Saturday Spell-Chain Lightning

Chain LightningThis 16 DoP(Dice of Power) spell is a combative discharge spell.  It uses a specific interaction of the chaos(indirect) finger with the order(indirect) finger to create a spell that, instead of an area of effect, spreads the damage over targets.  It is a fairly Spell Point efficient way to increase damage against multiple foes.  The damage is evaluated as in a chaos(indirect) area of effect spell, but instead of feet in the damage equation, the target number is inserted, beginning from 0.  The spell targets double the number of order indirect fingers+1.

This spell, therefore, deals 4d6(energy)+2d6+2d3+2(fire) damage, or an average of 28 to the first target, 22 to the second target and 17.3 to the third target.  Another order(indirect) finger would add two more targets at 13.6 and 10.7 damage.  Extra chaos(indirect) fingers would reduce the reduction in damage from target to target.  It has a range of 8 ft to the initial target, then 4 ft to subsequent targets, using the ground as a target if no other target is within 4 ft.  It will always arc to the nearest target that hasn’t been hit less than two targets ago.

The spell would cost 90 sp.  It has 7 finger changes(6 left, 1 right), 8 arcs and radii, and 2 syllables.  With no agility and 15 dexterity this is an 11 second spell for a left handed character.  This time can be reduced greatly, but at a cost to damage.  Using a power syllable to recover the damage would make the spell more expensive.  While not an ideal combat spell due to long casting time and short range, if used correctly with defending allies, it can deal damage to foes while avoiding the allies.  Alternately, if prepared beforehand as an encharge, it can be discharged in a single turn with only slightly higher cost and a little forethought.

Left Arm:

Ku (physical radius): fire, chaos(indirect), wind(indirect)

Des (positive energy arc): fire(half)

Des (positive energy arc):  fire

Ku (physical radius): fire(half)

Right Arm:

Ku (physical radius): order(indirect)

Des (positive energy arc):

Des (positive energy arc):

Ku (physical radius):

Saying “ki(destroy), jai(discharge)”

Any spells you would like to see implemented in the Mind Weave spell system?  Suggest them below and we might get to them on a later Saturday.

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