Name: Scepter of Dark Corruption
Description: Those who use this rather unwieldy Scepter are doomed to slowly lose their minds.
Damage: 100 damage to 8 targets
MP Cost: 100
Cooldown: 2 sec
Shot Effect: Inflicts Dazed for 2 seconds, and paralyzed for 1 second.
Effect on self: Sick and cursed for 2 seconds.
FAME BONUS: 5%
Drops from: Puppet Master Chest at a 1.25% drop rate.
Why is this item unique and balanced?
This scepter's mediocre damage and high MP cost is offset by the fact that it can hit up to 10 targets, and, with the exception of the Scepter of Fulmination, it's the only scepter that can inflict status effects, and can inflict a variety of useful status effects that will make fighting certain bosses easier for both the user, and everyone else. It also inflicts sick and cursed on you, as well as decreases your def by 5, making it a bit of a risk reward ability.
Okay, long time since i did this:
Sprite:The shadding needs lots of work, while the colors needs more varieties.
StatsSo much reward for so little risk. Ranged armor break is overpowered, even more on a multi-hitting class like sorcerer. The debuffs it gives aren't enough for the high damage it does.
-This scepter needs a heavy nerf on the maximum target cap, range, and effects.
Sprite: Yeah, you're right. I'm not very good at spriting, but I'll try to fix the shading.
Stats: What would you suggest I change to make it more balanced?
@HeroicDax Tell you what, I think a scepter that steals hp is something that I would use.
@HeroicDax It is extremely unbalanced to give all of those statuses from a distance that far to THAT MANY targets.
It's already strong enough that it can hit 150 to 10 targets, and it gives you 10 wisdom, making you use this more.
Also, who drops it?
As now a pretty good sorc user, you should decrease it to 7 targets and remove the paralysis and the armor break, and leave the daze for 2 seconds.
Lower the wisdom bonus to 5 wis.
The Mana cost I suggest lowering to 90.
Reduced time on Daze to 2 seconds.
Removed Armor Break.
Decreased wis bonus to 5.
Increased def penalty to -10.
Decreased targets to 8.
Reduced damage to 100.
I'm no stats correction type of person not like Lidowl. (Can't TAG) But don't use black for shading. IT LOOKS SHIT.
@BreadStick I'm working on changing the sprite a fair bit to make it look better, and thanks for the suggestion not to use black for shading.
Don't put it here if your new. Put it on the sprite dump thread.
@BreadStick Well, I needed a sprite for the ability. What do you expect me to do, post an ability idea with no sprite?
@HeroicDax 3% is too high of a drop rate, the highest drop rate should be the bent dagger which is 1/67, which I think simplifies to 1.5%
Lowered drop rate to 1.25%
@BreadStick its Lindow you hurt my feelings calling me lidowl (btw im not an owl xD)