I am new to the game--been playing for 3 weeks now.
I tried to find an answer to this by searching here but no luck.
What I'd like to know is...Are abilities in combat stackable? Are runes stackable?
Here is an example of what I mean.
I have a Musu. In combat I use my special skill "Healthy Minerals" This gives me a shield of 40% and regeneration. The next round I decide to use my other defensive ability "Mass Shield" which gives me a 30% shield but no regeneration.
The way I see it, when using these two abilities back to back, there are several different possible scenarios as far as how the game handles this.
1) Both shields combine, giving you a MEGA shield.
2) The stronger Healthy Minerals shield works--in effect wasting the use of the Mass Shield.
3) The Mass Shield, since it was used last, cancels out/eliminates the Healthy Minerals abilities and I lose the 40% shield and regeneration effects as it is replaced by the Mass Shield.
4) Some other way they work together?
To me, this is important when trying to formulate a battle strategy with abilities. I was surprised I couldn't find the answer in the Wiki article or by searching here. I probably just used the wrong key words.
The same question for runes. If I use the same rune in two different slots, do they stack? Or does only one work and I am wasting a rune slot by using the same rune in another slot?