Force Field

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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
 Visions *
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
Force Field
School:  Earth Magic
Level:  3rd
Cost:  12/9
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   13
Rampart   13
Tower   32 (24*)
Inferno   9
Necropolis   25
Dungeon   24
Stronghold   13
Fortress   17
Conflux   24
Cove Horn of the Abyss   13
Factory Horn of the Abyss   24
* Without Library

Force Field is a 3rd level spell in the School of Earth Magic. 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).

AI cannot cast this spell.

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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.

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