|Source(s)||Young Poisoner's Handbook|
|Flags||Dir or target, Needs tracer|
|Briefly transforms one of the caster's limbs into a long insectoid stinger, which lashes out at the target. The stinger's impact will always poison a susceptible target. Even resistant targets have a chance to be poisoned and immune monsters will be damaged by the physical impact of the stinger.|
|Damage Formula|| 1d(3+Power/5)|
70% poison, 30% physical
Sting is a level 1 Transmutation/Poison Magic spell which deals 70% poison damage, poisoning the target. This means that regular monster are damaged normally, poison immune monsters take 30% damage, and poison resistance reduces only the poison part (53% total).
Venom Mages start with this spell memorized.
Sting is good for softening up targets from a short distance, or just outright killing poison-vulnerable ones. While low level Venom Mages may wish to switch to Poisonous Vapours for most of their poisoning needs (due to its range and inability to miss), this spell remains marginally useful for its elementally neutral damage. Sting also costs less MP, which is relevant on the very first floors of the Dungeon.
Some monsters can cast Sting, which functions identically to the player version.
The following enemies cast Sting:
- @ Louise (d12 damage)
- Prior to 0.25, Sting was a Conjurations/Poison spell with range 7, and was entirely useless against targets with poison resistance.