Friday Grab Bag - 10/09/2020

Time for the Grab Bag!

October is choc full of events! Bonuses, costumes, trophies, pumpkins, and all things spooky with our 19th anniversary celebrations and Halloween event - make sure you don't miss out! :)

Thanks, as always, to everyone for your questions! You can submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

Continue reading for the questions! 

Is magic damage from CL styles affected by MoM and Wild Power?

Yes, Champion Level (or any type of) styles that have a magic damage style proc will have their damage increased by the Mastery of Magery realm ability. However, style procs cannot critical hit so Wild Power will not affect them.

Can Pendragon Bracer buffs be stripped ?  Can CL buffs that you put on yourself? Is there any type of buff that is not shearable?

First,  there are two types of shears.

The primary version of shearing is casted buff shears by Clerics, Druids, or Shaman that target specific stat buffs. These buff shears only target their specific stat buff and only shear stat buffs that were not cast (by normal cast or equipped item) directly by their owner.

This means that stat buffs cast onto other characters or cast by items in your pack (like potions) will always be shearable while any self-casted stat buffs, Champion Level concentration buffs, and any equipped item-based buff charges such as Pendragon Bracer that are cast on yourself will not be shearable by these stat buff shears.

However, Cleric, Druid, and Shaman buff shears WILL be able to shear these if your character has zoned out or relogged since casting or putting the buff-charge up (which breaks the ownership of the buff).

The second type of shear is the random buff shear.

These shears, like the Battlemaster Master Level style, do not target any specific buff type and so have the ability to shear anything that isn’t specifically flagged to never be shearable. This means this type of shear can remove the self-casted buffs mentioned above!

Here are the only abilities that are never shearable by any type of shear even after zoning or relogging:

XP, BP, and RP potions purchased with Mithril

XP/RP off buff purchased with Mithril

Folley Lake, The Trellebourg, and Moydruim Castle teleport buffs

Do all freezing chest pieces have the same proc rate?

Yes, they should have a 10% proc chance.

Is the proc on traders dagger a life tap pet, and what is the base damage for the pet, is there any way to make it more effective  ie mastery  of focus and mastery of magery. I noticed the blade of illusion proc on my skald was doing poler rift sword style, is the proc damage dependent on weapons skill, or spec.  Sorry for the long question, I'm sure at least part of this question has been asked before but I could not find it thx in advance.

Traitor’s Dagger procs a monster/pet that lifetaps for you. Since the monster or pet is the one directly dealing the damage, there is nothing your character can do to increase its damage. The same can be said for any ability or proc that is fired directly from a monster or pet: the damage is entirely controlled by the ability itself and the pet’s stats, equipment, or bonuses. So the Blade of Illusion also falls in this category.

Certain abilities are cast by the character through their pets, such as the Verdant Animist PBAoE ability, which is affected by the character’s stats and bonuses since the character is the one directly casting the spell.

I've been trying to find an official statement regarding whether or not items degrade faster when they are lower than 90% condition and I'm having trouble. Could you clear that up please?

No, items degrade at the same rate regardless of their condition.

Thanks everyone, and enjoy the weekend! :)


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