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[Mysticism] Needing help with mystic spells

Discussion in 'UO Spellcaster' started by tarugobr, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. tarugobr

    tarugobr Guest


    im thinking about training mystic in my character
    and i just read somethings about the spells, but i still have doubts

    i was reading uoguide ( Spell Plague - UOGuide, the Ultima Online encyclopedia )
    i didnt understand how are the spell plague damages against players
    its like theres a first damage when you target the spell, and also 3 explosions if the victim casts a harmful spell before the curse expires (8 seconds timer)

    but how big are those explosions?

    and what about purge magic? how doest it works

    could anyone answer this to me please

    thank you
  2. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    Damage is decent, and it is when you cast harmful spells on them, so you would have to cast spell plague and then something else, like nether bolt or eagle strike, for the explosions to happen.

    What is your confusion about purge magic? It removes one buff from the target player at random, its success is based on your mystic/focus or imbuing skill vs the players resisting spells. If successful you must wait a little bit before casting it again, if the player does not have any buffs it does some damage instead.
  3. tarugobr

    tarugobr Guest

    i think its the opposite
    if you curse someone with spellplague and HE attacks you with harmful spells, he may explode
    isnt it like what i said? :confused:
  4. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    No, its exactly how I said it.
  5. icm420

    icm420 Sage
    Stratics Veteran

    Jul 28, 2008
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    They have messed with spell plauge a lot since it came out.

    The way spell plauge works right now is that it does damage when it hits the target, then it will have 3 'backlashs' of damage based on damage you do while it is active. It is scaled on resist spells, so a target with low resist spells will take more damage, more often from spell plauge, vs somethign with high resist taking less damage less often. The best way to get spell plauge to work is to do a little bit of damage fast while it's active. As the guy above me said, netherbolt eaglestrikes are a good way go, harm,magic arrow,lighting bolts and fireballs are also good ways to trigger the spell plauge. You just want to do damage while spell plauge is active, a common misconception of mages is that you want to do huge damage spells to win, but often little bits of damage quickly is better, and that is where spell plauge is good.

    The original spell plauge was an area effect (similar to wither) that caused damage when the person cursed did damage to you. Since then it has been tweaked and changed to what it is now, uo often doesn't update there material in game to work with the changes they have applied.
  6. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    I don't recall it ever working like that, even in beta....And the link he was reading was from UOGuide, which has nothing to do with uo updating anything....and how it reads is exactly how it works.
  7. tarugobr

    tarugobr Guest

    thank you
    your explanation was helpful
    but how would be the explosion damages?
    like magic arrow/fireball/explosion damages?
  8. It did in beta, it was an area spell you could target the ground and it'd hit things within 2 tiles, then when they hit you they got normal 7th circle damage.
  9. Cloak&Dagger

    Cloak&Dagger Guest

    I don't recall, but I wont argue if it did or not. =D