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Old 03-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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Powerstones can be made of cheap materials for x4 enchanting cost

Can manastones also be made of cheap materials for x4 enchanting cost?
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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Powerstones can be made of cheap materials for x4 enchanting cost

Can manastones also be made of cheap materials for x4 enchanting cost?
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However, they remain pointless.
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However, they remain pointless.
How so? manastones are great for enchantment, up to a certain level, as long as the cost per point of energy remains under the daily wage of a mage. There are other threads on this, I just don't want to resurrect one of them.
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How so? manastones are great for enchantment, up to a certain level, as long as the cost per point of energy remains under the daily wage of a mage.
No, only if the cost per point of energy is also lower than the equivalent cost for a powerstone. The largest manastone that is cheaper than slow and sure is 26 energy. You can make a 26 energy cheap powerstone for 4x the cost of a manastone (yes, GURPS Magic notwithstanding, Q&D is perfectly cost effective for 80 energy enchantments). If you use the powerstone more than 4 times (which will be true if you keep using it for at least 104 days), or if you can sell the powerstone after using it once (for at least 75% of its value), the powerstone is cheaper.
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If you use the powerstone more than 4 times (which will be true if you keep using it for at least 104 days), or if you can sell the powerstone after using it once (for at least 75% of its value), the powerstone is cheaper.
I would not assume there is any markdown in price for a Powerstone being sold, just because it is empty.

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I would not assume there is any markdown in price for a Powerstone being sold, just because it is empty.
There would be a difference in value, because you can't use it immediately, but it generally won't be large (less than 1% for typical modest size powerstones). However, we're assuming reselling, and that's dependent on having a buyer.

Also, you can generally make one-college (Enchantment) powerstones, which are only 2.4x as expensive as manastones.
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There would be a difference in value, because you can't use it immediately, but it generally won't be large (less than 1% for typical modest size powerstones). However, we're assuming reselling, and that's dependent on having a buyer.

Also, you can generally make one-college (Enchantment) powerstones, which are only 2.4x as expensive as manastones.
Aye..(now stops before another powerstone thread starts...note my initial reply upthread was ONE word).
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