Animate Dead

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School of Earth Magic
Symbol for School of Earth Magic
Level 1
 Magic Arrow
 Shield
 Slow
 Stone Skin
 View Earth
Level 2
 Death Ripple
 Quicksand
 Visions
Level 3
 Animate Dead
 Anti-Magic
 Earthquake
 Force Field
 Protection from Earth
Level 4
 Meteor Shower
 Resurrection
 Sorrow
 Town Portal
Level 5
 Implosion
 Summon Earth Elemental
School of Air Magic
School of Fire Magic
School of Water Magic
Animate Dead is a 3rd level spell in the School of Earth Magic.
Animate Dead
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School:  School of Earth Magic
Level:  3rd
Basic cost:  15
Duration:  permanent
 Basic effect
Reanimates (30 + (power × 50)) health points worth of killed undead creatures in target, allied troop.
 Advanced effect
Reanimates (60 + (power × 50)) health points worth of killed undead creatures in target, allied troop.
 Expert effect
Reanimates (160 + (power × 50)) health points worth of killed undead creatures in target, allied troop.
 Probability of occurrence (%):
Castle Castle   0
Rampart Rampart   0
Tower Tower   0 (0*)
Inferno Inferno   0
Necropolis Necropolis   44
Dungeon Dungeon   0
Stronghold Stronghold   0
Fortress Fortress   0
Conflux Conflux   0
* Without Library
It permanently reanimates killed undead, allied units similar to Resurrection spell. However, unlike Resurrection, the effect is always permanent regardless of whether the hero has Earth Magic or on what level it is. Thant the Necromancer specilizes in Animate Dead spell.

Discussion[edit]

The spell can appear only in Necropolis mage guild or on the adventure map (scholars or magic shrines). Basically Animate Dead is a better version of Resurrection, because its casting cost is cheaper and as a level three spell it is easier to acquire. It "resurrects" undead creatures as efficiently as Resurrection resurrects alive creatures. Naturally, the downside is that Animate Dead is only usable to undead creatures.