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Mana used when magery spell fizzles

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Odin of Europa, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Odin of Europa

    Odin of Europa Lore Master
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    I'm training a new character, started at 30 magery and got it to 40.2 at the moment. I'm casting Bless on myself - the spell hasn't successfully cast yet, keep getting 'The spell fizzles.' above my characters head, and no icon appears in the buff / debuff bar.

    However, I keep running out of mana. Sometimes, it takes 6 mana, but not everytime.

    I thought spells only cost mana on a successful cast? I've never noticed losing mana on failed casts before.
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    you're not failing to cast as such, I'm guessing your char has no eval. You need eval to successfully cast bless
     
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    D'oh! Thanks Petra :)
     
  4. DJAd

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    I've always used this route for training the early stages of magery:

    30 - 45: Fireball
    45 - 55: Lightning
    55 - 65: Paralyze
    65 - 75: Reveal
     
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  5. Winker

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    then after 75 get a 100% poison mage weapon and hit a golem. Its faster than casting spells and requires no mana
     
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    I normally do this
    30 - 45: Bless
    45 - 55: Greater heal
    55 - 65: Magic reflect
    65 - 75: Invis

    I don't have to search for targets or worry about damaging my armour, and use a magery wep at higher skill.

    Hadn't thought of that :)
     
  7. DJAd

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    I target doors!
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    I've also trained using various fields having set out a few small blackrock as stored targets.
     
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  9. Lady Storm

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    I do hope your also using a -29 wand in hand to lower your magery.
     
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    Unrelated, but I've noticed you dismount upon an unsuccessful stone form cast through Mysticism. I've thought that weird, and perhaps a bug.