Dust Devil

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Dust Devil
Ritual information
Deities all
Type Offensive
Base GP cost 50/75/100/...
Components holy symbol
Required powers speech, movement

Dust Devil is a priest ritual that summons a dust devil, a type of minion that assists you in combat.

Performing

This ritual is not performed on anything, and costs 50 gp if you're not controlling any minions already. If you are controlling other minions, it costs an extra 25 gp per minion you're controlling.

It requires the powers of speech and movement.

Skills

This ritual uses faith.rituals.offensive.area and faith.rituals.misc.area. Both skills affect the size, hitpoints, and offensive abilities of the devils. Devils' defensive abilities seem to be constant.

Components

Performing messages

Performing

You raise your hands, and swirl them about.
You speak the holy word of Sandelfon.

Success

The wind picks up a bit and starts swirling.  Dust and debris in the area come together to form a colossal whirlwind of dust.

Failure

You try to gain control of a dust devil but the necessary concentration eludes you.

What others see


Details needed.

Dust devils

Dust devils will assist you in combat, attacking whatever you attack. Killing while using a dust devil will somewhat reduce the xp you get from killing.

The material they're composed of varies widely, and depends on where they're summoned (and possibly the weather where they're summoned). Devils made of certain materials can have different-looking attacks, although it's not clear whether these do a different amount of damage than normal attacks.research

Sizes

Dust devil size seems to be a rough indicator of offensive abilities and/or hitpoints. The sizes are (incomplete):

  • large
  • huge
  • gigantic
  • colossal
  • enormous
  • humongous

If you summon multiple devils, their size goes down as you summon more.

Duration

A dust devil tends to last from around five to seven minutes or so, if it's not dismissed or killed. This appears to depend on your faith.rituals.offensive.area bonus, as well as how many minions you're already controlling.

You can extend this duration by feeding them enough gp at once:

Forms of syntax available for the command 'feed':
feed <positive number> {gp|gps|guild points} [to] <minion> 
feed <minion> fully 

Leaving

It looks like this when they leave:

The <size> whirlwind of <material> slows its twirling as it prepares to depart.
[several seconds pass]
The <size> whirlwind of <material> says to you: It is time forr me to go.
The <size> whirlwind of <material> dissipates into nothingness.

Wards

When the ward is triggered, a dust devil is summoned. The devil follows and will obey the victim.

Notes

See also

Related achievements

There are three achievements in the Priests category related to this ritual:

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