Various magic items and systems have had some improvements. The following items were impacted.
Generic MIU/Scroll CS
A new system has been added for Magic Items and Scrolls to allow additional CS and Maneuver bonuses for those skilled in the appropriate skill. Activating a CS spell from a Magic Item or Scroll will now grant a CS bonus similar to spell ranks using the following formula.
.75 CS per rank up to level
.5 CS per rank up to 2x level
.33 CS per rank over 2x level
Maneuver bonuses are sphere/spell specific but generally following the following pattern
.5 per rank up to level
.33 per rank up to 2x level
.1 per rank over 2x level
Note: Semi spell bonuses are halved.
As an additional note elemental and sorcerer spells are granted an additional bonus when wearing 1711 similar to that of 425. The calculation used is the same formula as 425 (25 bonus at 25 ranks and an additional bonus point up to a max of 50 at 75 ranks). This bonus is in additional to the base +10 CS granted by the base spell.
Magic items/scrolls have had the following updates.
- Gold rings location settings are now detectable via. 405.
- Bronze Squares (1718 - V'tull's fury) can now be activated from containers.
This update addresses some issues weapon users had with needing to hold the square in the offhand to activate.
The mana verb has been updated with enhancive values to bring it in line with the other stats-related commands.
The messaging for 520 (Mage Armor) has had some updates to its messaging to help casters keep track of which elemental aspect is currently active. Spell Active has also been updated to reflect the current element in use.
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