May 21, 2022 April 30, 2023
Spring Spellwrighting Contest 2022: The Winners
The Spring 2022 Spellwrighting Contest has come to an end and the winners have been decided. We have reviewed all of your spell entries and selected the seven best spells as the winners! Congratulations to the winners, and we look forward to seeing more awesome spellwrighting ideas in future contests!
Submitted By: Alex
Winning Characteristics: Interesting twist on shift spells – the base spell will punish passing, while tiers 3 and 4 will get triggered either by a shield / trap, blade / weakness or any form of healing.
This is my submission for the cheat Spellwrighting contest! Attached is the base spell and its Spellwrighting variations.
Phrase: “What a nice spell!”
Trigger: Depends on tier (see description)
Description: The base version of the spell waits for the player to pass, then takes a spell from that player’s hand and cheat-casts it for 0 pips. The second version reduces the rank by 1, so that any wizards using Empowerment receive no extra pips. The next following tiers 3 and 4 change the trigger based on what kind of spell the player casts.
Boss: This spell is supposed to act like a shift spell, but instead of a shifting into a creature, it shifts into you instead! I think this spell would be cool to see from a boss that looks like a shadowy version of a regular, playable wizard, similar in a way to how Shadow Mario looks from Super Mario Sunshine.
Submitted By: Trevor
Winning Characteristics: This cheat will force players to act quickly and pay attention to the boss’ pip count!
(1) Boss has 4 or more total pips
(2) Boss has 8 or more total pips
(3) Boss has 10 or more total pips
(3B) Boss has 2 or more total shadow pips (This cheat can only trigger once per battle)
(1) “A sample of my power!”
(2) “A taste of my power!”
(3, 3B) “A feast of my power!”
Boss: A skeleton key boss. Some sort of powerful balance wizard, with difficulties corresponding to each key. (and having a second shadow phase for golden keys)
Submitted By: Michael Stormheart
Winning Characteristics: If you’re not able to one-shot this boss, it’s gonna punish you by swapping its hp percentage with you!
Submitted By: Christopher
Winning Characteristics: This boss really doesn’t like blades! First branch will both hit and stun you per removed blade, while the second one can stun for multiple rounds.
Paralyze, This spell is used by a custom Skeleton Key Boss in Mirage i created called Dark Viper Rank 18 Shadow Boss
Trigger: Positive charms (e.g. Blades, Guiding Light and Precision/Lightning Strike)
Phrase: “I’ll Control Your Fears for You!”
Submitted By: Wizard Man
Winning Characteristics: This cheat will put a negative enchant in your hand every round. You’re forced to enchant any hit with this spell or else you’re unable to deal any damage to the boss!
Submitted By: Sloan
Winning Characteristics: Interesting way to implement the confuse mechanic with minions! Each minion has a set ‘lifetime’, after which there’s a 50% chance that you get confused.
Hi! I’ve attached a picture that shows my boss’ design alongside the cheat. I did wanna say, I added his natural attack card as a visual. Though not a cheat, it works in conjunction with his cheat (you’ll get it when you see the cheat).
Submitted By: Juan SoulTalon
Winning Characteristics: This cheat spell will force you to use a shadow creature to defeat the boss. As Juan said, the shadow creatures are underutilized and this cheat might help them get some use!
Which entry did you like the most? Comment below!