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can anyone explain casting focus?

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Uthar Pendragon, May 25, 2010.

  1. Uthar Pendragon

    Uthar Pendragon Seasoned Veteran
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    Seems to me the max is currently 10% (5 % from skill and 5 from items)

    how does it work and is there a cap other than the amount of arties with it? can it be imbued?

    how effective is it vs protection?

    anyone?

    Players with 50+ Inscription skill gets a 1% casting focus bonus for every 10 points over 50 inscription (5% at 100 inscription) http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=1029
     
  2. [JD]

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    hi uthar, it stacks with the bonus you get from inscription
     
  3. Barry Gibb

    Barry Gibb Of Saintly Patience
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    Casting Focus has a cap of 12% from items and GM Inscription gives an additional 5%, see here:

    http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=206862

    Casting Focus works similar to Protection in that your spells cannot be interrupted, but there are differences between the two. Here are the highlights:
    Protection (3rd Cirlcle Magery spell)
    Spells Never Interrupted from Damage
    Lowers your Physical Resist (can compensate with armor).
    Lowers you Resisting Spells skill (can compensate with +skill items).
    Lowers your Casting Speed.
    Can be cast from a scroll with a 45% chance of success without Magery.

    Casting Focus (Item Property)
    Percentage chance that a spell will not be interrupted (equal to your total % Casting Focus (meaning it won't always work)
    Capped at 12% from items
    Bonus 5% from GM Inscription (in addition to the item cap)
    This property cannot be imbued on items.

    Stayin Alive,

    BG
     
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  4. RawHeadRex

    RawHeadRex Slightly Crazed
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    awesome info thank you all. 17% max is interesting. i use one on my mage at 2% (7%total) and it catches me off guard, I naturally recast when I see a spell 'interupting' me. But with this, you get the same animation of interupt but a message saying, 'you continue casting because of your uber cf' ... takes some getting used to.
     
  5. Uthar Pendragon

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    thanx for the info.