|Prerequisites:||Fire Shards or Elementalism|
|Mana Type:||Elemental Magic|
|Spell Type:||battle / targeted, pulse damage, area of effect|
|Prep (min/max):||15 / 100|
|Skill Range (min/max):||80 / 800|
|Valid Spell Target:||PC, Creature|
|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!
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.
- 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!