Bag of Tricks Vol. 53: Permanent Uptime of Artificer’s Persuasion

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Welcome to the latest installment of our Bag of Tricks! On some days you will find useful tricks, gimmicks and ideas here that can make life in Neverwinter Online easier. Some of the stuff should be well known, but since even veterans learn something new every now and then, chance is you can, too.

The Insignia bonus “Artificer’s Persuasion” and it’s younger brother “Artificer’s Influence” are popular choices when it comes to the stable of support and even DPS classes. The bonus calculates off the buffed Power stat and adds 10%/5% to Recovery, Movement, Action Point Gain, and Stamina Gain. Especially Anointed Champion Devoted Clerics are natural “power houses” that can easily gain extra Recovery north of 20k with every Artifact power activation.

Normally you might think that the Insignia Bonus is not too strong because it’s naturally capped at the 60 second cooldown of Mythic Artifacts. But some Artifacts are actually able to generate way lower cooldowns, and with it more activations of Artificer’s Persuasion.

Forgehammer of Gond

The Forgehammer of Gond does not only help you in professions, its cooldown is also affected by Recovery. Most certainly a bug, it makes it a very favorable Artifact to use with Artificer’s Persuasion. It also adds some power, which fits the build of an Anointed Champion for example.

Dragon Artifacts

While the use of the Forgehammer could be labeled exploiting, there’s a completely legit way to keep a permanent uptime of Artificer’s Persuasion. The Dragon Artifacts (Heart of the Blue Dragon) for some reason are the only ones that have their cooldown reduced significantly if you fail to hit any targets with their powers. That way 60 seconds on Mythic quality turn to 15, the exact duration of Artificer’s Persuasion. In solo target fights it’s extremely easy to turn away from the boss, intentionally miss and refresh the bonus every 15 seconds.

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