School of Earth Magic

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School of Earth Magic
Symbol for School of Earth Magic
Level 1
 Magic Arrow *
 Shield
 Slow
 Stone Skin
 View Earth
Level 2
 Death Ripple
 Quicksand
 Visions *
Level 3
 Animate Dead
 Anti-Magic
 Earthquake
 Force Field
 Protection from Earth
Level 4
 Meteor Shower
 Resurrection
 Sorrow
 Town Portal
Level 5
 Implosion
 Summon Earth Elemental
School of Air Magic
School of Fire Magic
School of Water Magic

School of Earth Magic is one of the four schools of magic. Others are Air, Fire and Water. School of Earth Magic is related to the secondary skill Earth Magic, which allows heroes to cast earth school spells more effectively and at the reduced cost. The cost reduction is the same regardless of whether a hero holds the skill at basic, advanced, or expert level.

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School of Earth Magic is perhaps the strongest of all the schools, because it has a wide variety of all kinds of spells. Alongside Wisdom, it is one of two secondary skills which should be learned under any circumstances. There are almost no completely useless spells in Earth Magic, possibly besides Sorrow. The most powerful of them all is Town Portal, which at expert Earth Magic enables hero to teleport to any allied town with a mere cost of 20 spell points and 300 movement points. This alone would be excellent feature, but what makes it truly great spell is that a hero can cast Town Portal unlimited times, provided that he has spell points and movement points left. In comparison, Dimension Door can only be cast four times a day at expert level.

Slow is possibly the most powerful spell in the game. On Expert level, it slows down every enemy stack enabling the hero's troops to act first, and disallows enemies to reach your troops even with morale. Other fully essential spells in the School of Earth Magic are Resurrection and its undead counterpart Animate Dead. Resurrection (or Animate Dead) combined with Blind may save an entire army with enough spell points.

On the later stages of the game, Meteor Shower and Implosion can help you wipe out a large amount of enemy creatures (and they may be countered by mass Protection from Earth). Anti-magic can save your units against powerful enemy spells. It allows to use Dragogeddon strategy if you have creatures not immune to Armageddon (Archangels or Arch Devils), and to save your troops against it. Moreover, Force Field, Earthquake, Stone Skin and Shield are also useful spells. When you play for Necropolis, Death Ripple is very good against wandering monsters.


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