v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wizard?

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v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wizard?

Post by RafiRomero » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:22 pm

I quite commonly end up killing enemy wizards with my wizard, 100 mana seems like a huge reward? 50 always felt about right to me. I haven't actually played this yet, though: how are other people finding it?
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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by Tess » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:25 pm

Speaking of which, if you actually have that much mana, the UI no longer tells you how much you have charged in your staff but only gives the option to activate the mega spell. It would be nice to know the exact number, even so.

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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by worto03 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:17 pm

Tess wrote:Speaking of which, if you actually have that much mana, the UI no longer tells you how much you have charged in your staff but only gives the option to activate the mega spell. It would be nice to know the exact number, even so.


I thought that but then I found it at the top under my wizard name, it does still show you the exact number, it would be better if it was displayed when you hovered over the staff or clicked on it though.

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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by Tess » Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Jolly good, I hadn't noticed that.

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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by goldendragon76 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:07 pm

I have just checked and can confirm that you do get 100 mana for killing a wizard.
I think it is good that you get this much as it will encourage aggressive play in 3 or 4 player games instead of having wizards hiding in the corner and hoping nobody will notice them!

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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by Tess » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:17 pm

goldendragon76 wrote:I think it is good that you get this much as it will encourage aggressive play in 3 or 4 player games instead of having wizards hiding in the corner and hoping nobody will notice them!


Darn! That's my favourite strategy! Hide in the frozen north amassing armies until finally once the humans are at each others throats we sweep down with our undead hordes through the vale of tears into battle sowing despair and reaping destruction bwuhahahaha..... ahem. Move right along.

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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by RafiRomero » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Hmm, I find 50 mana is plenty of encouragement, I always play as aggressively as I can specifically for the mana bonus. 100 feels like tons, if you have the dragon staff you can get 3 dragons out after 1 wizard kill without really even having to burn anything.
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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by Ped209 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:54 pm

has anyone tested to see if this is the case?

it does seem like a huge bonus, especially if you have a sword and a manticore
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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by goldendragon76 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:03 pm

I tried killing a wizard with a wizard and it looked to me as if 100 mana was added in one go.
It seems right to me that mana surge should apply to everything. If 100 mana is too much then perhaps it should be changed to 40 mana for a regular wizard kill and 80 for a mana surge kill or maybe even 30/60.

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Re: v0.20 Mana Surge: Do you still get it for killing a wiza

Post by RafiRomero » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:17 pm

Something like 25/50 or 30/60 might be pretty good, actually: you'd only get the big reward if you took the risk to make the kill personally. I like that kind of risk/reward thing (like MELD in XCOM, or trying to capture rather then kill:).
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