View Full Version : Swindle Essence issues

12-10-2004, 11:35 PM
<DIV>I have had Swindle Essence for a level now. The drain it does it very useful against ^^ mobs. I however have never seen this drain give any power back to me. Am I the only one who has noticed this? I bugged this today after testing further as I am certain I am not getting power back from it any ideas?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Darkmane 29th Troubador of Permafrost</DIV>

12-11-2004, 11:40 AM
<DIV>Maybe you are, but the ratio is really low? Set that way deliberatly or a bug? what level spell are you using if its basic that could be the problem. </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Snapping sonnet is bugged, it debuffs you not the mob. So I would not be surprised if other spells had a problem.</DIV>

12-18-2004, 01:32 AM
<DIV>I haven't noticed any return in power to myself either after several levels and an Adept upgrade to this song.  It does drain a significant amount of power, however, especially after I got the Adept I upgrade for this.</DIV>

12-18-2004, 02:01 AM
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Take into consideration that Swindle Essense uses a formidable amount of power to cast. If the mob resists, you'll certainly notice your power go down. If it is successful, your gain will be minimal at best. It is unfortunate that this isn't a way to absorb a lot of power; however, it is power efficient as you gain back what power you used to cast if it's successful.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>-Crescendo</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>-35 Troubador</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT size=2>-Vanquished</FONT></DIV>

12-18-2004, 03:59 AM
watching numbers as I cast it, Adept I Swindle Essence:The power is spent as soon as the combat art timer bar completes.The mob loses 20-25% of its power! Yay! (not resisted)My power is exactly however much it was minus the cost of the spell.Conclusion:Swindle Essence only drains power. It does not give the troubador any power back.

12-18-2004, 05:40 AM
<DIV>I am sorry I was not more clear. I am using Adept 1 and yes it is very good even without a return of power, I was just wondering if it was only me that had noticed no return. I still use it even though I get no return but some of those very long battles would be nice to get some kind of return <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Darkmane 32nd Troubador of Permafrost</DIV>

12-18-2004, 06:43 AM
<DIV>When I use this if it is resisted i lose about 7% power or something like 65 power cost for adept 1 but when it lands it takes away about 100ish power and cost me about 2% power or something like 14 power so in a way when it taps it gives back like 50 power. Have never seen my power go up from using it.</DIV>