View Full Version : Question on Casting Dome Spells
February 26th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Must the caster for any of the dome spells be in the same province that is to be protected?
February 27th, 2007, 01:09 AM
99.999% sure the answer is yes.
February 27th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Yes (but the caster doesn't have to stay there after casting).
The requirement makes sense in terms of game mechanics, too; otherwise you wouldn't be able to put more than one dome up without serious risk of having the (targeted) second dome smacked by the first one already there.
February 27th, 2007, 01:30 AM
February 27th, 2007, 02:21 AM
thanks all, i figured that, but i wasn't 100% sure based on the spell description (and i needed to know!)
February 27th, 2007, 11:39 AM
On the question of domes; do players use them much at all in multiplayer?
Domes are expensive and with so many provinces it's hard to predict which possible province needs to be protected. And if BOTH players know which province is going to be attacked, there are absolutely tons of ways to attack it, other than ritual spells.
The domes that work well are expensive to maintain, and are still not 100% effective. It just seems like a pretty rare event that someone will cast some 30 gem ritual at you only to be blocked by your dome. I guess, around the end game the pop depleting spells and your capital are the only obvious targets to attack and block.
February 27th, 2007, 11:45 AM
In late game i normally cast air/nature domes in some important provinces which aren't near any border. I rarely cast the other domes because of the turn limits. But in some cases i use them too.
February 27th, 2007, 12:19 PM
Astral Dome is the best deal IMO, good % of stopping spells and not that expensive, and I always try to cast it at least on my home province + any other capitals I've captured.
February 27th, 2007, 12:27 PM
But astral dome needs extra gems for every turn it should last so i would say its expensive in a long run. I'm to stingy to spend extra gems if not needed http://forum.shrapnelgames.com/images/smilies/wink.gif
February 28th, 2007, 10:46 PM
I think I've heard of people casting Dome of Corruption as a trap (on a narrow chokepoint - force your enemy to walk through the Dome to get to you). Besides that, I haven't heard of any other dome uses in MP.
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