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Druid's elemental essence damage
« on: December 31, 2019, 06:43:10 AM »
Elemental dmg of this feat is ignoring resistances of creatures normally immune to specific dmg type. For example: frost and fire essence hurts cursts, fire essence hurts fire trolls.
It looks like all types of elemental essences affect spectral creatures, like ghastrian church spirits.

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Re: Druid's elemental essence damage
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2019, 08:39:25 AM »
It also stacks, allowing you to take all the elemental essence feats and have a super-weapon that does all the damage types on every hit.  Not sure if that's intended but I assume it isn't.

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Re: Druid's elemental essence damage
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2019, 08:57:15 AM »
I suspect the stacking is acceptable due to each taking a charge of wildshape. So going full rainbow mode would not just require a heavy feat investment to get them all, it would then take a hefty chunk of your wildshape to remain powered up.

Ignoring resistances is spooky, tho.
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Re: Druid's elemental essence damage
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2019, 09:23:07 AM »
Yeah, you pretty much need Extra Wildshape and/or Elemental Shape to benefit from using all 4. You also only get them for 10 minutes at most. Not a big deal, of course, when a Druid (or really anyone) at level 16 is doing most of their dungeons in a single rest period (depending on party).

The resistances thing is a bug that's getting looked at according to MAB on Discord.
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Re: Druid's elemental essence damage
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 04:01:01 AM »
Bumping this. I've been told behaviour of the feat I've listed some time ago is still the same.

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Re: Druid's elemental essence damage
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 06:22:40 AM »
It's the nature of the effect of this applied command.

https://nwn.fandom.com/wiki/Damage_increase

I wouldn't be surprised if divine might was bypassing those few items with divine resistance on them as well.
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Re: Druid's elemental essence damage
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 04:10:11 PM »
It's the nature of the effect of this applied command.

https://nwn.fandom.com/wiki/Damage_increase

I wouldn't be surprised if divine might was bypassing those few items with divine resistance on them as well.

Yup. Seems to be an issue with NWN engine.