Magical Diary: Wolf Hall – All Spells Guide (How and When You Get Them)

A list of the in-game spells, the level of magic you can learn them (and in which class), as well as their mana cost and effect.

[Pts in Class] – [Spell Name] (Mana Cost) [Spell Text]

Red Magic

  • 1 – Breeze (1) Moves air around the caster’s current square creating a gentle breeze
  • 5 – Push (3) Shove a target one square in the direction chosen by the caster
  • 10 – Energize (2) Shakes and warms a target, counteracting some spell effects
  • 15 – Spark (2) A spark strikes the target, which may catch fire if it’s something likely to burn
  • 20 – Slash (5) A sharp blow to a soft target causes 5-10 points of damage. Inefficient against hard targets, like stone.
  • 25 – Blast (10) An explosive force causes damage to the target and sprays shrapnel (5-10 damage to stone, 12-16 damage otherwise)
  • 30 – Crush (8) Force pushes in around the target from all sides, causing 14-33 damage. Damage increases with Red magic skill
  • 40 – Flames (13) A burst of fire damages everything in the area. (8-12 damage to flesh, 1-5 damage to stone)
  • 50 – Freeze (13) Draws energy out of target. Causes 3-6 damage, blocks movement, and may interrupt spells
  • 60 – Lightning (10) A blast of energy strikes the nearest large target in a chosen direction. Does 5-16 damage
  • 80 – Force Push (13) Shove a target multiple squares away, doing up to 9 damage
  • 100 – Shockwave (20) A wave of energy pushes back all targets in adjacent squares, causing 5-16 damage

Blue Magic

  • 1 – Light (1) A gentle glow inproves visibility in a location adjacent to the caster
  • 5 – Silence (1) A single target is rendered noiseless for the next 9 turns
  • 10 – Truesight (1) Allows the caster to see through illusions in the current location
  • 15 – Farsight (1) Allows the caster to view a nearby known location
  • 20 – Darkness (3) Completely removes visibility in the caster’s location
  • 25 – Teleport Other (8) Allows the caster to relocate an object or entity to a nearby known location
  • 30 – Teleport Self (10) Allows the caster to relocate emself to a nearby known location
  • 40 – Disruption (13) Interrupts the casting of a spell, causing it to fizzle
  • 50 – Disperse (10) Sacrifices some of the caster’s magic, causing a target to lose magic similarly
  • 60 – Reflect (8) Interrupts a spell being cast to reflect it onto its caster
  • 80 – Cloak (13) Caster alters eir visual projections, becoming difficult to see for 8 turns
  • 100 – Shield (15) While effect lasts, caster cannot be affected by other spells

Green Magic

  • 1 – Diagnosis (1) Determines the current state of health of a living target, and locates ailments and injuries
  • 5 – Track Scent (1) Allows the caster to track the most recent creature to pass through an area
  • 10 – Heal (5) Cures minor injuries and ailments on one living target, restoring up to 10 HP
  • 15 – Boost Strength (10) Focuses the caster’s life energy to temporarily increase physical strength and health. Bonus health will be lost when the spell ends
  • 20 – Sicken (10) Affects a living target with illness and pain, dealing 6-10 damage
  • 25 – Slow (15) Causes the target’s body to become sluggish, slowing their movement temporarily (8 turns)
  • 30 – Blind (10) Target is unable to see for 3 turns, unless healed
  • 40 – Stagger (30) Target is overwhelmed with dizziness, interrupting a current action
  • 50 – Entangle (20) Cause roots and vines to grow over a targeted area
  • 60 – Drain Life (25) Damages a living target to heal the caster. Drains 10-15 HP
  • 80 – Thick Hide (20) For the next 6 turns, all damage done to caster is reduced by 20%
  • 100 – Regenerate (30) For the next 6 turns, target automatically heals 7-9 damage every turn

White Magic

  • 1 – Spirit Sense (1) Detects nearby sentients, including ghosts and creatures of the Otherworld
  • 5 – Empathy (2) Reveals the emotional state of a target
  • 10 – Communication (3) Allows the caster to communicate understandably with a willing target
  • 15 – Awareness (5) Expands the caster’s mind to visualise nearby locations, marking them known
  • 20 – Spirit Echoes (3) Can reveal impressions left on a target by strong emotions in the past
  • 25 – Tap the Flow (1) Draw energy from the Otherworld to recharge mana supply
  • 30 – Distraction (8) Causes a target to be temporarily confused, forgetting to act in the following moment
  • 40 – Fear (10) Causes a target to feel terror and wish to leave the caster’s presence for the next four turns
  • 50 – Call (8) Cause creatures in the surrounding physical area to be drawn to the casting location for at least 3 turns
  • 60 – Foresight (5) The caster knows what everyone else is about to do for the next 5 turns
  • 80 – Find Spirits (15) The caster becomes aware of sentient creatures in the current dungeon level for the next 3 turns
  • 100 – Ward (5) For the next 10 turns, other sentient creatures will not enter or exit the target square

Black Magic

  • 1 – Inspection (1) Detects weak points and hidden details within one object
  • 5 – Inscription (1) Write or remove words from a target object
  • 10 – Trigger (5) Sets off simple delayed effects or traps within the caster’s current location. Can be dangerous!
  • 15 – Detect Charm (3) Detect objects which have been enchanted in the caster’s current location
  • 20 – Open (10) Unlocks and opens doors or other objects that are designed to open and close
  • 25 – Seal (10) Fixes objects in place or fuses them shut. Repairs 2-6 damage
  • 30 – Shape Stone (20) Rearrange a small amount of stone into a new configuration
  • 40 – Fracture (15) Damages the integrity of objects, possibly shattering them
  • 50 – Enchant Object (5*) Infuses an object with a basic undercurrent of magic. Cost varies by how much mana you wish to bind into the object
  • 60 – Dispel Object (25) Removes and enchantment from target object
  • 80 – Diamond (15) For the next 10 turns, target object resists all damage and alteration
  • 100 – Dig (25) Remove stone in the desired direction. Mana depends on target: 10 for a wall, 25 for solid rock

Combination Magic! (Dual-Colored spells)

I’ve sorted these by the class the spell is taught in. Once you have the stats, you have to take the correct class to actually learn the spell! I’m not sure if dual-spells are taught in both classes with different stat requirements – it’s a possibility. But these are the ones that I found that worked, with the lowest requirements I could find.

Red Class

  • Red 45, Blue 20 – Telepyre (15) Causes flames to erupt in a nearby known location
  • Red 55, White 55 – Mindstorm (18) Target is incapacitated with pain and terror for the next 4 turns

Blue Class

  • Blue 35, White 35 – Ground Spell (8) Interrupts target’s casting to redirect their spell to the ground or floor.
  • Blue 60, Red 15 – Burn Magic (10) Transmutes the target’s magical energy into heat, causing up to 15-20 damage.
  • Blue 65, White 50 – Drain Magic (1) Steal a small amount of magical energy from another spellcaster.
  • Blue 70, White 80 – Anti-Magic Field (15) Prevent new spells from being cast in a square for the next 3 turns.

Green Class

  • Green 20, Red 10 -Long Jump (8) Allows the caster to leap over one square and land on the far side
  • Green 25, Black 30 – Poison (8) Alter substances within a living body, causing ongoing damage and pain. Does 30 total points of damage, spread out over 6-10 turns
  • Green 25, White 40 – Sleep (13) Causes a living target to fall asleep for 4 turns, unless disturbed
  • Green 35, Blue 40 – Scramble Senses (8) Target becomes confused and acts randomly for the next 5 turns
  • Green 55, Black 50 – Sticky Feet (10) Glues the target’s feet (and shoes) to the ground, preventing movement for 5 turns

White Class

  • White 20, Blue 25 – Farspeak (4) Communicate with a willing subject in a nearby known location
  • White 30, Green 15 – Sacrifice (1) Caster expends life energy in order to gain magical energy. Costs 2 HP per MP regained; max MP gain 10.
  • White 50, Blue 50 – Mindwall (5) You are protected against mental attacks for 5 turns
  • White 85, Red 30 – Seeker Sting (8) Creates a missile that seeks out the nearest sentient creature other than the caster and does 3-5 damage

Black Class

  • Black 15, Blue 20 – Televoke (5) Triggers simple delayed effects and traps in a known location
  • Black 35, Blue 40 – Transfer Charm (8) Move an enchantment from one object to another
  • Black 55, Red 25 – Force Wall (10) Creates a forcefield that blocks an exit
  • Black 55, Red 50 – Fire Trap (18) Target exit will explode in flames when walked through
  • Black 55, White 40 – Wrong Way (5) Next attempt to use this exit will instead move in a randomly-chosen direction
  • Black 65, White 50 – Drain Charm (1) Steal power from an enchanted object, removing its effect and regaining some mana

Final Notes

I think I managed to find all the spells, but I’m never sure with MD and its secrets! I don’t believe Smart affects anything, but I could be wrong. If you notice any of my numbers are off, let me know and I’ll fix it up, likewise if there’s anything I missed.

My starter topic – what’s your go-to method of getting past that purple glow in the moth dungeon? I feel like there’s gotta be more that I’m missing. The obvious one is televoke, to set it off from a distance, or use seeker sting to the same end. But on runs with only one colour of magic, I’ll admit, I’ve brute-forced it more often than not. On all-red runs, it’s a wipe unless I build up enough health to tank the glow and the moths. Blue runs are easy, since silence evades the moth problem. Green runs are hit-or-miss, depending on health-mana ratio, getting through the cloud alive with enough mana to either entangle or blind the moths. White runs involving tanking the glow and then Tap The Flow-ing to get enough mana to distract or fear the moths. And black runs I feel like I’m missing an obvious tactic with stone shape, but I can’t figure out the mana/health balance to get past the glow and then wall in the moths.

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1 Comment

  1. Smarts affect only 1 event and it’s on the first test (as far as i have found), if you have not studied at all you can’t communicate with the whisp of light that appears if you use “Spirit sense”.

    The Tag “duel” that you’re paired with Barbara has a smart check but your character gets offended by her silent demeanor because you think she’s mocking you.

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