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