Invocation

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Invocations are a sort of spells, used by chanters.

Invocations are powerful, but it takes a long time until the chanter is able to invoke the next one. They can never be used at the start of a fight, because it needs a specific number of phrases before an invocation can be chanted.

With each phrase that passes, chanters gain greater control over the spirits assisting them. When enough control is gained, chanters can direct them to perform a single powerful spell: the invocation. Invocations are often support-oriented, but some contain powerful offensive effects. Their power disrupts a chanter's chants, disabling their effects for several seconds until the chanter can recover.[1]

1st level Invocations (require 3 phrases chanted)[edit | edit source]

Invocation Effects Speed Duration Interrupt Range Area Description
Crashed upon shield icon.png And Hel-Hyraf Crashed upon the Shield
  • Foe AoE: -5 Damage Reduction (DR)
Average  12.0 seconds Length: 5.0m 90° Cone Reduces Damage Reduction of enemies in the area of effect.
But reny daret's ghost, he would not rest icon.jpg But Reny Daret's Ghost, He would not Rest Average  12.0 seconds 10m Calls beyond the Shroud and summons a phantom to fight for the party.
If their bones sleep still under that hill, none can say icon.jpg If their Bones Sleep Still Under that Hill, None Can Say Average  20.0 seconds 10m Summons three skeletons to fight for the party.
Not felled icon.png Not Felled by Axe, Nor Broken by Storm
  • Friendly AoE: +10 Damage Reduction (DR) vs Shock
  • Friendly AoE: +5 Damage Reduction (DR) vs Slash
  • Caster: +10 Damage Reduction (DR) vs Shock
  • Caster: +5 Damage Reduction (DR) vs Slash
Average  20.0 seconds Length: 2.5m 90° Cone Increases the Slash and Shock Damage Reductions for allies in the area of effect.
Thunder rolled icon.png The Thunder Rolled like Waves on Black Seas Average  5.0 seconds 0.5 sec (Average) Length: 2.5m 90° Cone Creates a thunderous explosion that Stuns and shoves enemies in the area of effect.
Thrice wronged icon.png Thrice Was She Wronged, and Thrice Justly Avenged
  • Foe AoE: 3x 12-18 Shock damage
Average  0.5 sec (Average) Length: 3.0m 90° Cone Drains electrostatic energy from the environment to create three bolts of lightning causing Shock damage to any in their path.
Summon grubs icon.png White Worms Writhed in the Bellies of the Dead
  • Foe AoE: 20-30 Crush damage
Average  Length 10m 90° Cone + 2m Radius Causes a nearby downed enemy to explode, expelling three white grubs and Crushing nearby enemies.

2nd level Invocations (require 4 phrases chanted)[edit | edit source]

Invocation Effects Speed Duration Interrupt Range Area Description
At the sound icon.png At the Sound of His Voice, the Killers Froze Stiff Average  8.0 seconds 0.5 sec (Average) Length: 5.0m 90° Cone Paralyzes enemies in the area of effect.
Summon wurm icon.png Gernisc Slew the Beast, but Soon Faced Its Kin Average  10m Conjures three wurms into existence to fight for the party.
Summon wisp icon.png My Son, Do You See your Sisters Across the Moor? Average  25.0 seconds 10m 1.0m Radius Amasses stray soul fragments to form two Will'O'Wisps that fight for the party.
Rejoice my comrades icon.png Rejoice, My Comrades! Two Fingers of Daylight! [WM2] Fast  20.0 seconds Length: 30m, bounces up to 3 times The chanter creates two bouncing beams of pure light that restore Endurance and grant immunity to Frightened and Terrified on all allies struck by them.
Reny daret spake icon.png Reny Daret's Ghost Spake, "I'll Catch You, Ben Fidel" Average  12.0 seconds 0.5 sec (Average) Length: 5.0m 90° Cone Causes enemies in the area of effect to be Terrified.
Shatter shackle icon.png Shatter their Shackles, Cast off their Chains! Average  20.0 seconds Length: 5.0m 90° Cone Decreases the duration of and defends against Hobbled, Stuck, Paralyzed, and Petrified effects for allies in the area of effect.
The lover cried icon.png The Lover Cried out to the Beloved, "I am Yours!" Average  8.0 seconds 0.5 sec (Average) Length: 2.5m 90° Cone Stirs something deep inside enemies in the area of effect, Charming them.

3rd level Invocations (require 5 phrases chanted)[edit | edit source]

Invocation Effects Speed Duration Interrupt Range Area Description
Summon drake icon.png Gernisc's Beast Lit the Night with his Breath Average  30.0 seconds 10m 1.0m Radius Calls down a drake from the skies to fight for the party.
Summon ogre icon.png Oh, But Knock Not on the Door of Urdel and Gurdel Average  30.0 seconds 10m 1.0m Radius Summons two fearsome ogres to fight for the party for the duration.
Rise again scions icon.png Rise Again, Rise Again, Scions of Adon!
  • Friendly AoE: Revive with 50 Endurance
Average  Length: 3.5m 90° Cone Revives allies in the area of effect with a small amount of Endurance.
Seven nights icon.png Seven Nights She Waited While the White Winds Wept
  • 7x bolts doing 45-60 Freeze damage
Average  0.5 sec (Average) Length: 7.5m Attacks enemies in seven directions around the chanter with bolts of freezing ice.
Bride caught icon.png The Bride Caught their Ruse and Set to Make them Pay Average  30.0 seconds Length: 3.0m 90° Cone Empowers allies in the area of effect with bonuses to Dexterity, Perception, and Intellect.
Brideman slew icon.png The Brideman Slew Thirty 'Fore they Crossed Half the Hall Average  30.0 seconds Length: 3.0m 90° Cone Empowers allies in the area of effect with bonuses to Might, Constitution and Resolve.

4th level Invocations (require 6 phrases chanted)[edit | edit source]

Invocation Effects Speed Duration Interrupt Range Area Description
So singt thy biting winds o eld nary icon.png So Singt thy Biting Winds o' Eld Nary [WM1] 
  • Foe Target: 40-50 Freeze damage, +25% Crush damage, 15 Damage Reduction (DR) bypass, -2 Move Speed
  • Foe Jump Target (x4): 40-50 Freeze damage, +25% Crush damage, 15 Damage Reduction (DR) bypass, -2 Move Speed
Average  8.0 seconds 0.5 sec (Average) 10m +5m Jump Foe Target +4 Foe Jump Targets Devastates enemies with a powerful blast of cold air that inflicts Freeze damage (ignoring a large amount of DR) and slows movement.
The champion braved the horde alone icon.png Their Champion Braved the Horde Alone [WM1]  Average  30.0 seconds Self The chanter fills himself or herself with frantic energy, significantly increasing Attack Speed.
What rou naka found icon.png What Rou Naka Found Down the Deep [WM1]  Average  35.0 seconds 10m Summons a swamp spore to fight for the chanter.

5th level Invocations (require 7 phrases chanted)[edit | edit source]

Invocation Effects Speed Duration Interrupt Range Area Description
Boil their flesh icon.png Boil Their Flesh From Skin to Bone [WM2]
  • Foe AoE: 30-45 Raw Damage, Destroyed (Accuracy vs Reflex)
  • AoE: 30-42 Corrode damage, Sickened (Accuracy vs Fortitude)
Average  10.0 seconds 0.5 sec (Average) Length: 3.0m 90° Cone This ghastly invocation causes victims' bodies and souls to rapidly dissolve, doing Raw damage to enemies caught in its path.
Called to his bidding icon.png Called to His Bidding, the Ancient Instruments of Death [WM2] Average  45.0 seconds 10m The chanter summons a collection of ancient weapons to attack his or her foes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Earlier in development, this ability type was called roar but the name was changed to Invocation, because it allowed Obsidian to do more with their effects. Roars were conceived of as almost entirely offensive blasts.[2]

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