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cromptj

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Limitations of magic in WoK ** spoilers**
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:57:58 PM »
So I was reading WoK recently and the scene when Jasnah killed those men with her soulcasting ability got me thinking, what can soul casting do? Can it effect, for example, a surgebinder, or a Shardbearer, or a Thunderclast? And Surgebinding, how much stronger/faster do you get when holding stormlight? Do the effects get greater the more stormlight you hold? etc. So I posted this thread to see if anyone can tell me the answers to these questions (or at least make up a plausible theory)

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Re: Limitations of magic in WoK ** spoilers**
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 09:52:40 PM »
well we  know that Shardplate is immune to Lashings, so it probably blocks Soulcasting as well.

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Re: Limitations of magic in WoK ** spoilers**
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 04:41:36 PM »
Dunno.

Stormlight seems to be one of the limiting factors.  The main one, in fact.  Combine this with the fact that Jasnah's gems cracked under extreme use, and we've got a couple of useful limits.

Beyond that, though, we just don't know enough.
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