Squiggit wrote:graystone wrote:Which of the oracles focus spells alone are worth the curse? IMO, none of them. I can get a +2 initiative and 1/2 level temp hp for a -2 ac and save ALL DAY... I have to agree with Samurai: I'd never encourage anyone ever to cast revelation spells... Ever.
Well, notion that the curse is something to be avoided at all costs isn't really accurate in the first place. Play experience as a life oracle has basically revolved around turning on Moderate as quickly as possible because the benefits are too good to pass up and the penalties might as well not exist at all.
My flame oracle gets plenty of use out of whirling flames and fusillade, too.
I've played all the types of oracle and I can say without any qualms that the curse IS in fact something to avoid at all costs: the focus spells just aren't worth it in any way when you take into account the super onerous curse. For instance, getting "plenty of use out of whirling flames and fusillade" in no way makes up for sight being limited and foes having auto concealment. I don't even have to get into slowly killing yourself as a life oracle...
Play experience 100% supports avoiding any revelation spells: in fact, I never bothered even figuring out what domain spells I had for later oracles I made after playing my first oracle because I knew I was never again going to ever use a revelation spell...
What were you doing that your flame oracle had to deal with concealment?