Zarakido ABs

UshaaraUshaara Schrödinger's TraitorMember Posts: 1,264 Transcendent
edited October 2017 in World Library
You have gained the following skills in Zarakido:
EnigmaticFlow       The drink of the gods!
InfusedWill         Strengthen your vitals.
AwakenedWill        Power your resistance.
DolorousWill        Will yourself to stay.
MoodFlux            Shift your mood.
NomadicWill         Will yourself on.
HiddenFlux          Hide your actions.
PeeringGaze         See someone's soul.
AdaptiveFlux        Adapt to your enemy.
IntimidatingWill    Be more persuasive.
Consumption         Replenish yourself.
CrypticFlux         Warp time around your enemy.
PrecognitiveWill    Replenish flux as you attack.
AttitudeFlux        Boost your charisma.
HungeringWill       Heal yourself from your victim.
EccentricFlux       Keep them guessing.
EnigmaticBurst      Send a burst of something into your surroundings.
EsotericFlux        Strike where it counts.
PeerlessWill        Your will has no rival.
AugmentedMemory     Relive the past.
PositionFlux        Keep them moving.
TranscendentalFlux  Strip your enemy bare.
DiscordantSymmetry  Chaos is Harmony.
AB ZARAKIDO  for more information on that ability.



ZARAKIDO - ENIGMATICFLOW

Syntax:     DRINK  CHAOTIC|HARMONIC

Depending on what city you reside in, you can partake in one of the
drinks of power that allows you to expand your Enigmatic Flow. You can
use your Enigmatic Flow to push yourself harder, and faster and
stronger.

Like Tzaraziko herself, Enigmatic Flow can be chaotic or it can be
harmonic, and each skill within it reflects this unique paradigm.

Harmonic Effect: 10% increase in Enigmatic Flow
Chaotic Effect: 20% increase in Enigmatic Flow
Chaotic Malus: 25% chance to lose 20% Enigmatic Flow





ZARAKIDO - INFUSEDWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW INFUSEDWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF
[HEALTH|MANA|EGO]

Infusing your Enigmatic Flow to yourself, you can increase your
vitality, intelligence or charisma.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 1/10 buff vital of your choice
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  4/10 buff random vital
CHAOTIC MALUS: 33% chance to get a -2/-10 malus in all 3 vitals.

*Chaotic effect changes every quarter day.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.



ZARAKIDO - AWAKENEDWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW AWAKENEDWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF
[]

Awakening your Enigmatic Flow, you can increase your
resistance to a damage type

Type: BLUNT, CUTTING, MAGIC, FIRE, COLD, POISON, ASPHYXIATION, ELECTRIC,
PSYCHIC, EXCORABLE, DIVINUS

HARMONIC EFFECT: 2/8 universal resistance buff.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  random 2-4/10 resistance buff of your choice
CHAOTIC MALUS: 33% chance to get a -2/-10 malus in the resist of your
choice.

*Chaotic effect changes every quarter day.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.




ZARAKIDO - DOLOROUSWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW DOLOROUSWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

Fusing your Enigmatic Flow to yourself, you can increase your
mass.

HARMONIC EFFECT: slight rooting bonus
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  greater rooting bonus
CHAOTIC MALUS: 33% chance to lose all rooting bonus.

*Chaotic effect changes every quarter day.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.



ZARAKIDO - MOODFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW MOODFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

You can use your Enigmatic Flow to shed afflictions to your target.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 1 affliction to your target
HARMONIC COST:   20% Flow
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  Shift 2 afflictions at a 50% chance per affliction
CHAOTIC COST:    10% Flow per aff



ZARAKIDO - NOMADICWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW NOMADICWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

Infusing your Enigmatic Flow to yourself, you can handle your
environment easier.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 20% reduction on weather effects
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  70-100% reduction on weather effects
CHAOTIC MALUS: 33% chance to increase weather effects on you.

*Chaotic effect changes every quarter day.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.



ZARAKIDO - HIDDENFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW HIDDENFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

You can focus your Enigmaticflow on hiding your afflictions.


HARMONIC EFFECT: Hide an affliction (5s cd).
HARMONIC COST:   20% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  33% chance to hide an affliction.
CHAOTIC COST:    10% Flow per attempt.



ZARAKIDO - PEERINGGAZE

Syntax:  ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW PEERINGGAZE   

Using your EnigmaticFlow you can seek out certain information about
people.

Types: Buffs, Resists, Agility, Influence, Vitals, Regeneration,
Criticals

Details: Universal, Full or specific type.

*This allows you to see someone's bodyscan report.



ZARAKIDO - ADAPTIVEFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW ADAPTIVEFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

You can use your Enigmatic Flow to help you adapt to the situation and
reduce the amount of damage you take.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 25% reduction in damage.
HARMONIC COST:   30% Flow
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  50% reduction in damage.
CHAOTIC COST:    20% flow
CHAOTIC MALUS:   20% chance to receive double damage.




ZARAKIDO - INTIMIDATINGWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW INTIMIDATINGWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF
[]

You can use your EnigmaticFlow to boost your attempts at influencing.

Type: Empower, Weaken, Seduction, Paranoid, Charity, Village, Amnesty.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 1/8 buff.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  random 2-4/10 buff.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   33% chance to get a -5/-10 malus.

*Chaotic effect changes every quarter day.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.




ZARAKIDO - CONSUMPTION

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW CONSUMPTION HARMONIC|CHAOTIC HEALTH|MANA|EGO
Power:  5 (Matrix or Eternal Flame)
Cost:   50% Flow

You can replenish your vitals with a surge of your Enigmatic Flow.

HARMONIC EFFECT: Replenish 50% of a vital.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  Replenish 100% of a vital.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   25% chance to lose 25% health, mana and ego.




ZARAKIDO - CRYPTICFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW CRYPTICFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

You can use your Enigmatic Flow to afflict with either timewarp or
temporary insanity on each attack.

HARMONIC EFFECT: minor timewarp/temporary insanity.
HARMONIC COST:   5% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  large dose of timewarp/temporary insanity.
CHAOTIC COST:    2% Flow
CHAOTIC MALUS:   25% chance to afflict yourself instead.



ZARAKIDO - PRECOGNITIVEWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW PRECOGNITIVEWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

Focusing on absorbing the energy of your strikes, you can use this to
grow your Enigmatic Flow.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 1% Flow gain per kata attack.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  2% Flow gain per kata attack.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   20% chance to drain 4% Flow.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.



ZARAKIDO - ATTITUDEFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW ATTITUDEFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

You can use your Enigmatic Flow to boost the power of your words.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 10% boost in influencing damage.
HARMONIC COST:   5% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  20% chance to double your influencing damage.
CHAOTIC COST:    3% Flow.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   10% chance you take double damage.


ZARAKIDO - HUNGERINGWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW HUNGERINGWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

You can use your Enigmatic Flow to heal your wounds using the energy of
your attacks.

HARMONIC EFFECT: Heal for 10% of your damage.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  Heal for 20% of your damage.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   20% chance to take 40% of your damage yourself.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.



ZARAKIDO - ECCENTRICFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW ECCENTRICFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

You can use your Enigmatic Flow to absorb an affliction.

HARMONIC EFFECT: Absorb an affliction.
HARMONIC COST:   25% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  50% chance to absorb an affliction.
CHAOTIC COST:    10% Flow.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   10% chance to gain another affliction in the same pool.



ZARAKIDO - ENIGMATICBURST

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW ENIGMATICBURST CHAOTIC|HARMONIC 

Using your Enigmatic Flow, you can send a burst outwards, helping your
allies or affecting your enemies.

HARMONIC EFFECT: Heal your allies for 20% of a vital.
HARMONIC COST:   40% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT: 10% chance to do the following to your enemies
     o Damage burst.
     o Mana drain.
     o Ego drain.
     o 1-3 Mental afflictions.
     o 1-3 Spiritual afflictions.
     o 1-3 Internal afflictions.
     o 1-3 External afflictions.
     o Make the player drunk.
     o Trueheal the player.
CHAOTIC COST: 33% Flow.




ZARAKIDO - ESOTERICFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW ESOTERICFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

Use your Enigmatic Flow to help find those weak areas.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 2% critical hit bonus.
HARMONIC COST:   8% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  10% critical hit bonus.
CHAOTIC COST:    4% Flow.
CHAOTIC MALUS: 20% chance to deal no damage instead of hitting a
critical.



ZARAKIDO - PEERLESSWILL

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW PEERLESSWILL HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF

Use your Enigmatic Flow to buffer your mind. With this, you reduce the
amount of insanity, timewarp or temporary insanity.

HARMONIC EFFECT: 10% reduced.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  33% chance to negate the gain.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   10% chance to take triple the amount.

You can only have one Will defense up at a time.



ZARAKIDO - AUGMENTEDMEMORY

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW AUGMENTEDMEMORY HARMONIC|CHAOTIC
Power:  7 (Matrix or Eternal Flame)

 Use your power to buffer your Enigmatic Flow.

HARMONIC EFFECT: Add 50% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  Add 100% Flow.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   10% to reduce Flow to 25%.



ZARAKIDO - POSITIONFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW POSITIONFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC 

You can use your Enigmatic Flow to move yourself and a target.

HARMONIC EFFECT: Move to an adjacent room.
HARMONIC COST:   75% Flow.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  Move somewhere in the area.
CHAOTIC COST:    50% Flow.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   33% chance you stay in the room.



ZARAKIDO - TRANSCENDENTALFLUX

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW TRANSCENDENTALFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF


Use your Enigmatic Flow to shred their defenses for a time.

HARMONIC EFFECT: A -3/0 resistance malus.
CHAOTIC EFFECT:  Reduce their resistance to 0.
CHAOTIC MALUS:   25% chance to reduce your buff to 0.
COST:            100 Flow




ZARAKIDO - DISCORDANTSYMMETRY

Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW DISCORDANTSYMMETRY HARMONIC|CHAOTIC
Power:  10 (Matrix or Eternal Flame)

Chaos is Harmony and Harmony is Chaos.

HARMONIC EFFECT: Harmonic effects use the Chaotic Cost while active
CHAOTIC EFFECT: Chaotic Effects no longer have a malus and use the
Harmonic cost while active.

Comments

  • UshaaraUshaara Schrödinger's Traitor Member Posts: 1,264 Transcendent
    Looks like the code block ate a few of the <def/target/other> type tags in the syntax, but the important stuff is there at least.
  • DaraiusDaraius Shevat The juror's taco spotMember Posts: 4,321 Transcendent
    Is this a secondary or tertiary?
  • UshaaraUshaara Schrödinger's Traitor Member Posts: 1,264 Transcendent
    Zarakido is the Harmony/Stealth equivalent.

    Remaining choice is Acrobatics/Psychometabolism
  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,790 Transcendent
    The short version is this.

    You drink beer(Gaudi) or tea(Hallifax) to gain a resource, and then use the resource to activate a Harmony version of a skill, or a Chaotic version which is generally more powerful, but often has a malus or chance to fail.
    Bob Junior says, "I had a party hook onnce. Lost it iNsiDee of soMe buxsm dracnari maiden, I thiik."
  • ChirbiChirbi Member Posts: 148 Capable
    Ushaara said:
    Looks like the code block ate a few of the <def/target/other> type tags in the syntax, but the important stuff is there at least.
    Some are also missing from the AB files, like transcendtalflux doesn't indicate where to put the target in the syntax:

    ZARAKIDO - TRANSCENDENTALFLUX

    Syntax: ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW TRANSCENDENTALFLUX HARMONIC|CHAOTIC|OFF
    <resist>
  • MrakMrak Member Posts: 232 Master
    edited October 2017
    Is positionflux prevented by rooting and/or monoliths?

    Is discordantsymmetry a permanent defense?

    Is hungeringwill PVE too?

    These all seem super cool!
  • IxionIxion Member Posts: 729 Transcendent
    edited October 2017
    ZARAKIDO - POSITIONFLUX
    CHAOTIC EFFECT:  Move somewhere in the area.

    What does that mean exactly? What limitations are on it?

    Edit: Copied wrong thing.
    image
  • YarithYarith Member Posts: 997 Mythical
    Discordantsymmetry lasts a short while, a few minutes. Not sure how long exactly or if there's RNG in it but it's long enough that you'd only need to use it once-twice in pvp before wiping, I'd think. Feels about as long as Aeonics Paradox.
    (I'm the mom of Hallifax btw, so if you are in Hallifax please call me mom.)

    == Professional Girl Gamer == 
    Yes I play games
    Yes I'm a girl
    get over it
  • IxionIxion Member Posts: 729 Transcendent
    edited October 2017
    Discordantsymmetry is 3 minutes.
    image
  • YarithYarith Member Posts: 997 Mythical
    Thanks!
    (I'm the mom of Hallifax btw, so if you are in Hallifax please call me mom.)

    == Professional Girl Gamer == 
    Yes I play games
    Yes I'm a girl
    get over it
  • LeradLerad Member Posts: 2,405 Transcendent
    Hrm, this looks interesting.

    On first glance, there're plenty of abilities in there where the chaotic version is pretty much pointless, and the harmonic one is the only real choice (eg. hiddenflux, adaptiveflux, esotericflux). The trans ability changes things up, of course, but it's a pretty hefty cost, and even then there are some chaotic effects that have RNG built into the main effect (not the malus - for example, moodflux and enigmaticburst), which makes little sense to use with the trans ability anyway. Using the trans ability for most of the harmony versions would not be worth the 10p - in most cases, the chaotic version is only marginally cheaper in terms of the resource, so you might as well go for the chaotic version and take advantage of ignoring the malus. It also depends on how easily you can gain it via the two types of drinks, of course.

    There are a couple of abilities that would be nothing short of completely amazing to use with the trans ability, though. Adaptiveflux becomes mindbogglingly superb with it, and crypticflux would be completely awesome... though zarakido guys don't have an insanity/timewarp insta it seems, so it's only useful in a group. 

    Will defenses being only one at a time is good for balance-  I expect precognitivewill to be the premium PvP will, though. Being able to cast some of the fluxes faster is going to make it easier to hit with kata, which will, when combined with precognitivewill, make it even easier to get flow.

    The way fluxes work is basically a time-limited defense, right? Some information on how long each lasts would be good - I suspect the most appropriate places to balance this skillset will be to tweak how long the fluxes last in accordance with how fast flow can be gained and how powerful said fluxes are. There's a lot of potential for this to be a strong, passive type skillset that meshes decently with a kata based offense, that's very nice.

  • MaligornMaligorn Windborne Member Posts: 2,788 Transcendent
    edited October 2017
    Fluxes cost a lot of flow, and seem to last until toggled off. Or, presumably, once you exhaust your flow, which can be pretty quickly. I also see AttitudeFlux Chaotic as being really, really good for influencing.

    image
  • LeradLerad Member Posts: 2,405 Transcendent
    Hrm? So it's on a tick basis, where every few seconds it draws the flow cost to maintain the effect throughout? Mmm, that works the same, I guess. I assume switching off fluxes don't cost balance, at least?

  • MaligornMaligorn Windborne Member Posts: 2,788 Transcendent
    Afaik many of the eflows are off of bal/eq!

    image
  • FalaeronFalaeron Jolteon Member Posts: 1,663 Transcendent
    So how all of the flux ones work is that they can be switched between harmonic/chaotic/off for free at any time other than when stunned, prone, and maybe a few other things. The flow cost is taken when the actual effect triggers. So for example, with AdaptiveFlux if you anticipate a large hit like meteor you can switch it to harmonic just before it hits to get a 25% reduction in damage for 30% flow and then turn it off right after. However, if you leave it on and get newbiepunched it'll still trigger and take another 30% flow. 
  • VatulVatul Member Posts: 93 Adept
    I am loving these ABs. Very cool.
    The cool night-time breeze shivers in the arid caress of the streets of the capital city, brushing
    the earthen taste of dust across your lips.

    Beautiful avatar commissioned from samanthasmith.studio.
  • YarithYarith Member Posts: 997 Mythical
    Also, one thing to note about zarakido is that while a lot of the actions are fast/free bal, they cost a fairly large amount of mana, some 500. If you toggle them off and on pretty rapidly you'll feel it.
    (I'm the mom of Hallifax btw, so if you are in Hallifax please call me mom.)

    == Professional Girl Gamer == 
    Yes I play games
    Yes I'm a girl
    get over it
  • LeradLerad Member Posts: 2,405 Transcendent
    Mmm, that sounds a lot harder to use than I first envisioned. What about moodflux and eccentricflux? Do they just keep blocking affs until you're out of flow?

    Flow control seems fairly difficult like this, and toggling things on and off constantly is probably going to be a pain. In fact, the default use of these will be to toggle them off for very specific counters, and then off again asap. On the bright side, if there are 3p messages, it means opponents can conceivably exploit it to rapidly drain flow from a careless, or prone, zarakido user.

  • FalaeronFalaeron Jolteon Member Posts: 1,663 Transcendent
    Yeah, moodflux and eccentricflux will drain flow every time the effect fires.

    I agree that it looks difficult to master and will probably require much more micromanagement than most people are willing to do.
  • EnyaEnya Member Posts: 197 Adept
    Added this skillset to the wiki, making some guesses on syntaxes that got garbled. 
  • EnyaEnya Member Posts: 197 Adept
    Are the syntaxes like
    ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW AUGMENTEDMEMORY HARMONIC|CHAOTIC
    presented with <> bracketing like the following?

    <ENIGMATICFLOW|EFLOW> AUGMENTEDMEMORY <HARMONIC|CHAOTIC>
  • CyndarinCyndarin used Flamethrower! It was super effective. Member Posts: 4,508 Transcendent
    edited October 2017
    1) Poor stealth. Going from distant second to distant third is tough. 

    2) I'm not entirely sure I understand how all of this works. However, resource management inevitably trends towards having easier access of that resource or more of that resource. Crow Carrion, for example, has trended towards availability as time passes. Basically it comes down to people want skills they can actually use. Given that, I would be skeptical of any arguments that are based around limited resource availability. 

    3) Some of the Chaos maluses are weird. Enigmaticburst seems to be wacky for the sake of being wacky. 

    4) How does the trans skill work? Is there a time limit or something? Some of these go from MEH to WTF once the chaos penalty is removed. Reducing someone's resistances to 0 turns even artie piles into smears on the ground. 

    4) Really cool thematically, and seems super flexible. I don't think it will be as micromanaged as some are saying. Most of it is situational from the looks of it. 

    5) OOOH NEW STUFF. SPARKLY.


    image
  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,790 Transcendent
    2) I'm not entirely sure I understand how all of this works. However, resource management inevitably trends towards having easier access of that resource or more of that resource. Crow Carrion, for example, has trended towards availability as time passes. Basically it comes down to people want skills they can actually use. Given that, I would be skeptical of any arguments that are based around limited resource availability. 




    I actually like the resource mechanic. Sipping a beer/tea specifically to raise your resource, on its own timer, and you can gamble to get more resource. There's even a skill to leech some resource as you hit things, for instance hunting. Granted, it's not enough to sustain things like AdaptiveFlux, but it's still nifty.
    Bob Junior says, "I had a party hook onnce. Lost it iNsiDee of soMe buxsm dracnari maiden, I thiik."
  • EjderhaEjderha Member Posts: 177 Gifted
    Cyndarin said:


    4) How does the trans skill work? Is there a time limit or something? Some of these go from MEH to WTF once the chaos penalty is removed. Reducing someone's resistances to 0 turns even artie piles into smears on the ground. 




    It has a 3 minute duration.
  • SylphasSylphas Member Posts: 64 Capable
    Resource management focused on input versus output seems fine, like power management. Resource management that focuses on a binary of having or not having it is easily broken. Hunger attrition was terribly unfun and basically unbeatable for people who didn't carry around a shitload of food. If you did, it was trivial. If Flow is limited by a timer on how often you can sip, it doesn't seem like an issue to balance the skillset around that timer. And teas and beers being riftable makes it so much better. This kind of skill back in the day would have needed hundreds of vials and that would have SUCKED.
Sign In or Register to comment.