||There are many types of spells available to
your characters throughout the course of the game. Each
character class specializes in casting certain types of spells,
so examining the spells list is very
helpful prior to choosing the members of your party. Although
the mage classes: sorcerer, necromancer, and wizard are the
most powerful spell-casters, all character classes can learn
spells at certain spell levels.
- Advance One Spell Level Every Four Promotions - Each
character class can attain knowledge of spells at up to four
successively more advanced spell levels. All characters start out
with knowledge of spells at spell level one for their particular
class. For a character to learn new spells, he or she must achieve
four promotions to reach the next spell level. The character level
advancements where that character learns the next level of spells
happen when they are promoted to level 5, 9, and 13.
- Select a Spell Level - When you select the CAST SPELL menu option (either in or out of combat), you will be presented with a menu like the screen above which shows the spell
menu for a particular character. The top-right menu lists the four
spell levels. The bottom half of the screen lists all the spells that
are currently available to the spell-caster at that particular level.
Although low level characters will be able to select any of the four
spell levels from the menu, no spells will be listed at spell levels
that have not been learned.
- Combat and Non-Combat Spells - There are two types of
spells in the game: combat spells which can only be cast during
combat, and non-combat spells which may be cast out of combat. Note
that many spells (such the heal player spell) can be cast both in and
out of combat. When selecting CAST SPELL from the character menu,
only spells that can be cast in non-combat situations will be shown.
Likewise, when selecting CAST SPELL during a combat encounter, only
spells that can be cast in combat will be shown for each spell
- Spell Point Cost - All spells consume the caster's spell points. If your character has
enough spell points to cast a certain spell, then it will be listed
in black text. If the character knows and can cast the spell, but
currently doesn't have enough spell points to cast it, the spell name
will be printed in light gray text.
There are several ways to recharge spell points -- see the
Spells section for more information.