Slowing attack

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The Slowing attack, known as AD_SLOW in the source[1], is an attack possessed by shades and skeletons. It removes both intrinsic speed and temporary extrinsic speed (from the spell or potion) if you have either or both. Your dexterity is abused[2].

It does not affect permanent extrinsic speed, as provided by speed boots. You will still lose both intrinsic speed and temporary extrinsic speed.

Slowing is successful only 1 in 4 times the attack hits, and is additionally affected by magic cancellation[3].

The (as yet unimplemented) beholder has source code[4] for a slowing attack from its gaze. This is unaffected by magic cancellation.

Messages[edit]

"You slow down."
You lost speed.
"Your quickness feels less natural."
You lost speed, however you still have extrinsic speed from a permanent source.

References[edit]

  1. monattk.h, line 50
  2. mhitu.c, line 137
  3. mhitu.c, line 1462
  4. mhitu.c, line 2025


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