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Adriac    100
In my game I want mages to be able to use spells from Arcane Fire Ice Earth Air Lightning however I also feel like I could split up the class into six Wizard/Sorceror Pyromancer Hydromancer Geomancer Aeromancer and what? like the others what could I use for lightning? I checked latin and greek words for lightning, that got me nowhere.

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Agony    3452
It sounds sorta lame, but electromancer? 'Cause serious, electricus and electrum are what it comes from, and apparently electrum means amber or something. Ambermancer? I dunno, not very self-descriptive.

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zuloon    122
Personally, I think:

Pyromancer +
Hydromancer +
Geomancer +
Aeromancer +
= Elementalist

What happens when there's a monster that absorbs fire? The pyromancer is hopeless.

Oh, and electricity isn't really an element. :/

And hyrdo is water, not ice. If someone is playing your game, they'll get confused (in games water=/=ice)

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zuloon    122
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Nah elementalist is Guild War's creation plus that encourages people not to go solo all the time.


But then everyone will just be a sorcerer.

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Adriac    100
Is there any point in splitting up the class? This topic could be argued for months and never reach an end due to different preferences, opinions, and/or points of view

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Trapper Zoid    1370
I did a quick google search, and "kerauno-" seems to be the Greek prefix for thunder or lightning. "Keraunomancy" means divining the future through thunder. You can also spell it "Ceraunomancy".

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wildhalcyon    149
Quote:
Original post by zuloon
Personally, I think:

Pyromancer +
Hydromancer +
Geomancer +
Aeromancer +
= Elementalist

What happens when there's a monster that absorbs fire? The pyromancer is hopeless.


If a monster absorbs fire, then hopefully you have a hydromancer or aeromancer handy to do damage to the beast. Depending on the situation, this isn't a total loss situation. Look at Diablo 2 - if you were playing as a sorceress and you focused exclusively on ice magic, when you encounter a monster immune to ice... well... you panic.

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Oh, and electricity isn't really an element. :/


Fire isn't really an element either, although "oxygenmancer" doesn't exactly have a nice ring to it. Anything can be a fantasy magic element if the creator of the world wishes it to be so. Again, in Diablo, it WAS an element.

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And hyrdo is water, not ice. If someone is playing your game, they'll get confused (in games water=/=ice)


As far as water =/= ice, there are games that DO make the assumption that water and ice are one and the same; one commercial game that does this is Secret of Mana.

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DJ14IVI3    100
Continuing on what Yvanhoe said, Slavic words are munja (thunder) and grom (lighning). Gromovnik (lightning-shooter, roughly) seems to me like a nice and exotic word (to USAians).

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Adriac    100
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The old norse word is "leiptr" -> Leiptromancer ?


Leiptromancer sounds cool and lemme go back and see what the other one I saw was that I liked

Btw how do i put two quotes in a post?

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Adriac    100
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I did a quick google search, and "kerauno-" seems to be the Greek prefix for thunder or lightning. "Keraunomancy" means divining the future through thunder. You can also spell it "Ceraunomancy".


Keraunomancer is also a good one, since Pyromancer actually means one who uses fire to tell the future anyway I think that could work


So Keraunomancer and Leiptromancer sound good so far? Any more input or words found?

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The old norse word is "leiptr" -> Leiptromancer ?


Leiptromancer sounds cool and lemme go back and see what the other one I saw was that I liked

Btw how do i put two quotes in a post?


Hit 'quote' copy the post, hit quote on a different user, paste your copied quote into the reply box.

Or simply ctrl+c a user's post, and surround it with [ quote] and [ /quote]

Keraunomancer is nice, I'd go with that. (Oh, and Elementalist is a quite old term, not Guild War's creation)

Geomancer is good, and commonly recongized as a magical manipulater of rocks, but if you desire a replace ment, you could use Petramancer. Petra = 'rock' in greek.

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Adriac    100
Ok we're almost done here....anyone know a different word for ice since some of you think that hydromancer only refers to water. If someone comes up with a good one I'll take it.

Thanks for all the help so far.

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kindjie    290
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Ok we're almost done here....anyone know a different word for ice since some of you think that hydromancer only refers to water. If someone comes up with a good one I'll take it.

Thanks for all the help so far.


Found this on an online English to Latin translator (accuracy unknown).

Cold: gelu, gelidus, frigus, algor, algidus

Ice: glacies

Lightning: levitas

Fire: incendia, ignis, flamma

Water: unda, aqua

Earth: terra, humus

Air: aer

Arcane: ianus, forix, fornicis

Magic: veneficus, magus

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