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Splinter of Potency  

Augmentation type: 7 8
Skill Mod: Specialize Evocation +15% (45 Max)
Required level of 100.
WT: 0.0 Size: TINY
Class: ALL
Race: ALL

Item Information:
You must use the solvent Class XV Augmentation Distiller or greater to remove this augment safely.

Item Lore:From a small boost, a powerful edge
Item Type:Augmentation
Color (RGB):0, 0, 0
Lucy Entry By:Camirae Drinal
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-17 04:49:55
Page Updated:Fri Jan 24th, 2020

Expansion: Call of the Forsaken Call of the Forsaken

Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 100

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This item is found on creatures.

Ethernere Tainted West Karana: A Helping Hand
NPC Name
Harlow the Blackguard

Ethernere Tainted West Karana: Life After Death
NPC Name
a vengeful spirit

Ethernere Tainted West Karana: Protected Passage
NPC Name
Burning Bones

Ethernere Tainted West Karana: Remember the Dead
NPC Name
Sentinel Jorgl

Ethernere Tainted West Karana: Seeking Refuge
NPC Name
Doomscale Diabolist

Ethernere Tainted West Karana: The Other Brother
NPC Name
Plague Bringer


Uploaded February 26th, 2016 by Nidachi
Updated February 27th, 2016
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Genuine question on effectiveness
# Feb 14 2022 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
20 posts
Is this augment still relevant and used with max level 120?
Genuine question on effectiveness
# Mar 02 2022 at 10:36 AM Rating: Good
6 posts
I would say yes, the effectiveness of 45 more points in specialize evocation seemed a worthy trade to me over some ac / heroic stats.

From the wiki:
Specialization skills passively reduce the amount of mana that is consumed when casting spells from that school, according to the following formula:

1 + (Skill_Value / 20) = Percentage_Reduction
...where "Skill_Value" is the skill point number that the character has in the associated specialization skill, and "Percentage_Reduction" is the perentage of mana that will be preserved.

Thus, for a given spell school, a character gains 1% mana cost reduction just for having the Specialization skill at all, and 1% more for every 20 points of the skill.

Mana preservation from specialization stacks additively with other forms of mana preservation, including Spell Casting Mastery, worn foci, and preservation effects from buffs. (Note, however, that the character casting the spell must still have the base mana cost of the spell available in order to attempt to cast the spell at all.)

So - raising maxed specialize evocation from 295 to 340 gives you 2% reduction (maybe 3%) in casting cost.

Considering evocation spell costs (before adjustments) are 2-10k mana, 2% is anywhere from 40-200 (or 60-300) per cast.

Instead of guessing, I tested it for a bit...

Spear of Molten Komatite Rk II costs 7041 mana, adjusted down with my stats / items / focuses / usual buffs to: 3679-4806 per cast
Equip the splinter... and it lowers to: 3520 - 4547 per cast. 159-259 off of the total, or 2.2%-3.6% off of the 7041.

I might be messing up some of my math there, no claim to be an expert - but it looks about right and personally I'll take the saving in cost on every evocation spell over whatever my worst type 7 aug was doing for me before.

Stab first, question authority later.
# Sep 08 2021 at 11:45 PM Rating: Decent
64 posts
I've moloed Life after Death countless times on my 115 and finally decided to take a break for sanity's sake after I looted my 21st shield without getting the splinter of potency.

Edited, Sep 8th 2021 9:47pm by Phaithless
# Mar 25 2017 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
29 posts
If you are running for this, make sure the person requesting the mission is 100 or 105! Named do not spawn unless the task is at an expansion max level (apparently).

I ran 30-40 missions between 101-104, and not a single named spawned. At 105, the spawn rate was approx 30-40%. Once I was 105, it took me 7 named spawns to get this.

Edited, Mar 28th 2017 6:32am by orangemilk
# May 16 2021 at 8:09 PM Rating: Decent
35 posts
This is at the least, no longer true. I've seen the named a dozen+ times this week across a few of these missions. No splinter yet...but the named defintiely spawn. 2 115 toons.
Named spawned at 101
# Aug 20 2019 at 11:22 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Doomscale diabolist spawned for me at 101 (group was 101 wiz plus a Merc)
# May 25 2014 at 12:08 PM Rating: Decent
17 posts
vengeful spirit in life after death
Estle #3
# Feb 12 2014 at 12:19 AM Rating: Good
Ethermere Tainted West Karana: The Other Brother (Estle #3) Plague Bringer dropped
Ethermere Tainted West Karana: The Other Brother
# Feb 12 2014 at 12:18 AM Rating: Decent
Dropped during The Other Brother from Plague Bringer
Ethermere Tainted West Karana: Seeking Refuge
# Jan 27 2014 at 4:03 AM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Had this drop from the Doomscale Diabolist during Seeking Refuge.
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