Ancient Spell

Ancient Spell Skull Wave Magical blasts can be blocked by armor, but true fear will pierce their hides and strike their heart.

Reskin(s)


Tier ST
MP Cost 80
On Equip +2 SPD, +5 VIT
Effect(s) Armor Piercing Ignores defense of target
Shots 20 (arc gap: 18°)
Damage 55–115 (average: 85)
Total Damage 1100–2300 (average: 1700)
Projectile Speed 10 tile(s)/second
Lifetime 1.3 second(s)
Range 13 tiles
XP Bonus 7%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 900

Loot Bag Assigned to Orange Bag
Drops From Twilight Archmage
Royal Epic Quest Chest
Obtained Through Mystery Boxes

Notes
While it may look bad at first sight, having less average damage than a T4 Destruction Sphere Spell, this spell has the property of ignoring the defense of the target, making it very effective on high-defense enemies such as golems in the Lost Halls or endgame bosses such as the Void Entity or Oryx 3. Against enemies with 37 or more Defense this spell has a higher average damage than the T6 Elemental Detonation Spell. The spell also gives a small SPD bonus and a decent VIT bonus, which help the Wizard’s mobility and durability.

However, like tiered spells it is very difficult to land all of the shots on enemies, so a more consistent spell like the Recurring Terror Spell may be considered.

History
The item was originally named Ancient Spell: Pierce. It was added in Patch X.31.9.0 (Aug 2019) as a soulbound version of the previously existing item with that name, which was renamed to Legacy Ancient Spell: Pierce.

Before Patch X.33.1.0 (May 2020), this item had a Feed Power of 500.

The item was renamed to Ancient Spell in Patch X.34.2.1 (Jul 2020).

Before Exalt Version 1.5.0.0 (May 2021), this item had a damage of 53-115 and no stat bonuses.

In Exalt Version 2.0.2.0 (Aug 2021), all Ancient Spells were replaced by Ancient Eminences for the release of the new Twilight Archmage Set.