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This article is about the Item Power called "Invulnerability". For the spell that this Power emulates, see Invulnerability.
Invulnerability
Item Power
ItemPower Plate 2 White
Cost Icon Mana.png 1,200
Required
Spellbooks
Icon Book LifeIcon Book LifeIcon Book LifeIcon Book LifeIcon Book Life
Valid
Items
       
Effect
All Invulnerability
Availability
  ItemPower Invulnerability  

"Invulnerability" is a Icon Life.pngLife Item Power that bestows weapon immunity and universal damage-reduction as per the Icon Life.png Invulnerability spell. This Power may be added to Armor and Accessories created for Heroes, via Create Artifact. Some of the 250 premade Items possess this power, and these can be found mainly as Treasure in the campaign.

Effect Edit

"Invulnerability" does not, as the name suggests, grant total immunity from harm. It is nevertheless a powerful and unique form of protection. Items enchanted with this Power throw up a mighty barrier of Icon Life.pngLife energy that severely dampens any sort of injury which might befall the hero.

Main article: Invulnerability

This Item Power functions as per the Unit Enchantment Spell of this name. You do not need to research or be able to cast Invulnerability. The protection has two components:

  • First, the Hero gains Ability WeaponImmunity Weapon Immunity.
  • More significantly, damage inflicted by any source, including that of each Icon Figure.png Figure in an attacking unit, is reduced by Icon Damage.png 2.

The Weapon Immunity applies against non-magical Icon Ranged Bow.png Ranged and Icon Melee Normal.png Melee attacks made by Normal Units, which are met with a defense of Icon Defense.png 10. Weapon Immunity does not apply on units with more than Icon Defense.png 10.

A few uncommon types of Special Damage (Doom, Poison, Life Stealing, Stoning, Death, and other types that kill Icon Figure.png Figures) will pass through Invulnerability's damage reduction component. All other forms of attack and spell damage will get mitigated.

The Item Power is transient: it will dissipate immediately if the Hero ever removes or loses the item. While worn, however, it cannot be dispelled. This constitutes a serious advantage over the spell and could justify the additional Icon Mana.png Cost of enchantment.

Strategy Edit

"Invulnerability" has lower variance than ordinary Defense. Its damage-reducing component is worth roughly Icon Defense.png 6.67, but it performs better than Icon Defense.png 6.67 in reducing damage taken from large numbers of low-level attacks. This power is therefore best at protecting fragile, rear-line heroes from attacks by multi-figure units... preventing them from sustaining random, grievous wounds from this quarter.

Alone, the power has roughly the same protection and cost-efficiency as Platemail with Icon Defense.png +4 added (total 6). It is generally worthwhile to double up the protective strength of such an item with "Invulnerability" before considering the Icon Defense.png +5 or Icon Defense.png +6 increments.

"Invulnerability" cannot be reduced by Armor Piercing, Illusion, or Eldritch Weapon as ordinary Defense is. On the other hand, it has no synergy with Prayer, High Prayer, or the hero ability Lucky.

"Invulnerability" is part of a cluster of Item Powers, all derived from Unit Enchantments, that are entirely defensive and trigger against specific threats (listed below). The power may be more suitable than the corresponding enchantment spell once wizards are able to cast strong Disenchantment spells in battle, but powerful items can be expensive, both in mana and turns of overland casting.

Icon Item Power Color Cost Triggers against:
ItemPower ResistElements Resist Elements Icon Nature.png2 Icon Mana.png 100 Icon Nature.pngIcon Chaos.png Spell / Icon Ranged Magic.png / Special
ItemPower ElementalArmor Elemental Armor Icon Nature.png4 Icon Mana.png 500 Icon Nature.pngIcon Chaos.png Spell / Icon Ranged Magic.png / Special
ItemPower GuardianWind Guardian Wind Icon Sorcery.png3 Icon Mana.png 400 Icon Ranged Bow.png Missiles
ItemPower ResistMagic Resist Magic Icon Sorcery.png2 Icon Mana.png 200 Any Icon Resist.png Resist roll
ItemPower MagicImmunity Magic Immunity Icon Sorcery.png5 Icon Mana.png 700 Spell / Icon Ranged Magic.png / Special
ItemPower Bless Bless Icon Life.png2 Icon Mana.png 200 Icon Death.pngIcon Chaos.png Spell or Attack
ItemPower Righteousness Righteousness Icon Life.png4 Icon Mana.png 500 Icon Death.pngIcon Chaos.png Spell / Icon Ranged Magic.png / Special
ItemPower Invulnerability Invulnerability Icon Life.png5 Icon Mana.png 1,200 Icon Damage.png Damage

Acquisition Edit

No hero is innately Invulnerable, so this Item Power is always helpful, and there is room for it on your ItemSlot Shield Armor Slot in particular.

Create Artifact Edit

With Icon Life.png5, "Invulnerability" may be added to Armor and Accessories of your own design through Icon Arcane.png Create Artifact. Crafting can be an extremely expensive and time-consuming process, made more reasonable through the Artificer and Runemaster Retorts.

Casting Cost Structure for "Invulnerability"
Base Runemaster Artificer Both
Icon Mana.png 1,200 Icon Mana.png 900 Icon Mana.png 600 Icon Mana.png 300

Overland Edit

Main article: Magical Items in Treasure

The game data files contain 250 pre-defined Items. Of these, eleven possess "Invulnerability". This power causes a premade Item to demand that the Wizard have particular Spellbooks in order to appear in Treasure, and the requirements are irregular.

There are three different ways by which you can acquire one of these pre-defined Items:

It is often better to acquire items in this way, as it means you do not need to spend any time or Icon Mana.png Mana to create them. Still, Items found through these means are in no way guaranteed to exactly suit your needs.

The table below lists the pre-defined Items with this power.

Premade Items with "Invulnerability"
Icon Mana.png Item Attributes Realm Powers Required Ranks
1450 Item Misc 8 Bracer of Invulnerability Icon Melee Magic.png 2 Icon Defense.png 2 Invulnerability

Icon Chaos.png5
1900 Item Shield 5 Shield of the Gods Icon Defense.png 3 Icon Movement Ground2 Icon Resist.png 3 Invulnerability

Icon Life.png5
1950 Item Chain 1 Chain Mail of Absorbtion Icon Defense.png 5 Icon Resist.png 2 Invulnerability

Icon Chaos.png5
2000 Item Plate 2 Plate of Ultimax Icon Defense.png 3 Icon Movement Ground2 Icon Resist.png 2 Invulnerability

Icon Life.png5
2600 Item Misc 4 Cross of Blessed Death Icon Melee Magic.png 4 Icon ToHit.png 2 Bless
Invulnerability
Icon Chaos.png2 Icon Life.png5
3100 Item Chain 1 Mithril Mail of Talos Icon Defense.png 6 Icon Resist.png 6 Bless
Invulnerability
Icon Chaos.png2 Icon Life.png5
2450 Item Plate 1 Plate of Divine Protection Icon Defense.png 5 Guardian Wind
Invulnerability
Icon Sorcery.png3 Icon Chaos.png5
4100 Item Shield 4 Supreme Shield of Death Icon Defense.png 6 Icon Movement Ground4 Wraithform
Invulnerability
Icon Chaos.png4 Icon Life.png5
3100 Item Misc 7 Ring of the Mad Mage Icon Melee Magic.png 4 Icon Mana.png 15 Magic Immunity
Invulnerability
Icon Chaos.png5 Icon Life.png5
Merchant Only
Icon Mana.png Item Attributes Realm Powers Required Ranks
4200 Item Plate 1 Plate of Omnipotence Icon Defense.png 6 Wraithform
Invulnerability
Magic Immunity
 
Icon Sorcery.png5 Icon Chaos.png4 Icon Life.png5
2750 Item Misc 5 Bird of Paradise Magic Immunity
Righteousness
Giant Strength
Invulnerability
Icon Nature.png3 Icon Sorcery.png5 Icon Chaos.png4 Icon Life.png5
3650 Item Misc 31 Magical Crystal of Power Wraithform
True Sight
Magic Immunity
Invulnerability
Icon Nature.png6 Icon Sorcery.png5 Icon Chaos.png4 Icon Life.png5

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