This article was written by the god Shadowfax
and posted on February 28, 2014.
For help on spellcasting, see our article on Spellcasting Basics
For a list of all druid spells, see Alter Aeon Druid Spells and Skills
This article primarily covers spells. For more specific articles covering druid skills, refer to the
and Druid Salves and Tinctures article
Basic Utility Spells and Skills for Druids
Utility spells are spells that are useful in the myriad unusual situations you may find yourself
in. They may be passive spells that help protect you in combat, detection spells that show
you hidden things, warning spells or even exploration tools. You may not need all of these,
but having them will help your character greatly outside combat.
- earth wall
The 'earth wall' spell summons a berm of dirt to serve as a barrier between you and your
opponents. The wall will do its best to put itself between you and harm's way but may not
always be successful. It require a small amount of mana to maintain and cannot leave the
room that it was conjured in.
- unnatural spring
This spell brings forth a magical well. The water therein can be drank, and doing so will
restore hitpoints and movement. You can also use it to summon a water weird, and it can be used
as a counter to the 'famine' curse by providing a reliable source of water to drink until the
- control weather
This spell allows the druid to nudge the weather a certain. It is most often used to prepare for
an attack by summoning favorable weather for the weather combat spells you want to use in the upcoming
- shambling mound
A shambling mound functions much like an earth wall, except that it has the added benefit of
being able to leave its room of origin and follow the druid from place to place. A shambling mound
does not have quite as many hit points as a earth wall of the same level, though.
- squeaky floors
This spell acts as an early warning system. After it is cast, any creature that steps
into the room will trigger the alarm, which can be heard from very far away in many cases. The
spell can be cast in multiple locations and is most often used to help protect a druid while he
- grow mushroom
This spell conjures a small but highly nutritious mushroom that can be eaten to regain health. It
can also be used to counter the 'famine' curse by providing food to eat until the curse ends.
- poison mushroom
This creates a highly poisonous mushrooms that you can use against your foes.
- still air
The 'still air' spell provides your character with protection against air, breath and wind based
'Windbreaker' generates a counterwind that lowers the velocity of all air, breath and wind based
attacks in the room where it is cast, regardless of source, which includes the caster and his
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