Bortak's Bone Cesta
Energy +12 (Requires 9 Death Magic)
Death Magic +1 (20% chance while using skills)
Halves casting time of Death Magic spells (Chance: 20%)
Value: 35 gold
HCT is a shorthand for "halves casting time". It is used to refer to the "Halves casting time of <attribute> spells" item modification found on weapons and focus items. The "<attribute>" part can be one of any spellcaster's attributes or it may be omitted, in which case it will apply to all spells.
The following weapon upgrades gives a chance to halve a spell's casting time:
- Staff heads
- Focus cores
Attribute independent enhancement
Some items are found with an HCT bonus of up to 10% chance for all spells, but not tied to any specific attribute.
Uniques with attribute based HCT 20%