Etheric Techniques

Certain special, magical-seeming powers related to Eclipse. Etheric techniques are improved with Etheric Power and reduced vs Etheric Defense.

Legend (technique derived from)
Limited time content Quests
Unearthly Quest derivatives
Unearthly derivatives No trade
Not learnable Other

Etheric techniques

Other techniques that can do Etheric Damage

Etheric Technique Info

  • Most Etheric techniques require Etheric or an equivalent effect to be active, and consumes 1 energy of the effect per use. Unlike for most cases, Slags Poisoning cannot be used as a substitute.
  • Other Etheric techniques require a special item or effect to be used - see table below.
  • The Blood of the Ancients effect increases the power of some, but not all, Etheric techniques.*

Summary of Etheric Techniques


Technique Chain Stat Pow Requires Notes *
Endless Tears 0 Will 7 Etheric +damage with weeping cybereye or low HP
Minute Focus 1 Perception ? Etheric + lens focused on minutiae
Binding Words 2 Will 10 Etheric N
Grinding Mortar 2 Will 6 Etheric+pestle N
Smoke Talons 2 Will 14 Etheric Melee attack if sober Y
Hex 3 Will 11 Etheric Y
Agitated Glow 3 Strength 6 Moodlight glove +damage unopposed or with rage effects N
Pale Summons 3 Will ?? glass salamander +damage underground N
Psychotic break 3 Strength? 15 Etheric Only as opener, against super-innocent targets. N
Rasping Teeth 3 Will 12 Etheric Reduces target's Melee Defense Y
Razor Snowflake 3 Reflexes 10 Etheric or massive snowflake fragment N
Rending Smoke 3 Will ? Etheric Does melee damage if sober N
Tubegrown Touch 3 Reflexes 8 Etheric +damage as closer or with tubegrown organ
Burrowing Horror 4 Will 6 binding tome +4 damage unopposed, and/or +6 damage underground N
Biting Gaze 4 Will 8 Etheric +damage with nightmarish cybereye?
Broken Gaze 4 Will 9 Etheric +damage with broken glasses N
Chitinous Wires 4 Will 8 Etheric +damage with mascot adapter N
Crystal Gate 4 Will 10 Etheric Y
Discordant Chimes 4 Perception 7+ +damage with Nostalgic Xylophone N
Flowing Glow 4 Reflexes ? Only vs. Etheric techniques, otherwise just defense N
Frost Breath 4 Will 9 Etheric (various bonuses) N
Glass Spear 4 ?? ? Etheric does Melee damage if not Etheric N
Life Of The Party 4 Reflexes ?? * Draws on dance and Eclipse N
Necrotic Vial 4 Will 10 Etheric Fire attack if sober N
Offer Passage 4 Will - ferry coin 8-20 base damage, potentially damages you
Prison of Ice 4 Will 10 Etheric Restrain N
Truncheon 3 Strength ? normally does Melee, can do Etheric damage under Spectral Curse
Striking Shield 4 Will 8+ Etheric +damage with the shield of scales N
Watch Winding 4 Will 12+ ancient timepiece +damage unopposed N
Channel Inspiration 5 Will 5 Inspired Imagination +damage with Eclipse Y
Confused Focus 5 Perception ? Etheric + lens focused on nothing Also defends against some techniques
Crescent Moon Tide 5 Will 5 wolfskin belt N
Death Mask 5 Will 10 bone mask N
Full Moon Tide 5 Will 20 wolfskin belt N
Gaze of Pain 5 Will 10 Etheric +damage vs. injured N
Gibbous Moon Tide 5 Will 15 wolfskin belt N
Grasping Glow 5 Will 6 Moodlight glove +damage underground/underwater/etc. N
Half Moon Tide 5 Will 10 wolfskin belt N
Metallic Summons 5 Strength 8 Etheric N
Reflected Gaze 5 Reflexes ?? Etheric N
Release the Hounds 5 Will 6+ binding tome +damage with repeat use. Defends vs. etheric. N
Scraping Summons 5 Will 9 binding tome +damage following Burrowing Horror
Serpent Pattern 5 Will 15 Etheric Y
Skin Of The Wolf 5 Will - wolfskin belt N
Spinal Sight 5 Will 7 Etheric Enhanced with spine N
Sprouting Slime 5 Will 8 Etheric or underwater enhanced with vines
Stage Magic 5 Reflexes 8 Etheric can do other types of damage with stage wand
Twisting Organs 5 Strength 12-16 Etheric and visible organs Evades if not Etheric
Watery Passage 5 Will 8 Etheric +damage on the shore/underwater
Whiteout 5 Reflexes ?? Etheric N
Wings Of Glass 5 Will 12? Etheric +damage for doing good or various breaking glass
Call of the Moon 6 Will - wolfskin belt +damage following other Moon attacks N
Crystallized Ecofuel 6 Perception 9 Ecofuel flamethrower +damage vs. Etheric opponents
Distant Claw 6 Will 13 Etheric +damage with scientist's claw Y
Etch Secrets 6 Will 8 Etheric +damage vs Ocean/Fae Eyes
Evil Eye 6 Will 8 Etheric Y
Flowing Ecofuel 6 Will 9 Ecofuel Flamethrower +damage with Fae Sight or vs Aquatics
Generated Gaze 6 Will 12 Etheric +damage with Midgard Player N
Harvester Grin 6 Will 8 Etheric +damage with Harvester Mask
Insect Visage 6 Will 8 mask bug +damage with released bug effects or following other bug techniques
Owl's Mask 6 Will 10 Etheric +damage with high Will, blocks Etheric N
Hollow Gaze 6 Will ? Etheric +damage with Creative Hollowness
Humanoid Rune 6 Will 10? Etheric or Script effect special Script interactions
Jagged Rune 6 Will 10? Etheric or Script effect special Script interactions
Lesson of Spells 6 Will ? Etheric or tome of spells +damage following Lesson of Stars or vs. etheric influenced
Lupine Gaze 6 Will 8 wolfskin belt N
Piercing Glow 6 Will 6 Moodlight glove +damage with Steady Hand/etc. N
Pyrophobia 6 Will 14 Etheric Does fire damage if Etheric Defense > Fire Defense Y
Open Rune 6 Will 10? Etheric or Script effect special Script interactions N
Ragged Tendrils 6 Reflexes 11 Etheric
Rattling Chain 6 Strength 10 charmed chain+offhand Unlocks additional charms
Skittering Skull 6 Will 11 Etheric +damage with spidery skull N
Snow Maiden 6 Will 12 frozen rose
Spearing Gaze 6 Will 10 Etheric Enhanced with spears N
Staring Charm 6 Will 8 Unlocked charmed chain N
Staring Mask 6 Will ? Etheric Enhanced with abstract domino mask
Suffocating Sargasso 6 Will 14 Etheric enhanced with vines
Triple Rune 6 Will 10? Etheric or Script effect special Script interactions N
Trash Simulacrum 6 Will ? Etheric Blocks attacks techniques if opposed
Tubegrown Gaze 6 Will 10 Etheric +4 damage with tubegrown eyes
Unleash Spider 6 Will 12 binding tome Y
Arachnid Glare 7 Will 8 inhuman mask
Blackened Gaze 7 Will 10 Etheric or blackened eyes
Call the Swarm 7 Will 12 Etheric Can give spider eggs or spider venom sample Y
Channel the Deep 7 Will 9 Etheric + damage underwater, also gives 3 base defense Y
Encased Gaze 7 Will 12 Etheric
Fenris Command 7 Will binding tome only after summoning hounds
Focused Gaze 7 Will ? Etheric
Gem Break 7 Will 15 Etheric (you or opponent) Powered by Eclipse or your enemies' feeble attempts to use it Y
Glowing Imagination 7 Will 12 Etheric N
Hunting Command 7 Will ?? binding tome +damage with Release the Hounds N
Petrifying Roar 7 Will 8 Etheric Ineffective at long distance, gives debuff effect
Project Mummy 7 Perception 8 solid mummy hologram* N
Project Rag Man 7 Perception 8 solid rag man hologram* +damage following Ragged Tendrils
Project Shark 7 Perception 8 solid shark hologram*
Raven's Eyes 7 Will 7 Etheric +damage (various) N
Red Metal Gaze 7 Will 6 Etheric and red-lensed goggles +damage following science techniques N
Rose Sovereign 7 Will ? blood rose items enhanced with various
Skittering Charm 7 Reflexes 12 unlocked charmed chain N
Skeletal Growth 7 Will 10 Etheric
Spider Eyes 7 Will 10 Etheric enhanced with fixed eyes or following Skittering Skull N
Tactical Appraisal 7 Perception 8 Etheric ??
Vindictive Shot 7 Perception 10 Ectoplasmic Gore otherwise does Ranged damage
Vision of Rule 7 Will ?? Etheric enhanced with various royal garments
Words of Light 7 Will 10 Etheric enhanced with rifles or hologame tome
Aid From Above 8 Will 10 binding tome +3 damage following ranged or gaze techniques N
Awaken Students 8 Will 8 Etheric +4 damage on campus N
Call to Feast 8 Will 15 Etheric Allows Ghoultouched feeding Y
Dust of Time 8 Will ?? Etheric or orbital watch? ??
Pouring Blood 8 Will ?? goblet/blood N
Project Shooter 8 Perception 10 solid gunman hologram* +damage vs. Holosighting
Project Spider 8 Perception 10 solid spider hologram* +damage follwing Call the Swarm N
Project Tentacles 8 Perception 10 solid writhing hologram* +damage when on solid ground(?) N
Runic Howl 8 Will 10 Etheric
Rushing Image 8 Will 11 Etheric +damage at Long Distance or While Outdoors?
Skull Charm 8 Will 6 Unlocked charmed chain N
Starry Gaze 8 Will 12 Etheric N
Sunless Slime 8 Will 8 Etheric +8 damage underground
Withering Gaze 8 Will 12 Etheric Y
Blossoming Obsession 9 Perception 10 Etheric
Project Skull 9 Perception 12 solid skull hologram* +damage vs. Etheric N
Royal Decree 9 Will 12 Etheric Bonus damage with consort crown
Stellar Focus 9 Perception ? Etheric + lens focused on the stars
Tumbling Key 9 Reflexes 10 Unlocked charmed chain N
Voice of Wrath 9 Will 12 Etheric +damage if opponent is Etheric N
Winged Hunter 9 Will 6 binding tome N
Zombie Idoru 9 Will 12-15 Etheric, skull mask/fanmod idoru
NPC-Only techniques

* Or following another Project technique starting a chain with the matching hologram.


(see Evasion for full chart of evasive moves)
Technique Chain Stat Def Notes
Flowing Glow 4 Reflexes 6 Defends against R, M, ? techniques N
Charmed Defense 5 Will ? Defends against E techniques, and M, R with charmed shirt
Defensive Prayer 5 Will ? Better with Eclipse and/or rosary N
Emerald Thoughts 5 Will ? Defends against melee, ??? techniques N
Light of the Eye 5 Will 8 Defends against melee, ranged, etheric, and fire techniques Y
Release the Hounds 5 Will ? Defends against etheric techniques N
Skeletal Mount 5 Reflexes 1 Defends against S techniques N
Skeletal Mount w/Eclipse 5 Reflexes 6 Defends against M,S techniques N
Skeletal Mount w/Eclipse and horse skull 5 Reflexes 12 Defends against M,E,S techniques N
Contempt 6 Will ? Defends against etheric (and sometimes M,R,S) techniques N
Echo Of Doves 9 Will 8 Defends against M, R techniques
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