Sorrow

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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
Sorrow is a 4th level spell in the School of Earth Magic.
Sorrow
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School:  School of Earth Magic
Level:  4th
Basic cost:  16
Duration:  1 rnd/sp
 Basic effect
Target, enemy troop's morale rating is reduced by 1.
 Advanced effect
Target, enemy troop's morale rating is reduced by 2.
 Expert effect
All enemy troops' morale rating is reduced by 2.
 Probability of occurrence (%):
Castle Castle   10
Rampart Rampart   10
Tower Tower   16 (10*)
Inferno Inferno   10
Necropolis Necropolis   10
Dungeon Dungeon   10
Stronghold Stronghold   0
Fortress Fortress   0
Conflux Conflux   10
* Without Library
It reduces the morale of target enemy creature stack. Sorrow is one of the mind spells, which makes some creatures immune to it.

Cretures immune to Sorrow:

Discussion[edit]

Expert level of Sorrow is quite useful against wandering creatures at least in situations where it is essential that they do not receive an extra turn due to their +1 morale. However, casting Sorrow against a computer or a human player is questionable. Depending on the enemy morale, it will either reduce the chance (or eliminate) of enemy troops getting the extra turn or increase the chance of them to lose a turn. As the chances for bad morale are higher, the latter it is more favourable option. In other words, reducing enemy morale to -3 is better than reducing it to +1 - and if your opponent has morale in excess of 3, Sorrow might only reduce it to +2, or not at all. In conclusion, against wandering monsters the Sorrow is sometimes useful, but against human and computer players there are typically better spells to cast than Sorrow.

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