Elin:Spellcasting

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Read spell books to gain stock in spells. Casting spells costs spell stock and MP; each cast always costs 1 spell stock. Memorization affects spell stock gain per successful read.

Every spell is governed by a stat. Spells rapidly gain experience depending on how high the governing stat is above the spell's level. However, if the spell's level is higher than the governing stat, spell XP is severely reduced based on the difference.

Domains

Characters will be assigned elemental domains at generation according to class. Some classes such as wizard or priest have the option to gain additional elemental domains as class perks in character generation. However, not all elements are necessarily available for selection even with the perk; for example, wizards cannot obtain the holy domain.

Attack spells of the player's domains will be considerably more likely to spawn as loot or in shop inventories. This weighting only applies to attack spells and not healing or support spells.

Class-related domains cannot be changed once character generation has been completed, but additional domains can be re-selected by joining the Mages' Guild and raising your rank.

Spells of a character's elemental domains will also gain a 1d bonus to damage or healing.

Domain Main Stat Elemental Effect Notes Flavor Text on Kill Touch Arrow Bolt Ball Miasma Intonation Bit
Fire Magic Burning. Can destroy flammable objects. -30% damage on wet targets. Item destruction preventable by fireproof blanket (enemies) or magic manners (player). was burnt to ashes. X X X X
Cold Magic Wet, Chill (slows). Can destroy objects. Item destruction preventable by coldproof blanket (enemies) or magic manners (player).

Chill stacks to Freeze for even greater slowdown.

was frozen and turned into an ice sculpture. X X X X
Lightning Magic Stun. +50% damage on wet targets. Stun is not prevented by negate paralysis affix. was struck by lightning and died. X X X X
Darkness Magic Blind was consumed by darkness. X X X X
Mind Charisma Confusion, Sleep lost his/her mind and kills him/herself. X X
Poison Dexterity Poison was poisoned to death. X X X
Nether Endurance Heal self for a % of damage dealt. went to hell. X X X
Sound Perception Dim Dim hinders casting and prevents action if stacked to Muddled. resonated and broke up. X X X
Nerve Learning Paralysis died from neurofibroma. X X X
Chaos Magic Random status ailments. was drawn into a chaotic vortex. X X X X
Magic Magic was ruined. X X X
Holy Will Cannot be selected as an additional domain. went to heaven. X X X X
Ether Magic Progress ether disease Cannot be selected as an additional domain. was down in ether. X X
Cut Strength Bleed Cannot be selected as an additional domain. was cut into thin strips. X X X
Acid Magic Damage equipment Cannot be selected as an additional domain, item damage prevented by acidproof affix. melted. X X X

Touch: Melee range, single target, low mana cost.

Arrow: A single target ranged spell.

Bolt: A beam that pierces enemies and travels for 12 tiles. Can hit caster if it's stopped by an adjacent wall.

Ball: A 5x5 sphere Aoe centered about the caster. Damage reduces with distance from the origin.

Miasma: A damage over time spell. Cannot be stacked. Spreads to adjacent enemies when it ticks. Tick rate is based on global time. Bypasses elite status resistances. Can be cleansed with holy light or vanquish hex.

Intonation: Changes damage dealt by the wielder's physical attacks to that element and provides resistance to it. Successful strikes consume a charge. Applies to melee, bow/gun, and thrown attacks.

Bit: Summons a magical wisp of that element that casts the associated arrow spell. Can move and is innately immune to its element.

Attack Spells

Damaging

Name Domain Main Stat Targeting Effect Notes
Meteor Fire Magic Self Summons numerous meteor clusters over a wide area. Unlike Elona, this is an AoE that spreads outwards from the caster until stopped by a wall. Damages caster.
Shatter Hex Holy Will Hostile Removes all hexes on target and damages surrounding enemies.

Requires at least one hex on target to work.

Bugged? Does not appear to damage either target or surrounding enemies.

Hexes

Name Domain Main Stat Targeting Effect Notes
Silence Holy Will Creature Silences target, preventing spellcasting. Magic device and special actions still work.
Weakness Holy Will Creature Halves target's PV and DV.
Elemental Scar Magic Magic Creature Reduces target's fire, ice and lightning resistances.
Bane Holy Will Creature Decreases target's luck and chance to hit. Also strips worship bonuses if cast by an inquisitor.
Slow Holy Will Creature Slows the target. Minimum speed is 10.
Mist of Darkness Holy Will Ground Creates clouds of mist that grant evasion bonuses to anything inside. Enemies can take advantage of this.
Web Holy Will Ground Creates webs that ensnare anything that steps in them. Spiders are immune to snaring effect.

Defense Spells

Healing

Name Domain Main Stat Targeting Effect Notes
Cure Minor Wounds Holy Will Party Heals. Single-target healing also applies to mount and symbiote.
Cure Critical Wounds Holy Will Party Heals. Single-target healing also applies to mount and symbiote.
Healing Holy Will Party Heals. Single-target healing also applies to mount and symbiote.
Healing of <<Eris>> Holy Will Party Heals. Single-target healing also applies to mount and symbiote.
Healing of <<Odina>> Holy Will Party Heals. Single-target healing also applies to mount and symbiote.
Healing of <<Jure>> Holy Will Party Heals. Single-target healing also applies to mount and symbiote.
Resurrection Holy Will Self Resurrects a random dead ally. Can be used to bring back dead residents.
Nature's Embrace Holy Will Party Healing over time.
Restore Body Holy Will Party Restores damaged attributes. Str, End, Dex, Cha.
Restore Mind Holy Will Party Restores damaged attributes. Per, Ler, Will, Mag
Holy Light Holy Will Party Attempts to remove one hex and grants a weak holy veil. Success dependent on strength vs hex strength.
Vanquish Hex Holy Will Party Attempts to remove all hexes and grants a weak holy veil. Success dependent on strength vs hex strength. Each hex is rolled separately.

Blessings

Name Domain Main Stat Targeting Effect Notes
Holy Veil Holy Will Party Grant a blessed veil that wards off curses. Repels hexes by comparing strength of veil vs. strength of hex.
Cat's Eye Sound Perception Self +1 vision range, +Perception, nullifies blind.
Holy Shield Holy Will Party +PV, nullify fear and weakness.
Divine Wisdom Nerve Learning Self +Magic, Learning and Literacy, nullify confusion.
Hero Holy Will Party +Strength and Dexterity, nullify fear and confusion
Elemental Shield Holy Will Party +Fire, ice and lightning resists, nullify elemental scar
Speed Holy Will Self +Speed Does NOT nullify slow.

Utility Spells

Name Domain Main Stat Targeting Effect Notes
Teleport Sound Perception Self Teleports self. Can be any vacant tile on the map.
Short Teleport Sound Perception Self Teleports self. Generally within a 5-tile radius.
Return Sound Perception Self Returns to a previously visited location. Cast return or evac again to cancel. Valid destinations are player's home, static dungeons, Little Garden, Mansion of Little Sister, and recently visited nefia.
Evac Sound Perception Self Returns player to the world map. Cast return or evac again to cancel.
Identify Sound Perception Item Identifies an item. Up to miracle quality items can be identified.
Uncurse Holy Will Self or Ally Removes curses on equipped gear. Check to succeed is made via spell strength.
Magic Map Sound Perception Self Reveals map. Effect is centered about player's position and grows with spell level. Will not reveal fully walled-in tiles, so cannot be used to detect buried ore deposits.
Levitate Sound Perception Self Makes the player float. Identical to float bit while in effect. Countered by gravity.
Mutation Sound Perception Self Mutates the player. Potions are preferred because they can be blessed.
Telepathy Sound Perception Self Reveals monsters on the floor. Will not reveal monsters considered mindless (some machines and undead) or too alien (yith).
Invisibility Sound Perception Creature Grants invisibility and +stealth. Effect also applies to mount and symbiote. Any action immediately ends invisibility. Some monsters innately see invisible, others will toss liquids in an attempt to reveal you.
Incognito Sound Perception Self Grants disguise. Primarily used to reset accidentally aggroed neutral mobs.
Broomification Sound Perception Creature +45 speed, +20 DV, -10 Str, End, Dex, Fire resistance. Riding/hosting does not consume a turn. Any other transformations are cancelled. Witches have a bonus to riding brooms. Duration does not run out while creature is being ridden.
Summon Animal Mind Charisma Self Summons animals to fight for you. Summons are scaled by spell level.
Summon Undead Younger Sisters Mind Charisma Self Summons undead younger sisters to fight for you. Summons are scaled by spell level.
Summon Shadow Mind Charisma Self Summons shadows that detonate on enemies. Summons are scaled by spell level. Shadows appear at half health. Suicide explosions are sound-element. Handle with care, very easy to kill yourself.

Testing

Testing Notes:

Domains give each spell of that element an additional damage dice.

Each 10 points of main stat for each spell effects the number of dice rolled (Example, Mind Bolt at level 1, never been used, went from 1d7 to 2d7 when going from 9 to 10 charisma)

Each level of the spell increases cast chance by 1% (or thereabouts)

Each other level (level 3, 5, etc) increases dice value (Example, above mind bolt went from 2d7 to 2d8 at spell level 3, with no increase to casting skill or stat)

For non-damage spells, spell level increases cast chance and duration.

Talismans

(All talisman information tested with Sword Sage, and the Talisman Mastery feat.)

By using a Calligraphy Kit, spellbooks can be bound to weapons in the form of Talismans.

Talismans "cast" the spell as if the player had used it themselves, at the same spell level, domain bonus and same stat bonus that the player would ordinarily have from traditional casting.

Talismans do not consume MP, and have a 100% chance to trigger if the weapon attack hits and the melee hit does not drop the target instantly to critical health.

Talisman damage is rolled after weapon damage.

Casting in this manner does not give the player casting or spell experience, and talisman stock is gained at 1/2 the base rate of reading the book, with no bonuses from memorization.