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19th Mar '17 9:40:59 AM nombretomado
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** The magic-focused WorldOfDarkness property, Mage, has the forces sphere, which is all about throwing around elemental forces that are increasingly destructive, blatant, and generally terrifying. Low levels start out with redirecting natural fire and electricity into damaging effects, and increasing mastery gives the caster the ability to grab increasingly fundamental physical forces like gravity and radiation and use them to blow things up. Even non-damaging uses of the sphere like flight and invisibility are usually so blatantly supernatural that spell backfire is going to do something dramatic and damaging anyhow.
** Because their effects are generally ignored by people to begin with, a lot of changeling powers also fall into this category in the NewWorldOfDarkness edition. Elemental ones, obviously, but many goblin contracts fall into this category too, doing things like dropping the wild hunt into a scene at random.

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** The magic-focused WorldOfDarkness ''TabletopGame/WorldOfDarkness'' property, Mage, has the forces sphere, which is all about throwing around elemental forces that are increasingly destructive, blatant, and generally terrifying. Low levels start out with redirecting natural fire and electricity into damaging effects, and increasing mastery gives the caster the ability to grab increasingly fundamental physical forces like gravity and radiation and use them to blow things up. Even non-damaging uses of the sphere like flight and invisibility are usually so blatantly supernatural that spell backfire is going to do something dramatic and damaging anyhow.
** Because their effects are generally ignored by people to begin with, a lot of changeling powers also fall into this category in the NewWorldOfDarkness ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' edition. Elemental ones, obviously, but many goblin contracts fall into this category too, doing things like dropping the wild hunt into a scene at random.
17th Mar '17 4:53:16 PM BattleMaster
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** This is the role of the Rift Mage specialization in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', which maximizes offensive ability.
12th Feb '17 9:35:29 AM ILikeRobots
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* The ''Videogame/FireEmblem'' series has the Anima mage class, sometimes simply called the "Mage" class. Anima mages specialize in the three Elemental Magic types (called "Anima magic" in a few games) in the series: [[PlayingWithFire Fire]], [[BlowYouAway Wind]], and [[ShockAndAwe Thunder]]. Anima mages most often promote into the "Sage" class when at a sufficient level, and [[CombatMedic gain the ability to use healing staves]] alongside damaging tomes.
5th Jan '17 1:18:38 PM StFan
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-> "I am the Black Mage! I casts the spells that makes the peoples fall down!"
-->'''Black Mage''', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''

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-> "I ->''"I am the Black Mage! I casts the spells that makes the peoples fall down!"
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* [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Nico Minoru]] is this in VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance - most of her spells have various debuffing effects and her strongest offensive attack takes advantage of enemies being given a lot of debuffs first.

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* [[ComicBook/{{Runaways}} Nico Minoru]] is this in VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance - -- most of her spells have various debuffing effects and her strongest offensive attack takes advantage of enemies being given a lot of debuffs first.



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* On the subject of liches, Xykon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' -- other than the occasional hold spell, he tends to leave all non-hurty spellcasting to menials.
** Vaarsuvius was initially this, mostly going for powerful and destructive spells like Fireball. However, after a brief stint as evil, a chat with ''Xykon'' of all people, and a HeroicBSOD, V is trying to be a little more rounded, creaitve, and strategic, and use support spells more. It was off to a rocky start, but helped with the return of [[spoiler: Zz'dtri]].

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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On the subject of liches, Xykon in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' -- other Xykon. Other than the occasional hold spell, he tends to leave all non-hurty spellcasting to menials.
** Vaarsuvius was initially this, mostly going for powerful and destructive spells like Fireball. However, after a brief stint as evil, a chat with ''Xykon'' of all people, and a HeroicBSOD, V is trying to be a little more rounded, creaitve, creative, and strategic, and use support spells more. It was off to a rocky start, but helped with the return of [[spoiler: Zz'dtri]].[[spoiler:Zz'dtri]].
5th Jan '17 1:16:21 PM StFan
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** The ForgottenRealms setting has the Cormyrean War Wizards, masters of combat magic, who have made it as both a 3.x edition PrestigeClass and a 4th edition paragon path.
** The 2nd Edition ''Complete Wizards Handbook'' had the militant wizard kit, which concentrated on offensive spells.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
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** The ForgottenRealms TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting has the Cormyrean War Wizards, masters of combat magic, who have made it as both a 3.x edition PrestigeClass and a 4th edition paragon path.
** The 2nd Edition ''Complete Wizards Handbook'' had the militant wizard kit, which concentrated concentrates on offensive spells.



** In 4th edition, the Wizard class can be built this way -- although there are certainly alternative options.
*** The Sorcerer class is arguably closer to the spirit of the trope, especially the very "blasting focused" Dragon Soul and Storm Soul variants.
* TabletopGames/SpheresOfPower
** Any mid- to full-caster with a focus in the Destruction sphere

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** In 4th edition, the Wizard class can be built this way -- although there are certainly alternative options.
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options. The Sorcerer class is arguably closer to the spirit of the trope, especially the very "blasting focused" Dragon Soul and Storm Soul variants.
* TabletopGames/SpheresOfPower
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''TabletopGame/SpheresOfPower'': Any mid- to full-caster with a focus in the Destruction sphere sphere.
25th Dec '16 12:48:17 AM Underachiever
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* The 4th edition ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement ''Mystic Masters'' makes the observation that superhero comic book wizards in general usually lean in this direction, since what we'll typically see them do most prominently with their magic is ''fight'' while at the same time healing or regeneration magic is (barring dedicated healers, who then in turn tend not to fare too well in combat on their own) noticeably not much in evidence in their personal arsenal. It consequently advises keeping that convention in mind if one wants one's game to feel like the comics themselves.
14th Nov '16 11:44:29 PM Tron80
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* In Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} story ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn'' the titular heroine fights Nightflame, a sword-wielding sorcerer who can open dimensional portals, use fire-spells, fly and steal souls. Since Supergirl is vulnerable to magic, it is not an easy battle for her.
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25th Oct '16 4:48:51 AM __Vano
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The term comes from jRPGs, particularly the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series, and is in stark contrast with its meaning in European tradition which is "[[EvilSorceror a user of]] [[BlackMagic evil magic]]".
12th Aug '16 7:59:45 PM nombretomado
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* Sira of ''{{Albion}}''. Her spells are destructive ([[GameBreaker coming dangerously close to becoming an instant 'I Win' button]]), but she's rather gentle and friendly. The spells themselves are also nature related as she conjures thorns, fungi, and ice splinters that grow like flowers.

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* Sira of ''{{Albion}}''.''VideoGame/{{Albion}}''. Her spells are destructive ([[GameBreaker coming dangerously close to becoming an instant 'I Win' button]]), but she's rather gentle and friendly. The spells themselves are also nature related as she conjures thorns, fungi, and ice splinters that grow like flowers.
9th Jul '16 7:54:13 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Lester Deth in ''VideoGame/CharlieMurder'' combines this with SummoningMagic.
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