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Old December 10, 2017, 16:44   #1
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what is damage from light ?

i have an artifact that "shoots light in all directions" similar to the staff of starlight, however this one specifies "and does X much damage".

i've never figured out what starlight is supposed to do anyway, and i've never managed to hurt a monster with it.

if i activate my artifact, will the damage be done to ALL creatures (except those that resist light, ofc), or just to creatures that "cringes to the light" ?

does starlight work the same way? because it doesnt seem to hard, say, aimless merchants.
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Old December 10, 2017, 20:51   #2
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There are two types of light, weak and strong. Strong light is what light hounds breathe, and is a regular damage type. Weak light is what rods of light produce, and it only hurts light-sensitive monsters.

It sounds like your artifact is shooting strong light in a all directions, unlike a staff of starlight, which does the same for weak light.
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Old December 10, 2017, 21:50   #3
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It sounds like your artifact is shooting strong light in a all directions, unlike a staff of starlight, which does the same for weak light.
Are there procgen aspects of artifact activations these days? I thought they just picked randomly from the pool of possible item activations, and there's no item I can think of that fires a starbust of hard light.
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Old December 11, 2017, 02:38   #4
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because the staff of starlight seems to be a quite deep item, compared to other rather more powerful staves, such as confuse, but has a *very* limited use, i.e. you need to find light-sensitive mobs, AND they need to somehow be arranged in a close formation.

what if this was changed to a ball of light, centered around the staff?
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Are there procgen aspects of artifact activations these days? I thought they just picked randomly from the pool of possible item activations, and there's no item I can think of that fires a starbust of hard light.
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Huh, how about that. Thanks for the correction.
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