Mage shield/wall spells

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Mage shield/wall spells

Post by Sea Worthy » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:37 pm

If you try to cast a more powerful version of the spell, will it work or will it still give you the "You are already protected." message?

I'm just trying to sort out if there's any reason to still use my shield spell now that I have my wall spell.


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Re: Mage shield/wall spells

Post by Belanna » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:20 pm

You can only have one affecting you at a time. They both give a DR bonus.

Reason to use one or the other?
example-
shield and wall at same level. Lets say shield gives you +20 DR. Wall will give you +20 but will vary during combat. It could drop down to 17 or go up to 24 as you exchange blows. Basically a range of 8 somewhat centered on the 20 at this level of knowledge.

Shield can only be cast on self, while wall can be cast on self or others. Want a steady DR for yourself? stick with shield. Want a chance at a bit higher DR sometimes, use wall. You can decide if you want to use and train them both for your own and your companions benefit.

What I don't know is if there are any other hidden parts that might have to do with resistances that might make one better than the other. Like elemental damage verses blunt physical damage for example.


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Re: Mage shield/wall spells

Post by Sea Worthy » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:17 pm

Have you observed if the shield drains less stamina than the wall?


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Re: Mage shield/wall spells

Post by Belanna » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:12 am

they both seem exactly the same from my experience. Same stamina cost to cast and same drain rate.


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Re: Mage shield/wall spells

Post by Sea Worthy » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:42 am

Guess I'll just crank them both up for stat raises.


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