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Please, explain for me the the protection spell.

kanada01

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hi

I have question the protection spell.

description say.

Allows you to cast spells without being interrupted. Lowers physical resistance, resist magic skill and spell casting speed cap (by 2). However casting speed will not go below 0.

is description correct?

Is it makes spell casting speed to 0 or only decrease spell casting speed -2 ?

I'm confused

please someone explain for me, the protection spell working on Magery spells and others.
 

Pawain

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It takes the FC cap to 0. So if you had 4 FC it is capped at 0 so when using protection you cast at 0 FC when using magery spells.

It does not reduce your FC it reduces the cap. But your FC can not go over the cap when used.
 
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Max Blackoak

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Pawain is only partially correct.

Protection reduces your faster casting cap by 2.

For magery, necromancy and mysticism faster casting is capped at 2, so using protection will reduce your faster casting cap to 0.

However, bushido, chivalry, ninjitsu, spellweaving and bard mastery spells have a faster casting cap of 4. Thus using protection with those skills they will receive a reduced cap of 2, not 0.
 

Pawain

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Yup, Max is correct. Some have a cap higher than 2. I also meant to write Magery in my answer. Ill edit that.
 

Xris

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Yup, Max is correct. Some have a cap higher than 2. I also meant to write Magery in my answer. Ill edit that.
While slightly off topic but related, on uoguide it says chiv FC will drop to 2 with 70+ mage or myst. Does this apply to real skill only? Can you use 60 mage + 60 in skill items to get to 120 and still use chiv at 4fc?

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kanada01

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It takes the FC cap to 0. So if you had 4 FC it is capped at 0 so when using protection you cast at 0 FC when using magery spells.

It does not reduce your FC it reduces the cap. But your FC can not go over the cap when used.
Thank you for answer.

FC cap is decrease.
 

kanada01

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Pawain is only partially correct.

Protection reduces your faster casting cap by 2.

For magery, necromancy and mysticism faster casting is capped at 2, so using protection will reduce your faster casting cap to 0.

However, bushido, chivalry, ninjitsu, spellweaving and bard mastery spells have a faster casting cap of 4. Thus using protection with those skills they will receive a reduced cap of 2, not 0.

Thank you for answer.

FC cap is decrease.

other skills have diff FC cap!
 

HippoRedux

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Every spellcaster I play runs Protection 24/7 - too many times I've had my characters die attempting to invis, recall or heal in a tight spot and have their spell disrupted regardless of resist skill. An added benefit for me is I do not have to worry about squeezing FC & FCR on to my jewelry.
 

Merus

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Every spellcaster I play runs Protection 24/7 - too many times I've had my characters die attempting to invis, recall or heal in a tight spot and have their spell disrupted regardless of resist skill. An added benefit for me is I do not have to worry about squeezing FC & FCR on to my jewelry.
Protection does not impact FCR. I typically put 6 FCR on characters even if they regularly use protection.
 

MalagAste

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Most my tamers and stuff run protection... because yeah it can be tough to get an invis off without it. And yeah I try to get 6 FCR if I can... that helps some.
 

Basara

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Note also that, as a Second Circle spell, humans with 0 magery can cast it off scroll at 100%, and 60% of the time just casting it from a book. Everyone else at 0 casts it about 80% of the time from a scroll, 10% from a book. And you can buy the scrolls from over half of all mage/necro-type shop NPCs.
 

Innoxicated

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Man running prot all the time is a temptation, but if you are playing a character where spells are your primary dps it's a temptation I urge you to resist. Its a different situation on a tamer hybrid or bard, etc, where you're attention is more focused on micro-managing your pet or provos, but on a pure caster (mage/mystic/necro) that 2/6 can be very important.

If you're having trouble with fizzles, try a mage weapon. I use slayer spellbooks without anat/eval or wrestle also, but when things get hairy I swap to that mage wep and accept the reduced damage output until things are better under control.

Now spawning is a bit dif, also. Running wraith form and spamming aoe's I'll gladly run in protection, otherwise it would be impossible. I'm just saying as a caster, protection can be a crutch that may limit you from utilizing your character to its fullest potential. But I get it, that Uus Sanct toggled on with my pocket bard following me around sure is nice!
 

Johnny Black

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Now I am confused too...
if Impose a Faster Casting Cap/Penalty. How come my still show FC 3 ?
I can see at the bottom of my buff bar that my xasting speed is reduced, but why show 3 ?

 

Pawain

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Your FC is still 3. But the Cap for the FC is reduced by 2. It does not reduce FC, it reduces the cap. So, for some spells like magery the cap is now 0.

The Status bar does not show the cap because the cap is different for different spell types. Mage chiv etc.
 

Innoxicated

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Good to know - I'll add FCR back to my spellcasters!
That's a good idea! I'd even go so far as to say if you have to choose between the two FCR is more beneficial than FC, especially with magery/necromancy/mysticism.

6 FCR saves you 1.5 seconds of delay, the entirety of the natural cooldown between spells.

2 FC, still IMO very important (just my opinion though), only saves you 0.5 seconds of cast time.

That half second can make a significant difference when being poisoned cycled, or even help to get that invis in with a little skilled timing. But when chaining casts, 1.5 seconds is huge!!
 
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