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A '''spell''' is the [[caster|caster's]] stock-in-trade. Spells are magic incantations or effects conjured up by whatever game mechanism the developers allowed. Supposedly modeled after fantasy, myth, and legend, spells have various effects. Spells can do different kinds of damage, or healing. They can also cause beneficial effects (aka [[buff]]s) on friendly characters, or harmful effects (aka [[debuff]]s) on hostile [[mob]]s.
   
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Within WoWWiki, spells are distinguished from [[ability|abilities]] and [[power]]s.
   
Written on January 8, 1986
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Spells are also used in many different ways depending upon which game ([[World of Warcraft]] vs. other Warcraft games) one is playing.
   
=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...
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==== Types of spells by [[class]] ====
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* [[Druid Spells]]
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* [[Mage Spells]]
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* [[Paladin Spells]]
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* [[Priest Spells]]
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* [[Shaman Spells]]
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* [[Warlock Spells]]
   
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==== Types of spells by [[Magic_schools_(WoW)|school]] ====
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* [[Magic_schools_(WoW)#Arcane|Arcane]] spells
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* [[Magic_schools_(WoW)#Fire|Fire]] spells
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* [[Magic_schools_(WoW)#Nature|Nature]] spells
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* [[Magic_schools_(WoW)#Frost|Frost]] spells
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* [[Magic_schools_(WoW)#Shadow|Shadow]] spells
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* [[Magic_schools_(WoW)#Holy|Holy]] spells
   
Damn kids. They're all alike.
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==== Additional notes ====
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* All spells have a [[Magic_schools_(WoW)|school]] that indicates the sphere of effectiveness or [[resistance]].
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* Most spells have a [[Casting Time]] that varies depending on the spell. Some spells are [[Instant Cast]], while others are [[channeled]], causing the effect over the entire casting time.
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* Some spells require [[reagent]]s.
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* Most spells have [[rank]]s that indicates a relative effectiveness level.
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* [[Spell hit]] chance.
   
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== Q & A ==
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* '''Q:''' What is the difference between an spell and an ability?
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* '''A:''' A spell has an effect that falls in a [[school]] of magic. Spells consume [[mana]] in normal use. Most spells can be interrupted or suppressed with [[silence]].
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* '''Q:''' What is the difference between a spell and a power?
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* '''A:''' Powers come from [[item]]s or [[mob]]s and tend not to result from [[profession]]s or [[skill]]s.
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* '''Q:''' What is the difference between an spell and a profession or skill?
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* '''A:''' A profession or skill may affect the nature of a spell, but will not directly produce spell effects or consume mana.
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* '''Q:''' Do [[item]]s cast spells?
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* '''A:''' No.
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* '''Q:''' Do [[mob]]s have spells?
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* '''A:''' Technically yes, but for the purposes of WoWWiki fall in the [[:Category:Powers|powers category]].
   
But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world...
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[[fr:Sorts]]
 
 
 
Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me... Damn underachiever. They're all alike. I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..."
 
 
 
 
Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike.
 
 
 
 
I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me... Or thinks I'm a smart ass... Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here...
 
 
 
 
Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike.
 
 
 
 
And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found. "This is it... this is where I belong..." I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all...
 
 
 
 
Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike...
 
 
 
 
You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us will- ing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.
 
 
 
 
This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.
 
 
 
 
Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.
 
 
 
 
+++The Mentor+++
 
 
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Latest revision as of 00:32, January 23, 2015

A spell is the caster's stock-in-trade. Spells are magic incantations or effects conjured up by whatever game mechanism the developers allowed. Supposedly modeled after fantasy, myth, and legend, spells have various effects. Spells can do different kinds of damage, or healing. They can also cause beneficial effects (aka buffs) on friendly characters, or harmful effects (aka debuffs) on hostile mobs.

Within WoWWiki, spells are distinguished from abilities and powers.

Spells are also used in many different ways depending upon which game (World of Warcraft vs. other Warcraft games) one is playing.

Types of spells by class Edit

Types of spells by school Edit

Additional notes Edit

  • All spells have a school that indicates the sphere of effectiveness or resistance.
  • Most spells have a Casting Time that varies depending on the spell. Some spells are Instant Cast, while others are channeled, causing the effect over the entire casting time.
  • Some spells require reagents.
  • Most spells have ranks that indicates a relative effectiveness level.
  • Spell hit chance.

Q & A Edit

  • Q: What is the difference between an spell and an ability?
  • A: A spell has an effect that falls in a school of magic. Spells consume mana in normal use. Most spells can be interrupted or suppressed with silence.

  • Q: What is the difference between a spell and a power?
  • A: Powers come from items or mobs and tend not to result from professions or skills.

  • Q: What is the difference between an spell and a profession or skill?
  • A: A profession or skill may affect the nature of a spell, but will not directly produce spell effects or consume mana.

  • Q: Do items cast spells?
  • A: No.

  • Q: Do mobs have spells?
  • A: Technically yes, but for the purposes of WoWWiki fall in the powers category.
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