Devil
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Magic confusion

Sun 10 Feb 2019, 22:33

I am confused as to how much Willpower spells cost. If I am, say, a Rank 2 talent Druid, and I want to cast a Rank 2 spell, does it cost me 2 Willpower (ie, does the spell rank determine the minimum Willpower to be spent)? And if I choose to safecast, and cast it as a Rank 1 spell, I only roll 1 dice, but does it still cost me 2 Willpower? And if so, is the base power level for the spell now 1, or 2?

Or is Willpower expenditure always totally up to the caster? Eg, as a Rank 1 caster, can I spend 5 Willpower on a Rank 1 spell?
 
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Re: Magic confusion

Sun 10 Feb 2019, 22:56

Spells cost WP according to what Power Level you want it to have (at least one). Talent Rank determines what spells you can cast and to what safety.
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Re: Magic confusion

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 00:20

So, to be clear... it is totally up to the caster to choose what power level (and hence, how may Willpower points) he wants to spend, regardless of his Talent level or the spell Rank?
 
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Re: Magic confusion

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 00:51

Devil wrote:
So, to be clear... it is totally up to the caster to choose what power level (and hence, how may Willpower points) he wants to spend, regardless of his Talent level or the spell Rank?

Yup. But beware, higher power levels also means higher risk for a misfire and misfires are dangerous. For example, since you can heal someone that has become broken with the Heal skill, if you can use the skill first. That is safer (and can generate WP) and only use the spell if you don't have time for that and you really need to succeed.
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Re: Magic confusion

Mon 11 Feb 2019, 06:08

Ok thanks!
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