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12-07-2008 @ 6:17PM
actually it appears mages do need to utter something in order to cast a spell because if you zoom in close while you are casting a spell you can see your lips moving.
12-07-2008 @ 6:27PM
and lets not forget the 'silence' effect that keeps you from casting, which fits into the verbal part of the spell.
12-07-2008 @ 6:30PM
Yeah, well, it's not something a player actually has to do themselves - it's just a flavor-fluff part of the casting animation.All you need to do is click the "Fireball" button, not type out some polysyllabic incantation, to set to other guy ablaze.
12-07-2008 @ 7:38PM
This is true but I believe the silence effect in game is more referring to a mental silence temporarily disconnecting you from the arcane around you. Also I know several people who mutter under their breath while doing something that requires concentration.
12-07-2008 @ 11:13PM
Curse of Tongues: Forces the target to speak in Demonic, increasing the casting time of all spells by 60%. Only one Curse per Warlock can be active on any one target. Lasts 30 sec.I would assume this spells tooltip would read differently if spells weren't spoken aloud. Of course this spell has no effect on instant cast spells, so maybe they would be the exception.
12-08-2008 @ 9:07AM
Lore-wise, verbal casting is a lot easier, however a lot of the more powerful mages can cast by thought alone, or by "thinking" the words.Khadgar and Medivh are two people I know that cast this way (off the top of my head).
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