Invocations

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Version 0.28: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

Invocations denotes how skillful your character is at beseeching a deity for help. It improves the power and/or success rate of most god-given powers. (For some gods, piety also has this effect.)

Invocations also increases your max MP, but the effect is not cumulative with Spellcasting and provides less maximum MP.

Aptitudes

Ba DD DE Dg Ds Dj Dr Fe Fo Gr Gh Gn HO Hu Ko Mf Mi Mu Na Op Og Pa Sp Te Tr Vp VS
-1 3 1 N/A 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 9 3 1 1 1 0 -1 1 1 1 1 0 -1 -1 -1 0

Applicable Gods

Invocations skill is useful when worshipping one of the following gods:

The remaining gods do not use Invocations skill:

History

  • Prior to 0.26, you could train this skill only if your god used it or if you had a manual of Invocations.
  • Prior to 0.19, Nemelex Xobeh's abilities were based on Evocations.
  • Prior to 0.14, Jiyva's abilities were based on Invocations.
  • Prior to 0.12, Invocations required 80% as much XP in order to train, but all aptitudes were -1 lower.
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