Standardized Focus effects

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Standardized Focus effects

Postby Euan » Fri May 09, 2008 1:39 pm

Useful information for upgrade planning. Commentary is tailored to mages, but the information should be helpful to all classes.

Quoted from http://eq1.eqsummoners.com/viewtopic.php?t=33147

Focus effects became standardized in SoF, and presumably, will remain this way going forward. What this means is, a slot will (almost always) have one focus effect assigned to it, and ONLY one focus effect assigned to it- for instance, from SoF forward, sleeves- and ONLY sleeves- have fire focus effects. You will not be able to find the focus on any other slot.*

Slots in italics have no focus effect that is useful to mages. In the case of the range slot, the focus is not useful for mages, but there is a defensive mod on some range items as a combo-effect, and that's marginally useful for mages. If you're wondering how to change one of these slots to something useful for mages, refer back to what is stated above- in other words, you can't, period. Sorry.

Arms: Fire focus
Feet: Beneficial Haste
Head: Magic focus
Gloves: Cold focus
Wrist: Poison/Disease/Chromatic**
Range: Corruption (focus effect) and Improved Dodge (defensive mod)***
Legs: Detrimental Haste
Ear: Detrimental Duration OR Pet Focus Effects (Servant of Chaos, Spire Servant, Enhanced Minion II-IV)
Back: Beneficial Duration
Shoulders: Detrimental Mana Preservation
Fingers: Beneficial Mana Preservation OR Beneficial Range
Face: Detrimental Range
Neck: Heal Focus

*The only exception to this, other than any exceptions specifically noted above, is the Fabled PoP gear, which retains the original PoP focus effect the now-Fabled piece of gear had.

**You can toggle wrists between the three listed focus effects with a Bracer Tuneforge Contrivance from Automated Vending Unit II in Dragonscale Hills; none of the available focus effects are useful for mages.

***There is one odd exception to this, a range item from Crystallos with the pet focus effect Servitor of Scale.
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