Foxfire

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Foxfire.png Foxfire
Level 1
School1 Conjuration
School2 Fire
Source(s)
Casting noise 1
Spell noise 0
Conjures two balls of burning swamp gas adjacent to the caster. The balls will rapidly seek the nearest monster and burn them. They will dissipate harmlessly if unable to reach a target or if the caster swaps places with them.

Foxfire is a Level 1 Conjurations/Fire Magic spell that conjures two foxfires in tiles next to the caster. These foxfires will seek out nearby monsters and deal minor fire damage to them; they will dissipate harmlessly if they spend 8 turns without impacting anything, leave your LOS, or you walk into them. Foxfires are very fast, can fly, and can see invisible.

Fire Elementalists start with Foxfire memorized.

Strategy

Foxfire performs best when used in an open space with distance between you and monsters; it can still work adequately when you have multiple monsters in your face, but it performs miserably when used in a corridor, as only one foxfire will be able to reach your target at best. If you run into monsters in a corridor that you need Foxfire to kill, either retreat to an open area or, failing that, stand in a corner so both foxfires have an open path to your targets.

Be wary about casting Foxfire around fire-resistant or -immune monsters, as foxfires make no effort to avoid foes they cannot harm.

History

Foxfire will be added in 0.25.