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*Due to a bug, if enemies cast [[Drain Life]] on you while you are inside the Force Field, you will take no damage, but enemies will still be healed.
 
*Due to a bug, if enemies cast [[Drain Life]] on you while you are inside the Force Field, you will take no damage, but enemies will still be healed.
 
*A party member who is the victim of [[Crushing Prison]] can have Force Field cast on him/her to dispel the Prison. Since this creates the [[Spell Combinations#Shockwave|Shockwave]] spell combination, it's recommended you don't do this when many party members are nearby.
 
*A party member who is the victim of [[Crushing Prison]] can have Force Field cast on him/her to dispel the Prison. Since this creates the [[Spell Combinations#Shockwave|Shockwave]] spell combination, it's recommended you don't do this when many party members are nearby.
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*Casting Force Field on an airborne target will lock them in the air for the duration of the spell.
 
[[Category:Spells]]
 
[[Category:Spells]]

Revision as of 11:15, 27 September 2010

See Also Spirit Spells, Spells, Mage, Ability Mechanics.


Information

  • Duration (s): (18.0 + (4.0 - (Party Size))) * (Target Rank Duration Modifier).
  • Range: 25 m.
  • Conjuration time: 1 s.

Notes

Shale with Force Field as a defense mechanism.

  • Activation base is in Mana and values vary with fatigue%.
  • Arcane Warrior Spellcasting: The spell can be cast with your weapon(s) drawn.
  • The duration of Force Field is increased by smaller party size and decreased by the target's rank-based effect duration modifier (if applicable).
  • Although this spell is cheap and has good duration, it has a downside if the tactics are enabled: party members will still select affected enemies as combat targets and will need to be micro-managed.
  • Though moderately useful as a shutdown skill, the true value of Force Field lies in deploying the spell as a defensive mechanism, in particular in synergy with talents that already immobilize the user (such as Captivating Song or Stone Aura). Additionally, casting Force Field on a party member that can generate a lot of base threat (e. g., on a tank after Taunt) creates a perfect tank that takes no damage.
  • When used on the offensive, note that the spell grants merely damage protection, non-damaging spells and abilities that apply penalties will still work (Affliction / Vulnerability Hex, Mark of Death, etc.). The spell thus can be used to incapacitate enemies while debuffing them and making them more susceptible to damage.
  • The spell is buggy, it is actually supposed to clear all threat drawn by a force-fielded party member, but the script supposed to do that doesn't work (apparently, the script was never tested).
  • The spell is very useful in combination with Walking Bomb, as it will protect the caster from any damage while the target slowly dies of poison.
  • The spell does not make you immune to either Dispel Magic, nor the Force Field itself. This can be a blessing as well as a curse, depending on the situation. A second Force Field cast by another team member will double the duration. Dispel Magic cast by another team member will allow you to free yourself from the paralyzing sphere prematurely, if needed. Beware, however, lest enemies cast Dispel Magic on you, since this will disrupt the sphere.
  • Due to a bug, if enemies cast Drain Life on you while you are inside the Force Field, you will take no damage, but enemies will still be healed.
  • A party member who is the victim of Crushing Prison can have Force Field cast on him/her to dispel the Prison. Since this creates the Shockwave spell combination, it's recommended you don't do this when many party members are nearby.
  • Casting Force Field on an airborne target will lock them in the air for the duration of the spell.
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