TalentAdvancedProtectSelf

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TalentAdvancedProtectSelf()

AI quickly scans nearby enemies and determines the most beneficial protective talents to use on itself against the type of enemies it faces.

Description

Returns a Boolean (i.e. TRUE or FALSE) to the calling function to let it know if it was successful in finding and applying a protective talent to best protect the caller from the types of nearby enemies.

This will use the class specific defensive spells first and leave the rest for the normal defensive AI



Remarks

Breakdown of the steps the function uses to determine which talent (spell, feat, item) to use:

Create a list of all nearby enemies, seperating them into their respective base classes (Fighter, Mage, Monster, Clerics) and totalling up the levels in each category.

Determine the most immediate threat by category by comparing total levels in each (Consider the fighters a .3 advantage in threat levels)

Get a random talent from TALENT_CATEGORY_BENEFICIAL_PROTECTION_SELF

Check to see if the talent is useful against the base class we consider the most threatening

If not get a random talent from TALENT_CATEGORY_BENEFICIAL_PROTECTION_SINGLE

Check to see if the talent is useful against the base class we consider the most threatening

If not get a random talent from TALENT_CATEGORY_BENEFICIAL_PROTECTION_AREAEFFECT

Check to see if the talent is useful against the base class we consider the most threatening

If not go back to the beginning and get another talent from TALENT_CATEGORY_BENEFICIAL_PROTECTION_SELF

Loop through this procedure 10 times looking for a protective talent for itself

If we find one and it is a spell, check to see if we already have the effect applied to us before casting.

If not cast the spell on itself

If we find one and it is a feat, check to see if we have that feat

If so, use the feat

If its neither a spell nor a feat just use it

Unsure of which talents fall under the TALENT_CATEGORY group constants shown above.


Requirements

#include " x0_i0_talent "

Version

1.61

See Also

functions: 

TalentUseProtectionOthers



 author: John Shuell, editors: Lilac Soul, Mistress