Category:Defense ignoring abilities

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Defense ignoring abilities are damage dealing abilities that partially or wholly ignore at least one defense skill.

There are several specific types of such abilities:

  • Shield ignoring: (a.k.a. death from above, DFA) Targets do not get to use their shield to defend against the attack, but make use of 130% of their Evasion skill to compensate. DFA spells also do slightly reduced base damage.
  • Armor piercing: These are a type of spell that ignore a portion of a target's armor at the expense of slightly reduced base damage.
  • Armor ignoring: These are abilities that ignore a portion or all of a target's armor.

Variations of abilities that ignore shield, armor, or other defenses that are combinations of the above mechanics or do not use the above specific mechanics do exist, and details about them can be found on each ability's page.

Currently existing shield ignoring abilities

Bolded spells are signature spells.

Name Effect Type Skill Contest Prep
Range
Rank
Range
Duration Slots Mana
Type
Burn Puncture damage, Fire damage, Single target DFA. battle targeted, shield ignoring 7-50 80-800 Instant 2 {{{18}}}
Harm Evil (HE) Fire damage, Electrical damage, Undead/Demonic/Cursed-only single-strike attack that bypasses shield and armor. battle targeted, shield ignoring, armor ignoring 2-50 10-600 Instant 2 {{{18}}}
Harm Horde (HH) Fire damage, Electrical damage, Undead-only AoE attack that bypasses shield and armor. battle targeted, area of effect, pulse damage, shield ignoring, armor ignoring 15-100 80-800 Instant 3 {{{18}}}
Lightning Bolt (LB) Fire damage, Electrical damage, Single target DFA. battle targeted, shield ignoring 7-50 80-800 Instant 2 {{{18}}}
Soul Attrition (SA) Slice damage, Cold damage, Spirit damage, Shield-ignoring single target. cyclic targeted, shield ignoring 6-31 80-800 Indefinite 2 {{{18}}}

Currently existing armor piercing abilities

Bolded spells are signature spells.

Name Effect Type Skill Contest Prep
Range
Rank
Range
Duration Slots Mana
Type
Frost Scythe (FRS) Slice damage, Cold damage, armor piercing battle targeted, armor piercing 7-50 80-800 Instant 2 {{{18}}}
Partial Displacement (PD) Puncture damage, Impact damage, armor piercing, single target. battle targeted, armor piercing 2-50 10-600 Instant 2 {{{18}}}

Currently existing armor ignoring abilities

Bolded spells are signature spells.

Name Effect Type Skill Contest Prep
Range
Rank
Range
Duration Slots Mana
Type
Harm Evil (HE) Fire damage, Electrical damage, Undead/Demonic/Cursed-only single-strike attack that bypasses shield and armor. battle targeted, shield ignoring, armor ignoring 2-50 10-600 Instant 2 {{{18}}}
Harm Horde (HH) Fire damage, Electrical damage, Undead-only AoE attack that bypasses shield and armor. battle targeted, area of effect, pulse damage, shield ignoring, armor ignoring 15-100 80-800 Instant 3 {{{18}}}

Pages in category "Defense ignoring abilities"

The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.