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Warlex
03-29-2007, 05:12 PM
Both claim to give a 40% increase to spells but do they stack?

~KwonTchii
03-30-2007, 03:28 AM
Yes. Radiance applies to all light spells, and potency applies to all spells. Potency stacks with any other enhancer (like inferno and glaciation, as well as radiance).

I believe that they both apply to the base spell damage though. You are not getting 100%(40%)(40%), but rather 100%+2(40%). At least this is my understanding.

Jakylpops
03-30-2007, 02:16 PM
There's no way they both apply, Radiance is like Glaciation, Combustion, or Magnatism...It is a form of potency that only applies to a certain type of spell, in this case LIGHT spells (searing light, nimbus of light).

I got a sorcerer with a Superior Potency III ring, a Greater Combustion IV Helmet, a Superior Glaciation V dagger, and a Greater Fire Lore Scimitar all on at the same time...

When I cast Cone of cold...50% bonus from the dagger

Firewall...40% from the helmet

Fireball...50% from the ring NOT 90% from the ring and helmet.

The highest applicable item bonus stacks with the highest enhancement bonus...If you drink a potion or use a clicky of Efficacy or all those other useless annoying things that go away too soon it will count as an ITEM bonus.

namad1
03-30-2007, 02:41 PM
potency doesn't stack with any item at all.

you can get one enchancement based bonus and one item/clickiefromitem based bonus for a total of TWO BONUSES

you can't combine anything in any other way to gain anymore bonus only the highest will apply

Aspenor
07-30-2007, 04:12 PM
Yes. Radiance applies to all light spells, and potency applies to all spells. Potency stacks with any other enhancer (like inferno and glaciation, as well as radiance).

I believe that they both apply to the base spell damage though. You are not getting 100%(40%)(40%), but rather 100%+2(40%). At least this is my understanding.

This is wrong.

The post directly above is correct. Potency and radiance do not stack.

ncarter555
08-21-2007, 02:28 PM
so if I was wearing:

Superior Potency V
Superior Combustion V
Superior Efficacy V clickie
Enhancement - Fire Damage (50%)

that I only get the Enhancement - Fire Damage (50%) + one of the others?

how about the Efficacy and Combustion w/ the enhancement?

Thank you

ncarter555
08-21-2007, 02:33 PM
and how about Superior Lore Items....do they stack?

ncarter555
08-21-2007, 03:04 PM
actually I bounced around other threads and I guess the answer is the best that a sorc/wiz can hope for, for say a 5th level cone of cold would be:

1. Superior Cold Lore Item
2. Superior Potency V Item
3. Max Level Enhancement for Cold Spells

Is that all you can add to boost a level 5 cold spell?

Thanks Again

dragnmoon
08-21-2007, 04:04 PM
What about the Blue Dragon Robe?

I had someone insist that Greater Arcane Lore of the Blue Dragon Robe stacks with other Lore items, even though I kept telling him that Items with similar powers do not stack with other items. Am I wrong?

Punishment
08-21-2007, 04:07 PM
Potency covers all bases as where radiance, combustion, devotion etc cover there own magical effect. POTENCY is the KING!

Punishment
08-21-2007, 04:11 PM
actually I bounced around other threads and I guess the answer is the best that a sorc/wiz can hope for, for say a 5th level cone of cold would be:

1. Superior Cold Lore Item
2. Superior Potency V Item
3. Max Level Enhancement for Cold Spells

Is that all you can add to boost a level 5 cold spell?

Thanks Again


Yes sir that's correct.

ncarter555
08-22-2007, 07:53 AM
Thanx Punishment for clarifying :D

Mad_Bombardier
08-22-2007, 09:51 AM
3. Max Level Enhancement for Cold SpellsDon't forget that this is 3 enhancements: Elemental Manipulation (static boost), Lineage of Elements (+ crit %), and Lineage of Deadly Elements (+ crit multiplier).

Rilen
08-22-2007, 02:46 PM
What about the Blue Dragon Robe?

I had someone insist that Greater Arcane Lore of the Blue Dragon Robe stacks with other Lore items, even though I kept telling him that Items with similar powers do not stack with other items. Am I wrong?

The robe is an item, as such, it does not stack with other items, such as 1 handers, etc.