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Waves of Exhaustion

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Name: Waves of Exhaustion
School: Necromancy
Spell Level: AotS 5, Blc 7, Sor/Wiz 7, Wlk 5
Components: VerbalIcon tooltip.pngVerbal: A verbal component is a spoken incantation. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot act or speak. Certain rare spells, such as Silence Creature, may temporarily disable spells that require verbal components., SomaticIcon tooltip.pngSomatic: A somatic component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot move causing arcane spell failure resulting in a ruined spell. Spells without a somatic component may be used with disregard to Arcane Spell Failure chance. Note - that characters make the same arm gestures for most spells in DDO, so you can't tell which spells require this component by watching your character's animations.
Spell Point Cost: 40
Metamagic: Quicken
Target: Foe, Directional
Range: Standard Conal AOE
Duration: 120 seconds+6 seconds per caster level
Saving Throw: None
Spell Resistance: Yes
Cooldown: 5 seconds (Wiz), 3 seconds (Sor)


Waves of negative energy cause all living creatures to become Exhausted. Exhausted creatures take a -25% penalty to movement speed, -6 penalty to Strength and Dexterity, and cannot tumble.

The waves only apply the Strength and Dexterity Abilities penalties to red and purple named. The movement speed penalty won't apply. Orange name mini-bosses still suffer the movement speed penalty.

Duration of the exhaustion is 120 seconds base plus 6 seconds per caster level - no maximum. Against player Characters, it lasts only 20 seconds plus 1 second per caster level.

The slow effect stacks with the slow aspect from the Slow spell and fear spells that render the target Frightened.

Bug: The spell won't correctly trigger the "Target is out of range" error if you target a far away enemy and cast it. So ideally aim it manually at targets within range. It's difficult to tell its exact area of effect from the graphic, but it's the same as any other cone spell. So if you're familiar with a spell like cone of cold, use it as a guide.