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Ability damage[edit]

I am not finding Panacea to be curing ability damage as stated. I've tried it several times for this, and each time I have to turn to Restoration (Lesser, standard, or Greater) instead. — previous unsignedIcon tooltip.pngPlease sign posts using ~~~~ comment by (d| r| b) at 21:25, September 18, 2019 (UTC)

  • Interesting... I know I read a reference somewhere that said it cured ability damage, but I just went into VoN 5 and it didn't remove the ability damage from the zombie diseases. All the forum references from quick Google search seem to make the distinction between "temporary" ability damage (like from Ray of Enfeeblement) and "permanent" (as from Wounding/Puncturing/etc). --Thalone 23:03, April 1, 2015 (EDT)
    • The tooltips for Panacea and Restoration/Greater restoration all say "removes temporary ability damage." Lesser Restoration reads differently (and more awkwardly IMO) "Dispels magical effects reducing one of an ally's ability scores." Also, in the interests of full disclosure, I only have Restoration and Greater Restoration memorized, so I shouldn't have included Lesser in my OP above as it is untested by me for ability damage removal. — previous unsignedIcon tooltip.pngPlease sign posts using ~~~~ comment by (d| r| b) at 21:25, September 18, 2019 (UTC)
  • I'm the author of the IP posts above, made before I created my account. With the Mimic Hunt out I've been running bank mules through Irestone to try to collect mimic tokens, and the L7 hireling Cleric Flower comes with Panacea which does remove the ability damage from Ray of Enfeeblement (spammed with frequency by the Witch Doctors in that quest). It looks as though Thalone's observations about differences in ability damage sources are accurate, but I'm not sure how this should be, or if it should be, detailed somewhere so people can have an expectation of how they can remove their ability damage from various sources. --Niminae (ContribsMessage) 10:41, September 29, 2017 (EDT)
  • In PnP, there's a difference between three things: ability penalty, ability damage, ability drain. I think in DDO ability damage and ability drain are one thing. I think we have the difference between damage and penalty covered somewhat on Ability Damaged.--Cru121 (ContribsMessage) 11:04, September 29, 2017 (EDT)
  • I've been personally trying to follow up on this bug. I know I put in a ticket for it. I'm wondering/hoping it was actually fixed as part of the work to offer it as an SLA for one of the new cleric domains, but I haven't had an opportunity to test/check and have been unable to obtain dev confirmation of this either.  👟 ShoeMaker (Contribs • Message) 👟 12:51, September 29, 2017 (EDT)