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Joker9125
post May 27 2004, 07:42 AM
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Does a trauma dampener affect your spellcasting while projecting?
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post May 27 2004, 08:25 AM
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Oddly enough it does, since any damage (and thus healing) that occurs to your meatbod automatically carries over to your astral form and vice-versa. It's not as effective, though, since the Drain is still Physical... so it just shifts a box over to Stun instead of eliminating it altogether.
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post May 27 2004, 08:27 AM
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So you only cast spells with Light Drain!
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post May 27 2004, 08:30 AM
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...and you still suffer a +1 wound modifier!
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post May 27 2004, 08:46 AM
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So since it shifts one box to stun do I resist the stun and physical seperately?
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post May 27 2004, 08:47 AM
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No, the conversion takes place after you resisted damage.
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post May 27 2004, 08:53 AM
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ahh so that makes trauma dampener for projecting mages kinda screwy.
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post May 27 2004, 09:13 AM
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Well, trauma dampeners are a double-edged sword for mages. On the one hand, it really helps if you can just ignore light drain - now you can summon watchers all day long and don't feel fatigued at all, or cast all those low-drain spells without saving pool dice for drain resistance.

On the other hand, once a mage gains a little experience, the benefits become a disadvantage. A mage in my group even had his trauma dampener removed, because he wanted his drain to be purely physical instead of stun. He was really quick with those healing spells - stun damage takes longer to heal than physical damage if you've got a decent health spell.

Of course, this tactic was absolutely crazy, nothing I'd ever try. But it worked fine for him, masochist that he was.
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post May 27 2004, 02:05 PM
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The thing is, IIRC, you can't magically heal drain damage...
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post May 27 2004, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE (Namergon)
The thing is, IIRC, you can't magically heal drain damage...

You are correct, sir.

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Physical damage caused by drain cannot be healed using magic, only by rest and medical attention.


SR3, p. 162, DRAIN

Just so you know, Omega.
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post May 28 2004, 07:15 PM
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Related question, if a projecting mage is hit with a stim patch or activates his pain editor before projecting, will it effect his astral form?

Edit: For clarification, the stim patch is applied to the meat body after the mage has projected.

This post has been edited by McQuillan: May 28 2004, 07:16 PM
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Omega Skip
post May 28 2004, 08:03 PM
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Whoa, you're right, physical drain damage can't be healed! :love: This is great news... It's kinda embarassing that one slipped by me though. Was that rule around in the previous editions?

And yes, the stimpack slapped on the meatbod will influence the astral form. Pain editor should work too.
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