Metabolic Englaciation

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Metabolic englaciation.png Metabolic Englaciation
Level 5
School1 Hexes
School2 Ice
Source(s) Book of Ice
Book of Misfortune
Casting noise 4
Spell noise 0
Power Cap 200
Flags Area
Lowers the metabolic rate of every creature in the caster's vicinity, slowing all those who are not resistant to cold. Those especially vulnerable to cold will be affected much more strongly, and tougher creatures will be slowed for a shorter time.

Metabolic Englaciation is a level 5 Hexes/Ice spell that slows down monsters in caster's line of sight.

Effect

Applies the slow effect for creatures in caster's line of sight. The duration of this effect is dependent on spell power and inversely proportional to monster HD, and is doubled for cold-blooded targets. It is possible for a monster to not be slowed down at all. Cold resistant and stationary monsters are unaffected. Duration of the slow effect from multiple casts is cumulative.

Duration formula[1]: 3d<power> / 6 - 1d<HD> - 1

History

Prior to 0.14 Metabolic Englaciation was level 6, and slow duration from multiple casts were not cumulative. Prior to 0.10 Metabolic Englaciation functioned as a mass Ensorcelled Hibernation.

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