Enchanting skill

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Enchanting skill (when released) will cover the creation of magical devices and adding enchantments to other items. This differs from the Arcana skill as that skill deals with the use of magical items only.

Disciplines

Enchanting will be separated into three disciplines:

  • Artificing: the creation of runestones, cambrinth, or other magical devices that require active participation and control.
  • Binding: the binding of magical enchantments to existing items that will require the Arcana skill to invoke/use.
  • Invoking: the creation of magical enchantments that are passively active with no Arcana skill requirement.

Training

The Enchanting skill is not currently trainable.

Materials

The basis of enchantments will be sigils, primarily gathered using PERCEIVE SIGIL.

See the crafting materials page for further information about sigils.

Tools

No specific tools are currently available for enchanting.

See the Category:Crafting tools page for further information about tools.

Enchantment Qualities

Note: This information is still in flux and may change, or be better explained/defined. Along with this, not every enchantment will have all of these stats.

Precision: Determines the enchantment's "tier". Based on the sigils used to create the enchantment. Think of it as the hardness or physical material stats for enchanting.

Levels (from worst to best): completely abstract, abstract, slightly abstract, somewhat precise, rather precise, quite precise, very precise, exceptionally precise, incredibly precise, amazingly precise, fantastically precise

Fount: Enchantment's battery/engine.

Color: Influences an enchantment's effect. Different colors provide different effects.
Size/Type: Has a connection to the materials used on the item.
Surface: Modifies difficulty and magnitude of the enchantment.

Grade: Determines how difficult it is to activate. Uses an arcana check. While it is not _explicitly_ correlated to the power an enchantment provides, items that provide more, or are more flashy, often require more arcana to reliably activate.
Lines: Enchantment durability. Thickness determines damage resistance, and clarity determines current condition.
Potency: The quality of the enchantment made. Determines magnitude of effect. More verbs, higher proc chance, etc. Similar to "masterfully-crafted" for other crafted goods.
Complexity: Indicates how hard something was to make.

Examples

Weapon Flares

Corn Maze (450 kernel weapons): The enchantment appears masterfully-crafted, has poor potency, is very simple, and is somewhat precise. The matrix appears to be somewhat thick and the lines are perfectly clear.

Corn Maze (5,000 kernel weapons): The enchantment appears masterfully-crafted, has terrible potency, is very simple, and is abstract. The matrix appears to be nominally thick and the lines are perfectly clear.

Targeted Magic Foci

Drathrok's Assemblage: The enchantment is exceptionally precise. You sense it was enchanted using a yellow heavy fount with a rough surface making it minor grade with enhanced activation. You perceive nominally thick and perfectly clear lines empowering the enchantment. This enchantment was tuned to provide a reduced activation time and a large damage increase to targeted spells.

Keishalae Alteration: The enchantment is exceptionally precise. You sense it was enchanted using a red heavy fount with a rough surface making it minor grade with enhanced magnitude. You perceive somewhat thick and perfectly clear lines empowering the enchantment. This enchantment was tuned to provide additional magnitude and a moderate damage and accuracy increase to targeted spells.

Vurvitar Alteration: The enchantment is incredibly precise. You sense it was enchanted using a yellow heavy fount with a rough surface making it minor grade with enhanced activation. You perceive rather thick and perfectly clear lines empowering the enchantment. This enchantment was tuned to provide a reduced activation time and a large bonus to accuracy with targeted spells.

Mana Glamours

The enchantment appears masterfully-crafted, has good potency, is very simple, and is abstract.

Spells and abilities that boost Enchanting


Spells and abilities that decrease Enchanting

  • None


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