EQUILIBRIUM AND BALANCE - Achaea Online Help

4.6 EQUILIBRIUM AND BALANCE

The majority of abilities use either balance or equilibrium, which represent
physical balance and mental equilibrium.


BALANCE
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By physical balance, we mean that after doing certain physical things, like
swinging a sword, you must recover your balance before doing something like
that again.

For example, if you throw a punch at someone, you must recover your balance
before throwing another punch, or before kicking, or swinging a sword.

Some abilities use other forms of balance as well, such as balance for each
specific limb, or balance related to sipping vials, apply salves, or even using
your voice!


EQUILIBRIUM
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Equilibrium applies mostly to mental activities, but is otherwise quite similar
to balance.

If I cast a fireball at you, or if I use a mental ability on you, my mind will
momentarily reel from the strain, and I must wait until I recover to do this
again.

In most cases, not having balance prevents you from using an ability that
requires equilibrium, and vice versa. There are many exceptions to this rule
which you must discover for yourself.

You will know when you recover balance or equilibrium, so you do not have to
guess.

The time it takes to recover is generally from 2 to 5 seconds, depending on the
ability, and taking into account some racial variations and certain powerful
artefacts. Some very powerful abilities take longer.

In order to know when you have balance and equilibrium, many players find the
command CONFIG PROMPT STATS very helpful. HELP PROMPT will tell you more about
this.