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    Default [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    As it says in the title, which Terrestrial Circle Sorcery spells are the best?

    Best in this instance meaning most useful/versatile etc.

    Also, would you recommend Necromancy?

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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    Disguise of the New Face springs to mind.

    As for Necromancy, maybe. It's very expensive to take both, but it has some excellent combat spells (such as Flesh-Sloughing Wave) and quite handy utility if you can survive in the Underworld.
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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    Demon of the First Circle, and Summon Elemental, of course.

    Necromancy's plenty useful, if you keep its purpose in mind...

    As for other useful spells, I find Thunder Wolf's Howl to be tremendously underappreciated...

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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    the summons and stormwind rider are nice.
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    Thunder Wolf's Howl is a big F-U to any non-perfect using being (and Dragon-Bloods).

    Ritual of Elemental Empowerment+Perfect Equipment (resources or thaumaturgy) can outfit people with some nice equipment when you're artifact shy.

    Can't beat Infallible Messenger for stuff you have to send out ASAP

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    I'm a fan of Burning Eyes of the Offender, although it's not that great if you need to preserve even the tiniest bits of stealth.
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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    Wood Dragon's Claw. The stats are whatever you say they are, and it's compatible with every single MA that has been or will ever be published.

    Also, Death of Obsidian Butterflies for those situations when you need to kill everybody in the room NOW.
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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    I've found Mists of Eventide to be a surprisingly good offensive spell. Instasleeping people in a big radius if they fail a Res+Sta roll with your Essence in difficulty can be a nasty thing - being asleep within reach of your group's swords usually means instant death for everyone not packing paranoia.

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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    I like:
    • A transport spell--generally Cirrus Skiff or Azure Chariot
    • A communication spell--e.g. Infallible Messenger. Spoke the Wooden Face can be nice because it allows for two-way communication (although you need more set up).
    • Flight of Separation--Having a run away spell is always good.
    • Disguise the New Face--Anathema? I think I saw it go that way
    • Flying Guillotine and Flight of the Brilliant Raptor--They may not be actually that usefull in combat but that doesn't make them less awesome.
    • Summoning/Countermagic--These are the Sorcery basics.


    As for Necromancy it has a limited scope and is expensive. But there are some nice spells. I especially like Door of the Dead and Dusk Eyes. Being able to more between Creation and the Underworld easily has more uses than I can list. And if you want to be killing ghosts Drawing the Blind Edge can get scary.
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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    As mentioned, it's hard to beat summoning. Summon Demon nets you disposable minions, while Summon Elemental is a good way to recruit allies if you aren't a jerk to the elementals in question.

    A lot of the rest depends on who you are. Disguise of the New Face is great for Dragon-Bloods, but not so hot compared to Solar Larceny or Lunar shape-shifting. Similarly, it's lovely to have a Stormwind Rider, unless you can just train a horse to fly at two hundred miles an hour. Thunder Wolf's Howl is probably the best of the combat spells. Lightning Spider is hilariously abuseable.

    Infallible Messenger, as written, is probably the most powerful spell in the set, but that's mainly because of abuse potential. In addition to being a Creation-wide communications spell, it's a Creation-wide perfect tracking spell, a perfect disguise-piercer, and a perfect stealth-breaker. Good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friv View Post
    Similarly, it's lovely to have a Stormwind Rider, unless you can just train a horse to fly at two hundred miles an hour.
    You know what's sad? That three Terrestrial Circle spells are almost entirely better off for providing all your travel needs than all the core Solar Sail and Ride Charms in the book.

    Yes, I'm exaggerating, but only a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friv View Post
    Similarly, it's lovely to have a Stormwind Rider, unless you can just train a horse to fly at two hundred miles an hour.
    It's funnier with Yeddims.

    YEDDIM SHOULD NOT GO SO FAST. D:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard View Post
    It's funnier with Yeddims.

    YEDDIM SHOULD NOT GO SO FAST. D:
    Unless they are secretly lunars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kylarra View Post
    Unless they are secretly lunars.
    I'm totally going to have the yeddim the party is using suddenly turn into a lunar right when they are trying to be stealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tael View Post
    I'm totally going to have the yeddim the party is using suddenly turn into a lunar right when they are trying to be stealthy.
    What. These two things do not mix.
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    It doesn't so much as demean the celestial monkey's existence, so much as fulfill it. Without the ability to be summoned to set off traps, retrieve objects from dangerous situations, and all and all be a party's guinea pig, the Celestial Monkey would languish in obscurity in the MM and do nothing more legendary than eat celestial bananas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard View Post
    What. These two things do not mix.
    Exactly.




    Nah, I meant inconspicuous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tael View Post
    Exactly.




    Nah, I meant inconspicuous.
    Yeddims are inconspicuous.

    Never thought I'd ever see the like.
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    It doesn't so much as demean the celestial monkey's existence, so much as fulfill it. Without the ability to be summoned to set off traps, retrieve objects from dangerous situations, and all and all be a party's guinea pig, the Celestial Monkey would languish in obscurity in the MM and do nothing more legendary than eat celestial bananas.
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    Default Re: [Exalted] Best Terrestrial Circle spells?

    You know, the funny thing about these 120-mph yeddim is, the Charm isn't Obvious.

    "Hey, did you see that guy riding the yeddim faster than some First Age vehicles?"

    "Yeah, what about him?"

    "I don't know, he didn't really stand out that much to me."


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
    You know, the funny thing about these 120-mph yeddim is, the Charm isn't Obvious.

    "Hey, did you see that guy riding the yeddim faster than some First Age vehicles?"

    "Yeah, what about him?"

    "I don't know, he didn't really stand out that much to me."

    I like the idea of it as space warping such that it doesn't actually appear to be going faster than a fast run until you actually track how far it's gone in that time. But yeah. Sonic the Yeddim is... weird...
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