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Ignition.png Ignition
Level 8
School1 Fire
Casting noise 8
Spell noise ~15 (per explosion)
All foes in the caster's surroundings are engulfed in balls of fire. The caster and their allies are protected from the fire and will never be harmed by this spell.
Spell Details
Damage Formula 3d(3.33+Power/9) fire
Max Damage 3d(25)
Max Power 200
Range LOS
Targeting LOS
Special Cloud, AOE

Ignition is a level 8 Fire Magic spell which creates a 3x3 fireball (somewhat weaker than the Fireball spell) around every enemy in sight. This spell is more effective when 2 or more enemies are next to each other, as the explosions will overlap. An explosion will still be created on a square if an enemy dies as a result of a previous explosion.

Tips & Tricks

  • This spell is great for clearing large packs of non fire resistant monsters.
  • While each explosion does less damage than fireball, chaining multiple explosions together can result in much more damage.
  • Against single targets, a simple Fireball is more effective.


  • Ignition was added in version 0.20.