Force Field

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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
Force Field is a 3rd level spell in the School of earth magic.
Force Field
Force Field.png
School:  School of earth magic
Level:  3rd
Basic cost:  12
Duration:  2 rounds
 Basic effect
A two hex-wide force wall is created at target hex. Movement through these hexes is blocked.
 Advanced effect
Same as basic effect, except the force wall is three hexes wide.
 Expert effect
Same as advanced effect.
 Probability of occurrence (%):
Castle Castle   13
Rampart Rampart   13
Tower Tower   32 (24*)
Inferno Inferno   9
Necropolis Necropolis   25
Dungeon Dungeon   24
Stronghold Stronghold   13
Fortress Fortress   17
Conflux Conflux   24
* Without Library
The spell creates an impassable wall, that can only be removed by expert remove obstacle or expert dispel. It should be noted, that the duration of force field is always two rounds. It can not be increased with spell power or artifacts (Ring, Collar or Cape of Conjuring).

Strategy[edit]

Force field is used to block enemy ground troops from advancing. It is often used in this purpose to protect shooters or at least give them more time to thin enemy troops. It becomes very useful in battle fields with suitable obstacles, that create narrow paths or pockets. Even in a totally clear battle field, with expert earth magic a three wide force field can protect one hex size troops on the edge of the field. Although quite hypotetical situtation, a basic force field can be used to protect troops using defending hero's corners.

Comments & debate[edit]

Force field is specially useful against CPU-players, because they never use remove obstacle spell against you, although sometimes they use expert dispel.