Arith Matic

Nicrosil/Duralumin Stack?

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If you could find a misting that was hemalurgically  enhanced with duralumin, and then you got a nicrosil misting to touch them, could they theoretically stack and multiply the original misting's power?

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I would assume so, with each enhancement metal making the original more powerful, but I guess burn faster than it already does with duralumin. For that reason I assume multiple nicroburst touching the Misting would have a similar effect.

Of course, the real enhancement comes from nicrobursting the duralumin, and then burning that enhanced duralumin to skyrocket your original power. We’ve seen normal duralumin and it was crazy, imagine this.

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Again, the issue comes down to amount of ingested metal. 

Duralumin doesn't actual make the powers stronger, just come faster. So you'd need to have enough metal ingested that duralumin couldn't instantly consume it all anyway. 

They should absolutely stack, but your going to need a lot of metal. Before that accomplishes anything noticeable. 

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On 12/14/2018 at 6:57 PM, Arith Matic said:

If you could find a misting that was hemalurgically  enhanced with duralumin, and then you got a nicrosil misting to touch them, could they theoretically stack and multiply the original misting's power?

The powers should absolutely stack, however, this might not be as crazy powerful as could be expected.

For example, duralumin causes the user to very rapidly metabolize the other metals they are burning, much like flaring but on an extreme scale. Flaring is much less efficient than normal burning, IE: the user get more Investiture flowing through them per second when flaring, but the ratio between the Investiture flowing through them and the rate at which they burn metal decreases. Flaring duralumin should obey this principle like any other metal, and having duralumin nicrobursted should be roughly equivalent to super flaring it.

Basically, this is going to lead to cascading waste with every additional iteration of nicrobursting and/or duralumining the end metal. It's mathematically possible that combining multiple augmentations could result in an equal or even weaker final display of power, with the caveat that much more metal would be consumed in the process. Further, even if the end user has many pounds of metal beads swallowed, it is entirely possible that they could have a maximum effective rate of Investiture output that is independent of the amount of augmentations on them; ie: they can be forced to burn pewter faster and faster, but they might be capped at 10x power no matter how fast they burn it.

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The extra power may also be harmful, especially with tin which is hard to handle even with just duralumin. There may also be a limit to how much investiture the body can take, even without any physical overload.

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On 12/28/2018 at 1:14 AM, MistCLOAKed Mountains said:

The extra power may also be harmful, especially with tin which is hard to handle even with just duralumin. There may also be a limit to how much investiture the body can take, even without any physical overload.

On the other hand, this might be a way to fast-track people to savantism. A huge rush of investiture, pouring through their soul all at once? Sounds like a pretty good hack to me...

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