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RUNELABS IDEA: Magic Totems?


Sir Beck

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Originally I had this idea for wand fletching, but with recent additions we seem to have filled out all tiers in an acceptable manor. I still have just one gripe though.

HIGH LEVEL STAVES AND WANDS DO NOT PROVIDE RUNIC ENERGY.

Sure, staff of light saves runes, as does abyssal, and really, with reduced rune costs it's not that big of a deal, but I like my two inventory spots, if possible, please. :)

Thusly, magic totem fletching!

Magic totems are made out of logs, a metal frame (to conduct magic energies), and treated with potato cactus oil and a few other possibilities. Like weapons they would have possible tiers.

 

Regular logs + Bronze frame + cactus oil for example, can be imbued at your favorite runecrafting alter for a few rune charges and attached to another elemental staff or wands, which is only moderately useful. You could attach a level 90 totem to a batwing wand, but the forfeit the combat bonus. The tiers of metal and logs advance with magic gear, charges allowed increasing as well.

To charge the totem, one will bring the totem to the alter they wish. Higher levels can be brought to two alters, and must be charges with combination runes, if both are elemental. (Credits to Mic for pointing out the problem) The one exception is nature and law require frames from dungioneering. Either with a low initial cost, and ability to upgrade to hold another type of rune at a higher magic level, or just a high level reward that allows two runes (though likely in low numbers, like 100 charges for natures and 500 for fire. A hundred high alchs.) These would degrade, in addition to running out of charges and must be mended for an appropriate fee.

 

To simplify everyone's life, attaching a totem is a reversable process that renders the weapon untradable. Imbuying/Charging the totem renders it untradable. Attaching a totem of the same tier as the weapon will boost damage slightly (because mage isn't op enough) and an accuracy buff.

 

I propose that dragon frames be a drop from some slayer monster, perhaps, or from dragon implings. We run out of logs and metal (fletching wise, which is what we're going off of) at t70. Elder logs produce level 60 equipment. Then we start augmenting with parts of magical creatures for the barrels :biggrin: . (It's late right now otherwise I'd make a list of magical creatures and logs to use) 70 is probably best for a crystal frame, keeping with the theme. Ahrim's frame or totem isn't a bad idea either. Ahrim's would have to be treated with cactus oil (which is easily obtainable) before it's usable. Perhaps a gnomic quest reward "sing crystal seed into frame" With level 80, an imbued crystal might also work, my concept is more focused around assembly than getting it as a rare drop from a boss. Of course, a boss monster that would drop the frames or components at higher levels would be fine.

teir 90, which would be a pain to make somehow, can only hold for types of runes, two caltalystic and two elemental. that way you could hypothetically cast ice barrage and blood burst at the same time when you duel wield. For what reason I wouldn't know

With fletching and ports, you can add runes to higher level totems for combat bonuses and...stuff. More on that later.

 

And why potato cactus oil? Everything is meant to help conduct magic energies. Just go with it, you can distill it at the chemists easily.

 

I welcome your input to help me flesh this out. Eventually I'll propose it on Rune Labs and become famous.

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So basically Runes containers to save inv space? It's not a bad idea, I can definitely imagine it working. Wouldn't be something incredibly OP, just a way to save some inv space for extra food and pots. The higher the tier the more Runes that can be stored, and high tier ones would be able to store more different types of Runes too. A Tier 90 Magic Totem for example could store almost all the diferente types of Runes saving lots of invetory spaces, and the special parts could be rare drops of new or existing bosses.

I think it's a cool idea, I'd support this for sure.

Only problem is that it would pretty much make combined Runes even more worthless than they already are. (Lava, Dust, Mud and Steam)

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Only problem is that it would pretty much make combined Runes even more worthless than they already are. (Lava, Dust, Mud and Steam)

mud runes aren't worthless as they are used in herblore to make super magic potions :)

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So basically Runes containers to save inv space? It's not a bad idea, I can definitely imagine it working. Wouldn't be something incredibly OP, just a way to save some inv space for extra food and pots. The higher the tier the more Runes that can be stored, and high tier ones would be able to store more different types of Runes too. A Tier 90 Magic Totem for example could store almost all the diferente types of Runes saving lots of inventory spaces, and the special parts could be rare drops of new or existing bosses.

I think it's a cool idea, I'd support this for sure.

Only problem is that it would pretty much make combined Runes even more worthless than they already are. (Lava, Dust, Mud and Steam)

 

Thanks for pointing that out, I've edited the original post with a possible solution.

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I like this idea, but I do agree with Michael.

 

I understand the mud runes can be used for other things too, but I think if this were implemented we would need to find an idea for the other combination runes so that they aren't just worthless.

 

I suppose if at lower levels your totem could only hold 2-3 runes then combo runes would still be helpful actually. But if the totem can hold more and more at each successive tier, then yeah there won't be much use for the steam, lava, etc.

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