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--Overview==
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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.
   
A '''Spell''' is the [[Caster | caster's]] stock-in-trade. Spells are magic incantations conjured up by whatever game mechanism the developers allowed. Supposedly modeled after fantasy, myth and legend, spells do various kinds of damage. Spells are also used in many different ways depending upon which game one is playing. Very few games, if any, hold completely true to the fantasy-fiction concept of magic use.
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Within WoWWiki, spells are distinguished from [[ability|abilities]] and [[power]]s.
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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.
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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
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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]].
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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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