Spell Icon Shrink  

Description

1: Decrease Player Size by 34%

Details   Raw Spell Data, Lucy Spell View

Mana: 50 Skill: Alteration
Casting Time: 4 Recast Time: 1.5
Fizzle Time: 1.5 Range: 200
Location: Any Time of Day: Any
Fizzle Adj: 25 Deletable: Yes
Blockable: Yes Focusable: Yes
Dispellable: Yes Interruptable: Yes
Target Type: PC, Group Only Spell Type: Beneficial, Group Only
Source: Live 10/10

Messages

Cast on you: You feel smaller.
Cast on other: Soandso shrinks.
Effect Fades: You return to normal height.

Game Description

Shrinks your target, allowing them greater mobility in tight quarters.

Triggered by spell

Items with this effect

Quick Facts

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Spell: Shrink

ClassLevel
BST23
SHM15

Expansion:
Original

Duration:
Instant
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Stuck!?!
# Apr 21 2004 at 7:48 AM Rating: Decent
A lot of players (especially the larger classes - trolls, ogres, barbs etc) have been getting stuck in the tents in Paludial Caverns. The only solutions are to camp out and back in, or cast this spell.
RE: Stuck!?!
# Jan 15 2006 at 1:43 AM Rating: Default
10 posts
Or, read the instrustins for the game, and use the /rewind command, works rather well

Segn
RE: Stuck!?!
# Feb 23 2006 at 6:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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I didn't know there were instructions.

And when he posted that /rewind wasn't in the game yet.
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RE: Stuck!?!
# Oct 02 2006 at 5:12 AM Rating: Decent
Rewind has been in the game as long as i remember, which is a long time.
RE: Stuck!?!
# Mar 10 2009 at 8:01 PM Rating: Decent
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...yet it still wasn't in the game in 2004.
RE: Stuck!?!
# Jun 08 2011 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
Actually, it was....
RE: Stuck!?!
# Oct 03 2013 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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im pretty sure /rewind came out in 2005
pvp
# Apr 14 2004 at 8:54 AM Rating: Decent
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definately a pain when you're in tight quarters and you have tons of barbarians in the way. I especially like it in pvp. It makes it harder for people to see me, and if I'm on a short I can see him much better. =)
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RE: whats advantage?
# Dec 29 2003 at 12:26 AM Rating: Decent
It's rather useful in PvP as well, for obvious reasons.
Question
# Aug 21 2003 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
And the difference between this spell and Diminution is.....?
RE: Question
# Nov 13 2003 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
Diminution does the whole group - Shrink is for a single target within your present group.
whats advantage?
# Jan 09 2003 at 5:38 PM Rating: Default
RE: whats advantage?
# Jan 09 2003 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
sorry entered before i got done. where is the advantage to being small the mobs still hit the same amout & just as hard,"since on the subject" where is the advantage to being large you get no extra damage added to your attacks. just curios?
RE: whats advantage?
# Oct 05 2003 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
Untill you have been a Troll who is on the run and the only thing thats stopping you from getting killed and zoning is a door way. You wont beable to understand what its like to have a sore forhead.
Horses
# Apr 21 2003 at 2:14 PM Rating: Excellent
People with horses beg for shrink because when they are gnome-sized the horse's head doesn't get in the way.
RE: whats advantage?
# Apr 21 2003 at 11:43 AM Rating: Excellent
When raiding in places like The Hole, Plane of Hate, Plane of Innovation, it makes it much easier for everyone to move around if everyone is double-shrunk (about 1/3-1/2 normal size). Now you can fit 2x-3x as many people around the mobs to kill them faster, plus everyone is less likely to be stepping all over each other.

On smaller mobs, this will increase your DPS as more melee are able to "reach" the mob. Or, you can look at it as the melee will spend less time running around trying to get close enough to reach the mob (even on larger mobs with a larger melee radius).

Generally, you won't want to shrink the MA, SA, enchanters, or any line of sight casters (wizards and mages using bolt spells, rangers using their bows). Everyone else should be shrunk as tiny as possible (beastlords and shaman can do the honors).
RE: whats advantage?
# Jan 10 2003 at 3:05 AM Rating: Excellent
Usually Shrink is for raids; you cast it on the larger people so the area is less congested. You can also use it to help people get to places where they normally couldn't (ie, shrink an ogre so he can get through a small doorway).
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