Firebolt

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There are five Firebolt spells. Each type - Firebolt, Firebolt with Trigger, Large Firebolt, Giant Firebolt, Odd Firebolt - casts a ball of fire which explodes upon hitting a creature or material. When they hit the ground at some angles they will bounce instead of exploding, until they either hit terrain head-on or run out of motion, then explode. For usage techniques they can be considered as similar to a type of grenade.

In New Game mode, there is a 10% chance for the second starter wand to contain Firebolt.

Tips

  • The normal Firebolt is useful in the early levels both as a tool for digging and doing heavy damage to the enemies there. It can be somewhat hard to control at times, though.
  • The Firebolt With Trigger is usually found on wands with many copies of that spell, making the wand produce firebolts that bounce around and explode several times, which can be useful against packs of enemies. Due to its limited charges and high mana drain, it is not very useful outside of this niche.
  • The Large And Giant Firebolts are, despite their limited charge count, useful throughout the whole game due to their good damage against all enemies and significant digging ability. They're also natural fits for shuffle wands.
  • The Odd Firebolt variant tries to stay level with your vertical position.
  • It is possible to dig into the ceiling with these spells as long as you angle the attack correctly.
  • The sizeable Cast Delay isn't much of a detriment, instead helping you avoid launching too many at once and wasting charges.

This image shows the relative explosion sizes of Normal, Large, and Giant Firebolts:

Demo firebolt comparison.gif
The relative explosion sizes of Normal, Large, and Giant Firebolts

Gallery

Demo odd firebolt.gif
Odd Firebolt attempts to stay level with you
Testing Firebolt in a Holy Mountain.
Testing Odd Firebolt in a Holy Mountain.
Testing Large Firebolt in a Holy Mountain.
Testing Giant Firebolt in a Holy Mountain.
Wand Appearance with Firebolt x3.
Wand Appearance with Large Firebolt x3.
Wand Appearance with Giant Firebolt x3.
Wand Appearance with Odd Firebolt x3.

History

  • Apr 8 2024:
    • Reduced the spawn probability of Firebolt tier 4 from 0.25 to 0.2.
    • Reduced the spawn probability of Firebolt with trigger tier 2 from 0.5 to 0.2.
    • Reduced the spawn probability of Large Firebolt tier 5 from 1 to 0.5.
    • Increased the spawn probability of Odd Firebolt tier 2 from 0.4 to 0.7.