An idea for a new enchant (in General)

stevebat July 28 2008 1:49 PM EDT

this is the polar opposite of DM it would reduce all enchantments cast on friendly members friendly or otherwise kudos to avoid for name:purify please don't flame

tasuki [UFC] July 28 2008 1:57 PM EDT

you mean an enchantment to reduce the effect of offensive enchantments?

QBsutekh137 July 28 2008 2:00 PM EDT

Interesting... Would it Also "Purify" DM in that case, or would it only work on AMF and EC?

In other words, are you envisioning that DM and Purify would cast first, canceling each other out, with the remainder continuing to do its thing?

I'd love to have a way to fight AMF via an enchantment, and I am sure people would love to be able to cancel some DM. But there would be interesting choices... For example, if Purify and DM canceled each other, and you trained Purify and AS at the same time, you would hope the DM canceled your purify so that your own AS could hit. The same choice DM users need to make vs AMF/EC would be a quandary for anyone using DEs...

King July 28 2008 2:12 PM EDT

-not a flame, a statement of factual information-
This idea has been suggested multiple times before and it is usually shot down on the point of AMF needing to compete with nscs and needing to be 100x the DDs effective level to cast for 1.00 shouldn't be nerfed further.

QBsutekh137 July 28 2008 2:14 PM EDT

That is a good point about the NSCs, I'd have to say...

iBananco [Blue Army] July 28 2008 7:14 PM EDT

If you wanted to logically make the opposite of DM, it'd have to BOOST enemy DMs, and block your own EDs as well.

stevebat July 28 2008 7:36 PM EDT

my suggestion would cancel out with dm in the way if they both are equal level neither of them will go off

Wizard'sFirstRule July 28 2008 11:44 PM EDT

the biggest problem with the idea is that EC and AMF already have counters. its called more STR/DX and more DD.

QBsutekh137 July 28 2008 11:57 PM EDT

True, PK, but DEs have that same strength, yes? *smile* Train more AS! Look at Conundrum if you need an example. WAY beyond my DM.

I am with stevebat, this would only work if the two spells (calling them DM and Purify) canceled first, then acted with whatever the bigger one had left. DM is not really a OE. In fact, a "Purify" spell would finally combine with DM to make a whole new family of enchantments, MEs = Meta Enchantments. That's why they go first (and can cancel each other), and that's why they act on everything including one's own team. Call them "Arcane Dispel" and "Arcane Purify" know how those pesky arcane spells are... *grin*

I don't think it's that crazy, except for the points already made about items that already affect certain enchantments...

Cube July 29 2008 12:03 AM EDT

If it canceled DM, it'd be over powered IMO; if it canceled your own EDs then sure.

QBsutekh137 July 29 2008 12:05 AM EDT

I don't know that I think it'd be overpowered, and I have the biggest combined DM in the game... Not sure what that says, probably just that I'm nuts. *smile*

QBsutekh137 July 29 2008 12:08 AM EDT

Well, here's why I'm maybe not completely nuts... If you can afford the expense of a huge Purify and _still_ have enough experience left over to lay down big DEs, then don't you maybe deserve to get them in place?

Maybe the big problem is that it is all just so dang recursive...where does the circle end?

Cube July 29 2008 1:08 AM EDT

Maybe if it has less efficiency than DM, though you might be right it could be okay.
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