Earth Magic

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This article refers to the secondary skill. For the school of magic, see School of Earth Magic.
Secondary skills
Expert Air Magic.png Air Magic
Expert Archery.png Archery
Expert Armorer.png Armorer
Expert Artillery.png Artillery
Expert Ballistics.png Ballistics
Expert Diplomacy.png Diplomacy
Expert Eagle Eye.png Eagle Eye
Expert Earth Magic.png Earth Magic
Expert Estates.png Estates
Expert Fire Magic.png Fire Magic
Expert First Aid.png First Aid
Expert Intelligence.png Intelligence
Expert Leadership.png Leadership
Expert Learning.png Learning
Expert Logistics.png Logistics
Expert Luck.png Luck
Expert Mysticism.png Mysticism
Expert Navigation.png Navigation
Expert Necromancy.png Necromancy
Expert Offense.png Offense
Expert Pathfinding.png Pathfinding
Expert Resistance.png Resistance
Expert Scholar.png Scholar
Expert Scouting.png Scouting
Expert Sorcery.png Sorcery
Expert Tactics.png Tactics
Expert Water Magic.png Water Magic
Expert Wisdom.png Wisdom
Expert Interference.png Interference Horn of the Abyss
Earth Magic
Basic Earth Magic.png Basic Earth Magic: allows your hero to cast earth spells at reduced cost.
Advanced Earth Magic.png Advanced Earth Magic: allows your hero to cast earth spells at reduced cost and increased effectiveness.
Expert Earth Magic.png Expert Earth Magic: allows your hero to cast earth spells at reduced cost and maximum effectiveness.

Earth Magic is a secondary skill, that increases the effectiveness and reduces costs of spells from the School of Earth Magic.

Heroes with Earth Magic as a starting skill:

Discussion

There are several reasons to select Earth Magic, but one of the strongest motive is Town Portal spell, which is among the most powerful adventure map spells along with Fly and Dimension Door. Another excellent reason is the Resurrection spell (and Animate Dead for Undead), which permanently resurrects creatures at Advanced and Expert level (while on Basic level only for the duration of the battle). A hero with a lot of spell points, high power skill and Expert or Advanced Resurrection can win almost any battle without suffering losses (for example, by Blinding the last enemy stack and then resurrecting all of their own troops).

Furthermore, with Expert Earth Magic, Shield, Stone Skin and Slow become powerful mass spells at Expert level. Slow as a mass spell has especially devastating effects among enemy troops, as it reduces all enemy creatures' speed by 50%, which may change the outcome of battles against overpowering opponents. Earth magic also contains Meteor Shower which is a great multi hex damaging spell and Implosion which is the strongest single target spell in the game, capable of destroying or crippling a power stack at the beginning of the fight.