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Old March 5th, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Default Burden of Time - Does it affect enemies more?

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Small chance for all enemies in the entire world to gain an affliction or die of old age. The chance is about 1% to die and 5% to get a random affliction. Even pretenders can be affected. For all provinces, kills 2% pop per turn and 0-3 unrest (greater in enemy dominions). Additionally, units age a random number of years every turn (between 1 and 5 (?) years).
So are enemy units effected more?
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Default Re: Burden of Time - Does it affect enemies more?

BoT is pretty close to being a game changing spell, and the effects will drastically hit your nation. Don't worry so much about quantifying the spell. Look at your nation and see how it stacks up to other nations to get a sense of whether or not you come out ahead in casting BoT.

For example, human nations with old mages and Abyssia are going to get hit the worst. Blood nations can sometimes mitigate this with Boots of Youth. Most mythical nations will only be partially effected, depending on the ages of units. Undead nations are only inconvenienced while LA Ermor is totally unaffected.
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Default Re: Burden of Time - Does it affect enemies more?

important point to note. Boots of Youth do *not* work for BoT. Many people have assumed this and been very very sadly dissapointed.
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Default Re: Burden of Time - Does it affect enemies more?

I believe GoH to be the answer to it, though you would still be old and suffer it's stat penalty, Chalice should work but only 1 province. Those 2 ways are the only way to cure affliction on old age and undead units I believe.
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Default Re: Burden of Time - Does it affect enemies more?

Thanks for the answers. But I still want to know the answer to the original question.

And no offence, but "Don't worry so much about quantifying the spell." doesn't really help if you try to update the description on the wiki. I'll add a note regarding the Boots on the wiki.
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Default Re: Burden of Time - Does it affect enemies more?

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For example, human nations with old mages and Abyssia are going to get hit the worst.
Not so fast.

Once Abyssia has enough devils/demons and smoulderghosts, they are quite comfortable with burden of time.

I believe Gift of Health is the best counter to BOT. If you can get both of them up, your gonna do quite well.
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Once Abyssia has enough devils/demons and smoulderghosts, they are quite comfortable with burden of time.
But the mages will all be dead in a few turns. Just hope you have enough units left to win the game. Abysia just lost the ability to create new troops.
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Once Abyssia has enough devils/demons and smoulderghosts, they are quite comfortable with burden of time.
But the mages will all be dead in a few turns. Just hope you have enough units left to win the game. Abysia just lost the ability to create new troops.
...you should have blood summons that can keep the string going.
I agree it isn't optimal, but if you're in the late game, it isn't quite as crippling as it first appears.
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Once Abyssia has enough devils/demons and smoulderghosts, they are quite comfortable with burden of time.
But the mages will all be dead in a few turns. Just hope you have enough units left to win the game. Abysia just lost the ability to create new troops.
...you should have blood summons that can keep the string going.
I agree it isn't optimal, but if you're in the late game, it isn't quite as crippling as it first appears.
I disagree. Losing 90% of your mages in late game sucks. Hell, it sucks in any part of the game. Sure you might have some of the unique blood summons, and some vampires if you somehow acquired D. But if the BoT caster isn't harmed by the spell (r'lyeh for example), you are fubared.
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I believe Gift of Health is the best counter to BOT. If you can get both of them up, your gonna do quite well.
Actually, GoH or the Chalice don't help against BoT. Nothing does.
Even large SC's with high HP can't be saved if they get old cause they'll keep getting more and more afflictions that can't be healed as quick.
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