Destroy Undead

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School of Air Magic
Symbol for the School of Air Magic
Level 1
 Magic Arrow *
 View Air
Level 2
 Disrupting Ray
 Lightning Bolt
 Protection from Air
 Visions *
Level 3
 Air Shield
 Destroy Undead
Level 4
 Chain Lightning
Level 5
 Dimension Door
 Magic Mirror
 Summon Air Elemental
 Titan's Lightning Bolt
School of Earth Magic
School of Fire Magic
School of Water Magic
Destroy Undead
School:  Air Magic
Level:  3rd
Cost:  15/12
Duration:  instant
 Basic effect
All undead creature troops receive ((power x 10) + 10) damage.
 Advanced effect
All undead creature troops receive ((power x 10) + 20) damage.
 Expert effect
All undead creature troops receive ((power x 10) + 50) damage.
 Probability of occurrence (%):
Castle   35
Rampart   24
Tower   32 (24*)
Inferno   9
Necropolis   0
Dungeon   13
Stronghold   13
Fortress   9
Conflux   13
Cove Horn of the Abyss   7
Factory Horn of the Abyss   13
* Without Library

Destroy Undead is a 3rd level spell in the School of Air Magic. It causes damage to all undead creatures on the battlefield – including the caster's troops.

Artifacts that provide immunity to Destroy Undead:

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

Destroy Undead is at its best when fighting against small number of scattered low-tier undead creatures. The damage does not scale enough to cause serious damage when fighting against larger armies with stronger forces. One can easily calculate, that with a power skill of 20, Destroy Undead spell only does 250 points of damage at expert level, which is worth about two Dread Knights. Naturally, Orb of the Firmament and/or Sorcery can increase the damage, but typically there are more useful spells available than Destroy Undead for harming the enemy.

If you have access to very fast units like Dragon Flies or Efreet Sultans, use only one creature in your army and attack a group of wandering undead troops which are slower than your sole warrior. When your army is significantly weaker than the wandering creatures, they are divided in many small stacks, so pressing Destroy Undead just one or two times will be enough.