Devotion (skill)

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This page is about the Devotion skill. For other uses, see Devotion (disambiguation).

Devotion is arguably the personal hallmark of the Bloodsworn servants and arms the Priest and Paladin with many tools with which to fight the enemies of truth and righteousness. Through the power of their faith a priest may enact a holy inquisition to ensure that the enemies of Good are duly punished for their crimes.

Devotion also offers access to the holy rites, a large group of offensive and defensive tools that can not only offer visions of hell to their foe, pacify the chaotic, summon forth demons and dazzling light to torment their opponent, but can also revitalise allies, resurrect fellow believers, and swear the blood oath to create a powerful bond.

Devotion is considered a resource and can be gained passively on a daily basis or by immolating the corpses of the fallen in the Flame of Yggdrasil, snatching souls from the harrowing journey to the Finality.

The skill of Devotion is available to the Priest class. Priests also have the skills of Spirituality and Zeal.

Abilities in Devotion

Penitence and Inquisition are Priest specific abilities.
Enlightenment Look into the soul of someone. Lessons: 0
Syntax: PERFORM ENLIGHTENMENT [target]
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Works against: Adventurers and self
Cooldown: 3.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: When performed upon yourself, this will reveal your current devotion levels. When performed on an adventurer, this will reveal their devotion levels if they have access to the Light. It will also reveal if they have accepted the true path of Good and have received a Preaching blessing.
Hands Lay hands on a person to heal him. Lessons: 7
Syntax: PERFORM HANDS [target]
Required: 150 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers and self
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will allow you to lay hands on yourself or another adventurer to heal some damage.
Parting Water will pull apart to make way for your blessed self. Lessons: 16
Syntax: PERFORM PARTING <direction>
Required: 100 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 1.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: In true religious tradition, you will now be able to part the water in a location, allowing safe and dry passage.
Preaching Show an adventurer the beauty of belief. Lessons: 34
Syntax: PERFORM PREACHING <target>
Required: 250 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will allow you the opportunity to preach to an adventurer. Should they accept the enlightened truth you offer, they will receive a blessing over their life that allows them to be targeted with the DELIVERANCE and RESURRECTION abilities.
Truth Dispel illusions with the power of your devotion. Lessons: 45
Syntax: PERFORM TRUTH
Required: 100 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability allows you to detect certain types of hidden adventurers in your room.
Rites List what rites are active. Lessons: 67
Syntax: RITES
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 1.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will show you what rites are operating in your room.
Sustenance The Gods will provide for you. Lessons: 89
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF SUSTENANCE
Required: 1500 devotion
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Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: At the cost of some devotion, you may feed yourself with this ability. You need to be holding a bowl of some sort in order for this to work. Upon performing the rite, your bowl will be filled with Divine manna, which will provide you with great sustenance.
Inspiration Gain an infusion of divinely-inspired strength. Lessons: 112
Syntax: PERFORM INSPIRATION
Required: 800 devotion
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Works against: Self
Cooldown: 3.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will cause you to pray for divinely-inspired strength, effectively raising your strength +2 for a short time.
Bliss Give an adventurer a glimpse of paradise. Lessons: 134
Syntax: PERFORM BLISS <target>
Required: 1000 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers and self
Cooldown: 6.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This will give your companion a glimpse of Paradise. The vision will be so calming and refreshing that the target will receive many beneficial blessings.
Pilgrimage Travel to someone in a Rite of Pilgrimage. Lessons: 178
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF PILGRIMAGE
PERFORM PILGRIMAGE <target>
Required: Rite: 300 devotion
Travel: 450 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: Rite: 5.00 seconds of equilibrium
Travel: 3.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: By performing the rite of pilgrimage, you are able to then pilgrimage to anyone standing in that rite.
Purity Damage the Unholy. Lessons: 223
Syntax: PERFORM PURITY <target>
Required: 250 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will use your righteousness and pious fury to attack other adventurers.
Penitence Condemn the unfaithful to eternal penance. Lessons: 267
Syntax: PERFORM PENITENCE <target>
Required: 300 devotion and 100 mana
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 1.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Through your piety, you are able to force an individual to perform penance for their crimes. Upon granting redemption to this person through death, your works will be rewarded with an increase in your Devotional energies.
Chaoscalm Attack the chaotic nature of a chaos entity, pacifying it. Lessons: 289
Syntax: PERFORM CHAOSCALM <doppleganger>
Required: 500 devotion
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Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Chaos entities are the stuff of disorder, and your ordered, calm behavior is striking enough to drive them into submission for a short period of time.
Visions Condemn your foe with horrific visions. Lessons: 334
Syntax: PERFORM VISIONS <target>
Required: 100 devotion and 50 mana
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Condemn your foe as an enemy of creation, striking them down to never know peace with the dementia and shyness afflictions.
Warding Drive your enemies off with overwhelming fear. Lessons: 378
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF WARDING
Required: 180 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 3.80 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will set up a rite that will ward off any of your enemies that enter the room, by giving them fear.
Force Make an adventurer follow your wish. Lessons: 423
Syntax: PERFORM FORCE <target> <command>
Required: 2000 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Using your powers over those who are open to hearing the message, you may force an adventurer to bend to your will and carry out your commands.
Piety Bind those around you with the force of ultimate piety. Lessons: 467
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF PIETY
Required: 600 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 3.80 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This rite will make it difficult for your enemies to leave the room. When it successfully prevents them from moving, they will suffer a balance penalty.
Dazzle Confuse and dazzle an opponent. Lessons: 545
Syntax: PERFORM DAZZLE <target>
Required: 250 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This will dazzle the mind of an adventurer and cause confusion and dizziness.
Demons Summon demons to torment the unrighteous. Lessons: 600
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF DEMONS
Required: 360 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 3.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This rite will cause your enemies to be tormented by vengeful demons.
Sloth The sin of sloth is yours to condemn. Lessons: 668
Syntax: PERFORM SLOTH <target>
Required: 10 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.20 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Condemn a target with the sin of sloth, giving them weariness.
Allsight Gain insight into all movement into and out of holy areas. Lessons: 668
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF ALLSIGHT
Required: 180 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 3.80 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: When activated, this ability will inform you whenever any of your enemies enters or leaves the room that the Rite is in.
Healing A powerful healing ability. Lessons: 737
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF HEALING
Required: 360 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 3.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will cause a rite to spring into existence which will occasionally heal an affliction from you and your allies that are in the room.
Well-being A rite to keep those nearby fed and rested. Lessons: 806
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF WELL-BEING
Required: 120 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 5.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: The rite of well-being is a beneficial rite to all in the room. While in it, one will not grow any hungrier or sleepier. It lasts for quite a bit longer than the standard rite.
Convocation Call to you someone in a Rite of Convocation. Lessons: 875
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF CONVOCATION
PERFORM CONVOCATION <target>
Required: Rite: 600 devotion
Summon: 600 devotion, 500 mana
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: Rite: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
Summon: 6.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This powerful ability will allow you to create a Rite of Convocation. Anyone in a Rite of Convocation set up by you can then be summoned by you by doing PERFORM CONVOCATION <adventurer>, providing that adventurer does not have certain defences set up, such as the mass salve.
Revitalisation A rite to heal health and mana. Lessons: 944
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF REVITALISATION
Required: 360 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This rite will heal a percentage of one's maximum health and maximum mana. It will affect everyone in the room who is not an enemy of the Devotionist who performed it.
Deliverance Deliver a target unto you. Lessons: 1048
Syntax: PERFORM DELIVERANCE <target>
Required: 1200 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This will allow you to summon an adventurer from any distance should they have been blessed with the PREACHING ability. It should be noted that a monolith sigil placed in the room of the summonee or summoner will prevent this from working.

Be aware that delivering another adventurer out of combat may open you up for repercussion.

Cleansing Rid your enemies of their unclean aspects. Lessons: 1117
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF CLEANSING
Required: 300 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 3.60 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This relatively short-lived rite will begin slowly stripping the defences of any enemies in the room. It shall always strip the blackwind or astralform defences first.
Reclaim Reclaim one of your rites. Lessons: 1134
Syntax: PERFORM RECLAIM <rite>
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Cooldown: 3.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This ability will allow you to remove one of your rites from your location, regaining some of the devotion used to summon it.
Fervour Call rites to you in the heat of battle. Lessons: 1151
Syntax: DSL/RSL/RAZE <target>
PERFORM RITE OF <demons/healing/cleansing>
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Works against: Adventurers, denizens, and room
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Details: You have gained such control over your devotion that you are now able to perform certain rites immediately after utilising certain weaponmastery attacks, these include doubleslashing, razeslashing, or razing your opponent. This is a devotion ability particular to the Paladin class.
Prayer Pray for the salvation of your congregation. Lessons: 1186
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF PRAYER
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Works against: Room
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Details: To perform this rite, there must be at least eight people together in a room. Apprentices do not count and you may be the only person with Devotion there. All of the adventurers must KNEEL before the rite can begin and no adventurer may participate in this rite more than once every Achaean month. You will gain a certain amount of devotion for every adventurer present, and the members of the assembled congregation will gain experience also.

500 devotion is gained for each valid person present as the rite ends.

Banishment Send the unholy Chaos entities back to their hell. Lessons: 1289
Syntax: PERFORM RITE OF BANISHMENT
Required: 450 devotion
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: 4.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: This rite will occasionally attempt to destroy a chaos entity, provided that a minion of chaos, sent by the Chaos Prince, Dameron, is not in the room. Also, it is rumoured that those occultists to have formed a pact with the greatest of the Chaos Lords may be capable of defeating this potent rite.
Fasting Rob them of their will to eat. Lessons: 1358
Syntax: PERFORM FASTING <target>
Required: 10 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 2.20 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Instill an antipathy for food in your target, giving anorexia.
Resurrection Grant life anew to a slain believer. Lessons: 1393
Syntax: PERFORM RESURRECTION <target>
Required: 2000 devotion
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 5.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: One of the holiest of abilities, this will grant life anew to the target adventurer. For this ability to work, the adventurer must have been preached to and accepted the blessing over their life or be under level 30.
Inquisition Punish the faithless for their unholy crimes. Lessons: 1531
Syntax: PERFORM INQUISITION <target>
Required: 500 devotion and 500 mana
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 3.50 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: You are the scales upon which the sacrilege of those who oppose the Light may be measured. Paved in holy flame, Inquisition is the surest path to reckoning. By reciting the crimes of a heretic, you may sentence their minds and bodies to condemnation, lowering their mental rehealing from elixirs, wracking their body, drastically increasing the mental energy needed to focus their mind, and making the fire that burns their skin impossible to extinguish.

The inquisition can only be brought into being against a target suffering from both the spiritburn and guilt afflictions.

Damnation Curse the eternal soul of your victim. Lessons: 1531
Syntax: PERFORM DAMNATION <target>
Required: 250 devotion and 500 mana
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Works against: Adventurers
Cooldown: 5.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Bearing the burden of judgement of the unrighteous, you are able to curse the unfaithful with everlasting damnation. Calling upon the holy fires, you may sacrifice those heretics who see the glimpse of their Hellish future and suffer from a damaged head, burning them to death where they stand.
Illuminate Illuminate your path. Lessons: 1565
Syntax: PERFORM ILLUMINATE <direction>
PERFORM EXTINGUISH
Required: Illuminate: 3.50 seconds of equilibrium
Extinguish: 4.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Works against: Room
Cooldown: Illuminate: 1000 mana, and 1500 devotion
Extinguish: 1000 mana, and 500 devotion
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Details: When you perform this ability, you will create an orb of light which will move off in the direction specified. The orb is unpredictable and will move erratically. Each time it moves, the orb will illuminate the room, giving a chance to strip the blackwind or astralform defences from adventurers in the room.

In addition, you may extinguish the orb at any time to travel directly to the room the orb is currently in.

It should be noted that the orb will only have enough energy to move a limited number of times, and it will fade if not extinguished a short while after it ceases moving.

Purify Cleanse the land of necromantic corruption. Lessons: 1565
Syntax: PERFORM PURIFY
Required: 500 mana
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Cooldown: 4.80 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: Drive out necromantic corruption, destroying the hands of the grave that may clutch at the living in a location. If a Necromancer stands guard over said hands, there is a delay during which the faithful may perform no other actions, so focussed on their task are they.
Bloodsworn Bond with another via a blood oath. Lessons: 1736
Syntax: BLOODSWEAR <priest or paladin>
BLOODSWORN ON/OFF
BLOODSWORN REJECT
Required: Bloodswear <target>: 1000 mana
Bloodswear on: 1000 mana, 5 mana per second drain
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Works against: Adventurers and self
Cooldown: Bloodswear on: 6.00 seconds of equilibrium
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Details: The bond of the bloodsworn is one of the most revered rituals of devotion-users. When a Priest and a Paladin feel strongly that they wish to become one, they bloodswear to each other, and from that moment on, have the capability to bond their very souls to each other. When the BLOODSWORN ON ritual is performed by both the Priest and the Paladin, their maximum health and manas will be 65% of the -sum- of both their normal maximum health and maximum mana respectively. Further, some portion of the health or mana healed by either the Priest or Paladin, when using elixirs of health or mana, will also be healed on his or her bloodsworn. The hands ability shall also heal an additional amount when performed on your bloodsworn.

The bloodsworn ability will automatically turn off if the Priest and Paladin are away from each other for greater than approximately 60 seconds.

As with many phenomena that grant great power unto the user, the power of the bloodsworn comes at a price. While the bloodsworn pact is activated, with BLOODSWORN ON, the mana of both the Priest and Paladin will drain away. Further, and far more seriously, if either dies while the ability is active, the other will be critically damaged in body. Such is the price of power.

If you wish to break your blood bond, you may do so by rejecting your bloodsworn, but be aware that you will not be able to become bloodsworn to another until the New Year.