Fire Ball

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Wm thumb.jpgWarrior Mage Guild
Fire Ball Targeted Magic spell
Abbreviation: FB
Prerequisites: Fire Shards or Elementalism
Slot Cost: 2
Mana Type: Elemental Magic
Spell Type: battle / targeted, pulse damage, area of effect
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep (min/max): 15 / 100
Skill Range (min/max): 80 / 800
Valid Spell Target: PC, Creature
Duration (min/max): Instant
Description: The Fire Ball spell launches a ball of fire at a target which explodes on impact. On its way to its destination it may do lesser damage to enemies or friends that are near to you or your foe. And of course, once it explodes many of the decimated bits will seek out foes that have yet to feel its warmth.
Effect: Impact damage, Fire damage, Single target + short range AoE damage.
Example Messaging: You gesture at a granite gargoyle.

A tiny ball of flame flies at a granite gargoyle!
The fireball contracts and gains speed as it nears a granite gargoyle!
The fireball blasts into its chest, nearly tearing it in half!
A volley of fiery shards explode outward toward a granite gargoyle!
The fire shard completely blasts away its left arm, leaving a charred and smoking stump!
The shard strikes its right eyebrow, slightly burning the eye.
A granite gargoyle grumbles and falls over with a *THUD*.
A volley of fiery shards explode outward toward a granite gargoyle!
The shard blasts into its back and out the other side, leaving a wide smoking hole where vital organs once were.
A granite gargoyle grumbles and falls over with a *THUD*.
A volley of fiery shards explode outward toward a granite gargoyle!
The fire shard glances off its back, singeing it a little.
The fire shard glances off its back, singeing it a little.
A granite gargoyle grumbles and falls over with a *THUD*.

Notes

Fireball has a chance to spawn fire shards after the initial hit; other times it will just slightly burn them as it goes past.

  • When you cast the spell at a target, the area mechanics start sorting out which other targets to hit. Any targets that are hit before the intended target get a 'whoosh' single strike. The intended target gets a whoosh or a exploding hit. And any targets that remain after the main target is hit get hit with shrapnel.[1]
  • Fire Ball's appearance can be altered with the Pattern Hues cantrip. Example:

Surrounded by a nimbus of phosphorescent ash grey light, a small ball of flame flies at a dire bear!

References

  1. Re:_fireball_targeting_issue_-_03/06/2015_14:25

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