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Viajero April 17th, 2010 07:02 PM

Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
Not clear from the other threads on this global but:

What would happen if I script a mage to simply "retreat" and then he/she is attacked by one of the relevant horrors after using a bunch of gems in a ritual or forge?

Will that mage escape to a nearby province or will he die/disappear?

Will it make a difference if the lab he/she did the casting/forging in was in a province with castle or in a province without a castle (i.e. just the lab in it)?

Frozen Lama April 17th, 2010 07:17 PM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
that's an assasination battle- dead magi

Verjigorm April 19th, 2010 08:26 PM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
Astral Corruption, I think, is probably the single most annoying spell in the game considering it's cheapness (because it uses blood slaves) and power. The only truly effective counter is to kill the guy that cast it.

Now... I'm not terribly experienced, and I haven't tried this, but you can wish other people dead right? As long as it's just one person...

so unless it's an immortal pretender, you could just wish him dead for 100 pearls and cancel a 999 slave spell for a fraction of the cost provided your wish caster is immortal or could kill the resulting horror with his guards...

I think I read somewhere that you could wish specific named units dead like...

"Kill Tomaso Del Monferrada"

Does that work?

sansanjuan April 19th, 2010 09:17 PM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
The best method is to script returning with two pearls and the read level/research. There is a chance the returning will trigger another horror. Also the mage
must be in a non cap prov.

Option 2 is to script dd spells for the horrors. However if you get a named horror you will be toast.....
Ssj

Graeme Dice April 19th, 2010 09:37 PM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
The spell description for returning is wrong. It works just fine during horror attacks whether or not the caster is in the capital province or their home province.

Verjigorm April 19th, 2010 09:57 PM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
RoR is much cheaper than Wish and more versatile. Much better. Still... I would like to wish his pretender dead...

Sombre April 20th, 2010 07:55 AM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Verjigorm (Post 741285)
so unless it's an immortal pretender, you could just wish him dead for 100 pearls and cancel a 999 slave spell for a fraction of the cost provided your wish caster is immortal or could kill the resulting horror with his guards...

Even if this were true, 100 astral pearls is not a fraction of 999 blood slaves. If anything 100 astral pearls is a higher cost than 999 blood slaves. It is not unusual for people to have blood slave income in the hundreds.

Viajero April 20th, 2010 08:13 AM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sombre (Post 741348)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Verjigorm (Post 741285)
so unless it's an immortal pretender, you could just wish him dead for 100 pearls and cancel a 999 slave spell for a fraction of the cost provided your wish caster is immortal or could kill the resulting horror with his guards...

Even if this were true, 100 astral pearls is not a fraction of 999 blood slaves. If anything 100 astral pearls is a higher cost than 999 blood slaves. It is not unusual for people to have blood slave income in the hundreds.

999 slaves for Astral Corruption? who said that?

FAJ April 20th, 2010 08:16 AM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
Its so easy to put a huge load of slaves into AC, that nobody is going to try to dispell it outright, especially because it would be right back up the next turn. I don't see anyone bothering to put so many slaves into the effort. Just overcasting with maybe 200-250 slaves total is more than enough.

Viajero April 20th, 2010 09:07 AM

Re: Another quick on on astral Corruption...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FAJ (Post 741351)
Its so easy to put a huge load of slaves into AC, that nobody is going to try to dispell it outright, especially because it would be right back up the next turn. I don't see anyone bothering to put so many slaves into the effort. Just overcasting with maybe 200-250 slaves total is more than enough.

Maybe Im so dumb. I was actually trying to save a good number of astral pearls for that... and the next turn is up for grabs I guess...

Unless he can cast it as a 6th global so to replace one of the 5 up using again 166+200+ slaves? hmmm, not that familiar with blood economy, caster is Mictlan LE...so is it really that easy to get so many slaves?

Fukc.


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