Earth is one of the eight Paths of magic, and one of the Elemental paths.
It is best known as a path with powerful buffs, both those that improve a large number of troops and self-buffs for thugs and supercombatants. Outside the battlefield, it has a variety of commonly-used powerful magic items as well as a line of rituals affecting forts.
Nations with strong Earth magic tend to use their magic as force multipliers, using their spells to buff troops and thugs which engage the enemy in melee, rather than relying on summons or direct damage.
There is a notable gap in utility between 1 and 2 mages. 1 mages can do little in combat; 2 mages can cast to become 3, which allows them to do many useful things (in particular cast excellent troop buffs).
Earth magic can do a variety of other things. Some notable spells areand (disable and damage enemy troops), (battlefield wipe), (shred lightly-armored troops), and .
As with the other elemental paths, Earth can; earth elementals are often weaker than the other types because of their low mobility.
Earth has a series of rituals that affect forts. It can:
These spells are particularly useful in "crunch time" throne-rush situations.
Another notable Earth ritual is, a remote-assassination spell.
Earth has a few notable summons. The most commonly-used are:
Earth is also known as a forging path with a variety of useful items. A few standouts include:
There are some very powerful crosspath forging options as well:
|Concepts||Blood Hunting • Communions • Empowerment • Gems • Items • Magic Sites • Research|
|Categories||Combat Magic • Ritual Magic • Notable Spells|
|Paths||Fire • Air • Water • Earth • Astral • Death • Nature • Blood • Holy|
|Schools||Conjuration • Alteration • Evocation • Construction • Enchantment • Thaumaturgy • Blood • Divine|