Back to Basics Spell Ideas: Life

Welcome once again to another spell idea article! In celebration of Wizard101’s ten year anniversary, I designed some spells that revamp some familiar mechanics with some unique twists. We are going back to the basics with a new blade, shield and convert for each of the 7 main schools of magic.

Much as all the original blades, shields and converts were 0 pips, these new spells will all be 1 pip to reflect their increased power. Today we will be introducing the Life school version of these spells. All cards created with Legends of The Spiral’s Card Creator!

basics life spell ideas


  • Name: Triple Antibiotic
  • Type: Positive Charm (Blade)
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Cost: 1 pip

Description: +25% life damage, +25% heal and +25% life critical to next spells

Explanation: A triple blade along the same lines as elemental and spirit blades, this spell instead boosts damage, heal and critical for the life wizard or his/her target.

basics life spell ideas

  • Name: Energy Shield
  • Type: Positive Ward (Shield)
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Cost: 1 pip

Description: Absorb 800 damage for 1 round. Each consecutive cast increases the amount of time it lasts by 2 rounds.

Explanation: A unique kind of absorb. Instead of being broken by attacks, this absorb lingers a certain number of rounds then disappears. The first time you cast it lasts one round, the second time 3 rounds, third time 5 rounds etc.

basics life spell ideas

  • Name: Shadow of the Land
  • Type: Manipulation
  • Accuracy: 100%
  • Cost: 1 pip

Description: Convert a shadow pip into a guardian spirit or vice versa on any target. Has a 50% chance of failing.

Explanation: An extremely powerful conversion spell. This spell allows you to deny an opponent a shadow pip, give yourself a shadow pip or any variety of combinations. As this is an extremely potent effect especially for such a low cost, the spell has a built in 50% fail rate. This means about half the time you cast this spell it wont work.

Check out the “Back to Basics” spell ideas
for the other schools as well!

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Eric Stormbringer

A Wizard101 player since 2009, Eric has always enjoyed PvP at the level cap. Known for his contributions to Storm PvP, Eric is nonetheless knowledgeable about all max level schools, tactics and gameplay styles. Eric loves analyzing the nitty gritty of spell and game mechanics, particularly as they apply to 1v1 PvP and can often be found offering feedback and suggestions on a variety of platforms.


  • Does the Energy Shield ward absorb 800 from each attack while it is up, or 800 total?

  • Shouldn’t you just give Shadow of the Land 50% Accuracy then?

    • Then you would undo the accuracy reduction with accuracy gear

  • I hope Life gets a stronger single hit and aoe like the other schools soon too.

  • The Life spells are my favorite so far 🙂 Really looking forward to Myth though!

  • Love the creativity! I’d definitely use the blades. My initial thought on SotL is yes, I understand it needs a drawback, but 50% failure is a bit hard to swallow for a school used to never fizzling. Not quite the same, but for folks with a low risk profile — that might make it less popular.

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