Air Magic

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This article refers to the secondary skill. For air magic spells, see School of Air Magic.

Secondary skills
 Air Magic
 Eagle Eye
 Earth Magic
 Fire Magic
 First Aid
 Interference Horn of the Abyss
 Water Magic
Air Magic
Basic Air Magic: allows your hero to cast air spells at reduced cost.
Advanced Air Magic: allows your hero to cast air spells at reduced cost and increased effectiveness.
Expert Air Magic: allows your hero to cast air spells at reduced cost and maximum effectiveness.

Air magic is a secondary skill that increases the effectiveness and reduces the costs of spells from the School of Air Magic.

Air Magic is a school of magic, along with Earth, Fire and Water Magic. There is a special rule in place that offers schools of magic more often as a choice when leveling up than the secondary skill learning percentages suggest: A new school of magic will be offered at least every 4 levels for Might heroes and every 3 levels for Magic heroes. If can be offered more often by chance. Example: The Might hero was not offered a school of magic when reaching levels 2 and 3. The hero will then be guaranteed to be offered a magic school at level 4. At level 8, the hero will be offered again a new magic school if none was offered at levels 5, 6 and 7.

Heroes with Basic Air Magic as a starting skill:

Chance to get[edit]

Out of total 112 for Shadow of Death, and of (112 + Interference chance) for Horn of the Abyss Horn of the Abyss.
Banned skills change the probability.

Town Class Chance to learn
Castle  Knight  3
Castle  Cleric  4
Rampart  Ranger  1 (lowest)
Rampart  Druid  2
Tower  Alchemist  4
Tower  Wizard  6 (highest)
Inferno  Demoniac  2
Inferno  Heretic  3
Necropolis  Death Knight  2
Necropolis  Necromancer  3
Dungeon  Overlord  1 (lowest)
Dungeon  Warlock  2
Stronghold  Barbarian  3
Stronghold  Battle Mage  3
Fortress  Beastmaster  1 (lowest)
Fortress  Witch  3
Conflux  Planeswalker  2
Conflux  Elementalist  6 (highest)
Cove Horn of the Abyss     Captain  3
Cove Horn of the Abyss     Navigator  6 (highest)
Factory Horn of the Abyss     Mercenary   3
Factory Horn of the Abyss     Artificer   3

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Some may find the information in this section subjective or irrelevant.

Like other magic schools, Air Magic is very important. At the expert level, Haste may help a lot as your entire army will possibly move before the enemy's army, and even some very slow units get decent speed. Dimension Door and Fly are extremely helpful for moving on the adventure map. Chain Lightning may wipe out the whole opposing army (while it's a double-edged sword, as if there are less than five stacks, Chain Lightning will damage your own troops - initially it hits four stacks, thus you get unable to use it against an enemy with that exact stacks number), and Lightning Bolt is useful on early stages of the game. Other helpful Air spells are, for example, Disrupting Ray, Precision, and Counterstrike.

The main reasons for choosing Air Magic are Fly, Dimension Door and Haste spells. The first two are perhaps the most powerful adventure spells, together with Town Portal. However, both of them are typically banned in custom maps. Nevertheless, Expert Air Magic causes Haste to be cast as a mass spell, which still makes it worth the secondary skill slot. Other noteworthy spells are Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning, both powerful combat spells.

Don't forget view air, it lets you see ALL towns and player heroes even in areas that you haven't explored yet. Requires no movement points and only 1 spell point.

See also: