Airstrike

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Version 0.20: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
Airstrike.png Airstrike
Level 4
School1 Air
Source(s)
Casting noise 2
Spell noise 4
This spell causes the air around a creature to twist itself into a whirling vortex of meteorological fury. This spell is especially effective against flying enemies.
Spell Details
Damage Formula 8 + 1d(2 + (Power)/7)
Max Damage 8 + 1d(214/7)
Max Power 200
Range LOS
Targeting Smite
Special +50% damage vs. flying enemies


Airstrike is a level 4 Air Magic spell which hits a single enemy, dealing moderate wind damage using smite-targeting (anything in your LOS can be targeted with perfect accuracy). It is particularly effective against flying opponents, dealing 50% more damage than normal. Just be aware that this spell has no impact against wind-resistant enemies.

Strategy

Airstrike is a useful spell for elemental specialists who lack the means to deal with enemies immune to their attacks. Cloud-producing spells may match its accuracy and exceed its power, but they lack precision. It's also useful for summoners, as they can fire past their summoned creatures without fear, and it is lethal to most flying nuisances, like harpies.

Monster Version

This spell is known by a number of opponents, making them significantly more dangerous for flying characters; if possible, land before engaging them. The following monsters can cast Airstrike:

k Wind drake.png Wind drake(0-26)

2 Blizzard demon.png Blizzard demon(0-34)

i Spriggan air mage.png Spriggan air mage(0-38)

@ Cloud mage.png Cloud mage (0-50)

w Gastronok.png Gastronok(0-50)

Q Sojobo.png Sojobo(0-50)

C Titan.png Titan(0-50)

History

  • In 0.20, the Airstrike damage formula was given a much-wanted simplification.

(The old airstrike damage formula: 7 + 1d(1d4 1 + (1d(Power) - 1)/6) + (1d(Power) - 1)/7)