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A strike call indicates that a weapon attack is inflicting a spell's effects instead of its normal damage. 'Strike' attacks always deal a fixed amount of damage based on the spell being used instead of your standard weapon damage. Things that improve your weapon damage have no impact on an attack with the 'strike' call.
A mageblade is a special ability that can be given to weapons, either permanently when crafting a magic weapon, or temporarily with effects such as the mageblade spell. The ability allows the bearer to cast spells that normally create tag bags, and instead deliver the spell through the weapon's next successful hit instead of dealing that weapons normal damage. When channeling a spell through a mageblade you do not require a free hand if the mageblade is in hand.
The call for using a mageblade is the call the spell would have made followed by "strike". The number of tag bags the spell would have generated is the number of times you can make that 'strike'. Charges must be used within one minute or they are lost. Each successful hit uses one charge even if the target calls "no effect" or you call something other than the strike.
A permanent mageblade (one crafted by a weaponsmith) when used to deliver standard attacks (non-strikes) does "magic" damage. When the spell mageblade is used on a weapon, it does not change the damage call type of that weapon.
When an effect allows you to call for something different with a weapon than you would normally call, you must choose which call to use when you make your attacks. If the something different only applies to the "next successful hit", and you choose not to use it when you make that hit, the effect is wasted.
For example if a character who deals 2 damage with each melee attack has a sword that deals "Nature" damage and they apply Scorpion's Kiss to that weapon so that it can deal "poison weaken" damage for the next successful hit. When they make that successful hit against an opponent they can choose to call "2 nature" or "poison weaken". They may not call "2 Nature poison weaken". Regardless of the effect they choose, the Scorpion's Kiss will be expended after that successful hit.
|Source of Call||Description||Call|
|Strike||Indicates a weapon attack is a delivering a spell||'spell call Strike'|