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I've seen it posted elsewhere that each piece of the Northwarder Set in the Ivory King DLC increases buff duration by about 4 seconds, and that all of its pieces together increase buff durations by approximately 15 seconds.

Can anyone confirm the following:

1: Whether the buff duration is a percentile bonus, or a flat ~4 second bonus?

2: If the duration bonus applies to resins and/or buffs from weapons/items?

I will be adding these findings if provided to the wiki.

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Has anyone confirmed or denied this?
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I'm working on confirming the amounts with the chat and moving this thread to general discussion for more exposure - will update the wiki page and this thread accordingly.

https://darksouls2.wiki.fextralife.com/Northwarder+Set

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These are the numbers I get with my 838 using the full set and without it. Can someone test Sacred Oath with a lower SL character to see if it gets affected?

Numbness: 01:50/01:30
Iron Flesh: 00:30/00:25
Sacred Oath: 01:05/1:05 (yep)
GMB: 01:50/1:30
Resonant Flesh: 03:37/03:00
Unleash Magic: 02:25/02:00
Dark Weapon: 02:00/01:40
Resin: 01:30/01:30

Weapons buffs:

Defender Sword: 00:45/00:45
Watcher Sword: 00:45/00:45
Channeler's Trident: 00:20/00:18

With a SL250 With 29 FTH and 24 INT

Sacred Oath: 01:00/1:00
Numbness: 00:30/00:24
GMB: 01:08/00:56
Iron Flesh: 00:30/00:25
Dark Weapon: 02:00/01:40

Using only 2 pieces of the set:

Sacred Oath: 01:00
Numbness: 00:26
GMB: 00:59
Iron Flesh: 00:26
Dark Weapon: 01:45

I'm getting mixed results, there is a % per buff and not a flat increment. Resins and Sacred Oath are not being affected. Weapons that self buff are not being affected but the Channeler Trident got affected.

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At first glance, it looks like each piece increases buff duration by approximately 5% with certain notable exceptions (Sacred Oath being the foremost).


We also need to determine if certain pieces of the set have a greater impact on buff durations than others.
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Surrealistik wrote:At first glance, it looks like each piece increases buff duration by approximately 5% with certain notable exceptions (Sacred Oath being the foremost).


We also need to determine if certain pieces of the set have a greater impact on buff durations than others.


Yep they are different. Here are the results with my SL250 casting GMB with 29FTH:

Chest + Leggings: 00:59
Head Gear + Gauntlets: 01:05

Only the Head: 00:59
Only the Chest: 00:57:500
Only the Gauntlets: 01:03
Only the Leggings: 00:57:500

Those Gauntlets are the most important part of the set.
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I wear just the gauntlets and get no effect on sacred oath but am getting a pretty consistent 7.5% increase on Casted buffs and BODY buffs from non Sacred Oath sources (this is why Trident seems to be affected, it's a buff on your person not on a weapon, while self buffing weapons are not being affected)

Makes my magic Ice Rapier happy though, CMW goes forever with Lingering 2 and Gloves.

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Assuming GMB at 29 Faith has a base duration of 56 seconds, that would put the effects of each piece as follows:

Head: ~+5% duration.
Chest: ~+2.5% duration
Gauntlets: ~+12.5% duration
Legs: ~+2.5% duration

This totals to +20% buff duration or an average of +5% buff duration per piece per your earlier testing. Since everything seems to add up thus far, I'll add this information to the wiki.

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One other thing I'm wondering: Does this have any effect on the duration of lingering spells like Fire Storm, Scraps of Life and the like? I know that the Lingering Dragoncrest ring apparently does.
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It does nothing to Chaos Strom, Scraps of Life and Dark Fog. The Lingering Dragon Crest Ring +2 does nothing too.
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