I was wonder how exactly channeling works. I know you use it when you want to cast a spell to increase the likelihood of that spell succeeding, but by how much?
I've read somewhere that (let's take Occultism for an example) you can add command points up to the command of the caster to increase the likelihood of success.
Yet at another place (at the Occult Powers X ability entry), there's a table for channeling benefits.
How does it work? When I have a command 4 occultist who uses all of his command to channel, will he then gain +4 on the casting roll, or +0? Or is it even 5 (4 command plus the enhancement of 1)?
Similarly, if the spell still fails anyway, will he then lose all 4 command , or only 1 (because that's the enhancement bonus)?
The idea I got is that channeling is useful for lower level casters to still get a shot at pulling off spells, but it seems a bit hard for a lv1 biest caster to have both a good will and command, for example. Hence the question.