Subterranean Incantations  

Classes: Shaman
Also called Cave Magic
Damage over Time - Inflicts damage to the target repeatedly over a given time period.
Name Level Target Power Effect Duration Cast Time Damage Damage Type Range
Fungal Dispersion 1Enemy 2 2 dmg/tick 24s 3s 2.00 Body 1500
Fungal Deterioration 4Enemy 3 7 dmg/tick 24s 3s 7.00 Body 1500
Fungal Decay 7Enemy 5 13 dmg/tick 24s 3s 13.00 Body 1500
Fungal Solvent 11Enemy 7 19 dmg/tick 24s 3s 19.00 Body 1500
Fungal Disintegration 15Enemy 9 27 dmg/tick 24s 3s 27.00 Body 1500
Fungal Erosion 20Enemy 12 35 dmg/tick 24s 3s 35.00 Body 1500
Fungal Degeneration 25Enemy 15 45 dmg/tic 24s 3s 45.00 Body 1500
Fungal Devolution 30Enemy 19 53 dmg/tick 24s 3s 53.00 Body 1500
Fungal Decrepitude 35Enemy 22 63 dmg/tick 24s 3s 63.00 Body 1500
Fungal Dilapidation 41Enemy 26 73 dmg/tick 24s 3s 73.00 Body 1500
Fungal Blight 48Enemy 31 87 dmg/tick 24s 3s 87.00 Body 1500
Disease (AOE) - Target suffers a disease which lowers its Strength and movement speed slightly, and also halves the effect of any healing spell cast on it for the spell's duration. This spell can affect multiple targets in the spell's radius.
Name Level Target Power Effect Duration Cast Time Damage Type Range Radius
Fevering Spores 27Enemy 17 -7.5%/-15% 2m 3s Body 1500 300
Festering Spores 37Enemy 23 -7.5%/-15% 30s 3s Body 1500 350
Plague Spores 47Enemy 30 -7.5%/-15% 3m 3s Body 1500 400
Disease - Target suffers a disease which lowers its Strength and movement speed slightly, and also halves the effect of any healing spell cast on it for the spell's duration.
Name Level Target Power Effect Duration Cast Time Damage Type Range
Induce Ailment 5Enemy 4 -7.5%/-15% 1m 3s Body 1500
Induce Fever 16Enemy 10 -7.5%/-15% 30s 3s Body 1500
Induce sickness 24Enemy 17 -7.5%/-15% 2m 3s Body 1500
Induce Malady 36Enemy 23 -7.5%/-15% 2min30sec 3s Body 1500
Induce Disease 45Realm 30 -7.5%/-15% 3min 3s Body 1500
Root - Target is effectively immobilized (loses 99% of possible movement speed) for the duration of the spell. If any damage is done to the target, the spell will break.
Name Level Target Power Effect Duration Cast Time Damage Type Range
Grasping Creepers 2Enemy 2 -99% 18s 2.5s Matter 1500
Bonding Creepers 6Enemy 4 -99% 24s 2.5s Matter 1500
Webbing Creepers 10Enemy 6 -99% 30s 2.5s Matter 1500
Clutching Creepers 14Enemy 9 -99% 36s 2.5s Matter 1500
Holding Creepers 19Enemy 12 -99% 43s 2.5s Matter 1500
Tangling Creepers 26Enemy 16 -99% 54s 2.5s Matter 1500
Tenacious Creepers 32Enemy 20 -99% 3s 2.5s Matter 1500
Detaining Creepers 39Enemy 25 -99% 13s 2.5s Matter 1500
Clenching Creepers 46Enemy 30 -99% 24s 2.5s Matter 1500
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Timers (Root and DoT)
# May 28 2003 at 10:12 AM Rating: Default
DOT spells have a timer of 24 seconds, and they 'tick' every 4 seconds, so basically you get 7 shots with that dot (6 from the timed effect, and 1 from the initial hit)

so, let's say you're hitting a yellow for 100 per tick, that means you're doing 600 dmg plus an additional 100 for the initial cast. Not bad, yes?

And root is affected by spec in cave (for % to resist, etc) and affects mobs differently as their con changes. The value of time the delve info gives is for a root cast on a yellow/blue con mob. So if you're throwing it on a grape, it's not going to last near as long as listed.
RE: Timers (Root and DoT)
# Jun 03 2003 at 9:51 AM Rating: Default
Sorry, you only get 6 shots, not seven. Haven't you ever counted?
RE: Timers (Root and DoT)
# May 28 2003 at 10:15 AM Rating: Default
Oh ya, and I recommend, if you're going to spec Cave, to only do it to 41. Lvl 41 in Cave gives you the last DD and Bolt, and the DoT is natural so you don't have to worry about training it.

I'd say forget Mending, and dump the rest of your points into Aug. You'll be able to get End Regen 4, which is group castable and is like a perma-sprint, so you'll at least always be moving faster then mere running speed. Always a bonus!

Surrly, lvl 45 Shammy on Gaheris
Another Take
# Oct 08 2002 at 2:13 PM Rating: Good
BOLT-DOT-DD-DISEASE will kill an OJ because u don't give him a chance to heal. I have a 100%success ratio soloin avernals in df at 31. OJ avernals - not red - I know i could take a red but my %success would drop to about 70% - don't like them odds
You all must know - I'm maxed in CAVE - 100%cave - love the cave. Had a 26 shammy who had Aug/Cave/Mend - Voodoosuicide - had to give him up. That was a bad combo
Talk to aug shammies - ask them if they can solo oj's 100% - i hope they don't lie to you. Fact is NO. With the latest mod they took the DD timer off the Bolt - now they're seperate. Savior for the caveshammy soloist. Look at the spread of spells in aug n mend few and too far apart. Look at the spells for Cave(Subterranean) A lot and tight together. I think the shammy was meant for this purpose : Troll=Mage/Fighter/Healer Kobold=Mage/Healer/Fighter - I have pretty decent buffs as a cave monkey - and you will NOT make yourself a good fighter with aug buffs - if thats what u want - be a skald - they will kick an aug shammies *** - even at a distance - Give the CAVE shammy that same distance and I WILL slay = lvl Skalds - Even if i only get off poison and disease - (my disease is instant so it can't be dispelled) but a BOLT-DOT-DD-DISEASE is a guaranteed slay for even =lvl zerky - No other class can claim that because shammies are tough bastards.
RE: Another Take
# Jun 02 2003 at 4:59 PM Rating: Default
Killing orange Avernals that way at 31 is one thing, killing oranges that are 46 or 47 when you are 41 is another. I suspect you'll find high oranges after 40 will hit you too hard for you to stand around and wait for the dot to kill em, and you're hammer hits won't be enough to make up the difference. Shammy can kill high oranges after 40, and even reds, fairly easy... but You'll prolly find it's a lot safer to kite em around a bit and put the dot on a second time to finish them rather that tank em down.
shammy love
# Oct 02 2002 at 10:35 AM Rating: Default
ok heres the **** scoop.
u make a shammy u will not b sorry.
love mine,na hes just a baby(but cuttin teath)
here it is
pin, tang,spor,back,pin,pois,
yello will fall dead at tour feet(if thay get that far).
do oj's the same but if tang fell's run u not going to make it its prob about 50/50
but if u dont miss u just soloed an oj an not a lot can
#Anonymous, Posted: Sep 05 2002 at 5:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ma porcatroia ci stanno tutte le spell list e questa che mi serve non c'!?
46 AUG speccd shammy here!
# Aug 19 2002 at 10:32 AM Rating: Default
K you all want to know about cave. Well speccingin in it is way overrated. I specced cave at first, minor aug and mend and seend that i could kill blues. I respecced at 45 to 42aug/23mend/ and whopping 1 spells we about the same though i had major buffs that buffed my HP +500 hp and +90 str and +114 dex. Put that together and i was soloing yellows with ease. Orange still a no no casue you ahve no weapons styles. Also in groups i buff everyone up so high that we wipe out huge groups with ease. Most of the cave spells come from level based anyway. The DOT poison still hits for over 100+ a tick and tangling creepers all work the same level no matter. The only differences is the AE spells. Which AE doesn't really do that much better.
RE: 46 AUG speccd shammy here!
# Aug 27 2002 at 11:25 AM Rating: Default
how did you respec?
Bolt ist missing
# Aug 10 2002 at 7:31 PM Rating: Default
Hi! With my shamy (20) cave on 17 and mending at 9 now.. I still have only the first Bolt, which does no damage... sorry doesn't have the english translation for it.. but your 1st bolt you get with lvl 2 I think to remember... did I Skill the wrong spellline to get bolts or pins or whats wrong about it?? maybe it comes with cave 18... hmm?

Tar, Lvl 20 a Shamy of Lyonesse
thnx for ya answer!
# Jul 08 2002 at 12:56 AM Rating: Default
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# Jul 08 2002 at 12:54 AM Rating: Default
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# Jul 08 2002 at 12:50 AM Rating: Default
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# May 01 2002 at 9:09 AM Rating: Default

hi, i believe the shaman isnt strong in solofight, what can he do? dot, agree, and one, only one direct damagespell, we can take maybe the half health of target, then we are death. Caster are killing us faster them make more damage, bowmens, we mustnt talk about who will win (. melee? oh no chance. In pvp we are with the badest class of daoc, in rvr we are great, maybe we dont kill someone alone, but in rvr we are winner with our area spells.
I think we have 2 types , cleric or shaman every class is great

Tarbos lvl 42 cleric and nagen lvl 32 shaman.
RE: shaman
# Sep 29 2002 at 10:04 AM Rating: Default
i hope your not on my server and i never group with you.. shaman have no dt and can chain yellows all day.. and every group can always use a shaman especially with the endurance buff now
RE: shaman
# Jun 09 2002 at 2:38 AM Rating: Default
LOL, that's one of the funniest things I have ever read - it makes no sense at all.
RE: shaman
# May 22 2002 at 8:04 PM Rating: Default
How drunk were you when you wrote this? For your sake i hope you were just plastered because that was alot of nonsensical information that hurt my head.
RE: shaman
# Jun 10 2002 at 2:46 AM Rating: Default
Ya that dude is either smoking some crack or just learned basic english a week ago. My shaman can solo orange cons at lvl 23 so far with no problem it just takes some time and brains.
info wanted
# Feb 23 2002 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
anyone done a shammy with 46+ in cave magic ?
Id wonder if a shammy is worth anything in RvR...
as I see it now (lvl 38, 25 cave magic) I have nothing to do in RvR but toss a few heals & rez.
DoT's timed?
# Feb 18 2002 at 11:15 PM Rating: Default
I am thinking of startings a shammy (who hasnt) and was wondering wethere the dots wear off after a time or keep on acting until the nme is dead. I come from an EQ world where dots are timed so bear with me.
RE: DoT's timed?
# Feb 21 2002 at 11:05 AM Rating: Default
DOT's are timed, believe its 30 seconds.

Meehealya Meebashem, 30 shaman Merlin
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 12 2002 at 10:34 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Look at shaman skills here
RE: Mythci really sucks..
# Mar 14 2002 at 6:09 PM Rating: Default
You are the reason I love killing shammies with my cleric. It isn't too hard. You cannot block my DDs and you are like free RPs when i get close to you. Don't get me wrong I have a shammy too and he is sweet. I know better than to get into cleric range though because once a decent smiter has you, you can just lay down you are already dead. Range is all a shaman has on a cleric, and I have a minstrel partner helping me close the gap. Sending your tanks to slow me down? I will gladly mez them with my instant AE no need to target mez in the middle of casting at you. Oh I missed one, dang, I guess my 2 instant no mana heals will make this easy then. Shamen are nice but until shammies get a touch more offense they can't hold up to a cleric.
RE: Mythci really sucks..
# Sep 09 2002 at 10:22 AM Rating: Default
I dunno, I'm having a blast eating Albion clerics for breakfast in Caledonia (and vice versa, I'm sure). See, the thing is to learn your class and abilities. I know what my limits are. The clerics I've met in my travels know theirs. As was alluded to above, if a cleric gets the drop on me, I'm toast. However, the same goes for them. If I catch them napping a bit, they don't have a chance.

It all depends on who gets lucky, that's all.

Kryshal Steiner
35 kobold shaman
Morgan le Fay
RE: Mythci really sucks..
# Feb 15 2002 at 10:13 PM Rating: Default
Hmm. Wonderful display of intelligence there. I'm awed. :S Last I checked, Albion clerics were also far far far far (you get the idea) different than shaman. Why don't you compare them to Mid's healers and you'll see more similarities...and I don't find a cleric's smites anything to be referred to as simple and useless junk. I will concede that shaman have a powerful combination of skills, but I won't say they're more powerful than another class...just different.
#Anonymous, Posted: Mar 25 2002 at 6:51 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Shamans are free rp's. Smite clerics kill everything. Buff Shamans or nerf Clerics. Either way.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 29 2002 at 7:39 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) gjkkgjk
AE DoT's
# Jan 19 2002 at 5:40 AM Rating: Default
I am currently lvl 34 and I have Spore Burst you get that at 23 cave spec spore cloud at 17 cave spec and spore explosion at i believe 29-30 cave spec
# Dec 27 2001 at 2:41 PM Rating: Default
I noticed in the listing above that there is no mention of the area effect Spore cloud line of spells. Does anyone have a listing of the upgrades to this line? Right now, with a 20 cave spec, my latest one shows under info as:

Spore Cloud
Function: dmg-over-time
Damage per tick: 31
Target: Targetted
Range: 1500
Duration: 20 sec
Power Cost: 16
Casting Time: 3.0 sec
Radius: 350

I can't wait to launch this on the back row of healers in RvR :)

# Dec 30 2001 at 3:32 PM Rating: Default
Just hit level 30 and picked up this one:

Spore Burst
Damage per tick: 41
Power Cost: 22

# Dec 05 2001 at 6:47 AM Rating: Default
When a creature is Rooted with the shaman root spell you CAN Debuff without breaking the root , so root then debuff and it will stay still until something or someone does damage to it.
Proper Use of Root
# Nov 26 2001 at 4:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Root fails the moment the target takes any kind of damage...from your own damage-over-time spell, another's arrow, that viking lighting bolt spell thingy...basically anything that deals it damage will break the root.

I use it to break up an incoming cluster of mobs (this works particularly well in outdoor situations)...Just root some in the back as they make their rush on your position...this keeps them out of the way while you take care of the initial ones up front. Just make sure your group members know how to recognize a rooted target and understand not to attack it.

In a cluster of mobs...pick out the highest lvl mob that you think will aggro if one of the closest mobs were to be pulled. Root him and then take care of his underlings...then debuff and poison him or beat him mercilessly.
RE: Proper Use of Root
# Dec 27 2001 at 2:32 PM Rating: Default
Remember that your Fungal Covering line of damage shields also do damage to mobs. So if you hope to root a mob that is already in melee range, forget it if your DS is up.

seems right to me
# Nov 22 2001 at 8:18 AM Rating: Default
I think 24 shown in the Delve window is the correct root duration. But the units are microseconds.
Damage Shield
# Nov 05 2001 at 1:22 PM Rating: Default
What exactly does the damage shield do? Am I right in saying that it takes some of the damage dealt and gives it back to the attacker?
RE: Damage Shield
# Nov 25 2001 at 9:55 AM Rating: Decent
I believe the way it works is that it does not absorb damage, but does deal damage back to the atacker everytime the target gets hit. When I use it, everytime I get hit the damage message for the creature hitting me is followed by "you hit the mob for and additional x damage" At level 17 I have 9 spec points in Aug and typically hit back for about 5 dmg per hit received. Since I hit for about 20 dmg per swing, this spell increases my dmage output by about 25% if the creature is hitting me regularly. If the creature is missing me, my damage output is not as heavy, but I am not taking damage either. The percentage is probably a bit lower when placed on a Viking type as they likely do more damage unbuffed in melee.

The damage per sec is the same as the DPS rating on the weapon, it does not hit every second, but the damage returned is modified by the attack speed of the attacker
RE: Damage Shield
# Nov 09 2001 at 2:35 PM Rating: Default
And what is the /sec. I see on the web sites? It works once a second?

# Nov 01 2001 at 2:09 AM Rating: Default
well i think i'll put 43 into cave and rest into mend (which will be about 25) and the left overs to aug.. (prolly like 5 points)... hehe.. from doing this.. you can actually pk.. and still heal... i mean.. healing for 250 something hp is already alot... for one heal, that you get at slvl 25, for mend
about root spells
# Oct 30 2001 at 1:35 AM Rating: Default
I have found with my shaman that the roots will stick for a very long time if they are not broken by others casting certain spells. Perhaps that is what is going on with your times.
# Oct 28 2001 at 12:46 AM Rating: Default
Root works great until you break it with yer bolt or dot
Differing numbers
# Oct 24 2001 at 12:26 PM Rating: Default
Lvl 36 Shaman named Buku(Conquest Guild) on Merlin.

My observed values differ some from your site.

Fungal Decrepitude (dot) 18-47 per tick vs Orange to purple.

Also Disease seems to be AE.

RE: Differing numbers
# Jan 17 2002 at 10:56 AM Rating: Default
Hiya, as a shammy, you get 2 disease spells, the first is target only, the second at lvl 16 i believe, is an ae spell so if you wanna debuff in dungeons switch to your first disease, sickening spores i think its called.

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