In the Magi of Hermes book, one of the magi uses a spell that increases his Size by +3, so grievous wounds are not so...grievous. What happens when he shrinks back down though? The spell only lasts a diameter, will the wound shrink or become what it was initially scored at?
Example, post soak the damage is +8, which on a size 0 opponent is a Medium wound, on a +3 size is only a Light wound. When he shrinks back down will it stay as a Light wound or increase to a Medium?
I'm not sure that's the way it works. This is how I read it:
If I took a Medium Wound and then cast my "Assume the Stature" spell, I would still have a Medium Wound. Any subsequent hits against me would be adjudicated using my new wound levels. If I then took a Light Wound (reduced because of my size) it would remain a Light Wound when I returned to my normal size.
IMHO, if the spells allows you to increase in size, resulting in your medium wound suddenly becoming only a light wound - AND not have it become a medium again, once you shrink to normal size....that's abusive! That's free healing.
@Ultraviolet: That's not what he's saying, though. No free healing involved.
He's saying that by increasing his size, he increases the required range for wounds. A light wound remains a light wound when the magus reverts to a smaller size-- even if the damage that inflicted it when he was Size +3 would have made it a medium wound when the magus was Size 0.