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Old 10-04-2007, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default [Magic] questions about spells and innate attack skill

I'm not sure how I am supposed to be purchasing skills for my spells.

I created a mage that has four attack spells (of course I have others as well)

The spells are
Fire Ball
Stone missile
Ball of Lightning
Lightning

If I take Innate Attack (Projectile) is that enough for all four spells or do I need Innate Attack (Beam) for Lightning as well?

What would you think about an Innate Attack (Magic) as a replacement for having multiple skills with a lot of various effects?

Or should it be a Innate Attack! wildcard skill that covers all Innate Attacks?

I apologize if this has been covered before but a few searches didn't turn the posts up if it was.

Lee
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: [Magic] questions about spells and innate attack skill

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I'm not sure how I am supposed to be purchasing skills for my spells.

I created a mage that has four attack spells (of course I have others as well)

The spells are
Fire Ball
Stone missile
Ball of Lightning
Lightning

If I take Innate Attack (Projectile) is that enough for all four spells or do I need Innate Attack (Beam) for Lightning as well?

What would you think about an Innate Attack (Magic) as a replacement for having multiple skills with a lot of various effects?

Or should it be a Innate Attack! wildcard skill that covers all Innate Attacks?

I apologize if this has been covered before but a few searches didn't turn the posts up if it was.

Lee
I would go with actually 2 Innate Attack skills:
Innate Attack (Magic Projectile) and
Innate Attack (Lightning)
Note, that these IA default at -2 from each other!

For Lightning Ball, you should follow the spell description - to me it does not seem to require any IA skill to guide it, just concentration.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: [Magic] questions about spells and innate attack skill

Innate Attack (Projectile) works for all Missile spells. Even the ones that are ostensibly "energy" are actually pseudo-solid bolts that can be turned by a Missile Shield spell and so forth.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: [Magic] questions about spells and innate attack skill

Thanks a bunch guys. That will save me a few points and lots of headaches.

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