Welcome to the Achaea Forums! Please be sure to read the Forum Rules
Mesmerise: the most useless of all trans skills?
Syntax: MESMERISE <adventurer>
Mesmerise is an alternative to HYPNOTISE. Mesmerise takes longer and drains more mana. It also requires complete focus on the task at hand, meaning
that any activity at all during the MESMERISE attempt will cause it to fail. The benefit of a successful MESMERISE is that it will not be noticed.
Normal hypnosis requires about 3 seconds to start. Mesmerise takes about 6, costs three times the mana and if you do -anything- whilst mesmerizing (curing, lighting pipes, breathing, anything) it instantly cancels but still leaves you off balance for the full duration. This pretty much limits it to being used exclusively when you have the pleasure of having the drop on someone long enough to get this off without them noticing you (which is extremely rare in most circumstances). Normal hypnosis isn't affected by action whatsoever, though has a reasonably high chance of failing against high level/vigilant opponents. The only use this really has therein is when normal hypnosis simply can't ensnare a target, and even then, the caveats with this ability are sufficient enough for you to consider alternatives first.
Thoughts on this? I'm probably trying to use it wrong, but it just feels almost completely worthless to me.