Subjunctive KoL: ElementalEffects
There are five basic elements in the Kingdom: hot, cold, stench, spooky, and sleaze. (There are also a couple of minor elements, like bad spelling, but these don't have any special effects.)
The effects of the elements are as follows:
- Each element will inflict double damage on the two elements to the right of it in the above chart.
- Each element will receive double damage from the two elements to the left of it in the above chart.
- Each element does only 1 damage to its own element.
How do you deal elemental damage?
- All Pastamancer spells (except Weapon of the Pastalord, which does ordinary physical damage) will, when cast, randomly be one of the five elements (they may also do physical damage). They can be set to do one specific type of elemental damage using the Flavour of Magic skill.
- All Sauceror spells will randomly do either hot or cold damage. If you have the Immaculate Seasoning spell, they will always be whichever of hot or cold will do the maximum damage to an enemy.
- There are two cookbooks available at Gouda's Grimoire and Grocery, the Codex of Capsaicin Conjuration and Gazpacho's Glacial Grimoire, which (in addition to boosting your spell damage by 10) will cause all Pastamancer and Sauceror spells cast to be hot or cold, respectively. These cookbooks override Flavour of Magic or Immaculate Seasoning.
- Many pieces of equipment confer additional elemental damage to your attacks. These bonuses obey the same rules for elemental damage.
How do monsters use elemental damage?
- Some monsters (e.g. Knott Yetis) are of a specific elemental type (Knott Yetis are cold). This means that they will take double damage from their vulnerable elements, and only take 1 damage from their own element. It also means that all of their own attacks will be of that element. (See ElementalResistance for more information on how to resist monsters' elemental attacks.)
- Some monsters are not of a specific elemental type, but still occasionally attack with that element. For instance, while Furry Giants are not intrinsically sleazy (surprisingly enough), some of their attacks do sleaze damage.
The Hotform, Coldform, Spookyform, Sleazeform, and Stenchform effects will turn you temporarily into the appropriate elemental type. All of your attacks, items, and spells will be of that element and you will receive damage according to the elemental rules. (This effect overrides Flavour of Magic, Immaculate Seasoning, or the elemental cookbooks for your spell element.) Familiar damage will remain physical for familiars which normally attack physically, but it will also become that element for familiars (e.g. Angry Goat) which attack elementally.