Thanks for visiting - Banana Shoulders has retired! If you'd like to catch up with what I'm playing and writing lately, check out Siha Games!, my general MMO and gaming blog.

Sep 21

Typhoon Andrew asked, in a recent post, “what 5 abilities, spells, effects, or powers would you like in real life“?

Coming up with an answer is harder than it sounds! After much contemplation…

  1. Cure Disease. The Paladin version, Cleanse, would be alright as well. Let’s face it; disease is a global problem, and the ability to cure it – including non-infectious diseases – is something I couldn’t go past.
  2. Heal, or some variant thereof. As someone who’s been plagued with health problems ever since an accident a decade ago, I’m keenly aware of how fragile our bodies are. The ability to heal the wounded would make such a huge difference, both to my own quality of life and to the world in general.
  3. Swift Flight Form. Because really, who doesn’t want to fly?
  4. Teleport. I love visiting new places, but the getting-there part of the Lose Weight Exercise gets pretty tedious after a while, especially when you live half a day by air from almost anywhere else that speaks your language.
  5. Mind Soothe. When my friends and I throw around the old “if you could be any superhero…” conversation, I’m usually keen on the Invisibility-type powers, so Stealth was a strong contender here. I think Mind Soothe – which, in the real world, would really be like a more subtle version of Mind Control – could be plenty of fun, too. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…”

What would you pick? Awesome combat powers so you can be a ninja? The stealth of a rogue, so cat-burglary can fund your early retirement? Or perhaps Tailoring or Leatherworking, if you aspire to a career in fashion? ;-)

Liked this article? Why not subscribe?


Comment by Gnomerie

Made Sunday, 21 of September , 2008 at 1:24 pm

In no particular order:
1) Stealth
2) Teleport
3) Divine Shield
4) Death Grip
5) Tame Beast

Comment by Muffiny

Made Sunday, 21 of September , 2008 at 6:59 pm

Mind Control
Divine Shield

Comment by Ursuron

Made Monday, 22 of September , 2008 at 11:08 am

1. Swift Flight Form

Well, duh.

2. Dire Bear Form

Who _wouldn’t_ be a bear if they had the opportunity? Mind you, I suspect it would suck a bit in an Australian summer.

3. Aquatic Form

Get the drift?

4. Abolish Disease

If there was a spell that abolished both disease and poison, I’d have chosen that instead. But poison’s easier to cope with by spamming heals, whereas disease isn’t so much.

5. Regrowth

Healing Touch, Rejuvenation or Lifebloom would all do just as nicely though. Or whatever the new AoE HoT in the expansion is called.

Comment by Stupid Mage

Made Tuesday, 23 of September , 2008 at 5:54 am

1. Lifebloom – Instantly make people start to feel better.
2. Cleanse – Same. Diseases suck ass.
3. Swift Flight Form – Summon [Mount] might be fun too though.
4. Conjure Refreshment – Free Lunch.
5. Scorch – Some people really deserve a 5 stack.

Comment by Warlock :P

Made Thursday, 25 of September , 2008 at 8:55 pm

Summon succubus! Period

Leave a comment