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Adding new statuses


When modifying your server, the time may come when you need to add or ammend status effects, and the bonuses or the 'scripts' that they provide. To do so, will require some source modifications, but will result in the ability to create and initialize status effects.

Open [`src/map/status.h`](

You will notice a large enumerator called "sc_type", which defines the different statuses. When creating a new status, we need to move to the end of the enumerator, and add a custom SC type like below:

    SC_HELLPOWER = 294,
    SC_INVINCIBLE, //295
    SC_CUSTOMSTATUS, // This is our custom status effect

    SC_MAX, //Automatically updated max, used in for's to check we are within bounds.

Note that SC_CUSTOMSTATUS is placed before the SC_MAX entry. Any new status effects must be placed before SC_MAX and preceed with a comma. Here we have declared a new status effect, so we can now move onto use it.

Open [`src/map/status.c`](

Jump to the function status_change_start:

Status effect immunity

    undead_flag = battle->check_undead(status->race,status->def_ele);
    //Check for inmunities / sc fails
    switch (type)

This block is where we actually perform any checks, such as circumstances which disallow a status from being used. For example, let's say that SC_CUSTOMSTATUS cannot be inflicted when the target has SC_BLIND active.

            return 0;

And now, if the target has SC_BLIND active, the status will not be inflicted at all.

Status effect curing

    //Before overlapping fail, one must check for status cured.
    switch (type)

This block actually cancels other status effects if your status effect is being activated. Like the above, it's not necessary, but let's say that SC_CUSTOMSTATUS removes SC_BLIND.

        status_change_end(bl, SC_BLIND, -1);

As simple as that, now whenever SC_CUSTOMSTATUS is inflicted, SC_BLIND will be removed.

val1, val2, val3 and val4

        case SC_REBIRTH:
            val2 = 20*val1; //% of life to be revived with

If you find this piece of code, it means you're in the actual block which manipulates val1, val2, val3, val4 and tick. This is especially useful when altering status effects that have been initialized by skills.

        case SC_CUSTOMSTATUS:
            val2 = val1 * 30; // HIT reduced by 30 per val1.

In this block of code, we set the 'val2' property of SC_CUSTOMSTATUS to val1 * 30. Therefore, if val1 is set to 1, val2 is 30, is val1 is set to 2, val2 is 60. Usually, skills pass skill_lv (the level of the skill used) into val1, which means you can adjust the settings for val2, val3 and val4 based on the skill level used.

Using the status effect

Jump to the function status_calc_hit:

        hit += sc->data[SC_MERC_HIT]->val2;

As you can see, SC_MERC_HIT directly influences the HIT rate as calculated in status_calc_hit. We can add a custom code which will also modify HIT, such as below:

        hit -= sc->data[SC_CUSTOMSTATUS]->val2;

This means that HIT will be decreased by whatever value is in val2 (as calculated in status_change_start).

Open [`db/const.txt`](




Add below


And there you go. The status effect SC_CUSTOMSTATUS is now ready for use.

Using the status

sc_start SC_CUSTOMSTATUS, 60000, 2;

This will start SC_CUSTOMSTATUS, it will last for 60 seconds and it will remove SC_BLIND if it is active. The '2' is the val1 entry, which means that val2 = 2 * 30;, which will cause HIT to be decreased by 60 for 60 seconds.

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