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#1 Apr 28 2011 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I understand how the SCH works for the most part. I know about the Grimores and Stratagems. But what exactly do the weather spells do? I am not quite sure on why you would want to change the weather around a person? Am I reading that entirely wrong?
#2 Apr 28 2011 at 12:21 PM Rating: Good
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There are usually 3 reasons to give a player a specific weather effect:
1. Weather can boost the potency for magic that matches the element. Nukes of the matching element can get a straight increase in damage (+10% for single weather, +25% for double weather). Cures with light weather can get an increase in HP healed. Elemental Obis from Sea make these bonuses active 100% of the time, whereas without the Obis the bonus kicks in around 25% of the time.
2. When Stormsurge is meritted by the SCH, the player receiving the storm effect also gets attribute bonuses to go with the element. For instance, melee DDs who receive firestorm also get +STR from it.
3. Weather can trigger bonuses on certain pieces of gear. Most SCHs carry around Desert Boots, which grants +movement speed when the player is under earth weather.
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#3 Apr 28 2011 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I see, thats pretty nifty. If I cast light weather on myself will I cure higher? Or does it have to be applied to the person I am healing?
#4 Apr 28 2011 at 4:10 PM Rating: Excellent
Your cures would have the chance of having the potency bonus, yes, though you'd want the Light Obi to get the potency bonus full time, since otherwise it'd be random.

Edited, Apr 28th 2011 6:12pm by Vlorsutes
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