I want a true MgS (in General)
March 13 2006 9:34 PM EST
A real shield for mages. Maybe something with no DD reduction, some DX reduction, no AC, and gives a small flat reduction to AMF backlash. I'm thinking of something fit for a mini-mage.
March 13 2006 9:38 PM EST
I'd even go along with it if each upgrade actually reduced your DD by 1% in trade for a high amount of AMF protection.
Odd, but decent, I'd still rather see a Helm that did something similar.
March 13 2006 10:30 PM EST
Remember, originally there was a mage shield on the FORS, but people kept *ahem* asking nicely for one, so Jon gave us the current shield.
March 13 2006 10:35 PM EST
Put them on your mage and his ability to dodge the AMF backlash is increased, though his damage is still reduced by it. They cause you to slip, however, so your DX and skills are reduced, and there's no Armor to be gained by a pair of booties!
I love booties!
March 13 2006 10:50 PM EST
Yes yes.... and they also grant you a new DD that allows you to give your opponent a good firey kick.
March 13 2006 10:54 PM EST
Well that was uncalled for. It's not like I asked for something highly unbalanced.
March 13 2006 10:55 PM EST
I thought it was a good idea, but rather adapted it to fit boots, since mages only wear DBs currently. They already can have a Corn and AGs and a CoI, and power shields don't work with tattoos.
March 13 2006 11:01 PM EST
Only one more reason why it should be a shield. I don't think Single FB Mages need another boost.
March 13 2006 11:10 PM EST
Actually, I think gloves would be a better choice than a shield. Gloves would force mages to choose between greater DD (AG's) or reduced damage from AMF. This would provide an alternative for both Tat wearing mages and normal. It would also reduce the overall advantage to mages as a whole because AG's could not be used in addition to the AMF reduction.
As for a mage shield, I'd be tempted to see one that drops trained skills to 0 and provides some bonus to mages- either bonus to DD or AMF.
March 13 2006 11:13 PM EST
AGs already reduce AMF. By raising your DD AMF goes down.
March 14 2006 12:13 AM EST
Not as much as a percentage reduction would in most cases, but you do have a point.
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