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This article is about the Item Power called "Resist Magic". For the spell that this Power emulates, see Resist Magic.
Resist Magic
Item Power
ItemPower Chainmail Blue
Cost Icon Mana.png 200
Required
Spellbooks
Icon Book SorceryIcon Book Sorcery
Valid
Items
Effect
All Resist Magic
Availability
  ItemPower ResistMagic  

"Resist Magic" is an Item Power available through Icon Sorcery.pngSorcery, and offers a Icon Resist.png Resistance boost that functions as per the Resist Magic spell. It may be added to any Magical Item created for Heroes, via either Enchant Item or Create Artifact. It may also turn up on Items found during the campaign.

Effect Edit

The "Resist Magic" enchantment protects the hero against malicious spells and effects. Icon Sorcery.pngSorcery appears to offer the Wizard some theories about magical counter-measures that are more efficient than those behind Icon Arcane.pngArcane spellcraft.

Main article: Resist Magic

In brief, whenever the Hero is forced to make a Resistance roll in order to avoid an ill-effect originating from any spell or attack, it may do so with a bonus of Icon Resist.png +5. The only exception is Poison.

Most Resistance Rolls entail a d10 (ten-sided die) being rolled against a victim's Resistance score. If the d10 exceeds that score, then the victim is considered to have failed the roll. The most dangerous effects in the game usually apply a Icon SpellSave.png Penalty to resistance, and "Resist Magic" can be very helpful against these.

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.

Strategy Edit

Icon Resist.png Resistance usually comes into play during wars with enemy wizards who have hexes. Spells that force a resistance call can disable or kill a hero who might otherwise win a fight easily.

The more often you expect your Heroes' resistance to be tested, the more efficient "Resist Magic" becomes as an Item Power on Magical Items. If you don't expect to have trouble dealing with resistance rolls, then perhaps the Item Power should be foregone, and Resist Magic is better-off as Unit Enchantment cast overland or as a cheap, ad hoc spell in combat, as needed.

"Resist Magic" is much more cost-efficient than enchanting Armor or Accessories to grant a large resistance bonus. It costs Icon Mana.png 550 to imbue Icon Resist.png +5 on the former, and Icon Mana.png 1,100 on the latter. The only caution against this comparison is that a Poison Touch slips through "Resist Magic".

This power is unnecessary on Charmed or Magic Immune heroes. Neither is it useful for a highly-experienced hero whose resistance score has already gone through the roof.

"Resist Magic" is part of a cluster of Item Powers, all derived from Unit Enchantment Spells, that are entirely defensive and trigger against specific threats.

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

Create Artifact Edit

Main article: Item Crafting

With Icon Sorcery.png2, "Resist Magic" may be added to an Item of your own design through Icon Arcane.png Enchant Item. Crafting is an expensive and time-consuming process, even though this power could be considered a cost-saving measure. The investment is more reasonable with the Artificer and Runemaster Retorts.

Casting Cost Structure for "Resist Magic"
Base Runemaster Artificer Both
Icon Mana.png 200 Icon Mana.png 150 Icon Mana.png 100 Icon Mana.png 50

Overland Edit

Main article: Magical Items in Treasure

The game data files contain 250 pre-defined Items. Of these, twelve possess "Resist Magic". 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 "Resist Magic"
Icon Mana.png Item Attributes Realm Powers Required Ranks
750 Item Bow 3 Mithril Longbow Icon Defense.png 1 Icon Mana.png 10 Resist Magic

Icon Chaos.png2
1000 Item Bow 2 Elvish Longbow Icon Melee Magic.png 4 Icon Defense.png 1 Resist Magic
Flaming
Icon Life.png2
950 Item Axe 9 The Resistor Icon Melee Magic.png 5 Resist Elements
Resist Magic
Icon Sorcery.png2 Icon Chaos.png2
1050 Item Chain 1 Blessed Mail of Resistance Icon Defense.png 4 Icon Movement Ground2 Resist Magic
Bless
Icon Chaos.png2 Icon Life.png2
2000 Item Chain 4 Chain of Super Resistance Icon Defense.png 6 Icon Resist.png 6 Resist Elements
Resist Magic
Icon Chaos.png2 Icon Life.png2
2000 Item Shield 1 Shield of Ultimate Defense Icon Defense.png 6 Icon Resist.png 6 Resist Elements
Resist Magic
Icon Chaos.png2 Icon Life.png2
850 Item Sword 5 Laik Kenegul Icon Melee Magic.png 3 Icon Defense.png 1 Resist Magic
Giant Strength
Icon Chaos.png3 Icon Life.png2
1850 Item Chain 1 Wraithe Shirt Icon Defense.png 4 Wraithform
Resist Magic
Icon Sorcery.png2 Icon Chaos.png4
2400 Item Bow 3 Ray of Light Icon Melee Magic.png 1 Icon Defense.png 1 Haste
Resist Magic
Icon Chaos.png7 Icon Life.png2
1500 Item Sword 4 Great Sword of Arkanna Icon Defense.png 3 Elemental Armor
Power Drain
Resist Magic
 
Icon Sorcery.png4 Icon Chaos.png4 Icon Life.png2
2400 Item Sword 3 Monster Masher Icon ToHit.png 2 Vampiric
True Sight
Resist Magic
 
Icon Sorcery.png5 Icon Chaos.png6 Icon Life.png2
Merchant Only
Icon Mana.png Item Attributes Realm Powers Required Ranks
3100 Item Staff 1 Zlotakian Staff of Magic Invisibility x3
Chaos
Power Drain
Resist Elements
Resist Magic
Icon Nature.png6 Icon Sorcery.png4 Icon Chaos.png2 Icon Life.png2

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