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    Whats the use in it? It dosent use charges form your spell bank, but is there any other use to lugging around heavy spell books? do they cast faster or cost less pp or something?

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    they don't use up your spell knowldedge. So they are a somewhat useful when you have an important spell you need to save for later. Not terribly useful.

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    Most of the time I use bookcasting if I use the spell a lot (and I mean like every couple steps), and increasing effeciveness doesn't do much good. Like teleport or knock for instance.

    I use it the most, when spell knowledge runs low on these spells, or when I do not get to much castings from each book read (like, when not playing a dedicated spellcaster), or when I learnt to cast a spell from the wand or potion of Wonder.

    Bookcasting takes up up to 4x the casting mana (can be reduced with talents, can also be class dependant), so you can use it to train Mana and Concentration without losing castings.

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    The ADOM manual states that bookcasting requires
    quintuple the amount of PP's, and 3000 energy
    points. I believe that with a wizard, the PP
    cost is only triple. I think this reduces to
    double, upon gaining the 'good book caster'
    talent. It reduces once more, to just a 50%
    increase in PP cost if you gain the 'great
    book caster' talent.

    I think the most useful spell to bookcast, is
    probably teleport. With the 'great book caster'
    talent, you have unlimited teleports available
    to you, for little extra cost. This can save
    you much corruption, on the lower levels of the
    CoC, where the corruption rate is extremely high.

    Another nice use of book casting, is for use
    on less powerful monsters. When stair hopping
    on ID levels 1 and 2 for books, you would hate
    to waste casting points, to kill every
    individual goblin you encounter.

    I also believe that the mana stat recieves a lot of
    training, from casting spells that deplete PP's by
    large chunks. Book casting is a way to deplete your
    PP's by large amounts, even if you don't have
    costly spells. Book casting, while traveling through
    the wilderness will train the mana stat enormously.

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    valid points, valid points. I know reading spellbooks and scrolls trains Le, does book casting raise Le as well because you're technically reading the book at the time of casting to do the spell?

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    Only learning spells from books trains Le. Reading scrolls doesn't train it either.

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    I think that priest also have a lower cost for book casting, probably like wizards, only 3 time the current cost.

    Book casting for abusing of the Atlas spell is really cool.

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    I had a wand of cold and a couple potions of booze in my pocket,testking 000-086 I just ended up gathering
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    After you initially learned a spell, if you don't have the concentration skill leaning it further is kind of pointless, it is much better to book cast.
    AKA: Jbc

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    Quote Originally Posted by gut View Post
    The ADOM manual states that bookcasting requires
    quintuple the amount of PP's, and 3000 energy
    points. I believe that with a wizard, the PP
    cost is only triple. I think this reduces to
    double, upon gaining the 'good book caster'
    talent. It reduces once more, to just a 50%
    increase in PP cost if you gain the 'great
    book caster' talent.

    I think the most useful spell to bookcast, is
    probably teleport. With the 'great book caster'
    talent, you have unlimited teleports available
    to you, for little extra cost. This can save
    you much corruption, on the lower levels of the
    CoC, where the corruption rate is extremely high.

    Another nice use of book casting, is for use
    on less powerful monsters. When stair hopping
    on ID levels 1 and 2 for books, you would hate
    to waste casting points, to kill every
    individual goblin you encounter.

    I also believe that the mana stat recieves a lot of
    training, from casting spells that deplete PP's by
    large chunks. Book casting is a way to deplete your
    PP's by large amounts, even if you don't have
    costly spells. Book casting, while traveling through
    the wilderness will train the mana stat enormously.

    "I also believe that the mana stat recieves a lot of
    training, from casting spells that deplete PP's by
    large chunks. Book casting is a way to deplete your
    PP's by large amounts, even if you don't have
    costly spells. Book casting, while traveling through
    the wilderness will train the mana stat enormously."


    I use books like that sometimes. You could also use the phial of Caladriel for draining PP.
    AKA: Jbc

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