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{{Infobox spell
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<onlyinclude>{{Infobox spell
|guild = Wizards
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|name = Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer
|type = Defensive
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|nickname = heb
|GP cost = 60
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|guild = Wizards
|mind space = 30
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|type = Defensive
|components = [[octogram]] and [[small crystal]](s)
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|desc = Protects from elemental damage.
|tome = [[Introeductyon too thee Strukture of thee Multyverss]]
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|GP cost = 20
}}
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|mind space = 30
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|components = [[small crystal]](s) (consumed) (octogram consumed)
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|octogram = yes
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|tome = [[Introeductyon too thee Strukture of thee Multyverss]]
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}}</onlyinclude>
  
 
'''Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer''' is a defensive [[:Category:Wizard spells|wizard spell]] that protects against elemental damage.
 
'''Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer''' is a defensive [[:Category:Wizard spells|wizard spell]] that protects against elemental damage.
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==Casting==
 
==Casting==
This spell costs 60 GP when cast, and takes up 30 units of [[mind space]].  The spell is targetted at the crystal or crystals you wish to use for the spell; the shield always appears on the caster.
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This spell costs 20 GP when cast, and takes up 30 units of [[mind space]].  The spell is targeted at the crystal or crystals you wish to use for the spell; the shield always appears on the caster.
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Casting with more crystals takes more time. The casting time is probably multiplied by the number of crystals used.
  
 
===Skills===
 
===Skills===
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{{Spellcheck
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|guild=Wizards
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|barsize=500
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|scale-min=100
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|scale-max=400
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|intervals=10
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|skill1=magic.methods.mental.channeling
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|threshold-low1=150
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|half-life1=30
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|skill2=magic.methods.physical.evoking
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|threshold-low2=170
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|half-life2=32
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|skill3=magic.methods.physical.binding
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|threshold-low3=155
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|half-life3=30
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|skill4=magic.methods.physical.enchanting
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|threshold-low4=155
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|half-life4=30
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|skill5=magic.methods.mental.convoking
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|threshold-low5=185
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|half-life5=40
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}}
 
The following skills are used during the stages of this spell:
 
The following skills are used during the stages of this spell:
 
*[[magic.methods.mental.channeling]]
 
*[[magic.methods.mental.channeling]]
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===Components===
 
===Components===
This spell requires an octogram and one or more [[small crystal]]s, which are consumed.  You may use more than one crystal of the same colour.
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This spell requires an octogram (which is consumed) and one or more [[small crystal]]s, which are consumed.  You may use more than one crystal of the same colour.
  
 
To protect against fire damage, you need a red crystal.
 
To protect against fire damage, you need a red crystal.
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To protect against gas damage, you need a yellow crystal.
 
To protect against gas damage, you need a yellow crystal.
  
To protect against lightning damage, you need one of each colour crystal.
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To protect against lightning damage, you need one of each colour crystal. This also protects you from all other elements!
  
 
===Casting messages===
 
===Casting messages===
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{{Prebox|You prepare to cast Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer on a small red crystal.
 
{{Prebox|You prepare to cast Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer on a small red crystal.
 
You examine a small red crystal.
 
You examine a small red crystal.
<br>You feel how the octogram affects magic nearby. ''or''
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<br>You feel how the octogram affects magic nearby. ''or'' You sense the magical field of the octogram.
<br>You sense the magical field of the octogram.
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<br>You count the faces of a small red crystal and the points of the octogram. ''or'' You observe the symmetries of a small blue crystal and the octogram.
<br>You count the faces of a small red crystal and the points of the octogram. ''or''
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<br>You observe the symmetries of a small blue crystal and the octogram.
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<br>You stare deep into a small red crystal.
 
<br>You stare deep into a small red crystal.
 
<br>You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist.
 
<br>You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist.
<br>You hurl a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram. ''or''
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<br>You hurl a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram. ''or'' You drop a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.}}
<br>You drop a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.}}
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The line, "You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist," does not always appear.
 
The line, "You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist," does not always appear.
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;Failure
 
;Failure
{{Prebox|}}
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One of the [[standard spell failures]]. Crystal is always consumed.
  
 
;From outside
 
;From outside
 
{{Prebox|Wizard examines a small red crystal.
 
{{Prebox|Wizard examines a small red crystal.
Wizard seems to be looking at your feet. ''or''
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Wizard seems to be looking at your feet. ''or'' Wizard stares at her feet.
<br>Wizard stares at her feet.
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Wizard looks appreciatively at a small red crystal. ''or'' Wizard looks at a small green crystal and counts.
<br>Wizard looks appreciatively at a small red crystal. ''or''
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Wizard stares deep into a small red crystal.
<br>Wizard looks at a small green crystal and counts.
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Wizard holds a small blue crystal, three small green crystals and three small red crystals tightly in her fist.  
<br>Wizard stares deep into a small red crystal.
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Wizard hurls a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.}}
<br>Wizard holds a small blue crystal, three small green crystals and three small red crystals tightly in her fist.  
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<br>Wizard hurls a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.}}
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===Stacking===
 
===Stacking===
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*pale swirls
 
*pale swirls
 
*faint streaks
 
*faint streaks
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*bright ribbons
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This spell shows up in [[shields]] as: (depending on which crystal(s) you used)
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{{Prebox|  * You are protected by an elemental shield against:
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  * Fire (about an hour)  * Acid (about an hour)  * Cold (about an hour)  * Gas (about an hour).
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    * At the moment, you are also protected against lightning.}}
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Duration:
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*over an hour
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*about an hour
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*fifty-five minutes
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*fifty minutes
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*forty-five minutes
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*forty minutes
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*thirty-five minutes
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*thirty minutes
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*twenty-five minutes
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*twenty minutes
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*fifteen minutes
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*ten minutes
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*under five minutes
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=== Protection ===
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It seems the shield will work differently against different sources of damage.
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*Against some sources, all damage will be absorbed until the elemental shield for that element breaks.
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*Against other sources, it seems to absorb a percentage of the damage, and the duration isn't lowered by the damage done.
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Some examples:
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* '''Poison [[gas trap]]:''' Percentage of damage absorbed.
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* '''[[Headless horse rider]] sword:''' Percentage of damage absorbed.
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* '''[[Journey of the Heavenly Storm Dragon]]:''' Absorbs damage until one element shield breaks.
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* '''[[Copperhead mine]] stinkdamp gas:''' Prevents all damage for the duration of HEB.
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* '''Fire/Smoke on [[SS Unsinkable]]''': Prevents all damage for the duration of HEB.
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* '''[[Shelox]] acid:''' Percentage of damage absorbed.
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* '''Lower [[Grflx caves]] regular damage over time:''' Percentage of damage absorbed? Or maybe it doesn't absorb any damage. {{research}}
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===Duration===
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The spell will last a decent amount of time if it does not absorb any damage; a one-crystal shield cast with [[ma.sp.de]] of 202, methods of 212-249, and elemental skills of 170 lasted a little over an hour and a half before disappearing.
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===Wearing off===
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This message indicates that the spell has ended:
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The red energy around you fades away. (Fire)
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The green energy around you fades away. (Acid)
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The yellow energy around you fades away. (Gas)
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The blue energy around you fades away. (Cold)
  
This spell shows up in [[shields]] as:
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Sometimes, but not always, you also get this message:
{{Prebox| * You are protected by an elemental shield against damage from <elements>.}}
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{{prebox|There is the sound of a cymbal being struck very lightly and a faint whiff of {{fontcolor|yellow|black|lemons}}.}}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://discworld.atuin.net/lpc/playing/documentation.c?path=/spells/Heezlewurst%27s_Elemental_Buffer Discworld spell help: Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer]
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*{{Spellhelp}}
 
*{{Spellcheck Project|HEB}}
 
*{{Spellcheck Project|HEB}}
  
 
[[Category:Spells]]
 
[[Category:Spells]]
 
[[Category:Wizard spells]]
 
[[Category:Wizard spells]]
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[[Category:Defensive wizard spells]]
 
[[Category:Arcane shielding]]
 
[[Category:Arcane shielding]]

Revision as of 18:37, 30 May 2021

Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer
Spell information
Nickname heb
Guild Wizards
Type Defensive
Description Protects from elemental damage.
GP cost 20
Mind space 30
Thaums 6
Components small crystal(s) (consumed) (octogram consumed)
It requires the focus of an octogram.
Tome Introeductyon too thee Strukture of thee Multyverss

Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer is a defensive wizard spell that protects against elemental damage.


Acquisition

This spell is found in the spellbook Introeductyon too thee Strukture of thee Multyverss.

Casting

This spell costs 20 GP when cast, and takes up 30 units of mind space. The spell is targeted at the crystal or crystals you wish to use for the spell; the shield always appears on the caster.

Casting with more crystals takes more time. The casting time is probably multiplied by the number of crystals used.

Skills

Spellcheck results
Scale      
100 130 160 190 220 250 280 310 340 370 400
 
channeling            
 
       
evoking            
 
       
binding            
 
       
enchanting            
 
       
convoking            
 
       

The following skills are used during the stages of this spell:

Components

This spell requires an octogram (which is consumed) and one or more small crystals, which are consumed. You may use more than one crystal of the same colour.

To protect against fire damage, you need a red crystal.

To protect against cold damage, you need a blue crystal.

To protect against acid damage, you need a green crystal.

To protect against gas damage, you need a yellow crystal.

To protect against lightning damage, you need one of each colour crystal. This also protects you from all other elements!

Casting messages

Casting

There is some variation as to what the spell looks like.

You prepare to cast Heezlewurst's Elemental Buffer on a small red crystal.
You examine a small red crystal.
You feel how the octogram affects magic nearby.  or  You sense the magical field of the octogram.
You count the faces of a small red crystal and the points of the octogram.  or  You observe the symmetries of a small blue crystal and the octogram.
You stare deep into a small red crystal.
You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist.
You hurl a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.  or  You drop a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.

The line, "You hold a small red crystal tightly in a fist," does not always appear.

Success
A small red crystal and the octogram seem to twist and merge into a hazy red stream of light, which rises and surrounds you.
Failure

One of the standard spell failures. Crystal is always consumed.

From outside
Wizard examines a small red crystal.
Wizard seems to be looking at your feet.  or  Wizard stares at her feet.
Wizard looks appreciatively at a small red crystal.  or  Wizard looks at a small green crystal and counts.
Wizard stares deep into a small red crystal.
Wizard holds a small blue crystal, three small green crystals and three small red crystals tightly in her fist. 
Wizard hurls a small red crystal into the centre of the octogram.

Stacking

You may recast the spell with a different colour of crystal to add its effects to the shield. You may also recast with the same colour, to get a stronger-appearing shield. It's uncertain how this effects the strength or duration of the shield. research

Effect

From the outside, the shield looks like this:

She is surrounded by a hazy glow containing pale swirls of red.

When more than one colour of crystal is used, the shield looks like this:

She is surrounded by a hazy glow containing pale swirls of red and pale swirls of blue.

The colours of the swirls correspond to the colours of the crystals used. There appear to be different levels, possibly relating to strength:

  • pale swirls
  • faint streaks
  • bright ribbons

This spell shows up in shields as: (depending on which crystal(s) you used)

  * You are protected by an elemental shield against: 
  * Fire (about an hour)  * Acid (about an hour)  * Cold (about an hour)  * Gas (about an hour).
    * At the moment, you are also protected against lightning.

Duration:

  • over an hour
  • about an hour
  • fifty-five minutes
  • fifty minutes
  • forty-five minutes
  • forty minutes
  • thirty-five minutes
  • thirty minutes
  • twenty-five minutes
  • twenty minutes
  • fifteen minutes
  • ten minutes
  • under five minutes

Protection

It seems the shield will work differently against different sources of damage.

  • Against some sources, all damage will be absorbed until the elemental shield for that element breaks.
  • Against other sources, it seems to absorb a percentage of the damage, and the duration isn't lowered by the damage done.

Some examples:

Duration

The spell will last a decent amount of time if it does not absorb any damage; a one-crystal shield cast with ma.sp.de of 202, methods of 212-249, and elemental skills of 170 lasted a little over an hour and a half before disappearing.

Wearing off

This message indicates that the spell has ended:

The red energy around you fades away. (Fire)
The green energy around you fades away. (Acid)
The yellow energy around you fades away. (Gas)
The blue energy around you fades away. (Cold)

Sometimes, but not always, you also get this message:

There is the sound of a cymbal being struck very lightly and a faint whiff of lemons.

See also


External links