Defence Conversions pt. 2

ANNOUNCE NEWS #2321
Date: 4/6/2013 at 2:33
From: Eusto, the Resurgent
To : Everyone
Subj: Defence Conversions pt. 2

This is a big'un, folks. Everyone should read the SUPER IMPORTANT NOTES immediately below the message. Some of those are a big deal. Everything that remains is a big dump of all the defences I've converted in this round. Enjoy!

Eusto

*** IMPORTANT NOTES ***
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- The messages for blocking, both at activation and in the DEFENCES line, have been changed to reflect the direction which you are blocking.
- The DEFENCES lines for Necromancy Blackwind, Kanai Purification and Predation Clinging have also changed.
- Trailblazing and Pioneering HUNT are no more. They were simply needless copies of PURSUE, despite being literally identical. All users of Pioneering and Trailblazing now have access to PURSUE.
- The process for using Predation LARIAT has changed. It is no longer necessary to CRAFT the Lariat. PREPARE LARIAT FOR <target> will consume rope as necessary to craft the lariat and set the target. Balance time has been slightly increased to compensate.
- I've slightly tweaked the syntax for Warding's COUNTER and DEFLECT. COUNTER/DEFLECT OFF is now the only way to disable these defences. This is to prevent accidental disabling of the defences. Additionally, these skills will no longer allow you to consume balance if the given defence is already active.
- There was a hard-to-recreate bug within our damage mitigation code involving Knifeplay's Spacing defence. It is possible that the resolution of this bug may have unintended consequences on the balance of the Predator class. We will re-evaluate if necessary.

*** CONVERTED DEFENCES ***
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General
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- Dwarven Fury
- Eavesdropping (racial and earhorn)

Artistry
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- Renegade Sketch's cloak

Brutality/Chivalry
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- Blocking
- Engage
- Weathering

Desecration
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- Heartblood
- Woodheart

Kanai
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- Alacrity
- Indignation
- Purification
- Quicken
- Supremacy

Knifeplay
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- Absorption
- Bladesurge
- Circling
- Edgehook
- Prowess
- Trueparry

Malignosis
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- Demon Armour

Necromancy
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- Blackwind
- Putrefaction
- Shroud

Noctu
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- Distorted Aura
- Shroud

Pioneering
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- Bandages
- Blocking
- Camouflage
- Pursuing (HUNT, see note above)
- Weathering

Predation
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- Clinging
- Eavesdropping
- Lariat
- Preservation
- Dodging

Sabotage
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- Blocking
- Eavesdropping

Shadowbinding
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- Fleetness
- Recuperation
- Regrowth
- Shroud
- Waterwalking

Shamanism
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- Cover

Shapeshifting
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- Deadaim

Survival
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- Bandages
- Curseward (includes Shield Ward)

Taekate
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- Blocking

Thespia
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- Contortionism (and fixed a bug which made it unstrippable)

Torment
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- Blooddrinker

Trailblazing
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- Bandages
- Camouflage
- Concealed Weapons
- Deadaim
- Pursuing
- Secured Weapons
- Watching
- Weathering

Voice
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- Ravsafa

Wardance
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- Balancing
- Blocking
- Slippery (and fixed a bug which made it unstrippable)
- Warchant

Warding
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- Arrowcatching (also standardized mana drain)
- Balancing
- Blocking
- Counter
- Deflect

Penned by my hand on the 21st of Letum, in the year 15 AM.