How spellcasting works on BatMUD
Succeeding in the casting
The actual chance of succesfully casting a spell depends on the
percentile you have in the spell, your knowledge of cast generic skill
and in the knowledge of the certain spells category skill (eg. cast fire
Both cast generic and cast help in succeeding in the spellcasting,
the main difference is that cast generic affects all spells, but the
cast only affects part of the spells.
The category of each individual spell can be found by reading the
help on that spell (help spell fireball).
What affects the power of the spell varies alot. With some spells, such
as light, the actual effect is the same every time you succeed. But even
with light the length of the effect varies between different casters.
In contrast, most spells can have a variable degrees of success. What
affects the level of success is dependant on the individual spells.
Usual factors include, but are not limited to, random, relevant stat(s),
percentage in mastery skill, player level, alignment, various guild
based reputations and so on and so on.
The actual spcost of spells vary according to the phase of the moon,
and with high enough a percentage in the spell in question the casting
cost can be reduced.
By training the skill essence eye you get reports on the progress of
the spell you're casting. You can also see the spell you are currently
casting by typing 'cast info', but that doesn't show how far the
casting has proceeded.
All spells will fail occasionally, even with all the relevant skills
trained to high levels. By training the skill mana control you can
save part of the spells sp-cost during failed spells.
help magic - Syntaxes for casting spells
help spell - Helps for each individual spell
help skill - Helps for skills
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