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[Necromancy] Curse + Corpse Skin Effects

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by Valentina, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Valentina

    Valentina Guest

    Curse says it lowers somoene's "maximum resistances" to 60. Corpse Skin reduces certain resistances by 15 points and raises others by ten. I am curious as to how these effects interact.

    Does curse, essentially, reset the value of their resistances to 60, but the extra 10 points are "still there", just not being applied, or does it actually debuff them normally but just for whatever amount is needed to make their resistances 60 or less.

    That is, to say, if someone has 70% fire resistance normally, and I apply curse to make it 60%, if I then cast corpse skin on them will their fire resistance become 60-15=45%, OR will it become 70-15=55%?

    Another wa of puttin it might be: assuming I am dealing only poison or fire damage, will I gain any benefit to damage for casting curse as well as Corpse Skin, or would I get the same damage effect by casting corpse skin alone?

    A related question, though not especially important: if someone is cursed, can corpse skin raise their physical or cold resistance above 60? Logic suggests no, but its always good to make certain.
  2. Valentina

    Valentina Guest

    Something else I asked on another thread but enver got an answer to: how eays is it to make Corpse Skin "stick" in PvP? Given that there are 100% effective consumable countermeasures that can be carried in quantity and can't be interrupted, I would have expected debuffs (curses) to be less popular than they are (or seem to be, based on the number of X/Necro builds). What am I missing there?
  3. Chaosy

    Chaosy Guest

    In regards to your first question, they don't stack like that. They stack, however corpse skin is -15 fire and poison off of their regular fire and poison resist. Say they have 73 fire, corpse skin drops it to 58. If you curse on top of that, it still remains 58. Conversely, if you curse first and drop it to 60 then corpse skin, it will only dip to 58.

    If someone is both cursed and corpse skinned, their phys and cold resist will not go above 60.

    For your second post: depends who you're fighting. Most PvPers carry some amount of apples (some carry them by the hundreds), so generally speaking you're never going to get it to stick completely. However, if you fight someone who has low fire/poison to begin with, you can always corpse after they've used an apple and are waiting on their timer to go buy and try to combo them with big spells. Good PvPers will be able to avoid this though.
  4. Valentina

    Valentina Guest

    THanks. Thats depressing to know, but I will probablys ave myself the extra points then.
  5. Lynk

    Lynk Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    May 13, 2008
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    I've waited a long time for the opportunity to correct my good friend Chao - and now I'm ready to pounce!

    Curse lowers the maximum resist of elemental resists. So if someone is 70's and they are cursed, their Physical will remain at 70 while the others go down to 60.

    Also, Lets say someone is 60's across the board. They are cursed (no affect because Curse lowers the cap to 60 for elemental resists). If they are then corpse skinned, their physical will go up to 70 but the cold will not because it is impacted by the curse, preventing it from going above 60.
  6. Chaosy

    Chaosy Guest

    Oops, you're right. Physical resist is unaffected by curse. FAIL