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AesirWarrior

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Tiers show us who has the objectively highest "power lvl". Tuska might only have, for example, a power lvl of 7500, but her anima godshield makes it possible for her to defeat a lvl 9000 Saradomin. That doesn't change the fact that Saradomin is on an objectively higher lvl than her.

You're right, tiers don't dictate who'd win in a fight, it IS fully possible that a t4 god could defeat a t3 god, but it's still pretty clear who's more powerful... unless you use a different definition of power. If by power you mean influence, or ability to impose change, then I do agree that it doesn't show us who's the most powerful. That being said, I think most people around think of strength when they say power. Someone who can lift 101 tons is more powerful than someone who can lift 100 tons if you get what I mean.

Tiers dictate who has the most raw magical power. It is NOT a list of who'd beat who, because that involves a lot of other factors.
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28-Aug-2016 21:04:13 - Last edited on 28-Aug-2016 21:07:45 by AesirWarrior

AesirWarrior

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The tiers as we know them don't exist in-universe. Their only legitimacy comes from their use as developer guidelines.

Overlooking the fact that it was pretty bad writing, the "tiers" Zamorak mention were probably at best part of some religious text trying to argue for one deity's supremacy over another. After all, they'd have no way of kowing the actual extent of their power.

Perhaps it's something from a Zarosian holy text, claiming Zaros sat on a different level than the pretenders. Alternatively, it might have been a Saradominist text that illustrated the difference between the one true god and lesser deities.
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

30-Aug-2016 21:38:57

AesirWarrior

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Guthix being more powerful than Zaros has been a thing since the postbags, no? Might even have been the god letters, I can't really remember. -
I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

31-Aug-2016 16:51:10

AesirWarrior

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Ancient Drew said:
It's been stated that tier 3 gods are capable of continent wide destruction and construction. Tumeken is tier 5 and he managed it, although he may have nearly killed himself doing it. If a tier 5 can burn a continent full of lush forest into scorching desert wasteland when they blow up, it's a miracle Gielinor survived when Seren shattered herself. Unless of course Tumeken is actually stronger than tier 5...


IIRC it was confirmed he was T5 before the explosion. Either way, I don't think the explosion makes him more powerful than T5 . True, continent scale destruction is listed as a T3 ability, but Tumeken essentially detonated himself and used all his power for that act. A T3 on the other hand could do feats of that scale reliably, without using up virtually all their power and commiting suicide.

I'd also say Seren's shattering is very different from Tumeken's explosion. One is a god desperately using all the power he has to cause as much destruction as possible. The other is a godess splitting herself into thousands of smaller pieces to be with her people.

Tumeken wanted to cause as much destruction as possible to save his people. Seren didn't want any destruction when she shattered herself.
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I have noticed your kind does tend to blindly stumble forward towards danger simply because it exists. What is your word for that?
- We call it being a hero.

06-Sep-2016 16:38:24 - Last edited on 06-Sep-2016 16:39:11 by AesirWarrior

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