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Ensorcell allows sorcerers to enhance weapons, runestaves, shields, and armor by collecting and then infusing necrotic energy into them. Items may be either temporarily or permanently ensorcelled, with varying benefits depending on the nature of the item and the strength of the ensorcellment. Most weapons, runestaves, shields, and armor are able to accept an ensorcellment (provided they do not resist magic in general), though the difficulty of the skill check increases based on the item's exact properties.
Temporary ensorcellment allows sorcerers (and sorcerers only) to gain temporary life channeling flares on their weapons and runestaves. There appears to be no skill check for temporary ensorcellment, though an item's properties may prevent it.
- Armor and shields can be temporarily ensorcelled, though they will not provide flares
- Non-sorcerers may benefit temporarily ensorcelled gear for certain Shield and Combat Maneuvers
- Temporary ensorcellment does not require necrotic energy
- Magical attack flares from temporary ensorcellment occur randomly and have an average rate of 1 flare per 7 attacks.
- Physical attack flares from temporary ensorcellment occur randomly and have an average rate of 1 flare per 5 attacks. This is the same rate as an ebladed weapon, although ebladed weapon flares are not randomized.
- Temporary ensorcellment can be refreshed without dispelling first.
Permanent ensorcellment can be put on a weapon, armor, shield, or runestaff with the benefits depending on the type of item ensorcelled and can be used by members of any profession. Permanently ensorcelling an item requires necrotic energy, which is gained by killing like level creatures.
There are 5 tiers of permanent ensorcellment, each tier requires a separate CHANNEL of 735 with the cost of necrotic energy going up for each tier. The benefits provided by a permanently ensorcelled item going up with each tier added to it. Sorcerers wielding permanently ensorcelled items will receive a phantom tier for a total of 6.
In order to permanently ensorcell an item, PREPARE 735 and CHANNEL it at the item while holding it. This will give you a message telling you how difficult it will be to place a permanent ensorcellment on the item as well as the current tier of ensorcellment already on that item. If you still wish to add a tier of ensorcellment to the item, CHANNEL 735 at it again with-in 30 seconds to make the attempt. Enhancive and holy items require the use of a special potion prior to the attempt.
Weapons and Runestaves
Weapons and runestaves that have been permanently ensorcelled gain permanent life channeling flares which can be used by members of any profession (unlike temporary ensorcellment, which can only be used by sorcerers). The strength and frequency of these flares are based on the tier of ensorcellment. Runestaves also gain +2 CvA per tier of ensorcellment.
Shields and Armor
Shields and armor that are permanently ensorcelled provide the bearer with an +2 bonus to CvA per tier of ensorcellment. They may also be used for several combat and shield maneuvers that require gear with anti-magical properties.
- Sorcerer Spell Ranks
- Elemental Mana Control Ranks
- Spiritual Mana Control Ranks
- Arcane Symbols Ranks
- Magic Item Use Ranks
- Magical workshop (helps)
- Wounds (hinders)
- Spirit (having less then full spirit hinders)
- Properties of the item (specifics still being discovered)
- A failed attempt costs 5% of the amount of necrotic energy that would have been required for a successful attempt
- There is no chance of losing an item due to a failed attempt
- A sorcerer may make another attempt immediately after a failed attempt, provided they still have the required amount of necrotic energy
Life Channeling Flares
Life channeling flares allow the beneficiary to absorb some built up necrotic energy and regain some of it as either health, mana, stamina, or spirit (depending on the nature of the attack and random chance). If the beneficiary of the flare is full on the resource that would otherwise be returned, they gain a temporary +5AS/+3CS bonus on their next attack per tier of ensorcellment on the item that caused the flare. These flares trigger approx 15% of the time on an item that has a single tier of ensorcellment, with the frequency increasing with added tiers.
Ensorcellment on weapons will trigger life channeling flares when the weapon is swung at an enemy while ensorcellment on a runestaff will trigger life channeling flares when attack spells are cast.
|Health||You feel healed!|
|Mana||You feel empowered!|
|Spirit||You feel rejuvenated!|
|Stamina||You feel reinvigorated!|
|Acuity||You feel energized!|
Necrotic Energy is automatically gained by sorcerers with knowledge of 735 when they kill like level creatures. It is required to permanently ensorcell items, with the amount required depending on the tier of ensorcellment being sought.
While there is a cap on both how much necrotic energy can be gained in a week as well as the total amount of necrotic energy a sorcerer can store, a sorcerer will only lose necrotic energy if they attempt to permanently ensorcell an item. The amount of necrotic energy gained from a creature depends on the creature's level in relation to the sorcerer, though no necrotic energy is gained from creatures a sorcerer cannot learn from. Sorcerers training in Sorcerous Lore, Necromancy will absorb necrotic energy at a faster rate based on Seed 1 of the Seed Summation Chart.
Sorcerers may check their level of necrotic energy stored by self-casting ensorcell.
- The weekly cap appears to reset with the first creature a sorcerer kills after their Triple X bonus has reset for the week
- The weekly cap appears to be approximately the same amount of necrotic energy required to produce a single tier ensorcellment
- The amount of necrotic energy required for a tier 1 ensorcellment appears to be that gained from approximately 1000 like-level creatures on characters not having any necromancy lore training
- The amount of necrotic energy required for each successive tier is increased by 500 from last tier. Ex: 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, and 3000 respective costs from tier 1-5
The flares appear basically similar, besides their respective messages of feeling. For example, an acuity flare:
Acuity is the only flare which also wears off (whether used or unused):
Casting Ensorcell at one's self yields information on the present necrotic power.
Ready for the first permanent attempt (at tier 1)
Success for a temporary item (note usage of CAST):
Probable success for a Tier 1 permanent item (CHANNEL):
Success for a Tier 1 permanent item (CHANNEL):
Temporary item ensorcellment wearing off.
Failure message for testing a permanent item (7x @ lvl 36):
Possible failure for testing (5x @ lvl 37):
Failure message for permanent item:
Used to prepare both enhancive and sanctified gear. A pour will last 30 minutes before wearing off.
- an inky black potion
- add water
- add essence of water
- Alchemy Simmer
- add 3 powdered uncut diamond
- add faintly radiant dust
- Alchemy Infuse
- add inky necrotic core
- add essence of soul
- Chant 735
- Alchemy Seal
- Ensorcell (735) Release (saved posts)
- Dergoatean's Guide
- The Courtesan: A Reflection on Necrotic Energy