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Second month of spring in Ancardia.


Symbolism[править | править исходный текст]

Laws, Neutral Magic, Leadership


Bonus[править | править исходный текст]

Lawful tendencies (it's harder to change), spells for neutral casters are 10% cheaper in power points, 2 to initial Charisma, starts out with lawful tendencies but gets 2 to Mana and 10% more power points if neutral initially.


Breakdown[править | править исходный текст]

1. "Lawful tendencies" works only if the character is lawful already. Although the bonus is rather significant, according to testing it is approximately 25% less alignment drop due to chaotic actions. Whether that stacks with amulet of balance and other things is not known at the moment.


25% might save you from being fallen champion. Although alignment is not so hard to manipulate and high level somewhat decreases alignment flexibility.


2. "Spells for neutral casters are 10% cheaper in power points" - nice, but more for semi spellcasters. Effect works as long as character is some sort of neutral flavor. A late game wizard probably has spells capped at 50% due to class powers and spell power anyway. Early on... on most bolt spells this pretty much saves one PP per cast.


3. " 2 to initial Charisma"� Charisma has some interaction with shop prices and checks to successfully issue orders to companions and pets but the bonus is way too small to be noticed in game.


4. "starts out with lawful tendencies but gets 2 to Mana and 10% more power points if neutral initially" - Main bonus. While Mana is easy to train for a full spellcaster, permanent 10% bonus is significant [bonus stays if character changes alignment].


Worth nothing is that although normally healers do not start with neutral alignmment, Wand-born healers of chaotic races (orcs, dark elves and trolls) start at N-. Necromancers of lawful races also start at some sort of neutral alignment and so would qualify for the bonus.


Conclusion[править | править исходный текст]

Month made for neutral casters. It is probably even stronger on non-wizards, relatively speaking, since the spell cost reduction is more of a factor for them. Gray elven wizard is a popular choice for Wand-borns, although combinations like dark elven healers or dwarven necromancers benefit greatly as well.