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I'm playing a magic user for the first time in years, and I came to this page looking for:

+ The syntax to use cambrinth items.
+ How much mana certain run of the mill items hold. (Cambrinth ring, twisted cambrinth armband, cambrinth orb).
+ How many MD ranks to start using cambrinth.
+ How many MD ranks to start using cambrinth with only one hand (?).
+ How many MD ranks to start using cambrinth that is worn.

I didn't see any of this information here, so thought it might be a good candidate to add to this page, if anyone else sees the need.

Prime-Lorzelophia 18:20, 12 April 2008 (CDT)

Thanks for adding that information, Reene. Magic newbs such as myself rejoice. Prime-Lorzelophia 16:05, 16 April 2008 (CDT)

Currently, the most efficient experience gain per action for training arcana via cambrinth is charging your cambrinth with as much mana as you can without ruining your attunement.

This doesn't seem accurate. I was getting about 1 learning level per every few charges at 10 mana. I charged an orb a full 100 in one swoop and only gained 1 learning level. This makes it significantly less mana efficient since 10/charge is sustainable and 100/charge is not.

The key phrase being "without ruining your attunement." (I assume that by "sustainable" you mean not too taxing to your attunement.) --Isharon 17:35, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

DR 3.1

  • At 165 Arcana I was able to reliably charge an armband while wearing it.
   Arcane Magic:    191 37% mind lock     (34/34)      Attunement:    195 21% thinking       (5/34)
         Arcana:    165 86% mind lock     (34/34)  Targeted Magic:    150 03% clear          (0/34)
   Augmentation:    162 47% nearly locked (33/34)    Debilitation:    144 42% clear          (0/34)
        Utility:    157 13% examining     (13/34)         Warding:    150 92% dabbling       (1/34)
    Strength :  30              Reflex :  30  
     Agility :  30            Charisma :  20  
  Discipline :  25              Wisdom :  25  
Intelligence :  25             Stamina :  22
> tap armb
You tap a sinuous cambrinth armband coiled in the shape of a striking adder that you are wearing.
> charge armb 20

You harness a moderate amount of energy and attempt to channel it into your cambrinth armband.
You are able to channel all the energy into the armband.
The cambrinth armband absorbs all of the energy.
Roundtime: 6 sec.
> invoke armb spell

The cambrinth armband pulses with Arcane energy.  You reach for its center and forge a magical link to it, readying all of its mana for your use.
Roundtime: 1 sec.
  • My impression from testing with my Moon Mage and various sizes of cambrinth is that using worn cambrinth requires 100+capacity ranks. So worn rings at 104, worn small armbands at 132, wide armbands at 148, etc.

Worn Cambrinth

The long held theory of 100+held amount for worn cambrinth appears to be incorrect. 407 Arcana will not allow me to charge a 200 mana scythe while worn. (it can be done, someone with 1000+ was able to) It would be nice to find the figure for this, I'll keep testing unless someone else comes up with an answer first. Nazaruss11/8/2016 12:16 AM CST

According to the Arcana skill page, the formula is 100+2*(capacity), which would make sense given your problem. If you can confirm that it starts working around 500 arcana, we can update this articleNUKENAVY (talk) 07:59, 23 January 2017 (CST)