Magicka Basics

Up to five elements can be combined to create a spell. In general the more powerful spells will require more elements. Spells can be:

  • Area Cast – Shit + Mouse 2 – Area of effect spell
  • Self Cast – Mouse 3 – Healing, shielding, or casting resistance aura on yourself.
  • Staff Cast – Mouse 2 – Fires a spell in the chosen direction
  • Weapon Cast – Shift + Mouse 1 – Adds a buff to your weapon for one attack.

This is the list of elements available for spells in Magicka (assuming default key configuration):

  • Q – Water
  • W – Life
  • E – Shield
  • R – Cold
  • A – Lightning
  • S – Arcane
  • D – Earth
  • F – Fire

Advanced elements which are created by combining basic elements.

  • Q+R – Ice
  • Q+F – Steam
  • Endy

    “areacast – SHIT + mouse 2” realy? 😀

  • Pepperoni Papaya

    my computer get wrong config 🙁 water is A, life is Z and lightning is Q @@ how to fix?

    • Qweq

      you  can set the buttons in the options of the game

  • Anonymous

    Literally just started playing and I didn’t know you could imbue your weapon. Thanks for the tips!