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10th Sep '17 9:57:14 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''DigimonWorld'', you may get an "MP Consumption Bonus" after finishing a battle, which reduces the amount of MP required to use attacks. At least, that's what it does in the PAL versions - getting this bonus in the NTSC versions usually results in nothing more than [[GameBreakingBug your game crashing on the spot]].

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* In ''DigimonWorld'', ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld'', you may get an "MP Consumption Bonus" after finishing a battle, which reduces the amount of MP required to use attacks. At least, that's what it does in the PAL versions - getting this bonus in the NTSC versions usually results in nothing more than [[GameBreakingBug your game crashing on the spot]].
1st Aug '17 12:36:12 PM CosmicFerret
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* The Sage class in the DragonQuest games often has this as a feature.
** In DragonQuestIX, the ultimate Sage skill reduces all spellcosts by 25%, no matter the current class. The TwocusPocus ability lets you cast a spell twice for no extra cost (and it counts towards the combo system), the Mage's LimitBreak lets him cast spells for 0 MP for a while, and applies it to the whole party if the Sage has a LimitBreak active as well.

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* The Sage class in the DragonQuest VideoGame/DragonQuest games often has this as a feature.
** In DragonQuestIX, VideoGDragonQuestIX, the ultimate Sage skill reduces all spellcosts by 25%, no matter the current class. The TwocusPocus ability lets you cast a spell twice for no extra cost (and it counts towards the combo system), the Mage's LimitBreak lets him cast spells for 0 MP for a while, and applies it to the whole party if the Sage has a LimitBreak active as well.
18th Apr '17 5:08:47 PM morenohijazo
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', wearing the entire set of Jungle Armor will reduce the mana cost of all magic items by 16%. This stacks with the Nature's Gift accessory, which reduces mana costs by 6%.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'':
** This is common with most sets of mage armor, which helps make up for their [[SquishyWizard lack of defense]]. For example,
wearing the entire set of Jungle Armor will reduce the mana cost of all magic items by 16%. This stacks with the Nature's Gift accessory, which reduces mana costs by 6%.



** The Crystal Ball furniture item can grant you a buff that overall boosts your magic ability, including a discount to mana costs.



7th Jan '17 2:11:04 PM Grobi
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'''s implementation of this trope is the major reason why [[LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards the Sorcery skill tree is so overpowered]]. With the right equipment (that is easy to acquire via the mage faction quests), Destinies and a specific Sorcery skill, it is possible to achieve more than 85% mana cost reduction. Since magic powers are balanced purely through casting cost, not their cooldowns (which are all pretty negligible), one can soon spam the most powerful magics more or less ad infinitum.
18th Nov '16 1:15:03 PM LordInsane
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* The equivalent in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' third edition, a few [[TookALevelInBadass prestige classes]] reduce or nullify the cost of "metamagic", i.e. a way to make your spells stronger. The effect is that you can make all your spells stronger at no added cost; this is very much a GameBreaker.

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* The equivalent in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' third edition, a few [[TookALevelInBadass prestige classes]] reduce or nullify the cost of "metamagic", i.e. a way to make your spells stronger. The effect is that you can make all your spells stronger at no added cost; this is very much a GameBreaker.GameBreaker... which is presumably why most such cost reducers had a 'to a minimum of +1' clause.
30th Oct '16 10:46:38 AM nombretomado
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* Sufficient skill with a spell ''{{GURPS}}'' lets you cut its cost by a point of energy every few levels. With enough skill a casting may cost nothing at all.

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* Sufficient skill with a spell ''{{GURPS}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' lets you cut its cost by a point of energy every few levels. With enough skill a casting may cost nothing at all.
29th Apr '16 4:45:42 AM aye_amber
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* ''VideoGame/ALinkToThePast'' has a very confused bat that alternately berates and thanks Link for awakening it from its slumber. It then zaps him and declares that it has cursed him by cutting his magic power in half. Actually, it has cut the ''cost'' of his magic in half while keeping his ManaMeter and the effects of items that use it exactly the same, effectively ''doubling'' his magical power.

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* ''VideoGame/ALinkToThePast'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' has a very confused bat that alternately berates and thanks Link for awakening it from its slumber. It then zaps him and declares that it has cursed him by cutting his magic power in half. Actually, it has cut the ''cost'' of his magic in half while keeping his ManaMeter and the effects of items that use it exactly the same, effectively ''doubling'' his magical power.
18th Apr '16 5:50:08 AM DarkStorm
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** Subverted in the Avatar of Jarlsberg challenge path, where such effects will not only reduce spell cost, but also spell ''power'' (i.e., the fewer MP the spell costs, the weaker it is). This was, shall we say, not very popular with the player base, so Jick's plans to introduce it as a game-wide mechanic were put on hold.
31st Jan '16 5:08:47 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has the Overcure ability for White Mages and Conjurers where upon casting Cure II, there's a small chance that the next cast of Cure III will have its MP cost cut in half.
18th Dec '15 8:33:23 AM Moopsball
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* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'' has both this and the inversion listed in the trope description. Active skills come in the form of Virtue Gems that are socketed into your equipment. Active skills can be linked to support gems that add extra effects (for example, extra melee damage against bleeding enemies or causing projectile skills to chain to other enemies) but increase the cost. The Reduced Mana support gem reduces mana costs by a percentage, while certain item properties can apply a flat reduction.
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