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{{Flavour|This spell temporarily transforms the caster into a slow-moving (but extremely robust) stone statue, capable of dealing monstrous blows with weapons or bare fists. The caster's stone body is insulated from electricity and gains resistance to poison, rotting, and negative energy.}}
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'''Statue Form''' is a level 6 [[Transmutations]]/[[Earth Magic]] spell which changes the caster into a sentient, mobile [[statue]]. This makes the caster immensely strong and gives him the endurance of stone, but makes his actions slower. [[Gargoyle]]s cannot cast this spell. For the duration of this spell the caster gains the following:
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'''Statue Form''' is a level 6 [[Transmutations]]/[[Earth Magic]] spell which changes the caster into a sentient, mobile [[statue]]. This makes the caster immensely strong and gives him the endurance of stone, but makes his actions slower. [[Gargoyle]]s cannot cast Statue Form, and [[Yredelemnul]] will excommunicate any followers who cast this spell.
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For the duration of this spell the caster gains the following:
  
 
===Pros===
 
===Pros===
*[[Unarmed Combat]] Base Damage = UC+6+([[Strength]]/3))
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*[[Unarmed Combat]] Base Damage = UC+12
 
*+50% damage bonus to all melee attacks
 
*+50% damage bonus to all melee attacks
*+2 [[strength]]
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*A huge [[AC]] bonus (20 + (spell power)/12, max 37)
*A huge [[AC]] bonus (17 + (spell power)/10, max )
 
 
*39% [[guaranteed damage reduction]]
 
*39% [[guaranteed damage reduction]]
 
*+30% [[HP]]
 
*+30% [[HP]]
*Synergy bonus to the [[Stoneskin]] spell (gain an additional 3 + ((11 * Stoneskin spell power)/100) AC)
 
 
*Immunity to [[poison]]
 
*Immunity to [[poison]]
 
*[[Electricity resistance]]
 
*[[Electricity resistance]]
*One rank of [[life protection]]
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*One rank of [[negative energy resistance]]
*50% reduction to [[torment]] damage
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*50% reduction to [[torment]] damage (stacks with rN)
*[[Rot]] resistance
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*Immunity to [[rot]]
  
 
===Cons===
 
===Cons===
 
*Body [[armour]], [[gloves]], and [[boots]] meld into your character, becoming inactive.
 
*Body [[armour]], [[gloves]], and [[boots]] meld into your character, becoming inactive.
*The base cost of all actions is increased by 50% (similar to being under the effect of the [[Slow]] spell)
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*Base movement delay is increased to 1.5.
*-2 [[dexterity]]
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*The base cost of all other actions is increased by 50% (similar to being under the effect of the [[Slow]] spell)
*Gives you a 100% failure chance when attempting to [[scramble]] out of [[deep water]] or [[lava]]
 
 
*Vulnerability to [[Shatter]] and [[Lee's Rapid Deconstruction]]
 
*Vulnerability to [[Shatter]] and [[Lee's Rapid Deconstruction]]
  
 
==Strategy==
 
==Strategy==
 
*Despite the scary sounding speed penalty, Statue Form is worth using. This spell is most useful for characters who fight in melee and are unable to use most or all armors, like [[troll]]s, [[felid]]s, and [[octopode]]s, though any character in need of one of the many resistances it offers will find it useful, particularly if they have access to a source of [[Haste]] to negate the speed penalty.
 
*Despite the scary sounding speed penalty, Statue Form is worth using. This spell is most useful for characters who fight in melee and are unable to use most or all armors, like [[troll]]s, [[felid]]s, and [[octopode]]s, though any character in need of one of the many resistances it offers will find it useful, particularly if they have access to a source of [[Haste]] to negate the speed penalty.
*Try to avoid falling in deep water or lava while in Statue Form, as it's guaranteed death. Fortunately, the game will prevent you from casting the spell when doing so would kill you.
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*[[Merfolk]], [[octopode]]s, [[barachim]], and grey [[draconian]]s can still use Statue Form in deep water but will incur the penalties from standing in shallow water.
**[[Merfolk]], [[octopode]]s, and grey [[draconian]]s can still use Statue Form in deep water, as they are adapted for survival underwater. However, you will incur the penalties from standing in shallow water.
 
  
 
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==History==
 
==History==
Prior to [[0.16]], Gargoyles could cast Statue Form.
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*Prior to [[0.18]], Statue Form's AC bonus was lower (17 + (spell power)/10). This change was made as a result of [[Stoneskin]] being removed. Statue Form also gave a +2 Str bonus and a -2 Dex penalty.
 
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*Prior to [[0.17]], Statue Form enhanced the AC bonus from Stoneskin.
Prior to [[0.15]], Statue Form also granted -10 [[EV]], and gave [[gargoyle]]s 62% GDR. It also used [[Earth Magic]] to determine AC instead of [[spell power]].
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*Prior to [[0.16]], Gargoyles could cast Statue Form; it gave them a lower AC bonus which still stacked with their natural AC and 50% GDR.
 
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*Prior to [[0.15]], Statue Form also granted -10 [[EV]], and gave [[gargoyle]]s 62% GDR. It also used [[Earth Magic]] to determine AC instead of [[spell power]] and prevented [[scramble|scrambling]].
Prior to [[0.14]], [[merfolk]] could not use Statue Form in [[deep water]] (if they fell in while in Statue Form, they would revert to normal).
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*Prior to [[0.14]], [[merfolk]] could not use Statue Form in [[deep water]] (if they fell in while in Statue Form, they would revert to normal).
 
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*Prior to [[0.13]], it only granted the player one rank of [[poison resistance]].
Prior to [[0.13]], it only granted the player one level of [[poison resistance]].
 
  
 
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[[Category:Transformation]]
 
[[Category:Transformation]]

Latest revision as of 23:27, 29 August 2019

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Statue form.png Statue Form
Level 6
School1 Transmutation
School2 Earth
Source(s)
Casting noise 5
Spell noise 0
Transforms the caster into a slow but extremely robust stone statue. The caster's melee damage, both unarmed and with weapons, is substantially increased. The caster's stone body is insulated from electricity and gains resistance to poison, rotting and negative energy.

While transformed, any equipped body armour, gloves and boots are melded.

Statue Form is a level 6 Transmutations/Earth Magic spell which changes the caster into a sentient, mobile statue. This makes the caster immensely strong and gives him the endurance of stone, but makes his actions slower. Gargoyles cannot cast Statue Form, and Yredelemnul will excommunicate any followers who cast this spell.

For the duration of this spell the caster gains the following:

Pros

Cons

  • Body armour, gloves, and boots meld into your character, becoming inactive.
  • Base movement delay is increased to 1.5.
  • The base cost of all other actions is increased by 50% (similar to being under the effect of the Slow spell)
  • Vulnerability to Shatter and Lee's Rapid Deconstruction

Strategy

  • Despite the scary sounding speed penalty, Statue Form is worth using. This spell is most useful for characters who fight in melee and are unable to use most or all armors, like trolls, felids, and octopodes, though any character in need of one of the many resistances it offers will find it useful, particularly if they have access to a source of Haste to negate the speed penalty.
  • Merfolk, octopodes, barachim, and grey draconians can still use Statue Form in deep water but will incur the penalties from standing in shallow water.
Humanoid Centaur Naga Octopode Felid
Statue form humanoid.png Statue form centaur.png Statue form naga.png Statue form octopode.png Statue form felid.png

History

  • Prior to 0.18, Statue Form's AC bonus was lower (17 + (spell power)/10). This change was made as a result of Stoneskin being removed. Statue Form also gave a +2 Str bonus and a -2 Dex penalty.
  • Prior to 0.17, Statue Form enhanced the AC bonus from Stoneskin.
  • Prior to 0.16, Gargoyles could cast Statue Form; it gave them a lower AC bonus which still stacked with their natural AC and 50% GDR.
  • Prior to 0.15, Statue Form also granted -10 EV, and gave gargoyles 62% GDR. It also used Earth Magic to determine AC instead of spell power and prevented scrambling.
  • Prior to 0.14, merfolk could not use Statue Form in deep water (if they fell in while in Statue Form, they would revert to normal).
  • Prior to 0.13, it only granted the player one rank of poison resistance.