Quick levelling in Ars Magica 2 ?

Discussion in 'Mod Discussion' started by Van_Tastic, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Van_Tastic

    Van_Tastic New Member

    Hi,

    I'm at level 30 right now and the main way I used to get this far is by using the Self+Regeneration spell, which gives approx. 24 points per spell. But as levels get higher, I find it takes a lot of time to level up. So is there a more efficient way to level up ? And thanks !
     
  2. vertagen

    vertagen New Member

    A simple, Self, Life Tap, Heal Is pretty good, otherwise there is no "Easy" way to do it, just use your spells.
     
  3. Seraph089

    Seraph089 New Member

    A Touch Dig spell does pretty well if you use it regularly, I use one for anything I can and level up pretty quickly. Also doesn't boost up Life affinity, which can be pretty annoying if you don't play peaceful
     
  4. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    Yet life affinity is also REALLY useful outside of peaceful if you are prone to taking damage while not able to benefit from hunger healing. And everyone is all like "Oh noes, if I cast too many spells I get weaknesses that are minor compared to the benefits!" and I'm all like "Ender Affinity is lame, but isn't worth complianing about even for me. Life is great, but it applies a annoying debuff when I kill something, oh well, after I kill stuff I'll just cast dispel again".

    All affinities are double edged swords, and earth has some weaksauce downsides.
    Other then casting only when at 0 burnout? Bigger spells, for one(well, stronger spells). Most spells that cost more mana to cast are great for leveling up, but are not as easy to cast as often(due to higher amounts of mana being a minor pain to regenerate).

    Also Touch - Dig is kinda lame, get Projectile - Dig if you can, or Touch - Growth, which REALLY should level you up if used correctly.
     
  5. Van_Tastic

    Van_Tastic New Member

    Thanks guys. I'll try the different combinations and see which one yields the most exp. One other question though, I read in the wiki that there are Mage Villagers that you can trade with, but I visited 10+ villages so far and I am yet to see one. Are the AM2 villagers that rare ? And if I breed vanilla villagers would I end up with a Mage villager ?
     
  6. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    I doubt it. They don't seem to exist anymore. Likely due to the fact that they only sold spell recipes, which you could only find in old mage ruins, occasionally by killing mobs, or trading for them.
    Now they're a remnant of a bygone era. Kinda like the Essence Pouch, really. It used to allow you to save inventory space by holding a couple stacks of spare essence for spellcasting. You used to need them for certain spells. Many spells needed an essence of some kind when cast at augmented capacity, one or two needed some at even normal and diminished.
    Now it's pretty much useless. You don't need essences to cast any spell AFAIK, you need 'em to craft some things, and some spell aspects.
    Also what Wiki? Might need some SERIOUS updating. Unless it was for AM1, in which case, you're doing it wrong.
     
  7. SatanicSanta

    SatanicSanta New Member

    I usually level up the fastest (and least boring) by getting some semi-decent projectile damage spell and go on adventure.
     
  8. Van_Tastic

    Van_Tastic New Member

    Yeah, it was the AM1 wiki, my bad. Still, if you do a search for "Mage villager" in NEI you can find a spawn egg and a crystal phylactery, so he might still be in the game.
     
  9. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    Ditto, but somehow people don't like this suggestion, in my experience.
     
  10. SatanicSanta

    SatanicSanta New Member

    but-but-but adventures are fun!
     
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  11. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    I know, right! We totally should go on one sometime! Now that Blood Magic works with GalaticCraft I was gonna install GC2 again and get ready to go to the moon.
     
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  12. SatanicSanta

    SatanicSanta New Member

    I'm more of a mainland/mainlandish adventurer. I enjoy conquering castles and pirate ships from Better Dungeons, everything in Twilight Forest, etc. I tried Galacticraft once, but I just went to the moon, leld at the Creepers in space suits, then went and built a space station.
     
  13. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    Honestly, same here, but still, THE MOON! We could put on the Ducktales Moon Level music and everything!
    Aw man, I'ma go listen to my favorite remix of it. Called "Harden the Duck Up", by norg, over on OC Remix.

    Oh right, I'm totally going to have this played at my funeral. Can't think of a better song, except maybe "The Day Pat Murphy Died".
     
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  14. SatanicSanta

    SatanicSanta New Member

    http://sailtothemoon.ytmnd.com/
     
  15. csevrence

    csevrence Guest

    Playing Simply magic pack. Manalink(the one that doubles your mana) cast on self seems to give a guaranteed 20 exp (currently I'm level 90) if cast every 3 seconds. it uses no mana and you gain affinity in arcane. This is great if you make arcane offensive spells. I know this post is a bit late but I'm sure it will reach someone eventually.
     
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  16. Zax1mus

    Zax1mus Guest

    It reached, thank you!
     

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