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Mage Wars => Rules Discussion => Topic started by: dragontalon on January 03, 2013, 07:27:13 PM

Title: Circle of Lightning
Post by: dragontalon on January 03, 2013, 07:27:13 PM
:) First of all kudos to Arcane Wonders for making a brilliant game. I got it for Christmas this year and my son and I have played it every day since. My question has to do with a game we played last night where I was playing the Priestess and he was playing the Wizard. He cast Circle of Lightning on one of his creatures and I went to attack it and we were unclear what to do with this spell. My take on the spell is that it is strictly a defensive spell and if I attack a creature with Circle of Lightning on it that creature gains the damage barrier. The spell line reads like this: damage barrier, lightning, 2 attack dice and effect dice, ethereal and unavoidable. Does this spell just use damage barrier with the dice attack roll and the effects added. Can you make a attack with Circle of Lightning or is it just a defensive spell. If you could help with this it would be appreciated. Thanks.
Title: Re: Circle of Lightning
Post by: pixelgeek on January 03, 2013, 10:37:49 PM
Circle of Lightning adds a Damage Barrier to the enchanted unit.

Damage Barriers are active in Step 6 of the combat resolution.

"If the attacker made a successful melee attack on the defender, and the defender has a damage barrier, the defender may make a “free” attack with the damage barrier at this time."

So if you attacked your son's creature and it had a Circle of Lightning then after Step 4 Damage and Effects and Step 5. Additional Strikes your son would be able to attack back with a 2 Dice Electrical attack.

This can't be used as an offensive attack and is only active if the creature is hit.

Check out page 33 of the rules for more info.