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Old June 24th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Quick question...

Do gems spent on summons or Globals count towards AN, or just forged items?
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Everything on the strategic map other than alchemy that requires gems adds to gems you get from arcane nexus.
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And of course astral gems and blood slaves used in rituals and forging dont count either
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So if I cast say 'Burden of time' or Utterdark (I know that is death... for 100 gems and 999 extra D gems and I had Arcane nexus...I would recoup some of that back?
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The description for arcane nexus reads that half of the cost of all spells and forging done on the strategic map is refunded to you. So, for a 999 gem spell you should receive about 450 pearls.
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Well, yeah...but if you've got AN and a 999 Utterdark up I doubt you much care how many gems you're spending....
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Setting aside the scenario of casting 999 gem Utterdarks, this does have the strategic implication that if:

1) You have an "unassailable" AN up
2) You are planning to alchemize large numbers of gems to pearls (large being defined as "large enough to cast a global")
3) You don't have any other globals currently in effect
4) You can afford to wait a turn to use the pearls

...then you might as well cast the global, hoping to knock someone else's global out of the list. You'll get the same number of pearls back as if you had alchemized them (albeit a turn later.)

Ok, so that's still pretty niche.

Also, rdonj, half of 999 is 499.5 - not sure why you'd round that down to 450?
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That is mean.
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I could be wrong, but I thought it was actually a quarter?
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Setting aside the scenario of casting 999 gem Utterdarks, this does have the strategic implication that if:

1) You have an "unassailable" AN up
2) You are planning to alchemize large numbers of gems to pearls (large being defined as "large enough to cast a global")
3) You don't have any other globals currently in effect
4) You can afford to wait a turn to use the pearls

...then you might as well cast the global, hoping to knock someone else's global out of the list. You'll get the same number of pearls back as if you had alchemized them (albeit a turn later.)

Ok, so that's still pretty niche.

Also, rdonj, half of 999 is 499.5 - not sure why you'd round that down to 450?
I rounded down to 450 because I am terrible at maths.
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