Occultist Classlead Changes

ANNOUNCE NEWS #3923
Date: 08/05/2013 at 17:59
From: Tecton, the Terraformer
To : Everyone
Subj: Occultist Classlead Changes

We're pleased to announce the release of our Occultist classlead updates! This is a pretty major overhaul, with many fundamental changes to the class play style. The details are as follows:

Occultism
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* The INSTILL ability has been added.
* Loneliness has been added to the pool of afflictions for WHISPERINGMADNESS.
* READAURA has been tweaked to show a count of physical and mental afflictions on the target.

Domination
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* HANGEDMAN tarot has been removed from TAROTLINK.
* DOPPLEGANGER SEEK now requires the target be in line-of-sight.
* Entities are no longer passive additions to the occultist arsenal; commanding them now uses a shared "entity balance". The balance cost of commanding your entities is modified by the Occultist's intellect.
* The individual powers of most chaos minions have been changed to be more functional and useful.
* SKYRAX will cast down flying adventurers.
* RIXIL will double the cooldown period of the next focus ability.
* EERION (*) will shatter the shields of your opponent.
* ARCTAR will explode on command, shielding the occultist for a short time.
* SCRAG afflicts foes with a physical affliction.
* PYRADIUS will transform your target's physical afflictions into mental ones.
* PALPATAR will increase the action time of the next speed/haste sip.
* NIN'KHARSAG will obscure random curing messages on your foe.
* NEMESIS will afflict foes with a mental affliction.
* BUUL will randomly strip a defence from the target.
* CADMUS will add a new affliction to those laden with physical ailments.
* DANAEUS will afflict your target with a mental affliction.
* LYCANTHA will attack the very health of your enemy.
* HECATE will curse the addled-minded.
* GOLGOTHA will now bestow his blessing upon the Occultist, fortifying their minions.

(*) Operates on balance/equilibrium/independent balance.

Tarot
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* HANGEDMAN and AEON cannot be flung when off entity balance.
* Entities cannot be commanded while off balance from AEON or HANGEDMAN tarot.

Penned by My hand on the 22nd of Aeguary, in the year 632 AF.