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  • May 18th Patch

    ** Highlights ***

    - Numerous AAs have had their effects consolidated into their main lines.
    - We’ve simplified many item mods so that they’re now calculated using Heroic Stats.


    *** Items ***

    - The following item mods have been converted to 'Heroic Mods' and will now be calculated as a function of a player's total Heroic Statistics:
    - - Accuracy: 4 points per point of Heroic Dexterity up to 150 accuracy.
    - - Avoidance: 3 points per point of Heroic Agility up to 100 avoidance.
    - - Combat Effects: 3 points per point of Heroic Dexterity up to 100 combat effects.
    - - Damage Shield: 1 point per point of Heroic Strength up to 35 points of damage shield.
    - - Damage Shield Mitigation: 1 point per point of Heroic Strength up to 25 points of damage shield mitigation.
    - - DoT Shielding: 1% per point of Heroic Wisdom or Heroic Intelligence (whichever total is higher) up to 35% DoT Shielding.
    - - Shielding: 1% per point of Heroic Stamina up to 35% Shielding.
    - - Spell Shielding: 1% per point of Heroic Wisdom or Heroic Intelligence (whichever total is higher) up to 35% Spell Shielding.
    - - Strikethrough: 1% per point of Heroic Agility up to 35% Strikethrough.
    - - Stun Resist: 1% per point of Heroic Stamina up to 35% Stun Resist.
    - The caps on Heroic Mods have been extended once the player's corresponding Heroic Statistic reaches 400 points. The increased caps and the amount of Heroic Statistics required to increase Heroic Mods beyond their initial caps can be viewed as tooltips in the Stats page of the inventory window.
    - Removed the restriction that required Secrets of Faydwer to be unlocked on the server and owned by the player in order to utilize the effects of Heroic Statistics.
    - Coinciding with the conversion of numerous 'Item Mods' to 'Heroic Mods', all items that previously had mod values that are now 'Heroic Mods' have had their values converted into Heroic Statistics. If the existing Heroic Statistic on an item was already greater than the conversion value, then it has been left unchanged. Due to the fact that each Heroic Statistic (besides Heroic Charisma) now impacts two Heroic Mods, the conversion ratio has been scaled as follows:
    - - Accuracy: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Dexterity, 4+ points is now 1 + total/8 rounded up.
    - - Avoidance: 1-2 points is now 1 Heroic Agility, 3+ points is now 1 + total/6 rounded up.
    - - Combat Effects: 1-2 points is now 1 Heroic Dexterity, 3+ points is now 1 + total/6 rounded up.
    - - Damage Shield: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Strength, 4+ points is now 3 + total/2 rounded up.
    - - Damage Shield Mitigation: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Strength, 4+ points is now 3 + total/2 rounded up.
    - - DoT Shielding: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Intelligence and/or Heroic Wisdom, 4+ points is now 3 + total/2 rounded up.
    - - Shielding: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Stamina, 4+ points is now 3 + total/2 rounded up.
    - - Spell Shielding: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Intelligence and/or Heroic Wisdom, 4+ points is now 3 + total/2 rounded up.
    - - Strikethrough: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Agility, 4+ points is now 3 + total/2 rounded up.
    - - Stun Resist: 1-3 points is now 1 Heroic Stamina, 4+ points is now 3 + total/2 rounded up.
    - Bottles of Replenishment and Spirit can no longer be dispelled.
    - Frozen Orb of the Fabled King can now cycle through its 5 variations using the item conversion button.
    - Stone of the Crystal Circle can now cycle through its 3 variations using the item conversion button.
    --- Nice to clean-up these, but has little impact for us necros.

    *** AA ***

    - Multiple - Reduced the effectiveness of Staff Block for Enchanters, Magicians, Monks, Necromancers, and Wizards.
    ...
    - Pet Users - The expansion requirements for what was previously Quickened Fortify Companion have been lowered to better follow the natural progression of the ability.
    ...
    - Necromancer - Corrected data errors for Scent of Terris that caused the line to reduce the target's magic and corruption resistances for less than the intended amounts.
    - Necromancer - Modified Hand of Death to directly apply the effects of Death's Grip when the ability is activated rather than requiring the caster to have their health reduced to 80% to trigger the effect.
    - Necromancer - Reduced the expansion requirements on ranks 2 and 3 of Life Burn to better align with the consolidation.
    - Necromancer - Refunded Quickened Death Bloom as it did not function in its current form and added 4 additional ranks to Death Bloom and Death Blossom to correctly shorten the cast time of these abilities.
    ...
    - Consolidated Hastened Mending to be ranks 2-4 of Mend Companion.
    - Multiple - Consolidated Blood Tithe to be ranks 4-9 of Affliction Mastery for Druids, Shamans, and Necromancers.
    - Multiple - Consolidated Hastened Silent Casting to be ranks 6-13, Quickened Silent Casting to be ranks 15-17, and Extended Silent Casting to be ranks 18-22 of Silent Casting for Enchanters, Magicians, Necromancers, and Wizards.
    - Multiple - Consolidated Spell Casting Expertise to be ranks 1-3 of Mastery of the Past for Bards, Enchanters, Magicians, Necromancers, Shadowknights, and Wizards.
    - Multiple - Consolidated Vengeful Spirits to be various ranks of Destructive Cascade for Druids, Enchanters, Necromancers, Shadowknights, and Shamans.
    - Pet Users - Consolidated Advanced Pet Discipline to be ranks 2-3 of Pet Discipline.
    - Pet Users - Consolidated Hastened Companion's Blessing to be ranks 10-12 of Companion's Blessing.
    - Pet Users - Consolidated Hastened Companion's Relocation to be ranks 2-4 of Companion's Relocation.
    - Pet Users - Consolidated Hastened Divine Companion Aura to be ranks 2-6 of Divine Companion Aura.
    - Pet Users - Consolidated Hastened Fortify Companion to be ranks 5-7 and 12-14 and Quickened Fortify Companion to be ranks 3, 10, 15, 19, and 23 of Fortify Companion.
    - Pet Users - Consolidated Persistent Minion to be rank 3 of Suspended Minion and Quickened Suspended Minion ranks 1-3 to be ranks 4-6 of Suspended Minion.
    - Pet Users - Consolidated Quickened Companion's Aegis to be ranks 2-4 of Companion's Aegis.
    ...
    - Necromancer - Consolidated Hastened Blood Magic to be ranks 3-8 of Blood Magic.
    - Necromancer - Consolidated Hastened Hand of Death to be ranks 4-6 and Quickened Hand of Death to be ranks 7-9 of Hand of Death.
    - Necromancer - Consolidated Hastened Mercurial Torment to be ranks 2-4 and and 6-8 of Mercurial Torment.
    - Necromancer - Consolidated Hastened Pestilent Paralysis to be ranks 4-7 and 10 of Pestilent Paralysis.
    - Necromancer - Consolidated Hastened Scent of Terris to be ranks 3-7 of Scent of Terris.
    - Necromancer - Consolidated Hastened Wake the Dead to be ranks 7-9 and 16-18 and Quickened Wake the Dead to be ranks 25-27 of Wake the Dead.
    - Necromancer - Consolidated Soul Seeker to be ranks 2-4, 6-11, and 13-16 of Life Burn.
    ...
    - Shadowknight & Necromancer - Consolidated Hastened Harmshield to be ranks 2-4 of Harmshield.

    AA consolidation:

    It seems odd to me to combine all the quick/hastened in with the "primary" AA. It seems like a bad idea as it reduces your options of what AA to buy and forces us to buy AAs we might not otherwise buy (hasten/quicken).

    EQ Resource:
    Death's Necromantic Effigy XX:
    - Slot 3 changed from 'UNKNOWN SPA (478)' to 'Set Yourself To End of NPC Rampage List (100% Chance)'
    Summon Companion VI:
    - Slot 2 changed from 'UNKNOWN SPA (478)' to 'Set Yourself To End of NPC Rampage List (100% Chance)'
    -- Small changes to fade that are helpful.

    EQ Resource:
    Wake the Dead XXX:
    - Casting Time changed from '3' to '1.5'
    -- faster is good

    Encroaching Darkness IV:
    - Duration changed from '20' to '26'
    -- 2 min 36 sec now

    -- These changes are from combining the AAs?


    The one item that stands out is:

    - Necromancer - Modified Hand of Death to directly apply the effects of Death's Grip when the ability is activated rather than requiring the caster to have their health reduced to 80% to trigger the effect.
    Finally! Something that is good news for a change and not a nerf! Note: the duration change below from 30 to 10 reflects Death's Grips original buff duration of 1 min and is NOT a nerf.


    EQResource: here are the posted changes.

    Hand of Death I:
    - Recast Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Spell Bar Lockout Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Slot 1 changed from 'Cast Death's Grip and Cancel Buff if Hit Points Less Than 80 Percent' to 'Increase Spell Damage by 10% to 100%'
    - Slot 2 changed from '' to 'Limit Max Level: 100 (lose 10% per level)'
    - Slot 3 changed from '' to 'Limit Effect: Current Hit Points'
    - Slot 4 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Duration: 24s'
    - Slot 5 changed from '' to 'Limit Type: Detrimental'
    - Slot 6 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster AE'
    - Slot 7 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster PB'
    - Slot 8 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Target AE'
    - Slot 9 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Giants'
    - Slot 10 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Dragons'
    - Slot 11 changed from '' to 'Limit Combat Skills: Exclude '
    - Slot 12 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Mana Cost: 10'
    - Spell Icon changed from to

    - Duration changed from '30' to '10' -- not a nerf just change to reflect the Death's Grip original duration
    - Dispellable changed from 'No' to 'Yes'
    - Land on Self Message changed from 'You feel the hand of death upon you.' to 'Quivering power pulses through your hands.'
    - Land on Other Message changed from ' is held by death's hand.' to ''
    - Wear Off Message changed from '' to 'The power fades away.'
    - Description changed from 'Triggers Death's Grip, which will increase the damage dealt by your damage over time spells, should your health drop below 80%.' to 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 10 points by 10 to 100%. This damage bonus will decay by 10% per level for spells over level 100.'


    N/A - Removed:
    - Spell Name changed from 'Death's Grip' to 'N/A - Removed'
    - Slot 1 changed from 'Increase Spell Damage by 10% to 100%' to ''
    - Slot 2 changed from 'Limit Max Level: 100 (lose 10% per level)' to ''
    - Slot 3 changed from 'Limit Effect: Current Hit Points' to ''
    - Slot 4 changed from 'Limit Min Duration: 24s' to ''
    - Slot 5 changed from 'Limit Type: Detrimental' to ''
    - Slot 6 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster AE' to ''
    - Slot 7 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster PB' to ''
    - Slot 8 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Target AE' to ''
    - Slot 9 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Giants' to ''
    - Slot 10 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Dragons' to ''
    - Slot 11 changed from 'Limit Combat Skills: Exclude ' to ''
    - Slot 12 changed from 'Limit Min Mana Cost: 10' to ''
    - Group id changed from '38116' to '0'
    - Land on Self Message changed from 'Quivering power pulses through your hands.' to ''
    - Wear Off Message changed from 'The power fades away.' to ''
    - Description changed from 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 10 points by 10 to 100%. This damage bonus will decay by 10% per level for spells over level 100.' to 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 02 points by 0 to %. This damage bonus will decay by $2% per level for spells over level #2.'


    Hand of Death II:
    - Recast Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Spell Bar Lockout Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Slot 1 changed from 'Cast Death's Grip and Cancel Buff if Hit Points Less Than 80 Percent' to 'Increase Spell Damage by 15% to 110%'
    - Slot 2 changed from '' to 'Limit Max Level: 100 (lose 10% per level)'
    - Slot 3 changed from '' to 'Limit Effect: Current Hit Points'
    - Slot 4 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Duration: 24s'
    - Slot 5 changed from '' to 'Limit Type: Detrimental'
    - Slot 6 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster AE'
    - Slot 7 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster PB'
    - Slot 8 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Target AE'
    - Slot 9 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Giants'
    - Slot 10 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Dragons'
    - Slot 11 changed from '' to 'Limit Combat Skills: Exclude '
    - Slot 12 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Mana Cost: 10'
    - Spell Icon changed from to

    - Duration changed from '30' to '10' -- not a nerf just change to reflect the Death's Grip original duration
    - Dispellable changed from 'No' to 'Yes'
    - Land on Self Message changed from 'You feel the hand of death upon you.' to 'Quivering power pulses through your hands.'
    - Land on Other Message changed from ' is held by death's hand.' to ''
    - Wear Off Message changed from '' to 'The power fades away.'
    - Description changed from 'Triggers Death's Grip, which will increase the damage dealt by your damage over time spells, should your health drop below 80%.' to 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 10 points by 15 to 110%. This damage bonus will decay by 10% per level for spells over level 100.'


    N/A - Removed:
    - Spell Name changed from 'Death's Grip' to 'N/A - Removed'
    - Slot 1 changed from 'Increase Spell Damage by 15% to 110%' to ''
    - Slot 2 changed from 'Limit Max Level: 100 (lose 10% per level)' to ''
    - Slot 3 changed from 'Limit Effect: Current Hit Points' to ''
    - Slot 4 changed from 'Limit Min Duration: 24s' to ''
    - Slot 5 changed from 'Limit Type: Detrimental' to ''
    - Slot 6 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster AE' to ''
    - Slot 7 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster PB' to ''
    - Slot 8 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Target AE' to ''
    - Slot 9 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Giants' to ''
    - Slot 10 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Dragons' to ''
    - Slot 11 changed from 'Limit Combat Skills: Exclude ' to ''
    - Slot 12 changed from 'Limit Min Mana Cost: 10' to ''
    - Group id changed from '38116' to '0'
    - Land on Self Message changed from 'Quivering power pulses through your hands.' to ''
    - Wear Off Message changed from 'The power fades away.' to ''
    - Description changed from 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 10 points by 15 to 110%. This damage bonus will decay by 10% per level for spells over level 100.' to ''


    Hand of Death III:
    - Recast Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Spell Bar Lockout Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Slot 1 changed from 'Cast Death's Grip and Cancel Buff if Hit Points Less Than 80 Percent' to 'Increase Spell Damage by 25% to 120%'
    - Slot 2 changed from '' to 'Limit Max Level: 100 (lose 10% per level)'
    - Slot 3 changed from '' to 'Limit Effect: Current Hit Points'
    - Slot 4 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Duration: 24s'
    - Slot 5 changed from '' to 'Limit Type: Detrimental'
    - Slot 6 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster AE'
    - Slot 7 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster PB'
    - Slot 8 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Target AE'
    - Slot 9 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Giants'
    - Slot 10 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Dragons'
    - Slot 11 changed from '' to 'Limit Combat Skills: Exclude '
    - Slot 12 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Mana Cost: 10'
    - Spell Icon changed from to

    - Duration changed from '30' to '10' -- not a nerf just change to reflect the Death's Grip original duration
    - Dispellable changed from 'No' to 'Yes'
    - Land on Self Message changed from 'You feel the hand of death upon you.' to 'Quivering power pulses through your hands.'
    - Land on Other Message changed from ' is held by death's hand.' to ''
    - Wear Off Message changed from '' to 'The power fades away.'
    - Description changed from 'Triggers Death's Grip, which will increase the damage dealt by your damage over time spells, should your health drop below 80%.' to 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 10 points by 25 to 120%. This damage bonus will decay by 10% per level for spells over level 100.'

    Hand of Death IV:
    - Casting Time changed from '2' to '1'
    - Recast Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Spell Bar Lockout Time changed from '1.5' to '0'
    - Slot 1 changed from 'Cast Death's Grip and Cancel Buff if Hit Points Less Than 80 Percent' to 'Increase Spell Damage by 30% to 120%'
    - Slot 2 changed from '' to 'Limit Max Level: 105 (lose 10% per level)'
    - Slot 3 changed from '' to 'Limit Effect: Current Hit Points'
    - Slot 4 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Duration: 24s'
    - Slot 5 changed from '' to 'Limit Type: Detrimental'
    - Slot 6 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster AE'
    - Slot 7 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster PB'
    - Slot 8 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Target AE'
    - Slot 9 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Giants'
    - Slot 10 changed from '' to 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Dragons'
    - Slot 11 changed from '' to 'Limit Combat Skills: Exclude '
    - Slot 12 changed from '' to 'Limit Min Mana Cost: 10'
    - Spell Icon changed from to

    - Duration changed from '30' to '10' -- not a nerf just change to reflect the Death's Grip original duration
    - Dispellable changed from 'No' to 'Yes'
    - Land on Self Message changed from 'You feel the hand of death upon you.' to 'Quivering power pulses through your hands.'
    - Land on Other Message changed from ' is held by death's hand.' to ''
    - Wear Off Message changed from '' to 'The power fades away.'
    - Description changed from 'Triggers Death's Grip, which will increase the damage dealt by your damage over time spells, should your health drop below 80%.' to 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 10 points by 30 to 120%. This damage bonus will decay by 10% per level for spells over level 105.'


    N/A - Removed:
    - Spell Name changed from 'Death's Grip' to 'N/A - Removed'
    - Slot 1 changed from 'Increase Spell Damage by 30% to 120%' to ''
    - Slot 2 changed from 'Limit Max Level: 105 (lose 10% per level)' to ''
    - Slot 3 changed from 'Limit Effect: Current Hit Points' to ''
    - Slot 4 changed from 'Limit Min Duration: 24s' to ''
    - Slot 5 changed from 'Limit Type: Detrimental' to ''
    - Slot 6 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster AE' to ''
    - Slot 7 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Caster PB' to ''
    - Slot 8 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Target AE' to ''
    - Slot 9 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Giants' to ''
    - Slot 10 changed from 'Limit Target: Exclude Old Dragons' to ''
    - Slot 11 changed from 'Limit Combat Skills: Exclude ' to ''
    - Slot 12 changed from 'Limit Min Mana Cost: 10' to ''
    - Group id changed from '38116' to '0'
    - Land on Self Message changed from 'Quivering power pulses through your hands.' to ''
    - Wear Off Message changed from 'The power fades away.' to ''
    - Description changed from 'Increases the damage dealt by your damage over time spells with a duration of at least 24 seconds and a mana cost of at least 10 points by 30 to 120%. This damage bonus will decay by 10% per level for spells over level 105.' to ''

    Nerf:

    - Multiple - Reduced the effectiveness of Staff Block for Enchanters, Magicians, Monks, Necromancers, and Wizards.
    -- Staff block has been nerfed for whatever reason...boggle!


    Fix:

    - Necromancer - Corrected data errors for Scent of Terris that caused the line to reduce the target's magic and corruption resistances for less than the intended amounts.
    EqResource:
    Scent of Terris III:
    - Casting Time changed from '1' to '0.5'
    - Slot 5 changed from 'Decrease Corruption Resist by 32' to 'Decrease Corruption Resist by 40'
    - Slot 6 changed from 'Decrease Magic Resist by 60' to 'Decrease Magic Resist by 85'

    Scent of Terris IV:
    - Casting Time changed from '1' to '0.5'
    - Slot 5 changed from 'Decrease Corruption Resist by 44' to 'Decrease Corruption Resist by 74'
    - Slot 6 changed from 'Decrease Magic Resist by 80' to 'Decrease Magic Resist by 115'

    Scent of Terris V:
    - Casting Time changed from '1' to '0.5'
    - Slot 5 changed from 'Decrease Corruption Resist by 56' to 'Decrease Corruption Resist by 108'
    - Slot 6 changed from 'Decrease Magic Resist by 100' to 'Decrease Magic Resist by 145'
    -- Every little bit helps. Side note: Lucy still shows debuff should be up to 245. Not updated with the new changes and likely wrong.

    Scent of Terris V
    Slot Description
    1: Increase Poison Counter by 45
    2: Decrease Fire Resist by 100 (L1) to 245 (L91)
    3: Decrease Poison Resist by 100 (L1) to 245 (L91)
    4: Decrease Disease Resist by 100 (L1) to 245 (L91)
    5: Decrease Corruption Resist by 56
    6: Decrease Magic Resist by 100

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    Thank you for the breakdown!

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