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Spell details for Shell  

Jobs/Level:Paladin, lvl 20
Rune Fencer, lvl 10
Red Mage, lvl 17
Scholar, lvl 20
White Mage, lvl 17
MP cost:18
Element:Light
Scroll:Scroll of Shell
Duration:30 minutes
Reuse:5 Seconds
Cast time:1 second
Target Type:Single
Description: Enhances target's magic defense.

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What does it do??
# Jul 14 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know what Shell actually does?

How much does it defend against magic spells?

Does it reduce base damage, help with resists, or what?

Will it defend against elemental-based enemy skills, like bomb toss or cursed sphere?

Everyone uses Shell, and I haven't a clue whether it's doing any good or not..
RE: What does it do??
# Jan 14 2005 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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well from what i've seen, shell boosts your defense against most elemental magic attacks like thunder, fire, blizzard, etc. It also boosts defense against some enemies special magic attacks like damselflies have sphere break...this sharply reduces the damage taken by sphere break. however, as goblinbane said, this does not help at all with attacks like poison or sleep...that is what the bar- magic is for.
RE: What does it do??
# Jul 14 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
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The way I understand it, this gives you some defense against magical attacts only. It doesn't help with elemental attacks like when a fly hits you with poison or a sheep hits you with sleep in the dunes.
That's why I don't waste mp on it in an area where I won't get attacked by magic.

Edited, Wed Jul 14 18:48:08 2004
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# Feb 19 2004 at 1:43 PM Rating: Default
wow.... if you guys think shell is expencive... wait till you hit above lvl 30.... i'd kill for all the spells that i have to buy were as cheap as shell, lol
shell
# Feb 18 2004 at 5:47 PM Rating: Default
where can i get this spell for cheapest dont wanna buy from ah it is to much
if you know please email me at motodude69@hotmail.com thanks
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RE: shell
# Feb 19 2004 at 7:18 AM Rating: Good
If you click on the Scroll: Shell up top, it will tell you what venders sell this spell.
Dont use auction house
# Nov 14 2003 at 6:00 AM Rating: Decent
Just so you know, dont bother getting this spell at auction house, if yer in windurst, you can buy it by the vendonr that is in one of those 3 boats. As you gain levels, more and more spells/gear will be available to you in the market place so always keep checking back.
RE: Dont use auction house
# Apr 05 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm fairly confident when I say that level has nothing to do with which spells are offered by NPCs. The country's position in the conquest is what determines what they will offer. Best way to be guaranteed of finding the spell at an NPC is to go to the first place town. If it's going to be sold at any spell NPCs, it'll be those ones.
RE: Dont use auction house
# Jul 21 2004 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
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i don't know about that...i've gone to many shops at low levels and they had very little to offer, as i gained fame and levels they offered more wares...sandy is 1st on ragnarok and i always check there so i think level or fame plays into it somewhere
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