Invocations

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Invocations denotes how skilful 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 or Evocations, and provides less maximum MP than Spellcasting.

Aptitudes

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

The average aptitude of all species, excluding coloured draconian, is 1.038.

Applicable Gods

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

The remaining gods do not use Invocations skill:

History

  • Prior to 0.19, Nemelex Xobeh's skills were based on Evocations.
  • Prior to 0.14, Jiyva's skills were based on Invocations.
  • In 0.12, a hidden special cost for training Invocations was removed and aptitudes were adjusted.
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