Stone Skin

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School of Earth Magic
Symbol for School of Earth Magic
Level 1
 Magic Arrow
 Stone Skin
 View Earth
Level 2
 Death Ripple
Level 3
 Animate Dead
 Force Field
 Protection from Earth
Level 4
 Meteor Shower
 Town Portal
Level 5
 Summon Earth Elemental
School of Air Magic
School of Fire Magic
School of Water Magic
Stone Skin is a 1st level spell in the School of earth magic.
Stone Skin
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School:  School of earth magic
Level:  1st
Basic cost:  5
Duration:  1 rnd/sp
 Basic effect
Target, allied troop's defense rating is increased by 3.
 Advanced effect
Target, allied troop's defense rating is increased by 6.
 Expert effect
All allied troops' defense ratings are increased by 6.
 Probability of occurrence (%):
Castle Castle   32
Rampart Rampart   32
Tower Tower   63 (53*)
Inferno Inferno   31
Necropolis Necropolis   54
Dungeon Dungeon   30
Stronghold Stronghold   53
Fortress Fortress   31
Conflux Conflux   31
* Without Library
It increases target, allied troop's defense.

Heroes with Stone Skin as a starting spell:

Heroes that specialize in Stone Skin:


Stone skin is often compared to shield, which has similar effects. They both reduce the amount of damage creature stacks receives. The main difference between these two spells are, that stone skin also works against ranged creatures while shield only reduces hand-to-hand damage. A rule of thumb whether to use shield or stone skin in hand-to-hand combat is, that if enemy's attack skill is greater than your defense skill, use stone skin. Of course, with both spells active, your troops will receive considerably less damage. If your unit has 20 more armor than the enemy units attack then stone skin is better otherwise shield is always better.