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Spell        :   Blast
Class        :   Wu-Jen
Sphere       :   Spirit
Level        :   3
Cost         :   20 (adjusted by modifier)
Damage Type  :   Fire, Cold, Poison, Shock, Acid
Casting Time :   1 round
Syntax       :   cast blast <modifier> <type> <target>
Examples     :   cast blast harry
                 cast blast cold harry
                 cast blast +20 acid harry
                 cast blast -10 lightning harry
                 cast blast +20 acid
                 cast blast poison
                 cast blast
                 cast blast set <type>

Blast is an extremely versatile, and powerful spell.  It will summon
magical energies of a certain type and use them against the target of
the spell.  The chance of success of the spell can be changed by
supplying a modifier.  'cast blast +50 mailman' will have a higher
chance of success and damage than without a modifier, but will cost
50 more sp to cast than normal.  Similarly, 'cast blast -10 mailman'
will have a lower chance, but cost 10 less sp to cast than normal.

If the caster is already in combat, there is no need to supply a
target.  The other combatant will always be the default target.
Thus, 'cast blast acid', while in combat with an orc, will
automatically blast the orc you are in combat with, with acid.

Wu-Jen have the ability to modify the type of damage the blast will
do.  They can supply 'poison', 'cold', 'fire', 'lightning' and 'acid'
for the damage type.  This will inflict that type of damage and will
inflict extra damage on opponents susceptible to this type of damage.
This makes blast very dangerous.  If a Wu-Jen casts blast without a
specified type of damage, it will default to their chosen default
damage type.  To choose a damage type, type 'cast blast set <type>'.
Supply one of the above damage types for <type>.  If you never set
the default, it will automatically be fire.

Blast gain a bonus equal to Wu-jens spirit sphere level times three.

This spell cannot be cast quietly.
See also: help modifiers, help spell incinerate, help spell petrify,
          help spell icestorm, help spell lightning-bolt