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Uninteruptable mage?

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by NickyDishes, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. NickyDishes

    NickyDishes Guest

    I was told a Mage who has:
    120 magery
    120 eval
    120 med
    and 100 inscription
    is an uniteruptable mage? I found it hard to beleive but is this at all true?
    i would think they would need the 120 wrestle or anatomy too or it just doesnt compute.
     
  2. Robthemilt

    Robthemilt Guest

    they probably had protection on. but i believe you can still fizzle through protection if you hit hard enough.
     
  3. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
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    no... your spells cannot be interrupted with protection on.
     
  4. gramarye

    gramarye Guest

    Uninteruptability (?) is down to protection. It has nothing to do with individual skill levels - on my mage anyway. There are some drawbacks I believe - longer casting times is one - but I still use protection on all my mages and am NEVER interrupted unless paralysed while casting.
     
  5. Chiera

    Chiera Guest

    yes, the only way to fizzle while protection is cast is when you're para'd while casting.
     
  6. RichDC

    RichDC Guest

    It does however drop you to 0/(insert number up to 6 here) casting.
     
  7. Lynk

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    It will fizzle them if they cast the spell and are holding a target cursor, but get parad before they target.

    If they are casting a spell NOTHING can paralyze them.

    I fight mages in protection on a dexer with nerve strike. I nerve strike them mid-spell, i get the damage bonus but no para.
     
  8. Basara

    Basara UO Forum Moderator
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    You forgot that getting mana drained/vamped below the mana cost of the spell will fizzle you too - but that is typically only an occurance with higher-end spells, when near the end of a total mana dump, and a rare one at that (most likely, a PvM issue, where something keeps dispelling your summons).
     
  9. slayer888

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    Please note that,

    you CANNOT para a target or nerve strike or stun punch a target when they are "CASTING" a spell

    means when they do NOT have the target cursor up

    Once they got the target cursor up, you are able to para them by normal means.

    So again, protection mage have flaw is that other people could stun punch, nerve strike, or para them with spell while they have cursor up while wanted to release the spell at the same time and end up "frizzle" which wasted the "LONGER and INEFFICIENT" time of casting.

    Again, protection mage is very inefficient and should not be considered unless in critical situation where enough support and correct location applies.
     
  10. GFY

    GFY Guest

    I have to disagree.

    If you paralyze a mage while he is casting and he releases the spell (instead of holding it) then it will be interrupted. However he can hold a precast spell until paralyze wears off then release the spell without fizzling.
     
  11. Archon007

    Archon007 Guest

    I have to disagree. I was surrounded by a bunch of faction enemies the other day at my house and like a noob to taunt them I ran out with Recall precast. I got paralyze and it dropped my recall and I dropped and no it wasn't that the spell timed out.
     
  12. GFY

    GFY Guest

    I've played a mage for a long time and I stand by what I said.

    The spell won't work while your paralyzed, did you click your rune while paralyzed?

    Were you insta killed by the group before your spell went off?