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[Magery] Casting in the Enhanced Client

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by TaldarinZPhoenix, May 15, 2018.

  1. TaldarinZPhoenix

    TaldarinZPhoenix Adventurer

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    I did some testing with a mage to get a feel for various damage per second and mana efficiency of magery spells.

    I was disappointed to find that even with 2/6 FC/FCR I couldn't get the "correct" number of spells off.... for example I could only cast ~70 heal's on myself in a minute, or about the same number of harms, fireballs, or magic arrows. essentially anything 0.25-0.5 casting time took me in reality .75 seconds total per cast.

    lightning took me essentially exactly 1 second to cast (i got 60 of them off in a minute)

    mind blast, I got 40 of them off (1.5s total casting time)

    I managed to cast 33 and 30 respectivly for energybolt and flamestrike. (both requiring a full ~2 seconds in between spells)

    essentially every spell I cast takes .25-.5 more seconds than it "should" is anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. chester rockwell

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    Yes. thats why no pvp mages use ec.
     
  3. sibble

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    i dont experience any of this.

    actually i've been told by top mages that my casting on EC is incredibly fast.

    make sure you're setting the spells target instead of making a macro to wait for cursor, cursor target self (example)
    (right click on the spell to set the target)
     
  4. TaldarinZPhoenix

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    Thats exactly how I am targetting, right clicking the spell and setting the target. No Macros.

    Sibble do me a favor and put a timer on for a minute and count the number of heals you can cast on yourself,
    Then do the same thing with flamestrike or energy bolt.... how many can you cast in a minute?
     
  5. sibble

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    ok will test when i get home
     
  6. TaldarinZPhoenix

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    You know what Sibble I think I figured out whats going on.... tell me if you see something similar on your end.
    i think spells have a 0.25 cast recovery at FCR6, and the minimum cast time is not 0.25, but 0.5s.
    My ping is usually 30-90ms (playing on ATL on the west coast). For all my testing, my cast times were taking 0.3-0.35s more than I expected, if I add the .25 (inherent cast recovery) and add my ping, and average it out over a minutes worth of casting, its nearly exact (within +/-1 cast) on all the spells I tested