Talk:Activation time

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Channelled skills[edit]

Is channelling a skill considered part of the activation time? This definition of activation time suggests that it is time spent before the effect, but I know that some skills, say Ether Renewal, have an effect for as long as the player is activating it. Thoughts? -- aspectacle User Aspectacle.png 01:05, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Here's what I think of the types of skills according to its casting style, there're:
- passive : there's no activation time for this type.
- active : the activation time equals the time you need to prepare to cast the skill.
- channeled : no activation time, channeling time equals to the longest possible time from the start to the end of the skill.
There may be combination of the types above, and charged skills are considered as channeling skills.
So I agree to distinguish channeling time from activation time, for better identifying which type of a skill is. Glastium | talk 07:18, 2 June 2011 (UTC)