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Numi
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focus items

Post by Numi » Wed May 13, 2009 6:18 pm

beyond staves, what other focus items are available in the game?

Andróg
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Re: focus items

Post by Andróg » Wed May 13, 2009 7:12 pm

There are also sapphire rings that can give bonus OB or bonus DB, aside those phials can be made as well.

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Re: focus items

Post by Elestir » Wed May 13, 2009 9:35 pm

Items that can be focused:
  • oak staff ? oak staff
  • topaz ? pale blue stone
  • adamant ? small crystal phial (dipping determines special effect)
  • ruby ring ? sapphire ring (dipping determines modification)
  • iron ring ? sapphire ring (dipping determines modification)
  • banded ring ? sapphire ring (dipping determines modification)
  • jewelled ring ? sapphire ring (dipping determines modification)

eltifa
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Re: focus items

Post by eltifa » Thu May 21, 2009 11:36 am

Can you be more complex on dipping jewelled rings? Which ring in which pool will make what ? OR name examples you already tested.
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Re: focus items

Post by Elestir » Thu May 21, 2009 12:21 pm

In general, dipping any of listed rings gives:
  • sun pool ? +5 ob
  • moon pool ? +5 db
  • star pool ? -20 save spell
Note: +5ob is meant to be while in aggressive mood.

One exception is banded ring, which is considered to be 3ob 3db for the purpose of focusing no matter what its actual modifiers are. So dipping it in moon pool (+5db) gives 3ob 8db for example, even if it was 5db banded before and you would expect 10db sapphire ring.

Focusing a jewelled rings (the oie ones) will also remove their negative effect from removing them and make them (like any other foci item) usable only by their owner and give them the power to call an eagle.

Note: Do not ever dip rings into star pool, as the -20 spell save effect is clearly too weak. You can get much more by focusing an adamant (which is also -20 save and much more) and using the regular ring instead. Also focusing an oie ring - where only manaring makes some sense - is probably bad idea, as for caster-type chars a focused oak staff is much better choice.

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Re: focus items

Post by Wobbler » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:56 pm

One thing to keep in mind for anyone considering focusing a copper ring: they can (or could a few years ago) not have all of +attack, -save and a db- or ob bonus, so dipping one in the moon- or sun pools will (would?) remove the +attack effect.

As far as I know any magic ring, including arda rings, can be focused. I have never tried, nor heard of anyone else trying, to focus a non-magic ring (such as a wedding ring).

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