Hardened shell, thunderbolt and white wind would be only three that would be classified as HNM.
Honestly I dont think any on this list are HNM. As even hardened shell is EP mobs in abby mow. Every update we got 7-9 spells from 76-90. So why would SE add all these spells as HNM and no regular spells 911-95.
and White wind ona 5 minute timer, no one would rarely use it.
Only Harden Shell and Thunderbolt count as "HNM" spells unlocked through Unbridled Knowledge, which is why Peimei bolded those two specifically. White Wind and all the other spells that Tummie listed are normal spells that we have to set in order to use, same as all the previous spells we've ever obtained.
Though there are far easier places to obtain the "HNM" spells nowadays, initially those sorts of mobs could only be found in HNM situations. There weren't normal Adamantoise or Behemoths roaming around that people could just walk up to whenever they felt like and fight. Adamantoise and Behemoth were mobs that for the longest time only existed in an NM form and never had a normal mob variant (Behemoth still doesn't), so that's why they're considered "HNM" spells by the public.
So hardened shell and thunderbolt are the HNM ones?
Ok spells, wish hardened shell was normel, it go well with magic barrier.
I was hoping for a breath and multi hit spell as well. Oh well, next update.
Looks like head **** will finaily be replaced
Breath spells in general aren't worth it, cause unless their formula was insane (like DMG = 2x or 3x current HP), they would fall short of our better non-breath nukes.
Multi-hit spells we have plenty of, and considering that currently some of our best physical DD spells are multi-hits (Quadratic Continuum and Goblin Rush, for example), it's nice to have a strong single hit spell, since that will help out against potentially future NMs that may have really high defense.
Lastly, Sudden Lunge's recast makes it too long to be a real replacement for Head ****, given that it's a 12 second recast barring Fast Cast/Haste effects. A complementary spell to Head **** definitely, but not its replacement. Unless they were to tweak the recast time by a considerable amount for Sudden Lunge, Head **** is still going to be a spell to keep set. Edited, Aug 30th 2011 10:30am by Vlorsutes