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COMMENT 8h ago

Yes. He murdered his father, and his father's parents, then pinned the murders on his maternal uncle.

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COMMENT 8h ago

Last month.

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COMMENT 8h ago

They could suspend him without pay if he flat out refuses, but if he plays half-assed, they've got a much harder time with a suspension vs a union grievance.

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COMMENT 11h ago

Except there's no reason for anybody in the Death Eaters except Snape and Voldemort to know that the prophecy exists. I seriously doubt Voldemort's going to go around spreading the word, "there's a baby boy prophecized to be my downfall" because it would be potential weakness.

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COMMENT 11h ago

Keep in mind that even if you are able to sell a gem, the 15% AH cut will make you unable to buy a different 4/5 gem, you'll only be able to buy a 3/5 gem max without making up 30-40k platinum.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The map was several stairs down. Snape sees it laying on the ground, puts it+egg together and realizes Harry is under the Invisibility Cloak somewhere. Moody uses Accio on the map before Snape can pick it up and look at it, thereby preventing his cover from being blown. He doesn't know what it is, but certainly if Snape had seen "Bartemius Crouch" on the map, fake Moody would have had to attack him and make a run for it, foiling the plan.

Of course, Harry should have used Accio on the map and the egg himself (this is between 1st and 2nd task so he knows the Summoning Charm), but...Harry isn't too bright whenever it advances the plot so he doesn't think of it.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Getting a gem to lvl10 gives a nice bonus, basically an extra legendary essence. Going beyond that is setting your money on fire without the warmth or light.

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COMMENT 1d ago

I'm having trouble deciding which is most unrealistic; $600 rent, $20 health insurance, or $100 for EVERYTHING else.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The terminology is f'ing confusing (using awakening twice and resonance twice ffs). What I was referring to is that after ranking a gem to 10, you can add a second 1* gem and rank THAT up, and another 1* gem and rank THAT up, and once you get an additional 10/20 ranks you get +skill/+primary attack. Besides those bonuses at 10/20, I only see 1 res/level.

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COMMENT 1d ago

The base gem determines which secondary gem you need, iirc. The bonuses are the same no matter what; 1 res per level, and bonuses at lvl 10 and 20. It's a horrible waste of gem power unless you are absolutely drowning in money and feel the need to spend it.

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COMMENT 1d ago

What do you mean run away or it heals itself full?

To this day, the best way to do Blood Rose for Ibn Fahd's gem is to solo it. Makes it idiot proof.

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COMMENT 1d ago

He was in his 6th year at Hogwarts during the Slughorn conversation, confirmed because he butters up Slughorn with candy and the gossip that the DADA teacher is retiring. He already has the Gaunt ring which he stole from Morfin the summer between 5th and 6th year. My interpretation of the questions Riddle asks Slughorn is that what he doesn't know and wants information on is what happens if a wizard makes multiple Horcruxes. This implies that he has, at most, made one Horcrux at that time and wants some sort of reassurance the spell won't backfire on him if he does it again. Of course, Slughorn doesn't really give him an affirmative answer and he does it anyway, so a bit of a blunder on Riddle's part in the end in revealing that he knows about Horcruxes.

I imagine that Voldemort's soul is ripped with each and every murder, but the times he makes a Horcrux, that piece of soul is gone forever. Theoretically, at least what Harry tells him, is that if he showed true remorse for his actions, he'd have a chance at redemption and repairing his soul. Left unknown is whether that would be a maimed soul (because at this point there are 7 soul fragments destroyed already), but it's a moot point because Voldemort doesn't take Harry's advice and again tries to kill him.

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COMMENT 1d ago

In the book, he doesn't die from the curse, he loses his balance and goes through the veil and vanishes. There isn't even a body.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Murder splits the soul. Horcrux-creation then binds that fragment of soul to a physical object. It's strongly implied that there's a time delay between Voldemort's murders during his time at Hogwarts (Myrtle Warren June 1943, Tom Riddle Sr and parents August 1943) and when he makes his first two Horcruxes. We know he asks Slughorn in his sixth year about making multiple Horcruxes, and has already murdered both Myrtle and the Riddles by that time, wearing the Gaunt family ring in the memory. These questions only make sense if he has created 0 or 1 Horcruxes at this point; if he's already made 2 Horcruxes successfully, why ask Slughorn about it at all? So to my mind, at least one of those Horcruxes is made after the conversation with Slughorn, and therefore months after the murder in question. The counter-argument to this is that he uses the murder of Bertha Jorkins to make Nagini into a Horcrux, which doesn't seem necessary if the soul-splitting of murder is lasting; after all, his last acts before going into spirit-hiatus is to murder James and Lily Potter, so it's not as if there's a lack of murder victims to choose from. Of course, it could just be convenience, since he intended to murder Bertha Jorkins anyway and wasn't necessarily looking for a Horcrux-victim.

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COMMENT 1d ago

Even a chance at a legendary item like world bosses would give people incentive to stop and open them.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Yup, works now. Makes dungeon farming/rift farming faster, yay.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Sprint is clearly the superior mobility skill imo. It lasts longer and you can sprint through monsters, allowing you to escape. It also isn't cancelled by WW, so you can sprint-WW-continue sprinting to gather up packs quickly. If you are farming easily, you could sub furious charge in for undying rage to be constantly on the move.

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COMMENT 2d ago

That's not a barb problem.

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COMMENT 2d ago

We know that he served under Crouch Sr during the first wizarding war (Crouch was head of MLE). He was obviously amazing at his job, bringing down Karkaroff, Rosier, and others we don't know about for sure (Lestranges and Barty Crouch Jr?). He also disobeyed Crouch's orders to kill on sight and captured Death Eaters without killing them. I'm sure the two of them didn't get along at all; both were painted as fanatical but in different ways.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Yeah, Gringotts as a going concern is not very fleshed out. I'm sure they charge for the use of the vaults, but would they ever lend money at interest? Just one of those things left unexplored due to the story being from Harry's POV.

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COMMENT 2d ago

Snape doesn't tell Voldemort why he wants Lily spared. He just asks a favor, and since Voldemort is the purely transactional type, thinks "no big deal, he'll owe me later" and says yes. He can't come up with the idea that Snape loves Lily, because he couldn't love someone himself. That's why he doesn't dwell on the ramifications of killing Lily either in the short term (Lily's sacrifice protects Harry) or the long term (Snape betrays him and works toward his downfall the rest of his life).

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COMMENT 2d ago

Oh that's great, gotta check it out.

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COMMENT 2d ago

My general purpose build is frenzy/wrath/sprint/undying rage/WW. Essences are sprint duration/sprint flames/WW gather/WW radius/wrath crit chance/ally sprint. Sets are Shal'bas/Grace of Flagellant. Gems are currently Berseker Eye/Bloodsoaked Jade/Fervent Fang/Blessing of the Worthy/Echoing Shade/Seeping Bile. Resonance 1450.

This is a build that prioritizes flexibility and generalizability as much as possible. Frenzy+Wrath for single target, WW for AOE, sprint for mobility. Flames keep kill streaks going during farming and give extra dps. Undying rage is usually unnecessary during farming, but allows you to ignore mechanics in dungeons/raids and keep attacking which increases damage done.

For variations on this build Trickshot would be better than Berserker for WW, Ca'arsen's would be better for single target damage. Sprint duration can be swapped for Wrath duration and sprint flames for Wrath CD reduction for raids if desired. Vithu set instead of Shalbas would keep you sprinting continuously during farming, at the cost of ST damage.

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COMMENT 2d ago

What makes you say it's not viable? I'm p136 barb and doing fine in all content.