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== Conclusion ==
 
== 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.
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In my case, assuming my testing so far is correct:
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*The shield blocked about 31% of the damage with one crystal (using the mean values).
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*The shield blocket about 39% of the damage with 2 crystals (using the mean values.
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*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.
  
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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=== Suggestions for further research ===
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*It is unknown whether the shield blocks a percentage of damage or a set amount of damage.  
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*It is also unknown whether ma.me.elemental skills have any effect on the shield or if it is only ma.sp.de and the spell methods.
  
The timer for the elemental shield does not seem to go down from blocking/absorbing damage.
 
 
Further research may still be needed!
 
  
 
[[User:Dyne|Dyne]] - 2021-05-28
 
[[User:Dyne|Dyne]] - 2021-05-28

Revision as of 06:11, 30 May 2021

Do more crystals make the shield stronger? (Gas trap test)

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

Spoiler: The trap is in the basement of the dwarf mansion, Ankh-Morpork.

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

Note: Every HP-entry below is a separate triggering of the trap, it's not a damage over time effect.

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: 422.3 damage. Highest: 669 damage. Lowest: 207 damage.

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

In my case, assuming my testing so far is correct:

  • The shield blocked about 31% of the damage with one crystal (using the mean values).
  • The shield blocket 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.

Suggestions for further research

  • It is unknown whether the shield blocks a percentage of damage or a set amount of damage.
  • It is also unknown whether ma.me.elemental skills have any effect on the shield or if it is only ma.sp.de and the spell methods.


Dyne - 2021-05-28