Sphere of Battle

From CrawlWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Version 0.30: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
An orb encased in vividly coloured scales, wrought by a long-forgotten wizard. It was the mage Iskenderun's favourite playtoy.

Sphere of battle.png the sphere of Battle


Enhances the power of the wielder's destructive spells
Weakens your non-destructive magic
Automatically creates a battlesphere when monsters are in sight; the battlesphere's power depends on your Conjurations skill.


The sphere of Battle[1] is useful for blaster casters, adding a spell enhancer and a level 5 spell's worth of damage. However, the loss of a regular shield (or different type of orb) can be very painful.

Characters that do not plan to use destructive magic have no use for the sphere of Battle. Djinn can make use of this orb's spell boost, but as they cannot train the Conjurations skill, the battlesphere's performance will be weaker. Also, the spell Iskenderun's Battlesphere becomes redundant, as you can only have one battlesphere at a time.


Previously, you could hit enemies with the staff to fire the battlesphere. It only boosted the Conjuration school and the battlesphere only triggered on Conjurations spells (or staff melee attacks). It did not weaken your non-destructive spells. Also, the battlesphere's power was calculated as if you had cast Iskenderun's Battlesphere, instead of purely using Conjurations skill.