Writing fight scenes involving magic/martial arts:
Laying traps: Generally pre-planned. The lack of mobility means the usefulness is limited, and one has to be careful not to fall into one's own trap. But they are still longer-lasting when they work and require no effort to actually use, once they're built.
Evasion, Defense: Dodging, shields, and so on.
Preventing someone from recovering: Poison darts, nets, paralysis, sleep, magical spells doing the equivalent, and so on
Recovering: Either physically (recovering balance) or with healing (fixing a gash with a healer's help or a potion, and so on) So, if you know basic tactics, you'll be able to write a good fight scene whether you're using magic or physical effort.
edited 12th Oct '11 10:21:09 AM by Leradny
edited 12th Oct '11 10:30:42 AM by jagillette
edited 12th Oct '11 12:53:01 PM by OuthouseInferno
- He was blowing the horn.
- The horn was split.
- His sword was broken.
- He was pierced by many arrows.
edited 13th Oct '11 4:12:47 PM by USAF713
edited 12th Oct '11 11:23:15 PM by Night
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