History VideoGame / BookOfMagesTheDarkTimes

22nd May '16 12:23:31 AM Ramidel
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* DiscOneNuke: Dark Wood's trade life and blood bath spells. Trade life swaps HP with you opponent ( [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Duh]] ) and blood bath does up to 30 points of unblockable damage to both of you.
21st May '16 11:57:07 PM Ramidel
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* CompetitiveBalance: All of the mage clans fall under one or another of the accompanying tropes.
** GlassCannon: Chaos Desert and Dark Wood mages, in different senses. Chaos Desert are the king of pound-for-pound damage, being able to fire [[BeamSpam up to thirty bolts]] at high levels as well as increase their damage with consecutive attacks, but have by far the poorest defenses of the six clans. Dark Wood mages get a number of clan-exclusive spells with extremely useful effects (including the game's only unblockable damaging spell), but all of their unique abilities [[CastFromHitpoints cost health to use]], and thus carry their own risks.
** GradualGrinder: Poison Water mages. Their offensive and defensive abilities are mediocre at best, but when it comes to DamageOverTime they're second-to-none, and at high enough levels can [[TheParalyzer stop poisoned enemies from attacking]] or even [[OneHitKill kill them outright]] with enough poison stacks.
** JackOfAllStats: Burning Hill mages. None of their unique spells are particularly flashy or impressive, but between their ManaShield and ability to nullify debuffs they're an effective counter to any other mage clan.
** MightyGlacier: Ice Land mages, [[AccidentalPun natch]]. Their fighting style, which involves locking down the enemy with freezing spells, takes time, patience, and a little luck, but once it's done they can dominate a fight with ease, skipping enemy turns, reducing their defense, and eventually (like the Poison Water example above) [[OneHitKill killing the enemy outright]].
** StoneWall: Great Sea mages. They boast the greatest defenses of any class, being able to summon up to thirty DeflectorShields in a turn, and can drain the enemy's {{Mana}} to make themselves even harder to damage. Conversely, they're the worst among the six clans at attacking, though they can momentarily [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this trope via their [[CounterAttack Absorb Power]] and [[KamehameHadoken Combined Bolt]] spells.
22nd Mar '16 8:11:48 AM Heyoceama
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* DiscOneNuke: Dark Wood's trade life and blood bath spells. Trade life swaps HP with you opponent ( [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Duh]] ) and blood bath does up to 30 points of unblockable damage to both of you.
19th Mar '16 11:47:48 AM KnightLight321
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* CompetitiveBalance: All of the mage clans fall under one or another of the accompanying tropes.
** GlassCannon: Chaos Desert and Dark Wood mages, in different senses. Chaos Desert are the king of pound-for-pound damage, being able to fire [[BeamSpam up to thirty bolts]] at high levels as well as increase their damage with consecutive attacks, but have by far the poorest defenses of the six clans. Dark Wood mages get a number of clan-exclusive spells with extremely useful effects (including the game's only unblockable damaging spell), but all of their unique abilities [[CastFromHitpoints cost health to use]], and thus carry their own risks.
** GradualGrinder: Poison Water mages. Their offensive and defensive abilities are mediocre at best, but when it comes to DamageOverTime they're second-to-none, and at high enough levels can [[TheParalyzer stop poisoned enemies from attacking]] or even [[OneHitKill kill them outright]] with enough poison stacks.
** JackOfAllStats: Burning Hill mages. None of their unique spells are particularly flashy or impressive, but between their ManaShield and ability to nullify debuffs they're an effective counter to any other mage clan.
** MightyGlacier: Ice Land mages, [[AccidentalPun natch]]. Their fighting style, which involves locking down the enemy with freezing spells, takes time, patience, and a little luck, but once it's done they can dominate a fight with ease, skipping enemy turns, reducing their defense, and eventually (like the Poison Water example above) [[OneHitKill killing the enemy outright]].
** StoneWall: Great Sea mages. They boast the greatest defenses of any class, being able to summon up to thirty DeflectorShields in a turn, and can drain the enemy's {{Mana}} to make themselves even harder to damage. Conversely, they're the worst among the six clans at attacking, though they can momentarily [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this trope via their [[CounterAttack Absorb Power]] and [[KamehameHadoken Combined Bolt]] spells.



* MultipleEndings

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* MultipleEndingsMultipleEndings: Numerous endings exist (with numerous minor variations among them), depending on which Robe faction you joined (or, alternatively, if you stayed neutral), how high your ranking in the Book of Mages is, who you killed and who you befriended, how many sidequests you completed, etc.



* StoneWall: Great Sea mages, who can create more defensive bolts than any other clan. They can subvert this, however, by using [[KamehameHadoken Combined Bolt]] to turn their "purely defensive" shields into an offensive strike.
19th Aug '15 11:50:33 PM Ramidel
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* AllPowerfulBystander: [[spoiler: The Mysterious Hermit mostly just tells you where to go to improve your ranking in the Book of Mages. He's actually one of the Six who created the Book of Mages, and is over twice as powerful as the next strongest mage (not counting the PC). Nonetheless, he has no ranking in the Book of Mages, nor any interest in the struggles of the Robes.]]
19th Aug '15 11:39:25 PM Ramidel
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** [[spoiler: The [[BonusBoss Mysterious Hermit]] really is the strongest mage in the world, being one of the Six who created the Book of Mages.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[BonusBoss Mysterious Hermit]] really is the strongest mage in the world, being one of the Six who created the Book of Mages. Unless you're stronger, of course.]]
19th Aug '15 11:34:56 PM Ramidel
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* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan]]: [[spoiler: Corpsedusk is controlling Battlebeard through the Potion of Great Power.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheMan]]: TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Corpsedusk is controlling Battlebeard through the Potion of Great Power.]]
13th Jul '15 8:30:49 AM DeathBySnooSnoo
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* AnyoneCanDie: To an extent; the protagonist has heavy-duty PlotArmor and won't die even if you're actively ''trying'' to get him killed, but pretty much everyone else is fair game. The only non-PC characters who don't die in at least one plotline are [[spoiler:Shiverhorror, Silverkin, Burnstorm, Darklove, and Wetanger. The first four are among the top ten mages in the world and are smart enough to stay out of the warring Robe factions; Wetanger (who you can kill if you are a Black Robe) just gets lucky. If you join the White Robes and don't succeed in getting a cure for the poison you can kill more than half of the named population of the world in the (pre)final battle.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: To an extent; the protagonist has heavy-duty PlotArmor and won't die even if you're actively ''trying'' to get him killed, but pretty much everyone else is fair game. The only non-PC characters who don't die in at least one plotline are [[spoiler:Shiverhorror, Silverkin, Burnstorm, Darklove, and Wetanger. The first Darklove - all four of which are among the top ten mages in the world and are smart enough to stay out of the warring Robe factions; Wetanger (who you can kill if you are a Black Robe) just gets lucky.factions. If you join the White Robes and don't succeed in getting a cure for the poison you can kill more than half of the named population of the world in the (pre)final battle.]]
11th Jun '15 10:34:48 AM Xihirli
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* AnyoneCanDie: To an extent; the protagonist has heavy-duty PlotArmor and won't die even if you're actively ''trying'' to get him killed, but pretty much everyone else is fair game. The only non-PC characters who don't die in at least one plotline are [[spoiler:Shiverhorror, Silverkin, Burnstorm, Darklove, and Wetanger. The first four are among the top ten mages in the world and are smart enough to stay out of the warring Robe factions; Wetanger just gets lucky.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: To an extent; the protagonist has heavy-duty PlotArmor and won't die even if you're actively ''trying'' to get him killed, but pretty much everyone else is fair game. The only non-PC characters who don't die in at least one plotline are [[spoiler:Shiverhorror, Silverkin, Burnstorm, Darklove, and Wetanger. The first four are among the top ten mages in the world and are smart enough to stay out of the warring Robe factions; Wetanger (who you can kill if you are a Black Robe) just gets lucky.lucky. If you join the White Robes and don't succeed in getting a cure for the poison you can kill more than half of the named population of the world in the (pre)final battle.]]
2nd Jun '15 2:51:19 AM Ramidel
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* AnyoneCanDie: To an extent; the protagonist has heavy-duty PlotArmor and won't die even if you're actively ''trying'' to get him killed, but pretty much everyone else is fair game. The only non-PC characters who don't die in at least one plotline are [[spoiler:Shiverhorror, Silverkin, Burnstorm, Darklove, and Wetanger. The first four are among the top ten mages in the world and are smart enough to stay out of the warring Robe factions; Wetanger just gets lucky.]] Tellingly, there is a character title awarded for killing more than 20 mages, but no achievement for [[PacifistRun not killing anyone]].

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* AnyoneCanDie: To an extent; the protagonist has heavy-duty PlotArmor and won't die even if you're actively ''trying'' to get him killed, but pretty much everyone else is fair game. The only non-PC characters who don't die in at least one plotline are [[spoiler:Shiverhorror, Silverkin, Burnstorm, Darklove, and Wetanger. The first four are among the top ten mages in the world and are smart enough to stay out of the warring Robe factions; Wetanger just gets lucky.]] Tellingly, there is a character title awarded for killing more than 20 mages, but no achievement for [[PacifistRun not killing anyone]].]]
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