For the Drowned Dead spell, see unique spells.
Kiss of the Deep
- Causes damage to combatants. (4 seconds)
- No matter how far away, none can escape the Kiss of the Deep, nor breathe again with lungs full of seawater.
- The sea is summoned, and a great tide coalesces upon the battlefield to drench all those that oppose the caster.
- Sheer, undiluted spite sharpens the dead eye further.
Denizens of the Deep
- Some things should never rise above the waves or be seen by mortal eyes.
Fog of the Damned
- "They'll never know how many we are in this fog… Attack!"
- Every mariner has heard the tale of Vangheist, and now his restless spirit is summoned on board the Shadewraith to deliver a devastating broadside.
- Few have the strength to break free once the kraken has them within its horrid, tentacled grasp
|Tidecall||Breath||Cost: 5 Winds||6 seconds||Ground 100m||↑ Causes moderate magical damage
↑ Can disrupt unit formation
↑ Expanding tear-shaped attack
↓ Weak against armour
|Tidecall (10 seconds) -24% speed||Cost: 8 Winds
Increased armour-piercing damage
|Spiteful Shot||Augment||Cost: 4 Winds||27 seconds||Self/Ally 200m||Magical Damage||↑ +90 Accuracy||Cost: 6 Winds
Increased duration (72 Seconds)
|Fog of the damned||Hex (Area)||Cost: 8 Winds||35 seconds||Ground/Enemy 200m
Affects enemies in range
|↓ -8 Leadership
↓ -26 Melee Attack
|Cost: 11 Winds
Greater effect on melee attack (-40 Melee attack)
|Denizens of the Deep||Augment||Cost: 12 Winds||3 seconds||Ground 60m||↑ Summons a unit of Rotting Prometheans
↓ Summoned unit degrade over time
|Kraken's Pull||Vortex||Cost: 15 Winds||16 seconds||Ground 200m||Kraken's Pull (10 seconds) -48% speed||Cost: 20 Winds
Increased duration (30 Seconds
|Vangheist's Revenge||Wind||Cost: 16 Winds||7 seconds||Ground 150m||↑ Causes massive magical damage
↑ Medium, forward-moving area of effect
↑ Strong vs. multiple units
↓Weak vs. a single combatant
|Cost: 22 Winds
Increased armour-piercing damage
Units which can cast spells from this lore:
- Cylostra Direfin
- Luthor Harkon
- Vampire Fleet Admiral (Polearm-Deep)
- Vampire Fleet Admiral (Pistol-Deep)
- Vampire Fleet Captain (Deep)
Items which have bound spells from this lore:
- Kraken Tusk: Tidecall
The Lore of Deeps is a solid lore of magic that is usually not taken due to the strength of Lore of Vampires. The attribute is the reverse of the healing magic of Lore of Life, damaging all enemies. Useful given that the Vampire Coast armies are generally quantity over quality.
Tidecall is similar to wind blast in terms of destroying unarmored infantry, be careful though, your infantry will be hurt by it if you aim it poorly. Spiteful shot is decent, but is mostly useful as a cheap spammable spell to proc the Kiss of the Deep augment. It is especially effective on artillery like Queen Bess which ensures that each of its limited shots make maximum impact.
Fog of the Damned is a decent debuff ability that lasts for a good while and reduces melee attack by a significant amount. The leadership debuff is less useful, but it can lead to some breaks if the unit is wavering. The usefulness of this is questionable as the Vampire Coast typically does not aim to win the infantry battle. Denizens is useful in the way that any summon spell is useful for stopping an enemy's advance or disrupting archer lines. Rotting Prometians are particularly hard to kill, and will likely survive most attacks until they begin unbinding. A great tarpit unit spell. Kraken's Pull is a good slowing vortex, but otherwise not very notable. Finally, Vangheist's Revenge is certainly the flashiest spell in the lore and can put out crazy damage against groups of infantry. However, it is expensive and slow to cast.
Vangheist is a character from the lore: Every mariner that sails that Great Ocean has heard the tale of Vangheist and his turncoat crew, for it is a tale of bitter treachery and greed. Lured by promises of immortality, Vangheist slew his wizard master in cold blood, not wishing to share that which he sought. And immortality he received on reaching journey's end, though it was not in the manner that Vangheist expected. When the warship returned to the mortal plane, both crew and vessel had long since rotted away, leaving nothing but a ghost ship. It had become the Shadewraith, doomed to spread the misery of its eternal curse to all who look upon it.