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Undead?[edit source]

Has anyone tried if Binding Ritual Spirits are undead? --Tetris L 07:22, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Reminder to self - check this info on 3/24. -PanSola 15:27, 16 February 2006 (CST)

Merge/Split[edit source]

I see a high risk of redundant information of this article with Nature Ritual and Binding Ritual. I'd prefer if we keep it like it was before: Make Spirit a disambig page between Ghost, Nature Ritual and Binding Ritual and treat the respective spirits there. --Tetris L 07:22, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

I agree, I came here to look at this page to see if there was information on the interactions of spirits with effects (Conditions, Hexes, Enchants), health per level, etc. The information is good, but I think it should be more generic for this page. --Ravious 11:19, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I see a high risk of redundant information of Nature Ritual and Binding Ritual, because of what Spirits share in common. Thus I actually would rather propose make the rituals redirect here. There is also the option of making sure the ritual pages only explain about the rituals, and the spirits only about the spirits, but that's overly-dividing information into different articles. And Ravious, you can't exactly agree with someone when you are proposing something differently. Tetris is proposing to remove all contents from this page, whereas you are proposing to make this page cover things that are only generically related to spirits.
Anyways, I disagree making this page a disambig, since Spirit is a proper target type in the game, and the game doesn't care about the difference between Binding vs Natural spirits (AND the Binding spirits are sufficiently diverse themselves we might as well keep all the diversity in the same page). Thus someone who wish to look up Spirit as a target type has one centralized place to look things up, as opposed to checking two different articles to see if the information Ravious is looking for exists and/or the same for spirits created by different kind of rituals. -PanSola 15:04, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I could live with that, but in that case the article must mention Ghosts as the third type of Spirits more prominently, because clearly Ghosts are spirits too. See Talk:Ghost. --Tetris L 06:28, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Ugh, I missed this when it took place, but this was a bad decision. The Ritualist Spirits and the Nature Spirits have only the word "spirit" in common and the fact that they are static. I think they should have been two separate articles with the spirit as a disambig. Binding Spirits are a LOT more things than Nature Spirits. --Karlos 04:36, 26 March 2006 (CST)
FWIW, I agree with Karlos. I figured it wasn't imminently important (wasn't entirely sure how different Binding Rituals would be), but it's pretty clear they deserve their own talk. However, has it been shown that the spirits are actually different (in terms of skills that affect spirits, like Spirit Transfer? I'm not sure it needs a strict disambig page as much as a "Spirit" page, and then two more pages (for Nature and Binding). --JoDiamonds 23:46, 26 March 2006 (CST)
I've heard of no results suggesting skills that affect "Spirits" (not specifying Nature or Binding) treats them differently. And in the absence of contary evidence, I will take in-game description literally. Thus, I will assume skills like Spirit Transfer and Spirit Walk do not differenciate Nature vs Binding spirits. If the information is split, the article Spirit needs to be kept as an overarching page, as opposed to a disambiguation. -SolaPan 00:19, 27 March 2006 (CST)
The Ritualist Spirits and the Nature Spirits have only the word "spirit" in common and the fact that they are static. What is the phrase you usually say? "I categorially disagree"? I personally find more similarities between Nature and Binding spirits than I find differences. If, based on the current state of the Spirit article, you split them into Binding Spirit and Nature Spirit, and copy the common things over to the two articles as opposed to keeping them in this article, you will find that at least 50% of the content in Binding Spirits is mirrored in Nature Spirits, and the part of the Binding Spirit article that is different from Nature Spirit actually talks about how binding spirits are different from each other. Except for for the looks and the profession that created them, anything that is commonly shared across all binding spirits, are also common to all nature spirits. -SolaPan 01:11, 27 March 2006 (CST)

Tallying similarities/differences[edit source]

Let's put this to the test then, I will try to list the commonalities and the differences, add to either side as you see fit. I will add comments too.

Commonalities:

  • Summoned creatures (as are minions).
  • Static: Do not move.
  • Same Range.
  • Expirey: They die after a whle (but do not degenerate like minions)
  • Draw Spirit draws both types.
  • They both have levels which, I guess, determines their hit points.

Differences:

  • Nature spirits are always area of effect. Binding spirits are AoE or other things.
  • Nature Rituals affect all, Binding spirits NEVER affect all.
  • Nature spirits will never "do" anything, they just stand around. Binding Spirits can attack, they can use skills.
  • Appearance: Very different look. The Nature Spirits share the look of Druids while Binding Spirits share the look of Banshees and other foul ghosts of the underworld. (They do have different looks among them, one guy looks like a green translucent Chained Soul).

So, ok, I was exaggerating a little about the only commonality being that they stand around. :) Now, add/object to these and when we are done, let's make an informed decision. --Karlos 08:38, 27 March 2006 (CST)

Additional commonalities[edit source]

It's funny how in your commonalities you did not list a single bullet point from the "General" section of the article. I know long ago you had a history of not reading the article when commenting on it, but this is just overdoing it ~_~"""

  • Skills that affect all creatures within the skills range, such as Heal Area and effects of Nature Rituals, have no effect on Spirits.
  • Death of a spirit triggers a Necromancer's Soul Reaping.
  • Spirits created by foes are considered foes.
  • Hexes that target foes can be casted on Spirits, but will have no effect.
  • Spirits are immune to conditions.
  • Spirits created by allies are not considered allies (eg skills that depend on allies in the area won't consider spirits as allies).
  • Skills that target allies can be casted on Spirits, but will have no effect.

-SolaPan 09:50, 27 March 2006 (CST)

The reason I restarted this debate is becaus eI read the article and did not liek how it looked. As for "having a long history of commenting on the article without reading it," I am not sure why the cheap shots, but whatever works for you. As for why I did not list those commonalities, because I object to most of them being valid in this discussion. My definition of a commonality is: Something they have in common that is NOT common with other things. That's why I said "minions are also created" up there. Here goes:
  1. Death of anything triggers a necromancer's soul reaping. Death of NPCs, death of the ghost in the box.
  2. Minions created by foes, are considered foes.
  3. This is the one weird thing I don't understand.
  4. Like some undead.
  5. Minions created by allies are not allies.
  6. Meaningles point.
Like I said, a true commonality is something common to them that is not common to them and a whole class of other things. --Karlos 21:01, 27 March 2006 (CST)
Ah, thanks for explaining why you didn't list any of them. Let me restructure some of the points and refute some of your objections.
  • Creatureness of spirits - Skills that affect all creatures, such as Heal Area, does not affect spirits. However, Spirits do trigger Soul Reaping.
  • Hexes that target foes can be casted on Spirits created by foes, but will have no effect. Other skills that target foes will work normally on spirits.
  • Spirits are immune to conditions. (Saying "like some undead" is not a valid refute, since there are no indicitaion whatsoever that spirits are a subclass of undead).
  • Allyness of Spirits. Spirits created by allies are valid targets for skills that target allies, but the skills will have no effect (similar to hexes that target foes). Skills that are affected by allies in the area also do not count spirits as allies. (Minions created by allies ARE allies, otherwise you wouldn't be able to caste healing breeze on minions).
Overall I disagree the "because minions are this way too" method of refutation. It would only be a valid approach if there was a "Created Creature" article that covers everything common to both spirits and minions, OR if you classify spirits as a subclass of minions. -SolaPan 22:18, 27 March 2006 (CST)


Look, a lot of what is up there could be nicely rewritten into part of the article. But without trying to actually enter the fray, I there's a little too much proving someone else wrong rather than actually deciding what is good for the Wiki.
Clear: There should be a page somewhere that details the commonalities and differences of Nature vs. Binding spirits. It shouldn't actually be this talk page.  ;) It almost certainly should not be on two separate pages, one for Nature and one for Binding, because (as this talk page demonstrates) it's more detailed than is going to be reasonable to put on separate pages that talk about each other.
If there's enough that's unique about either Binding or Nature spirits to give them their own page, let's just give them both their own page to make things simpler and clearer.
Proposal: Three pages. One for Spirits (which includes differences between Nature and Binding spirits), one for Nature Spirits, and one for Binding Spirits. The main spirits page essentially fufills the role of the disambig page, but obviously there are some commonalities and differences that can be usefully listed on one page. The thing I'm wariest of is actually having content for the Nature Spirit page (since they are rather simple, once you account for all the things that are common across Spirits in general, they mostly don't do anything else at all). In which case, I could see the possibility that it should all be one page, but I have this feeling there's more to Binding and Nature spirits than is coming to mind, and enough to fill individual pages.
--JoDiamonds 00:06, 28 March 2006 (CST)
Hehe, I am wary that there's not much to talk about for Binding spirits due to their diversity. Took me a while to generalize them into 4 sub-types, otherwise the Bindine spirits section would've been almost empty. Anyways, I am not opposed to three articles, I'm just also wary of similary things. -SolaPan 04:58, 28 March 2006 (CST)
I Agree with Joe, split into 3Randomtime 07:39, 16 April 2007 (CDT)

Created?[edit source]

"Spirits are [...] created by rituals" <- I doubt that the ritual creates the spirit. I think the spririt was already there before being summoned. It's just that it is living in the ethereal world and hence invisible to the mortal eye. Through the conjuring ritual the spririt is bound and becomes visible for a limited time. At least this is how it works according to common myth. I'll change the article accordingly. --Tetris L 06:28, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

I maintain that Guild Wars do many things different from common myths, and we should only go by what is in-game and not assume what is common. I specifically checked to make sure Binding Rituals also say "Create a level blah spirit...", just like Nature Rituals, when I wrote that line. They are is typically created because there is that one odd skill which isn't a ritual and use different wording.
Having said that, the Chinese localization does say "Summon" instead of "Create". But they also translate the world "Folly" into "Weird Building" (which is semi-acceptable for Wizard's Folly, if you don't care about being literal, as the place does have that tower. But they also did the same with Witman's Folly, and that just make absolutely no sense).
Until Anet in their next revamp of skill descriptions modify the wording from "Create" to "Summon", I'm going to continue arguing they are typically created as opposed to summoned. Does it make any sense? I think it's just on the edge of being rationalizable, but I still will go with whatever the game says. -PanSola 13:12, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
How about they summon the misterious dark matter creature, which insantly dies after smelling the summoners bad breath and leaves a spirit? =P --Xeeron 17:43, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
Well that does nothing to reconcil the "Create" part, but thanks for trying anyways d-: -PanSola 20:28, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
How about we replace the word "create" with "summon"? I think that's a better term, and it leaves some room for interpretation. --Tetris L 03:31, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
I see the issue being "Create" implies coming into being, whereas "Summon" implies calling to appear at the location. Add to the fact that somewhere its mentioned (not in game, but either in the manual or website) that the Nature spirits are totems, it just feels weird to "summon" them. What is wrong with going by wording of the game (just to remind again, the in-game description say "Create")? -PanSola 06:21, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
We already had the discussion about "totems" in Talk: Ghost. I find the term "totem" very missleading, because to most people "totem" means a dead object, although according to Wikipedia it can also be a supernatural being. The Nature Ritual spirits in GuildWars are not dead objects. If you look very closely, they move slightly and they blink their eyes. They are more like small Druids who stay in one position.
One more thing: The term "Binding Ritual" implies that the spirit is bound by the ritual, not created. You can actually see the ethereal chains that bind the spirit. Why would you have to bind something that you created? And what would happen if the spirit breaks the chains and escapes? According to my theory it would disappear, back into the ethereal world, and become invisible again.
Anyway ... the ingame description clearly says "create". If you insists, we'll use that wording on this wiki, by policy, even though I think ANet actually had "summon" in mind, but didn't put enough precission into their description. *Sigh* --Tetris L 08:56, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
Tetris, I thought I read in your user page that you had a kid? Binding indicates controling them to do your will, has your child, that you (in part) created, ever done anything that was against your will? If not just wait until he/she is a little older, it will happen.  :P And I agree that we should go with the in-game terminology as we have in the past. If in-game it says "create" we should use create. --Rainith 11:51, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
The 'create' in the skill descriptions is correct from a purely game mechanics perspective. It creates the spirits the same way killing monsters creates items and gold. But one of the Tablets of Wisdom in Linnok Courtyard exclusively uses the term summon, and based on my memory, NPCs say 'summon' rather than 'create' most or all of the time, so 'summon' is probably more correct from a lore perspective. -- Gordon Ecker 05:45, 2 August 2006 (CDT)
I just noticed that the dialogues for the Power Surge quest give some additional hints about how a Binding Ritual works. It's pretty clear that the Binding Ritual doesn't create the spirit, but only binds a spirit that already existed before, just not in the material realm. I'll also check the Tablets of Wisdom that Gordon mentioned above. Maybe we can pin this one down after all. --Tetris L 07:40, 4 August 2006 (CDT)
FWIW, I strongly favor keeping the term 'created', because that's what various skills and attributes directly refer to. For instance, Spawning Power and Boon of Creation. We shouldn't conflict/confuse when it comes to those and other skills. While I agree that the fiction doesn't match that at all, I think the ball is in ANet's court to change the wording of attributes and skills before we change anything on the wiki. Adding a note indicating the difference from fiction would be fine with me, as long as the first, technical definition matches the attribute/skill wording (which is far more compelling to me than any quest or tablet text). --JoDiamonds 22:50, 4 August 2006 (CDT)
They just buffed Banish, now it inflicts double damage against summoned creatures, which means that spirits are now considered summoned from both a fluff and crunch perspectives. Although pretty much every other skill description still says create. -- Gordon Ecker 08:46, 14 September 2006 (CDT)

Health and Armor for each level[edit source]

I'm interested in finding out the health and armor of spirits at each level, and also whether it's the same across for all spirits (there might be a difference between the Nature and the Binding spirits).

When testing armor, it's ok if you don't know how to work the damage equations, as long as you list:

  • How much damage your skill is supposed to deal (and which skill you used)
  • How much damage actually happen
  • Your level
  • Your attributes
  • If you used a weapon, make sure to only record damage from critical hits (such as Wild Blow or use fixed damage range weapons, and specify the weapon's requirement.
I haven't done it yet, but as a testing note, using Spirit Transfer is a pretty simple way to count a spirits health in a random safe area (say on the Isle of the Nameless). You don't need anyone else or any enemies, just heal yourself by draining the spirit. --JoDiamonds 01:05, 26 March 2006 (CST)

I just added the AL equation calculated by Makkert (a guildmate of mine) based on his experiments with Wild Blow and varying levels of spirits. It was reported in the article Connecting With the Spirit World (http://www.guildwarsguru.com/content/connecting-with-the-spirit-world-id1971.php). He reports an R-square of .9998 fitting it to AL=5.8909 * spiritlevel + 2.9273, and it approximates then to 6*level +3 or so. When I re-plotted it forcing it through an intercept of 2 it came out to 6.0119X+2 with an r-square of 0.9992, and that fits the upper curve better, where most care about AL anyway.

His actual calculated ALs for spirit levels, with 16 Axe mastery, no 15% bonus, and 20% customization were:

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--Epinephrine 10:15, 2 August 2006 (CDT)

As a general note on Armor data collection, the bigger the damage the better (rounding issues become less significant), so if your guildmate ever collect similar data again, perhaps suggest to him to use Hammer instead of Axe (or even high-damage Fire magic spells). Thanks for the raw data. BTW, jsut want to be absolutely certain, his character level is 20, has 0 strength, and uses max damage axe right? (-: -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 13:12, 2 August 2006 (CDT)
Ok I found a "perfect" plot. Treat spirit AL as a (0~15) progression from 3 to 91, and the interpolation will match exactly. -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 13:30, 2 August 2006 (CDT)
Yes, bigger damage is better. I think the biggest hit you can deliver easily at this point is likely from a Doom (135), though any of the fire magic stuff is pretty big anyway. (edit - my mistake, a Glyph of Elemental Power with a Rodgort's Invocation is 141 damage, a bit higher) No matter, those are big numbers. Glad it matches a progression, though 91 is an odd top value. --Epinephrine 14:49, 2 August 2006 (CDT)
I'm not sure who added the "experimental" formula to the armor section, but it's almost exactly the same as the other formula given. 88/15 is about equal to 6, and seems completely unnecessary, especially given that it is less accurate, due to rounding. I don't think there is a way to simplify the "good" equation further. ArcaneApostle 08:25, 8 January 2007 (CST)

Spirits in the same area[edit source]

The article says "If a second allied spirit of the same name is created within the range of the first spirit, the first spirit will die without taking any damage.". Does anyone know how this applies to spirits created with binding rituals? When a second spirit of the same type is crated by the same character, it definitely kills the first spirit, but I didn't think to test how this works with spirits created by other allies. Does anyone know if there's different rules for the four different types of binding ritual spirits? Also, what happens when you use Draw Spirit to drag one spirit into another spirit's area? -- Gordon Ecker 14:22, 4 April 2006 (CDT)

No clue. The data I got was from the PvP weekend, tested by myself alone on hte Isle of the Nameless. I would assume binding rituals and nature rituals all work identically in this regard though. The "four different types" are just a generalization I made by going through skill descriptions, the game doesn't technically split them into 4 different types, or if it does, it's completely coincedental. The Draw Spirit is a really good question, guess we'll have to test that when Factions is out. -SolaPan 14:50, 4 April 2006 (CDT)
Works the same for 2 casters and binding rituals. No idea about draw spirit. --Xeeron 19:04, 4 April 2006 (CDT)
I know that the 'four different types' are probably just a generalisation, but I suspected that spirits whose effects can't stack like Recuperation or Earthbind, and spirits that aren't really that powerful like Pain and Bloodsong, might be restricted to one per ritualist, while spirits that could get really nasty in larger numbers like Dissonance, Shadowsong and Wanderlust might be restricted to one per party. But I guess I'm wrong. -- Gordon Ecker 06:57, 5 April 2006 (CDT)

I'm assuming that the descriptions are correct but I have never tested the following and am curious if someone else has. If I drop a spirit (let's say Favorable Winds) next to an enemy's spirit of the same kind will they both stay active (essentially creating 2 Favorable Winds nature rituals next to each other but one in green -allied- and one in red -enemy) or will the older one end? I'm sure that the effects wouldn't stack or anything but I'm just curious if the existance of the one will negate the other's existance.VallenIconwhitesmall.JPG Vallen Frostweaver 12:55, 23 October 2006 (CDT)

Healing[edit source]

I added a note about methods to heal spirits. I tested many healing spells including Healing Spring and Heal Area which yielded no results. However, wells do affect them providing some nice regen. Mesmer Chuiu (T/C) 14:59, 12 May 2006 (CDT)

This is interesting, since wells state that it affects allies yet spirits aren't normally considered allies (as stated in the article). I wonder if this is a bug or working as intended. I believe (though I'm not certain) that some Ritualist skills like Clamor of Souls also consider spirits to be allies. I wonder if monks just don't consider spirits as allies? Maybe they're spooked by them. ;) --Chrono traveller 11:46, 24 May 2006 (CDT)
I'd disagree with the article on the allies point. It's a little out of date since the patch that explicitly made many spells unable to target spirits at all. Is healing spring the only skill that says "allies" that doesn't work but theoretically should? Heal area says creatures (as do the descriptions of many ranger spirits), so perhaps the distinction should just be "spirits are not creatures." Wards explicitly say non-spirit allies. --68.142.14.9 13:14, 24 May 2006 (CDT)
I agree it is a bit out of date. What does the warning message say when you try to heal/hex/enchant them? Necros still gain energy via soul reaping when spirits die right? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 14:24, 24 May 2006 (CDT)

Spirit's Gift heals spirits, I'm not sure what to make of it, other then it's helpful with spirits like Union and such. -Anonymous

"Spell failed. Spirits are not affected by this spell." That's what happens when you try to heal/hex/enchant a spirit. Haven't tried shouts btw, will do that now. Blaze 17:53, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
Roflmao, "Make Haste!" does work on spirits. Blaze 17:56, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Attack speed?[edit source]

At what speed do spirits attack? What DPS do the damage ones do?

Appearance[edit source]

Are there any different appearances for the Ritualists spirits? I know the spirit of Destruction is different in appearance than the Pain or Union spirit (Destruction being a Channeling Skill and Union and Pain are Communing). I haven't checked to see if elite spirit skills are the same as Union/Pain, or like Destruction.

Maybe it matches with the subtypes (one-time effects, attacks, ongoing effects). --Theeth Assassin (talk) 18:55, 18 June 2006 (CDT)

spirits can attack through walls???[edit source]

that's what the most recent comment would imply... Can nayone confirm it? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 03:16, 21 June 2006 (CDT)

Yeah, they can... I've been using it in GvG and HA to my advantage for a while now. Just to make sure I tested it last night at the Isle of the Nameless and so, confirmed! --Talonz 17:07, 29 June 2006 (CDT)
Actually I see what you mean now. Walls are not the same as terrain. The spirits' attacks can go through certain things it appears... At the Isle of the Nameless it was able to go through ground, but it can't go through the gates you open in GvG battles. I also tested the terrain again, in the same scrimmage match and it was able to go through. I don't know about the fortress walls as my friend was not very cooperative. :) But it shows you it's depends what objects they are going through. --Talonz 17:39, 29 June 2006 (CDT)
I tested this on the Isle of the Nameless and they couldn't attack through the wall to the south of the armour targets. Does this mean it's been 'fixed' or are the conditions for shooting through terrain rather more complicated than the article implies? RossMM 06:09, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
This thing would never have made sense to begin with... Pain, Bloodsong.. they all use projectiles just the same as a Staff or Wand. --Jamie (Talk Page) 06:12, 15 September 2006 (CDT)
Their may go through terrain but they definitely do not go through walls the same way any other projectile is restricted. I moved around a corner at Minister Cho's Estate and Pain was still attacking but not hitting me. It seems as though they are simply not restricted by terrain but objects like walls, gates, etc do. The article seems to imply that they are only restriucted by a few objects like gates which the player cannot move around. --JediRogue 21:43, 10 October 2006 (CDT)

Spirit Health[edit source]

Do we have any information, confirmed or speculation, that indicates just how many hit points spirits have according to level? This would be quite interesting to research as it immensely impact the effectiveness of spirits that lose health when they attack. -- Bishop icon2.png Bishop [rap|con] 19:19, 27 July 2006 (CDT)

It's... in the article. --68.142.14.19 19:44, 27 July 2006 (CDT)
Hah, right you are. I have no idea how I managed to miss it. Looks like I'll need to think a little about making the individual facts stand out a little better. -- Bishop icon2.png Bishop [rap|con] 19:50, 27 July 2006 (CDT)
I was going to update the spirit health table to go up to spirit level 21 to match the progression table of Rejuvenation. I used Excel to extrapolate the forumla so getting the numbers was easy enough, but once I started looking at the wiki code of the table it seemed like a lot of work to type all the numbers in there. Is there any easier way to get the data into the article's table? Shadowlance 23:10, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
No, unfortunately I don't think there is a way to get it in the table without manual insertion. --Shadowcrest 02:02, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Profession and attributes[edit source]

According to the descriptions of spirit attacks, they have linked attributes, so, according to the literal interpretation of those skills, the spirits themselves have attributes, and, by extension, professions.

Which spirit attacks indicate they have linked attributes, adn what attributes are they linked to? -User:PanSola (talk to the Follower of Lyssa.png) 02:07, 27 October 2006 (CDT)
All spirit attacks use the linked attribute of the Ritualist that bound them to the plane. They do not have professions, as they use only the one skill (which is a monster skill anyway). --Kale Ironfist 10:04, 16 April 2007 (CDT)

Stacked on top of each other[edit source]

I have found that when you cast spirits on the same place, enemies will automaticaly attack them in the order you put them down(last ones first then down to the first cast), feel free to double check this.--Veliisx 11:56, 2 June 2007 (CDT)

Knockdown[edit source]

Can anyone confirm if spirits can be knocked down? 24.245.31.2 21:25, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

Used Bane Signet against Bloodsong, he was interrupted. M s4 21:40, 8 June 2007 (CDT)
I've knocked em down on a hammer war. They're pretty knock-down-able. -Auron My Talk 23:02, 8 June 2007 (CDT)

Soul Reaping & June 15 Update[edit source]

The comment at this point doesn't match the update notes, but I haven't verified the behavior was actually changed to what's stated. --24.164.234.1 15:51, 16 June 2007 (CDT)

Damage[edit source]

Do (attack) spirits do certain kind of damage? Like cold or lightning damage? --2:12, 10 Juli 2007

No, it is armor-ignoring untyped damage like a Mesmer's skills --Gimmethegepgun 21:01, 9 July 2007 (CDT)
So it's unaffected by Mark of Pain? 24.141.15.253 19:41, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

But what about...[edit source]

Weapon spells? The article mentions enchantments, hexes, conditions, &c., but nothing on weapon spells. I imagine they don't work on spirits, but I've never actually tried them, so I don't want to make assumptions. 24.241.229.214 18:52, 30 August 2007 (CDT)

Spirits have never been able to equip weapons :P, in other words, tested: it didn't work - Fikusan 14:25, 9 September 2007 (CDT)

Critical Attacks[edit source]

I brought Pain, "Go for the Eyes!" and "Find Their Weakness!" to the Isle of Nameless:

  • Used GftE several times, no effect on damage
  • Used GftE along with FTW, Deep Wound occured (no effect on damage)
  • Keeped FTW on Pain up for over 200 attacks, Deep Wound did not occure

Conclusion:

  • Spirits can critical.
  • Spirits have 0% chance to critical by default.
  • Critical attacks does not effect the damage dealt by the spirit.

cKow/Dont 12:39, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Lengthen Table for Rejuvenation[edit source]

Since Rejuvenation can hit level 14 and above, can someone please extend the table for spirit health? -Hesus

Vampirism's Attack Speed[edit source]

According to Talk:Vampirism, Vampirism's attack rate is very erratic. Someone's just added to the article that Vampirism has a speed of 2.15s. In all likihood that's probably inaccurate, but GW:AGF and such. Problematically, I'm not really sure how to test for such a specific attack speed. Anyone who has an idea should try it out forthwith. Felix Omni Signature.png 09:29, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Spirit's Energy[edit source]

How do we know a spirit has exactly 31 energy and 4 regeneration? --Progr.png -- talkpage 21:26, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Aneurysm I guess. Felix Omni Signature.png 21:27, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Spirit Siphon, known before GW:EN.--AlariSig.jpg 21:36, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
Oduh ofcourse. I fail at rits. --Progr.png -- talkpage 21:51, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Facing[edit source]

I havent looked into this much, but I noticed while in lux FFF that the spirits all face East. is this thrue everywhere or does it change depending on area? if so where are they looking to? :P just curious Gecko 21:44, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

just done a quick test with FW in kaineng docks it does indeed face east I get the feeling this is everywhere.--82.39.38.76 22:01, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Tested again in lions gate (Taking char from factions to prophices) again faced east both times I was facing north when summoning.--82.39.38.76 22:05, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
Lol.....hasn't anyone pointed that out earlier? I've known that for months :P Xav 12:01, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Max health[edit source]

The chart stops at level 13 but its possible to get much higher level spirits with rejuvenation, shouldn't the chart be updated?--82.39.38.76 18:04, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes - it just requires someone with time and motivation to do so. Will you volunteer? Also see this section above. It's pretty easy to come up with the values using something like Excel - it just takes time to get it into wiki code. Shadowlance 12:09, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Size[edit source]

Does the size of a spirit vary depending on how high your skill is in the spirit's attribute?--81.156.224.31 21:31, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

The size of the spirit is based on the spirit's level. For example this is why a Rejuvenation spirit can be so large. Shadowlance 22:08, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
But since the spirit's level (within its parameters) is based on your attribute points, in a sense the answer is yes. Felix Omni Signature.png 22:13, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the replies. ;)--86.146.2.153 15:46, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

level13+[edit source]

Charts on this page only go up to 13, but you can easily create level 21 spirit with Rejuvenation. I think these tables should be updated --72.229.231.53 09:55, January 4, 2010 (UTC)

Yes - it just requires someone with time and motivation to do so. Will you volunteer? Also see this section above. It's pretty easy to come up with the values using something like Excel - it just takes time to get it into wiki code. Shadowlance 00:19, January 5, 2010 (UTC)

Spirit Attack Speed[edit source]

I am interested in knowing the attack speed of spirit. I appreciate that some dont actually attack. An example would be pain. Wiki has numbers for all attack speeds including pets but nothing for spirits. Perhaps this should be added. Spells etc can increase the amount of damage but is there anything that can increase their attack speed.

A further thought. There is a signet of ghostly might which can increase attack speed but it is an elite. Signet of spirits is also elite so you cant run both. I need to know about other none elite skills that increase spirit attack speed. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 203.52.130.142 (contribs) .

It's on this article. See the second bullet point here. And Signet of Ghostly Might is the only skill that affects spirit attack speed. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 02:26, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
Would Volfen Bloodlust work? :o (which still takes your elite slot, but hey, it's just an unrelated question :D ) --- VipermagiSig.JPG -- (contribs) (talk) 20:40, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
Good question - that isn't listed on the IAS QR for some reason, so I didn't consider it before. I'll go test it. [edit] Why yes indeedy, it works. Will update accordingly. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 23:59, February 3, 2010 (UTC)