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School of Earth Magic
Symbol for School of Earth Magic
Level 1
 Magic Arrow *
 Stone Skin
 View Earth
Level 2
 Death Ripple
 Visions *
Level 3
 Animate Dead
 Force Field
 Protection from Earth
Level 4
 Meteor Shower
 Town Portal
Level 5
 Summon Earth Elemental
School of Air Magic
School of Fire Magic
School of Water Magic
School:  Earth Magic
Level:  4th
Cost:  16/12
Duration:  1 rnd/sp
 Basic effect
Target, enemy troop's morale rating is reduced by 1.
 Advanced effect
Target, enemy troop's morale rating is reduced by 2.
 Expert effect
All enemy troops' morale rating is reduced by 2.
 Probability of occurrence (%):
Castle   10
Rampart   10
Tower   16 (10*)
Inferno   10
Necropolis   10
Dungeon   10
Stronghold   -
Fortress   -
Conflux   10
Cove Horn of the Abyss   10
Factory Horn of the Abyss   10
* Without Library

Sorrow is a 4th level spell in the School of Earth Magic. It a mind spell that reduces the morale of the target enemy creature(s).

Creatures immune to Sorrow:

Artifacts that provide immunity to Sorrow:

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Expert level of Sorrow is quite useful against wandering creatures at least in situations where it is essential that they do not receive an extra turn due to their +1 morale. However, casting Sorrow against a computer or a human player is questionable. Depending on the enemy morale, it will either reduce the chance (or eliminate) of enemy troops getting the extra turn or increase the chance of them to lose a turn. As the chances for bad morale are higher, the latter it is more favourable option. In other words, reducing enemy morale to -3 is better than reducing it to +1 - and if your opponent has morale in excess of 3, Sorrow might only reduce it to +2, or not at all. In conclusion, against wandering monsters the Sorrow is sometimes useful, but against human and computer players there are typically better spells to cast than Sorrow. In general, Sorrow is not as powerful as many other 4th level spells (Armageddon, Berserk, Resurrection), and possibly takes too much spell points than it is worthy of.

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