- Weapons are Insta-Hit and Quick Switch, meaning a player who swings with a halberd and then wishes to equip and swing a katana will only have to wait for the katana's swing delay before making their next attack (instead of the halberd's delay)
- Ranged weapons have a flat .5 second Stationary Delay regardless of player dex
- Armor Values are cumulative, meaning damage from melee attacks are reduced based on the player's total armor value, instead of just the armor value of the individual location hit
- Meditation Penalties and Armor Values have been rebalanced for armor types to allow for more mid-level viable options and better flexibility for players to mix and match armor types
- Meditation Penalties are now a cumulative total of all equipped pieces, and no longer based on the "worst piece" a player is wearing. For instance, a platemail gorget worn with a full suit of leather would only create a total -7% meditation penalty (instead of a -100% penalty)
- Dexterity Penalties have been removed from armor and shields and replaced with a Stamina Fatigue Penalty that increases the amount of stamina the player loses when taking damage
- A player's Stamina Fatigue Penalty is derived from their Meditation Penalty
- Players take more damage from the Mind Blast spell based on their Meditation Penalties from armor
- Full sets of armor are now available for Studded, Bone, Ringmail, and Chainmail
- Players can always view the full stats, both the base values as well as effective values, of armor and weapons through usage of the Arms Lore skill
- Players can access a Player Stats Profile page to see a listing of all items they have equipped and summaries of their effective stats / percentages based on their current equipment
Full Suits of Armor
Additional armor pieces have been added in order for players to be able to wear full sets of every type of armor (Leather, Studded, Bone, Ringmail, Chainmail, and Platemail).
In addition to the traditional colored ores available for blacksmithing items, colored board and colored leather types have been introduced that are equivalents to a corresponding ore type (albeit with a slightly altered name).
For instance, a valorite viking sword would receive the same material bonuses as would a valewood quarterstaff. Or a set of shadow iron ringmail would receive the same material bonuses as a set of shadowhide leather armor.
In the case of colored leather, players must use the Forensic Eval skill to skin corpses to have chances at harvesting colored leather.
The minimum harvesting skill / crafting skill requirements for the various colored materials are listed below:
- Dull Copper Ore: 65 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Shadow Iron Ore: 70 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Copper Ore: 75 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Bronze Ore: 80 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Gold Ore: 85 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Agapite Ore: 90 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Verite Ore: 95 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Valorite Ore: 99 Mining/Blacksmithing Skill
- Dullwood: 65 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Shadowwood: 70 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Copperwood: 75 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Bronzewood: 80 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Goldenwood: 85 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Rosewood: 90 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Verwood: 95 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Valewood: 99 Lumberjacking/Carpentry Skill
- Dullhide: 65 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
- Shadowhide: 70 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
- Copperhide: 75 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
- Bronzehide: 80 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
- Goldenhide: 85 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
- Rosehide: 90 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
- Verhide: 95 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
- Valehide: 99 Forensic Eval/Tailoring Skill
To Hit Bonuses from Magical Weapon Accuracy are as follows:
- Accurate: +3% Against Monsters or +1% Against Players
- Surpassingly Accurate: +6% Against Monsters or +2% Against Players
- Eminently Accurate: +9% Against Monsters or +3% Against Players
- Exceedingly Accurate: +12% Against Monsters or +4% Against Players
- Supremely Accurate: +15% Against Monsters or +5% Against Players
Bonuses from Magical Weapon Damage are as follows:
- Ruin: +5 Tactics
- GM or Might: +10 Tactics
- Force: +15 Tactics
- Power: +20 Tactics
- Vanquishing: +25 Tactics
Damage Bonuses from the Slayer Property against it's monster Slayer Group are as follows:
- Lesser Slaying: +15% Damage
- Regular Slaying: +30% Damage
- Greater Slaying: +45% Damage
- Weapons are Insta-Hit and Quick Switch, meaning once a player makes a weapon swing, the delay before they can make another weapon swing is based on the next weapon's normal swing delay
- Once a player swings a Halberd (3 second swing speed), they would only have to wait 1.5 seconds to equip and swing a katana (1.5 second swing speed)
- Ranged weapons have a flat .5 second stationary delay requiring players, regardless of their Dexterity, to stay in place before firing.
The cumulative total Armor Value of all equipped armor pieces is used to determine the damage reduced by physical attacks. Physical attacks traditionally refer to melee attacks from monsters and players, but also can include monster breath attacks or even some devastating champion or boss effects.
Physical Damage reduced by armor is randomized between:
- Minimum Amount: (.333% * (Total Armor Value))
- Maximum Amount: (.666% * (Total Armor Value))
- So a player with 50 Armor Value will reduce melee damage between 16.5% to 33%.
Bonuses from GM or Magical Properties on Armor are as follows:
- Defense: +10% Armor Value
- GM or Guarding: +20% Armor Value
- Hardening: +30% Armor Value
- Fortification: +40% Armor Value
- Invulnerability: +50% Armor Value
Armor and Meditation
- Base passive mana regen rate is 1 mana restored every 2 seconds
- Mana regen rate is increased by (100% * (Meditation skill / 100))
- Mana regen rate is increased by (100% if player is actively meditating)
- Mana regen rate is penalized by (2% * (player's Total Armor Meditation Penalty))
- Maximum mana regen rate possible is 1 mana restored every .5 seconds
- Minimum mana regen rate possible is 1 mana restored every 8 seconds
- A player's Total Armor Meditation Penalty is equal to the combined Meditation Penalties of all armor worn
- Each piece of armor a player wears has an Meditation Penalty equal to it's (Armor Location Penalty * Armor Material Penalty)
Armor Location Penalty
- Shield: 35% Penalty
- Chest: 35% Penalty
- Legs: 22% Penalty
- Arms: 15% Penalty
- Helmet: 14% Penalty
- Gloves: 7% Penalty
- Gorget: 7% Penalty
Armor Material Penalty
- No Armor, Leather Armor, Buckler, or Wooden Shield: 0% Penalty
- Studded Armor or Wooden Kite Shield: 20% Penalty
- Bone Armor or Metal Shield: 40% Penalty
- Ringmail Armor or Bronze Shield: 60% Penalty
- Chainmail Armor or Metal Kite Shield: 80% Penalty
- Platemail Armor, Heater Shield, or Chaos/Order Shield: 100% Penalty
For example, a player wearing a suit of all studded leather but with a platemail gorget would have:
(.35 * .20) + (.22 * .20) + (.15 * .20) + (.14 * .20) + (.07 * .20) + (.07 * 1.0)) = 25.6% Total Armor Penalty
Which would result in a (2 * 25.6%) = -51.2% to player's Mana Regen rate
Examples of Total Armor Meditation Penalties and its effect on a player's Mana Regen rate for full suits of a single material are as follows:
No Armor or Leather Armor
- 0% Total Armor Meditation penalty
- -0% to Mana Regen Rate
- 20% Total Armor Meditation penalty
- -40% to Mana Regen Rate
- 40% Total Armor Meditation penalty
- -80% to Mana Regen Rate
- 60% Total Armor Meditation penalty
- -120% to Mana Regen Rate
- 80% Total Armor Meditation penalty
- -160% to Mana Regen Rate
- 100% Total Armor Meditation penalty
- -200% to Mana Regen Rate
Stamina Loss from Damage
Whenever a player takes any damage (from spells, weapons, poison, etc) they will suffer a loss of stamina based on the amount of damage caused.
The normal amount of stamina lost is (Damage Amount / 5) * (Player Dex / 100)
If the stamina loss amount has a decimal, that decimal amount simply becomes a percentage chance to round up the stamina loss amount. For instance, a stamina loss of 3.25 would be 3 stamina lost and a 75% chance to become 4 stamina lost. A stamina loss of .75 would simply be a 75% chance to lose 1 stamina.
When determining the stamina losses caused by melee attacks, the Damage Amount used is based on the total damage of the attack before factoring in reductions for armor, parrying, or any other effects that will lower the amount of damage taken by the defender.
A player who is hit by another player's Macing weapon will take +25% more stamina loss than normal from the attack
Additionally, players wearing armor types with meditation penalties will suffer further penalties to the amount of stamina losses they taken when suffering damage, as described below.
Stamina Fatigue Penalties
Armor pieces no longer have any Dexterity penalties conferred by wearing them. Instead, they now have a Stamina Fatigue penalty which increases the amount of stamina the wearer will lose when taking damage.
A player's Total Stamina Fatigue Penalty is their (Total Armor Meditation Penalty / 2).
For example, a player wearing a full set of Chainmail armor (which has a 80% Total Armor Meditation Penalty) would have a Stamina Fatigue Penalty of 40%, meaning they would take lose 40% more stamina when taking damage than normal.
Example stamina fatigue penalties from various full sets of armor are as follows:
- Leather Armor: +0% Stamina Loss
- Studded Armor: +10% Stamina Loss
- Bone Armor: +20% Stamina Loss
- Ringmail Armor: +30% Stamina Loss
- Chainmail Armor: +40% Stamina Loss
- Platemail Armor: +50% Stamina Loss
The Mind Blast does additional damage to players based on their current Meditation Penalty from armor. The spell also does additional damage to creatures based on their armor value.
- The damage bonus to Players is (Total Meditation Penalty % / 2)
- The damage bonus to Creatures is (.25% * Total Armor Value)
So against a player wearing full plate (which has a 100% Total Meditation Penalty) the Mind Blast spell would inflict +50% damage. Against a creature with an Armor Rating of 100, the Mind Blast spell would inflict +25% damage.
Armor Suit Summaries
The Armor Values, Meditation Penalties, and Stamina Fatigue Penalties of full suits of armor of the following types are as follows:
- 25 Armor
- 30 Armor (Exceptional)
- 0% Meditation Penalty
- +0% to Stamina Losses
- +0% Damage Taken from Mind blast
- 30 Armor
- 36 Armor (Exceptional)
- 20% Meditation Penalty
- +10% to Stamina Losses
- +10% Damage Taken From Mind Blast
- 35 Armor
- 42 Armor (Exceptional)
- 40% Meditation Penalty
- +20% to Stamina Losses
- +20% Damage Taken from Mind Blast
- 40 Armor
- 48 Armor (Exceptional)
- 60% Meditation Penalty
- +30% to Stamina Losses
- +30% Damage Taken from Mind Blast
- 45 Armor
- 54 Armor (Exceptional)
- 80% Meditation Penalty
- +40% to Stamina Losses
- +40% Damage Taken from Mind Blast
- 50 Armor
- 60 Armor (Exceptional)
- 100% Meditation Penalty
- +50% to Stamina Losses
- +50% Damage Taken from Mind Blast
Weapon and Armor decrease in their effectiveness as they lose durability.
The damage values of weapons and armor values of armor will drop in a linear fashion as their durability drops, down to a maximum of a -20% penalty as it reaches 0 durability (items will still break at 0 durability).
Players may use the Arms Lore skill on any Weapon, Armor, or Musical Instrument to view the base and player-effective stats for the item, regardless of the player's Arms Lore skill level.
In the Arms Lore Window they can click a button in the upper right corner to switch to a personalized view that shows what effective values the item will have based on the player's stats and skills (such as Swing Delays being adjusted for that player Dexterity, or damage inflicted adjusted by Tactics, Anatomy, and Arms Lore as well as weapon properties).
Base Values for armor pieces will show the individual armor's contribution to the player. The secondary page for armor shows what a full suit of that armor type would be contributing to the player. Players may also click on the View Player Stats Profile button to view a summary of all their equipped gear. This window can alternatively be launched by using the Arms Lore skill and targeting the player themselves or through the Outlands Help Menu.
Player Stats Profile
By clicking the Help button on their Paperdoll, and then clicking Stats Profile, players can view their Player Stats Profile which has useful information about their combat effectiveness using armor and weapons.
The Equipment page of the Player Stats Profile shows a summary of all weapons, armor, non-standard spellbooks the player currently has equipped. Players can view the durability of each item and can click on the Info button next to each to launch the Arms Lore window for the item.
If a player has Aspect Gear equipped, those items will also display the number of Arcane Charges remaining on each item as well as display the player's Aspect Tier Level and current experience progress for that item's Aspect.
The Combat page of the Player Stats Profile page will show a summary of effective values for the player in combat based on all of their items currently equipped.