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Fireball

Spell

Prerequisite

Permanent conditions that must be met before an ability can be acquired. For instance, the Dodge feat lists Dexterity 13+. Temporary conditions are listed under Conditions.
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Prerequisite of

Another ability that requires this one as a prerequisite. For example, the Dodge feat lists Mobility.
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Trainable

A trainable feat can be trained using a standard feat slot, one of: Heroic, Epic, Epic Destiny, Legendary.
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Repeatable

A repeatable feat is a trainable feat that can be taken more than once, possibly with conditions. For example, Toughness indicates Unlimited, stacking, while Spell Focus indicates Once for each school of magic.
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Class Feat

A class feat is granted to all members of a class (who meet the prerequisites, if any) at a specified level. For example, Tower Shield Proficiency indicates Fighter 1, Uncanny Dodge indicates Barbarian 4 and Rogue 4, and Fists of Light indicates Monk 3 (Harmonious Path). A class feat may also be trainable to members of other classes, like Tower Shield Proficiency.
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Bonus Feat

A bonus feat may optionally be taken using a class-specific bonus slot. For example, Spell Focus indicates Wizard, Deflect Arrows indicates Monk, and Improved Critical indicates Artificer, Fighter. Rogue optional abilities are considered a type of bonus feat.
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Racial Feat

A racial feat is granted to all members of a race. For example, Shuriken Expertise indicates Drow, and Small Size Bonus indicates Gnome, Deep Gnome, Halfling.
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Dragonmark:

Enhancement Tree

When the ability is primarily granted through an enhancement, the tree is indicated here, as in Sacred Defender, Drow.
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Epic Destiny

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AP

The number of Action Points (AP) needed to acquire each rank of the enhancement, usually 1 or 2.
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Ranks

The number of ranks of an enhancement that can be acquired,
usually 1 to 3.
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Spell Level

Spell level indicates the relative power of a spell, determining when it can normally be acquired by the relevant class(es) of caster. Not to be confused with character level. For example, Fireball lists Sorcerer 3, Wizard 3.
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Sorcerer 3, Wizard 3

Granted By

Any secondary source of an ability, not already mentioned. For instance, Diehard is primarily a feat, but indicates that it can also be granted by the Frenzied Berserker enhancement tree.
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Spell School

Every spell (optional for SLAs) belongs to one of eight schools of magic, such as Evocation or Necromancy. Optional descriptors, e.g. Fire, Compulsion, are also listed here.
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Evocation (Fire)

Usage

Every ability has one or more usage modes. A passive ability functions continuously without any conscious effort. An active ability requires conscious effort to invoke. A toggled ability, such as a Stance, requires conscious effort to activate, but then remains active until consciously untoggled (or character dies, etc.). Note that an ability which enhances an active or toggled ability, but does not, itself, need to be independently activated, is passive. An ability may have both a passive component and an active or toggled component. The field is hidden when easily predictable, such as for a spell (which is always active).
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Conditions

Temporary conditions that must be met in order for the ability to function. For example, many monk abilities require the monk to be centered. Permanent requirements are listed under Prerequisites.
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Charges

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Recharge

Unrecognized term: Recharge
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Components

Every spell requires one or more types of components, either Verbal, Somatic, or Material. These are specified using the templates
{{ V }}, {{ S }}, and {{ M }}, respectively.
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VerbalIcon tooltip.pngVerbal: A verbal component is a spoken incantation. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot act or speak. This has no gameplay applications in DDO, as all characters can always speak and there are no effects which prevent you from doing so., SomaticIcon tooltip.pngSomatic: A somatic component is a measured and precise movement of the hand. You cannot cast spells that require this component if you cannot move causing arcane spell failure resulting in a ruined spell. Spells without a somatic component may be used with disregard to Arcane Spell Failure chance. Note - that characters make the same arm gestures for most spells in DDO, so you can't tell which spells require this component by watching your character's animations., MaterialIcon tooltip.pngMaterial: A material component is one or more physical substances or objects that are annihilated by the spell energies in the casting process. You must have the required items in your inventory. If you run out of the components, the game will not allow you to cast the spell and will instead inform you of what component is missing.

Spell Point Cost

The number of Spell Points used to cast the spell.
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15

Metamagic

The effects of spells and SLAs can often be enhanced using metamagic, a type of toggled feat, for example, {{ Maximize }} and {{ Heighten }}.
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Embolden, Empower, Enlarge, Eschew, Heighten, Maximize, Quicken

Target

Every ability has one or more targets, defined as Self, Friend, or Foe. The field may also contain additional information, such as Undead Foe or Breakables. The field is sometimes hidden, e.g., for a passive feat whose target is Self, such as Toughness.
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Foe, Directional, Breakable

Range

The distance at which an active ability can be activated, such as Melee for Cleave, or Double for Nimbus of Light. Typical values are Personal, Melee, Ranged, Touch, Standard (spell), or Double (ray), although any value can be specified. Not to be confused with area.
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Area

The coverage of a spell or effect, such as Single target, Standard AoE, or Conal AoE. Not to be confused with range. For example, both Finger of Death and Fireball have Standard range, but Finger of Death has a Single target area, while Fireball has a Large Spherical AOE. Note that, in contrast to PnP, DDO in-game descriptions often conflate range and area.
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Standard / Large Spherical AOE

Saving Throw

The type of saving throw, if any, that can be used to avert a spell or effect. Common values include Will, Fortitude, Reflex for half, or None.
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Reflex save takes half damage

DC

The Difficulty Class of the indicated saving throw. This field is omitted if the DC is predictable, such as for standard spells.
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Spell Resistance

Whether spell resistance can avert the spell or SLA, Yes or No.
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No

Duration

The length of time an effect typically lasts, along with any conditions for premature termination. For instance, the duration for most physical attacks is Instantaneous, while the duration of Invisibility is 1 minute per caster level (no maximum), or until interacting with a target or object.
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Cooldown

How long a character must wait between activations of an ability, typically measured in seconds.
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3 seconds (Wiz), 2 seconds (Sor)

Offense Buff

An effect that improves your offensive capabilities, such as a bonus to attack chance or damage.
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Defense Buff

An effect that improves your defensive capabilities, such as a bonus to AC, PRR, or fire resistance.
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Buff

A broad characterization of the type(s) of beneficial effects an ability imparts, not otherwise mentioned. The inventory of recognized effects is expected to undergo considerable refinement.
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Restoration

All forms of resurrection and various lesser forms of restoration, such as removing ability damage and fatigue. Restoration of lost hit points is listed under Healing.
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Healing

Any effect that restores lost hit points to a player character or ally. Other types of restoration are listed other Restoration. Temporary hit points are listed under Buffs.
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Instant Death

This produces an Instant death effect on at least some types of target. Red-named bosses are immune, as is anyone with deathblock.
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Debuff

A harmful effect other than physical damage.
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Damage

The amount and type of damage inflicted.
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Scaling

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Proficiency

Item(s) for which the ability imparts proficiency. For example, Master's Touch lists Simple or martial weapons, shields, tower shields.
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Item

If the ability enhances the use of a class of items, other than providing proficiency, that is indicated here. For example, Shuriken Expertise lists Shuriken.
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Grants

If the ability imparts some other ability (other than proficiency), that is indicated here. For example, the Barbarian's Die Hard enhancement provides the Diehard feat.
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Description

Creates a ball of fire that detonates on impact, causing an explosion of flame that deals 1d6+3 points of fire damage per caster level up to a maximum damage of 10d6+30 at caster level 10 to all targets around it.

Inanimate objects also take this damage causing them to be destroyed. Objects just slightly out the AOE range may be not be destroyed, but instead set ablaze.

If the fireball hits a destroyable barrier such as a wooden door or barrier of webs, the fireball can destroy that barrier.

Tips

  • Fireball is DDO's most iconic spell and perhaps the best designed spell in the entire game. Its fast casting, flawless manual targeting ability and excellent AOE damage make it second to none.
  • If you target an individual enemy, the fireball will center on its current position at time of casting, allowing him time to move away before the explosion. Instead, try hitting the terrain he is moving towards. This will be especially important for targeting large packs of enemies, aim in between them for a better chance at hitting them all with fireballs impressive area of effect range.
  • Be careful using fireball on opponents who are trapped by the Web spell, as fireball will most likely destroy the Web.

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