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9.75 Battlerage

Battlerage is the name for a series of abilities that everyone unlocks within the Attainment skill. (See AB ATTAINMENT)

While many of your class-related abilities in Achaea are only useful when used
on other adventurers, the Battlerage abilities are only useful when used on
denizens. 

Further, unlike most other skills, Battlerage is not learned by using
lessons - you will gain new abilities by levelling up. 

There are six BR abilities per class, as well as six for each colour of Dragon,
so there is a large gap in levels between the abilities.

Within Attainment, you will get Battlerage abilities at:
* Level 6
* Level 10
* Level 20
* Level 35
* Level 50
* Level 65

Dragons will have all of the abilities and those who are Elder Dragons will
find their Battlerage abilities switch when they switch Dragon colour.

WHAT IS RAGE?
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All Battlerage abilities are powered by a stat called Rage. 

Rage is gained by doing damage to denizens. Rage is gained at a constant rate
based upon your attack speed. When you gain rage, you cannot gain rage again
for a short time immediately afterwards. If you attack a denizen with multiple
simultaneous attacks, you will gain the full amount of rage of your attack
speed based on the very first attack, and subsequent attacks will not generate
any rage.

When you gain Rage, everyone in your group also gains some portion of that
Rage. How much depends on how many people are in your group. Remember,
everybody in the group will get the below % of the Rage generated by every
other person in the group, providing they're in the same room.

 2 people = 10%     3 people = 8%    4 people = 7%
 5 people = 6%      6 people = 6%    7 people = 5%
 8 people = 4%      9 people = 3%   10 people = 2%
11 people = 1.5%   12 people = 1%   13 people =.8%
14 people = .5%    15 people =.3%


HOW DO I SEE HOW MUCH RAGE I HAVE?
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By default, you will be notified every time you gain Rage. You can config this
off/on by doing CONFIG RAGEMSG GAIN to turn it on, and CONFIG RAGEMSG without
that option to turn it off. 

CONFIG COLOUR RAGEMSG <colour> will let you pick a colour for the associated 
Rage messages.

You can also configure your prompt to show you Rage by using R in a standard
prompt or *R in a custom prompt. (HELP PROMPT will explain more.) Please note
that if you're using the Achaea web client and can't see your prompt, it's
probably because you've checked the option to turn off prompts in your settings
window (accessible via the gears in the lower right of the client). 

Finally, you can quickly see your current rage by doing SHOW RAGE, SHOW
BATTLERAGE, BATTLERAGE, BRAGE or simply BR.


USING RAGE
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Before you can use Rage, you need to have Rage. See above!

Each Battlerage ability (AB ATTAINMENT <ability name>) will tell you how much
Rage it costs and how long the cooldown is for it. There are also configuration
options to CONFIG RAGEMSG that will allow you to see when an ability cooldown
ends.

There are, roughly, four types of Battlerage abilities:

  * Damage (which may be straight damage, damage-over-time, or some combination
thereof).
  * Afflicting (Afflicting a denizen with something, like weakness or amnesia.)
  * Conditional Damage (Extra damage if the denizen has a particular
affliction.)
  * Shield Breakers (Remove a denizen's shield)

Rage must be gained continually in order to be kept. After 15 seconds of not
using or gaining Rage, it will quickly fade.

RAGE-BASED AFFLICTIONS
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The following afflictions can be inflicted on denizens via Battlerage:

  * Sensitivity  - The denizen takes 33% extra damage for 8 seconds.
  * Amnesia      - The denizen misses the next 2-3 attacks.
  * Recklessness - The denizen can't shield for 9 seconds.
  * Weakness     - The denizen does 66% of normal damage for 7 seconds.
  * Feared       - The denizen flees every couple seconds for 8 seconds.
  * Aeon         - The denizen attacks at 66% normal speed for 6 seconds.
  * Clumsy       - The denizen misses 33% of attacks for 7 seconds.
  * Inhibit      - The denizen doesn't actively heal for 9 seconds.
  * Charm        - The denizen will attack other mobs that you have beef with 
                   for 5 seconds.
  * Stun         - The mob doesn't do anything for 4 seconds.

RAGE CONFIGURATION SETTINGS
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There are three different categories of Battlerage notifications, each of which
can be enabled separately.

The three categories are:

   GAIN
    - Notifications about generating and losing rage.

   ABCOOLDOWNS
    - Notifications about the cooldown of a specific ability.

   GLOBALCOOLDOWNS
    - Notifications about the global 1-second cooldown on all Battlerage 
      abilities.

Use CONFIG RAGEMSG <options> to control these configuration settings.

Examples:

   CONFIG RAGEMSG
    - Turns off all three categories of notifications.

   CONFIG RAGEMSG GAIN
    - Turns gain notifications on, and all cooldown notifications off.

   CONFIG RAGEMSG GAIN ABCOOLDOWNS
    - Turns notifications about rage gain and specific ability cooldowns on, 
      but global cooldown notifications are off.