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what is arcane

Post by Bitron » August 4th, 2016, 4:40 pm

good evening, guys and girls!

I'm wonderung why the elves have a vulnerability to arcane.
In the manual it says "An attack that dispels the magic animating zombies, spectres, and other undead creatures and spirits. Example: A white mage’s magic attack."

But elves seems.. well.. quite alive to me ...

Is it because arcane is kind of a holy attack? It would explain the +20% arcane resistance for loyalist because Humans are quite religious, well and elves are not.
But it is just an assumption.. so whats the matter here?

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Re: what is arcane

Post by ForestDragon » August 4th, 2016, 4:52 pm

Bitron wrote:good evening, guys and girls!

I'm wonderung why the elves have a vulnerability to arcane.
In the manual it says "An attack that dispels the magic animating zombies, spectres, and other undead creatures and spirits. Example: A white mage’s magic attack."

But elves seems.. well.. quite alive to me ...

Is it because arcane is kind of a holy attack? It would explain the +20% arcane resistance for loyalist because Humans are quite religious, well and elves are not.
But it is just an assumption.. so whats the matter here?
well, orcs and some other races have 0% resistance to arcane. you are right about the human part. about elves, i think it has something to do with their faerie nature/origin, or something
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Re: what is arcane

Post by skeptical_troll » August 4th, 2016, 4:53 pm

Classical Wesnoth topic! :)
here some threads about it
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13851
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=33007
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=27741

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Re: what is arcane

Post by Eagle_11 » August 4th, 2016, 5:37 pm

Arcane used to be called Holy, an leftover of that time. Has been left as is for sake of simplicity and because wouldnt differ that much when seperated into holy,unholy,arcane.

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Re: what is arcane

Post by Bitron » August 4th, 2016, 6:10 pm

It seems to be seen as "raw magic" or "anti-magic" so its strong against every magical creature. Undeads are "alive" only because of magic, so arcane is totally ripping them apart and elves also have a deep, natural connection to magic., which is why they are also vulnerable to it.
Humans aren't magical creatures at all, which is why they are a bit more resistant to it.

Well thanks to you for the quick answers. (:

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