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Old November 18th, 2008, 09:44 PM

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Default any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

Is there any spells that boost a death mage's death level in combat?

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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

Power of the Spheres (astral), or, in theory, Hellpower (blood), will each raise all your magic levels, by 1 or 2 respectively.

for death by itself, no.

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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

However, Death does give a handful of item boosters: the skull staff (D2 to forge, +1) and the Skull Face (D4 to forge, +1). The king death booster, however, is the scepter for dark authority (artifact, +3 death). In addition, you can use both the Ring of Sorecery and the Ring of Wizardry to boost death in addition to the above death items.
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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

Besides, death magic is ridiculously powerful enough already, so it definitely does not need any booster spells ala Summon Earthpower.
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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

Soul Vortex is a kinda-sorta Summon Earthpower-like booster, in that I frequently use Summon Earthpower not to boost level per se but just to reduce fatigue from multiple casts of Strength of Giants, Legions of Steel, etc. In that sense, Soul Vortex + cheap guards (or *regenerating* guards) is a good booster that will keep you casting Shadow Blast, etc. for a long time.

The only thing is that the really good, high-end Death spells are low-fatigue anyway (Disintegrate, Cloud of Death), so in practice this is only really useful for spells from other paths when you've got a cross-path caster (or a thug that wants to buff without gaining fatigue).

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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

Thanks all for the input! What other spheres don't have boosters?
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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

Water only gets a boosting spell underwater, Air only during storms. Nature boosting spell takes N3E1 (Strength of Gaia). Astral takes gems, but both booster-spells are very good (Power of the Spheres boost all magic of the caster, Light of the Northern Star boosts all Astral mages).
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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

But both Air and Water only need 1 level, so when the conditions are right, they're very nice.

Strength of Gaia also gives a Strength boost, regen & barkskin so it's not bad for thugs, despite the high requirements.

And Blood has Hellpower, B3, 3 slaves, boosts (all paths?) by 2 and gets you eaten by horrors. Not used very often.


Death is the only path not to have a booster spell at all.
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And Blood has Hellpower, B3, 3 slaves, boosts (all paths?) by 2 and gets you eaten by horrors. Not used very often.
Hellpower does boost all paths, including H.

So, besides communions, death actually does have two boosters which are spells: Hellpower (B3) and Power of the Spheres (S1).
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Default Re: any "summon earthpower" type spell for death magic?

One question about hellpower - how bad is the horror mark?
Would hellpower +astral geysers on the enemy be a feasible strategy?
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