KFCrispy wrote:are you sure? i'm pretty certain Incantation is allowing slow mages to cast spells faster than most fast characters can attack.
Nono, attack command is always faster. . Turned on my PS2 to do some tests.
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Alot of shoot incoming.
Tested Kyle cast his lvl 1 flowing rune with Zen Sword SS and a 202Spd.
Lyon(234Spd), Killey(294Spd) and Hazuki (325Spd) with normal atk all acted faster. Zerase with 231Spd casting a lvl 1 magic did not. Same happened with both casting a lvl 2 spell.
Changed Zerase to a A in incantation, she won against Kyle with both lvl 1 and lvl 2 spells. Both have S affinity btw.
Lastly i changed Kyle to a A in incantation and SS in Zen Sword (Spd 187), i had Zerase still with A in incantation (Spd 231).
With lvl 1 magic Zerase won, when casting a lvl 2 spell Kyle won.
Zerase 236Spd lvl 1 magic vs Lyon 235Spd normal atk. With Incantation A Zerase was faster without Lyon was.
Lorelai 240Spd (A affinity) Zweig 185Spd (A affinity) no incant, Lorelei won even with a lvl 4 spell vs Zweigs lvl 1.
Yahr 230Spd using normal atk was slower than Lorelai casting a lvl 1 spell, but faster than her with a lvl 2 spell.
Bernadette with Dark S, and Divine Right S using lvl 1 pale gate with 164Spd did not act faster than Nick 181Spd using normal attack.
Another test. This was the order from fastest to slowest. (Lun-Flowing, Lyon-Twilight, Zerase-Star)
1.Lun lvl 2 magic 235Spd C affinity.
2.Zerase lvl 3 magic 240Spd S affinity with A incantation.
3.Lyon lvl 4 Magic 238Spd A affinity.
use lvl 2 with all of them Zerase fastest, Lvl 3 with all of them Lun fastest.
So,what can you make of that?
1. Still not sure if you can act faster than your Spd stat.
2. Using magic makes you slower than you Spd stat, I.O magic has "casting time"
3. Incantation will reduce that casting time
4. The higher lvl of magic, the longer casting. (A guess is lvl 1 -> 5spd, lvl 2 -> 20Spd, Lvl 3 -> 35spd, lvl 4 -> 50Spd or something similar.)
5. Spd is much more important that Incantation.
6. Affinity does nothing or VERY little about casting time.
7. Advanced runes seems to be faster somehow.
8. There is no way in hell Alhazred even with a SS in incantation can cast magic faster than right about anyone.
9. Trying to test Incantation made me more confused about it than i was before.
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