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== Gas trap test ==
 
== Gas trap test ==
 
I found a gas trap, so I decided to do some testing.
 
I found a gas trap, so I decided to do some testing.
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This was done with a ma.sp.de bonus of over 500+, and all methods at 99+% to succeed.
  
=== No protection ===
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=== No casts ===
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In order to test, I first needed to see how much damage the trap did to me unshielded.
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==== No 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.
 
{-873 HP}
 
{-873 HP}
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-909 HP}  
 
{-909 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-698 HP}  
 
{-698 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-732 HP}  
 
{-732 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-505 HP}  
 
{-505 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-799 HP}  
 
{-799 HP}  
 +
{-862 HP}
 +
{-531 HP}
 +
{-597 HP}
 +
{-610 HP}
 +
{-871 HP}
 +
{-526 HP}
 +
{-500 HP}
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
'''Mean:''' 752.6 damage.
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'''Mean:''' 693.3 damage. '''Highest:''' 909 damage. '''Lowest:''' 500 damage.
  
 
=== The first casting result ===
 
=== The first casting result ===
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</pre>
 
</pre>
  
==== First shield test ====
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==== 1 crystal 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}
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-585 HP}  
 
{-585 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-450 HP}
 
{-450 HP}
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-626 HP}  
 
{-626 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-209 HP}  
 
{-209 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-529 HP}  
 
{-529 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-579 HP}
 
{-579 HP}
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-413 HP}  
 
{-413 HP}  
 +
{-399 HP}
 +
{-639 HP}
 +
{-519 HP}
 +
{-265 HP}
 +
{-599 HP}
 +
{-687 HP}
 +
{-294 HP}
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
'''Mean:''' 480 damage.
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'''Mean:''' 480.8 damage. '''Highest:''' 687 damage. '''Lowest:''' 209 damage.
 
There seems to be a reduction of damage, but not blocking entirely like TPA.  
 
There seems to be a reduction of damage, but not blocking entirely like TPA.  
 
  
 
=== The second casting result ===
 
=== 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.
 
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 ====
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==== 2 crystal 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}  
 
{-432 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-215 HP}  
 
{-215 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-507 HP}  
 
{-507 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-669 HP}  
 
{-669 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-555 HP}  
 
{-555 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-324 HP}
 
{-324 HP}
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-236 HP}  
 
{-236 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-207 HP}  
 
{-207 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-298 HP}  
 
{-298 HP}  
 
There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
 
 
{-502 HP}  
 
{-502 HP}  
 +
{-520 HP}
 +
{-431 HP}
 +
{-646 HP}
 +
{-421 HP}
 +
{-539 HP}
 +
{-286 HP}
 +
{-469 HP}
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
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=== The third casting result ===
 
=== 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.
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Tried casting on one more additional yellow crystal while having the previous two-crystal shield active. Worked as normal, same messages, nothing changed in shields output.
  
==== The third shield test ====
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==== 3 crystal 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.
{-325 HP}  
+
{-391 HP}
 +
{-613 HP}
 +
{-501 HP}
 +
{-542 HP}
 +
{-372 HP}
 +
{-280 HP}
 +
{-251 HP}
 +
{-555 HP}
 +
{-394 HP}
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{-648 HP}  
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
  
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'''Mean:''' 454.8 damage. '''Highest:''' 648 damage. '''Lowest:''' 251 damage.
  
 
== Conclusion ==
 
== 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.
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The trap damage is random so may be hard to tell, but - 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.
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In my case, if the testing is correct, the shield blocked about 31% of the damage with one crystal, and about 39% of the damage with 2 crystals (using the mean values). Using 3 crystals did not seem to make the shield stronger.
  
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The timer for the elemental shield does not seem to go down from blocking/absorbing damage.
  
Further research still needed!
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Further research may still be needed!
  
 
[[User:Dyne|Dyne]] - 2021-05-28
 
[[User:Dyne|Dyne]] - 2021-05-28

Revision as of 16:06, 29 May 2021

Gas trap test

I found a gas trap, so I decided to do some testing. This was done with a ma.sp.de bonus of over 500+, and all methods at 99+% to succeed.

No casts

In order to test, I first needed to see how much damage the trap did to me unshielded.

No shield test

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-873 HP}
{-909 HP} 
{-698 HP} 
{-732 HP} 
{-505 HP} 
{-799 HP} 
{-862 HP} 
{-531 HP} 
{-597 HP} 
{-610 HP} 
{-871 HP} 
{-526 HP} 
{-500 HP} 

Mean: 693.3 damage. Highest: 909 damage. Lowest: 500 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).

1 crystal shield test

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-419 HP}
{-585 HP} 
{-450 HP}
{-626 HP} 
{-209 HP} 
{-529 HP} 
{-579 HP}
{-413 HP} 
{-399 HP} 
{-639 HP}
{-519 HP} 
{-265 HP} 
{-599 HP} 
{-687 HP} 
{-294 HP} 

Mean: 480.8 damage. Highest: 687 damage. Lowest: 209 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.

2 crystal shield test

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-245 HP} 
{-432 HP} 
{-215 HP} 
{-507 HP} 
{-669 HP} 
{-555 HP} 
{-324 HP}
{-236 HP} 
{-207 HP} 
{-298 HP} 
{-502 HP} 
{-520 HP} 
{-431 HP} 
{-646 HP} 
{-421 HP}
{-539 HP} 
{-286 HP} 
{-469 HP} 

Mean: 380.9 damage. Another slight reduction it seems.

The third casting result

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

3 crystal shield test

There is a loud hissing noise.  You choke on poison gas.
{-391 HP} 
{-613 HP} 
{-501 HP} 
{-542 HP} 
{-372 HP} 
{-280 HP} 
{-251 HP}
{-555 HP} 
{-394 HP} 
{-648 HP} 

Mean: 454.8 damage. Highest: 648 damage. Lowest: 251 damage.

Conclusion

The trap damage is random so may be hard to tell, but - It may be that HEB has a cap on two crystals per element as well.

In my case, if the testing is correct, the shield blocked about 31% of the damage with one crystal, and about 39% of the damage with 2 crystals (using the mean values). Using 3 crystals did not seem to make the shield stronger.

The timer for the elemental shield does not seem to go down from blocking/absorbing damage.

Further research may still be needed!

Dyne - 2021-05-28