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Info about the New Virtue Bane Crystals

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Nyses, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Nyses

    Nyses Lore Keeper
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    I see a couple of threads about these.

    I have used a couple right off the bat and I will issue this warning. They remove all color from an item (both shades). And weather it is a Bug or intended, they seem to remove all Elemental damage from the weapon. The weapon still says 100% cold, but needs to be consecrated again to do "normal" damage to the flaming gargoyles. :( Consecrate should not change my damage, if I really am hitting Cold on Flaming Gargs.

    Logrus mentions a "steep penalty" below, but again Consecrate should do nothing in my above example.

    On the plus side, yes they work just fine on imbued weapons and they also immediately, fully repair weapons they are used on. So, if your Sword is 100/253, it will go to 253/253 upon use.

    Here is what Logrus described them as doing.

    In the New Items thread, the damage from them is described as a wash, as it starts lower than normal and builds up over the coarse of 5 hits to be about 20% above the cap.

    My advice for using these would be to only use them on weapons that do physical damage. Don't bother using them on Slayers. Do use them on weapons you take to big single fights, like Mel, or Scalis. And, in my opinion the faster weapons seem to bonus more from this, as the big hitters do not get time to build up the damage (except on the big fights).

    I will have to make a new Navery Bow and do some side by side testing of damage numbers.
     
  2. Sevin0oo0

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    Glad Someone got some, bummer about the color loss.
    Looks like I missed that 2-3 hr window when it was happening, seems it's all over for now, oh well.
     
  3. Scarst

    Scarst Lore Master
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    Yeah I missed an invasion on skara on my shard was wondering if it was a one time deal or not ticks me off if that's the case.
     
  4. Nyses

    Nyses Lore Keeper
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    Indications are that it is going to continue, according to Cal. He said the timer was working fine.

    So, if/when the crystal are available again, an FYI about em. :)
     
  5. Xalan Dementia

    Xalan Dementia Slightly Crazed
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    During the first city I gathered quite a few crystals. They drop on every thing bane except the guards, guards drop katana. Hell hounds, bane dragons, recruits, houndmasters, dragon riders all have a decent chance of dropping the crystal so if you can stick to easiest targets if your unable to take alot of them on you at once. the ophids are the weakest of the defenders, spawns fast and seem to possibly have a little more hp than normal. Check all ophids and meer you kill for the sashes, these are great for dexers because you dont have to worry about the spell focus ability messing up your damage. The Guards arent too bad, especially if your positive to bane, just get a tamer and disco (yea the old standby event template) disco it, sit under dragon and vet. Be sure if you dont have magery to take teleport scrolls, because sometimes the guard will teleport you onto a roof.