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Old September 30, 2013, 01:46   #1
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life force?

Hi, I recently aquired a Leather Shield of Preservation which claims to "Sustain your life force". Great I thought, so I don't have to lug around these 'Potions of Restore Life Levels'. However I'm still getting my experience drained whilst wearing this shield. What is this 'life force' which it claims to sustain? What item do I need to aquire to sustain my experience?

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Old September 30, 2013, 01:58   #2
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"Sustain life force" IIRC reduces the effect of experience drain, but doesn't prevent it.
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Old September 30, 2013, 02:17   #3
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Thanks for that. So I'm guessing 'Sustain Strength' etc should have similar effects? Nothing is really sustained, it just reduces the effects of such drain?
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Old September 30, 2013, 02:31   #4
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Actually stat sustains (fortunately) prevent all stat draining, except for draining caused by Time attacks.

(And you want to avoid Time breathers anyway.)
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Old September 30, 2013, 03:20   #5
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With Hold Life (a.k.a. "sustains life force"), even if you do get drained, the amount of the drain is vastly reduced; IIRC you avoid something like 90% of the drain. So you'll get your experience back quite easily just by killing a monster or two; no need to worry about carrying around potions.
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Thank you all for the clarifications and help!
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Old September 30, 2013, 08:42   #7
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With Hold Life (a.k.a. "sustains life force"), even if you do get drained, the amount of the drain is vastly reduced; IIRC you avoid something like 90% of the drain. So you'll get your experience back quite easily just by killing a monster or two; no need to worry about carrying around potions.
It also prevents drain completely sometimes. It wasn't simple equation though, different drain effects had different chances to drain you.
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