Here we are at a new update dedicated to magic schools, and this time we will talk about the new entry in the Lodge, the oldest magic coming from the new world ... the Elemental school!
This school, like Demonology, makes extensive use of Evocations, allowing to recall in the Lodge the spirits of the 4 elements: Air, Earth, Water, and Fire. Each element has its peculiarities and its specific use can help you in your battle for the Black Rose. Of course, the other spells are also influenced by an element in a powerful mix of combat spells and others disturbing opponents.
Among the evocations we find “Lord of Stone”, that will evoke the Earth Elemental, a strong evocation that, instead of moving, can put instability in the room where it is located or can blow up one of your evocation and inflict damage equal to the Health of the evocation to all those who are in the room ... if you use it on an elemental of the earth it will be trouble!
With “Glacial Slayer”, on the other hand, as well as evoking a Water (or better Ice) Elemental, a powerful evocation that every time it kills a model can act again – you can remove an opponent’s evocation and make one of your own act immediately!
Apart from the 4 Contingencies needed to summon the 4 Elementals, the other spells of this school are almost exclusively Combat spells, so you can inflict a lot of damage... but not only.
In fact, these combat spells always have some interesting additional effect: “Suffocate” can deal 2 damage plus 1 additional damage for each other Water element spell you played during the turn, or inflict 3 damage and change the orientation of one of the spells not already played by the target mage... probably dashing his plans.
“Geyser” will deal 2 damage, plus 1 for each Wind spell you have played, to all the mages in adjacent rooms, or it will deal 2 damage and remove all protections of the affected mages (always in the same range of action).
As you may have noticed, these spells exploit the fact of having a certain coherence in your cards’ elements, so a well-optimized deck will require more attention in its construction!
The only Protection available in this school also activates at its best by paying attention to the elements: “Elemental Shield” will immediately reduce the next damage by 3 or, after suffering the effects of a spell, you can immediately cast one from your hand as long as you share the same element of the one that targeted you!
Speaking of synergies with other schools, Elemental magic is really atypical! Being very focused on spells’ elements, you must be able to choose one or two elements to focus on and look for in the decks where it is easier to find them, for example among the Destruction spells it is very easy to find the elements Fire and Water, while in Enchantment it is easy to find Earth. If you succeed in this venture you can create a deck very focused on triggering powerful combos that will give you immense satisfaction!
Well, class dismissed for today! Are you ready to unleash Elements’ fury?