A small question about the guidelines in Lexicon of the throne and how they relate to thing from the core book.
Kevin crawford has stated before that, as of lexicon of the throne, he thinks that dispellation abilities like Purity of brilliant law should only be able to affect a given opponent once per scene.
The book also states, that gifts that negate damage for an entire round should be On Turn, not instant. Does that mean, that, from a balance perspective it would be better to make
nine iron walls or unbreakable also On turn? Have any of you tried that? To me it seems like that would make god focused on direct combat massivly less viable.
I don't see how that follows. NIW and Unbreakable negate physical attacks, which are generally not Gifts.
I presume that at least part of the reason for "one dispel per foe per scene" is that the powers you're dispelling are (usually) limited-use, whether because the foe has to commit Effort to invoke them or due to some other factor (memorized spells, available materials, etc.). This does not apply to physical attacks, which most enemies can make endlessly at no cost aside from the actions spent.
It does not follow, it's one of the rules for making new gifts provided in the lexicon.
There are words/gifts in official products that break every rule except the dispel one, but only in cases where the concept justifies it. Endurance is the word of ultimate individual defense, Sword can block any attack, nothing else really compares to that.