Condensation Shield

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Condensation shield.png Condensation Shield
Level 4
School1 Ice
Casting noise 3
Spell noise 0
This spell causes a disc of dense vapour to condense out of the air surrounding the caster. It acts like a normal shield, but its density (and therefore stopping power) depends upon the caster's skill with Ice Magic. The disc is controlled by the caster's mind and thus will not conflict with the wielding of a two-handed weapon.

Condensation Shield is a level 4 Ice Magic spell which creates a floating disc of icy vapour. This functions like shield without requiring a free hand, adding (8 + 0.6*Ice Magic) to your SH value (max: 24). This is unaffected by your Shields skill, and has the additional limitation of being unable to block any ranged attacks. You cannot cast it while wearing an actual shield, but it does stack with the SH-boosting effects of a Helm card and the Shining One's Divine Shield ability. Condensation Shield's effects will end immediately if you are hit with Fire Magic.

If you character is vulnerable to cold (rC-), Condensation Shield will additionally deal 2-14 cold damage to you per turn.


Prior to 0.12, Condensation Shield was affected by the Shields skill and it allowed to train this skill. Its SH value was 3 + Ice Magic/4.

Prior to 0.5, Condensation Shield's SH value was 2 + Ice Magic/6.