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Lightning Spells, posted on Sun Feb 7 22:10:50 2010
Posted by: Kaylar
Category: Guilds
The spells Journey of the Heavenly Storm Dragon and Nargl'frob's Empyrean Spear will soon[1] be changing to use the same method to determine whether to backfire as a result of holding certain objects.

Currently Spear will backfire if the caster is holding an object that does a pierce or sharp attack, this includes wooden objects such as wooden javelins and other non-metal items like quills. Storm Dragon currently backfires if any metal object is held. This is confusing since both spells essentially do the same thing; summon lightning.

After the change is made both spells will backfire only if a metal object is held, even if the metal object is not a weapon (for example, metal musical instruments will cause a backfire) and is not pointy/sharp.

To avoid loss of life we recommend using "unhold held things" as not all metal items respond to the adjective "metal".

For a few weeks after the change you will receive a warning the first time you attempt to cast one of these spells while holding a metal object.

[1] Within a few hours to a day.



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