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#1 Andyr



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Posted 22 December 2004 - 12:37 PM

In the unmodded game this is the Bard list:

GA_spcl910 Set Spike Trap
GA_spcl911 Set Exploding Trap
GA_spcl912 Set Time Trap
GA_spcl913 Evasion
GA_spcl914 Greater Evasion
GA_spcl915 Use Any Item
GA_spcl917 Avoid Death
GA_spcl918 Alchemy
GA_spcl919 Scribe Scrolls
GA_spcl920 Enhanced Bard Song
GA_spcl921 Magic Flute

I have not done any work on HLAs yet, but these are my thoughts on the existing spells:

- No Bards should get the thief's Trap HLAs or Greater Evasion
- The Fighter HLA War Cry may be appropriate
- Blades should get Whirlwhind and maybe Deathblow (Fighter HLA)s, but not the Greater form
- Skalds should get maybe Power Attack/Critical Strike (the one that comes first), Hardiness, Deathblow and/or Smite (Fighter HLAs), but not the Greater forms
- Acrobats could get Greater Evasion
- Kits with different songs (Jester, Skald, Dirgesinger and Gypsy) need new Enhanced Song HLA
- Perhaps variants on the mage 'Extra Level X spell' could be made for lower spell levels for Bards?

I'd also like to incorporate some new stuff and am looking at aVENGER's work in Rogue Rebalancing (if I can ever get hold of him) and some completely new ideas.
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