Eringya's Noxious Bog

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Eringya's noxious bog.png Eringya's Noxious Bog
Level 6
School1 Poison
School2 Transmutation
Source(s)
Casting noise 2
Spell noise 0
Range 4
Causes the caster to release a torrent of sludge that transforms nearby areas into a toxic bog. The sludge damages and poisons all monsters, even those resistant to poison. The bog cannot form on areas adjacent to solid features, nor on areas that lack solid floor, like deep water or lava. The transformation is temporary and cannot be sustained out of the caster's sight. Spellpower will increase how long the bog lingers.

Eringya's Noxious Bog is a Level 6 Poison Magic/Transmutations spell that temporarily converts tiles around the user into toxic sludge; this affects all empty floor tiles within range, but will not convert the user's tile, nor will it affect tiles next to solid features like walls, trees, or statues. It also cannot affect tiles that lack solid ground, such as deep water or lava; it will, however, cover non-solid features such as stairs, escape hatches, or shops.

The sludge acts similarly to shallow water, but also deals damage to and poisons anything swimming or wading through it. Poison-resistant or -immune creatures will still take damage, but to a lesser degree. Creatures that fly over the bog are not affected.

Casting Ignite Poison will create short-lived flame clouds above some bog tiles (1 in 3 chance). These in turn will create clouds of steam.

Strategy

Eringya's Noxious Bog is of no use in areas without a large, open space.

Without a source of flight, you can potentially trap yourself behind your own bog. If you must cross your own bog without flight, a source of poison resistance or immunity will mitigate some of the damage.

Trivia

This spell refers to a mage called Eringya; it is the first reference to them in-game since the removal of the spell Eringya's Surprising Bouquet and the wizlab level Eringya's Formal Garden.

History

  • Prior to 0.26, the spell would cause the caster to leave toxic bog tiles behind them as they traveled. Additionally, Ignite Poison always created flame clouds over bog tiles and for a much greater duration.
  • Eringya's Noxious Bog was added in 0.25.