Attack spells

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Attack spells deal direct damage to monsters (and occasionally yourself!). Some have secondary effects

The following roles can gain skills in the Attack school:

Attack spells
Max Role
Basic
Skilled
Expert
Role Skill
Archeologist Basic
Barbarian Skilled
Caveman Basic
Knight Skilled
Monk Basic
Samurai Skilled
Valkyrie Basic
Wizard Expert

The following spellbooks teach you Attack spells:

Spellbook Spell level Direction Relative probability Probability conditional on price Actions to read Skill changes
Spellbook of force bolt 1 beam 3.56% 12.2% 4
Spellbook of drain life 2 beam 1.01% 4.3% 4
Spellbook of magic missile 2 ray 4.58% 19.1% 4
Spellbook of cone of cold 4 ray (distant if skilled) 1.01% 8.3% 23 S
Spellbook of fireball 4 ray (distant if skilled) 2.03% 16.7% 14 S
Spellbook of finger of death 7 ray 0.5% 25.0% 82

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