Spell Icon Affliction Efficiency II  


1: Decrease Spell Mana Cost by 23%
2: Limit: Max Level(44) (lose 5% per level over cap)
3: Limit: Spell Type (Detrimental only)
4: Limit: Min Duration (30.00 sec)
5: Limit: Effect (Hitpoints allowed)
6: Limit: Combat Skills Not Allowed

Details   Raw Spell Data, Lucy Spell View

Mana: 0 Casting Time: Instant
Recast Time: 0 Fizzle Time: 0
Range: 100 Location: Any
Time of Day: Any Blockable: Yes
Focusable: Yes Dispellable: Yes
Interruptable: Yes Short Buff Box: No
Target Type: Self Spell Type: Beneficial
Source: Live 04/21

Game Description

Reduces the mana cost of long term detrimental spells by up to $1%. This bonus will decay on spells over level 44.

Items with this effect

Quick Facts

3.0 mins @L1 to 3 hour(s) 15.0 mins @L65
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Getting AE sucks
# May 14 2003 at 2:38 PM Rating: Decent
Three AE II items listed. One drops off a level 50 mob in the Grey. Ridiculous, AE II is useless at level 50. The effect on the gloves should be AE III and another AE II item added that drops off lower level mobs. Then the necklace drops off a lvl 40 mob in LGuk, so at best you might be able to use it for 6-8 levels before it becomes obsolete. Then there's the bracelet, which although the shaman is < 30 there's no way a group < 30 is going to handle that camp, beyond which the bracelet has the added benefit for two of the three classes that would really benefit the most but leaves the Necros in the cold. Yeah, I'd still get this if I had the chance, but why can't it be +5 wis and +5 int like the BAM?

It's almost like these items were DESIGNED to be for bazaar twinks, and not for actually playing the game and going out and hunting USEFUL gear.
RE: Getting AE sucks
# May 11 2005 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
It's definitly not obsolete, not only becuase what Itangle mentioned about stacking DoTs but also becuase AE II will still effect DoTs over lvl 44, just at a lesser rate of mana preservation. Not sure if it's true with all Focus Effects but Extended Enhancement and AE both work this way
RE: Getting AE sucks
# Mar 29 2004 at 4:15 PM Rating: Default
The fabled Pbb should solve that problem now. Easy to get at around lvl 30, so it will be useful for a long, long time....
RE: Getting AE sucks
# Feb 19 2004 at 6:42 AM Rating: Decent
My level 57 cleric wears grey flesh gloves and they work on the roots that he uses. With the volitile nature of root duration to begin with, every little bit can help.
RE: Getting AE sucks
# Oct 03 2003 at 6:56 AM Rating: Decent
67 posts
It's not obsolete, as a 63 Druid, I tend to "stack" my DoT's on a mob, using my lvl 44 DoT the gloves take effect. I know several 60+ who continue to use the gloves from The Grey, because they choose to, not because they don't have a choice.
DOT's only now
# Feb 06 2003 at 4:40 AM Rating: Decent
Here is a message from Alan in the EQ Developers forum regarding the 4th Feb 2003 patch...

"We corrected a bug that was allowing these foci to work for too many spell types, including things like snares and slow. Affliction foci now only work on damage over time spells."
RE: DOT's only now
# Apr 24 2003 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
So what about Necromancer Darkness line? I've heard conflicting reports about whether AE still works on them or not, because of the snare component. But, they are also still damage over time spells. Anyone know for sure?
RE: DOT's only now
# Sep 02 2003 at 12:18 PM Rating: Decent
258 posts
I have a necro and it works quite well with darkness. :)

Edited, Tue Sep 2 13:15:36 2003
Effect Stacking
# Feb 04 2003 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
Does anyone know if these kind of effects stack with benefits you get from AA skills and/or specilization skills?
# Aug 27 2002 at 3:05 AM Rating: Decent

I want to know, if this "Affliction Efficiency" stacks with "Mana preservation"?

Thank you.
RE: Question
# Oct 19 2002 at 3:54 PM Rating: Decent
Since Mana Pres and the "Efficiency" line of foci do the same thing, (save you mana) you can only get the benefit of one or the other. In this case, the 25% mana savings is larger, so the efficiency item would override the 10% savings of a mana pres item. However, for other types of foci, they all can stack. Ext enhancement item, ext range, mana pres, and spell haste items can all work together on one spell.

Edited, Sat Oct 19 16:36:36 2002
70 Druid Retired from Vis Maior...Quellious
Snare is now affected by affliction II
# Jul 30 2002 at 11:07 AM Rating: Good
90 posts

Since recent Patch Snare and root are affected by this focus.

Former Heirophant of Cazic Thule
# Jul 22 2002 at 8:35 PM Rating: Decent
Will it work with Mage Dots?
Very Kewl!!
# Jun 15 2002 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
I Love this Effect. But.... Dose it stack with another Affliction II?

Druid of the 44th Ring
RE: Very Kewl!!
# Jun 29 2002 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
Nope, only one... sorry
# Jun 11 2002 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
detrimental spells???
RE: detrimental
# Jun 12 2002 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
Detrimental spells have an undesireable effect such as Stinging Swarm and Clinging Darkness.
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