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Thraiax
12-02-2009, 13:43
With the waves of Conquer the Seas looming ever closer and ready to crash through our screens, we've been doing our best to milk our devs for as much info as possible to wet your appetites while we wait. Thus far we have brought you some details on the changes to mechanics, features both old and completely new, and game-play. Today we cornered one of our artists and did our best to force some information from their paws.

Our humble artist/developer confessed that he has been diligently working to upgrade the looks of much of the magic you so happily use to destroy and disfigure your enemies. With Conquer the Seas, you will see Earth Magic mightily revamped. Blood gorged spikes erupt from your foe's feet with Impale, fiery, burning, rocks rain down with Meteor Strike, the essence of a mighty, roaring bear will summon in your casting of Brawn and much more!

We've included a small video here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l370xBsch2E) to show you some examples of our pumped up Earth Magic.
All the schools of magic will be seeing visual revamps however. Earth Magic is simply the one that will be coming with Conquer the Seas, with the rest of the schools hot on it's heels.

Magic is not the only aspect to receive some visual lovin' however. Keep an eye out for idle animations, new tombstones, blood splatter with extra helpings of gore and much more!

DeadlyHit
12-02-2009, 13:43
wewt

i came buckets over those spell effects.

Tribaja
12-02-2009, 13:45
Lol, milk devs, kinky.

xerian
12-02-2009, 13:45
nice

linki
12-02-2009, 13:45
cant wait :D

Paranoia21
12-02-2009, 13:49
wewt

i came buckets over those spell effects.

same

Tyki Mykk
12-02-2009, 13:50
suweet

MortalZero
12-02-2009, 13:51
Earth mage here :D

awesomesauce and thanks devs :)

Frisca
12-02-2009, 13:52
Nice!

Can I qq now and find some reason why this is wrong and Imba ? :)

xerian
12-02-2009, 13:52
Imagine how volcano will end up looking once they get around doing that :o

Urme the Legend
12-02-2009, 13:53
Cool! I wonder if Meteor Strike will be a "real" AE spell now instead of a "bolt"?

But the graphics look cool.

Phohammar
12-02-2009, 13:53
Kinda sucks that it's only earth magic.

linki
12-02-2009, 13:54
Kinda sucks that it's only earth magic.

atleast its a start, the rest will follow :)

Darkbone
12-02-2009, 13:55
Uuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhh

Me loves Impale!

Was always my most loved spell because of the way it works, and now it got such an AWESOME looking animation!

So much love for details. Greatzzz.

Aerias
12-02-2009, 13:55
Kinda sucks that it's only earth magic.

For now. It's great that they've going over their placeholder spell effects finally.

Akatsuki#1
12-02-2009, 13:55
Just earth? lol, will be months before the others get patched

xerian
12-02-2009, 13:55
Magic is not the only aspect to receive some visual lovin' however. Keep an eye out for idle animations, new tombstones, blood splatter with extra helpings of gore and much more!

Yay, new tombstones :D

FolAng
12-02-2009, 13:57
how a bout a lags when 50+ ppl from 1 side and 50 + ather will spam aoe ? :D

Ragnarok Delrhe
12-02-2009, 13:58
wtf earth dont need love, water does.

Az_
12-02-2009, 13:59
I got... wet...:ohno:

Ighox
12-02-2009, 13:59
Awesome improvements, keep it up.

smoke2000
12-02-2009, 13:59
looks cool , keep visually upgrading the game. But don't spend too much time in stuff people can disable anyway (So spells are good). Like grass/shadows, it's all good for videos and screenshots, but if you lose a competitive edge by using them, they won't be used by a large percentage of people.

Temko Firewing
12-02-2009, 13:59
"omfg"

and where is mah bloodcraft?

nizzie
12-02-2009, 14:00
Very nice!

Virindii
12-02-2009, 14:00
damm impale looks great :-D

Aerias
12-02-2009, 14:01
looks cool , keep visually upgrading the game. But don't spend too much time in stuff people can disable anyway (So spells are good). Like grass/shadows, it's all good for videos and screenshots, but if you lose a competitive edge by using them, they won't be used by a large percentage of people.

People with good computers can run all that and still be competitive, like me.

raffraff
12-02-2009, 14:04
Really nice!

Light Magic next please ;)

Tedium
12-02-2009, 14:05
It is only a matter of time before we see more, Good work AV keep it coming!

ISVRaDa
12-02-2009, 14:05
Finally!...now please improvements in sounds system.

oG-
12-02-2009, 14:06
I hope they will do a great deal about Water especially.. i kinda cry when i look at those spells

Dhmitris
12-02-2009, 14:06
just great!!:ohno:

Nathero
12-02-2009, 14:06
Cant wait!

peertje
12-02-2009, 14:07
these look amazing. just worried about the effects they will have on my already shitty fps

atome
12-02-2009, 14:09
Fantastic, games moving in the right direction.

Watch the population blossom.

smoke2000
12-02-2009, 14:09
People with good computers can run all that and still be competitive, like me.

I didnt mean it like that, not fps related.

Shadows make some spots really dark and hard to see enemies. Same thing with grass, crouching people can use grass as cover, but if the person has Grass disabled , they dude crouching simply looks stupid.

w0rm
12-02-2009, 14:10
Nice, I hope you guys won't forget Necromancy this time :)

Esudar
12-02-2009, 14:10
epic

Numz dePimche
12-02-2009, 14:11
gj

Wizlock23
12-02-2009, 14:12
I didnt mean it like that, not fps related.

Shadows make some spots really dark and hard to see enemies. Same thing with grass, crouching people can use grass as cover, but if the person has Grass disabled , they dude crouching simply looks stupid.

Yeah i think its pretty dumb to allow ppl to disable certain areas of the game to "see better" when its suppose to be used for stealthy attacks and hiding . IMO they should be stuck "on" or at least fixed so that you cant flip a switch to see were shadows should block out your sight and grass cover your approach .

ninogan
12-02-2009, 14:12
This almost makes me want to become a mage.

Caaahl
12-02-2009, 14:14
Impale just looks sweeeet! :p

KCC989
12-02-2009, 14:15
Yeah this looks great. I wonder how badass a surging impale would look? Also do you think that Meteor strike will be a real AoE now?

Spinx
12-02-2009, 14:24
Awesome! but i will miss the floating cloud of skulls =(

Rezwarius
12-02-2009, 14:27
OMFG im so happy about this.. I cant wait to see the rest.. Drool.

empa
12-02-2009, 14:28
This is very nice. I hope all magics gets improved animations.

stega
12-02-2009, 14:29
LOL at only earth magic... is this how the rest of the expansion is gonna be like??? "Well we are adding stuff for all of ________ and they will see revamps but _______is simply the one that will be coming with Conquer the Seas.

melipone
12-02-2009, 14:30
This would be cool if buffs didn't last so long and were stronger, as people could use the visual cues to decide how to approach a situation. So if you see someone do the Strength buff it might be worth avoiding going into melee or cast a Strength debuff. Would make the pvp a bit deeper and I think 3 rows of buffs that last for like 10 mins is ridiculous for skill based pvp

GRCPan
12-02-2009, 14:31
Acid ward and meteor strike still look really bad. The rest are nice though.

Swing
12-02-2009, 14:32
Epic.

MortalZero
12-02-2009, 14:33
LOL at only earth magic... is this how the rest of the expansion is gonna be like??? "Well we are adding stuff for all of ________ and they will see revamps but _______is simply the one that will be coming with Conquer the Seas.

welcome to how MMORPG's develop. Also consider the small team and adding effects is just a goodie really not the core stuff they should work on so feel happy they considered it and expand upon.

Abremalist
12-02-2009, 14:34
As an Earth Mage. I Love This. A lot.

Abremalist
12-02-2009, 14:36
And Impale is one of my most loved damage spells. :)

Awesome animation.

L-C
12-02-2009, 14:40
The patch is tomorrow. Are we getting a full preview like the last patch?

http://www.darkfallonline.com/expansion/

I wonder what happened to the "Special Attribute Consumables" from that page.

Keno
12-02-2009, 14:40
Just please tell me you fixed blizzard, please.

Keno
12-02-2009, 14:42
Lol at stega

Jango1337
12-02-2009, 14:54
that all looks sick, the new impale reminds me of the one from prototype

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8BuDJmXt9s

can't wait

Brother Justin
12-02-2009, 14:56
Kinda sucks that it's only earth magic.

Earth have been pretty lacking in effects since beta.

About time they focused on it.

BluesFunk
12-02-2009, 15:06
Wow, these effects are actually.... Really good!

Friagrim
12-02-2009, 15:07
It just dawned on me....... people are talking as if they are going to get earth magic because it looks pretty?... Sweet we need more people like all of you... to prey on...

RonarcBracklaw
12-02-2009, 15:08
Holy crap those look awesome! Glad to see my fav school in the preview :-P

Friagrim
12-02-2009, 15:10
The patch is tomorrow. Are we getting a full preview like the last patch?

http://www.darkfallonline.com/expansion/

I wonder what happened to the "Special Attribute Consumables" from that page.

HAHA the 1 good point I've seen. But I think it will be wasted. Hopefully they do infact have this coming tomorrow. If not, hell of an observation, gg.

kukimata
12-02-2009, 15:15
Erth Magic deserved it :). GJ

Sanshi44
12-02-2009, 15:16
Dam nice impale is sweet hope they buff that spell 2 m ake it worth using : P, earth not my main school but still cant wait to see spel lupgrade for rest of the schools

Kasmos
12-02-2009, 15:19
Holy shit, those looked awesome. Now once the other spells get some love and SOUND gets some much needed love too, this game is going to look and sound even more fucking sick.

I'm just happy the place holder shit is finally getting revamped. Once all spells look that good and sound gets a much needed boost, this game is going to be insane looking.

CattBoy
12-02-2009, 15:21
Yessssssssssss

XAleX
12-02-2009, 15:23
Quite nice I'd say!

I especially like Iron Skin, Meteor and MOSTLY Impale, which is an amazing animation. Brawn is moderately good, and Acid Ward is still so-and-so, somewhat low-resolution.

Overall it is good to see improvements in all aspects of the game, including some rougher graphics elements that surely hindered the appeal of the game for some potential players. I hope the other magic schools get the same treatment soon, but melee as well, I wanna see cool animations for whirlwinds, cleave and blows in general ;)

Can't wait for new tombstone, better blood and more gore!

stingerII
12-02-2009, 15:25
fucking awesome :D

Patriota
12-02-2009, 15:35
crazy stuff, finaly some love with earth

Wuuz
12-02-2009, 15:36
new tombstones, +++blood splatter with extra helpings of gore...

I liked the tombstone part :P... and i hope it includes a marker in tombstone for allready skinned mobs.

Signus
12-02-2009, 15:44
I LOVE the bear, lots of energy behind the animation. Can't wait for the rest of the schools to see some love, hopefully I don't have to wait for another expansion, yeah?

TooTight
12-02-2009, 15:45
wonder if we'll still be able to see the moons under the ocean floor =[

Caaahl
12-02-2009, 15:45
I wonder if earthquake got new animations too or if it still looks like healing chant. :rolleyes:

Jonte912
12-02-2009, 15:49
I LOVE the bear, lots of energy behind the animation. Can't wait for the rest of the schools to see some love, hopefully I don't have to wait for another expansion, yeah?

the bear is allready in game, has been for ages

blob
12-02-2009, 16:05
great looking animations, impale rocks .

Kaang
12-02-2009, 16:13
Hope there will be added spell customizations to allow underwater casting

Banok
12-02-2009, 16:14
earth magic wasn't that bad compared to other schools. kind of wierd that they choose to revamp earth animations when only 1 or 2 where missing.

Stue00
12-02-2009, 16:17
This expansion is getting better every day!

Lets hope the essential things are being fixed aswell. Theres still alot of exploits around.

samureyed
12-02-2009, 16:21
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG :D:eek:

Looks so good! Well done, cant wait to see whats in store for other schools of magic!

VooDoo Hex
12-02-2009, 17:06
Looks pretty sweet. Hopefully disintegrate doesnt look exactly like corrosive blast anymore either. :D Also I always heard impale was terrible so I never purchased it. Is it any good?

Kiad
12-02-2009, 17:08
ummm the brawn one has been in the game for months...

Dingbat
12-02-2009, 17:09
BRB Grinding earth magic.

raapnaap
12-02-2009, 17:14
That brown is the same one as ingame now.

I wonder what they did with the rest of the earth spells. :)

Emolas
12-02-2009, 17:14
ummm the brawn one has been in the game for months...

ummm no

bartillo
12-02-2009, 17:15
OMG! well i wanted to go mage killer but hm.. idk now :p earth looks to good.

Caaahl
12-02-2009, 17:18
ummm no

ummmm yes indeed.

Emolas
12-02-2009, 17:20
ummmm yes indeed.

Is that a surging? My brawn never looked like that.

DwellerBelow
12-02-2009, 17:27
Nice!

Can I qq now and find some reason why this is wrong and Imba ? :)

The f* do you need a reason for?

QQ!

OP!

Now Earth Magix is the coolest!

Totaly imbalanced till the other animations get here....

MortalZero
12-02-2009, 17:32
The f* do you need a reason for?

QQ!

OP!

Now Earth Magix is the coolest!

Totaly imbalanced till the other animations get here....


True, the effects will visually stun the opponent and set him back for my damage :D

stingerII
12-02-2009, 17:35
True, the effects will visually stun the opponent and set him back for my damage :D

lol, yea! pretty magic will pwn ugly animated magics xD

hyperion_x91
12-02-2009, 17:41
Glad to finally see spell animations are getting reworked... GJ AV.

Caaahl
12-02-2009, 17:41
Is that a surging? My brawn never looked like that.

Mhm.. no. It's been that way for me since the last expansion, i guess.

Sinny
12-02-2009, 17:47
Sweet!

pity I don't use Earth Magic, part from Strength buff Brawn. but hey they're going to revamp other schools.

lets hope air Magic is next :D.

Walking Target
12-02-2009, 17:59
Earth is the one to do since it is the most misleading. I literally thought that I was seeing necro for my first month of play.

Brawn animation has been in. I actually saw one of my clanmates cast it last night. I think maybe it bugs out though, because there have been times I have seen it cast and it looked weird and not like a bear at all.

Nice changes, the more differentiation we can get between spell animations, the better.

Funkadoodle
12-02-2009, 18:19
Phenomenal looking. Kinda sucks that Impale is a crappy end game spell and it got the best animation. Did Corrosive Blast and Disintegrate get visual upgrades?

Jango1337
12-02-2009, 18:26
Phenomenal looking. Kinda sucks that Impale is a crappy end game spell and it got the best animation. Did Corrosive Blast and Disintegrate get visual upgrades?

from how the spell looked in the video I think they're finally fixing it so you can fire it at the ground and spikes shoot out from where the ray hits and hits anyone on the spikes, maybe (hopefully :D)

Simsimma
12-02-2009, 18:26
I got... wet...:ohno:

Seems water got an overhaul too :)

Barokk
12-02-2009, 18:34
IMO the sound of the spells are equally important. They sounds annoyingly horrible atm.

nisco17
12-02-2009, 18:42
Wow! These are amazing!

bongloads
12-02-2009, 18:47
Just please tell me you fixed blizzard, please.

first thing i thought of w/this thread

Arkh
12-02-2009, 19:38
This the kind of thing which make me be in favor of small release every thursday (wtf with friday release ?) or every two thursday.
So AV can had little fluff and not destroy everything, players have new things more often (I miss beta days and the weeks after launch for that). While you can still have big expansion every three to six month for big game changing things like the sea fortresses.

Gray Fox
12-02-2009, 19:48
So nice!!! Impale was awesome!

Kay Rica
12-02-2009, 20:38
So nice!!! Impale was awesome!

Too bad it's a useless spell :(

Avan
12-02-2009, 21:02
Too bad it's a useless spell :(

Too bad you're judging too early.

Dunmer
12-02-2009, 21:07
You wet more than my appetite with Impale.

neon sheild
12-02-2009, 21:13
awesome!
These effects look soooo cool!

smoke2000
12-02-2009, 21:18
I agree, graphical updates would be fun more frequently , just do a 2 hour maintenance once in a while. There's hardly game breaking bugs in graphics.

Narcowski
12-02-2009, 21:22
Impale looks so awesome.

Hopefully Water comes next, it needs the love nearly as badly as earth did.

LisaL.
12-02-2009, 21:42
i like it

BelegStrongbow
12-02-2009, 21:42
I can't wait for all the spells to get a revamp. Hopefully they keep upgrading all the animations and effects. AWesome awesome stuff.

ZeeSavageshot
12-02-2009, 21:58
Any news on spell sounds? For instance Witches Brew from Witchcraft has the usual "boom" sound after it is cast, but once it reaches 50 the sound changes to a more subtle (and pleasing IMO) sound effect.

The sonic boom effect from spells is the first thing I noticed when I joined the game and I took it as the developers just using that particular sound as a place-holder until new ones were added.

Nonetheless, the new animations and art are definitely awesome!

:D

Daggermaniac
12-02-2009, 22:09
Cool! I wonder if Meteor Strike will be a "real" AE spell now instead of a "bolt"?

But the graphics look cool.
If you notice the video, she is aiming straight (slightly tilted down) but there is an animation that kind of looks like a buff, and then an AoE Meteor Strike ON HER. Looks like we have more love to PBAoE Spells :). Love it

-Ex maiden

PS.: Fuck rerolling, lolol. Wheres the cool archery animations HMMM?

Realbigdeal22
12-02-2009, 22:09
WOW thats great. I can now see them fixing the magic problem balance. I never let AV down since beta and im really comming back after the expansion.

Valroth
12-02-2009, 22:17
The brawn animation is already ingame, has been for a while. I really like the rest of these animations though.

Hopefully Acid Arrow, Corrosive Blast, and Desintigrate will have distinguishable animations too.

deja TBH
12-02-2009, 22:36
I'm mostly just excited for the new general Earth casting animation, the current thick-orange-swirl really blocks your vision. It looks as though this new thinner-green-swirl will help that, I hope.

Sarphus
12-02-2009, 22:39
looks good.

griM'
12-02-2009, 22:49
Boner. Loving that impale spell. Lets see some more spell effects.

SeverinCompte
12-02-2009, 23:05
Sah...


Weet.

jelsea
12-02-2009, 23:51
Ah, Ironskin you can't cast that on yourself, unless that has changed. So please let me know if Ironskin is now a AOE buff so I can start working that up. Why would a Target buff have more pts then a self buff, don't make sense to me.

chokke
12-02-2009, 23:53
Ah, Ironskin you can't cast that on yourself, unless that has changed. So please let me know if Ironskin is now a AOE buff so I can start working that up. Why would a Target buff have more pts then a self buff, don't make sense to me.

So you and your buddy can buff each other rather then just bufing yourself, thus making you more efficient in combat.

jelsea
12-03-2009, 00:02
So you and your buddy can buff each other rather then just bufing yourself, thus making you more efficient in combat.

Ya I can understand that, but I worked Stoneskin up to 99, and then I bought Ironskin and casted it at 1, and it gave me more pts of protection then Stoneskin at 99.

Niburu
12-03-2009, 00:22
??
So you and your buddy can buff each other rather then just bufing yourself, thus making you more efficient in combat.

Narcowski
12-03-2009, 00:30
Ah, Ironskin you can't cast that on yourself, unless that has changed. So please let me know if Ironskin is now a AOE buff so I can start working that up. Why would a Target buff have more pts then a self buff, don't make sense to me.

Target buffs are statistically better because they require more skill and coordination to use effectively. In a zerg situation, people will self-buff, but a truly organized fighting force will utilize targeted buffs as well. Just a little something else to differentiate the elite groups from the majority of players.

Yakamoz
12-03-2009, 00:45
Great news, I hope that one day we will see new sound effects as well.

Majorleague
12-03-2009, 01:06
wow, i'm loving these new spell effects. looking good AV :D

XAleX
12-03-2009, 01:49
Now I want new animations for melee as well!

Ginger Magician
12-03-2009, 02:59
Very nice indeed.Impressive.Purely fluff but the currrent animations are poor and this is another substantial improvement to the games gfx.

Narcowski
12-03-2009, 03:06
Very nice indeed.Impressive.Purely fluff but the currrent animations are poor and this is another substantial improvement to the games gfx.

You made a post without complaining? Good job!

:ninja:

Temko Firewing
12-03-2009, 03:13
Very nice indeed.Impressive.Purely fluff but the currrent animations are poor and this is another substantial improvement to the games gfx.


You made a post without complaining? Good job!

:ninja:

:ninja:Stealth complaint!:ninja:

Chris Windblade
12-03-2009, 03:15
So is it just me or did they change Meator to a pointblank air like earthquake cept not able to hold. Aside from that awsome also glade roses the magic Dmg sprite got updated too as well as the green acid look on the wind up of earth spells. Sounder if they made is sound like ozzzing acid insted of fire.

Floyd
12-03-2009, 03:16
Ya I can understand that, but I worked Stoneskin up to 99, and then I bought Ironskin and casted it at 1, and it gave me more pts of protection then Stoneskin at 99.

Don't the self buffs last twice as long?

Chris Windblade
12-03-2009, 03:17
Sorry typo not air, ao. iPhone auto spell some times is a pain in the ass.

Omegataco
12-03-2009, 03:46
LOL at only earth magic... is this how the rest of the expansion is gonna be like??? "Well we are adding stuff for all of ________ and they will see revamps but _______is simply the one that will be coming with Conquer the Seas.

Yes sir. go ahead spoiled sir and snap your fingers and make it magically happen. They have a small team and these things take time not to mention all of the other fantastic features they have been focusing on first before this.

dirtknap
12-03-2009, 03:47
This would be cool if buffs didn't last so long and were stronger, as people could use the visual cues to decide how to approach a situation. So if you see someone do the Strength buff it might be worth avoiding going into melee or cast a Strength debuff. Would make the pvp a bit deeper and I think 3 rows of buffs that last for like 10 mins is ridiculous for skill based pvp

I agree. 1 min duration max.

elf8bliss
12-03-2009, 04:30
Fuck ya! My first elemental I was going to pick up was Earth, perfect timing for me!

Soulipcistic
12-03-2009, 07:06
summon a bear wut ?

Kelsen
12-03-2009, 07:10
So is it just me or did they change Meator to a pointblank air like earthquake cept not able to hold. Aside from that awsome also glade roses the magic Dmg sprite got updated too as well as the green acid look on the wind up of earth spells. Sounder if they made is sound like ozzzing acid insted of fire.

Fairly positive this was for representation purposes only, it should cast the same as any AoE. The same goes for the Ironskin the the video, the character self cast it although in game it is really a target other buff. Just a little Dev magic for video purposes folks.

I'm hoping earthquake looks like an earthquake. I remember wanting to see this spell so badly when I first started playing and then I was severely disappointed, perhaps more so about its gfx then its usefulness.

And no the Brawn animation has not changed, this is in game already. (why are some arguing this fact)

yeadin
12-03-2009, 07:14
Out of the many posts, this one attract my attention.
I believe it is possible for anyone to participate.
Excellent ! I like it very much.:idea:

Tiak
12-03-2009, 09:01
Is Impale going to be changes so it actually works like the animation would imply? Because THAT would be awesome.

Aristos
12-03-2009, 10:58
Ya I can understand that, but I worked Stoneskin up to 99, and then I bought Ironskin and casted it at 1, and it gave me more pts of protection then Stoneskin at 99.

To promote teamwork and give people who have high buff others a role in combat. If self buffs were stronger than other buffs, everyone would all be forced to get them.

electrofux
12-03-2009, 13:23
Really Looks like meteorstrike becoming a paoe. Every School only one nuke then?

Arkh
12-03-2009, 19:36
Target buffs are statistically better because they require more skill and coordination to use effectively. In a zerg situation, people will self-buff, but a truly organized fighting force will utilize targeted buffs as well. Just a little something else to differentiate the elite groups from the majority of players.

Still waiting to see some script-kiddie using backsticking on one account which macro buffs on his main toon.

Wizard of Yndor
12-04-2009, 13:44
.

One thing I'd like to see changed with the new animations is less brightness in our faces when we cast at night.

Some animations when casting at night are too bright, and blind the caster. Kinda lame not being able to see my crosshairs, or target because of my own spells.

hengle
12-04-2009, 13:59
impale isnt as useless as you'd think. does pretty much the same damage as acid arrow and works great on inclines where a person is just peeping their head out, or over a wall. within range its easier to hit someone with than shooting a bow, and you dont have to lead targets who are spazzing around. of course its always been easier to just spam rank 90's... plus its just so much more satisfying to know you nuked down that turd trying to run away with a nice lightning bolt to the back rather than disintegrating the ground 5 feet away from them.

hengle
12-04-2009, 14:01
also, if/when you decide to give necro spells a visible animation, buff the school for christs sake. it has 2 good spells and the rest arent worth using, except arguably eye rot which is like a rend counter for a caster vs a mage killer.