While I posted this on the general discussion about SCH and retrace/recall and old idea popped back into my head.
SCH are suppose to be book smart with knowledge of both light and dark arts, so they should have a good grasp of how to manipulate spells and turn a disadvantage into an advantage. With this in mind the idea of backfires came to mind.
Don't you think it would be an interesting concept if a SCH had the ability to turn an enfeeble such as paralyze or silence into an enhancement that increases the target's abilities?
The basic rules I have to this concept are
-3 minute recast
-Target can only have 1 backfire
-casting time is the same as a na spell
-100% resist to said spell while backfire is active
With these simple rules you can easily created a balanced concept that allows SCH to have a unique concept when it comes to enhancing the party memebers without taking away spells like haste or paralyna.
But ya basically a petrified target can be given the enhancement of -dmg taken and a silenced target now has more mag acc and mag crit hit rate or MaB. There are a lot of ways for the concept to play out but I'm fairly certain it's balanced with the restrictions in mind. I'd just like to see a series of spells for SCH to support the idea that they are strategist that think on their feet in the battlefield and have thought of ways to use an enemies strength against them.