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Blood Oath?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Death Adder, May 25, 2010.

  1. Death Adder

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    Isn't it supposed to be affected by Resist Spells now? However, my 120 Resist char was Blood Oathed by a 100 Spirit Speak necro and there was no reduction in the normal reflected damage.
     
  2. Alezi

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    It only affects the duration.
     
  3. AzSel

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    Although Blood Oath never misses while in effect, Publish 48 of November 27, 2007, increased the effectiveness of Resisting Spells against it.

    Resisting Spells will now allow you to reduce some damage from Blood Oath ((resist spellsx10)/20 + 10=percentage of damage resisted)

    So at 120 resisting spells you'll reduce 70% of the damage reflected back at you.
     
  4. Speaking the Truth

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    The damage isn't reduced based on your resist. The duration is shorter as Alezi said.
     
  5. AzSel

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    Its not something I cooked up myself, I copy pasted the publish notes from 2007.
     
  6. AzSel

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    Maybe he evil omened you first? That halfs your resist skill check.

    *shrugs*
     
  7. It's actually both, not one or the other. It reduces the duration and the damage both.
     
  8. G.v.P

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    I thought that change was to make PvM more enjoyable, like against a Dark Father? I don't remember it being PvP specific.
     
  9. That's exactly why it was made. People were tired of 1-hit killing themselves so the Devs changed how blood oath works against Resist.
     
  10. AzSel

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    Yes it was pvm focused yet it also hit pvp. Resist reducing the damage from blood oath does make sense *Im a fan of magic resist and personally cant see it ever affecting enough spells*
     
  11. Death Adder

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    My point is that it is SUPPOSED to reduce the damage taken but it DOESN'T. It must be bugged.

    Again, my character with 120 Resist Spells was Blood Oathed by a necromancer with 100 Spirit Speak (we were testing so there was no Evil Omen cast first). I received 100% of the damage I then inflicted upon him with a shortbow (he received 120%, as normal). If Resist Spells actually reduced the reflected damaged, it would have done so in my tests, which it didn't.

    The testing characters were unguilded.
     
  12. Lynk

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    I'm 99% sure the damage reduction portion was exclusive to PvM.
     
  13. AzSel

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    Maybe it is then, Im not too updated on fel pvp (only trammel pvp(rp) and its got precious few necromancers.
     
  14. Or your character is. It's always worked just fine for me.
     
  15. UOKaiser

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    I remmeber that. People reactions when they first got hit with BO by the dark father Priceless. Swing oooooooo. What happened?
     
  16. Capt.E

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    For pvp it is duration only. I have no clue about pvm, when I see the hand I stop.
     
  17. Death Adder

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    Hm, that would suck. Anyone else get a damage reduction for Resist vs. Blood Oath in PvP?
     
  18. chuckoatl

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    there is no reduction of damege in PvP. You get hit for 40, the person dealing the damage gets hit for 40. Only time I think the damage is different is an AI. I think the caster gets hit for 42 and the dexxer gets hit for 35..... I may be mistaken though.
     
  19. Capt.E

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    That is correct numbers for AI. However, that is how the spell works. Caster takes slightly more damage.
     
  20. Death Adder

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    Yes, the target of Blood Oath takes 100% of the damage they inflict, but the caster takes 120%. So there is a tradeoff to casting BO in that you are more vulnerable to damage.