Spell Icon Bulwark of the Dragorn  

Description

1: Increase Spell Duration by 30%
2: Limit: Max Level(70) (lose 5% per level over cap)
3: Limit: Spell Type (Beneficial only)
4: Limit: Effect (Complete Heal (with duration) excluded)
5: Limit: Effect (Invulnerability excluded)
6: Limit: Min Duration (24.00 sec)
7: Limit: Effect (Reaction Radius excluded)
8: 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 12/08

Game Description

Increases the duration of beneficial spells by 30%. This bonus will decay on spells over level 70.

Items with this effect

Quick Facts

Duration:
3.0 mins @L1 to 3 hour(s) 15.0 mins @L65
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Breaking the 8 tick mark
# Dec 18 2004 at 11:40 PM Rating: Decent
Note: You need this +30% (actually just +26% if you can find a item that gives +26%) to break the 8-tick mark with SCR-3 and SCRM.

(4-ticks) 24 sec. H.o.T Base.

(5-ticks) 25.2 sec. +5% SCR-1
(5-ticks) 27.6 sec. +15% SCR-2
(6-ticks) 31.2 sec. +30% SCR-3
(6-ticks) 36.0 sec. +20% SCRM
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Maxed AA's give +50% Extended Enhancement that stack with gear + % .

(7-ticks) 38.4 sec. +10% sparkling Ruby for +60%
(7-ticks) 40.8 sec. +20% extended gear for +70%
(7-ticks) 42.0 sec. +25% extended gear for +75%
(8-ticks) 43.2 sec. +30% extended gear for +80%


Humm.... let us assume you have all your AAs + SCRM + this focus + max SCM + Mana Preservation V ( tribute )+ Healing Boon -3.

Pious Elixir (890 mana stock) 703 mana average cost with above focus and AA's.

Ok 703 mana for 8-ticks @ 1170/tick = 9360 healed over 48 seconds is untouchable for efficiency.

Just ask yourself how many CH you will be casting over a 48 second fight before you disagree. Note you lose at 3 CH. Anything more then 2 CH you lose the efficiency war. Oh btw we did not count for the Boon-3 random crits which is just icing on my Pious Cake :)

Edited, Sat Jan 22 02:22:58 2005
RE: Breaking the 8 tick mark
# Nov 24 2005 at 12:39 PM Rating: Decent
9 posts
Just a couple of thoughts:
The base healing on Pious Elixer is 1170. With an item with the Blessing of the Pious focus effect (Crystal Breastplate is a good example) you gain an additional 40%, bringing you up to 1638 per tick. Over 8 ticks that is 13,104 healed, not counting possible crit ticks.

It seems like the real use of a HoT is that you can cast HoT on the tank just prior to the pull, to give a little buffer for the mob to get slowed and your CH chain to start, or if you are the only healer it is very nice to have that bit of padding and just do quick heals as needed.

CH is also great if you can wait the ten seconds or have multiple clerics. You can't always plan ten seconds ahead for an add, or a mob that can't be slowed. Most spell haste buffs and focus effects won't help with CH, but will affect a Pious Elixer. The base cast time on PE is 4 seconds, my cast time right now is 2.8 sec, and my gear isn't all that great. A 2.8 (or less) cast of PE, then the tank will stay alive long enough for the CH to land (if it's even needed).

Personally I love doing HoT spells. When healing multiple tanks (this seems to happen all the time in VT, where you have mobs that can't be mezzed and they multiply) we'll have 4 tanks each assigned to a different mob. There would be no possible way to CH all 4 effectivly without 4 clerics, but as the only cleric along I can drop a HoT on all of them, then heal as necessary.

Edited, Sat Nov 26 21:11:18 2005
RE: Breaking the 8 tick mark
# Nov 06 2008 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
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262 posts
I'm not sure if the properties of Blessing Of The Pious has been changed since this user's post, but the spell effect does not affect the heal amount in heals-over-time spells.
RE: Breaking the 8 tick mark
# Aug 28 2005 at 1:32 PM Rating: Decent
This focus is on items from Queen or CoA stuff. By this time your tanks have 15k. If something is so ****** that it does 9k in 50 seconds than I will be damned if I don't manage to get a single CH hit for around 9k.
And with specialization CH is 360mana, so 1 CH is about twice as efficient as PE.

Imo heals over time are only efficient when your tank sucks bad.

Heals over time have advantage of low agro, but that is something complete different, does not depend on focus and if you manage it to CoA you should know about agro management anyways.
RE: Breaking the 8 tick mark
# May 01 2007 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
i know this is a bit dated, but you can keep a 15k tank with 2500 ac up with just a hot in anguish. ch is only useful if ur tank sucks enuf to drop that fast.
RE: Breaking the 8 tick mark
# May 02 2007 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
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1,352 posts
I'm going to assume you are talking about trash mobs.
For a HoT could to keep a tank up [alone] on trash, that would mean the tank has to be taking less than 1424 damage every 6 seconds, since the best HoT is sacred elixir.

15k and 2500ac is going to be taking ALOT more damage than that.

Edited, May 2nd 2007 6:22am by DukeLatan
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