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mystic_newclassiconMYSTIC

I decided to change a few of the combat dynamics involving mystic_newclassiconMystics under healingstance_iconRestoration Stance. Having single-target spells only would make sense if Mystics’ direct heals were much stronger, like acolytes_newiconAcolytes e.g., but since Mystics heal their targets mostly over time, I felt like giving them at least one multiple-target spell. I also decided to redesign Arcane Remedy.

  • quietude_iconQuietude (Rank I, II, III) (Old!): heals one ally for 5.97/7.71/10.20 *28/26/24% ManaRemoves all of the Mystic’s effects. CD: 5/5/5 Turns. Estimated healing output at L. 506,686/8,023/9,806 HPQuietude will remove, if present, all Mystic-related beneficial effects from the target: VitalityRejuvenateRenewal and Arcane Remedy. The presence of these effects on the target has no influence at all on Quietude’s healing output: they are just removed. However, Quietude will benefit from Vitality before removing it, healing one ally for up to 27,065 HP (if @critical).
    • Quietude has an increased 25% chance to critically hit.
  • quietude_newiconQuietude (Rank I, II, III) (New!): heals all allies for 3.46/4.30/5.45 * 29/28/27% Mana. Removes all of the Mystic’s effects. CD: 4/4/5 Turns. Estimated healing output at L. 50: 4,011/4,813/5,883 HPquietude_newiconQuietude will not benefit from Vitality any more. However, whenever casting RejuvenateRenewal and Arcane Remedy, Mystics will also place a new buff on their targets, increasing the healing they will receive from quietude_newiconQuietude by 12% (the effect can stack up to 3 times, and it naturally wears off after 3 turns). The increased chance of dealing a critical hit has also been removed.
    • Again, the presence of VitalityRejuvenateRenewal and Arcane Remedy will have no impact whatsoever on the healing done by quietude_newiconQuietude unless quietude_newiconQuietude is cast within 3 turns after the effect has been applied.
  • Arcane Remedy (No Ranks) (Old!): recovers 19% HP and another 24% over 3 Turns (One Ally); CD: 4 Turns. Considering 30,800 HP, Arcane Remedy will immediately recover 5,852 HP and another (2,464*3)=7,392 HP over 3 Turns.
  • Arcane Remedy (No Ranks) (New!): heals for 5.74 * 18% Mana, and another 24% HP over 3 Turns (2 Random Allies); CD: 3 Turns. Estimated healing output at L. 50: 4,486 HP +(2,464*3)=7,392 HP over 3 Turns. So now Arcane Remedy will scale off Intellect (Mana Pool) like any other spell. Its cool-down has been reduced slightly, but the real difference is that the target will be two random allies other than the Mystic. Of course it might target twice the same ally.
  • combatstance_iconCombat Stance (Status) and healingstance_iconRestoration Stance (Status) now persist through death.
    • In later testing, it seemed unfair to reset Stances whenever passing out, because mystic_newclassiconMystics depend heavily on the Stance they choose.

thaumatuge_classnewiconTHAUMATURGE

I didn’t want the thaumatuge_classnewiconThaumaturge to depend on Spirit too much. Mana should not be too much of an issue for casters. Also, I wanted to buff spells dealing Ice magic damage in a way that would turn them into valuable choices for alternative rotations during the encounters that truly matter.

  • hyadaruko_iconHyadaruko and hyadain_iconHyadaīn apply intensecold_iconIntense Cold (Status) (New!) to the target: this debuff increases all Ice magic damage taken by 28%, stacking up to 2 times (=56%). The debuff can be refreshed continuously. Otherwise, it naturally wears off after 2 turns. The difference with ignite_iconIgnite (Status) is that intensecold_iconIntense Cold  cannot be consumed, it stays on the target for as long as it keeps getting refreshed.
    • While there are several spells dealing Fire magic damage, thus benefiting from ignite_iconIgnite (Status), hyadaruko_iconHyadaruko and hyadain_iconHyadaīn are the only spells so far dealing Ice magic damage.
    • All Status effects lowering or increasing Ice magic resistance will cancel intensecold_iconIntense Cold (Status) for all their duration. It is currently possible to be affected by both debuffs: ignite_iconIgnite (Status) does not automatically cancel intensecold_iconIntense Cold and viceversa.
  • ignite_iconIgnite (Status) increases Fire magic damage taken by 24% (up from 21%), stacking up to 2 times (=48%, up from 42%) and lasting for 3 turns (up from 2), unless refreshed. shanaku_newiconShanaku now correclty dispels ignite_iconIgnite (Status) and intensecold_iconIntense Cold (Status).
  • introspection_iconIntrospection (Passive) (New!) Gains 14% of the unit’s maximum Mana at the end of every turn. This is a flat amount and automatically adjusts itself to the unit’s Mana pool.
    • introspection_iconIntrospection (Status) stacks with any other Status affecting Mana regeneration (e.gmanarestoration_newiconConcentration).
  • ryuusei_iconRyūsei (Rank I, II, III) (Old!) Deals Fire and Earth damage for 7.72/10.50/14.80 * 34/30/26% Mana (2 Random Enemies). CD:6/6/5 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 50: 10,499/12,594/15,395It can also target twice the same target.
  • ryusei_newiconRyūsei (Rank I, II, III) (New!) Deals Fire and Earth damage for 4.12/5.16/6.59 * 24/23/22% Mana (3 Times, All Enemies). CD:6/6/5 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 503,953/4,744/5,799ryusei_newiconRyūsei will damage all enemies 3 times. So the overall damage output would become: 11,859/14,232/17,397.

priestclass_iconPRIEST

Basically, I wanted to nerf behoimi_iconMending Status (I/II), because together with the healing output of hoimi_iconHoimi it turned out to be a little too powerful at L. 50. So I came out with this idea of a “double” hoimi_iconHoimi.

  • hoimi_iconHoimi (Rank I, II, III) (Old!heals one ally for 7.12/11.04/17.35 *11/9/7% Mana. Also grants Mending (I/II) (Status). CD: 3/3/3Turns. Estimated healing output at L. 50: 3,313/3,976/4,859 HPbehoimi_iconMending (I/II) (Statuswill heal another 18/33% HP over 2/3 TurnsMending (II) (Status) will be granted only by Hoimi (III).
  • hoimi_iconHoimi (Rank I, II, III) (New!) heals twice for 3.76/5.52/8.67 * 11/9/7% Mana. It can apply Mending I/Mending II. CD: 3/3/3Turns. Estimated healing output at L. 501,656/1,987/2,429 HPbehoimi_iconMending (I/II) (Statuswill heal another 12/21% HP over 2/3 Turns.
    • hoimi_iconHoimi will heal overall for the same amount as before, except it will be cast twice on the same target, doubling its chances to apply both behoimi_iconMending (I/II) and endurance_iconEndurance (Status).
    • behoimi_iconMending (Status) now has about 50% chance (down from 100%) to proc on the target healed by hoimi_iconHoimi. Also, the healing over time granted by behoimi_iconMending (Status) has been reduced. Both ranks of behoimi_iconMending (Status) can stack up to 2 times (Rank II used to last for 3 turns).

acolytes_newiconACOLYTE

I wanted to make luminance_iconLuminance a more attractive spell at all levels. Making it cast twice on all targets, its chances to apply holyaegis_newiconHoly Aegis are doubled. I also wanted to take its healing output at all levels closer to sunshine_iconSunshine. There is currently as little as 20% difference between the two in the healing done.

  • luminance_iconLuminance (Rank I, II, III) (Old!) heals all allies for 4.06/5.10/6.55* 22/21/20% current Mana; estimated healing output at L. 503,572/4,287/5,240 HP. (CD: 5/5/5 Turns).
  • luminance_iconLuminance (Rank I, II, III) (New!) heals twice for 2.26/2.83/3.64 * 22/21/20% current Mana (All Allies); estimated healing output at L. 50: 1,986/2,383/2,912 HP. (CD: 5/5/5 Turns).
    • Being cast twice, luminance_iconLuminance increases its chances to critical hit and to apply holyaegis_newiconHoly Aegis. The amount healed overall has been slightly increased (about +11%).
  • holyaegis_newiconHoly Aegis (Class Passive) can now stack up to 3 times (up from 2), lasting 3 turns (up from 2). However, the shield provided by holyaegis_newiconHoly Aegis (Status) has been set to 4% (down from 11%). 3 stacks of holyaegis_newiconHoly Aegis will shield from 12% damage (down from 22%). The bonus healing received has been set to 12%, which means 36% (3 stacks), same as before.
  • divinespirit_iconDivine Spirit (Passive) (New!) Increases Spirit (+48).

guardian_newclassiconGUARDIAN

The purpose of the following changes was to give guardian_newclassiconGuardians a rotation of abilities they can perform.

  • elementalnemesis_iconElemental Nemesis (Rank I, II, III) (Old!) imbues the unit’s weapon with all natural Elements, dealing roughly 330/396/484% damage. Cost: 24/23/22% current ManaCD4/4/4 Turns. Also, at its maximum rank, Elemental Nemesis will ignore the target’s Defense, dealing true damage.
  • elementalnemesis_newiconElemental Nemesis (Rank I, II, III) (New!) fills the Guardian with Holy magic, dealing roughly 318/382/466% damage. CD4/4/4 Turnselementalnemesis_newiconElemental Nemesis consumes desecrate_newiconDesecrate (Status) on the target. This ability will always deal a critical strike.
    • desecrate_newiconDesecrate (Status) increases the damage taken from elementalnemesis_newiconElemental Nemesis by 23/46% (2 Stacks, 5 Turns).
    • Both righteousslash_iconRighteous Slash (II, III) and arcaneremedy_iconUnleash Fury (II, III) apply desecrate_newiconDesecrate on the target. As it is, elementalnemesis_newiconElemental Nemesis is granted a critical strike and can be picked after righteousslash_iconRighteous Slash (II, III) and arcaneremedy_iconUnleash Fury (II, III) to increase its damage significantly. desecrate_newiconDesecrate will also slightly increase the Holy magic damage taken by the target  (+9/18%), just in case players did not improve righteousslash_iconRighteous Slash and arcaneremedy_iconUnleash Fury to further Ranks before learning elementalnemesis_newiconElemental Nemesis.

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Class Update: Thaumaturges

allclasses_newiconsClass Update

thaumatuge_classnewiconThaumaturges (formerly known as “Magicians”)

«Become one with magic itself» (Laenai Gladomain).

CLASS PASSIVE: elementalperfection_newiconElemental Perfection: the Thaumaturge’s harmful spells can reach Rank III. It’s a rather simple passive ability. While all classes share some of the spells belonging to this class, the Thaumaturge alone can take these abilities to their maximum Rank (Rank III). Before Ranks were introduced, all spells could either deal damage or heal for a set amount scaling off the casters’ Intellect. I kept that amount as the 100% output, and then shaped Ranks accordingly.

Ranks were created to increase or decrease the original output. Rank I = 75%, Rank II = 90%, Rank III = 110%. As opposed to Rank II, all Rank III abilities will roughly deal 20% more damage (it is actually the 22.22%). So, in a way, you could say that Thaumaturges can deal up to 22% more damage with all of their harmful spells compared to any other class. You will see the extent of this damage comparing Rank II and Rank III outputs, which I will emphasise below. I will also indicate which of the Thaumaturge’s abilities are shared by other classes at the end of each and every description.

  • Many of the names and content of the following abilities were inspired to Dragon Quest.

thaumatuge_classnewiconCORE ABILITIES:

As an introduction, keep in mind that all these spells will deal damage regardless of the target’s amour, mental power, Spirit, whatever. Like I said, there is no such thing as a general Magic Resistance, but there are Elemental Resistances which can be shortly increased or decreased. Some abilities can actually reduce the magic damage taken, but those need to be activated and they are only temporary.

Other than that, the damage output of these abilities depends mainly on the caster’s Intellect. Of course, some enemies will be innately more or less vulnerable to some elements, and as a consequence elemental magic will be more or less effective on them. However, as a rule, bosses are not granted immunity or vulnerability to specific elements, because that would be unfair either to Thaumaturges or to every other class. For those encounters, the damage done depends completely on the caster’s Intellect.

One last thing: as a rule, all abilities dealing magic damage have a +/- 20% variance, meaning that the damage done can change slightly.

  • mera_iconMera (Rank I, II, III)Thaumaturges will immediately start off Rank II. Deals Fire damage for 3.99/6.16/9.58 * 9/7/5% Mana. Also causes ryuusei_iconIgnite (One Enemy). CD: 2/2/2 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 501,436/1,724/1,915. (This ability is shared by the following classesapprentice_newclassiconguardian_newclassicon).
  • merami_iconMerami (Rank I, II, III). Deals Fire damage for 5.02/7.74/13.24 * 18/14/10% Mana and causes burningstatus_iconBurning+ryuusei_iconIgnite (One Enemy). CD: 2/3/3 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 503,614/4,334/5,299. Burning (Status) deals another 42% HP loss over 3 TurnsBurning (Status) can stack up to 3 times. If the target is affected by Drowning (Status), both Status effects will be cancelled.
    • Both the abilities above will apply ryuusei_iconIgnite, making the target more vulnerable to Fireryuusei_iconIgnite (Statuslasts for 2 turns and stacks up to 2 times, increasing all Fire damage taken by 21%+21%=42% (2 Turns).
    • merazoma_iconFire Weakness (Ability), along with other abilities affecting either resistance or vulnerability to Firewill remove ryuusei_iconIgnite (Status).
  • merazoma_iconMerazoma (Rank I, II, III). Deals Fire damage for 7.65/10.76/15.93 * 27/23/19% Mana. Also applies burningstatus_iconBurning. Removes ryuusei_iconIgnite (Status) (One Enemy). CD: 4/4/4 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 508,258/9,901/12,106.
  • hyad_iconHyad’ (Rank I, II, III)Thaumaturges will immediately start off Rank II. Deals Ice damage for 3.07/5.06/8.25 * 10/8/6% Mana (One Enemy). Estimated damage done at L. 501,351/1,619/1,980. (This ability is shared by the following classes: apprentice_newclassiconguardian_newclassiconpriestclass_icon).
  • hyadaruko_iconHyadaruko (Rank I, II, III). Deals Ice damage for 2.97/4.68/8.26 * 17/13/9% Mana. It has a chance to Stun the target (One Enemy). CD: 3/3/3 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 502,023/2,434/2,974. (This ability is shared by the following class: priestclass_icon).
  • hyadain_iconHyadaīn (Rank I, II, III). Deals Ice damage for 5.03/7.03/10.31 * 28/24/20% Mana (All Enemies). CD: 4/4/4 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 505,634/6,754/8,254. (This ability is shared by the following class: priestclass_icon).
  • iora_iconIora (Rank I, II, III). Deals Fire and Thunder damage for 8.03/11.25/16.49 * 14/12/10% Mana (All Enemies). CD: 4/3/3 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 504,497/5,398/6,597. (This ability is shared by the following classes: apprentice_newclassiconguardian_newclassicon).
  • ionazun_iconIonazun (Rank I, II, III). Deals Fire and Thunder damage for 6.87/9.51/13.75 * 30/26/22% Mana (All Enemies). CD: 4/4/4 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 508,248/9,895/12,099. (This ability is shared by the following class: guardian_newclassicon).
  • ryuusei_iconRyūsei (Rank I, II, III). Deals Fire and Earth damage for 7.72/10.50/14.80 * 34/30/26% Mana (2 Random Enemies). CD: 6/6/5 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 5010,499/12,594/15,395. It can also target twice the same target.
  • waterbubble_iconWater Bubble (Rank I, II, III) – Thaumaturges will immediately start off Rank II. Deals Water damage for 4.69/7.51/13.76 * 8/6/4% Mana (One Enemy). CD: 2/3/3 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 501,501/1,802/2,202. (This ability is shared by the following class: priestclass_icon).
  • waterdrop_iconWater Drop (Rank I, II, III). Deals Water damage for 4.10/6.56/12.04 * 16/12/8% Mana and causes drowningstatus_iconDrowning (One Enemy). CD: 3/3/3 TurnsDrowning (Status) deals another 26% HP loss over 2 Turns: it can be refreshed and stacked up to 2 times. Drowning and Burning cannot be active on the same target. Estimated damage done at L. 502,624/3,149/3,853. (This ability is shared by the following class: priestclass_icon).
  • watertide_iconWater Tide (Rank I, II, III). Deals Water damage for 4.24/6.16/9.54 * 23/19/15% Mana. Causes drowningstatus_iconDrowning (All Enemies). CD: 4/4/3 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 50: 3,901/4,683/5,722. (This ability is shared by the following class: priestclass_icon).
    • Whenever casting one of the abilities above, dealing Water damage, Burning (Status) and Ignite (Statuswill be removed from the target.
  • earth_iconEarth (Rank I, II, III) – Thaumaturges will immediately start off Rank II. Deals Earth damage for 3.68/5.13/7.95 * 19/15/11% Mana (One Enemy). CD: 4/4/3 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 502,797/3,078/3,496. (This ability is shared by the following classes: apprentice_newclassiconguardian_newclassiconpriestclass_icon).
  • bagima_iconBagima (Rank I, II, III) – Thaumaturges will immediately start off Rank II. Deals Wind damage for 7.14/10.59/16.91 * 21/17/13% Mana. Reduces Haste (All Enemies). CD: 4/4/4 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 505,998/7,199/8,795. (This ability is shared by the following classes: apprentice_newclassiconguardian_newclassiconwarrior_newclassicon).
  • holy_iconHoly (Rank I, II, III) – Thaumaturges will immediately start off Rank II. Deals Holy damage for 5.00/6.91/9.99 * 15/13/11% Mana (One Enemy). CD: 2/2/2 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 503,002/3,595/4,396. (This ability is shared by the following classes: apprentice_newclassiconguardian_newclassiconacolyteclass_iconmystic_newclassicon).
  • comet_iconComet (Rank I, II, III). Deals Holy damage for 5.54/8.13/12.78 * 22/18/14% Mana (One Enemy). CD: 4/4/4 Turns. Estimated damage done at L.504,875/5,852/7,154. (This ability is shared by the following classes: acolyteclass_iconmystic_newclassicon).
  • ultima_iconUltima (Rank I, II, III). Deals Holy damage for 7.86/10.83/15.54 * 31/27/23% Mana (One Enemy). CD: 6/6/6 Turns. Estimated damage done at L. 50: 9,746/11,693/14,297. (This ability is shared by the following classes: acolyteclass_iconmystic_newclassicon).
    • The major change here is that ultima_iconUltima (All Ranks) is now single-target spell.

thaumatuge_classnewiconSOME OTHER ABILITIES:

  • merazoma_iconFire Weakness (No Ranks; 12% Mana): reduces Fire Resistance (3 Turns, All Enemies). Like I said, this ability will cancel ryuusei_iconIgnite (Status), but it will take the target’s resistance to Fire down a level: from C to B, from B to A, and so on. For as long as Fire Resistance has been taken down by merazoma_iconFire Weakness, ryuusei_iconIgnite (Status) will not be applied on the target.
  • greaterintellect_newiconGreater Intellect (No Ranks; 4% Mana): temporarily increases Intellect by 23%, making spells more effective (3 Turns). CD: 8 Turns. By increasing Intellect, all spells will cost 23% more Mana, and deal 23% more damage. However, Spirit will not be increased, so the Thaumaturge will have to be careful not to run out of Mana.
  • od_all_iconHocus Pocus OD (No Ranks; No Cost): produces two random beneficial effects in battle (All Allies). I am currently working on these buffs, but I can say that 5 options will be added, a variable called “Dice Roll” will be activated, choosing a number from 1 to 5, depending on which the 2 buffs will be selected and then applied to the whole active group.
  • manarestoration_newiconMana Restoration (Rank I, II, III; No Cost): restores an amount of Mana scaling off 122/146/179% Spirit (The User). Also grants Concentration Status, restoring another 24% Mana over 2 Turns (the Status is cancelled upon taking damage). CD: 8/7/6 Turns.
  • apprentice_newclassiconMahotora (No Ranks; No Cost): absorbs 14% Mana from one enemy. CD: 4 Turns.
  • rura_iconRūra (No Ranks; 71% Mana): teleports the Party to a safe place, as long as it has been visited before and selected as “home”. For obvious reasons, this ability is selectable only when out of combat.
  • meditation_iconMeditation (No Ranks; No Cost): refreshes all cool-downs and reduces Aggro/Threat (The User). CD: 10 Turns. It does not refresh itself. This ability is not particularly useful, considering that most of the Thaumaturge’s abilities have pretty low cool-downs.

thaumatuge_classnewiconSOME FINAL TIPS ON THAUMATURGES:

  • Most encounters will not require any particular rotation. They will mainly depend on the given elemental resistances. Resistances are what really counters this class, along with the usual impairments, such as Silence. If you can guess your opponents’ elemental weakness, you’re half-way there. If you cannot figure it out, lower your enemy’s resistance to Fire.
  • Also, during the encounters that really matter, here is one possible way to go:
    • greaterintellect_newiconGreater Intellect to start, because it gives the Thaumaturge 23% increased damage for the next 4 Turns, and you are supposed to have a lot of Mana at the beginning of the encounter.
    • Go ahead with: mera_iconMera (III)merami_iconMerami (III) and merazoma_iconMerazoma (III): the former two are meant to apply 2 stacks of ryuusei_iconIgnite (Status) on the target, increasing its vulnerability to Fire by up to 38%.
    • Then merazoma_iconFire Weaknessryuusei_iconRyūsei (III), ionazun_iconIonazun (III).
    • Refresh ryuusei_iconIgnite (Status) on the target whenever you can, and take advantage of the huge burst damage of these spellsryuusei_iconRyūsei (III)merazoma_iconMerazoma (III) and ionazun_iconIonazun (III), because they all deal Fire damage.

thaumatuge_classnewiconPROS AND CONS:

  • Thaumaturges are possibly the most powerful class when it comes to dealing damage.
  • The damage they deal depend almost exclusively on their Intellect.
  • They are given unique abilities both to increase their damage done, and to decrease their opponents’ elemental resistance.
  • Whenever Thaumaturges are Silenced, Stunned, Paralysed or under any other similar effect, they become less useful and more vulnerable.
  • If Thaumaturges are affected by any Status effect lowering Intellect (such as Hopelessness or Despair) their damage done will immediately become ridiculously low.
  • Thaumaturges have awful survivability.

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