon: 22 physical damage* (8-34) Golden Crystal Armour: 5% to armour, fire, cold, energy, stun, mental, poison, acid. NO change to dodge. Weapon: Increases attack strength with weapon by six (+30% to hit, * 6 multiplier, note that this is two more levels than war blessing!). NO change to hit/damage for spells. Applies to second attack from quick action. Thoughts: From memory, it has been previously mentioned that the Golden Crystal increases damage by the roughly the same amount as war blessing. As we can see, this isn't exactly true. A golden crystal attached to a weapon increases attack strength by six, which is two more than offered by war blessing (attack strength of four). This increase in attack strength not only means * 6 on multiplier damage, but also a +30% to hit. Wow. I think it's blatantly obvious that the Golden Crystal is the best enhancement you can add to weapons and armour, but we all already knew that, although some posters have mentioned that they add the runed onyx/ivory skull to their weapon. The results I obtained from the Runed Onyx support my own experiences of it being a useless addition to a weapon. The Slow status is only bestowed on one out of four hits, and the Slow effect only kicks in one out of every four turns the round after it has been bestowed. If you do the math, that means that the probability of your opponent being slowed the next round (assuming 100% chance to hit) is 1/16, or 6.25%. That's lousy. You'd be much better off with an Ivory Skull, which not only is guaranteed to curse the enemy, but even better, the curse effect kicks in *that same round*. On torment, a -4 to attack strength is significant, as every die of damage is doubled. Of all the crystals that add elemental damage, Runed amethyst wins out easily. You'd be better off adding Blessing Crystals/Runed Rubies/Charged Stones/Runed Amethysts/Runed Onyxs to your armour early on. Personally, I'd sell steel spines, ethereal bindings, and tiny orbs of mist without a second thought. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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