Reasoning Behind Anivia's Auto Attacks And Abilities?

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RayDrazon

Senior Member

02-02-2013

Just wondering how does Anivia do what she does.

Most logically, a bird would use her talons and beak to attack their prey.

However, Anivia uses "Magic" to "Summon" a sphere of ice, freeze air into a wall, blast chilling air, and create glacial hailstorm in a split second. Doing these consume "Mana."

I get it that "magic" can create these things at a cost of a certain amount of "mana" but how do her auto attacks work? What are her auto attacks? Are they lumps of ice shards? How do they magically appear without the use of "Mana"?

I know this is irrelevant to gameplay but I like diving deep into things and understand how they are "supposed" to work.

So, any ideas/opinions?

Please post and comment below. Thanks.


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Aqua Cross

Senior Member

02-03-2013

In my opion, her autoattacks are something like part of her feathers, which are shards of ice, she is an elemetal being so she can regenerate her feathers faster than any bird.


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Paul9022

Junior Member

02-03-2013

The first post explains it well but if you do not like that explanation an alternate one could be her auto attack is a minor spell and does consume mana but it is so little that it is negligible compared to all her other abilities.


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Birdy51

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02-03-2013

I assume that Anivia has evolved beyond the point of beak to face combat, mostly due to her own preferences. She has magic power, so what would be the point of resorting to primal instincts? Afterall, you don't see Swain walking up to his opponents and smacking them on the side of their heads with his cane. This strategy would prove to be disastrous. Swain is not fit to using his cane in such an uncouth manner, but he can use it as a focal point to his spells. This is an effective strategy. Simply put, he fights better using magic, and our good Cryopheonix is the same. Anivia knows that she can do more with those ice lumps than if she were to peck their faces off, so she keeps herself at a distance. A cold mistress if you will.

Now, the second point is more interesting. Anivia is not the only one who uses auto-attacks as a non-mana projectile. For instance, Annie. Would not her fires cost mana? Ryze is another. Using your logic, he would tap upon his pool of mana any time he shot off a bolt of electricity. But, neither Annie nor Ryze actually use mana for their auto attacks.

It can be speculated then, that it is because these spells are simple enough that they don't require significant mana to cast. They pale in comparison to their true abilities.

Anivia is the same way. While forming a small chunk of ice close to the tips her wing is easy for her, causing enough air to freeze to form a more dangerous projectile is incredibly taxing. It takes a concetrated effort to create a glacial storm around a targeted area. Creating a small lump of ice and then chucking it at the opponent is far easier in comparison, especially since the said chunk of ice has no magical properties attached to it. It doesn't explode nor does it do any more damage by piercing enemies already kissed by frostbite. No, this task is as simple as a warrior swinging his sword or an archer letting an arrow fly. It requires little effort from someone who is already well practiced in their respective art.

Let it be said that mages are the same.


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RayDrazon

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02-08-2013

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Originally Posted by Birdy51 View Post
I assume that Anivia has evolved beyond the point of beak to face combat, mostly due to her own preferences. She has magic power, so what would be the point of resorting to primal instincts? Afterall, you don't see Swain walking up to his opponents and smacking them on the side of their heads with his cane. This strategy would prove to be disastrous. Swain is not fit to using his cane in such an uncouth manner, but he can use it as a focal point to his spells. This is an effective strategy. Simply put, he fights better using magic, and our good Cryopheonix is the same. Anivia knows that she can do more with those ice lumps than if she were to peck their faces off, so she keeps herself at a distance. A cold mistress if you will.

Now, the second point is more interesting. Anivia is not the only one who uses auto-attacks as a non-mana projectile. For instance, Annie. Would not her fires cost mana? Ryze is another. Using your logic, he would tap upon his pool of mana any time he shot off a bolt of electricity. But, neither Annie nor Ryze actually use mana for their auto attacks.

It can be speculated then, that it is because these spells are simple enough that they don't require significant mana to cast. They pale in comparison to their true abilities.

Anivia is the same way. While forming a small chunk of ice close to the tips her wing is easy for her, causing enough air to freeze to form a more dangerous projectile is incredibly taxing. It takes a concetrated effort to create a glacial storm around a targeted area. Creating a small lump of ice and then chucking it at the opponent is far easier in comparison, especially since the said chunk of ice has no magical properties attached to it. It doesn't explode nor does it do any more damage by piercing enemies already kissed by frostbite. No, this task is as simple as a warrior swinging his sword or an archer letting an arrow fly. It requires little effort from someone who is already well practiced in their respective art.

Let it be said that mages are the same.
K thx. Satisfied now.


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Tehpersuns

Senior Member

02-09-2013

She is a very potent magic user, being an ancient cryo-pheonix. Plus, mana, for the most part, is a game mechanic, hence why Jax needs it to jump on some one