[Balance] Scrolls of power should restore more PP
issueid=1215 08-27-2012 03:16 AM
Ancient Member
Number of reported issues by Grey: 58
[Balance] Scrolls of power should restore more PP
Scrolls of power are very ineffectual and should be boosted

Scrolls of power should be quadrupled or more in effect, or possibly linked to the users level or stats or max PP somehow. At the moment they do so very little that they're essentially junk items. Only methods of PP regeneration are scarce or costly, and in particular during the Andor Drakon fight casters have no option but to cast from HP. Making scrolls of power more effective, especially blessed scrolls, would greatly help with this. Compare for instance with potions of extra/ultra healing, where the blessed version restores hundreds of hit points. The same would be good to have on scrolsl of power.
Issue Details
Issue Number 1215
Issue Type Feature
Project ADOM (Ancient Domains Of Mystery)
Category Windows 7
Status Implemented
Priority 8
Suggested Version ADOM 1.2.0 pre 2
Implemented Version ADOM 1.2.0 pre 7
Milestone (none)
Votes for this feature 7
Votes against this feature 0
Assigned Users (none)
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08-27-2012 04:30 AM
Senior Member
I think that the most sensible approach would be some dice roll plus some fraction of max PP. Something like, say, 0.3*maxPP + 10d2. So if you have a PC with a max PP of 14 or less, it will always restore all of your PP. If you have a PC with a max PP of 50, it'll restore 10d2 + 0.3*50 = 25 to 35 PP, so half or a bit more. If you have a PC with a max PP of 200, it'll restore 70 to 80 PP, and if you have a PC with a max PP of 500, it'll restore 160 to 170 PP.

For an uncursed scroll, it could perhaps grant significantly less, like 0.1*maxPP + 8d2.

If that's a little too strong, perhaps the max PP part could be part of a dice roll... like, say, (maxPP/4+10)d2-maxPP/8, rather than 0.3*maxPP. This will produce a maximum PP boost of 3*maxPP/8 + 20 and a minimum PP boost of maxPP/8 + 10, with a high likelihood of it being approximately maxPP/4 + 15.

To give a sense of this, maxPP = 16 gives between 12 and 26 PP (so 12 to 16 with 16 being nearly guaranteed), maxPP = 64 gives between 18 and 44 PP, and maxPP = 256 gives between 42 and 116 PP. And similarly, uncursed scrolls could be similar but weaker. Alternatively, uncursed scrolls could work independent of maxPP, thus making blessing them an important step.

08-27-2012 05:31 PM
Ancient Member
I think I like the idea. Grey is right. Even 160 PP isn't enough. It could still take 5 scrolls to get a full refill, and basically the only spell I've found that works in endgame is acid ball, which is expensive. If Bolt spells were actually good, then maybe 160 would be enough, but it's just not enough.

12-08-2012 08:01 PM
The Creator
Scrolls of power now take fractional max power into account.

01-08-2013 01:06 AM
Senior Member
Does this change affect crystals of power?

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