Rune of Balrog Flame
- Basic Information and Statistics
- Forging Information
- Strategy and Comments
- Fun Facts
Basic Information and Statistics
- Abbreviation: RoBF or RBF
- Primary effect: Inflicts damage in melee rounds equivalent to 20% of the tattoo level. This is subject to AC damage reduction with all AC affecting the damage. The MgS does not help.
- Secondary effect: Grants an effective trained Evasion equal to 1/10th the total experience of the RoBF. 
- Tertiary effect: Magic resistance; protection against Direct Damage Spells, sans Decay and direct Sling of Death hits. This effect is a percentage-based effect, meaning the largest tattoo in the game would reduce magic by about 25% as a RoBF; however, getting to 15% or 20% is relatively common. Unfortunately, it gets pretty hard to go up past that. To get to 30% would require being 6x larger than the largest tattoo.
- Quaternary effect: Protects against AMF backlash equal to the magic resistance.
- Average past auction price paid for regular tattoo: 
- Average past auction price paid for lesser version: 
Strategy and Comments
- Melee damage is no longer applied against those who attack. It is now sent to the first Minion based on melee attacking rules (ie, invisible minions are skipped).
- RoBF's pure damage is unaffected by Antimagic Field, Ethereal Chains and Evasion. Guardian Angel doesn't react to it.
- The RoBF's attack occurs once per round during melee rounds only.
- There is no more aura effect, so the damage ends when the minion wearing the rune dies.
- As the RoBF protects against Direct Damage Spells it also protects the wearer from "friendly fire" caused by the Fire Ball spell.
- A key item in the E:RoBF, EW:RoBF, and the WEW:RoBF
- AC protects from the damage (All AC + and base) with an example:
- Superman burns from the flames surrounding Roxanne (850452) 335 AC
- Superman burns from the flames surrounding Roxanne (1288650) 221 AC
- Superman burns from the flames surrounding Roxanne (1747918) 99 AC
- Superman burns from the flames surrounding Roxanne (1931105) 0 AC
- This tattoo was formerly a cloak (Cloak of Balrog Flame). Numerous discussions and even one contest have been based upon this item. (Contest:, Discussion:  and )
last edited by AdminNemesia at Feb 20 2011
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