Mysticism netherblast mastery doesn't take slayer into account

ForeverFunForeverFun Posts: 519
The mysticism level 3 mastery netherblast appears to ignore the slayer damage increase for in-hand spellbooks.  (unlike various mysticism spells, magery spells, magery death ray, etc)

This makes this mastery very weak compared to ordinary spells.

Expected result:  damage multiplied based on the in-hand lesser or super slayer spellbook.

Comments

  • Arnold7Arnold7 Posts: 934
    If it is an area damage spell that is normal.
  • Not consistent with other area damage spells, like chain lightning, meteor swarm, hail storm, etc.
  • YoshiYoshi Posts: 2,004
    “It’s a field, so is consistent with magery field rules, no slayer.”
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  • Perhaps if it's implemented as a field, that's a programming error.

    I also note the cursor targeting is handled in a strange fashion.  The spell provides a cursor, and does range and line of site checking on the cursor target, yet the spell appears to only radiate directly from the caster in that (general)direction. 

    Targets that are out of range cause the spell to fail to target, requiring a re-cast, even though the spell does not appear to target the location in question,

    At any rate, the spell appears to be very flimsy for a top level mastery.
  • YoshiYoshi Posts: 2,004
    Perhaps if it's implemented as a field, that's a programming error.



    "?? it is a field..."
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  • ForeverFunForeverFun Posts: 519
    edited September 27
    In the EC, it doesn't graphically manifest like other fields.  The point being, perhaps it shouldn't be a field for the purposes of damage calculations.  The cursor behavior is clearly broken.

    Also, with 120 mysticism, 20 focus, and 0 imbuing, the netherblast still functions, and the damage didn't seem significantly different than 120 focus, at least against the targets I tried.  (It seems odd the mastery even functions with so little focus skill -- perhaps focus is not being checked/applied properly).

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