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Quick Question on the Protection Spell

Discussion in 'UHall' started by TheDrAJ, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. TheDrAJ

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    Does it ever help to wear faster casting jewels (or the city buff) if you have protection enabled?
     
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  3. TheDrAJ

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    OK Thanks - now a different question.
    If I cast stone form ( myst ) and have protection on it says -2 FC -if I now put on jewels it goes back to 0 , so I assume the jewels help here?

    and I assume FCR of 6 is always a good thing and does not vary with anything?
     
  4. DJAd

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    I'm not sure about this one mate but I'm sure somebody else does.
     
  5. drcossack

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    If it's -2, you will cast even slower. Protect is automatic 0 FC, no matter how much you have above it, and stone form is a -2 - to remain at 2/6 in stone form (without protection up), you'll need 4/6 casting (displayed, mystic spells are still subject to the 2 FC cap)

    As for FCR, you can go higher than 6, but it won't do you any good. Years back, I never went above 2/5 since I didn't chain spells fast enough for the recovery to be an issue. I still don't, but 2/6 is easy to get, so all of my mages have it when I pvp.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    A lot of incorrect info here.......

    Protection is NOT simply -2 FC..
    Protection IS -2 FC CAP...

    Those 2 statements are different.... The casting CAP for magery / Myst / necro is 2/6. If your in protection the cap is 0/6. If you used a SC -1 weapon and we're in protection with no other FC equipped you would be -1 FC.... so to be at 0 FC you would need to cancel out the -1 FC...

    Another example..... chivalry casting cap = 4/6. Cast protection and have non-interuptable chiv at 2/6 speeds with ONLY 2/6 equipped.... Stone form though is a straight up - 2 FC also like they said.

    Pretty sure that a stone form Mystic weaver with 4/6 equipped can cast weaving spells at 2/6 while in prot. Prot drops Spellweaving cap to 2/6... and then stoneform applies it's -2 FC to the 4/6 you have equipped leaving you at the SW casting cap of 2/6 while in PROT. That one though is order of operations on whether the -2 FC from stone form applies to your CAP or what you have equipped. I'd have to test to be positive.... Fun stuff!
     
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  8. Lord Taliesin

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    It was always my assumption that Protection/-FC couldn't put you below zero? I run with protection on my Mystic Archer with a SC/-1 FC bow and my FC shows as 0, not -1 or -2. If I'm wrong I might start running with the trade buff to see if I cast alittle faster.
     
  9. Parnoc

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    Tell me more about this "Mystic Archer" - that sounds very interesting.
     
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  10. Lord Taliesin

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    @Parnoc Basically just mystic/focus/archery/chiv. I use rising colossus to tank and enemy of one plus a slayer bow. I think a mystic thrower makes more sense since you can fly with an RC (I die alot to paragons/quick critters if they retarget to me) but gargoyles are just so damn ugly! The challenge is really balancing stats since you need all three to be high. I believe it's what some call a "glass cannon," I can deal great damage but die easily.
     
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    Glass cannon is about right. I use a similar concept using a gd as a tank and bushido for luck/damage increase