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channelcast [runeword] <spell> <target>
ccast [runeword] <spell> <target>
Channeled spellcasting is an advanced spellcasting technique used to alter the
way spells are cast. It can be used in variety of different ways. Unless stated
otherwise, using a runeword causes a spell to use slightly more mana and lags
the caster for longer.
The runeword 'Alu' makes a channeled spell take much longer to cast and is
more easily interrupted, but uses much less mana than usual. The primary
use is to conserve mana when using combative spells. Because the spells
are easily interrupted, mages typically only cast spells with this
technique when protected by a team member.
The runeword 'Ort' increases the "pressure" exerted by the force fields
that guide the raw elemental energy, making them impact harder. This adds
the blast damage type to the spell.
The runeword 'Luk' focuses the elemental energy of a spell into a narrow cutting
beam that does edged damage. A spell so altered is virtually unrecognizeable,
and has none of its other properties. For example, a shower of sparks spell
focused in this manner would not cause blindness, and an icebolt spell so
focused does not take armor into account.
The runeword 'Tal' adds more mana to spell's matrix, increasing its power.
This usually manifests as additional damage.
The runeword 'Ganta' helps the caster focus on the spell, making it more
likely to succeed at casting. This can be useful when afflicted by curses
or conditions that interfer with casting ability, or when trying to improve
The runeword 'Ilnak' transforms the spell's matrix, increasing the
amount of magic involved. The spell does magic damage in addition to its
elemental types. This makes spells more potent against creatures that are
vulnerable to magic.
There are other runes that can be used for channel casting. Use the 'rune'
command to see a list of runes and if they can be channel cast.
Only certain combative spells can be cast in this way, and only if the mage
knows the appropriate 'focusing' skill.
If no runeword is specified, 'Alu' will be used by default.