QUOTE (Phantsmal @ Jul 27 2010, 05:50 AM)
I just tested it. It works great.
Though I'm not a gambling man, you could make it more interesting by introducing a risk factor:
Set the odds 1/5
1-it attacks once
2-attacks twice, but doubles the damage
3-attacks thrice, but goes up one more exponent each time
4-does nothing, but still takes away MP
5-takes away slightly more MP, blows up in your face, and damages you instead of the target
it sounds cruel, but having that element can add some excitement. There's better odds of success, too (1-50 gives a 98% chance of failure, 1-5 gives you an 60% chance that you might do damage, but a 20% chance it'll be to yourself).
Just a thought.