Spellcasting is the central theme of Magicka. It is performed through the use of one to five Elements and a casting method.
Casting Method Edit
There are four casting methods for spells:
- Direction (right-click)
- Area (shift-right-click)
- Self (middle-click)
- Enchant (shift-left-click)
And a fifth casting method for Magick:
- Boost (Space bar)
The casting method has just as much influence on how the spell is ultimately used as the elements that make up the spell.
For example, the Flame Burst spell is achieved by charging one Fire element and using the Direction method by right-clicking. It is quite useful as a damage spell on weaker targets. On the other hand, the Heat Self spell is achieved by charging one Fire element and using the Self method by middle-clicking. This spell is useful for drying onesself off after getting wet, to prevent issues with using Lightning.