Research:Spell case

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Note #21 by Kassandra posted at Sun May 6 17:26:38 2012
Title: "Spellcases - a quick update"
I have been experimenting with my exquisite pearwood case to find out if the spells stored have an effect on the capacity.
This numbers are based on a channeling bonus of 547.


Round one. Fill the case with JHSD.
With my bonus I managed to feed in 26 copies of the spell. The 27th caused me to forget it in the process of feeding the spell. Things got a little teadious at this point as I had to :remember the spell each time I fed it to the case. From the 30th spell, it started to take more than 1 attempt to feed in the spell. I could not feed in the 35th spell, but by using a :bronze helm and bumping my channeling bonus to 584 I had no problem. At this point I was not at the book and so I stopped.


Round two. Fill the case with CIPS.
This progressed in pretty much the same way as JHSD. At the 27th copy I lost CIPS in my mind just as with JHSD. Although I did manage to get the 28th in without losing it. There is :probably some random chance and I got lucky. I managed to get 35 copies of CIPS into the case, although this time I did not need the use of a bronze helm. I tried many times to get 36 in :but could not manage it. I did not have the bronze helm at this point, so do not know if it was lack of skill, or a hard limit. As the spellcase can only hold 35 pieces of paper, perhaps :that is the spell limit also.


Also as a rough guide, a talisman bonus of 385 allows me to list 26 spells with around a 50% success rate, maybe a little less.
Also to remove a scroll from the case still requires a piece of paper, but you get a pile of paper shreddings instead of a scroll. It does not consume any ink though.

Thanks, Kassandra. --Aeatan 06:19, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

After extensive TMs and testing, I can say with certainty that there are two independent skill checks for feeding to the case from your mind. First check is against channeling to see if you can even open the link to the case. If you are able, the spell will be fed to the case, and there is a second skill check against special to see if you can split the spell in two and keep one in your mind. If you fail the channelling check, special is never checked and the spell remains in your mind. Special seems to TM much slower than channelling for me. At this point my channeling bonus is much higher than the corresponding special bonus, I currently easily succeed the opening a link check, but always fail the split check.

--Nekkrist 23 July 2014

270 talisman bonus is enough to list 15 spells with about a 50% rate. Tetrikitty (talk) 06:27, 7 June 2016 (EDT)

235 channeling is enough to put in ink at least some of the time. I was also able to store 10 spells without problems. list spells works for 7 spells about half the time with 169 Talisman bonus. --Vee (talk) 09:06, 15 November 2016 (EST)