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[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by Creator/JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like TabletopGame/{{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.

The site can be found [[http://www.funorb.com here]].

Not to be confused with the HappyFunBall.
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!This site contains examples of:

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: For many of the achievements within Arcanists, the only thing you get besides the achievement is a lovely array of clothes to go with it.
* AsteroidsMonster: The pink Bunkatbots in Sumoblitz split when defeated. Stellar Shard is another example with literal asteroids (which is unsurprising, as it's heavily based on the TropeNamer).
* BigDamnFireExit: In Hostile Spawn, there are fires and explosions all over the place in some of the missions, but it's always possible to find another way around them.
* BizarrePuzzleGame: Pixelate.
* BoringButPractical: For those lucky people who always seem to get the first turn in Arcanists there are many a strategy they like to use repeatedly in order to ensure their victory streaks. Be it trapping the enemy then repeatedly head stuffing them with brine bolt, persistently knocking them off the edge with Shock Bomb or using a Conductor Rod the moment they get the chance to kill them with one hit.
* BreakingOut: Brick-À-Brac.
* BribingYourWayToVictory: In some of the multiplayer games, subscribing members can be pitted against free players, where their access to more powerful and diverse abilities from the ExpansionPack gives them a huge advantage, even after accounting for CompetitiveBalance.
* CastFromHitPoints: Familiars in Arcanists require life payments.
* ChainLightning: One of the spells in Arcanists.
* ChargedAttack:
** Wizard Run lets you charge up your attack. A fully-charged attack [[FloatingInABubble traps enemies inside bubbles]].
** Sumoblitz has a charge meter that gradually fills, granting you a special burst attack when it's full.
** The Verne Cannon in Dr. Phlogiston Saves the Earth must be charged up.
* TabletopGame/{{Chess}}
* CollisionDamage
* ColorCodedMultiplayer
* CompetitiveBalance
* CosmeticAward
* DeadCharacterWalking: A minor programming oversight causes mecha to not die until their hit points are negative- meaning that mechs with precisely zero hit points will cling to life with an empty health bar until they are felled by a stray point of damage. Although this glitch isn't much use against [[MoreDakka machine guns]] or [[DeathOfAThousandCuts lasers]], it is immensely satisfying to complete a [[PvP Fleet]] CaptureTheFlag objective while technically dead.
* DeathCourse: Tomb Racer, complete with [[IndyEscape Rolling Boulders]], BottomlessPits, SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom, [[LaserHallway Deadly Lasers]], [[{{Troperiffic}} and more]].
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Tomb Racer. [[HaveANiceDeath A snarky message]] and [[GraveHumor a tombstone on the spot where you died]], and you're back at the start of the room.
* DifficultyByAcceleration: Several games, including Bouncedown, Pixelate, Deko Bloko, etc.
* DirectionallySolidPlatforms
* DragonHoard: In ''Dungeon Assault'', you play as a dragon who has to create a labyrinth of guards and traps to protect your hoard while sending out raiders to steal treasure from other players.
* ElementalPowers: Arcanists has spellbooks for [[PlayingWithFire Flame]], [[DishingOutDirt Stone]], [[MakingASplash Seas]], [[GreenThumb Nature]], [[CastingAShadow Underdark]], [[LightEmUp Overlight]], [[AnIcePerson Frost]], [[ShockAndAwe Storms]], and [[TimeMaster Cogs]].
* EveryTenThousandPoints: This is how you get a OneUp in Wizard Run.
* ExpansionPack
* FallingBlocks: Lexicominos, Deko Bloko, and Geoblox.
* FantasticRacism: Every time a Dwarf Renegade raider is selected in Dungeon Assault, he'll yell, "Don't trust the elves!"
* {{Fireballs}}: The basic offensive attack in "Arcanists".
* FollowTheLeader: Several of the games are obviously heavily based on classics like {{Asteroids}} and {{Arkanoid}}.
* {{Freemium}}
* GaidenGame: Armies of Gielinor is a TurnBasedStrategy set in the same universe as ''{{Runescape}}''.
* GameLobby: Used for all the multiplayer games. A unified lobby system to unite all the games was planned, but it's been stuck in DevelopmentHell.
* GraveHumour: Miner Disturbance's GameOver screen is a gravestone with a witty epitaph about your cause of death. Tomb Racer plants gravestones and treats the player to a snarky farewell on every death.
* GreenHillZone: Arcanists has "Grassy Hills". Armies of Gielinor has Misthalin.
* HaveANiceDeath: See GraveHumor.
* HomeRunHitter: The primary purpose of arcane flash and vine whip in Arcanists.
* HorizontalScrollingShooter: Dr. Phlogiston Saves the Earth
* HumongousMecha: Steel Sentinels.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Arcanists allows you to attack with fireballs, bombs, meteors, and...cuckoo clocks?
* InconvenientlyPlacedConveyorBelt: One of the obstacles in Bouncedown.
* InstantGravestone: A gravestone appears along with a HaveANiceDeath message every time you die in ''Tomb Racer''.
* ItCameFromTheFridge: The premise of Bachelor Fridge.
* JustifiedExtraLives: Star Cannon has "rewind modules" that turn back time to before your ship was destroyed.
* LifeDrain: Drain Bolt in Arcanists.
* LightningBruiser: The Chaos Champion in Dungeon Assault has max stats in every category. However, he has no special abilities, and he's the most expensive unit in the game.
* LimitBreak: Sumoblitz has one.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Arcanists has Imp Destruction, which, with the proper setup, can let loose a storm of homing energy blasts.
* MadMarbleMaze: Torquing!
* ManEatingPlant: You can summon one in Arcanists.
* MatchThreeGame: Geoblox, Monkey Puzzle 2, Deko Bloko, and arguably Tetralink.
* NewGamePlus:
** After unlocking all the spells in Arcanists, you can reset your progress to gain a Prestige Hat, erasing all your unlocked spells and starting you over with the default spells plus the Book of Cogs, which is only available through a reset.
** Dungeon Assault lets you charge orbs that give permanent powerups. The only way to obtain them is to destroy your dungeon and start again from scratch; however, you do retain the ability to buy any higher-level raiders and traps that you've unlocked.
* OneHitKill: Arcanists. The second stage of a fissure, a fully charged volcano, thorn bomb or flurry with a fully charged nature familiar, a dark knight or most famously the Conductor Rod before it was nerfed. Take your pick. There's also the Imp Explosion nuke created by charging an Arcane Imp (a spell literally everyone has access to) to 250HP using Arcane spells, then detonating it. The attack deals damage equal to the Imp's HP at the time and players have a maximum of 250HP without use of a tower or shield.
* OneHitPointWonder: Sumoblitz and Wizard Run. [=StarCannon=] arguably also qualifies: you have a shield that recharges over a short amount of time, so you die if you get hit twice in quick succession.
* {{Overheating}}: Steel Sentinels.
* PacifistRun: Several achievements.
* PressXToDie: Some of the games will naturally mock you for this.
* PointBuildSystem: Sumoblitz and Steel Sentinels.
* PowerUp
* RealTimeWithPause: Shattered Plans has simultaneous turns.
* RecursiveAmmo: The Arcane Bomb in Arcanists is a grenade that releases three smaller projectiles when it explodes.
* ReviveKillsZombie: "Overlight" spells in Arcanists deal less damage than some of their elemental counterparts against normal targets, but against TheUndead, their damage is doubled, and the healing spell becomes a damaging spell with [[HomeRunHitter enormous knockback]].
* {{Roboteching}}: Arcane arrows in Arcanists will change direction in midair to home in on their target.
* ScoringPoints
* SoulJar: The AutoRevive "familiar" of dark magic users in Arcanists.
* ASpaceMarineIsYou: Hostile Spawn.
* SteamPunk: The premise of Dr. Phlogiston Saves the Earth is an alien invasion in 19th-century England.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: Warriors, rangers, mages, and flying units in Armies of Gielinor.
* TeleFrag: The AwesomeButImpractical special ability of the Crystalline Shape-Shifter in Armies of Gielinor.
* TempleOfDoom: Tomb Racer.
* ThemedCursor: Dungeon Assault has a dragon's claw.
* TowerDefense: Orb Defence.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Tomb Racer takes every TempleOfDoom cliche the creators could think of and plays them totally straight. The game that results is proof that TropesAreNotBad.
* UnitsNotToScale: Armies of Gielinor.
* VerticalScrollingShooter: [=StarCannon=]
* VirtualPaperDoll: Arcanists, Armies of Gielinor, and Kickabout League.
* WorldInTheSky: It is possible to destroy parts of the map in Arcanists, but even when there's nothing under the pieces, they remain afloat. This applies from the hugest chunks to the tiniest specks.
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[[quoteright:305:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/305px-FunOrb_712.jpg]]

[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by Creator/JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like TabletopGame/{{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.

The site can be found [[http://www.funorb.com here]].

Not to be confused with the HappyFunBall.
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!This site contains examples of:

* AndYourRewardIsClothes: For many of the achievements within Arcanists, the only thing you get besides the achievement is a lovely array of clothes to go with it.
* AsteroidsMonster: The pink Bunkatbots in Sumoblitz split when defeated. Stellar Shard is another example with literal asteroids (which is unsurprising, as it's heavily based on the TropeNamer).
* BigDamnFireExit: In Hostile Spawn, there are fires and explosions all over the place in some of the missions, but it's always possible to find another way around them.
* BizarrePuzzleGame: Pixelate.
* BoringButPractical: For those lucky people who always seem to get the first turn in Arcanists there are many a strategy they like to use repeatedly in order to ensure their victory streaks. Be it trapping the enemy then repeatedly head stuffing them with brine bolt, persistently knocking them off the edge with Shock Bomb or using a Conductor Rod the moment they get the chance to kill them with one hit.
* BreakingOut: Brick-À-Brac.
* BribingYourWayToVictory: In some of the multiplayer games, subscribing members can be pitted against free players, where their access to more powerful and diverse abilities from the ExpansionPack gives them a huge advantage, even after accounting for CompetitiveBalance.
* CastFromHitPoints: Familiars in Arcanists require life payments.
* ChainLightning: One of the spells in Arcanists.
* ChargedAttack:
** Wizard Run lets you charge up your attack. A fully-charged attack [[FloatingInABubble traps enemies inside bubbles]].
** Sumoblitz has a charge meter that gradually fills, granting you a special burst attack when it's full.
** The Verne Cannon in Dr. Phlogiston Saves the Earth must be charged up.
* TabletopGame/{{Chess}}
* CollisionDamage
* ColorCodedMultiplayer
* CompetitiveBalance
* CosmeticAward
* DeadCharacterWalking: A minor programming oversight causes mecha to not die until their hit points are negative- meaning that mechs with precisely zero hit points will cling to life with an empty health bar until they are felled by a stray point of damage. Although this glitch isn't much use against [[MoreDakka machine guns]] or [[DeathOfAThousandCuts lasers]], it is immensely satisfying to complete a [[PvP Fleet]] CaptureTheFlag objective while technically dead.
* DeathCourse: Tomb Racer, complete with [[IndyEscape Rolling Boulders]], BottomlessPits, SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom, [[LaserHallway Deadly Lasers]], [[{{Troperiffic}} and more]].
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Tomb Racer. [[HaveANiceDeath A snarky message]] and [[GraveHumor a tombstone on the spot where you died]], and you're back at the start of the room.
* DifficultyByAcceleration: Several games, including Bouncedown, Pixelate, Deko Bloko, etc.
* DirectionallySolidPlatforms
* DragonHoard: In ''Dungeon Assault'', you play as a dragon who has to create a labyrinth of guards and traps to protect your hoard while sending out raiders to steal treasure from other players.
* ElementalPowers: Arcanists has spellbooks for [[PlayingWithFire Flame]], [[DishingOutDirt Stone]], [[MakingASplash Seas]], [[GreenThumb Nature]], [[CastingAShadow Underdark]], [[LightEmUp Overlight]], [[AnIcePerson Frost]], [[ShockAndAwe Storms]], and [[TimeMaster Cogs]].
* EveryTenThousandPoints: This is how you get a OneUp in Wizard Run.
* ExpansionPack
* FallingBlocks: Lexicominos, Deko Bloko, and Geoblox.
* FantasticRacism: Every time a Dwarf Renegade raider is selected in Dungeon Assault, he'll yell, "Don't trust the elves!"
* {{Fireballs}}: The basic offensive attack in "Arcanists".
* FollowTheLeader: Several of the games are obviously heavily based on classics like {{Asteroids}} and {{Arkanoid}}.
* {{Freemium}}
* GaidenGame: Armies of Gielinor is a TurnBasedStrategy set in the same universe as ''{{Runescape}}''.
* GameLobby: Used for all the multiplayer games. A unified lobby system to unite all the games was planned, but it's been stuck in DevelopmentHell.
* GraveHumour: Miner Disturbance's GameOver screen is a gravestone with a witty epitaph about your cause of death. Tomb Racer plants gravestones and treats the player to a snarky farewell on every death.
* GreenHillZone: Arcanists has "Grassy Hills". Armies of Gielinor has Misthalin.
* HaveANiceDeath: See GraveHumor.
* HomeRunHitter: The primary purpose of arcane flash and vine whip in Arcanists.
* HorizontalScrollingShooter: Dr. Phlogiston Saves the Earth
* HumongousMecha: Steel Sentinels.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Arcanists allows you to attack with fireballs, bombs, meteors, and...cuckoo clocks?
* InconvenientlyPlacedConveyorBelt: One of the obstacles in Bouncedown.
* InstantGravestone: A gravestone appears along with a HaveANiceDeath message every time you die in ''Tomb Racer''.
* ItCameFromTheFridge: The premise of Bachelor Fridge.
* JustifiedExtraLives: Star Cannon has "rewind modules" that turn back time to before your ship was destroyed.
* LifeDrain: Drain Bolt in Arcanists.
* LightningBruiser: The Chaos Champion in Dungeon Assault has max stats in every category. However, he has no special abilities, and he's the most expensive unit in the game.
* LimitBreak: Sumoblitz has one.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Arcanists has Imp Destruction, which, with the proper setup, can let loose a storm of homing energy blasts.
* MadMarbleMaze: Torquing!
* ManEatingPlant: You can summon one in Arcanists.
* MatchThreeGame: Geoblox, Monkey Puzzle 2, Deko Bloko, and arguably Tetralink.
* NewGamePlus:
** After unlocking all the spells in Arcanists, you can reset your progress to gain a Prestige Hat, erasing all your unlocked spells and starting you over with the default spells plus the Book of Cogs, which is only available through a reset.
** Dungeon Assault lets you charge orbs that give permanent powerups. The only way to obtain them is to destroy your dungeon and start again from scratch; however, you do retain the ability to buy any higher-level raiders and traps that you've unlocked.
* OneHitKill: Arcanists. The second stage of a fissure, a fully charged volcano, thorn bomb or flurry with a fully charged nature familiar, a dark knight or most famously the Conductor Rod before it was nerfed. Take your pick. There's also the Imp Explosion nuke created by charging an Arcane Imp (a spell literally everyone has access to) to 250HP using Arcane spells, then detonating it. The attack deals damage equal to the Imp's HP at the time and players have a maximum of 250HP without use of a tower or shield.
* OneHitPointWonder: Sumoblitz and Wizard Run. [=StarCannon=] arguably also qualifies: you have a shield that recharges over a short amount of time, so you die if you get hit twice in quick succession.
* {{Overheating}}: Steel Sentinels.
* PacifistRun: Several achievements.
* PressXToDie: Some of the games will naturally mock you for this.
* PointBuildSystem: Sumoblitz and Steel Sentinels.
* PowerUp
* RealTimeWithPause: Shattered Plans has simultaneous turns.
* RecursiveAmmo: The Arcane Bomb in Arcanists is a grenade that releases three smaller projectiles when it explodes.
* ReviveKillsZombie: "Overlight" spells in Arcanists deal less damage than some of their elemental counterparts against normal targets, but against TheUndead, their damage is doubled, and the healing spell becomes a damaging spell with [[HomeRunHitter enormous knockback]].
* {{Roboteching}}: Arcane arrows in Arcanists will change direction in midair to home in on their target.
* ScoringPoints
* SoulJar: The AutoRevive "familiar" of dark magic users in Arcanists.
* ASpaceMarineIsYou: Hostile Spawn.
* SteamPunk: The premise of Dr. Phlogiston Saves the Earth is an alien invasion in 19th-century England.
* TacticalRockPaperScissors: Warriors, rangers, mages, and flying units in Armies of Gielinor.
* TeleFrag: The AwesomeButImpractical special ability of the Crystalline Shape-Shifter in Armies of Gielinor.
* TempleOfDoom: Tomb Racer.
* ThemedCursor: Dungeon Assault has a dragon's claw.
* TowerDefense: Orb Defence.
* {{Troperiffic}}: Tomb Racer takes every TempleOfDoom cliche the creators could think of and plays them totally straight. The game that results is proof that TropesAreNotBad.
* UnitsNotToScale: Armies of Gielinor.
* VerticalScrollingShooter: [=StarCannon=]
* VirtualPaperDoll: Arcanists, Armies of Gielinor, and Kickabout League.
* WorldInTheSky: It is possible to destroy parts of the map in Arcanists, but even when there's nothing under the pieces, they remain afloat. This applies from the hugest chunks to the tiniest specks.
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[[redirect:Website/FunOrb]]
28th Apr '14 3:11:01 PM Aiguille
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[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like TabletopGame/{{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.

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[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by JagexGamesStudio Creator/JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like TabletopGame/{{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.
24th Jan '13 7:51:11 AM morenohijazo
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* ItCameFromTheFridge: The premise of Bachelor Fridge.


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* InstantGravestone: A gravestone appears along with a HaveANiceDeath message every time you die in ''Tomb Racer''.
* ItCameFromTheFridge: The premise of Bachelor Fridge.
20th Jan '13 12:51:57 PM Xtifr
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* DragonHoard: In ''Dungeon Assault'', you play as a dragon who has to create a labyrinth of guards and traps to protect your hoard while sending out raiders to steal treasure from other players.
30th May '12 2:17:36 AM troacctid
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* DifficultyByAcceleration: Several games, including Bouncedown, Pixelate, Deko Bloko, etc.
9th Mar '12 12:31:51 PM troacctid
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[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''{{Runescape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like TabletopGame/{{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.

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[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''{{Runescape}}''.''VideoGame/{{RuneScape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like TabletopGame/{{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.


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* {{Freemium}}
9th Mar '12 11:51:12 AM nombretomado
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[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''{{Runescape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like {{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.

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[=FunOrb=] is a [[WebGames gaming site]] created by JagexGamesStudio as a sister site to the popular MMORPG ''{{Runescape}}''. It features a wide variety of {{Casual Video Game}}s spanning multiple genres, ranging from simple board games like {{Chess}} TabletopGame/{{Chess}} to more complex games like its most popular attraction, Arcanists.



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* {{Chess}}TabletopGame/{{Chess}}
25th Jan '12 1:03:30 PM troacctid
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* ReviveKillsZombie: "Overlight" spells in Arcanists deal less damage than some of their elemental counterparts against normal targets, but against TheUndead, their damage is doubled and the healing spell gains [[HomeRunHitter enormous knockback]].
** Played straight with the Sphere of Healing

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* ReviveKillsZombie: "Overlight" spells in Arcanists deal less damage than some of their elemental counterparts against normal targets, but against TheUndead, their damage is doubled doubled, and the healing spell gains becomes a damaging spell with [[HomeRunHitter enormous knockback]].
** Played straight with the Sphere of Healing
knockback]].
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** Played straight with the Sphere of Healing
2nd Jan '12 12:22:57 PM troacctid
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* OneHitKill: Arcanists. The second stage of a fissure, a fully charged volcano, thorn bomb or flurry with a fully charged nature familiar, a dark knight or most famously the Conductor Rod before it was nerfed. Take your pick.
** There's also the [[AwesomeButImpractical Imp Explosion nuke]] created by charging an Arcane Imp (a spell literally everyone has access to) to 250HP using Arcane spells, then detonating it. The attack deals damage equal to the Imp's HP at the time and players have a maximum of 250HP without use of a tower or shield.

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* OneHitKill: Arcanists. The second stage of a fissure, a fully charged volcano, thorn bomb or flurry with a fully charged nature familiar, a dark knight or most famously the Conductor Rod before it was nerfed. Take your pick.
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pick. There's also the [[AwesomeButImpractical Imp Explosion nuke]] nuke created by charging an Arcane Imp (a spell literally everyone has access to) to 250HP using Arcane spells, then detonating it. The attack deals damage equal to the Imp's HP at the time and players have a maximum of 250HP without use of a tower or shield.
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