a thrower's template
I realized the other day that none of my characters have ever taken advantage of the Gargoyle's racial ability, Mystic Insight. This gives them a 30 shadow skill in Mysticism, similar to the 20 shadow skill humans have in Magery. So I've thought about making a character who would do so. His template would be something like:
110+: Throwing, Tactics
110+: Music, Discord
100: Chivalry, Focus
80: Bushido, Hiding, or Peacemaking
(The 110+ skills would use jewelry to bring effective level to 120.)
Note he also would effectively have 30 skill in Mysticism. What does that bring to the table?
- 80% chance to cast Nether Bolt and, more importantly, Healing Stone. The latter is significant in that it offers him what is essentially a multi-use, castable greater healing potion for quick heals. Of course he can heal with Chivalry too, but using the healing stone has no delay and is not interruptible. At 100 focus, a newly cast stone has 162 healing points, giving it quite a few uses before he needs to cast another one. Downside is that if you use it multiple times in quick succession, only the first time heals for a significant amount.
- 58.7% chance (if I did math right) to cast Purge Magic, and more importantly, Enchant. This is a buff to weapons, giving one a little over a minute of a hit effect such as Hit Lightning, Hit Fireball, or Hit Dispel (chosen upon each cast). Duration would be longer with significant amount of actual Mysticism skill, but from what I can tell damage done is tied to Focus.
Rock (formerly Imperterritus VXt, Baja)