Post:Upcoming Change to Shield-Ignoring Spells - 2/2/2009 - 20:52:06

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Upcoming Change to Shield-Ignoring Spells · on 2/2/2009 8:52:06 PM 10239
In the near future we are going to make some changes to how the "Death from Above" defense contest works. Shield-ignoring spells will retain their namesake ability to bypass the Shield Usage skill. However, they will become significantly easier to dodge with the Evasion skill.

What this means to you:
1: The shield-ignoring spells are getting nerfed. Fin. They will be less potent than they are now in every circumstance.
2: All else being equal, you will still be better off with shield-ignoring TM over conventional TM when facing a shield-using opponent. That is the niche of these spells and it is not going away, though it is diminishing in intensity.
3: Conversely, shield-ignoring spells will become an exceptionally poor choice against targets that rely primarily on Evasion for their defense. Conventional TM spells get a niche, too.

This change is not live yet. This post is intended to give you a chance to understand what will happen to your spells before getting hit with the change.

-Armifer

This message was originally posted in Discussions with DragonRealms Staff and Players (1) \ Game Master and Official Announcements (1), by DR-ARMIFER on the play.net forums.