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== 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.
 
 
<pre>
 
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}
 
</pre>
 
 
'''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:
 
<pre>
 
A small yellow crystal and the octogram seem to twist and merge into ribbons of yellow energy, which rise and surround you.
 
</pre>
 
 
My look output:
 
<pre>
 
He is surrounded by sparkling yellow energy.
 
</pre>
 
 
And finally, the shields output:
 
<pre>
 
* You are protected by an elemental shield against: 
 
* Gas (about an hour).
 
</pre>
 
 
==== 1 crystal shield test ====
 
<pre>
 
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}
 
</pre>
 
 
'''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 ====
 
<pre>
 
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}
 
</pre>
 
 
'''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 ====
 
<pre>
 
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}
 
</pre>
 
 
'''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.
 
 
 
[[User:Dyne|Dyne]] - 2021-05-28
 

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