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Tsunami: Active (50SP to activate) (7 sec cooldown) (SR: no) (Empower, Maximize, Quicken, Heighten, Enlarge)

Sends forth a wave of water, knocking enemies down and dealing 30 cold damage plus 1d10 per character level and 30 bludgeoning damage plus 1d10 per character level. The cold damage and knockdown are negated on a successful Fortitude save vs. 10 + Wisdom modifier + Character level. Some monsters can resist Tsunami completely, such as Water Elementals and Oozes.

Bug: When Tsunami is cast with the Quicken Spell Metamagic[1], the knockdown cannot be negated, regardless of DC or Fortitude save, as long as the monster does not resist Tsunami completely (is not an Ooze, Plant, etc) and can be knocked down (is not a wraith, ghost, turret, etc). This makes it an effective form of no-save crowd control against a huge portion of enemies in DDO. (If you do not use Quicken, the knockdown portion can fail.)

Bug: The damage does not scale with character level, for many classes. It seems to scale properly with Druid level. It definitely does not scale with character level for Sorcerer, Bard, Favored Soul, and Cleric. For these classes, the damage is as if the spell were cast at character level 1 (base total 30 + 1d10 cold + 30 + 1d10 bludgeoning damage, which is then modified by spellpower and critical chance).
EDP Cost: 2 Ranks: 1 Progression: 8 No requirements
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Tsunami

Epic Destiny SLA Enhancement

Prerequisite

Icon tooltip.pngPermanent conditions that must be met before an ability can be acquired. For instance, the Dodge feat lists Dexterity 13+. Temporary conditions are listed under Conditions.
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8 AP in tree

Prerequisite of

Icon tooltip.pngAnother ability that requires this one as a prerequisite. For example, the Dodge feat lists Mobility.
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Trainable

Icon tooltip.pngA trainable feat can be trained using a standard feat slot, one of: Heroic, Epic, Epic Destiny, Legendary.
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Repeatable

Icon tooltip.pngA repeatable feat is a trainable feat that can be taken more than once, possibly with conditions. For example, Toughness indicates Unlimited, stacking, while Spell Focus indicates Once for each school of magic.
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Class Feat

Icon tooltip.pngA class feat is granted to all members of a class (who meet the prerequisites, if any) at a specified level. For example, Tower Shield Proficiency indicates Fighter 1, Uncanny Dodge indicates Barbarian 4 and Rogue 4, and Fists of Light indicates Monk 3 (Harmonious Path). A class feat may also be trainable to members of other classes, like Tower Shield Proficiency.
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Bonus Feat

Icon tooltip.pngA bonus feat may optionally be taken using a class-specific bonus slot. For example, Spell Focus indicates Wizard, Deflect Arrows indicates Monk, and Improved Critical indicates Artificer, Fighter. Rogue optional abilities are considered a type of bonus feat.
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Racial Feat

Icon tooltip.pngA racial feat is granted to all members of a race. For example, Shuriken Expertise indicates Drow, and Small Size Bonus indicates Gnome, Deep Gnome, Halfling.
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Dragonmark:

Enhancement Tree

Icon tooltip.pngWhen the ability is primarily granted through an enhancement, the tree is indicated here, as in Sacred Defender, Drow.
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Primal Avatar

Epic Destiny

Icon tooltip.pngUnrecognized term: Epic Destiny
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Primal Avatar

EDP

Icon tooltip.pngThe number of Epic Destiny Points (EDP) needed to acquire each rank of the enhancement, usually 1 or 2.
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Ranks

Icon tooltip.pngThe number of ranks of an enhancement that can be acquired,
usually 1 to 3.
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2 EDP / 1 rank

Spell Level

Icon tooltip.pngSpell level indicates the relative power of a spell, determining when it can normally be acquired by the relevant class(es) of caster. Not to be confused with character level. For example, Fireball lists Sorcerer 3, Wizard 3.
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Granted By

Icon tooltip.pngAny secondary source of an ability, not already mentioned. For instance, Diehard is primarily a feat, but indicates that it can also be granted by the Frenzied Berserker enhancement tree.
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Spell School

Icon tooltip.pngEvery spell (optional for SLAs) belongs to one of eight schools of magic, such as Evocation or Necromancy. Optional descriptors, e.g. Fire, Compulsion, are also listed here.
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Usage

Icon tooltip.pngEvery ability has one or more usage modes. A passive ability functions continuously without any conscious effort. An active ability requires conscious effort to invoke. A toggled ability, such as a Stance, requires conscious effort to activate, but then remains active until consciously untoggled (or character dies, etc.). Note that an ability which enhances an active or toggled ability, but does not, itself, need to be independently activated, is passive. An ability may have both a passive component and an active or toggled component. The field is hidden when easily predictable, such as for a spell (which is always active).
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Conditions

Icon tooltip.pngTemporary conditions that must be met in order for the ability to function. For example, many monk abilities require the monk to be centered. Permanent requirements are listed under Prerequisites.
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Charges

Icon tooltip.pngUnrecognized term: Charges
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Recharge

Icon tooltip.pngUnrecognized term: Recharge
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Components

Icon tooltip.pngEvery spell requires one or more types of components, either Verbal, Somatic, or Material. These are specified using the templates
{{V}}, {{S}}, and {{M}}, respectively.
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Cost

Icon tooltip.pngThe cost to invoke an active or toggled ability, such as 12 Spell Points, 10 Ki, or None. Not to be confused with the cost to acquire an ability in the first place, which might be measured in Action Points.
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50 spell points

Metamagic

Icon tooltip.pngThe effects of spells and SLAs can often be enhanced using metamagic, a type of toggled feat, for example, {{Maximize}} and {{Heighten}}.
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Empower, Maximize, Quicken, Heighten, Enlarge

Target

Icon tooltip.pngEvery ability has one or more targets, defined as Self, Friend, or Foe. The field may also contain additional information, such as Undead Foe or Breakables. The field is sometimes hidden, e.g., for a passive feat whose target is Self, such as Toughness.
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Foe

Range

Icon tooltip.pngThe distance at which an active ability can be activated, such as Melee for Cleave, or Double for Nimbus of Light. Typical values are Personal, Melee, Ranged, Touch, Standard (spell), or Double (ray), although any value can be specified. Not to be confused with area.
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Area

Icon tooltip.pngThe coverage of a spell or effect, such as Single target, Standard AoE, or Conal AoE. Not to be confused with range. For example, both Finger of Death and Fireball have Standard range, but Finger of Death has a Single target area, while Fireball has a Large Spherical AOE. Note that, in contrast to PnP, DDO in-game descriptions often conflate range and area.
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Personal / Wave

Saving Throw

Icon tooltip.pngThe type of saving throw, if any, that can be used to avert a spell or effect. Common values include Will, Fortitude, Reflex for half, or None.
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Fortitude negates

DC

Icon tooltip.pngThe Difficulty Class of the indicated saving throw. This field is omitted if the DC is predictable, such as for standard spells.
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10 + Wisdom modifier + Character level

Spell Resistance

Icon tooltip.pngWhether spell resistance can avert the spell or SLA, Yes or No.
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No

Duration

Icon tooltip.pngThe length of time an effect typically lasts, along with any conditions for premature termination. For instance, the duration for most physical attacks is Instantaneous, while the duration of Invisibility is 1 minute per caster level (no maximum), or until interacting with a target or object.
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Cooldown

Icon tooltip.pngHow long a character must wait between activations of an ability, typically measured in seconds.
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7 seconds

Offense Buff

Icon tooltip.pngAn effect that improves your offensive capabilities, such as a bonus to attack chance or damage.
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Defense Buff

Icon tooltip.pngAn effect that improves your defensive capabilities, such as a bonus to AC, PRR, or fire resistance.
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Buff

Icon tooltip.pngA broad characterization of the type(s) of beneficial effects an ability imparts, not otherwise mentioned. The inventory of recognized effects is expected to undergo considerable refinement.
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Restoration

Icon tooltip.pngAll forms of resurrection and various lesser forms of restoration, such as removing ability damage and fatigue. Restoration of lost hit points is listed under Healing.
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Healing

Icon tooltip.pngAny effect that restores lost hit points to a player character or ally. Other types of restoration are listed other Restoration. Temporary hit points are listed under Buffs.
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Instant Death

Icon tooltip.pngThis produces an Instant death effect on at least some types of target. Red-named bosses are immune, as is anyone with deathblock.
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Debuff

Icon tooltip.pngA harmful effect other than physical damage.
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Knockdown

Damage

Icon tooltip.pngThe amount and type of damage inflicted.
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30 plus 1d10 per character level cold and bludgeoning damage

Scaling

Icon tooltip.pngUnrecognized term: Scaling
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Proficiency

Icon tooltip.pngItem(s) for which the ability imparts proficiency. For example, Master's Touch lists Simple or martial weapons, shields, tower shields.
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Item

Icon tooltip.pngIf the ability enhances the use of a class of items, other than providing proficiency, that is indicated here. For example, Shuriken Expertise lists Shuriken.
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Grants

Icon tooltip.pngIf the ability imparts some other ability (other than proficiency), that is indicated here. For example, the Barbarian's Die Hard enhancement provides the Diehard feat.
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Description

Active (50SP to activate) (7 sec cooldown) (SR: no) (Empower, Maximize, Quicken, Heighten, Enlarge) Sends forth a wave of water, knocking enemies down and dealing 30 cold damage plus 1d10 per character level and 30 bludgeoning damage plus 1d10 per character level. The cold damage and knockdown are negated on a successful Fortitude save vs. 10 + Wisdom modifier + Character level. Some monsters can resist Tsunami completely, such as Water Elementals and Oozes.

Bug: When Tsunami is cast with the Quicken Spell Metamagic[2], the knockdown cannot be negated, regardless of DC or Fortitude save, as long as the monster does not resist Tsunami completely (is not an Ooze, Plant, etc) and can be knocked down (is not a wraith, ghost, turret, etc). This makes it an effective form of no-save crowd control against a huge portion of enemies in DDO. (If you do not use Quicken, the knockdown portion can fail.)

Bug: The damage does not scale with character level, for many classes. It seems to scale properly with Druid level. It definitely does not scale with character level for Sorcerer, Bard, Favored Soul, and Cleric. For these classes, the damage is as if the spell were cast at character level 1 (base total 30 + 1d10 cold + 30 + 1d10 bludgeoning damage, which is then modified by spellpower and critical chance).