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    Post by ChizFreak Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:42 pm

    Just that. It doesn't make any sense to add a catalyst that it's equal or inferior to the others.
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    Post by Uparkaam Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:43 pm

    It inflicts poison, doesn't it?
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    Post by Seignar Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:52 pm

    It inflicts poison, doesn't it?
    WHAT!?
    This is headline news for me! I thought it was a waste of a catalyst
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    Post by RANT Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:57 pm

    same mag adj and heavier? no thank you.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:57 pm

    You had to give those mages in the DLC some sort of a catalyst to wield, didn't ya?

    The Ivory Cat? Too pure. The Manus? Too lofty/powerful. So, voila! That's what they came up with.

    And yeah, I get a little bit poisoned whenever those mages slap me with their catalyst.
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    Post by ChizFreak Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:59 pm

    No, it doesn't cause poison. At least not when used by players.

    EDIT: I've been reading it lots of places that it causes poison, but I've never managed to trigger, how do you guys do it?
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    Post by Rarayn Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:03 pm

    It has a slightly lower INT requirement than the Oolacile Ivory Catalyst. Tremble before the 10 INT Warrior-Mage and his mighty Soul Arrow.

    Jokes aside, it would allow most characters to cast Magic Weapon efficiently with the most minimal INT investment imaginable. Not the best buff spell available, but 144 magic damage isn't bad if there are no other options available.


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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:05 pm

    ChizFreak wrote:EDIT: I've been reading it lots of places that it causes poison, but I've never managed to trigger, how do you guys do it?

    lol. I don't actually use the catalyst! silly
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    Post by Uparkaam Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:09 pm

    ChizFreak wrote:I've been reading it lots of places that it causes poison, but I've never managed to trigger, how do you guys do it?

    Whack your enemies continuously with it. Don't waste time casting spells, because that's not what catalysts are meant for.
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    Post by PlasticandRage Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:30 pm

    Rarayn wrote:It has a slightly lower INT requirement than the Oolacile Ivory Catalyst. Tremble before the 10 INT Warrior-Mage and his mighty Soul Arrow.

    Jokes aside, it would allow most characters to cast Magic Weapon efficiently with the most minimal INT investment imaginable. Not the best buff spell available, but 144 magic damage isn't bad if there are no other options available.

    This. It has the highest values at INT of 10 and 11, so you could cast magic weapon/shield at base INT. Not the most useful thing ever, but would have it's uses. Say if you were doing a low SL challenge run or something it could come in handy. Or if you're using a pure STR or DEX build and going for +15 for a high scaling weapon you could still buff.

    Although I'm not sure if just regular magic weapon would be any more or less effective than resin buffs.
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    Post by ChizFreak Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:21 pm

    Uparkaam wrote:
    ChizFreak wrote:I've been reading it lots of places that it causes poison, but I've never managed to trigger, how do you guys do it?

    Whack your enemies continuously with it. Don't waste time casting spells, because that's not what catalysts are meant for.

    Thanks, I've been using Catalysts wrong all this time then.

    Seriously: okay thanks, will try it later, I hit some enemies with it but it didn't trigger poison, maybe I didn't hit them enough times.
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    Post by Emergence Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:16 pm

    It seems to be an ok option for the absolute point shaver, if you can't afford to spare any points past base INT. If you're building off a class that has at least 10 to start. Highly niche of course but oddly enough more so viable than a lot of other pieces of gear that are outclassed by something better every step of the way.
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    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:55 pm

    it inflicts the same amount of poison as the poison arrows do i think, plus its poison is stronger than hose listed on weapons like the large club, the catalyst lists 300 poison (damage in a minute?), the large club lists 180 poison, so i think its poison is more virulent than others avaliable, but seriously what they should have done with it is make the poison apply to spells fired from it but noooo....
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    Post by Sentiel Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:51 am

    It came in handy for my SL1 character, since Pyromancer has only 10 Int, so I could cast some pathetic spells with it. Not that it's any usefull for SL1 run, but it was a welcoming change from all that Pyro for a bit.

    It also inflicts Poison, but very slowly. I've tried it in PvP and managed to poison my opponent, even though I died shortly after. happy

    Unless you got only 10 Int and can't/don't want to raise it, it's your best choice for casting Sorceries, other than that, the Ivory version is better, since it's lighter.

    I was hoping it would make spells inflict Poison, or perhpas make Dark Fog inflict Poison faster, or chage the Poison into Toxic, but nope...
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    Post by Abiathar82 Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:50 am

    Seignar wrote:
    It inflicts poison, doesn't it?
    WHAT!?
    This is headline news for me! I thought it was a waste of a catalyst

    Seignar you made my night with this post , I had a horrible night in pvp so thank you. I like that we are considering poison on a catalyst a viable option. Dont we have weapons for that. Anyway I think Rarayn covered its real use. But headline news indeed Seignar , fear the poison on this **** catalyst , FEAR IT!!!! twisted

    Also seriously who repped down Seignar , I guess humor is lost on some. :roll:

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