How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

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How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby tecknomage » Wed May 02, 2012 3:37 am

OK, so I'm dumb.

How do I use Scrolls or Spells :oops:

The Tutorial is not clear on this respect.
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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby Empyrean » Wed May 02, 2012 3:45 am

Right click on your mage's hand. That brings up the rune screen. Click on the runes for the spell you want to cast, then click the cast button.

Scrolls just tell you which runes you need to click on to cast a spell. You can't actually use them for anything.
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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby stepsongrapes » Wed May 02, 2012 3:58 am

Also note that you will require the necessary skill (in a spell school) to cast the spell.

For example, if you find a Fireball scroll, you won't be able to cast it even if you hit the right runes if your mage does not have the requisite skill in fire magic.
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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby tecknomage » Wed May 02, 2012 3:12 pm

By "require the necessary skill" do you mean Sill Points assigned?

Also, b y "click on mage's hand" I will assume empty hand.
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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby jansaresinas » Wed May 02, 2012 3:16 pm

yes for skills,

and yes for empty hand, but later can be any magic artefact like a staff or an orb (first magic staff is on lvl 1, first orb i think lvl 5)

otoh,
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toorum needs an equiped magic item to cast spells
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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby Darklord » Wed May 02, 2012 4:18 pm

tecknomage wrote:OK, so I'm dumb.

How do I use Scrolls or Spells :oops:

The Tutorial is not clear on this respect.


Nah it's not obvious if you r are new to this style of game. :)

Let us know if anything else isn't clear.

Also try watching this video,

At 3:06 you see a spell being cast by clicking on the wizards magic staff, the runes being pressed then the activate button being pressed. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKvMDNsEc14

You find out what runes to press from the scrolls, but you need to spend the skill points to unlock the spell first.

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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby pimpskinny » Wed May 02, 2012 6:16 pm

Also, you should know that you don't need to find a spell scroll before you can cast the associated spell. The game manual describes all the runes, and so I think you are encouraged to experiment with different runes until you discover a new spell (without finding the scrolls first). There is logic to what runes cast what spell.

If you didn't do any experimenting like that, then there are a couple Magic Schools in particular that would leave the Mage completely powerless for a long time until an appropriate scroll was discovered.

I think a typical Mage progression is to level up a magic skill until you unlock a "Spell: ??" And if you haven't found the right scroll for that spell yet, then start experimenting until you discover it.
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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby tecknomage » Wed May 02, 2012 7:34 pm

Darklord wrote:
tecknomage wrote:OK, so I'm dumb.
Also try watching this video,

At 3:06 you see a spell being cast by clicking on the wizards magic staff, the runes being pressed then the activate button being pressed. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKvMDNsEc14

You find out what runes to press from the scrolls, but you need to spend the skill points to unlock the spell first.

Daniel.


Your video link says "not available in your country," I'm USA.
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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby Darklord » Wed May 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Not a problem search utube for video's on LoG, watch a couple you'll soon see a spell being cast! :)

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Re: How do I use Scrolls or Spells?

Postby Xai » Thu May 03, 2012 8:04 pm

One question, i have already 25+ Air Skill and have found until yet (L5) just one Air Scroll.. i have some ??? in my air magic skills for spells, have already 2-3 scrolls for every other magic line but just 1 for Air ^^

Should i just try some combinations to find spells out, or its a scroll for every spell in game?
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