Concise description

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The Concise description is the theoretically shorter part of a skill's description presented in the game; you can use the options menu to change whether the game displays this or the full description. Typically, the game reduces the length by using official terminology rather than plain text descriptions, e.g. Drop effect instead of [w]hen you drop her ashes.

Common terminologies used in concise descriptions[edit]


  • Occasionally, the full and concise descriptions offer contradictory information about a skill's impact.


  • Some skills had tried to explain its effect ("...the resulting dust cloud..."), and most used confusing non-official terminology ( "...blood spatter...", "...on the ground..."). In the past many skills were described in this way, but the introduction of concise skill descriptions led to most of them being streamlined or removed entirely.