Elementary uses for Elementum

Discussion in 'Debates & Discussions' started by Joe Schmoe, Feb 19, 2020.

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Should the elementum short swords be melted down?

  1. Only the first one (Scions sword of ice damage with bonus damage to earth creatures)

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  2. Only the second one (Richter's sword of sonic damage)

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  3. Both should be melted now, using the metal on swords was a waste

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  4. Both should be melted now and reforged with more powerful enchantments

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  5. Both should be melted and reforged once he has unlocked more powerful enchantments (like the shield)

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  6. Melting them down to salvage the metal is impossible

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  7. Neither should be melted

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  1. Joe Schmoe

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    8 books in and we finally have some potential uses besides "sharp stick" to speculate on for this fey metal!

    According to the litch, elementum is one of the most magically active metals in existence, but we had no information on why that was important until book 8.

    The two uses hinted at so far are:

    Golem
    Capable of containing shield enchantment

    Two obvious questions right off the bat:

    A. What type and rank of golem can be created?
    (reminder: golem ranks are: Inferior, Lesser, Minor, Intermediate, Advanced, Major, Greater, Grand, and Supreme)
    B. What other enchantments can only be placed on magically active materials?
     
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    My guess is he can create up to a Grand rank golem in either fire, water, earth, or air.

    Enchantments requiring magically active materials are likely anything level 3 or higher. Any deeper magic or higher energy enchantments.
     
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    What you don't want to use the magic core on the golem?:D
     
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    A super golem could be a major asset given that Richter and MV are basically in the ass kicking business. But if he can make 3 Grand rank elementum golems without using a core then might as well do that and save the core for the library.

    That said, I see no reason why he couldnt use the core on an elementum golem. It could turn into something comparable in power to the mythril golem he mentioned from the game.

    Better yet, he could wait until he gets more settlement points and try making mythril in the mine again, then actually make a mythril golem.

    The problem is that, with the way its been described, making a golem with mythril or elementum wouldnt actually produce a golem made of that material if done via enchanting.

    Its possible he could use the core directly as the source to pour his mana into and produce a golem.

    In any case I think it'd be sweet for him to have a handful of super strong golems for his villagers to 'rent' while they dungeon dive.
     
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    I would like to think they should be made into rings. They could hold some seriously powerful Enchantments. But he probably can't make them.

    Second choice...wands. there might not need to be inscriptions on them like the rings. Plus they can hold loads of Mana and a powerful spell.
     
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    Wonder if he could Absorb Elementum or if he's limited to living things!
     
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    He could tame one of those metal bears that eat metal. Let it obtain metal claws and put powerful active Enchantments on each claw.
     
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    At a minimum they should be reforged when they have better schematics for swords
     
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    Or he could find a Tier 2 version and kill and Absorb it and Maybe get the capability to Sense and Eat Metal and Integrate it into himself to get stronger Nails, Teeth and maybe Bones? It would not just make him more dangerous and tougher but might allow him to Enchant those Metalised parts of himself?

    Wonder if there's are way to Temporary Enchant things? Might be very useful if there is. Say have Scrolls that can Add a Temporary Enchantment to a non enchanted weapon, it would allow for quickly generating an Enchanted Weapon keyed to that creatures weaknesses, assuming you have a good selection if Enchantment option with you?.
     
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    He at least has the chance of having metal bones already from the metal beans.
     
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    So we have weapons, rings, golem, wands, and to argument a core building. I wonder if it could be used for magic bags or books as well.
     
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    He can already make a titan steel golem.. from titan steel cubby
     
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    I suspect that Metal Golems of any type are Very Hard to make, and the higher the type of Metal the harder to make, especially with non-Mechanical Golems.
    Although making a Golem from Elementium maybe an exception?
     
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    Don't doubt it, crown it!

    But the way it could be with metal is:
    • have a really large amount of metal/ tons af ambient mana
    • You have to make a metal construct, only then you can make a golum out of it.
     
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