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I found a gas trap, so I decided to do some testing.
 
I found a gas trap, so I decided to do some testing.
  
Firstly, without any protection at all:
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=== No protection ===
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-873 HP}  
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{-873 HP}
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-909 HP}
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 +
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-698 HP}
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 +
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 +
{-732 HP}
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 +
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-505 HP}
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-799 HP}  
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
Casting HEB with all methods maxed and with one yellow crystal, shields output:
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'''Mean:''' 752.6 damage.
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=== The first casting result ===
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Casting HEB with all methods maxed and with one yellow crystal:
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A small yellow crystal and the octogram seem to twist and merge into ribbons of yellow energy, which rise and surround you.
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My look output:
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<pre>
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He is surrounded by sparkling yellow energy.
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And finally, the shields output:
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
  * You are protected by an elemental shield against:   
 
  * You are protected by an elemental shield against:   
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</pre>
 
</pre>
  
And now for the first shield test:
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==== First shield test ====
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
{-419 HP}
 
{-419 HP}
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 +
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-585 HP}
 +
 +
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-450 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-626 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-209 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-529 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-579 HP}
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-413 HP}
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
There seems to be a reduction of damage (halved), but not blocking entirely like TPA.  
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'''Mean:''' 480 damage.
Further testing:
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There seems to be a reduction of damage, but not blocking entirely like TPA.  
  
Casting with one more crystal after already having cast with one crystal first:
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=== The second casting result ===
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Cast the spell on 1 more crystal while already having the first shield active. Nothing changed, same messages. Casting was a bit slower.
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==== The second shield test ====
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
{-245 HP}  
 
{-245 HP}  
 +
 +
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 +
{-432 HP}
 +
 +
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-215 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-507 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-669 HP}
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-555 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-324 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-236 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 +
{-207 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-298 HP}
 +
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There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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{-502 HP}
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
Another reduction it seems (halved again, or a quarter of the original damage probably).
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'''Mean:''' 380.9 damage.
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Another slight reduction it seems.
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=== The third casting result ===
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Tried casting on two more additional crystals while having the previous two-crystal shield active. Worked as normal, same messages, nothing changed in shields output.
  
So does that mean that the shield strengthens with each additional cast?
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==== The third shield test ====
Let's try casting on two more additional crystals while having the first two-crystal shield active:
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<pre>
 
<pre>
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
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</pre>
 
</pre>
  
And I'm out of crystals.
 
  
'''Conclusion:'''
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== Conclusion ==
So far, inconclusive on whether the shield actually gets stronger or if the trap gives very random damage. It may be that HEB has a cap on two or three crystals per element as well (half or quarter of original damage).
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So far, inconclusive on whether the shield actually gets stronger or if the trap gives very random damage. It may be that HEB has a cap on two crystals per element as well.
  
 
Also it doesn't seem like the timer for the elemental shield goes down if it takes damage.
 
Also it doesn't seem like the timer for the elemental shield goes down if it takes damage.
  
  
Further research needed!
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Further research still needed!
  
 
[[User:Dyne|Dyne]] - 2021-05-28
 
[[User:Dyne|Dyne]] - 2021-05-28

Revision as of 15:54, 28 May 2021

Gas trap test

I found a gas trap, so I decided to do some testing.

No protection

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-873 HP}

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-909 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-698 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-732 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-505 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-799 HP} 

Mean: 752.6 damage.

The first casting result

Casting HEB with all methods maxed and with one yellow crystal:

A small yellow crystal and the octogram seem to twist and merge into ribbons of yellow energy, which rise and surround you.

My look output:

He is surrounded by sparkling yellow energy.

And finally, the shields output:

 * You are protected by an elemental shield against:  
 * Gas (about an hour).

First shield test

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-419 HP}

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-585 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-450 HP}

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-626 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-209 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-529 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-579 HP}

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-413 HP} 

Mean: 480 damage. There seems to be a reduction of damage, but not blocking entirely like TPA.


The second casting result

Cast the spell on 1 more crystal while already having the first shield active. Nothing changed, same messages. Casting was a bit slower.

The second shield test

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-245 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-432 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-215 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-507 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-669 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-555 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-324 HP}

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-236 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-207 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-298 HP} 

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-502 HP} 

Mean: 380.9 damage. Another slight reduction it seems.

The third casting result

Tried casting on two more additional crystals while having the previous two-crystal shield active. Worked as normal, same messages, nothing changed in shields output.

The third shield test

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-325 HP} 


Conclusion

So far, inconclusive on whether the shield actually gets stronger or if the trap gives very random damage. It may be that HEB has a cap on two crystals per element as well.

Also it doesn't seem like the timer for the elemental shield goes down if it takes damage.


Further research still needed!

Dyne - 2021-05-28