Battle mage with tech

Discussion in 'Arcanum Hints & Tips' started by Lukan_the_witless, Oct 21, 2018.

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  1. Lukan_the_witless

    Lukan_the_witless Member

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    Dec 7, 2002
    Tis I! Lukan the witless here, the one without wits! You all thought I was gone, but atlas I am not. The rumors of my dismay have been greatly exasperated!

    It has been a long time since I've played Arcanum, and trying to get back into it again. I'm thinking of doing a Half-Ogre Battle Tech-Mage. I know an oxymoron in this game but I plan on using low level buff spells like shield of protection or strength of earth to help buff my damage or resistances. the question is what low level spells aren't affected by Magical/Technical Aptitude and give a flat bonus.
  2. Jojobobo

    Jojobobo Well-Known Member

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    May 29, 2011
    All of the attribute booster spells aren't affected (Strength of Earth, Agility of Fire, etc.). IIRC the resistances of Shield of Protection are effected and will eventually go to zero with tech high aptitude, but I think you always get some AC so there is some benefit. In terms of other colleges, most if not all of Temporal is unaffected (Tempus Fugit definitely isn't) and it offers all the juicy benefits it would do normally.

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