Shadenuat Posted September 9, 2014 Share Posted September 9, 2014 (edited) The Minoletta's spells are not improved versions of each other. Bounding Missiles and Concussive Missiles do different things than Minor Missiles. More importantly, you probably would not use them in the same circumstances. Sunlance (single-target, Deflection-based, Pierce and Burn damage) is not an improved version of Sunbeam (AoE, Reflexes-based, Burn damage and Fortitude-based Blind affliction). Yes, druids have three levels of blight summons. BG's druids had three levels of animal summons. They are all crushing damage spells affecting Deflection, are they not? And even if some of them vary slightly in saving throws or an additional bouncing effect, in principle they are comparable. Say I meet the murder beetles. Is there a reason not to cast all these missiles on them or prefer one type over another? Same goes for Sunbeam and Sunscorch. They are not as different from one another like, say, IWD's Sunbeam and False Dawn or Sunray. Sunbeam has little radius and blind effect, does say, 20 fire damage. Sunscorch is a little bigger and does 30 or more. For me they are both just a source of fire damage. And Blights. Are minor blight and medium blight as different as a wardog and a brown bear? Or a winter wolf, fire elemental and nymph? In function & form they probably would act more or less same compared to summons I mentioned (sorry, can't get BGT out of my head and just think in BG Vanilla terms, since there was such an improvement over it when BG2 and things like Spell Revisions came out). I worry for some other spells in a way too. Would Garden of Life be really that different from basic AoE Stamina Regen, and will it be worth of a high level slot, if it is just a more exotic way of restoring stamina? Will Venombloom be really different than just a pumped version of Insect Plague? Etc. Edited September 9, 2014 by Shadenuat Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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