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'''Fly''' is a [[status effect]] that sends you soaring above the ground. It makes traversing terrain with water and lava much easier. The only major downside to flying is that it greatly increases the damage you take from the [[Airstrike]] spell; consider landing before facing foes who know it.
 
'''Fly''' is a [[status effect]] that sends you soaring above the ground. It makes traversing terrain with water and lava much easier. The only major downside to flying is that it greatly increases the damage you take from the [[Airstrike]] spell; consider landing before facing foes who know it.
  
 
==Effects==
 
==Effects==
*Ability to cross [[deep water]] and [[lava]].
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*Ability to safely cross [[deep water]] and [[lava]].
 
*Ignore most effects of [[shallow water]].
 
*Ignore most effects of [[shallow water]].
*Take extra damage from [[Airstrike]] spell.
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*Take 50% more damage from [[Airstrike]] spell.
 
*Minor movement speed bonus for [[tengu]].
 
*Minor movement speed bonus for [[tengu]].
 
*Removal of some stealth bonuses and penalties:
 
*Removal of some stealth bonuses and penalties:
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
*Innate ability of [[Gargoyle]]s, [[tengu]], and black [[draconian]]s. Gained when reaching high enough [[XL]].
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Most sources of flight are temporary and will eventually expire. If your flight expires over deadly terrain (such as [[deep water]] or [[lava]]), you remain in the air but take significant [[drain]]ing every turn until you reach safety.
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*Innate ability of low-level [[tengu]]. Eventually replaced with permanent flight (see below).
 
*[[Potion of flight]].
 
*[[Potion of flight]].
*Boots or barding with [[flight (ego)|flight ego]] or an [[artefact]] with +Fly property.
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*Using a [[ring of flight]] or an [[artefact]] with +Fly property (can be canceled manually).
*Casting [[Tornado]].
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*Casting or being caught in a [[Tornado]] (''very'' short-lived).
* using a [[ring of flight]]
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These sources of flight are permanent, allowing you to continue flying until you decide to stop:
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*Innate ability of [[gargoyle]]s, high-level [[tengu]], and black [[draconian]]s. Gained when reaching high enough [[XL]].
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**Other draconians may gain the ability by randomly [[mutation|mutating]].
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*Boots or barding with the [[flight (ego)|flight ego]].
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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*Prior to [[0.19]], you would die instantly if your flight ran out over deadly terrain.
 
*Prior to [[0.17]], flight could be achieved using the [[Flight (spell)|Flight]] spell.
 
*Prior to [[0.17]], flight could be achieved using the [[Flight (spell)|Flight]] spell.
 
*Prior to [[0.16]], flight protected you from mechanical [[trap]]s. There was also a [[Flight card]].
 
*Prior to [[0.16]], flight protected you from mechanical [[trap]]s. There was also a [[Flight card]].

Latest revision as of 02:11, 5 July 2018

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Fly is a status effect that sends you soaring above the ground. It makes traversing terrain with water and lava much easier. The only major downside to flying is that it greatly increases the damage you take from the Airstrike spell; consider landing before facing foes who know it.

Effects

Sources

Most sources of flight are temporary and will eventually expire. If your flight expires over deadly terrain (such as deep water or lava), you remain in the air but take significant draining every turn until you reach safety.

These sources of flight are permanent, allowing you to continue flying until you decide to stop:

History

  • Prior to 0.19, you would die instantly if your flight ran out over deadly terrain.
  • Prior to 0.17, flight could be achieved using the Flight spell.
  • Prior to 0.16, flight protected you from mechanical traps. There was also a Flight card.
  • Prior to 0.15, flying creatures had a 2/3rds chance of dodging thrown nets.
  • Prior to 0.13, flight could protect you from electrical attacks.
  • Prior to 0.12, flight increased the caster's carrying capacity.