Force Magic Specialization

Force magic specialization emphasizes working with magic in the form of physical forces. Without this specialization, sorcerers are able to employ their magic only in the form of brute force, without much sophistication, thus allowing only crushing attacks. Masters of force magic can shape their magic into a lot more interesting forms, allowing them to hit their enemies more effectively and ultimately even shape the force into edged or pointed attacks. Just a knowledge of force magic specialization allows one to cast crush spells more effectively, decreasing the manacost of such spells by 2%.

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Improved Force Magic Specialization

Improved understanding of force magic allows you to further reduce manacost of your crush spells by additional 2%.

Dependencies: force magic specialization

Extended Force Magic Specialization

This skill provides further techniques for casting crush spells more effectively, decreasing their manacost by additional 2%.

Dependencies: improved force magic specialization

Enhanced Force Magic Specialization

This skill further enhances the techniques for casting crush spells, reducing their manacost by additional 2%.

Dependencies: extended force magic specialization

Advanced Force Magic Specialization

Advanced force magic specialization provides you with the best techniques and most powerful tricks how to cast crush spells, squeezing further 2% reduction of manacost out of your spellcasting abilities.

Dependencies: enhanced force magic specialization

Knocking Force

By increasing manacost of your spells by 7% you can increase the impact force of your crush spells so that on impact they can knock tdown he victim to the ground. The base chance of knocking down the victim is 40% for common creatures, but most powerful creatures are resistant to bashing effects, so for them the chance is greatly reduced. Actually it is necessary to know few upgrades to this castmode to make the bashing chance nonzero for most bash-resistant victims. This castmode modifies all spells which are based on crushing effect, no matter how they are further shaped by other techniques of Force Magic branch.

Dependencies: improved force magic specialization

Improved Knocking Force

This skill builds on knocking force castmode, allowing to bash even creatures who are usually resistant to bash, albeit the chance of success is just a few percent at best.

Dependencies: knocking force

Extended Knocking Force

Extra techniques for improving knocking force increase the base chance of knocking the victim to the ground to somewhere around 70%. If the victim is resistant to bash, the chance is greatly reduced, but still it can be well over 5% on average.

Dependencies: improved knocking force

Enhanced Knocking Force

Additional techniques provided by this skill increase the base chance of knocking the victim down to near certainity for common creatures. For those who usually resist knocking effects the chance is about 10% on average.

Dependencies: extended knocking force

Advanced Knocking Force

The most effective techniques provided by this skill allow you to knock down common creatures with nearly every crush spell. For creatures resistant to knockdown effects the chance can reach as high as 20% on average.

Dependencies: enhanced knocking force

Force Shaping

Activating this castmode increases the casting cost of your spells by nearly 7% for damage increase of crush damage by 5%. Upgrades to this castmode increase the damage boost without changing the cost. This castmode modifies all spells which are crush by their nature, no matter which way they may be further shaped by other skills of Force Magic branch.

Dependencies: extended knocking force

Improved Force Shaping

Additional techniques of force shaping allow you to increase damage of your crush spells with this castmode by further 5%.

Dependencies: force shaping

Extended Force Shaping

Extension to force shaping castmode, this skill provides further 5% bonus to damage of your crush spells.

Dependencies: improved force shaping

Enhanced Force Shaping

This enhancement to force shaping castmode further increases the damage bonus provided by this castmode by additional 5%.

Dependencies: extended force shaping + advanced force magic specialization

Advanced Force Shaping

Knowledge of the most effective techniques for force shaping castmode allows you to increase damage of your crush spells by further 5%.

Dependencies: enhanced force shaping

Equip Shielding

Some creatures, especially sorcerers, are known for their hobby of scrapping player's equipment. It is possible to prevent scrapping with indestructibility spell but it requires too much mana to protect all items, especially for larger groups. With the mastery of force shaping it is possible to project multiple indestructibility auras at once, effectively shielding all items equipped by target character at once.

Dependencies: advanced force shaping

Edged Force

Edged force castmode modifies crush-based spells so that the force is shaped into an edge instead of a simple burst of energy, converting part of the damage into a slashing form. Basic level of edged force castmode diverts 5% of the damage potential from crushing to slashing form. Further upgrades increase the ratio converted. The damage type modification is applied after the damage potential of the spell is determined, so the skills and castmodes which modify amount of crushing damage also modify the converted damage. While active, this castmode increases manacost of all your spells by 5% but modifies only those based on crush. Edged force conversion is applied after spiked force conversion but before Force Lance, allowing to create multiresist spells but usefulness of such specially crafted spells is usually not very great. Edged force can be used in combination with Force Halberd when you do not know the final upgrade for Force Halberd to convert more of the crushing damage into slashing form than it is possible with edged force or force halberd alone.

Dependencies: advanced force shaping

Improved Edged Force

Improved edged force provides more tricks for converting crushing spells into slashing form. This upgrade increases the amount of damage converted into slashing form to 10% on average.

Dependencies: edged force

Extended Edged Force

Further techniques provided by this skill enables you to convert around 15% of crushing damage of your crush-based spells into slashing form, increased from 10% available at previous upgrade.

Dependencies: improved edged force

Enhanced Edged Force

This upgrade further enhances the technique of converting burst of force into an edged form, allowing you to increase the amount of damage redirected to slash to 20%.

Dependencies: extended edged force

Advanced Edged Force

The final upgrade to edged force, this skill increases the amount of damage converted to slashing form to final 30% of the damage potential of the spell.

Dependencies: enhanced edged force

Spiked Force

This castmode modifies crush-based spells so that the force is shaped into a spike instead of a simple burst of energy, thus causing partially piercing damage instead of crush only. Basic level of spiked force castmode diverts 5% of the crushing damage to pierce. The damage type modification occurs after the damage potential of the spell is determined, so the skills which increase crushing power of spells mostly apply even to this modified damage. While active, this castmode increases manacost of all your spells by 5%. Spiked force can be used in addition to Force Lance skill, allowing to redirect more damage into pierce for lesser cost than with Force Lance alone. Also in combination with edged force castmode it is possible to create multiresist spells but usefulness of such weirdly shaped spells is widely disputed.

Dependencies: advanced force shaping

Improved Spiked Force

Additional techniques for modifying the force spells into a pointed shape increase the amount of damage redirected with this castmode to 10%. Without further modifying the manacost of the spell, of course.

Dependencies: spiked force

Extended Spiked Force

Further extension of force spike castmode, this skill increases the amount of damage redirected to piercing part to 15%.

Dependencies: improved spiked force

Enhanced Spiked Force

This upgrade to spiked force castmode increases the amount of power of the spell reshaped into a piercing form to 20% on average.

Dependencies: extended spiked force

Advanced Spiked Force

The final upgrade to spiked force, this skill increases the piercing part of your crush spells to 30% of the whole spell.

Dependencies: enhanced spiked force

Force Blast

Damage: (level)d150 This spell creates a powerfull blast of force magic which crushes the victim with incredible force. Many smaller creatures are killed by this blast outright and even strong ones cannot ignore this primal force. This spell is similar to powerblast, only a lot stronger. Force blast is especially useful for modification via force lance or force halberd, giving the user wide variety of damage options.

Dependencies: advanced force shaping

Force Nova

Damage: (level)d200 Force nova creates an incredibly powerful burst of crushing power exploding from the user, damaging all creatures in the room with great potential. Force nova is too subject to shape modification via edged force and spiked force castmodes and similar effects, making force magic users widely feared among creatures who usually do not need to fear sorcerers for their resistance setup. Dealing levelD200 damage to slash via force nova with force halberd modification is not something usually expected by most creatures, right?

Dependencies: force blast

Extinguishing Gust

Many sorcerers, both creatures and players, have certain fondness for chaos blast spell and completely ignore the potential for diaster this spell has. Force magic specialists can control the energy in such a way as to prevent some of the problems chaos blast can cause. If there is a firewall in an exit, force magic specialist can direct his magic to deny the firewall a space it needs to burn and extinguish it with a powerful gust of air propelled by a modified force blast spell.

Dependencies: force nova

Bouncing Shell

Bouncing shell spell has similar effect as magic mirror, only that bouncing shell works only against spell which have a crush component. No matter how the spell acquires this crush component, as long as it has the crush component, it can be reflected back to the source. This limitation makes the shell more effective than magic mirror. Furthermore, bouncing shell is cumulative with magic mirror, so if magic mirror lets the spell through, bouncing shell can still reflect it and vice versa. Of course this applies not only to magic mirror but to all other mirroring effects.

Dependencies: force nova

Batterring Crush

It has caused many a raised eyebrow when adept sorcerer learned powerblast and it was not possible to use it to crush away a pesky door standing in the way. The reasons for this inability are many but with good enough knowledge of force magic, all those reasons can be overcome. This spell is actually modified force blast, as powerblast is too limited. Nevertheless, batterring crush can easily open passage through doors impassable by other casters. Still, as this spell relies on crushing force, it cannot help where fighter would remain stuck as well.

Dependencies: extinguishing gust

Force Lance

Force lance builds on spiked force castmode. The castmode is limited in the amount of damage it can convert into piercing damage, so force lance allows thorough modification of the spell from the ground up. Note that force lance shaping is applied after possible edged force castmode, working on the remainder of the spell which is still based on crush and not shaped into different form. To use force lance, simply specify how much of the crush part of the spell should be used to form a Force Lance part, and all your further crush spells will have this amount of damage redirected into piercing form. The basic level of force lance allows you to convert up to 20% of the crushing force into piercing form. Each upgrade increases the amount convertible, as follows: improved force lance: forcelance 40 extended force lance: forcelance 60 enhanced force lance: forcelance 80 advanced force lance: forcelance 100 Of course knowing advanced force lance doesn't prevent you from redirecting less than 100%, you can still redirect let's say only 10% if you wish. Activating force lance increases manacost of all your spells by 10%, so it is usually cheaper to use only spiked force castmode for redirections under 30%. On the other hand, enabling both spiked force and force lance for 20% (with command "forcelance 20") when you don't know the upgrades still allow you to convert nearly 44% of crushing damage into piercing form, a ratio available only after learning extended force lance, if you don't want to use spiked force too. As Force Lance effect is applied after modification by edged force castmode, it is possible to create interestingly shaped damage spells but such displays are mostly useful only for show as their real usability in battle is mostly lower than pure pierce or pure slash redirection.

Dependencies: advanced spiked force

Improved Force Lance

Force lance builds on spiked force castmode. The castmode is limited in the amount of damage it can convert into piercing damage, so force lance allows thorough modification of the spell from the ground up. Note that force lance shaping is applied after possible edged force castmode, working on the remainder of the spell which is still based on crush and not shaped into different form. To use force lance, simply specify how much of the crush part of the spell should be used to form a Force Lance part, and all your further crush spells will have this amount of damage redirected into piercing form. The basic level of force lance allows you to convert up to 20% of the crushing force into piercing form. Each upgrade increases the amount convertible, as follows: improved force lance: forcelance 40 extended force lance: forcelance 60 enhanced force lance: forcelance 80 advanced force lance: forcelance 100 Of course knowing advanced force lance doesn't prevent you from redirecting less than 100%, you can still redirect let's say only 10% if you wish. Activating force lance increases manacost of all your spells by 10%, so it is usually cheaper to use only spiked force castmode for redirections under 30%. On the other hand, enabling both spiked force and force lance for 20% (with command "forcelance 20") when you don't know the upgrades still allow you to convert nearly 44% of crushing damage into piercing form, a ratio available only after learning extended force lance, if you don't want to use spiked force too. As Force Lance effect is applied after modification by edged force castmode, it is possible to create interestingly shaped damage spells but such displays are mostly useful only for show as their real usability in battle is mostly lower than pure pierce or pure slash redirection.

Dependencies: force lance

Extended Force Lance

Force lance builds on spiked force castmode. The castmode is limited in the amount of damage it can convert into piercing damage, so force lance allows thorough modification of the spell from the ground up. Note that force lance shaping is applied after possible edged force castmode, working on the remainder of the spell which is still based on crush and not shaped into different form. To use force lance, simply specify how much of the crush part of the spell should be used to form a Force Lance part, and all your further crush spells will have this amount of damage redirected into piercing form. The basic level of force lance allows you to convert up to 20% of the crushing force into piercing form. Each upgrade increases the amount convertible, as follows: improved force lance: forcelance 40 extended force lance: forcelance 60 enhanced force lance: forcelance 80 advanced force lance: forcelance 100 Of course knowing advanced force lance doesn't prevent you from redirecting less than 100%, you can still redirect let's say only 10% if you wish. Activating force lance increases manacost of all your spells by 10%, so it is usually cheaper to use only spiked force castmode for redirections under 30%. On the other hand, enabling both spiked force and force lance for 20% (with command "forcelance 20") when you don't know the upgrades still allow you to convert nearly 44% of crushing damage into piercing form, a ratio available only after learning extended force lance, if you don't want to use spiked force too. As Force Lance effect is applied after modification by edged force castmode, it is possible to create interestingly shaped damage spells but such displays are mostly useful only for show as their real usability in battle is mostly lower than pure pierce or pure slash redirection.

Dependencies: improved force lance

Enhanced Force Lance

Force lance builds on spiked force castmode. The castmode is limited in the amount of damage it can convert into piercing damage, so force lance allows thorough modification of the spell from the ground up. Note that force lance shaping is applied after possible edged force castmode, working on the remainder of the spell which is still based on crush and not shaped into different form. To use force lance, simply specify how much of the crush part of the spell should be used to form a Force Lance part, and all your further crush spells will have this amount of damage redirected into piercing form. The basic level of force lance allows you to convert up to 20% of the crushing force into piercing form. Each upgrade increases the amount convertible, as follows: improved force lance: forcelance 40 extended force lance: forcelance 60 enhanced force lance: forcelance 80 advanced force lance: forcelance 100 Of course knowing advanced force lance doesn't prevent you from redirecting less than 100%, you can still redirect let's say only 10% if you wish. Activating force lance increases manacost of all your spells by 10%, so it is usually cheaper to use only spiked force castmode for redirections under 30%. On the other hand, enabling both spiked force and force lance for 20% (with command "forcelance 20") when you don't know the upgrades still allow you to convert nearly 44% of crushing damage into piercing form, a ratio available only after learning extended force lance, if you don't want to use spiked force too. As Force Lance effect is applied after modification by edged force castmode, it is possible to create interestingly shaped damage spells but such displays are mostly useful only for show as their real usability in battle is mostly lower than pure pierce or pure slash redirection.

Dependencies: extended force lance

Advanced Force Lance

Force lance builds on spiked force castmode. The castmode is limited in the amount of damage it can convert into piercing damage, so force lance allows thorough modification of the spell from the ground up. Note that force lance shaping is applied after possible edged force castmode, working on the remainder of the spell which is still based on crush and not shaped into different form. To use force lance, simply specify how much of the crush part of the spell should be used to form a Force Lance part, and all your further crush spells will have this amount of damage redirected into piercing form. The basic level of force lance allows you to convert up to 20% of the crushing force into piercing form. Each upgrade increases the amount convertible, as follows: improved force lance: forcelance 40 extended force lance: forcelance 60 enhanced force lance: forcelance 80 advanced force lance: forcelance 100 Of course knowing advanced force lance doesn't prevent you from redirecting less than 100%, you can still redirect let's say only 10% if you wish. Activating force lance increases manacost of all your spells by 10%, so it is usually cheaper to use only spiked force castmode for redirections under 30%. On the other hand, enabling both spiked force and force lance for 20% (with command "forcelance 20") when you don't know the upgrades still allow you to convert nearly 44% of crushing damage into piercing form, a ratio available only after learning extended force lance, if you don't want to use spiked force too. As Force Lance effect is applied after modification by edged force castmode, it is possible to create interestingly shaped damage spells but such displays are mostly useful only for show as their real usability in battle is mostly lower than pure pierce or pure slash redirection.

Dependencies: enhanced force lance

Force Halberd

Force halberd builds on edged force castmode the same way as force lance is extension to spiked force. Force halberd is applied after both edged force and spiked force castmodes and also after force lance. For detailed description of the principle of force halberd, see the topics on force lance, as force halberd works the same way, only modifying crush damage into slash.

Dependencies: advanced edged force

Improved Force Halberd

Force halberd builds on edged force castmode the same way as force lance is extension to spiked force. Force halberd is applied after both edged force and spiked force castmodes and also after force lance. For detailed description of the principle of force halberd, see the topics on force lance, as force halberd works the same way, only modifying crush damage into slash.

Dependencies: force halberd

Extended Force Halberd

Force halberd builds on edged force castmode the same way as force lance is extension to spiked force. Force halberd is applied after both edged force and spiked force castmodes and also after force lance. For detailed description of the principle of force halberd, see the topics on force lance, as force halberd works the same way, only modifying crush damage into slash.

Dependencies: improved force halberd

Enhanced Force Halberd

Force halberd builds on edged force castmode the same way as force lance is extension to spiked force. Force halberd is applied after both edged force and spiked force castmodes and also after force lance. For detailed description of the principle of force halberd, see the topics on force lance, as force halberd works the same way, only modifying crush damage into slash.

Dependencies: extended force halberd

Advanced Force Halberd

Force halberd builds on edged force castmode the same way as force lance is extension to spiked force. Force halberd is applied after both edged force and spiked force castmodes and also after force lance. For detailed description of the principle of force halberd, see the topics on force lance, as force halberd works the same way, only modifying crush damage into slash.

Dependencies: enhanced force halberd