Dev Blog - Witchcraft

Dev Blog - Witchcraft

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Witchcraft

An archetype said to have originated from ancient vampiric cults, Witchcraft users mix occult powers with the ability to gain strength from the weaknesses of others. There is no one better than a Witchcraft user at finding an enemy’s flaw and exploiting it to their advantage… which makes them incredibly dangerous foes.

Archetype Bonus: Increases Dexterity and Intelligence by 1 point per 3 levels.

Archetype Resource: Rupture (Max Stacks 5)

Active Skills

Arcane Pulse

Bursts an arcane pulse on the target, dealing damage and reducing the targets defense power for 10 seconds. This effect can stack up to 3 times and is refreshed by each new stack. Gain 1 Rupture.

Curse

Curses the target applying a damage over time for 18 seconds dealing damage every 3 seconds. Gain 1 Rupture anytime a creature dies with curse on it.

Arcane Torrent

Channel an Arcane Torrent at the target, firing off another missile every 0.3s for 1.5s. The duration and amount of missiles increases by 0.3s/1 missile for every Rupture Stack consumed. Deals extra damage for each Pulse Stack on the Target - Does not consume the Pulse Stacks on use.

Leech

Throw a leech at the target, slowly sapping their health for 10 seconds and healing yourself. Gain 1 Rupture.

Magic Rupture

Rupture the target from within, slowing them by 15% and giving yourself 15% movement speed for 8 seconds. Amount of speed stolen increased by 5% per Rupture Stack consumed.

Siphon

Instantly siphon away mana from the target, restoring the mana stolen to yourself. Gain 1 Rupture.

Hex

Turns the target into a toad for 2 seconds, they cannot cast, heal or attack while Hex'd. Duration increased by 0.5 seconds per Rupture Stack consumed.

Shackles of Pain

Summons a chain on the target, bonding you and the target for 5 seconds. If the caster receives damage from any source, the target will also receive 50% of the damage done. Gain 1 Rupture.

Mirror Image

Creates a perfect copy of the caster, which will mimic ranged spells cast by the caster on their target by at 30% effectiveness. Creates 2 copies if 3 Rupture Stacks are consumed, and 3 copies if 5 Stacks are consumed.

Death Touch

Instantly consume a Curse on a target, dealing a large amount of damage to the target. If a target dies from this, it will apply curse to up to 2 enemies within 3 tiles. Increases the damage done per Rupture Stack consumed.

Passive Skills

Witchcraft Mastery

Having mastered the dark art of Witchcraft, all Witchcraft abilities have a 20% lower cooldown.

 

Cursed Touch

Increases the effectiveness of all Damage over Time abilities by 20%.

 

Exploitation

A keen sense to find an enemies weakness, anytime you deal damage to a target with a spell or a source from a spell, it will apply a defence reducing stack of 0.5% for 30 seconds, this can stack up to 20 times.  

 

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