Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

This is the forum for helping you out if you're stuck or if you want to discuss the nitty gritty details of the dungeons within Mount Grimrock. Warning: forum contains spoilers!
maethlin
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:57 pm

Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by maethlin » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:09 am

So I don't think I've specifically discuss this except to mention that higher level ice spells are useful for freezing. Does this make Ice the best option? I noticed poison can be a real pain so Earth magic certainly seems useful as well. Has anyone been able to compare/contrast say, Ice damage vs Fire or Air?

I don't know how much to worry about spreading points around, since I have no idea what the max level cap is and therefor don't know how many skill points I'll have to spread around (if anyone has the answer to those that would be helpful as well).

Thanks in advance. :)

User avatar
schiz0phren1c
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:04 am

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by schiz0phren1c » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:08 am

I'm not high ranking by any means (Level 8) but Ice seems to be the way to go,I have 19 in Ice and 8 in Fire the rest in Spellcraft,I took the 5 extra points trait on my Lizzie Mage AND gave him the
SpoilerShow
+5 skillbook
I found,
Ice Bolt has saved my bacon tons of times...

sassbits
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:58 am

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by sassbits » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:27 am

I started with earth but I regret that decision since many monsters are immune and it does the lowest of dmg, it's only good versus those tentacle things that come up from rosters. Air is decent, does good dmg but in my opinion Fire/Ice is the way to go. I saw my fireball do up to 300 dmg on hard mode. Ice is great for disabling.

maethlin
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:57 pm

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by maethlin » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:03 am

Thanks folks!

Herbalacious
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:57 am

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by Herbalacious » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:10 am

Only have a level 9 Mage but he kicks ass with fire mastery/spellcraft. I cruise around with him in party with fireball ready to go with 1 click and usually start my atks with this at range. Fire shield is sexy too once you can cast it

killington
Posts: 80
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:10 pm

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by killington » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:35 am

I second fire.

Fireball (with Greater Fireball Upgrade) does like 130 damage to everyone in the group. Awesome damage output even for solo targets. (damage at or around level 8 or level 9 mage level)

Poomermon
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:28 pm

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by Poomermon » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:27 am

Air seems decent to me. Nothing I have encountered has been immune or even resistant to lightning as far as I can tell. There are some fire and poison immune monsters so I would be hesitant to take those. Ice might be great too if it slows monsters down. For a mage I would use my skill points for one spell school up to circle of protection and rest to spellcraft.

vorvek
Posts: 29
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:43 am

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by vorvek » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:32 am

There are ice immune monsters too.

2Xmatch
Posts: 46
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:21 pm

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by 2Xmatch » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:48 am

I have a Fire mage and he does really good,
SpoilerShow
the fire demons aren't such an issue for me as i have fire shield and my team takes them out easy
. I also have the red orb and the skill that increases damage for fire and it does really good, drains mana like a boss though.

Nano
Posts: 7
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:50 am

Re: Best Spell Schools? Opinions from High Level Mages?

Post by Nano » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:52 am

Air & Ice & Spellcraft.

Why?
Lightning bolt dose tons and tons of damage. (Seems dose Extra damage to Undead not sure)
And Invisibility very handy, mobs cant see you even if they pass by you.
Enchant Shock Arrow ( For bow users)

Frostbolt Has really really long range and passes threw enemy's & freezes them in place.
Enchant Ice Arrow ( For bow users)

And last
Spellcraft for well Defense/more casting power.
And Most important Light spell, your own personal Torch.

Post Reply