Nerve Staple

Discussion in 'Dungeons of Dredmor General' started by Countmore, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Countmore

    Countmore Member

    I'm not quite sure if this is a bug or an intended feature, but when you repeatedly cast Nerve Staple on a single mob, the mob will get stacking Nerve Staple debuffs. At the same time, repeated Nerve Staples will be reduced in damage.

    Now, the spell description says: "Deals crippling existential damage to one being. Indiscrete use of this spell may provoke economic sanctions." So I'm not sure if this describes the decreasing damage of Nerve Staple, or just happened to be worded so.
  2. satoru

    satoru Member

    I believe that is the intended behavior. The spell does the damage, a few stats debuffs, but also does

    20 resist existential

    So subsequent casting will stack this 20 resistance thus causing the total damage to decrease.
  3. whoopsiedaisy

    whoopsiedaisy Member

    I think the "economic sanctions" thing is just a joke, but I've had the same problem. It's probably a bug.
  4. clocknova

    clocknova Member

    It's an obscure reference to "Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri." Both the spell itself and the description.
  5. DragonRider

    DragonRider Member

    I think I recall actually HEALING a Djinn with repeated Nerve Stapling casts once. The stun kept working, though.
  6. dbaumgart

    dbaumgart Art Director Staff Member

    Yes, like in Alpha Centauri the effects of repeated nerve staplings is meant to be reduced. It's intended to be a spell that's relatively useful but which you can only use on an individual enemy once to great effect.

    The economic sanctions part was something that I don't think ever actually got implemented.
    I mean... That's The Joke.
    Yesss, carry on.
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  7. jareddm

    jareddm Member

    Economic sanctions are nothing when we start pulling out the planet busters ;)
  8. clocknova

    clocknova Member

    Ohhhh. I bet they'll believe global warming is real NOW.
  9. DavidB1111

    DavidB1111 Member

    @clocknova Oh, no! Not Global warming! The ice caps will melt! Wait, no, that's Civilization 2. My bad. Still though, beats Al Gore's take. :)
  10. whoopsiedaisy

    whoopsiedaisy Member

    Or the whole "world flooding and mankind thrust to near-extinction" take.
  11. DavidB1111

    DavidB1111 Member

    @whoopsiedaisy Good point. :) Plus, if the worst is true, I'll have beach front property where I live. :)
  12. clocknova

    clocknova Member

    I live near the sea you insensitive clod!
  13. DavidB1111

    DavidB1111 Member

    @clocknova Sorry. It was a joke. :( Besides, you'll be fine, it's never going to be as bad as they say it is. It's all hype. Anyhow, not the right forum for this discussion.
  14. clocknova

    clocknova Member

    My response was itself a joke. An internet meme from Slashdot.
  15. DavidB1111

    DavidB1111 Member

    @clocknova Oh, sorry, I didn't know. :( My fault. I don't go on Slashdot that much.