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2: Increase Mana by 150

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Mana: 400 Skill: Alteration
Casting Time: 3 Recast Time: 8
Fizzle Time: 1.5 Range: 200
Location: Any Time of Day: Any
Deletable: No Blockable: Yes
Focusable: Yes Dispellable: Yes
Interruptable: Yes Target Type: Single
Spell Type: Beneficial Source: Live 04/22


Other cast: Soandso concentrates.
Cast on you: A foreign surge of mana refreshes your mind.
Cast on other: Soandso twitches.

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Restores your target's mana at the expense of your own.

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Spell: Sedulous Subversion


Ruins of Kunark

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Research recipe
# Nov 24 2007 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
New research recipe....

1 - Ink Additive of the Nameless
1 - Quill of the Arch Lich
1 - Rough Papyrus
1 - Ameliorating Thickener
1 - Ink of Prexus

Research recipe
# Nov 24 2007 at 5:26 PM Rating: Excellent
Ungainly Ninja
6,998 posts
Tzakis wrote:
New research recipe....

1 - Ink Additive of the Nameless
1 - Quill of the Arch Lich
1 - Rough Papyrus
1 - Ameliorating Thickener
1 - Ink of Prexus

What's the trivial?
A wart on the face of a beautiful class
# Jun 07 2006 at 10:38 PM Rating: Decent
219 posts
note to SOE--Please make this spell go away or give to another class.
A wart on the face of a beautiful class
# Oct 04 2006 at 7:39 AM Rating: Decent
I cant believe that a necromancer just said that ... it is a sad day for the necromancer class. FYI twitches are nice since a necromancer has insane mana regen. If you gave this to... say a cleric you would be screwed. Twitch is nessecary spell in certin situations.
Talk About STUPID Clerics
# Nov 28 2005 at 1:02 AM Rating: Decent
So lets see. I am top 3 DPS in games. I am a decent off healer in many situtations. I have the abilities to do charms and mezzes of sorts. I don't NEED a Chanter... They are just fodder for agro.

And I am being lazy when I do all this and then am asked to waste my mana at a rate of 400 so the YOU get 150?

Yeah Right. That's lazy.

Better yet. It is smart. Clerics have to manage their pool. Other casters.. Forgetaboutit I am not twitching Mages and the rest. It is not lazy to not toss away 250 mana per cast for nothing. PERIOD.

RE: Talk About STUPID Clerics
# May 31 2006 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
3,705 posts
The only way I could ever see twitching someone other than the healers, is if you desperately need someone CoHed, and the mage just got rezzed.

More often than not, we use Twitch to speed up the downtime between raid targets. Typically, the necros are FM and waiting while the healers, and others are still medding. The necros will amuse themselves, by making us twitch.

Rarely, during a long fight, we'll have necros twitch healers. We prefer to rely on Mind Flay, but especially when we are short clerics, and have to stuff a druid or two on the heal rot, a little extra mana can make the difference.
RE: Talk About STUPID Clerics
# May 31 2006 at 1:30 PM Rating: Decent
lol, maybe u never heard of group support? this isnt jsut for the clerics either. any necro that does not use this is a fool enoguh said!
Info plz
# Jun 18 2005 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
God a mighty talk bout some LAZY Necro's.
Let me just set something straight. It "IS" a necro's job to twitch the cleric or another person who is overloaded w/ a task (example a Chanty mezzing mob after mob after mob or multiple ones at same time. Or help the Shammy some cause he's slowing the mobs and casting Haste on every whineing melee type thats nagging for a recast the very second thiers fades.) But I will NOT twitch a Nuke happy Wizzy or Mage who can't control thier urges to cast HUGE nukes at the mob. DPS is also a Necro's job. But being a lev 70 Nec myself I can honestly say that you can do both at the same time. I can now (and have been able to for a very long time) Twitch a cleric who is OOM till im 20M or OOM myself and "Still" get back to FM pretty much by the time cleric gets to FM or very shortly there after. Nec's get a super fast mana regen over every other class and its nothing but lazyness not to play your role in a grp and not be that mana sponge.
can it be made?
# Aug 06 2004 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
can this spell be made? if so what words are used?
camp spot?
# Jul 02 2004 at 4:29 PM Rating: Decent
I have kept an eye out on Kayne Bayle in the bazaar for this but no luck. What would you say the best bet for a camp for it will be? The only 56 that i am missing.
# Feb 20 2003 at 7:15 AM Rating: Decent
it is for transfering your mana to another player.
Info plz
# Feb 17 2003 at 7:01 AM Rating: Decent
Can anyone explain this line of spells with a little more detail? If I cast this on myself twice, does my mana pool increase by 2000? If so, how many times can I cast this on myself and get the same effect? How long does it last? Does it leave when you zone or does it run out after a set amount of time? Thanks for any info you may have.
RE: Info plz
# Apr 18 2004 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
I usually only use these types of spells when I am sitting at full mana and someone else in the group is not. It is easy to get the hp back that you lose while converting health into mana. If everyone is at full mana I just turn off the hp to mana converter.
RE: Info plz
# Aug 12 2003 at 1:28 PM Rating: Decent
52 posts
I believe you're thinking of Infusion, not sedulous subversion. If you cast infusion on yourself twice you would indeed get 2000 mana, but you'd also loose an essence emerald with each cast.
RE: Info plz
# May 15 2003 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
Sorry - this spell doesn't have a beneficial effect on yourself. It benefits the person you cast it on. They get your mana...you lose mana. I use the lower form of this spell (rapacious) all the time in cases where the cleric is having to heal a lot (or other healers). It's also really good to support a chanter who is mezzing a lot or shaman who is slowing/buffing etc.

I hope that helps!

Fearfactor, Eci
Draclif, Eci

Edited, Thu May 15 15:56:15 2003
RE: Info plz
# Apr 25 2003 at 6:17 AM Rating: Decent
the spell is for transferring your mana to another player... so you spend 400 mana to give them 150 more mana.
RE: Info plz
# Jul 15 2003 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
435 posts
Which is generally an insanely bad idea (I can do about 3000 damage with that 400 mana), but can be handy when the cleric is OOM and the tanks are low on health, or when people are being rezzed and you're able to med to get the mana back.

Personally, though, in combat I'd normally use my own heal spells before I'd give mana to a cleric unless they're real close to having enough for a complete heal or we're fighting mobs that hit real hard.
RE: Info plz
# May 24 2004 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
I'll remember never to let you in my group as a cleric.

As my cleric, I was grouping with two necros (one later left), and we, for some reason, kept getting add after add, so the necros would cast twitch after twitch. For 200 mana and 215 hp, you can give someone 215 hp every 11.5 seconds. Powerful heal ya got there, buddy! For 1600 mana, you can give the cleric 600, and if he's not using CH, he can give the tank 2750 hp.

That's 200 mana in addition to lifetapping the hp back. If he IS using CH, only 3 casts of this will get him to the point where he can heal 7.5k hp, in about the time it takes you for a 215 hp heal. So if you twitch him a couple of times before the pull, and once during, don't you think that's a lot better than the healing you could give a tank from your heal?
RE: Info plz
# Jul 24 2003 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
You don't really get it ... the idea behind the spell is that since necromancers regenerate mana about 2.5xs faster than other classes that they HAVE to make the spell more expensive than the benefit. If it were a 1:1 ratio the Necro would regen that mana in 3 ticks. That's exetremely too fast for the benefit it give. I always thought that to increase the effectiveness of this line the ratio should be better but it should be made over time not instant. Maybe a 2:1 ratio of 30 seconds would have been neat.

Yeah but if the ratio were better Necro could twitch almost forever and the person they were twitching would have unlimited mana and that's not balance.
RE: Info plz
# Nov 17 2004 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
27 posts
You just described Mind Wrack
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