Inner Warrior

Occasionally a swordsman hears calling of her inner voice ring especially true and decides to listen to it more closely. This leads her on the Path of Inner Warrior, where swordsman learns to use mystic energies from the depths of her soul and perform feats which easily rival those of others who practice magic. Actually skills accessible on Path of Inner Warrior are, indeed, based in magic, only swordsmen using this Path do not actually cast spells, they use magic in different ways. Mostly through their swords. Swordsman can use her inner warrior to partially soak incoming damage at the cost of her mystic energy, expressed as mana. Swordsman who wants to embark on this path must train rigorously before she can use even this basic skill but the potential rewards are great. Listening to her Inner Warrior reduces damage swordsman is receiving by 2%. Each 10hp thus prevented cost swordsman 1 mana.

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Improved Inner Warrior

Cost of Inner Warrior decreases to 1 mana per 15 saved hp.

Dependencies: inner warrior

Extended Inner Warrior

Cost of Inner Warrior decreases to 1 mana per 20 saved hp.

Dependencies: improved inner warrior

Enhanced Inner Warrior

Cost of Inner Warrior decreases to 1 mana per 30 saved hp.

Dependencies: extended inner warrior

Advanced Inner Warrior

Cost of Inner Warrior decreases to 1 mana per 50 saved hp.

Dependencies: enhanced inner warrior

Inner Defense

Inner warrrior soaks some damage swordsman should take but by itself it is insufficient to make big difference. Inner warrior can increase her defenses to provide greater damage reduction, should swordsman ask for it. As mana expenditure is directly proportional to the amount of damage soaked by inner warrior, swordsman needs to decide how powerful inner defense to employ to ensure she can last with her mana reserves for the whole fight. While swordsman listens to her Inner Warrior, the damage reduction increases to 4%.

Dependencies: improved inner warrior

Improved Inner Defense

Damage reduction provided by swordsman's Inner Warrior increases to 6%.

Dependencies: inner defense

Extended Inner Defense

Damage reduction provided by swordsman's Inner Warrior increases to 8%.

Dependencies: improved inner defense

Enhanced Inner Defense

Damage reduction provided by swordsman's Inner Warrior increases to 10%.

Dependencies: extended inner defense

Advanced Inner Defense

Damage reduction provided by swordsman's Inner Warrior increases to 15%.

Dependencies: enhanced inner defense

Soul Dance

Not only can swordsman's inner warrior soak damage but this part of swordsman's soul can also express itself in the movement of swordsman's weapons. This is known as Soul Dance and allows the swordsman to feel ebb and flow of the battle with greater clarity and place her swords at the precise position where she can best parry opponent's attack. Soul Dance provides bonus to parry but each successful parry costs 1 mana.

Dependencies: extended inner warrior + improved inner defense

Improved Soul Dance

Increased parry bonus with Soul Dance.

Dependencies: soul dance

Extended Soul Dance

Increased parry bonus with Soul Dance.

Dependencies: improved soul dance

Enhanced Soul Dance

Increased parry bonus with Soul Dance.

Dependencies: extended soul dance

Advanced Soul Dance

Increased parry bonus with Soul Dance.

Dependencies: enhanced soul dance

Mystic Meditation

Swordsman is warrior by training and is not used to regenerate their mana reserves. With proper training, this predisposition can be overcome and swordsman can learn how to meditate and regain mana more quickly. With Mystic Meditation swordsman is able to convert 15% of her hitpoint regen rate to mana.

Dependencies: extended soul dance

Improved Mystic Meditation

Conversion in Mystic Meditation increased to 25%.

Dependencies: mystic meditation

Extended Mystic Meditation

Conversion in Mystic Meditation increased to 40%.

Dependencies: improved mystic meditation

Enhanced Mystic Meditation

Conversion in Mystic Meditation increased to 60%.

Dependencies: extended mystic meditation

Advanced Mystic Meditation

Conversion in Mystic Meditation increased to 100%.

Dependencies: enhanced mystic meditation

Cooling Swords

With greater understanding of the mystic energies in her own soul, swordsman can use the inner fire burning at the heart of every being and utilize it to soak some of the incoming flames. Swordsman creates a channel between her swords and center of her soul, making the swords colder to the touch, as heat touching the swords is sucked inside, without harming the swordsman. Channelling heat this way drains swordsman's mana reserves. Using Cooling Swords reduces incoming fire damage by 5% and costs 1 mana per every 10 saved hitpoints.

Dependencies: enhanced soul dance

Improved Cooling Swords

Effectivenes of Cooling Swords increases to 7%.

Dependencies: cooling swords

Extended Cooling Swords

Effectivenes of Cooling Swords increases to 9%.

Dependencies: improved cooling swords

Enhanced Cooling Swords

Effectivenes of Cooling Swords increases to 11%.

Dependencies: extended cooling swords

Advanced Cooling Swords

Effectivenes of Cooling Swords increases to 15%.

Dependencies: enhanced cooling swords

Warming Swords

In similar way as swordsman can channel outside heat into her soul, she can also draw warmth from within and use it to dampen cold attacks. Using Warming Swords reduces suffered cold damage by 5% but cost 1 mana per 10 saved hp.

Dependencies: cooling swords

Improved Warming Swords

Effectiveness of Warming Swords increases to 7%.

Dependencies: warming swords

Extended Warming Swords

Effectiveness of Warming Swords increases to 9%.

Dependencies: improved warming swords

Enhanced Warming Swords

Effectiveness of Warming Swords increases to 11%.

Dependencies: extended warming swords

Advanced Warming Swords

Effectiveness of Warming Swords increases to 15%.

Dependencies: enhanced warming swords

Mystic Swords

There isn't always time for mystic meditation. Sometimes swordsman needs to fight for a long stretch of time at once and needs to replenish her mana reserves during combat. With Mystic Swords she can do just that. As she blocks incoming hits, either fully or partially, she uses energy of the incoming attack to refill her mana a bit. Each successful parry replenishes 1 mana and each hit that lands adds 1 mana per 200hp lost.

Dependencies: improved mystic meditation

Improved Mystic Swords

Swordsman is now better able to utilize energy of incoming hits and she now regains 1 mana per 175hp lost.

Dependencies: mystic swords

Extended Mystic Swords

Whenever swordsman successfully parries an incoming attack she now regains 2 mana instead of one.

Dependencies: improved mystic swords

Enhanced Mystic Swords

Swordsman has gained better understanding of her mystic powers and whenever she gets hit by an attack, she now recovers 1 mana per 150hp lost with her Mystic Swords.

Dependencies: extended mystic swords

Advanced Mystic Swords

Swordsman's understanding of her Mystic Swords is now complete and she regains 1 mana per every 100 hitpoints lost from incoming attack.

Dependencies: enhanced mystic swords

Freezing Swords

Swordsman can intensify the channel strength to such a level that her swords seem to change to a piece of deep-frozen ice. Swords transformed this way are numbingly cold and deal cold damage instead of normal. Conversion costs 1 mana per 100 damage dealt.

Dependencies: advanced cooling swords

Improved Freezing Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 150 damage dealt.

Dependencies: freezing swords

Extended Freezing Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 200 damage dealt.

Dependencies: improved freezing swords

Enhanced Freezing Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 250 damage dealt.

Dependencies: extended freezing swords

Advanced Freezing Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 300 damage dealt.

Dependencies: enhanced freezing swords

Ultimate Freezing Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 500 damage dealt.

Dependencies: advanced freezing swords

Flaming Swords

Not only is swordsman able to draw warmth from her soul to protect her from cold, with proper training she can draw such amounts to cover her blades with flames, converting damage she deals to fire. Conversion costs 1 mana per 100 damage dealt.

Dependencies: advanced warming swords

Improved Flaming Swords

Conversion cost reduced to 1 mana per 150 damage dealt.

Dependencies: flaming swords

Extended Flaming Swords

Conversion cost reduced to 1 mana per 200 damage dealt.

Dependencies: improved flaming swords

Enhanced Flaming Swords

Conversion cost reduced to 1 mana per 250 damage dealt.

Dependencies: extended flaming swords

Advanced Flaming Swords

Conversion cost reduced to 1 mana per 300 damage dealt.

Dependencies: enhanced flaming swords

Ultimate Flaming Swords

Conversion cost reduced to 1 mana per 500 damage dealt.

Dependencies: advanced flaming swords

Swirling Swords

Understanding of the flow of elemental energy through her soul, swordsman is able to fortify her soul, and thus even her mind, against attacks designed to tear apart her mental faculties. This fortification is not for free, too. Using Swirling Swords reduces mental damage swordsman suffers by 5% but it costs 1 mana for each 10 hitpoints thusly saved. Additionally, each mind-affecting enchant has 10% chance of not affecting her, costing 25 mana each time.

Dependencies: enhanced cooling swords + enhanced warming swords

Improved Swirling Swords

Psychic damage is now reduced by 7% and mind-affecting enchants fail 15% of the time.

Dependencies: swirling swords

Extended Swirling Swords

Psychic damage is now reduced by 9% and mind-affecting enchants fail 25% of the time.

Dependencies: improved swirling swords

Enhanced Swirling Swords

Psychic damage is now reduced by 11% and mind-affecting enchants fail 50% of the time.

Dependencies: extended swirling swords

Advanced Swirling Swords

Psychic damage is now reduced by 15% and mind-affecting enchants fail 90% of the time.

Dependencies: enhanced swirling swords

Freezing Vortex

Freezing swords can not only deal cold damage, but swordsman can also move them in special spiral pattern, creating a vortex of elemental energy that siphons cold elemental energy (actually swordsman emits heat from her soul through the vortex to neutralize the cold) to dampen cold area spells or cold breath weapons. Freezing Vortex dampens cold area damage by 20% for a cost of 1 mana per 1000hp saved.

Dependencies: advanced freezing swords

Improved Freezing Vortex

Dampening increases to 30%.

Dependencies: freezing vortex

Extended Freezing Vortex

Dampening increases to 40%.

Dependencies: improved freezing vortex

Enhanced Freezing Vortex

Dampening cost decreases to 1 mana per 2000hp saved.

Dependencies: extended freezing vortex

Advanced Freezing Vortex

Dampening increases to 50%.

Dependencies: enhanced freezing vortex

Shroud Of Ice

With freezing swords swordsman can extend the endpoint of the channel to depths of her soul, where she can draw heat from surroundings. This extension shrouds swordsman with layer of energy that looks like ice coating but actually provides the swordsman with protection against all but the most powerful cold-based attacks, as those attacks are negated by the fire burning deep inside swordsman's soul. Unfortunatelly this connection can be easily overloaded by fire-based attacks which thus cause far greater damage than normal. Shroud of Ice provides 99% immunity to cold but doubles fire damage swordsman receives. Holding the shroud costs 500 mana in the first round, twice as much in the second round, three times in the third round and so on. When swordsman turns off her shroud it doesn't disappear completely but fraction of it remains for some time and while it remains, full shroud can't be activated.

Dependencies: ultimate freezing swords

Improved Shroud Of Ice

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 475 mana.

Dependencies: shroud of ice

Extended Shroud Of Ice

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 450 mana.

Dependencies: improved shroud of ice

Enhanced Shroud Of Ice

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 425 mana.

Dependencies: extended shroud of ice

Advanced Shroud Of Ice

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 400 mana.

Dependencies: enhanced shroud of ice

Ultimate Shroud Of Ice

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 300 mana.

Dependencies: advanced shroud of ice

Flame Vortex

By reaching great understanding of the fire element, swordsman can also suck into her soul fire energy raging around her in form of fire-based area spells of fire breath. Swordsman moves her flaming blades in special spiral pattern, creating a vortex that siphons some of the energy of the fire raging around, reducing damage done to her and her companions. Flame Vortex dampens power of fire area spells and fire breath by 20%, costing 1 mana per each 1000 mana saved (before target's fire resistance is applied).

Dependencies: advanced flaming swords

Improved Flame Vortex

Dampening increases to 30%.

Dependencies: flame vortex

Extended Flame Vortex

Dampening increases to 40%.

Dependencies: improved flame vortex

Enhanced Flame Vortex

Dampening cost is reduced to 1 mana per 2000hp soaked.

Dependencies: extended flame vortex

Advanced Flame Vortex

Dampening increases to 50%.

Dependencies: enhanced flame vortex

Shroud Of Flame

Swordsman can not only enflame her swords but she can also cover herself completely in flames, rendering her immune to all but most powerful fire attacks. Holding up this defense for longer time is very demanding on swordsman's resources. Each round when swordsman holds the shroud costs more mana then previous round, until swordsman either releases the shroud voluntarily or runs out of mana. Unfortunatelly, cold attacks can easily overload this effect and cause far greater damage than normal. Shroud of Flame provides 99% immunity to fire but doubles cold damage swordsman receives. Holding the shroud costs 500 mana in the first round, twice as much in the second, three times in thrird and so on. When swordsman turns off her shroud it doesn't disappear completely but fraction of it remains for some time and while it remains, full shroud can't be activated.

Dependencies: ultimate flaming swords

Improved Shroud Of Flame

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 475 mana.

Dependencies: shroud of flame

Extended Shroud Of Flame

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 450 mana.

Dependencies: improved shroud of flame

Enhanced Shroud Of Flame

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 425 mana.

Dependencies: extended shroud of flame

Advanced Shroud Of Flame

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 400 mana.

Dependencies: enhanced shroud of flame

Ultimate Shroud Of Flame

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 300 mana.

Dependencies: advanced shroud of flame + advanced frequent shrouding

Brilliant Swords

Swordsman can project the mystic energy, originally used for soul fortification, from her soul along her blades, causing them to shine with brilliant light and ultimately converting their material essence into pure psychic energy. Hit by such psychic blades causes mental trauma instead of physical damage. Conversion costs 1 mana per 100 damage dealt.

Dependencies: advanced swirling swords

Improved Brilliant Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 150 damage dealt.

Dependencies: brilliant swords

Extended Brilliant Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 200 damage dealt.

Dependencies: improved brilliant swords

Enhanced Brilliant Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 250 damage dealt.

Dependencies: extended brilliant swords

Advanced Brilliant Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 300 damage dealt.

Dependencies: enhanced brilliant swords

Ultimate Brilliant Swords

Conversion costs 1 mana per 500 damage dealt.

Dependencies: advanced brilliant swords

Shroud Of Brilliance

Not only can swordsman extend his mystic energy to turn her blades into mystical weapons, she can also form an aura around herself that intercepts and dissipates all but most powerful mental attacks. Shroud of Brilliance provides 99% immunity to mental attacks and enchants with cost of 500 mana for the first round of shroud, twice as much in second, three times in third and soo on. When swordsman turns off her shroud it doesn't disappear completely but fraction of it remains for some time and while it remains, full shroud can't be activated.

Dependencies: ultimate brilliant swords

Improved Shroud Of Brilliance

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 475 mana.

Dependencies: shroud of brilliance

Extended Shroud Of Brilliance

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 450 mana.

Dependencies: improved shroud of brilliance

Enhanced Shroud Of Brilliance

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 425 mana.

Dependencies: extended shroud of brilliance

Advanced Shroud Of Brilliance

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 400 mana.

Dependencies: enhanced shroud of brilliance

Ultimate Shroud Of Brilliance

Cost of holding the shroud now starts at 300 mana.

Dependencies: advanced shroud of brilliance + advanced frequent shrouding

Mystic Defense

Having learned enough about the power of mind and soul, swordsman can use her inner warrior to absorb far more damage than before and for smaller price. Mystic Defense provides extra 10% of damage reduction for a cost of 1 mana for each 50gp soaked.

Dependencies: advanced shroud of brilliance

Improved Mystic Defense

Swordsman can now use her inner warrior more effectively to reduce incoming damage by further 5%.

Dependencies: mystic defense

Extended Mystic Defense

Cost of Mystic Defense decreases to 1 mana per 75hp soaked.

Dependencies: improved mystic defense

Enhanced Mystic Defense

Swordsman can now use her inner warrior more effectively to reduce incoming damage by further 5%.

Dependencies: extended mystic defense

Advanced Mystic Defense

Cost of Mystic Defense decreases to 1 mana per 100hp soaked.

Dependencies: enhanced mystic defense

Ultimate Mystic Defense

Swordsman can now use her inner warrior more effectively to reduce incoming damage by further 10%.

Dependencies: advanced mystic defense + advanced frequent shrouding

Frequent Shrouding

Swordsman can produce temporary near-immunity against some attacks but doing so not only drains her resources quite a lot but also exhausts her mind significantly. With frequent shrouding swordsman can start another shroud even before she is fully recovered from previous use but new shroud drains her resources as if she just continued with previous shroud and didn't start new one.

Dependencies: extended shroud of brilliance + extended shroud of ice + extended shroud of flame

Improved Frequent Shrouding

Aftereffect after turning of shroud is now 5% shorter.

Dependencies: frequent shrouding

Extended Frequent Shrouding

Aftereffect after turning of shroud is now further 7% shorter.

Dependencies: improved frequent shrouding

Enhanced Frequent Shrouding

Aftereffect after turning of shroud is now additional 10% shorter.

Dependencies: extended frequent shrouding

Advanced Frequent Shrouding

Aftereffect after turning of shroud is now further 15% shorter.

Dependencies: enhanced frequent shrouding

Shroud Explosion

Swordsman can violently release her shroud insted of damping it down to nothingness. In doing so, swordsman creates an explosion which damages all enemies with the energy used for the shroud. The amount of damage depends on the number of rounds swordsman held the shroud. The explosion deals 50Dlevel damage for each round shroud was active.

Dependencies: extended frequent shrouding

Contingent Freezing Shroud

It is not always clear when swordsman will need her shroud of ice. With deep enough understanding she can start the shroud instinctively when she is hit by cold attack. Swordsman decides attack threshold which should trigger the shroud and when she is attacked by such a powerful cold-based attack, her instincts take over and immediately open the channel deep into her soul where her inner fire is burning. This initial attack is also channeled through and doesn't hurt her as it normally would. Instinct trigger is not for free, however. When shroud is triggered, it drains 1000 from swordsman, and the shroud itself will need to be fed as normal after it activates.

Dependencies: advanced frequent shrouding

Improved Contingent Freezing Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 900 mana.

Dependencies: contingent freezing shroud

Extended Contingent Freezing Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 800 mana.

Dependencies: improved contingent freezing shroud

Enhanced Contingent Freezing Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 700 mana.

Dependencies: extended contingent freezing shroud

Advanced Contingent Freezing Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 500 mana.

Dependencies: enhanced contingent freezing shroud

Contingent Brilliant Shroud

It is not always clear when swordsman will need her shroud of brilliance. With deep enough understanding she can start the shroud instinctively when she is hit by mental attack. Swordsman decides attack threshold which should trigger the shroud and when she is attacked by such a powerful mind-based attack, her instincts take over and immediately form protective aura. This initial attack is also channeled through and doesn't hurt her as it normally would. Instinct trigger is not for free, however. When shroud is triggered, it drains 500 from swordsman, and the shroud itself will need to be fed as normal after it activates.

Dependencies: advanced frequent shrouding

Improved Contingent Brilliant Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 450 mana.

Dependencies: contingent brilliant shroud

Extended Contingent Brilliant Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 400 mana.

Dependencies: improved contingent brilliant shroud

Enhanced Contingent Brilliant Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 350 mana.

Dependencies: extended contingent brilliant shroud

Advanced Contingent Brilliant Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 250 mana.

Dependencies: enhanced contingent brilliant shroud

Contingent Flaming Shroud

It is not always clear when swordsman will need her shroud of fire. With deep enough understanding she can start the shroud instinctively when she is hit by fire attack. Swordsman decides attack threshold which should trigger the shroud and when she is attacked by such a powerful fire-based attack, her instincts take over and immediately open the channel deep into her soul where her inner fire is burning. This initial attack is also channeled through and doesn't hurt her as it normally would. Instinct trigger is not for free, however. When shroud is triggered, it drains 1000 mana from swordsman, and the shroud itself will need to be fed as normal after it activates.

Dependencies: advanced frequent shrouding

Improved Contingent Flaming Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 900 mana.

Dependencies: contingent flaming shroud

Extended Contingent Flaming Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 800 mana.

Dependencies: improved contingent flaming shroud

Enhanced Contingent Flaming Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 700 mana.

Dependencies: extended contingent flaming shroud

Advanced Contingent Flaming Shroud

Activation of contingent shroud decreases to 500 mana.

Dependencies: enhanced contingent flaming shroud