Magic

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Magic will let your wizards cast a variety of spells, giving temporary bonuses, information or damaging your enemies.

All spells cost mana, which is produced by towers. The cost of each spell is based on a multiplier of your land size.

Self Spells

Self-spells last for 12 hours and can't be cast on other dominions.

Spell Cost Multiplier Effect Notes
Ares' Call 2.5x +10% defensive power
Gaia's Watch 2x +10% food production
Harmony 2.5x +50% population growth rate Vital during protection
Midas Touch 2.5x +10% platinum production Should be always active
Mining Strength 2x +10% ore production
Fools Gold 5x Prevents platinum theft for 10 hours. Can only be cast once every 20 hours.
Surreal Perception 3x Reveals the name of dominions performing black-ops and theft on you.
Energy Mirror 4x All successful spells cast at your Dominion have a 20% chance of being reflected back to the caster.

Offensive Spells

Spell Cost Multiplier Effect Notes
Clear Sight 0.5x Gives you an overview of the target dominion in the form of their Status screen.
Revelation 1.2x Shows spells currently affecting the target dominion.
Clairvoyance 1.2x Reveals the target's realm's Town Crier.
Vision 0.5x Reveals the target dominion's techs and heroes, if any.
Disclosure 1.2x If the target dominion's realm owns a wonder, its HP will be disclosed. Not yet implemented.
Plague 2.7x Slows population growth rate by 50% (inverse of Harmony). This is a non-war black op.
Insect Swarm 3x Slows food production by 15%. This is a non-war black op.
Great Flood 3x Slows boat production by 50%. This is a non-war black op.
Earthquake 3x Slows ore and gem production by 5%. This is a non-war black op.
Fireball 3.3x Kills peasants and destroys food. This is a war-only black op.
Lightning Bolt 4x Damages castle by destroying resources invested. This is a war-only black op.
Disband Spies 4.3x Turns 1.5% of the target's spies into draftees. This is a war-only black op.

Racial Spells

Each race has access to one racial spell. All spells have a 5x cost multiplier.

Spell Race Effect Notes
Alchemist's Flame Firewalker Increases alchemy production by 15 platinum
Blizzard Icekin +15% defensive power Not cumulative with Ares' Call
Bloodrage Orc +10 % offensive power, +10 % offensive casualties
Crusade Human and Nomad +5% offensive power, allows you to kill Spirit and Undead units
Defensive Frenzy Halfling +20% defensive power Not cumulative with Ares' Call
Erosion Lizardfolk and Merfolk 20% of captured land automatically re-zoned into water
Gaia's Blessing Wood Elf +20 % food production and +10 % lumber production Not cumulative with Gaia's Watch
Howling Kobold +10 % offensive power and +10 % defensive power Not cumulative with Ares' Call
Killing Rage Goblin +10% offensive power
Mechanical Genius Gnome -30% re-zoning costs
Miner's Sight Dwarf +20% ore production Not cumulative with Mining Strength
Nightfall Nox +5 % offensive power
Parasitic Hunger Lycanthrope, Spirit and Undead +50 % conversion rate
Regeneration Troll Reduces combat losses by 25%
Unholy Ghost Dark Elf Enemy draftees do not participate in battle
Warsong Sylvan +10% offensive power

WPA

The wizard ratio or Wizards Per Acre (WPA) is an important factor in the success of offensive spells. If your WPA is higher than that of your target, you are more likely to successfully cast spells on them.

Wizard races (Sylvan and Dark Elf) have very high WPAs because their elite units count as partial wizards.

Because their elite offensive units rely on a high WPA, Icekin attackers must have a very high WPA.

For other races, a WPA of 0.3 to 0.6 is usually sufficient for info-ops.

Wizard Strength

Wizard strength is also an important part of successfully casting offensive spells. It starts at 100% and decreases with every spell cast (including self-spells). Information ops decrease your wizard strength by 2% while self spells and offensive spells decrease by 5%. Wizard strength refreshes by 4% every hour but this can be increased with Wizard Guilds and techs. No spells may be cast if your wizard strength is below 30%, however strength will recover an additional 1% each hour when below 30%.

Formula

The chance of success is determined through one of two formulas. See Ops Formula.

See Also